As a theremin instructor, I've observed a need for a real-time method of indicating the notes one plays on a theremin. I've come to discover a product which is not only good for voice students, but those who play instruments like theremins, or other instruments which do not have fixed tones.
Sing And See is the product which satisfies that need, and I feel this would be an excellent tool for any theremin student to add to their musical tool box. I was amazed at how the software can detect even the slightest change in pitch, and display exactly the note I was playing on the screen.
Theremin instructors, and indeed music instructors of all kinds would do well to use Sing And See in their courses.
You can download a free demo, and purchase the product by clicking on the image to the right.
FOR THEREMIN STUDENTS
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
Theremin Lessons DVD is now available at Amazon.com, and Createspace.com!
Just click on the miage at right to purchase single copies of the DVD which will now feature full color direct on-disc printed labels (no adhesive or light-scribe labels), and shrinkwrap. DVDs will be produced by, and shipped directly from Amazon's DVD On Demand service, or Createspace which is owned by Amazon. The DVDs are produced on demand, and not mass produced in order to reduce wasteful production. So from now on, the DVD will always be available. For those using Amazon Prime, you should now be able to get much lower cost shipping rates.
"THEREMIN LESSONS" is a comprehensive instructional DVD which will feature nearly two hours of actual instruction to provide theremin students with the skills needed to accurately play the theremin. The lessons were designed to take students right from introductory level techniques, on up to more advanced level playing skills.
Not in the U.S.? No problem! Just go directly to www.amazon.com, or Createspace, and you should be able to buy the DVD regardless of your location on the globe!
THEREMIN LESSONS DVD Single copies: Now at AMAZON!
ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS WITH SING AND SEE!
SALES POLICY: All sales are final. No refunds, or exchanges. Defective products will be replaced with identical product on return of defective product. Price does not include shipping and handling, or sales tax. Customers exchanging defective products are responsible for shipping and handling both ways. If I send the wrong product, it will be exchanged for product as indicated in the original order. Thank you.
Price before ship / tax 24.95
LIVE THEREMIN LESSONS VIA SKYPE VIDEO CALL!
Think you're too far to take live theremin lessons from thereminist Thomas Grillo?
I offer live one on one distance learning opportunities by using a web cam connection.
If you have Skype, you're all set! Just send me an e-mail letting me know your intentions to start lessons via skype, and I'll provide you with my skype name to contact me on.
Live theremin lessons via skype are just $25.00 per hour, or $100.00 per month, and can be paid for through my donate button after requesting a lesson date, and time by e-mail.
Payments are due prior to each lesson, or monthly lesson period.
I am located in the Central Standard time zone of the United States, which is 2 hours ahead of the U.S. west coast, and 6 hours behind the United Kingdom for those in western Europe. Please keep the time difference in mind when scheduling a live lesson via Skype. To find out how many hours difference there is between you, and me, and to avoid scheduling at a time when I may be asleep, please click the world's time zone chart.
If you don't have skype, click here to download and install it. Skype is a free video calling service which requires a web cam to use. You only pay for the lessons.
Theremin Lessons DVD in bulk orders of 10 discs per box and flat rate ship: Now available!
Now available! Jazz music with theremin!
I've recently teamed up with local jazz musician, Adrian Hester. Adrian plays both upright, and electric bass, and is a serious jazz musician with many years of experience as a professional musician, and audio engineer. Thanks to his professional collaboration I am able to demonstrate how the theremin can even be used in light jazz, and jazz funk.
Click on Adrian's link to check out his style of music!
Or click here to book other musicians from around the world!
Enjoy the music of thereminist Thomas Grillo!
You've heard many of these works on the web. Now, you can enjoy the music of Thomas Grillo anywhere, at any time!
Click on the album labels for discography which features information about the tracks.
Prices shown before ship / tax.
All We Have To Fear will also be coming to CD Baby in the near future!
Click on the little "buy album" thumbnail for album notes, and more at CD Baby!
All We Have To Fear radio drama with dialogue
All We Have To Fear SOUNDS AND MUSIC FX ONLY
Theremin Classics With Thomas Grillo Now available at CD Baby!
LIVE THEREMIN LESSONS IN PERSON!
As of 1 June 2010, I will be providing theremin lessons in person at my studio for $100 per month or $25 per half hour lesson. Instructions provided for minors WILL be performed WITH PARENT(s) PRESENT during ALL lessons (applies to skype lessons as well). I will only instruct students who have prior experience on other instruments, and or are participating with school bands, orchestras, ect. as this greatly helps the student to better understand the learning process of the theremin.
No students under tha age of 15 will be instructed regardless. This is because the theremin is an extremely difficult instrument to play well, and requires a serious learning attitude, and intense concentration on the part of the student.
Please contact me at least one week in advance of lesson to allow for scheduling.
During the first month of studies, I can have a theremin set up if the student does not allready have one.
Lessons are to be paid for in advance.
A missed, scheduled lesson will not be refunded. However, it can be re-scheduled.
