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Biology, Chemistry, Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Organic Chemistry
I am a 35-year-old IT professional from Southern Maine with over 20 years of music and theater performance experience. I majored in Environmental Science with a specialization in Organic Chemistry and tutored various subjects throughout my college years.
My family is attempting building a sustainable homestead in Bridgton, Maine - we are raising animals and crops for food and barter and this year hope to add supplemental heating and power systems!
Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Ukulele
I am a professional musician, actively teaching and performing in the Greater Portland music scene. In addition to years of live experience as well as teaching lessons, I have a Master's of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a BA in Jazz Performance and Composition from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are catered directly to each student as an individual. Of course, the building blocks of music provide a basic foundation for every musician, but beyond that the possibilities are endless. The best way to approach each lesson is from your own perspective of what YOU want to learn. I can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you get to the point where you can play what you want, when you want. My background in jazz and theory allows me to teach any style, and explain what is happening within the music, rather than just present a sheet of chords or scales. Ear training plays a big role in our lessons, with the goal of you being able to pop in a CD and be playing along with the song within a few bars. Of course, it takes work too! But my job is to make the "work" less like work and more like fun. Looking forward to meeting you, and playing music together!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra room for Music: all instruments, amps, seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to students' home, I will bring my guitar, portable speakers w/ iPod hook-up, and any teaching papers I may need. The student is in charge of their own guitar / amp, etc.
*** Specialties ***
I enjoy all styles of music, and am capable of teaching all genres at a proficient level. I am primarily a jazz guitarist, and that is my area of expertise as well as what I am most passionate about. My knowledge in jazz gives me a broad knowledge of music theory - i.e. scales, modes, harmony, chord progressions, reading music, etc.
Audition Prep, Choir, Classical Piano, Golf, Music Performance, Piano, Viola, Violin
Jeffery K. is the founding member of the Wolfeboro Chamber Ensemble and Music Director of the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro. He is performing extensively as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist performing with ensembles such as New England String Ensemble, Portland Symphony, Landmark Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, Boston Virtuosi, Vermont Symphony and others.
TakeLessons is the nation's leading private lessons provider, offering customized one-on-one lessons in hundreds of subjects in over 2,800 U.S. cities, including Portland and surrounding areas.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced musician, you can benefit from working with a TakeLessons Instructor in Portland to make your dreams a reality. Choose from a variety of music lessons taught in the Portland area, including guitar lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons and many more! Explore our Portland teacher profiles to compare each teacher's teaching style, background, student feedback, hourly availability, and more.
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interests and skill level. Lessons are offered at studio locations throughout Portland, and some of our instructors will even travel to you if you prefer in-home lessons. Our teachers work with students of all ages and offer lessons for kids, teenagers, and adults. Our teachers will strive to give you a personal one-on-one learning experience with a customized lesson that exceeds your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer all new customers a 100% Money Back Guarantee on your first music lesson.
Get started with music lessons in Portland today! TakeLessons student counselors are standing by and ready to help; simply give us a call at 800-252-1508. You also have the option of selecting your teacher and signing up for private classes online. Get ready to learn, grow, challenge yourself, and open your life to the advantages of ongoing education through lessons.
"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."