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About Henri B.

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Scottsdale, AZ

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Students will learn about beat matching, scratching, vocal effects, music theory, trends in current music today, how to market themselves, how to get and keep gigs, track selection, and overall, how to be a great DJ.

About Henri
Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriented individual with a versatile background and a relaxed, "let's have fun while we learn" attitude. Henri believes music should always be fun and inspiring for everyone, no matter what skill level. FUN is always the focus, because if you are not having fun, why are you doing it? 

Henri also has years of experience touring both nationally and internationally with several award-winning Arizona-based performing groups, (Okilly Dokilly, Dry River Yacht Club,The Hourglass Cats, Clint Stevens, Street Drum Corps) performing shows in 46 of the US State
s, as well as international festival performances and touring in Canada, Norway, Mexico, UK (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland), and Republic of Ireland. His past teaching and performing experiences have really helped shaped the musician he is today.

Aside from preforming and private lessons, he is the founder of his preschool program Wee Rock Music, serves as adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College, and is the Entertainment Coordinator for Tempe Festival of The Arts. As a writer, his work has been published in Phoenix New Times and Modern Drummer, and his new children's drum book, Wee Beats, Wee Eats, is set for release in 2018. And also is an accomplished DJ.

Benard also co-scored the 2012 feature-length documentary, The Immigration Paradox, with Tobie Milford. Active in the music industry for more than 15 years, Henri is experienced in production, artist management, booking, merchandising, copyright, graphic design, promotions, licensing, teaching, publishing, writing, and live and studio performances.

A life-long learner, Henri is always finding new experiences and new ways to connect with his students, as learning comes just as much from the student as it does the teacher. You can always find him around "the music." 

Henri is endorsed by TJS Custom Drums and Los Cabos Drumsticks.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students who study with me can expect for their guitar, drum kit, percussion, or piano lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper techniques, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, chords, finger-picking (guitar only) and rudiments (drum kit only).

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding musician. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and basic rhythms/rudiments. Guitar/Piano students will be able to play at least one song utilizing both melody and chords. For drum kit/percussion, students should have no problem reading basic drum beats and being able to play through a simple song. With proper, steady practice, most students will achieve much more. I also focus on creative thinking, professionalism, and instrument tuning. Finally, the students will have started to develop a solid level of discipline that is required of any aspiring human being! Remember, "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electronic Roland V-Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Casio CTK-800, LP Assorted Percussions, Protools LE, Logic Pro, Korg Electribe, Pioneer XDJ-XR, Music Books

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide drum sticks, guitar, keyboards, percussion instruments, and all developmental material for students to retain and practice.

I expect my students to be providing the necessary musical equipment as well (guitars, drum kits, percussion instruments, piano/keyboard) for private lessons in home. If they do not have these in the home to practice with, the lessons are much less effective for your student.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the following styles of playing:

Rock, Hip - Hop, All Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues, R and B, Gospel, and Dance. I also have a very good feel for World Music as well. I have a very free-spirit for playing, so I often mesh the above stated styles into a more progressive style of playing. I believe that you must be feeling what you are playing.

I also specialize in DJing, beat programming/sequencing, recording, organizing song-writing/song-structure, musical score, live performance, and professional music marketing. I am able to show you how to use programs such as Logic Pro, Protools LE, Adobe, and Pioneer programs to take your creative abilities to the next level.

I believe that these days, it is imperative for musicians to have four major components in their professional arsenal: 1) Discipline and chops on your instruments (including reading music notation); 2) Know how to successfully market yourself and your music; 3) Know how to properly develop a learning ear to record/produce your songs/tracks as well as for others; and 4) Understand and effectively utilize music production programs.

I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your musical desires. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a music-filled day.
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Katie & Emma K. December 14, 2018
· Piano · In home
Henri has been great with my daughter Emma! She looks forward to her lesson every week and is learning a lot.
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Bill Rogers July 15, 2018
· Piano · In home
Learning is fun with Henry. Good energy and great teacher.
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Jon June 22, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Awesome class!
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About Paul R.

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Beaumont, CA
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Learn how to beatmatch and mix your favorite music and create your own DJ mixes from scratch. I use Serato DJ, Traktor, and/or Ableton Live.

About Paul
You might not always notice it, but music is all around—from the stereo in your car to the music piped in at department stores. And you also may not be aware that music has a wide array of impacts on your health: Studies show that music has a strong effect on your mood levels and emotions, and also on how you think and your general intelligence. The music you listen to can have a profound effect on your test scores and your ability to quickly process information. And if you’ve ever played an instrument, studies show that you’re already ahead of the curve. Playing an instrument is a great way to test out your creative thinking and push your brain to process information in a new way. Whether you’re listening or playing, a little music can go a long way. I am here to help you realize not only your playing potential, but guide you into not ju
st becoming a guitar player, piano player, but a musician. I am able to teach Piano, Guitar, Music recording from software/hardware to MIDI, including Sonar, Reason, and related software.

