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Protected: Kaw Valley Orchestra Project, Year 2: Online Class

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Protected: Kaw Valley Orchestra, Year 1: 09.30.13

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Advanced Bowings Lessons- a Review

Have you noticed how there seem to be an infinite number of ways your bow can interact with the string? Your bow and how it’s used comprises the majority of your tone and technique, and properly exercising each method in

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Come Join Us- Through October 7th!

While we attempted to hand out flyers in the Perry & Lecompton schools earlier than now, there was some mis-communication… and the flyers were handed out AFTER our first meeting! Don’t be concerned: if you would like to come to

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Summer Playing Goals

As summer approaches, you’re probably thrilled with the prospect of long stretches of free time- you’re finally done with school! But if you’ll remember back to last summer, you will probably begrudgingly agree: summer usually means the school schedule is

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The Freedom Within Music

I recently found a post on my site was linked on what I would consider to be an extremist website. I don’t know what religion they hold, but I do know this: my thoughts about the music of Mali needing

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Protected: OK2A: Green Belt Test

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The Music of Mali

This post doesn’t have much to do with the violin specifically, or even so much stringed instruments, except the banjo. It does, however, give you your daily dose of world music… and for good reason. Browsing the news stories on

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See the Topeka Symphony for free Thursday, January 10

Topeka Symphony Presents Free Concert Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 If you are a homeschooling parent or have children younger than school-age, and live close to the Topeka area, here’s a great opportunity to hear a professional symphony play! Reservations are

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Oskaloosa Orchestra Concert

Thursday, December 20, at 6:00 pm First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa  105 Jefferson Street, Oskaloosa, KS 66066   We would love to have you attend our first performance! The students have worked so hard this semester, and I am proud

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