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Emily O’Brien Workshop: Memorizing Your Music
Sunday, November 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$18
Medford musician Emily O’Brien is offering a workshop series, “Memorizing Your Music,” presented via Zoom in three sections over six weeks. In today’s introductory session, Emily will discuss the various kinds of memory, and what we can learn from ways people train their memory. She’ll discuss the benefits of memorizing your music; how to get started doing it; reasons why some music is harder or easier to memorize; circumstances that make memorization easier or harder, and what you can do about them. And she’ll go over ways you can practice memorizing your music that help make it stick – whether it’s a new piece you’re just starting to work on or a piece you’ve been practicing for years.
Cost for this workshop is $18; register on Emily O’Brien’s website: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/product/presentation-memorizing-your-music-how-you-can-and-why-you-should/
Additional series workshops will feature Memorization Practice Exercises (Sundays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6) and a Memorization Boot Camp (Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15).
Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, D.C., where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival.