I have been singing with contemporary a cappella groups and barbershop quartets for over 20 years and can coach students on the basic and intermediate levels of vocal percussion
Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups. Thomas taught over 600 online and local private music lessons in 2016.
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania
and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.
He is a current adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.
Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.
I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.
For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.
My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
May 26, 2019
April 28, 2019
Fabulous! What a great teacher! And SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about all kinds of music! THANKS! looking forward to all my lessons!
We'll learn to incorporate beat-boxing into your act! You can beat-box and play almost any instrument at the same time! Flute, guitar, piano, bass, drums. And you can practice anywhere!
About Peter Q
I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.
*** Lesson Details *** I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!
*** Travel Equipment *** I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....
*** Specialties *** I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.
Dave has taught for 17+ years and his major in college was Percussion Performance. His extensive experience in the sounds of percussion, give him an edge in teaching different ways to emulate sounds.
I own a local music/art/production institution which hosts lessons for many instruments and artistic pursuits. Personally, I've been teaching for over 17 years, and I teach beginner to advanced students in instruments like guitar, bass, piano/keys, voice, and drums, and depending on your needs, our studio offers a variety of professional teachers that teach all woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments.
I also am an online teacher for a the world's biggest web platform for guitar instruction, and teach lessons alongside those in Berklee alumni, Musician's Institute, as well with many very famous artists that are now in the music business.
Though I've had the fortune to work with some of the best in studios, as a songwriter, and player, and in education, both professional and informal, I love to teach entry level players up through
the intermediate levels the most. I enjoy watching people discover things for the first time, and in my teaching I really do my best to craft my lessons to the needs of the students. My primary aim in teaching is that I would cultivate in my students a love for music and learning. With these two things in place, a student can go on to be and learn anything.
Join me, we'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!
My son was very happy with the lesson and the tips that Dave provided. Looking forward to future lessons.
October 15, 2019
Dave is a great professional teacher that knows to assess his students, knowledgeable in piano and guitar!
June 21, 2019
Dave is the absolute “best” teacher I have ever had! I’m an older (69) student and his techniques amaze me. I’m learning things I have never been exposed to and so wish I had had a teacher like Dave when I was 10...maybe I would be able to play! Thanks Dave!
I have several years of experience as a performer, incorporating beatbox into my own performances through loop as well as vocal improvisation. I also was in several acapella groups performing as both a singer and a beatboxer.
I aim to help you with breathing technique, keeping rhythm, mic technique, and transferring skills and practice into a performance setting.
I am an experienced musician, singer, and teacher. I have six years of performing and touring experience, and six years teaching private lessons as well as at the School Of Rock in Ballwin, MO. I like to work with my students on their specific needs/interests/desires as singers and musicians. Whether that is on technique, performance, extending range, learning songs, or simply feeling more comfortable with your singing voice and your performing abilities, I am happy to help you grow as a singer and musician.
I'm an internationally ranked beatboxer. I have extensive a cappella experience, good battle experience, and I'm extremely involved in the community. You should expect to have a great grasp of the basics after the first few lessons. Soon after, you'll learn some intermediate techniques and learn how to mesh them with your beats. Throughout every lesson I will always stress that an excellent sense of time, groove and sound consistency is key!
Hello! I'm Michael!
I am a beatboxer that has experience in both the a cappella realm and beatbox battle scene.
I am an internationally ranked beatboxer. My stage name is "Match" and I am apart of a tag team called "Forest Fire". I competed in the top 16 solo battles at Great North Battle 2019 in Toronto, as well as becoming the Tag Team Vice Champion with Forest Fire. My tag team is the 2018 East Coast Tag Team Champion. I got top 8 in solos at 2018 East Coast Champs and I competed in the top 16 solo battles at Smash Sounds 2018.
I have plenty of A Cappella experience as well. I've taught at CASA festivals, been apart of summer camps, conducted vocal percussion workshops, and I am the beatboxer for a professional group called "ember" based out of Baltimore. We have performed and done workshops at schools, camps, and festivals.
We also won the 2018 Varsity Vocals Aca Open Northeast semifinal and competed at finals on Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Michael is a champion beat boxer that is an Honor to have as a tutor. He knows beatboxing up and down and in and out. Incredible at hearing what I’m doing wrong and providing me with ways of getting better. I’ve become significantly better because of his direction. Huge time savour compared to learning on my own from YouTube videos. Super happy with these lessons and highly recommend Michael if you are serious about beatboxing.
Experienced beatboxer of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn the foundations of beatboxing as well as more advanced techniques and styles. I specialize in vocal percussion and also have microphones and amps available to use during lessons.
I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your performances as well as help you feel more comfortable speaking in front of people.
I perform often with a variety of musicians at all levels - I've performed with school choirs, community choirs, The Maccabeats, Josh Groban, and more. I have also performed at many well-known venues such as the Nikon at Jones Beach, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The White House, and more. I travel both nationally and internationally to perform and often find myself singing with the communities I travel to. I have also judged singing competitions, given masterclas
ses to a variety of singing groups, and taught classes at music festivals.
As a teacher I want you to succeed! I am always happy to discuss your goals and aspirations and we can work together to find a plan of action that best suits your needs, whether that be sight reading, vocal technique, or anything else!
I have been BeatBoxing for 5 years now. I have been on stage 200+ times and ive competed in many beatbox competitions as well as taught many others how to beatbox. I will help you find your style, tempo, and the sounds that best fit you. Your overall goal will be the biggest factor in deciding how much you should learn and what you should practice and even how much to practice where to go with it and what you can achieve with what you know and will know.
I have helped teach people of all skill levels with improving their beatboxing and learning how to do new thing and with understanding new concepts. I can teach you many different concepts of beatboxing many of which you have probably never even thought about before as well as ways to improve and use what you already know in different ways to make your talents as a beatboxer skyrocket.
"Michael is really cool and can help you with many subjects in beatboxing, but sometimes the screen glitches."
"Michael is awesome and teaches me so much but sometimes the platform glitches."
"Michael has been amazing with my 9 year old daughter. He's done a great job teaching her the basics, and getting her in to beatboxing!"
"Amazing with my son! Much more than I expected! My son can’t wsit for his next class!!"
"Michael is a champion beat boxer that is an Honor to have as a tutor. He knows beatboxing up and down and in and out. Incredible at hearing what I’m doing
wrong and providing me with ways of getting better. I’ve become significantly better because of his direction. Huge time savour compared to learning on my own from YouTube videos. Super happy with these lessons and highly recommend Michael if you are serious about beatboxing."