Hope you are subscribed to our (new-ish) Music Matters with JAQ Channel. Season 2 of MMWJ will be posted there every other week! Instrument Shorts will also be featured on our Channel (posting on the bi-weeks)!
I recently graduated with my MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts. During my thesis semester, I decided not to create any new content for Music Matters. I did, however, continue to post videos from the queue for Music Matters Kids.
We are now back and getting ready to add finishing touches to Season 2 of Music Matters with JAQ and our Instrument Shorts. We also are finishing 'Max,' our first animated story.
See you soon!
Against a lot of great advice, I decided to divide Music Matters with JAQ and Music Matters Kids!
It doesn't make sense right now, but it will.
Music Matters Kids will be the "CoCo Melon" of Music Theory and Music Matters with JAQ will feature some older content (family friendly still). I have so many ideas and shows... Let's see how long it takes for me to produce the content.
Soon enough friends. Soon enough it will all make sense.
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Music Matters with JAQ added a new YouTube Channel to our family, 'Music Matters with JAQ,' which will feature its namesake show, as well as animation and storytelling videos and music that are geared toward older children, teens, and adults.
Music Matters Kids! will continue to produce kid-friendly content, for children and children at heart!
Music Matters Kids!
Music Matters with JAQ
If you saw yourself from a year ago, would "old" you even recognize "new" you? If you talked to yourself from a year ago, how many things would you have to explain or clear up? We changed. We all have. Some exponentially. The world is drastically different and so are our goals and aspirations.
I am now learning German. I started playing the ukulele and the viola. I want to get my doctorate after I graduate from grad school. I started my own business and am getting ready to make it an LLC. I've changed. We've changed.
I don't believe in coincidences, so I think we were built for these changes. I believe these changes were predesigned and there was no way that we would be able to accomplish our life mission and dreams without these changes. Some days were horrible and some days not so horrible. But everyday, we grew. And even now, every day we grow.
I am a storyteller. I love beginnings and middles (not so much endings, but they are okay, I guess). Illustrations and animation enhances the music and transports the viewer into a whole new world. It's one of my favorite things to do.
We are so excited to announce the newest addition to our little family, Animate with JAQ, which will feature illustrated and animated music videos, books, and short stories
The Greatest King That Is (Ebook) Amazon Kindle - Apple Books
After the first Season of Music Matters with JAQ and the first 5 episodes of Vocalise! with JAQ, I took a break (of sorts). It was time to reassess the vision and plan for MMwJ. Well, we do have a plan and a vision and it will continue to grow and change until it is fully realized.
I hope you are as excited as I am.
The human voice is the instrument we are all born with... So whether or not you can afford instruments, you can still sing. Your voice is your first instrument.
I am extremely excited to officially launch our 2nd Show on YouTube, Vocalise! with JAQ. It is a fully animated vocal warm-up show that features our Deep Matter host, AniJAQ. Join her in the Blu Room and learn a thing or two!
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I think we can all agree that The Rona turned our lives upside down and has caused us to change a lot of things in our lives. We had to quickly adjust, but we did. But, 2 weeks of quarantine turned into months and now we are hearing that things might be like this well into 2021.
What about The Arts?
I left my teaching job in January to start Grad School; then... COVID. I was working part time at a theatre in DC, but of course... COVID. Thankfully I am in a serious creative mode right now or I would have gone crazy the first week home.