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Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH

About Jeffrey

I have 25 plus years of music industry experience from singing, performing, writing, producing and touring. Music has allowed me to see the world and my experiences can benefit those who are willing to make the sacrifice to do what it takes to make it in this business

Bio

Jeff is a producer/songwriter who has been in the music game for 25 years. He got his start as a 9 year old drummer, touring around the country with his older twin brothers singing group “Cash” who was signed to Greedy/Casbar Records ran by Don Cornelius (Soul Train legend). He later experienced some success as a member
of a vocal group he created called “Smooth Approach” who released 5 albums and enjoyed success on a regional level and overseas, still selling units today in Japan and the UK. SA had the opportunity to perform with national acts such as Destiny’s Child, K-Ci and Jo Jo, The O’Jays, Gerald LeVert, Bone Thugs & Harmony, P Diddy, Usher, Tyrese, Lyfe Jennings and many, many more.

As a producer Jeff Tight has produced on several projects with local, regional and national artist including Men at Large (East West/Atlantic) Hayden Haidue (Biv 10/Motown) KAT (BMG), Lanji (Arista), RAM-Z (TVT) Smooth Approach (Executive Hits) and most recently Cosette (Atlantic), Karin Deanna (Artist Factory/Hiram Hicks), Nikko Smith (American Idol) Joe Little (Atlantic) and Toya (Epic). He has written and produced several commercials for Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, Sierra Mist, DIY, Ford, as well as theme songs for the International Basketball League, The Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

Jeff Tight’s style is versatile; he produces music in the following genres, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock, House, Techno and World Music. He’s ventured into the world of acting with his role in the feature film “You Got It” as a member of a struggling singing group who finally get their big break in the end.

He produced the movie soundtrack along with co-producer Steve “Chaste” Berry (24/7 Kevon Edmonds Arista, Blazin RAM-Z TVT). Jeff’s talents were utilized for a national voting campaign headed up by Block Buster Video and the NAACP in an effort to encourage African Americans to vote. He produced the theme song entitled “Race To Vote” and it aired nationally on BET for 2 months and was featured on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” nationally. Jeff Tight’s song “Where dem boyz at” was featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and the latest group produced by Jeff Tight DEEP 3 has been featured on BET’s Wild out Wednesday twice and MTV’s Next Pop Group.Jeff Tight’s music has also been featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Currently on ESPN Radio’s “Really Big Show” as the opening theme song.

Jeff Tights goal is to become a multi-faceted, multi-Platinum producer/songwriter and be able to create music that the whole world can dance to, make love to, vibe to and live with forever.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn fundamentals that will help you take your talent to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in recording studios with piano available.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B
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Carlton S. October 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
HIghly Reccomended

Jeffrey is definitely a great music coach he has been working with me on my vocals and helping me key in on what i need to work on to get where I want to be. The vocal exercises and songs that he suggest i work on is a big help. The take home work he gives is definitely a big help. Above all of that his dedication to his work I can say is strong and I like it. I definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a coach who has the experience and can give you that push in the direction you wanna be I say book him you wont regret it!

~CJ Sims~
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Tario H. July 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
This Teacher has Great knowledge

I have been taking lessons with Jefferey R. for a lil over a month now and i must say when i first scheduled the lesson i was skeptical of how the lesson would go. but after working with him i have to say he is very skilled in vocal training. He has helped me explore what my voice can do, is teaching me the fundamentals and what it takes to sing on a professional level. If any student is serious about improving their vocal skills and moving to the next level... i would refer them to Jefferey R.
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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH 44137
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Udell H.

Cleveland, OH

About Udell

I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy o
f Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

*** Specialties ***
I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.
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Drusilla K. October 10, 2014
Verified Student
Very good instructor. Has really enhanced my ability to play as well as my music ministry.
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Nakia H. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
Melody

Great teacher!!
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Yolanda P. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Very good experence

Udell iis very pleasant and very uplifting in teaching my son. He present a comfortabe environment. He communicate to me the parent of lesson plans and lesson progress. Udell and my son conected very well. Very please with Udell.
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Udell H.

