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The Real School of Music - Blog

Featured Real School Instructor: Theo Griffin

Posted by Jason Macres on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:04 PM

Theo Griffin is a Voice, Piano and Bass instructor at The Real School of Music at our Burlington, MA location. Theo's career in the arts began as a boy soprano in a choir of men & boys in Hartford, CT. As a soloist, he attended consecutive summers at The Royal School of Church Music at Princeton and Lawrenceville Schools. As a teen, he studied acting and performed in regional theater groups. Professionally, Theo performed at the Hartford Stage Company, and also as Vocal & Acting Coach for the company's Youth Theatre. Theo attended Oberlin College and studied voice at Oberlin Conservatory. As a songwriter and composer, Theo taught song-writing workshops for The Wang Center's Young at Arts, Boston, MA. He has also composed music for the play, "No Politics & Symbiotic" by Patrick Brennan. He was also the Lyricist for Brennan's Play/Musical "First Person Shooter", which won the Best Plays of 2000 competition at Stageplays.com. Theo has also directed plays with Boston’s Playwrights Platform and Hovey Summer Shorts. Theo has been musical director, songwriter or bassist for many bands including Boston-based band Neon Grandma.

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Featured Real School Students: Becky, Tyler and Elli

Posted by Andrew Clark on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 41:05 PM

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Should You Share Your Gear at Gigs?

Posted by Andrew Clark on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 40:11 AM

When I was younger I played in a number of "Battle of the Bands." This usually meant my band would be playing with another 6 or 7 bands, and the organizer would ask us to share some of our gear. As a drummer, this really meant all my gear. Guitarists may be asked to share amps, but that's about it. At first I'd rarely agree - I mean, it's my gear - just mine. As I got older though, I've begun to change my mind on the matter.

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Featured Real School Students: Alex, Liz and Emma

Posted by Andrew Clark on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 13:08 AM

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The RealKids Experience

Posted by Andrew Clark on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 19:06 PM

By: Marlana Williams 

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Riff of the Week: Steve Levy - Irish Jig Strumming

Posted by Andrew Clark on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 @ 31:10 AM

Every week, a Real School instructor will give you a quick tip on how to better your playing. With a vast array of instruments ranging from guitars to banjos, drums to horns and more, you’ll be able to learn something new every week whether you playthat particular instrument or not. Best of all, if you like what you learn, you can schedule a free trial lesson with that very instructor.

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Riff of the Week: Tim Rowell - Claw Hammer Picking

Posted by Andrew Clark on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 26:12 PM

Every week, a Real School instructor will give you a quick tip on how to better your playing. With a vast array of instruments ranging from guitars to banjos, drums to horns and more, you’ll be able to learn something new every week whether you playthat particular instrument or not. Best of all, if you like what you learn, you can schedule a free trial lesson with that very instructor.

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Riff of the Week: Muzz - 1 Beat to Play 100 Songs

Posted by Andrew Clark on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 30:12 PM

Every week, a Real School instructor will give you a quick tip on how to better your playing. With a vast array of instruments ranging from guitars to banjos, drums to horns and more, you’ll be able to learn something new every week whether you playthat particular instrument or not. Best of all, if you like what you learn, you can schedule a free trial lesson with that very instructor.

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Real School Presents: A Jimi Hendrix Experience

Posted by Andrew Clark on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 52:10 AM

The Real School of Music invites you to join us for a clinic/performance "A Jimi Hendrix Experience" on Saturday, June 23rd from 4p-6p in the Real Room. This event is presented by Definitely Must See Entertainment and hosted by reknowned guitarists Cisco Robles on guitar/vocals and Jeff Purchon on guitar, with Ron Pastore on bass and Stanley Swann on drums.

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Riff of the Week: Steve Levy and the Mandolin

Posted by Andrew Clark on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 @ 00:05 PM

Every week, a Real School instructor will give you a quick tip on how to better your playing. With a vast array of instruments ranging from guitars to banjos, drums to horns and more, you’ll be able to learn something new every week whether you play that
particular instrument or not. Best of all, if you like what you learn, you can schedule a free trial lesson with that very instructor.

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