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Charles C.
Teaches Online
Curriculum includes, composing melody, harmony, chords, voice leading, rhythm, stylistic consideration, arranging music for voice, arranging music for different instrument ensembles, rock bands, brass, sax, strings.
About Charles C.

BA Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers College. MS from Montclair in Music Composition, Jazz Studies with Kenny Baron. Composition Studies with Nicholas Rousakis, Frank Foster, Noel DaCosta. Member Music Educators National Association. Member Jersey Shore Music Educators Association Member BMI I am an experienced lifelong pianist. I work professionally as a solo pianist, church organist, choir director, piano teacher, composer and arranger. I am experienced in most styles of music including, classical, jazz, pop, gospel, Broadway and rock. I develop an individual learning path for each of my students so they can achieve their musical goals. I use a variety of piano teaching methods and am not bound by any particular one. Depending upon my students level and goals I will supplement the methods books with pieces that interest the student. *** Lesson Details *** Depending upon the student lessons we will work on several areas designed to improve the students understanding of music and playing the piano. 1. How to practice efficiently, 2. Improving technique. 3. Weekly songs and pieces to learn. 4. Long range major works which will take several months to master 5. Sight reading 7. Music theory, harmony, rhythm and melody, which can be applied to all styles of music, popular song, classical, jazz, etc. 8. Understanding of music styles and composers How much time we spend in each area will be determined by the students level and goals. *** Studio Equipment *** Kawai Grand 6' at Studio Yamaha Digital Practice Piano Yamaha PS-1500 Arranger Keyboard Logic Pro 9 Recording Software JV-1010 Synth Module Roland VK-8M Organ Module E-MU Hamond B3 Module Focusrite 6i6 Audio Interface JBL Studio Monitors Macbook Pro *** Travel Equipment *** Each student must have a suitable weighted keyboard or piano at home for practice. *** Specialties *** Specialties Include: Classical and Jazz Jazz, Pop, Broadway and other Popular Forms Songwriting and Arranging Piano accompaniment Developing a performance repertoire Technique Development

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1993

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Arrangement and Composition
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Teacher's Studio

My daughter Nicole has been with Charles for months now. He teaches a great jazz lesson with his long years of jazz band practice and deep theory. He maintains greater interactions with Nicole. Nicole learns a lot and grows from knowing nothing in jazz/pop to her current skills. We highly recommend Charels!

Posted Nov 20, 2022
Teacher's Studio

The first piano lesson was truly great! I am glad we found Charles.

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Student's home

Awesome - motivates my son, makes it fun. Knows how far to push him, keeps material current and enjoyable to pay.

Posted Apr 13, 2018
Band Leader
Dec 2017 - Present
The Big Dance Machine
Band Leader of eight piece Big dance Band playing regularly on the Jersey shore
Music Director
Apr 2008 - Present
Private Church
Directed Choir and performed weekly church services on piano and organ.
House Pianist
Oct 2001 - Present
Raven and the Peach Restaurant
Perform Jazz and Broadway Standards every Friday and Saturday
Music Director
Jan 2000 - Apr 2004
First Presbyterian Church
Directed Choir and performed weekly church services on piano and organ.
Church Organist
Sep 1986 - Jan 1997
St Dorothea's Parish
Played weekly mass services and worked and played for all youth activities and services
Director Of Retail Music Sales
Oct 1980 - Jul 1983
European American Music
MS
Sep 1982 - Jun 1984
Montclair State University
Piano Performance-Music Composition
Sep 1978 - May 1979
Berklee College Of Music
BA Music
Sep 1975 - May 1980
Rutgers College
English
Professional Proficiency
Music Director
Apr 2009
Old First United Methodist Church
I am a music instructor and choir director at the oldest Methodist Church in NJ.
Garden State Music Performance
Apr 1975
PNC Arts Center
Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2013
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 2012
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Instructor details
Arrangement and Composition
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
90 minutes
$80
120 minutes
$105
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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