Donna is our instructor in Knoxville TN

Donna began studying music from a very early age, coming from a family of musicians. She started the flute in junior high, participating in the school’s orchestra all the way through graduating high school. After high school, Donna continued to perform in choirs, bands and orchestras, and as a soloist on flute or vocals since the early 1960’s. She graduated with an Associates of Arts degree for music from Porterville College in 1985 and began teaching flute and piano soon after. Donna continues to perform locally in her church’s orchestra. She offers classical, gospel, light jazz, and pop styles.

Listen to Donna by following this link!


Autumn’s #1 practice tip is….

Read about Autumn and her #1 practice tip!

1.I’m Autumn, and I teach viola, violin, and guitar. I started my musical life with classical music, but over the years I’ve branched out to all kinds of genres. Nowadays, I love to fuse genres and dance in between the lines of folk, jazz, classical, and sometimes even electronic sounds. I also play in a local philharmonic orchestra. I have been teaching for about three years.

2. I knew I wanted to be a musician when I was about seventeen. My high school friends and I started a little folk-punk band, where I sang, played guitar, and threw in a little viola solo here and there. That was the first time I had a group of people play music that I had written, and it was actually one of the most educational musical experiences I’ve ever had. We had so much playing for just about anyone who would listen, and I became hooked.

3. I released my first full-length studio album in 2016, and called it Oneiria. It’s available just about everywhere now. I am also playing with the Brevard Philharmonic the next few months, so look for me in the viola section!

4. My number one practice tip is to alternate periods of intense focus (reading music, playing scales, metronome work, etc.) with periods of messing around (improvising, making noise, being creative). This will protect you from burnout, and also give you some really great ideas for composing. Creativity and hard work are not mutually exclusive!

5. I’m listening to Bon Iver’s new album 22-A Million. Probably the most gorgeously-composed record I heard to come out of 2016 (Radiohead’s new album is pretty sweet though…)

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