Music Circles consist of 3 to 8 young musicians, ages 8-18. Each ensemble consists of children that are of similar age and level. As the children learn and grow together, their group develops its own personality. The musicians are involved in choosing the music that they learn, and the venues where they perform
This is a unique program that is tailored to meet each child at their own personal level. When musicians need help in playing with the group, I compose personalized sheet music to accommodate the kids' varying abilities. I also use graphic equalizer software to make multi-layered ensemble recordings so the kids can hear how the music parts fit together
Music Circles ensembles can include violin, piano, cello, ukulele, flute. Children must have been taking private lessons on their instrument for at least a year. Depending on other children involved, it may not be necessary initially to read music, but we will likely be learning to note-read as a group. Music repertoire may include Classical, Fiddle, Celtic, Klezmer, Folk Music from countries around the World, pieces composed for and by the children.