Building Your Musicianship Skills
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This insightful 8-week course is perfect for teenage music students who have some basic note-reading ability and musical understanding, and who want to develop and improve their overall musicianship skills. The class will cover topics in music history, music theory, and musician wellness.
Each week students will cover topics in ear training, rhythm exercises, listening to and learning to distinguish between different musical genres and compositions from the Baroque to present day, all while building on their music theory and history knowledge.
This class is a wonderful supplement to a music student’s regular private lessons. Open to Academy and non-Academy students.
Younger students who are interested should inquire at email@example.com for permission.
Time: 7:15–8:15 PM
Dates: Tuesdays, October 4–November 22, 2022 (8 weeks)
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA
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Dr. Radina Dosseva
Academy Piano and Composition Teaching Artist
Read about Dr. Dosseva
She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Music and Sociology from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, followed by a Master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Dr. Dosseva then continued her studies and received a second Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy from George Mason University in Virginia.
In 2016, she was a recipient of the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Scholarship for the Mason Community Arts Academy, where she currently works as a piano teacher. Dr. Dosseva received her doctoral degree in piano pedagogy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she studied piano with Dr. Nikita Fitenko and piano pedagogy with Dr. James Litzelman.
Dr. Dosseva is a member of MTNA, NVMTA, and BMI, and is a music theory, composition, and piano teacher in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. Dosseva has extensive teaching experience, both in the classroom and private settings, and she welcomes students of all ages and levels.
In addition to teaching, playing the piano, and composing, Dr. Dosseva also played prima domra for 10 years in the American Balalaika Symphony under the direction of Peter Trofimenko. Dr. Dosseva has performed in numerous concerts of the orchestra in the Washington, D.C. area.
Dr. Dosseva joined the Washington Balalaika Society in 2019, and has already performed in several concerts of the orchestra.
- Please note that group classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.
- The Academy will not be responsible for students unable to participate due to lack of technology and will be unable to offer any refunds in this event.
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding registration, withdrawals, refunds, and more for fall or spring group classes.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the class starts with all necessary details.
- A $10 late registration fee will apply starting the Friday prior to the start of the program
- For additional information, please contact the Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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