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I have a strong foundation in music history and theory. I have taught students at the high school or college level, and can also instruct the basic piano skills that are so helpful for learning music theory.
I'm a freelance musician and teacher in the Bay Area. I recently graduated from Sacramento State with my Bachelors of Music. I have been teaching for years, both privately and through the University system, it has given me training for teaching every stage from beginners with no experience to preparing young musicians for college auditions.
No matter what you skill level, I can give you the tools to improve.
Up to advanced level from prep level.
OBJECTIVE: Piano/Flute/Music Theory teacher in a professional music studio
EDUCATION: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University-Spring 2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, Spring 2003, in both Piano Performance and Music Education
* University skill-level in piano proficiency
* Proficient knowledge of the Suzuki Method and Orff Instruments
* Proficient knowledge of Solfege
* Two Years of Marching Band at Lynbrook High School ('97-99)
* Proficient knowledge of ...
I design my lessons with the specific student goals in mind.
For Beginner students: we will start by exploring rhythm concepts and understanding how to read music. Learning the physics of the guitar and exploring the notes in the first few positions. Learning open position chords, and simple chords progressions, major and pentatonic scales,etc.
For Intermediate students: we will continue expanding our knowledge of the higher positions of the guitar, as well as develop better sight-reading skills. Bar cords and chord transposition, and music theory. Expanding our scalar vocabulary to modes, and minor scales. Learning arpeggios and classical etudes.
For Advance students: Close interval voicings, jazz improvisation, chord to scale relationships, and harmonic substitutions are some of the concepts we will cover. Learning solo guitar playing (chord melody), incorporating walking bass lines, transcription skill and arranging skills.
I specialize in Jazz guitar, improvisation, ...
Hristo is an impressionistic modern jazz guitarist and composer from Sofia, Bulgaria. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hristo leads a variety of modern jazz formations, ranging from duets to quintets. Hristo has toured nationally and internationally, appearing at some of the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, and has also performed guitar clinics in Europe and Japan. He has written more than 270 original compositions, many articles on jazz improvisation, and a book on chordal theory and construction entitled Between the Voicings: A New Approach to Chord Building for Guitarists. The Hristo Quartet’s 2009 debut album, Song for Messambria (First Orbit Sounds Music) quickly received outstanding reviews by the international jazz community and was selected as one of the ...
I am a songwriter and arrange my own charts for the Scotts Valley High School Band. I have taken several college songwriting courses and have passed all theory courses offered at San Jose State University. I currently run my own Soundcloud, and write my own background music for my YouTube Channel.
Chris Johnson has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Chris Johnson has helped students place in advanced ensembles, win awards, compete in band competitions, and further their passion for the arts.
Chris Johnson is receiving his training from San Jose State University where he is studying Music Education and Jazz Studies. Chris Johnson is a nationally TIPS Certified bartender through ABC Bartending College. As an expert in his field, Chris Johnson looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Chris Johnson's teaching style is flexible based on students needs, structured, and based on state and industry standards.
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Music Theory lessons will develop the essential skills every musician needs to grow and expand in their musical ability. Lessons will be tailored specifically to students ability to develop their musicianship skills around classical literature from 1600 to present. Students will learn about Roman numeral analysis, composers, chord progressions, identifying keys, identifying harmonic and melodic tendencies, and practical application through guided practice and activities.
Gary is a trumpet player and educator originally from Reno, NV. He graduated with a MA in Jazz Studies under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington at San Jose State University in 2014. Gary has studied jazz and classical trumpet privately with Jeff Lewis, Dr. Kathryn Adduci, and Tim Wilson during his residency at SJSU. Gary will complete his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music Education in 2015.
Most recently, Gary has been teaching instrumental music with San Jose Jazz in their project Progressions, a music program helping elementary kids in at-risk schools receive quality music education. Inspired by the Venezuelan music program El Sistema, Progressions works with students of low socioeconomic backgrounds who are at the highest risk for gang violence and drop ...
For vocalists, it is important to have the basic knowledge of the language they are "speaking". Being able to follow a melodic line, understand accidentals within a melodic line and if the student wishes, we can delve deeper into the world of theory and its intricacies for better sight reading abilities.
My name is. Juanita , and have been singing professionally for over 20 years. I sing Gospel, Pop, R&B, Broadway and Jazz.
Also a consummate instrumentalist and musician, I am a proficient reader of music and encourage vocalists should also learn how to read the language they speak. I began music theory when I learned to play piano at the age of 6. I am a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied years of Harmony and Composition.
"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."