Summer Rock Band Class July 2020 – Paul Howard’s Valley Music School. After an amazing week of class, held on my screen porch in West Simsbury, this year’s band, “Flower”, gave their Command Performance on our patio. Sanitized and properly distanced! Click on the photos above to see some videos!
Kudos and congratulations to all the performers who participated in our Winter Recital on Jan. 26, 2020! Everyone played great, the audience loved it and I was very proud of all your efforts. We will do another recital in June and we will have a couple of Rock Band Classes during the summer so keep […]
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Paul Howard’s Valley Music School is accepting new students this season. Our school services Farmington Valley and West Hartford and has a 30 year plus history of quality music lessons for ALL ages. Our instruction is individualized and presented in a patient and caring manner. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or professional looking […]
I hope you enjoy some of the music transcriptions below! ♫Sally Goodin Texas Backup ♫Emperor’s Hymn ♫Floating Crowbar ♫Glenroad To Carrick ♫Jerusalem Ridge ♫Gypsy D Minor tune ♫Lady’s Fancy ♫Leather Britches ♫Misty Morning ♫Queen of Hearts ♫St. Louis Blues
People ask me all the time what kind of guitar to get for a beginner. There are a lot of choices but some stand out. It is hard to go wrong with a Mexican Fender Stratocaster. These guitars are Fender’s “middle of the road” models. These can be found in the $300 price range and […]
How to Buy a New Instrument – How to Buy a New Guitar Looking for a New Guitar? Here is what you need to know! Are you in the market for a new guitar? It can be pretty daunting to walk into Guitar Center and look at the hundreds of guitars hanging on the wall. […]
Musical Numbering Have you ever noticed how musicians talk about chords in songs by using numbers to describe them? Like “It starts on the I (one) chord and goes to the IV (four)” or “it stays for two bars on the V (five) chord.” When we do this we are making use of the musical […]