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Raycurt J.
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Learn Viola in no time with expert guidance from a pro
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The art of melody and harmony dynamics. The importance of inner voices of the string family in quartet playing. Discover the role of the Viola as a solo instrument and within the orchestra.
About Raycurt J.

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to other disciplines, such as science and mathematics within this discovery of musical expression. I have former students who have successfully auditioned, received their acceptance notices from major music conservatories and colleges nationally and world-wide. Julliard School, Boston Conservatory. Eastman Schpol of Music, Peabody Institute, Leipzig University of Theater and Art Germany, and B'way shows.. Mr, Ray's comprehensive 3 step courses. 1. Learn the basics of music language, reading, writing and yes there's arithmetic. 2. COUNTING. keeping time, the ruler of motion in music.  3. Learn how to create beautiful melodies and syntax of song to discover the process of creativity within a structure toward a musical thought. Supplemental effective personal practice techniques and the basics of Improvisation and Composition.  It is well documented that exposing children to music and the creative arts as the prerequisite foundation towards logical thought. processing and schematic reasoning. Music is organic FUN for kids of all ages! 4 years to 104. Lol ************************************************************ Recordings with artists and celebrities throughout the U.S. and Europe. I have performed with a few noted such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray. World-class orchestras; Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany. National Gallery of Art Orchestra, Washington D.C. American University Symphony. Howard University Community Orchestra and presently the D.C. Concert (DCCO) and DC Strings workshop orchestras. *************************************************************************

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Teaching since 1990

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Bachelors of Music Performance

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Teaches ages 7+

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Viola
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Raycurt is the BEST instructor! Both in person and virtually, he drives my motivation to learn and grow, he’s incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and he makes every lesson super fun.

Posted May 11, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Raycurt has the knowledge and passion for the arts that makes for an excellent teacher. Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 21, 2021