Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.
Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is made. He is currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. He has and continues to play on amazing stages around the world. He would love to empower you with music.
About Granville M.
I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. I am currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten, etc.), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. Most of my writing and creating is done here in my private studio. I am proud to have produced tracks featured by the likes of Elton John on his Beats 1 Radio (Apple Music) station. That is to say, I'm really proud of the artists and having such an inspired space.
I have, and continue to be honored to perform all over the world with some of the most prolific players this planet has seen and those it will experience in the coming years. I find playing music can be a great source of inspiration and release. But most importantly, everyone has a voice to be heard through music.
I have taught privately since I was in high school on my own. Over the years, I have also been affiliated with some amazing entities. Additionally, my work in arts administrative (Brooklyn Academy of Music -BAM, UVA Music) and my affiliation with Zoo Labs translates into my ability to show you skills that will garnish success when you aren't playing music.
My students can expect growth in knowledge of rhythm, understanding of music and song forms. Your timing will improve! Your feel for styles (blues, rock, jazz, hip hop, EDM, etc.) will improve! Your technique will be through the roof!! I empower my students to do whatever they can dream to do with music, whether it is for personal enrichment or personal ambition.
I will demystify anything you feel is outside of your reach and grow you into the musician you want to be. My private studio is a fully equipped playground for the musically-minded with all the tools and materials you need to grow as a musician, so all you need to bring is your imagination. I look forward to the journey.
Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 1998
Absolutely phenomenal person!
Taught me some key things that immediately helped me out - highly recommend!
Granville is an excellent teacher ! He is a able to teach technique to my 3 year old in a way that he instantly gets it. The vast array of instruments he has available for my son to experience is a musical playground!
Great lesson with Granville! Very insightful and patient teacher and the lesson was a great mix of technique and playing. Very much looking forward to the next lessons.
Granville is extremely knowledgeable, patient, organized and invested. Recommend him to EVERYONE!
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The Brooklyn Tabernacle
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