NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An alum of both Juilliard School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music, “Silk Road Project” member Mike Block joined the prestigious ranks of teaching artists at ArtistWorks by launching the exhaustive online multi-style cello learning site, a definitive resource for cellists of all skill levels. ArtistWorks is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms.
“I want to extend my teaching to as many cello players as possible around the world who want to learn,” said Mike Block, cellist at ArtistWorks. “I’ve been looking for the right partner and technology to enable me to do that, and I found that with ArtistWorks.”
This “next generation” patented Video Exchange® Learning platform enables world-renowned artists and musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their artistic legacy in the form of HD video lessons and direct feedback to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, students are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists - creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience.
Block will teach cello on ArtistWorks’ patented Video Exchange® Learning platform where players not only have access to the library of multi-camera angle lessons, but will also benefit from the newest generation of online visual assessment. This powerful learning tool will give his students the ability to submit practice videos and receive a personalized, custom video response from Block.
Block, who found success at a young age, garnered early praise from Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century,” and he’s played with acclaimed artists such as Mark O’Connor (Appalachia Waltz Trio), Darol Anger (Republic of Strings), Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall, Tim O’Brien and Yo-Yo Ma (Silk Road Ensemble). Block has also served as Music Director for Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Marcus Printup (Lincoln Center) and Emalie Savoy (Metropolitan Opera). He is also the 2010 founder of eponymous String Camp.
About ArtistWorks, Inc.
In 2008, former AOL executive technologist David Butler set out to finally master jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he built a revolutionary online system to enable anyone to get direct feedback from a master teacher anywhere in the world. Founded by David and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. This patented Video Exchange® Learning platform enables world-renowned artists and musicians to “teach the world” by presenting their music legacy in the form of HD video lessons and direct feedback to subscribing students - creating an innovative, two-way online learning experience. For more information, visit ArtistWorks.com.