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My specialty is music theory and I use it and require my students to learn theory. Theory allows music to make sense and to speed up mastery.
My Background in Music:
My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.
I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.
When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and ...
Why does music sound the way it does? Why do you feel certain emotions when listening to a certain piece of music? Take some lessons and find out! I teach everything from the most basic of the basic how a scale works, to atonal and experimental music.
Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, but never knew where to begin? I can help you learn your instrument, and learn how to play the music that you love whether it be flute, piccolo, violin, viola, or cello. I can help you enjoy music.
Having grown up in a musical family with my mother a professional violinist, I have been exposed to the joys of music since childhood. I learned how to play percussion and string instruments from when I was six years old, and later joined the high school band playing flute. I loved playing flute and piccolo so much that I decided to take this as my career and went to Interlochen Arts Academy where I excelled in my performance. I later went to Prague Conservatory and Czech Budweiss Conservatory and played with the Prague Film ...
I teach music theory via music games and utilizing software. One student favorite is Music Bingo. Students have so much fun learning
music theory through playing games!
Lisa is a music educator with over 30 years of experience. She attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied music theory and performance under Bert Braud and Ellis Marsalis. She studied music and psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She has resided in Tampa, Florida since 1991 where she has performed in a variety of venues including "One Enchanted Evening" VIP reception and a benefit for Berkeley Preparatory School. Lisa served as an accompanist for Encore Theatre in 1999 working with Greta Aldene and has accompanied instrumentalists at district contest festivals. She has also had the privilege of serving as an adjudicator for the Bayridge District Festival for several years. An ...
Foundational theory skills to include note values, pitch relationships, and chord structures.
I had my first piano lesson when I was five years old. I performed my first piano solos for audiences at school events. I joined the keyboard team at church when I was thirteen years old. I quickly learned to improvise and accompany. It was exciting to discover that I could study piano in college. I earned my way by accompanying voice and instrument choirs, rehearsals, lessons, and recitals. I enjoy helping other people excel, so I chose a teaching degree over a performance degree.
In 1991, I graduated with my bachelor of music degree in piano pedagogy. I immediately began teaching private and group piano lessons, building my studio over fifteen years to reach nearly 600 students ages five to seventy-five. I accompanied community choirs, local vocal artists, and students ...
A former voice student never wanted to study theory until He decided to take a crash course with me the summer before applying to study music at a University. You are wise to begin before! Piano study compliments Music Theory more than any other instrument. I always include a little with piano lessons but lessons solely teaching theory can be adapted for a student's needs/interests. Voice students can request that theory be included but it usually means the lesson time needs to be extended.
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Teaching music students for over 30 years has enriched my life. My relationship with my students is a two-way street. I create a course of study to fit their individual interests and needs and often learn from them as we explore their interest in God's wonderful gift of music!
After teaching elementary music in public schools for 10 years and training university interns, it was a thrill to become a vocal graduate assistant at the University of South Florida where I earned both a B.A.in Music Education and an M.A. in Vocal Performance with Voice, Choral, Music Education and Piano Pedagogy emphasis.
My classical training is also enhanced by participation in Broadway, contemporary, folk, pop music and sacred music styles.
Teaching at various ...
Basic theory knowledge is essential to any formal music training and I can help you develop those basic skills very quickly. As we move into more advanced training, I can assist you in whatever questions about theory come to your mind.
I am a senior Music Education major at Florida College in Temple Terrace.
My formal musical training dates back to middle school where I first joined my 5th grade chorus and band. Over the years I have attended and participated in over 25 honors music festivals, including PMEA District and Regional Band, PMEA District, Regional, and State Chorus, MENC All Eastern Choir, and MENC All National Chorus. I have also been a part of many stage productions such as Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Gilbert and Sulivan's The Mikado (Pooh-Bah), and Roger and Hammerstien's Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp) in both the high school and collegiate levels.
In addition to these most traditional forms of music ensembles, I have been a part of the ...
"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."