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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Bridgeport

Matthew V.

Bridgeport, CT
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Chris J.

Wilton, CT
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Jonah F.

Bridgeport, CT
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Matthew V. Bridgeport, CT

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Classical Voice, Composition, Drum, Jazz Voice, Logic Pro Software, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training

About Me

Heralded as "œa smart, tasteful, and genuine singer" and "a consummate multi-instrumentalist," Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today's brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte, Canticum Scholare, and VOCES8.

As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching experience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique driven, while at the same time, expressive, musically sensitive, and fun! Matthew's voice students will learn English and foreign language diction, ear training and sight-singing, proper posture, stage presence, confidence, and healthy vocal production suitable for all styles of singing. Drum students will learn the importance of snare drum rudiments, how to read drum charts, the nuances of various styles, as well as, develop dexterity and increase muscular function and independence. Matthew currently teaches at Wyoming Seminary Institute in Wilkes-Barre, PA during the Summer and is an Adjunct Professor of Music and Composition at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.

Voice Teaching and Performing - 10 years
Drum Teaching, Performing and Recording - 15 years
Music Theory & Composition Professor and Private Tutor - 7 years

Owner and operator of Mother Brother Studios - Full production & recording facility servicing all genres and styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
Being a musician is exciting, challenging, and of course, rewarding. Musicians are communicators; instruments of expression. I'm a firm believer in diligent practice habits and learning the fundamentals of one's craft. From there, the music can happen.

I offer a relaxed, comfortable learning environment that is both fun and productive. A stuffy, tense atmosphere promotes timidness, and insecurity, the opposite of the environment I foster in my studio.

Whether you're a beginner with a passion, or a professional looking to fine tune your proficiency, I can help you get to where you want to be. Diligent, concise, uncomplicated, and fun! That's how I teach.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Various keyboards, full 5 piece drum set, full production and recording facility, music scores/sheet music

*** Specialties ***
Classically trained vocalist, but can teach all styles and genres of voice. Recording engineer & producer. Versed in many styles of composition. Session drummer.

Chris J. Wilton, CT

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, and I am currently in classes towards my Masters of Music Education. With over 10 years of private teaching under my belt, I'm prepared to teach students of all kinds and ages.

At my studio I have 2 drum sets set up for teacher and student, headphones for play along, a library of books and music, and recording capabilities. I have an electric bass that I like to use to play along with students to give them the feel of playing with another non-drummer musician.

Students can learn their favorite music, or get help with music for school or other ensembles they're a part of.

I absolutely do NOT favor one style over the other. I simply teach music and approach it all with the same level of passion. Rock, jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban, rudimental snare, metal... it's all good with me.

Some previous students have gone on to pass college auditions and study music. ALL previous students have had a great time learning music in a fun environment with a caring, passionate, and knowledgeable teacher.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drumsets for student and teacher
Pro Tools recording on 2013 mac computer
Infinite music library with Spotify
Library of books and drum DVDs
Practice pad station with 2 pads and mirrors
Video Recording for home reference
Field drum for rudimental studies
Concert drum for orchestral studies
Electric bass
Drum machine for playalong

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have a drumset and everything they need to practice. eg drums, sticks, pad, music etc.

*** Specialties ***
Technique - Moeller, Free Stroke, hands and feet
Jazz drums
Rock drums
Rudimental Snare Drumming
Recording Techniques
Latin drumset applications
Hand drums
Style and Analysis of favorite drummers
Drum Tuning
Independence
Coordination
Chart Reading and Interpretation
Theater drumming

