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Review by Kelly
"Bijan is a very good guitar instructor. My daughter and I both took guitar lessons and he was able to work with us as individuals since we both had diffe
rent skill levels. Bijan is very patient with his students and helped us through various learning obstacles. I highly recommend anyone that needs or wants to learn any musical instrument to take lessons from Bijan."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Alex
"gave confidence and took me to another level
i was always told i could not sing and was hopeless. Bjian was patient and put up with me being out of tune
and out of rhythm most of the time. started with easy stuff, and gradually led me to more complex pieces. he was also receptive in terms of working on specific pieces that i was interested in, off the beaten track. he made recordings of my pieces, and encouraged me to perform in recitals. overall, an awesome experience."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Al
"My 6 year old son has been having lessons with her for 2 years and has been advancing with not only piano, but as an overall musician. I've never thought
that he would be so interested in music! Her lessons are nicely constructed and my son always has a smile on his face after her lessons!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Danny
"Jamila is great!
She is patient and extremely knowledgeable about music."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Adriane
"Helpful and encouraging
John is an excellent teacher. He is patient and very helpful with personal challenges. I am new to the ukulele and felt comfortab
le with John's teaching style. He tailors his lessons to meet your needs and ultimate goals with learning an instrument!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Megan
I cannot recommend Timothy enough. He is a wonderful, supportive teacher who is always encouraging, even when the student feels they a
ren't performing their best. He was able to tailor our lessons to match my skill level (i.e. to match the fact that I had musical experience, but not singing experience). An excellent teacher!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Cameron
"helped me expand my knowlege of the guitar
this is a very good teacher he really opened the door for my by helping me physically and mentally understand
the interment better and really gave me a hole new prospective at music i was already an intermediate guitar play and he helped me figure out more complex music and really progressed me muscly."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by marian
when i contact this teacher he was very nice,understand"
Detroit, MI teacher:
Review by Faye
"âMs W. is a wonderful piano instructor. I love that she takes the time to come to our home and provide individual one-on-one training with my two boys a
nd daughter. Their ages range from 4-9 and Fayeâs ability to interact with each of them is awesome. We have had other instructors, but no one has come close to Fayeâs ability to get our children to want to learn the piano. If you have children and they want to learn the piano give Faye the opportunity to teach them, you will not be sorry.â - Nucharee A., Parent in MILILANI HI"
Robert's exemplary and diverse career all began when he was a very small boy. His magical, musical journey began with his Grandfather, Donald Mcullick, a country singer/guitarist, who spent the 1950's touring and performing with blockbuster artists such as Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Grandpa would take his young protégé out to the swing under the apple tree in the backyard and show him songs on an old acoustic guitar. He would later give that guitar to Robert. That guitar was the key to the music box of Robert's life. A life long dedicated to the art and craft of music.
's high school years were very non-traditional. While most students spent time at football games and pep rallies, Robert spent his time performing in pit orchestras and composing for local theater companies. His extensive theater credits include work with the Hampton Playhouse, the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, the Seacoast Reparatory Company and the Portland Stage Company. Robert was comfortable on both sides of the stage. He was an accomplished performer, composer and overall technical adviser even in his teens.
After graduating High School, Robert took on the daunting task of recording his first solo album "Obstacles Overhead". The album featured members of Capitol Records recording artists Thanks to Gravity and Pondering Judd. All of his hard work paid off and the album received airplay on many local radio stations.
The allure and glamor of the Rock and Roll life soon called, and Robert found himself fronting a heavy Metal power trio called Nine Shades of White. The group toured extensively throughout the east coast, and recorded two well received albums.
After taking time to record projects with Boston based singer Rick Skeehan and the world renowned Irish folk group the Makem Brothers, Robert joined a group called Two Much Trouble, and performed on their album "Frankenstein". The group earned a wild reputation with its heavily modified tour bus that spit flames and transformed into a mobile stage.
In the summer of 1997 Robert was enlisted as the lead guitarist for the premier seacoast rock group 202 The Band. For the next 5 years he rocked crowds every weekend all over the New England area. In 2002 the group released the album "En Route". Many of the songs featured on the album were either written or co-written by Robert.
Always anxious to take drastic "left turns" along his musical path, Robert accepted an invitation by the renown New York City based jazz guitarist Larry Simon to perform in two of his large scale new age, rock, jazz ensembles, Collective Consciousness and Infinite Soul. Each group sported, at times, over twenty members. This setting not only gave Robert the chance to tread on new musical ground, but it also gave him the chance to explore new instruments like mandolin and electric violin. Robert now plays an electric violin custom made for him by Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Rock and Roll of course was never far from his heart, so of course he did just that. Robert next found himself playing second guitar for his close friend and virtuoso guitarist Dan Miller in the Dan Miller Band. This heavy metal juggernaut created enough of a rumble to make it into the final round of the Boston based Beantown Meltdown battle of the bands in 2004.
