Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass
Ian's vast and diverse experience on the Northeast music scene has given him the background that rivals the best of many professional musicians working today. From band tours of the US, Canada, and Hong Kong and a handful of recordings under various acts, Ian remains busy in his home city of Philadelphia. Ian has performed with such acts as Jazz great Grover Washington Jr. to the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra.
Ian has taught private lessons in Bass both electric and acoustic, piano, and guitar for the last eight years in which he has also lent his talents to the esteemed Paul Green School of Rock and DayJams Summer Rock School. He is also involved with a number of after-school programs in the Philadelphia area where he teaches private lessons, music theory, and rock ensemble.
Ian's musical training began with piano at 7, saxophone at 9, self-taught guitar at 11, and finally electric and acoustic bass in high school. He was awarded scholarships to Philadelphia's Settlement Music School and the Berklee College of Music. Finally settling in NYC, Ian completed his B.F.A. in Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School School for Social Research in 2000. Ian has recently completed his PA Teacher Certification K-12 from Temple University 2011.
Why study music with Ian?
Quite simply Ian is a fun, creative, open-minded, and experienced teacher/musician who teaches a wide genre of music styles. He simply loves all music. Jazz, Classical, Funk/R&B, Rock, Metal, and Country are all within the expertise of Ian's vocabulary. Ian teaches with the same intensity and passion that he performs with. Ian truly cares about teaching each and every student the best way he knows.
Drum, Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, French Horn, Organ, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
After a 26-year hiatus in the radio business, I'm back in the field I trained for in college. I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education, and taught for 6 years before trying radio on for size, so to speak. I also taught for 2 years in the early 1990's while between radio jobs. These days, I'm "getting back to my roots" in music!!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Cello, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele, Fiddle, Organ, Upright Bass, Viola
A professional musician and music instructor for over 30 years, Mike has established himself as not only a world class player but also an excellent teacher of all ages and skill levels. He teaches for several area conservatories and hosts master classes on composition, performance, guitar and bass improvisation. Mike now offers lessons in his professional home studio.
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