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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Greenbrier

Russ S.

Nashville, TN
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john z.

Mount Juliet, TN
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Kyle F.

Nashville, TN
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Russ S. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Drum, English, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Reading

About Me

I am a Recent graduate of Berklee College of music in Boston with 10 years of teaching experience, and 17 years playing experience. I have won multiple drum competitions and have experience performing in all styles from jazz (Phil Woods) to folk (Jay Ungar and Molly Mason).

I first got excited about the drums from watching local bands play in my hometown of Ithaca, NY. From there I began to play in the jazz band at a community music school, and soon after that began playing in elementary school concert and jazz band. Soon after, I started playing in cover bands and expanding my repertoire. In high school I won two downbeat awards for best pop/rock drummer (2004) and outstanding performance for jazz drumming (2005). In high school I played in various touring groups, and started Berklee in 2009.

Since Berklee, I have worked on Celebrity Cruise lines as a drummer for jazz and rock bands, as well as playing for the theatrical performances and musical reviews. I am happy to have my teaching studio up and running in Nashville!

My influences are many, but if I were to break them into categories:
Rock: John Bonham, Abe Cunningham, Abe Laboriel Jr
Funk: Chris Dave, Ziggy Modeliste, Pete Mclain
Jazz: Tony Williams, Max Roach, Art Blakey

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“Russ is one of the absolute best students I have ever had in my long teaching career at Berklee College of Music. Russ is very talented, smart, highly disciplined and open minded as a musician. Having Russ as a teacher will be an experience where the student will receive an effective, focused, and open minded approach to the students individual musical needs and interests.”

-Dave Weigert, Drum Instructor, Berklee College of Music.  I've been teaching privately for 10 years, and in that time have found that the best way to maximize each students success is to focus on the material that is most interesting to them.

Beginning students can learn their favorite songs, while getting a basic foundation in rudiments and syncopation, while advanced students can structure the lesson in a way they would find the most beneficial to their playing style and interests.

I am happy to recommend books, music and DVDs relevant to your interests! I have a huge collection of drum books, DVDs and music that I am happy to share!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set, PA, amps, guitars, computer, microphones. Chairs are also provided if a parent would like to watch a lesson. Full recording and video capabilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would like students to have a drum set, sticks, manuscript book and assignment book for each lesson. I can provide anything else for the lesson such as recordings or sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience playing and teaching rock, jazz, Latin, concert snare drum and marching percussion.

I am familiar with the Allen Dawson, Ted Reed, and John Riley methods for jazz drumming.

john z. Mount Juliet, TN

Subjects Taught

Music Recording, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: open space, hardwood floor, guitars,piano, table with chairs, parents can sit in lesson

*** Specialties ***
vocal exercises, diction, music mixing (recording)

Kyle F. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Fitness, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Re-imagine. Re-define. Re-authenticate.

This is the motto followed by Minnesota born Kyle Wesley; combining classic methods with modern soundscapes in order to stretch genres. Whether through production skills, engineering, or instrumental performances, the goal is always innovation.

Studying under multiple teachers and disciplines, Kyle Wesley's sound has been shaped by his education, stemming from Jonny Lang's teacher Teddy Larsen, to jazz visionaries Nick Fryer and Alan Carter (MSUM), to professional Nashville session guitarist Mike Ihde (Berklee College of Music).

Thanks to proper education and inspiration, Kyle Wesley has performed at many venues of multiple sizes. As small as local jazz clubs, such as Studio 222, unique as the community theater orchestral pit, and as large as opening for bands like OK Go in packed settings. No venue is too large or too small.

Currently Kyle Wesley is paving his way through Nashville and beyond by creating his own methods, re-defining genres, and creating vast soundscapes to fit any situation. Constantly furthering himself creatively and proficiently, Kyle Wesley has showed continuing dedication towards achieving success in production, engineering and musicality.

Lessons with Kyle Wesley can include anything and everything!

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We can develop a personalized lesson plan dependent on what the student's goals are. Note reading, playing by ear, or just learning the songs you enjoy. We can also discuss production and engineering if your interests span to that area as well!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic Pro, Waves, Presonus Firepod, Sennheiser and Audio Technica mics.

1965 Epiphone Olympic, Custom Fender Nashville Tele, 12-string Yamaha, Art and Luthrie Acoustic

Orange Cab with a Mesa TransAtlantic head. Array of pedals as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic or electric. Acoustic is preferred, but whatever is necessary!

*** Specialties ***
Fretboard knowledge and genre specific licks / rhythms.

My teaching style: I will teach you to teach yourself! To give you the proper tools and knowledge to reach your goals.

Fretboard knowledge. Chord construction. Contemporary theory. Nashville Number System. Tone-shaping. Effects-shaping.

Zander W.

Nashville, TN
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Liz F.

Nashville, TN
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Matthew D.

Nashville, TN
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Zander W. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Music at MTSU. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play and record with many great bands and artists ranging from Country/Bluegrass to Rock to Jazz. I teach all genres of guitar, bass, banjo ukulele and mandolin.

