Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I started playing guitar as a teenager with the help of tab to get me started. I realized quickly that tabs were really lacking in something and I then began to learn by ear. Since then, I've picked a few more instruments and some music theory.
I started and fell into daily practice and learning from everything. I played the music I wanted to and the music I loved. During that time, I picked up what I needed to understand music including common chord progressions and song forms.
I firmly believe the the first few months of playing an instrument are absolutely critical. I want my students to find their passion for their playing so they have the energy to pick up their instrument everyday.
My goal is to help you play music that you love and throw in the technical knowledge while you build a habit for music that will last a lifetime!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Music Recording, Percussion
Graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis-Bachelor's Degree
-Percussionist for over 30 years
-Music Director/Drummer for Notre Dame "Voices of Faith" Gospel Choir 1995-1998
-Music Director and Head Percussionist for Greater Northwest Baptist Church (1500 members) 2000-2013
-Minister of Music and Head Percussionist for Nehemiah Bible Church, Indianapolis, IN (2013-Present)
-Established Vocalist, Vocal Instructor and Vocal Arranger
-Certified Instructor for: Musika Lessons, Impromptu Music Lessons and TakeLessons.com.
-Percussion Instructor for several Drumlines and school districts in Indianapolis, IN
-Vic Firth Endorsed Music Instructor
-Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Member
-National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Member
When you study with Robert Porter you will tap into over 27 years of drumming experience! Our instructors are skilled in many different styles of drumming and percussion that include: Rudimentary, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Symphonic, Tympani and Mallet percussion, Congas, and Auxillary Percussion.
With Bass Lessons, you will learn the basics of your instruments as well as some more advanced tricks and techniques that will have you playing songs in very little time!
As a student of Robert Porter you can expect in depth lessons that are taught at your individual level of understanding. We connect with each student personally to not only provide a solid foundation, but also have some FUN!
Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory
Hi! My name is Janet, and I would like to be your new music lessons teacher! As a quick biography, I have 20+ years of experience teaching both piano and voice lessons. I have taught students from as young as 5 years old up to a wonderful lady who was a grandmother many times over. I have taught students of all ability levels, from the most basic beginner to very advanced performers. I welcome you to come to my home studio. I have both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Music from the University of Indianapolis. I retired in 2009 from teaching in the Indianapolis area public schools after 32 years of teaching elementary vocal/general/choral music.
As a student taking lessons with me, I will always put your desires as a musician first, and consider them to be the most important factor in guiding the progress of your lessons. While I will make basic assignments for you to practice for your next lesson, I am always open to including music that you would like to learn. If there is a particular style of music that you would like to study, or even a particular piece of music that you want to learn, please feel free to mention that to me, and I will do my best to find that music to add to your lessons. If at any time you have questions, requests, or comments, please either mention them to me at the lessons, or contact me by phone, text, or email.
I look forward to meeting you, talking with you about your desires and aspirations as a musician, and to guiding you and helping you to reach your goals.
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