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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Guilford

Pamela K.

West Haven, CT
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Cody T.

West Haven, CT
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Cameron S.

Ansonia, CT
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Pamela K. West Haven, CT

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

PAMELA has been teaching piano since the age of 15, and then after her graduation with honors in piano performance from the State University College at Fredonia, NY, where she studied with Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, acclaimed author, concert pianist and recording artist, the late Claudette Sorel. Pamela's many successful students have studied with her privately and also at Manhattan's St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Independent School near Columbia University, Upper East Side's Trevor Day Independent School, and the Lyceum Kennedy French School. Her solo repertoire is large and varied, and she encourages her students to explore new music as well as the standard literature. Pamela balances her instinct for evoking the the student's trust and desire to learn with the requisite task of cultivating disciplined practice habits. Her more advanced protégés' consistent growth in technical skill, interpretation, and musicianship emanate naturally from her guidance, inspiration and tutelage. Pamela brings her extensive professional music background to bear as a piano instructor whose special gift for working with children and young adults is impressive and unique. She is a dedicated mentor, displaying care and patience with the young beginner, as well as a passion for imbuing her students with the love of music and the joy of learning to play the piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students' time with me is quite structured so as to make the most of our time together. We begin with assigned technical work, scales or arpeggi and other various technical exercises (I rely on the Dozen-a-Day series and even my adults use these as well as the children!) Then we begin to work together on the assigned repertoire, which is geared to the level of advancement and a balanced menu is vital (classics, modern, contemporary, early jazz and rock for fun). We sometimes end up by looking thru music for the near future and I will often sit down and play things I think will "light up" their young faces and give them pieces to look forward to playing themselves!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are given on a high-gloss black 5'9" Kohler & Campbell grand piano.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and therefore I am best suited to teach piano from a classical vantage point. I believe in a balanced repertoire. As soon as a child/adult can play the easier compositions of the baroque and classical composers, we then begin to add composers such as Tansman and Kabalevsky, modern composers who wrote for children, as well as the easier romantic compositions. I use the d'Auberge and Thompson method books as well as the Burnam "Dozen-a-Day" technical exercise books for the young students. We learn music theory, study the lives of the great composers, learn to use the metronome as well as perform compositions from memory at twice yearly recitals.

Cody T. West Haven, CT

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

As a musician I have been playing guitar for 15 years. I am 20 years old but started out playing when I was the age of 5. I play various different styles from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal and whatever else sounds good. I can teach from basic to intermediate playing. I played in a professional rock band from New Haven, CT sharing the stage with many world-wide favorites including; Apocalyptica, Escape the Fate, Black Tide, Skindred and many many more! I have worked as an Artist Manager working for already established rock and metal bands across the nation. I am also a studio musician as well as an audio engineer. I can teach anything from Guitar, Bass, Music Theory, Music Business, Recording, and more!

Lessons that I give are always going to be productive. You will learn something new on whatever you are learning musically everyday you are scheduled. I will listen to your needs as a musician and see what will suite you best for your learning abilities.

If you are looking to take your music to the next step, schedule a lesson with me, today.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be based off performance and skill level.

Beginners:
Learn the basic skills of properly using a guitar and scales to help develop your playing into something great. All other levels:
Learn based of need and skill: whether it be learning new scales and techniques to learning how to improvise solo's and everything in between.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, cables, books, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have equipment, lots of it. As long as student has the instrument. I have plenty of Amps, books, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I work with all Genre's. Jazz, Blues, rock, metal, anything really.

Cameron S. Ansonia, CT

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

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!

GENERAL BIOGRAPHY:

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.

Ed D.

Meriden, CT
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Roland R.

Astoria, NY
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Jay L.

New Haven, CT
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Ed D. Meriden, CT

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Ear Training, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Xylophone

About Me

*** 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.

Roland R. Astoria, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion

About Me

Roland R was born and raised in New York City. He started playing drums at the ripe age of 12. Throughout his schooling, Roland was a member of Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, and Drum Corps. He eventually started to explore playing music outside of school with friends and independent musicians around New York City. Roland's teaching "career" started about 7 years ago, when his baby cousins took an interest in banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons. His interest in helping others develop their ability to express themselves eventually evolved into in-studio lessons with children and adults of all skill levels. Roland has volunteered for non-profit organizations and college now programs in the past. Through his experiences, he's grown accustomed to speaking in front of large groups of students. Whether or not it's a large group or just a 1 on 1 session, patience and tolerance is the key when working with a student. He fully understands the difficulty of training one's mind to do things that seem unnatural. Like playing drum set for instance.

Nevertheless, Roland is adamant about the idea that one's progress is dependent on how much work you put into it. Practice makes perfect! So, Roland cherishes the feeling when he sees that a student(s) is genuinely putting in the effort to practice and/or hone his creative interests.

