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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Carrollton

Buzz A.

Atlanta, GA
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Kadina W.

Decatur, GA
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Emily G.

Marietta, GA
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Buzz A. Atlanta, GA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Buzz is an independent producer, writer, arranger, & keyboardist with over 30 years in the music industry. He appears on more than 150 CDs as performer or producer.(2 received platinum certification)

During the 80's, Buzz toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield as musical director and during that time became staff producer for Ichiban Records. In the 90's, Buzz focused on production & arranging, working with some of music'¬ôs finest such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, & Ben E King to name a few.

In 1998, Buzz created AMusic. He has composed music for CNN, Delta Airlines, The Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel as well as for film and TV. His orchestration skills provided him the opportunity to score 2 songs for jazz pianist Bob Thompson and the West VA Symphony Orchestra.

Sept of 06 Buzz released his debut CD Collection on Blue Canoe Records. Music from that release can be found in both film and TV .

Buzz continues writing and producing for various artists as well as composing music for independent film.

The future holds a 2015 release of new music entitled, Muse Cafe along with a book ("Repeat Offender") related to his career as a record producer and touring artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help.

My specialties include jazz, r&b, and pop piano styles. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody.

For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

90 and 120 min lessons are only offered to those students wishing to learn production and do NOT apply to piano lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Your lessons are given in my pre-production studio in my condo. Lessons take place on a digital piano either a Yamaha or a Casio Privia. If you are taking production classes, then see the list of gear below. My space is tidy but not always immaculate. I am a working musician and often have several projects juggling at once. There is room for 2 to 3 in addition to the student. My living room is always available and wi-fi for those who wait on a student is also available. More than ample parking is available at any time.

Buzz uses Cubase 7.5 recording software
Sibelius 7 Notation Software
Roland V-Synth
Korg Triton
Yamaha KX8
M-Audio Pro Keys 88
Casio Privia
full array of VST instrument & effect plug-ins for commercial recording (Waves, Soectrasonics, Kontakt 5, etc)

*** Specialties ***
adult, beginner, child, jazz, r&b, pop, EDM,modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation

Kadina W. Decatur, GA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Choir, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Kadina W.:

A Singer. A Songwriter. A Teacher. An Inspiration.

Founder of Sangstar Productions and co-owner of The Premier Vocal Coaches & Piano Stars Kids, Kadina Webb understands the concept of hard work all too well. From the tender age of 6, Kadina aspired to be a singer. With the vision of turning the world into her stage, she entered countless talent shows, resulting in numerous rewards including 2nd place at the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Youth Talent Show. With every second, her love of music grew transforming from a mere dream to a life mission. At the age of 11 she tested the waters of her musical talents and penned her first song leading her into new horizons of creativity.

As the musician and artist within her matured the numbers of doors that would open increased. Throughout her Teenage years Kadina was able to contribute her strong sultry vocals to the High School All Women Choir, Disney World International Choir in Orlando, FL, performing at private parties and events, as well as the All-State Choir and Solo Competitions in Florida. With all of this experience under her belt, it was time to test the waters of new opportunities. Although she had accomplished so much, she came to realize that College would not be an easy obstacle to overcome. As she traveled through the land of knowledge she tapped into new musical talents by learning the guitar, violin, upright bass, saxophone, and the marimba. While acquiring new skills and talents, she became focused on enhancing her existing gifts including piano and voice. Her determination and dedication became prevalent throughout the musical department at her university as she gradually acquired the title as the most prolific vocalist in the department. Continuing in the theme of excellence, Kadina went on to compose sheet music, study vocal pedagogy; perform with numerous jazz ensembles R&B/Soul band, Perform in operas, solos with orchestras and musical stage plays and co-hosting on local radio station. Having a reputation for being influential in music she gained the opportunity to vocal train, manage, write and produce for local artist around the city.

