I sat down with Cellist Mike Block to discuss his shift from classical training at Cleveland Institute of Music and Julliard to immersing himself as an improviser and composer in the worlds of contemporary (“non-classical”) styles.
In the first of a two part interview, I sat down with my former colleague at the Berklee College of Music, Mark Simos, to discuss the strategies featured in his book Songwriting Strategies: A 360-Degree Approach.
“Anatomy of a Groove” is an abbreviated case study that looks at many approaches to mastering a simple two-chord vamp. It’s a glimpse into the curriculum that Creative Strings continues to develop through literature, instructional videos, outreach programming, podcasts, and much more.
Characteristics of violinists and the violin community
Bridging the gap and finding common ground between beginners, teachers, elite players…
Things that are working in the business of classical music
At the intersection of story telling, philosophy, education, and old time fiddle music lives Joe McHugh. Through art and story telling, Joe has immersed himself in the mythos of the violin and in this episode, he captured my attention and compelled me to listen! Scroll down to listen! I hope this thought-provoking episode will take you on your own journey.