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Acting, Bass Guitar, Film Acting, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Shakespearean Acting, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele
Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.
Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to 5th Grade girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Currently, her music video LOVE IS LOVE is featured on MTV's LOGO TV.
As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan New Music Project, TADA!, and The Ontario Science Center. She teaches privately (voice, piano, guitar, acting & songwriting), and facilitates workshops to kids and adults on topics ranging from "Vocal Technique", to "Booking Your Own Tour", to "Creating Original Musical Theater",She also conducts staff development workshops on "Communication and Socialization through the Arts for Autistic Populations" in New York City schools. Athena teaches all ages (age 4-99) and ability levels (gifted - special needs).
As a singer/songwriter, Athena has released 5 original CDs and numerous dance singles. Her latest full length album, "Little Girl Dreams", was produced by Emmy/Grammy Winning Producer Cynthia Daniels (Melissa Etheridge, Dave Mathews Band, "Producers" on Broadway). Athena's music is storytelling pop with a theatrical twist. She combines a dramatic 4 octave range voice with gorgeous piano and guitar arrangements. She performs regularly in the New York circuit, at notable clubs including the Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, and Jacob Javitz Center. She has been featured in radio, TV, newspapers and magazines around the world.
As an actress, Athena has appeared in numerous commercials, Film, TV and Off-Broadway productions including Fran in The Day They Shot John Lennon (Redmill Theater), "Mrs. Muldour" in Superfudge (National Tour), "Tina" in Love Sucks (NYMF Festival) and principle roles on the History Channel and CNN. She won Best Comedy at Canada's YTV Youth Achievement Awards (Judge Eugene Levy). She currently performs as a Lady Gaga Impersonator at corporate events across the country.
Athena's training began with classical piano at age 4, voice at age 8, acting at age 9, and guitar at 16. She began working as a professional actress in Film & TV at age 12, and recorded her first album at 20. She majored in Theater at Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, and earned a BFA in Music from Concordia University in Montreal. She regularly attends master classes in New York, with internationally renowned teachers such as Neil Semer, Kimberly Vaughn, Garry Dial, Francine Kay, and Maggie Maes.
As a performer, Athena is bold, imaginative, and chilling. As a teacher, Athena is patient, creative, and inspiring.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I am a professional guitarist, bassist and educator with over a decade of experience providing lessons for students of all levels. I hold a degree in music from NYU and have taught independently, through schools, and for Sony Music Entertainment.
I have extensive experience performing in a wide variety of musical situations...rock and pop groups, jazz bands, dance and top 40 bands, gospel groups...many more. I am comfortable teaching pretty much any style!
We'll cover all the fundamentals you need to become the musician you want to be, whether it's learning basic scales and techniques, chord inversions and rhythms, melody construction and songwriting, improvisation and ear training...the list goes on. Any and all styles welcome for guitar and bass--rock, jazz, blues, funk, soul/R&B, finger picking, acoustic, you name it!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass
John G. was born in 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona. He started playing music when he was seven years old, learning classical guitar, and taking up bass not soon after. John used all the knowledge he gained at a young age to become one of Phoenix's best young musicians. He was in demand for all kinds of gigs: from playing jazz in restaurants and coffee shops, to playing in pits for musicals, to gigs with rock bands and playing in churches. John also began to compose, being influenced by Duke Ellington and Igor Stravinsky, including songs for jazz band and electronic music.
John moved to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jeremy Manasia, Garry Dial, and Jay Anderson. John learned much about composition from Richard Sussman, and refined his writing technique and style. He received his Bachelor's Degree in 2009.
After school, John moved to Brooklyn, and started playing shows in New York's rock and singer-songwriter scene in addition to jazz gigs. John also started his own music group. The band has played in several of New York's best venues, including Spike Hill, The National Underground, and Cafe Vivaldi. In 2010, John released his first self-titled album on Fervor Records. It is available now on iTunes, and have followed that up with 2012's "Black Pants, Black Shirt, Grappler Gun", also available on iTunes.
