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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near North Las Vegas

Mark L.

Las Vegas, NV
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Julia G.

Henderson, NV
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV
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Mark L. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

I teach according to your individual needs. I help you become successful on piano, violin, viola, bass, guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I believe talent is not a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing music available to many. It is an inherited right and gift to enjoy a lifetime of personal satisfaction from playing a musical instrument. I love to help students build confidence and make progress. I help them problem solve by going through problems with them. I teach "how to think" and how to become a life long learner of the instrument. I love the challenge of finding ways to help students become successful at every step of the way. I am excited and enthused to be apart of student progress. I am influenced by many 20th Century performers including Van Cliburn, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Yudi Menuhin, Issac Stern and Horowitz among others. I am passionate in my teaching about providing an effective solution to my student's needs.

I am a professional educator who works with children and has the patience to help them. I am a performer who has over 30 years of public experience in solo playing as well as ensemble work. I have performed at Nordstrom for nine years, and performed at many private functions. I have performed classical as well as jazz music as part as my performance experience. I have taught private lessons for a total of nine years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in personalizing your approach to the strangeness of the instrument. You need to learn much about posture, and proper tone production within the first year. Method books are not "how to" books. You need a teacher to guide you toward becoming familiar with the instrument. You also need to learn how to listen to the sounds you make as you play. To develop "musical independence" you need to become musically literate, develop tone production skills, and internalize a steady beat. Rhythm and tone are basic concepts that must be mastered to maximize pleasure in playing your instrument. Learning how to problem solve is another skill I teach so you can help yourself toward progress.
I believe in using the instrument in daily activities such as playing "Happy Birthday" at family get together. Christmas Songs or Hanukkah Songs can bring much joy during December family parties.
A musician in the house brings much joy during holidays and celebrations; and the families are brought closer together. Memories are created and last forever. Playing an instrument is exciting and expresses what can not be said using words. I believe in teaching students based on their strengths, and building upon them. I am excited to help you learn!!

You can advance quickly if you are taught to listen to yourself and use common sense, and make sense of the music theory I will teach you.I will guide you every step of the way to understand how music works. Music lessons are fun and enjoyable. I am pleased to guide you through your learning every step of the way. My students in Las Vegas have had much success with my teaching and guidance. I will succeed where others fail. You will reap the benefits of my professional instruction.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano 5'1', Digital Piano 88 Keys, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitar ( 5 String Fretless), electric guitar (Fender), Upright Bass 3/4 Size French/German Bows.
I also have instruments to loan out to new students. They include; Full Size Violin, 3/4 Size Violin, Viola, Various Guitars, and various Keyboards including 88 Key Digital Piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I carry a piano keyboard, guitar, 5 string bass guitar, violin, viola, electric guitar (Fender).

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki for string instruments. Thompson, Schawm for piano. Blues, Jazz and " real book " for jazz piano as well as Frank Mantooth books for chords. I also create materials to suit individual student needs. Classical piano volumes

Julia G. Henderson, NV

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, English, Language, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I began my study of music as a child with the study of piano. I also played and performed clarinet in the school band and marching band (highlight of my youth!), played and performed duet piano works, and also the organ. I was initiated by my native Swiss grandparents into dance and yodel music, which then interested me in ethnic music, in conjunction with my classical music studies. In addition to my music studies, I played intercollegiate sports and studied zoology. The schools I studied at were Western Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Buffalo State College, and then onto University of New Mexico to begin a Master’s Program.

Upon moving to Manhattan, I studied with a well-known voice coach in the opera world, Tom LaMonaco. I also studied voice with Nancy Ribakov and piano with Sy Ribakov from the Juilliard School of Music. I studied piano with Monique le Duc from the Paris Conservatoire, Mary Gunning from the New Mexico Symphony. In conjunction, studied voice with Ms. Jean Kraft from the Metropolitan Opera (7 years), and Regina Rickless (1 year) from the European stage.

Notably, Julia was chosen to perform a piano concert for the Spanish Ambassador to the US in Albuquerque, NM. (1999).

