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RGS Podcast Episode 4 – Solemnis

RGS Podcast Episode 4 – Solemnis

Richards Rock Academy band Solemnis interview. Pictures and show notes below!

Or listen and view more photos on YouTube version:

 

Solemnis - Julia at The Troc

Solemnis – Julia at The Troc

Solemnis - Owen at The Troc

Solemnis – Owen at The Troc

Solemnis - Hayden at The Troc

Solemnis – Hayden at The Troc

Solemnis - Dylan and Zoe at The Troc

Solemnis – Dylan and Zoe at The Troc

Solemnis at The Troc

Solemnis at The Troc

Richards Rock Academy band Solemnis is a headlining band at RGS and their shows are dynamic, engaging, and polished. Set list includes original music and a mix of modern and classic rock cover songs. Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SolemnisBand/ as well as their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/solemnismusic/

Show notes:

1:47 – Band member introductions, how the band got together 3:00 – Highlights for concerts and song accomplishments, how to put a “songs to learn” list together, and how to work in band members’ different tastes in music and appeal to a wide audience 6:41 – Getting an album together, the tribulations of trying to get studio time, and how the band ended up with the part of a classical Mass setting for its name 10:32 – The musical and personal benefits of playing in a band, the strange feeling of getting your tunes stuck in your head, and the audience getting into songs you’ve played a thousand times 13:57 – Getting merch out to the fans, putting on a performance, and what the future holds for the band 17:58 – Where to find the band online, when to look for an EP, and will “This is Solemnis” be the next “This is Spinal Tap?” 22:00 – The five-part vocal stylings of Solemnis in action to say goodbye to listeners

RGS Podcast Relaunch!!!

RGS Podcast Relaunch

We’re excited to announce the RGS Podcast relaunch! Subscribe to Richards Guitar Studio on iTunes, Podomatic, CastBox, or wherever you listen!  Below is a time-stamped breakdown of what we cover in Episode 3: Discussion with Nate Richards and Colin Ainsworth.


 On Episode 3 of the Richards Guitar Studio podcast, the show is back after a 4-year hiatus as owner Nate Richards and guitar instructor Colin Ainsworth discuss the history of the studio and touch on other topics that the series will dive into in upcoming episodes:

1:20 Nate outlines freelance teaching to build up students, finding the RGS’ location in the middle of the 2008 market crash, and interviewing teachers in Borders Books

11:10 Nate talks about his teachers while learning to play and band experiences in high school

19:15 Playing in bands in the ‘90s meant hand-building stages and dealing with the perils of minimum tape/CD orders from recording studios and recording scooped-mids guitar sounds

27:26 Nate and Colin discuss the benefits of buying physical media at record stores and the work that went into taping copies of albums

39:12 Thank your parents for the investment they make in your future; remember to “respect the business” when it comes to music, that joy in music comes from hard work, and that no music is above or below you

47:24 The importance of learning how to read music and basic theory/composition to learn rock music efficiently, the skillsets students tend to miss if they only learn by ear

57:55 How the studio’s music curriculum and business model have developed and finding the “junction of art and commerce,” the importance of keeping all students “speaking the same language” to make band rehearsals smooth

RGS Podcast

Nate Richards Colin Ainsworth – RGS Podcast

Classical Music Recital Wrap Up

What a Great Recital!

The Richards Guitar Studio Classical Music Recital was a great success today at the Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse on the Swarthmore College Campus. We had the privilege of hearing piano, voice, classical guitar, and viola performances – music from Bach, Vivaldi, Aguado, Joplin, Domeniconi, Beauty and the Beast, and other beautiful pieces! Our teacher Tatyana and Eric accompanied their students, and Natalie came to support our students.

Here are some photos – video clips coming soon!

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Violin Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Violin Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Violin Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Violin Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Classical Guitar Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Piano Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

Richards Guitar Studio Voice Lessons

RGS Recital at Swarthmore College

Upcoming RGS Recital at Swarthmore College

We are excited to announce our upcoming recital at Swarthmore College on Sunday, February 18 from 2-5pm! Classical Guitar, Voice, Violin, and Piano.

Friends Meetinghouse

Friends Meetinghouse

Did you know that we at Richards Guitar Studio have classical music in our roots? Nate Richards has an undergraduate dual-degree in Music Education and Music Theory & Composition, as well as a master’s degree in Music Performance (Classical Guitar).

Whittier Room

Whittier Room

Our teachers have classical training, college degrees, and music theory training. Our methods are rooted in classical approaches and music theory, as well as our overall mindset. We believe this is why our lessons for rock, pop, and other genres are so successful!

Come join us at the Friends Meetinghouse “Whittier Room” on the campus of Swarthmore College.

Upcoming Music Theory Course at RGS

Nate Richards’ Music Theory Course at RGS

Music Theory Course

Music Theory Course

 

Nate Richards Music Theory Course Details and Registration Here

Questions? Contact Us

Make 2018 the year that you take your music to the next level!

Nate is planning a 4-class music theory course at RGS for the month of February. Space is limited to 10 seats.

Students will receive a printed guide for notes and exercises during class. Nate will also create a private blog post on the RGS site to post practice assignments, study resources, notes, discussion points, and enable commenting for students to ask questions and interact with one another.

The class will be on Mondays from 6-7pm starting February 5th. Age range is high school / college / adult.

It is a great opportunity for all students who want to further their knowledge of music and improve their overall musicianship, as well as apply music theory principles to their instrument of choice, improvising/songwriting, and general understanding of how music really works.

This is also a great opportunity for college-bound students or students who are considering music as a college major in the next year or two, and want to get a solid start on music theory required to prepare for entrance exams and auditions.

The course may continue beyond the 4 weeks, if members are interested in continuing their theory studies at RGS.

Background – Nate Richards has an undergraduate dual degree in Music Theory & Composition and Music Education, and a master’s degree in Music Performance, where he also studied master’s-level music theory. He also periodically teaches Music Theory and AP Music Theory courses at Garnet Valley High School.

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