I recommend only one lesson be scheduled for the first time student for evaluation and decision making purposes on the part of the student / (parent if student is minor).
The best time for minor students to take theremin lessons is during school breaks, and summer so as not to interfere with studies. (suggestion)
I generally discourage posting videos online during the first year to avoid premature exposure to negative critique, and give students time to improve.
Please email me at email@example.com to arrange lessons.
This album was canceled by it's producer, Adrian Hester, citing technical issues.
Click the image to see information about the artists who worked on the album.
Stay tuned for updates on this.
Select desired MP3 for 99cents each, or both for $2.00
The following MP3 tracks from Intervention feature theremin performances by thereminist, Thomas Grillo: Thereputic, and Coffee Break. Please select the desired MP3, or both of the available MP3s, and I will send a download link for the MP3s via email. Please allow a few hours for response, as this is not an automated process. If you've not received the MP3s within 24 hours of ordering, or have problems with the files, let me know ASAP. Resolution is copyrighted Sara Clay Hester, and Adrian Hester. I wrote the theremin improvisation, and performed theremin on it. A collaborative video was produced. Click Resolution to watch on youtube. It's sale via this site has been discontinued at the request of Adrian Hester.
Coffee Break, and Thereputic are copyright 2010 Thomas Grillo, who also wrote these works. Performers were Thomas Grillo on theremin, Josh Lee on guitar, Brandt Parks on drums, and Adrian hester on Bass. Adrian also mastered the audio. These are all we have of what was to have been part of his album.
MP3s OF ALL WE HAVE TO FEAR ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAIABLE. COMING SOON TO CD BABY, AND OTHERS!
THEREMIN LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON VIDEO ON DEMAND! Watch online on i-pad, Kindle Fire, and other compatible devices!
Now, for the first time, my DVD, Theremin Lesssons is available at Amazon's instant video on demand service. It's available to rent and watch online for $2.99 for a week (per rental), or buy for $9.99 to download, and watch offline, or online any time. Now, if you can't wait for the disc to arrive, or just don't have the scratch to get the disc just yet becase you just blew it all on a theremin, you can watch the video from the convenience of your pc, mac, kindle fire, i-pad, or other compatible devices at any time you like. Just click on the image on the right, or here to rent or buy Theremin Lessons, and watch at Amazon's video on demand service.
Are you tired of that tired, cheap sounding theremin? Are you tired of not being able to play a ripping walking bass, but can't afford an Etherwave Pro to do it with? Can't afford to ship your theremin to Thierry Frenkel in Europe? Not handy with a soldering iron?
If you answered yes to the above, then consider letting me perform the installation of the ESPE01 Module in your Etherwave Standard, or Plus theremin for you.
I've done it successfully five times now, and two of the theremins belong to me.
I've worked out an arrangement with Moog Music so that the installation of the module will NOT void an active warranty as long as the certificate of installation I provide accompanies your theremin, along with Moog Music issued RMA upon returning a warranty covered instrument to Moog Music in the unlikely event servicing should be required by Moog Music.
The best way to cut shipping costs is to order the module from http://www.ethermagic.eu/modules , have it shipped directly to me from there, and send your theremin to me. I'll perform the upgrade, tune, and return the theremin.
My install fee is $40 (in advance), and the theremin's owner pays shipping both ways. I recommend using UPS, and that you slip in a pre-paid return shipping label.
To cut shipping costs further, you need not include the antennas, or power brick.
To arrange for the ESPE01 installation service, please make arrangements in advance by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org and using my donate button to make pay for the install service via paypal.
Once shipping has been arranged, email me the tracking information.
Do NOT send the theremin or payments until I confirm your service request.
See a demonstration of the ESPE01 theremin enhancement module in action in my video at:
IMPORTANT NOTE: I ONLY INSTALL THE ESPE01 in ETHERWAVE STANDARD AND PLUS THEREMINS. PLEASE REFER ETHERWAVE PRO SERVICE TO THIERRY FRENKEL OR AUTHORIZED MOOG SERVICE PERSONEL. I DO NOT REPAIR THEREMINS EXCEPT FOR REPLACEMENT OF AN ESPE01 MODULE.
UPGRADE YOUR ETHERWAVE STANDARD OR PLUS THEREMIN WITH THE ESPE01 MODULE!
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WATCH THEREMIN LESSONS DVD TRAILER RIGHT HERE!
Viewing this page with a Kindle Fire, or Ipad? At present, the trailer for Theremin Lessons DVD at Createspace is only compatible with Windows Media Player. But fear not! You can now view the trailer right here via the youtube video at right. Just click, sit back, and enjoy a short trailer which showcases some of the features of the DVD.
By the way, the music you'll hear in this trailer was originally produced, and submitted for use as the end credits for the indie short film, Murderabilia, but the theremin version heard here which features me performing on a Burns Theremins B3 Pro theremin, did not make it into the final cut due to scheduling problems. However, kind permission for the music's use as the trailer music was granted by director, Michael Usry of House of Goats Studios.