Our 2012 two-day Summer Music Workshop was a great success and we want to thank TD Bank for helping make it happen. This year’s participants were as young as 12 and as old as 19 and came from Yorktown, Cortlandt Manor, Mohegan Lake, Goldens Bridge, Mahopac, Carmel, Bedford, Rye, Mt. Kisco and Elmsford.
WHAT WE DID: Violinist Daisy Jopling discussed ways to create new musical approaches by combining music genres. Jazz guitarist Rory Stuart demonstrated use of creative rhythms. Studio owner Dan Coutant conducted two workshops on music recording techniques. Song writing was discussed at length by singer/songwriters Jon Gailmor, Mike Latini and Gary Cusano and original songs were presented and critiqued by staff and students alike. Renowned singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright conducted a three hour vocal workshop in which every participant was given one-on-one support. The staff presented a brief concert on stage performance and every attendee received a signed copy of Livingston Taylor’s updated book “Stage Performance” which is based on his classes at Berklee School of Music.
Our jam packed two days together–all too brief–were celebrated in an end-of-workshop performance open to parents, friends and the public.
A special thanks to TD Bank and the Pleasantville Union Free School District as well as all our volunteers for making our third annual two day summer music workshop the best ever!
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