Seacoast Academy of Music Music Lessons, Music Instruction, Performances & Workshops Mon, 01 Apr 2019 05:20:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Seacoast Academy of Music 32 32 Summer Programs at SAM Mon, 01 Apr 2019 05:18:42 +0000 Registration is now live for our Summer 2019 programs. For the full details on our current offerings, please check out the programs section of the website or view our Summer Programs Newsletter.

New for this year are our Summer Musical Groups. If a room full of smiles is any indication of happy people, then we have happy people every day at SAM. Playing music together seems to bring out inner joy. So, if you..

  • Always wanted to start your own Rock Band
  • Have a yearning to play a special Jazz solo with a combo
  • Thought about how much fun it would be to play the ukulele and sing along
  • Want to share a nurturing and calming evening music activity with your 4 -6 year old tot

Then carve out some time to join one of SAM’s summer musical groups. You can sign up for the series or simply drop in for 1 session.

See the full details on our Musical Groups page!

SAM Receives Family Favorite Award for NH Seacoast Music Instruction 2018 Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:05:32 +0000 SAM received the Family Favorite Award from Parenting NH Magazine in the category of NH Seacoast Music Instruction. Thank you students and your families! ]]> Spreading Cheer by Sharing Musical Talents Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:59:42 +0000
Jamie Sokolowski’s “Ukuladies” and Friends perform at the Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke.
Visiting Lecturer Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:36:49 +0000
October, 2018, Visiting Guest Lecturer, Dr. Arthur Houle, Revises Clementi Sonatinas and shares
publications with NHMTA Seacoast Teachers (L to R) Carolyn Reneau, Ernest Houle, Christine Petrucci, Dr. Arthur Houle, Jeannie Goodwin
2018 NHMTA Fall Festival Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:21:03 +0000 Adrienne Starrs and Students Participate in the NHMTA Fall Festival 2018
Adrienne Starrs and Students Participate in 2018 NHMTA Fall Festival in Concord, NH
NH Arts Council Performance Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:16:01 +0000
Laura King and String Students performing at the NH Council for the Arts Gala
Bach and Ballet Musicians Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:15:52 +0000 Collaborating SAM Musicians:

Leah DiPippo, Riya Saxena, Maria Graziano, Emily Chong, Adrienne Starrs, Marilyn Burris, Susan Willoughby, Daniel Sabalakov and Christine Petrucci

Bach and Ballet- A Soiree Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:42:16 +0000 Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6-7PM

Music by J.S. Bach performed by Christine Petrucci and SAM Students

Dancers from Ballet with Kristen Samson

Donations to Friends of Centennial Hall (FOCH)

Open to the Public

SAM Orchestra Workshop Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:10:57 +0000 Orchestra Workshop with Stephen Poirier and Laura King

Saturday, March 24, 2018  10am- 2pm

Tuition: $65 and $55 for existing SAM Students

Personalized Instruction- Interesting Repertoire- Sight Reading- Listening Skills…..and a great time by all!

Reserve     Need more info?  Contact Laura King 513-465-2898

The Alexander Technique Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:03:27 +0000 An excerpt from “The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

What is the Alexander Technique?
What are the Benefits of Lessons or Classes?

The Alexander technique is a way of learning how you can get rid of harmful tension in your body.

“The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. It’s a simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.”

“The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities…”

Benefits of the Alexander Technique

Excess tension in your body can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms and it can interfere with your ability to perform activities well. it is not surprising that most people come to the Alexander Technique because they are in pain (backaches, sore necks and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome etc.) and/or because they are performers who want to improve the quality of their singing, playing, acting or dancing.

People of all ages and lifestyles have used the Technique to improve the quality of their lives.

Actors: Paul Newman, Jeremy Irons, Joel Gray, Mary Steenbergen, Julie Andrews, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, John Cleese, Alan Rickman, John Houseman, Robin Williams, James Earl Jones, Christopher Reeve, Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves, Hillary Swank. Heath Leger, Pierce Brosnan

Musicians: Paul McCartney, Sting, Julian Bream, Yehudi Menuhin, James Galway, Sir Colin Davis

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