One of my favorite parts of the Berklee in L.A. program is the music business panel that Don Gorder, Chair of the Music Business department, coordinates. On Tuesday night, five Berklee alumni who work in the music industry volunteered their time to come and talk to students about how to start their careers. They offered great advice for young musicians. Continue reading →
Berklee student Trevor Paul shows student Alex Michelson a guitar technique
After the first day of classes at Berklee in L.A., the energy and talent brought by the students is sure to make this week the best yet of the summer. What kind of student is a Berklee in L.A. student? Most of them are of high school age, representing 19 states and 6 different countries including Canada, Peru, Japan, Mexico, Panama and Argentina.
Briefly, I wanted to highlight two aspects of the program that I think really contribute to the success, and uniqueness of Berklee in L.A. Continue reading →
We’re Shelly Booth and Amanda Gouldthorpe, reporting live from sunny Long Beach, CA! We’ll be blogging from the Berklee in L.A. program this coming week, and have all sorts of fun posts planned, so stay tuned. Continue reading →
Many students came out to a place called Shebeen last night for a jam session. It was a fantastic ending to an amazing week here in Dublin! The jam session started downstairs, where faculty from Newpark Music Centre and Berklee kicked off with a round of jazz tunes. Later, a group of Traditional players found a quieter corner in the upstairs window to jam ’til closing time. John McGann joined the group of students, and the group grew until all seats around were full. Earlier that evening back at DIT, scholarships were awarded to deserving students who attended the program. Continue reading →
Meet Karen- a musician and singer/songwriter from Bray Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Karen has been playing classical piano since age six, and also singing all her life. She plays in a band with her friends called Wyvern Lingo, and she grew up in a very musical family.
I followed Karen around for a day on Wednesday to see what her classes would be like. So far, she has really enjoyed everything. It is information overload for most students, in the most positive way.
Below I included tidbits that I observed from classes. There were many more topics covered- consider this a skimming of the surface.