CHRIS HAMILTON

Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele

All styles, levels and ages welcomed

Chris teaches from written notation, tablature, and by ear, emphasizing both musicality and technique. He has been teaching children, teens, and adults in a variety of styles for over a decade.

Chris has performed on a variety on instruments with a variety of groups in Michigan and beyond for over 30 years. He currently plays bass with Heartland Klezmorim and performs/records his own and others' material for piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, and horns.

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GERSON MEDINA

Fiddle/Violin, Reading Music, Classical Violin, Viola

Gerson started his musical studies at the age of 10 in “El Sistema” San Juan de Colon –
Venezuela. At the age of 12 started his violin studies with Leonardo Pineda. One year later He was accepted in the studio of Simon
Gollo. He has participated and played in recitals and concerts at the “Nuevo Mundo
Festival & Academy” for five years in Maracaibo – Venezuela.

 

 

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NEIL WOODWARD

Acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo (old-time, bluegrass, and tenor), concertina and button accordion (beginner), ukulele, tinwhistle, diatonic harmonica

Neil Woodward is known as Michigan's Troubadour, and was officially named so by the Legislature of the State of Michigan. As a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, he is into his fourth decade of music performance and instruction.

Neil's teaching experience includes over thirty years working with private students, and countless workshops and group lessons with a wide variety of musical instruments and age groups.

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ROBERT MCCLOY

Guitar: All flatpick (folk, blues, bluegrass, pop, country, jazz/swing) and
fingerstyle (classical, jazz/swing, folk)

Mandolin: All styles

Fiddle: Celtic, folk, bluegrass/country

Since starting teaching at Elderly in 1979, Robert McCloy has taught students ages 4 to 84 yrs. It's never too late! The experience of having seen thousands of students now gives him the insight to personalize an approach to fit the individual student. In addition to technique and repertoire, music theory and ear training is included. Bob's goal is for the student to attain self sufficiency.

 

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CLAUDIO PARRAVICINI

Banjo (fingerstyle)

Claudio Parravicini was born in Seregno, Italy in 1967. He began playing the banjo at the age of 16 and soon gained popularity on the Italian bluegrass scene. In the 90s, The Bluegrass Music Association of Italy (BMAI) named Claudio "Best Italian Banjo Player" and he soon became well-known throughout Europe, performing in Switzerland, Germany, England, and Wales as well as in Japan and the USA.

While deepening his association with the banjo, Claudio also studied the French horn, his other musical passion, and in 1995 he garnered a music degree from the G. B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna.

Claudio plays a variety of music styles with several groups, including: classical, bluegrass, tango and jazz.

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