The Guitar Honorary society has elaborated its reach to present music lessons to people who can’t carry it to the business enterprise’ studio.
Michael Ridenour, a classical guitarist and manager of the Music Education Center at the Guitar Academy, brought out a $ 2,500 expansion Monday at the Duncan Hill Road business. Ridenour teamed up with Hewlett-Packard, which dealt installing technology for equipment in the new Music Education Center.
Students with accession to a computer can realize their desire to select music lessons from home or an alternate location thanks to the new hardware and software system at the center, stated Reese Lapka, partner business manager for Hewlett-Packard.
Students can sit at a computer keyboard wired to a big-screen plasm TV and compose music, finding it appear on the display screen as they type in the musicals note . The big-screen applied science also permits video-conferencing, where the educator and educatee can see each other and play guitar together in real time , Lapka said .
“This will provide them (the students ) the admittance to learn music and play along, that include having video admittance, distant lessons where an mentor teaches to a variety of pupils using Skype for their instructor-led video with the ability to do distance learning,” he said . “There is also the ability to have live feedback for rehearsals and to be ready to have that video capabilities . All sorts of things is possible to be emailed or streamed live.”.
The new center fills a void in Henderson County, Ridenour remarked, as the programming software package will enable pupils to complete music theory and better prepare them for college music studies and professional performance.
“Pre-determined lessons through a computerized curriculum will provide assist to students with music theory instruction , and we can do the same things with aural skills, which is educating people to recognize musical intervals and chords, because the software package will play musicals interval and different chords and that assists the pupils train their ear to hear the differences ,” Ridenour stated .
The center will also provide musicians a place to play, studio recording ability, rehearsal space and a place to stage concerts , he remarked.
The center is also looking to offer a mentor program for high school pupils to prepare them to enter a college music program, Ridenour said .
“There is a lack of knowledge with music aural skills and music theory,” he remarked. “The three main things the center will do are aural skills, music theory and class piano.”.
The center will also put up the academy’s Kindermusic program, a music and movement class for preschool-age children that introduces children to music and rhythm. The program is made for kids ages 18 months through 7 yrs old, Ridenour remarked.
The school teaches lessons in guitar and bass, he said . A guitar ensemble programme commenced this fall .
“We have talked about having a jazz programme,” Ridenour said . “As these ensembles procession , we might see the demand for individual instruction in other locations .”.