With all of these milestones accumulated on her journey, Kadina knew that it was the perfect time to share her knowledge and experiences with others. Living by the theme, “We are blessed to bless others,” Kadina began blessing aspiring stars and musicians with her talents through her first lesson as an instructor in 2002. With over 10 years of experience in training and coaching singers, musicians and songwriters, Kadina Webb is utilizing all of her knowledge, skills and experience to assist singers and musicians in reaching their musical goals. With every lesson, every student, every triumph, and every milestone Kadina is changing the world by selflessly sharing her gifts with others. Driven by her motto, “Your goals are my goals”, Kadina is sure to be the key factor in the fruition of aspiring stars’ dreams. As she walks further on her road of purpose, it is evident that wherever it leads, it will be an inspiration for all.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect a great experience! When learning to sing you want to make sure the experience was worth while. Singing is fun, relaxing, and can bring out a different confidence within. I aspire to teach you in a manner that caters to each student. In order to progress, you must practice your craft, so yes expect homework. When you return for your next lesson, the time you spent practicing on your own time will reveal itself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio Office: keyboard, keyboard stand, music stand, and laptop video recorder and seating for parents. Recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
keyboard, keyboard stand, music stand, and tape recorder.

*** Specialties ***
classical voice, jazz voice, musical theatre voice, r&b/pop voice and vocal recording.Beginners Piano.

Emily G. Marietta, GA

Subjects Taught

Classical Piano, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Piccolo, Singing, Vocal Training

About Me

Emily G, an involved music lover since age 7, is currently completing her senior year at Georgia State University with a degree in Choral and General Music Education. She began taking piano with Dr. Francisco and Mireille Silva, MM, and later from Dr. Brandt Fredriksen of Georgia State University. She has achieved a number of honors in music which include being a founding member of the Tri-M honor music society in her high school, a member of Georgia All-State Choir, a soloist and section leader of marching band, and completing a Junior Piano Recital at Georgia State University.

Emily has experience in teaching private piano lessons for Dr. Francisco and Mireille Silva and is certified in their unique method of teaching known as the Silva Piano method. She is also a Yamaha certified teacher who teaches private lessons and group music classes at the Yamaha Music Education Center in Roswell, Ga. She also has experience teaching group classes at Kennesaw State University in their Summer University program. Emily is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the National Society For Music Educators association (NAFME).

Emily has many experiences in different areas of music. She plays the piano, studied the flute for 9 years, sang in many choirs and college programs, and is currently learning to play the guitar. She is also employed part time as an Audio Engineer at Victory World Church and Restoration Church of God. She has a passion for music which includes playing, composing, and arranging. She also loves teaching and influencing students to love and appreciate music while developing musical skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
PIANO:
You will notice immediately that the way I teach piano is drastically different than the average teacher. I was trained by the best of the best and use their method in my own teaching.

My focus with beginners is to develop good technique and get them playing from the very beginning. I teach using Solfege (Do, re, mi...etc) which means we will do a lot of singing and memorize the notes of our pieces in the beginning. It is more important to look down at the hands and develop finger technique and build good habits when beginning to learn the piano.

I also do not neglect the left hand early on like so many teachers. EVERYONE can play with their left hand and both hands together, so why wait a year to get students to do it? We immediately learn to play left hand and hands together, as well as chords, and finally, different parts in the left hand and right hand.

Each student is different and will have different strengths and weaknesses, and as such, each student is ready to learn to read music at different times. Sight-reading and reading music is very important and will be taught at the right timing for the student. It is taught through solfege exercises and is very efficient and will stick with the student for the rest of their lives.

My philosophy is to have fun and reap the benefits of an effective teaching method with hard work and good practice and to be proud of what you can accomplish!

VOICE:
As an former All-State trained vocalist as well as a choral music education major, my focus in training voice is developing good singing technique to promote healthy singing, developing good tone, pitch and vowel accuracy, develop the ability to harmonize and sing in groups, sight-reading and music reading skills, and overall confidence in singing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio upright Kawai piano. Bought in brand new condition less than 10 years ago and tuned and maintained regularly.

*** Specialties ***
-Performance Skills
-Piano Technique
-Vocal Technique
-Music Theory
-Musicianship
-Preparing for an audition

Sasha V.

Marietta, GA
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Rich G.

Woodstock, GA
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Adam C.

Lilburn, GA
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Sasha V. Marietta, GA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer, Vocal Training

About Me

Recently I relocated to Atlanta to settle down, start a family and teach music from home. Originally from the UK, I traveled and studied music in Brisbane, Australia, where I gained a Diploma in Contemporary Music in 2000. Since then I have toured internationally with signed acts, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands and composed music scores for two feature films and various shorts along with directing my own music video and having my music featured in various movies and TV shows. I also have booked acts across the US and organized music festivals in Los Angeles.

I have vast skills from performance to management, booking, PR and placements in film and television. Whether you are looking to just begin learning an instrument for fun or would like to take your skills further and move towards becoming a professional musician, I have the skills and expertise to help you along every step of the way. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the student, teaching them exactly what they would like to learn and having lots of fun doing it!

