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Children's Music Classes Apollo PA

See below to find children's music classes in Apollo that give access to toddler music classes, children's singing classes, kid's movement education, children's dance classes, as well as advice and content on early childhood music education.

Pennsylvania Govener's School for the Arts
519 Oakdale Road
New Kensington, PA
 
Suzanne Hershey
704 Ivy Street 704 Ivy St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Pittsburgh, PA
Instruments
Harp
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Other
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Amitabha C.
(877) 231-8505
Hunters Pt
Greensburg, PA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
14 to 99
Specialties
Opera Technique, Jerome Hines Four Voices
Education
University of Southern California - Music in Vocal Arts - 8/2008 - 5/2010 (Master's degree received) Mercyhurst College - Music in Vocal Performance - 8/2004 - 6/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Pennsylvania Govener's School for the Arts
(724) 339-4443
New Kensington PA
New Kensington, PA

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Chatham University
Music Program - PO Box 605
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Chatham College Music Institute for the Development of Personal Style
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Patricia C.
(877) 231-8505
Toohey Rd
Murrysville, PA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 12
Specialties
I am most experienced in using the Bastien and Alfred method books for piano. For beginner to intermediate students both methods include a lesson book, theory book, technique book and performance/solo book. I specialize in the classical music genre.
Education
Allegheny College - Music and Economics - 1998-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Elizabeth P.
(877) 231-8505
Pittsburgh, PA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Opera, Classical
Education
Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory of Music - Voice Performance, French - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music - Voice Performance - 2010-2012 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Chatham University
(800) 837-1290
Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh, PA

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Thoughts from a Robben Ford Masterclass

Thoughts from a Robben Ford Masterclass
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was invited to a masterclass recently at USC featuring guitarist Robben Ford. I was particularly keen to go as Robben was quite an influence on me as a growing musician back in the early 80s. Besides that, it is always nice to hang out with the USC professors, they are all great players in their own right, and always fun to hang out with.

I was expecting to see Robben play more and talk about his approach to playing but there was very little. Mostly he answered questions, and there were plenty of those. He began with quite a disclaimer in that he didn't have any formal training, was completely self taught and improved slowly by beating the s∗∗t out of the guitar! Something I think we all relate to.

He talked about his time with Miles Davis and his start with the Yellowjackets and how he got his first record deal, but then he mentioned something that struck a chord with me (if you pardon the pun!). He talked about the time when it was important to show everyone what he could do on the guitar and the need to get that out of his system. Then, when he was with Miles Davis, it was at a time when he was negotiating his first record deal with Warner Brothers and an opportunity to really start his solo career, something that became a factor in his leaving Miles' band.

Robben then went on to say that that first record with Warners ("Talk To Your Daughter") was a landmark record for him as it took him to a different level as an artist. No longer was it important for him to proove his abilities, but it became important to step up to the next level as a complete artist and find out who he really was.

He then went on to say that what really 'gets him off' was working on his own music, and making it feel good and groove and swing hard. His focus is always on the song itself, what it needs and how to go about serving it.

Then he went on to say that musicians for the most part aren't interested in the notes another musician is playing, but how those notes are being played. Musicians want to hear other players feel the phrase and make it groove hard. That is what the interaction thing is all about.

I should just clarify that I think what Robben is implying here is that musicians should already have a good vocabulary before they take this on board. I'm sure he wouldn't advocate playing all wrong notes. There is certainly a lot of truth in what he says though.

I'm always interested in how an artist arrives at being a truly great artist. Clearly talent is usually there from the beginning but there is always a point where an artist truly becomes great and I think it is around the time that that artist decides it is time to be completely himself or herself. The days of needing to impress others has to go away, the time spent on copying other players' licks and lines needs to be put in perspect...

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