How Ginger Spotted an INTRUDER!
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
Just the time for SCARY stories on Halloween! In one of her recent lessons, Ginger was sight-reading a new piece. NEW PIECE is always tricky to read at first sight, especially in front of YOUR TEACHER. One must be very careful not to make mistakes, be very focused and alert. Sight Reading a new piece is like walking in the dark. You don’t know what the new piece sounds like yet, so you need to go slow and watch out for obstacles. Everything was going well. Ginger is such a good music reader - she found her notes quickly and was proceeding at a steady pace, even observing correct dynamics an ..read more
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Academy's Pianists Sweep Top Prizes in State Competition
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3M ago
Three piano students from the Charleston Academy of Music participated in the esteemed Governors School for Arts and Humanities Young Artist Piano Competition, and all three came back with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize awards. We are incredibly happy and proud of their efforts. Congratulations to Angela, Joshua, and Matthew, and kudos to their teachers Irina Pevzner and Chee-Hang See ..read more
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New Location for Downtown Campus!
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by director70888
3M ago
As some of you may know, our Academy is officially moving its downtown location at the end of this month to 342 Meeting Street, which is the Educational Building of the Second Presbyterian Church. After over a decade at 189 Rutledge, this truly feels like the end of an era. BUT, I am confident you will find the new space really exciting with its spacious rooms and plenty of natural light, children friendly and very secure. The best part - we can use the space ANY TIME of the day and night! There is a parking lot, too. Moreover, this beautiful historic site is at the heart of downtown Charlesto ..read more
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Rush Hour Concert Season '23-24 Announced
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
Back by popular demand, the monthly Rush Hour Concerts are starting in October. Created and hosted by Charleston Academy of Music, these performances are FREE and open to the public. The concerts showcase the talented faculty of the Academy, with occasional guests, in an hour-long program in the beautiful sanctuary of the Second Presbyterian Church at the heart of downtown Charleston. The series features a variety of music for various instruments and ensembles, with pieces representing many different styles. The Rush Hour Concerts have been running for 11 years and became a popular staple in C ..read more
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Spotlight on Faculty: Chee-Hang See, piano
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
Meet Chee-Hang; not only he is one of our busiest piano teachers and performers for nearly 13 years, but he also wins the prize for traveling the longest distance to come to us - all the way from Singapore! Chee-Hang is an essential part of our team as he is active in teaching piano and theory classes, coaching ensembles, accompanying students, curriculum planning, plus helping to run our Sonatina Festival and Rush Hour Concerts! Check our his story in the interview below. 1. How did your music journey bring you to teaching? I have been teaching since I finished high school in Singapore. A ..read more
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Spotlight on Faculty - Madeline Hershenson, piano and orchestra
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
It is long overdue to highlight our most experienced and versatile instructor Madeline whose passion for teaching music never diminished throughout many years and in various settings she worked. After many years of teaching music in public schools in New York and South Carolina, Madeline came to the Academy to keep sharing her love for music through teaching piano and leading our outreach Kidzymphony orchestra program in which students in underprivileged communities get to learn and experience playing instruments at no cost to them. She is an inspiration to our team. It is true pleasure to lea ..read more
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Spotlight on Faculty: Nina Sandberg - Violin
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
Our faculty are the masterminds behind each of our student's progress and success. While most of our teachers are also performers, their incredible pedagogical work stays behind the scenes. It is time to shine a light on the amazing teaching skills of these inspiring individuals. Today the spotlight is on violinist Nina Sandberg. Originally from Houston, TX, she has been teaching violin, viola, Suzuki classes, and Eurhythmics at the Academy for the past three years. We asked her some questions about her life as a violin teacher, and it is our pleasure to share her insight. How did your mus ..read more
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Music Lessons Continuing March 16-31, 2020
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by director70888
3M ago
Dear Families, We understand that special circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic are causing much disruption to nearly everyone's routine. Charleston Academy of Music is here to continue your music routine as consistently as possible. While we are putting on hold all group classes such as Music Discovery, Suzuki, Performance Classes and Ensembles, we are continuing to offer regular individual lessons. For those families who prefer not to come to in-person lessons, we offer remote e-lessons instead. Please check with your instructor regarding scheduling and technical specifications fo ..read more
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First Inaugural Sonatina Festival Launch
Charleston Academy of Music Blog
by CharlestonAcademy ofMusic
3M ago
Calling on all piano and composition students K-12 to take part in our new exciting initiative - the First Annual Sonatina Festival! On November 9, 2019, a panel of judges will hear auditions and award multiple prizes to the performers and composers who demonstrate their skills in mastering the Sonatina/Sonata genre. More information is available here ..read more
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