John Gotsis

John G.

Lansing, MI

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About

John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2007

Teaching Approach:
My passion for music and equal passion for education fuels my energetic approach to music lessons! My curriculum is uniquely catered to each individual student, be it a 5-year old piano student or a 45-year old drum student. I have a hands-on, application-based style to all of my teaching, emphasizing the most important things you need to know to be able to go out and perform on your instrument!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz, or contemporary. Experience in jazz, rock, classical, pop, Latin, folk, praise and worship, and country.

Experience

Graduate Assistant
Mar 2014 - Present
Michigan State University

To supplement my pursuit of a Masters Degree in Jazz Study from Michigan State University, I am the Graduate Assistant for the jazz drum set professor, Randy Gelispie.

Owner, Private Music Instructor
May 2012 - Present
In-House Music Lessons

I have worked full-time as the owner and primary teacher for "In-House Music Lessons," a mobile studio for K-12 students on drums, piano, guitar, and bass.

Student Teacher
Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
Shortridge Magnet High School, Mary Nicholson Elementary School

I student taught for my last semester of my Undergraduate Degree under both the band director at Shortridge Magnet High School in Indianapolis, and the general music teacher at Mary Nicholson Elementary School in Indianapolis.

Music Director
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Indy Music Camp

I oversaw and directed the musical performances and education of a K-8 summer music camp in Indianapolis.

Education

Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Aug 2013 - Present
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Sep 2007 - Apr 2011
Indiana Wesleyan University

Certifications

K-12 Music Teaching Certificate
Jul 2011
State of Indiana

Photos & Videos

Watch my personal message for all who would consider taking lessons from me.
Photo by John G.

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Delano M. May 23, 2014
Piano · In studio

John is really good at laying out the fundamentals, and elaborating enough to where even the newest of beginners will understand. He's not a grouchy instructor, so anything he feels you don't quite pick up on will be practice material. Quiet learning atmosphere which is really important. I'd suggest him to anyone looking to learn piano.

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