*** Lesson Details ***
One of my core philosophies in life is to "keep it real." I have a very balanced demeanor toward teaching. I can be pretty laid-back when the moment is right. When it's time to turn on serious mode, I can be a very focused and dedicated person. My approach will depend on the student. Usually I'll start by asking you some questions about your musical taste, goals, passions... Mainly to understand where you're coming from so that I can customize the lessons around your interests.

For beginners, I'll try to emphasize laying the foundation for developing rhythm. With more experience, I can start to delve into more abstract, technical concepts. This is all based on a sliding scale of skill. So, it's subject to change.

If you decide to study music with me, I can guarantee that you'll develop a greater appreciation for drums/percussion. I will introduce you to rhythms from all around the world, as well as the schools of thought that help to create a holistic interpretation of music. Some students may learn technique more thoroughly if that's the focus they wish to take. Others may just want to learn basic patterns on a drum kit. The sky's the limit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mapex Saturn Series Drum Kit : 6-ply Maple/Walnut shells
18"x18" Bass Drum, 14"x14" Floor Tom, 10"x10" High Tom, 14"x6.5" Snare Drum
13" HHX Evolution Hi-Hats, 15"/17"/20" HHX Evolution Cymbals, 14" Zildjian China Trash, and Snippy Plates
Mostly Tama hardware ----- AXIS Double Pedals
14" Savvas Doumbek (ceramic), Aluminum Meinl Doumbek, 14" hand carved African Djembe, shakers and bells (among other hand percussion).

Bass amplifier & Head, Marshall guitar amplifier (with head), and fully functional PA system.

***Seating for parents available***

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have an extensive library of hand percussion and drums readily accessible for lessons. My students are expected to bring any instruments they wish, but must be prepared and well rested.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching musical philosophy, drum rhythms that apply to jazz/funk/rock/middle eastern/metal/drum & bass/dub-step/latin based music, techniques for efficient practicing, as well as nutrition.

Jay L. New Haven, CT

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Audition Prep, Choir, Classical Piano, Composition, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ

About Me

Jay is an accomplished professional pianist, organist and composer. His training includes degrees from the Hartt School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory. Jay has been giving piano lessons to students of all ages and skill levels since 1999. He is a patient, dedicated and enthusiastic piano teacher. Jay believes that anyone can benefit from making music and learning how to play the piano. He strives to develop the full musical potential of each and every student. His goal as an educator is to help students express themselves, take pleasure in making music, and develop the skills to make music independently for a lifetime. Whether you are interested in classical repertoire, or modern music like jazz and rock, Jay will help you fulfill your musical aspirations.

Lessons are offered on a weekly basis in 30, 45, or 60 minute increments. Beginner students will learn strong fundamentals including technique, how to read music, and music theory. Jay works with parents and students to choose repertoire and develop an individual curriculum based on the student’s age, skill, and interests. Jay believes that experience performing is important to a student’s development. He encourages interested students and helps prepare them to play in different venues, including the Connecticut Young Musician’s Festival.

As a professional musician, Jay has developed unique insights regarding practicing and performing that he instills in his students. He is constantly striving to further develop his skills as a music educator by taking an active role in professional organizations and attending music conferences.

Jay’s studio is located in his home in the beautiful East Rock Neighborhood in New Haven. His students come from all over New Haven County. Parking is very easy; there’s plenty of free on-street parking. Parents are welcome and encouraged to observe their child’s lesson and comfortable seating is provided. 

*** Lesson Details ***
Jay has been giving piano lessons to students of all ages and skill levels since 1999. He is a patient, dedicated and enthusiastic piano teacher. Jay believes that anyone can benefit from making music and learning how to play the piano. He strives to develop the full musical potential of each and every student. His goal as an educator is to help students express themselves, take pleasure in making music, and develop the skills to make music independently for a lifetime. Whether you are interested in classical repertoire, or modern music like jazz and rock, Jay will help you fulfill your musical aspirations.

Lessons are offered on a weekly basis in 30, 45, or 60 minute increments. Beginner students will learn strong fundamentals including technique, how to read music, and music theory. Jay works with parents and students to choose repertoire and develop an individual curriculum based on the student’s age, skill, and interests. Jay believes that experience performing is important to a student’s development. He encourages interested students and helps prepare them to play in different venues, including the Connecticut Young Musician’s Festival.

As a professional musician, Jay has developed unique insights regarding practicing and performing that he instills in his students. He is constantly striving to further develop his skills as a music educator by taking an active role in professional organizations and attending music conferences.

Jay’s studio is located in his home in the beautiful East Rock Neighborhood in New Haven. His students come from all over New Haven County. Parking is very easy; there’s plenty of free on-street parking. Parents are welcome and encouraged to observe their child’s lesson and comfortable seating is provided. Please call or email for more information, including rates. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards

*** Specialties ***
Piano Lessons

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