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.
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Review by Hani
"I could not have asked for a better teacher! As a grown adult (who has never played any instrument) I started my lessons with so much hesitation and conce
rn, and from the first moment Barrett put me at ease. His dedication to music, and to his students' success is always apparent. He takes his time and provides constant feedback to get you on and keep you on the right track. I can honestly say I don't know if I would still be trying with my trumpet if it wasn't for Barrett's constant encouragement, tips, and assurance. He is definitely a fabulous teacher!!!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Laura
"My son is really enjoying his time with Michael and is doing well with his trumpet."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Benjamin
Mr C. is a very knowledgeable and talented trumpet player. I have zero experience with the trumpet and music for that matter, but he makes l
earning easy and enjoyable. He gives good tips and practice methods. Very down to earth and doesn't set strict expectations and takes it day by day. Would recommend to anyone."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Carey
"Max, is great teacher. He understands the students needs and tailors his pace accordingly. He is easily able to spot a weak spot in a student's technique
and help them correct it easily. He is also immensely patient and easygoing.
His skills with the trumpet are top notch. He makes trumpet playing so easy. Max is easily one of the best music teachers that I have come across."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Christy
"Katie has helped my son refresh his skills and learn new ones on the trumpet. She is always on time, pleasant, and goes the extra mile with regular progr
ess updates and provides practice music. My son is 11 years old and love his lessons with Katie, so much that it is why Tuesdays are his favorite day of the week. I highly recommend Katie!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Ben
"I took lessons with Bobby for several years throughout middle school and high school and he was by far the best trumpet teacher I've ever had. He is an ex
tremely devoted and hardworking individual and is very passionate about his teachings and music. He always had a solid lesson plan each week, teaching me technical skills along with improvisation and music theory. What stood out most was his animated and enthusiastic personality, which made me look forward to lessons each week. He taught using a very Socratic method, guiding me along much of the complications of music theory and allowed me to gain my own understanding of musical concepts.
Bobby was easy to communicate with and very willing to help expand my playing in whatever interest I had at the time. I highly recommend lessons with him."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Joel
"Doug is awesome! Doug is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I would recommend him to anyone desiring to pursue their musical interests. I feel t
otally comfortable with him teaching me the Flugelhorn."
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Estela
"Estela is currently teaching my son trumpet. His advancement since beginning working with her is impressive. She was able to take a beginner trumpet playe
r, with very little music theory knowledge, to a child that is comfortable reading and playing music. He is excited about practicing (!!!) and going to his lessons. Her weekly challenges to him are things that he can strive towards and it is so gratifying for him to attain those goals. She is flexible in scheduling, talented in her own right, and is an excellent instructor.- Dee Blank, parents, student since Jan 2014"
Columbia, SC teacher:
Review by Estela
"Estela is an amazing teacher. Before I started working with her I could barely hit any high notes, but now I can easily hit those notes and higher. She is
nice and she will make sure you are challenged. -Neal Blank, 12, student since Jan 2014"