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Adam Sweet
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Attended New England Conservatory of Music
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violin, mandolin, ensembles, wedding music, celtic music, bluegrass, klezmer, classical
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  • Sweet Music
    Founder, Teacher, 1986 - present
    Sweet Music is conveniently located in the old Chateau Harmony building on Rte 202 in Granby, MA.  Sweet Music provides private lessons on violin, mandolin and guitar as well as group lessons.  We are the home of the Mandolin Academy, and the Springfield Mandolin Orchestra, a local chamber music ensemble that performs regional concerts with Mandolin New England. In addition to offering private and group lessons, we stock a few items related to our craft such as bows, picks, accessories, strings and music books! http://sweetmusicstudio.net
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Activist, Biker, Blogger, Dad, Fiddler, Hiker, Mandolinist, Teacher
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About Me
I was born in Boston in 1962.  I started Suzuki Violin in 1966.  I attended the New England Conservatory of Music pilot program from 1970-1980, graduating with a certificate in violin and performance.  I majored in Ethnomusicology at Hampshire College, minoring in the Psychology of Music, or Music Therapy as it's now called.

I opened my studio in 1986 and have been providing private and group music lessons on mandolin and violin since.  My studio is currently located in Granby, Mass.

I am married and have two children.  

Entertainment Services
Offering three ensembles that perform traditional bluegrass, celtic, klezmer, jazz and classical music, including The Americana Project (bluegrass, western swing, acoustic country, old time), Celticado (Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Ceilidh, Pub-Style), Fiddle Hill (New England Contradance, Jazz, Klezmer).

Music Lessons
I have a BA in Music and certificates in violin and performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts and Hampshire College, where I majored in Ethnomusicology and the Psychology of Music.  I teach violin, viola, mandolin, mandola in private and group settings.  I teach all styles, specializing in Bluegrass, Celtic, Classical and Klezmer.  I teach all ages, specializing in young and retired adults.  I teach out of my studio in Granby, MA and online.
Bragging rights
Played the fiddle in front of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, December 1999!
Education
  • New England Conservatory of Music
    Violin, performance, 1966 - 1974
  • Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
    Violin, viola, Chamber Music, 1974 - 1980
  • Hampshire College
    Ethnomusicology, 1980 - 1985
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FOLK MUSIC GROUP CLASSES OFFERED Tuesdays - 7pm - 8:30pm  The Balkan/Gypsy/Klezmer Group This class is studying the traditional dance music from the Balkan region of Eastern Europe.  Any acoustic...
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A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood Chapter II....continued
A History of Irish Music  by William H. Grattan Flood Chapter II .... continued In  regard to the so-called Gregorian  Sacramentarium  which Pope Adrian sent to the Emperor Charlemagne by John, Abbot of Ravenna, between the years 788 and 790, Dr. Haberl, on...
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A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood
From A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood Chapter I. MUSIC is a universal language, appealing to the very soul of man, and is the outpouring of the heart, whether to express joy or sorrow, to rouse to battle or soothe to sleep, to give expre...
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The Amazing Story of Mozart's Miserere Transcription
Miserere (full title: Miserere mei, Deus, Latin for "Have mercy on me, O God") is a setting of Psalm 51 (50) by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri . It was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for use in the Sistine Chapel...
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Portugal's Influence on American Blues By Way Of The Slave Trade In The Caribbean
Blues has evolved from the unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of slaves imported from West Africa  and rural blacks into a wide variety of styles and subgenres, with regional variations across the United States. American slaves, for the most part...
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why arnt you following me ,,,,,     :)
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A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood Chapter II....concluded
A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood Chapter II....concluded Among the numerous Sequences composed by St. Notker is the famous one on the Bridge, the "Antiphona de morte," commencing Media vita in morte sumus—" In the midst of life we are in...
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A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood
Chapter II. THE Carmen Paschale of our Irish Sedulius (Shiel), written in the fifth century, was, according to Dr. Sigerson, "the first great Christian epic worthy of the name," the Latin metre of which is decidedly Irish in its characteristics. But, from a...
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fiddle lessons, mandolin lessons, western Massachusetts
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A Brief View of Anglo-Celtic Music in the United States
A BRIEF VIEW OF ANGLO-CELTIC MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES Richard Trythall, January, 1994 Rome, Italy The following article was published by Rome's  Palazzo delle Esposizioni  in February, 1994, under the title:  "Country Music, due secoli di musica americana...
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A BRIEF VIEW OF ANGLO-CELTIC MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES Richard Trythall, January, 1994 Rome, Italy The following article was published by Rome's Palazzo delle Esposizioni in February, 1994, under the title: "Country Musi...
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Mandolin Orchestra History, Springfield, MA
Some more history of Mandolin Orchestras in the Springfield Area One of the earliest mandolin orchestras in Springfield was the "Pizzitola Strummers".  This group consisted of equal parts mandolin and banjo. Joseph Pizzitola "Pizzitola Music Studios" 70 Wor...
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