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Violin Classes Kirkland WA

Local resource for violin classes in Kirkland. 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.

Joan Sandler
803 W Etruria St
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
16 Years

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Deborah Gandolfo
10200 Ne 64th Street
Kirkland, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
25 Years

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paul f.
(877) 231-8505
Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Songwriting, Cello, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am a Suzuki Teacher; Orff method
Education
Mount Union College - music education - sept1981-June 1985 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Sophia P.
(877) 231-8505
N 80th St.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use a combination of method books, including Alfred's Piano Library, Edna Mae Burnam's technique books, various duet books, and supplement the method book learning with sheet music and other fun pieces from other books. I mainly teach kids so I usually teach styles that kids are into, which includes a combination of classical works, pop music, movie themes, and some jazz and rock music.
Education
Harvard University - social sciences and psychology - 2007-present (not complete) Washington State University - Piano Performance and Pedagogy - 1999-2003 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Marianne Lacaille
933 Northlake Way #3
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Clarinet
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
15 Years

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April Swansiger
17949 Riviera Pl SW
Normandy Park (Burien, Des Moines, Kent, West Seattle), WA
Instruments
Ear Training, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$70
Years of Experience
28 Years

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Michael H.
(877) 231-8505
126th Way NE
Kirkland, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach multiple styles of guitar for all levels. I am very proficient in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Pop guitar playing. I can also teach songwriting, rock/jazz piano, music theory, and general music performance.
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Music Theory - September 2006-June 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Boyd Phelps
4902 Phinney Ave N Apt. 5
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Saxophone
Styles
Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Dan F.
(877) 231-8505
Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Music, Music Theory, Guitar Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Jazz Theory, Songwriting
Education
University of Washington - Music, Comparative History - 2004-2008 (degree received) Agoura High School - General - 2000-2004 (degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Boyd Phelps
4902 Phinney Ave N Apt. 5
Seattle, WA
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Jazz"
Services
Saxophone
Service Types and Repair
30 years

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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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