Mar 03, 2023
Current Students: Student Recital April 29 at Madison Youth Arts Center
Mar 01, 2023
Now accepting applications for Rock Workshop: Blast House Session Summer 2023
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Dec 17, 2020
Watch the Video of the Student Showcase at Blast House Studios
Aug 12, 2020
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Apr 17, 2015
Instructor Jon Vriesacker Publishes Violin Method Book
Violin Aeorbics by Jon Vriesacker is now published (available May 1)! The description from Amazon is:
"(Violin Instruction). Here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned! Musical styles include pop, rock, bluegrass, Irish, jazz, funk, and more. Techniques taught include scales, ornaments, rhythm/feel, bowing, arpeggios, playing with others, and stretching out. These exercises will improve facile technique, intonation, style vocabulary, rhythmic acuity, ensemble playing, and more. The accompanying audio includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings. Online audio is accessed at halleonard.com/mylibrary."
Jon Vriesacker teaches violin and viola at Madison Music Foundry.
Jon is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra where he has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller. He studied at the Berklee College of Music with Matt Glaser and received his Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Madison. Jon has soloed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and has been featured with violin legends Johnny Frigo and Johnny Gimble. He has performed on promotional recordings for Lands? End and Miller Brewing and can be heard on albums by Willy Porter, Freedy Johnston and Garbage. In his movie soundtrack debut, Jon played on “Al Otro Lado del Rio” from The Motorcycle Diaries, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005. In addition to private teaching Jon has been a Solo and Ensemble judge and a clinician at numerous schools and string festivals. He also spent a semester teaching string improvisation at Wichita State University. He teaches classical violin, jazz playing and fiddling.