I do not play bass regularly but can teach all levels/styles beginner to advanced.
Terry P. is a composer, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and piano. He has been teaching all types of people at all levels for over eight years at Axis Music Academy in Southfield, and has taught over 8,000 lessons. Terry has a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory from Wayne State University. In 2012, Terry was awarded the prestigious Kresge Arts Fellowship in the performing arts category. This is Terry's bio from the Kresge Arts In Detroit website:
Terry had already started making a lasting impact on the local rock scene â in hi
s influence over other artists and his musical innovations â prior to studying music composition at Wayne State University. Terry has used this classical training toward his goal of elevating the musical consciousness of popular music audiences by exposing them to compositional techniques they would otherwise never hear without listening to classical music. Terry, a multi-instrumentalist, has focused his efforts on the exploration of these techniques in contemporary genres, specifically progressive metal. In recent years, he has employed himself as a private instructor and has started scoring music for film.
*** Lesson Details *** I make sure that lessons are fun for the student, and that the student is learning material that they like. At the same time, I make sure that my students become well-rounded musicians by teaching them skills in reading and music theory. Lessons are tailored to the student, and my approach varies with everyone I teach. I will fast-track you toward your goal while supplementing your lesson experience with exposure to new things that will challenge you in a fun way. I have learned to play almost every instrument and will teach just about anything, although I am strongest with the piano and guitar. I am open to teaching all ages, all genres/styles, and have even taught students with various disabilities. My extensive training also makes me a good tutor for undergraduate music students taking classes in ear-training and theory. Beginning students should expect to be playing a handful of their favorite songs after studying with me for a few months, and as well they will have a basic understanding of reading notes on the instrument, and a basic understanding of music theory fundamentals. Advanced students will find that they are continually inspired and challenged.
*Special note about locations taught*
I am centered in Ferndale, but would like to keep my travels north of 8 mile road. If you live south of 8 mile but still feel that you live in a safe neighborhood, we can deal with locations on a case by case basis.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own instrument and practice amp. for guitar/bass, the student must have their own instrument and amp. piano students must have their own piano and drum students must have their own drum kit. I can bring books and other materials and may recommend that students buy certain books etc.
*** Specialties *** For piano, I specialize in classical, and can teach anyone from 5-year-old beginners to advanced players. I can teach any style. For guitar, I specialize in metal and progressive rock. I can teach any ability level and any style.
William M. September 28, 2014
In home Verified Student
Starting off really well even though Terry's main instrument is not drums he strikes me as being proficient in all of the instruments he teaches. A really nice guy.
Ben B. August 6, 2014
I have worked with Terry for 5 years and I have had nothing but a positive experience working with him. Terry always makes lesson fun while challenging me and pushing me to become a better musician. Working with Terry I have learned about music theory, music history, songwriting, and guitar performance. You will be had pressed to find a teacher who cares about their students as much as Terry does. He works to make you the best you can be and takes pride in the fact that he turns out great musicians. Terry made me the musician I am today and I am very thankful to have worked with such a wonderful teacher. Whether you are a serious musician that wants to take their playing to the next level or a learning a new instrument, you can not go wrong working with Terry.
Cameron T. July 28, 2014
In home Verified Student
Terry is a great instructor. He will custom tailor the lesson to your needs and teach you how to play guitar the way you want. In the year I have been working with him I have learned how to play many songs and made improvements in rhythm, picking, and dynamics. He can transcribe music or help you use your ear to do it yourself. During lessons Terry will discover and correct bad habits
Terry isn't just another instructor that gives you some homework and prays for the best. He is passionate about music and will teach you to play better.
You will use the notation system that suits you best. I have developed one that a 6 year old can read. you will learn to slap and pop the bass. Pull Offs, and Hammer On. You will be guided by me through method books with supplemental materials I create to help you advance. I have been teaching bass guitar for 5 years. I want to be your next instructor.
I teach according to your individual needs. I help you become successful on piano, violin, viola, bass, guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I believe talent is not a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is
the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing music available to many. It is an inherited right and gift to enjoy a lifetime of personal satisfaction from playing a musical instrument. I love to help students build confidence and make progress. I help them problem solve by going through problems with them. I teach "how to think" and how to become a life long learner of the instrument. I love the challenge of finding ways to help students become successful at every step of the way. I am excited and enthused to be apart of student progress. I am influenced by many 20th Century performers including Van Cliburn, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Yudi Menuhin, Issac Stern and Horowitz among others. I am passionate in my teaching about providing an effective solution to my student's needs.
I am a professional educator who works with children and has the patience to help them. I am a performer who has over 30 years of public experience in solo playing as well as ensemble work. I have performed at Nordstrom for nine years, and performed at many private functions. I have performed classical as well as jazz music as part as my performance experience. I have taught private lessons for a total of nine years.
*** Lesson Details *** I believe in personalizing your approach to the strangeness of the instrument. You need to learn much about posture, and proper tone production within the first year. Method books are not "how to" books. You need a teacher to guide you toward becoming familiar with the instrument. You also need to learn how to listen to the sounds you make as you play. To develop "musical independence" you need to become musically literate, develop tone production skills, and internalize a steady beat. Rhythm and tone are basic concepts that must be mastered to maximize pleasure in playing your instrument. Learning how to problem solve is another skill I teach so you can help yourself toward progress. I believe in using the instrument in daily activities such as playing "Happy Birthday" at family get together. Christmas Songs or Hanukkah Songs can bring much joy during December family parties. A musician in the house brings much joy during holidays and celebrations; and the families are brought closer together. Memories are created and last forever. Playing an instrument is exciting and expresses what can not be said using words. I believe in teaching students based on their strengths, and building upon them. I am excited to help you learn!!
