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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
Guitarist Brian H. studied at The Hartford Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music, graduating at the top of his class with honors from The Hartford Conservatory. Brian has been a guitar and bass instructor at Choate Rosemary Hall since 1999. Brian also teaches at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, The Music Shop in Southington, and is the owner of Guitar Star Studio, located in Glastonbury, CT. In the past, he taught at The Hartford Conservatory and Riccardo’s Music in East Hartford. He has performed in many bands with diverse styles of music. As a past member of the John Jeski band for 13 years, he was a voting member of the Grammy Awards. Brian has had 25 years experience playing in rock/pop bands, and currently performs classic rock to today’s rock with Enny Corner. With his current Contemporary Christian Band, eXaudio, he has released three albums. He has had the opportunity to perform several times at the Oakdale Theater, the Rock Cats Stadium, and has also done a number of radio and television interviews. Brian has provided liturgical music for many years in CT; also, in Sicily and Rome. Mr. H is a patient, enthusiastic teacher who enjoys helping his students master the art of guitar.
*** Lesson Details ***
In the first half of the lesson, students can expect to learn music fundamentals from a guitar method book, i.e. how to read music; I also teach guitar tablature. Depending on ability (beginner, intermediate, advanced), I will show them chords, scales and how to play a guitar solo. The second half of the lesson is spent with the student learning their favorite songs and building a repertoire (song list) for possbile future performances.
*** Studio Equipment ***
home: Seating for parents. I provide the amp, instrument cable and music stand. I expect the student to have a guitar and notebook. If the student does not have a guitar, I will give a referral for reasonably priced guitars.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a guitar and notebook. If the student does not have a guitar, I will give a referral for reasonably priced guitars.
*** Specialties ***
Rock, Pop, Jazz, & Beginner Classical
Pick and Finger style Guitar & Bass
Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting
Dale B. is a musician, private teacher, conductor, clinician, and rising composer for film and television from Wallingford, Connecticut. He is currently the music director at the Hamden Academy of Dance and Music, among various other musical positions he holds around Connecticut.
Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in Percussion degree from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012 and was an active member of both the university's Winds and Percussion Ensembles. In his studies, he has taken advanced courses in composition, orchestration, conducting, percussion technique, and brass technique. He has 10 years experience in percussion, 12 years experience in guitar, and 20 years experience in piano. Dale's teachers include Nancy Campagnola, Ronald Blouin, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Peter Coutsouridis, acclaimed marimbist Haruka Fujii, American Symphony Orchestra percussionist Javier Diaz, and orchestral composer Kenneth Fuchs, who has twice been nominated for a Grammy award.
Currently a freelance instrumental composer for Ear Goo Inc. in New York City, Dale writes multi-genre works for film, television, promotional trailers, and advertisements. His vast clientele includes household names such as Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Sony, Revlon, and Coca-Cola. Dale is represented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a world-renowned performing rights organization that also represents artists such as Eminem, Shakira, and Maroon 5. He hosted his first Composition Recital on April 3, 2012 at the Von Der Mehden Recital Hall, where Dale showcased six live, original works, including a piano solo, a euphonium solo, a woodwind sextet, and a percussion quartet. Dale's music for marching band was performed on a weekly basis during the 2012 competitive season in USSBA Class III competitions around Connecticut by the Trojan Marching Band at Lyman Hall High School, where he held a job as their percussion instructor.
As a clinician, Dale has been asked to judge timpani, mallet percussion, and snare drum at several Regional Music Festivals around the state since 2009. He has also given presentations on the importance of installing/maintaining a music and arts curriculum in the Connecticut public school system as well as the history and proper care of mallet percussion instruments. Dale‚¬Ä¬ôs current position as an Educational Representative for JC Music World allows him to act on his beliefs by servicing the music departments in public, private, and magnet schools across the state, so that students will be sure to have the music and the instruments they need in order to better experience the world of music.
As a performing musician, Dale has appeared in several venues across the state, most recently at the storied Shubert Theater in New Haven, which hosted the world premiere of Dale's "Les Reves de Jeunesse Oubli√©e," an original piano solo that was well-received. He has played in live productions and musicals with both the Connecticut Repertory Theater and the Church of the Resurrection Youth Group, while winning numerous awards for his musicianship, including Lyman Hall‚¬Ä¬ôs ‚¬Ä¬úOutstanding Musician Award‚¬Ä¬Ě for three consecutive years. Among numerous charitable events he has partaken in, Dale performed selected works by marimbist Daniel Berg on the piano as part of the Hamden Academy‚¬Ä¬ôs annual canned food drive, where together they raised over 500 cans of food for the homeless and hungry. Outside of music, Dale‚¬Ä¬ôs interests include baseball, video games, creative writing, jogging, and the ocean.
As a private teacher for Lyman Hall and his studios in West Hartford, Hamden, and North Haven, Dale strives to ignite a passion for classical and instrumental music regardless of the instrument, and firmly believes that the art of making music is both satisfying and rewarding for both the short and the long-term. Because there are so many different types and genres out there, he knows that music is something every person can enjoy regardless of their differences, and so his ultimate goal for each and every pupil is to inspire and cultivate a new found appreciation for the musical world.
*** Specialties ***
Specializes in Introductory Piano, Guitar, Percussion, and Composition.
Specializes in Advanced-Clinical Level Piano, Composition, and Mallet Percussion Instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bell Kit, etc.)
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
I provide private music lessons for guitar, bass, saxophone, music theory and songwriting. I have been teaching for over seven years. I combine my passion for teaching and music business expertise to help students achieve their goals. There are many lesson options available including at my studio in Bristol CT, online or at your location. I work with all of my students and parents to create customized teaching plans based on students learning styles, interests and goals. I am available to students outside of lesson time 7 days a week. I provide performance, writing, purchase and music recommendations and take an active interest in each of my students learning. Lesson times are exactly as stated. I allow extra time in between students so as to ensure no overlaps and everyone gets their allotted time.
I try to develop versatility and well rounded musicians no matter the skill or age level. Each student attends lessons for different reasons.Students are encouraged to explore all genres of music and I believe in exposing them to a wide variety of styles and methods. I also encourage students, if interested to write original material. There are no restrictions when it comes to music and I incorporate both old school and contemporary methods into my teaching. Students will learn first hand how what they are learning applies to the real world, including song performance from their favorite artists. I strongly encourage all students to develop an individual personal sense of style when it comes to music performance.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."