John has been teaching music in NYC since 2011. John is very experienced when it comes to playing all kinds of music and looks forward to developing custom lesson plans with each student to help them find what they are looking for in music. John loves to help each student develop their skills and become great musicians.
Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Elementary Math, Guitar, Arithmetic, English, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass
I went to Sarah Lawrence College from 1983 to 1987 and studied early music, chamber improvisation and composition. I also attended Berklee School of Music from 1983 to 1984, and studied bass performance, ear training and arranging. My teachers have included Rick Laird (bass), Meyer Kupferman (composition, improvisation and theory), Karl Berger (improvisation), Michael Manring (bass), Adam Nitti (bass) and Chris Tarry (Bass). I was a guitar and bass instructor at School of Rock NYC from 2008 to 2009, and also a volunteer bass instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp. I am currently an instructor at Come Join The Band which is an after school program that pairs pro musicians with kids to write original music .
I have taught private bass, guitar and ear training/harmony lessons since 1980.
My Performance Experience includes:
Blue Man Group….Chapman Stick, bass guitar and talking drum from 1991 to present including performing on the Jay Leno Show in 1994; ongoing gigs as sideman and leader (bass, guitar, stick and voice) in NYC from 1981 to present
Tom S. Trio on fretless guitar - NY
Fretless Guitar Festival, 2006
Solo bass CD
Brillliant Coroners CD
Otis Ball and The Chains - I'm Gonna Love You Till I Don't;
Dumptruck For The Country CD
Music Learning (Theory)
Music Technology (MIDI and Digital Recording)
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Upright Bass
After playing piano in middle school, I started playing the electric bass and then started playing the acoustic bass in the Louisville Youth Orchestra and in my school music program. I went on to get a Bachelors of Music from the University of Louisville. During which time I studied double bass, piano and guitar. Immediately after college I became a member of the platinum selling band “Days of the New”. After that I worked as a freelance jazz musician and taught private lessons in Louisville until I moved to New York City in 2009. For the past yours I have been teaching piano, guitar and bass at the “Rock Underground” in Bellmore, Long Island/ Fast Track Studios in Brooklyn, for Takelessons and freelancing as a performing musician. I have been cultivating musicians for over thirteen years. During that time I have developed an approach that adapts to the students abilities and to how much time they have to give to their pursuits per week. And at the same time maintaining constant growth and direction toward desired musical goals. Throughout my teaching experience I have had excellent personal relations to my students and when applicable the students parents. I have been successful teaching students of all ages and demographics. I have led many groups and rehearsals and If chosen I will bring enthusiasm, charisma, energy, passion, and a joy and love of music that will definitely help you reach your musical goals.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass
Cited by All About Jazz as a musician with "all the groovy elasticity necessary to encompass the melodic complexity of compositions," Isaac is a strong voice among a new generation of musicians. Discovering a love for the piano, guitar, and bass in his youth, Isaac began performing in coffee shops and jazz clubs at the age of 15, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young musicians in Westchester County. While still in high school, Isaac had the opportunity to study with jazz legend John Patitucci. Isaac's selection for New York's prestigious All-State Festival came as no surprise.
Isaac graduated from New York University's undergraduate jazz program in 2009, where he studied with many seminal jazz musicians including Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Jean-Michel Pilc, and Martin Wind. In the spring of that year, Isaac recorded and self-released his first CD, Of Pandas and People, featuring his original compositions and accompanied by a group of powerful improvisers.
Isaac has toured internationally with his own quartet and has written and recorded music for film and television. Most recently, Isaac completed work composing and recording the musical score for the documentary "Return to El Salvador," featuring narration by Martin Sheen.
In addition to his performance, composition, and recording work Isaac has taught privately and in music schools for 7 years. An accomplished piano, guitar, and bass teacher, Isaac has experience teaching kids as young as four years old how to play, read, and love music. Isaac is currently a member of the staff at the R & D Music School in Carmel, NY and has previously taught at George Jackson Academy.
"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."