Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I love learning, and I love sharing and developing the tools for learning. I began as a self-taught pianist at age 12, and from ages 14 to the present I have had the experience of studying with some of the most phenomenal teachers of this generation. George Katz, former chair of the Drake University Piano Department and student of the legendary artists Alfred Cortot and Marguerite Long; Jerome Lowenthal, also a student of Cortot (and William Kapell) and former chair of the Julliard piano department, and Jose Feghali, winner of the 1985 Cliburn Gold Medal have been my most influential teachers. From them, I learned how to learn, how to teach, and how to teach learning, which I believe is the most important skill.
As a winner of the 2000 Interlochen Concerto Competition, I had my orchestral debut that year with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at 16. Following that, I have given concerts all over the U.S., some parts of Mexico, Malmo and Stockholm, Sweden, and in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Having become keenly interested in technology and recording engineering, I have produced many CD's for renowned artists, such as Joseph Banowetz, Jose Feghali, Mike Morey, Paul Tuntland Sanchez and Vladimir Ashkenazy. I also worked for two years as the recording engineer for the Fort Worth symphony, where I was exposed to dozens of symphonic scores and new works, and was able to study them while I was preparing the recordings for radio broadcast.
My interests expanded even further when I became interested in the study of memory. I felt that I was still a slower learner, and wanted to counteract this. Having taken up research into the functions of memory and retention, I became a student who, instead of spending 6 months perfecting a Haydn or Beethoven sonata, could learn a monster like the Ravel Trio and perform it in just over a week. It's these methods that I offer to my students, in full confidence that any one of them who applies themselves can, in time, equal and surpass my own efforts.
Anyone with an Xbox will quickly learn that I'm an avid gamer, and I am exploring using games in the fields of epistemology; i.e. using the naturally evolved need for socio-mental stimulation and the non-linear hypotheticals presented in games to affect the individual's study of rational and critical thinking.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Acting, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I have studied guitar thoroughly for the past 5 years. Its wonders have brought me immense joy and serenity. I want each and every student to discover the magic that music creates in our lives and the lives of others around us. Along with the disciplinary aspects of practice, learning an instrument such as the guitar can open imaginary doors like no other instrument. The musical possibilities are endless.
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
I have been studying music in many forms for most of my life! I started taking piano lessons at the age of 8 and voice lessons at the age of 15. I attended Southeastern Louisiana University where I earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Perfomance in the studio of Scharmal Schrock. On the SLU stage I performed in serveral operas and musicals, including The Music Man (Marian), The Sound of Music (Maria), A Little Night Music (Charlotte) and Dido and Aeneas (Second Woman). With my classical training, I am able to adapt to many styles that interest me- including musical theatre, jazz and pop.
After graduation I moved to New York City where I spent over 6 years working with various acting/singing coaches and studying with acclaimed voice teacher Judy Hages. I performed 2 off broadway cabarets at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. I was also featured in Pittsburgh's Flash Opera production of Dido and Aeneas (Second Woman/First Witch).
I have recently moved to the DFW area and look forward to more performance and teaching opportunities in this great community!
Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Praised for his musicality and effortless ability to connect with his audiences, Edward has performed in Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, and the U.S.
After more than 15 years of performing experience, Edward most recently released his first album, "Canzone," which features some of his favorite Italian love songs. Previously, he was selected to attend the exclusive 2007 Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In 2005, he created the role of Chang Chung in the world premier of "Genghis Khan" in Austin, Texas. His performance garnered rave reviews, and is available on CD through Salvage Vanguard Theater archives. In 2004, Edward was a Finalist in the "Young Artist Vocal Competition of El Paso, and he also received first place in the Houston NATS Adult Division.
Edward was born in Toronto, Canada to Bulgarian parents who immigrated in the early 60s to escape communist corruption. He started singing at age 5, with his father providing his earliest training. After graduating with a B.A. in Music in 2002, Edward joined the International Opera Studio of Dallas, where he studied under Sheila Jones Harms. His other teachers include Ron Montgomery, Dr. Walter Foster, and Miriam Arman, acclaimed author of "The Voice."
He currently resides in Dallas, TX where he teaches students of all ages the "Bel Canto" method of singing, which frees the natural voice and encompasses all genres of music.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele, Accordion, Organ
I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own.
I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc.
I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.
I am also good at preparing students for college music classes.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Jerod began teaching music at the age of 16. After growing up singing and playing the piano, he started sharing his gift with others through instruction. His experience with All-State choirs, solo & ensemble contests, talent shows, and church performances gave him special insight into his student's desires in music.
While attending Baylor University, where he received a BA in music with an emphasis in voice, Jerod teamed up with 3 other vocalists to form a group called Sign of Jonah. Together, the group recorded 2 albums and performed hundreds of shows across the country.
After returning from Nashville and his time with Sign of Jonah, Jerod began teaching, singing, and songwriting again. He completed recording and co-producing his first solo album of 13 original songs in 2008. In 2010 he finished recording an acoustic EP with "Between Green Walls" and performed at the House of Blues, Dallas.
With students ranging from age 4 to 64, Jerod finds himself teaching all kinds of styles of music. He has a natural and engaging way of explaining musical concepts to old and young.
Currently, Jerod is the Associate Worship Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas.
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