BACHWELL SUMMER INSTITUTE 2022!

Our annual festival of the arts will occur July 13 through July 19. Come on down and join us!

Clinics

  1. Acting Clinic: 7/13, 7/14, 7/15 from 9a to 12p: $24/day: physical and vocal exercises for the actor, text analysis, group work and individual instruction
  2. Piano Clinic: 7/16 from 9a to 1p: $30: individual instruction, group master class, music games and activities
  3. Voice Clinic: 7/17 from 9a to 1p: $30: individual instruction, group master class, games and activities dealing with vocal usage and styles

Classes

  1. KinderDance: 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/18, 7/19 from 5 to 5:45p: $5/class: ages 3-6 ballet and tap
  2. Level I: 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/18, 7/19 from 6 to 6:45p: $5/class: ages 7-10 ballet, tap, jazz
  3. Tap: 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/18, 7/19 from 7 to 7:45p: $5/class: ages 14 – 94 tap

Private Lessons

In piano, voice, acting, or dance: $20/half hour

“By the Numbers” a Great Success!

Many praises go to the students (and their parents) who performed in the Bachwell’s annual spring showcase.  Everyone showed such improvement in talent, poise, and showmanship.  We’re all very proud!

The Music Prosumer Rises Again

When the first phonographs were manufactured in the early 20th century, they featured recording, as well as, playback capability. You may have never seen a turntable that records, though, since that feature was soon largely rescinded just shortly after having been introduced. The Victor Talking Machine Company, Thomas Edison, and others had “signed” a number of professional recording artists, bringing into existence the era of the modern record company, and they preferred that you buy their records, rather than make your own.

However, we find ourselves in the dawn of a new era, where the diffusion of affordable prosumer recording technology — multi-track Digital Audio Workstations and Digital/Audio Convertors being the keystones — is making it possible for the public to once again produce recorded music that aspires to or even achieves professional standards.

International record companies have survived in an age of internet file-sharing as taste-makers and marketing machines. But the potential for production of local, home-grown music that can still be shared throughout the world has never been greater.

At the Bachwell, we envision a community that plays an active role in its enjoyment of music. Are you interested in cutting a cd-single featuring you singing your favorite song (karaoke-style) to give as a gift to a loved one? Would you like to pick up an instrument as a new hobby? Does your band need a place to rehearse for shows? Or a venue for shows? Are you interested in electronic music production or DJing? Doing a demo to send to record labels? Or recording a finished project and distributing it yourself?

These are the kind of questions we’re planning on answering as our studio is built and grows over the years. Let’s create a spectacle.

The Cozy Time for Learning

Welcome to winter at the Bachwell! It’s time to stay warm and dry inside, practicing at the piano, or dancing your heart out. We have openings in our adult ballroom program, Mondays at 5pm, or in our KinderDance program, ballet and tap ages 3-6, Tuesdays at 4:30. Keep toasty, friends!