Vir McCoy

Vir M.

Emeryville, CA
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Biology

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I have worked as a Field Biologist for over 20 years. Wildlife biology, Ecology and Endangered Species.
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About

Vir delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2002

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 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 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.

*** 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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Experience

Musician
Jun 2010 - Feb 2011
The Mickey Hart Band

I played bass with The Mickey Hart Band.

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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3 Reviews

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Karen T. Mar 31, 2016
Acting · In studio

Although I only had 1 lesson with him so far, I can say he's a very good teacher and I had fun.

caroline S. Apr 23, 2015
Guitar · In home

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.

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Alexander S. Mar 6, 2014
Singing ·

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!

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