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The Community Music & Arts Network
Center for Music & Creative Development
Our Mission Since 2001:
1. Develop the provision of live music and promote music education and the appreciation of music in local communities, including the establishment of pilot community music & arts programs.
2. Provide performance and teaching opportunities for musicians and composers to reach a wider audience, to include school children, elderly, hospital, hospice, correctional facility, and community service outreach.
3. Create a research and development network to explore new and appropriate models for community music development and to share advancements in the fields of music therapy and education applications for music. Develop a collaborative line of educational children’s music.
4. Advocate cooperative music initiatives by partnering with agencies that seek the same goals.
MISS PAM'S JAMS - MUSIC PROGRAMS
Delaware & Otsego Counties, New York State
Licensed Music Together® Caregiver/Mixed age
(Birth – Kindergarten) and preschool classes.
NOW REGISTERING FOR ALL CLASSES
FREE DEMONSTRATIONS AVAILABLE! PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Fall 2012 Fiddle Collection starts the 3rd week of September - the end of November
Winter 2013 - 1st week of January
Spring 2013 - last week of March
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Hobart Activity Center, 8 Pine Street, Hobart, NY
Wednesdays, 9:15 am
Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
Oneonta Venue TBA (possible intergenerational class)
Thursdays, 9:30 am & 10:30 am
Other dates and time to be added as enrollment increases. Future classes include intergenerational classes and classes in Delhi & Margaretville. If interested in a Tuesday morning Hobart class, please contact us.
Music Together Mission:
To provide the highest quality music and movement experiences to as many young children as possible and to involve their parents and other adult caregivers, including early childhood professionals.
Basic Principles of the Music Together Philosophy
I. All children are musical.
II. Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, which we have defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.
III.The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's musical growth.
IV. This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the child's-and the adult's!-participation
PRIVATE LESSONS & VOCAL COACHING
ALL AGES & ABILITY LEVELS
Voice (all styles), Rock/Theory/Composition/Improvisation & Beginning/Intermediate/Suzuki Method Traditional Piano, Folk Guitar, Beginning Guitar, Flute (all levels), Bassoon (all levels), songwriting, Music Theory, Improvisation, Ear Training/pitch training, Rhythm training, Musicianship, NYSSMA & Audition Coaching.
Intense Musical Remediation (for those who are “tone deaf” with “two left feet”)
Special Needs Services for Autism, Asbergers, Developmentally Disabled, Emotionally Disabled, Bipolar, ADHD, and gifted/talented. Also, intergenerational & senior citizen music and movement classes available.
SUMMER JAM CAMPS – AGES 10-17
2013 Dates & Venue TBA
Form a band, learn cover tunes, write & record songs, get tips from the pros, make friends who love music as much as you do, and perform!
Artist in Residencies & music program consulting/outsourcing.
Academic tutoring in all subjects K-9 + SAT Prep Verbal/Writing & College writing
Short Run CD Duplication, CD Artwork design, Public Relations/Press Releases, Radio ads, voice-overs, studio session work (vocals, bassoon, flute).
Available for wedding music or special events/art openings as a singer/flutist.
Reiki Master, Level III - 30 or 60 minute energy treatments
INTERACTIVE BIRTHDAY PARTIES (Ages 1 – 7)
Your location or ours! Call to schedule in advance!
Angel Pam West is also available to perform at festivals and venues for both adult folk-rock/singer-songwriter and children/family events.
ON THE RADIO:
Listen to Miss Pam's Jams, Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Music for kids of all ages and the young at heart! WIOX 91.3 FM, Roxbury or streaming live at www.wioxradio.org.
WEBSITES, VIDEO, MUSIC DOWNLOADS/SALES:
Home Page: www.myspace.com/pamelawest
Other Music Downloads and YouTube videos: Google “Angel Pam West”
New Children’s Album:
“Unicorn Crossing” by Angel Pam West & Friends - Won a 2012 Parents' Choice Recommended Award!
Pamela West-Finkle (“Angel Pam West”) Biography:
Originally from Amish country in Ohio, “Angel” Pam West began performing for Heads of State at venues like Girls State and the Ohio State Fair Band as a teenager, and entered the U.S. Army bands as a symphonic bassoonist at the age of 17. She studied conducting and performed in symphonies and professional choirs.
Pamela, however, was heavily influenced by the classical art rock and psychedelic pop of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s--bands like Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues, Traffic, Spirit, Yes, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd. Inspired to write because of profound life changes, she left the classical scene to pursue her original music in 1994. She added 6 & 12 string guitar, synthesizer, and a collection of flutes to her repertoire, performing as a solo artist, in duets, bands, and as a session player, embarking on a successful career as an independent singer-songwriter/rock virtuoso for the next fifteen years, performing and recording nationally and internationally.
She has recently performed as a symphonic bassoonist with the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, and actively performs as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter, a children’s entertainer, and with her husband in the Folk Rock duo Diviner. She's also the host of a Wednesday afternoon children's radio show called Miss Pam's Jamboree on WIOX Community Radio, 91.3 in Roxbury, New York.
