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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Fiddle, Harmonica, Organ
So you want to play an instrument? Well I have taught for over 40 years and have developed special programs for you on piano, guitar, bass, voice and other instruments for you to learn. From easy beginner to the most advanced, I will help you to learn the songs you love! Whether we use the most modern technology in my professional recording studio or just some chords or perhaps learning to sight read something for a talent show, I can take you all the way to the highest performance level. Your goals are my goals.
I have studied with some of the most famous teachers in the world, including Charlie Parker's pianist Walter Bishop Jr. and Dizzy Gillespie's musical director Mike Longo, among many others.
I also have the experience of over 400 gigs a year to bring to your lesson. I have performed on piano, guitar and bass and vocals with famous stars and some really great bands which will help me answer many of your questions. I am currently still working, teaching and recording all the time. I also have a professional recording studio in my home which you can take full advantage of.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Violin, Classical Guitar, English, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Ukulele, Banjo, Fiddle
I have been playing music since I was about 13 years old. I initially started out on guitar but I quickly picked up mandolin, banjo, and ukulele thanks to the great theoretical tools I'd learned from my first teacher! I started studying alto saxophone around the same time I picked up guitar and began extensively studying violin a few years later.
I quickly began writing songs and at 15, I recorded my first album of original material with production help from Grammy award winning producer/guitarist Joe Reyes. Joe and I would go on to make four other records together and I would wind up doing string arrangements for one of his albums as well.
While still in high school, I began playing with a number of bands in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas as well as a few groups in Austin, Texas all while still playing in my high school's orchestra! At 18, I got to tour the country playing violin/saxophone/musical saw with the Austin band Moth!Fight!
I earned my Bachelor's degree in music composition at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. At Trinity, I was able to fully explore my love of composing while honing my technique at classical violin and classical/jazz guitar. During this time, I was voted Best Instrumentalist by San Antonio's alternative weekly (the San Antonio Current). I also saw many of my compositions performed at many classical/new music festivals such as Seamus,ICMC, Spark Festival, and EMM and by ensembles such as the SOLI Chamber Ensemble.
In college, I also taught a "School of Rock" class at the Magik Children's Theater. In these classes, I taught young beginning instrumentalists how to play a number of pop/rock songs in the span of two weeks.
I moved to Valencia, California in the fall of 2012 as an MFA candidate in Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts. Since moving to LA, I've had the opportunity to perform with internationally renewed pop bands such as Faust and Vinyl Williams in addition to performing/collaborating with well known composers around the city. I also have the wonderful job of co-teaching a musicianship skills class at CalArts!
As you can see, music is my life! I have experience playing a number of genres and I want to help you find your musical passion!
Piano, Violin, Fiddle, Viola
Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and his Bachelor of Music from Babajanyan State Music College. In addition to teaching, he has performed and recorded with several orchestras, has composed and arranged several pieces including his own album. He is a highly educated individual who enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with students interested in learning.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Fiddle, Organ, Upright Bass, Viola
My name is Ray. I am 26 years old, from Queens NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. Here I was also introduced to jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. Throughout high school, I was a very sought after studio musician and performer. I went on to study Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I've been successfully teaching many instruments and levels of proficiency for over 10 years now, and can say with pride that it is my passion, and I never plan on stopping.
I enjoy reading science, math, and philosophy books, and currently work in Los Angeles producing pop music.
Singing, Violin, Music Performance, Songwriting, Fiddle, Viola
Nicolette has a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology, and a background in both classical violin and bluegrass fiddling. She has taught privately, in camps and schools for over five years, with students of all ages and levels. Nicolette also writes and arranges her own music both for her band, Alto, and other ensembles. In her lessons she encourages ear training, sight reading, and improvisation, to help her students become the most well-rounded musicians they can be! Whether you need basic violin training, help with songwriting, or want to learn to fiddle, Nicolette has the experience and methods to help.
Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Fiddle, Viola
-Multiple Division 1 ratings at Solo & Ensemble Festivals throughout grade school.
-Featured soloist with the Waterford Kettering High School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
-Attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in middle school.
-Concertmaster at Interlochen Music Camp (2004).
-Concertmaster of the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra.
-Graduated in 2008 from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance - Violin, also completed Music Education degree coursework.
-Won the Graduate Assistantship, supervised by Prof. Kevin Miller.
-Graduated in 2010 from Eastern Michigan University with a Master's degree in Music Performance - Violin, also studied viola.
-Have studied Violin with Myra Drean, Martha Windscheif, Prof. Daniel Foster, and Gabriel Bolkosky; Viola with Prof. Eva Stern; and Music Theory with Dr. Marilyn Saker and Dr. Anthony Iannaccone.
-Group and private teaching experience in K-12 and at the collegiate level.
-Regular performances for weddings, events, and local symphonies, especially the Orchestra of St. Margaret's.
-Sinfonia Orchestra Director and Violin Coach for the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California (CYOSC).
Lessons with me...
I'm passionate about music and its many benefits, both academically, emotionally, and physically. I love to share my joy with my students in a fun, collaborative way that is professional and enjoyable. The pace is determined by the goals of the student, and materials are tailor-made to suit your preferences. Classical instruction is essential for proper technique, but branching out to Celtic fiddle or movie soundtracks is a definite option!
I recommend weekly lessons, and daily practice should be equivalent to the length of the lesson. Younger students should do 30-minute lessons, but around 8-years old, I generally start to recommend 45-60 minute lessons.
"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."