ArtistWorks and Classical Music Magazine To Host Online Roundtable Discussion Addressing The Future of Classical Music Education on October 2nd

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Top Classical Music Artists Discuss the Launch of First-Ever Online Interactive Classical Music Campus And Classical Music Education Technology

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ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus

In conjunction with the launch of ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus, Napa California-based music and education company ArtistWorks and Classical Music Magazine will host an online, interactive video roundtable discussion addressing issues of access to classical music education and the role technology can play in the democratization of classical music education on October 2nd at 5:00 PM ET.

Hosted at or at this live roundtable will be hosted by Classical Music magazine Deputy Editor Kimon Daltas and features discussion with ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus world-renowned teaching artists including: Jeffrey Khaner (Principal Flutist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute); David Bilger (Principal Trumpet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute); Ricardo Morales (Principal Clarinetist, Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute, Juilliard, Temple University); William Caballero (Principal French Horn, Pittsburgh Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music), Nathan Cole (Violin, First Associate Concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic); classical guitarist Jason Vieaux (Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute), as well as ArtistWorks founder and CEO David Butler.

Launched on September 19th, the ArtistWorks Classical Campus provides a core curriculum of video lessons in five core orchestral instruments including violin, French horn, trumpet, clarinet, flute, as well as guitar and piano. Lessons cover playing habits as well as the etudes and orchestral excerpts that musicians need to perfect for competitions or university, conservatory or professional orchestra auditions. Subscribing students can use webcams, smart phones or other video devices to video their own progress and upload directly to their instructor. The teaching artists then provide personalized video responses with critique and comment on technique as well as add priceless insights. These interactions are available for all students to see and learn from. This new online approach represents a virtual master class where every participant gets personalized attention from the master.

The October 2nd roundtable discussion is free and requires only a web browser and Internet connection. Viewers can ask questions during the online presentation via the host’s chat feature or via Twitter using the hashtag #artistworksclassical.

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 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.

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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 simple 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 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 (electric 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).

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