*** Lesson Details ***
For the first lesson we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve, what kind of structure you would like for your lessons (theory, performance etc) and I will assess your skill level. Then I will tailor exercises, lessons and study to suit your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Rhodes Piano
Doric Vintage Organ
Microphones and Stands
Pro Tools
Fender Amp
Jaguar Bass
1968 Hagstrom Bass
Gibson Les Paul Guitar
1950s Burns Bass
Fender Acoustic
Small Boss Keyboard
Flutes, Harmonicas, Percussion
Ipod, cd player
Various effects pedals for voice and guitar etc

*** Travel Equipment ***
Can bring guitars, mics, stands, practice amp and small keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Specializing in rock, pop and soundtrack music, I can also teach performance and acting stage skills and voice projection.

Rich G. Woodstock, GA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Celtic Flute, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Composition, Country Guitar, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

I am a public school music teacher by day (11 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (16 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (16 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published.

With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct.

I have 3 degrees in Music Education:
- Bachelors, Indiana University of PA
- Masters, Auburn University
- Educational Specialist, Auburn University

I teach lessons on:
- Guitar
- Piano
- Saxophone
- Bass Guitar
- Drums
- Flute
- Recording and Music Production
- Songwriting

*** Lesson Details ***
The goal of music lessons is not to just learn the notes and mechanics of an instrument, but to become a well-rounded MUSICIAN. With my lessons, we don't just go through a book page-by-page, rather, lessons are shaped around the musical tastes and interests of the student. Musical theory concepts are applied in actual songwriting and current popular songs. I accompany the students on various instruments, imitating a real performance situation. I teach all ages; beginners to advanced musicians.

Unlike a crowded music store with a cramped little room for lessons, my lessons are taught in a large, open, and well-lit home studio. There is an open waiting area where parents can listen as well. Parking is convenient on a cul-de-sac with a clear view into the teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Nord Stage 2 88 piano,
Yamaha Custom saxophone with Meyer and Selmer mouthpieces,
Dr. Z RxJr amplifier with 2x12 cabinet,
Don Grosh Custom electric guitar,
Lowden O25 acoustic guitar,
Ibanez bass guitar,
Hartke bass amp,
Roland keyboard amp,
Sonor 3001 drumset,
Sabian cymbals,
DW hardware,
Pork Pie snare drum,
Avid Protocols Mbox,
Rode vocal mic and overhead mics,
Yamaha metronome,
Apple Macbook Pro computer,

*** Specialties ***
Songwriting
Recording and production - Protools, Garageband
Improvisation
Arranging

Adam C. Lilburn, GA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Composition, Music Performance, Viola, Violin

About Me

Adam C. - artistic director of C. Classical Music Society was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has enjoyed a successful and varied musical career. He received his first exposure to the viola at age eleven, while attending a magnet school. Soon after, General Mills Foundation awarded him a scholarship that enabled him to attend the Mannes College of Music Pre-College Division in New York City.

Later, Adam went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree; as a double major in viola performance and music composition; a Master of Music degree in viola performance and a post-graduate Professional Studies Certificate, from the Mannes College of Music. His viola mentors include Paul Doktor, Sol Greitzer, John Graham, Yitzak Schotten, and Heidi Castleman. Mr. C. studied composition with Peter Pindar Stearns, and Roberta Shanker, and, in addition, he studied conducting with Sidney Harth.

Mr. C's principal viola positions include: Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Valley Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River Cities Symphony, International Music Program Orchestra, Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra, Kingsborough Symphony, and the Huntington Chamber Orchestra.

Adam has also performed with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Macon Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Opera Orchestra, Tupelo Symphony, and has appeared as a soloist/guest artist with various ensembles.

Winner -- Shar Music's Kreutzer Etude Edition Contest
Entry -- "Niff T. Shift" Agility Training, Violin Shifting Method
In 2009, Shar Music presented a challenge to violinists of the world. The task was to create the most innovative fingerings for practically the most famous violin etudes ever. Kreutzer #2

Audition Mastery Guide -- Featured in "The International Musician"

The “Audition Mastery Guide” was originally developed for an “All-State” audition preparation workshop, where each of the 18 participants progressed to the final round and went on to gain acceptance into the orchestra. Musicians, school-age to professional are now gaining healthy perspective and success during the audition process.

