Vir McCoy

Vir M.

Topanga, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner
I have been a singer and songwriter for over 30 years and have recorded over 100 songs. I can get you started and teach you proper breathing and singing techniques

About Vir M.

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass, Drums, Keys and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz,  African, World, Hip Hop to Country. I also teach production recording, looping and beat making in Ableton Live and Protools. I can give you the skills to go to the next level.  From 5-99 years old!

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson would look like this:  Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them.  We "jam" a little to get the feel.  I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want.  The second half we usually focus on learning a song of your choice or working on an original of yours. I am very personable and easygoing. Some students are more focused on electronic music, so we can work on that too!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Have guitars and amps, basses and amps, drum set, microphones and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Have equipment

*** Specialties ***
Rock, World, Hip Hop, Folk, Electronica, Classical, Jazz

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Karen T.
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Although I only had 1 lesson with him so far, I can say he's a very good teacher and I had fun.

Posted Mar 31, 2016
caroline S.
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Vir is a gifted teacher. He has taught my son guitar for more than a year. He meets my son where ever he's at in his practice, attention and interests with calm, skilled focus and intention . Vir's background as performing musician infuses his teaching with an enthusiasm and creativity of practicing his teaching. We are truly grateful for Vir.

Posted Apr 23, 2015
Alexander S.

A Guru

Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!

Posted Mar 6, 2014

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Experience

Musician
Jun 2010 - Feb 2011

The Mickey Hart Band

I played bass with The Mickey Hart Band. Had song placement with Spike Lee. Play guitar and world instruments in bands compose and make electronic music using ableton live and Protools Sing, play drums and keyboards. My band Hamsa Lila has toured all over the west.

Education

B.A. Geography
Jan 1989 - Dec 1992

U.C. Berkeley

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Bay Area World Music Band
Nov 1993

S.F. Weekley

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2000
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.

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