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Music Performance, Music Recording, Singing, Songwriting
I have 25 plus years of music industry experience from singing, performing, writing, producing and touring. Music has allowed me to see the world and my experiences can benefit those who are willing to make the sacrifice to do what it takes to make it in this business
Jeff is a producer/songwriter who has been in the music game for 25 years. He got his start as a 9 year old drummer, touring around the country with his older twin brothers singing group “Cash” who was signed to Greedy/Casbar Records ran by Don Cornelius (Soul Train legend). He later experienced some success as a member of a vocal group he created called “Smooth Approach” who released 5 albums and enjoyed success on a regional level and overseas, still selling units today in Japan and the UK. SA had the opportunity to perform with national acts such as Destiny’s Child, K-Ci and Jo Jo, The O’Jays, Gerald LeVert, Bone Thugs & Harmony, P Diddy, Usher, Tyrese, Lyfe Jennings and many, many more.
As a producer Jeff Tight has produced on several projects with local, regional and national artist including Men at Large (East West/Atlantic) Hayden Haidue (Biv 10/Motown) KAT (BMG), Lanji (Arista), RAM-Z (TVT) Smooth Approach (Executive Hits) and most recently Cosette (Atlantic), Karin Deanna (Artist Factory/Hiram Hicks), Nikko Smith (American Idol) Joe Little (Atlantic) and Toya (Epic). He has written and produced several commercials for Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, Sierra Mist, DIY, Ford, as well as theme songs for the International Basketball League, The Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.
Jeff Tight’s style is versatile; he produces music in the following genres, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock, House, Techno and World Music. He’s ventured into the world of acting with his role in the feature film “You Got It” as a member of a struggling singing group who finally get their big break in the end.
He produced the movie soundtrack along with co-producer Steve “Chaste” Berry (24/7 Kevon Edmonds Arista, Blazin RAM-Z TVT). Jeff’s talents were utilized for a national voting campaign headed up by Block Buster Video and the NAACP in an effort to encourage African Americans to vote. He produced the theme song entitled “Race To Vote” and it aired nationally on BET for 2 months and was featured on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” nationally. Jeff Tight’s song “Where dem boyz at” was featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and the latest group produced by Jeff Tight DEEP 3 has been featured on BET’s Wild out Wednesday twice and MTV’s Next Pop Group.Jeff Tight’s music has also been featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Currently on ESPN Radio’s “Really Big Show” as the opening theme song.
Jeff Tights goal is to become a multi-faceted, multi-Platinum producer/songwriter and be able to create music that the whole world can dance to, make love to, vibe to and live with forever.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn fundamentals that will help you take your talent to the next level.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in recording studios with piano available.
*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I love music! To me, it's a way of life. From listening to playing to writing and of course teaching. I grew up with music at school and home. My dad was a piano player and teacher so music has been a part of my life since day one and I want to share what I have learned. Everyone has a unique musical talent and I enjoy helping them find it. I believe that anyone can be an excellent musician. Playing an instrument should be a fun and creative adventure. Whether it's strumming at home, playing out in the clubs, or writing the next big hit, I will do my best to get you there!
My musical life began when I was in 5th grade and my dad bought me a saxophone, which I played for over 10 years. I quickly learned how fast I could improve if I simply kept playing. When I hit my teen years I fell in love with rock music and mowed enough lawns to buy my first guitar. I jammed and wrote songs with many other musicians and several bands. We played countless shows and released a few albums. Now I write music for TV, Film, Video Games, and other media outlets and I'm having a blast!
I started teaching 7 years ago and found that it is one of my favorite things to do. Helping others grow into great musicians is rewarding and fun. I've learned that from grade school to retirement, each student is a unique and special individual. My lessons reflect that fact so that we can reach all your goals together. *My personal goal is to get my students to understand and write music that will stay with them and encourage them to continue.
All lessons take place in my fully operational Digital Recording Studio and dedicated lesson room. Gaining real world playing experience through technology is a definite advantage over traditional lessons. This also allows us to capture ideas when songwriting and provides a unique practice experience.
*** Lesson Details ***
Everyone is different, and every lesson should be suited to fit the individual.
