Improv Acting, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Elementary Math, English, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Arguably one of the most dynamic emerging vocal producers and songwriters to penetrate the music industry, “Candy” offers a brave, but fresh take on life through song. A native of Washington D.C., Candy studied and performed with the esteemed Washington Performing Arts Society for 7 years and graduated from Howard University with a degree in Fine Arts. She has also trained and studied with the Seth Riggs team directly in Los Angeles, which afforded her 2 years of solid experience with the technique used by Whitney Houston, Beyonce', Michael Jackson and many other greats. Broadway technique and Musical Theatre are no stranger to her either, with 4 years of professional training and performing in the genre. Having written her first song at 16, Candy is practiced. “My lyrics are bold, vulnerable, transparent & imaginative. I'm critical except in some very cathartic moments where I'm venting completely free...” Candy explains. With a range that spans several genres, it becomes increasingly easy to see why her buzz is growing. Candy has already worked with some of the most respected names in music including Rich Harrison (Crazy In Love-Beyonce, No One Gonna Love You-Jennifer Hudson), Jazze Pha (Ciara, Cee Lo, T.I.), and James “Big Jim” Wright (Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson), having also caught the attention of Missy Elliot and Swizz Beats. The list continues to expand. We all have a story to tell and with Candy’s star only just beginning to rise. This fresh, experienced, professional hopeful has a lot to offer.
Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Theater Acting, Violin, Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Banjo, Fiddle
Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirational and motivational based teacher; he will make you or your child LOVE making music rather than dreading their weekly lesson. He has a BA in music performance and has taught for 10 years. He is an exceptionally talented and in-demand teacher and performer.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I grew up in Los Angeles studying with that town’s finest instructors. My first teacher Kay Carlson taught me how to play a variety of styles through being able to read various types of written drum music. As I was growing up my sister learned guitar, and became fairly good. She soon had a boyfriend on bass, & I was in the band!! We played all the “big Hair band” hits of the eighties, every David Bowie, Rolling Stones, & Cat Stevens song ever written. I needed this repertoire off the top of my head!
When I got to college, I was able to put my years of studying jazz to use. Those years of reading big band charts gave me valuable insights into how to capture the instinct needed to perform on drums.
I then studied with Buddy Rich’s good friend Richard Wilson. Known internationally as the Moeller Technique guru, I was able to study under him for a number of years. His instruction gave me the knowledge to increase my speed and power, This combined with the styles learned from Kay allows me to instruct from the full range of instructional techniques.
Over the years I’ve performed with a number of rock & roll, original, jazz, top forty, orchestras, & even a country western band! One original rock band was the top drawing band at most of the venues we performed throughout L.A. We recorded an EP & were ready to promote it when a tiff between the singer & sax player broke up the band.
I’ve since been teaching & performing. Composing curriculum to instruct students in a number of styles, requires knowledge of; books available for that style, common performances of said style, and how & where the “feel” comes from.
Having also worked and studied child development, enables me to accurately pinpoint a student’s development; musically.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
I am an experienced voice and piano teacher with 20 + years of teaching experience.
I am passionate about teaching, and my experience includes teaching vocal music to elementary school students, voice and piano to college students, and teaching voice and piano to students in my home. I love working with people of all ages.
As a soprano, I have sung professionally with many choral ensembles, and have performed as soloist in recitals and concerts throughout the US. I have appeared in musical theater and opera productions in leading roles. I have also been a church and college choir director, and vocal coach for musical theater.
In addition, I have performed as piano soloist in various settings, and piano accompanist for choirs, singers and instrumentalists in church, contest and concerts.
Currently, I am pursuing a Doctorate in Choral Music at Arizona State University.
Having recently relocated from Minnesota, I would love to establish a studio here where I can share my expertise and passion for music with students. My approach is that music should be fun and satisfying. I want students to have the enjoyment of accomplishing great things, and build on their natural abilities and love of music. I look forward to meeting you, and seeing where your musical talents can take you!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
I am a Board-Certified Music Therapist with over twenty years of Therapy and Teaching experience. I am a DePaul University Music graduate and studied Classical Guitar with Richard Pick. I enjoy working with beginning and challenging students and love singing and playing guitar.
Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Hi I'm Marty T. and there is nothing I love more than playing and teaching the guitar (except for my wonderful family)!
I was born and bred in New York City where I learned the art of guitar playing from the finest musicians in the world. By the age of 16 I was performing in the famous Catskill Mountain hotels. Being surrounded by famous musicians and musical acts gave me the drive to continue my studies with renowned guitarist / teacher Howard Morgan.
While attending the City of New York University I continued my studies with legendary guitarist Joe Monk.
I also studied with Joe Ravo and Billy Bauer. By the time I graduated college, I had more musical work than I could handle so I opted to be a professional musician.
In this endeavor I ended up playing every venue possible in the Tri State Area. From The Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotel to show bands to Country Club extravaganzas, from jazz to classic rock, blues, Brazilian and so much more.
I boast a repertoire of literally thousands of songs....dedicated to memory!
This extensive knowledge is passed through to my students in an exciting and more important, a FUN manner. When a student is having fun while learning I feel as if I have achieved a personal goal.
I have performed with The Drifters, The Spinners, B.J. Thomas, The Tokens, Legends from Las Vegas and countless other name acts playing acoustic and electric guitar.
I continue to perform on a regular basis all over Arizona. I am quite well known and respected as a guitarist and bandleader.
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