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Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive approach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.
The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.
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Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.
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Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.
*** Specialties ***
Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.
· Saxophone · In studio
· Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
My experience in saxophone teaching ranges from 6 yr olds to adult professionals. I feel comfortable teaching any direction on the instrument (classical, jazz, rock, etc).
My strengths are in understanding my students and catering to their individual musical interests.
Music is a fun activity! I aim to keep it that way!
As a bandleader, Corbin just recorded his debut album “Accidently On Purpose” which released on January 1st 2013. This group performs throughout the Chicago area in venues such as Andy’s Jazz Club, Martyr’s, the Drake Hotel, and Lilly’s. As a sideman, he performs with a slew of different ensembles including Bumpus, Greg Duncan’s Latin Ensemble, M13, Joe Clark Big Band, Ryan Adamsons’ Medium Ensemble, Ian Torres Big Band, Nootka Sound, Rich Daniels “City Lights Orchestra”, Billy Wolfe, and The Tommy Dorsey Big Band.
In addition to jazz, Corbin is also active among the funk and rock scene in Chicago. He travels throughout the U.S. with Chicago funk/soul legend James Johnston and Bumpus. Through James, Corbin has performed with Syl Johnson, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Clip-Art, Terrible Spaceship, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution, The Right Now, J-Livi & the Party, Afro-Zep as well as many other studio projects.
Mr. A. is also a very capable doubler on clarinet and flute. He teaches woodwinds privately from his home studio, as well as at Kagan & Gaines Music.
You can hear him on Corbin A.’s “Accidently On Purpose”, Joe Clark Big Band feat. Jeff Hamilton “LUSH”, Greg Duncan’s “Chicago, Barcelona Connections”, and Ian Torres “January.” Otherwise, Corbin leads one of the busiest jam sessions in Chicago at Lilly’s every Wednesday night and was recently nominated for the Chicago Music Awards “Jazz Entertainer of the Year.
Verified Student · Clarinet · In studio
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Verified Student · Saxophone · Online
I was skeptical how lessons via Skype would work out. The format actually works great! We are rurally located, so any other way to get lessons would be difficult. So now, 1x per week my son is able to connect with Corbin...technology really is pretty awesome.
My son looks forward to each lesson! So, it's 5-stars from him as well.
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I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as a California Music Teacher Credential and an Illinois Professional Educator License in Music. I've been teaching music lessons for 16 years and my students have gone on to perform solos, in bands, and throughout the community. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to perform "Hot Cross Buns" and as time goes on you'll be able to perform classical and popular music. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels, and I can't wait to meet you!
Cheryl was well prepared, knowledgeable and informative.
Zeta is looking forward to her next lesson with Cheryl. We can't thank you enough for pairing her up with us.
~Dorothy & Zeta
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Verified Student · Guitar · In home
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Students will learn notes, technique, pieces, performance skills and sight reading.
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Verified Student · Flute · In home
This was her first flute lesson with Paul, but she's already looking forward to the next lesson.
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
First lesson, finding your own voice on the instrument, and everything in between!
Learn to connect your ear and mind with the rest of your body and to the saxophone.
The saxophone is an expressive instrument-- be ready to express yourself!
I grew up playing jazz, soul, R&B, folk, reggae, ska, funk, and classical music. I feel very comfortable working within all of these genres in both performance and educational atmospheres.
Regardless of age, learning a new instrument or art form can be dau
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