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Group Woodwind Instruments

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Start date: 15th Jan 2020

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Cost: £48

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Katie Vedder

Course code: 20SP93

This course is for; learners who want to improve their musicianship on a woodwind instrument.  During this course, a verity of music will be played on your instrument with your peers.  The class will split into two groups.  Group one will focus on learning specifics on your instrument, the fundamentals of music and playing with other people.  Group two will focus on chamber music, using your ears to make artistic decisions and improving individual technique.

 

Group 1 and 2 will be split up during the first session or by email in advance.  Group 1 will be for people learning something completely new.  Group 2 is for people with past experience on their instrument.

 

For the first session students will need; your instrument of choice – flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon.  French horn welcomed but only in group 2.

 

Additional Costs; If you do not have an instrument but would like to participate still, instruments can be rented from the Music House in Harrogate and many other locations.

 

The course will cover; How to get started on your instrument, how to read music and how to play in harmony with other instruments.  Both group one and two will play a verity of music from classical, to jazz to theatre.

 

By the end of the course students should be able to more confidently play their instrument.  Read both jazz and classical music.  Tune and play with an ensemble.

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Katie Vedder

While working on her degrees, Katie travelled through Europe with the Boulder Youth Symphony and the Colorado Youth Symphony. She also played in Carnegie Hall with the Flint Youth Symphony and was the featured soloist with the Fort Lewis Percussion Ensemble, Fort Lewis Wind Symphony, Un Poco Trio and the Symphonic Anime Orchestra. She has played with multiple orchestras, bands, jazz bands and chamber ensembles. Now with her BA and MM in Clarinet Performance, Katie enjoys free lancing and teaching in North Yorkshire.

Katie’s first love has always been teaching. She interned at the Boulder Art’s Academy as a clarinet teacher in 2003 and 2004 before starting her own studio in 2005. Katie believes that all music should be fun first – life is too short to dislike what you are doing. In 2014 Katie started teaching over Skype. She has maintained an adult clarinet class in addition to her studio of both adult and grade school kids through today’s latest technology. You can find Katie’s educational publications as well as many of her arrangements on her website KatieMusicStudio.com.

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