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The preferred instrument for a young child is piano, because of it's simple layout and ease of playing. The piano layout also makes theory learning easier. Research has shown that learning piano sensitizes young children to pattern, space, and time sequencing, and improves cognitive skills, eye-hand coordination, and spatial reasoning.
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Arguably one of the most popular instruments in the world, the guitar offers a versatility far beyond almost any other instrument. From country to classical, Spanish to jazz, folk to flamenco, pop to rock, from concert stages to campfires, the guitar holds a place in more homes than any other single instrument.
ROMANCERO GITANOThe Tinturin Duo
FANTASYGlenn Tinturin, guitar
AMERICAN PORTRAITNoëlle Compinsky Tinturin, piano
THE TINTURIN DUONoëlle Compinsky Tinturin, piano & Glenn Tinturin, Guitar
TINTURIN PLAYS TINTURINNoëlle Compinsky Tinturin, piano & Glenn Tinturin, Guitar
ROMANTIC MINIATURESNoëlle Compinsky Tinturin, piano
ROMANTIC MINIATURES IINoëlle Compinsky Tinturin, piano
THE COMPINSKY TRIOManuel, Alec & Sara Compinsky
To provide our students with the pinnacle of artistic training and professionalism. To prepare those interested in careers in music, as well as those seeking a simple enjoyment through enhanced understanding of music, guided listening and improved abilities to play an instrument.
Began to study classical guitar at the age of seven with the acclaimed teacher, Guy Horn. At the age of ten, Glenn gave his debut performance as a soloist with the Santa Monica Symphony at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. More ...Phone: (909) 337-3811
Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin
Originally from Los Angeles, pianist, Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin has performed as soloist, accompanist, in orchestras, and as a chamber music artist extensively throughout North America and Europe. More ...Phone: (805) 419-4229
Started lessons in piano at the age of seven. His first teacher was his father, well-known composer, Peter Tinturin. Lenny gave his first concert at the Stairway to the Stars concert series at Barnum Hall at the age of ten ... More ...Phone: (949) 933-8474
I love the guitar! You know what's really great about it? Well, one thing is you can take it with you just about anywhere you go. Granted, the airlines might give you a hard time if you try to carry one onboard. But for all else, it's easy and fun to bring with you.
I like to take one of mine camping with me. It's kind of like an old friend. We sit around the campfire, sing songs together, share our music with friends, and frequently make some new ones because of it (some people might say they like my playing, but please don't sing!).
I started taking guitar lessons when I was just a kid and loved it. Sure, there were times when I didn't want to practice. But thanks to a little coaxing from my parents (ok, sometimes a lot), I stuck with it. And I am very thankful for that today. My guitar and I have become very close friends.
Along the way, we gave many concerts sharing our music with hundreds, even thousands, in a single evening. And now, my friend and I (my guitar and I) like to share our love with others by teaching them how to play guitar and enjoy music and have fun with it.
Have you ever felt like something was missing in your life? Maybe it's music. Pick an instrument. Get some professional instruction. And, stick with it! Many people ask me how long it takes to learn to play the guitar. Well, how long did it take you to learn how to speak, read, and write English? 5 years? 10 years? 15 years? Are you still working at it? I am. And remember, the joy is in the journey, not the destination. Sure, I can play the guitar really well. But, I like to learn new music, too. So, I am always on a journey.
So, go ahead. Choose an instrument. Learn to play it well. Allow it to become a part of you -- a true friend. You'll be glad you did. You will go to it when you're happy to share your joy. You'll go to it when you're sad or frustrated. The best part is it will always be there for you for the rest of your life. Make a new friend in music today.