You can advance quickly if you are taught to listen to yourself and use common sense, and make sense of the music theory I will teach you.I will guide you every step of the way to understand how music works. Music lessons are fun and enjoyable. I am pleased to guide you through your learning every step of the way. My students in Las Vegas have had much success with my teaching and guidance. I will succeed where others fail. You will reap the benefits of my professional instruction.
*** Studio Equipment *** Grand Piano 5'1', Digital Piano 88 Keys, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitar ( 5 String Fretless), electric guitar (Fender), Upright Bass 3/4 Size French/German Bows. I also have instruments to loan out to new students. They include; Full Size Violin, 3/4 Size Violin, Viola, Various Guitars, and various Keyboards including 88 Key Digital Piano.
*** Travel Equipment *** I carry a piano keyboard, guitar, 5 string bass guitar, violin, viola, electric guitar (Fender).
*** Specialties *** Suzuki for string instruments. Thompson, Schawm for piano. Blues, Jazz and " real book " for jazz piano as well as Frank Mantooth books for chords. I also create materials to suit individual student needs. Classical piano volumes
Marjorie L. August 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
Mark is a great teacher! I like how professional Mark always is and how well he works with my daughter. Marks is very knowledgeable about the material and I couldn't have asked for a more patient teacher than him.
Steven A. July 1, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Really enjoying learning to read music and more!
Mayumi M. June 4, 2015
In home Verified Student
Mark did great! My daughter really did a great job on her first lesson. Mark is very patient and knows how to make a little kid like mine to listen to him..what an incredible teacher! but the location from where I live is very far...but it's all worth it.
I have been teaching guitar and bass since 1996 and have taught students of all ages, skill levels, and in all genres. All of my lessons are student-centered meaning that I design the lessons based on the specific skills and topics that the student wants to learn. I won't waste your time showing you complex jazz riffs if you tell me you want to learn how to play punk rock! Every player needs to learn to develop their own style and I am here to guide you in your musical journey.
*** Lesson Details *** I offer 30 or 60 minute one-on-one lessons, and I am also available for guitar, bass, and
music classes for groups.
*** Studio Equipment *** Various Guitars, Basses, and Amps.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a guitar or bass for my use, notebook papers, and pens/pencils. I expect the student to have their own guitar, and a dedicated notebook to keep the lesson notes in.
*** Specialties *** I am able to teach guitar, bass, and songwriting in all styles and genres with equal ability.
7 years teaching experience. Head teacher at ROCK STAR GUITAR ACADEMY. Professional musician with released album and regular shows including a performance at the House of Blues in LA. Likes to encourage students to play genres and styles of music they enjoy.
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons will include scales, chord knowledge and music reading. Students can pick songs and music genres based on their preference. Interested in teaching people to enjoy playing music, not just practicing and being bored!
*** Travel Equipment *** Students should have their own keyboard/Piano
Names of the Strings, Basic notes, Melodies, Reading and writing music (if interested). Reading tablature, Reading picture chords, Fingering styles, Rhythm, Technique, How to use an amplifier etc
Oliver B. is an all around musician having just moved from Chicago IL. He has 15 years experience playing drums, 6 years experience playing piano, and 5 years experience playing guitar. Through his understanding of these instruments, he has developed a thorough sense for the fundamentals of music.
Along with writing, recording, and performing, Oliver has a deep passion for teaching. He values making lessons fun, challenging, and rewarding. For him, learning music should not only teach you how to improve on your instrument, but it should give you valuable skills that can help you in life.
He does his best to provide this instruction all while creating a positive and fun experience.
After graduating high school, Oliver earned a degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College. During his years in college, he was able to perform in different ensembles such as Band, Choir, Vocal Jazz, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz combos, and Electric Guitar ensemble. Graduating in June 2013, he began teaching both privately and in schools.
With such a broad skill set and a love for teaching, Oliver provides great instruction for anyone who is willing to learn.
All lessons are documented by the teacher through a notebook kept by the student. Important concepts, musical graphs, musical exercises, and weekly goals are added to the notebook each week. Fundamentals of Rhythm, Pitch, and Tone are emphasized for all instruments.
Lessons are goal oriented, fun, and exciting. Any musical challenge is addressed from different angles in order to find a solution. The teacher uses "jamming" (improvising together) as a way for students to get better while having fun. Oliver can jam with the student through playing different instruments.
All musical lessons are open to what the student wants to learn.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano (Casio Privia) Electric and Acoustic Guitar amplifier
*** Specialties *** Rhythm Pitch Tone Jamming Songwriting Recording "Big Picture" of Music
mike s August 6, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
I took guitar lessons from Oliver about 1 year ago. Everything on his profile that he describes about his teaching style is pretty much spot on. I can say that my guitar skills totally improved. Very Patient and fun teacher!
Harvey S. June 30, 2015
In studio Verified Student
so far everything went well. Very nice young man.
Walter C. May 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
My daughters confidence while singing has improved since taking lessons with Oliver. And while listening in last week I could definitely here the improvement in her voice. He has helped take her to the next level.
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