Essential Music

Welcome to Essential Music. We are glad you are here.

Conveniently located in Alvaton / Bowling Green, KY. Essential Music offers chamber music ensemble performance classes. It is a program available for all in the community.

We believe this creates an opportunity for student advancement as they learn to play specialized repertoire.

Our curriculum includes quartets, quintets and concertos from the great classical composers to popular music.

We are a performing arts studio.
Join an esemble and learn with us.

Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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We are Educators

We are committed to teaching music. To nourish the talent of of our students and to provide opportunities for their growth in all areas of music. We sow the seed of music appreciation.

We offer private  and group lessons for all ages. 

Come study with us.

We are Performers

We are professionally trained classical musicians and offer  beautiful concert programming from  the standard violin and piano repertoire.

To schedule a concert please contact us.

We are Composers

Two years ago we launched Sandpiper Records to present our compositions to the world. What a journey it has been. 

Go to our Bandcamp site and enjoy our prolific library. 

Contact us to write, arrange or record music for your project(s). 

“Talent is something to admire but a talent that has been polished is like a diamond; refined, cherished, valued.
It’s beloved.“

Essential Music Ensembles

Group Violin

This group is open to all ages and abilities. We play the repertoire learned during private lessons.

Beginners to advanced.

- Students build their repertoire
- Students learn to play in an ensemble
- Students improve reading and memory
- Students learn how to be musical as different interpretations are presented
- Students build confidence in performance
- Students have fun

Essential Music Intermediate Ensemble

This ensemble will learn string quartets composed by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical composers.

Intermediate

Student will learn and perform a work in its entirety .

Our 2020 - 2021 repertoire:

- Mozart’s - Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Essential Music Advanced Ensemble

This group is designed to learn more demanding chamber music.

Advanced

Students will learn and perform works from composers like Brahms, Schubert, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical composers.

2020 - 2021 Repertoire is:

-Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor.
- Mozart Quartet in C.

Students will have the opportunity to performed solo repertoire.

Red River Fiddlers

Student performing group since 2006

Intermediate to Advanced

Fiddling Ensemble performance.

To learn more visit our site

Group Violin

This group is open to all ages and abilities. We play the repertoire learned during private lessons.

Beginners to advanced.

- Students build their repertoire
- Students learn to play in an ensemble
- Students improve reading and memory
- Students learn how to be musical as different interpretations are presented
- Students build confidence in performance
- Students have fun

Essential Music Intermediate Ensemble

This ensemble will learn string quartets composed by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical composers.

Intermediate

Student will learn a work in its entirety .

Our 2020 - 2021 repertoire:

- Mozart’s - Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Essential Music Advanced Ensemble

This group is designed to learn more demanding chamber music.

Advanced

Students will learn works from composers like Brahms, Schubert, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical composers.

2020 - 2021 Repertoire is:

-Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor.
- Mozart Quartet in C.

Students will have the opportunity to performed solo repertoire.

Red River Fiddlers

Student performing group since 2006

Intermediate to Advanced

Fiddling Ensemble.

To learn more visit our site

Who we are?

Julianna Waller

Julianna Waller is a Grammy awarded violinist, National Champion fiddler, mandolinist, and a long-time American String Teacher Association (ASTA) member with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Arizona State University. As a testament to her versatility, she has performed on the stages of both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry within the same year. Ms. Waller enjoys a career as a recording artist, performer, composer, studio musician, instructor, and Mel BayPublications author. She has appeared on numerous recordings including Clint Black’s album, Nothin’ but the Taillights and her own releases include: Daybreak (a collection of Southwestern styles of music featuring Cowboy Joe Baer), Energy Rising (contemporary instrumental), and single Bonaparte’s Retreat. She is a cofounder of Sandpiper Records and Essential Music Org.

Carlos R Martinez

Carlos Martinez, a native of Managua, Nicaragua, is a concert pianist, composer co-founder of Sandpiper Records and owner of New Sound Music Studio.  His music career began at the age of five when he first started taking lessons.

Carlos R Martinez, has taught piano lessons for 28 years, and has performed with the National Orchestra of Nicaragua. He is well-versed in the Suzuki method for teaching piano, and has developed his own creative pedagogy methods for teaching music appreciation to young students. Carlos is a lively and fun teacher who facilitates lessons which inspire his students and foster their creativity while developing classic techniques.

Julianna Waller

Julianna Waller is a Grammy awarded violinist, National Champion fiddler, mandolinist, and a long-time American String Teacher Association (ASTA) member with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Arizona State University. As a testament to her versatility, she has performed on the stages of both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry within the same year. Ms. Waller enjoys a career as a recording artist, performer, composer, studio musician, instructor, and Mel BayPublications author. She has appeared on numerous recordings including Clint Black’s album, Nothin’ but the Taillights and her own releases include: Daybreak (a collection of Southwestern styles of music featuring Cowboy Joe Baer), Energy Rising (contemporary instrumental), and single Bonaparte’s Retreat. She is a cofounder of Sandpiper Records and Essential Music Org.

Carlos R Martinez

Carlos Martinez, a native of Managua, Nicaragua, is a concert pianist, composer co-founder of Sandpiper Records and owner of New Sound Music Studio.  His music career began at the age of five when he first started taking lessons.

Carlos R Martinez, has taught piano lessons for 28 years, and has performed with the National Orchestra of Nicaragua. He is well-versed in the Suzuki method for teaching piano, and has developed his own creative pedagogy methods for teaching music appreciation to young students. Carlos is a lively and fun teacher who facilitates lessons which inspire his students and foster their creativity while developing classic techniques.

Our music

In 2019 we journeyed in writing and releasing one piece a week.  Quite a ambitious feat, nonetheless we were thankful we had the ability and inspiration to do it. But it did not end there. We continued well into 2020 but had to take a pause due to transitions in our studio to be able to serve better during the pandemic. 

We now offer our services to write, orchestrate for your musical needs. We can score music for your movies or projects. 

Below is a sampling of our compositions. Let us invite you to hear the fruit of our work over at our site and consider becoming a patron. 

Your support is important. It benefits everything we do in music. 

To find out more about our music education programs or more please contact us!

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