Christmas Recitals
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Recitals

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Our Student Christmas Recitals will be held at Knapton Musik Knotes on Saturday, December 9th.

Choose between two time slots on the form below.  

We are excited to hear how everyone has progressed!

Note:  Please complete the recital form below and return it by Thursday, December 7th, if you'd like to participate.   The earlier you return the form, the better chance you have of receiving the time slot you desire!

RECITAL FORM

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Federation Festival
Feb
3
8:00 AM08:00

Federation Festival

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Festival will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired located at 1700 W. State St., Janesville, WI 53546. 

Festival Fees are $25.00 for the first event and $23.00 for each additional event. These entry fees cover:  Festival fee of $18 per event, *NFMC Junior Membership dues of $2.00 and Knapton Musik Knotes administrative fee of $5.00 per event.

All entry forms and fees (payable by check or cash only) must be turned in to Knapton Musik Knotes no later than Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  

 
 
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Clavinova Festival
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Clavinova Festival

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This will be a really fun concert, and we hope you can join us!  Students are learning how to create new unique versions of piano songs using the diverse features of the Clavinova!

Performance times are as follows:

November 18th, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
November 19th, 4:00pm and 6:00pm

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Meet & Greet with Gabriel Aldort with Concert to Follow
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Meet & Greet with Gabriel Aldort with Concert to Follow

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Gabriel Aldort is a New York composer and performer with a unique jazzy blues style.  From 6-7pm, students and teachers can meet Gabe in person and ask questions and learn some Clavinova tips!  A concert will follow, which the public is welcome to attend!

Although this is a free event, we ask that you register, as space is limited.

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Workshop with Gabriel Aldort
Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop with Gabriel Aldort

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Gabriel Aldort is a New York composer and performer with a unique jazzy blues style.  

We are excited to announce this very special workshop geared towards teachers and churches.  Gabe will explore the newest apps available to give a technical edge to any teaching studio and elevate any worship service.

This is a very rare opportunity to learn from a legend in the making who has over 30 years of experience!  Although this is a free event, we ask that you register, as space is limited.

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Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

Ookie Spookie Uke Circle

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Join us for some Halloween fun! Welty welcomes Knapton Musik Knotes as they lead an Ookie Spookie Uke Circle on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 4:30 to 5:30.

Knapton Musik Knotes will provide ukuleles for those that don’t have their own.

We will learn some classic  songs with simple chords and maybe even some favorite Halloween tunes!

All ages welcomed.

Donations appreciated.

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume!

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Clavinova Cafe
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Clavinova Cafe

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THIS MONTH during Clavinova Cafe, we'll be doing some Kooky Karaoke!  We can transform your voice and/or add special effects while you sing!  

We'll also have some Halloween refreshments for you to enjoy!

This event is free, but we do ask you to sign up below online to reserve your spot, as space is limited.

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String Instrument Petting Zoo with Ruth Banwell
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

String Instrument Petting Zoo with Ruth Banwell

At the String Instrument Petting Zoo , students including adults who are interested can hear the violin, viola and cello instruments, hold the instruments and experiment with making a sound on them.  Just holding a string instrument answers questions for some students. How big is it? How heavy is it? Where do your hands go when you play it?  We stress, though, that making a sound isn’t as important as wanting to make that instrument’s sound. 

Once you’ve had a String Instrument Petting Zoo experience, you can learn more about private Suzuki string lessons or an Adult Beginning Orchestra class.

Meet the teacher, Mrs. Banwell!  Mrs. Banwell has many years of experience teaching violin, viola and cello. She has taught Suzuki string private lessons and taught string orchestra for 18 years with the Janesville Public Schools.  She has performed in the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra. She graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois with a BME and attended Stevens Point University and is a certified Suzuki teacher through book 6.

This event is free, but we would appreciate knowing how many people to accommodate for, so please follow the link below to RSVP:

 

The Orchestra Strings

Violin, viola, and cello are usually offered in different sizes so player size is usually not an issue as long as the proper size is in the hands of the students.

VIOLIN            

The VIOLIN is the best known string instrument. It plays most of the melody. It gets to play high, fast music very often.

VIOLA   

The VIOLA is like he violin but plays lower notes, often adding important background parts.

CELLO

The Cello plays a little bit of everything in orchestra. Because it can play both very low and very high, it gets to play melody, fast “Flashy” parts, background and loud, low parts.

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Adult String Orchestra Class with Ruth Banwell
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Adult String Orchestra Class with Ruth Banwell

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This class covers the basics of playing on a string instrument (violin, viola or cello). The class progresses through the book “Essential Elements For Strings” Book 1 and culminates in learning a few simple songs as a group. You will learn the fundamentals of performing and build your performance from there. You do not need to have any previous music experience.

This class will meet once a week starting Thursday, September 14th.

It is important to attend all classes and to practice each lesson outside of class.  It takes at least one year to learn the basics of this instrument and up to 4 years to learn all the techniques to apply to a wide range of string literature.

To learn more about Ruth Banwell, CLICK HERE.

Requirements

 
  • A violin, viola or cello
  • Instrument tuner
  • Essential Elements for Strings Book 1
  • Music Stand

Class Fee

32 group lessons:  $320

Please stop by Knapton Musik Knotes to sign up, or email Ruth at rm.banwell@gmail.com

CLASSES WILL MEET ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAYS FROM 11am-12pm.

September 14,21,28

October 5,12,19,26

November 2,9,16,30

December 7

Concert Saturday December 9th

January 4,11,18,25

February 1,8,15,25

March 1,8,15,22,29

April 5,12,19

May 3,10,17,24


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    Student Recitals. Summer 2017
    Aug
    12
    1:00 PM13:00

    Student Recitals. Summer 2017

    Student Recitals will be held at Knapton Musik Knotes on Saturday, August 12th. Choose from two timeslots, either 1:00pm or 3pm  We are excited to hear how everyone has progressed!

