JUST ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of State, Embassy in Nicaragua will host Rulon Brown at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, February 20 – 23, 2013. Rulon’s band features three of Seattle’s brightest talents including the celebrated interdisciplinary artist Paul Rucker (cello, electric bass), experimental improviser and composer Bill Horist (electric guitar), and Rulon’s long-time rhythm collaborator Jeff Busch (world percussion, drums). The group will perform originals, standards, and premiere new music from Rulon’s forthcoming project Restless – music inspired by the success and struggle of American dreams.
21 Feb., 5 PM, Plaza Reloj Central en Diriamba
22 Feb., 6 PM, Teatro Municipal “José de la Cruz Mena” en León
23 Feb., 5 PM, Parque Nacional Histórico Loma de Tiscapa en Managua
20 Feb., 2 PM, Junior Music en Managua
21 Feb., 2 PM, Museo de Historia y Cultura en Diriamba
22 Feb., 2 PM, Armonía Musical en León
Mas info: www.facebook.com/NicaraguaJazzFest
En la noticias: El Nuevo Diario y La Prensa
I just enjoyed one of the most inspiring performance and teaching residencies of my career at a school in Granada, Nicaragua.
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I love teaching and help students with technique, healthy use of breath and body, improvising, sight reading, theory, composing, and more. The U.S. State Department recently invited me to teach at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival and the Tres Mundos institute.
I teach students of all ages and ability at studios located in Issaquah and Redmond, Washington. You can also join me at Music Works NW for The Next and Composing for Digital Musicians.
Music Lessons in Redmond: $45/hr, $30/30 min
Music Lessons in Issaquah: $50/hr, $30/30 min
Music Lessons Online: $45/hr, $30/30 min
Lessons in your home: $60/hr, $45/30 min
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“Rulon has helped me establish personal musical goals and then made attaining them fun. I learn a lot every time I have a lesson and have made great progress. It is now a joy to create music and realize that I can improve while still having fun. I highly recommend him as a teacher.”
– Adult Flute Student
“Rulon Brown has helped me learn so much with my saxophone. I came to him as a beginner and now I am in the jazz band at school! He is fun and he teaches me in stages. If I’m struggling in one area we work on it during my lesson until I get it down. He likes to see me progress and is very encouraging, supportive, and fun. He pushes me to work hard during my lessons and I have really improved because of that. I would totally recommend Rulon as a music teacher and for anyone wanting to learn to play the saxophone!
– 8th Grader from Cedar Park Middle School
A note from the parent of teenage student: “[My daughter] really enjoys having you as her teacher. I like the way you are encouraging her and trying to pull her out of her comfort zone and helping her to be more self confident in who she is as a musician. She is one that needs to be encouraged to go to the next level with playing her saxophone and you have great way of doing that during her lessons.”
“You’re not just teaching her notes on the instrument or just songs out if a book; your teaching her how to work with the saxophone to get the feel of it, to get the right fingering and the right sound to come out. I like that your helping her realize she doesn’t have to be perfect but that she just needs to keep practicing and every time she practices she gets better! Thank you for helping her, she has really improved a lot since she has been taking lessons from you.”