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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele, Banjo
Born and raised in Santa Maria, CA, Aaron's first musical experiences were on a child size drum set given to him on his 5th Christmas. He later took piano lessons and played the alto saxophone before switching to the guitar at the age of 9 learning his first chords from his father. He played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. Aaron finally took music seriously in college and began taking lessons from Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and Dominic Castillo, a student of Coelho and a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After studying under these talented individuals, Aaron went on to pursue his education in music where he graduated from San Jose State University in 2004 with a BA in Music. After college, Aaron began work as a freelance musician and guitar teacher, teaching hundreds of students in the San Jose and Bakersfield, CA area. In July 2010 he relocated to San Diego, CA, where he teaches, freelances, and plays guitar in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kick stomp outfit Quel Bordel!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele, Banjo
TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring mutiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone unturned!
Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student’s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.
This year Jason was also the Music Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwriting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.
Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.
Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.
Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the world’s finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.
Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!
Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.
Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.
His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.
Acting, Algebra, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Film Acting, Math, Piano, Pre Algebra, Singing, Spanish, ACT, Arithmetic, Biology, Broadway Singing, Chemistry, English, Geometry, History, Improv Acting, Language, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Test Prep, Theater Acting
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and now reside in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area. I started singing publicly around the age of 5 and playing piano at 9. From there I have toured overseas to various parts of Europe and across the United States. I have learned various techniques from Classical, to Gospel, to Country, to R&B, to Pop/Rock, to Musical Theatre and many more. In addition to just singing them myself I can effectively teach others the how to sing their favorite genre as well. I have taught for music and arts, Andrews Air Force base and several local music schools. I also help students preparing for college auditions, and recitals. In addition, I have experience with social media and online presence which can allow vocal singers the opportunity to sing with others and create various performance recordings. On the academic side of things I help tutor students in a variety of subjects and coach them to achieve better grades, and higher test scores to create an attractive college preparation portfolio.
Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele
We learn by teaching. That is why I love to teach, because I love to learn. I have made many great connections while teaching music to people and one of the ways to do that is to work together on a common goal. I started teaching music because during my own studies I have discovered many quick learning strategies that make playing music fun. I teach from my home studio as well as via skype. Many of my strategies I've discovered on my own. Now I want to share these ideas with you.
Scott is a multi-instrumentalist loop master whose music spans a wide range of sounds and genres. With an education in music performance and a reputation for having a good time this laid back musician is no amateur to the music scene. Scott has performed hundreds of shows and numerous festival appearances, including 10,000 Lakes Festival, Wakarusa, Harvest Fest, Solstice Shakedown, Dogstock, Bela Luna, Camp Euforia, etc. Great stage presence and crowd interaction are a couple of things this guitarist is known for.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
As a teacher / clinician, Byron has taught hundreds at schools, colleges, privately and as a contract artist for the State of California. He was on faculty at academically elite Deep Springs College for several years until moving from that area; he is currently on faculty at California College of Music in Pasadena. Players of all levels and styles benefit from his private instruction online via video-chat technology. He teaches all Fretted Instruments, Keyboards, Vocals, and non-instrument-specific musical curricula to players of all instruments.
He teaches all levels and styles, from absolute beginners to seasoned pros who need to break off their plateaus.
Professionally, Byron has worked with Melanie, Michael MacDonald, Keith Emerson, Frank Stallone, Tiffany, Michael McKnight, Billy Davis Jr, Barry Coffing, Tim Bogert and a slew of other Grammy winners and #1 hit artists in the studio and on stage; as a Composer / Arranger / Producer, he's scored many hours of footage for Film and TV and written, arranged and produced every style for live shows and records. He's worked with NBC, FOX, Discovery, ABC, Warner, Motown etc. and has been on many live international TV concert broadcasts, movies and TV shows; he's been musical director of a $250,000.00 theatrical musical's 3-month run, written a symphony and conducted its premier. In 2010, he spearheaded the writing of a major-label rock opera by an international team with multiple platinum records and number-one hits under its belt.
Having 'dabbled' on piano from babyhood, Byron officially commenced his musical escapades on ukulele at 3, guitar at five and began formal education on piano at nine with acclaimed Bay Area concert pianist Gloria Dolan. His real education began at 21, at Grove School of Music, where he attended the much-lauded Composing / Arranging Program and was very fortunate to have instructors Sammy Nestico (orchestration), Diz Mullins (copying), Lalo Schifrin (thematic development), Henry Mancini (music business), Dick Grove (Composing /Arranging) Tom Scott, etc. He also studied improv with Russell Tuttle, staff guitarist with Columbia.
Bass Guitar, Creative Writing, Drum, Essay Writing, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, commute to yours or through the use of Sype. Your choice.
As a Father of four, I have had the joy in teaching my children Guitar, Saxophone, Songwriting, Composition and Keyboard. As a parent I have found that Patience and Encouragement is sometimes the best form of support. It has been proven that learning Music helps develop intuition, self-awareness, and social skills as well as improve in other subjects not directly related to the arts such as Mathematics and Science.
One of the most important aspects of playing Music is being able to play by ear. This has been a priceless gift that I have developed throughout my life and I encourage all musicians, young and old, to do the same. The use of simple Rhythmic Dictation and Ear Training exercises can do wonders for "picking out" those unusual beats and harmonies we hear no matter what genre we are interested in.
I attended music courses at The Boston School of Contemporary Music, Thomas Jefferson College (MI), and have a BA double majoring in Music Composition and English at Columbia College Chicago.
Besides touring internationally as a Guitarist and Saxophonist, I am a Songwriter. Third Border's “Sun of Water; Sea of Light” was selected to be nominated for the Grammys as The Best Alternative Album of the Year in 2006. On this record, I played guitar, sang lead vocals and wrote all songs. If you are a songwriter, we can polish up your approach!
If you would like to learn how to compose a solo, a duet or ensemble, I can get you started in a low-stress, one-step-at-a-time procedure. As a composer, I have done sound design for film, dance, spoken word and multi-media performance - most notably with renowned poet Anne Carson and former members of The Merce Cunningham Dance Co. As principal composer and conductor, I formed New York City's first full-on Saxophone Orchestra; a 13-member ensemble.
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