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Violin Classes Bowie MD

Local resource for violin classes in Bowie. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to basic violin classes, advanced violin classes, youth violin classes, viola classes, as well as advice and content on violin books and violin techniques.

Lisa B.
(877) 231-8505
Modrad Way
Silver Spring, MD
Subjects
Violin, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation.
Education
Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico - Business Administration - 1996-1998 (Master's degree received) University of Virginia - Music - 1976-1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Princess B.
(877) 231-8505
Jefferson Street
Hyattsville, MD
Subjects
Acting, Songwriting, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Performance Technique, Basic Voice, Songwriting & Lyric Analysis, Hip-Hop Theater, R&B, Theater/Acting/Drama (Beginner & Advanced), Public Speaking/Speech Writing & Delivery, Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Arts Workshopping & Outlining
Education
William G. Enloe HS - Theater - 1994-1996 (High School diploma received) North Carolina Central University - Theater - 1996-1999 (not complete) University of The District of Columbia - Theater/Mass Communications - 2000-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jessica P.
(877) 231-8505
Ridgewood Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Subjects
Upright Bass, Cello, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
pop, traditional, classical, baroque, renaissance
Education
Juilliard Pre-College - Double Bass Performance - 1998-1999 (High School diploma received) Eastman School of Music - Double Bass Performance - 1999-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Cincinnati College Conservatory - Double Bass Performance - 2003-2005 (Master's degree received) Stony Brook University - Double Bass Performance - 2005-Present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(301) 385-3260
Largo Plaza, 10562 Campus Way South
Largo, MD
 
Music & Arts
(301) 312-4708
White Oak Shopping Center, 11253 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
 
Cesar Cartagena
3607 Cooper Lane 3607 Cooper Lane
Hyattsville, MD
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Mariana P.
(877) 231-8505
Underwood Place NW
Washington, DC
Subjects
Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Voice Classical. Children
Education
San Agustin - Science and Humanities - 1998-2001 Shenandoah Conservatory - Voice Performance - 2002-2006 The Catholic University of America - Vocal Pedagogy - 2007-2008
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(301) 262-5950
The Shoppes at Bowie Town Center, 3811 Evergreen Parkway
Bowie, MD
 
Music & Arts
(240) 568-0600
Cherrytree Center, 11200 Scaggsville Rd Unit 111
Laurel, MD
 
Music & Arts
(410) 544-1010
Park Plaza, 560-B Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD
 
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Observe Yourself

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

It is always interesting to me why from time to time a player plays really well on a given day and on another does not. Or put another way, "Why do I sometimes suck but not other times?"

For me personally, I am usually at the top of my game when I am playing all the time. I know that if we can technically pull off musical phrases that we hear in our heads we ideally need to be in tip-top shape. Our chops need to be 'on' simply because in order for music to freely flow, we cannot be hindered by external distractions, and technical difficulties are a major external distraction.

But there are always other distractions, things that can get in the way of that 'zen-flow' thing. An airplane flying outside your window can subconciously have an effect on your playing. A gardner mowing a lawn. A screaming kid.

Once I started playing jazz festivals, a whole new set of distractions appeared, and of the most challenging kind. Summertime is big for these festivals and on any given festival stage there can be a number of bands taking turns to perform their shows. Because of the strict time constraints, each band gets a time slot and a 'line-check'. This is promoter speak for a mini sound check and can be cut to as little as 10 minutes from time to time. This inevitably means sound on stage may not be as ideal as it might be. Perhaps the piano player who is the other side of the stage is not coming out of your monitor and the MC has just introduced you to 10,000 jazz fans in the audience. It's time to go!

A bit of a distraction perhaps? I'd say. In fact my whole expectation for these live shows has gone to a different place over the years. The chances are, the sound will not be great. Provided I can hear me on stage, I'll do all I need to to get through the show and put on a good performance. Everything else is gravy. Does this make for good 'zen-flow', you know, where you get lost in your playing and it's just all heavenly? Not really. But these situations are not condusive to that. Give me a small jazz club anytime, then I can get lost in the music. Festivals are business. It's just the way it is.

So yeh, distractions, they come a plenty and in all shapes and sizes. One must be ready to deflect them but these days my approach is a little different. I embrace them. Why? because they are simply everywhere and the days of me torturing myself because things were not perfect are over. I just don't want to put myself through that anymore. I still have a full head of hair and frankly I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible! Life is not about torturing ourselves but jazz musicians have such high expectations of themselves. Real life is about dealing with things despite all those little inconvieniences.

Recently I have become interested in 'observing' my guitar playing. Sounds odd I know, but I'm quite serious. I like to p...

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