The purpose of the master classes is to provide students with an opportunity to perform in a relaxed atmosphere for others who are also studying the instrument. Master classes prepare players for recitals and other public performances. They help to build confidence and they provide valuable feedback from peers and instructor. Additionally, we explore topics and studies not included in the private lesson setting. Sample topics include: musical styles & composers, artists, and instrument construction & maintenance.
Several times during the year we gather as a studio to perform for one another and to study more in depth a particular musical topic. Students are divided by age and ability and work in a small group.
Master classes are held in lieu of private lessons for that week for those students who are at the appropriate skill level.