Shearer Method Introduction

Saturday, March 26, 2016 by Matt Cosgrove | Uncategorized

I studied the first two volumes of the Shearer method. I compiled some quotes from the text with samples of my CD into a movie. There is a brief sample of each track from my CD. If you like the music, the CD is available for purchase at my studio. There are also numerous methods available to puchase a digital copy (Itunes, google music etc.) Enjoy!

The music is from the CD I put out last year. If you would like to obtain a copy, start here:

http://www.cgstudio.us/Shop (scroll to the bottom)

It is also available in numerous online stores including itunes and google music. Search for "Matt Cosgrove" "Romantic & 20th Century Music"

 

 

Crescendo Academy February 28 Recital

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Matt Cosgrove | Uncategorized

Four students performed Sunday at the Crescendo Academy Recital. They all did a great job!

Elizabeth Beirlein

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Damian Johnson-Appelgren

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Samara Woolfolk

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Allsion Ramlow

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Back to school . . .

Saturday, September 12, 2015 by Matt Cosgrove | Studio

The first week of school is behind us. We are off and rolling with the gutiar lessons and the school year. Work hard to find balance with your school work and practicing!

  • Congratulations to Michael Comar who progressed from Level 2 to Level 3!
  • Congratulations to Damian Johnson-Appelgren who progressed from Level 2 to Level 3 and has also began his studies in the Royal Conservatory Method Preparatory Grade!

I'd like to welcome all the new students who just started studying at Crescendo Academy of Music. I'd especially like to welcome Lily Stickley who just started this week. Please remain flexible as I will be welcoming the Kalamazoo College students back next week. I will try to keep everyone in their same spot. However, as is necessary, I may need to adjust some lesson times. I will do my best to keep everyone at their preferred time.

I have talked to many of you about performing at the Crescendo Academy of Music recital. Everyone is welcome to perform and attend. If I haven't talked to you and you would like to perform, let me know. It will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 27th. at the:

First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South Street, Kalamazoo MI

We are also in the process of confirming a guitar concert in November. If all goes according to plan, JB Taylor will be coming to do a concert and a masterclass. JB is a doctoral student at the University of Louisville and has toured the souteast United States and Africa. Here is a link to more inforamtion on JB. We are trying to confirm his concert for November 29th at 7:00 pm. The concert should be at the First Congregational Church. My goal is to have 100% participation. By attending this concert, you will help to insure more concerts similar to this in the future. :) Is anyone interested in performing in a masterclass on a Saturday morning?

I look forward to working with each one of you in the upcoming week! 

~Matt

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