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    Aug 25, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course because Orchestra sharpens a student's attention and muscle memory by playing an instrument, testing a student to multi-task during performances and practices. Those who are also dedicated to music will find challenging music no matter what level he or she is in - whether the pupil is in Philharmonic or Chamber Orchestra-, which opens up opportunities to play in colorful styles from different composers and time periods. This creates an exciting and engaging field of learning through the sound of music, and almost anyone can benefit from the opportunity of attending this class.

    Course highlights:

    The best points of this class were the teacher and his innovative tricks to help students brave through the hardest pieces for a concert. He helped up become exposed to many pieces of music that have contrasted or complimented each other, and when he did, he was there to help us with a fun twist. He'd tell us stories about his personal life, history, and that were made up for fun, and then he would incorporate them into his demonstrations to make teaching a more livelier experience. From him, I've learned about famous composers, life lessons coming from my teacher himself, handy techniques for easier playing, and challenging scales.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Orchestra may seem like a easy class to shrug off, but once you encounter a not-so-easy piece of sheet music, you will need a considerate amount of time for practice. In addition, if you have a picky instructor in a music class, practice is key in order to succeed in his or her classroom. So the most helpful tip is to balance your time for practicing with the teacher and at home. The teacher wants to see you improve in class so he or she can move on in the music, and your improvement be based off on how well you practiced at home. In the end, don't forget to have fun. This class is a musical journey to discover how far you can take your musical abilities, and with the help of your teacher, Orchestra will be a breeze.

    • Fall 2015
    • Matt Cross
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts

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