I have studied music at California State University San Bernardino, where I minored in music and learned the immense possibilities of the music field. Music is part of my everyday life, and its an honor to know I can play music but also create it. My goal is to show you as the student how to realize that dream.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very friendly, fun and patient instructor. I believe that when you take any type of music lesson, it should be to have fun. With fun, passion, and dedication, sky is the limit. The curriculum I like to use are the most simplified forms to teach an instrument. It's about playing smarter, not harder. I do offer recording sessions to my students to track their progress, and give you a copy to keep as memorabilia.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bergman Upright Piano. Fender Acoustic/ Gibson Electric. Marshall Amps. Digital and analog Recording Station.

*** Specialties ***
I have in-depth knowledge of classical works, but my emphasis is in modern rock/ Alternative/ Pop. I like teaching the songs you like to hear from The Beatles to Green Day! I love all music genres and if I have not heard of the song you want to play I will learn it so that I can teach you!
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Jill July 31, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very patient
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Sergiu G. June 22, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
He's very patient and adapts with the students needs. And also makes the lessons fun for my child and Is an amazing teacher overall!
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KarinaB April 18, 2011
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He is a great instructor and my son has learned a lot from the few lessons that he received.
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Paul R.

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About Sergio M.

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Garfield, NJ
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I've been a DJ for almost 10 years. I have done and entertained at many types of events: weddings, sweet 16's, quinces, coorporate, festivals, and many more.

About Sergio
Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and understanding person and my teaching style is fun, understandable, and personable.
I am Proficient in the following:
Pro Tools 12
Saxophne
Serato DJ
Cannon Camera
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Bentïn August 7, 2019
· DJing · Online
Sergio was quick to answer questions and was very easy to work with. Great personality and has a wide knowledge on music theory.
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Sarah Zaky August 17, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
I know it's too early to write a review after the first lesson. However, I was surprised by the wonderful way Sergio handled the time and the introduction for such a hard instrument like the alto sax.
My son Moneer is so excited to continue learning how to play alto sax with Sergio. In short Sergio is a very talented music instructor!
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Isaac May 29, 2018
· DJing · In home
Definitely knows his stuff and does his research! Sergio is a guy who goes over and above to fufill the highest expectations. Highly recommend.
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Sergio M.

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About Zen R.

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Redlands, CA

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Want to know how to DJ with Serato and the Pioneer DDJ-SX2? Book a lesson now to starting learning the fundamentals of DJing.

About Zen
Trying to learn or get better on the drums? Want to produce, mix, master, record, or perform with Ableton Live? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away!

Bio:

Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending Cal State San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Co-Founding his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, he now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, etc. Still, actively playing in a Jazz Fusion Quintet (“Half-Past”) and Orchestra. Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance.
Zen continues his st
udy’s as an instrumentalist with Ableton Live 10 and the Push II, using the Push as a musical instrument.

Hardware:
-Push II
-Launchpad
-Maschine Mikro MK2
-M-Audio Keystation Mini32
-Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2

Instruments:
-Gretch Catalina Club Drum Set
-Nord Piano (88)
-Electric Guitar
-Ukulele
-Aux Percussion
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Jack M. January 22, 2019
· DJing · Online
Knowledgable guy with solid gig experence. Very worth it.
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Akshans October 11, 2018
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Chill and helpful instructor! He gives you a good structure on where to spend your time and energy as efficiently as possible
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Shane August 31, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!
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About David B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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With so many DJs, I'll teach you how to set yourself and your performance apart, so that you can DJ in any environment. I've personally DJed over 1,000 different events, venues, and clubs in New York and Los Angeles, and I can help you learn what it takes to be competitive in todays in environment.

About David
From the time I started making music in my bedroom, to present day when I've been the resident engineer at a major studio Manhattan, accumulated over 100 million streams on Spotify, and I have had multiple projects go Platinum and Gold- I've experienced just about every angle of the music industry.
Teaching has always been one of my passions because I really believe that I can help speed along my students knowledge and careers in the music industry.
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Sean May 22, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
David is the man. Super easy-going, personable, and very knowledgeable about his craft. Makes learning fun.
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David B.

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About Mark F.

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Portland, OR

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DJing is both a technical skill and an art form. I will teach you both. Over the course of many years and many house parties, bars, clubs, festivals, I have learned how to set a mood and move a dancefloor. I can share with you the insight I have gained along my journey.

