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Improvisation for a Better Future

What can you do that a computer can’t? Improvise! Improvisation is productive, spontaneous play that can be utilized in any discipline. In his talk, Edgar Gabriel encourages us to consider a better future with free-thinking ideas and innovations — all spurred by improvisation.

Violinist Edgar Gabriel performs, teaches and composes music in the styles of classical, jazz, rock and fiddle music. He is a great proponent of improvisation in all types of music and his String Groove® educational publications teach and provide a medium for stringed instrument improvisation. Edgar has worked with many renown-performing ensembles including Cirque du Soleil and played on countless recording sessions including Cd’s for Cheap Trick and the Plain White T’s. Edgar can be heard regularly in performance with his jazz ensemble StringFusion. Mr. Gabriel is currently is on the music faculties Elmhurst College and William Rainey Harper College. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Don’t miss Edgar’s free online Master Class, Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m. CDT

Edgar Gabriel will give you pointers on how to: Practice effectively; perform at your best with less anxiety; read music; use your computer more effectively for successful online lessons and recordings; and improvise.

Click here to RSVP for Edgar Gabriel’s Master Class.


Visit our Private Music Lesson page to learn how you can take lessons with Edgar or our other talented music instructors.

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