Monthly Archives: June 2012

Classical music education: NPR offers a terrific and helpful primer of how to get children started on music lessons and keep them practicing and playing.

Originally posted on The Well-Tempered Ear:
By Jacob Stockinger School is out, for the most part, and many families will be looking for a way that children can pursue cultural enrichment activities. Or maybe parents are looking for a way…

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Reed Pros oboe reed store is now Live!

I’m excited to announce website store is now live!  You can get to the store from the blog here or just go to is selling handmade oboe reeds. You will find reeds for the beginning oboe student … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra – June 5, 2011: Elgar – Salut d’amour (encore)

I wanted to share a video of a work from Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony Orchestra‘s performance from June 2011. This video is of Edward Elgar’s Salut d’Amour.  It is a very sweet and flowery piece, which makes sense given that Elgar presented … Continue reading

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It’s time for Ojai Music Festival! June 7-10, 2012

The Ojai Music Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to hear multiple classical groups throughout a three day period. There are some very unique compositions to be had like the The West Coast Premiere of John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit – a free … Continue reading

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Summer is the time for… working harder!! Wait – what??

Summer is here!! School is out (or will be in the next few days or so). Now it’s time for the swimming pools, cookouts, sleep overs, and catching lightning bugs in mason jars. Ok that last one isn’t so relevant in … Continue reading

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Classical music news: Veteran American conductor David Zinman reveals ways for symphony orchestras to attract young audiences

Originally posted on The Well-Tempered Ear:
By Jacob Stockinger How do you attract young listeners to classical music concerts? Whether you are a performer or an audience member, a presenter or a sponsor, the question is an urgent one. The…

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Why Music Matters or “It Ain’t Right”!

Originally posted on dhawkinsdotnet:
In 2004, Russell Shedd took over the music program at Scripps Ranch High. My first contact with Russ was when he called our house looking for my oldest child, Catherine, who was a rising senior at…

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