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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Columbia City

Benjamin Z.

Portland, OR
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Peter Q.

Portland, OR
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Jane Y.

Ridgefield, WA
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Benjamin Z. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Benjamin Z. began his musical journey when he was 11 with classical piano lessons in Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree (Piano; Jazz Emphasis) at Portland State University in 2011. Benjamin has studied and performed straight ahead jazz, western classical, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, experimental and electronic genres. He has composed and arranged for many types of ensembles including jazz vocal groups, jazz chamber groups (trios, quartets, etc), vocal ensembles and Big-bands.

As a piano instructor, he has experience working with students ranging from preschool to senior citizens in all skill levels. Previously he has worked with instruction of adult group-piano classes at Portland State University, coaching elementary students in after school music programs, group children'¬ôs classes, and working on an individual basis. Benjamin welcomes students of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I offer a great deal of knowledge in many styles of music as well as a genuine motivation to impart the love I have for the piano. My journey through music has blessed me with experience in western classical, jazz, blues, and popular styles; all of which allows me to instruct students in whatever their musical goals may be. The lessons are always rooted in observing excellent pianistic technique and fundamental musicianship (ear training, reading music notation, etc). Finally, my students know me to be a patient instructor that consistently works to teach the material in a way that is accessible and relevant to the student's goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide a metronome and some other miscellaneous supplies (pen, some sheet music)

The student should have a notebook to record our lessons in, a piano/keyboard to play and receive instruction on, and what ever music material I have assigned (course work, lesson book, etc). The keyboard should be 88-key and weighted. If the student is very young then it is not critical that the keyboard have weighted keys but it is still very preferable.

*** Specialties ***
Classical and Jazz music. I have studied many styles of jazz and popular music ranging from contemporary jazz, blues, funk, and rhythm & blues.

Western Classical Music. As part of my college program I have studied many classical styles: baroque, classical, romantic, and modern classical music.

Music Theory: Conservatory, Popular, and Jazz Styles.

Ethnic Musics: I have studied several native musics from the far and middle east (Maqqam, Indian Hindustani, Japanese folk musics)

Peter Q. Portland, OR

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Classical Piano, Composition, Didgeridoo, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance

About Me

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelors in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....

*** Specialties ***
I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.

Jane Y. Ridgefield, WA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

A Professional Musician, I am now happy to pass my skills and knowledge on to the next generations so that they may have ALL the fun and enjoyment of music in their lives, that I had in mine.

Having toured the East Coast Venues (NYC to Key West) for 30 years, and self produced 10 CDs, I have 3 EMMY AWARDS for soundtrack music for the EXPEDITION FLORIDA SERIES, Nature Documentaries. They were funded by the University of Florida, Museum of Natural History, and the Tourist Development Council of Alachua County, Florida.

Playing acoustic and electric six string guitars, electric bass guitar, piano and keyboards, drums, percussion and hand drums, I majored in Flute and Voice at UF and have spent my life immersed in and obsessed by the world of music.

I have played classical, rock, reggae, folk, jazz, swing, country, bluegrass, praise, gospel, afro-pop, ska and 80's music, and have toured as a solo act, a duo, a trio, and with a full 6 piece band, SKATTERBRAINZ, for 8 years.

I teach lessons and classes full time, and also perform LIVE and in person frequently in local venues for profit and community service.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons start with learning the names of notes, how to read music, a bit of music theory (time signature, sharps and flats) and how this translates to the instrument the child chooses. All instruments are taught by fingering first and then musical notes second. It is easier for the child this way, and he/she can be playing a song with both hands by the end of first lesson.

As the child learns the beginning steps of reading and implementing music, I encourage them to tell me what songs they like, and then try to find an easy one to start with.

So that while we are learning "real music" we are also having fun with a piece that your child enjoys and has "CHOSEN".

This way they have some discipline AND some fun!

As pieces are mastered, the same pieces can be redone on different, more difficult levels, so that pieces are always growing and improving.

Eventually the student can read music competently on the instrument, as well as hear and play by ear.

At higher levels I teach the ability to improvise and read music and chord charts in order to play professionally with other musicians. I also encourage students to get with other students and friends to have music "sessions." They can bring their musical friends to lesson to help learn songs for TALENT SHOWS or CHURCH or what ever their immediate needs or desires are. I can also record "Karaoke" tracks for songs they write or want to sing for talent shows/ auditions.

All lessons are custom designed for the student's abilities, tastes and goals. ALL LESSONS ARE DESIGNED TO BE FUN, and ENJOYED BY THE STUDENT as well as the instructor. I want both of us to have a great time in lesson and learn while we do.

