Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Elementary Math, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Upright Bass
I have been involved with music since I was a child and it has been a blessing to be a part of such an awesome art form since day 1. I can get you started on reaching the next level immediately if you take courses with me.
Being through many great teachers and programs myself i can assure you I know how to inspire talent within eager students in any age group.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Recording
I started playing music around the Kansas City area twenty five years ago. I graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in studio/jazz guitar (cum laude). While at USC, I received a merit scholarship and an award for professional leadership and service within her department. I also graduated with honors from Musicians Institute (GIT), of Hollywood, CA.
I have toured the U.S. and Canada playing venues such as The Portland Rose Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival, The Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Irvine Lake Blues Festival,The Burnaby British Columbia Blues Festival and the Long Beach Blues Festival. The headliners at these events included Robben Ford, The Neville Brothers, and Johnny Winter.
I have released two solo CD's that have received first-rate reviews, as well as international airplay. After the second CD, I was biographied for AMG (All Music Guide) the internet's first source for music information. Here are excerpts from the AMG bio:
... there are also elements of Jimi Hendrix (arguably the first true heavy metal/hard rock artist), Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan in her playing, and she clearly has a strong appreciation of jazz--not only jazz-rock fusion improvisers like John Scofield, Larry Coryell and Mahavishnu Orchestra founder John McLaughlin, but also, straightahead bop favorites such as Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass.......eclectic outlook is one of her strong points; her ability to move from a tough, aggressive blues-rock groove to a more cerebral, fusion-minded approach to the occasional soul-jazz/hard bop number has made for some very unpredictable albums.
I have been teaching full-time for the past 13 years. I have taught all ages and popular styles. In 2008, my blues guitar method was published and distributed through Amazon.
Drum, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is Mike and I'm a professional musician of 10 years. I started playing piano at the age of 8 and studied classical, rock, pop, ragtime, blues, and impressionistic styles. At the age of 11 I got my first drum set and started jamming to bands like Metallica, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, NOFX, Black Sabbath and of course Led Zepplin. By the time I reached the age of 21 I was a well established, mutli-instrumentalist.
I then attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where I honed my skills as a drummer and overall musician. I can now play all styles of drumming from Rock and Metal, to Latin and Jazz, to Reggae and Funk..you name it. I also studied Harmony & Theory, Ear Training, Technique, Sight Reading, and Performance. I graduated in 2010 and never looked back. Ive toured the country with numerous rock bands, recorded many albums, and taught hundreds of students.
Ive been teaching now for 5 years, and let me tell you I've seen it all. From a crying 5 year old who cant play a scale to a born natural with skills only a prodigy should possess. My main goal as a teacher is to intrigue my students with the art of music. I keep my lessons fun, interesting, and informative. Each one of my students receives a custom lesson plan based on their skill level and musical goals. I'm very personable with my students and always make sure they enjoy what they learn. I teach students how to play songs they desire as well as basic progressions and song structure. I also teach the importance of time keeping, technique, reading, and performance.
So if you're looking for a great teacher with a commitment to his students and a passion for the shaping musical minds look no further. I'm the teacher for you.
I fell in love with the drums when I was 2 years old but I had to wait until I turned 7 to get my first drum set. And ever since then I have never put my sticks down. I love playing the drums and I love music! I've been in Orchestras and Symphonies. I've been in Rock bands, Jazz bands and Marching bands. I've played in groups as small as 2 and as large as 200! Music has allowed me to travel to lots of places and to meet lots of people. I even got to write music for films and cartoons & record with other great musicians! Music has been an amazing gift to me...
And now I want to share that gift with as many new people as I possibly can. I love teaching just as much as I love playing. I still get to travel and I always get to meet new and interesting people. But the best part is that I get to share music with anyone who wants to learn it & we get to play and listen to great music every day.
I hope I always get to be a musician and I hope I always get to have a great job like teaching. :)
I really look forward to meeting you and working together.
Ballet, Drum, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Method Acting, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Acting, Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Broadway Singing, Chemistry, Dance, Elementary Math, English, French, GRE, History, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Physics, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Organ
Having fun while learning is my philosophy. Your math, reading, and comprehension skills improve greatly with the practice and skills of performing in music.
To those that wonder- if she is so great then why is she teaching?! Well, my goal in life has always been- to make my income as a musician. In my early years I DID IT-- I was successful as a back up singer with Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias and others. Then I did receive a recording contract with 3 CDs out with the GEFFEN label and then I became a HAS BEEN that never really was;-) I wish I had someone like me- teaching the stage presence, how to hold a microphone!, how to confidence with my singing and playing EVERY day and build on it. And the music business itself! So I have a WEALTH of knowledge to share for YOUR benefit and maybe some current networks to get you to be successful with YOUR hopes and dreams in music too!
Dream, but ACT on those dreams so you have NO regrets. Those who can DID and NOW they teach;-)
My passion for music and teaching goes way back when I wrote my first song at age 9 about an American Indian girl- I HAVE NO INDIAN BLOOD IN ME- but somehow I felt a connection- possibly something I learned at school or on TV. That experience- it changed and improved the evolution of my maturing through today. I was able to express my thoughts and facts I have learned through a song! Musical instruments- I played the guitar and piano on that first recording and my voice; and wrote out the lyrics and music notes! It gave me such confidence in myself. I felt I had achieved a great deal and won some educational contests and received great respect from my teachers.
Having the skill, experience and desire to share these forms of expressions with others is my goal in life. Music has helped me overcome sad times and enjoying great times. Also, still gives me a wonderful income! Music brings memories to those whom have lost all their memory. Music is the greatest form of emotional and physical therapy as I have learned by assisting those in the hospital. It helps all ages of my students focus, relieve anxiety about exams, have a way to give a gift when no other can be found or purchased, and to express their suppressed emotions in a way that brings joy---and anger disappears or at least neutralizes:-)
Also I do tutoring - can view Tutor Doctor profile too. I tutor in the following: Foreign languages- French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, ESL. English- Literature 4th thru college. Math- Algebra- 7th thru high school/college, Physics 7th thru College, Sciences- biology, chemistry. History- US and World. Typing skills. Apple/ Mac Operating system- software. Specializing in music software. I specialize with students on the autism spectrum and learning disabilities.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele
Cory M (MA, Music) is passionate about music performance and creation. In 9th grade, Cory traded in his surfboard for a bass guitar and never looked back. Playing bass in a band lead to songwriting, and songwriting turned into a Bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in composition. Fascinated by the complexities of the musical experience, Cory went on to earn his Masters Degree in music with an emphasis in music history and theory.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Cory has performed live and in the studio as a bassist, drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in a variety of acts since 1992. As a songwriter, Cory has written hundreds of songs in several different genres for bands and personal projects. He has also worked as a composer/songwriter on a few music industry projects and continues to pursue songwriting personally and professionally.
With over 10-years of teaching experience, Cory daily helps teens and adults learn how to play and create music. His current “day job” is teaching recording, songwriting, music production, and general music (instruments, theory, etc.) at a private high school, where he helps teens realize their creative ambitions in sound.
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