Graduated from Georgia Southern in 2001, with a bachelor degree in music education. Have worked for Atlanta public schools as a band director since Fall 2002. Private lessons are taught on piano, guitar, and all the band instruments. I also have a deep passion for Disc jockeying with a bias towards reggae and dance music. *** Lesson Details *** Students can except a stress free learning process. After learning the basic symbols of music notation, breathing, and simple rhthyms the students will continue learning the techniques and fingerings on their chosen intsrument. After mastering these basic concepts in music the children will then be given a chance to perform their songs to an instrumental accompaniment. This is good for the student who does not play in an ensemble to
*** Studio Equipment *** functional room...two keyboards and a computer set-up...misc. percussion *** Travel Equipment *** Electric keyboard (if necessary) Some percussion. Students expected to provide own horns if that's instrument of choice. *** Specialties *** Jazz, R&B, Jazz improv techniques, mallet percussion (vibraphone, marimba) Digital music production
I have been playing and teaching the saxophone for 23 years. Saxophone was my original instrument of choice as I played it in the public school bands and in college. I emphasize the fundamental of sound production, fingerings, and music reading. The saxophone is a very versatile instrument In playing classical to jazz music. You can begin today to learn or improve your saxophone playing!
I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 23 years in achieving their goals in learning to play their instruments. Educated at Columbus State University with a Music Education degree, I teach many instruments including piano, guitar, including Classical style, banjo, saxophone, clarinet and flute. If you would like to start on the trumpet or trombone, I can help you as well. I specialize in working with the first time beginner, giving them a solid foundation in instrumental technique and musical knowledge, as well as helping those who have some experience on their instruments and who are looking to advance. *** Lesson Details *** My goal for every student is to experience learning their instrument in an environment that is both encouraging and rewarding. I ...
Professional saxophone playing in many genres
I am a public school music teacher by day (11 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (16 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (16 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published. With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct. I have 3 degrees in Music Education: - Bachelors, Indiana University of PA - Masters, Auburn University - Educational Specialist, Auburn University I teach lessons on: - Guitar - Piano - Saxophone - Bass Guitar - Drums - Flute - Recording and Music Production - ...
John Westley H. a native of New Orleans, resides in Atlanta, GA. John Westley’s love for music began at the age of nine, and he has followed this passion for nearly two decades. As an accomplished musician, he has an amazing talent to learn an instrument within days of picking it up. He has found ultimate satisfaction in spreading his knowledge and love for music to the next generation. Following his love for music, he has performed and directed music at scores of churches; additionally, he has been a self-managing music instructor since 1999. Currently, he is the premier musician for the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Atlanta, performs weekly for Seasons 52, and teaches private music.
Saxophone is the first instrument i learned how to play. it is a beautiful instrument with an unique sound and voice. With my students i hope to strengthen there chops. improve there understanding of rhythm and melody,Adnd strengthen there tone an overall make them into great musicians . Expression is always key in any instrument . Expression is what gives music its soul, keep the enviorment fun and the students will always want to learn more
The first instrument I learned to play was saxophone , I have been playing since 10, I played in marching bands, concert bands, and jazz. I started teaching myself piano at 16 I took some formal lesson but mainly I taught myself which gives me a great deal of understanding the learning process. I taught my self audio engineering, but I have watched and studied under some great engineers. I have placements on quit a few albums , learning from my environment helps me to articulate things a lot easier to students I feel.
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