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Being a concert pianist, playing piano is my favorite thing to do. I really enjoy playing, and love teaching my students to do the same! You'll find in my studio that your playing will rise to a new level of excellence you never thought possible. We'll help you get confident, learn and develop new skills, and enjoy music in a whole new way. I work in all genres, from classical to jazz and popular. There's a great world of songs out there ready for you to learn and enjoy! Come join me!
Specialties: Basic piano skills, Classical piano and all other styles, Improvisation, Reading chord charts and Fake Books, Sightreading
I love people of all ages. And I love helping them discover what beautiful things they can create in the world of music! Music is such a powerful way to express ourselves, and I love helping others learn how to do this and really enjoy it. I have played piano since I was three. When I was able to read at age four, I began lessons, and the rest is history. I graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and completed a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the University of Redlands. I love to perform, have written several songs, produced three CD's all with original music that I perform, and have just completed a fourth CD featuring major classical piano works arranged with favorite hymns. I have also written a musical and am in the
For those serious-minded beginning pianists, I use John Thompson Modern (and Adult) Courses. For younger children, either Alfred's or Bastien courses, depending on goals/aspirations of child/parents. If a student leans more toward accompanying themselves on piano while singing, that's my specialty! Come to me knowing which songs you want to perform piano/voice. Classical music is a favorite of mine to teach as well.
I would first like to say that I was born into a musical family. My Dad (choir director) and five older brothers were not only the majority of the choir in our large Catholic church, but Dad had a "tame" Frank Sinatra singing style. My mother played harmonica and piano by ear so acquiring musical intellects spread quickly to all of us. Most of my siblings sang and played instruments as we had a piano, guitar, organ, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet and a recorder to use as we pleased, with or without a music teacher. I started singing and playing the piano at age four. With consistent encouragement from my oldest sister (a professional organist for 40+ years), I learned piano and music theory while I was learning to read English, started guitar at eight. A natural born singer, I ...
Music has always been a part of Josh's life. He started playing around with instruments at the age of three and singing at the age of seven. He instantly fell in love with music and grew a passion for it. At the age of five he attended his first musical concert, Garth Brooks. Josh loved every minute of it and he could see himself on a stage like Garth Brooks in the future. One day he heard someone playing guitar down in an alley and from that day forward he knew he wanted to play that instrument and it would become his specialty. In high school he played in the jazz band and was the lead guitarist. He also picked up the trumpet and played it in the jazz band. During his high school days music became his life and he created his own personal band. He wrote songs for his band and ...
Mark M. plays keyboard and acoustic guitar and is a back-up vocalist for Yankee Rebel. A multi-instrumentalist trained in various musical genres, Mark’s true passion is country music—an enthusiasm that is evident in the intensity that he brings to the stage. Prior to moving to New York in 2012, Mark spent seventeen years performing live music in his native Texas. His notable performances include opening for luminaries such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Travis Tritt, Pat Green, and Josh Turner. When Mark is not playing with the band, he enjoys composing and recording original vocal and instrumental works. He also teaches private piano, guitar, and drum lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. *** Lesson Details *** I like to teach music in a manner that's fun. ...
For beginners I will get them going on basics as fast as they can thru the 1st 3 or 4 books then we'll decide what to do next - takes a year or so.
For intermediates I specialize in teaching how to play like a pop musician - songwriter - rock band - country band - studio musician - jazz / blues basics....how to read and write chords and chord charts and how to play using chord charts.
I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own. I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc. I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing. I am also good at preparing students for college music classes. *** Lesson Details *** I like to break it down into small steps and accomplish them, then move on to the next. Each person learns differently and I am good at ...
Unlike most teachers, I teach piano chords FIRST. They are simple to teach and learn if done properly. In the songs you listen to, there are chords being played whenever you hear singing. You'll start by learning a Beatles song on your first lesson. But there's more. I have developed the first comprehensive tablature for piano. You can choose the old way or my new way, once you've seen me compare the two.
My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II, and III from Berklee College in Boston. He was my mentor and taught me a method that he spent thirty years perfecting. It works, guaranteed. He also taught me on bass guitar and banjo. I can help you. Lessons are customized to meet the needs of the individual, with the primary focus on playing songs as soon as possible. I am talking about playing along with the pros, not reading notes for months and playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." I have combined my "by ear" knowledge with Terrill's training to provide a unique ...
Dallas has been the starting place for many great musicians, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Meat Loaf, Edie Brickell, Stephen Stills and Erykah Badu. Gaining a mastery of any instrument can take several years; if you’re hoping to become an expert pianist, you’ll want to begin with private Dallas piano lessons.
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"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."
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