Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriented individual with a versatile background and a relaxed, "let's have fun while we learn" attitude. Henri believes music should always be fun and inspiring for everyone, no matter what skill level. FUN is always the focus, because if you are not having fun, why are you doing it?
Henri also has years of experience touring both nationally and internationally with several award-winning Arizona-based performing groups, (Okilly Dokilly, Dry River Yacht Club,The Hourglass Cats, Clint Stevens, Street Drum Corps) performing shows in 46 of the US State
s, as well as international festival performances and touring in Canada, Norway, Mexico, UK (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland), and Republic of Ireland. His past teaching and performing experiences have really helped shaped the musician he is today.
Aside from preforming and private lessons, he is the founder of his preschool program Wee Rock Music, serves as adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College, and is the Entertainment Coordinator for Tempe Festival of The Arts. As a writer, his work has been published in Phoenix New Times and Modern Drummer, and his new children's drum book, Wee Beats, Wee Eats, is set for release in 2018. And also is an accomplished DJ.
Benard also co-scored the 2012 feature-length documentary, The Immigration Paradox, with Tobie Milford. Active in the music industry for more than 15 years, Henri is experienced in production, artist management, booking, merchandising, copyright, graphic design, promotions, licensing, teaching, publishing, writing, and live and studio performances.
A life-long learner, Henri is always finding new experiences and new ways to connect with his students, as learning comes just as much from the student as it does the teacher. You can always find him around "the music."
Henri is endorsed by TJS Custom Drums and Los Cabos Drumsticks.
*** Lesson Details *** Students who study with me can expect for their guitar, drum kit, percussion, or piano lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper techniques, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, chords, finger-picking (guitar only) and rudiments (drum kit only).
After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding musician. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and basic rhythms/rudiments. Guitar/Piano students will be able to play at least one song utilizing both melody and chords. For drum kit/percussion, students should have no problem reading basic drum beats and being able to play through a simple song. With proper, steady practice, most students will achieve much more. I also focus on creative thinking, professionalism, and instrument tuning. Finally, the students will have started to develop a solid level of discipline that is required of any aspiring human being! Remember, "practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent."
*** Studio Equipment *** Electronic Roland V-Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Casio CTK-800, LP Assorted Percussions, Protools LE, Logic Pro, Korg Electribe, Pioneer XDJ-XR, Music Books
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide drum sticks, guitar, keyboards, percussion instruments, and all developmental material for students to retain and practice.
I expect my students to be providing the necessary musical equipment as well (guitars, drum kits, percussion instruments, piano/keyboard) for private lessons in home. If they do not have these in the home to practice with, the lessons are much less effective for your student.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in the following styles of playing:
Rock, Hip - Hop, All Latin, Jazz, Funk, Blues, R and B, Gospel, and Dance. I also have a very good feel for World Music as well. I have a very free-spirit for playing, so I often mesh the above stated styles into a more progressive style of playing. I believe that you must be feeling what you are playing.
I also specialize in DJing, beat programming/sequencing, recording, organizing song-writing/song-structure, musical score, live performance, and professional music marketing. I am able to show you how to use programs such as Logic Pro, Protools LE, Adobe, and Pioneer programs to take your creative abilities to the next level.
I believe that these days, it is imperative for musicians to have four major components in their professional arsenal: 1) Discipline and chops on your instruments (including reading music notation); 2) Know how to successfully market yourself and your music; 3) Know how to properly develop a learning ear to record/produce your songs/tracks as well as for others; and 4) Understand and effectively utilize music production programs.
I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your musical desires. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a music-filled day.
I’ve had the chance to learn from some of the greatest, and I am STILL learning from ‘em!
I think anyone can and should sing. Why? Simple. Singing is FUN . Singing is FREEING. You’ve got a voice- why not use it, and as often as possible? Your voice is unique and capable of soooo many cool things- just let me show you! Anxious? Shy? You're in very good hands. I have anxiety myself, and know just how to put you at ease.
I’m different than most voice teachers. I don’t make you practice. If you’re happy, I’m happy! If that means you want a lesson of all vocal exercises, cool! If you want to work on Puccini one lesson and Judas Priest the next.....niice! Why not? The more genres you try the more you’ll love music- and yes, you CAN sing as many styles as you want no matter what you’ve been told. I will never have you sing anything
you are not 100% stoked to sing- promise!
