Studio nights are a relaxed get together once a month for adult studio members and their friends and family's. Everyone brings a snack to share and some drinks and we have a chance to play as an ensemble, play for each other, (whether its a scale, an etude or the piece you're working on) or just hang out with some musical friends and flip through the music theory and history books while enjoying a snack and a drink.
It's always nice to have a few musical friends! You'll definitely make one at the studio nights, but for those who'd like to have some more musical adventures, come along on a studio trip. We've been to Italy to attend the Interharmony International Music Festival and Academy, The Isle of Man, UK to attend the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and are currently considering the Bach Festival in Leipzig, Germany for June 2020. Around town, we've been to the Philadelphia Art Museum, concerts at Curtis and the Philadelphia Orchestra and lectures at Penn. We're always looking for interesting places to go!
When we first meet whether online or in person, I'll ask you to play me something so I can get a feel for where you are...whether its a scale or a piece you have been playing. If you don't know anything that's perfectly fine! My lessons are designed around you so every lesson is different depending on the student, but you can expect your lesson to include ear training, building up your technique through scales and etudes, and learning lots of repertoire! Don't worry if you have absolutely no experience, that's best--no bad habits yet!!
Studio recitals are offered once a year. You do not have to participate, but I hope you will come to listen! For those of you performing, there is a recital fee that will help pay for the church, rehearsal time with accompanist, etc. Knowing that you have a performance to work towards motivates you to practice and gives you a challenge and a goal to meet!
Master classes will be held once a year, and feature a guest artist from the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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