Michael has a long and versatile career in music. As a songwriter/composer, he's written for ABC, CNN, Showtime, PBS, and for several films. As a musician, he's played live or recorded with Diddy, MA$E, Richard Gere, Shawn Colvin, and many others. Because of his broad knowledge of American Music, he was asked to co-create the shows, "120 years of Popular Song" and "New York City - A Century of Songs." He was a conductor for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS during its original run, and has appeared or played in several other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. If you want to learn music that goes beyond labels, Michael is your guy! *** Lesson Details *** "Lessons begin where the student is." That's my axiomatic principle. What do you know, and what are you able to do? Now, what do you want to know, ...
I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a home recording studio to help with the learning process. I provide a fun, safe, non-critical environment where you can access your inner musician in the most enjoyable way possible. Many of my students have gone onto become prolific songwriters and musicians and have recorded albums. Even beginners can learn quickly from my method which emphasizes techniques for keeping learning music fun. My 10th CD was released last year on Sojourn Records and was featured as NPR song of the day. Over
I am a professional teaching and performing musician. I have experience teaching beginning, classical, and jazz piano as well as musicianship, music theory, and jazz theory. I have a space available to teach in and am also able to travel to you. I welcome all ages and skill levels.
35 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work
Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of success story after success story! 22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students into All-County, All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100. I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc. My students have appeared on Broadway, ...
Being a Church organist and choir director since age 16 , I can help you to read the Hymnals and understand the liturgical services of many different denominations.
Hello potential piano proteges' ! ...Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ and flute for over 25 years since and I currently have students that range from children to adults.While you are learning to play piano, you will be playing popular , classical , hymns and all types of music . I am a keyboard and composition major at Stony Brook University and play many musical styles like pop, standards, classical, swing and rock 'n roll. My student were finalists in the Yamaha Electone organ competition. From 4th grade to High School graduation , I recieved NYSSMA awards and scholarships as a flutist .
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