ConsonanceStudios
ConsonanceStudios

Fluency in Music

Free Community Music Sessions to Collaborate & Just Play

Hear a new tune, pick up your instrument & immediately play along!

We’re creating opportunities for musicians to gather, share with one another, gain insight from each other’s experiences, and simply, speak Music together

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT SESSION

UPCOMING SESSION

  • Using the Circle of Music to Build Melody & Stories in Sound
  • Play with music/songs that you’ve never heard before, on the spot (improv, accompanying, solo)

Sunday, April 28 @ 2pm
~ The Church Project ~

Come with a notebook & song you want to spontaneously learn & play

256 S Broadway Street, Monte Vista
Enter at the white door on the south side, we’ll be upstairs
Come a few minutes early to get setup

  • ~ We will continue discussion on how the Circle of Music is built, and why it matters
  • ~ We'll use the fundamental concepts of harmonic intervals to create an enjoyable improv session with the whole group
  • ~ Spontaneouse Play: Begin discovery of how to play with any music, without having to first learn and/or have the dots
We tailor the focus of the how and what to encourage spontaneous group play, establishing chordal foundation, harmony, and then add improv’d melody

The goal is to develop experienced-based answers to the questions:
“How do I just know what to play?””
“How can I play without knowing the song/having the sheet music?”
“How does a group of varied instruments play together spontaneously?”

Our hope is to encourage everyone to dance with their instruments, express through Music fluently, and relish the energy unique to music in a group

  • If those in attendance are inclined, we can also pick a tune of interest to improv and accompany as a group, or compose our own 
  • If there is something specifically that anyone would find useful, please let send a note and we’ll do our best to incorporate

The Value of Improv

Being able to play without needing the dots, or having to have learned the piece ahead of time, requires fluency
 
Learning to speak Music fluently is most successfully achieved in the same way a new human acquires spoken language. The crazy thing is, we are all native Music speakers; it’s our first language. All of us. Some of us just got so focused on learning our second language (spoken word) that Music stepped back for a while.
 
Like our spoken languages, music is comprised of frequency in sound, and we label those sounds just like we do in spoken language
  • Music’s letters are tones. Tones are frequencies.
    When we bring those tones together in various combinations, we get words.
  • Words are harmonies. When we create a sequence of harmonies, we get a sentence. And when we string together sentences, phrases emerge. Phrases lead to paragraphs, expressions of a concept that contain relevant detail to bring understanding. Songs discover and share a concept, and weave details into understanding.
When we speak, we share an understanding with another. When we speak Music, we spin our stories into melody and share our experiences of life with one another, across time and space. 

Interested in joining the conversation?

Come make music with us!

VMYO

Following up from previous ideas tossed about – we are now forming the structure of our Young Musicians Group.
 
We will be hosting virtual weekly sessions (which is quickly starting to look more like it will be in person as often as possible) culminating in a “virtual modern youth orchestra”, where the language of music is shared and learned in an organic, natural manner together.
 
~ Kids and teens (and adults are also welcome and encouraged)
~ 45 minute sessions, where we play/practice for 30 minutes, and then open the floor for whatever you want to talk about for the last 15 minutes. 
~ All forms of music and whatever instrument you already have, or want to learn.
~ Depending on responses, we’ll address support for levels of knowledge and skill as necessary. This idea is to be inclusive of all, regardless of prior experience with the instrument(s) and/or the language of music.
 

Our default and/or initial gatherings will be offered over Zoom, but as the interest presents, we can plan periodic in-person gatherings (after the group gets into groove with one another). Presently, we are located in the San Luis Valley, in southern Colorado, and will focus our efforts within this region for the time being. Contact us for more information
  
Contributions are appreciated: Instruments, your time, monetary support, and locations to meet are all very helpful.

VMYO

Private Lessons

Private Lessons, In Person & Virtual

Children and Adults, Tailored, Individual Instruction ​

Sessions are provided in our studio, and via virtual connection

Beginning through advanced instruction, depending on instrument and style

Non-conventional instruction: Music is in everything in my world. I experience music as a language, universal and constant. My students tend to discover their own music, and develop the tools and skills they desire in order to create it. 

All ages welcome (yes, even little littles)
Because of how we play during our sessions, even toddlers have fun and learn 

~ I am available for in-person & remote sessions depending on the student and instrument. ~

Music is not an exclusive option for only a few, rather it is innately within each and every one of us. It is my desire to make the acquisition of the language of Music accessible to all; please do not allow financial resources or concepts of “status quo” to be an obstacle. Share with me your journey and hopes, and together we will discover your melodic tales.
 
Lessons are designed and tailored to each student and frequency is set by the student. Duration and content of each lesson is determined by the student’s flow and ease. 

Instruments offered:
Piano, Keys
Stringed
Wind
Percussion
Voice
Theory, the Structure of the Language of Music
Electronic Sequencing and DAW Production
Improv & Accompanimn