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Mando for Kids Class Added

November 2, 2017 – The first Mando for Kids class will meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:45 from November 14 to December 19. John Hosley and Douglas Sneddon will be team-teaching this class. Cost for the 6-week class is $90. Developed by Laura Norris, the Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school…     Read More

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New Music Together Classes and Location

November 2, 2017 – Crescendo has just added new Music Together class times and a new Music Together location: Monday, 6:00 pm at Crescendo and Friday, 9:30 and 10:30 am at Academy of Dance Arts – Dance and Apparel. Full details and registration available here.

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Alfredo Balcacer Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty

October 10, 2017 – Alfredo Balcacer has joined Crescendo as an acoustic and electric guitar instructor. Alfredo is a guitarist and educator from the Dominican Republic, currently living in Kalamazoo, MI. He graduated with a degree in Music Performance from Utah State University, and is currently finishing his masters degree in Music Performance at Western…     Read More

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Alfredo Balcacer

Master of Music, Music Performance/Jazz studies Western Michigan University (expected graduation December 2017) Bachelor of Music, Music Performance with a certificate in guitar pedagogy, Utah State University Studies in Music Performance, National Conservatory of Music, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Alfredo Balcacer is a guitarist and educator from the Dominican Republic, currently living in Kalamazoo, MI….     Read More

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John Hosley

Retired after 34 year career as a research associate beginning with the Upjohn Co. in 1983, and continuing through its transitions to Pharmacia, Pfizer, and finally Zoetis, John Hosley has begun a second career teaching guitar and mandolin. John studied classical guitar with Miles Kusik beginning in the mid-1980s, studied plectrum guitar in the 1990s,…     Read More

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