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Bachelor of Arts from University of Pittsburgh
Masters in Music from Indiana University
Professor of Music - Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Adjunct Professor - Whittier College
Over the course of 15 weeks, Ted and students will talk about rhythms, the correct way to play Brazilian swing, melodies, and techniques. All instruments are welcome and with Ted's method books, students will learn a hard-to-find repertoire from Brazil. Each 60-minute class is a one-on-one lesson and each student will be learning at his or her own pace and skill level. Students will learn the different aspects of Brazillian music in the following styles:
Choro - a distinctly Brazillian sounding music that has a typically happy and fast-paced rhythm. Students will quickly learn how to play, as well as improvise, in this style.
Frevo - typically played as a dancing style music with a very fast pace and energetic tempo.
Forró - iconic music, most notably known for its use in Brazillian carnivals and festivals.
Samba - it would be hard to talk about Brazillian music without mentioning its unmistakable beats! The Samba is quintessential to learning Brazillian music
Bossa nova - often described as a silky smooth sound, it is a beautiful fusion of Samba and Jazz.
All student's should have access to Ted's method books and a good foundational knowledge of the instrument they wish to learn
About Ted Falcon: While the violin is not normally an instrument seen in Brazilian popular music, ever the innovator, Ted Falcon has not only brought it onto the scene but has, quite literally, written a book about it. As a multi-instrumentalist (violin and mandolin), as well as a composer, Ted has lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York City, São Paulo, and Brasilia. As an enthusiastic researcher, he has written and published books about regional styles of Brazillian music such as Forró, Choro and Frevo. Ted also taught the violin for a few years at the most respected choro school in Brazil, Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello. He is currently teaching at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music as a Professor of Music.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
Basic knowledge of your instrument. 2 years minimum.