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Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Speaking Voice, Violin
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!
*** Lesson Details ***
I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique.
I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.
I am very kind and honest with my students and am never too strict with them, but I do require and greatly encourage regularly that they make habitual practice a vital part of their musical education. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect." There is great truth to that saying especially when learning a musical instrument.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student's to provide necessary instrument, piano or violin
*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing, Beginner to Professional Piano Performance, Advanced Music Performance, Music Theory, and Intermediate Violin and Music Recording
Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, 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.
*** Lesson Details ***
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar Lessons.
BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED
*Techniques for playing solos, and other fun stuff
*How to learn to play songs
I cover various music styles: Classic Rock / Heavy Metal / Blues / Country / Jazz / Classical / Folk / Praise - Worship
The customized lesson curricula are provided to fit the exact learning style of the student. I specialize in working with all student types; lefty, righty, beginner, intermediate, or the pro that is trying to learn something new. The focus is on how to play the instrument, and how to apply music theory to create music, not just learning songs. The first lesson is a brief interview between the student and teacher to customize the lesson plan. The second lesson focuses on goal setting and how to have a productive practice. Then the lesson plan is designed, and I create a personalized lesson binder for the student with the course material for the first year, along with the practice guides to go with each lesson.
*** Studio Equipment ***
12x14 studio / music room: 36 guitars, amps, basses, computer, recording software, and a comfortable chair for the parent who wants to accompany the younger students.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide each student with their own personalized binder with the lesson program, and practice items. I also provide music stands. If the student doesn't have their gear yet, I can offer my expertise in finding the right instrument / equipment to fit the student.
*** Specialties ***
I focus on teaching how to play the instrument, and use songs as study guides or references for the music theory part of my lessons. The genres that I cover are Classical, Folk, Country, Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, and Jazz. I teach fingerpicking, and standard picking styles, as well as intermediate and advanced techniques. The foundation of my method revolves around inspiring creativity, and how to present emotion in the music.
Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting
For more than 10 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology and music theory at Rice University, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College.
Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory.
Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience.
Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast.
*** Lesson Details ***
Bass guitar lessons
*** Studio Equipment ***
One upright piano, one grand piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar (student should bring his/her own instrument except piano, of course)
*** Specialties ***
classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, music theory, pop/folk guitar, bass guitar.
Acoustic Guitar, Classical Voice, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Vocal Training
Zane W. starting taking lessons from Guitar Institute of technology graduate, Charlie Lair when he was 12 years old. Zane began serious classical voice lessons when he was 18 from Dr. Paul Busselburg, and is now currently taking speech level singing.
He has taken 8 music theory courses and 8 ear training courses. Also, he is a proficient song writer.
Zane has been teaching both singing and guitar lessons for three years.
He recently lost touch with most of his previous students due to working with t.v. show "The Voice" but is passionate about sharing his gift with others now that he is back in Houston.
Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, Algebra 1, Audio Engineering, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Business, Chemistry, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Electronics, Elementary Math, Essay Writing, Guitar, Hand Drums, Math, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Science, Study Skills, Test Prep, Trumpet, Typing, Ukulele, Writing
I've been playing and writing music since the age of 5. It all started with a little piano my mother got me from the dollar store. It came with a song that I learned and mastered very quickly. Ever since then, I have been learning as much as I can about music. In middle school, I picked up the trumpet and played it throughout middle and high school. It is always a goal of mine to be the best I can be, so I stayed first chair for the majority of my tenure. At the age of 15, I started to play the guitar. With that as a growing interest, I became determined to join a band. I had a few friends in a band already, and all they needed was a bass player. So, I picked up the bass in order to join. I've been in several other bands of all different types of music ranging from original hard rock/metal to an all cover band with over one hundred songs in the repertoire. I started teaching at Guitar Center in June of 2013, and absolutely loved it! I had many students fighting to get time slots with me, so at one time, I had over 50 students during a week. I have classical training at the University of Houston.
Music is not the only subject I can teach, though. I have studied a wide range of subjects at the University of Houston. These subjects include: Reading, Writing (general), writing (technical), math (up to calculus), History (the U.S. from 1500 to present and World History), poetry (critical analysis), U.S. Government, Test Taking and Study Habits, Basic Chemistry, Basic Geology, World Geography, and Public Speaking.
Acoustic Guitar, Acting, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Choir, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Conga Drums, Drum, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Guitar, Hip Hop Dance, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Rapping, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Synthesizer, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Vocal Training, Xylophone
Thanks for visiting my page, my name is Joshua. I am a fellow creator in this game of life. I look to share my passions with inspired individuals who seek to develop or enhance their inner musical abilities. I teach through creative means which allows you to relate life experiences to your artistic measure while developing them both simultaneously. I have an extraordinary team of professionals handpicked based on their love for music, and ability to pour musical knowledge into trustworthy pupils.
It’s important to learn from someone who is passionate about what they do. Begin your musical journey with a strong foundation, this dictates how far you excel in your musical endeavors. Among my team are musical Scholars, musical proteges of some of the greats, and tenured professionals.
No matter what level of musicianship you are we can help spark new inspiration, new ideas, and new methods to enhance your musical acumen.
Take the first step and contact me today.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."