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Popular Music Teachers Near Portage

Jeffrey W.

Madison, WI
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Kristen B.

Madison, WI
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Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI
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Jeffrey W. Madison, WI

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass

About Me

Jeff is a recent graduate of UW-Madison's School of Music. His studies began with his first teacher, Rob Junceau III, continuing Into college, where he studied under Richard Davis for five years. There he performed with Davis's Black Music Ensemble, UW-Jazz Little Band and as principal bassist for UW-Madison's Symphony Orchestra. Jeff's music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences along with almost all other genres of music. Whether it be Metal, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz or Rap, Jeff has had professional playing experience in all and is willing to share any knowledge. Besides teaching he is working full time in 6 various bands and composes music for film. He recently won Madison Area Music Award's best bassist of the year for 2012.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Works best if students can supply equipment but arrangements can be made and I can supply anything needed.

*** Specialties ***
I have been playing in numerous bands and musical groups since I've started. I'm confident that I can teach anything bass oriented to any student. I can play and teach any style of music, from rap to classical and everything in between. In addition to all the teaching material presented below, I have numerous jazz, pop and classical literature (from Jaco Pastorius' transcriptions to violin/cello sonatas as well as countless jazz bass books)

Kristen B. Madison, WI

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

I strongly believe that anyone can learn to sing, and my goal is to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is about muscular coordination, which with practice and focused instruction, is something that anyone can improve! It is my job as a teacher to help you choose repertoire and to give useful feedback which will build your voice and your confidence.

My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abilities, some as young as 10, to those well into adulthood. The majority of my teaching and performing experience is in classical voice, with a focus in opera and art song. I get a deep feeling of satisfaction from watching my students achieve their personal singing goals, and have sent many on to receive top ratings at vocal competitions and college music scholarships.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students describe me as "strict but nice". I encourage my students to set their expectations high, and then provide the tools to reach those goals over time. After a few months of lessons and practice, you will have a more even sound in the different parts of your voice, musical confidence, control of your breath, and (to me, the most important part) an increased curiosity and appreciation for music!

Repertoire will vary depending on your musical background and your interests and goals. I am comfortable teaching and performing folk song, art songs in German, French and Italian, and operatic arias. We will choose music together to find pieces that will aid your vocal development and that you enjoy singing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stands, rehearsal rooms, seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
My focus of my undergraduate and Master's studies was in operatic vocal performance. I also have experience with choral and vocal jazz.

Lyle R. Sun Prairie, WI

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Poker, Songwriting

About Me

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
- 25 years' teaching and performing experience.
- Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides guitar, amp, music stand. I bring laptop and speakers when necessary.

*** Specialties ***
All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.

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