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Terry P.
North Las Vegas, Nevada
I am capable of teaching all levels/styles of piano/keyboard and am in regular practice on the instrument myself.
About Terry P.

Terry P. is a composer, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and piano. He has been teaching all types of people at all levels regularly since 2005. Terry has a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory from Wayne State University. In 2012, Terry was awarded the prestigious Kresge Arts Fellowship in the performing arts category. In recent years Terry has toured Japan as a bassist for Jacky Vincent, accompanied Andrea Bocelli twice as a choral tenor, and has taken professional composition/production gigs for companies such as Intel. This is Terry's bio from the Kresge Arts In Detroit website: Terry had already started making a lasting impact on the local rock scene – in his influence over other artists and his musical innovations – prior to studying music composition at Wayne State University. Terry has used this classical training toward his goal of elevating the musical consciousness of popular music audiences by exposing them to compositional techniques they would otherwise never hear without listening to classical music. Terry, a multi-instrumentalist, has focused his efforts on the exploration of these techniques in contemporary genres, specifically progressive metal. In recent years, he has employed himself as a private instructor and has started scoring music for film. *** Lesson Details *** I make sure that lessons are fun for the student, and that the student is learning material that they like. At the same time, I make sure that my students become well-rounded musicians by teaching them skills in reading and music theory. Lessons are tailored to the student, and my approach varies with everyone I teach. I will fast-track you toward your goal while supplementing your lesson experience with exposure to new things that will challenge you in a fun way. I have learned to play almost every instrument and will teach just about anything, although I am strongest with the piano and guitar. I am open to teaching all ages, all genres/styles, and have even taught students with various disabilities. My extensive training also makes me a good tutor for undergraduate music students taking classes in ear-training and theory. Beginning students should expect to be playing a handful of their favorite songs after studying with me for a few months, and as well they will have a basic understanding of reading notes on the instrument, and a basic understanding of music theory fundamentals. Advanced students will find that they are continually inspired and challenged. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own instrument and practice amp. for guitar/bass, the student must have their own instrument and amp. piano students must have their own piano and drum students must have their own drum kit. I can bring books and other materials and may recommend that students buy certain books etc. *** Specialties *** For piano, I specialize in classical, and can teach anyone from 5-year-old beginners to advanced players. I can teach any style. For guitar, I specialize in metal and progressive rock. I can teach any ability level and any style.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2003

Education

Bachelor of Music (Composition/Theory)

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Terry P.
North Las Vegas, Nevada
I am capable of teaching all levels/styles of piano/keyboard and am in regular practice on the instrument myself.
About Terry P.

Terry P. is a composer, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and piano. He has been teaching all types of people at all levels regularly since 2005. Terry has a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Composition and Theory from Wayne State University. In 2012, Terry was awarded the prestigious Kresge Arts Fellowship in the performing arts category. In recent years Terry has toured Japan as a bassist for Jacky Vincent, accompanied Andrea Bocelli twice as a choral tenor, and has taken professional composition/production gigs for companies such as Intel. This is Terry's bio from the Kresge Arts In Detroit website: Terry had already started making a lasting impact on the local rock scene – in his influence over other artists and his musical innovations – prior to studying music composition at Wayne State University. Terry has used this classical training toward his goal of elevating the musical consciousness of popular music audiences by exposing them to compositional techniques they would otherwise never hear without listening to classical music. Terry, a multi-instrumentalist, has focused his efforts on the exploration of these techniques in contemporary genres, specifically progressive metal. In recent years, he has employed himself as a private instructor and has started scoring music for film. *** Lesson Details *** I make sure that lessons are fun for the student, and that the student is learning material that they like. At the same time, I make sure that my students become well-rounded musicians by teaching them skills in reading and music theory. Lessons are tailored to the student, and my approach varies with everyone I teach. I will fast-track you toward your goal while supplementing your lesson experience with exposure to new things that will challenge you in a fun way. I have learned to play almost every instrument and will teach just about anything, although I am strongest with the piano and guitar. I am open to teaching all ages, all genres/styles, and have even taught students with various disabilities. My extensive training also makes me a good tutor for undergraduate music students taking classes in ear-training and theory. Beginning students should expect to be playing a handful of their favorite songs after studying with me for a few months, and as well they will have a basic understanding of reading notes on the instrument, and a basic understanding of music theory fundamentals. Advanced students will find that they are continually inspired and challenged. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own instrument and practice amp. for guitar/bass, the student must have their own instrument and amp. piano students must have their own piano and drum students must have their own drum kit. I can bring books and other materials and may recommend that students buy certain books etc. *** Specialties *** For piano, I specialize in classical, and can teach anyone from 5-year-old beginners to advanced players. I can teach any style. For guitar, I specialize in metal and progressive rock. I can teach any ability level and any style.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Bachelor of Music (Composition/Theory)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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great teacher!

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terry is a great teacher , i highly recommend him

Posted Aug 19, 2019
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Terry is awesome! Definitely a teacher that I would recommend to other students. He tailors and paces the lesson to the student which is very helpful!

Posted Feb 18, 2018
Instructor/Show Director
Dec 2014 - Present
School of Rock
Mainly a keys teacher but have taught guitar, bass and drums here as well. I have directed many of our shows, usually the show that features the advanced music for the season. At School of Rock we are regularly preparing our students for performance at major venues throughout Las Vegas.
Private Instructor/ Performance Coach
Jan 2005 - Nov 2014
Axis Music Academy
Private instructor, specializing in guitar and piano; also teaching bass, drums, ukulele, violin, cello, and oboe. Actively involved in rock band programs, serving as a performance coach and regularly preparing students for public performances- some at such venues as Hard Rock Cafe, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts and many more. Ten years experience, over 8000 lessons taught. Have worked with all ages, ability levels, and special needs.
Bachelor of Music (Composition/Theory)
Sep 2000 - Dec 2003
Wayne State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
2012 Kresge Artist Fellowship
Jun 2012
Kresge Arts in Detroit/ Kresge Foundation

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Piano
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Student's Home
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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