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I've been playing piano & drums for 35 years and am currently playing professionally in the Hartford CT area. I am also skilled in playing guitar and bass, as well as having experience with theory, ear training, composition & recording. I went to college at The Hartt School in West Hartford Connecticut where I studied studied classical percussion performance & piano. While at Hartt, I studied classical percussion, ear training & jazz drumming with renowned tympanist and educator Alexander Lepak, co-author of the world-famous Friese-Lepak Timpani Method. I studied classical, jazz and rock percussion with Gene Bozzi, Principal Timpanist in the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. I also studied with composer and percussionist Michael LaRosa, jazz piano and theory with Ray Cassarino, onetime ...
I have performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and International Opera Theater. As tenor saxophonist in the Ineo Quartet, I received honors in the J.C. Arriaga, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) chamber music competitions. I currently perform with the Asylum Quartet, playing repertoire spanning classical, jazz, klezmer, and indie/electronic music, including many of my own arrangements. I hold a Master's in Music from The Hartt School where I studied with Carrie Koffman, and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona State University (ASU), where I studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister. I have six years of private teaching experience, including in the USC Thornton Outreach program in Los Angeles, the
All styles from classical to jazz/blues to many ethnic/world music styles
*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.
When it comes to the piano each instrument is different and has its own touch and tone quality. The pianist must be a good musician before being an instrumentalist. I work with my students to produce the fullest tone and "legato" touch possible. One must be extremely sensitive to the piano's dynamics, and listen carefully.
CAREER: PROFESSIONAL JAZZ ARTIST, MUSICIAN, EDUCATOR, PIANIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER, BUSINESS OWNER: ALAN S. MUSIC CONSULTANTS *** Specialties *** Jazz improvisation over chord changes in various styles. Classical and Jazz background. Will work with student on Blues or Popular show tunes, etc. Any style for the piano. Interpretation, technique, tone quality and poise. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: HOTCHKISS SCHOOL, Lakeville, Connecticut 1997-present Associate Faculty Teach classes in Jazz Piano and small combo Incorporate Music Theory into syllabus RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Newark, NJ Summer 2010 and 2011 Part-time Lecturer Teach course-Intro to Music (Music 101). Student comments were outstanding. WESTPORT SCHOOL OF MUSIC; Westport, Connecticut 1991-present ...
Piano or Keyboard
Dale B. is a musician, private teacher, conductor, clinician, and rising composer for film and television from Wallingford, Connecticut. He is currently the music director at the Hamden Academy of Dance and Music, among various other musical positions he holds around Connecticut. Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in Percussion degree from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012 and was an active member of both the university's Winds and Percussion Ensembles. In his studies, he has taken advanced courses in composition, orchestration, conducting, percussion technique, and brass technique. He has 10 years experience in percussion, 12 years experience in guitar, and 20 years experience in piano. Dale's teachers include Nancy Campagnola, Ronald Blouin, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Peter ...
From learning beginner skills to advanced performance skills, we will have fun doing it!
I, Ana, was born in a small town on the border of Quebec, Canada and Vermont, USA. At age 4, my mother began teaching me how to play piano. Since then, I've always enjoyed music. It's been my creative outlet. Throughout high school, I participated in competitions, concerts and master classes. After high school, I completed a two-year program at Vanier College, Canada in Classical Piano Performance. I've been teaching young children, teens and adults for 5+ years. Last year I left 18 students and my piano studio in Canada and move to CT to be with my husband. Now I'm looking to share my love of music with those around me here. Music is a part of everyone! We're never too old or too unlearned in music to express ourselves in this manner! I look forward to helping you become a better ...
"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."