My main musical areas of interest are: Contemporary, Traditional, Contemporary, and Christian Contemporary Gospel. Other styles of music that I have performed include Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Pop. and Intermediate Classical
With 20 years of teaching experience, I am a 1978 graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, where I studied voice and piano. At present, I am the Minister of Music at an Atlanta area church. I am also a songwriter and producer who released a gospel/inspirational solo CD in 2007.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very organized individual who approaches piano and vocal instruction in a visual and easily understandable style. This is done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. My instructional materials are from various sources and will be distributed. However, you will be required to purchase music lesson books and additional supplies upon request (music manuscript paper, metronome, etc.).
Some of the main areas taught to piano students are: recognizing various chord types and their structure on the piano; playing major/minor scales and finger exercises, and reading music as well as playing by ear. Performance Preparation is also covered. Repertoire will include songs assigned by the instructor and/or songs of the student’s choice.
Some of the main areas taught to vocal students are: 5 parts of the Vocal Mechanism; breathing and breath support; tone production and placement, pitch, and correct diction. Theory will include singing major and minor scales, vocal exercises, and reading music. Performance Preparation is also covered. Repertoire will include songs assigned by the instructor and/or songs of the student’s choice.
All lessons will designed according to the individual student’s areas of interest. You will receive lesson assignments on a weekly basis, so your progress is dependent upon application of the material given as well as consistent practice!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Roland XP-80 Piano (76 Key)
Roland Digital Recording Workstations
*** Specialties ***
gospel, pop, rhythm & blues, jazz, intermediate claassical