Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
About Luther B.
Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.Show More
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
Luther stays where I’m at and then helps me go the next step. That is useful for consistent gradual progress without the frustrations of moving either too slow or too fast (I am a beginning tenor saxophone player). Nice interpersonal style, patient and easy going, while methodical.Show More
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.Show More
positive in his approach and concise in explaining his methods
Glad to have met him. Super solid and getting me back on a lesson track after many years away from the piano.
Luther is an awesome teacher. There are no shortcuts with learning music, despite what the Internet may say. Luther will take you down a path that, with commitment and practice, you will gain the skills to play any style. He will help you master proper fundamentals that can be built on. He has years of experience, and a proven methodology of teaching that will benefit anyone who will apply it.Show More
Excellent quality and friendly teacher. Couldn't be more pleased!
We are so delighted to have Luther teaching our girls the piano. Our eldest who is 7 has played for a while but we are really seeing a huge impact with his instruction. She is more excited to learn and even goes independently now to practice on her own in the middle of the week, which was really never the case and she really loved her last teacher of two years. After just 3 lessons ( with a gap in between the first two) we can see she has progressed more than she has in 6 months of weekly lessons. The thing that we really love is that he is not just there to make a dollar, and he does not want to waste your money and will give it to you straight! You couldn't ask for more! OUr youngest was so impressed now even she is showing an interest in the piano and she took over the second lesson and now we have gotten the 4 year old started as well. Very satisfied customers already. Looking forward to an awesome year!Show More
Mr. Blackwell is a terrific teacher. I was surprised at how much my 6 year-old son learned in his first lesson. He is very much looking forward to his next session!
Mr. Blackwell has taken the time to sent practice recordings which have been very helpful. I like that he is focusing on ensuring my son is learning the basics.
Me Blackwell is an exceptionally good teacher. 5 lessons in and my twin boys and I, who are all learning, are thoroughly enjoying our lessons.
There is not enough that I can say about Mr. Blackwell's teaching. Under his instructions, I have learned not only to play the bass by ear, but also I am able to read and understand music theory. Mr. Blackwell constantly challenges you to go further with every lesson. The best part of the class is the jam sessions! I love playing songs being the lead at times and a support to the band. I can't wait to play with our lead guitarist Michael. If you are looking for a music instructor, I highly recommend that you check out Mr. Blackwell!Show More
It’s important when you’re investing in yourself that you get what you pay for. Every time I leave class, I leave with something. Something new, something fun, and full of knowledge. He takes time to understand his students and he really works with you and makes sure you don’t leave class until you have it down packed.Show More
Luther is very nice and easy to work with. He’s patient and not to mention extremely talented.
First class and I already learned a lot
Without a doubt Luther knows music and multiple disciplines from singing to guitar and beyond including being great at humming a tune during my lesson, it helps tremendously to hear the hymn to the chosen lesson song.
Although I'm musically deaf from years of listening to Rock and Roll I'm managing to re-learn guitar from my younger years. Should not have given it up at such a young age but Luther is pushing me to continue, Mr Dudley would be proud! Can't stop now! Brian is counting on me to play lead in "The Band"
Luther is a fantastic teacher with experience in dozens of genres and instruments. Patient, knowledgeable, disciplined, flexible, and friendly, he works with you on whatever you bring to the table. He assigns reasonable tasks for each lesson to methodically get you to where you want to be, on any instrument. I've had many jazz piano teachers before, and Luther's approach is by far my favorite. He takes an active role in lessons, overseeing guided practice exercises and showing you how to sustain your own musical progress down the road. Don't think twice!Show More
Mr. Blackwell is an outstanding music teacher! With the method he uses to teach, the student will not only be able to master playing the instrument but they will also be able to read music. I am an older student who has never even touched a bass and in a matter of weeks I have been able to play songs under the instructions of Mr. Blackwell. Bravo to him and his teaching method!Show More
Luther is a great teacher and coach . He will teach and you will look forward to doing the exercises . He does not waste time He is prepared . You will work while having fun you will improve. He has a warm engaging manner . He is patient while helping you stretch your skills . I wished I started with him earlier .Show More
I am an adult learner with substantial time commitments, so things do not come to me as easy as they do for younger people. Mr. Blackwell totally understands this and uses a teaching method, that while challenging, it is not overwhelming. He also covers all the bases like sight reading, theory and improvisation, as well as a broad array is different styles of music. I really enjoy my lessons and my playing has greatly improved.Show More
I have two children in lessons with Mr. Luther, and I am actually able to hear his teaching from a different room. I am very impressed with what he's done for both children in such a short time. His personality is wonderful. The kids love him! He's gentle, kind, and so very talented. I look forward to great things happening for my kids. He's definitely found his calling, and it reflects in his teaching! So fortunate to have found him!Show More
Luther does a great job working with my 10 year old daughter. He’s teaching her everything she needs to know about reading and singing music.
Luther is an amazing teacher. He is very kind and knowledgeable. I look forward to our next lesson!
Had a great time, felt comfortable and am looking forward to my future lessons. Luther is great!
Luther made me feel very comfortable. I was able to follow his direction without having any prior musical training.
Luther is a fantastic teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, mulit talented and good with kids of all ages. He is teaching our 17 year old guitar and 12 year old the saxaphone. We highly recommend him.
Luther is a kind, patient and very knowledgeable vocal coach with many years of experience! I learned so much during my first lesson. Im looking forward to many more lessons!
The lesson was great my son really enjoyed it. He's looking forward to the next one.
Great teacher! Very patient with beginners!
Very personable and attentive to problems; diagnosed needs well!
Very personable and attentive to problems; diagnosed needs well!
Most awesome lesson. Great teacher!
Great Man..Great Teacher.. :)
Absolutely a joy . Looking forward to more lessons. Thanks Luther!
Very positive instructor. Gives constructive criticism and has made noticeable changes in my vocal abilities
As an adult, I had previously taken piano/keyboard lessons prior to meeting Mr. Blackwell. He is very patient, teaches at a comfortable pace, gives a reasonable amount of homework (assignments can easily be completed between lessons) and has a gentle spirit. You would be fortunate to have him as an instructor.Show More
Very intuitive in identifying a students strengths and weaknesses. Very patient and detail oriented, look no further.
Very knowledgeable ,careing,and intuitive
Wonderful vocal coach, so many people notice how strong my vocal range became after working with Mr . Blackwell
School of Music and Film
Teaching piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, drums, voice and music and film production.
University of Bridgeport
Berklee School of Music, Boston, Mass.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major
The Diocese Of Bridgeport Catholic Church
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church