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Michael first sang on stage, at the age of 3, the same time that he began learning piano. He went on to explore multiple instruments throughout his early years and also developed as a vocalist for theatre and concerts, including competing in Star Search in the mid-80's, the forerunner to American Idol. Michael earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Troy State University in Troy, AL and Master of Music in Composition from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI, where he studied with world-renowned composer, Dr. David R. Gillingham. While a graduate student at CMU, Michael taught sophomore Music Theory and senior level Form & Analysis. He also contributed to the book, Music Is Fundamental: Fundamentals and Methods for Elementary Music, by Dr. Daniel L. Steele. ...
Learn to play snare drum or play on an acoustic or electric drum set. Through the use of method books, learn to play the rudiments and learn to play in various styles. In this class you will learn to play by ear and discover ways to play your own style.
Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music. For many years she has taught private and group music lessons to all ages and many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves into ways to correct the weaknesses. Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student ...
I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Music Education from Florida State University. I have been teaching private lessons here and there in various locations for several years. My primary instruments are French horn and trumpet but I can teach beginning to intermediate level students on most instruments (including percussion!). I am a middle school band director in central Florida and also teach marching band at local high schools. I have lots of performance experience in ensembles from Opera Orchestras to Drum and Bugle Corps. (if you are auditioning for one let me know! I can help!) *** Lesson Details *** I like to bring a positive environment to my teaching but also want to help push you so you can reach your goals! I want to get to know you on a personal level so I can help relate ...
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Hi, my name is Ron. I am a drummer and trumpet player located in Oviedo, Florida. I have been involved in music since elementary school. I had my own band as a teenager and also played in several bands, which included rock, jazz, country and all occasion bands. Along the way I married, went to night school to finish college, worked full-time, was in the Air Guard and played music at nights and on the weekends. Currently I play drums and trumpet for the Faith Assembly Jazz Big Band and jazz combo, a music ministry dedicated to sharing the joy of music to the elderly in nursing homes, senior communities, and the local VA nursing home. I have also been part of the music ministry at my church. I have a sincere desire to teach and have held teaching and training positions in past ...
I can teach everything from how to hold the sticks and hit the drum using proper technique to reading drum charts and understanding notation, (and even some music theory if you like). I have experience playing multiple genres, including rock, jazz, and funk, and I have a wealth of drum books to draw from, from having taking lessons on and off from various teachers since age 10.
I began taking drum lessons at a very early age and continued on and off with various teachers for the better part of twenty years. I will always be grateful to them for the knowledge and wisdom they imparted on me and for the positive influence they have had on my life, especially the ones with whom I really bonded and who were essentially mentors to me while I studied with them. As a teacher, there is no better feeling than seeing a student make progress and knowing that you helped him or her along the way, while at the same time not taking the credit, as it is always the student who has the harder job, who must do the real work. I always feel tremendous satisfaction when a student masters a difficult rudimentary exercise for the first time, or is able to execute a challenging ...
I teach primarily how to play drum set. This involves learning how to play different drum beats utilizing coordination between the hands and feet. I provide play along music so students can use this to apply the skills they are practicing. I also teach rudiments which are the building blocks of playing the drums. I teach hand drums such as congas and djembe along with percussion instruments such as shaker and tambourine. I also offer drum tuning services for $25.00. I use techniques taught by a customer drum builder to get the best possible sound from your drum set.
I started playing the drums at the age of ten and have been playing for thirty-three years. I played snare drum and bass drum in symphonic band in junior high and high school. I played in the Drum and Bugle Corps while in the Air Force. We marched in parades and won several awards for excellence. I have played in three Christian bands and one rock band. I have also played drum kit and percussion in church for several years. I completed the Drum Set Fundamentals course with Berklee College of Music in 2012. I am currently playing for a Christian rock band and we play live at different venues in Central Florida. I am currently enrolled at Valencia Community College working towards my music performance degree. This real world experience of playing with live musicians in different settings
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