Thanks for checking my blog – I know some of you barely have time to breathe right now with school starting.
As mentioned in a previous post, I recently discovered something new: Play with a Pro. Their web page describes it as “…a new platform that gives students immediate access to worldclass teachers, scholars, and artists.”
Also from their web page, “Play with a Pro is primarily a movie library, containing a continuously growing number of high quality movies, in which the great teachers and musicians of our time share their knowledge and passion for classical music….our goal [is] to…give [people] an opportunity to get access to inspiration, knowledge and education, despite age, level, being a student or teacher and mostly important – despite your geographical location…. Over time we aim to build an extensive movie library, in different language versions, so anyone interested, no matter location, language skills and economic means have a chance to learn and get inspired from the greatest artists and scholars.”
I applaud their goals and efforts and am excited about the project! They already have clarinet master classes available from Yehuda Gilad (pictured above), Charles Neidich, and Lee Morgan (principal clarinet, Royal Danish Orchestra) – master classes by David Campbell are in production. They also have master classes on other instruments.
Today, I downloaded a free master class by Emmanuel Pahud and Hansjoerg Schellenberger on Breathing and Blowing. I also spent some money ($29.99) to download one by Yehuda Gilad. FYI, most of the master classes are $19.99.
Since I recently heard Prof. Gilad give a fantastic master class at ClarinetFest 2011, I’m especially interested in studying this and his other available master classes.
One tip, make sure your computer hardware and software meet the suggested minimum specs or you might find things downloading or running slowly.
Thanks Play with a Pro! ClarinetMike says, “Check ’em out!”