Rocktober Recitals
Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Rocktober Recitals

Our students work hard on their weekly lessons and look forward to sharing their talent with friends and family!  Our ROCKtober Recitals are just around the corner! 

Students will be notified by their Knapton Musik Knotes teacher and by email when they're able to sign up for a timeslot.

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String Instrument Petting Zoo with Ruth Banwell
Sep
16
11:00am11:00am

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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Clavinova Cafe
Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

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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Adult String Orchestra Class with Ruth Banwell
Sep
14
11:00am11:00am

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
    1:00pm 1:00pm

    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
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    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
    11:00am11:00am

    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
    9:00am 9:00am

    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
    7:00pm 7:00pm

    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
    1:00pm 1:00pm

    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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    Student Recitals
    Mar
    25
    1:00pm 1:00pm

    Student Recitals

    Student Recitals will be held at Knapton Musik Knotes on Saturday, March 25th. Choose from two timeslots.  We are excited to hear how everyone has progressed!

    Note:  Please complete the recital form below and return it by Thursday, March 23rd, 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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    Adult Beginner Digital Keyboard Lessons
    Sep
    29
    11:00am11:00am

    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
    9:00am 9:00am

    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
    8:30am 8:30am

    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
    6:00pm 6:00pm

    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
    12:00pm12:00pm

    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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    2016 Music Talent Contest
    May
    6
    7:00pm 7:00pm

    2016 Music Talent Contest

    A Music Talent Contest, presented by the MacDowell Music Club, will be held on Friday, May 6th 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 for an application

    All applications must be postmarked or dropped off at the KMK store by May 4th.

    The following prizes will be awarded:

    • First Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to Knapton Musik Knotes
    • Second Prize: $75 Gift Certificate to Knapton Musik Knotes
    • Third Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Knapton Musik Knotes
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    Woodwind Workshop
    Apr
    23
    12:30pm12:30pm

    Woodwind Workshop

    Knapton Musik Knotes is hosting a fun and interactive workshop for clarinetists and saxophonists featuring D'Addario Reserve Method expert Dr. Laura McLaughlin who will explore various reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures. Participants can try different woodwind instruments and accessories during the event and will receive free samples.

    Our in-house repair person will also be on site during the event to evaluate participants' instruments and make minor repairs/adjustments if necessary.   

    All attendees will be eligible for drawings, and light refreshments will be provided.

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    Guitar Care Clinic
    Apr
    16
    3:00pm 3:00pm

    Guitar Care Clinic

    Learn how to care for your guitar at this free clinic.  Our In-House Guitar Technician, Travis Vandiver, will explain how to properly care for your guitar and go over exactly what is involved in setting up your instrument for the absolute best playability. 

    Travis will also answer some of the most commonly asked questions he gets from customers, such as:

    • How do I know when to change my strings?  

    • Why are my strings so high?

    • Why is my string buzzing?

    • Why is my volume/tone scratchy?

    • My guitar is in tune, but why don't the notes I'm playing still not sound right?

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