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Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Singing
With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources.
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My lessons include a warmup, music theory work, vocal or instrumental technique and then a vast selection of song repertoire to support new ideas in both technique and theory. Students are directed to watch or listen to examples of master performances in their field of studies. Clear weekly goals are made between lessons and I am always encouraging! Whatever life throws at you during the week doesn't have to stop your studies cold- we will come up with a plan that fits your lifestyle.
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I have a small Protools setup with microphones and a Kurzwell keyboard. I like to be able to go online for some resources.
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I regularly use the internet in lessons as well as standard published educational texts.
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I have been told that I am especially good at helping people make the jump from playing by rote to reading from the page. In vocal instruction, I am familiar with three schools of technique: the psycho-imagery school, the "anatomical" school, and the Italian "open throat" approach. My background in acting also contributes basic vocal projection techniques to vocal training. I am comfortable with all genres of music, including pop, rock, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and opera. In instrumental studies, I am a woodwind doubler, reading fluently and transposing on-the-spot . As a jazz and gospel artist I improvise primarily on the flute and saxophone. My piano skills are equivalent to a second-year college piano major. I can improvise accompaniments as well as read piano scores. In addition to being a certified teacher in Georgia, I attained national certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2004.
Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing
As a retired Army Musician, I have traveled all over the world performing and teaching. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from Wayland Baptist University and over 20 years of performing experience with the US Army Band. I have created summer camps, professional musical groups including an Army Chorus, woodwind quintets and orchestras for performers of all calibers.
Lessons with me are fun and challenging. I believe that students need to know the foundations of their instrument as well as the foundations of the music they play. It is important to love the music you play. I always work with my students on whatever style they wish to study.
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Lessons consist of basic musical foundations, sight reading, ear training, and music theory. My lessons including fun and innovative ideas that help students learn the music as well as learn to love and share it with others.
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Chamber Music and Woodwind Quintets
Musical Performance techniques
Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Baroque Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Cello, Celtic Flute, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Hand Drums, Jazz Voice, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Xylophone
I teach all of the band instruments, orchestral strings, piano/keyboard, guitar, voice and drum set. I specialize in teaching performing skills in jazz and contemporary music which allows many of my students to eventually perform professionally.
"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."