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July 9, 2020 – Do you want your child to keep learning that instrument you rented or purchased for them? Would you like to learn about music history, rhythm or counting notes? Do you currently play an instrument or want to get back to playing? Would you like to learn to sing better?

Music in the Mountains (MIM)  is offering online music classes for people of all ages and skill-levels beginning on July 13th 2020. All courses are being taught by professional musicians from Nevada County, Sacramento, and New Mexico. 

MIM has been bringing live classical music to the Sierra Foothills, the Sacramento Metropolitan area, and surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. Navigating current state and local government health regulations for large event gatherings and music classes, MIM has created a summer music education series, moving programs to online platforms for all to enjoy. 

“Learning music requires creativity, communication & cooperation,” explains Jenny Darlington-Person, Executive Director for MIM. “This program is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together for multi-generational music learning with professional teachers.”

The MIM SummerFest Music Academy has offerings for musicians who wish to further their skillset. Sign-up for four weeks of twice-weekly group instrument music coaching, culminating with your participation in virtual recordings. Take part in a professional session with an opera singer and voice coach who will help you get to the next level in group vocal coaching. Sign-up for one or all of the music theory & history workshops. 

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“It is exciting to bring the SummerFest Music Academy back for a second year, and this new online format is an opportunity to engage even more students,” explains Artistic Director and Conductor Ryan Murray. “It is exciting that the online platform creates the opportunity for students and teachers to connect despite large geographical separations.” 

Music in the Mountains offered their annual Summerfest concert series and educational programs on a “pay-what-you-can” basis and saw a record number of audience members engaged with more than 5,500 households having viewed SummerFest programs so far.  MIM continues their tradition of accessible music education for all by offering this innovative online model to folks in the Nevada County community and all over the world.

To learn more about these programs and to register, please visit: musicinthemountains.org