Joe S. is a composer for media and concert music as well as an active performer around the LA area. He was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, where his musical family introduced him to the violin, his first instrument. His command of a diverse palette of styles and techniques can be attributed to playing several instruments, singing, and dabbling in many ensembles of different genres. Joe is currently in his last year at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach and will shortly receive a degree in Music Composition. His music has been featured in films, jingles, animations, and more.
I picked up the fiddle a few years ago. It's much smaller than the bass, but utilizes many of the same principals in performance. I play with my youth orchestra - Santa Monica Youth Orchestra - every week and help the section sound more cohesive.
Once you start shifting a whole bunch, we'll get you off to a more experienced fiddle player.
"Music is the best!" --Frank Zappa That is the only thing I can claim to know for certain. My ideals as a teacher are sound control, fun, and community. I teach all of my students how to play their instrument in a manner which they understand and enjoy. I demonstrate how much fun music can be once my student has the facility to create sound freely. And I inspire them to use this gift for bringing people closer together. Since beginning my musical studies at California State University Northridge, I have been working as a musician in the greater Los Angeles area. Now over a decade later, I continue to perform and teach - enjoying the whole ride wherever it takes me. While my primary instruments are Contrabass and Electric Bass Guitar, I have technical know how on a wide ...
Armen M. was born in Armenia, and began playing the violin at the age of seven. From thereon out, Armen received his B.A.and M.A. degrees from Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and Artist diploma from Longy school of Music in Cambridge MA. With an impressive background, awards, and distinctions, Armen M. has always been a distinguished violinist, musician and concertmaster. His history of performances with some of the greatest names and soundtracks for some of the most famous movies, Armen has truly shone with this talent. With international performances ranging from Boston to Buenos Aires, including countries like USA, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Germany, Russian Armenia, Armen has worked with different styles too, not only classical. Armen infuses his classical background ...
Hello! My name is Ray - I'm 26 years old, born in Queens NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. Here I was also introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer. I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for over 12 years now. I can say with pride that it is my passion, and I anticipate teaching being a very important part of the rest of my life. I enjoy reading science, math, and philosophy, and in addition to teaching am currently working as a pop music producer. *** ...
Learn to play the violin in the bluegrass or old time style, including a canon of traditional fiddle tunes and improvisation.
Nicolette has a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology, and a background in both classical violin and bluegrass fiddling. She has taught privately, in camps and schools for over five years, with students of all ages and levels. Nicolette also writes and arranges her own music both for her band, Alto, and other ensembles. In her lessons she encourages ear training, sight reading, and improvisation, to help her students become the most well-rounded musicians they can be! Whether you need basic violin training, help with songwriting, or want to learn to fiddle, Nicolette has the experience and methods to help. *** Lesson Details *** In lessons you or your child will learn basic classical violin technique side by side with American folk styles including bluegrass fiddling. Important lessons ...
Andrea’s background includes two decades of classical piano study and university training as a coloratura soprano. She taught privately at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts for many years, served as Music Director at Aptos Academy of Performing Arts, and performs in her own musical projects. She’s played chamber music, punk rock, and hip-hop on bills with artists like Furthur (Grateful Dead), AmpLive of Zion I, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jackie Green, Ray LaMontagne, Joan Osborne, Ty Segall, Akron/Family, and David Gray. She is also a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Andrea’s approach connects classical fundamentals with modern applications. Most students have been with her for years, and they've grown into confident, competent musicians and people. Her strong background ...
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