West has written and produced over 100 original songs in over 14 genres of music and released five independent albums—two progressive art rock, two children’s albums, and one new age/meditation CD. A multi-instrumentalist and powerful, versatile singer, West’s live performances are captivating and serenely enchanting, exploring American Blues Rock, Classical European, Latin Jazz, Middle-Eastern, Tibetan, and Appalachian Folk influences. She was signed to Michael Quatro’s Quatrophonic Records in Detroit, Michigan prior to her relocation to New York City in 2001. She has toured the United States East Coast and Midwest, England, the Caribbean, and spent the summer of 2004 performing in Vienna, Austria.
International Radio & Television:
Pamela's 1997 debut release "Evolution" and her 1999 sophomore release “Dweller on the Threshold” garnered rave reviews internationally, and has received independent and Internet airplay and sales in Europe, Russia, Hungary, England, Costa Rica, Australia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and throughout the U.S.A. She was a featured artist on MP3.com and her live studio single, “Live to Sing,” held the #1 spot in the psychedelic chart for over six weeks, in addition to several songs in the top 20 charts of several other genres. The title track of her first album was also used in a Japanese film. She has made personal radio and television appearances both nationally and internationally, including the cable access network, National Public Radio, Radio Caroline in the UK, FM4 in Vienna, and 98.5 Classic Rock Radio in Cleveland, and Q104.3, New York City’s Classic Rock station.
West graduated from the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia in 1987 with academic honors and a Presidential Premier Band qualification. After her military service, she attended the University of Akron in her home state of Ohio where she double majored in performance and education, studying bassoon, piano, conducting, voice, theory/composition, and creative writing/literature while playing bassoon in several NE Ohio orchestras. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa in 1996 with a B.S. in Education and a teaching certificate from Ashland University. In spring 2012, she received her Masters of Music Education from the University of Montana. She is a certified K-12 Music Teacher in New York State and previously held a 7-12 English teaching certification in the state of Ohio. As an early childhood music specialist, she has attended over 50 hours of early childhood music training at the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ and is a registered Music Together teacher. In addition, she has attended the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Since September 11, 2001, she has been inspired by the international community music movement and spends time researching and writing about folk music, ethnomusicology, early childhood music, music therapy, and sociological functions of music in society. For the last decade, Pamela West has successfully implemented and continues to develop community arts and music programs for children, geriatric and disabled adults, hospice and nursing home patients, as well as provide performing opportunities for local musicians throughout the surrounding rural community. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Community Music Network, an organization designed to increase public awareness about the powerful applications for grass roots music and arts development.
Her pilot community music center, the Center for Music and Creative Development, was opened in June of 2011 and is located in the village of Hobart, New York, serving the surrounding Catskill Mountain communities in Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, and Green counties where she teaches early childhood parent/child and preschool music classes, after school music programs, private lessons, a summer rock camp, and outreach programs for at-risk and special needs populations.
In addition to national and international clubs and festivals, she has performed for patients in New York City hospitals with Musicians On Call (www.musiciansoncall.org), hospice/nursing homes, school children, homeless teen shelters, and community music events. In December of 2003, she was made an Ambassador of Music through a not-for-profit humanitarian organization called Airline Ambassadors. (www.airlineambassadors.org). Her song "Evolution" from the 1997 album was featured on the national music compilation for Congressman Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign. In addition, was a featured artist in a national Breast Cancer awareness campaign in 2005, sponsored by Clearchannel Entertainment Worldwide. In 2012, she won a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award for her children’s album Unicorn Crossing.
Catalog & Genres:
Unicorn Crossing - 2012 - Children's Music, featuring Matthew Curran, Theodore Finkle, Henry Herman & Fred Harris
Crystal Planet Meditation - 2004 - New Age/Meditation with Reverend Elizabeth Howell & Peter Blum
Are You Ready, Get Set, Let's Go! 2003 - Children's Music, featuring Michael Quatro, Keith Christopher & Sky
Dweller on the Threshold, 1999 - Art Rock & Psychedelic Pop, featuring Chris Frohring & Erik Diaz
Evolution, 1997 - Progressive Rock
Vocals (4.5 8va--trained in opera, musical theater, blues, jazz, rock, and gospel), Positive message/social consciousness Lyrics, Ethnic & Traditional Flutes, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Bassoon, Piano/Synths, Harmonica, Mandolin, Drums/Percussion.
Email FunMusic4Kids@aol.com or call 607-652-2330 or 607-441-8448 for info or to reserve a space in a class. Calendar, pictures, directions, and detailed information available at : www.communitymusicnetwork.com
24 Market StreetOneonta, NY
8 Pine StreetHobart, NY
Free Demonstration Classes for Early Childhood Music Together | 12/10/2012 - 5:01pm
Free Demonstration Classes for Early Childhood Music Together September 12th & 15th | 09/03/2012 - 2:28am
Community Music Network Jam Camp Rocks the Mountains! | 08/28/2012 - 11:28am