Jonah F. Bridgeport, CT

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

Hello all. I have been teaching for about 10 years now. I have degrees from two universities, one for jazz performance and one for classical performance. I have played in multiple bands throughout my life ranging in styles from punk rock all the way to straight ahead jazz. If you choose me for lessons, we will work on developing your musical vocabulary, learning to read music, hand exercises, chordal structures, scales, tablature and so much more. I have a love for music like none other and a passion to share that with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson with me would start with some warm-up exercises. I then like to move on to any book material you may have had for that week. We will also work on chords and scales to use accordingly with any songs you're learning. Often we'll work on a popular song that you may want to learn. Also for the intermediate to advanced student there may be some music theory and aural skills training. Overall I tailor the lesson to the individual. I am thorough in my techniques. I also possess a great patience and will work with you on whatever you may be having trouble with until you and I both feel comfortable. You can expect rapid development with me. I promise I'll have you playing well in a short time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide guitar, pencil, tuner, manuscript paper, etc. They need an instrument, music stand, tuner, metronome, book.

*** Specialties ***
I am well versed in ear training, music notation, tablature, and chord recognition. I have taught all age groups and all styles of music and feel confident in my ability to relate well to any material.

Peter B.

Stratford, CT
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Jeff F.

New Fairfield, CT
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Andrew Z.

Trumbull, CT
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Peter B. Stratford, CT

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

I am energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils. I am an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely, always keen on building a strong relationship with my students. Most of my students read and play simple music after 4-5 classes of active instruction.

I posses an extensive classical music and music pedagogy training. All my musical knowledge and expertise was attained in Eastern Europe. I play and teach piano, upright bass, bass guitar and a range of other instruments. Over the years I taught basic piano, the beginner violin, viola, cello and a variety of school instruments such as recorder and xylophone. I also teach advanced music theory, harmony and basics of composition and orchestral arranging required for music colleges. I especially find it rewarding working with beginners and the opportunity to show them the amazing world of listening, playing and making music.

The teaching begins with identifying student's musical needs, goals and tastes. Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. For those wishing to pursue more of a classical approach to music, there are proven methods to accomplish that goal established by books and other materials from European master piano teacher and pedagogues

*** Lesson Details ***
The learning process should be, for the most part, fun and based upon a strong relationship between the teacher and the student. Curriculum and lesson plans are based on student's abilities and aspirations with appropriate balance between theoretical and practical work. The lesson material is always carefully chosen, and when necessary, adapted to specific learning needs.

With a proper approach, everyone can learn to play music. Whether you want to pursue a music career, or just play for fun and enjoyment I can help you attain your goals. From basic piano and stringed instruments, to advanced theory, harmony, composition and improvisation to jazz, pop and rock.

Classes are not based on a single source or book. I provide other exercises in printed form for students to keep and take home.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two high end digital keyboards, two violins, cello, bass guitar and amplifier, music stands, stereo equipment. Assorted school instruments: recorder (soprano and tenor), xylophone. Various music charts and a large library of music resources and other books;

Extensive e-library and ability to print any required material on the spot. Instant access to many on-line sheet music resources.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Full size and a school grade digital keyboards , bass guitar, amplifier, staff paper and other printed resources, violin, violin parts and maintenance tools and equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Classical, Jazz, Ethnic and Modal music, Composition, Arranging, Harmony, Counterpoint, Advanced Music Theory

Jeff F. New Fairfield, CT

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
When I travel, they're expected to have an instrument, amp (if necessary) and note book.

*** Specialties ***
Having taught for so long I rely on my own experience as a musician, using my extensive knowledge of music theory and the guitar as an instrument to impart a heightened awareness and love of performance and the rewards of a disciplined and focused practice habit to my students. Whether a student wants to learn rock, blues, jazz, pop, folk or other genres, I give them key insights and the right approach to achieve his/her goal in the minimum amount of time. Practice is essential to growth.

Andrew Z. Trumbull, CT

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

I have been teaching both percussion and electric bass lessons for the past several years. I have had the privilege to play with musical greats, such as Curtis Fuller, Robert Glasper, and Peter Bernstein, on the upright bass and drumset. I intend to focus on concrete application of music theory and rudimentary knowledge to the instruments that I teach.

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