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!
Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Praised for his musicality and effortless ability to connect with his audiences, Edward has performed in Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, and the U.S.
After more than 15 years of performing experience, Edward most recently released his first album, "Canzone," which features some of his favorite Italian love songs. Previously, he was selected to attend the exclusive 2007 Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In 2005, he created the role of Chang Chung in the world premier of "Genghis Khan" in Austin, Texas. His performance garnered rave reviews, and is available on CD through Salvage Vanguard Theater archives. In 2004, Edward was a Finalist in the "Young Artist Vocal Competition of El Paso, and he also received first place in the Houston NATS Adult Division.
Edward was born in Toronto, Canada to Bulgarian parents who immigrated in the early 60s to escape communist corruption. He started singing at age 5, with his father providing his earliest training. After graduating with a B.A. in Music in 2002, Edward joined the International Opera Studio of Dallas, where he studied under Sheila Jones Harms. His other teachers include Ron Montgomery, Dr. Walter Foster, and Miriam Arman, acclaimed author of "The Voice."
He currently resides in Dallas, TX where he teaches students of all ages the "Bel Canto" method of singing, which frees the natural voice and encompasses all genres of music.
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, Piano, Singing, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Organ
I started playing recognizable melodies on the piano at 18 months old. At that time I was told that I even had perfect pitch. By age 5, my mother started giving me classical, gospel, and improvisational lessons. I was one of her 50 students until my senior year in high school. Through elementary, junior high, and high school, I received a lot of performance experience from school marching/concert bands, choirs, church choirs, piano concerts, band/choral conducting, and composing.
I received my BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington; through college and to the present, I have received over 25 years of performing/directing experience from overseeing two mega-church music ministries. At these ministries, I served as the department head, responsible for lead piano, directing, arranging, worship leading, and departmental oversight.
I have produced 7 personal instrumental projects, and I have produced and recorded over 40 projects for other local, regional, and international artists. I currently travel with national, jazz, recording saxophonist, Joseph Vincelli, and my personal band Zamar. We have performed with a number of acts from Kirk Franklin, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Fred Hammond, and many more.
As an instructor, I have been blessed with an ability to be relatable, relevant, musical, creative, fun, and engaging. I understand the language of music as a performer, and instructor, but most importantly, I value the ability to help the student find their own path of learning the joy of making music vocally and instrumentally. With over 10 years of private teaching experience and 25 years of group experience, I have gained a wealth of knowledge on how to be instructive and personal with the young or older beginner, intermediate and even advanced players. Let's grow together musically.
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, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele, Accordion, Organ
I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own.
I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc.
I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.
I am also good at preparing students for college music classes.
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