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Popular Music Teachers Near Allentown

Sanford K.

Bethlehem, PA
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Chris A.

Coplay, PA
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Jacquelyne Y.

Allentown, PA
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Sanford K. Bethlehem, PA

About Me

I am a classically trained musician who has also spent a lifetime teaching and playing classical, jazz, pop, and contemporary Christian (CCM) styles of music on piano, clarinet and saxophone. My education includes a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory (with distinction in performing), Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory of Music, and more than three decades of teaching and performing experience as soloist, ensemble musician and accompanist. My students have placed in top seats at district, regional, state and national competitions, been finalists and prize winners of prestigious young artist competitions, and have been accepted to numerous performing arts colleges and universities.

*** Lesson Details ***
New students are required to learn how to read music and understand basic chord and scale theory. From there, some pursue studies in classical literature, while others learn jazz or pop styles. I encourage all my students to practice the materials I provide, but also request that they bring in the music they like to play. After all, the purpose of studying and practicing is to be able to PLAY the music you love!

Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Let me help you get there through music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai RX Series grand piano, Yamaha XS8 keyboard, Kurzweil PC2x keyboard, Buffet clarinets. Apple computer, iPad and speaker system for track playback. Recording equipment, studio mice and software to produce audition CD's or MP3's.

*** Specialties ***
I teach classical, jazz, pop and contemporary Christian styles of music. All students learn how to read sheet music as well as chord changes.

Chris A. Coplay, PA

About Me

Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar but couldn't motivate yourself to do so or had trouble finding the right instruction for you? Try a private lesson with Chris and make it a fun experience. Chris is a well-rounded composer, performer, and instructor of music.

I have experience teaching from ages 5-adults in all different styles and am in my last year at Moravian College as a double major in music composition and jazz performance. Depending what you want, lessons can easygoing and relaxing, but could also be theory-intensive, involve prep-work for auditions, and lead to improvising and composition (most importantly, they will be fun and motivating!). Lessons are given at my private studio in Coplay, PA. If you are within 3 miles from my studio, I am willing to travel to you.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will range from warm ups, songs (of student's choice after basics are learned), chords (which usually will relate to the songs students are working on), and reading exercises. Basic scales will be discussed and if students are interested in learning how to solo and improvise, scales and arpeggios would be a regular part of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Student must provide his/her own guitar and a sheet music notebook. An amp is available for use for electric guitars.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own guitar and whatever I plan for the lesson. Students are expected to have their own guitar, music stand, sheet music book, and occasionally I will recommend a book to buy (especially in beginning stages)

*** Specialties ***
I have a unique teaching and playing style. I have a modern rock/pop approach to the instrument and also am musically trained in a traditional jazz and classical style.

Jacquelyne Y. Allentown, PA

About Me

As a young child, Jacquie began to show interest in both piano and voice. Coming from a musical family tree, her father began teaching her beginner piano as well as vocal harmony through original children compositions. She began her formal piano training at age 8 and continued to study for the next 5 years. At this time she also began writing music and recording her compositions in the family recording studio.

Around the age of 12, Jacquie began her training in classical voice. She is well versed in all styles from Opera to Pop and has the unique ability to train others to accomplish their musical goals. As a Coloratura Soprano she has starred in many productions and won prestigious vocal competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Jacquie is an accomplished Contemporary Songwriter and Recording Artist which has caught the eye of quite a few National Recording Companies. In the Summer of 2000 she toured throughout Tuscany, Italy as a featured soloist with SSMA with an Orchestral Ensemble. While in college she minored in Piano Performance and majored in Vocal Performance.

Jacquie began teaching at the age of 16 from her family's music store in beginner piano and voice where she learned the art of being an private instructor. Since then she has taught at other prestigious Music Schools and has trained students of all ages to the advanced level. She prides herself on the ability to be able to customize each lesson to accommodate both the student's wants and needs. She has trained many students who have gained successful entrance into LVPA Charter High School, Community Theaters and highly acclaimed competitions such as "American Idol." In 2005 she acquired a membership with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).

Come have FUN with Jacquie, she would love to have the opportunity to guide you or your children through a musical journey!

As a private instructor Jacquie believes that lessons can be both FUN and rewarding. She holds her students accountable for practicing and preparing for the next week's lesson by setting goals and providing techniques in order to be successful. Throughout the lesson she will give praise for the students accomplishments as well as give constructive feedback for improvement. She prefers to teach from the Alfred's Piano Library for Piano, recommends Theory, Harmony & Solfege, as well as materials for the students choice of Musical and Vocal style. It is also recommended to bring a notebook, binder and personal MP3 device in order to prepare for the next week's lesson. Within the first 3-6 months a student will have learned the beginning techniques for either piano or voice and have quite a few songs added to their repertoire.

Jacquie's studio has a comfortable seating area for parents to observe the lesson if desired. She also has a full size digital studio piano, recording studio, stereo, and other musical necessities to accommodate each and every lesson professionally.

All styles from Opera to POP!
Experience with teaching young children, special needs (physically/intellectually disabled), and people who are tone deaf.

Music Lessons in Allentown, PA

Did you know that some of the most successful music artists had music lessons at one point in their careers? You’ve got that right. For example, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and guitar icon Steve Vai both had musical instruction. You see, these two rockers were once students of Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Joe Satriani. In addition, you’ll also find that Grammy award winner Taylor Swift, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams and teen pop superstar Miley Cyrus are all open about taking voice lessons with professional voice coaches. So if someday you want to become as successful as these music icons, why not consider enrolling yourself in a music class of your own. In this pursuit we can be of service to you by offering you our Allentown music lessons.

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