Depending on the type of lessons (guitar, bass, music production, theory) the style teaching will be very different. It's all about YOUR goals and needs. I will get you to where you want to go!
Each student is going to receive lessons based on their preferences of genre and style of music they desire to play. I expect my students to practice regularly and have a good time as their abilities and knowledge grow. By working together, we can focus on goals and problem solving to get you to the next level of play. Most importantly, we are going to have a blast while we learn to play music!
Imagine looking back years down the line, listening to something you wrote and hearing the improvements and your own personal music history. That's what writing and recording as you learn is all about.
*We'll start slow and build your knowledge base with each lesson.
*You can expect to understand what you are playing AND be able to Write Your Own Songs.
*You will be given everything you'll need to succeed.
I have several reference books, videos, and charts; plus I can show you smart phone apps and websites that will help you learn and practice! We will learn songs, write songs, and record songs. I provide jam tracks for all my students to play along too and offer to record their own music for the same purpose. We also keep a running journal that we use each week. This allows the student to look back, see improvement and be encouraged to continue!
Within 6 months you can expect to understand how songs are built (including chords and scales), be able to play several, and feel comfortable with trying your own skills as a songwriter or guitar player.
Let's start playing!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfortable and fully operational Digital Recording home studio & music room w/ recording capabilities, computer, keyboard, amps, books, videos, various guitars and bass, tons of music to listen to and study, FREE Wifi and seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel. My studio is the #1 advantage for learning!
*** Specialties ***
*Instruments: Rock, Blues, Metal, Indy, Folk and Acoustic styles.
*Production: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Programming.
*General Music: Theory, Songwriting, Producing.
I personalize all my lessons for the students needs and interests. I use several different reference materials including: The Ultimate First Guitar Book, The Guitar Handbook, Shredding Guitar, Guitar Solo Strategies, and more. All my students learn theory and how to use it in song play and songwriting. I have them write short songs, record them, and finally use those songs to jam out their scales and use theory.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing
I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.
I am a graduate of Evans Academy of Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.
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I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.
*** Specialties ***
I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from internationally recognized Baldwin-Wallace College. I have been playing and touring professionally for 9 years now with a band called Ward 9, and 4 years with a band called Dan Miraldi & The Albino Winos. I currently produce and run my own recording studio, and offer lessons as well. I am certified to teach all ages, any instrument, but focus mainly on bass, guitar, piano and vocals.
*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons with me, students can expect to move just a little faster than their perceived pace. I say this because students feel like they can accomplish A, but I know they are capable of more! They can expect to be held accountable to correct technique and gain a fundamental base of music theory as well. If they put in the practice time, they can expect to achieve much success with me.
*** Studio Equipment ***
studio set up in attic seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
I am well-versed in Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze methodologies. I can teach classical or modern voice, and most styles of guitar.
Composition, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
While Chetan is a performing artist first, he does maintain a small piano studio. If you would like to inquire about taking lessons with Chetan, click on the contact link above.
As a private teacher, Mr. T. brings students an insight from the highest level while providing patient advice that is tailored to the needs of each student. No two students are alike, and therefore a different approach must be taken with each one. Chetan specializes in giving the essential tools for his students to flourish while providing a love for music and maintaining high standards. He is also great at taking proven students and bringing them to a higher level, sometimes fixing problems that may have occurred during a previous learning process. Mr. T. teaches that music is a cool and rewarding experience and that students deserve to see it that way. He is well versed in many styles of music and is excited to pass these on to his students as well.
- Lessons are always at the students home, which Mr. T. finds beneficial to the comfort of learning.
- While he specializes in highly advanced students, their ability does not play a role in his decision to take on the student or not, even with beginners. The student just needs to have a supportive family and a general natural ability with the instrument.
- He teaches some adults on a more selective basis.
- The basics of piano playing always start from the classical perspective, but as the student progresses, elements of pop, movie music, songwriting, and improvising, can be learned upon request.
