- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
First and foremost I want to congratulate you for choosing to follow a path in the Arts! Music is one of the most sacred skills humans possess for no other species on the planet truly comes close to mimicking this treasured ability.
My mission is to help guide you on your quest to making music. I ask very little in return but your full satisfaction in knowing you made the right decision today. Should you accept our time together will be well spent focusing on your strengths in music and eliminating the weaknesses.
I invite you to listen to music, explore different genres and make your mind up as to what you would like to play. Sound is everything so that is my first goal and the hardest to achieve being from a distance. My anecdotes will prove to be useful in getting you to produce the best possible tone quality on the instrument. Technique is what truly unlocks all doors in music having the ability to play anything comes from scale practice and patterns. Metronomes are a vital part of your success.
Finally reading and basic music theory is the essential skill that separates men from minnows in the sense of making music consistent. The discipline necessary to do this is minimal but important. I trust that you will excel in my class because my methods are tried and true. If at the end of the first lesson you feel you will not progress on your mission with me I completely understand but do think that will be unlikely as I want to share with you my deepest thoughts on how this can be done and in return you will receive the best education possible.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to providing you with some great lessons!
Damian has been on faculty at KCM for 5 years with student retention from the first day as well as new students added periodically. Teaching all woodwinds, guitar, piano, voice, theory and jazz studies for all ages from 7-65
Performed throughout the riverboat with several different ensembles on all woodwinds. Also greeted passengers and helped with several daily operations.
Jazz studies performance
Dr. Jack T Cooper, director of Jazz Studies & Woodwinds at the University of Memphis can verify my certification in all woodwinds.
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Very professional! Damian taught me tricks that I could take with me. I feel much more confident after my lessons