Jeff Berlin is the Director of the great music school The Players School Of Music, located in Florida!
Founded by Jeff Berlin in 1996, The Players School of Music is a music school created to improve music education by teaching students according to their ability to learn. The music school introduced a bold new concept in music education: that students had time to become familiar with their homework and practice without pressure. Memorization of music was removed from study. Review and daily practice were emphasized at this music school.
Beginning in three rooms, the school trained mostly Florida-based players in the ways of reading, soloing, and comping on their instruments. Harmony and ear training classes were added to round out the players' need for a broader musical understanding.
With the need for more space, the music school moved to a larger facility in 1998 and added new playing programs to the music schools course list. In 1999, the music school moved locations to one of the most beautiful sights for a music school in the world: the historic Kapok Gardens. With its waterfalls, sculptures, tropical flora, and ivy-covered walls, the Players School is a music school that has one of the most unique settings for music studies anywhere. In March 1999, Department of Education of the State of Florida licensed The Players School of Music as the only "alternative private independent music school in the State. Currently, no other privately run music schools in Florida is similarly licensed.
In 2000, many new changes took place to the music school. The US Department of Homeland Security has authorized The Players School of Music to enroll foreign students. The school began its Master Class Series by inviting outside professionals from every area of music to come and teach. Renowned guest musicians, recording industry personnel, and a variety of music-connected professionals come and lecture to our student body at our music school.
Playing well and learning well is our motto. The school continues to upgrade its programs with new methods of playing and practicing to help you learn music on and off your instrument.
One Week Intensive Program: July 23 – 27, 2012
The One Week Intensive will change your musical life forever. In five days we will teach you how to practice, what to practice and, as importantly, what not to practice. Amateur and professional musicians will discover new elements of playing that will affect their musicality for years to come.
Each day your classes will include Private Lessons, Ear Training, Harmony, Music Principles, Live Ensembles, and Chart Reading Ensembles.
Five days of practicing, playing, and enlightening musical philosophies virtually guarantees that you will learn in a week what it might take months to learn elsewhere.
Accepting applications until July 21st -- call now: 1-727-725-1445
New video from the Koi live session @ Casa del Jazz-Rome on Accordo.it : "Narada"
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Here the full version of "Light behind the Music", the new video from Markbass artist Alfredo Paixao. "Both music and photography are among my greatest passions ... these arts need light to bring out our soul and thanks to Markbass (and Nikon) the world can hear and see my soul." Alfredo Paixao http://www.markbass.it/artist_detail.php?id=40 Video shooting/editing by Alessandro Petrini www.alessandropetrini.com
In this in-depth video interview by Luca Angelici for "Bass Your Life" Markbass artist Mario Guarini shows us his setup!!!
Italian metal bassist and Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza plays his original composition "One Step".
Here we are guys! Marco said "I WANT YOU" for Markbass 15th Anniversary and you showed us your enthusiasm for his call! Thank you so much!
Edu Falaschi is about to start his new tour in Italy on February 2016, band line-up feat. Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza on bass, David Folchitto on drums, Mysteria on keyboards and Michele Vioni on guitar.
This contest will give one unsigned band the chance to perform on stage at FLOODfest in Austin, TX, plus win $5000 cash as well as thousands of dollars in gear and prizes.
This video shows how Marco's ideas become real–from his mind to your stage–and the great passion that everyday feeds our work to make products satisfying musicians worldwide.
If you're going to be the upcoming winter NAMM show in Anaheim (January 21-24), please visit us at our booth (Hall C, #4778) to see our exciting Markbass and DV Mark new products for 2016! Plus—as always—we'll have an incredible lineup of artists showing them and performing at our booth!
Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin launched his PledgeMusic campaign to fund, record and release his next CD, “Jeff Berlin plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer!”
Thanks to every customer who have played a part in our first FIFTHEEN YEARS of SUCCESS... it's thanks to you that the dream continues!
We're happy to sponsor the "Elettrika vs Batterika" event, that will be held in Rome on December, 12 and 13.
The 4th Bari Bass Day will take place on 6th December in Bari (Italy). We are proud to sponsor this event, feat workshop of Markbass top-artist Dominique Di Piazza and Markbass prizes for the BariBassContest.
If you will be attending the upcoming NAMM show, celebrate with us this important milestone!
Following the excellent feedback received last May and June, Markbass artist Mario Guarini is about to start his winter Masterclass Tour "Come diventare un Musicista migliore", around the Italian music schools.
Mark World will be at 40th edition of SHG (Second Hand Guitar), that will be held on November 15, 2015 at Hotel Quark in Milano.
On November 6th 2015, Markbass top-artist Hadrien Feraud will play with his own band at SZEGED JAZZ DAYS in Hungary.
Markbass top-artist Alain Caron back on tour in Europe with his band, feat. DV Mark artist Pierre Cotè on guitar, John Roney on keyboards and Damien Schmitt on drums.
Alain will present his latest album "Multiple Faces".
14th and 15th October 2015.
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona will have two concerts in France with his band, featuring DV Mark artist Ciro Manna on guitar.
An ALL-METAL-STARS amazing project which will blow you away!
New York-based Markbass artist Marco Panascia will be playing a series of concerts in London and Italy during the month of October.
Marco also will be presenting a bass clinic in Piacenza (Italy) at the Milestone School of Music, on October 17.
Musikhaus Thomann presents the 4th Bass Day, that will take place on 17th October in Germany!
We are proud to sponsor this event, feat workshop of Markbass top-artists Hadrien Feraud and Dominique Di Piazza.
Markbass is proud to support, together with our friends at ZON basses, the "Solo Bass and Beyond" master class of our top-artist Michael Manring, that will be held at Berklee Bass Dept. on October 7, 2015.
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona upcoming concert at "Rock in Rio" festival and clinics in Rio and in São Paulo.
Markbass top-artist Michael League and his band Snarky Puppy are ready to start their massive 2 1/2-month tour that will take them through the US, Canada, Japan, UK, continental Europe, Turkey and South America, before to return to the states for several shows.
We are proud to be a partner of the Dresdner Drum Bass Festival, that will take place on September 19 in Dresden, Germany.
Featured artists include Markbass Artist CHRIS MINH DOKY.
Bassist and multi-instrumentalist Evan Marien has released his latest solo album, Artifacts.
From 10th to 26th September, Markbass artist Mario Guarini will have a series of concerts at Foro Italico in Rome, with Baglioni and Morandi "Capitani Coraggiosi" tour.
Reggie Washington is about to start an European Tour to support his third CD entitled "RAINBOW SHADOW – A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson".
September 2015, Italian bass shredder and Markbass Artist Dino Fiorenza will embark on a clinic tour in China & Hong Kong.
Tuesday 14 July, Markbass artist Lorenzo Feliciati will play at Goethe-Institut Portugal with TWINSCAPES, his electric bass duo project with Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), accompanied on drums by Roberto Gualdi as special guest.
Markbass top-artist Alain Caron will be in tour in Italy, with DV Mark artist Ciro Manna on guitar, Michele Di Toro on piano/keyboards and Claudio Romano on drums.
Thanks to the collaboration between Markbass and the art director of "Settimana Mozartiana" Ettore Pellegrino - organized by Comune di Chieti - Richard Bona will perform in Chieti on July 14th 2015.
Italian Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza shares his acoustic bass tecnique expertise in a new Italian-language instructional book/dvd called "Manuale di basso percussivo", published in Italy by fingerpicking.net.