Chetan T., a Yamaha artist, is an American concert pianist, composer, and songwriter. He has been seen on concert stages across America, Europe, Asia and Africa in solo recital, with orchestra, and with his art pop group, The Mosaic Quartet. While he has earned top prizes, performing in the world's most prestigious piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Queen Elizabeth, Jose Iturbi, Seoul, Unisa, Hilton Head, and New Orleans, he has been at the forefront of innovative classical piano evolution. "My sole purpose as an artist is to connect the audience with the music and give them an intense experience they cannot let go." Chetan says.
His Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 was praised as "magnificent" by the NY Concert Review and his charismatic persona and emotional style have led to many praises from audiences and critics alike. "T. held piano lovers on the edge of their seats." says Chris Waddington from The Times-Picaynne in New Orleans. "Pianist Chetan T., Magic and Mastery!" says Lyn Bronson from Peninsula Reviews.
An avid songwriter and composer through his musical development, Chetan stumbled into the right pieces when he co-founded The Mosaic Quartet in early 2012. The band developed their sound around the piano using Chetan's abilities and those of two other accomplished pianists. Their sound can be described as virtuosic piano riffs alongside celestial guitar-scapes and pads, a driving rhythm section, and sincere, catchy vocals.
The Mosaic Quartet caught the ear of 12 time Grammy winning producer T-Bone Burnett who helped their development in the early stages. They teamed up with management and are planning the release of their first full length record.
Chetan began playing the piano immediately after birth and later his father would tie him to his lap, point to the piano keys, and Chetan would play. His father was his first teacher and worked with him daily developing his talents. At the age of 8 Chetan began more traditional lessons. He gives much credit to his former teachers Hans Boepple, who he worked with in high school and Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He spent the last decade performing all over the world, and while he still performs regularly, his attention is drawn to the undeniable potential of The Mosaic Quartet.
Accompaniment, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Korean, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Study Skills, Yoga
Hello, my name is Sooji L. I'm from Seoul, South Korea.
At the Victoria Conservatory of Music, when teachers were away, I helped their students with technical difficulties, musicianship, and basic music theory. I helped them to get higher grades, and some of them got distinction, which is the grade above 90%. I also helped them to win prices in piano competitions.
I was frequently asked to perform at the "Saturday noon concerts" in which I played variety of works for the audience. I had several solo recitals. In addition to being a solo performer, I was a member of "The Collegium," which is a chamber group responsible for raising gifted musicians. Moreover, I was often asked to perform at the Greater Victoria Performing Art Festival's honor's concerts. I was selected to represent Victoria under my "intermediate piano" category.
I completed ARCT Piano Master Courses sponsored by Victoria Conservatory of Music with Walter Prossnitz, Margaret Fingerhut, Andre Laplante, Robert Holliston, Jamie Syer, David Jalbert, Bruce Vogt, Arthur Rowe, Catherine Ordronneau, Michelle Mares, and Lorraine Min.
Scholarship and Awards
- Silver prize (Ilsan International Piano Competition))
- Senior Classical, Senier French: Award and Cup - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
- Senior Concerto Award - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
- Senior Piano : Nathan Geminiano Memorial Cup and Award
- Senior Piano 20th/21st Centuries, Concerto, Duet - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
- Carl Weiselberger Scholarship - Victoria Conservatory of Music
- Open 20th/ 21st Centuries award - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
- Millicent Lavoy Piano Scholarship - Victoria Conservatory of Music Education: The Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, United States Aug 2013 - Present
Although I'm an international student from Seoul, South Korea, my English is good enough to communicate with children when teaching. I've learn how to teach young musicians, and I know how to manage teaching difficulties. I also teach music harmony, ear training, sight singing, along with piano performing education. I love working with children who are in love with music or are passionate about embracing the music as a part of their lives. I love to teach children how music works and why music is so significant in our lives.
Basically, I first look at your level and needs. Depends on your background of musicianship, I usually try to help you with the fundamentals of piano so when you go to the advanced levels, you will not be scared of music! I want to help you with creating your own music. I'm not teaching you in my way. I always look for your demands and follow the way you want me to teach.
Hey~ I'm funny, creative, and passionate about your music and the process of your improvement. If I can be helpful to you, that's more than anything. I always want to help you if you have any questions about piano.. Piano is generally very challenging. However, I will help you to learn and be able to play beautiful music!!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I also teach Math, test prep, audition repertoires, social science, and other academic courses.
"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."