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Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 2 p.m. Pacific

At Home With
Justin Ouellet

String players gain muscle memory in both their left and right hands to shape sound.  Justin will show and explain why and how this works, and how you can implement it with your own instrument to get just the sound you want.  AND, discover how to find and project your identity as a musician through your unique sound.

About the Event

Date and Time

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 2 p.m. Pacific

Who should attend?

Violists looking for technical guidance in improving their sound. You’ll learn to navigate your instrument with comfort and ease.

How should I prepare?

There is no need to prepare any music materials: for the purpose of this workshop please come already warmed up so we can focus on techniques of the left hand and right hand as we will be working on approaches that may be new. At the end, if any participant would like material to focus on the things we talked about today a downloadable link will be made available.

Is there a cost?

Tickets are $25.

How do I attend?

Register at Eventbrite using the registration button. Once registered, you’ll receive an email with a link to your personal access page.

About the Mentor

As a classical artist Justin Ouellet has collaborated with some of the world’s leading players including Wayne Lin, Emil Miland, Julian Schwarz, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, as well as members of the Neave & Rawlins Piano Trios, Alexander & Hausmann Quartets, violinist/violist Justin Ouellet is quickly garnering a reputation as a top performer of chamber, orchestral and contemporary repertoire. He has worked with an array of conductors including the award winning Gerard Schwarz, John McLaughlin Williams, Susan McMane and Arnie Roth. As an orchestral & chamber musician, Justin has performed throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and internationally in the countries of Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Puerto Rico & Switzerland. Locally, Justin has performed as a soloist | recitalist | guest artist at the Noe Valley Chamber Music Series, Grace Cathedral, Live at Mission Blue, Noontime Concerts, Old First Concerts, Savage Jazz Dance Company, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, & 405Shrader. Residencies, fellowships & summer festivals include the Atlantic Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Festival of Youth Symphonies of Americas, St. Mark’s International Music Festival, PARMA New Music Festival, as well as the Philadelphia International Music Festival. As an educator, Ouellet celebrated seven years at Oakland School the Arts as the co-director of strings, chamber music and orchestral department. In addition, he has coached for the California Youth Symphony, Pacific Boys Choir, Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and assistant coach for Geoffrey Michaels at the Philadelphia International Music Festival to name a few. Upcoming releases include his recent commission by SanJoseJazz, sophomore solo project and a full length album featuring d’PaJo, as well projects with Kev Choice, Derek Sup, Jeff Kolhede, Hannah Mayer and Ann Moss. Justin is currently pursuing a masters at Boston University for Music Education.

Learn more at where you can hear him play in a multitude of styles.

Workshop Materials

Listen: Justin performing Lillian Fuchs

Lillian Fuchs Sonata Pastorale, movement 1

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