Los Angeles native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step and beyond! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams! Empathic & motivating instructor bringing out the best in you and quite possibly the unexpected! I teach Voice, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Music Theory & Songwriting. I am a Singer, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Songwriter & Director of Voice & Music blessed to have worked with artists & group members of The Supremes, Prince, Motown, Tom Petty, Parliament/ Funkadelic, Alice In Chains, Black Crowes, Smashing Pumpkins & private instructor to family members of Rod Stewart, Earth Wind & Fire and more. Mission Statement: To provide the most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams! A coaching, teaching and learning style that's hand- tailored for YOU... keeping things on the level of being original and authentic to who YOU are, and what YOU may have to say. Just to be down ti earth with anyone reading this, realize I'm not a name dropper type person who's trying to outshine anyone or whatever... Im just grateful to have experienced a lot of things I set out to do and got to work with a bunch of my heroes.. Anyway, I'm pretty easy to be around because I don’t judge and am open-minded. I tend to bring out the best and often unexpected aspects of music in my students by providing some sort of God-given motivation, patience &!understanding. A lesson with me is much more than working on your vocal or instrumental ability. We are going to pick the perfect song for you to work on while learning and becoming confident with the techniques. I want to make sure you not only sound great, but look like a confident performer whether you are onstage in front of thousands, or at your friends wedding to sing a song that you’re totally nervous about doing. Depending on your goals or time line, I am pretty easy going and flexible esp. with emergencies should they arise, as long as we make it up within the month has been my policy from the beginning. Within the first month you can expect to learn: Voice: proper breathing & breath support vocal placement / resonance diction / vowel modification bridging registers & 'the high note' mixed voice vibrato vocal health/maintaining your voice touring, recording, performing screaming and real rock singing rhythmic singing writing songs/melodies/lyrics to suit your vocal strengths Mic Technique and Pop Performance styles and techniques Yoga for singers ear training music theory/ music knowledge composition/songwriting intonation / resonance proper breathing & breath support diction Interval training Major scales in one octave Harmonisation vocal placement understanding chest / head voice bridging registers & 'the high note' vowels and modification techniques edgy/bright /clean/distorted vibrato screaming and rasp (properly) Elizabeth Sabine Voice Strengthening Method Guitar: I’ll make certain you're working with the right guitar for you and your size, style etc.. I'll lower the action if the strings are too far from the neck, which is the case 99.9% of the time with nearly all guitars (making it hard to fret a note or barre.) We can even spend 20 min of the lesson changing the strings to one's more well-suited and this will be a necessary skill you will learn. You will be given a step-by-step approach to learning the instrument as a whole, yet in a slow, considerate to your learning pace-fashion..You'll get into it. I'll be giving you different warm-ups and exercises which induce strength & flexibility & knowledge & technique. Learning songs or working on developing your own song ideas Scales, modes, shapes and patterns and how to use them to improvise How to play with soul and not sound sterile or mechanical. Piano: I am not your typical piano teacher. I don't use a method book. We will learn to read music but primarily we will be communicating old school, learning how to use both hands on the piano and voice them in a way which looks and sounds like a pop/ rock/ R&B, gospel and blues piano player/ keyboardist and not a classical pianist. I was trained by a Motown musician and songwriter be versed in music as to be able to speak and communicate it as natural as a 2nd language! You will learn how to read and write chord charts, melodies and rhythms and have the ability to play songs & musical motifs in all 12 keys, improvising within the structure. Soon you'll feel a new sense of limitlessness and power when practicing, playing and performing. Many students have gone on to form their own groups and work with major artists around the world. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to know your way around the keyboard, and as time goes on you'll be able to naturally play what you want. I specialize in Pop, Rock, R&B, Country Metal, Music Theater, Electronic & Gospel to name a few however nothing except for classical music is off limits. I have decades of experience teaching students of all ages and experience levels. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide portable keyboard, acoustic or electric guitar, access to any songs online with a clear sounding wireless speaker, learning documents provided free to you along with copies of either digitally or via paper notepad or music sheets, etc.. V. Voice & Music - To connect with you on the path of discovering your musical dreams and guiding from an open, experienced mind so as to realizing your objectives and possibly bring forth the unexpected!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1987
M.A. Music Composition
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Gregory is awesome! He has increased my daughter's confidence with singing. Provides great and honest feedback. He is here for you to improve for sure!
One lesson and already playing MUSIC!! With both hands on the piano!! I’m sold!! Can’t wait for the next lesson, LOVE his teaching style!! highly recommend!!
Seemed like a great teacher. Alot of missed lessons due to his studio not being ready Had a few lessons and just left me hanging and we never got back to studying theory :(