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Violin Classes Southbridge MA

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Chester Brezniak
P.O. Box 172
Dudley, MA
Promotion
$60 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Clarinet
Services
38 years

Jean B.
(877) 231-8505
Main St
Worcester, MA
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Pop, Classical, Alfred, Thompson, Fletcher
Education
Bradford College - Creative Arts - 1979-1983 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Phoenix - E Commerce - 2003-2005 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ruben Altounian
94 Hamilton St Apt 2
Worcester, MA
Instruments
Flute
Styles
Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Kathleen N.
(877) 231-8505
Uxbridge St
Worcester, MA
Subjects
Trombone, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, French Horn, Music Performance, Piano, Trumpet
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
A Performers Path To Sound And Healing Composers throughout time have sought for and attempted ascension upon Sound’s invisible wings. For me this sacred connection was remembered at the age of 5 on a Christmas morning when a toy trumpet sat calling to me from under the tree. I remember the tears of joy and recognition welling up from some deep and sacred place inside of me. Now, it is comical and precious to consider my parents’ bewilderment at this unexpected response to a plastic trumpet i…
Education
Ithaca College - Music Ed ,Applied Music - 1971-1975 (Bachelor's degree received) Yale Univ - performance and conducting - 1976-77 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jacob Litoff
58 Union Street
Millis, MA
Instruments
Cello, Other, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Chester Brezniak
P.O. Box 172
Dudley, MA
Instruments
Clarinet
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
38 Years

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Jean B.
(877) 231-8505
Waterford Dr
Worcester, MA
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Pop, Classical, Alfred, Thompson, Fletcher
Education
Bradford College - Creative Arts - 1979-1983 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Phoenix - E Commerce - 2003-2005 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ruben Altounian
94 Hamilton St Apt 2
Worcester, MA
Promotion
$30 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Jazz"
Services
Flute
Service Types and Repair
10 years

Rosalyn T.
(877) 231-8505
Wellman Avenue
North Chelmsford, MA
Subjects
Viola, Fiddle, Violin, Music Theory
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
My Teaching Philosophy is to create a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere for maximum exciting learning enviorement for the highest potential of creative learning. A combination of the use of positive re-enforcement and other tools to enable the student to have the desire to improve. Use of a combination of methodologies, as experience has proven the use of only one method is not effective for every student. Along with primary study of students' instrument, incorporation of theory, rhythm, 'rea…
Education
UMass, Lowell, College of Music, Lowell, MA - Music Education - 9/79 to 6/83 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rachel M.
(877) 231-8505
Harvard St.
Cambridge, MA
Subjects
Viola, Music Performance, Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical
Education
Longy School of Music - Violin Performance - 2006-2009 (not complete) Lamont School of Music - Violin Performance - 2002-2004 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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