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Accordion, Music Performance, Music Theory
The only instrument I play is the accordion. I am familiar with the standard (Stradella) bass system, and free bass instruments. I have worked alone for over 40 years with acoustic, and electronic/midi accordions. I play the Bass. Many accordionists do not, they play the right hand and hire a bass player.
I have performed in Canada, the US all up and down the East coast, as far West as the Mississippi River, England, Scotland, Wales, Costa Rica. NY City, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Lake Placid, Montreal, and many others I can't remember. I love the accordion, so it is easy for me to play. When you succeed, I succeed and it is my hearts desire to promote this beautiful, and extremely versatile instrument, and you with it. It's fun. Let's go.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will begin with 30 minute sessions. Advanced, progressive students will need 1 hour sessions. You will master the treble and bass registers and be able to continually expand your proficiency. We can play all Genre's of music you want from traditional accordion to big band, swing, country, rock, classical. What ever you desire.
Lessons will be at your pace. They will be interesting. You will be recorded, and then again on the same performance 6 months later so you can see (hear) your own progress.
I teach, you learn, and your advancement will depend on your dedication to the art. You are the one who has to do it. This is fun, join me.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording equipment, lighting, seating, sight reading programs. Pleasant surroundings.
*** Travel Equipment ***
All equipment is portable. Travel is minimal however with the advent of online applications, I am available any where in the English speaking world.
*** Specialties ***
You get me, and I am the best at what I do. You can do it too.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing
As a private music instructor, Charles O.brings decades of experience in the field, along with a forty-five-year concert career as a conductor, organist and pianist, and collaborative keyboardist. Initially training as a pianist, by age thirteen Charles O. was teaching that instrument professionally, also beginning a lifelong career in vocal instruction and coaching. During college studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music Charles O. added organ and choral directing to his areas of specialization, and even forty years later remains an active church music professional, presently serving the Old First and First Baptist congregations of Bennington, Vermont.
The many students of Charles O. have ranged from beginners to working professionals, their ages running a gamut from elementary school-age through retired seniors, their personal goals ranging from more modest levels of personal fulfillment to the highest aspirations. Accordingly, Charles O. customizes programs of study to meet mutually-determined objectives, his methods derived primarily from identifying and seeking to capitalize upon the individual student’s innate strengths.
While the majority of students of Charles O. pursue personal goals of maximizing satisfaction from avocational activities, he has also helped a number pursue more public agendas, guiding young pianists to top awards in adjudication and concerto competitions, and youthful organists to receiving college scholarships and rewarding church positions. Vocally, while directing English-style concert choirs in Michigan during the 1980’s and 90’s, two of Charles O's boy soloists won first prizes in England’s prestigious Elgar Festival, with other young singers appearing in University of Michigan concert and opera productions (including the premiere of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience).
Charles O's credentials as a concert artist include international touring as a choral conductor during the 1980’s and ‘90’s, with his choirs attaining top-tier status in America and overseas, while winning five gold medals in national competitions. In the role of a collaborative pianist, Charles O's concert career began at age twelve; in recent years, solo recitals have included both piano and organ works, as has music for church services. A recital series during the first decade of the present century, Bach and Beyond, yielded three CD recordings, one of which was hailed by the prominent professional journal The American Organist for Charles O's “ poetry and passion”.
Audio Engineering, Drum, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Xylophone
Over 14 years of teaching and playing experience in many areas of music. I have a Masters Degree from Boston University. I love teaching and playing rock, jazz and classical on both drum set and mallet instruments.
*** Studio Equipment ***
D.W drum set with Zildjian cymbals.
Yamaha Marimba, 4 1/3 octave rosewood.
Musser M-55 Vibraphone.
Two Ludwig Timpani.
"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."