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Charles W.
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Learn jazz and contemporary piano with experienced music educator!
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Learn music from an experienced teacher in a fun and positive environment! If you are interested in contemporary/jazz piano lessons, look no further! Whether you are just starting out, or are a more experienced player, my goal is to give you the tools that will enable you to correctly voice chords, play songs by ear and by lead sheet, improvise, compose music, play in an ensemble and much more. Areas of expertise include the following: -Jazz harmony -Jazz comping/improvisation -Reading "lead sheets" and chord changes -Voicing -Scales and fingerings -Composition -Producing your own music
About Charles W.

Learning music should be fun! I have been helping students of all ages and skill levels experience the joy of making music for over 15 years. I am a firm believer in the power of positive reinforcement, as well as a comfortable and constructive learning environment! As an educator, I have served on the faculty for the following establishments: -New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Faculty (Prep and CE departments) 2019-Current -Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Jazz Faculty -San Diego State University, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set -Cal State University, San Marcos, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set and Jazz Piano Bio from NEC website: Originally from San Diego, California, Charles has worked extensively over the years as a performer, composer and educator. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Boston, Charles moved back to California and began collaborating with some of the top musicians in the area. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with such jazz artists as Charles McPherson, Gilbert Castellanos, Mike Wofford, Peter Sprague, Sinne Eeeg, Kamau Kenyatta, Rob Whitlock and many others. He also served as jazz faculty member for both San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos. Charles has studied drums and percussion with such greats as Terri Lyne Carrington, Bob Moses, Billy Hart, Casey Scheuerell, Mark Walker, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Leake, and others. He currently resides in Boston, and is a faculty member for both the New England Conservatory Jazz Prep and Continuing Ed departments, where he teaches private lessons, ensembles, and jazz ear training. He holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.

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Charles W.
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Learn jazz and contemporary piano with experienced music educator!
Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
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Learn music from an experienced teacher in a fun and positive environment! If you are interested in contemporary/jazz piano lessons, look no further! Whether you are just starting out, or are a more experienced player, my goal is to give you the tools that will enable you to correctly voice chords, play songs by ear and by lead sheet, improvise, compose music, play in an ensemble and much more. Areas of expertise include the following: -Jazz harmony -Jazz comping/improvisation -Reading "lead sheets" and chord changes -Voicing -Scales and fingerings -Composition -Producing your own music
About Charles W.

Learning music should be fun! I have been helping students of all ages and skill levels experience the joy of making music for over 15 years. I am a firm believer in the power of positive reinforcement, as well as a comfortable and constructive learning environment! As an educator, I have served on the faculty for the following establishments: -New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Faculty (Prep and CE departments) 2019-Current -Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Jazz Faculty -San Diego State University, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set -Cal State University, San Marcos, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set and Jazz Piano Bio from NEC website: Originally from San Diego, California, Charles has worked extensively over the years as a performer, composer and educator. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Boston, Charles moved back to California and began collaborating with some of the top musicians in the area. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with such jazz artists as Charles McPherson, Gilbert Castellanos, Mike Wofford, Peter Sprague, Sinne Eeeg, Kamau Kenyatta, Rob Whitlock and many others. He also served as jazz faculty member for both San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos. Charles has studied drums and percussion with such greats as Terri Lyne Carrington, Bob Moses, Billy Hart, Casey Scheuerell, Mark Walker, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Leake, and others. He currently resides in Boston, and is a faculty member for both the New England Conservatory Jazz Prep and Continuing Ed departments, where he teaches private lessons, ensembles, and jazz ear training. He holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.

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I would like to share with you my experience of being a drums student at the New England Conservatory with Charles Weller. I learnt a wide range of topics and exercises with Charles. Each time I asked him about a new subject, he gave me plenty of tools and useful tips. Charles knows a lot and also knows how to teach it. I had more than half a dozen of drums teachers, but Charles is the one that helped me to deal with some of my weaknesses, taught me how to learn efficiently and had helped me to make the maximum progress in the shortest time ! I strongly recommend to learn with Charles Weller !!

Posted Dec 11, 2021

Charlie is a fantastic music teacher, and an incredible musician. Just go see this guy play, and see who he plays with. So fun to work with and one of the best drummers around :-)

Posted Apr 24, 2015
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Charlie is exactly what I was looking for. My situation is unique but that didn't phase him. By lesson's end, I felt more like a partner in this process than a student. And that's how I operate the best, and learn the most. I'm excited. After all these years, I'm finally going to learn to play the keys!

Posted Mar 20, 2015
Jazz Faculty
Oct 2020 - Present
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Jazz Faculty
Sep 2019 - Present
New England Conservatory Prep/Continuing Ed
Studio Artist Teacher, Drum Set
Sep 2016 - Present
San Diego State University
Master of Music, Jazz Performance
Sep 2018 - May 2020
New England Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music - Professional Music
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Berklee College of Music
English
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Summa Cum Laude
May 2011
Berklee College of Music

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