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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have been passing on what I've learned in my own studies, personal and privately taught, to help new students get the strong foundations for becoming the best musician they can be. I've been playing since age 6 (now 44) and performing since 18. I started with Classical guitar, then Rock and Jazz. In all my years of study, I've learned how to teach and how NOT to teach. I have had many years of private lessons. I've written, recorded and performed for over 20 years. My wife and I even do voice over work on occasion.
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Students have become friends and I've seen many go on to become performers, songwriters and teachers. I also use a wide range of materials when teaching like DVDs, CDs, and computer 'play along' tracks. I love teaching, seeing people smile and enjoy making music. Music is like painting : I try to show students as many colors as I can and encourage them to create something of their own which others can enjoy as well.
I sometimes learn FROM my students as they present something they wish top learn but I must first figure it out before showing them how to play it. It's very give and take when I teach.
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studio on second floor for lessons; chairs and equipment available; books, metronomes, music stands, cd players, cables and amps; acoustic & electric guitars.
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Rock and Jazz and appreciation of Classical
Expose students to music they normally don't listen to.
Guidance through improvisation and creative process.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Originally from Columbia SC, Steve began music lessons at age 8. He continued with them for ten years then enrolled at The University of South Carolina as a music major. Steve studied piano with Dr. John Williams Emeritus Professor of Music, studied music theory and composition with Dr. Peter Gerschefski and was a member of the Choir led by Dr. Arpad Darazs. All of these great musicians and teachers had a major influence on Steve.
After college Steve traveled extensively and playing and performing in Las Vegas Style show bands.Steve moved to Charlotte in 1982 married Debra and began a Family, At that time a neighbor asked Steve to teach his son piano. Steve discovered he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and love of music. The rest, as they say, is history. Steve has been a full time private piano teacher for the last seven years.
Steve is a member of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and conducts recitals and performance opportunities for its members.
Steve continues to teach full time and perform with various groups.
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For beginners, I use a fairly traditional approach. I start students with the Bastien Books, John Schaum note speller, and a scale book. I emphasize chord recognition as soon as possible and show the student how to build on these patterns. I am very patient and not at all overly demanding. I realize children ( and adults) and very busy with many activities and piano is just one of them.
Of course having said that, you will get out of it what you put into it. I am a good teacher, but I can't sprinkle magic dust on you and make you a good musician. My teaching philosophy is totally positive reinforcement.
For more advanced students, I recommend certain classical repertory and popular music if they are interested. Let's pull out the I-Pod and play along with Coldplay, McCartney, Beatles, Black eyed Peas, Glee -Whatever interests you!
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in addition to teaching piano lessons I am proficient in synth sounds and running an instrument like the Yamaha Motif, Sequencing, and creating soundbeds.
Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting
I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred
musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers.
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5'11' Kawai Grand Piano
Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones
Buffet r-13 Clarinet
Roland G Fantom
Fender 5 String Bass
Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted
Yamaha yas 63 alto sax
Full Pa with microphones
*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano, keyboard or saxophone. I only will do hour lessons paid monthly w/travel charges weighed in if taught outside my studio or home.
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classical, jazz, blues, gospel, traditional church, contemporary church, rock, pop, r&b, country, dixieland,
Accompaniment, Classical Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano
Teaching Ages 6 thru Adult
Classical Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
Joey R is a student of music performance for classical guitar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a very friendly and compassionate musician, and is completely immersed in the music world. Naturally, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in his clients. He's been on a journey with guitar for 13 years. As an instructor, he is gifted in providing inspiration to his students. Also, he believes in perfection, and that one must always strive for it. Technique, expression, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, with a touch of music-induced enthusiasm, describe the experience of studying the guitar with Joey.
From EastCoastEntertainment profile:
"Joey R has been honing his technique and artistry on the guitar for 11 years. He was born and raised in New York, where he was first introduced to classical music through the violin. Now, he is a music student of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he continues on his spiritual and musical journey as a classical guitarist.
Joey R has studied classical guitar under the mastery of Derek Day at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Charles Vaughn at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His playing reflects his Spanish culture and background, while simultaneously being fueled by his unstoppable love for the music.
During his studies on the classical guitar, he has worked with the music of Mauro Giuliani, Matteo Carcassi, Francisco Tárrega, J.S Bach, and much, much more. What separates Joey R from other musicians is his unmistakable close attention to small details in music. From studying under masters in the field, Joey R pays special attention to the basic musical components such as melody, rhythm, and harmony, while putting a tremendous amount of effort and thought into his tone production. His musical ideas are an exact reflection to how he views the world around him; a beautiful, adventurous, and emotional reality.
His repertoire is forever expanding, but focuses mostly on the Baroque and Classical Era, and contemporary Spanish music, particularly that of Antonio Lauro."
A testimonial from a past client:
From a satisfied customer:
During the summer of 2013, we secured Joey's services for a large family dinner celebration held in Charlotte. We discussed the type of atmosphere and music we desired, and Joey accommodated our needs beautifully. He was very accessible, prompt in responding to phone calls and emails, and was punctual and courteous on the day of the event. He is an accomplished guitarist, polite, and personable. We found his fees for service to be quite reasonable. Without hesitation, we give Joey our wholehearted endorsement for his work as a professional musician, and wish him much success in the years to come.
Dee & Joe
Ear Training, Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Violin
Hello! Teaching is special to me because I get to share the gift of music that I have been given with others. I also enjoy meeting people and developing relationships. I especially enjoy teaching young children. My teaching experience began with two piano students, ages 9 and 7 followed soon after by three violin students, ages 10, 8, and 7.
I began playing the violin at the age of five. I received a variety of musical instruction throughout the years, but I was mainly taught using the Suzuki method. Classical music remains my favorite to play and listen to, although I also enjoy playing hymns and fiddle tunes. Besides violin, I have also had some piano instruction, during which I studied music theory and fundamentals such as scales and chords.
"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."