- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn not just the theories and formulas behind western music of any genre but also how to tastefully bend or break the rules and even step into the odd meters, micro-tones, or the purely avant-garde.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Why should you take lessons from me?
There are some musicians who teach only as a way to make ends meet and there are those who are passionate about education in general. There are some music teachers who will show you how to play songs and call it a day. That's giving the hungry a fish. I prefer to teach the hungry how to catch fish. Why you use a certain rod, line, lure, how to find fish, what fish are edible, how to drive a boat, etc...In musical terms this translates to things such as why you hold an instrument a certain way, the logic behind finger positions, how to construct chords/scales then use them, how to count musically and why, etc...I teach how to think musically and creatively on and off of the page and have a vested interest in the progress of my students.
I teach drums/percussion, piano/synth, saxophone/woodwinds, guitar, bass(fretted and standup), voice, ukulele, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, & audio production.
Creative director, Producer, Graphic Designer, Audio Engineer, Photo/videographer, Animator, Programmer, Editor, Writer, Web/VR developer, autodidact, polymath, & consultant.
I've had the pleasure of working with so many great musicians over the years that I'd be hard pressed to list them all.
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Stephen is very patient and introduces thoughtful ways to approach learning and different techniques for mastering the keyboard, sheet music reading and styles.
Highly recommended for any age student.