Udell H.

Cleveland, OH 44105
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH

About Daniel

I am recent graduate of Music Composition and Theory from Antioch College, and I am a veteran of many bands, having performed in some of the largest venues around the country.

I favor a 'learning through experience' instruction style where my students can gain an in-depth understanding of music through the practice of their instrument. My students will quickly and simply learn the essentials of music theory, an understanding of what musical concepts are right for each situation and why, and the ability to compose and improvise musically while they are gaining the technical abilities and ski
lls to flawlessly perform on their instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will learn about scale, harmony, and its correct application. I will instruct them to quickly grasp the lay-out of their guitar and how it relates to the geometry of music -and thus they will be able to perform in a many styles of music within a very short period of time. This may sound difficult but it is incredibly simple in practice and can easily be learned by students of all ages! In as short of time as one or two lessons even beginning students will be playing beautiful music!

My curriculum is self-designed, but based on the experiential learning techniques, pioneered by Horace Mann, which he has been educated from. I have taught and studied music around the world, to discover the simple basics of music. Within a few short months each of my students has gained technical strength in playing their instrument and a confident understanding of the foundations of music. This teaches them the ability to write, perform, and improvise in any style of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio: iMac for recording, cabinet Acoustic bass amp, Fender guitar amps, drum set, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a vehicle with room to transport equipment.

*** Specialties ***
rock, rhythm and blues, blues, folk, alternative
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TinaB1 June 26, 2012
Very Happy

I'm very happy with my teacher. I feel very comfortable trying to learn something that is new to me and Daniel always answers all of my questions.
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BernieA January 9, 2012
Instructor is very good and easy to work with. I seem to be making progress (slowly).However, I found an "app" called ultimate guitar chords that give fingering for all notes and lets you hear alternate (simpler) fingering to test how it would sound.Depending on how that comes out will may change my plans to continue with lessons after the first four.
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SteveW2 June 23, 2011
great teacher

Daniel is a great teacher. He takes his time and makes the lessons easy to understand.
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Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH 44121
(4)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Julian T.

Cleveland, OH

About Julian

Julian has always been a creative and diverse musician, breaking down the distinctive barriers among different genres of music. He received his training both at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and from the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which he recently received his Masters in Music Performance. Though his training has been largely classical, he also has interests in jazz, fiddle, Latin, hip-hop, electronic and many other styles of music. In 2006, he became one of the core members of the eclectic hip-hop band, The Off Button, an elegant fusion of upright bass, banjo, violin, percu
ssion, vocals, and rap artists. Since then, he has also performed with a large number of ensembles and bands, including the Meadows Symphony Orchestra at Southern Methodist University, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and numerous chamber music ensembles. Mr. T. has also performed with the The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was the lead violinist in the flamenco group, Nomad, and, most recently, is one of the founding members of the Eridanus Quartet. His current aspirations have been in composition and performance, writing many original pieces and arrangements which contain elements of both classical instrumentation and electronic audio elements.

In addition, he has also been an avid violin instructor and has maintained a private teaching studio for over 7 years. Over the summer of 2010, he was on faculty for the Chamber Music Festival through the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory department and was one of the main directors and instructors at the Coda Music Academy in West Virginia. His extensive knowledge of the instrument and stronger focus on teaching practicing techniques have enabled his students to do very well and even some have gone on to win awards in various competitions and festivals. His plans for the future include pursuing a music career in composition and performance, as well as maintaining an avid teaching studio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Julian has been an active and successful violin teacher for over 7 years, with students from the ages of 4 to 56. He has taught not only private violin lessons to many students, but has also taught in masterclasses, been on the faculty of music festivals and camps, and has coached many various ensembles and chamber groups. All his students speak highly of him in maintaining a good attitude throughout lessons as well as his ability to explain and detail the finer details and techniques of the violin. In addition, it is important that every student learns the 'language' of music, to learn not only the technique, but to learn music as a medium to express what words cannot€” heroic stories, deep emotions of the heart, or pure joy and happiness.

