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Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting
David P. began formal training with St. Elizabeth‚¬Ä¬ôs church organist on piano at age eight.¬† His older brothers and sisters taught him how to play guitar at home, and at school he was a featured vocal soloist at concert performances.¬† During his high school years, he began playing drums and singing at shows around the greater Cincinnati area.¬† While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups.¬† He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years under the direction of conductor and music department chair Helmut Roerig.¬† David performed with the Xavier University Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years.¬† He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater among others for four year also.¬† While studying electronic music at Xavier, David began teaching classes with professor James Hart.¬† Today, professor Hart and David are co-composers at Ambient Studios.¬† David has written countless compositions heard across the globe on networks such as Lifetime, MTV and VH-1.¬† He is the head of Ambient Studios and Ambient Studios Music Academy.¬† David has taught at Midwest Music, Queen City Music, Take Lessons, Willis Music, Music Makers, Norwood High School, and Roger Bacon High School.¬†
*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun!¬† I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument.¬† Most students really look forward to their lessons all week. For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills.¬† I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others.¬† For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started.¬† For piano, students will learn keys on the piano, chords, scales, key signatures, grand staff, read music and play songs of all styles, including classical, pop, jazz, folk, gospel, indie, and traditional.¬† There are children and adult beginners and intermediate workbooks that will be referred to students.¬† I also have a lot of material I like to use that I've designed.¬† For voice, students will learn scales, keys, breathing techniques, delivery, and diction.¬† Breath is the most important tool for proper pitch and vocal strength.¬† Students are encouraged to play an instrument to help with voice lessons, but this is not necessary.¬† For guitar, students will learn notes on the guitar, chords, scales, key signatures, read music and play songs, including, pop, rock, indie, jazz, folk, and traditional.¬† Students can learn to play their favorite songs.¬† I accept students from beginner to intermediate experience on guitar.¬† For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass.¬† Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are held at Ambient Studios, a professional commercial recording studio where famous legends like Bootsy Collins have recorded.¬† Here, students are able to record their own performances, and perfect their craft.¬† Available instruments are a Roland V-drum set, a Mapex acoustic drum set, a Studiologic 88-key grand piano, Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and Martin guitars, and state-of-the-art pre-amps and microphones.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical, pop, rock, and gospel. For voice I specialize in pop, rock, classical, broadway, and gospel. For guitar I specialize in pop, rock, and folk.
Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped. While doing this I attended The College of Mount St. Joseph where I studied Classical and Jazz guitar as well as Music Ed. In addition to my 22 years of private lesson experience, I have 2 years of classroom experience teaching general music in elementary schools. I believe it is my years as a student and instructor that enable me to be an effective teacher, having had learned what worked for me as a student, and what has shown to work as a teacher.
*** Lesson Details ***
I cater my lesson to the individual. I like for students to have a structured practice routine and working knowledge of music and their instrument, but it has to be fun. I have students who learn Classical, rock, and Jazz. Each lesson is different. Some people just want to be able to play their favorite songs by a camp fire, and others want to go on to perform at Carnegie Hall. I enjoy teaching both lessons and put forth the same enthusiasm for each one. You get out of the guitar or bass what you put into it in terms of learning and practicing. The level of achievement is up to you, I will help guide you to meet your goals regardless of how large or small they are.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Spare music room: guitars, amps, bass; computer with recording software, ProTools seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the equipment necessary. I would like the student to have an instrument, but if not I can provide one for the lesson.
*** Specialties ***
I'm really pretty versatile. Over 18 years of teaching anywhere from 80 to 100 students a week will do that.
Audition Prep, Choir, Classical Piano, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocal Training
I started teaching piano lessons as a senior at the University of Texas. My students ranged from 5 to 9 years old, introductory to beginner playing levels.
I have an extensive background in music theory including classical piano training, contemporary guitar, years of choir, and personal voice coaching.
I have a special ability to work with young and inexperienced students. I am the perfect teacher for a student that is just being introduced to the world of piano. I am also a great teacher for those students who have a light background but are just starting to be re-introduced to the piano.
I can take voice students from beginner through high school levels. I offer voice lessons for anything from musicals, show choir, All-State prep, church choir, and personal/contemporary lessons.
I have a passion for songwriting and have an extensive library of personal compositions I have written and collaborated on. I would love to give a student the tools and confidence to write songs of their own, particularly through voice, piano, and guitar lessons.
My professional background is in Engineering and therefore I am well-qualified to tutor many subjects. I love math and have always helped fellow students who have struggled to "get it". Many believe that math either "comes to you or it doesn't", but I take the approach that each student is capable and I mold the tutoring session based on what type of learner they are.
I also help with test prep and essay questions.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."