Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is Rusty, I have been a professional guitarist for 25 years. I have managed many of the area's largest music stores and a Certified *Fender Guitar Technician for both Electric and Acoustic instruments. The experience with other musicians on stage and in the studio is without parallel. A "school" cannot duplicate the "real world" experience of a professional musician. I have "rocked", for a living and performed over 2000 shows. I understand how to help you play the guitar, a true students education is much broader than what you can learn from a book, and I can help you understand the guitar in a practical and logical way. I can show you how to become a "guitar player" - not just how to "play the guitar". I learned being a guitar player is more than where to put your fingers. I want you to talk, share and ask questions and be excited about playing, I can help you accomplish your goals. A true education prepares and introduces and exposes a student to a broad range of experiences, learns the history, and how to use this accumulation of physical and mental skill to accomplish something. Music is as diverse as the musician who plays it, and cannot be categorized. I look forward to teaching each student in a way that excites and caters to your needs. I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to help you discover what is inside and encourage your desire. The journey may not always be easy, but it is well worth the trip.
Guitar, Piano, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worked in a wide variety of styles and I have a Masters degree in music composition and theory.
One of my main specialties is working with very young students and total beginners. There is a special skill to teaching young children that can only be developed through experience. For the older student, or the student who already has a musical background my specialty is helping you learn the styles that have always been of most interest to you. I can also help older students gain a broad understanding of music through some basic music theory.
Piano, Flute, Music Theory
Sonja, a native Memphian, has been playing the piano since the third grade and the flute since the seventh grade.
Sonja holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Memphis (2001), with an emphasis Instrumental Music Education. She also holds a Master of Science in Education degree from The University of Memphis (2005), with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Technology.
Sonja, now in her twelfth year as a music educator, currently teaches private piano and flute lessons. She also served as the pianist/Minister of Music for several churches in the Memphis area.
Sonja started the Music Is... Piano Academy at her parents' home in 2006 with three students. Since it's inception, she has taught over 100 students. The students of Mrs. J. receive consistent superior and excellent ratings at the Amro Music Keyboard Festival; her academy received awards for having the most students participate in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 spring keyboard festival.
She currently resides in the Memphis area with her husband, Marreco, and sons, Yero and Jireh.
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