In 2005 Robert finally found the time to release his second solo album, "Dust Covered Man". Produced by Grammy nominated producer Mac Ritchey, it was a somewhat dark and introspective, acoustic based, singer songwriter album that featured flutist Cynthia Chatis and blues harmonica guru "Hatrack" Gallagher. Robert's version of Pink Floyd's "Blue Sky" had the distinction of being voted the 2nd best cover of a Pink Floyd song on iTunes, during 2005. Richie Havens, the internationally known folk singer, has also given his stamp of approval on Robert's version of "Darkness Darkness".
In the spring of 2007 Robert was given the immense honor of performing as a member of the world famous Irish soul band "The Commitments" on their 2007 U.S. tour, filling in for the bands ailing original guitarist Kenneth McCluskey.
2007 also saw the release of a series of Hypnotherapy CD's by therapist Sharon O'Connor that featured music written and recorded by Robert. He has also written music for independent films and television throughout the years.
In 2007 Robert also found time to reunite with some of his old 202 band mates in a short lived group called Stone Circle. While the band had to be put on hold for the time being, Robert looks forward to working with his old friends again someday.
In early 2008 Robert began studies with British classical guitar master Edward Flower, expanding his already diverse background even more. Later that year he was recruited to do transcriptions for Guy Davis, a popular performer in the modern blues world.
Early 2009 saw the launch of Robert’s newest endeavor, his own professional recording studio, dubbed “The Dragon’s Den”, nestled in the woods in tranquil Stratham NH. A place where Robert himself and others can find peace and craft their creative vision.
And the journey continues……..
*** Lesson Details *** Robert's teaching approach changes and conforms to the needs and goals of each individual student. He does his best to encourage good technique and the understanding of basic music theory as it applies to the style of music the students wishes to learn. Robert strives to find the perfect delicate balance between focused study and just having fun with music.
After a few months of lessons all students will learn the importance of proper technique and the core essentials of reading music. Younger students will be able to play well known melodies familiar to them, and older students will be playing pieces from popular songs. This of course is a general overview, as each students progresses at his or her own pace.
*** Studio Equipment *** Can provide an instrument for the first lesson only (teacher must be advised beforehand) If students wish to continue they must have their own instrument. Students playing electric guitars or bass do not need to bring amplifiers to lessons, there is one provided. Students do not generally need to purchase books or other instructional materials, they will be provided.
*** Specialties *** Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, Folk, Heavy Metal
With a Bachelors Degree in Music Education, Masters Degree in Computer Science and Education, over a quarter century of teaching and performing experience, and awards and recognition too numerous to list, I can help you define your vision, set your goals and objectives, and teach you the tools you need to move from where you are to where you want to be.
*** Lesson Details *** Private Lessons in our studio in Exeter NH. On-Line lessons provided via Adobe Connect, Skype, Google, or any other technology of your choice. Travel to your location at current IRS rate.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Wall-to-wall mirror for immediate visual feedback. Digital Audio/Video recording and playback equipment.
*** Travel Equipment *** Digital audio/video recording.
*** Specialties *** I do not provide the "standard" studio lessons of repeating rote exercises. Rather, I work with you on the material YOU want to use as a vehicle to help you grow your skills in your craft. I work with all genres, with a cappella being my specialty.
Erika H. is the Music Director of Wolfeboro Institute of the Arts. She has played violin for 15 years and piano for 10 years. She teaches violin, viola, cello, and piano. Erika graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education. Her student teaching experience included working with students in instrumental music from grades 4-12 and general music in grades 1-6 at Warwick School District. She was also recently a long-term substitute strings teacher at York Suburban School District in Pennsylvania, teaching grades 4-12. Currently, she is teaching two music clas
ses at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH in addition to her private lesson students. Erika is classically trained, but also has experience playing popular tunes, folk, and jazz.
I studied jazz performance & classical music at USM and studied jazz piano with Charlie Banacos. I have been teaching since I was 15 years old through the state's Gifted program and qualified for both gifted in fine arts as well as the general IQ requirement. I currently have students ranging from the age of 4 to 78 years old, most of which are in the range of 6-17 years old. I have undergone background checks with Tune Town music in Wells, ME. since I started working there 6 years ago.
I have had great success with many students resulting in some deciding on music as a career and going
off to college specifically for piano.
I have had experience teaching people with special needs ranging from autism to ADD, and also sometimes with what I consider great success. (Achieved fundamental music literacy and one such student progressed into the 3rd level John Thompson book after 2 years.)
Currently I teach at Tune Town in Wells, ME. as well as privately in Sanford, ME. And perform in the greater Portland area.
J M. November 3, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I can't rate Ben with 5 stars because he has been the only teacher my daughter has had. I would recommend Ben. He is great with her, she is learning and enjoying playing the piano. Kudos to Ben!!!
J M. September 1, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Would recommend him as an instructor
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