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The elevator pitch and the National Anthem

Posted by Victor on November 24, 2017

As I mentioned in the past couple of posts, I recently spoke to several dozen prospective parents about the music program at our big open house event. Sometimes, because of the amount of parents coming into the room, I have to give a synopsis that is rather quick. When it gets like this, I rather […]

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A peculiar lesson

Posted by Victor on November 22, 2017

In my struggle to represent the work that we do to prospective parents on our open house day, I was reminded of one of the more unique lessons which arose with nearly all of the students in the school this year. One way that I sometimes describe what I wish to bring in my teaching […]

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Context for things I have said….

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Our recent open house reminded me that I have been neglectful in my promise to myself maintain an effort to always explain more elegantly, and more clearly, the nature of my work with the students, and how it will scientifically provide a better life for them. It was helpful that this realization was coupled with […]

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Autonomous Music Productions, AP students at Brain Rehab Center

Posted by Victor on June 25, 2017

AMP is our Adolescent Program’s music business. The AP students book the shows and do the work of producing. We concentrate on playing at Retirement Villages and Nursing homes. This was their presentation at Braintree Manor, a brain injury rehab center. It was one of the more moving acts of service provided by our students […]

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The Community Concert

Posted by Victor on May 18, 2017

The theme of this year’s concert was Songs of Conscience. It grew out of the fact that for the first time ever a songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In looking at what was teachable about Bob Dylan’s work, it was easy to see that his discipline of non-materialism, the valor of his […]

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Performance and Will

Posted by Victor on June 27, 2016

This past year’s performances: The Thacher Book Fair The Peace Day Ceremony The Hunger Banquet Loire Cotler Christmas Caroling Amp at Fuller Village Amp at Winter Hill Amp at Braintree Manor, Brain Rehab Facility Amp/Studio Music/Alum Benefit to raise awareness for the Blue Hill Observatory at University Station Mall Studio Music Concert Beatles in school […]

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Audiation

Posted by Victor on December 15, 2015

A cornerstone of musicianship is the work of audiation. This word was coined by music education pioneer, Edwin Gordon. It is the ability to hear a range of sounds and musical ideas in your mind. There is much going on these days in the field of education to do with mental coordination of the senses […]

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Learning and Presenting

Posted by Victor on October 23, 2015

On Monday, November 16th at 1pm Thacher will be visited by world reknown konnakol artist Loire Cotler. PARENTS ARE MOST WELCOME TO ATTEND!!! (just come!) Loire has spent her life studying the South Indian art of vocal rhythms. You can watch her at work in a video at bottom. The Upper El and AP programs […]

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