Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trombone
Evan is a trombonist, composer, beatmaker, educator, tripledipper, and more.
He can help you set and reach your goals with music, be it with trombone, piano, guitar, or just writing your own songs.
Evan was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, playing piano and guitar at an early age. In 5th grade he picked up the trombone for the school band. In high school his musicality led him to participate in multiple jazz ensembles, including the acclaimed Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra. Evan graduated in June 2009 from Ohio State University with a degree in Jazz Studies performance.
Evan is a diverse and active performer from Columbus, OH. He started touring with national recording act O.A.R. in 2011. He continues to perform as part of the tripledip horn section. Evan recently started a new group, EOP, and they are working on an album. In this group he plays the trombone, keys, and guitar, and is the chief songwriter.
He has spent much time on the music scene, playing in every style he could, from jazz, funk, rock, Latin, hiphop, blues, soul, and even dubstep. He has shared the stage with Spoon, Wyclef Jean, Cris Cab, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, DJ Logic, Kelley James & Robin Eubanks, among others. He has opened for national acts, such as Trombone Shorty, and the Dynamites feat. Charles Walker. Evan has led a couple of bands, including the hard-bop influenced RFG Quintet, and the free-spirited Trio of Fury. He ran a weekly jam session at Ruby Tuesday (Music Venue not Restaurant Chain) that served as a creative platform for many talented local musicians.
Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Tony Hagood is an internationally accomplished pianist and composer from Westerville, Ohio. Tony holds a bachelor of music degree from Capital University in the performance field. He has played for audiences in China, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and many countries in the Caribbean.
Currently, Tony plays in the central Ohio region at many private events as well as restaurants, concert venues, festivals, etc. When he is not playing solo, with his trio, or cover band, he teaches piano lessons at Music Royale and accompanies for Ballet Met as well as several high schools in Central Ohio.
Tony’s performance experience include big bands, musicals, various combo groupings, instrumental and vocal accompanist, cruise ship pianist, symphony orchestra pianist, accompanist and classic rock cover bands. His music has been influenced most by Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Earl Hines, Clare Fischer, Brad Mehldau and Ahmad Jamal.
Tony has played with an accomplished list of jazz greats in Central Ohio and beyond. A partial list includes Wes Warmdaddy Anderson, Ndugu Chancler, Gene Walker, Dave Pietro, Bob Mintzer, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, Jim Rupp, Chris Berg, Reggie Jackson, Andy Woodson, The Rick Brunetto Big Band, Steve Houghton, Ali Ryerson and Dick Mackie. Tony studied with mentor Mark Flugge for the past 6 years. Mark’s virtuoso techniques and stylistic flexibility have had a strong effect on Tony’s playing. He has also studied with Bill Dobbins, Luke Gillespie, and Dave Pietro.
Tony is very passionate about music and its powerful influences. He will continue to pursue musical paths he hasn’t been down before and share them with all who listen.
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award 2006
Free Tuition Scholarship to 2006 Band of America Summer Symposium
1st place Columbus Ohio Piano Gallery Jazz Composition Competition
Outstanding recognition at Elmhurst College Jazz Festival 2008, 2010
Outstanding recognition at Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival 2010
Tony teaches in order to share his musical experiences. He gives his students the tools they need in order to become musicians as well as caters to their musical tastes. By taking lessons, students are able to experience a crucial part of the learning process that is not always available in school. Lessons help students experience art and music which will help them no matter what they do in the future.
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I began taking private voice and piano lessons around the age of 7. I'm classically trained in both. After performing throughout high school, I studied Musical Theatre/Vocal Performance (Opera)/ Piano and Composition in a private college in NW Ohio. I have performed throughout the country while in college, finally settling in Columbus. I would like to help you form your craft into the performer you want to be.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I started playing music about 18 years ago and have been playing drums for 16 years. I have played in styles ranging from, intimate free jazz duos to swingin' big bands. Acoustic indie folk to indie pop. Blues bands to country cover groups. All of which have been in a studio and recorded at some point. I like to bring this diversity and experience to my teaching, being able to give my students what they want to learn. And show them how to execute in professional situations.
I graduated from Capital University with a degree in Jazz Studies for Percussion, which is like a specialized performance degree. While there, I was in the top big band, top chamber percussion ensemble, and top small jazz combo. I was also in the wind symphony, rock band, and jazz percussion ensemble. Also, I was able to study all kinds of music and styles of playing. I picked up the bass and guitar, too.
I have been teaching for about 2 years and actively gigging for around 4 years. I am constantly trying to push myself to be better and learn more.
Guitar, Piano, English, Language, Music Theory, Reading, Songwriting
I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was 11 years old and I never looked back. I've been writing and performing ever since, my passion for music existed even when I wasn't looking for it! I went on to learn other instruments and study jazz in college, all for the hope of spending my life with my one true love.
All that time and energy has amounted to a knowledge I never expected, and my enthusiasm for people and relationships drives me to share it. Music brings joy to each of us in a different way-I use mine to bring out the same in others.
I am delighted to introduce myself and share the joy of music. My purpose as a piano teacher is to guide you to use piano in your life every day.
Always listening to what is deep inside of me and surrounds me, I am mindful of what I take in and project every day, to connect to the world.
We say that music is the universal language and behavior, but what does that mean to each of us? We learn to speak by listening as a baby. Wouldn't we only speak the language of peace and harmony, if we continue this active listening as we grow up?
At the piano, learning how to read music and play legato, we learn how to listen actively, so we can discover what moves us, how to reach others beyond words, extending words, or without words.
There are two questions any piano teacher gets frequently: How early can my child start a piano lesson? Is it too late to learn or resume playing the piano?
Even when children are too small to reach the pedal sitting on the piano bench, there are things to do approaching the piano and expressing emotions, while we (parents and I) make sure that piano doesn't become a physically demanding task for their still growing hands and squirming little bodies. In other words, if she is “playing” on her own, even though she can barely reach the keyboard console standing up, the child is ready for making music on the piano.
The second question is related to the first one. It comes from folks who always wanted to play, but never had a chance before, or who started and abandoned early on, only to regret it and want to rekindle it. These encounters taught me that there is time and place for everyone to learn to play. The best time is when one is ready, being interested in one's own voice on the piano. The listening ability and desire to express on the piano are inherently connected. I also find my students write in expressive and articulate ways and excel academically.
I am always excited about each ride my student and I will take. Whether it's in a spaceship or a raft, it is a rewarding journey of growth and learning music on the piano together. My immediate and steady goal is to help students jump in to their drivers’ seat. Once the students understand the joy of music making, the drive, the control, and the destination, it becomes the way of life, applicable to various aspects and situations in their life.
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