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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Fairview

Richard M.

Norwalk, CT
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Al P.

Congers, NY
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Robert R.

Teaneck, NJ
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Richard M. Norwalk, CT

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I have been playing guitar for 12 years. I have been involved in various high school and college metal bands, and am currently in a comical, animal rights themed death metal band called Animals Killing People.

I took piano lessons from a young age before starting guitar, but would find myself playing pieces by ear more often than improving on my sight reading skills. Switching to guitar has been great for me, as I think the instrument provides more opportunity for expression and personalization than the piano; to me, a pianist seems to be more of a vessel who can interpret a composer's intent from sheet music.

I began college as a music student in the conservatory of music at SUNY Purchase, but ultimately switched majors to Anthropology in favor of a liberal arts degree.

My recent employment has included Stepping Stones Museum for Children and children's snowboard instruction at Mohawk Mountain.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching guitar lessons for 10 years. I have taught guitar players of many abilities and ages. I take pride in having taught students with special needs with some success, notably one student who was hearing impaired and one diagnosed with autism.

I teach my lessons with a laid back, friendly approach. I focus heavily on a student's favorite music and genre preferences, and have my students pick which songs they wish to learn accordingly. My instruction of their selected songs involves in-depth explanations of the various left hand and right hand techniques executed throughout the song. On some occasions, I recommend songs or selections from songs that will expand on techniques covered in a recent song.

This approach to guitar instruction provides self esteem both in a student's taste in music and in a student's ability on the guitar while a student learns nearly every technique used in modern guitar playing. Students will also learn a basic understanding of music theory as it applies to modern guitar playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use the same equipment as I do for travel. I have an extra amplifier, a Marshall DXM that students can plug into.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I use my tried and true first guitar, my Epiphone Les Paul, and a Line 6 Spider amplifier for electric guitar lessons, and I use a Rogue dreadnought for acoustic lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in folk, neofolk, new age, alternative, hard rock, heavy metal, death metal (and other forms of extreme music), hardcore punk, d beat, post hardcore, and grindcore. All students will be exposed to blues and chordal acoustic playing.

Al P. Congers, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory

About Me

Born in Portland ME, Al's parents moved around a lot and finally settled in New York. When Al was 10, he took his first lessons in piano, then later trumpet, guitar, drums and at 13 yrs old decided to stick with bass guitar. At 16, Al joined his first band and was hooked. Since then Al has improved his craft studying with numerous instructors and gained real world experience through playing and touring worldwide with many bands and ensembles and today is bassist for Jose Feliciano.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different. I've found that students have vastly different, ages, tastes, goals, and want to learn for different reasons. They also learn and develop in different ways and at different paces. That said, I use the first lesson to determine goals and a general plan for each student.

I consider myself a "groove" player and in my musical world, my focus is on rhythm section work. To get there you must first learn several skills. Technique, Timing, Ear Training, and Theory are what I consider the 4 main "food groups" in the "diet" of any good musician. My job is to steer each individual student down the path that gets them there at their pace AND to make it fun. After all people don't choose to learn because they have too, they choose to learn because they want to. Why? Because it's cool and it's fun!

I like to dedicate a portion of the lesson to having fun with the instrument. A student may be interested in a certain band or bass player and wants to learn their song. I will ask them to bring me the song (I may already know it) and we'll learn it together. I like to play musical, or instrument related games to help the student learn in an non-stressful, happy and fun way. I think it makes a difference.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio on first floor: 16 channel mixing console, computer music workstation loaded with Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Reason, and other music software, music stands, guitars, electronic drum set, keyboard, bass and guitar amps, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to have, or to buy a bass guitar, a practice amp with a 1/4" cable, a metronome, a manuscript book, and a pencil.

I can provide a practice amp, metronome and music stand for lessons only. I also can provide on site repairs of their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Blues, Jazz and Funk styles of Music

Robert R. Teaneck, NJ

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Arrangement and Composition, CSS, Dreamweaver, Drum, Film Scoring, HTML, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, PHP, Piano, SQL, Stage Performance, Web Design

About Me

Robert Mansfield R. (born Chicago, Illinois, raised in Miami, Florida) is a jazz drummer, music teacher, and composer.

Robert R. has recorded and performed with many notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Wes Anderson, Wycliff Gordon, Herb Harris, Scotty Barnhart, Phillip Harper, Eric Lewis, Stephon Harris, Eddie Henderson, Sam and Dave, Steve Marley and Dead Prez. He has also produced music for Sony Pictures and performs with a jazz band called SwingSet Quintet.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: Drums
Living room: Parents can sit in on the lessons

*** Specialties ***
Drums and percussion, Music Composition and Arrangements

Jeff S.

Perth Amboy, NJ
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Amanda T.

