ArtistWorks Launches Online Classical Music Lessons from Virtuosos

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ArtistWorks announces opening of interactive online classical music schools in four core orchestral instruments: flute, trumpet, clarinet, and French horn

Classical Music Lessons

The ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus offers online music lessons in five core orchestral instruments

"The dream of every aspiring classical musician is to study under a world-renowned master," says David Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks. "The ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus makes this dream a reality"

Starting today, music students from around the world are able to take classical music lessons one-on-one online with world-renowned artists at the first-ever online campus for classical music lessons. The ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus features online music schools in four core orchestral instruments that include flute, trumpet, clarinet, and French horn, with violin following later in the Fall. Also included in the Classical Campus are current ArtistWorks classical piano and classical guitar schools.

Instructors at the ArtistWorks Classical Campus include Jeffrey Khaner (Principal Flutist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute); David Bilger (Principal Trumpet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute, University of Georgia, Temple University); Ricardo Morales (Principal Clarinetist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute, Juilliard, Temple University); Bill Caballero (Principal French Horn, Pittsburgh Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music); Nathan Cole (First Associate Concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic); as well as guitarist Jason Vieaux (Curtis Institute, Cleveland Institute of Music) and pianist Christie Peery (Peabody Institute).

The Classical Music Campus teaching artists are all principal performers within their respective orchestras and in addition, most are music instructors at various ultra exclusive classical music schools including Juilliard, Curtis Institute and the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. Previously, direct access to these prestigious teaching artists was reserved for only the most elite students in the world.

Through ArtistWorks' patent-pending Video Exchange™ Accelerated Learning Platform, each master teaching artist is able to provide a seminal online curriculum in the form of streaming video lessons. Students can work through the music lessons and submit videos of their practice directly to the website. Their teaching artists can then provide video responses with expert advice, guidance and feedback on their technique. All online student-teacher interactions become visible to the entire membership, forming a virtual master class where each student can benefit from one-on-one teaching.

Designed for aspiring classical musicians, the ArtistWorks Classical Campus provides core curriculum in the form of video music lessons, covering the essential playing habits that build top-flight technique for all levels of classical players. Most importantly, the classical music lessons provide essential etudes, orchestral excerpts, and solo instrument pieces designed to give classical musicians a competitive edge for competitions and auditions.

"The dream of every aspiring classical musician is to study under a world-renowned master," says David Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks. "The ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus makes this dream a reality by offering serious music students an opportunity to get direct guidance and individualized instruction from some of the greatest classical musicians teaching and performing today."

Subscriptions to the ArtistWorks Classical Campus Orchestral schools are reasonably priced at $299 for 3 months, $499 for six months and $699 for 9 months. Subscriptions to the classical guitar and classical piano schools are priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.

About ArtistWorks, Inc.

Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that provides a global online learning community of world-renowned artists and enthusiastic amateurs dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. Its Video Exchange™ Accelerated Learning Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their full method, technique or lesson list in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing basic web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos for individualized video feedback and guidance - creating a two-way, online learning experience.

ArtistWorks currently offers online music schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons); Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons); Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons); Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons); Nathan East (pop & rock bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons); DJ Qbert (DJ lessons); Christie Peery (piano lessons); Thomas Lang (rock drum lessons); Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons); Luis Conte (percussion lessons); as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons); Missy Raines (double bass lessons); guitar player Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons); Andy Hall (dobro lessons); Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons); and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons).

More information about classical music lessons from ArtistWorks can be found by visiting

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