Piano, Violin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Speaking Voice
Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjoy it.
If you have a desire to pursue music in any shape or fashion. I congratulate you! You open to yourself a brand new world filled with fun, excitement and great opportunities.
There is great music potential waiting to be untapped in yourself. I value greatly the time I spend with every student and wish them to become the very best at the instrument they wish to pursue.
There is indescribable expression to be found in music. A wide range of emotions can be conveyed along with untold stories just waiting to be opened up. I will help foster a student's ability to see music for what it really is and help them strive for whatever musician they wish to become, whether it be for personal fulfillment, just for fun and recreation, or even in the pursuit of becoming an effective classical musician.
My mother took me took a classical concert when I was six and I sat in the front of the stringed section. After the concert I made my decision that would shape the rest of my life, I wanted to become like those musicians.
I eventually graduated from a local music school in the following years in piano and violin and immediately went to enter the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. I was among the 10 out of 40 applicants that were eventually chosen, along with being the youngest of them as well.
After four years of study, I graduated and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music. I then went on to study for another year and received my Master's Degree in Piano.
My Other Experience:
I was Church Music Director in Kiev for Living Water Church from 2002 - 2010. I directed the adult choir, directed and led church worship services, accompanied various musicians and managed all aspects of church music responsibilities, including budgeting, rehearsals, planning and library management.
I also have been a private music teacher for several years teaching adults and young students. I planned lessons with them and established their repertoire.
I am also fluent in the Russian language and have extensive computer literacy.
Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music Kiev, Ukraine
(Winter and Spring recitals throughout 2005 to 2010)
Performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin
Music School no. 9 Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2005, Winter 2007)
Performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff
Revutzky Music College Chernihiv, Ukraine (Summer 2010)
Performed works by Beethoven and Gershwin
St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2010)
Performed Chamber music works by Beethoven
I do look forward to meeting you and working together with you in learning music!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is Adam. My expertise is on composition and improv. I play keyboard, bass guitar, drumset, guitar and I sing. I began taking piano lessons when I started elementary school, and it took a liking to me. I attended performance arts schools here in Houston both middle school and high school. As an early teenager I was in both orchestra for cello and jazz band for electric bass. I excelled quickly and was in a local houston jazz big band named the young sounds of Houston. Shortly after I began gigging as a jazz bassist. During high school, I studied jazz and began composing electronic music. At this time me and my friends had been playing in a jazz combo which eventually turned in to a band which played a type of music known as ska. This is a music which originated from jamaica and became very popular in england during the 80s-90s. This band turned into a punk band near the end of high school, simultaneously I was attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts here in houston as a jazz bassist. When I left high school I moved to miami and studied jazz bass while focusing primarily on the balance between punk and metal guitar. I ended up playing in a punk band which transformed in to a hardrock metal band. This band eventually teamed up and turned in to a progressive metal band similar to perhaps yes or frank zappas bands. Near the end of college I joined up with a duo who had been working on an experimental rock/r&b band and did small tours around the east coast. During this time period there was a lot of "noise rock" and experimental grungy dance music going on and we did something similar. It was primarily an experimental / improvisational southern style soul rock band and did fairly well in Miami where we were located.
I moved to Houston, where I was from after college and spent most of my time working on timbaland style beat production fusing it with my jazz studies and ecclectic harmonization techniques which I had acquired. I currently work on fusing the styles of acoustic/electric rock, modern pop dance, 70s style jazz fusion characteristics and ecclectic style electronic beat construction with symphonic/jazz harmonic structures.
Primarily I work on a jazz piano/ singing routine which focuses on improv and fresh perspectives on song forms and am always writing more songs that intend on taking characteristics from the various styles I've learned to focus on a central universally liked live band type musical style.
Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion
Through my experience teaching I have found that music is a bridge that brings people together. With that being said I am very laid back, my whole goal is to make the learning process a fun one. When I was being taught I find that I learn more when I am enjoying myself, so this is the type of environment I strive to create for my students. I can specialize in guitar, such as rock/shred/blues/ and classical. I would say my strong points are in that of shred and classical, so all you shredders, I’m your guy! I have guitars and amps on hand if need be. I also specialize in drums such as rock and metal. I have roughly 16 years of experience on the kit. I can teach fundamentals like rudiments and how to apply them to the kit. If double bass is your thing, once again I’m your guy. For these types of lessons I would have to travel to you. I can also teach beginner piano, vocal, as well as some recording techniques.
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Baritone, Bryan holds a bachelor of music in classical voice from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Arts degree from New York University with a concentration in vocal jazz and studio music.
At 15 he was given his first Frank Sinatra record, which he would listen to for hours, studying the nuances and phrasing. In the fall of 1995, Bryan entered the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he majored in classical voice. During his freshman year, Bryan performed several times on New York’s restaurant row, including Don’t Tell Mamas and Danny’s Skylight Room, where he thrilled audiences with his own style and voice accompanied by his newly formed jazz trio.
In the summer of 1997, Bryan accepted an offer from the Glenn Miller Orchestra to begin touring. The tour took him all over the US, Canada, the Hawaiian Islands and Japan. He returned to the Manhattan School of Music to finish his undergraduate degree in 2000, but he remained in New York City to complete his Master’s degree from New York University in jazz and contemporary music. Then, in 2002, Bryan joined the off-Broadway cast of “Our Sinatra,” a production about the musical legacy of the late Frank Sinatra—the show ran an unprecedented two and a half years.
