Springer Music Studio

Licensed K-12th Grade Music Teacher: Piano, Singing, Guitar, Ukulele, Preschool, and Musical Theater. (321) 529 – 1994
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Class Descriptions

Beginning Ukulele and Guitar Small Group

Beginning Ukulele and Guitar Small Group

Small-group Guitar and Ukulele Classes for Beginners; designed for ages 7-13, although open to all ages. Learn the similarities and differences between the guitar and ukulele; including tuning, chords, strumming patterns, and melodic playing. Focus...
1-Hr Weekly Lesson

1-Hr Weekly Lesson

Intensive study for the intermediate-to-advanced student; also for students studying more than one instrument. Students study more challenging music with more attention to technique, dynamics, and song writing. Additional performances and festivals...
Introductory Lesson

Introductory Lesson

Occurring in my home studio with parents present: this longer, first meeting allows us to learn more about each other, and set a course for instruction. Various instruments may be played. At its conclusion, goals will be set for subsequent, weekly...
Music Readiness Class: Ages 3-8

Music Readiness Class: Ages 3-8

Children’s brains at this age are over twice as active as adults’. They begin to develop FUNDAMENTAL MUSIC SKILLS, meaning they can start replicating songs with accurate melody, rhythm, and physical coordination. Group singing can expand their voc...
Musical Theatre Coach, Director, Choreographer

Musical Theatre Coach, Director, Choreographer

Afterschool and Summer Camp Musical Theater programs for children and teens. Past productions include Jungle Book, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, Hello Dolly, Snow White, and The 12 Days of Christmas. Ask for the Director's...
Triple Talent Classes

Triple Talent Classes

Sing | Dance | Act at Nicole Cote's School of Dance in Palm Bay Two sections on Thursdays: Ages 8-10 at 7:00-7:45pm and 11+ at 7:45-8:30pm. Students will begin to develop singing and acting skills while they dance. Students will: ...
Weekly Music Lessons

Weekly Music Lessons

Lessons in Singing, Piano, and Ukulele (4-string guitar) are great for students desiring one-on-one instruction in the songs and music genres of their choice. Lessons focus on literacy (reading notes), listening (melodic accuracy and harmonic sensitivity),...
Beginner Rock-band Jam Sessions

Beginner Rock-band Jam Sessions

Suggested age: 7+ Cost: $10 Occurring Monthly, TBD. Please RSVP with the age & instrument of each student attending. Are you interested in playing in a rock band, but you're nervous about how to go about it? If so, this event...

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The Springer Music Studio Re-opens in West Melbourne!!!

New in SEPTEMBER 2017…

I’m thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of the Springer Music Studio for PIANO, GUITAR, SINGING, and UKULELE. I specialize in teaching music and performance skills to students ages 5 through adult. I’m dedicated to coaching my students in healthy ways that will give them JOY and ENHANCE their lives for the PRESENT and FUTURE!

Additionally, SCIENCE has PROVEN that studying a musical instrument and playing it with others develops CONFIDENCE and COGNITIVE PROCESSING abilities in the BRAIN. Unfortunately, music is being cut more and more from schools, and this is a short-sighted movement that reduces children’s ability to EMPATHIZE with those who are different from themselves…a trend that should not continue in a GLOBAL economy and society.

Please “LIKE” the Springer Music Studio on Facebook for many performance videos and more details about signing up for private lessons.

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Singing with Bobby McFerrin

Circle Singing at the Omega institute

Singing with Bobby McFerrin

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to sing in a choir setting with the incomparable Bobby McFerrin for nearly a week. The format was vocal improvisation, mostly a genre called “Circle Singing.” We sang with McFerrin and his co-teachers about six hours per day in the beautiful, holistic resort, the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, NY.

In this genre, the leader (standing in the center) divides a ring of singers into sections (usually by voice part) and assigns a 1-2 bar phrase to be repeated indefinitely. Each vocal section is given a contrasting, yet harmonically pleasing, part which layers simultaneously with the other voice parts. Vocal percussion, sometimes known as beat-boxing, is added, and the leader improvises on top of all (with a microphone). The effect is joyous, spontaneous, and spiritual.

As a classically-trained singer and pianist, who often rehearses many hours for each performance, the practice of vocal improvisation is liberating. The goal isn’t musical perfection, or telling a story, or even entertaining a crowd. Its about transcending expectations and flowing with the music in the moment. The magic is music that is invented, manifested, performed, and witnessed by all participants at the exact same time.

There are many musicians across the world who have learned this style of “Circle Singing,” including a couple groups in NYC. Mostly, leaders create in 4:4 time in Major or Minor tonal patterns. But, McFerrin epitomizes vocal improvisation leadership, by creating in 5:4, 7:8, 9:8, and 13:8 time. He also creates in various modes. One of his co-teachers, Chistiane Karam from Lebanon, improvises vocal music on quarter tones (see video).

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago.

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Music — How we love thee

It’s Valentine’s Weekend, the time to focus on love and adoration.

In my preschool classes, the students are dancing to the Beatles’ recording of ‘Til There Was You from The Music Man (with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson). We are singing The More We Get Together and playing a matching (find your partner) game with the letters of the musical alphabet (A-G).

With President’s Day around the corner, and inspired by George M. Cohan, I’ve prepared a tribute to Vaudeville. We start with the book The Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman with illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Following the book, there will come a hat dance (read paper plates) with music, Hello My Baby, made legend by Warner Brother’s Michigan J. Frog. Sesame Street has released a brilliantly accessible take-off on Vaudeville, A Very Easy Dance to Do.

To all children, students of music, and teachers,
Happy February and Keep on Singing!

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