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The student will learn the basic fundamentals of song writing.
Sandy (GUITAR, TRUMPET, VOCALS)
Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy studied music from an early age. He obtained a bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree from Wayne State University in music education.
Sandy provides private music lessons to children and adults alike. In addition to working as a music educator in the Detroit and Southfield Public School Systems, Sandy taught music for Cranbrook Institute's Horizon Upward Bound program and night school for Mary Grove College in Detroit. Sandy once served as music director and guitarist for "The Miracles" and has performed with many top Motown Acts including Freda Payne, Martha Reeves, Sweet James and The ...
Are you just driven to express yourself with song?
Well, for years I have helped to get people's songs out of their heads and into the world. We help you with form, syntax, lyrics, melody, hooks, and on and on.
For years I have helped folks to protect their intellectual property. I help you copyright your songs using ECO the Electronic Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. I will never make any attempt to ensnare your copyrights.
So let's do a song and see if we're a good fit! We can record a working recording of it the first day you bring it in!
An integrated approach:
Music almost always involves several skills. Below are some of the complementary skills that I can help you with.
In my Semper Method, we always address several of them at every session. For example, we record, sing and play all the time. To sing you should be able to pick out intervals at the piano, or better yet, accompany yourself and everyone needs some music theory. So it really is all one ...
Teacher / Musician / Producer
Playing by Ear
Pretty much everyone can play by ear. So I help you to explore your talent, reach your musical goals and to create and perform music as a real and beautiful part of your life. Making music should not be a boring job. Rather, it should be something you can't wait to do. A way to get in touch with the rest of the universe. You will also learn to read and write, but it won't get in the way of your music.
Your music. Instantly.
We use recording as a powerful tool to help you listen and improve.
Tired of crappy tabs? Struggling to capture your song? No worries.
Learn a process, instead of a lesson. Apply it anywhere.
Go from musical idea to music, fast.
Get to the groove in 2 minutes or less. In any ...
Complete scoring and sheet music service for songwriting.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I am able to provide a console piano, drumset, and an acoustic guitar. I expect guitar students to bring a guitar.
*** Specialties ***
I use many different methods and teach all styles of music
Some students are content to play songs they know and love, and others want to create songs of their own and contribute as songwriters in their own right.
I greatly enjoy helping students find their own voice as writer, and open up an understanding of arrangement and construction in music. Some might make simple singer/songwriter songs, and others might want more elaborate compositions. I love both and teach them both
I have been playing guitar for 28 years. I took formal guitar lessons for seven years, have won numerous awards locally and nationally, and have been a professional musician for most of my life. I have studied music theory elaborately, was accepted to both the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. I choose to start on a musical career immediately after high school; and did so in my hometown of Detroit. I play/teach, have written, performed, and recorded everything from classic/indie rock, jazz, classical, flamenco, etc. I currently front my own indie rock project "The Static Dial", as guitarist/vocalist/songwriter.
I teach all ages; from very young children (ages 6-8) to adults. Music samples are available here on my profile.
how to write your song in music sheet
With my Bachelor's/Master's Degree and 13 years of experience in education, it will be an honor for me to add more to students.
*** Lesson Details ***
Music study helps people young and old to overcome shyness and build confidence. It empowers them as they refine their special talents.
We will study ear training .
My Method: Listen, Sing, Clap, Play, Read and Write. With these tools you can look deeper into the elements that make up music.
Children don't learn to read before they can talk. So why should anyone have to try to read before they can play?
That is how music is taught, traditionally and why a huge percentage of students just quit or have a miserable time with piano lessons. Music should be fun. Period.
We will always have a lot of fun, ...
I have taught songwriting workshops, and am currently beginning a more serious career as a songwriter. At least one current student of mine has become a professional songwriter and released an album (working on their second with me as the musical producer). One of my songs is now in the process of being licensed as the theme song for a television show on a major cable network.
I received my Bachelor of Music (cum laude) in Jazz Studies from Wayne State University, perform in the Rhythm Society Orchestra, freelance as a guitarist in the Detroit area, and have taught both privately and at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy for many years. I was also fortunate to study with the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino. My students, who range from beginners to performing professionals, have achieved much success, including full-ride music scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States. My teaching is based on years of experience, and I am passionate about helping students realize their potential as creative musicians. I primarily teach guitar and consider myself a guitarist, but I have also taught electric bass, banjo, and ukulele. My goal with every ...
"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."