Author Archives: NatashaMusic
From two brilliant people.
Big thanks to my colleague Bradford Werner for the opportunity to play beautiful music from the Renaissance era! There is sheet music available through a link in the video description.
Guitarist Celino Romero, a younger branch of the legendary Romero family tree, is coming to play in Victoria at the end of March 2018. If you know of Pepe Romero, who has been an honored guest in Victoria many times in the … Continue reading
Suzuki Group 1 (6-7 y.o.) 1. Told a scary story each, some true some made up (no reason) 2. Played Batman – of course! 3. Focus on rhythms: clapping, tapping, playing on open strings, reading off the board, writing on … Continue reading
My colleague Bradford Werner has recently issued a Classical Guitar Method for Beginners. I invite everyone to check it out: it is clear, accessible, extremely well thought through, and fun to learn from. Every piece and exercise has a very specific … Continue reading
Two participants, 6 y.o. Review Basics: bow, 4 steps, rest position, play position for different songs, finger names Starting together: beginnings on Batman and Twinkle G pentascale together, naming the notes. Activity-coded cards on the board (in various order): – … Continue reading
How to Practice Effectively How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander
Group: 2 children, age 6 Videos Catcerto by Nora the Cat and Orchestra Kittens listening to guitar Puppy listening to guitar Listened to Irina Kulikova play Kramskoy’s Folk Variations and guessed what the piece was about. Got some accurate answers: farm, … Continue reading
Talented composer and guitarist from Vancouver Michael Bemmels writes Confectionary Sonata inspired by three nursery rhymes: “The Muffin Man,” “Hot Cross Buns,” and “Pat-a-Cake.” Watch here! Can you recognize the songs? Or here: