The Music Room

Providing opportunities for life changing experiences through music. Since 1994, The Music Room has been a hub for music products, instruction, resources, activities and opportunities for the members of our community.

Our mission is to provide the means for our customers to experience personal growth through music and the performing arts. Located on the corner of Slade and Brockway Streets in historic downtown Palatine, The Music Room finds its home in a beautiful 10,000 square foot building consisting of three levels. Our extensive product lines have been carefully chosen to serve the needs of musicians at eve

Operating as usual

Group Class Thoughts, Pancake-mix Gratitude, & the Chemist-Composer 09/15/2022

Group Class Thoughts, Pancake-mix Gratitude, & the Chemist-Composer

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Group Class Thoughts, Pancake-mix Gratitude, & the Chemist-Composer

08/19/2022

Enjoying the lessons you or your family member(s) are getting at The Music Room? Consider leaving us a Google review:
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It’s a meaningful and truly helpful way of supporting our lesson center. (And even a rating without words is OK!)
We’d really appreciate it. 😊

Two Teachers, Both New! (And two Humperdincks, too!) 08/17/2022

Two Teachers, Both New! (And two Humperdincks, too!)

Two Teachers, Both New! (And two Humperdincks, too!) - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/the-music-room-aug-newsletter-5892157

Two Teachers, Both New! (And two Humperdincks, too!)

Who's 147-1/3 years old? And also: The Spotlighted L's! 07/01/2022

Who's 147-1/3 years old? And also: The Spotlighted L's!

Who's 147-1/3 years old? And also: The Spotlighted L's! - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/the-music-room-aug-newsletter-5879741

Who's 147-1/3 years old? And also: The Spotlighted L's!

Reminder: The Music Room is CLOSED Monday July 4th 06/29/2022

Reminder: The Music Room is CLOSED Monday July 4th

Reminder: The Music Room is CLOSED Monday July 4th - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/closed-for-memorial-day-5879541

Reminder: The Music Room is CLOSED Monday July 4th

06/25/2022

Dan Price, instructor of trumpet and piano, is our June Teacher Spotlight. Way to go, Dan!

06/23/2022

Well hey, Janay! The Music Room is so glad to have you here as a voice and piano teacher. Welcome to the TMR family!
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Who's that New Person? Sabres, Freedom, & Dads. 06/13/2022

Who's that New Person? Sabres, Freedom, & Dads.

Who's that New Person? Sabres, Freedom, & Dads. - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/the-music-room-aug-newsletter-5876993

Who's that New Person? Sabres, Freedom, & Dads. Over four years at Florida State, Janay studied in the private studio of Dr. Evan Jones. She also joined the premier touring choir, FSU University Singers, and was admitted to the graduate level Chamber Choir her senior year. Janay is also a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota and served as Fundraising Chair...

Timeline photos 06/02/2022

Our Sidewalk Sale is NOW! Free lessons & deep discounts! - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/sidewalk-sale-happening-in-3-2-5851197

05/30/2022

Mitski Miyawaki is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter. Mitski states her identity as being "half Japanese, half American but not fully either." While she also refers to herself as"Asian-American," she does not really think of herself that way. After living in different countries during her childhood, she landed in America and studied at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of music. Her music and lyrics are deeply emotional and often tackle topics such as belonging, heartache, and longing. Mitski lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is vegan, likes horror films, and has pet cats.

Listen to Mitski's "Stay Soft" here -- https://youtu.be/cNwy1Th4NYo

Tan Dun: Konzert für Streichorchester und Zheng ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Yuan Li ∙ Julian Kuerti 05/28/2022

Tan Dun: Konzert für Streichorchester und Zheng ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Yuan Li ∙ Julian Kuerti

Tan Dun is a Chinese-born American composer and conductor. A native of Hunan, China, Tan grew up during the Cultural Revolution and was educated at the Central Conservatory of Music. In 1993, he was awarded a DMA from Columbia University. You may recognize Tan's work from the film score of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). He won both an Academy award and a Grammy for his composition.

Tan is known for using non-traditional instruments in his compositions, sometimes featuring organic materials such as paper, water, or stone. His works are also highly influenced by Chinese spiritual traditions.

Listen to Tan Dun's "Konzert für Streichorchester und Zheng" here -- https://youtu.be/Vz8uFugb1MY

Tan Dun: Konzert für Streichorchester und Zheng ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Yuan Li ∙ Julian Kuerti Tan Dun: Konzert für Streichorchester und Zheng ∙ (Auftritt) 00:00 ∙I. Andante molto – Melancholia – Tempo I 00:40 ∙II. Allegretto 04:31 ∙III. Adagio 11:...

Reminder: Closed for Memorial Day 05/27/2022

Reminder: Closed for Memorial Day

Reminder: Closed for Memorial Day - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/closed-for-memorial-day-5850413

Reminder: Closed for Memorial Day

05/26/2022

Drum Set is so popular to play, but many of your favorite drummers got their start playing percussion in their middle school band! Learning concert percussion is a great way to work on technique, reading music, and ear training. It also allows you to participate in different kinds of groups like jazz band, musical theatre, orchestra and more! Playing in your school's band program is a great way to learn about all things percussion.

Best Practice Apps for Musicians: Instrumentive vs Modacity - Ensemble Music 05/24/2022

Best Practice Apps for Musicians: Instrumentive vs Modacity - Ensemble Music

Written by Charlotte Ullman, a cello instructor at a sister school of ours, here's an in-depth look at a couple different practice apps for musicians. Comparing Modacity and Instrumentive Music Journal App, you'll learn the benefits and shortcomings of each! Check it out here ---> https://www.ensembleschools.com/blog/practice/apps-for-musicians/

Best Practice Apps for Musicians: Instrumentive vs Modacity - Ensemble Music It isn’t surprising that there are now a handful of apps for musicians to practice with. Instrumentive and Modacity are two that stand out.

Closed for Memorial Day 05/23/2022

Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/closed-for-memorial-day-5849533

Closed for Memorial Day

05/20/2022

Composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) isn't a household name, but much like unsung Victorian genius George MacDonald and fantasy literature's eternal debt to him, Fauré was revered and beloved in his own country, the French aesthete par excellence, and he will always occupy an understated yet sizeable place in the composer hall of fame, with composers Maurice Ravel, Samuel Barber, Nadia Boulanger, Aaron Copland, and, more broadly, the preeminent French School (Google "Les Six") among his devotees.

Fauré's style, described (unhelpfully, to most of us) as "utterly French," defies tidy historic category, adroitly sliding from pre-Baroque modalism to unpredictable harmonic shifts that were typical of Debussy's Impressionism and even the atonal music of the mid-twentieth century. Speaking of "modal," listen for the Lydian mode in his Pavane. (Music written in the Lydian mode comes across as arresting, evoking the sublime or magical, inciting a sense of wonder. To hear a very characteristic example of the sound that you didn't know you already knew, search "Columbia Pictures Logo" on YouTube for a real Lydian slap in the face!) To get back to Pavane, the declamatory passage introduced around the 2:15 mark (in the recording referenced) is a singularly unique bit of loveliness not to be missed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQQFWtw4FIQ

4 Benefits of Playing an Instrument in Retirement - Ensemble Music 05/18/2022

4 Benefits of Playing an Instrument in Retirement - Ensemble Music

Check out this fantastic article from Megan Walcek about the benefits of learning and playing music in retirement! Music is for ALL ages and we're excited to teach you! If you're interested in learning more, we'd love to hear from you! 😀 Read all about it here --> https://www.ensembleschools.com/blog/instruments/benefits-in-retirement//

4 Benefits of Playing an Instrument in Retirement - Ensemble Music Here are four reasons why a musical instrument is the perfect retiree companion. Learn which types are best fit & the benefits!

05/16/2022

May is International Drum Month! We'll be sharing a few things this month that may convince you to pick up a pair of sticks (or mallets!) and start drumming! 🥁

First, why is the percussion family one of the most exciting and accessible instruments for everyone to play? While percussion is just as challenging to learn as other instruments, it's one of the few that you can start playing and making great sounds right away! With the right implements, instruments and technique, anyone can jump in and play a drum.

Even the youngest students can have a fun time learning the basics of drumming. Reach out today and see how you can start playing and having fun with the drums!

Caribbean Success Story, Recital Plaudits, and Music of Wonder! 05/13/2022

Caribbean Success Story, Recital Plaudits, and Music of Wonder!

Caribbean Success Story, Recital Plaudits, and Music of Wonder! - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/the-music-room-aug-newsletter-5840529

Caribbean Success Story, Recital Plaudits, and Music of Wonder!

04/28/2022

Within jazz music, there are many different types of bands, artists, and ensembles. The organ trio, one of jazz's iconic sounds, consists of an organist (typically, playing a hammond organ), guitarist, and drum set. There are so many fantastic organ trios and jazz organists to listen to:

- Larry Young
- Jimmy Smith
- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
- Joey DeFrancesco
- Soulive

If you're looking for something new to listen to, or already love this style, give one of these artists a listen!

Still looking for more? You can also check out this fantastic article by Jazz History Tree and learn about the history of the organ trio!
https://www.jazzhistorytree.com/organ-jazz-organ-trio/

04/24/2022

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is one of the seminal records of the hard-bop/post-bop era. Featuring John Coltrane (saxophone), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and McCoy Tyner (piano), this album was recorded in 1964 at the famous Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey. Widely recognized as Coltrane's masterpiece, A Love Supreme is a through-composed, four-part suite.

(When a piece is "through-composed," this means that it is generally free of repetition and all parts are written out and not improvised. This album is still a jazz record and, thus, improvisation is still present.)

You can listen to this album here ---> https://youtu.be/ll3CMgiUPuU

04/20/2022

If you're looking for something fun to do in the great spring weather, how about heading outside—WITH your instrument? Try playing in the front yard (or on your front steps) for friends and family, or just chill out back, jammming a chill jam, soaking up those first warm rays. 🌼

04/16/2022

This month is National Jazz Appreciation month! To celebrate, we'll be sharing a few of our favorite composers, songs, or albums.

First up is Duke Ellington! With a career that spanned more than fifty years, Duke Ellington (1899-1974) is one of the most recognizable names in jazz history. He created his first composition, “Soda Fountain Rag,” at the age of fifteen. Later he put together a band that grew into the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Ellington's most popular songs are "Take the A Train", "Prelude to a Kiss", and "It Don’t Mean a Thing If it Ain’t Got That Swing". He would go on to receive nine Grammys while he was alive and three more after his death .

Double Bass Lady! Music of Beautiful Sarcasm! 04/14/2022

Double Bass Lady! Music of Beautiful Sarcasm!

Double Bass Lady! Music of Beautiful Sarcasm! - https://mailchi.mp/tmrpalatine/the-music-room-aug-newsletter-5810477

Double Bass Lady! Music of Beautiful Sarcasm!

04/11/2022

April is Jazz Appreciation month! Join us in celebrating by sharing your favorite jazz artist or album below!

If you're a fan of live music, support your local music industry by catching a jazz set in your area this month!

03/24/2022

Wally Parchomenko graduated from Sherwood Music Conservatory/University of Chicago in June 1968 in Chicago, IL. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Clarinet Performance as a minor. During his four years at the conservatory, he studied clarinet with Mr. Stanley Davis of Lyric Opera Co. of Chicago. He has advanced musical training at the US Naval School of Music in Washington D.C. He was involved in the 5th US Army Band at Ft. Sheridan, IL and the 8th US Army Band in Seoul, Korea.

Wally has been teaching privately for over 35 years with many of the fine local music schools in the Chicagoland area. His musical background includes classical training as well as jazz, big band and pop music in most woodwind instruments. His teaching philosophy promotes musical discipline, which leads to personal growth, enjoyment and success for all students.

First piece of music that had a profound effect on me: Harlem Nocturne

In Wally’s words:
Music teacher who inspired me the most: Mr. Stanley Davis

How I am making the world a better place: Teaching music

Favorite quote about music: “You can’t bring back the notes you missed.”
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Palatine, IL
60067

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Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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