Blog Category: Orchestra

Care & Repair University: Strings

You have obtained the instrument, your child has started playing in band and perhaps they are also taking private lessons. Now is the perfect time for your child to learn how to maintain their own instrument. We all know how important regular oil changes, tire rotations and other routine maintenance practices are for our cars. Musical instruments are no different! They are intricate machines with many moving parts and components that are delicately balanced.
The Music Room’s Our Care & Repair University seminars are designed to give new and returning band and orchestra students a hands-on experience as they are shown basic maintenance routines. These practices are designed to help keep their instruments in proper working order. We will also teach students how to avoid some of the most common perils and pitfalls that can render an instrument unplayable: stuck mouthpieces, overtightened bows, bent keys, sticky or corroded valves and dirty pads.
All Care & Repair University seminars are free and open to band and orchestra students and their parents. Attend as many as you like!

Care & Repair University: Strings

You have obtained the instrument, your child has started playing in band and perhaps they are also taking private lessons. Now is the perfect time for your child to learn how to maintain their own instrument. We all know how important regular oil changes, tire rotations and other routine maintenance practices are for our cars. Musical instruments are no different! They are intricate machines with many moving parts and components that are delicately balanced.
The Music Room’s Our Care & Repair University seminars are designed to give new and returning band and orchestra students a hands-on experience as they are shown basic maintenance routines. These practices are designed to help keep their instruments in proper working order. We will also teach students how to avoid some of the most common perils and pitfalls that can render an instrument unplayable: stuck mouthpieces, overtightened bows, bent keys, sticky or corroded valves and dirty pads.
All Care & Repair University seminars are free and open to band and orchestra students and their parents. Attend as many as you like!

Care & Repair University: Strings

You have obtained the instrument, your child has started playing in band and perhaps they are also taking private lessons. Now is the perfect time for your child to learn how to maintain their own instrument. We all know how important regular oil changes, tire rotations and other routine maintenance practices are for our cars. Musical instruments are no different! They are intricate machines with many moving parts and components that are delicately balanced.
The Music Room’s Our Care & Repair University seminars are designed to give new and returning band and orchestra students a hands-on experience as they are shown basic maintenance routines. These practices are designed to help keep their instruments in proper working order. We will also teach students how to avoid some of the most common perils and pitfalls that can render an instrument unplayable: stuck mouthpieces, overtightened bows, bent keys, sticky or corroded valves and dirty pads.
All Care & Repair University seminars are free and open to band and orchestra students and their parents. Attend as many as you like!

Chamber Strings

Do you wish you had more friends to play chamber music with? Come make some! Are you intrigued but intimidated by counterpoint? Don’t be! Instructor and chamber music devotee Andy McDonagh shows you how easy it can be at TMR Chamber Strings. Participants will wade in the comfortable waters of small group playing and learn important skills crucial to playing with reduced ensembles, such as how to keep rhythm without a conductor, dynamic balance, rhythmic subdivision, studying full scores, and more. Music of the baroque period will be covered in this session, with future classes to feature expanded repertoire. At least one year’s playing and sight-reading experience necessary for this course.

Chamber Strings

Do you wish you had more friends to play chamber music with? Come make some! Are you intrigued but intimidated by counterpoint? Don’t be! Instructor and chamber music devotee Andy McDonagh shows you how easy it can be at TMR Chamber Strings. Participants will wade in the comfortable waters of small group playing and learn important skills crucial to playing with reduced ensembles, such as how to keep rhythm without a conductor, dynamic balance, rhythmic subdivision, studying full scores, and more. Music of the baroque period will be covered in this session, with future classes to feature expanded repertoire. At least one year’s playing and sight-reading experience necessary for this course.

Chamber Strings

Do you wish you had more friends to play chamber music with? Come make some! Are you intrigued but intimidated by counterpoint? Don’t be! Instructor and chamber music devotee Andy McDonagh shows you how easy it can be at TMR Chamber Strings. Participants will wade in the comfortable waters of small group playing and learn important skills crucial to playing with reduced ensembles, such as how to keep rhythm without a conductor, dynamic balance, rhythmic subdivision, studying full scores, and more. Music of the baroque period will be covered in this session, with future classes to feature expanded repertoire. At least one year’s playing and sight-reading experience necessary for this course.

Chamber Strings

Do you wish you had more friends to play chamber music with? Come make some! Are you intrigued but intimidated by counterpoint? Don’t be! Instructor and chamber music devotee Andy McDonagh shows you how easy it can be at TMR Chamber Strings. Participants will wade in the comfortable waters of small group playing and learn important skills crucial to playing with reduced ensembles, such as how to keep rhythm without a conductor, dynamic balance, rhythmic subdivision, studying full scores, and more. Music of the baroque period will be covered in this session, with future classes to feature expanded repertoire. At least one year’s playing and sight-reading experience necessary for this course.