Happy End of School Year and Graduation

Summer Schedule starts June 14.

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Marcello, Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Allegro

Max and Jacob

Seniors Max and Jacob in a virtual recital playing the second movement of the Marcello Sonata. Listen to the performance here.

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Sebastian Lee Op. 126

Op. 126 is a collection of 22 short duets for two cellos. The pieces are musical and fun to play. The top part can be played in first position. The lower part is more demanding, but very accessible.

A number of new arrangements are available so that violinists and violists can enjoy the duets. In order to keep the range similar, the top violin part will require some position work. Nothing is higher than third position. There is also a piano version so a mixed ensemble can enjoy the pieces.

If you’d like to get your own copy, the violin version, viola version, cello version and piano version are available here.

To listen to the duets, here is a piano playlist. To hear the parts individually, use this playlist. Would you like to hear what Duet 1 sounds like with viola and cello? Here’s a video.

Viola and Cello playing duet 1
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Casual Recital

No reason to dress up! You can watch the Casual Recital just how you are.

Watch the Casual Recital

Part 1 https://youtu.be/ED-PoMmtFis

Part 2 https://youtu.be/4E5VEfRs314

Part 3 https://youtu.be/lWCCwlmUEYM

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The Swan

I made this recording while preparing for the Beaver Valley Montessori School String Instrument Demonstrations. The Swan Video

New this year, choose your instrument and an animal or feeling. Have you heard a unicorn on the violin? A monkey on the cello?

Josephine and I had a great time….. and so did the students.

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Dress Rehearsal Freedom High School Musical

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30

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Lee Op. 126 Play Along Duets

I recently finished recording all 22 of the duets. Each duet has a separate video for top and bottom parts. For the top parts, I stayed in first position as examples for online students. The lower parts I was more free in my position choices. You can listen to them here. I have them organized in a playlist on my YouTube channel.

If you create a virtual duet by recording yourself playing along with one of the parts, I’d love to see it.

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Point Contest Results 2021

Congratulations! First, Second and Third Place in each category.

Piano A
Elizabeth         201
Bryce                201
Megan             184
Grace I              160

Piano B
Adalynn           292
Briella               257
Philomena          81

Piano C
Mackenzie        221
Gabriel              213
Joe                    107

Piano D
Lily                     300
Phoenix             233
Kate                    228

Piano E
Andrew             531
Nathan              481
Molly               357

Piano F
Bingan              1321
Max                     710
Janna                   480

Strings A
Isla                       145
Eve                          71

Strings B
Grace                  295
Bella                    287
Alexandra           198

Strings C
Josephine           565
Rachael               189
Sophie                 138

Strings D
Alex                      449
Jacob                    432
Katrina                  224

Lorinda                1298
Carla                        387
Richard                    188

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Ave Maria Video

Ave Maria


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Pentatonic Patterns

A new book which includes patterns and exercises in the modes of C. Ionian, Lydian, Aolian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian and Locrian are all explored. Each mode has pentatonic etudes as well as studies using the range of an octave. Treble clef, bass clef, alto clef and tenor clef reading for each mode. Ear training exercise are included.

Get the book and start your musical modal journey.

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