Wallington, NJ
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Emilio G.

Highland Park, NJ
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Jeff S. Perth Amboy, NJ

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele

About Me

Jeff is a seasoned instructor in guitar, songwriting, music performance and music business. He also offers lessons in public speaking, voice-over performance and beginning ukulele.. He welcomes students of all ages and experience and has successfully and happily taught beginners to pro-level musicians and recording artists. Jeff is pleased to announce that he is currently accepting Takelessons online students via Skype.

Jeff can teach guitar and songwriting in all styles and is an adept acoustic and electric guitarist. His knowledge of chords is extensive and his acoustic fingerpicking skills are formidable. Jeff structures all lessons around the individual goals and playing level of his students. Jeff's students tend to study with him for quite some time, as his wealth of knowledge, diversity of instruction and patience are extraordinary. And Jeff prides himself on customizing every student's lessons based on their particular preferences, goals and skill level. "It's a very personalized kind of instruction, as I never take a cookie-cutter
approach to teaching...".
Jeff created and taught songwriting and music business classes at colleges,universities, and music schools throughout the country for many years. Some of the places he taught include UCLA Extension, Santa Monica College, Pasadena City College and The Harrison School Of Music.
When asked to summarize his views on teaching and music: "Teaching and playing music always puts a smile on my face; especially when I see that the student is having fun, learning what they want to learn and feeling the passion about music that motivated me to pursue my own musical career".

As a working singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jeff is known for his memorable melodies, intelligently crafted lyrics and heartfelt vocals. His compositions have earned him over 35 awards from various national and international songwriting contests and he is a former staff songwriter for the long-standing New York City-based publisher, Bourne Music. He has also won best music video awards at two international film festivals.

Some of the artists that Jeff has been compared to as a guitarist and vocalist include Keb' Mo', James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, John Mayer, Bill Withers, Jim Croce, and Don Henley.

Jeff is a NJ native, but lived and performed in Los Angeles for many years, where he worked in the studio or shared the stage with well-known artists such as Dave Koz, Norman Brown, John Daversa, Hiroshima, Little Richard and N'Dea Davenport.

Jeff catalog of over 450 songs and compositions spans virtually every genre, but many of his tunes are amalgams of pop, blues, jazz, R&B, country and rock. Quite a number of Jeff's songs
have appeared in film and TV. One that Jeff is particularly proud of, is the dynamic pop ballad, "Journey Of The Heart" (co-written by Jeanne Smith), which was licensed by the N.C.A.A. (National
Collegiate Athletic Association), who deemed it "the official anthem" of their NCAA Hall Of Champions facility in Indianapolis.

Jeff has commercially released 4 CD's of his original material: The most recent of these is his 2013 release, "Blujanova" (a merging of blues, jazz and bossa nova), which was praised by platinum selling and Grammy-nominated jazz star, Dave Koz: "Jeff's voice is so clean and pure...the production is lovely...warm and inviting...I love the interesting and surprising takes on some classics too, especially 'I Feel Good'…that brought a smile to my face!".
The other CD's stretch into other genres. "Truthteller" (bluesy pop/rock and singer/songwriter material) "Me, Myself, and I" (acoustic) and "The Spin" (pop, rock, and country-tinged singer/songwriter material). All of Jeff's albums are on his label, Relevant Records. John Braheny, author of the best-selling "The Craft And Business Of Songwriting (Writer's Digest Books), gave high praise to Jeff's CD, "The Spin", calling it "honest, crafty, melodic and the songs are all exceptional". Patch.com called Jeff "a consummate songwriter".

*** Lesson Details ***
At the first lesson, I will ask you to tell me what songs you want to play and artists you want to play like and I will set the table for that by providing the chords you'll need, chord and scales and exercises to enable you to play them and guidelines and tricks on how to make it happen as quickly as possible. I know a wide variety of songs in all styles and styles, including current hit songs as well as pop, rock, blues, jazz, country songs. if you have a song or artist that I don't know already, I will learn it (often on the spot) and if not right then, at the next lesson. I have taught my students to play songs by artists as varied as Taylor Swift, U2, Jason Mraz, Adele, Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Doc Watson. And that's just naming a few.

I always make it clear to my students at the first lesson: "There is no such thing as a stupid question". I want you to feel comfortable to stop me at any time to clarify what I am teaching you, ESPECIALLY if it is too difficult or vague. I pride myself on always being organized for your lesson and making sure that you grasp whatever it is I am teaching you. The goal is to get you to be able to play what you want as quickly as possible. This will take practice and dedication on your part, but I will do everything in my power to help you get there.

