Intermediate Swing and Jazz Violin

First Name
Ted
Last Name
Falcon
Course Summary

Over the course of 15 weeks, students will study jazz violin and improvisation with the acclaimed American violinist, Ted Falcon. Studying the techniques of great jazz violinists Stephane Grappelli, Johnny Frigo and Jean Luc Ponty will give students a rare insight into how to best approach the violin through the lens of jazz. Students will also be listening to great swing musicians like Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and more.

Lives In

Los Angeles, CA
United States

Course Duration
15 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Intermediate
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$72.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Ted
Last Name
Falcon
Number of years of relevant experience
20 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
jazz
Study Details
Masters in Music
Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts
University of Pittsburgh
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Organization / Institute Name
Whittier College

Course Details

During each 60 minute class with Ted, students will study jazz violin and improvisation by studying the techniques of great jazz violinists Stephane Grappelli, Johnny Frigo, and Jean Luc Ponty. Learning to play by ear, as well as by reading, students will learn about improvisation and jazz interpretation.Ted will teach students about articulation, vibrato, swing, repertoire, performance and sound production on the violin. The repertoire will be based on the standards of Django Reinhardt, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and the Hot Club of France. Students will also be listening to great swing musicians like Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea and more.

Ted will help students how to best approach the style of jazz through the medium of violin, working through key components of the jazz style; improvisation and interpretation. Improvisation relies heavily on the student's ability to create fresh melodies and get a feel for the music to know when to employ this. This skill is largely acquired through the student's interpretation of jazz music and techniques that they learn. Both concepts will be discussed and practiced at length with Ted. Students will also learn to play by reading music but will also learn how to play by ear.

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.

The ipassio Edge

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.

Prerequites

This is not a beginning violin course. Students should have general knowledge of the violin and be able to play 2 octave scales in all keys.

Weekly Schedule

These sections are for individual students.

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SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section A
Thu 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section B
Tue 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
SECTION DAY & TIME Available
Section
Section C
Thu 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM America/New_York
2 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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