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Tuning Up NOVEMBER 2018
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volume 57 no.3  rcmtg.org   PO Box 283, New City, NY 10956

Mind, Body, Music:
From Healthy Alignment to Artistic Performance

 

a presentation by new member Elaina Burns
Wednesday, November 7th at 10:15 AM
Rockland Conservatory of Music

Teachers and students can go from “stuck, but surviving” to “free and thriving” both mentally and physically by exploring the healing practices of mind-body alignment. Drawing on the presenter’s experience and practice in ballet, yoga, and meditation, this session will address common misconceptions about meditation while offering creative and practical ideas for private and group lessons. Private teachers can cultivate greater self-awareness and employ numerous resources for stress reduction, both for themselves and for their students, and these resources will be explored and outlined within the presentation.  

 

Musical interpretation requires gross motor and fine motor control and awareness. Simple exercises can be introduced to aid students and teachers in their discovery and understanding of various muscle groups. Participants in this session will engage mentally and physically in a breath and movement practice for a portion of the session. In addition, demonstrations of artistic gesture will be given at the piano with the goal of introducing those in attendance to simple strategies that can be employed in any lesson for any musician. Teachers who attend this session will explore creative ways to connect with students while integrating philosophies behind meditation, mind-body alignment, and artistic gesture.

 

 

Elaina Burns is an active pianist, organist, chamber musician, and teacher based in Pearl River, New York. A registered yoga teacher and member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, her primary area of research is the impact of meditation and mind-body alignment on performing artists. Burns is founder and director of Resonance: Mind-Body-Music, a piano and yoga studio dedicated to the creative and healing arts. Burns holds a doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. Please visit www.elainaburns.com and www.facebook.com/burnspiano to learn more.

 

ROCKLAND COUNTY MUSIC TEACHERS GUILD

proudly presents

MUSIC MARATHON 2018

to benefit

HELPING HANDS OF ROCKLAND

INTERFAITH COALTION

 www.helpinghandsofrockland.org

Weekend of DECEMBER 8th and 9th

Palisades Center Mall

CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE 
ON THE SCHEDULE!
DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 25th

Give your students the opportunity to

showcase their talents as they raise funds

to support a local charity.

Teacher and Student Volunteers Needed

Visit www.RCMTG.org for more information

Contact: Carole Tilson

ctil8993@gmail.com

download forms on our website
http://rcmtg.org/musicmarathon.htm

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear colleagues,

These days we have indeed gone through some turbulent times. A catastrophic hurricane to the south, a Supreme Court nomination hearing that seems to have torn our country apart, and the Yankees losing to the Red Sox. But life goes on, and we as music teachers continue bringing the love of music to the lives of our students.

To help us with this task, we are happy to announce that we are in the process of hiring a consultant (wonderful Keryn Waltzer!) who will help us navigate through social media and marketing of our guild and our image in the digital age.

We think this could be a very exciting time for our organization. At our October meeting, much was discussed pertaining to the changes we can make.

SUSIE STORY #3

In the early 1980’s I decided I would like to give horn lessons so I joined RCMTG. I attended meetings for nearly two years and never got a horn student. One day Susie offered to refer two students to me because they and I were in New City. I told Susie: “Thank you but I am looking for horn students. I don’t teach piano.” She replied, “Well, you could….." That got me thinking...well, I guess I could!  And I did. Thanks to Susie, I have had many piano students and enjoy teaching them very much. And about a year later, I got my first horn student, too. 

Rosemary Waltzer

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Dear Pianists, Please see below for some broad details of an opportunity in New City, NY for you or any colleagues/students you can think of!

For more information, including stipend, please contact their Parish Administrator at 845-634-3601, or email at stjohns365@optonline.net.

A little about the position: This congregation has a nice pipe organ, but they are also used to singing with the piano. A small choir [6-8] is there, and often a singer from the congregation will sing something for the Offertory. An accompanist with keyboard skill would work well and most of the vocalists will be congregational.

from the RCMTG photo archives - a winter party at Rosemary's. Ed Simon and George Bryant, totally in character!
Attention to those of you with students performing at the Helping Hands Gala on November 4th - the event will be at the PEARL RIVER HILTON, 500 Veteran's Memorial Drive.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY CONCERTS

NOVEMBER 3rd from 3-4 PM at Rockland Conservatory:
Young Concert Artist Daniel Lebhardt, pianist. A short but spectacular free concert, followed by Q and A. Reserve your seat @www.rcmny.org/upcoming-events-tickets. or call 356-1522.

NOVEMBER 3rd and 4th: Stony Point NY – The Hudson Lyric Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata.   Performances will be Saturday, November 3 at 2PM, and Sunday, November 4 at 2PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 47 East Main St., Stony Point NY.

Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Students/Seniors.  Group tickets are available.   For Information call (845)709-2273, email:  info@hudsonlyricopera.org,  website: www.hudsonlyricopera.org


NOVEMBER 13th: Morning Music Club is presenting a concert of two brilliant musicians, Avi Nagin, violin and Itay Goren, pianist on Nov. 13, 2018 at Valley Cottage Library: 10 Route 303 at 10:30 am. This is a free concert with donations to the scholarship fund welcomed.


RCMTG CALENDAR 2018-2019
Upcoming Programs and Events

(all Wednesday programs begin at 10:15 AM)


Wednesday, November 7 at RCM
new member Elaina Burns talks about aligning mind and body in artistic performance.

Wednesday, December 5 at RCM
violinist Cal Weirsma

Saturday, January 19 at Rosemary Waltzer's
WINTER JAMBOREE, time TBA

Wednesday, March 6 at RCM
pianist Alexander Peskanov: "Peskanov on Peskanov"

Wednesday, April 3 at RCM
Round Table discussion on teaching beginners

Wednesday, May 1 at RCM
member Melissa Alexander

Sunday, May 5th at RCM all day
YOUNG PEOPLE's AUDITIONS
and CONCERTO COMPETITION

Sunday, May 19th at RCM
BLUE AND GOLD RECITAL

Wednesday, June 5th, TBA
ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Board of Directors and Event Chairpersons
RCMTG  2018-2019

President: Steve Cohen

Vice President: 
Carole Tilson

Treasurer: Rosemary Waltzer

Recording Secretary:
Arlene Linke

Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Coletta

Marathon: Carole Tilson

Auditions: Christine Renstrom

Membership: Suzanne Coletta

Hospitality: member needed here!


"Tuning Up" Editor:
Tedo Wyman
Copyright © 2018 Rockland County Music Teachers Guild, All rights reserved.


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