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Two of our teachers, bassist/pianist Andreas Farmakalidis and American Idol finalist Alexis Stone Lopez, were highlighted in Bass Musician Magazine at last year’s NAMM convention. The article gives a great intro to both Andreas and Alexis as musicians and features a few great snapshots from the time they spent jamming and singing at the Floyd Rose/Brubaker Bass Booth. Check out this article and pass it along to your friends! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE or copy and paste the link below into your browser.
Our own Amanda Macias auditioned repeatedly and can formally announce that she has gotten then part of Jazz in the stage play “Let’s Rock” to be performed at Shepard of the Hills opening May 2013. Amanda is taking lessons with Hannah Ferber who has her Bachelor of Music in voice from Berklee College of Music! Exciting!
Have you ever backed out of a performance because you thought you couldn’t get over your stage fright? Or have you ever been in the middle of a song and forgotten the lyrics halfway through because you got so nervous with all those people staring up at you? All performers have felt that way at one time or another, and even the most famous, experienced performers still suffer from stage fright! Stage fright in and of itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing; the key is to find out how to USE all that nervous energy to your advantage. Well, one of our star teachers, Andreas Farmakalidis published an article on this VERY subject!
You can read it now by clicking on this link: STAGE FRIGHT: PART ONE
(if that link does not work, copy and paste this into your browser: http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2013/03/overcoming-stage-fright-part-1-by-andreas-farmakalidis/)