    Note:  Please complete the recital form below and return it by Friday, August 11th, if you'd like to participate.   The earlier you return the form, the better chance you have of receiving the time slot you desire!

    RECITAL FORM

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    Make Music Day Guitar Class
    Jun
    21
    6:30 PM18:30

    Make Music Day Guitar Class

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    Help us celebrate Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music, on Wednesday, June 21st!  This is a perfect time to launch a new hobby--if you don't have a guitar, feel free to use one of ours during the event.  All ages are welcome!

    All participants will receive a FREE Make Music Day songbook!

    Here are some of the topics we'll be covering:

    • The Basics about Frets & Strings
    • Proper Body Positioning
    • Finger Techniques
    • Acoustic & Electric Variations
    • How to Read Chord Charts

    Even though this event is free, It's important for everyone to register so that we can accommodate all participants with materials, etc.

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    Beginning Guitar Class
    May
    20
    11:00 AM11:00

    Beginning Guitar Class

    Our free quick-start guitar class is the perfect way to launch your new hobby! You don’t need any previous knowledge to get started with this class, and all ages are welcome! If you don't have a guitar, feel free to use one of ours during the event!

    Here are some of the topics we'll be covering:

    • The Basics about Frets & Strings
    • Proper Body Positioning
    • Finger Techniques
    • Acoustic & Electric Variations
    • How to Read Chord Charts

    it's important for everyone to register so that we can accommodate all participants with materials, etc.

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    Clavinova Cafe
    May
    20
    9:00 AM09:00

    Clavinova Cafe

    Clavinova Cafe is a casual gathering designed to showcase the unique functions of the CVP Yamaha Digital Piano. Enjoy complimentary refreshments in a relaxed, fun atmosphere while exploring how to get the most out of this powerful, innovative & diverse instrument. If you've never heard a Clavinova played in person, you won't want to miss this!!!

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    Music Talent Contest--MacDowell Music Club
    May
    5
    7:00 PM19:00

    Music Talent Contest--MacDowell Music Club

    A Music Talent Contest, presented by the MacDowell Music Club, will be held on Friday, May 5th at 7:00 PM at Knapton Musik Knotes. This contest is open to all ages, and participants may sing or play an instrument of their choice. 

    CLICK HERE to access the application online.

    Note: All applications must be postmarked or dropped off at the KMK store by May 3rd!

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    Guitar Re-Stringing Event
    Apr
    22
    1:00 PM13:00

    Guitar Re-Stringing Event

    We’ll help you pick out the right strings to help you get the sound you want and show you how to restring your guitar!

    We'll also teach you a few tuning techniques!

    Although this clinic is free to anyone who buys a new pair of strings, please register below so we can better accommodate for you.

    *Limit 1 guitar per person

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    Adult Beginner Digital Keyboard Lessons
    Sep
    29
    11:00 AM11:00

    Adult Beginner Digital Keyboard Lessons

    Easy Keyboard classes for adults are fun and a great way to meet new friends!  In this 10-week group class,  you will learn music, have fun, and feel a sense of accomplishment at your first lesson. 

    This course is designed for the adult who wants to make music immediately without years of training our music theory. 

    Making Music Is Just Plain Fun

    So many people who take this class talk about the 'after effects' of making music -- feeling better, smiling more, feeling more accomplished, making new friends, helping others in their communities through music, feeling happier and more joyful, etc.

    Imagine a group of family and friends getting together once or twice a week doing what they always dreamed of–- making music!

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    September Clavinova Cafe
    Sep
    17
    9:00 AM09:00

    September Clavinova Cafe

    Clavinova Cafe is a casual gathering designed to showcase the unique functions of the CVP Yamaha Digital Piano. Enjoy complimentary refreshments in a relaxed, fun atmosphere while exploring how to get the most out of this powerful, innovative & diverse instrument. If you've never heard a Clavinova played in person, you won't want to miss this!!!

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    Alfred Piano Teacher Workshop
    Aug
    16
    8:30 AM08:30

    Alfred Piano Teacher Workshop

    Tom Gerou, Alfred Music Clinician

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    Receive a FREE Alfred Music publication at this workshop!

    8:30am

    Registration

    9:00am-12:30pm

    Tom Gerou from Alfred Music--Plan repertoire for your students with a fast-paced review of new music.

    12:30pm-1:30pm -- Free Lunch

    1:30pm-3:00pm

    "Alfred Meets Clavinova Technology" with Lori Frazer

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    Mass Appeal Guitar Gathering
    Jun
    21
    6:00 PM18:00

    Mass Appeal Guitar Gathering

    Help us celebrate Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music, on Tuesday, June 21st!

    Bring your guitar to our "Mass Appeal" Guitar Gathering at Knapton Musik Knotes, where players of all ages and abilities come and play along with other guitarists in an hour-long set of rock classics and pop hits.  Participants will receive a FREE  Make Music Day songbook!

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    Music Garage Sale!
    Jun
    18
    12:00 PM12:00

    Music Garage Sale!

    One Day Only, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!

    Scratch & dents, closeouts, odds & ends, unclaimed layaways.  Bargains for every type of musician.  HUGE clearance on guitars, band instruments, keyboards, music and more.  SAVE UP TO 75%!  All items sold “as is,” cash & carry.  

    DON'T MISS IT--most offers are one-of-a-kind deals! 

    Special performance at 12:30pm by The Octones.  Read more about these rising stars HERE.

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