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Looping in Classrooms & Studios: Changing Lives With Harmonic Grooves, Andy Reiner and Rob Flax
February 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Want to level up your playing, and stay relevant for your students????
Throw out your dusty backing tracks and robot bands!
Teach more effectively and HAVE MORE FUN by harnessing the power of a looper pedal!
Teachers! Explore harmonic exploration, ear training, and groove practice.
Students! Explore compositional ideas, improvisation, and get instant feedback.
In this ninety-minute workshop, dynamic duo Ändërs ünd Fläxx will guide participants through the basic functions of a looper pedal and demonstrate how they can be used to take the harmony off the page.
Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, singer, actor and composer, began playing at age five with the Reiner Family Band. He has since developed his own style featuring creative, rhythmic melodies and thoughtful fusing of world styles. Earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, launched Andy into a flurry of touring and teaching around the globe. This included Heavy Metal with Devil in the Kitchen, Folk/Hip-Hop with FiddleFoxx, Swedish/Appalachian with Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, Electronic/Celtic with Firecloud, and Bluegrass with The Earth Stringband, which toured Southeast Asia on the 2011 American Music Abroad tour for the US Department of State.
Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an openmind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and Tower of Power, playing viola and violin with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and YouTube star Jacob Collier, upright bass in an Argentine tango ensemble, mandolin and fiddle in various bluegrass bands, electric violin in several rock bands, collaborations with modern dancers, and more. As a composer Rob has written music for choreographers, film (including work on the soundtrack of James Franco’s film As I Lay Dying), and several original projects. Rob is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2012 – Contemporary Improvisation, Music In Education), and he currently lives in Boston, MA.
Workshop Details For String teachers, string players and students (intermediate-advanced students ages 12 and up) Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Sunday February 13, 2022 Location: Virtual via zoom Free for ASTA Members! $25 for Non-Members and students **Paypal link http://paypal.me/astamddc for Payments and/or Donations to support ASTA MD/DC events*** Access Zoom Links will be sent the morning of the session to the email entered on this form. Non-members will be sent links once payment has been received.