See TRAVEL EQUIPMENT Below for INSTRUCTION MANUALS USED in my lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
STORY AND CLARK PIANO
Guild, Yamaha, Alvarez and Martin Classical, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.
Crate and Roland Guitar Amplifiers.
Ibanez Electric Bass Guitar and Gallien Kruger amp.
Ensoniq Digital Synthesizers (SQ-2), and Peavey Keyboard Amplifier.
Yamaha PSS 480 keyboard
Casio SK-1 sampling Keyboard
Djembe hand drum,
Yamaha and Crate Sound Reinforcement PA Systems,
MacBooks (3), iBook and Motu Recording Studio w/Mark of the Unicorn: Audio Desk software.
Garage Band and Audio box USB interface
4 pc Tama Swingstar Drumset w/ Zildjian Cymbals
Recorder, tambourine, shakers, and Alesis Drum Machine.
Zoom H2 Portable Digital Recording device.
Behringer Headphone amp with five sets of headphones.
Shure, Audio Technica, and ADK vocal and condenser microphones.
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorders
Autoharp and Thumb piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
The Student is expected to bring a three ring binder to lessons, to hold all lesson materials, as well as any other required Instruction Books. Sheets will be provided with sheet protectors for your binder.

JOHN THOMPSON MODERN COURSE FOR PIANO: First grade book $7
JR HANON for the Piano: Complete book 1 and excerpts from Book 2&3 $9
Hal Leonard Guitar Method COMPLETE EDITION (Books 1, 2 and 3) in one volume $15
Hal Leonard Bass Method $10

Please have new strings on guitars before the first lesson.

Please make sure your child has eaten before lessons, as we burn lots of calories!

FYI for allergic people: Cats in household. Studio Cleaned (vacuumed, dusted, aired out) daily. Air purifiers/Ionizer in studio.

*** Specialties ***
FUN SONGS!
Jazz standards, Folk, Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass and Country!
Ska, Blues, New Age/Ambient, and Best of All ~ Compose Your Own!

Tim B.

Newberg, OR
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Jonathan S.

Gresham, OR
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Jason W.

Beaverton, OR
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Tim B. Newberg, OR

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of my students like to learn from scratch which would include the following:
In the first 3 lessons you will learn basic guitar fundamentals, basic 1-4-5 song progressions (the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, how to strum, mute, & play notes on the guitar.

We can play as a band too. When you are ready, I love to bring out the drum or backing tracks to your favorite artists songs while you play guitar and I play what your not, giving you the feel of a live group situation that can make learning at your lesson more fun.

Genres include Acoustic, Blues, Country, R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Pop and more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My Line 6 Spider Jam will take any wave file and speed up or slow down the tempo and lower or higher the key to your preference.
Great transposing tool

Tuner Korg

Electric Ibanez Guitar s470dxqm
Acoustic Taylor 110CE
Classical Cordoba model 20

Amp Mesa Boogie Nomad 100 watt combo all tube
Amp Line 6 Spider Jam

Effects Roland GR-55

Microphone Audio Technica AT 2035
Microphone Peavey I-101

Operating System WIndows 7 64 bit edition
Recording Software Presonus Audiobox USB with Studio1

Mixer Alto ZMX 862 Zephyr Series

Hercules HD Webcam

Camcorder Sony HDCRX430V

*** Specialties ***
I have studied under virtuoso Rex Carroll from Atlantic Records signed band Fierce Heart & another famous band he was in was Whitecross, Shawn Gette who is in the band Forbidden Symphony, who in his words once took over a gig for Steve Vai and the American Guitar Academy.

Jonathan S. Gresham, OR

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting

About Me

Serious guitar addicts only. You play Daily.

Jason W. Beaverton, OR

Subjects Taught

Audio Engineering, Breakdancing, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Hip Hop Dance, Music Recording, Stage Performance

About Me

Bio:
Jason W. (Born 1985 in Lacey, WA) has been dancing since he was 12 years old, started teaching when he was 16. Since then has taught at over 20 studios in Washington alone. He also founded and co-owned Koncrete Studios in Tacoma, Wa. 2009; instructing, staffing, managing, and artistically directing the small business with great success.

Jason has had training from the best in the industry, including most of the monsters of hip hop faculty, Washington's own Kolanie Marks and Cameron Lee, and has choreographed for several dance teams, local aspiring music artists, and has performed / choreographed for gigs such as Disney Land, the play-off's Seahawks halftime show, numerous club events, benefit shows, Microsoft corp. videos, Unrated Hip Hop Showcase, World of Dance 2012 (2nd place with PG Fam) & much more! He moved on to performing again with PG Boyz / "The Gentlemen" crew from the Connection performing arts center in Mukilteo, Wa.

Jason is currently teaching at MVP Dance Elite in Beaverton, Oregon, focusing on personal projects with selective dancers for his new YouTube channel and co-directing/choreographing for several up and coming competitive crews in Portland, including World of Dance 2012 3rd place winner, R.A.W. among others.

"I LOVE meeting new dancers in new locations and my soul purpose of sharing my passion by teaching, is to give dancers something I didn't have when I was younger; and that's someone who motivates, educates, inspires, applies strict discipline, and gives appropriate guidance because they REALLY do care about their students... Never stop perfecting your craft!"

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