BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Ages: 8 - 18
Session Length: 5 Days
Skill Level: Min. 2 years of private lessons or intermediate
Let’s go to the movies!
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 movie music will be emphasized in ensemble performances—including the music of Harry Potter, Frozen, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. A final performance of solo and ensemble pieces will be presented on Saturday, June 24th. 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 clef.
This camp has already ended for Summer 2023. Please check back in early winter for Summer 2024 camp dates.
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.