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I am a Certified Music Teacher for the State of Connecticut specializing in drum and percussion lessons. I have taught drums and percussion in the Connecticut area for the past seven years, and have had students go onto to pursue music endeavors after high school and even college. My mission is to make sure you or your child receives HIGH QUALITY instruction on a weekly basis.
I strive to make each lesson extremely organized and engaging, ensuring that you or your child are having FUN while learning the fundamentals of drumming.
Topics covered in lessons are (but no limited to):
- Rudiments (Snare Drum and how to apply them to the Drum Set)
- Music Notation Reading (being able to read music correctly will make lessons more worthwhile)
- Drum Set Grooves and Fills (Learn popular songs in a organized manner, with individualized lesson plans to learn each song)
- Different Styles of drumming (Rock, Funk, Swing, Metal, R&B and more!)
STUDYING WITH ME:
Learning guitar should be interesting and fun! While we're studying all the different aspects of the instrument, you'll also be learning how to play your favorite songs and solos! I approach each student as an individual and structure their lessons according to what I determine they need, as well as what they are interested in musically. I concentrate on many different areas; ear training, theory, playing technique, improvisation, various styles of music, and, the physics of the guitar. Understanding how the instrument works is important in my opinion. My long term goal is to teach a student how they can teach themselves down the line. Understanding why you’re playing something is just important as knowing how to play it. I aim to give a student rich and well rounded one-on-one time!
I have been teaching and performing for over a decade both in the US, and in England. I have played in various bands and have produced independent artists. I have worked for a recording studio and for various academic institutions including the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School in New York city.
I obtained my degree from Purchase College in New York and am a member of their Conservatory of Music.
*** Lesson Details ***
I construct lessons for each individual student depending on their musical tastes, goals, and current skill level etc. I want each person to get as much from their time studying with me as possible. Within three to six months, I'll have you working on timing, theory, ear training, improv, and songs/styles of music you may be interested in. I'm laid back, however, I expect at least the minimum practice time between lessons, which I'll change throughout the course of our time together depending on your skill level etc. Practice materials I draw up are included. I write out everything in plain English and do not require the use of sheet music!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Small recording studio, piano, various guitars, bass, and amps.
*** Travel Equipment ***
guitar, bass, laptop, digital recorder.
*** Specialties ***
I concentrate on ear training, improvisation, and explore styles ranging from pop, alternative, rock, prog, and blues, to metal, funk, and folk etc. I do not require sight reading skills for any level of student. Rather, I work with the student with theory and arrangement conventions to really understand the music. This intern, greatly sharpens their musical ear and helps them to learn music much faster because they understand how it is put together; why and how it works, etc.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric.
I travel with a laptop/portable studio.
*** Specialties ***
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.
Barbara A. is a certified music teacher of 20 years in both the public and private school system. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Jackson State University, and is the owner of Performing Arts Academy of CT LLC and Tutors 4 Teachers.Ms. A. is an accomplished opera singer and Broadway star. She has performed in 30 states and 4 countries, sings in 5 different languages, and has featured in notable plays, major films, and commercials. She enjoys the challenge of teaching and training her clients, and has developed her talents as the City Choir Director in Lehigh Acres, Fl, the National Tri-State Choir Director of the Youth Choir in St. Petersburg, FL for COGIC Eastern Jurisdiction, the Youth Choir Director for Kingdom Love Center, and the Show Choir Director for various choirs throughout FL, NY, and CT. She has also worked as a clinician for many church and civic organizations.Barbara continues to perform while transforming the lives of her students all over the world. She is proud of the many artists and musicians she has helped to reach their dreams at the Apollo, Broadway, National and International Stages.
Ms. A. is a member of The National Association for Music Education (MENC/NAFME) and the National Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Masters Degree in Piano Performance combined with over twenty years of experience as an Arranger, Music Consultant, Vocal Coach, Technical Supervisor, Piano Teacher and Accompanist.
ShredGuy recording artist Steve Coyne is now offering worldwide guitar lessons over the internet. Steve has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, gigging musician and recording artist. One of Steve's best features is that he has a Master's Degree in Music Education.
Steve has extensive experience teaching children in grades K-6 as well as older and more advanced students who want to learn all the modern rock licks and tricks as well as music theory, composition and songwriting.
Steve has performed with Ragan Whiteside (smooth jazz artist), Jonathan DuBose Jr, (gospel legend) Marcus Cole , Chris McCarvill, BJ Zampa and Tom Swift.
Steve holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music and an M.S. from Western Connecticut State University.
"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."