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I am an award-winning composer, songwriter, and violinist. I won 1st place in the MENC’s national young composers award, 1st place in the Deep South Annual Open Mic Competition, 1st place in the 2006 WA State Solo & Ensemble Contest for violin solo and violin duet, the National Orchestra Person of the Year award in 2006, and 1st place in the national Shorty Award competition for my work in the band Season & Snare. I've been featured for my musical works on WRAL, WUNC, WKNC, Periscope, News & Observer, INDY, Oak City Sessions, SOFAR Sound, Raleigh Television Network, First Night Raleigh, and countless other media
I studied Music Composition at Central Washington University after joining the Orange County HS of the Art advanced instrumental music program where I performed for the OC Chamber Ensemble, String Ensemble, and performed with the IMSO under the baton of Christopher Russell. I have also played in countless honors orchestras, string orchestras, symphony orchestras, string quartets, trios, and duos. I currently play violin for the Raleigh Civic Chamber Ensemble, the Raleigh Civic Symphony, the Americana band New Reveille, and am the founder of Petals String Duo, and the Carolina String Society. I have studied with renown violinists such as Gene Wie of the Southern California Chamber Orchestra, and Concertmaster Carol Chung of the NC Opera and NC Symphony.
I am currently in an Americana/alt country band New Reveille that is signed by the record label Loud & Proud Records.
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Always depending on the student's goals of course, I like to involve personal creativity into my lessons. From figuring out well known tunes, to eventually writing melodies, or at least coming up with the basis and foundation to a piece. I have learned that writing music on your instrument, in conjunction with learning to play the classics, opens up a vast array of musical knowledge and musical creativity. Everything depends upon what the student wants out of their lessons though.
I do enforce weekly homework in the form of scales, warm-ups, etudes, and selected works. All varying upon playing level, and progressing differently from student to student. Recitals are offered at local coffee shops and community churches. The student will have a choice on whether to play solo, with piano accompaniment, guitar accompaniment, or duet music for recitals.
After the first 6 months, the student should be able to comprehend most basic music theory, from note names and where they sit on the fingerboard, to basic scales, time signatures, and basic rhythms in order to effectively sight-read sheet music. The student will have developed a proper bow hold, and will be able to demonstrate a smooth and straight bowing pattern to obtain great tone!
Every student grows at a completely different rate, and this is what is expected of the average student.
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For my beginning students I use a combination of the Suzuki Method, All for Strings or Essential Elements, and Harvey Whistler's Scales in First Position.
Materials used for advanced students varies.
This instrument holds true to so much that occurs naturally in nature. The science behind the instrument is so fascinating, and I love to teach with that thought in mind!
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So here I am on yet another fork in the road and now I have REAL aspirations of making wonderful sounds with my violin! I'm just an old silly man chasing a dream, and Ms. Autumn is making it happen! No matter how much I make annoying squeaking ear drum popping noises, she's right there making it all sound.....imaginary! Ms. Autumn rocks! Ms. Autumn rolls! She is the best of the best! I can't wait for each new lesson! Thanks so much!!!
I have successfully taught many students to success at district and honors band level auditions, as well as prep for Governor's School and College Auditions.
I can teach you what you would like to know
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Stands, Chairs, Recording Equipment and Sound Playback if needed.
Can do Smart Music.
*** Travel Equipment ***
My Chrysler 2011 - if needed.
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Saxophones and Clarinets - Young Piano. Beginning ALL Band Instruments.
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Debbie is available for lessons in her home studio, or will travel to your home in Pittsboro, Moncure, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, or Apex. Music is a lifelong gift that Debbie is so excited to share with you and help you accomplish all your musical dreams and goals. She especially loves to work with children and adults with ADD and ADHD because she knows personally how music can positively impact and benefit the brain of one diagnosed with those conditions. In fact, ADD and ADHD are conditions that are viewed as a benefit when learning music, and strengthens your ability to learn and play an instrument. And conversely, learning a musical instrument actually increases your ability to focus and concentrate, translating to all other areas of your life as well.
Debbie has been playing guitar, ukulele, and clarinet for over ye
Debbie enjoys a variety of musical genres including, but not limited to; classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop, and children's music.
