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Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting
I started playing music about 18 years ago and have been playing drums for 16 years. I have played in styles ranging from, intimate free jazz duos to swingin' big bands. Acoustic indie folk to indie pop. Blues bands to country cover groups. All of which have been in a studio and recorded at some point. I like to bring this diversity and experience to my teaching, being able to give my students what they want to learn. And show them how to execute in professional situations.
I graduated from Capital University with a degree in Jazz Studies for Percussion, which is like a specialized performance degree. While there, I was in the top big band, top chamber percussion ensemble, and top small jazz combo. I was also in the wind symphony, rock band, and jazz percussion ensemble. Also, I was able to study all kinds of music and styles of playing. I picked up the bass and guitar, too.
I have been teaching for about 2 years and actively gigging for around 4 years. I am constantly trying to push myself to be better and learn more.
*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost, I want you to learn what you WANT to learn. If you want to learn a bunch of grooves, we'll work on grooves. Technique? You got it. What it takes to be a full time musician? We'll hit it all. While working on what you want to do, we'll also be working on proper technique and music reading through various music books. I'll also throw some things that you might never have even heard of at you. And who knows, maybe you'll find a new favorite thing to play from that!
My BIGGEST philosophy when it comes to teaching is: Admit what you don't know and be honest. Period. I ask that my students stop me if I ever say something they don't completely understand. I love when my students say, “Could you say that again, differently?” or “I don't think I understand...” Why do I love that? Because, that tells me you are actively thinking about what I'm telling you. Just nodding and saying “yeah” to what I say might be polite, but it doesn't help you to think critically.
I also believe that the habits built through music lessons apply to ALL aspects of life. Being able to execute, be prepared, self discipline, schedule, be honest, and retain information are all things that can be sharpened through lessons.
After our very first lesson, I'll have you playing a beat or riff. And after a few months, you'll feel so much more comfortable behind your instrument and so proud of your new abilities, you'll want to show everyone what you can do.
*** Studio Equipment ***
In studio lessons are taught in separate music room with full drum set, amps, and guitars. Seating is available. One Cat. Parking is on the street.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide books, sticks, cymbals, and practice pads.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz, Brushes, Latin, Rock and all forms of studio drumming. I specialize in two mallet, Stevens grip, and Burton grip playing for keyboard instruments. For mallet playing, I specialize in Jazz, Improvisation, and Classical styles. Rudimental, Classical, and Contemporary snare drum and general percussion techniques are also my specialization. Rock and Pop, bass and guitar playing are also my specialty.
English, Guitar, Language, Music Theory, Piano, Reading, Songwriting
I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was 11 years old and I never looked back. I've been writing and performing ever since, my passion for music existed even when I wasn't looking for it! I went on to learn other instruments and study jazz in college, all for the hope of spending my life with my one true love.
All that time and energy has amounted to a knowledge I never expected, and my enthusiasm for people and relationships drives me to share it. Music brings joy to each of us in a different way-I use mine to bring out the same in others.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson curriculum will vary based upon each student's personal experiences and desires. Whatever you hope to get from music, that is what we are going to pursue!
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have own instrument.
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Theory, Songwriting
Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Synthesizer
Cody D. B. is a composer, producer, instructor, arranger, & electronic musician from Columbus, Ohio, specializing in writing electronic music & original soundtracks for film, television, video games, and media. He is the lead composer for Music Evolved, founded in 2013 in Columbus. Cody holds a B.A. in Music with a specialization in Audio Production from Otterbein University, and served on the adjunct faculty at Otterbein upon graduation as a guitar instructor. He held his internship at Circa Music, in Dublin, Ohio, where he studied and observed under Allen DiCenzo, a composer and producer of jingles and music for media.
Main inspirations for Cody include Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Pink Floyd, Lance Hayes, deadmau5, Sam Hulick, Clint Mansell, and of course, John Williams. He enjoys composing in all genres and for a variety of different mediums, but is most interested in writing original tailored music for video games and game trailers.
"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."