Piano Master Class w/ Peggy Reich

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
  • Music Conservatory of Sandpoint
  • $35 Participant Fee/General Admission suggested donation $5

Ms. Reich began her piano studies at age 5 at The Hoff Barthelson Music School in New York, and continued through her teens with Baruch Arnon of the Juilliard School of Music. With increasing dedication to her music, she enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied under Menahem Pressler (The Beaux Arts Trio) and Dr. Joseph Rezits, eventually being awarded a degree in piano performance.

Ms. Reich has performed as part of duets, duos, trios, orchestras and as a soloist throughout the East coast and the Midwest. In her typical performances, she includes, along with more familiar works, the music of lesser known composers from all around the globe, especially South America and Israel. Recently Ms. Reich performed 1 piano 4 hand compositions with Marvin Friedman, as the Keynotes Duet. They won First Place in the Bradshaw and Buono Piano Competition as duettists and performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Throughout her performance career, Ms Reich has been a dedicated and passionate teacher of piano. "I share my joy of creating music, and understanding music, through my teaching." Her students currently range in age from 4 to 75 years old! The emphasis is on piano repertoire, mostly classical, along with theory, ear training and the mastery of composition. Throughout the year, students have opportunities to share their music as well as boost their self-confidence. More serious students receive direction and help in preparing for competitions. Many of her students have gone on to careers in music.  For more information, or to enroll, please contact the MCS office at 208.265.4444.

For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! Workshop

  • Friday, Nov 3, 2017 4:00-6 pm
  • Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 10:00 am-12 pm, Concert & Reception following
  • Music Conservatory of Sandpoint
  • A two day workshop, $35/one day, $60 both days + performance.

This two day workshop is hosted by U.S. Northwest Regional Contest Winner, Ashley Dreyer. Ashley is an excellent young musician who can inspire you with her energy and skill, bringing fresh perspective to any repertoire. Ashley Dreyer has been playing music since she was 12, she started out playing in fiddle contests across the country where she earned several titles as a teenager. Some of her awards include; first place at the U.S. Northwest Regional contest, the Colorado State Contest, the Idaho Open contest, and Best Female Entertainer at the National Fiddle Contest in Weiser, ID. Recently, Ashley was a judge at the Athen's Old Fiddler's Reunion in Athens, Texas - the oldest fiddle contest in the country. Performing, and sharing her love of fiddle music through teaching, are Ashley's biggest passions. She has taught private music lessons and workshops at several music camps and concerts throughout the northwest. Ashley also performs regularly in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane areas.

If you play violin and want to expand your repertoire this two weekend immersion opportunity is for you!  Violinists of all ages are encouraged to learn music in new ways, by ear and tablature, to traditional fiddle tunes in various genres. Jamming skills and etiquette are taught, bringing students together in ensembles. Students will learn about the many different styles of fiddling - such as contest fiddling, bluegrass, swing, celtic, and more.  In this two day workshop Ashley teaches how to play back up techniques and perform fun show tricks. There will be an end of workshop performance and reception for participating students, their families, and the public!  Every student will walk away from this workshop able to play at least one fiddle tune, opening up a whole new world of music. Join the fun! Fiddle workshop cost is $35/day, $60 for both days.  You may register for one day or both, however the performance will be at the end of the second day. Call MCS at 208-265-4444 to enroll.