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Music Classes Elmira NY

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Elmira that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY
 
Elmira College (Elmira College Music)
(800) 935-6472
One Park Place
Elmira, NY
 
Elena S.
(877) 231-8505
Fort Washington Ave.
New York, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 75
Specialties
Classical, Romantic, and Baroque styles, pop music, blues.
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Piano Performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) Manhattan School of Music - Piano Performance - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Albert M.
(877) 231-8505
E 81st Street
New York, NY
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
All styles but jazz. Rock, blues, folk, finger style, classical, punk, blues and all in between, from funk to punk, rock to metal. I also teach bass and drums.
Education
Fredonia U - Classical Guitar - 1984-1986 Nassua CC - Music - 1982-1984
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jo W.
(877) 231-8505
36th Street 3rd
New York, NY
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Singing, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Folk music (old school joan baez/joni mitchell) with a classical base Standard Classical Training (Scales, Breath Support, tone, pitch ) Linklater Voice Technique Physical Awareness
Education
New York University - Theater and Music - 2000-2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Corning Community College
1 Academic Dr
Corning, NY
 
Corning Community College (Corning Community College - Vocal and Instrumental Music)
(800) 358-7171
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY
 
Louis W.
(877) 231-8505
Hutchinson Court
Great Neck, NY
Subjects
Drums, Singing, Music Theory, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach with the Kodaly method in mind in that you develop your ear and inner hearing. I teach all styles of music/genres. I am a percussionist but have the ability to teach voice technique and develop good listening and singing in a chorus. I have taught band, and beginner strings.
Education
NYU - Childhood Education - 2006-Present (Bachelor's degree received) NYU - Music Education - 2002-2006 Great Neck North Senior High School - General Studies - 1977-1981
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jose G. M.
(877) 231-8505
St. Nicholas Place
New York, NY
Subjects
Guitar, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical, pop, reggae, acoustic, electrical guitar. Musicianship ( Music theory & sight singing) Music history.
Education
SUNY Stony Brook - Classical Guitar Performance - 2009-2010 (not complete) Conservatory of Music PR - Classical Guitar - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kay Barlow
369 West Main St.
Fredonia, NY
Instruments
Guitar, Piano, Voice
Experience Levels
Beginner
Rate
$0

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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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