A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Bridgette Y. has been playing the Violin for over twenty years. She was educated in The Atlanta Public Schools system and graduated from North Atlanta High School. During her high school years, she went on a European tour with The Atlanta Public Schools Youth Orchestra, played in the violin section with The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and received a full scholarship for Violin lessons from the Georgia Academy of Music. She went on to Loyola University New Orleans and earned a Bachelor of Music Education in 2002. She was honored to play violin in a full orche
stra along with Stevie Wonder in the 2003 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. She is featured as the solo violinist in award-winning rapper, T-Pain’s music video, Drowning again. She earned her masters degree in music education from The Florida State University in 2005. She has played with The Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, Florida; The Albany Symphony Orchestra of Georgia; The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra of Georgia; and The Macon Symphony Orchestra. She also plays Electric Violin with the Neighborhood Jazz Band and The Moonlight Jazz Trio.
As a music educator, Bridgette has taught music lessons since her sophomore year in high school. She has taught Orchestra, General music, and Chorus in New Orleans Public Schools and Fulton County Public Schools. Orchestra in Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton County Public Schools, Leon County Schools of Tallahassee, Florida, The Florida State University, The Sakarra Youth Institute, and Stillwaters Youth Sinfonia Orchestra and Dance Company. She currently teaches Orchestra at Camp Creek middle school in College Park, Georgia. She also taught with the music matters after-school elementary orchestra program at Shakerag elementary, Esther Jackson elementary, State Bridge Crossing elementary, Findley Oaks elementary, Creekview elementary and Heards Ferry elementary school. Bridgette enjoys playing and singing Gospel & Inspirational Christian Music at Church and directs her Church orchestra, the instruments of praise at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta. She believes that all students are capable of learning and being successful and that the teacher must guide the student in the right direction. In all things, she is thankful for the gifts that God has blessed her with and it is a blessing to be able to share these gifts with others.
*** Lesson Details *** Students can expect to learn how to fluently read music from a beginning level through a professional level; how to properly produce a quality sound on their instrument; how to properly hold their instrument and care for it; and my students learn how to set goals for themselves for a lifetime of music learning and performance. You will learn how to play your instrument in a nurturing environment. I typically use the Suzuki method for bowed stringed instruments and the Hal Leonard and Mel Bay method for Guitar. The Essential elements method for Trumpet and the Albans conservatory method for Trumpet for more advanced players. The Bastien beginning music theory method and supplemental etudes and solos are taught based on the individual student's needs. After three to six months, a student of mine will know several solo pieces, musical scales and arpeggios and at least one or more etudes.
*** Studio Equipment *** church: piano teach lessons in choir room, spacious, tables and chairs, seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** A music stand, method book and solo book, tuner, and metronome. I expect the student to provide the instrument, invest in the method book and solo books, a pencil, and a notebook. The student should eventually invest in a music stand.
Graduated from Georgia Southern in 2001, with a bachelor degree in music education.
Have worked for Atlanta public schools as a band director since Fall 2002.
Private lessons are taught on piano, guitar, and all the band instruments.
I also have a deep passion for Disc jockeying with a bias towards reggae and dance music.
*** Lesson Details *** Students can except a stress free learning process. After learning the basic symbols of music notation, breathing, and simple rhthyms the students will continue learning the techniques and fingerings on their chosen intsrument. After mast
ering these basic concepts in music the children will then be given a chance to perform their songs to an instrumental accompaniment. This is good for the student who does not play in an ensemble to have the opportunity to play and listen to other moving parts.
*** Specialties *** music, bass guitar, bassoon, childrens music, guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, home recording, African drum, music theory, acoustic guitar, flute, oboe, trumpet, saxophone, tuba, songwriting, french horn, trombone, clarinet, recording school, piano My method utilizes maracas and rhythm guitar, played Simultaneously to produce a full ensemble effect.
Steven T. September 1, 2014
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Daniel is a excellent instructor. He's very patience, knowledgeable and easy to get along with. I cant wait for our next lesson to learn some more. I tried on my own and was going to give up but Daniel has shown me that I can learn to play bass.
teresa F. March 26, 2013
Trumpet Verified Student
My son enjoyed his lessons with Daniel. He appreciated how he was challenged at each session and always looked forward to next lesson.
We will definitely request Daniel again in the future.
MarysiaT July 16, 2012
Mr. Daniel not only teaches the art, but perfects your technique. My son is enjoying his lessons.
