AMN Workshops

Connecting Musicians with Mentors

At Home with Dee Spencer
Online Workshop

At Home with Scott Pingel
Online Workshop

At Home with Rufus Olivier
Online Workshop

Viola Workshop
Matthew Young, mentor

Choro: the Music of Rio
Duo Violão + 1

Side by Side 2019
SF Chamber Orchestra

A Rhythm Tour of Brazil
Ami Molinelli, mentor

Mendelssohn Octet
New Esterházy Quartet

AMN Audience Chorus
San Francisco Symphony

Side by Side 2018
SF Chamber Orchestra

Spirituals Workshop
Pacific Edge Voices

Improvisation Workshop
Evan Price, mentor

Bossa Nova Workshop
Sandy Cressman, mentor

AMN Orchestra
Opera Vireo

Cello Workshop
Irene Sharp, mentor

Cello Workshop
Irene Sharp, mentor

Violin Workshop
Diane Nicholeris, mentor

Vocal Workshop
Larry Batiste, mentor

Clarinet Workshop
Jerome Simas, mentor

Side by Side 2017
SF Chamber Orchestra

Clarinet Workshop
Jerome Simas, mentor

Brass Workshop
John Engelkes, mentor

Bluegrass Workshop
Alisa Rose, mentor

Bluegrass Workshop
Alisa Rose, mentor

Flute Workshop
Linda Lukas, mentor

Flute Workshop
Linda Lukas, mentor

Brush Up Your Messiah
Choral Workshop

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Don't let staying at home stop you from improving your music skills! Amateur Music Network online workshops bring master musicians into your home to share their knowledge and expertise.

All you need to participate is a computer or other device connected to the internet.

NOTE: all times are PACIFIC TIME.

Early Music for Modern Instruments Series

Join these esteemed virtuoso musicians for an exploration of early music style.

An Online Workshop Series

Four Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 - 7 p.m. PDT

Join world-renowned violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock for a deep dive into the fascinating history and meaningful practice of Baroque style.

Over the course of four one-hour sessions in October, we'll explore Baroque playing from the technical nuts and bolts to the philosophical underpinnings of this essential style of music.

Ideal for intermediate to advanced violin and viola players who are already exploring period instrument-playing as well as for those who don't currently have historical equipment but wish to dig deeper into Baroque style.

This workshop is sold out!

An Online Piano and Fortepiano Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 2 p.m. PDT

A one-hour introduction to period pianos, and a hands-on, in depth exploration of a musical passage, with acclaimed fortepianist Eric Zivian.

Thank you to the Ross McKee Foundation for sponsoring this workshop.

SINGING SATURDAYS - An Online Choral Workshop Series

Six Saturdays: November 14 - December 19, 2020

All sessions 11 a.m. Pacific Time

SF Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin will join us from his home in Sweden for a six-session series to hone your choral singing skills. We'll gather for healthy vocal warm-ups and then explore some of your favorites from the choral repertoire.

From Ragnar: "Each session is an exploration of techniques that will make selected passages from a great choral work beautiful and musical. Although they are not choral rehearsals as such, they will include interludes of singing together through parts and movements of the pieces being studied."

WEIRD SOUNDS: An online clarinet workshop

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 2 p.m. PST

Spend an hour with acclaimed clarinetist and Sqwonk co-founder Jeff Anderle exploring the universe of expressive sounds and techniques available to clarinetists of all ability levels. The workshop will cover more than two dozen techniques in the areas of articulation, timbral alterations, mutliphonics, and creating new sounds. Moderated by SF Symphony bass clarinetist Jerome Simas.

More workshops coming soon! Check back often.

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