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Jul
16
Mon
Singing ONSTAGE! A Master Class with Tyler Pearsons of NYC @ Ruggero Piano
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Singing ONSTAGE! A Master Class with Tyler Pearsons of NYC @ Ruggero Piano

Singing ONSTAGE! A Master Class with Tyler Pearsons of NYC

During this two-hour master class, Tyler will help vocal performers develop stage presence, make bold character choices, find the truth of the song, and elevate their performance—as well as how to “get out of your own head” and really truly live the song.  Students are required to bring with them a piece of music from their audition book, their church, or perhaps just a song they like to sing around the house. Tyler will coach you through your piece, offering insight to help get you performance ready.

Registration fee:  $60 paid in advance.  Please contact the Director of the ATS&O to register and submit your fee:  dankehoe@aroundtownsingers.org or call the ATS&O National Box Office and leave a message at (860) 386-5154.   All ages. Comfortable dress. Limited to 15 participants, to allow for adequate personal focus.  Sorry, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

About your teacher:  Tyler Pearsons has been enjoying a diverse performing career in New York and all around, appearing in: Off-Broadway: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee), Fabulous (Hell’s Kitchen Harry), Siren’s Den (Kurtis). Regional/Touring: Jesus Christ Superstar (Herod), Godspell (Judas), The Full Monty (Dave), and Peter and The Starcatcher (Alf). Television: Tyler has appeared on Law and Order SVU and created/produced the TV pilot “Full Count”.

Your host for the evening, and Tyler’s accompanist, is Director of The Around Town Singers and Orchestra, Dan Kehoe.  Dan has produced, orchestrated, and directed more than 15 major productions in New England, and specializes in identifying and showcasing up-and-coming talent of all ages, and teaching stage presence, especially to young performers.  His newest production (in which Tyler is featured) is right here in the Raleigh area on July 21, www.HymnSingSpectacular.com. He thanks Ruggero Piano for their support in arranging a grand piano for the show, and is himself the very happy owner of a Kawai grand from Ruggero.

Nov
3
Sat
Free Masterclass featuring Bill Wolfram & NC Bach Festival @ Ruggero Piano
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Masterclass featuring Bill Wolfram & NC Bach Festival @ Ruggero Piano

Don’t miss this free Masterclass featuring Yamaha Artist Bill Wolfram and participants from local Universities.

Sep
13
Fri
Fall Piano Course – Introduction to the Concept of Emotional Rhythm (Part 1 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Piano Course - Introduction to the Concept of Emotional Rhythm (Part 1 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano

Introduction to the Concept of Emotional Rhythm

Basic emotional rhythm has been described by writers, runners, dances, vocalists and musicians. This session will introduce the work of Abby Whiteside and Sophia Rosoff. Their work enhanced many pianists’ ability to play with freedom and maximum expression.

Sep
20
Fri
Fall Piano Course – Outlining: A Crucial Practice Technique (Part 2 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Piano Course - Outlining: A Crucial Practice Technique (Part 2 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano

Outlining: A Crucial Practice Technique

Basic emotional rhythm has been described by writers, runners, dances, vocalists and musicians. This session will introduce the work of Abby Whiteside and Sophia Rosoff. Their work enhanced many pianists’ ability to play with freedom and maximum expression.

Oct
4
Fri
Fall Piano Course – Rhythmic Freedom and Performance from the First Lessons (Part 3 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Piano Course - Rhythmic Freedom and Performance from the First Lessons (Part 3 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano

Rhythmic Freedom and Performance from the First Lessons

Approaches discussed will be applied to materials from Alfred, Faber, Marlais and others. Devices like Splashing, singing, and the use of auditory approaches blended with these methods can enhance the confidence and musicality of younger students.

Oct
18
Fri
Fall Piano Course – Making Sense of Technique: Integrating Musicality (Part 4 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Piano Course - Making Sense of Technique: Integrating Musicality (Part 4 of 4) @ Ruggero Piano

Making Sense of Technique: Integrating musicality

Whiteside was against unmusical playing of scales and technical routines. This last session explores ways to bridge the gap between technique and performance.

Oct
9
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician

Teachers and musicians of all disciplines are often challenged by chronic tension in the neck, shoulders and back. Learn how to prevent pain and teach and perform more healthfully with these approaches, stretches and exercises. In the comfort of your home or studio, try out these exercises!

Chip Moseley earned his Masters in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s  Degree  in Chemistry from the University of  North Carolina at  Chapel Hill.  Chip is one of a few Board Certified   Orthopedic Specialists in Physical Therapy in North Carolina. In addition, he has a specialty in strength and conditioning. Chip has earned hundreds of  hours of continuing education in Biomechanics of movement and manual therapy. Chip has been with Total Motion PT in Durham for almost two decades. He has been a physical therapist since 1988.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click here and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

Oct
30
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.

Pianists of all ages and levels are often frustrated and even tragically hindered by discomfort, pain, and injury related playing.  Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, author of the MTNA-award-winning DVD IFreeing the Caged Bird–Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique, will offer an accessible but scientifically informed look into the heart of injury-preventive piano technique.  She will demonstrate basic biomechanical principles that can constitute a “basic form” for pianists of any age or level;  define how the body is designed to work best with the instrument; and discuss risk factors for injury.  Finally, she will offer practical tools for teaching the sensations of good coordination and freedom.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and acknowledged global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique, is a graduate of Smith College, the Utrecht Conservatory and holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University.  A Steinway ARtist since 1977, Lister-Sink has performed and given workshops throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  As the current Artistic Director of the Salem College School of Music and Director of the Graduate Music Program, she has  also taught on the Eastman School of Music Artist Faculty and was keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  A previewer for Oxford University Press, Lister-Sink was chosen by Musical America Global as one of America’s “30 Top Professionals of 2018” as an innovator, independent thinker, and visionary leader.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click here and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

Nov
6
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – The Alexander Technique for Pianists – In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - The Alexander Technique for Pianists - In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – The Alexander Technique for Pianists – In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner

The Alexander Technique  (AT) is the investigation of how intention and habit affect physical coordination and learning capacity.  AT has a long history of helping instrumentalists perform with less stress and likelihood of injury.  With a mixture of lecture and experiential learning,  this workshop will introduce you to the tools and foundations of AT.  These tools can be applied to your particular issues regarding injury recovery and prevention, or as a way to deepen your relationship to your instrument and enable a bit more freedom in all that you do.

Over the years Suzanne Faulkner has worked with a wide variety of instrumentalists both amateur and professional.  Some sought her AT teaching to get relief from injuries or to improve sound performance issues, others have come out of sheer curiosity.  Suzanne has been studying AT since 1987 and for 25 years has been an active member and recognized teacher of The American Society of TEachers of the AT.  She continues her studies and development of this technique with Ruth Kilroy and the dynamic AT community in the Boston area.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click on the link and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

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