I performed a solo voice program in Natal, Brazil which included, Lieder, Italian arias and American songs, and received the honor of teaching a master class to the opera students at Federal American University, Natal, Brazil.

I have performed numerous several opera roles and produced and performed for artist’s series in the US.

I have served at the University of New Mexico as a faculty pianist – (2001-5) in the Ballet Department at UNM for several years. In conjunction with performing, teaching and continuing my education, Julia prepared the children’ Chorus for Opera Southwest and was the director of the Edgewood Opera Group, which introduced the community to the opera stage. Many of my students were in the SWO opera productions and are presently at major universities throughout the US.

I have accompanied and prepared many students for many levels of recitals and competitions, auditions, college university music entrance exams, opera, and Broadway productions while also producing and performing myself.

I continue to perform, teach, and record Lieder and Chanson in Arvada, CO. and hosts shin dings regularly at my home with my brilliant scientist husband, Joda.

*** Lesson Details ***
Dear Future Students,
I look forward to meeting you very much and exploring your music life with you.
Each music mind is different from the next, so bring your own uniqueness to the music and I assure you, you will find fulfillment and the evolution of your musical self.
I will give you 110% and I would like you to do the same. That means, you will need to practice! I practice every day and remember, there are many ways to practice. We can talk about this and I will give you many ideas.
There is no judgement in my studio. Learning music and continuing to improve is a process. Each person is different and contributes to their own becoming. Please don't worry about being like someone else. This is your turn. Your first lesson will BE A LESSON, and we will discuss the specific materials needed for you to study music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a very nice studio in my home, with high ceilings, which offer very natural acoustics. I use my home for my professional recordings. I have a 5'9" Boston, which is made my Steinway. I love my piano and chose it for its rich dark sound.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will travel to you depending on the project. 

*** Specialties ***
I teach using a variety of the educational piano books, i.e. Alfred
but I like to also use materials that fit the personality of the student. This means I will spend thoughtful time picking out these materials for the student. I also use a memorization technique for piano students for part of their work program. I enjoy the Alfred Theory books. With regard to voice, I have in the past required my voice students to at least read the treble clef so that they may play their vocal line however, this is an option. I use college materials for explaining the vocal apparatus, but my training from master teachers has evolved into a technique that brings the voice to stabilized sound whilst protecting the vocal chords. I use the 24 Italian arias for beginners.

Andrew C. Henderson, NV

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Andrew earned an Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Degree from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, graduating in October 2008. He was one of 6 honors graduates in a class of 2000, learning every day from the best contemporary music teachers in the world. Nine months after graduation, he took a gig as a show/orchestra musician with Holland America Cruises. The same orchestra was also responsible for playing party/dance sets around the pool areas and in other lounges on the ships. After eight contracts with them over a 3.5 year period, he did one contract with Royal Caribbean, and one contract with Celebrity Cruises. These experiences took Andrew to over 70 countries on 5 continents, while working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. On a daily basis, these gigs entailed receiving a stack of music charts in the afternoon, having a one-hour rehearsal with that night's entertainer, and then playing the show the same night, as if the band had been practicing it for years. Between this responsibility, and the diverse backgrounds of his co-workers, Andrew learned people skills and stress management skills that most musicians will never get the chance to learn. After arriving in Las Vegas in October 2013 he was asked to join "The Las Vegas Goodfellas" in early November. They are a group fronted by three male singers that has been a regular fixture in many casino showrooms on and off The Strip, at various corporate events, and at private parties. Since 2007, they have been 3-time winners of "The Best Band in Las Vegas" award from the Las Vegas Review Journal Fan Poll. Andrew has also recently taken on five private students ranging from ages 7 to 55 which include instruction on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. Lessons will teach students the academic, artistic, and conceptual parts of music, as well as the subjects that can only be learned from working professionals, such as performance issues, the right and wrong ways to practice, modern equipment and technology advice, networking, and what it really takes to actually make music a career if the student so desires. Although students can learn a scale or how to strum a song if that is the goal, they can also go significantly beyond that if necessitated, requested, or desired.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music Theory (Building Scales, Harmonizing Scales into Chords)
Ear Training
Single String Concepts (Scales, Arpeggios, Intervals)
Rhythm Concepts (Chords, Blending with a Band)
Learning Songs
Writing Licks, Lines, Chord Progressions, Charts, and Songs
Techniques (Pick vs. Fingers vs. Hybrid Picking)
Acoustic vs. Electric vs. Nylon String
Slide and Steel Guitar
Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, and Other Doubling Instruments
Playing in a Stylistically Appropriate Manner
Choosing the Right Equipment for the Gig or Project
Music Reading
How to Practice
How to Market Yourself to Acquire Work

