Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Upright Bass
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and began playing music when I was 3 years of age. My father taught me the basics of piano at that age and I was a classical pianist for about 11 years.
I'm now a bass player studying Bass Performance and Film Scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. It was recently named the "Best Music School in the World" by The Hollywood Reporter.
I have studied under Chris Loftlin, who has played and toured with Brian McKnight, John Scofield, and Eric Krasno. I've also studied with Whit Browne who not only is an amazing teacher, but an amazing bass player, and Victor Bailey who has toured with Madonna.
I have an extensive knowledge of music theory, both jazz and classical, and bass technique for both upright and electric bass.
I've been teaching bass and music since I was 15 and I've learned to work with children, adults, and people my age. I have developed a structured method that assures that you will get the most out of your lesson.
Music is fun, and therefore your lesson should also be enjoyable!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Born and raised in New Jersey, Evan Michael Coniglio was surrounded by music from a young age. His father, Salvatore Coniglio, a talented guitarist dreamed that each of his children would learn a different instrument. After Evan’s eldest brother claimed the guitar, Evan reluctantly picked up the bass at the age of 13. At first, Evan was not happy: It was heavy, and it hurt his fingers. But Evan quickly learned to love the power the bass had over the bandstand and after a few lessons, it was clear that the instrument fit him like a glove.
He soon began to perform with high school rock bands, sneaking into local bars and clubs for weekend gigs. A newfound appreciation for upright bass led Evan to start his own trio, sparking a love of R&B and Jazz music that thrives in him to this day. Late in his high school career, he began to set his eye on top music schools, hoping to pursue his craft professionally. He wanted to play with the best, learn from the best and become the best.
In 2007 he was invited to attend Berklee College of Music, an opportunity he would not take for granted. Boston was a whole new world for Evan and he quickly began joining up-and-coming artists for live and studio sessions. His initial efforts paid off in 2009 as he was selected to perform in the American Songbook Concert featuring Burt Bacharach and Grammy award-winning singer Paula Cole.
Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Currently, Evan works as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, and as the bassist for Boston-based R&B group Biscuits & Gravy.
In the last year alone, Evan has worked with executive producers Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton and recorded a live session documentary at Capitol Records featuring Herbie Hancock. Evan will spend the Summer of 2013 on an international tour with Nikki Yanofsky before returning to Boston, Massachusetts where he currently resides.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Ukulele, Accordion, Banjo, Bassoon, Fiddle, French Horn, Harmonica, Harp, Organ, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
It all started out in a small town called Chatham, NJ where I spent the first thirteen years of my life. I remember loving music as early as I could walk and talk. I started taking guitar lessons when I was seven years old. Along with the guitar, came a love for singing and writing my own songs. When we moved to Pennsylvania the guitar came with me. Throughout my high school years, I spent hours playing with teachers, fellow students and at parties.
When I was sixteen every week for three years I would drive an hour into Philadelphia, by myself, to study with world famous Artie Singer. HIs students include such names as Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Al Martino, and Bobby Rydel. Artie co-wrote and produced two massive hit records “At the Hop” and “Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay,” both recorded by Danny and the Juniors. Artie was personal friends with Dick Clark and would bring him acts for his show.
While going to a Community College in Philadelphia the music teacher there took notice of me, pulled me aside, and told me about a great music school I should attend. He then sent away for the application and helped me fill it out. The next thing I knew I was in Boston attending Berklee School of Music! I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz and Rock Composition, Arranging, and Guitar.
I had originally gone to Berklee intending to major in voice, however I had no luck with the vocal department there and ended up with nodules on my vocal cords. The damage was so significant that I had to stop singing during my four years at Berklee and turned to studying Guitar and Composition.
I tried every vocal teacher in town wanting more than anything to be a singer. What I found was no teacher could help me and it seemed obvious that even though they had the “big name” they didn’t know what they wt. I was losing hope. The combination of this roadblock and my persistence led me to the greatest thing that ever happened in my life....... I met Dante Pavone!
I kept hearing about a singing teacher named Dante Pavone. Since I had already tried everyone else, I decided to give him a shot. On my first lesson with Dante I noticed a big difference. My throat didn't hurt at all and a real voice was coming out of me. I was cured!
Dante’s studies were extensive and he had doctorates in voice, music history, psychology and many other subjects. He was the most intelligent; insightful person I have ever met in my life and not only taught me about voice but taught me many things about life. He one time told me that he had a more profound knowledge of all the fine singing muscles than anyone else.
Dante was the first; a “pioneer” in popular singing, breaking from the traditional operatic style. He taught, or was contacted by, such singers as John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Beatles), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), Aretha Franklin, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Steve Tyler (Aerosmith), Peter Wolf (JGiles Band), James and Livingston Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Tom Jones, Donna Summers, Jonathan Richman, Julianna Hatfield, Andy Pratt, at their prime and the list goes on and on. Once John Lennon and Paul McCartney showed up unannounced at his door handing him a blank check! Singers from New York City Opera Company used to sneak away from their teachers and come to Boston to study with Dante who would cure their wrecked voices from their famous opera teachers they had in NY. Best Singing Teacher in the World!
I studied with Dante every day for the first couple of years and then two or three times a week after that for fifteen years until his demise in 1998. I never missed a lesson! He gave me over a four-octave range where I started with only a five-note one. Not only did he improve my pitch and tone, but I can now sing and scream all night, if I want to, and never have a single vocal problem. In fact the more I sing the better my voice feels!
One day at my lesson Dante asked if he could pass his method down to me. This has been a great honor to me and although many teachers try to emulate his method I am the only one with a certificate as seen above. Not only was Dante my mentor, but still to this day he is the most important person I ever encountered in my life and was my best friend. We were very close and he would spend hours talking to me at lessons not only about music but about many fascinating subjects and opened my eyes to many incredible things.
