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Music Classes Mentor OH

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Mentor 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.

Francesco Binda
6039 Walden Court
Mentor, OH
Promotion
$35 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
2 years

Kathy Shanklin
43 Maple Hill Dr.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Bassoon
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Kathy Shanklin
43 Maple Hill Dr.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Instruments
Bassoon
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Chris T.
(877) 231-8505
South Overlook Road
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Piano, Bassoon, Organ
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am primarily a classically trained musician, and the methods that I specialize in are as follows: I use various method books for teaching violin including Essential Elements string series with additional etude books, Galamian scale method and Basics by Simon Fischer. For piano, I use the Faber and Faber method. For organ, I use the Davis Method book. For bassoon, I use the Weissenborn method.
Education
University of Alabama - Music Composition - August 2008 - May 2010 (Master's degree received) Samford University - Violin Performance - August 2004 - May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Bridges Social Club LLC
(440) 429-5719
7380 Beechwood Drive
Mentor, OH
 
Kimberly J.
(877) 231-8505
Goredon Dr
Chardon, OH
Subjects
Flute, Singing, Acting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I majored on trumpet in college and have taught every band instrument privately. I also play/teach piano and have accompanied numerous times for OMEA contest.
Education
Otterbein College - Music Education - 90-94 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Natasha Fondren
7024 Pine Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$1
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Natasha Fondren
7024 Pine Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$1 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Piano
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Joshua K.
(877) 231-8505
Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical.
Education
Cleveland Institute of Music - Piano Performance - 8/10-current (not complete) Manhattan School of Music - Piano Performance - 9/06-5/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Lentines Music Incorporated
(216) 691-2700
468 Richmond Rd
Cleveland, OH

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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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