My main musical area of interest is traditional and/or contemporary gospel. I have also developed a strong interest in the contemporary Christian genre. I am well versed in hymns and various forms of sacred music. In addition, I have performed rhythm and blues, pop, and beginning to intermediate classical.
With 20 years of teaching experience, I am a 1978 graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, where I studied voice and piano. At present, I am the Minister of Music at an Atlanta area church. I am also a songwriter and producer who released a gospel/inspirational solo CD entitled Ministry in 2007.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very organized individual who approaches teaching in a practically informative and mentally challenging way. This is done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. My teaching includes the basics of piano and vocal production, starting with the study of the piano keyboard and/or the vocal mechanism. Music Theory will be taught to both the piano and vocal student since reading is important for the musician in general. My instructional materials are from various sources and will be distributed. However, you will be required to purchase music lesson books and additional supplies upon request (music manuscript paper, metronome, etc.).
At the end of six months, the piano student should be able to: recognize various chords and their structure; identify chord types by ear; play major and minor scales and finger exercises; read basic musical compositions; play songs from music of interest.
At the end of six months, the vocal student should be able to: articulate the parts of the vocal mechanism; demonstrate and apply basic breathing technique; demonstrate and apply proper tone production, pitch, and diction; sing major and minor scales and vocal exercises; read basic musical compositions; sing songs from music of interest.
You will receive lesson assignments on a weekly basis, so your progress is dependent upon a consistent practice schedule!
I hope to hear from you soon so that we can musically grow together!
*Studio lessons for adults only
Roland XP-80 Piano (76 Key)
Roland Digital Recording Workstations
*** Specialties ***
gospel, pop, rhythm & blues, pop