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For a lifetime, I have spent numerous hours practicing and perfecting my craft. Throughout my experiences in the classical music environment, I always found the lack of diversity as a troubling matter. While in a rehearsal at Carnegie Hall, I discovered that the reason that so many children in America were unaware of the classical music world was simply due to inability to access the arts. Field trips to classical music performances were not on the radar of many schools in underserved communities. General knowledge of the existence of the instrument was being introduced by TV shows; however, these shows were not reaching a diverse market of young viewers. I chose to use my elite training and share it with those who would never be able to afford it. Currently, I train students in Los Angeles at 1/3 the rate of area Suzuki violin programs. I also keep the learning environment fun by introducing students to different genres of music. Please enjoy the video. It's a great way to introduce myself and my signature violin!
I enjoyed your video! Thanks for sharing. I agree there is not enough exposure to the arts in schools, especially in underserved communities. It is a wonderful service you provide to the kids in your area. Unfortunately, in the school I teach in our music program was "put on hold" in favor of academics so we can improve test scores. I know! Don't even get me started! Anyway, our 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to attend the annual "Music Is" concert put on by our community orchestra. This concert is next week and the students are really looking forward to it especially since the 5th grade teacher is a member of the orchestra. We started discussing concert etiquette today. I will give reminders daily until next week 🙂 Oh and this is a reservation school so yeah they are underserved with limited access to the arts as well.
Hello Lila: I've been trying to pin down the mode for dreamcatcher. I'm thinking A phrygian or D aeolian, both of which are Fmaj scales. How do you think this out? Works best for me if I'm thinking A phrygian. Got anything in the same 'smooth jazz' style in Lydian? Ever heard this one by Joe Satriani 'Flying in a Blue Dream'? it's in C lydian (G major scale) I like it a lot.
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