As conductor and music director, Adam has served the following orchestras: the Southern Ohio Light Opera, the B'Nai Brith Repertory Theatre, the Third Street Music Settlement’s Chamber Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Strings of the Jackson Symphony.

He was a founding member of the Portsmouth Community Orchestra, which is now in its 20th season! Further, The NBC series "America IS", a multi-cultural celebration of American heritage, featured him as conductor of the Third Street Music Settlement Orchestra (NYC).

As a composer, Mr. C. has been commissioned by the Roanoke Symphony. His compositions include two symphonies and many chamber music compositions in which he highlights the viola as a beautiful and unique instrument, as a solo voice. He also has created various programs, developing music appreciation for young children and their parents. Among them -- 'Artsounds', 'Bach to Basics' and 'Me, Mom and Mozart' and 'Performances for Peace'.

Mr. C. has appeared on PBS, NPR and FOX interviews on both radio and television, and has recorded archival performances with Musical Heritage Society.

As a chamber musician, Mr. C. has performed as violist with the Roanoke String Quartet, the Zaslovsky String Trio; which performed at Gracie Mansion (NYC) for the Mayor; the Alaria Chamber Ensemble, the Rachmael Weinstock String Quartet, the Niles String Quartet, the Lyra String Quartet and the Sonoklect Contemporary Music Ensemble. With the International Music Program Quintet, he performed extensively throughout Europe, including in Leipzig's famed Gewandhaus.

Mr. C. was a founding member of the Boneyfiddle Chamber Players, in residence at the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Arts Center. While a member of the Roanoke String Quartet, he assisted with the development of a PBS documentary featuring music written by Thomas Jefferson as well as music contained in Mr. Jefferson's library in Monticello.

Mr. C. has taught in various capacities, seeing to the artistic development of music students of all ages. He has held violin and viola faculty positions with the following universities: Morehead State University, Washington and Lee University, Union University, Lambeth University, Agnes Scott College and Shawnee State University. Additionally, Rio Grande University invited him as a music education specialist/consultant in order to supervise the revision of the Ohio, K-12 music curriculum.

Adam has served as a clinician at hundreds of schools in many cities and presently holds an active private teaching studio with nearly 60 private students and additional violin training classes for adults who love to play for the joy of it. Mr. C. works as a professional audition coach, helping musicians prepare for successful audition outcomes. He has performed with orchestras and chamber music ensembles as a featured soloist. Various musical organizations seek out Mr. C. as a clinician and consultant.

Additionally, Adam has written a complete string teaching method which is in the pre-launch stage - "The Quest for String Playing Mastery"

* Students and their teachers are now 'Questers' in over 20 cities!
(Questers = a helpful network of focus groups test-driving the method)

* Preparing the Quest for 21st century global success!
In development: E-Learning Platform, Knowledge Games, Character Animation and Narration.

The Quest is a compendium of timeless knowledge updated for today's educator. The method is presented as an interactive knowledge game, providing challenging learning adventures for all!
The Quest integrates music with: Science, Math, History, Logic and Critical Thinking Skills.

More than a dozen scholarly and personable characters teach every element of music over 3 years of fun curriculum! Characters motivate you to try your best and wish to do so!
Simply put, The Quest is 'not' just for kids! Every detail to attain performance mastery is provided.

All ages and levels are meeting The Quest with high enthusiasm: K-12, University, Adults and Pros! Clever character banter adds fun to practice. Everyone is engaged in learning and is smiling too!

Color-coded worlds engrave concepts in unique ways, and they serve to deliver confidence and top-notch performance mastery. Numerous connections to academic subjects infuse all learning with power.

The Quest Teacher's Guide comprises 750 pages, and it includes beneficial resources that help to create and build a thriving program!

The method encourages communication, fosters cooperation, and nurtures positive social skills. The Quest provides enjoyable scholarly content for all musicians -- from newbie to pro!†

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed to guide players of all levels to reach their full potential and enjoy challenging themselves to get there!
Enjoyable structured instruction and guided practice plans, filled with professional pointers, provided by a seasoned musician who has lived a life as a performer, composer, teacher trainer, lecturer and music education consultant will help your quest for success!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full access to computer equipment to record lessons, so that you continue to learn from all of the details. All of the essential equipment needed is at the ready.

*** Specialties ***
Audition Preparation for all musicians. Viola and Violin mastery training from Newbie to Pro!

Published Author -- Composer -- Soloist

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