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Adam K.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Learn to play the beautiful and timeless Classical pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, Chopin, and others. Learn the basics from the new revolutionary note-reading method by Jon Schmidt (from the YT band the Piano Guys), and how to teach yourself! Knowing how to separate the two hands and fuse them together using block chords, arpeggios, scales, and chord changes. Method books include: 67 Fun Songs by Jon Schmidt Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course Children's Songs for Easy Piano by Hal Leonard
About Adam K.

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to become a music therapist. I learned guitar and classical piano under 2 private teachers while pursuing my Psychology degree and music minor at Rutgers University in NJ. Music was a way for me to find peace, structure, confidence, and an outlet for personal expression and creativity outside of my everyday life. I've grown as a person and a musician through music. I get excited when I see my students learn enjoy playing something new. I love music more than anything else and that love is something I try to bring out in my students. Once there is love for music, everything grows naturally. I teach to help my students find those strengths in themselves to live a fulfilling life through their instrument. ***Lesson Details*** We create daily, weekly, and monthly goals for you to achieve. Guitar: After 3 to 6 months of learning with me, you will have a basic knowledge of chords, how to read musical notation, strumming patterns and basic rhythms. Most importantly, you will have learned 3 or 4 songs of your choice so that you can experience the joy of expressing yourself through music. To achieve these results, you must be willing to practice 20-30 minutes a day most days each week. ***Specialties*** I specialize in teaching students to learn to play by ear and improvise songs based on their tastes, style, and ability level. I also walk students through how to write and record semi-professional quality songs with drums, vocals, guitar, and piano. Music genres I cover are mainly Pop, Pop/Rock, Folk, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, and Classical (piano only) *** Studio Equipment *** I provide a comfortable, quiet room with live instruments, and playback and recording equipment. I expect students to bring a guitar, books, sheet music, picks, and a tuner. Instruments: 1. Taylor Acoustic Guitar --picks, tuner, and capo 2. Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar -- Marshall 100W Amplifier -- Classic Cry Baby Wah Effects Pedal 3. Casio PX-310 Weighted 88-Key Piano Keyboard Playback and Recording: 1. MacBook Pro OSX 10.10.3 13-inch screen - Insignia 27W Speakers with subwoofer - Garageband 2. Steinberg UR-22 Recording Interface 3. Audio-technica M30 Headphones 4. Sterling Audio ST51 Black Condenser Microphone

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Good first lesson.

Posted Oct 27, 2020
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Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!

Posted May 24, 2019
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I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!

Posted May 24, 2019
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Owner, Guitar and Piano Instructor
May 2006 - Present
Adam Kal Music
Teach guitar and piano to children, teens, and adults from all backgrounds in the Philadelphia area. Teach songs my students want to learn and expand their horizons with songs appropriate to their level and interests. Develop lesson plans with students and parents (for children) that are unique and specialized for each student's interests and needs Provide extra services such as re-stringing guitar and recommend and coordinate services (e.g. piano tuning) to qualified professionals
Freelance Musician/Performer
May 2005 - Present
Adam Kaluzshner
I've performed solo and as a duet or band in venues in NJ and PA, including: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA High Pt. Cafe Phila, PA The Fire, Phila, PA Weaver's Way Co-op, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, Phila, PA with numerous talented professionals on guitar, piano, vocals, and percussion, including: Soul singer-songwriter Bethlehem Roberson, drummer Kyle Burke, Folk singer-songwriter Emilie Wetzel, vocalist Candice Green (see profile video), guitarist Jerry Curran (see video), bassist Scott Herman and drummer Rob Holloway (see video), guitarist Michael Fremed, Jazz guitarist Grant Gardner, guitarist Ryan Lederer, and Pop/Rock singer-songwriter Sandy Zio
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Jun 2014 - Jan 2020
Chestnut Hill College
Master Of Clinical Psychology
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Chestnut Hill College
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, minor in music
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
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Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Dean's List
May 2010
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Phi Beta Kappa, National Academic Honor Society
May 2010
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Outstanding Scholars Academic Merit Program
May 2010
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
CESEP Public Scholarship & Service
May 2010
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2017
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Phi Beta Kappa
Apr 2010
The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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