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Music Performance Classes Downingtown PA

Local resource for music performance classes in Downingtown. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to music theory, music arrangements, guitar lessons, music performance degree courses, as well as advice and content on Baroque music performance classes and Jazz performance classes.

Raymond M.
(877) 231-8505
E. Chestnut ST.
West Chester, PA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach classical music in either violin or viola. I utilize many different beginner books such as All for Strings and String Builder. The Suzuki books are excellent and will use them with all students. In addition to teaching classical performance, I can provide basic Music Theory lessons. I will incorporate some basic theory in lessons because they help general musicality.
Education
Woodbridge Senior High School - - Sept '98 - June '02 (High School diploma received) Temple University - Music Therapy - Aug '02 - Jan '06 (not complete) West Chester University - Music Performance - Jan '07 - Present (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Valerie H.
(877) 231-8505
Parkridge Dr
Media, PA
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
voice, Classical, Musical Theater, Pop Opera, Musical Theater
Education
Strath Haven High School - - 1997-2001 Northwestern University - Voice - 2001-2005 Univeristy of Tennessee - Opera - 2008-2010
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Catherine Offner
301 Mustang Lane
Collegeville, PA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Music & Arts
(610) 356-4674
3551 Rhoads Ave
Newtown Square, PA
 
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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Amy A.
(877) 231-8505
Pequea Avenue
Honey Brook, PA
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Trumpet, French Horn, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My training is in classical music but I teach other genres as well.
Education
Bucknell University - Music - 1990-1994 (Bachelor's degree received) Cherry Hill HS East - general - 1986-1990 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Sharon B.
(877) 231-8505
Yorkminster Road
West Chester, PA
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I'm a classically trained pianist. I teach students to read music. I teach all kinds of music not just classical.
Education
Loudoun County High - HS Diploma - 1978-81 (High School diploma received) West Chester University - Piano Performance - 1981-85 (Bachelor's degree received) Catholic University of America - Piano Performance - 1981-87 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(484) 875-0101
Whiteland Town Center, 181 West Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA
 
Music & Arts
(302) 633-0600
Midway Plaza, 4707 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
 
Ryan B.
(877) 231-8505
Wood Street
Philadelphia, PA
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
voice, broadway singing, musical theater, singing, theatrical singing, voice coaching, voice lessons, voice singing lessons, voice technique, voice training Musical theater grounded in classical technique.
Education
University of Maryland - Musicology - 1998-2001 Hendrix College - Music - 1993-1997 Prairie View Academy - - 1980-1993
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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How To Move People With Your Music

How To Move people with your music
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have never been more interested in musical phrasing than I am now. Perhaps it is because I have recently been hearing young technically astounding players with chops up the yin yang and I am not satisfied. Why? I have been asking myself. And I think the answer is that, to me, it appears they are not 'in the music', they are simply showing off their astounding technique. "Look what I can do!" in other words. This is not the way of the peaceful warrior.

I am quite convinced it takes a good amount of experience to get past the playing. We HAVE to get past the playing in order to say anything of real substance. It is not about chops or those amazing altered lines that we can play over dominant chords. These are the pursuits of the music college student. Which by the way, is perfectly ok and valid. But if one wants to really make a statement musically, and really say something of substance, it has to be about the music, not the musician.

And this does not go for just guitar players. It goes for all artists with any instrument, any field for that matter.

If you want to impress another guitarist who is learning, go ahead, rip through some changes and show them stuff they can't do. But if you want to grab the attention of someone who knows nothing about your instrument, then you have another challenge on your hands, because someone who is impartial to your instrument wants to be moved, not impressed.

Let me put this in no uncertain terms; we need to intrigue the listener, not impress them. We are not performing monkeys, we are artists and until we understand this basic rule, we are simply not artists.

Now, this may seem tough but I want to suggest that I am talking on the highest level here. Everyone needs to go through school, practice with Jamey Abersold records, play through changes, get repertoire together. But there comes a time when we have an audience to play to. And many musicians simply don't understand why they do not communicate.

An audience wants to be moved by the music. They do not need to know what you went through to get to this place. They simply want to be moved. And the way you move them is to make a pure musical statement based on the song you are playing, not based on your immense vocabulary that you might have amassed.

And when you come to not only realize this, but think about these things in a live playing situation, then you will become a great artist.

So how do we get there?

There is a great quote from MIles Davis, who was talking to John Coltrane. Trane asked Miles Davis's advice on how to end a solo because Trane was having difficulty finding a place to end. Miles answered in his raspy whisper, "Take the horn out your mouth." Space is the place - Take the horn out your mouth!

And here lies complete genius. Miles knew, for he thought about this for ma...

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