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Piano Camp: From Movies to Mario Bros.

Ages: 8 - 18
Session Length: 5 Days
Skill Level: Min. 2 years of private lessons or intermediate

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Ready Player One?

Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including Piano Yoga, composition, music theory, and the Composer of the Day. Many types of music will be explored and transcriptions of video game and movie music will be emphasized in ensemble performances—including the music of Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. Campers will also compose their own score to accompany an original idea for a video game or a movie. A final performance of solo and ensemble pieces will be presented on Saturday, June 22nd. Presented by our Piano Department Head, Rich Seil.

Skill Level: Minimum of 2 years of private lessons or intermediate level. Ability to play with both hands and read the treble and bass clefs simultaneously.

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
June 17, 2024 - June 22, 2024 Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024 Monday - Friday, Saturday concert 9:00am - 3:00pm University Circle $360 Enroll

Faculty

richard-seil

Richard Seil

Piano Department Head; Instructor, Suzuki Piano, Piano

Richard Seil has a wide background in private and collegiate teaching that extends over 30 years. His private teaching philosophy emphasizes the Suzuki philosophy and pedagogical approach, and he has also taught a wide variety of traditional students. He is extremely excited to be back in Northeast ... Expand

Richard Seil has a wide background in private and collegiate teaching that extends over 30 years. His private teaching philosophy emphasizes the Suzuki philosophy and pedagogical approach, and he has also taught a wide variety of traditional students. He is extremely excited to be back in Northeast Ohio. His teachers include world-famous pedagogues Menahem Pressler (IU), James Tocco (CCM), Karen Shaw (IU), Richard Fields (CCM) and Robert Mayerovitch (BW). Furthermore, Dr. Seil’s Suzuki certification through Book 5 of the Suzuki Piano Curriculum (studied with Rita Hauck) has provided him with a wealth of skills to positively influence developing musical minds of all ages. Professionally, his most recent collegiate position was as a sabbatical replacement for his former teacher, Robert Mayerovitch at BW in Berea, Ohio. Mr. Rich has taught at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Slater Music Academy and Tallant Music Studio in Ft. Thomas, KY, for the past 15 years. Additionally, he has held teaching assistantships at Indiana University and the University of Cincinnati.

His teaching philosophy, whether teaching a young beginner, a budding professional, an adult beginner or an adult returning to the piano, can be summed up in one word: adaptive. It is paramount that a teacher be able to adapt to the learning style of any student while, at the same time, keeping a goal in mind. This is probably why he has had success teaching traditional students, Suzuki students, collegiate students, adult beginners, and budding professionals.

In addition to membership in various professional organizations, Mr. Seil enjoys performing in casual and professional settings.

When he is not teaching or performing, Mr. Rich enjoys attending concerts, jogging, watching football, pampering his pets, rescuing animals and, of course, spending time with his fiancée in Parma Heights.

Education
Doctoral Studies, Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati
MM, Piano Performance, Indiana University
BM, Piano Performance, Baldwin-Wallace University Close
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