So, if you are looking to change your life or the life of your child, give them the gift of music by scheduling a lesson with Debbie right now. If you do not see a time on her schedule that is convenient for you, please contact her and she will make every effort to work with you to get you scheduled for a time that works best for you.
Debbie attended Suffolk College in Selden, New York, where she earned her degree in music performance as a clarinet and voice major. She continued her musical training in music performance at the prestigious Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College in Flushing, Queens, NY, where admittance is by audition only, also majoring in clarinet and voice. In addition to learning about musical performance, she also received vigorous training in music theory, sight reading, dictation, and ear training. All these skills are paramount to succeeding as an exceptional musician and musical instructor.
Although Debbie was trained as a classical musician, she was also a member of the guitar ensemble and played clarinet and alto sax in the jazz band, giving her experience in other genres of music as well beyond classical.
After graduating college, Debbie spent 3 years playing her clarinet and alto sax in the orchestra for numerous musicals in theaters around the New York area. In addition, she also sang and played acoustic guitar for a couple of years during college with her band in local establishments around Long Island.
Most recently, before the birth of her children, Debbie was active in the musical program of her church in Cary, NC, where she sang in the choir, played clarinet in the chamber orchestra for special musical events, and played guitar and ukulele, and sang for the children's Sunday school. Activities she looks forward to returning to in the near future.
Currently, Debbie plays mostly for her own pleasure, and plays guitar and ukulele on a regular basis for her two young children, engaging them in fun singing and dancing musical time. Music is a staple in our home and I hope to help you make it a staple in your home as well. Music truly brings people and families together!
"Music is life. That is why our hearts have beats." ~ Cecily Morgan
I worked in an orphanage when I was a sophomore. I worked as a general music tutor, some of them were kids who needed special cares, and I did a successful work there. I taught them how to play with music.
And I have organized four solo flute concerts and other different kinds of
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As a fully trained singer, actor, and dancer
With Scott’s expertise and rigorous years of training, along with all of his professional experience— from Broadway caliber productions, to working among the top notch musicians and directors in this country— he knows what it takes to transform someone into their highest potential and enable them to succeed far beyond what they could ever dream possible. Scott will help you reach your dreams because he’s living his and he’s walking proof that it takes years of training from the best to be the best! Whether you are training for your next big Broadway audition or your just learning to sing for the first time, Scott has all the tools to help you. He can train someone in any vocal style they need, or even piano, and can help with acting the song to book an audition! He knows the inside scoop of what it takes to excel because he has excelled himself is in the business. Scott looks forward to meeting you and transforming you into everything you hope to be!
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My background as a musician has truly played a major role in my appreciation for all genres of music and growth as a professional DJ.
There is no greater feeling than to know that I am able to touch others just by doing what I Love to do, playing music.
I have been a worship pastor for the last 6 years. I love working with all of my musicians, but especially the drummers. Coaching and creating the right rhythm to match the song and blend with the other musicians is really fun and such a creative process.
If you are someone who is looking to develop your ability to play with a live band, then I might be the instructor for you. Especially if you're interested in the contemporary christian worship music genre. Learning how to play within a band, learning how to add t
If you are someone who is looking to learn to play the drum set, but you don't necessarily know if you're going to play in a live band, that is great too! I can teach you to read drum-kit sheet music that will help you develop and very well rounded and versatile set of rhythms and beats.
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I've worked as a professional church choral music director, and have extensive experience teaching (in addition to piano) hand drums, drumset, singing, and beginning guitar -- all in a variety of genres.
I help singers achieve vocal freedom, connecting most directly to songs as well as their natural voice.
I perform around my local area in a variety of venues from upscale wine bars to weddings.
I live, teach, and play with passion -- and look forward to sharing that with every new student I meet.
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Can your favorite contemporary songs help you learn how to play piano by ear? They sure can! Check out how to get started in this guest post by Corona, CA teacher Milton J... Recently, I started teaching a new piano student who simply wanted to play his favorite pop songs by both ear and sight to not only become a better pianist, but to be the life of the party for his friends. I loved his goal and made sure he knew about the great ways of learning how to play piano by ear using the p … Read More
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