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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near West Chester

Stacey S.

Covington, KY
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Jennifer Y.

Cincinnati, OH
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David P.

Cincinnati, OH
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Stacey S. Covington, KY

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.

Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the Mayfestival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor€™s School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.

Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini'€™s La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach'€™s The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach'€™s Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi'€™s Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart'€™s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody'€™s Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.

Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.

Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals

Jennifer Y. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Violin

About Me

I am very passionate about teaching and hope to inspire a love for music in all my students! I believe that with hard work and a supportive teacher, a person can achieve anything. I impart to my students the knowledge I received from one of the nation's most prestigious music conservatories, and I offer training from methods in which I am certified to teach, all in a nurturing and friendly environment.

I am certified in the Sassmannshaus Method (Early Start on the Violin) and was trained in the Suzuki Method. I have also studied pedagogy under Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. I previously taught private lessons, chamber music, and masterclasses at the Virginia Beach School of the Arts, the Hampton Roads Performing Arts Academy (VA), and the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati.

Aside from teaching, I am a professional violinist. Currently, I am the acting Assistant Concertmaster with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and am also a member of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Washington State, I previously performed with the Fayetteville Symphony, Tar River Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Richmond (IN) Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains (TN), and the Oak Ridge Symphony. I have also attended many of the nation's premier music festivals, including the Castleton Festival, Texas Music Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, and the Brevard Music Center.

I earned BM and MM degrees in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. My primary teachers were Dr. Piotr Milewski and Gabriel Pegis.

Albert Einsten said, "I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin." My joy comes from enabling students to experience this. Please join me for lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very upbeat and motivational in lessons. I care about helping my students succeed and achieve their goals. I'm honest but never harsh, and I challenge my students in order to help them flourish as talented musicians.

I use a combination of the Sassmannshaus Method and the Suzuki Method. Both will teach the student the fundamentals of violin playing, how to read music, and famous pieces from the violin repertoire. Students who use this combination have gone on to become very advanced players, and someday, this could be you! Let me help you reach your highest potential!

*** Studio Equipment ***
In home: private, designated studio with music stand, metronome, and additional accessories, music, and equipment for student; seating for parents.
I require that students rent or purchase their own instrument and necessary accessories (shoulder rest, rosin, strings, etc.)

*** Specialties ***
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.

David P. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

David P. began formal training with St. Elizabeth’s church organist on piano at age eight. His older brothers and sisters taught him how to play guitar at home, and at school he was a featured vocal soloist at concert performances. During his high school years, he began playing drums and singing at shows around the greater Cincinnati area. While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups. He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years under the direction of conductor and music department chair Helmut Roerig. David performed with the Xavier University Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years. He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater among others for four year also. While studying electronic music at Xavier, David began teaching classes with professor James Hart. Today, professor Hart and David are co-composers at Ambient Studios. David has written countless compositions heard across the globe on networks such as Lifetime, MTV and VH-1. He is the head of Ambient Studios and Ambient Studios Music Academy. David has taught at Midwest Music, Queen City Music, Take Lessons, Willis Music, Music Makers, Norwood High School, and Roger Bacon High School.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun! I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument. Most students really look forward to their lessons all week. For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills. I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others. For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started. For piano, students will learn keys on the piano, chords, scales, key signatures, grand staff, read music and play songs of all styles, including classical, pop, jazz, folk, gospel, indie, and traditional. I have an adult beginners workbook and few for children. I also have a lot of material I like to use that I've designed. For voice, students will learn scales, keys, breathing techniques, delivery, and diction. Breath is the most important tool for proper pitch and vocal strength. Students are encouraged to play an instrument to help with voice lessons, but this is not necessary. For guitar, students will learn notes on the guitar, chords, scales, key signatures, read music and play songs, including, pop, rock, indie, jazz, folk, and traditional. Students can learn to play their favorite songs. I accept students from beginner to intermediate experience on guitar. For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass. Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are held at Ambient Studios, a professional commercial recording studio where famous legends like Bootsy Collins have recorded. Here, students are able to record their own performances, and perfect their craft. Available instruments are a Roland V-drum set, a Mapex acoustic drum set, a Studiologic 88-key grand piano, Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and Martin guitars, and state-of-the-art pre-amps and microphones.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical, pop, rock, and gospel. For voice I specialize in pop, rock, classical, broadway, and gospel. For guitar I specialize in pop, rock, and folk.

Kirk R.

Oxford, OH
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Kristen L.

Cincinnati, OH
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Michael P.

Cincinnati, OH
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Kirk R. Oxford, OH

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

I have been studying the guitar for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given to opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. I regularly give performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in Guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught.

I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my students meet goals of all sorts in lessons. One of the studios that I teach at was also recognized in the category or "Best Music Instruction" by Cincy Magazine.

If you have never picked up an instrument before, I would love to introduce you to the basics of music as well as the guitar. If you have played some guitar, or another instrument, and are looking to hone your skills and maximize your potential, it would be my pleasure to help you along that track.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all of the necessities at my studio (extra music stands, seating, etc.)
as well as supplementary music and materials to my standard method books, recording equipment and editing software, computer access to online materials, and temporary rental instruments.

*** Specialties ***
-Classical Guitar
-Technique and Natural Body Utilization

Kristen L. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trumpet

About Me

I am more than happy to teach lessons via Skype, or to travel to your home or location for a lesson.

Masters horn student currently at CCM, I have an Instrumental Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I would love to help you or your child begin on or continue on their brass instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Horn; Brass Instruments; Beginner; Classical

Michael P. Cincinnati, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I am a graduate of Xavier University, where I obtained a degree in vocal performance. I have always had a knack for music theory and I consistently emphasize theory and ear training in lessons. I sing in a number of Cincinnati choral groups and I am aiming to pursue graduate studies in choral conducting.

After two years of teaching beginner and intermediate level players, I have cultivated a straightforward teaching style for students of all ages. Whether it is a young child learning to read rhythms and count, a talented teenager learning how to understand and create music at a mature level, or an adult taking on a new instrument, I offer assertive and supportive guidance.

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