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Basic Math, Guitar, Classical Guitar, English, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele
When you’ve enjoyed the benefits of playing music like I have, you want to share that knowledge with the world.
My path began by studying advanced music theory, including Symphonic, Classical, Broadway, and Jazz composition. I have been playing trumpet for 14 years, guitar/ukulele/bass for 9, and keyboard has snuck into the mix somewhere along the way. Directed by Bill Wagner, my school’s music department won state championships 3 consecutive years.
As a T.A., I was responsible for making sure all trumpet players were proficient in music comprehension. We competed in countless competitions and festivals in California, traveled the world, and won several awards. I played with Jimmy Clirie, John Cross, and Maynard Fergusson, toured in Austria, Germany, Canada, Nevada, and NYC, competed in the Reno Jazz Festival 3 years, and played at Carnegie Hall, NY.
I also use Ableton Live alongside Propellerhead's Reason software as a live looping platform with some extra hardware on the side.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is Andrew, and I've been teaching guitar for nearly seven years. Since 2006 I've been working at the Summer Rock Camp in Palo Alto, and I've served as the music director for the School of Rock in Palo Alto. I've taught everything from private lessons to group lessons at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. From teaching so many students over such a long period of time, I've realized the power that music really has. Seeing my students progress has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life.
My teaching style has an emphasis on improvisation, rhythm, and playing with other people (among other things). I've been a rock and roller my whole life, and have played in countless bands, but am also highly trained in classical and jazz music. Jazz has always had a special place in my heart, and I love to play it among other styles.
One of the biggest things that I've noticed is that many musicians may be very well-trained classically, but lack all of the essential ingredients that make them viable to just pick up and play with. As well as learning the guitar, you'll be reading out of a drum book for rhythm exercises, sight-singing (when you get more advanced), and learning theory. Oh, and of course you'll be learning songs you love and jammin' out!
In addition to all of my real-world experience, I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from USC's Thornton School of Music in Studio/Jazz Guitar.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for TakeLessons.com, and Manzana Music.
In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons.
Italian, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Pasquale E., Tenor
Born in Naples, Italy
Graduated from San Jose State University School of Music 2009
Professionally - Touring Recording Artist
Discography: Released 6 Full Length CDs
Teaching: 2010 - Present
Teaching Style: Combination of Music Theory and Vocal Exercises - Students are prepared to be able to read music and understand the theory and dynamics. In addition, students are analyzed individually to determine their strengths and weaknesses vocally. Once the assessment is complete, then exercises will be structured to advance the student technically with proper vocal exercises.
All lessons include the voice instructor, Pasquale E., and an accompanist. At the end of each lesson, the student shall receive a CD recording of the lesson with exercises.
For those interested in perfecting Italian and/or Neapolitan diction, Pasquale E. can assist.
Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Imagine how incredible it would be to play the music you love, write your own songs and perform with other musicians? Guitar is an exciting and versatile instrument that inspires you to express your unique creative abilities.
Whether you’re a new player or looking to expand your musical horizons, James has the patience and expertise to guide you to a level of personal satisfaction and beyond.
Although the profile says beginners. intermediate and advanced students are also provided methods to expand their musical abilities.
I have recently signed up as a Take Lessons teacher so there are no reviews as of yet.
Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion
I love to play drums, I love to teach drums, I love to talk about drums and drumming.
I have been a student and a teacher of drumming for over 35 years now, and i learn something new every day.
I have played in many bands, and play in many bands now mostly ranging in styles from Hard rock to Gospel and everything in between. I am the on staff drummer for Evergreen Valley Church, Church On The Hill and St Catherines Church. I also sub for Holy Spirit, Central Church, and a number of others.
Currently play drums for OTR (KFOX 2009 Last band Standing Winner and 2010 runner up),
Gundacker Project (original music) and Sugar Jane (Amercana, hiphop. folksy)
Worked with Ronnie Montrose 2010-2011
Played for Israel Houghton at EVC 2012
I have 3 albums to my credit as well
My teachers..Steve Mitchell, Bob Cooper, Prairie Prince, Richard Peterson (Tympani) as well as all the clinics I attended with Billy Cobham, Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Porcaro, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Smith and hundreds of others.
"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."