I am a music teacher for Children and young Adults. I teach age range 5-25! I make learning music FUN AND EASY! I teach a reading skills based program interfaced with learning by ear and tablature. Kids learn how to read music, read music charts, and how to listen and learn by ear. I custom fit their lessons according to what they want to learn, and teach them music theory on the side!
I made a life and career of music (ten CD's released, two PBS Documentary soundtracks, Two EMMYS, multiple songwriting awards) and performance and now get to pass the musical torch on to the little ones so that they have the songs in their hearts and the skills in their hands! Music has been an integral part of my childhood and my adulthood.
MUSIC has been the best friend I could ever have, and I still have it!
I have a studio full of fun gear, different instruments and cross train with all of them!
We play music TOGETHER!!
I put the US back in mUSic!
I teach beginning lessons in guitar, bass, piano, Drums and singing to kids and young adults AGES 5-25. I especially love working with beginners as it is so important that your first musical experience makes you CRAVE more.
I know how critical the first few lessons are in connecting with one's inner creative child, and freeing the spirit to create and sing and play! I make learning fun! I am very sensitive to our lessons being enjoyable, and am willing to change what we are doing at the moment, if the student is getting bored or frustrated. It is most important to me to keep that love and enjoyment of music in the forefront of the lessons. Smiling is encouraged!
You can expect to learn fun music and be able to play/sing something well within the first 3-6 months of lessons, if not sooner. Lots of kids go home playing piano songs with both hands after the first lesson!
I encourage all my students to cross reference all the instruments in my studio. That way you become a multi-instrumental musician rather than just a guitar player, or a piano player. We work out guitar strumming rhythms on the hand drums first, to teach rhythm and hand/brain coordination. We learn how to count by playing DRUMS!
I also encourage recording our songs as a student improves. This way the student/parents can see the progress made in lessons and have recordings as proof of these accomplishments! We usually start recording in the first month of lessons, so that you have something tangible to see your progress!
I use the Hal Leonard series for teaching guitar and bass, and the Thompson and Jr Hanon Series to teach piano. I teach singing by using old jazz standards and musical exercises. On all instruments, We learn scales, triads, arpeggios, chords, and how to read music! I sneak Music Theory into every lesson, and before you know it, You are a Musician!
My goal in life is now to pass on as much love of music as I can to my students. Music is fun, can be made challenging while staying fun, and can cure a majority of personal ills, by giving you the outlet to express yourself and the means to create beauty and art out of your life's experiences.
I am now a self employed music teacher for children 5-20, special needs kids, and LGBTQ kids.
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Private lessons for children and adults. Guitar, Piano, voice.
Kept current through Continuing Ed. 2015
Kept Current through Continuing Ed. 2015