WELCOME!JUNE/JULY 2018 - A warm welcome to budding violinists, fiddlers, guitarists, uke players Irish whistlers and singers who are looking for a coach in Brentwood, CA. I would love to help you realize your dreams of developing and expressing your heart through playing music. Bach to Beatles..
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Potential casual "Couch Concert" JULY 1. Looking for a willing parent to host us as we share musical pieces with each other for 2 hours.
JUNE/JULY 2018 SUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT:
6/4/18: This is the last week of my weekly lesson rotation for the semester. Most of you have chimed in regarding your request for sessions this month and July. If so, please continue to below for Couch Concert 7/1 info. Thank you for a great musical semester!!
If you are interested in making some music, continuing some momentum, (or just having dates out there to practice for!!), here are the remaining days/times available:
June 14: 9-10am and 12:30-1pm
June 26: 9-10am and 10:30-1pm
June 27: 9-9:30
SATURDAY (ooh, rare!) June 30: 9am-12
July 2: 9-10am and 10:30-1
July 16: 10:30am-12 and 12:30-1
July 17: 9-9:45am and 11:30-1pm
July 25: 9am-12
July 31: 9am-10:30, 11:30-3, and 4-6pm. (This is where weekly student schedule resumes)
COUCH CONCERT 7/1:
If you would like to participate in a fun musical gathering, and have a music piece ready to share with your peers, this is the spot! Speaking of spot, I need a VOLUNTEER HOST for 2-3 hours. Like last time, it would be about 20-25 folks walking through your door. Any takers? Note- If you are planning to join in on the 7/1 fun, I need to see you at least once in the studio before then. We can clean up a piece or two before sharing it.
Many of you have never seen me play music professionally, I'd like to put in a plug for regional gigs you can bring your young people to, including:
CELTIC: Scottish music/athletic festival THIS WEEKEND in Plymouth!
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ROCK: NEXT FRIDAY IN BRENTWOOD: I'm sitting in with a local oldies rock band, DAWGLIPS on fiddle/vocals/guitar next Friday 6/15 at LA FUENTE, located across the street from the Delta Cinema. We are playing Zeppelin, Stones, Allman Bros, Beatles, Originals-- 7-10pm! Delish Mexican food/full bar.
I would be tickled pink to see ANY OF YOU supporting live music, no matter who is performing. Let's feed that inspiration.
February 11, 2018: The first "Couch Concert" --
The musical scene this afternoon- 11 Sierra Studio students joined me for our first “Couch Concert”, for individual performances on either guitar or violin. Until today, our performances have been group-centric. A very different dynamic today however, and I was so proud of the bravery of each of these artists! The performances culminated in a group jam of the blues in key of A. Several students were prepared to solo over the 12-bar blues by playing the pentatonic scale. Kachow!!
It takes a significant amount of bravery to accept many pairs of eyes cast ones way. Furthermore it takes guts to decide to have something to say, this case in musical form.
Dare I say this is character building/healthy self-esteem stuff right here?
The premise of this musical afternoon was to start introducing these musicians to sharing from their own projects, to shine in their budding skills, and support their fellow artists in expressing themselves artistically as well.
A big thank you to Tim and Julie Riley, parents of violin student Liam, for their generosity in hosting 35 folks at today’s event!
February 2018: Couch Concert 2018 on Sunday 2/11! This is the first event of it's kind through the Sierra Studio. I have a feeling it will be well-received and happen again this year! Super-casual setting to feature a piece or two that each student has been working on. Secondly, my Celtic trio, Golden Bough has two events in the area, please consider bringing the family. We have area shows in Benicia and Sonora.https://s3.amazonaws.com/teacher-files-musicteachershelper-com/6987/IMG_3067.jpg
December 2017: Sierra Studio hosted its annual Sing-along Winter Performance on Dec 2. 13 of us (including my mom as special guest on cello) made family, friends and the Trilogy community a little happier, and I was SO VERY PROUD of the prep my students put in to learning their parts!! Last pic is of my travelling trio, Golden Bough (with special guest Helene Benedikte on cello).
Shred fiddle bow, just like a cheese grater!
December 2017: Sierra Studio flash-mob: BF's Natalie and Brooklyn have back-to-back lesson times. Their sisters came in as well. Suddenly a sister is reading guitar chords on the piano, other sister is singing perfect part to Elvis's Falling In Love With You. How I loved this!!
November 2017: Sierra Studio is busily preparing for the December 2 annual "SING-ALONG WINTER PERFORMANCE" at Brentwood's beautiful Trilogy At The Vineyard (Club Los Medanos). FB LINK
September 15-October 15 2017: Sierra Studio is DARK. You can follow our musical/cultural shenanigans on FB: GOLDEN BOUGH'S ANNUAL EUROPEAN TOUR
JUNE 2017: The Studio enjoyed preparing and performing it's first "sing-along tribute to the Moms" program last month! 12 of us performed at Trilogy at the Vineyards:
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