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Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting
Music is a joyful act of sharing, so I try to teach and perform with this philosophy in mind.
I have 17 years teaching experience and have toured the U.S. extensively as a performer, composer and teacher (working with people of all ages and skill). Recently, the U.S. State Department contracted me to represent the U.S. in a tour of Nicaragua teaching and playing for the International Jazz Festival with my band.
My musical passions include Latin music, gospel, and modern Music. I toured for three years with a Celtic trio, have played lead alto/tenor books in numerous show and big bands, and have rocked it with Soul, Ska, Punk, Funk, and Latin Bands of every shape.
In addition to my own music, I composer, perform, and record music for film, TV, video games and other creative environments. I also produce sound effects and enjoy teaching digital music creation.
Some of my past artistic collaborations include working closely with Brazilian master pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto (who produced my first album), serving as special guest soloist with the acclaimed Total Experience Gospel Choir and Pastor Pat Wright, soloist for a pops concert with the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, and creating a digital music/art puzzle for Seattle Artthrob.
*** Lesson Details ***
At your first lesson, we work together to build a custom lesson plan for what you want to study and the goals you want to achieve.
Next, we pick a fun area to work on, and a challenging area to conquer. For example: we will work on a fun song/style, then we will work on building a new technique or skill.
I am laid-back in my approach and enjoy helping people feel empowered by music, not intimidated or fearful of it. I've had great success helping students with anxiety about music to release their counterproductive fears and expectations.
I use a combination of method books (Rubank, Yamaha, Berkley Press, etc) and music ranging from classic to the contemporary.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Mp3/CD player, iPad with internet access, music stand, and chairs. Students learning digital music should bring their own laptop or be prepared to take written notes as I teach from my laptop.
*** Specialties ***
I have been told I have a talent for helping people move beyond their fear and limitations. I recently helped a worried young flutist learn sax and improv so she could earn a seat in her junior high jazz band; an injured student learning to play pain free; and a student crippled by stage fright learn to embrace the power of childlike play.
My favorite teachers played along side me. So I tailor duet playing with every student and teach technique, healthy use of breath and body, improvising, sight reading, theory, and creative play. I accompany students on piano for live improvisation instruction.
My specialties are music of Brazil and Latin America, Jazz (classic and contemporary), Celtic music, and African rhythms.
I have written, performed and produced music for film, TV, and video games so I also teach digital music making, songwriting, composition/arranging, etc.
Classical Piano, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory
Samantha is a flutist, vocalist and teaching artist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Cornish College of the Arts. During her time at Cornish, Samantha focused her studies on contemporary music and chamber ensemble performance.
Samantha began playing the piano when she was 5 years old. Shortly thereafter she joined her school's choir and then at age 10, she picked up the flute. Growing up, Samantha could always be found in rehearsal for school pit orchestras, Bel Canto Girls Choir, and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony.
In her studio Samantha teaches flute, piano, ear training and music theory.
In addition to teaching in her studio, Samantha works with community organizations to develop workshops and residencies and is a Teaching Artist with the Seattle Symphony, where she teaches workshops and residencies ranging from instrument making to Carnegie Hall's Link Up program.
*** Travel Equipment **
If I am traveling to your home, students must have a quiet room in which to teach the lesson, equipped with chairs, and required instrument. A piano or keyboard is needed for ear training and music theory, and a flute in working condition and a music stand are needed for flute lessons.
Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem K is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.
Growing up in the northwest with its vibrant music scene allowed Kareem the opportunity to study with, listen to and perform with world class jazz artists residing in the area. Artists such as Tracy Knoop, Jay Thomas, Don Lanphere, Bill Ramsay, Hadley Caliman, Julian Priester and many others had a large impact on Kareem early in his musical education. This direction and guidance continues to inspire and lead Kareem as he continues his lifelong passion undertaking a career as a professional musician.
Today, as a performing artist he spends most of his time leading his group for which he composes and arranges most of the music. The band is constantly on the move as a sought after performing group and spends most of its time performing in and around the Pacific Northwest. When not leading his own group Kareem can be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top notch musical acts and projects, most notably The Paperboys from Vancouver BC.
As an educator Kareem divides his time teaching jazz improvisation as an artist in residence at The Tacoma School of the Arts, directing the award winning student jazz ensemble at Pierce College, conducting masterclasses and workshops at schools around the Puget Sound area, and maintaining a full load of private students.
Kareem holds a Bachelors Degree of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington which he attended after receiving a full scholarship.
Throughout his years of teaching Kareem has worked with students of all ages and abilities, from beginners just getting started, to advanced players who simply want new ideas and direction.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are relaxed and are focused on what you would like to learn.
I usually begin with assessing where students are in their abilities and then come up with a lesson plan based on what they already know and what they would like to accomplish.
They can be geared towards a 5 year old with no musical training whatsoever, or to an advanced musician who wants to further develop their skills.
Topics that I cover in lessons throughout a typical day of teaching include: Instrument technique, sight reading skills ( note and rhythm recognition ), memorization skills, music theory, ear training, improvising, and composing.
After 3 to 6 months of lessons and regular practice a beginning student should have a good command of their instrument and a strong foundation of sight reading. At this point we normally will also have started some music theory as well. For students wanting to focus on jazz we will have already begun improvising as well.
