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I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 25 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've performed and recorded with numerous artist including The Temptations, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Bobby Z, Billy McLaughin, Presidential Inauguration 2005, The Shirelles, Martha Reeves, Larry King, The Guess Who, Quiet Riot, Loverboy, J. Hoye and many more. I received the Certificate of Achievement from Billboard Magazine for production and songwriting, etc.,etc. enough about me though.
*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different so I like to base lessons for each student upon their strengths and weaknesses. Some students are just beginning, others want to improve upon their skills. Some students want to learn more about Classical music, others want to learn jazz and improvisation, others rock and roll or country et. al.. Others want to know why music does what it does so to speak. I prefer a more laid back style of teaching as opposed to a very rigid approach. My students don't feel as though they are in a classroom even though they are basically. Music should be fun and lessons can be intimidating. I try to make my students as comfortable as possible.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music studio, a very comfortable environment, sitting area for parents, music stands and metronomes (gotta have those), grand piano or keyboard. And a vast library of music to choose from.
*** Specialties ***
Beginning to Advanced piano, keys. Beginning to Advanced Saxophone.
Flute, Clarinet. Professional recording, and Theory. Classical, Jazz, rock & roll II-V-I, tritone subs, reading a real book, why chords do what they do, how to understand chords, how to read a chord chart, scales, the math involved in music, etc.