Thirteen of my songs were chosen to be in one movie called Getting Personal and other songs in the movies Fillbilly and Dykeotomies. My band has won world contests.
I have also studied piano, guitar, and drums extensively and teach all instruments. I studied for years with late great world renowned Charlie Banacos and John Horrigan. Besides teaching I am a songwriter, dancer, actress, film maker, audio engineer and producer as well. I can help you record your songs!
Since 1982 I have written hundreds of songs and have been performing and recording my own music in major New England and New York venues. I've also won awards for my band "Girl on Top."
My voice lessons studio is in Somerville, Massachusetts (MA), but I teach online singing worldwide via webcam internet video calls such as Skype, IChat, Tiny Chat, AOL AIM, Google Talk, Face Time Warner, Snapyap, Imo.im, MSN Yahoo,Tokbox, Palbee, Vyew, Many singing students come from Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown, Everett, Malden, Medford, Boston, , etc. I teach children and adults of all ages and levels. If you can’t come to my studio I can teach you anywhere in the world via Skype! Voice and vocal therapy are my specialties but I also specialize in and all instruments along with songwriting and arranging. There is no end to how good you can get! I am a vocal therapist. This vocal therapy method can cure vocal nodes and polyps almost immediately. Internet-based video. Intercontinental internet service. Video chat Greatest Online Singing Lessons in the World! On-Line-Singing Study Voice OnLine the conveinece, saftely, Save time and money. Global Worldwide. All styles Rock, Jazz, Country and Western, Broadway, Folk, Heavy Metal, Screaming with no damage, Yelling, Talking, Speeh, Speaking, Angst, Classical, Opera, Reggae, Singing course trainging
Guitar, Piano, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone, Upright Bass
WIth a doctorate in Jazz Performance (New England Conservatory) and Minor in Music Theory, plus an 8 year college level experience as a course developer and professor, I am offering improvisation and composition lessons following a multi-method-based and instinctual individualized approach.
Pianist, composer, and Inner Circle Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis was born in Athens, Greece. Since age four, he has studied, performed, and composed based on a wide spectrum of genres including Classical, Avant Garde, Jazz, Greek and other Eastern Mediterranean Folk, Byzantine, and South American. His musical experiences include stints with Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, as well as Greek composers Mikis Theodorakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek pop singers Fivos Delivorias, Aggelos Dionysiou, and Lefteris Pantazis, Greek folk clarinet players Vasilis Saleas and Panayotis Haliyannis, kemence player Michalis Kaliontzidis, Japanese shō player Ko Ishikawa, dancer Li Chiao Ping, textile design artist Sonya Clark, and numerous theater directors, actors and poets. Lefteris has premiered compositions by Yusef Lateef, John Mallia, Gene Coleman, Johannes Berauer, Greg Bullen, Ayn Inserto, and James Grant. These works involve free and structured improvisation, prepared piano, and pre-recorded and live electronics.
With support from the Fulbright, the Onassis, the Ruth Shapiro and the Gerondelis Foundations, Lefteris completed a Master’s and a Doctorate degree at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he served as a professor and course developer for eight years at the Jazz, Music History/Musicology, and Music Theory departments. His dissertation focuses on the influential Boston-based jazz pedagogue Charlie Banacos.
He has released four record albums as leader or co-leader, and has appeared in numerous venues and festivals in Europe and the US.
DMA in Jazz Performance, Minor in Music Theory, NEC; M.M. in Jazz Performance, NEC (with honors); B.M. Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. Studies with Charlie Banacos, Danilo Perez, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy, Michael Gandolfi. Piano Studies with Eva Stange (lifelong student of Paul Badura Skoda). Music Theory studies with Stella Makriyanni at National Conservatory of Athens.
Recordings as a leader/co-leader:
Oh Raven, If you Only Had Brains - Songs for Aesop's Fables (2012); Standards (2011); Bebop Trio (2007); Oneirographia (2005).
"A pianist with skill, touch, musicality and a gift for making songs from songs. Plus, he can swing! Give a listen" ~ Bob Brookmeyer
"A young pianist & composer who has demonstrated an exceptional creativity, in both his playing & his writing, as well as showing us all, his very strong commitment & motivation to aim for high musical goals. Talent like his is rare." ~ Steve Lacy
“...A Musical Chameleon” ~ Herb Pomeroy
"Pianist Kordis is a masterful musician whose nimble mind can perform the most amazing spontaneous improvisations on any given theme, lightning fast in his fingering and always in precise coordination with the singer and others. He is quite a phenomenon!"
~ David K. Rodgers (Hardwick Gazette, August 17, 2011)
"Kordis is the real discovery on this album [Paolo Lattanzi's Multitude, feat. Robin Eubanks], his playing is brilliant throughout whatever the tempo and he exhibits genuine ability as both soloist and accompanist. He's certainly a player I'd like to hear more of."
~ Ian Mann (The JazzMann.com - March 2010)
More info at www.leftchordmusic.com
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Upright Bass
M.M. (2012-Present) Jazz Studies, New York University, New York, NY, USA
B.M (2008) Jazz Composition & Performance, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA, (Cum Laude)
Years of experience on teaching and clinics
acquired musical training on Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music where he studied with the likes of John Lockwood, Steve Rochinski, Matt Garrison, Jetro da Silva, and Greg Hopkins. Sam has performed at many notable venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note, and Scullers with many different artists. He continues to be very active in New England and NYC music scene as a bassist, sound/recording engineer, and composer.
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Robin graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Jazz Studies. He helps students learn their favorite songs, write their own songs and play them with others, improvise and find joy and creativity in their music through simple somatic exercises. He is currently performing and teaching in Boston.
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