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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Pickerington

Hannah C.

Columbus, OH
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Seth D.

Columbus, OH
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Carrie J.

Columbus, OH
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Hannah C. Columbus, OH

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a stand if necessary, but would need the student to provide two chairs for us.

*** Specialties ***
I am well-versed in the classical repertoire of saxophone, piano, clarinet and flute music. My Bachelor of Music degree focused on Jazz Studies, so I am very knowledgeable in the performance/pedagogy of jazz music.

Seth D. Columbus, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I started playing music about 18 years ago and have been playing drums for 16 years. I have played in styles ranging from, intimate free jazz duos to swingin' big bands. Acoustic indie folk to indie pop. Blues bands to country cover groups. All of which have been in a studio and recorded at some point. I like to bring this diversity and experience to my teaching, being able to give my students what they want to learn. And show them how to execute in professional situations.

I graduated from Capital University with a degree in Jazz Studies for Percussion, which is like a specialized performance degree. While there, I was in the top big band, top chamber percussion ensemble, and top small jazz combo. I was also in the wind symphony, rock band, and jazz percussion ensemble. Also, I was able to study all kinds of music and styles of playing. I picked up the bass and guitar, too.

I have been teaching for about 2 years and actively gigging for around 4 years. I am constantly trying to push myself to be better and learn more.

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost, I want you to learn what you WANT to learn. If you want to learn a bunch of grooves, we'll work on grooves. Technique? You got it. What it takes to be a full time musician? We'll hit it all. While working on what you want to do, we'll also be working on proper technique and music reading through various music books. I'll also throw some things that you might never have even heard of at you. And who knows, maybe you'll find a new favorite thing to play from that!

My BIGGEST philosophy when it comes to teaching is: Admit what you don't know and be honest. Period. I ask that my students stop me if I ever say something they don't completely understand. I love when my students say, “Could you say that again, differently?” or “I don't think I understand...” Why do I love that? Because, that tells me you are actively thinking about what I'm telling you. Just nodding and saying “yeah” to what I say might be polite, but it doesn't help you to think critically.

I also believe that the habits built through music lessons apply to ALL aspects of life. Being able to execute, be prepared, self discipline, schedule, be honest, and retain information are all things that can be sharpened through lessons.

After our very first lesson, I'll have you playing a beat or riff. And after a few months, you'll feel so much more comfortable behind your instrument and so proud of your new abilities, you'll want to show everyone what you can do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In studio lessons are taught in separate music room with full drum set, amps, and guitars. Seating is available. One Cat. Parking is on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide books, sticks, cymbals, and practice pads.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz, Brushes, Latin, Rock and all forms of studio drumming. I specialize in two mallet, Stevens grip, and Burton grip playing for keyboard instruments. For mallet playing, I specialize in Jazz, Improvisation, and Classical styles. Rudimental, Classical, and Contemporary snare drum and general percussion techniques are also my specialization. Rock and Pop, bass and guitar playing are also my specialty.

Carrie J. Columbus, OH

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Elementary Math, English, French, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Singing, Spanish

About Me

-Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University
-Proud Member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
-7 years of teaching experience
-Fluent in Spanish

*** Lesson Details ***
A Note About Parking For Lessons at my Home Studio:

I live in a small town home complex, and all the interior parking spots are numbered and assigned to residents. Visitors must park on Folkestone Road or Mobile Drive, then walk into the complex. My home is near the northwest corner of the complex, on the west side. Feel free to call when you arrive so I can come meet you!

Voice: I specialize in Bel Canto--helping students to release tension and produce a powerful tone with as little effort as possible. This is an amazing vocal technique which can be adapted to so many styles. I also teach Musical Theater techniques. If you can master the techniques of Bel Canto and Musical Theater, and become fluent in reading music, you can sing anything.

I start the lesson with 10-15 minutes of warmups and vocalises (vocal exercises). Then we'll move into your songs, working to apply the techniques you learn in the warmups to the songs. I'll work with you to help you perfect the pitches and rhythms of your song as a foundation, then add appropriate style and performance elements. My primary role is to guide you in navigating the sounds and sensations you will experience as you sing. I will teach you what to listen for and feel for as you sing, to keep your voice functioning optimally and sounding awesome!

Piano: I teach beginning piano lessons (up through level 2 in most traditional method books). For children, I can teach from the Bastien, Alfred, or Faber series. For absolute beginners, I highly recommend learning with a new curriculum released in 2013 by Hoffman Academy in Bend, Oregon. I teach from this curriculum and I prefer it over any of the other method books mentioned above.

For youth and adults, I usually teach from the Faber series for adults. However, I am also willing to use a student-led approach, where you select a song you want to learn to play and we work on it together for as long as it takes you to play it. (This approach is championed by Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Digital Piano, Music Stand, Mirror, Repertoire Books, Laptop with Internet Access

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring a cd player and a music stand if the student does not have these items.
For piano students, the student must provide a keyboard.
For voice students, it is vastly preferable that the student provide a keyboard, but not necessary. The student must provide a full length mirror.
All students are responsible to purchase the assigned curriculum materials and bring them to each lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: I specialize in Bel Canto--helping students to release tension and produce a powerful tone with as little effort as possible. This is an amazing vocal technique which can be adapted to so many styles. I also teach Musical Theater techniques. If you can master the techniques of Bel Canto and Musical Theater, and become fluent in reading music, you can sing anything.

