Peter and the Wolf also works perfectly as a way to introduce instruments to audiences, because the piece is constructed around various themes, which represent the different characters. In addition, each theme is associated with an instrument, so audiences can make a visual-aural connection between the characters, the themes, and the instruments. If our audience members found one theme more pleasing than the other, perhaps they might also be drawn to the instrument that played the theme, and wish to learn more!Read More
In spring of 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in the "Community Performances and Partnerships Program" (CPP for short) at the New England Conservatory. This program aims to connect the conservatory with the Boston community, while encouraging students to develop necessary skills for performing and engaging in a variety of local, community settings.Read More
"He pointed to his heart and mind and ears". In the simplest of terms, one could argue these are the only things you need to make music: heart, intellect, and the ability to listen. A heart to feel something, a mind to comprehend it, and an ear to hear it. All of these contribute to shaping one's intent towards music and one's ability to comprehend music.