I never force anything on any of my students. but I feel it would be beneficial for you to learn to read music OR read tablature and chord diagrams. You tell me which one and we'll go in that direction. If you'd like to read music, then we can decide on a book for you. I have used Hal Leonard instructional books (with CD's! this way you can play with a backing track and get a sense of rhythm, which is very important), but I'm open to other method books you might have or like.

After 3 to 6 months, you will feel you are significantly more skilled on the guitar than you were before we started lessons. You will know more chords (and move from chord to chord), be able to do at least some basic fingerpicking and be able to read some music or tablature.

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic fingerstyle guitar (a la James Taylor, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Keb' Mo', Jason Mraz, John Martyn, Jim Croce, etc.

Blues guitar a la Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Keb' Mo', Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, etc.

Bossa nova guitar

Songwriting (any aspect and any level; musically, lyrically, structurally, etc.)

the songs of Taylor Swift---quite a few of my younger students want to play her material, so I have about 15 songs ready to teach you and always learning more (by popular demand)

Adapting songs that are not guitar-oriented and creating arrangements of them for acoustic guitar. Examples include songs by Adele, songs by Elton John, Coldplay's "Viva La Vida", etc.

Recording on Garageband

Voice-overs; performance, recording, etc.

Amanda T. Wallington, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Theater Acting, Violin

About Me

I work with everyone from beginners to multi Grammy winners, professional theater singers, major label executives, and major record label artists in development. Recording studio also available.

Juilliard trained, AADA trained, Actor's Equity Member, currently signed under major management myself and owrking with Grammy & Oscar winning producers and executives.

Covering ALL genres from Pop, R&B, Theater, Jazz, Soul, Classical / Opera and all voice types.

If you are a beginner, I am open - provided you are serious about training your mechanism :) I'm young, heavy in all areas of the entertainment business, and Highly experienced with training in every genre.

Also available for in studio sessions.

*** Lesson Details ***
I work with everyone from beginners to multi Grammy winners, professional theater singers, major label executives, and major record label artists in development. Recording studio also available.

Juilliard trained, AADA trained, Actor's Equity Member, currently signed under major management myself and owrking with Grammy & Oscar winning producers and executives.

Covering ALL genres from Pop, R&B, Theater, Jazz, Soul, Classical / Opera and all voice types.

If you are a beginner, I am open - provided you are serious about training your mechanism :)

*** Studio Equipment ***
RECORDING STUDIO ACCESS, HOME STUDIO, MACBOOK PRO

*** Travel Equipment ***
Macbook
Focusrite
Sterling Studio Mic
SHURE SM57, SM58 MIC

*** Specialties ***
ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS FROM BEGINNER TO MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING, ALL GENRES

Biography of Amanda H.
The Singer & The Story

AMANDA H. (aka Amanda Tedesco H.) has one true love and that is music, relying from a very young age on its strength to develop her passion and aspire to overcome personal challenges to become a consummate musician (violin & piano from age 2) and vocalist. Music is in Amanda's blood, passed onto her from her Concert Cellist mom, Cheryl (Manhattan School Of Music). It has been said that she sang even before she could speak. Her voice could sometimes be heard from the rooftops of Newark, NJ where she would dwell for some months of her infancy with her musical mother & her guitar strumming ‚¬Ä¬úestranged‚¬Ä¬Ě songwriting Dad, Gregory H., (who composed for Sarah Vaughn and others) . From the age of two, the multi-ethnic (African American, Cherokee Indian, Italian, & Egyptian) Amanda H. practically lived in the orchestra pit while her mother (graduate of Manhattan School of Music) would play some of the greatest musicals and symphonies ever written on her cello, along with her Aunt, Pat Holley, (writer for Stephanie Mills and herself a Juilliard trained composer, vocalist, and arranger). AMANDA has been surrounded by the gift of music, is a published poet (Columbia Press at age 16), and is currently working with esteemed major label executives on her upcoming release (TBA).

Inspired by other female artists, such as, Whitney, Mariah, Aretha, Ella, and Billie she was determined to join these healing and inspiring vocalists. She always survived tough times by listening to and creating great music. When she was 8 years old performing at local events in her native NJ, she astonished audiences with her soul, maturity and her connection to the sophisticated lyrics much too advanced for her tender age. AMANDA has even performed with the world renowned, Les Paul, at the jazz hot spot, Iridium as a teenager. Her former manager, the late great Phil Ramone encouraged her to carry her Pop/R&B/SOUL voice and writing style into today's pop generation.

MISS H. has recently been featured on the 2013 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS website and was also accepted onto the 2014 Grammy ballot in the traditional R&B category.

