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Principal Players From The Philadelphia Orchestra Teaching Students Worldwide Via The Internet

Classical music is a complex art form, and learning an instrument well takes not only talent but many hours, days, and years of lessons and practice. While the talent necessary to play an orchestral instrument hasn’t changed much over the years, today, Internet and video technology are offering  new ways of teaching and learning an instrument, with the potential to connect large numbers of  students with some of the best musicians in the world.
ArtistWorks Classical Campuslaunched this fall, offering classical music lessons - expanding an online school that has been teaching in other styles, including rock, folk, and jazz.  Its classical teachers include several principal players from The Philadelphia Orchestra.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis investigates how virtuoso players are using technology to reach out to a new generation of classical music students.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.