As a trumpet player assigned to the 1st Armored Division Band of Ft. Bliss, Texas, Alexander performed with the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Stage Band, Latin Orchestra, Brass Band and Brass Quintet. Alexander also served as command bugler for change of command ceremonies and rendered Honors by sounding Taps at funerals and memorial services at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery and throughout West Texas & New Mexico. In addition to his musical responsibilities, Alexander also served as the 1st Armored Division Band's Information Management Officer (IMO), overseeing the efficient operation and expa
nsion of the band's computer network, assisting soldiers with computer-based training, and advising the command team about technological issues pertinent to the band's mission readiness capability.
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham Bachelor of Arts (2010)
Primary Instruction: Steven Roberts
Additional Instruction/Masterclasses: Leonard Candelaria, Marc Reed, Thomas Hooten, Tage Larsen, Daniel Brown, Edward Bach, Chris Singer, Dan Orban, Keith Felkner
I have been in music and learned several instruments including the sax for over 15 years! Beginner trumpet players will learn embouchure (lip and mouth technique) as well as fingerings and music theory. From there we will start with beginner books and method books to create a solid musical foundation. At that point you will be free to choose your style of preference and we will expound on that!
Jessica is the music connoisseur. Jessica has multiple degrees in music, which include an Associate of Recording Arts, Bachelor of Music Business and a Master of Child and Adolescent Psychology. Jessica has been fond of music from a very young age, one of her first memories was singing over all of her parent’s tunes growing up. During middle school, Jessica took an interest in Brass instruments learning to play Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Baritone and French Horn. After earning several superior medals during these years, Jessica also became the first chair trumpet player in her county and third i
n the state. Jessica learned several other instruments along the way such as piano and woodwinds.
Music has been the best part of Jessica’s life and she looks forward to making it the best part of yours. Developing yourself musically begins with a phenomenal teacher. Meet Jessica!
Alec H. July 4, 2015
French Horn ·
In studio Verified Student
Jessica is pleasant and knows music. We are very impressed with her business and how she aims to bring out the full potential of my son's playing lessons. She is very professional in teaching. thank you.
I can teach you how to play scales, rhythms, read music, count measures, great posture, tone quality, breathing techniques, and warm up exercises and play in front of an audience
Hello I am so happy you have decided to take the extra step in learning a new skill! I am here to help you reach your goals. I will be dedicated to you until you are satisfied with your results. Let's get started!
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Review by Rhonda
"Jesse is the perfect instructor for my family. We have been with Jesse for 9 months and my 11 year old son still looks forward to his lessons and practic
ing. We started at beginner trumpet, then added voice lessons and will soon start the family guitar lessons. Jesse's lessons are never boring. He always does something new and always asks what the student wants to play. Jesse is more than an instructor because he has taught my son to love music. He has exceeded my expectations."
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Billy
I come in every time learning something new and useful in my career to pursue trumpet. He is a great person to talk to and very friendly. T
here are no interruptions in the learning environment also."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Matt
"Katie has helped develop my trumpet skills and refine my technique. She places great emphasis on fundamentals, but also helps me to realize my personal go
als as a musician! Each time we meet, I feel more confident in my playing and I always leave excited to practice!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Alex
"We absolutely love Christian and we couldn't recommend him more highly. Alex was non-committal about learning any instrument and after two lessons was eag
erly practicing every day. He loves it! Thank you!"
Rochester, NY teacher:
Review by Nha
"I am an adult, long-term student and comeback player. Ralph has the experience and skill to guide me back to a superior skill level. He understands the
instrument and knows how to teach it. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to study the trumpet."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Estela
"Estela goes above and beyond of most private lesson teachers. She establishes a level of professionalism with her students that any band director would ap
preciate. Her expectations for her students are very clear and the results are undeniable.- James Barnes, band director, host of master class."
Columbia, SC teacher:
Review by Cooper
"Estela has been great. She really connects with my son and he is re-interested in applying himself. He had started to lose interest with his last teache
Columbia, SC teacher:
Review by Michael
"First lesson was great. William is cool and informative. I'm am looking forward to working together!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Noah
"I am a high school student and Evan Foltz has been my trumpet instructor for over 3 years now. He is a stand-out person who is completely dedicated to tea
ching and someone I am glad I can call a friend. Evan is an excellent teacher and is by far an expert on the trumpet. He has definitely opened my eyes to techniques I would not have learned otherwise. One thing that really stuck out to me is how flexible he is. If I have difficulty grasping one concept, he always has another way of presenting it and won't stop until I am able to successfully complete the task. He has always had high expectations for me and won't let me accept anything less than my best. He has always been more than willing to accommodate to my needs and is always able to figure out exactly what will help the best."