About Mark
My name is Mark Farry. I am a DJ, music producer, and sound healer based in Portland, OR. I have been producing electronic music for 12 years and DJing actively for 3 years.

My history includes: operating a music blog in 2008 to ride the wave of electronic music's popularization, co-founding an online community of house music enthusiasts in 2015, hosting a weekly radio show at KPSU in 2016, launching a podcast focusing on storytelling through melodic house & techno music, and more recently organizing music festivals in the PNW region. I have played in low-light bars and on elaborate festival stages. I have written music to dance wildly to and music to meditate calmly to. I have played music to friends at home and I have played music to strangers in a foreign country. I seek to share the insights I have gained along my journey.

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Daniel S April 19, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Mark is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and friendly to work with. He has been helping me mix music in Ableton and I am very excited about what we have created. Mark is quite articulate about music which allows us to thoroughly examine the different sounds and elements in a song to better understand what we like and what could be improved upon. I recommend him as a teacher to students of all ability levels and am excited for us to continue working together.
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About Dave K.

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Aliso Viejo, CA

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I have performed at over 1000 events including nightclubs, bars, weddings, corporate and celebrity events. I am an open format DJ and can teach you how to mix and select the right songs for the right occasion.

About Dave
I am a classically trained violinist and also play the piano, guitar, and DJ. I mainly focus on improvisation and popular music. I have toured with a band and shared the stage with Hootie and The Blowfish, Third Eye Blind, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Everclear, DJ AM/Travis Barker of Blink 182, Kaskade, Diplo, Mix Master Mike, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Alex Cruz and Steve Aoki. I have also presented on TEDxSF, Oprah, Richard Branson's private island and many celebrity events. I will not only teach you how to play but how to survive and make money as a musician which includes sales, negotiating, marketing and networking.
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Dave K.

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About Tommy T.

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Saint Louis, MO
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I’ll keep it short and simple, what you gain from taking a dj lesson with me is I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to DJ and be a DJ. You will learn all my 15 years of skills / experiences in 5 hours. And also I will give you a copy of all my music library that’s over 5000 songs for Djs only .

About Tommy
I’ve been dj for 15 years and spin various genre of music. I dj for most night club in stlouis and casino from around the US. I’ve play along with celebrities djs.
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Tommy T.

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About raymond S.

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Baltimore, MD
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If you want to learn how to Dj then you've come to the right place !!! I have well over 20 years of experience as a Dj and I am also a Grammy nominated Producer, musician, and songwriter. Come prepared to learn techniques such as how to blend music (beat matching), sound design, vocal effects, music theory , the business of Djing how to market yourself and much more.

About raymond
Grammy Nominated Record Producer, DJ, Artist and Audio Engineer Raymond Starks a.k.a.”Dj Kyng Ray”, a Baltimore native, is a self-taught musician whose musical roots stem from his days in church but his edgy and forever changing sound has been inspired from growing up listening to multiple genres of music and musicians alike .
Initially starting out as a Dj and Artist he was able to create clientele to release multiple mixtapes over the years through his imprint "The Franchise Fascists Mixtape Co. and his media company Points of Crown Media. His affiliations include but are not limited to, one of the biggest DJ squads the Fleet DJ's and The Nerve DJ's.
“Dj Kyng Ray” spent the late 90’s as a session musician for local hip hop and R&B acts eventually receiving his first major break producing for artists Lady luck, Juvenile, Agallah Don B
ishop, and even Madonna just to name a few.
His most recent endeavors include his work as a radio personality on multiple internet radio stations like Power 4.4 Radio and My Soul Radio. He can be heard on his weekly Tuesday show The Bossed Up, Crowned Up Mix Hour on Power 4.4 Radio from 9 pm-10 pm.
Dj Kyng Ray's mission is to continue to educate, build and break in independent artists throughout the music industry.
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raymond S.

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About Dino R.

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Newark, CA
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I can teach you the basics, from analog turntables & vinyl to CDJs to the current digital era with Serato software and DJ Controllers. I have 30+ years of experience in the industry (Mobile, Club, Bar, Mixtapes). If you're local, I can even take you on an actual gig and show tips and tricks for running a successful gig/event.

About Dino
Hello my name is DJ Dino Rivera. I have over 30+ years of experience in the DJ industry (mobile, club, bars, etc). I can teach you the basics and history of DJ'ing and can cover the history of the technology from the original turntables to today's digital world with controllers and DJ Software (Serato). If local, I can even take you along on an actual gig so you can learn what is involved and how to run a successful event. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Upon request, I can provide examples of recent mixes I've recorded and posted online.
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Dino R.

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