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Sunday, July 30 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
A Riff a Day 2: Now for All Instruments! FULL

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Who doesn't want to impress their friends with their knowledge of a ton of cool popular songs? This workshop takes the concept of learning the most famous riffs and uses them to build a sequential curriculum for skill building, using one a day for the entirety of a semester for guitar, bass, piano, and even drums!!! We will start from the most basic memorable riffs and build on them to look at concepts of style, phrasing, and articulation. We will work on progressive real world examples of how important instrument specific techniques and theory intersect to create the most recognizable songs of the popular music canon! By the end, session participants will not only have a fun way of building skills, but an impressive collection of riffs to play that can get them excited to practice alone and in groups!

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Scott Burstein

Director of Teaching and Learning, Little Kids Rock • Los Angeles
Scott taught music in the Los Angeles public school system for twelve years before joining the Little Kids Rock team as full-time Los Angeles County Regional Program Director in 2012. His duties include teacher outreach, training, professional development, special events, and curriculum. He was first introduced to Little Kids Rock in 2004 at one of their first trainings and has been involved ever since. | Scott received his degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, studied and taught music theory at the doctoral level at the Eastman School of Music, and is currently working on his dissertation in Music Education at the University of Southern California. While primarily a guitarist, Scott has played a variety of instruments as a performer in the fields of classical music, jazz, mariachi, and salsa music and has taught music theory, marching band, concert band, guitar, rock band, jazz band, mariachi ensemble, and keyboards. He misses working directly with his students but loves working with fellow educators and helping them reach their students through Little Kids Rock... Read More →
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Spencer Hale

Technology Education Manager, Little Kids Rock
Spencer develops music technology curriculum and learning resources for Little Kids Rock and the teachers and students we serve.

Sunday July 30, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
North Ballroom

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