Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I received a Bachelor’s of Music with a concentration in Jazz Guitar Performance from Temple University in 2008. Although my focus was on Jazz, I also play and teach many other styles of music including Rock, Blues, Folk, Classical and Funk. Aside from teaching lessons and performing with various projects along the east coast, I also compose music for films and produce/record other musicians and bands.
Because of my background as a performer, composer, producer and educator, I feel that I have unique qualifications to give the student a well-rounded understanding of not just the guitar, but of music as a whole. By including a balanced mix of technique, performance, composition and theory, I hope to help students reach their full creative potential and to see music as not only a performance art, but as a mode of individual expression.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Classical Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
Ever since my mother played the Beatles on her stereo when I was very young, I have always been attracted to music. This attraction morphed into a passion when I started taking piano lessons at age eight. I soon moved to Cello and then Guitar, which I consider my primary instrument in terms of proficiency and expression. In high school, I expanded my musical boundaries even further by playing guitar in one of the school’s jazz bands as well as playing percussion in the symphonic band and playing both snare and bass drum in the marching band. I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a career, so I majored in music education at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. I not only learned many methods and strategies involving music learning theory, but I also improved my overall musicianship and understanding of musical theory. I also sang in the Pappert Chorale and played guitar in the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. I studied guitar under both Ken Karsh and Mark Koch
After college, I decided that I wanted to teach the music that inspired me and most importantly, I wanted to teach it in my own way. While there are numerous fundamental ideas about music that I feel that everyone should learn (basic theory, technique, improvisation), I feel that the student should be guiding the lesson as much as the teacher, since it does not matter how the teacher knows if the student is unmotivated and unwilling to fully participate. However, if there is a certain song, piece, genre, passage, or standard that you want to learn, I can certainly help you!
I am fluent in many genres including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Folk, and Funk. I have been playing guitar for over ten years, and am very familiar with the instrument in terms of both its advantages and limitations. I also play guitar in an electronic musical project called Tingo and I play electric bass in rock/metal band Vengeance and the Feral Dogs. Contact me today so we can get started on your musical journey!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele, Organ, Trombone, Tuba
Exciting, entertaining and energetic, Philip’s ability speaks for itself. He was formally trained at the tender age of 13 on the trombone at La Salle College High School. With the performance ability sharpened by his diverse professional experiences, Philip D. is a renaissance man in his own right. He has worked with such notable artists and groups such as; Peter Nero & The Philly Pops, Slide Hampton, Robin Eubanks, Freda Payne, Martha Reeves of the Vandellas, The Intruders, The Blue Notes, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, The Contours, as well as The Temptations. Philip enjoys working with others, he wants his students to discover their musical ability and get in touch with their creative talents. His musical influences, aside from the groups he has worked with include Michael McDonald, Earth Wind and Fire, Journey, Queen, Take 6, Stevie Wonder, Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, and the list goes on. By taking lessons with Philip you will have a diverse variety of styles and methods to improve your craft.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Cello, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Reading, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele, Fiddle, Organ, Upright Bass, Viola
A professional musician and music instructor for over 30 years, Mike has established himself as not only a world class player but also an excellent teacher of all ages and skill levels. He teaches for several area conservatories and hosts master classes on composition, performance, guitar and bass improvisation. Mike now offers lessons in his professional home studio.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
Music Instructor and Performer
Germantown MD. Career Objective
Contribute to the success and direction of dedicated musicians, of all ages and levels, by encouraging and engaging them into learning to play music, entailing the presentation of music through listening, reading sheet music, and performing alone and in group settings.
I've preformed music since age of 5, studied music from age of 26. I am a seasoned technically trained experienced musician. Talented in most styles of popular music, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock, Blues. I have outstanding people skills, including strong written and oral communications. I have conceived of, pioneered and advanced theory and practice techniques in the application of "The New Intervallic Sight Reading Approach" which reduces the time it takes to learn and advance proficient reading of the musical staff.
I've developed and spearheaded a music curriculum at The House of Khamit in Washington DC., this was the largest and oldest cultural store that Washington D.C. had to offer as of 3/12/12.
Organize and direct student bands, for performing at recitals', and other small events.
I've been teaching guitar, bass and music theory for well over the last 15 years, often in group or band settings, as well as individual classes. All ages are preferred.
A brief summery of my curriculum includes (not in any particular order), picking out an instrument, learning to sit or stand with the instrument. Learning a simple complete song. Learning the notes while learning how to finger the instrument while learning the scale and a simple melody all in the first position, in short multi-tasking the first five frets. Learning note values. Playing complete songs with chord charts, then playing by reading staff. Playing complete melodies. More left hand fretting and right hand picking technique with and or without a plectrum. Ear and rhythem training.
Music history, as it pertains to Spanish, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, also the history of the origins of techniques as it pertains to individual artist that advanced the genres.
Transcribing music for use in sight reading in different keys.
"Bravo Music Lessons" from 2/07/09 to present.
"Arena Sound" Arlington Va. 4/10/2008 to present.
"The House of Khamit" Washington DC. from 4/12/05 to the 3/13/12.
"B Sharp C Natural" from 01/01/98 I have been training students under this name for over 10 years, this is my trade name.
I perform at various, events mostly as a solo artist, at coffee houses, bookstores weddings, and small events, private parties.
I continue to study, and practice music, for myself my students and fans. With no "formal" music education, I am well acquainted with pedagogy of the guitar and bass, song structure, and also the techniques which are in demand and specific to the instruments of guitar and bass.
My training includes an in depth knowledge and understanding of music theory, as it is applied to many styles of music, mostly in the tradition and direction of Jazz and Jazz improvisation.
References Available Upon Request
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I am 35 years old, and have been a musician for over 25 years. I began, like many, playing in my middle school band. I attended a Performing Arts School throughout my high school years, where I studied Classical and Jazz Guitar, Music Theory, Ear Training, and many other facets of music. I also studied privately with various guitar instructors, most notable Kyle Hildenbrand, a Berklee grad and film scorer for Universal Studios. In college I also took education and psychology classes which have proven very helpful in my approach to teaching.
I have performed in many ensembles and bands, playing both cover songs and writing original music. Blues, country, hard-rock, and even a jazz quartet. Currently I write for and perform in a folk - rock trio.
Playing in so many different circumstances, has been very beneficial working as a teacher. My students are all very different, not only in the way that they learn but also in the style of music they wish to play. I take pride in being able to adapt to each student, teaching them with the most appropriate method.
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