I start the lesson with 10-15 minutes of warmups and vocalises (vocal exercises). Then we'll move into your songs, working to apply the techniques you learn in the warmups to the songs. I'll work with you to help you perfect the pitches and rhythms of your song as a foundation, then add appropriate style and performance elements. My primary role is to guide you in navigating the sounds and sensations you will experience as you sing. I will teach you what to listen for and feel for as you sing, to keep your voice functioning optimally and sounding awesome!

Piano: I teach beginning piano lessons (up through level 2 in most traditional method books). For children, I can teach from the Bastien, Alfred, or Faber series. For absolute beginners, I highly recommend learning with a new curriculum released in 2013 by Hoffman Academy in Bend, Oregon. I teach from this curriculum and I prefer it over any of the other method books mentioned above.

For youth and adults, I usually teach from the Faber series for adults. However, I am also willing to use a student-led approach, where you select a song you want to learn to play and we work on it together for as long as it takes you to play it. (This approach is championed by Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston).

Bradley S.

Columbus, OH
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Judi D.

London, OH
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Cody B.

New Albany, OH
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Bradley S. Columbus, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Every day I help musicians discover their creativity in private and group lessons. When the teaching day is over, I sneak back into the studio and have a lot of fun improvising on my own on piano, bass, drums, flutes and fiddle. It's such a blast to make your own music.

• Touring concert jazz pianist
• Recording artist of nine albums
• Teaches master classes nationwide
• Owner of a private piano studio specializing in improvisation
• Author of America’s top-selling, nine-book piano method, "That’s Jazz"
• Pop/Jazz Chairperson for Music Teachers National Association
• Co-Founder of 88 Creative Keys Camp for improvising pianists
• Broadcast credits include seven seasons on the PBS-TV series, "The Piano Guy."
• Writes for Clavier Companion, Downbeat, American Music Teacher among others
• Faculty: Suzuki Music Columbus, Chamber Music Connection, and The Jazz Academy
• Winner of a special citation from the American Prize in Composition for "his unique skill in combining classical techniques with popular idioms."

*** Lesson Details ***
Unlock your creativity at the keyboard!

Whether you're a novice, intermediate hobbyist or classically trained pianist, I can help you play the piano in ways you never dreamed possible.

Get the tools you need to play your favorite tunes:
• Pick out melodies by ear
• Improvise variations
• Add chords and “stock” accompaniment styles

Already an "ear" player? Learn to play fuller sounding arrangements by:
• Interpreting lead sheets and chord charts
• Understanding pop/jazz chord symbols and voicing
• Improvising in jazz, blues and rock styles

Note: My availability as listed here is only general in nature. My actual schedule is far less open and constantly changing due to online lessons, drop-in students seeking master classes and my tour schedule. Just know that your lesson time will have to be worked out with me regardless of the time and date for which you've signed up here.

Prior experience improvising or playing jazz, blues, or popular music is not necessary.
Basic music reading skills are helpful but not required.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My music studio looks like a music store - just loaded with instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Most music teachers either teach reading music or playing by ear (esp. guitar teachers). I teach both because I believe both are essential for playing today's wide variety of musical styles. You can learn to read from lots of teachers but if you want to improvise, I'm your man.

Judi D. London, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

About Me

“Music has been my life in all forms, rock, classic, jazz, gospel, big band, country. I don't think I listen to music the way most people do. I'm always tearing it down and listening to every detail. That's why I really enjoy playing keys/synth. I get to implement the various sounds through the keyboard. When I'm performing, I'm right at home in my own element doing what I love most.

*** Lesson Details ***
Training is provided in the following focused areas of study:

Piano
Synth/Stage Piano
Chord Charts/Lead Sheets
Music Theory
Ear Training
Tutoring Middle School/ Junior High Band Students
Vocal Coaching

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dean Neck through Bass Guitar/Yamaha MM8 Synthesizer Piano/Roland Lucina AX-09 keytar/ Lowrey console piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha MM8 Synthesizer with Beringer Amplifier/ Stand/Roland Lucina AX-09 keytar

*** Specialties ***
Chord charts
Lead sheets
Theory
Stage piano
Beginner through intermediate classic piano

Cody B. New Albany, OH

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Synthesizer

About Me

Cody D. B. is a composer, producer, instructor, arranger, & electronic musician from Columbus, Ohio, specializing in writing electronic music & original soundtracks for film, television, video games, and media. He is the lead composer for Music Evolved, founded in 2013 in Columbus. Cody holds a B.A. in Music with a specialization in Audio Production from Otterbein University, and served on the adjunct faculty at Otterbein upon graduation as a guitar instructor. He held his internship at Circa Music, in Dublin, Ohio, where he studied and observed under Allen DiCenzo, a composer and producer of jingles and music for media.

Main inspirations for Cody include Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Pink Floyd, Lance Hayes, deadmau5, Sam Hulick, Clint Mansell, and of course, John Williams. He enjoys composing in all genres and for a variety of different mediums, but is most interested in writing original tailored music for video games and game trailers.

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