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Erin P. is currently freelancing in New York City and on Broadway as a member of AFM Local 802. She recently spent a season in Miami as fourth horn for the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony, after spending the 2012-2013 season in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina playing fourth horn for the Sarajevska Filharmonija. The Sarajevo Philharmonic supports the Bosnian National Theater, performing symphonic repertoire, opera and ballet throughout the season.
Prior to her appointment in Sarajevo, Erin was an active freelance musician in the Las Vegas area. She performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic in the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and in Broadway shows on the Strip. She earned her Master of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012, studying with Bill Bernatis.
A Connecticut native, Erin earned her bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in music history and horn performance, studying with NYC freelancers Dan Grabois (Meridian Arts Ensemble) and Peter Reit (American Ballet Theater, Phantom of the Opera). While in the Hartford area, Erin performed with the Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Opera Theater, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Rocky Hill Town Theater.
Erin has performed with a variety of summer festival orchestras, including the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra, Franco-American Vocal Academy (Périgueux, France), Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Orchestral Academy.
Erin's blog "Horn in Real Life" documents her experiences in Sarajevo and beyond, and can be found at http://www.erinapaul.com/blog.
As a younger brother at the age of five, I began studying the piano because my older sister did. After my foundation in music strengthened I fell in love with the trumpet. At first, each note took time to develop and I enjoyed the challenge. The trumpet allowed me to travel all over the Southeast later in life and even to China with a 1940's Radio Show. I enjoyed many top-level bands the kindled my love and passion for good music. I want to share that kindling with my students in a nurturing and guiding situation, just like my teachers gave me.
I used to go to lessons and become so motivated and inspired that I thought I could change the world. I always knew that I would want to give back exactly that. As my performance opportunities grew into venues like Churchill Grounds, The Rialto, and The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, The Jazz Standard, Bowery Ballroom, Shapeshifter and Flushing Town Hall in New York, my fire for wanting to develop my teaching did also. I was always thinking back to what my old teachers gave me, inspiration. I then understood that inspiration is the key to success in life.
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Lessons will be something the student looks forward to every week. We will work through common method books and learn material that the student has an interest in. For example, some students want to learn to play high notes, a popular song, improvise, or write their own songs. I am a laid back guy, but I do expect effort in the lessons and at home. I believe whatever you put into music is what you get out of it, and I will inspire and motivate the student to get as much out of the lessons as they can. Students will create, with my advisement, and update short term and long term goals every few months.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard or Piano and Music Stand
*** Travel Equipment ***
They should provide their instrument, instrument care products (valve oil), method books and sheet music.
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*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
My life revolves around music in all of its forms. I have studied piano since the age of 6 while singing ever since I knew how to make sound. Throughout my lifetime, I have been taught by some of the most influential teachers, and it is my goal to become one in your lifetime.
I began participating in theater at an early age. Once In high school, I had my first job as a Drama Teacher at Saltworks Young Actors Studio where I taught Improvisation, Monologues and Musical Theater to students ages 6 through 16.
I went to Point Park University where I received a BA in Musical Theater in 2006. Throughout College, I was also teaching voice and piano lessons.
As an actor, I have enjoyed many successes. In 2007, I joined the NY Public Theater’s three night, 40th anniversary concert of HAIR at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The following summer, I was a member of the cast in a full mounted production in their 2008 Shakespeare in the Park season. Shortly after the production transferred to Broadway, the cast performed at the 2009 Tony Awards and took home the Tony for Best Revival.
During the run of Hair, I was entered into the Broadway Beauty Pageant, where male cast members from different Broadway shows compete to win the title of "Mr. Broadway". After competing in Talent and Interview; I was crowned Mr. Broadway 2009.
In 2010, I journeyed across the Atlantic with the production to perform HAIR in London’s West End. It was such a joy to have the influence of UK culture and experience the best of their Music and Theater in my time living in London.
Since moving back to America, I began teaching full time and have been a first hand witness to all of my students growing and flourishing throughout their process. It makes me so proud of them!!
I believe music has the power to be the most fun thing in the world, while at the same time, the most challenging thing. No matter what age, it's never to early or late to open your heart and mind to its fullest potential.
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I have an Upright Piano in my living room with plenty of seating for parents/guardians. I also have a spare room and patio in case one would like some privacy to work or read.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to have a Piano or a full electronic keyboard for proper Piano or Voice lessons, and a Trumpet or French Horn for those lessons respectively.
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I am a very earnest, physical, character actor with a great sense of comedic timing. I live for anything theatrical and I hope that I can share all the joys it brings me with you.
I have a vast singing range from bass’ low D, high A belt, to a B6 in my falsetto. I have shaped my voice through almost a dozen voice teachers since the time my voice changed from boy to young man and now I feel confident to sing in styles from Traditional and Contemporary Broadway, to Pop and Rock. I hope that I can help you gain the confidence and strength to conquer multiple styles.
I have been playing the Trumpet, French Horn and Piano since grade school. From Honors bands to Marching bands, the excitement from a band is tap-your-foot contagious!
Michael T. D. (b. 1991) is an educator, composer, and arranger from Long Island, New York. Michael received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from LIU Post. During his tenure at LIU Post, he studied composition and orchestration with renowned educational composer Carl Strommen, trumpet with Brad Siroky, and conducting with Dr. James McRoy. Michael has had a number of works commissioned from him for ensembles like the LIU Post Wind Symphony and Manhattan School of Music Precollege Brass Ensemble, among other community and public school groups.
In 2011, Michael served as a composer-in-residence with the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Brass Ensemble, and again in 2012 with the Candlewood Middle School 6th Grade Band in Dix Hills, NY. In the summer of 2012, the LIU Post Wind Symphony commissioned a work from him, entitled “Big Sky Country,” which received its world premiere at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell in Port Washington, New York. The work was then taken on tour and performed overseas in Beijing and Xi’an, China.
Michael is a winner of two awards from the Global Music Awards (2012) for his works “Big Sky Country,” in the ‘composition’ category and for “Inner City Sounds” in the ‘student band’ category. He continues to write music for educational purposes, and currently lists his music on major distributor websites like JWPepper.
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Trumpet - Beginner to Advanced
French Horn - Beginner to Intermediate
Music Composition - Beginner to Advanced
Arranging - Beginner to Advanced
Orchestration - Beginner to Advanced
Music Theory - Beginner to Advanced
Ear Training - Beginner to Advanced
Piano - Beginner
Clarinet - Beginner
Trombone - Beginner
Flute - Beginner
Conducting - Beginner
Alto Saxophone - Beginner
I also offer lessons on how to use Finale Music Notation Software - Beginner to Advanced.
JIm T. earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education and composition from the University of Michigan in 2001 and 2008. He taught high school and elementary school band, jazz band, glee club, beginning music theory, and AP/IB music theory at Detroit Country Day School 2002-2014. Jim Has worked as a freelance Music Director for educational, community, and professional theatre productions since 2002 (70+ shows) while also freelancing as a french horn player and rock pianist. He worked as a church choir director 2004-2010. An active composer, Jim has published several works for band and small ensembles and his original musical, "Justice in Dusty Junction" will be available through Eldridge publishing (Fall 2014). With a blend of humor, patience, insistence on excellence, deep musical understanding, and a methodical approach, Mr. T. enjoys helping beginning through adult students "level up" and find their musical spark.
Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
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