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I believe the ability to play an instrument is only part of musicianship. I also strive to teach my students the theory behind the music they learn. I work hard to make sure that my students are doing everything in the easiest way possible. I want to ensure that they are able to progress quickly enough so that they can see the difference. The most rewarding moment as a teacher is when a student points out how hard something once was and how easy it has become.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music store environment. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with all teaching equipment needed but a music stand is recommended for the lessons and for practicing.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very versatile teacher and player but I am often recommended based on my knowledge of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, bluegrass, country and rock teaching acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele

Liz F. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

Liz is an experienced teacher, clinician, author with Alfred Publishing, producer and engineer and has taught master classes based upon her book for drummers called “How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart, teaching drummers how to write drum music. She has taught clinics at Guitar Center, MTSU, The Percussion and Arts Society International Convention, The SAE Institute, The Musicians Union and TSU. She is a member of ASCAP as a Publisher and Writer, 257 Musicians Union, PAS, Club Cubase and is currently performing with Robert Rivers and Floodwater, The Jill Sissel Band, The Unity Music Ensemble.
Liz is endorsed by REMO, Vic Firth Education Program, Louie Bellson, Gary Chaffee, Rich Redmond, Jeff Salem and Lalo Davila.
She has been featured in Tom Tom Magazine, DRUM! Magazine February 2014 Issue and Berklee Today Spring 2014 Issue.
She has been extensively trained in developing music programs for drums and piano students to guide them to becoming successful musicians and accomplishing their musical goals. Her teaching method includes progressive technique study, theory, notation and music reading skills. She teaches beginner to advanced levels in both drums and piano.
Liz has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Under the tutelage of Berklee’s finest teachers such as Gary Chaffee, Fusion and Jazz artist, Keith Copeland; Jazz artist, and Fred Budda from the Boston Pops, Liz has grown into a hard working professional musician touring at age 16 and recording her first album at age 19 with the Calliopes Children Steel Band. She is an Award Winning Jingle Writer and a certified K-12 instrumental and vocal instructor.
She is an accomplished and experienced musician who has toured with Stella Parton and performed with Charlie Louvin, Walter Egan, The Carnival Cruise Lines and produced The Paint Sisters with John Carter Cash.
Today she is still performing and touring with Nashville artists, teaching private lessons and master classes and producing and engineering sessions in Tennessee. Liz has lived here in Nashville for 20 years.

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Expect to have a great experience from your first lesson to your last lesson. I live music every day and like to expose all my students to new and innovative songs and styles that are used in today’s music.
I design a practice work flow so my students know how to set up their practice space and the best way to practice what I have shown them. You will see a gradual progression that I create for students to advance their drumming techniques enabling them to play the songs they have always wanted to play.
I teach a step by step method to playing the drums and each lesson includes technique skills, reading music skills and learning drum patterns to playing songs.
Students will be able to play a simple drum pattern in their first lesson with a song. In 3 months you will see music reading skills greatly improve and a good start on coordination technique skills. In six months the student will be able to read music well and play basic patterns for songs. Coordination and technique skills will have greatly improved.
I like to have a music concert for my students once a year at the end of April or the beginning of May in a safe and quite venue which lasts only about an hour. This gives students a performance goal and it’s so much fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All drum equipment, CD player, headphones, practice pad, music stands.
Total recording capabilities to record your lesson or your drumming to a music track.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books, headphones, ipod with students songs, sticks

*** Specialties ***
Beginner and advanced Alfred Publishing Drum Books. I use Gary Chaffee methods for teaching beginner to advanced techniques for drumming. Styles Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Swing.
My specialty is teaching my students to chart out a song. It is a proven way for students to play a song with confidence. My students are very successful using this method. I teach this method using my book "How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart" Alfred Publishing to all levels.
I teach reading music notation and how to read all drum music and charts when in a professional session.

Matthew D. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

As you look around for the right teacher, do you know what you are looking for? Who would the “right” teacher for you be? How something is presented can be the difference between a student taking personal interest in something and excelling, or leaving it behind. My goal as a teacher is to foster a lifelong interest in music and give my students the tools to excel. Some students are visual learners, some auditory, and others more mechanical. Understanding how a student learns best is a discovery process for both the teacher and the student. There is no one size fits all curriculum as a good teacher is adapts to the individual. I adapt the lessons to the student’s weaknesses, learning style, and pace. Above all we are here to have fun, grow, and create music.

About Matt:
With a background in jazz studies at UT Knoxville, and Bachelor of Music in Professional Music from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, I combine my musical knowledge and real life experience to give my students the tools they need to develop their art. I first began teaching in 2006, and most recently I have been an instructor at Shiloh Music in Mt. Juliet and the Gladeville United Methodist Church. I am an active teacher, performer, producer, and composer, with experience ranging from opening for Willie Nelson and the band Alabama, to composing scores and productions for independent films and media music libraries.

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
- J. Steinbeck

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Slide Guitar
Steel Guitar
Improvisation
Songwriting
Music Theory

Blues
Country
Rock
Folk
Jazz

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