Guitar, Songwriting, Trombone
I have over 4 years of experience instructing people of all ages in guitar and trombone! I have over 7 years of experience playing in groups with trombone and also have played in many projects as a guitarist. I can teach a variety of styles and specialize in genres like Blues, Rock, Reggae, Ska, and more! I individualize my lessons to let you guys learn what you want to learn! I implement music theory and learning techniques along with learning songs and song writing to help you create your own music!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet, Harmonica, Trombone, Tuba
Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style.
Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of the legendary trumpeter Jimmy Cannon. It was this that lead Jordan to accept the Constance Weldon Music Scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
While performing in South Florida Jordan appeared with major acts including 10,000 Maniacs, and appeared on the Spanish television show "Calle Ocho." He also gained invaluable experience teaching in Miami public schools. His first teaching assignment was at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School where he directed 3 beginning bands, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and their highly decorated Jazz Band. Later Jordan moved into the elementary setting, teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades K-5 at Cypress Elementary.
In 2007, Jordan returned to California to pursue a music career in San Diego. He can be seen performing all over San Diego, Orange, and LA Counties in styles ranging from rock, jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, Latin, and more. He performs primarily on trombone, piano, and guitar, but is known to pick up percussion, harmonica, and other wind instruments as well. Jordan, along with the rest of the aggressively funky cover band SuperMagnetic, were the grand prize winner of the 2010 Viejas Ultimate Music Challenge 4. In 2011, Tori Roze & The Hot Mess were nominated for a San Diego Music Award in the category of "Best Blues Artist" after the release of their first album "From The Hip." They released their second album "Turbulence" last December, and are heard regularly on local San Diego radio. This album has also been nominated for Best Pop album for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. This spring, Jordan completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.
On stage, Jordan is a talented and versatile performer. He is known for his trombone sound and improvisational ability, as well as his positive relationship with his fellow musicians. In lessons, Jordan is energetic and creative.
Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet, Bassoon, Trombone
The single goal of Band at the Beach Studio is to get children and adults into music for a lifetime,
whether performance or just good listening. I have been studying music since age 7 and the
more I learn, the more I see. I would describe myself as a perpetual student of music. I am
currently a "band aid" at Correia Middle School, working with Marc Dwyer and the Correia
Instrumental Music Association.
I have current memberships in Music Teachers Association of California (Certificate of Merit teacher), Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, California Music Educators Association/Southern Border Section, National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC) and the Presidio Optimist Club.
I currently perform with both San Diego Concert Band and Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. I have
had continuing education on instruments with Jane Masur and Adan Provencio(flute); Peter
DeLuke and Bob Ramsey (clarinet, saxophone); and Florence Stephenson(piano). I own a
bassoon now, and hope to start lessons again.
I attended Converse College and played bassoon with the Spartanburg Symphony. I studied
music theory at National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan (now known as Interlochen Arts
Academy and Camp). As a transfer student to Florida State University(BME), I played in the internationally known Marching Chiefs, FSU Concert and Symphonic Bands and several
woodwind groups as well as the Tallahassee Symphony. I taught vocal and general music
in Brunswick , Georgia, then went to work for Delta Air Lines as a flight attendant. When I
came to San Diego, I attended San Diego State for my Life Credential in Music and a Masters
Degree. The school assignments I have had include sixth grade self-contained and elementary
and junior high middle school music. I have been a private music teacher since 1979 and I
founded Band at the Beach Music Camp and co-founded Peninsula Bands in Concert (area
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