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Music Classes New Bern NC

See below to find music schools and music instructors in New Bern 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.

River Bend Baptist Church Home School Co-o-p
(252) 224-0876
5001 US Hwy. 17 South
New Bern, NC
 
Positive Behavior Change
(917) 526-2384
424 S Navy Blvd
Havelock, FL
 
Page S.
(877) 231-8505
Peppercorn Lane
Charlotte, NC
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing, Dance, Speaking Voice, Music Performance
Ages Taught
13 to 22
Education
Duke University - Music - 8/2005-5/2009 (Bachelor's degree received) Northwest School of the Arts - Music/English - 8/2001-6/2005 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Lindsey Tims
PO Box 97204
Raleigh, NC
Instruments
Audio Recording, Drums, Electric Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Recording, Violin
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$47.50
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Stuart A.
(877) 231-8505
Exacta Lane,
Raleigh, NC
Subjects
Guitar, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Heavy background in blues, rock, contemporary Christian. I have developed a specialty in providing lead and rhythm simultaneously (for environments with one guitarist). I've developed the ability to jump start new guitarists' (especially those who prefer electric) chording skills, and teaching them how to leverage this in developing their lead playing.
Education
USAF Academy - Basic Sciences - 1973 - 1977 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kindermusik at Down East Dance Studio
(252) 633-9622
2500 Trent Rd.
New Bern, NC
 
Shannon McSwain
17 Willowbrook Cir.
Clayton, NC
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Piano
Service Types and Repair
8 years

Phillip F.
(877) 231-8505
Weatherend Dr.
Rural Hall, NC
Subjects
Singing, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I primarily teach in a classical style using either Bastien or Alfred Methods.
Education
University of South Carolina - Music- Piano Performance - 1994-1998 (Bachelor's degree received) University of South Carolina - Music - Choral Conducting - 1998-2000 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Abigail A.
(877) 231-8505
S. 41st St F
Wilmington, NC
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained and am willing to teach and have taught various Fiddling, Celtic, Texas Swing, and Bluegrass styles as well as the classical genre. On April 4th, 2008, I became a certified Alexander Technique teacher and I use this technique in my teaching because it has helped improve my own playing. The Alexander Technique has aided in the release of tension in my playing and therefore also improved my techniques. It has allowed me to heal from tendonitis in my arms and arthritis i…
Education
Alexander Technique Ann Arbor - The Alexander Technique (www.amsat.ws) - 2005-2008 University of Michigan - Music Performance-Violin - 2004-2006 East Carolina University - Music Performance-Violin - 1999-2004 Annapolis Senior High School - - 1995-1999
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rebekah Cruse
2322 Goldmine Rd
Monroe, NC
Promotion
$30 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Other"
Services
Piano
Service Types and Repair
30+ years

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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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