Please copy and paste this link to check out my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQDiOf3WMT9wBlprkMVJd1Q
With most of my music students, we focus on several key areas to ensure success of overall technique and knowledge: WARM-UPs, SCALES, MUSIC THEORY, SIGHT-READING, and PREPARED SONGS. I tailor my approach and style to each student. Although I'm very detail-oriented with lessons and followup, I'm constantly in search of finding FUN ways to make sure the student is enjoying the journey. I also prefer to work on a song that the STUDENT wants to learn. It's music, and it should be fun!
Please review the rest of my profile and send me any questions or concerns you may have. If I don't think I can be the best teacher for you, I will gladly refer you to someone else on Takelessons or elsewhere.
I've been a lifelong musician, and love finding unique and fun ways to motivate my students. I've worked with most styles of music before, and arranged music for many as well, so I'm very comfortable helping students with a variety of disciplines and interests. My professional experience in both the civilian and military music communities has given me an open-minded yet direct approach to WHAT you should learn, and HOW to develop each student's individual skills. I'm able to teach most students to an advanced level.
Music Director for Calvary Chapel. Also serves as a pianist, drummer, vocalist, and audio engineer for services and special events.
Responsible for managing, scheduling, and rehearsing multiple music groups: jazz ensemble, big band, dixieland band, rock band, brass quintet, and other impromptu ensembles that were utilised for unique events.
In addition to serving as a music director, I also performed as a pianist, percussionist, and vocalist for a variety of events and venues throughout the United States and internationally.
Completed the coursework and successful completion to become a Unit Leader (music director) in the Marine Corps Music Program.
Successful completion of various Marine auditions and military training, with entrance into the Marine Corps Band field as a Pianist and auxiliary percussionist.
The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The NYSCA training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it&rsquo;s also offered on site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.