The Bottom Line Duo offers two
distinct types of outreach:
Lecture-Demonstration Format - This format is the
most popular and is not only great for assemblies but is
equally accessible to the community and non-music
students. The duo performs and also lectures about the
pieces and the instruments in an effective,
entertaining, and informative format. Programming
includes works from the last 300 years culminating in a
disco tribute to Ozzy Ozbourne and a counting sing a
long. It is an open performance where the
student audience is encouraged to participate through
questions and answers with the performers.
Demonstration-Apprenticeship Format - This format works one on
one with the students and takes a little more preparation on the
part of the presenter. The duo may work with the students in a
master class setting where the students play a solo they are working
on and the duo works with them in front of the other students. It
may also incorporate one on one lessons with individual students and
is accessible to adult students as well. A well-organized
outreach may culminate in a duo solo with a student orchestra
1. An increased
understanding of written music’s origins.
2. An increased
understanding of all musical style’s common basic structure.
3. Exposure to a
“humanities” concept of joining acting, dance, and history to create
4. Develop improved
5. An increased
understanding of the art of musical performance.
6. Improved personal
skills in the art of musical performance.
7. An increased
appreciation for the beauty visually and audibly of master crafted
8. An increased
understanding of the development of the modern stringed instrument.
connections are made in many subjects.