Michael Laird

Michael L.

Summerville, SC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love teaching piano and keyboard basics, musical patterns, chords, as well as traditional piano technique.

About Michael L.

As a retired Army Musician, I have traveled all over the world performing and teaching. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from Wayland Baptist University and over 20 years of performing experience with the US Army Band. I have created summer camps, professional musical groups including an Army Chorus, woodwind quintets and orchestras for performers of all calibers.

Lessons with me are fun and challenging. I believe that students need to know the foundations of their instrument as well as the foundations of the music they play. It is important to love the music you play. I always work with my students on whatever style they wish to study.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons consist of basic musical foundations, sight reading, ear training, and music theory. My lessons include fun and innovative ideas that help students learn the music as well as learn to love and share it with others.

*** Specialties ***
Chamber Music and Woodwind Quintets
Oboe Performance
Sight reading
Musical Performance techniques
Saxophone Performance
Piano Performance

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Experience

Oboe and English Horn Player
Jan 2010 - May 2016

Chamber Players of the South

Performed all over North Georgia for a variety of musical performances from Operas to the Nutcracker!

Oboe and English Horn Player
Jan 2006 - May 2016

The New Atlanta Philharmonic

Oboe Player, Woodwind Groupleader, Drum Major
Aug 1983 - Sep 2003

US Army Band Program

I performed in Army Bands in Korea, Hawaii, Panama, and all over the United States. I played Oboe, Saxophone, Bass Drum, solo vocals and served as chorus director for various Army bands.

Education

Masters of Divinity
May 1997 - May 2003

Emory University

BSOE in Music Performance
Sep 1993 - May 1996

Wayland Baptist University

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