John Martin III
Music exploring what it feels like now in our difficult and complicated times !
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I am trained as a secondary literature instructor but fell under the spell of music as a small child when I was about 2 and my mother played the piano and sometimes though I remember it less the clarinet (both for which she gave lessons at home . In first grade my school offered string instruction and i excitedly began violin training.2 years later my mother got me private instruction.After that I practiced all the time .My confidence grew and ever orchestra I was a member of I was the concert master only once was I in the second chair -during a state competition.Piano lessons started when I moved to Los Angeles and continued on until my 3rd year of college during which I also studied early music and early keyboard lit as well as the harpsichord and various other early keyboard instruments. I started composing in high school after being excited by Prokofiev and some other 20th century work.This music sounded more like a world I knew was real and current -full of sarcasm and violence and sounding a plaintive call for urgency both social and political. I found my voice only recently after moving to Miami .Now I am looking for ways to enlargen my knowledge of current performance practices on every instrument since I've been studying orchestration for 4 years now.