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HALLOWEEN WEEK

From Wednesday, October 25 to Tuesday, October 31st! Every child can wear their costume on each day they attend!!!  ​As some of our students only come once a week, we celebrate Halloween for a WHOLE week!!! Your child can dress up each day they attend!!  Please remember to keep swords and weapons at home!  If you'd like to bring trea...
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The Rosanna Shuffle, Week Two

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​Let me get this out first....the Rosanna shuffle is a BEAST!  Undoubtedly one of the coolest sounding beats though.   I am not a big fan of shuffles, as anyone who has played with me will tell you, but this half time shuffle sounds cool and I cannot imagine what Rosanna would have sounded like without it. What is a half-ti...
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Boooooo! Halloween is almost here!

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​ Be afraid! Be very afraid! Halloween is coming ... Now that we have the scary stuff out of the way.   Check out a violin video lesson from Brett Sheehan teaching a very scary halloween song called 'A Spooky Fright! On Hallowe'en Night!.  Yes, the song was written and composed by Brett.  :-) We posted this video last year ...
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The Rosanna Shuffle, Week One

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At one of our August Project Vibe practices it was recommended by an instructor to learn the song Rosanna by Toto.  I was excited as I love the song but the other players in the band were not as impressed.  When I arrived home that night I found a Rosanna drum chart online, practiced it a couple of ...
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Want your kit to sound like Nirvana's?

Want your kit to sound like Nirvana's?
Today I found a Reverb.com article on how to replicate the sound of the kit from Nirvana's Dave Grohl.  When I first started drum lessons I bought a drum chart book of all Nirvana's hits. I did not know much about their music but after being blown away by the RockStar INXS performance of Jordis Unga singing Heart ...
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Sandro Dominelli with David Clayton Thomas

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David Clayton Thomas was set to kick off the 2017/2018 season of Festival Place when his drummer was unable to play due to injury. Sandro was given the call on September 15 to perform the following day with the songwriter best know for fronting the American band Blood, Sweat & Tears. The band is best known for such favourites as "You Made ...
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10 TIPS FOR AUDITIONS

It's Monday morning and I spend at least an hour going through the email that came in over night and every once in a while I decide to check my promotions folder.  I think the promotions folder might be a gmail addition, not sure.   I check out any email that might be music related and this morning I found one from bandvista.com. 

Check it this article and others at https://www.bandvista.com/blog/

Going on an audition, whether it's for a conservatory or a band, is one of the most stressful experiences of any musician's career. The jittery nerves, the clenched muscles, the sweating hands and brow – most musicians have experienced them before heading into an audition. But the key to managing the stress of auditions is to be well prepared, so here are ten tips for auditions.


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Citation practicing for the Oil Kings Game Opener

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Check out the video of Project Vibe band 'Citation' practising for their 20 minutes of fame at the Oil Kings game. This reminds me to make sure you submit your ticket purchase order on the form below on or before September 11 (this coming Monday). All performers and attendees will require tickets. Have questions call us at 780-488-8515 or email inf...
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ADULT MUSIC LESSONS

I read a great article this morning about the hidden advantages of adults taking music lessons and all of them very true. However, as an adult with a family and jobs we find ourselves too busy and making all sorts of excuses to not add one more thing to our pile. But think about this. You are sitting in a waiting room for a half hour or hour doing ...
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