- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Derick . I go by the stage name BANKHEAD VIOLINIST. I am a violinist who loves to play all genres of music covers of R &B , Hip Hop, Gospel, JAZZ, as well as being classically trained and a part of many symphonies throughout Atlanta including being in the 1st violin sections of both the Atlanta Philharmonic and Georgia Philharmonics currently. I attended Georgia Tech for Electrical Engineering, but was also a part of their symphony and played as Solo Violinist to DramaTech Theatre as well as Act 3 Production in Roswell for musicals. I have taught programs at Bethune Cook Elementary through PremierGiftedStringsAcademy as well as at Marbut Theme School independently. I have had a host of students and I look forward to seeing the growth and potential in everyone. I hope to help many more students become more acquainted with their instruments!+ Read More
Teach violin and music theory and sometimes work as Teaching assistant to Piano classes as well.
Teach orchestra after school Tuesdays and Thursdays to students after doing a school-wide performance to garner attention to the orchestra program.
Attend dress rehearsal and concert and play as principle 2nd Violin for a fee.
Seasonally perform as the solo violinist for musicals that run for 5 - 7 weeks with 2 weeks prior rehearsals. Have done 3 musicals with them as of yet.
Derick has worked with my students in the past and has done a great job. He has a passion for music and teaching.
Dj performed for my parents anniversary and it was mind blowing. It really set the mood and the music was awesome and he hit every key and not perfectly to the T. I will be using his services more..
I had the pleasure of watching Derick perform at Studio 630. The performance was amazing! He played a variety of songs, that I never knew could be so clearly recognized being played on the violin. He is such a poised young man!
Derick has an excellent rapport with children. His instructional approach is fun and interactive. Students receiving his violin instruction remain engaged and enthused from start to finish ! He makes learning to play the violin a truly enjoyable experience.+ Read More
DJ is an awesome and intentive instructor who is very passionate about teaching and helping children of all ages to reach their full musical potential.