I , Abdo A, am a multi-instrumentalist and teacher. I have been a professional musician for 15 years, having earned my degree from Syracuse University in 1973. I have taught over 700 private students in the past 15 years in primarily piano, and guitar, but also on banjo, bass and harmonica. I conduct yearly recitals, encourage supplementary group sessions and show my student performances on YouTube. I am happy to lend instruments to students who are not ready to purchase them, and will do anything to foster the love of music in my students. I also teach disabled students - I'm an approved vendor of the State of New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities, Monmouth Cares, and the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County. I belong to The National Teachers Music Association. I ...
I can teach all the basics any banjo player needs to get rolling. I can teach both 5 string and tenor banjos.
I teach many different right hand banjo rolls, chord shapes, and their application in different songs.
Teaching music is my passion, it is more than just a career. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. Hopefully after each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music theory and have enjoyed their time. I am available to teach Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass, Upright Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, and beginner Drums. I am a husband and father. I teach all age ranges. *** Lesson Details *** I approach each lesson differently because every student is unique. During the initial lesson I will begin to assess the student's ability, determine the best teaching technique for them, and setup a practicing at home guideline. My job is to help the student reach their individual goals and ...
I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica, in addition to writing and singing. I took private lessons for over 10 years, and also studied music in both high school and college. *** Lesson Details *** A student can expect to be treated with respect, and have a lesson tailored around their abilities, interests, and amount of practice time. I make the lessons fun but also informative. I try to get to know my students so that they feel comfortable. I am laid back, but also determined that a student practice well, and learn ...
I've been a professional musician and teacher for 15 years, having played in Europe, Australia, Canada, and across the US with lots of different groups. I've even played on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Ellen DeGeneres Show! I love to play all kinds of music including classical violin and viola, but I'm also active as a fiddler in many different styles including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, Irish, and Swedish folk. I play claw-hammer banjo (not three-finger style), and mandolin as well. I have a Master of Music in Violin from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I love teaching because it makes me approach the technical details of music in different ways with each student. I love working with motivated students who come to each lesson with questions. I want to
Playing tenor and five string banjo for 44 years.
Master of Music from Mason Gross School of Arts. Licensed Teacher of Music, State of New Jersey. Professional singer and instrumentalist since 1972.
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