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December, 22, 2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM




Ron Castonguay

Ron Castonguay

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“How Does That Go?” – Success in Rhythmic Sight-Reading

Clinic Synopsis:

“How does that go?” It is my observation that over 90% of melodic sight-reading mistakes happen in the rhythm. With over 30 years of experience, I have found a way for students to not only find genuine success in rhythmic sight-reading, but also have fun doing it! The method I use is the result of over two decades of a time-tested rhythmic sight-reading system that I created and adapted from several other established techniques. This method works, is research-based, easy to learn, and practical.

Ron Castonguay - Biographical Information

RON CASTONGUAY (b. 1971) is an innovative and accomplished educator, administrator, clinician, author, composer, conductor and performer. Ron received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory & Composition from the University of Miami (FL.) in 1993. He is currently in his fifth year as Director of the Arts and Music Director at The Frederick Gunn School in picturesque Washington, Connecticut, after spending 23 years at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, where he was the Department Chair for the Performing Arts and Music Director. In Miami, he directed Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, as well as A.P. Music Theory and IB Music SL & HL. During his tenure at Gulliver, his ensembles consistently earned top marks at District, State and National music festivals. In addition to his career as a conductor and music educator, Ron is also a published composer and author, as well as a professional saxophonist and recording artist.