I have enjoyed music as long as I can remember! Whether listening, playing, writing, or teaching…I find great pleasure in the creative outlet that music provides. At the age of five I began studying classical piano, in elementary school I studied trumpet, in middle school I picked up the guitar and bass, and in high school these experiences collided as I began to write and arrange for various ensembles. Playing in a rock band all through high school and college, I've had opportunity to record two albums and to tour regionally in the North East. Receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, I studied classical guitar with David Patterson for four years while I gained much experience in various areas of classroom education (band, choir, theory, ...
Classical studies for pick style guitar.
*** Specialties *** Jazz/Modern rock and Pop Music. Working professionally in these areas help with being familiar with material.
Hi! My name is Barry and I have been teaching for over 10 years in the Fairfield County, CT area. I have had success teaching all ages, styles and abilities, from the most gifted to the physically impaired. I grew up listening to a tremendously wide range of music, and have studied classical flute, rock, jazz and classical guitar, and even the japanese shakuhachi, with some of the great minds of the instruments. I graduated high honors from Queens College with a Masters' in composition, and have had works performed by major acts in the contemporary classical scene. In jazz, I have shared the stage and recording studio with the likes of Marc Ribot and William Parker; I have quite a bit of experience as a performer that I bring to my teaching. My passion for music is addictive; I have ...
Pro Level. All styles from classical to jazz/blues to many ethnic/world music styles
*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.
I have three degrees in classical guitar. I've studied with many preeminent guitarists; Lily Afshar, Federic Hand and Douglas Niedt
Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and has performed at various festivals including the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently received an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase with Frederic Hand. Jason is passionate about teaching guitar to all ages. He has received Suzuki guitar training at the Frank Longay Conservatory of Guitar and is qualified to teach the method to children as young as three years old and older. Jason is equally as proficient in Rock/Metal as he is in Classical and World music ...
I had my first piano lessons when I was in the 1st grade just over 20 years ago. When I picked up the guitar a few years later I found it to be extremely difficult and even frustrating -- but I was hooked by the challenge and I soon became determined to master this wonderful instrument. I began teaching because I wanted to share what I had learned. And, as I believe teachers should 'practice what they preach,' I continue to study and hone my own skills every day. I am completing an advanced degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While I have had many years of intensive training in classical music, I remain versatile in everything from Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Big Band, Folk Music and beyond. I tend to focus on helping students realize they can learn any song ...
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