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Music Theory Classes Downingtown PA

Music theory classes offer lessons on introduction to minor chords, key signatures, introduction staff and clefs, writing intervals, trial inversion and many more. See below for local businesses in Downingtown that give access to Roman numeral analysis, voicing chords, as well as advice and content on diatonic seventh chords and composing with minor scales.

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)
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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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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Music & Arts
(610) 356-4674
3551 Rhoads Ave
Newtown Square, PA
 
West Chester University
Swope Hall
West Chester, PA
 
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
 
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney & Creek Rds
Cheyney, PA
 
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Interpretation, Individuality & The Miracle Of Music

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I watched a wonderful masterclass recently on PBS television. The show was called Barenboim on Beethoven. Daniel Barenboim is a classical concert pianist and conductor with a penchant for the music of Beethoven. I am always fascinated with these masterclasses because one only needs to come away with a small soundbyte of wisdom or expertise and the experience has been worth it. Also, I think it is always interesting how the mind of a classical musician works when interpreting the music of another composer, something that is inherently different from the jazz improviser.

The one thing that I always come away with from these classical maestros is the deep respect they have for the original composition. Of course this is a very classical musician's approach, and quite different from the jazz musician who is free to take a composition and butcher it as he or she sees fit!

In fact at one point during the masterclass Barenboim asks his student why he chooses to play a particular section loud. The student replies "Because I like it that way". The maestro responds "Not good enough!", and then proceeds to explain why that section might have sounded better played pianissimo, and gave extremely substantial musical reasons why it would have been so, even though individual interpretation was certainly valid.

Now if Herbie Hancock was giving a masterclass and he asked the student the same question, the response "Because I like it that way" might have been more acceptable.

But I think in both scenarios, if the individual can justify his chosen interpretation, provided it does justice to the music, whether it be respecting the original content of the composer or not, is to my mind valid. And I think that is actually what Daniel Barenboim was getting at. He just didn't think his student justified his own approach.

But the one thing that struck a chord with me (if you will pardon the pun), is when Daniel Barenboim discussed the 'miracle of music'. He said that no matter how much a musician practices, no matter how technically adept he or she is, the concept of individuality and personal emotiveness, simply cannot be taught. How much passion and feeling one puts into a piece, how involved in that performance the player is at the time, are all factors that simply cannot be learned in a cl...

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