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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near Santa Rosa

Jordan A.

Petaluma, CA
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James P.

Petaluma, CA
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Erik W.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Jordan A. Petaluma, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I began my music career at age five playing the piano and a few years later the saxophone. At age eleven I traded my saxophone in for a guitar and that is when I discovered my true passion for music. I took lessons from various talented professors who teach at Berkeley School of Music as well as classes. I have also studied music myself at Florida Atlantic University. I later ran a guitar clinic for 3 summers in a row.

*** Lesson Details ***
From years of teaching experience I have found that every individual learns in a different way. That is why I make a point to cater to each student's individual needs. In the first lessons I assess how the student learns and build my lessons around that students needs. I take into consideration their pace, how they absorb knowledge best, their attention span and most importantly what they want to get out of guitar lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a whole studio setup, all that is needed is your guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Must have your own guitar! I will travel with mine.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching students how to perform with other musicians right from the beginning. As well as teaching them how to create rather then sticking inside the box!

James P. Petaluma, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I've played keyboards and sang professionally for the last 25 years. During that time my home has been in the San Francisco Bay Area but I have performed all over the country and have toured several times in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. I’m a two time winner of the West Coast Songwriters “Song Of The Year Award” and I write music and lyrics as well as record and produce songs for myself and others.

Over those years I've developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m very excited to share with my students. I want you to tell me what your musical dreams are and we will develop a plan to reach them and I will be honored to guide you there.

*** Lesson Details ***
I see music lessons as a partnership between the instructor and the student. I like to start this partnership by helping each student clarify their goals. Then we can proceed to plan our path to the stated goals. This plan will of necessity be unique to each student.

Obviously, expectations for the lessons would depend on the student’s starting point but I would say that for a child piano student who is just beginning, it would be reasonable to expect that within 3-6 months they would be able to play songs by reading the music. These would include some songs of their own choosing as well as some that I might recommend. For adult piano students, although reading is highly encouraged, our goals might take us in a different direction.

For songwriting students, we might choose to forego working at the piano entirely and instead take our lessons into my recording studio. It all depends on our goals and the path that we choose to get there. We might spend an entire lesson on lyrics. But I really like to see a student leave each lesson with some concrete progress on their song, and preferably with it documented on a recording. Depending on the level of the student, after 3-6 months I anticipate that we would have at least a few songs written and demoed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: 2 vertical pianos

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide a piano or appropriate keyboard in a well lit room. I would also expect a bench and music stand.
I could provide a digital recorder and a metronome.

*** Specialties ***
blues, jazz, pop and rock

Erik W. Santa Rosa, CA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, Audio Engineering, Chess, Creative Writing, DJing, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, Film Scoring, Literature, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Philosophy, Piano, Poetry, Reading, Songwriting, Spoken Word, Synthesizer, Vocabulary, Writing

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide any equipment, the student must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in electronic music, hip-hop, and rock.

Michael J.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Tony B.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Miles M.

Sebastopol, CA
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Michael J. Santa Rosa, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I have been involved in music all of my life. As a child I played trumpet in band and sang in school and church choirs. My favorite movies were musicals and they still are my favorite. Music was my major in college, which included singing, dancing, acting and playing musical instruments. I like all types of music. As a school teacher, I taught 3rd. grade through high school, everything from band and choir to musical theater. I also taught private students, of all ages, piano, guitar, voice and most of the wind instruments.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to learn the basics of music theory, such as melody, harmony, key signature and rhythm. I want my students to have fun by learning the kind of music they like best while learning to appreciate the kind of music that will develop their musical skills. Piano books like John Schaum and guitar books like Mel Bay's Guitar Method are good books to learn to read music and learn the proper way to play your instrument. Scale exercises are important for instrumental, as well as, vocal students. I use a practice log and CD-DVD recordings of my students so they can see and hear their progress. At the end of 6 months I want my students to play their favorite songs in 3 different keys. C, G and F Major.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music room: Two keyboards, guitars, sound equipment, PA system, computers, seating for parents (he encourages it!)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their own inst. I have one of every inst. to demo. except piano and guitar which I have 2 of each.

*** Specialties ***
Open-minded to all music. I specialize in performance. I help my students with their look, as well as, their sound. I know how to bring out the best in my students.

Tony B. Santa Rosa, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

Some music pulls you into its rhythmic embrace. Other music, like jazz saxophonist Tony B's escape album , has legs and it runs and jumps and invites you to come out and play. The aptly titled album, which just released, offers rich tones and brilliant moments that at once relax the soul and capture the frivolity of life.

Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tony was first introduced to music at 14 years old when he used to watch his father play guitar. He persuaded his father to teach him how to play and began exploring a variety of instrumental stuff, but mostly lead guitar work. He then explored piano for a while until the day he was listening to jazz radio and heard the soprano sax. He then made a connection that directed his career.

Miles M. Sebastopol, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Miles began playing piano at the age of 7, then took up trumpet and singing shortly thereafter. He has performed with numerous musical groups in Sonoma County and around the country, at venues including the Wells Fargo Center, the Green Music Center, and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. Miles has appeared on multiple albums, including Orjazzmic’s self-titled debut. Currently, he is composing the score for the upcoming internet-television series Cupid’s Conundrum. He is also actively teaching piano, voice, music theory/composition, and ear training at Prune Farm Studio in Sebastopol and around the Sonoma County area.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach the student the music that they want to learn. Every student is unique, not only in their abilities and learning styles, but in what they want to achieve, and even why they want to take lessons in the first place.

There are three primary areas in which I would like to see every student improve: Musicality, Technique, and Repertoire. Depending on a student's needs and desires, one of these might receive more or less emphasis (and lesson time) than the others. However, I strive to help my students continually improve in all three areas.

While many teachers have a particular method with which they are comfortable, teaching all of their students out of the same set of books, I prefer to approach the teaching of each student separately. I strive to design an individualized lesson plan for each and every student, helping them develop the specific skills they require while playing the music they love!

I am here to help you reach your goals, not my own. As such, lessons are much more of a dialogue than a lecture. The more active you are in this dialogue, the more you will get out of your lessons.

The first lesson is primarily spent discussing your musical goals and getting a feel for your current level of experience. By the end of the first lesson, you will have a few songs and/or exercises to practice. After your first lesson, I will prepare material based on your personal strengths and weaknesses. And if you specify some songs that you would like to learn, I will transcribe them and be ready to help you learn them at your next lesson!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland RD-700NX Digital Stage Piano
Axiom 49 MIDI Controller
Akai EWI-USB Wind Controller
1956 Conn 6B Trumpet
1938 Conn 12B Trumpet
Various Student Trumpets
Roland Cube 60 Keyboard Amplifier
Hohner Instructor 32 Melodica

Windows 8.1 running on 3.5 GHz Intel i7 4770k with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 3x 1TB Drives for samples and recording
Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 audio interface
Mackie 1202-VLZ Mixing Board
Fostex PM841 3-way Studio Reference Monitors
Yamaha NS-a635a Reference Monitors
Adcom GFA-545 Amplifier
Shure SRH-440 Studio Headphones
Sony PS-LX250H Turntable
(2) Audio Technica AT-3035 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
(2) AKG P170 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
(1) CAD GXL1200 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
(1) MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone
(3) Shure SM-57 Dynamic Cardoid Microphone
Zoom H1 Portable Stereo Recorder

*** Travel Equipment ***
My ears, my hands, my voice, a high-quality portable stereo recorder (so you can listen to your lessons later), and anything else you might need!

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, Sou/R&B, Hip-Hop, Classical, Electronic
Music Theory, Composition, Ear Training

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