Kapital Kids Strings - Through a variety of creative methods and materials, students will learn the fundamentals of playing string instruments. As they progress, they will explore a variety of musical styles and experience the joy of performing as an ensemble. Heterogeneous violin, viola and cello classes are designed for three specific levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.
These classes are appropriate for children with or without previous instrumental music background. Parents will receive specific information about acquiring instruments, accessories and materials. A limited number of instruments may be available for students who qualify for financial assistance.
Kapital Klassics - Adult ensemble coaching for duos, trios and quartets. Experience the joy of sharing music with others and meeting new musicians.
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Tuition: $180.00 per 12-week session. Students may select Tuesday or Thursday evenings, beginning September 4, 2012 or September 6, 2012, respectively.
Dr. Sarah Biber graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Kappa Lambda from the Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 2003, earning degrees in Classics and cello. She completed her masters degree in performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2005. Whilst in Australia, Sarah performed in the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony under numerous conductors including Gianluigi Gelmetti and Vladmir Ashkenazy. Sarah has attended or been a fellow at numerous festivals, including Tanglewood, Mannes Beethoven Institute, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Sarah co-founded Till by Turning (www.tillbyturning.com,) an ensemble devoted to new works and improvising, and Biber Baroque, a New York based early music ensemble named after the baroque composer Franz Ignaz Biber. Sarah is passionate about her role as an educator of a younger generation of classical musicians and owes huge debts of gratitude to her own teachers Peter Rejto, Catharina Meints, and Georg Pedersen. Sarah is a regular member of Bourbon
Baroque, Louisville Kentucky's premiere early music ensemble, and recently collaborated in a performance of a Vivaldi Cello Concerto, called "Passionate and insightful" by the Louisville Courier Journal and recently aired nationally on NPR's Performance Today. Sarah recently completed a doctorate with Colin Carr at Stony Brook and spent the last 2 years as professor of cello at Montana State University.
Phyllis Fleming (Violin - Viola) A veteran educator and performer, Phyllis earned a B.S. Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University and did graduate study at the University of Michigan School of Music. Her experience includes instruction in public and private Michigan schools, chamber music and individual lessons at the Center for Creative Studies (Detroit), arts management with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and performances with the Michigan Chamber Orchestra, Windsor (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra, Savannah Symphony, Harlem Festival Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. She relocated from Detroit to the Nation’s Capital in 1988. She is currently a private instructor at the International School of Music in Bethesda, Maryland and the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. An active freelancer on violin, viola and piano, she performed In-School Concerts for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Education Program for 12 years and has been a member of the American Federation of Musicians since 1975.