In addition to touring the world with his jazz trio, Bryan has had the pleasure of working with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The New Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
“Bryan is a first rate singer of the songs of the American Popular Songbook. Great voices are abundant out there and he is one of them,
but what sets him apart is his musicality and ability to communicate. He has done many performances of my production Our Sinatra and he falls into that elite group of the very few young singers who really understand this music.”
Producer “Our Sinatra”
“Bryan Anthony evokes memories of the young Sinatra without trying to pass himself off as a reincarnation.”
The Village Voice
Bryan's second record "Songs For Dreamer's", which includes many songs of the “Great American Songbook,” is available for download on itunes and rhapsody. His new record, “A Night Like This,” recorded with the Gary Norian trio, includes several original songs as well as re-imagined standards and was released in July of 2011 by Mercator Media. This record is also available for download on itunes.
In the studio, the focus is on arming his students with the tools and skills necessary to enjoy their musical journeys more fully. This task is undertaken by strengthening and building a healthy technique while concurrently cultivating a strong sense of artistry, creativity and respect for the process of preparing and performing vocal music.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting
Hello and welcome! I currently offer lessons for Guitar, Voice, Piano, and Music Production.
Music is my passion. It's one of those great things in the world that you wouldn't want to be with out.
During my journey with the guitar I have had a chance to study with virtuoso players such as Paul Gilbert, Chris Broderick, Dan Gilbert, and some of the top guitarists and musicians in the business. I have recorded with Doug Pinnick from Kings X and have played with one of the biggest Christian bands in Los Angeles playing for thousands of people as a member of "Press Play."
In addition, I hold a degree from one of the best contemporary guitar schools in the world. At Musicians institute I had a wonderful opportunity to study and play with some of the best teachers and students learning every style of music. It was one of the most musically enriching experiences! I have produced and worked on projects for members of Melissa Ethridge as well as mixing projects for jazz virtuoso Marcus Singletary, and many more. I have over ten years teaching experience giving lessons to beginners to professional musicians. Currently I work in a band, compose music for television and film, and teach music! I am looking forward to the next aspiring student who would like to take their musicianship to the next level!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
I've loved music since I was able to walk. When I was 5 or 6, I would listen to my mother's stereo system, with Jim Croce playing on the 8-Track tape deck.....(ok, so I'm aging myself a little bit). I would lay on the floor in between the speakers which were turned inward toward my ears. I could lay there for hours, tapping my toes to "Bad Bad Leroy Brown", "Roller Derby Queen", "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", and many others. I would also listen to the Beatles, Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", and "Revolution" and be completely taken away. I didn't realize it then, but what captivated me were the songs that were written to tell stories, and the music that brought the stories to life. As I grew into my early teens, I got into Kiss, Alice Cooper, Rush, Ted Nugent, and Jimi Hendrix. (His version of "All Along the Watch Tower" was much better than Bob Dylan's original version)
During my high school years I got more into Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, because of it's energy, and decided to start learning how to play the bass guitar. As the '80s music scene was going down hill with music from Boy George and Pet Shop Boys, along with so many LA "Hair Bands", I turned off the radio. I would spend hours in record stores picking out albums from my favorites, and would go see them in concert when I could. But when I saw Sammy Hagar during his "Three Lock Box" tour, and Ted Nugent promoting his "Wango Tango" album, I realized that I wanted to be a rock star. I wanted to play guitar with such heart and soul, and write songs that inspired and excited audiences! So I bought my first guitar for $300 at a pawn shop, which was a Gibson Sonex - 180.
After playing bass guitar for the high school jazz band for a couple of years, I wanted to learn more about song writing. I was 17 when I started taking lessons. What I noticed most of all is that my instructors were trying to teach me how to play songs on the guitar, not HOW to play the guitar. I then decided the only way to learn to play the guitar is to figure out the "why" of chords, and scales, and why certain tones when payed together instill a certain emotion when heard. This way, when someone asked if I could play guitar, I could honestly say, "Yes". I would pick out certain songs to learn as a study reference, and then figure out different ways of playing them. I only wanted to play the guitar so that I could play my own creations, or improvise with a band.
In my college years, I lived in Switzerland, studying the hotel business. During my off days, I would take my guitar out into the town, and play for extra money. It was a great experience, and a way to meet a lot of different people from around the world!
Ok...enough of the biography. When I got back to the states, I decided the hotel business was not for me, and went in search of my calling. I started going to the community college, and discovered I wanted to become a music teacher! I was working full time in sales, selling telephone systems to businesses, and going to school at night. I learned the art of public speaking, and giving presentations. I gained teaching experience through giving sales training seminars, and through teaching martial arts. (I was a 2nd degree Black Belt of Aikido at the time)
As the years past, I joined the contemporary praise and worship band at my church, which allowed me to play in a band in front of an audience. I was also recruited into a local band called Covenant, formed by a couple of people from my church. Over 10 years, we toured and we recorded 2 Cd's and a live video concert!
I was still in the career of Telecommunications sales, but then the bottom dropped out of the economy, and I got layed off for the 3rd time in 2 years. So, I decided to change my career direction. I opened up my teaching practice full time, and developed a special curriculum that can be tailored to fit the individual students' personal goals, and learning ability! I've been teaching for over 16 years now, and specifically music for almost 5 years. I've taught beginners, intermediates, and advanced students from the ages of 7 to 65. My favorite students are the ones that have the desire to play. and dedication to practice.
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