• BAND, GUITAR, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

     

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    THANK Y
    OU FOR SUPPORTING KIDDO!!

     

    Cayce Carnahan- Director of Bands, Guitar, Music Technology

    https://caycecarnahan.weebly.com/


    Please contact me at 389-7711 (ext.# 2782) or ccarnahan@mvschools.org if you have
    any questions. For emergencies call: (510) 407-8124

     

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    Music advocacy and research. Please explore the following web pages!!!

    -A collection of research that supports music education:
    http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/advocacy/

    -A moving short video about the benefits of studying music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1njTXx47vHs

    -A PBS documentary featuring Bobby McFerrin that studies the affects of music
    on the brain:
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/musicinstinct/

    -Jazz rhythm and it's affects on the brain:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI8r6k9wgGo&feature=related


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    CLASSES:

    Jazz Band will start when in-person learning resumes

    Intermediate Woodwinds- period 1

    Beginning Guitar- period 2a

    Intermediate Brass & Percussion- period 2b

    Advanced Woodwinds- period 3b

    Advanced Guitar- period 4b

    Music Tech 2- period 4a

    Music Tech 1- period 5b

    Advanced Brass & Percussion- period 6a

    Panther Time- 7th grade

     
     

    Beginning Band-

    Darren Smith is the director of the 5th grade band.  Please contact Darren at (dsmith@mvschools.org) if you have any questions.  I will be co-teaching the Wednesday Beginning Band practices at MVMS with Darren. 

     

     

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    Required Materials:

     
    Beginning Guitar- Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1/ acoustic guitar (no electrics)/ pick (1.5 mm)/ extra strings (especially 1st string E)/ capo.
     
    Music Technology- no materials required
     

    Advanced Guitar- Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 2/ same as above

    Intermediate Band-  You will need to own a copy of the Standard of Excellence book 1 and book 2 (enhanced version).  The Magic Flute should have these in stock, but you may want to call ahead. 
     

    Advanced Band- You will need to own a copy of the Standard of Excellence book 2 (enhanced versions if available). The Magic Flute should have this in stock, but you may want to call ahead.
     
    Advanced Jazz Band- tba
     
    Intermediate Jazz Band- tba
     
    You can purchase these books from JW Pepper (800-345-6296) or Amazon. The Magic Flute may not have these in stock so call ahead before making the trip.
     
      
     
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    CALENDAR:
    The Calendar is Subject to Change!!! Please check back occasionally for updates.  We will wear our music dept. shirts and khaki pants to all performances.  Contact me if you need to purchase a shirt or would like to borrow one for a performance.  I also have a limited number of khaki pants to borrow.

     

    No in-person performances will be scheduled until it is safe.  We will have a virtual perfomance and I'll let you know the date as soon as it is determined. 

     

     

     

     

     
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    RECOMMENDED LIVE SHOWS!  

     
     
     

    RECOMMENDED LIVE VENUES!

    Sweetwater Music Hall (Kiddo sponsor!)-  a GREAT local music venue that features live music 7 days a week (some free shows too!).  Lots of big name acts along with lesser known groups that will blow you away!  Check out their website for a complete listing (http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/calendar/) 

    Seahorse in Sausalito- a convenient and relaxed venue to catch a show and see some really talented musicians perform.  Live music 7 days a week and a great (and free!!) jam session every Tuesday at 7 pm featuring Noel Jewkes (sax) and live salsa bands every Sunday (http://ww.sausalitoseahorse.com/calendar.html). 
     
    Terrapin Crossraods in San Rafael- live music 7 days a week with lots of free kid-friendly family shows!
     
    Seahorse in Sausalito- a convenient and relaxed venue to catch a show and see some really talented musicians perform.  Live music 7 days a week and a great (and free!!) jam session every Tuesday at 7 pm featuring Noel Jewkes (sax) and live salsa bands every Sunday (http://ww.sausalitoseahorse.com/calendar.html). 
     
    Throckmorton Theater (http://throckmortontheatre.org/)- another GREAT local venue that features world-class live music.
     
    SF Jazz (https://sfjazz.org/)
     
    Yoshi's (http://www.yoshis.com/calendar/)
     
    SF Symphony
     
    Marin Symphony
     


    Music links:

    Marin Youth Symphony: This is a wonderful local youth orchestra that attracts some of the best talent in the Bay Area. It is open to advanced middle school and high school students. See the following website for more information about auditions: www.marinsymphony.org/youth/youth_orchestra.htm

    Cazadero Music Camp- a wonderful summer camp for all musicians!!  Highly recommended!!!  
     
    Vic Firth- A percussion website that walks you through the rudiments and has multiple videos on various techniques and styles.
    http://www.vicfirth.com/education/

    Guitar Master Class- A great resource for guitarists that includes free online lessons.
    http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/video-lessons/absolute-beginner/

    California State Music Standards:

     http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/mumain.asp

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    Local music stores:

    Magic Flute: San Rafael- 479-3112

    Banana's at Large- 457-7600 (guitar/bass/drums/keyboard)

    Marin Music Center: Novato- (415) 897-4131

    Bronstein's Music: South S.F.- 650-588-2502

    A+G Music: Oakland- 510-832-0381

    A Drummer's Tradition- 458-1688 (drums)


    Private Lessons
    Here's a list of GREAT local private teachers!

     
    Guitar
     
    James Harman (jharmanguitar@gmail.com/ 707-332-3228)
     
    Dave Blakey, 415-259-9824
     
     
    Drums
     
    Vince Littleton (vincelittleton@gmail.com)
     
    Niels Myrner 415-419-7305
     
     
    Piano
     
    Max Perkoff (perkoff.max@gmail.com)
     
    Susan Fritz-Prey (frittersfp@gmail.com)
     
    Alice Kubo (https://alicekubopianostudio.wixsite.com/website)

     

    Flute

    Rhonda Bradetich, 208-255-9130, Rhonda@goldenflute.com

     

    Clarinet

    Daniel Ferreira, ferreira.daniel.anthony@gmail.com
     
    Steve Bergman, 415-269-1622
     
    Kevin Stewart, kjstewart26@comcast.net 510.205.4198
     
     
    Saxophone

    Kevin Stewart, kjstewart26@comcast.net 510.205.4198

    Marcia Miget, 415-457-5365

     Peter Graves, peter.graves@gmail.com
     

    Trumpet

    Tyler Graves, 440-364-0770

    Bill Holmes, 415-924-1282

    Doug Morton, 510-917-9179

    Mark Nemoyten, 415-596-1741

    Nick Knoles,  nktrumpet@yahoo.com
     

    Trombone/Baritone

    Max Perkoff, (perkoff.max@gmail.com)
     
    Tetsuya Endo, 415-521-6471, endot93728@gmail.com
     

    French Horn  

    Katie Dennis (katedennis360@mac.com)