Violin, Cello, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Fiddle, Viola
I have been teaching private violin for over 20 years, and private viola/cello for about 10. I have taught in Charles and St. Mary's County Public schools. I am a member of American Strings Teacher's Association, National Association for Music Educators (Maryland Music Educators Association), and the Music Teachers National Association (Music Teachers Association of Charles County). As a teacher, I'm very student oriented. We move at your pace. The more you practice, the faster we move. I do encourage learning to read music, but I use multiple ways of teaching to reach my students. Everyone learns in a different way. My primary job is to see you achieve your goals in relation to your instrument. I also encourage that you take every opportunity to perform. There are many groups in the area that allow for different ages and styles of music. I can help you understand what is going on behind the music and hopefully see what the composer was hoping to convey, if that is something you want to know. When I was a student I always wanted to know "why?". As a teacher, you will know why if I do.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion
I'm a local musician and I've been playing guitar for 15 years. I still remember the excitement of getting a guitar for my fifteenth birthday, and then the realization that I have no idea what to really do with the instrument. Now I'm here to help!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do.
My education includes classical voice training with Michele Howard Hansen, an opera singer that often performs at the Kennedy Center. I studied piano with Geoffrey Chappell, who writes for Jazz Times. I also received compositional training on multiple instruments from Stanley Cowell, who recorded and performed with legends like Miles Davis.
I have been performing professionally since 1992. I studied education in college and did my student teaching in a music class at Goshen Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
I have been teaching music professionally now for over twenty years. Some students want to take a few lessons to see if it is something they will enjoy, others have worked with me for over a decade. I have mentored several students who have gone on to professional careers. I have experienced a lot of success teaching young children and those with special needs. I have been blessed with a tremendous amount of patience and truly enjoy teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Whatever your goals or abilities, I look forward to working with you!
Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory
I'm not just personable and highly qualified but I truly love to mentor young enthusiasts music and I believe the importance of adapting my teachings to each students needs and desires. After over 13 years of studying Music in both here in the US and in Brazil I've come to realize through my parents and my creative mentors and peers that I should teach kids and continue to pursue art, music and education by doing so. It's important for me to be part of the cultural enrichment of society.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
I began my studies in music during high school, where I began to pursue a career as a vocalist. I studied for 6 years under professional opera singer, Paul Nelson, and later landed a role in the chorus of 'Annie Get Your Gun' on Broadway starring Burnadette Peters and Tom Wopat.
I continued my studies at Wheaton College, MA, and graduated with a B.A. in Music and Composition. Throughout college, I directed and conducted several vocal and instrumental groups and also began teaching. I specialized in vocal arranging, music production, and performance.
After graduating in 2008, I taught 60 students per week in voice, guitar, piano, saxophone, drums, music theory, and music production (Pro Tools).
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
"… spirited and self assured…" - The Washington Post
"...saucy vocalist…" -DownBeat"
"... strong mentholated vocals…" - New York Times
In 2006 I competed in the London International Vocal Competition , I placed as a top finalist among some 107 competitors from over 25 nations.
I am a Washington D.C. Native. I studied music at the University of the District of Columbia with Professor Calvin Jones and continued at Howard University studying privately with drummer/vocalist Grady Tate (Sarah Vaughn, Quincy Jones). Heidi credits the legend with helping her find her “voice” as an artist.
I have performed and/or recorded with Nicholas Payton, Reuben Brown, Steve Williams, Russell Gunn, Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Gregoire Maret and the late Keter Betts, since making her debut on the New York jazz scene at Birdland.
I lived and made my living recording and performing in New York City. I have performed at the legendary Blue Note, the Knitting Factory, The Zinc Bar (w/Ron Affif), Cachaca, Metronome.
Since returning home to Washington; I perform regularly at Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns and Twins Lounge. Internationally at Jazz at the Kenzi in Casablanca Morocco, the Pori Jazz Festival, Finland and at Chelsea’s splendid Cadogan Hall in London, England.
I have recorded 3 albums to date; Alone Together, Hide & See hear, LOVE...and a feature vocalist on trombonist Reginald Cyntji's The Love Album releasing Feb 2013 along side such notables as Allyn Johnson, Herman Burney & Kush Abadey. Also on Trumpeter Russell Gunn’s 2008 release, Love Stories.
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