Guitar, Piano, Singing, Flute, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
Hello! My Name is Salvatore! I am a multi-instrumentalist songsmith with a passion for live performance. I have been taking private music lessons since age 8 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2011. I have always worked as a musician whether its been teaching, playing in theater pit bands, playing in clubs, or making tracks for T.V. This gives you, as the student, a phenomenal resource of different musical styles and careers to learn about! Studying with me is a blast! You are my co-pilot and we are on this musical journey together!
Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Fiddle, Viola
A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth. James has a diverse background in the musical arts. He has served as violinist and principal violist in many orchestras and ensembles. As a vocalist, James has sung in opera, oratorio, master-classes and recitals as a countertenor soloist. He has served as director of the Clarksville Youth Orchestra at Austin Peay State University and currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries for Cloyd's Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. He maintains a private studio in Nashville, TN and is on the faculty of the Allegro School of Music.
James has studied with many experts in vocal science and pedagogy and has had the wonderful opportunity to study with Linda Ferrara, D. Lance Respess, Richard Miller, world-class early music expert Nancy Zylstra and twentieth-century vocal music expert Sharon Mabry. He has had masterclasses with the Metropolitan Opera's Bodo Igesz, leading French-diction coach Elvia Pucinelli, vocal pedagogue Richard Miller, and Thomas King, director of the AIMS Gratz program. As a violinist and violist, James has studied with music-education specialist Sara Johnson, Francis Elliot, Nashville Recording-Artist Randall Olson, and concert violinist Stefan Petrescu.
As an educator, he has served on the faculties of the Cumberland Arts Institute, W.O. Smith School of Music, Murfreesboro City School System, School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University and the East Nashville School of Music. He has taught hundreds of students in various formats ranging from one-on-one studio settings to entire youth symphony orchestras. He has been active as an adjudicator, participant, and member of various competitions and education-related conventions. He also maintains membership with various educational organizations such as the American String Teacher’s Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, and Early Music America.
In addition to working with and coaching Grammy award-winning artists, Mr. W's students have auditioned, been selected and have performed in the Tennessee Mid-State and All-State Choir and Orchestra Festivals. His students have also performed in several professional and amateur performances across the Southeast. They have also gone on to major in music earning tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships from prestigious conservatories and colleges across the country. Many of his students have become professional musicians across many genres, educators themselves, or satisfied amateur hobbyists.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion
Born in Dallas, Texas, I began playing the drums at age 16. A big part of my influence came from my father; who’s drumming skills inspired me to pick up the drums myself. Throughout high school, I performed in the marching band and wind ensemble where I studied along side John Brennan (The Cavaliers). During my high school and college years, I performed with many bands and individual musicians, gaining popularity in the Dallas area. Soon after, I made plans to attend Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2010, I began my intensive studies at Musicians Institute, studying with Rob Carson, Ed Roscetti, Gary Hess, and private instruction by Gary Garbitini and Tim McIntyre. I quickly learned the styles of funk, latin, jazz, and the many other genres of music. After a year of schooling, I then auditioned and was accepted into Musicians Institute’s prestigious Bachelor of Arts program.
Throughout my time at school, I have performed with many bands such as: Being Devious, Adult Film, Diamond Carter and Tic Tic Boom!. Tic Tic Boom! has performed at festivals such as South By South West in Austin, TX and Coachella in Indio, CA. The song “American Lie” from Being Devious has been offered a spot on a new Indie film entitled “Futbol”.
I have also played live doing guest performances with Side Show Annie from Blue Mountains, Australia and Modular People artist Grace Woodroofe from Perth, Australia at L.A.’s Bloomfest.
In 2011, only one year after beginning school at Musicians Institute, I was asked to perform on local Los Angeles artist, Paul Haasch’s new album “Worthy”. Because of my work ethic, I held strong value at Los Angeles studios such as Band House Studios and Speakeasy Sound in Burbank, CA. I have performed on many T.V. and commercial jingles while also achieving my first film credit.
Currently settled in East Nashville, I am excited to share my passion for the drums and instill the same inspiration in others as what my father instilled in me.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope to teach with you soon!!
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. I teach all ages, from beginners to advanced students. Learn to read or play by ear. Just want to learn a few of your favorite songs...we can do that too.
I have a B.A. in Music Education and plenty of real world experience:
Private teaching: Scores of students over the last twenty years.
Performing: Decades as band member, leader and solo performances. I have worked with Herbie Hancock, Mary Wells, Greg Kihn and Jessie Colin Young, to name a few.
Public school system: Over five years teaching music in Cook County (Chicago area), IL.
You may also hear me play every Monday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at Woody's Steakhouse in Madison. Come enjoy some great food and music!
Make 2014 the year you finally learn to play, it can be fun and rewarding.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory
Hello! My name is Justin, a Christian musician that recently moved to the Nashville/Brentwood area from Michigan. I'm a pianist, guitarist and bassist that loves performing, teaching, learning, and above all enjoying life. When I'm not working on music, I'm usually found biking or running through the hills of southern Nashville. I love nature and all of the opportunities that it gives us to explore and learn!
I started my formal music education when I was in the third grade, taking classical piano lessons at my parents’ request. I progressed steadily but never felt truly connected to what I was doing. Two years later, I was introduced to pop piano music through the worship band at my church. I learned to play by ear and read chord charts, taking my abilities far beyond the reach of classical piano. By the time that I reached high school, I was playing piano, guitar and bass as well as singing and acting. By my senior year, music had consumed so much of my time that sports were pushed to the side. I loved it!
Before I knew it, I was being pressured into picking a college. I had planned on going to school for Computer Science, but knew that music was my passion. While the money would have been great, sitting in a cubicle just isn’t my style. I decided upon Cornerstone University, a small Christian school in Grand Rapids, MI. For two years, I studied piano, voice and guitar in the school’s Contemporary Christian Music program. The program was great, but I needed a more competitive environment that only a larger school could offer.
In the fall of 2008, I transferred to Grand Valley State University and loved it! My teachers were great, the other students were supportive, and overall there was a culture of learning and growth. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Grand Valley in April of 2011. I decided to take the summer off of working and enjoy the sunshine, then moved to the Nashville area in November of 2011. I’m currently serving as Worship Leader for a church in Nashville.
Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
I am a working artist/songwriter with placements on Nickelodeon, NBC, Rockband and international radio airplay. I graduated from Belmont University in 2009 with a BA in Commercial Voice-emphasis in music business. I am currently the co-owner of The Recording Republic here in Nashville, TN where my partner and I write/produce music and help develop artists. I have been teaching voice, piano, theory, performance and songwriting on and off for the past 5 years and love every second of it. I Can't wait to meet you and see what goals we can reach together!
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