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Laura Ramsey & Brooks Milgate : The Cozy Christmas Concert

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Royalston Town Hall, Royalston, MA

A rustic afternoon of holiday jazz performed by Berklee College of Music alumni Laura Ramsey and Brooks Milgate. Laura Ramsey On Saxophone and Clarinet and Brooks Milgate On piano create a musical landscape that will embrace you in warm harmony and exciting melodies. Both artists have performed throughout New England to wide acclaim and continue the music traditions of jazz with modern artistry. They have been performing together for nearly a decade.

Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane Duo

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Joshua Hyde Library, 306 Main St, Sturbridge, MA

Sponsored by the Friends of Joshua Hyde Library and free to the public.

An hour and a half performance including anecdotal history from each seminal composition and its composer ranging from the Roaring 20’s of Swing, the Brazilian Jazz Era, Modal Styles, and contemporary compositions from the likes of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

Laura Ramsey & the GROOVETrane

Private Corporate Event, Boston, MA

Dec9

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Dec2

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Nov25

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Nov18

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Nov11

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Express Yourself! Songwriting

Richard Sugden Library, 8 Pleasant St, Spencer, MA 01368

Part 1 FREE to the Public as sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Pre registration is requested. Call 508-885-7513.

Participants will be lead through songwriting exercises by Laura with access to ask questions/advice before Part 2.

Nov4

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

Oct28

7-Week Songwriters In the Round

Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem St, Worcester, MA

October 28 Week 1 Intro & Inspiration Teaser Laura Ramsey, founding teacher of The Meditative School of Music and band leader of the award winning band Laura Ramsey & the Groove Trane will perform 3 original songs and help participants set attainable goals for each participant

November 4 - Week 2 Scales - Major vs Minor Tonality & Fluidity

WEEK OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY

November 18- Week 3 Harmony - Common chord progressions

November 25 - Week 4 Song Forms - Lyrical content and literary devices in song

December 2 - Week 5 Survey of Styles - Latin, Blues, Pop/Rock/Rap - Defining moments for each style

December 9 - Week 6 Music Technology & Social Media - Getting your music out there

December 16 - Participant Performances

I highly recommend Laura Ramsey’s lyric writing workshops. Participants enjoyed learning how to express themselves through writing songs. Laura is very easy to work with and has a wealth of knowledge and talent in regards to music. She is a wonderful teacher and explained things clearly. The attendees felt empowered and safe to share and articulate their innermost feelings. She also provided additional support in between workshops, allowing participants to email her with questions. I heard many positive comments in the weeks following the program.”

— Denise Farmosa, Adult Reference & Circulation Librarian, Richard Sugden Library