* Bachelor of Arts degree in music from UCLA, a
* Grad of CSUDH and Music Director Band and Choral, West Middle School, Downey Ca, Preliminary Credential 1995
*Member of the Music Teachers Association.
*Expert teaching in JAZZ, CLASSICAL, ROCK AND BLUES
*Protege of the renowned Jazz Master Harry Fields. Extensive performance experience includes ten years at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, and as Solo Pianist for Princess Cruises on the Sea Princess.
* Taught over a decade at the acclaimed Eubanks Conservatory of Music teaching piano, theory, and harmony. As
* Music Director for West Middle School, Downey: conducted Jazz Band and a Choral program for teens.
* In studio and online lessons.
* 40 years teaching with an exceptional gift of communication and inspiration with students, He is an
* Expert in the field of teaching piano to children with special needs.
* Medalliion/Blue Ribbon Instructor with Music Teachers Association
* All 11 levels of Certificate of Merit
WELCOME PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS!
Expect an expert teacher, soft spoken, a lot of fun, SURE of their subject with a reward system that will put a smile on your child's face.
Mr. Evan likes to be productive during lessons and will be clear on what is expected and how to practice My students regularly turn into prize winning students. The Very beginning curriculum includes students learning chords in a fun way with the song Heart and Soul. I am an expert at teaching beginners. After 3 to 6 months, likely my students will have learned many different chords, a familiarity reading treble and bass cleff notes and play a variety of songs well including popular Disney songs like those from "Frozen", Christmas Songs, Folk songs (This Land is Your Land, Star Wars, Its a Small World) and many many more!
I do give rewards during the lesson ~ stickers, earned points for small prizes. I like to see a smile on my student's face and I enjoy teaching. My students are always happy with the content, messaging, results and ongoing friendship and interest they receive at every lesson! Welcome Prospective Students!
I like teaching the hip songs and styles of today...One Direction, Train, Adele, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Elton John...Rock and also ..I'd also like that you take a balance with the basics...so that you will always be able to play ~ for the rest of your life!
Jazz and Classical my specialty!
I am a member teacher with the Music Teacher's Association of California ...and participate in all programs including CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, competitions, and my students win top honors. I love the great accomplishments my beginning and intermediate students achieve. I have a very motivating curriculum which includes opportunities to participate in friendly competitions and recitals Mr. Evan is great for Teens too! Many of my teens are interested in joining Jazz Band in school. Jazz band preparation, and jazz piano are subjects that are duck soup for me -- and will be for you, my student!
I look forward to hearing from you...whether you are a parent of a beginner, or adult wanting to play the songs they've always loved, let me help!
*** Studio Equipment ***
*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring books, or music
Each student/parent to provide looseleaf notebook.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz styles and training young people for Jazz Band! Having spent full time performing and training w/world renowned jazz master Harry Fields for 5 years.
Though the bulk of my students are between the ages of 4 and 18 Adults are not only welcome but encouraged to brush up on their skills with me. I have extensive experience with adults, and we have a great deal of fun! Rock and Roll, Jazz, and Classical Styles are the subjects that
my adult students love. Am VERY EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and ENJOYABLE to work with (whatever your age group!)
Piano Bar Styles and repertoire,and accompaniment styles
Rock and Roll and Country Western styles and accompaniment
Classical Repertoire and preparation for Music Teacher Association Competitions incl. Bach competition, Baroque Competition, Contemporary Competitions.
Specialize in MTAC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT...all 11 levels
Teach piano performance, theory and harmony.
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.