Gabriel Van Sickle
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Gabriel Van Sickle

Gabriel V.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Music is awesome, isn’t it? I’m a huge believer in the power of music. There are so many great reasons to want to learn to play, or improve your playing, and I’d love to help you with whatever yours is! I have been a professional performing musician and music educator for over 10 years, and will tailor your lessons to enjoyably reach your goals, while developing a strong foundation in music theory and proper technique.

About Gabriel V.

Hey, my name is Gabriel and I've been playing music most of my life, and teaching for well over 10 years. There are so many benefits to learning and playing music, and I am extremely passionate about sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. Besides teaching both private lessons and in classrooms, I have worked as a live sound engineer, recording engineer, producer/arranger, performing guitarist, bassist, and background singer in various genres in several countries, in studios and stages big and small. I have a bachelors degree in music, and experience in jazz, classical, rock, r&b, broadway, pop, metal, country, reggae, soca, calypso, soul, funk and many other genres. I can't wait to develop a personalized curriculum just for you.

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Meg
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Had lessons with Gabe for many years. I continually use things I learned during our lessons and definitely feel my love of playing guitar was solidified while he was my teacher! Have play nearly every day since then (almost 9 years ago?) I can still play Out of Nowhere from memory and hold my guitar differently/sit differently/pick differently because of him. Recording an album now and have him to thank for my skillzzzz :)

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Matonia
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Gabriel is awesome! Extremely patient and thorough.

Posted Jun 14, 2020

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019

Westmorland Secondary School

Developed and taught music class as part of required curriculum to grades 7, 8, and 9. Also directed the school's student ensemble.

Music Instructor
Mar 2010 - Jun 2012

Seales School of Music

Taught private and group piano, guitar, and music theory classes.

Music Instructor
Aug 2008 - Jan 2010

Ocean County Music

Taught private vocal, bass, guitar, piano, and saxophone lessons. Also arranged songs for and facilitated student group performances.

Music Instructor
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

The Guitar and Bass Academy of Jackson

Taught private guitar and bass guitar lessons.

Education

BMus in Jazz/Commercial Music
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008

Five Towns College

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