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Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Songwriting
Aside from being mostly self-taught and playing drums since he could hold the pots and pans, Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. He has also studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriented individual with a versatile background and a relaxed, "let's have fun while we learn" attitude. Henri believes music should always be fun and inspiring for everyone, no matter what skill level. FUN is always the focus, because if you are not having fun, why are you doing it?
Henri also has years of experience touring both nationally and internationally with several award-winning Arizona-based performing groups (Dry River Yacht Club, decker., and The SunPunchers are the current projects), performing shows in 39 of the US States, as well as festival performances in 2012 in Canada (NXNE w/Flaming Lips, Raekwon, Of Montreal, Bad Religion) and Norway (Slottsfjell Music Festival w/New Order, Janalle Monae, Wolfmother, A-Trak, etc.) His past teaching and performing experiences have really helped shaped the musician he is today.
Aside from working as private lessons/class instructor and performer, Henri can also be seen teaching for Mesa Community College as an Adjunct Faculty in the Music and Business program, where he currently teaches MUC109 - Merchandising and the Law, and MUC210 - Concert and Touring Promotions. A life-long learner, Henri is always finding new experiences and new ways to connect with his students, as learning comes just as much from the student as it does the teacher. You can always find him around "the music."
Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
No matter what stage you are at in your singing exploration, I can help empower you to let your voice be heard and have FUN in the process. :o)
--- What do I bring to the table, you ask? Well....
As an experienced singer songwriter and current front woman of an indie rock band, I bring a lot of real world vocal and performance experience to my students. Having a diverse musical history ranging from pop, r&b, punk, emo, 80's soft rock, to big band, classical, musical theater, and black gospel, I am able to understand and teach students within the style that they feel most passionate about.
I'm a huge believer in directly applying the techniques taught, so our lessons will consist of scales and understanding of the voice, but will always include song application on songs of your choice. I mean, after all, if you don't like the songs you're working on, you will have less motivation to practice and get better!!
--- What is my educational background?
I studied voice for four years at Grand Canyon University, graduating with a B.A. in Creative Arts with a Vocal Emphasis. But to be honest, I gained most of my vocal power and control after graduating by studying with vocal coaches of artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and Taylor Swift. Because of this personal experience, I incorporate many of the Speech Level Singing techniques, and have taught students from ages 4-52 over the last 10 years.
--- Nervous or struggling with stage fright?
I feel you and can help you with this! I battled stage fright for what seemed like forever, so I have a close understanding of students dealing with the frustrations of stage fright.
--- Looking for performance help?
Yep, I can help with that. I've been performing locally, nationally, and some internationally for many years. I've helped many students come out of their shell on stage!
--- What else am I about?
Well, along with teaching voice and playing gigs under my solo project and with my band Dearspeak, I'm also an instructor at The School of Rock, a singing princess character for kids birthday parties, a mentor and advocate for abuse recovery, and an occasional music substitute teacher for the Scottsdale district.
I absolutely love being able to inspire people to sing and give voice to the unique sound that we all have within us. It's a personal passion of mine to help others find their voice and the inner strength to let it be heard!
See you soon!
Drum, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer-music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000 (1990-02). His rock solid beats are deeply rooted in the long history of the art of drumming.
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa. and educated at the prestigious Trinity College of Music, London (Pgh. center), Al served as external examiner teaching music theory and drums in private and ensemble settings at the U.S. center in Pittsburgh, Pa. from 1984-86 and further studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music, receiving a BM in Percussion Performance in 1992. Al is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop, Chillicothe, Ohio (music production & engineering program) Protools, Cubase, Reason, analog/digital recording techniques, editing, mixing, programming and sound design.
Al has performed or recorded with John Zorn, Cypress Hill, Soul Assassins, Martin Sexton, Zora Young, Everlast, MC RAI, Screaming Headless Torsos, the Warm Gunns, Zayra Alvarez (Rockstar: Supernova), Avenged Sevenfold, Lance Lopez, Cycle of pain...
As a performer/ writer/ actor, Al has appeared in numerous films, soundtracks and TV shows (B.H. 90210, Zoolander, Girl, Titan A.E., Bride of Chucky, Excess Baggage, Squeeze, Sex and the City, VIP, Daria, Late Nite w/ Conan O'Brien, Pepsi Musica, MTV's 120 minutes (co host), MuchMusic Live, Little Nicky, LATV Live, Loveline (co host).
As a touring musician, Al has shared the stage with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne/ Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Metallica, Pantera, Cypress Hill, Kid Rock, Pharcyde, Korn, G Love/ Special Sauce, Marilyn Manson, Method Man, Slipknot, Henry Rollins, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A., Limp Bizkit, Primus, Everclear, Slayer, Filter, Static-X, Ozomatli, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Charo, Los Lonely Boys, Rob Zombie, Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots and tours of North America, Canada, Europe and Japan with Powerman 5000.
