Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Theory
How I judge my success is by how well my students assimilate my pedagogy. I take complicated concepts and do my best to make them understandable. If you have performance fear, I want to en-courage you. If your technique will harm your product, I want to help you change your approach. If you get tangled up in the language of music, I smooth the confusion through a variety of different media. If you hunger for self-expression, I can put you in an environment which is limited only by the amount and the way that you practice.
I think really good teaching is a constant learning process. The best thing about my having taught for 15 years as a choir director and group/private piano teacher in the Texas public school system is this: if you, as my student, have a problem understanding something, odds are that I have found a way to explain it or a similar issue with one of the thousands of students I've taught over the years.
I have a Bachelor's in Music, Masters classes in Voice and am a Certified All -Level Music Teacher by the state. My hobby,though is how people think as they express music, how they feel, what the whole musical process is. - that's me. I truly love the teaching/learning experience.
Guitar, Piano, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is J and I have been playing the piano since Elementary school and the guitar since High School. A piano upbringing instilled in me the core basics of music and music theory. Which eventually led me to teaching myself the guitar; which led to writing my own songs; which led to opening up all different kinds of music genres.
Pardon my candor but as a child my parents forced me to learn the piano and I hated it at the time. I guess it was a rebellious stage! Now, as an adult, I am most grateful to my parents for making me stick with it.
My teaching style is simple: FUN with FUNdamentals! I will help my students conquer their fears of the myth that learning music is difficult and convoluted. We will take it slow, step-by-step, and allow the student to progress naturally.
I have had my fair share of playing in recitals and concerts and the privilege of performing live in a few bands. But my rock star dreams have been laid to rest and as the saying goes, "Those who can, do; Those who can't, teach."
Nothing gives me more joy than to see someone finally "Get It!" and start to play along to one of their favorite tunes.
Thank you for your consideration. Hope to see you soon!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
Being born into a highly musical family, I have been involved in music my whole life. By the age of about 13, I began giving lessons to my friends and peers, from classical to contemporary styles. Since then I’ve had a passion for helping others develop their own musical voice, and in return it helps me examine my own playing and teaching techniques. Throughout grade school and beyond, I’ve played and performed with several bands ranging in a wide variety of music including blues, country, folk, classic rock and heavy metal. In the fall of 2008 I began to intensively involve myself in the art and life which is classical guitar. Working on technique and interpretation became a large part of my practice schedule and life. Building up my classical repertoire from all time periods including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and styles such as Jazz and Flamenco, I began performing at school recitals, competitions, public/private parties, and hard rock/metal shows around DFW and throughout Texas. I've placed in top 3 in several international competitions for solo guitar, duets and small ensembles. I try my best to always live through music, and in return music lives through me.
Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Kelsey T. is a composer of music for quartet, string ensembles, piano, guitar, and chorus. While studying music at the University of North Texas, Kelsey was classically trained to play guitar and piano, while performing in the Men's Chorus. His piece "Colors" (2010) for string quartet & piano became a point of interest in the writing of "161 Glass: Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context" by Christina Rusnak, Composer and Executive Director of Philadelphia's award winning ensemble, Orchestra 2001. Having been influenced by the musical works of Reich, Glass, and Xenakis, Kelsey's composition style is attributed to his interdisciplinary study of Music & Architecture. Today, he continues his work as a music teacher, contemporary composer, and as an architectural drafter for various architects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Percussion
Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 20 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.
I have been with TakeLessons for over a year now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students!
I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!
For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the basic beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums
For piano, I teach beginner levels only.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
My experience includes numerous performances with the following groups, bassist for "The New Irving Philharmonic Orchestra" principal string bassist , electric bassist, and guitarist for the "Fort Worth Civic Orchestra" "The Arlington Opera" and "The New Life Symphony" as well as being a professional band player for various church, corporate, civic organizations and special events in the Arlington area. I have several years of teaching beginner to college level guitar and bass as well.
I have played at "The Meyerson Symphony Center" as well as "Bass Hall" and have played in musical performances with Kelly Clarkston and Nia Peeples to name a few.
I have attained over 40 hours of music training at TCC, I also have a BBA from the University of North Texas.
I currently am a band member with a large local church, and have hundreds of performances as lead, and rhythm guitarist, extensive electric and string bass experience, and have composed hundreds of instrumental parts for various organizations. Because of my formal training and experience I am confident I can help you achieve your musical goals and also provide direction in your musical training and career as it applies to composing, arranging parts, ear training, and high level guitar &; bass performance.
Most of my students are beginners and I remember beginning guitar lessons as well, I will get you up and running quickly.
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