Musical education for children of all ages
IGUDESMAN & JOO’s unique education program is designed for any musician who wishes to widen their horizons and approaches to creating, learning, rehearsing, and, performing music. “8 To 88″ explores often– ignored and less-practised aspects of music making and encourages musicians to be more open to such aspects, which may include improvisation, choreography, theatricality, psychology of performance, stage manner and presentation, different styles of music, classical and non-classical rhythm, composition, dramaturgy, and humour.
Musicians are invited to bring their own instruments, and any other instrument they might play, and are encouraged to bring along any own compositions, sketches (musical, or theatrical), and to share any “hidden talents”.
IGUDESMAN & JOO’s “8 To 88″ is available to all musicians, and while it is certainly not exclusive to string players or pianists, violinists and violists would benefit from working with Igudesman’s various “workouts” in different styles, alternative sound production, and, non-classical ornamentation.
The content and direction of the program can vary dramatically depending on the enrolled participants on any given day, which follows IGUDESMAN & JOO’s organic and reactive coaching style that addresses each situation and individual.
Students come away from “8 To 88″ inspired and invigorated, and many leave some of their fears and inhibitions behind. The over-arching emphasis is on being able to have fun with music, and feeling inspired and confident to be creative and break new grounds for their own musical journeys.
In August 2014, IGUDESMAN & JOO will offer guidance to the participants of “A Feast of Duos”, the first competition for duos of violin and piano at the Sion Festival. Going beyond the usual boundaries of music competitions, IGUDESMAN & JOO will act as both jurors and coaches for the duos. The spirit of “8 To 88” is carried forward to the environment of a first-class music competition.
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