*** Studio Equipment ***
various electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo. A few different amplifiers, and many different pieces of effect and accessory equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
various electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo.

*** Specialties ***
All Contemporary Styles (Rock, Blues, Country and Country Rock, Mo-Town, Jazz, Latin, Latin Jazz, Fusion, Metal and Tapping Style, Theater)

Kristie S.

Las Vegas, NV
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James G.

Las Vegas, NV
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Gizmo H.

Las Vegas, NV
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Kristie S. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Audition Prep, Classical Piano, Harp, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Kristie S. has over fifteen years of experience teaching music lessons to students of all ages and levels. She currently offers private harp and piano lessons at her home studio in Las Vegas.

As a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, Kristie has the background and capability to teach beginning to advanced students. With a doctoral minor field in music theory, Kristie is able to provide students with a thorough understanding of how music actually works.

Kristie has been privileged to study with wonderful, internationally respected teachers. Kristie enjoys sharing her love of music with her students. She encourages all her students to play their best and to learn pieces that they enjoy and that challenge them, while keeping the experience fun and nurturing.

Kristie believes that no matter what someone's goals are in playing music, learning to play an instrument teaches important life skills. Among those skills are discipline; efficiency in completing a task (or practicing a particular piece); developing strategies to approach large projects, such as a paper or a large musical work; and how to stick with something, even if it is difficult. In that vein, one of Kristie's foremost priorities as a teacher is to help her students learn to teach themselves. Kristie seeks a balance between challenging her students and cultivating a sense of camaraderie and playful exploration.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning piano students, Kristie uses the Faber method.

Lessons typically include music theory. Students will be given clear assignments to practice and complete.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano: baby grand piano
Harp: Lyon and Healy harps

*** Specialties ***
Classical Music

Music Theory

James G. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Classical Voice, Ear Training, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

I am a teacher who passionately loves music and teaching. I have studied Music Education for 5 years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Over the years, I have had the opportunity to study and work with renowned vocalists and teachers such as David Weiller of UNLV; Dr. Mark Wherry of College of Southern Nevada; Lori Marie Rios of College of the Canyons/California State University, Los Angeles; and Rodney Eichenberger of Florida State University. I have sung as a Bass-Baritone in various ensembles such as the UNLV Chamber Chorale and the Desert Singers as well as performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Desert Winds, and the Las Vegas Master Singers. Throughout my time at the university, I have had the privilege to teach many choirs at both the high school and university levels.

As your instructor, I will use my experiences to give you the best possible lesson. I am well-versed in vocal pedagogy and can help develop a healthy singing voice/tone that will lessen tension and allow for long-lasting singing. Whether it be with sight singing, ear training, music theory, diction, vocal technique or posture, I will make sure you succeed as well as making each lesson fun and memorable. I hope to be your teacher soon!

Gizmo H. Las Vegas, NV

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Composition, Ear Training, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Hello, my name is Gizmo, woodwind and composition instruction. I am 23 years old and have been pursuing music for over ten years. A Vegas native, I am an alum of the Las Vegas Academy for Performing and Visual Arts ('08 graduate!). I've studied extensively with artists like Nathan Tenouye, Dave Perrico and Dave Loeb.

I am experienced with an array of different musical styles both classical (contemporary saxophone literature) and modern (jazz, sca, and more!) Weather gearing up for solo and ensemble festival and you need to learn the Fuzzy Bird Sonata or battle of the bands and you need to learn that one sca line, I can help.

If you're interested in improving your ear or music theory skills, you're in the right place.

I am currently finishing a Bachelors of Music at UNLV in Jazz Composition, free for lessons almost any time.

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