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Violinist, Lila Hood, plays a blue customized electric violin by Wood Violins company. She is a captivating performer and introduces new audiences to the world of strings and the classical music environment.
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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!

"Dreamcatcher" Official Music Video

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Fiddlerman
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February 21, 2018 - 4:30 pm
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Good job Lila. Looks like you are having fun. Welcome to the forum.

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but the one who needs the least."

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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.  

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February 22, 2018 - 9:26 am
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Brava Lila,

We need more folks to share their skills with those who can benefit from exposure to art and music.

Thank you,

Bob

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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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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it's been 2 weeks since the OP. Clearly a case of post and run. You'd think she could have given us ONE reply. Maybe something like 'thanks for the comments and compliments'. Could it be that her main purpose was to tell us about how she is under-cutting Suzuki, and promote her 'signature' violin.

Not Impressed!

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March 26, 2018 - 9:59 am
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There is no question that she wanted to promote herself as do many others on this site. When I first started Fiddlerman.com, I actually posted a lot at Violinist.com. Not so much advertisement but real discussions and such, but I eventually wrote something that they obviously did not like and got banned from the site completely. I   never got any warnings, just booted.

This is apparently the 2nd largest violin forum on the web and we will have violinists and bloggers posting their free advertisements from time to time.

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@Fiddlerman : thank you for that explanation, and congratulations on being the 2nd largest site.

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March 27, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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bluesviolin said
@Fiddlerman : thank you for that explanation, and congratulations on being the 2nd largest site.  

That was my explanation for those types of posts, however, I agree with your previous comment. 🙂 I feel like you and many other of our members are looking out for Fiddlerman.com and that makes me very happy.

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