*** Studio Equipment ***
5x10 room w/ piano and seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I focus on the basics of learning to read music and basic technique on the instruments that I teach. From there I proceed with theory, ear training, improvising, composition etc. It all depends on what the students want to learn. I am comfortable teaching classical music as well as jazz, rock, composition, and improvisation.
Baroque Flute, Flute
Joshua R. is a versatile young artist in the Seattle area. Joshua holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Joshua is currently enrolled at the Cornish College of the Arts in their Artist Diploma program focusing in Early Music. Joshua has appeared with the Detroit Symphony, Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Healdsberg, Dearborn Symphony, and the St. Claire Shores Symphony. With the St. Claire Shores Symphony, Joshua held the piccolo position for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005, Joshua was the first prize winner of the South Eastern Michigan Flutists Association young artist competition, followed by a performance of the Nielsen Flute Concerto with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kypros Markou in 2006.
While in Austin, Joshua worked with movie composer Hanan Townshend and can be heard on the movie soundtracks for Terrance Mallick’s Tree of Life and To the Wonder.
During Joshua’s time in San Francisco, he started to develop an interest in early music. Winner of the 2012 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Concerto Competition, Joshua performed C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Minor on baroque flute with the SFCM Baroque Ensemble. Joshua also performed at the 2012 BFX Festival in Berkeley as a member of Ansambl Luython. Joshua has performed in San Diego with the Pacific Bach Project and in San Francisco with MUSA and the Albany Consort. On baroque flute, Joshua has received coachings from Greer Ellison, Stephen Schultz, Janet See, Philippe Allaine-Dupre, and Sandra Miller.
In January of 2013, Joshua was appointed Artist in Residence with the Concerts in Marin concert series. This included organizing recital programs including works for flute and guitar, baroque chamber music on period instruments, wind quintet, as well as small chamber works with flute and other wind instruments.
Joshua was on faculty with UC Berkeley’s Young Musician’s Program from 2011-2013, prior to moving to Seattle to study early music. Currently based in Seattle, Joshua is cultivating students and building a private studio. Joshua’s primary teachers have been Timothy Day, Marianne Gedigian, Jeffery Zook, and Janet See.
*** Lesson Details ***
Joshua believes in giving students the tools to express and perform at their highest level by instilling a strong sense of core fundamentals and musical awareness. With these tools students can leave lessons inspired and with a clear idea of how to improve during their private practice.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Three music stands
*** Travel Equipment ***
One to three music stands
*** Specialties ***
Orchestral performance and auditioning
Solo recital preparation and performance
Competition preparation and performance
Concerto preparation and performance
Historical performance practice on baroque flute.
Audition Prep, Conducting, Ear Training, Flute, Jazz Voice, Music Theory, Oboe, Singing, Ukulele
I'm a certified music teacher K-12 with one year of band experience. I can teach most instruments to beginners. My specialty is oboe, with flute and voice as close seconds. I am also pretty decent at ukuklele, but would prefer to teach that to beginners
Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet
Passionate about composition, conducting, and education, Thomas hopes to bridge the gap between ensembles and the audience by creating and presenting music that is fun, approachable, and sophisticated, all while crossing between genres and artistic disciplines. His concerts include Emerge & Ascend, a benefit concert featuring a 70-piece orchestra that raised $1,500 for the Ronald McDonald House while presenting new music. His Junior Composition Recital sought to showcase an eclectic array of styles and ensembles, from a plainchant-inspired brass quintet to a funk big band chart. His Senior Composition Recital used a 45-piece orchestra, drawing inspiration from Dr. Seuss stories for one piece and featuring a tap dancer on another. Fueled by his love of music, film, art, and video games, Thomas hopes to explore more disciplines and styles in future concerts, searching for new ways to engage audiences.
Thomas was commissioned to orchestrate music for the Twin Falls, Idaho Temple Celebration in 2008, and later commissioned to orchestrate for the Brigham Young University—Idaho concert band. As an undergraduate, he provided music for a recruitment video by the Manassas, Virginia Police Department and has been commissioned by the American Festival Pops Orchestra in Fairfax, Virginia. His jazz composition Bump was selected to be recorded by the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble for their "Jazz 4 Justice" album, and he also provided music for a handful of George Mason University films and video games.
An active educator, Thomas instructs students in piano, saxophone, music theory, and composition. He led multiple after-school classes for piano, as well as a glee club for elementary school students as an official teacher for both Piano Keys 4 Kids and MusIQ Club, the latter a computer-based learning approach. He also maintained a diverse private studio that included both children and adults.
Thomas received his Bachelor of Music in Composition from George Mason University, where he was the recipient of a number of scholarships, including the "Provost Achievement Award" and the "Adopt a Young Artist"scholarship. He studied composition under band composer Mark Camphouse and electronic composer Jesse Guessford, and conducting under Anthony Maiello. In the area of performance, he has studied saxophone under Rick Parrell (U.S. Army Band), Tyler Kuebler (USAF Airmen of Note), and Sandon Mayhew; and piano with John Healey and Danny Beal. Thomas is also the recipient of the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award.
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Thomas currently resides in Seattle, Washington where he is pursuing a Masters of Music in Film Scoring from Seattle Film Institute where he will be studying under film and television composer Hummie Mann. A melodious and colorful composer, he hopes this new pursuit will help further his goal of bringing evocative, contemporary music to audiences everywhere.
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