20Jan/15

What is the best age for beginning music lessons?

If you are a parent thinking of beginnYoung Violin Studenting music lessons for your child in our home base of Clarendon Hills, you may have wondered when to start music lessons. At AMI, we generally recommend age 5 as the earliest age to start music lessons. At age 5 your child can happily start traditional lessons or Suzuki lessons.

Call us with questions or to register for lessons: 630-850-8505.

Read this article about starting music lessons.

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15Jan/15

About AMI: Remus Badea, Executive Director

Remus Badea - AMI Executive Director & FacultyRemus Badea is a concert violinist and educator, and a native of Chicago. He performs on a regular basis in solo concerts, recitals, and chamber music, including acting as concertmaster of several orchestras. Currently, he teaches violin/viola and chamber music at Elmhurst College, is concertmaster of Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and is the Executive Director of American Music Institute.

Remus Badea received his Bachelor and Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Violin Performance while under full scholarship. There he studied under world renowned violin teachers Dorothy Delay, Won-Bin Yim and Piotr Milewski. While at CCM he was recipient of the prestigious Heerman and Starling Awards. Mr. Badea has participated and performed during the summer with CCM “Music ’97 & ’99”, Aspen Music Festival and Bard Music Festival.

Most recent accolades: Featured performer on international TV and radio with solo featured soundtrack on the movie ‘The Swing’. Recent solo engagements with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Bell Canto Symphony, and Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others. Currently, Mr. Badea is Concertmaster of Southwest Symphony Orchestra, adjunct professor at Elmhurst College, and Executive Director of American Music Institute.

In addition to the above, Remus teaches violin, piano, and cello at AMI.

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06Jan/15

AMI 2014 Winter Student Recitals

December 14th was a proud day for AMI parents and teachers as AMI held its winter student recitals. Performance is a key part of the learning process for young musicians at AMI allowing students the opportunity to put into practice what they had learned during the fall.

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Momo Jorgensen playing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

 

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Elia Hsieh playing Long, Long, Ago

 

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Ume Jorgensen playing La Folia by Corelli

 

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Faris Toulleimet playing The Erie Canal

 

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Benjamin Laud playing Jingle Bells

 

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Carly Collins playing Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

 

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Brigid Higgins playing Tarantella Napoleoneta

 

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Sara Shurson playing Cool Kids

 

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Shi Chen playing Minuet 3 by J.S. Bach

 

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Hao Hao Chen playing Bouree by Handel

 

Begin your student’s studies at AMI today so they are ready to play in our May 2015 student recitals concert. Contact us today to schedule lessons: 630-850-8505.

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