I am an active musician in the Baltimore and Washington area working as a pianist, guitarist, producer, and composer. I am a music director at two churches and spend time gigging, writing, and teaching. I graduated from the university of the arts with a degree in music performance performing in different ensembles from Latin jazz to the school's production of "Porgy and Bess." I have been teaching students of all ages for over 8 years and I love working with children. Not only will students learn to read music but will get a great sense of rhythm, balanced theory, and even songwriting for those interested.
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Music is a universal language that I believe anyone can get a basic understanding for. I cater my lessons to the individual needs of the student. I am laid back during lessons but wont settle for less than excellent. My goal is to push students beyond what they think is possible of them and let them discover the potential that they have. I do this by usually teaching out of a lesson book and then allowing students to pick a supplement book or even just songs that they want to learn. This way lessons are fun yet the fundamentals are still being driven into their memory. In 6 months new students should have at least built up the confidence that's needed to be good musician.
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Students should have a piano of their own or their own guitar. Students have to be able to practice in order to get better. a casio keyboard with 61 keys is just fine too
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lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I produce and write hip hop, pop, rock music professionally. I went to college and studied jazz performance on piano for 4 years. this included classical as well. I also play gospel on keys and blues on guitar.
Co-direct Spirit choir, Perform music during sunday morning and tuesday night services. Event planning, Assist in vision for the church
Subbed for Teachers in Music Classes of all ages as well as academic classes. Majority Elementary School children from Pre-k to 5th Grade
Teach Music lessons at a Studio
Since 2004 I have served at the following churches but not limited to..
Faith Christian Fellowship - Baltimore, MD
Word Alive Ministries - Willingsboro, NJ
New Beginnings Cogic - Reiserstown, MD
St.Lukes United Methodist church - Reiserstown, MD
Taught Lessons, Classes, rock Ensemble for kids, Jazz ensemble, workshops. Taught children and adults