I have just completed five years at the School of Rock in North Hollywood, teaching drums and musical direction for show ensembles. Prior to SOR I was Dean of Curriculum and drum teacher for the percussion department at The M. Gray Music Academy, a state of the art facility founded by Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray located in North Hollywood Ca.
I have relocated to Phoenix, Arizona and am currently available for lessons.
On the recording and show front you will find me on the new "Snakefarm" release and doing live shows with Boston hardcore legends DYS.
Acting, Film Acting, Singing, Music Recording, Theater Acting
My name is Fox, and I've been teaching music for over a decade. I studied music at Pacific Lutheran University, and received a masters degree in Audio Engineering from the Conservatory f Recording Arts and Sciences. I have been writing music professionally since 2009, and write primarily for film, television and video games under master film composer Klaus Badelt. As a musician, I have performed all across the United States and won a number of awards for performance and excellence.
I am also a professional audio engineer, specializing in recording, mixing and editing. Earning my degree from the Conservatory or Recording Arts and Sciences has allowed me to fine-tune my audio engineering skills on both sides of the glass in recording studios, as well as post-production for film, television and video games.
I want to give this all to you. My desire to teach music is rooted in my love for the art. I love watching people, regardless of age or experience, learn and grow with their talents and gifts. I have extensive experience teaching guitar, bass guitar, voice, choir, musical performance and music theory.
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Songwriting
There are a lot of people on this site who teach lessons; I've looked through profiles...and their prices. Many of them do not have degrees in music and/or their lessons are expensive. I am a professional musician and educator with the lowest rates I can afford. My pricing is low to be competitive and does not in any way reflect the quality of the lesson. I believe good lessons should be affordable to everyone at a weekly basis.
My Teaching Experience:
I have taught general music K-8 in a charter school and basically had to build a music program with no funding and almost no supplies. I left this job in favor of teaching privately because the staff and administration were horribly disrespectful and unappreciative of what I did for their school. Teaching privately allows me to teach music passionately without limits (and without administration who know nothing about music telling me what to do!). I can also focus on one student at a time, rather than try to manage an entire class.
I have taught private lessons for about 13 years. These have mostly been clarinet lessons because that is my primary instrument, but in the last three years, I've expanded what I can teach. At one time, I was teaching several high school students music composition, music theory, and ear training to prepare for college entrance as music composition majors. One of them did get into the Juilliard school and was actually placed in advanced classes because of the theory and ear training work I did with him. I've also taught one of my flute students for years, starting her at an early age first on recorder, switching to fife, and then on to flute. I currently teach several students from 4 yrs old-adult various levels flute, clarinet, and piano.
I have been a music theory/ear training TA at ASU for four years. I can definitely prepare anyone for college level music academics. Most high school band programs do not prepare students for the academic side of music study in college.
What lessons I teach:
I've found that takelessons.com doesn't offer enough categories!
Clarinet: All ages (starting 4th/5th grade) and levels
Flute: All ages (starting 3rd/4th grade with fife), beginner to high school level
Piano: All ages (starting at age 4-5) and levels
Recorder: All ages (starting 2nd grade) and levels
Trumpet: All ages (starting 5th grade) beginning only
French Horn: All ages (starting 5th grade) beginning only
Music Theory/Ear Training: recommended for HS students looking for intensive music study in college
Music Composition: recommended for HS students or adults who want to write music, or pursue music composition in college
Why I teach music:
I love music, and I enjoy passing my passion and knowledge on to others. Watching a student, grow, explore, and enjoy music is a great reward. Music gave me a voice to express myself, and a creative outlet, and I want others to have the same opportunity. I also enjoy the social interaction with students.
Why you should take lessons:
I have a lot to offer students (check out my specialties). A school music teacher or band director doesn't have the time to give one-on-one attention. Nor do they have the chance to go deeper into music with students. I will help you find music that you like at your level, and I will also teach you how to practice and correct bad habits.
I teach in the living room of my apartment, which is clean and cozy. If you are a parent, my couch is a comfortable place to wait during the lesson, or you may sit outside on the swing bench in the courtyard (weather permitting).
Acoustic Guitar, Arrangment and Composition, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Ukulele
Roget P. has:
-Over 40 years teaching guitar to all age groups
-Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University
-Years of performance experience as a solo guitarist at weddings, parties, worship music, and many other events.
-Won top Guitarist in North America for 2010 from gigmasters.com
- Consistent 5 Star performer with gigmasters with over 100 five Star reviews
- Over 275 live performances just with gigmasters
- Loves the guitar and teaching
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