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SINGING STRING MUSIC
studio in SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS
serving the North Shore & Boston
Jim & Maggi Dalton *** Singing String Music
203 Washington St. #263 Salem MA 01970
LESSONS ON / IN :
Click on the individual instrument pages for access to free pdf lessons.
WORLD MUSIC PAGE
Jim maintains a private teaching studio in Salem, Massachusetts. His students study a wide variety of instruments; theory; and composition.
Salem, Massachusetts is easily accessible by car or by a short (half-hour) commuter train ride from Boston. It is located less than 20 miles from Boston.
(We feel we should warn you, however, that Salem is a truly charming city with many attractive features. Once you visit, you may be tempted to put down roots here~! )
If you are interested in lessons, please do contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a performer, Jim specializes in historical and ethnic playing styles on a variety of plucked string instruments. Students may take lessons which focus on one or more of these styles, or lessons of a more general nature.
Jim is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, teaching music theory, ear training and world music courses for both the Music Theory and Music Education Departments.
His background includes teaching positions at:
University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music (ID)
Merrimack College (MA)
Fitchburg State (MA)
Philadelphia College (PA)
Georgian Court College (NJ)
Cumberland County College (NJ)
Indian Hill Music (MA)
Hill House Community Music Academy (MA)
and numerous community music schools over the past two decades.
He has taught for the National Guitar Workshop, and is currently on the faculty of the Cape Cod Festival of Mandolins.
Recent Music Theory Research:
In 2004-2005 Jim received a MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in the concert music repertoire and presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison WI.
Jim Dalton plays and endorses the Phoenix Neoclassical Mandolin
Jim's book, Mandolin for Beginners,</i> has been published by Alfred Publishing (and National Guitar Workshop)
It's available online and in retail stores both nationally and internationally. You can learn everything from how to hold/ tune a mandolin, how read tablature and strum -- to reading music, tremolo techniques, improvising.
It's full of interesting tunes and practical advice. There's a CD in it, so you can hear as well as read all the good stuff in the book. 48 pages Book & CD
copyright 1997-2010 Jim & Maggi Dalton