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Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Drum, German, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.
On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.
*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.
I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.
ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, ACT Test Prep, American Literature, Anthropology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, Archaeology, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Creative Writing, Dance, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Film Acting, Film Studies, French, German, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical Science, Poetry, Public Speaking, Reading, Science, Singing, Social Sciences, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Study Skills, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Vocabulary, World History, Writing
I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Phoenix, Capella, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges. In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through thorough evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally.
*** Lesson Details ***
First 90 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments
After six weeks, there is a performance evaluation for performing arts (recital or scheduled performance)
*** Specialties ***
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
French and German
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Research writing, critical analysis
Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Ear Training, English, German, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Public Speaking, Singing, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Vocal Training
Bryan graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with his Masters in Fine Arts, vocal performance in 2013. In 2010 he received his Bachelors in Music from East Carolina University in vocal performance. He received vocal instruction from Dr. Darryl Taylor, Dr. Louise Toppin, and John Kramar. His piano instructors were Dr. Keiko Sekino and Rebecca Miller. He has performed in over thirteen fully-staged operatic productions and five fully-staged musical theater productions. Bryan will start work in the Fall on his Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance at Boston University.
Bryan has traveled extensively during his career throughout the U.S. as well as England, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Canada, and the Czech Republic. He has a firm knowledge of German, Italian, and French vocal repertory, diction, and languages while specializing in English diction for the non-native speaker and/or singer.
For the past three years Bryan has held his own music studio in Orange County, CA. While there he taught over thirty students (Ages 5-45+) voice and piano privately. Additionally he taught as a TA for UC Irvine int he subjects of Music Theory, Voice Performance, and an introductory music course for non-majors.
English, Fitness, German, Personal Training, Singing, Songwriting
my aim is for you to truly enjoy my lessons, learn a lot and leave every lesson with a smile on your face, knowing that you just took a step further...
Let's do this :-)
Looking forward to teach you!
Acting, Child Acting, College Admissions, English, German, Grammar, Improv Acting, Language, Makeup, Method Acting, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Musical Theater, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Study Skills, Theater Acting, Typing
I am a recent graduate of Goucher College. I am a new graduate interested in tutoring, and I can offer quite a few different services.
The main services I offer is as an acting coach. This can range from working through a scene to building monologue material for an audition. I also have experience with musical theatre, and I can help you figure out a great repertoire for an audition. (PS: I don't play piano and I am NOT a music teacher, but I know about auditions, and I can help figure out material)
The other services that I offer include beginning lessons in German (I've been to Germany and I've taken the language for years). I also offer make-up services for anyone who wants it.
Just contact me and let me know what you're looking to learn from me, and we can get started right away.
Native German speaker
"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."