Friday October 22nd at 6pm we will come together on Zoom for our Fall Quarter Online Gathering. Keep in mind that this event is about progress and sharing, it is not a performance event. It is important to share musical progress in your work, not just performance ready pieces. I am looking forward to each of you sharing pieces that you are growing, and perhaps, talk about what you are learning from the piece. Some of you may choose to play only one hand of a section, the first page of a piece, or an A or B section, or a new technic that you are learning in your Technic book. The focus of this online gathering is sharing information not performing. Sharing with other students who are at different levels is crucial for musicians. And I think you all will enjoy supporting each other and having fun in this Zoom meeting. (Progress, not perfection!) See you there!
We now have an all ages Old Time and Irish Slow Session here in the Charleston area. (And yes, Homeschooler musicians are welcome with their parent.) My heart has always gone out to the person on the edge who brings their instrument to play along at a regular session...and there is no written music, and then the tunes are played at performance speed. So the poor soul sits there quietly hugging their instrument with no clue how to get started and never plays. Well, THIS IS WHERE YOU START! Send me an email with your interest, text number, and the acoustic instrument you will join us with, to: LowCountryStudios@yahoo.com. And I will put you on the contact list. Keep an eye on our Old Time Slow Sessions page for new song tabs, before I transfer them to the Patreon page. We welcome acoustic Instruments: mandolins, banjos, dulcimers, fiddles, guitars, basses, jaw harps (teeth twangers), washboards, spoons, etc.
Adults are now finding more time for their own music education without the extra after work drive-time. Some adults schedule their lesson during their lunch break, or kick back after the kids go to sleep with an online music learning session and a glass of their favorite after work beverage.
The benefits of playing a musical instrument will continue to have a positive impact on lives as long as this planet spins. We play music to praise our God, create community, soothe our own spirits, or inspire others. Music lives in nature; the wind plays the tall grasses like a lyre, the oceans roar like a symphony, and the leaves of the trees rustle in song. Music is all around us.
Technology will continue to make the music learning experience more efficient for everyone. Online lessons are here to stay.
Dolly knew how to prepare me for college auditions. With her help I received a music scholarship to the University of Michigan. I am now a secondary music teacher and I can never thank her enough.
K.J., Ann Arbor MI
Ms Paul's passion to see me succeed at being my personal best went beyond the music studio. She is a true mentor who cares about her students.
LaQuisha R., Detroit MI
As an older student the covid virus concerns me. Online piano lessons allow me the safety of staying in my home while having an excellent piano tutor to help me reach my goals.
R.T., Waxhaw NC
We homeschooled all of our children. Miss Dolly was the ideal piano and music theory teacher for a houseful of children. She was encouraging and clear about what she expected from each child. She would make special worksheets, or create games for our children if they didn't understand a lesson. She is a wonderful teacher of music.
S. & J. Montgomery, Taylor MI
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