I have played violin for 40 years now, and I have taught all of the orchestral stringed instruments. I also have played piano for 35 years, and I have been a professional singer for many years.
I currently play violin with Garden State Philharmonic and The Bronx Symphony.
I played violin with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in Venice, FL for 33 years.
I am a composer and an arranger of many compositions.
I have directed award winning choirs in the state of Florida.
I sang in a brand new musical off Broadway, and currently am assisting with the choral writing for this musical.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am an easy going person, but I do believe that students have to put forth effort to succeed. I choose my curriculum depending on the level of the student and the instrument. For beginning string students, I typically use Essential Elements 2000, and for beginning piano students I use the Alfred's Adult Basic Piano Course.
After 3 months of lessons, a student that has begun with me will have the basics of the instrument down and be able to read basic notation.
After 6 months, the student should have completed book one and be ready to start some more in depth studies that will concentrate on mastering the instrument.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own Violin. Students would need an instrument of their own. I will come to where the student lives to teach their lessons.
*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained Violinist
I am good at teaching pianists to improvise by reading a lead sheet.
I play violin with the symphony
Play violin with the symphony
I've been helping with this new musical for the last 5years working with the composer on choral writing and directing the choir for productions.
Taught music here to grades 6-8. I taught:chorus, guitar, drumming, and general music
I taught music to grades K-12 including:music theater, orchestral strings, chorus, general music, American history, World history, Economics, and Government.
I taught elementary music and high school chorus. I was the musical director for two Broadway plays while at the high school.
I taught orchestral strings for grades 5-12.
Taught music in 11 private schools across central NC. I taught general music, chorus, band, recorder, and keyboards.
· Piano · In home Charlie is a very responsible, friendly and easy going teacher. Charlie is also able to motivate Richard to be interested in learning how to play piano. Richard is responding to Charlie in a very positive manner, and we are very happy with Charlie...thank you.
· Piano · In home Amazing instructor, we adore him!
· Piano · Excellent Approach
Charlie has been a great introduction for my son Jordan into the world of Piano. He has been patient and made the lessons fun and rewarding for Jordan. Jordan is 7yrs old and practicing isn't his favorite thing to do, but somehow Charlie made practicing sound rewarding and worthwhile. Jordan loves piano even more now than when the lessons began. I really appreciate the time and energy Charlie has taken with keeping my son focused. I would highly recommend him as a piano instructor.