James Director of Music at Akiba Academy graduated from Richardson HS in Richardson Texas. He holds a BM in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas and is a certified k-12 music teacher in both Texas and Colorado. James started his professional performance career in 1990 with Dallas' own Blues great Al 'TNT' Braggs, and continues to perform in various local groups. As a professional player, he has experienced both national and international tours while playing with a multitude of outstanding performers. James has over ten years experience teaching in public schools, from elementary music to middle/high school band & choir; to adjunct saxophone at Mesa State College in Grand Junction Colorado. As a Band director, he inspires a strong foundation of musicianship ensuring ...
Get to know me with free lessons first, email me for information! I am a 25 year old, energetic teacher of almost any instrument, specially trumpet. I can teach in any style, and will not let you learn anything incorrectly! Lessons will be flexible and fun. I am willing to work with your schedule and will ensure that your lessons are worth it. I taught last year in the Fort Worth Independent School District as an assistant band director. I gave this up to further my education at UNT for my masters in Jazz Studies. *** Lesson Details *** Welcome to a friendly lesson. I prefer to call a lesson an assisted practice session. Simply put we play a PERFECT practice session together. I want to ensure that I teach you how to practice correctly so that every other time you touch your ...
Hailing from the "Birthplace of Jazz", Vandell Andrew's path to greatness and his purpose in music would not be too hard to find. While studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the Treme' area of New Orleans, it was there that he learned to play the trumpet. After an entire summer of playing the trumpet at the camp, he was approached by one of his teachers that challenged him by stating his embouchure would work better with the saxophone. Being that this influential teacher was the coolest saxophonist in the world in the eyes of this young, budding jazz musician, Vandell took this challenge as a compliment that his teacher would even consider training him on his new instrument. Soon after cultivating his craft on the alto saxophone, he joined the world ...
Good tone production, fingerings and basic repertoire. will be taught in the saxophone lessons. All beginners and intermediate players welcome. All styles from Classical saxophone to jazz taught.
Hello! I am Aaron, a fun, energetic veteran teacher who loves to teach music to people of all ages! I have taught high school choir and music theory, as well as taught privately for over 15 years! In my career, I have conducted church and community choirs, participated in numerous small groups, entertained at hotels and directed musical reviews. I have accompanied several instrumental and vocal soloists on the state and national levels, and have performed solo work in several venues in the greater Houston area. I have a true passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with anyone who is willing to learn this wonderful art! I have a B.S. in Bible and Music Education from Dallas Christian College and a M.A. in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. I've ...
I teach all levels and all ages.
I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band, the UNT Brass Band, the UNT Nine O'Clock Lab Band, the Collin County Jazz Band, and the San Jose Metropolitan Band. Currently, I teach clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play percussion and trumpet in the Frisco Community Band and trumpet with the Frisco Community Brass Ensemble. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back teacher who gets you playing from the first day. *** Studio Equipment *** All students are required to purchase the ...
Recommended age is 10 and up. Negotiable based on student's physical capability. This is one of my secondary instruments. I am able to teach to a competent, late intermediate level of technical ability. Students on other woodwinds looking to add saxophone will benefit from my real-world experience with woodwind doubling.
I have been teaching music students since my high school years. Although I am primarily a high-level clarinetist, I have developed strong piano skills and can "double" on several other woodwinds. My primary clarinet/woodwind teacher at university was Alex Fields, who studied with renowned woodwind teacher and method writer Himie Voxman. Over my 20 years of performance experience, I've played in nearly every situation from unaccompanied soloist to piano accompanist to church praise band to full orchestra and community band. This has given me an integrated understanding and appreciation for various styles and types of music. I teach primarily from a classical background and take students in the direction of the genre(s) they want to pursue. I believe a strong basis in technique and ...
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