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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Sun Prairie

Jeffrey W.

Madison, WI
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Scott E.

De Forest, WI
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Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI
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Jeffrey W. Madison, WI

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Upright Bass

About Me

Jeff is a recent graduate of UW-Madison's School of Music. His studies began with his first teacher, Rob Junceau III, continuing Into college, where he studied under Richard Davis for five years. There he performed with Davis's Black Music Ensemble, UW-Jazz Little Band and as principal bassist for UW-Madison's Symphony Orchestra. Jeff's music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences along with almost all other genres of music. Whether it be Metal, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz or Rap, Jeff has had professional playing experience in all and is willing to share any knowledge. Besides teaching he is working full time in 6 various bands and composes music for film. He recently won Madison Area Music Award's best bassist of the year for 2012.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Works best if students can supply equipment but arrangements can be made and I can supply anything needed.

*** Specialties ***
I have been playing in numerous bands and musical groups since I've started. I'm confident that I can teach anything bass oriented to any student. I can play and teach any style of music, from rap to classical and everything in between. In addition to all the teaching material presented below, I have numerous jazz, pop and classical literature (from Jaco Pastorius' transcriptions to violin/cello sonatas as well as countless jazz bass books)

Scott E. De Forest, WI

Subjects Taught

Bass Trombone, Music Performance, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Tuba, Voice Acting

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide their own instruments and music. I provide my own instrument and music as it applies.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz Tuba (Brass Band), Marching Band, Musical Theatre,

Lyle R. Sun Prairie, WI

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Poker, Songwriting

About Me

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
- 25 years' teaching and performing experience.
- Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides guitar, amp, music stand. I bring laptop and speakers when necessary.

*** Specialties ***
All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.

William D.

Sun Prairie, WI
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Chris L.

Madison, WI
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Merle B.

Madison, WI
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William D. Sun Prairie, WI

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

I love teaching and feel that I have a gift for it. I have taught over 250 students - all ages, levels, and styles - who would describe me as a patient, consistent and authentic teacher who gets great results, while maintaining a positive, low pressure teaching environment. My teaching style is "student centered." I believe it is important for students to learn and understand music at their own pace and on there own terms in order to achieve the best results. It is my job to take every opportunity to encourage students' interests while providing them with the tools, skills and knowledge that will transform those interests into unlimited musical abilities.

I am very good with children and served as the Program Coordinator (and guitar teacher) for the Salvation Army Creative Arts Program for Youth in Billings, MT. During my time there I instructed over 200 young people ages 6 to 18. It was a wonderful experience. However, I wanted to boost my skills as a teacher and performer. I auditioned and was accepted, with a scholarship, to the Masters of Music program in guitar performance at Arizona State University. Since, then I have earned my M.M. and am teaching full time in the central Phoenix area.

Styles: Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Popular, Folk
(I specialize in Classical Guitar)

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How I Teach Guitar:

I am a patient, consistent and authentic teacher who maintains a positive, low pressure teaching environment. My teaching style is "student centered." I believe it is important for students to learn and understand music at their own pace and on there own terms in order to achieve the best results. I do not "harp on" students to practice more, but rather, I am constantly searching for ways to instill self-motivation in my students. I will teach my students whatever they want to learn. However, I teach currently with their music of interest, a progressive curriculum of technique and theory based repertoire that will enhance playing for any style of guitar. Specifically, all of my students are taught to read music - not just classical and jazz students, but rock and blues students too. Also, I think performing is very important for a student of music, so I have frequent student recitals. Recitals are a lot of fun and a good way for students to feel proud about their progression. I like to have recitals every three months and have all of my students play some music that they have been learning. I believe student recitals should be a "no pressure" event, so I never make students play in them if they don't want to. But, really, they always want to.

What my students should expect to get from my teaching:

I believe each student progresses at their own rate and students progress the fastest when they are interested. I help my students to continually progress, and more importantly, I help them become more and more interested in playing music. My students will be surprised at their own abilities as they develop a love for playing the guitar.

Curriculum,  I use a myriad of curriculum and books from the Suzuki Method to that of my own. I really try to custom make a different curriculum for each student. In general, I will use a method book specific to the style of music that the student is learning, and with that will assign solo's and other technique building repertoire in addition to music that the student is requesting to learn.

Practice:

I have no specific time requirements for at home practice, but I strongly suggest daily practice to all my students (I give younger students a practice schedule checklist to help them to remember). Inevitably, students who don't practice will quit playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Couch and plenty of room for parents to sit in studio as well as a waiting room. Guitars available for use.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument for in home lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach all styles of guitar beginner to advanced. My greatest strength is classical guitar, but I enjoy teaching any style. I have taught drums and piano both at a beginner and intermediate level. I incorporate music theory into all of my teaching. I have never taught composition, but I have written and recorded any popular songs and instrumental compositions and am certain I could teach up to an intermediate level.

Chris L. Madison, WI

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion

About Me

I earned an Associates Degree in Music and Recording Technology. Shortly after graduation I opened my own recording studio. With 12 years playing experience and 2 years of teaching guitar under my belt I guarantee to get you started on your guitar playing career in no time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Jaguar
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Vox VT30
Neumann TLM 103
John Hardy M-1 Mic Pre
Yamaha Hs50m (2)
Rokit 10 Sub
Apogee Duet
Maschine Mk2
MPK49

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Jaguar
Vox VT30

*** Specialties ***
Blues
Grunge
Funk
Recording
Songwriting

Merle B. Madison, WI

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Synthesizer, Test Prep

About Me

During my clinical career in Psychotherapy and Family Social Work, my focus was to guide and support clients in the process of transforming their pain/confusion/ dependency/ illness crisis into a rewarding recovery. Now that I've retired from clinical work, I want to help clients transform their leisure time into recreation that promotes physical and emotional health, vital aesthetic appreciation and spiritual expansion.
For me, as an appreciator, player and performer, music has served as health and vitality wellsprings all my life. Now, I would like to continue these activities sharing my knowledge and skills with others, as an encore career.
I am available for consultation, lessons, coaching and mentoring on the guitar, saxophone, keyboard and bass guitar. I am especially interested in improvisation and synergy that comes with playing music with others. Supported experience and coaching is important in developing musical combo/group opportunities, group awareness and skills in musical relationships.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are developed around the students goals, their ability level and their skill/knowledge level. The first session is a consultation to evaluate these four dimensions and the quality of rapport potential. Self evaluation through recording/listening is an important part of the motivation/developmental continuum and begins and concludes each session following the beginning consultation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full band rehearsal studio with sound system and recording capacity; instruments to use during sessions or rent to take home; Skype lessons/consults on occasion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sound system; instruments; recording systems; van; bands.

*** Specialties ***
My specialities include: Ear Training; practical music theory; Improvisation; group/combo skills; Performance Anxiety and benefits of multi-instrumentalism.

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