Julian's technique is based mostly on Galamian-style technique, based on perhaps the greatest and most influential violin teacher of the twentieth century, Ivan Galamian (1903-1981). Galamian was well known for his incredible devotion to teaching and his students, as well as a solid technical approach to the violin, incorporating aspects of both Russian and French style violin playing. He had many extraordinary and successful pupils such as Michael Rabin, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Jamie Laredo. Two of Julian's own violin teachers, Jan Mark Sloman and David Cerone, were also Galamian students, making Julian part of the third generation of the 'Galamian lineage.'

In addition to providing private one-on-one lessons every week with his students, Julian likes to give the opportunity for his students to perform, play for other students, and to learn some music theory and history. One cannot get everything out of music and the violin without learning how music works (theory), where it came from (history), and how to express yourself through music to others (performing). And while every beginning student begins their studies in the Suzuki method, Julian encourages his students to explore other kinds of music and is always open to requests from his students to learn different pieces.

Every student is important to Julian, and he devotes his time and knowledge in order to see every student progress and learn not just the violin, but important life skills such as dedication, attention to detail, time management, and the value of repetition, among others. For music is not just an exquisite art form and an enjoyable hobby, but a strong discipline, fun and useful for people of all ages and any talent. Whether a student is serious or not, learning a musical instrument can be fun, rewarding, and fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: bookshelves, coffee table, sofa chairs, plants, parents can sit in on lesson (encouraged)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide music and instrument. Also a cup of coffee - just kidding. I will provide the rest, teaching aids, etc.

*** Specialties ***
For beginners, I mostly focus on Suzuki Method. I also like to add in Etudes and scales, starting with Wohlfahrt and Schradieck. For more advanced students I work closely with them to come up with a personalized repertoire lesson plan. While I teach mainly classical music, I encourage students to try other types of music, such as improv or jazz, and am always open to taking repertoire suggestions from students. I teach classical music first to students to give them a strong technical background. Once that is accomplished, then any learning any other type or genre of music becomes a lot easier. It is mostly a matter of learning the small nuances of each style.
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Nicole L. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
As others have said previously, Julian is very patient and kind. Thank you!
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Lingz June 21, 2012
Very kind and patient. Works well with my son.
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CarolJ April 10, 2012
Thomas J.

Julian is very patient, kind, understanding and helpful -- communicates extremely well to our ten year old girl who has been diagnosed mild ADHD (not severe enough to merit special education services, but she receives accomodations at school to help her stay on task, complete work, etc. -- e.g., extra time on tests). Julian instructs her in such an excellent manner that she is able to focus well and comprehend directions clearly. We would like to know if Julian has any motivational strategies to help Arryanna who has difficulty staying on task for an appropriate length of time in practice times at home.
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Julian T.

Julian T.

Cleveland, OH 44118
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Megan T.

Cleveland, OH

About Megan

Teaching Philosophy:

It is my belief that everyone has an individual learning style, and therefore, not everyone can be taught in the same manner. I develop a curriculum based on my students' individual needs and strengths as opposed to developing a single curriculum to be used by every student. Younger students will receive general music lessons with less emphasis on singing to preserve vocal health. These lessons will include basic piano skills, rhythm, music reading, music theory, and aural training.

Areas of Study:

Students study technique, posture, breath control, musi
cianship, and vocal health. I also incorporate music theory, ear training, and sight reading into my lessons. In order to teach proper diction and vowel production, I use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Students interested in studying additional French, German or Italian diction can arrange diction coachings outside their regularly scheduled lesson, just as students wishing for additional music theory, ear training or sight reading may schedule separate lessons.
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Jenna T. March 13, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
We had an amazing time learning with Megan. within a few minutes her and Jenna was clicking and she had Jenna coming out of her shell. Cant wait for the next lesson!
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Megan T.

Megan T.

Cleveland, OH 44121
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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