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An experienced piano & voice teacher who has taught hundreds of students in the Lansing/East Lansing area . Ages range from five to adult. I've coached voice students for auditions in school/community musicals. I've coached piano students for music performances in recitals and solo & ensemble festivals. I am also a Registered Music Therapist who has taught simplified piano lessons to students with special cognitive and physical needs. I have taught in students' homes, in my own home and at music stores. I received both a bachelor's and master's degree in music from Michigan State University. I am caring, loving and motivating toward my students. I communicate well with people at all levels. I modify music teaching methods to meet each student's level of learning.
*** Lesson Details ***
I expect my students to practice daily, bring completed homework assignments in music theory to each lesson, listen carefully and attentively to my instructions, try new techniques, ask questions, and be consistent in attending their lessons each week. I use the Alfred piano methods for children, older learners and adults, along with the Schaum Keynote Speller (Primer and Level One) for beginning piano students. If students are interested in branching off into classical music repertoire, I concentrate on musical selections that they choose from various classical composers. If they are interested in more easy-going, popular music/broadway musical selections, then we concentrate on selections that they choose.
For voice students, I use the Estelle Liebling Vocal Course for vocal technique skills; and I allow them to choose songs that they are interested in learning, whether it be popular music, broadway songs, church music, or more formal styles of music. After 3-6 months, the piano students will have learned all the basic skills in reading music, developed finger coordination and sight-reading skills, and advance to a higher level of piano performance. Voice students will have learned all the vocal techniques, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, music theory related to reading music, expressive music techniques, and performance techniques.
*** Studio Equipment ***
stand up piano in living room seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
Alfred Piano Courses (Children & Adult), Estelle Liebling Vocal Course,
Bass Guitar, ESL
My name is Joe I have been playing the bass for over 30 years. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of musicians were I learned many styles of music. I enjoy teaching students and enjoy seeing the progress as they learn their instrument. My lessons plans vary depending on the student. I can teach sight reading, tab and music theory.
My lessons are designed to learn the most with the time we have. We will cover material that will help the student learn using study materials, books and demonstrations. We will only cover what the student needs and wants.
I play fender Jazz basses and Ernie Ball Stingray basses. I use a fender bass amp for gigs and Fender amp for lessons and practice.
I will always bring my bass to each lesson and go through techniques and work with the students at the same time. I feel visual learning is very important. Each student should have a bass of their own and amp. I will bring study guides and lesson materials to give to the student to work on between lessons.
I use Skype for online lessons. It is very important to be in an area with little distractions.
I look forward to working with students who are just starting to learn this great instrument. I also enjoy teaching those who have been playing and may want to learn to read music or improve.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting
My passion for music and equal passion for education fuels my energetic approach to music lessons! My curriculum is uniquely catered to each individual student, be it a 5-year old piano student or a 45-year old drum student. I have a hands-on, application-based style to all of my teaching, emphasizing the most important things you need to know to be able to go out and perform on your instrument!
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Classical, jazz, or contemporary. Experience in jazz, rock, classical, pop, Latin, folk, praise and worship, and country.
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"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."
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