AMANDA‚¬Ä¬ôS recent collaborations have been with Grammy and Oscar Award Winning songwriters and producers including Rob Fusari, Nikki Gregoroff, Andy Marvel, Red One, Dee Stupart, Michael Narado Walden, Andre Fennell, Pam Sheyne, Gabriel Blu, Joseph Joubert, Dimitri Erlich, JayDaniels, Alex Garingas, Will Villalona, Dennis Doc Williams, Legz Dymond, Charles Wallert, Shaggy, C'Ray (Stargate), Phil Ramone, etc, and is under the development of her esteemed partner Andrew Rahmdanny (Former VP of UNIVERSAL MOTOWN, Dir. of Artist development at Uptowne Records developing Boys 2 Men, Mary J. Blige, and current consultant for SonyBMG Music) for her forthcoming project.

This Pop/R&B/SOUL SINGER has introduced herself to audiences with her innovative style, haunting lyrics from the soul, and sharing her life in songs at legendary NYC venues such as Joe‚¬Ä¬ôs Pub, Rockwood MusicHall, and most recently, The Cutting Room. She has also performed for major festivals and appeared on local TV networks and has been featured and supported by the major local radio stations 92.3NOW and Fresh 102.7 FM in NYC among other publications and media outlets.

Her lyrical talents stem from her outstanding poetic voice which earned her multiple awards, scholarships, and publications with Columbia Press at the ages of 16-18. She is also an accomplished actor (member of the Actors' Equity Association). Throughout High School, Amanda appeared in over seven leading and supporting roles in Off B'Way musicals along with an internationally distributed (Blockbuster & Suncoast) drama in which she took the supporting role and before she even graduated, had studied extensively and one on one with Juilliard, Tony, and Emmy award winning singers, teachers, actors, and musicians including Michael Imperioli, Sharon Angela, Nick Sandow, and Vince Curatola at Studio Dante along with Chris Scott, Petronia Paley, Tina Lane, Bob McHugh, LaVerne Reede, and Monica Johnson among many others. She began violin from the age of 2 and, throughout her teenaged years, played in numerous orchestras and ensembles.

As a teacher, the young Miss H. started at age 13 teaching neighborhood kids the violin, vocals, and piano, and would charge a humble fee in order to pay for studio time to record her "hit songs". She has been working with students from all walks of life from children on B'Way, special needs children, adult beginners, choral directors, major labels such as Sony and Universal Records and Multi-Grammy winning recording artists on Sony as well as artists in development under Universal Records and its subsidiaries, Sony RCA & EPIC, & Capitol Records. She combines traditional vocal technique from her studies as a child with renowned Juilliard vocalists and professors with contemporary techniques such as Alexander technique and phonetics as well as vocal anatomy learned in her time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Conservatory in NYC, SLS (Speech Level Singing), and the physics and science of sound and energy, in addition to recording technique and she works with each individual building up the vocal mechanism and each singer's repertoire and artistry based on each of her pupils' unique physiology and desires as an artist. Amanda strives to give her vocalists the ultimate artistic fulfillment which can be achieved with a strong foundation. She trains your voice to support and allow what it has been made to be - limitless with full density, freedom, unique and distinct in tone just as a fingerprint is, and range and agility. She knows that, with a strong foundation, serious muscle training, music theory, and self awareness, there is nothing we can't achieve as a team. She provides performance opportunities at NYC Off B'Way venues for hard working students at Symphony Space and The Cutting Room and recording workshops and intensives at renowned studios such as the legendary Chung King, Platinum, and Premier Studios in Manhattan and many students have made it into prestigious conservatories and colleges such as the Berklee College Of Music, William Paterson University pop and jazz programs, and the Clive Davis Institute at NYU.

She is also the founder of the Amanda H. Children's Foundation - an umbrella organization involved in community outreach programs in NYC (The Future Society), (THE FLAWLESS FOUNDATION), and NJ (SPECIAL NEEDS PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE) with the intention to utilize her platform as a recording artist in order to work for children in need here and abroad.

Follow her on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.
AMANDA is preparing for the launch of ‚¬Ä¬úTHE AMANDA H. PROJECT‚¬Ä¬Ě in conjunction with industry moguls and musical innovators to catapult her to the GLOBAL PLATFORM so she can do what she was born to do, sing to the world!
AMANDA says, ‚¬Ä¬úthrough strength, hope, and LOVE I want to inspire others with my music!"

Emilio G. Highland Park, NJ

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, DJing, Ear Training, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Synthesizer, Upright Bass

About Me

Music is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I've been studying and experimenting with music since I was a toddler and I have been teaching people to play music and use music technology for over 10 years.

My goal as a teacher is to get you to the point of not needing a teacher. I want you to be able to figure out any kind of music you want to make! But, I also realize that getting to that point takes a long time and a lot of patient, thoughtful instruction. I have been lucky enough to study with some really amazing people over the years and I want to be able to give that same experience to other people.

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