ArtistWorks, the first collaborative global learning community comprised of master artists and ambitious amateurs, announces the JUNE 14TH launch of the online, interactive Classical Guitar School with critically acclaimed guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux.
In his role as Head of the Guitar Departments of both the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Vieaux teaches maximum of 6-8 students annually. This revolutionary online school, the first of its kind for classical guitar, removes all barriers and enables students of any age, ability, or location an unprecedented level of access to studies with Vieaux through ArtistWorks’ Video ExchangeTM accelerated learning platform.
The Classical Guitar School with Jason Vieaux utilizes ArtistWorks’ patent-pending, breakout video technology to create a direct, self-guided, personalized educational experience. The Classical Guitar School includes a definitive curriculum for classical guitar, covering everything from fundamentals through advanced techniques. Each video lesson is offered with multiple angles and in slow motion for optimal learning.
Subscribing students view Vieaux’s lessons and submit video questions, or their own playing via webcam or smart phone for critique and guidance. Vieaux then responds personally to each student with a personalized video response. This Video Exchange Learning™ Platform allows subscribing students to view and subsequently learn from Vieaux - and from watching each other – creating a “virtual classroom” with an ever-evolving curriculum.
“So often in Classical Music, it seems there are so many barriers to studying the art form,” says Vieaux. “There are incredible institutions at which to study, but there are obviously limits as to student capacity. I want access to Classical music education to be limitless – and through my new online guitar school we have achieved that goal.”
Named one of the “youngest stars of the guitar world” by the New York Times, Jason Vieaux is known for his virtuosic and stirring performances, imaginative programming, and uncommon communicative gifts. Recent career highlights include solo performances at Lincoln Center, Spivey Hall and the Chautauqua Festival. In the fall of 2011, Vieaux inaugurated The Curtis Institute of Music Guitar Department with guitarist David Starobin, and he has been Head of the Guitar Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2001, a position he continues to hold. He is also affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists, with which he gives annual outreach concerts.
The Classical Guitar School with Jason Vieaux http://www.jasonvieauxschool.com is open to guitar players of all ages and levels of proficiency. Subscription fees are reasonably priced at $90.00 for 3 months, $150.00 for 6 months and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.
Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc is a Napa California-based technology and music education company that has created a proprietary, patent pending, online Video ExchangeTM Accelerated Learning Platform which allows virtuoso musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their full method, technique or curriculum in HD video to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, iPhones, iPads and more, students are able to submit videos through the site to the ArtistWorks’ instructors for individualized feedback and guidance – creating a two-way, individualized educational experience. ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class, virtuoso artists as: jazz guitarist Andreas Oberg; harmonica artist, Howard Levy; fingerstyle guitarist Martin Taylor; rock guitarist Paul Gilbert, DJ Qbert; classical pianist Christie Peery; rock drummer Thomas Lang, drummer, Billy Cobham, percussionist Luis Conte as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with banjo player, Tony Trischka, bluegrass bassist Missy Raines, flat pick guitar player Bryan Sutton; dobro player Andy Hall; mandolin player Mike Marshall and fiddle player Darol Anger.