[making music together]
Musicale is defined as “a musical gathering,” which succinctly reflects our guiding philosophy:
to create a space for musical sharing and learning for all.
Musicale is a community-driven music collaborative aimed at inspiring young musicians to fully experience the joy of music.
We challenge students to embrace a deeper level of music understanding and motivate them to work towards high levels of accomplishment. We are committed to working with and supporting teachers both through teaching opportunities and our educational content aimed specifically at engaging musical educators. We bring preeminent musicians into an intimate, virtual setting where students can receive individualized feedback and can foster a love of music. We are focused on attracting individuals of diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
***Please note that we do not offer private lessons.***
Musicale June 2021 Newsletter Issue 2
Alexander Kobrin, Musicale Classical Style Music Festival Judge
The heart of learning and teaching is combining and referring to all arts. Kobrin talks about how he became a "Servant of arts" and he emphasizes the importance of a well rounded music education
Peter Takács shares about his Mini Course on Beethoven Sonatas.
"Can We Change the Score?" Some Dilemmas in the Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Kristine shares about her passion for math, cooking and music. Hear about her piano lessons, practice routine and tips! She also talks about how she learned the Liszt Mephisto Waltz.
Brenda Huang, Musicale Classical Style Music Festival Judge, shares her joy and satisfaction in teaching young students and talks about ways to motivate her students to achieve their potential in music.
"Learning from Mr. Sheng was incredibly enlightening, challenging, and fun! He challenged me to not only seek a new perspective on the phrasing, voicing, and character of my Chopin sonata but also to understand how the life and character of Chopin makes his music uniquely beautiful. By taking me on a historical journey through Chopin’s personality—“Did you know that Chopin was an introvert? Did you know he didn’t like performing in front of people?”—and Chopin’s unrequited love—“Did you know he had four girlfriends? He was too afraid to confess to the one he wanted to marry!”—Mr. Sheng inspired me to explore further the beauty and quiet passion of Chopin and to deepen my understanding and enjoyment of music."
- Maxine Park on Yuan Sheng's Masterclass Series
"Having a masterclass with Mr. Sheng gave me an entirely new perspective on a Bach Partita that I had been working on for a year. His suggestions surrounding articulation, musical lines within the signature Bach voices, and even flow based on the time signature were simple but fundamentally changed my understanding of the piece. After the class, I became addicted to his recordings, the perfection of these techniques. The combination of his musical enthusiasm, creative energy, and skillful versatility made it inspiring and a wonderful opportunity to learn from Mr. Sheng!"
- Roxane Park on Yuan Sheng's Masterclass Series
"Ingrid's comments during the masterclass were incredibly insightful; despite the masterclass being on zoom, we could easily communicate and I got a lot of valuable information. In addition, I really enjoyed listening to the other students in the masterclass play, something that was also exciting about the Bach Festival. The process of receiving comments on my piece, applying those ideas, and seeing others' interpretations of Bach helped me go more in depth than I ever would have with this piece."
- Tim Kulchitsky on Ingrid Clarfield's Masterclass Series
"It's great to be able to participate in the festivals and see so many people come together in celebration of different music every month! You can share the repertoire you've been working on and receive really specific and helpful feedback as well as hear what others have been working on. It's also great that there are so many opportunities to hear and learn from educators all over the world!"
- Alyssa Xu, Bach & Baroque Music Festival participant
"With Covid-19, you've done a wonderful job of creating opportunities for teachers and students to learn. I don't know of any other musical organization that offers mini-courses throughout the year as you do with world-class presenters. You've done an amazing job!"
- Christina Anderson, Bach & Baroque Music Festival participant
"I can't thank you enough for all you do to promote a supremely elevated music experience for our students. I cannot foresee any of your programs that I would consider missing!"
- Ivy Young, Bach & Baroque Music Festival participant
"I really admire Isabella for what she's done for the music community!
The masterclasses, the lectures, festivals and most of all the wonderful musicians we are able to see and hear bring much needed resources and learning opportunities for all."
- Anna Fagan, Bach & Baroque Music Festival participant
Are you preparing for a piano audition, competition, recital, or special performance? Our world class performing artists and teachers at Musicale can help you achieve success through individualized feedback sessions as you put the final touches on your performance.
The support of the community of teachers and peers can motivate and inspire students to be better listeners, develop critical thinking skills, build repertoire resources, and elevate their music understandingl.
Performing in front of a live audience can greatly increase the confidence of the students and it will cultivate the joy of sharing music with others. It is a fantastic way to try out for your audition, competition, recital and concerts.