Workshops

 

M.U.S.E. offers free workshops several times a year. The band workshops are run by director Bryant Allard.  Bryant will conduct workshops in both the Portland, OR area and San Francisco bay area during the year.  Parents are not only encouraged to bring their child to these events but to stay and observe as well. For first year students, Bryant takes the students through a series of fun “games” that help make every child feel comfortable followed by fun techniques on “How to Practice” and note reading exercises. Your child will benefit immensely by participating in these workshops. For Intermediate and Advanced students,  Bryant works with the students to better understand  how important it is to be able to REALLY know and understand rhythms (not just guess). The goal of each session is to take a piece of music and explore all the details that, when executed properly, make the piece of music come alive and sound the way the composer intended it to.  Some of these details include dynamics, articulations, and phrasing. There is no cost to participate.  It’s included in the tuition you pay.



Bay Area Workshops 2016-2017


Winter Workshops

Saturday, January 7th

@Bishop O’Dowd HS 9500 Stearns Ave Oakland

11:00-12:15 Beginning Band Students

12:30-1:30  Intermediate/Advanced Band Students


Sunday, January 8th Location: TBA (in San Francisco)

1:00-2:15 Beginning Band Students

2:30-3:30pm Inter/Adv Band students



Band Make Up day (east bay schools)

Saturday, March 18

@Bishop O’Dowd High  Oakland

10:00-11:00 Beginning  band students

11:15-12:15 Inter/adv band students


Band Make Up Day (San Francisco schools)

TBA






Bryant Allard: Director of M.U.S.E.

Portland Area Band Workshops 2016-2017


•  Winter Workshops

Saturday, January 21  


East Side @St. Rose School 5309 NE Alameda

Beginning Band Students: 10:00-11:00am

Intermediate/Advanced Students 11:15-12:15


West Side @Holy Trinity  Beaverton

Beginning Band Students: 3:00-4:00  

Intermediate/Advanced Students: 4:00-5:00pm


  1. Spring Workshops

Saturday, March 4


East Side @St. Rose School 5309 NE Alameda

Beginning Band Students: 10:00-11:00am

Intermediate/Advanced Students 11:15-12:15


Sunday, March 5

West Side @Holy Trinity  Beaverton

Beginning Band Students: 3:00-4:00  

Intermediate/Advanced Students: 4:00-5:00pm