It’s cello month at OTW where we get to celebrate this wonderful instrument — and all these crazy birthdays. Seriously, along with our own OTW instructor Caleb, on 3/23, this is a nutso array of birthday celebrations. Check it out!
Oscar music week wraps up with a mammoth snub: The Beach Boys biopic, Love & Mercy. OUCH! But, hey, we’ve got rare studio footage of “Good Vibrations” (see if you can pick up on the mistake at 3:00.) We were going to talk about these guys anyway to mark the anniversary of the band’s 1970 concert in Seattle Center.
Enjoy 1962 Oscar for Best Original Song, “Moon River,” as it’s played during the mysterious opening sequence to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” If you are interested in reading an analysis of the opening sequence, do so here.
As we learned from yesterday’s Oscar Music post, Randy Newman certainly doesn’t have the most nominations in the music category but his losing streak — 16 in a row and some really, really good music — was enough to garner a little attention from the press and more than a […]
Listen to the famous “Hooray for Hollywood” song from the Academy Awards and see if you can pick out the gems from past Oscars! A list of all the songs in the medley is included.
We are celebrating drums this month and we are turning our spotlight on one of our drumming students, 16-year-old Quentin! Read about all his awesome pets and his love of Nirvana. Some nice pics from last November’s recital, too.
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From Superfreak Rick James to classical pianist Frederick Chopin, the musical February birthdays offer a little something for everyone.
Our celebration of Violin Month wraps up with Eric Andrews’ piece about Billboard Music and the coronation of the magazine’s first pop star, Joe Venuti, a jazz violinist.
Wow! It was no secret that Mozart and his dad simply didn’t like Italians. His colorful name calling and, later, a change of heart…