- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 50
- Teaching since:
- March 2017
I am a keyboardist, percussionist, producer, and recording artist. I attended Brooklyn School For Music & Theatre and City-As-School graduating with course and internship based experience in drum-corps marching band, piano, music theory, and audio engineering.
I teach piano, percussion, and music production to individual or group students of all ages at beginner experience levels. I can teach students how to read/write music, to execute rudiments with the proper fulcrum, and to establish entrainment with other musicians in a band. Students can also learn and apply basic-advanced methods of music production using Logic Pro X and MASCHINE.
As a professional musician I have played in R&B, Funk, and Hip-Hop bands all over the tristate area and Los Angeles. I've performed with well known neo-soul duo, "OSHUN," as their keyboardist for events curated by Redbull Soundselect, Afropunk, BRIC TV, etc. I currently play percussion and auxiliary keys for a fusion band led by entertainer Qaasim Middleton: finalist of American Idol Season 14, actor in nickelodeon's, "Naked Brothers Band," and netflix's, "The Get Down." For every artist I've performed with I've also produced instrumental tracks that have gone on to be used in commercial recordings, distribution, and live performance.
As a musician I intend on further developing my passion, skill, and technique for music through teaching and playing for others. Being a musician is without a doubt a path to pursue greatness as a human being. As my student you will learn the importance of communication, discipline, concentration, confidence, fun, humility, and creativity. Let's help each other become our best selves through our art!
Instructed group classes grades 3-6th on the fundamentals of keyboard performance and music theory. Organized, led, and promoted interest in program activities utilizing/adapting the New York State Arts Learning Standards. Maintained and enforced positive discipline and safety policies.+ Read More
Worked as primary keyboardist, director of rehearsals, and music arranger for 13 piece live funk and r&b band.
Performances: International African Arts Festival 2016, The Shrine, The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, etc.
Manager: Joseph Barnes; music director of Bambara Dance Company, current percussionist at the Alvin Ailey Academy of Dance, and Former Motown Record’s signee.
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My 5yo loves learning piano. She is getting music theory, playing scales and has already learned to play a song at her 3rd lesson. Basa T has provided both group instruction and individual classes in my home and the children adore him.