Meet Hunter Noack, a pianist from Oregon who tows his 9-foot Steinway piano all across the Pacific Northwest, playing in scenic areas such as the Columbia Gorge and the Alvord Desert. He says that these vast areas are the Pacific Northwest’s natural halls and churches. He performs in landscape spaces with astounding natural beauty and… Read More
Hands On! A Musical Experience offers age-appropriate music classes for children ages 4 months to 4 years using a specially formatted, instrument-based music curriculum. Our classes introduce children to musical concepts, instruments and activities that enhance other learning such as the acquisition of language, listening skills, auditory discrimination, social understanding and personal discovery. Hands On! classes are designed to include music, story, movement & the exploration of various musical instruments that children can see and touch.
Interested in learning a new skill? Nowadays, you can find instructional videos for just about anything on YouTube. For Elias Muhanna, a professor of Literature at Brown University, YouTube is how he learned jazz piano, for the most part. Mr. Muhanna has spent hundreds of hours watching the videos of Peter Martin, a virtuosic pianist… Read More
According to world-class Estonian Maestro Neeme Järvi, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gramophone Awards in the UK, the importance of music in a child’s life is of utter importance. As he told Classic FM, music needs to be a part of a child’s life from the age of 4 or 5…. Read More