Maybe you don’t like your speaking voice and want that to be stronger for either professional or personal reasons. I do that, too. I can help you with confidence in basic conversations and accent reduction. Maybe you want singing lessons just ‘cause, and don’t ever want to sing in public because that terrifies you. I totally get it. And I say do it!
Acting? Music theory? These are also things I love to teach, especially newbies. I love helping beginner performers get confident in selecting material that shows THEM off- comic and dramatic.
Online voice lessons are my jam. These are especially convenient for those that are pressed for time or maybe a little shy or anxious.
I am the teacher for those that don’t want someone too …well….teacher-y. I want you to laugh as you learn, and love love love the results you’ll get . I understand what what it's REALLY about- expression and fun, not judgement . Vocal exploration that's 100% customized . Join me!
More about me:
BMus Millikin University, further studies Boston Conservatory . Coachings with professionals from Rossini Opera Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera. Rock vocals with Melissa Cross. Musical theatre with Sheri Sanders of Rock the Audition!, Vocal Instrument 101 training with Dr Shannon Coates. Dalcroze Eurythmics. John Henny's Science of Singing course completion. Belting with Lisa Popeil. Teacher masterclass with Maestro David Jones. Proud member of NATS. One of only a few CoreSinging teachers in the USA!
In progress: Ultimate Music Theory Teacher certification.
Former students from ALL walks of life, including many beginners of all ages - an even an American Idol Top 12 Finalist!
*** Lesson Details *** I teach in person ( Schaumburg, Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Zoom, FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!
*** Studio Equipment *** Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers!
*** Specialties *** Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Very young singers. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Post-menopausal voices, adolescent voices. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities, anxiety, special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the LGBTQ community and studied with experts in transgender voice .I also love to give workshops!
My daughter learned so many tips in one lesson with Molly! She did not want the lesson to end! I loved her feedback and think a lot of the information will stick with my little girl during her upcoming audition!
October 14, 2019
From the very start I felt comfortable and at ease. I’m so excited to see where the next lesson will take me. Very happy working with Molly.
September 29, 2019
Molly was the absolute best and I would recommend her to everyone!! She was such a blast to work with and she gave me so many amazing tips and workouts to practice for my speaking! My coworkers noticed a big difference!
William is a creative and engaging piano teacher with a passion for all types of music and styles. His 10 years of teaching experience have given him the opportunity to work with a wide range of students with different interests, abilities and objectives. He focuses on developing personalized lesson content and structure that inspires students to push themselves to achieve their musical goals.
William started teaching at the Cuchetti School of Music in Edgewater, Florida, where he also developed and led the piano program for their scholarship students. At Florida State University he was a graduate teaching assistant, teaching private lessons and group classes. After graduation, he taught for two years at New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, where many of his students received high honors in Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations.
He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association, frequently presenting his pedagogical research at conferences, founding two student chapters, running the Young Artist division of the Florida MTNA competitions and serving as president of Mid-State Music Teachers Association.
After a classmate brought a keyboard to his elementary school show-and-tell, William became immediately interested in piano. Since then, his piano studies have led him to degrees from Stetson University, as a student of Michael Rickman and Florida State University, as a student of Joel Hastings. Music has brought William to many different parts of the world to study under great teachers and performers. On three occasions, William traveled to France to study at the summer music festival ‘Music at Ambialet’. William also participated in the Dublin International Piano Festival in Ireland, the Prague Piano Festival in Czech Republic, the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, the Aloha International Piano Festival in Hawaii, and the Portland International Piano Festival in Oregon.
William has received numerous awards for his performances including 1st Place in the 2015 Competitive Festival at Florida State University, playing the music of J.S. Bach. Previous awards include the Gladys Strong Award, prize winner at the Trula Whelan Concerto Competition and recipient of the William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship.
As a jazz musician, William has performed in a number of jazz festivals throughout Florida including the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the Downtown Music Festival and the Lakeside Jazz Festival, as well as in performances at venues like the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Harris House, The Hub on Canal, Arts on Douglas and SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster. He started jazz studies with Chris Rottmayer at Daytona State College and continued studies at Stetson University as a member of its Jazz Ensemble.
Recently, William has begun to work in popular music bands and is in demand for large productions. As an electronic keyboardist, William works on the accurate reproduction of the iconic sounds of artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Phil Collins, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson and many others. He has performed as a band member for live album shows for The Beatles’ White Album and Abbey Road as well as The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. Recently, he performed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, as a member of The Magnificent 12, recreating the music of the “Yacht Rock” era. During that show, he performed Key Largo, with the composer, Bertie Higgins. William also recorded the keyboard parts at Solar Studio in Orlando, for We Are The World 2019, which has surpassed 250,000 views on YouTube.
Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and supportive atmosphere; students will improve their breath control and support, projection, phrase length, range, intonation, quality, comfort, stage performance and presentation skills, as well as other technical and stylistic aspects. I am currently available to teach lessons at my studio and online. Let’s have fun!
My credentials and affiliations include a Bachelor's in Vocal Music from Lamar University, Hurrah Players, Governor's School for the Arts, Opera Breve, and VA Opera. I specialize in opera and musical theater. I also record and p
erform pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. Trained by some of the best artists and teachers in Virginia and Texas, I have gained extensive knowledge in vocal pedagogy that has allowed me to become versed in numerous styles and crossover genres. Contact me and we can discuss in more detail want you are looking for in a voice teacher, your vocal goals and experiences, as well as availability and location details. Do not miss the opportunity to work with someone who is really dedicated to nurturing voices and serving art in a down to earth way and will get you where you want to go fast. Let’s get started! It’s gonna be great!
I have MM degree in Violin performance and Orchestral Conducting from Europe and Russia and can teach you the Right Way Violin, Viola, Piano Music Theory, Conducting anywhere in San Diego in your own home or in my studio. My students learn the music they want to learn including classical, jazz, pop style and how to improvise.
I use Russian & European Violin, Viola and Piano methods with Suzuki Books incorporating Scales and Etudes for technical development of the student. Study with the Best Russian and European methods with results!
Emil was a great instructor, very knowledgable and patient. I have improved in all areas thanks to his instruction. He would even stay late occasionally to play violin solos with me playing rhythm guitar!
While I teach many styles of music, I emphasize foundations in classical technique and encourage all of my students to have a basic understanding of musical principles in order to strengthen their playing and comprehension of the music. I received my Bachelors and Masters of Music in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory and currently am working on my Doctorate at the University of Arizona; I also teach and perform throughout the Tucson area. All of my students are encouraged to participate in recitals and performances while they are taking lessons. I believe that sharing your musical talents is an important part of learning an instrument.
I am a new student to the guitar and LeeLee is a great instructor! Her teaching style or technique really made me comfortable and relaxed, even after multiple mistakes I made. She had me playing better in 45 minutes vs 3 hours playing guitar by myself.
October 8, 2017
LeeLee is a really wonderful teacher. She’s calm, patient, knowledgeable, and flexible. She is able to offer insights that are allowing me to make much faster progress than I ever have on my own or with any other ukulele teacher, so I’m motivated to continue. With her instruction, I’m finally enjoying playing my instrument, and I see that proficiency is on the horizon. I’d recommend her to anyone.
July 29, 2017
I started taking ukulele lessons with LeeLee as an adult. She was very encouraging, professional, and flexible. She focused on the basic musical elements, always explaining concepts. She was willing to explore the types of songs I wanted to learn to play. She made taking lessons again very fun. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
Hi, my name is Douglas and I've been teaching music for nearly 15 years. I play piano, guitar and drums and love classical music as well as rock, blues, jazz, some country music and some pop music. My passion is to teach and to share my love of music to everyone. I look forward to learning your goals and helping you reach your goals
My son greatly enjoyed his lesson with Douglas and looks forward to many more in the future. They seem to be a perfect match and Douglas was patient and an incredibly good teacher
January 2, 2018
As a beginner, I was a little worried about the first lesson being complicated. Not so, learning with Douglas. Great experience! He made it so easy that I surprised myself enjoying the lesson.
Thank you Douglas...
September 2, 2017
Doug is a fantastic music teacher and my acoustic guitar skills have noticeably improved since taking lessons with him. He also has an in-depth knowledge of music theory which helps to make sense of some of the more technical aspect of reading and playing music.
These are the four words that define my life's passion of music and what I instill into my students. I started learning cello when I was 11 years old and my middle school orchestra teacher helped set the ground work for my love of music. My high school years were heavily involved in creating music; constructing arrangements of the music I loved while growing up, and building the basics of my music career. While attending Winthrop University, I learned the skills needed to teach students along with beginning my journey as an educator. I also learned how to advocate my love for music through volunteering with the local middle schools and high schools and the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra . Now I'm looking to inspire my students to love music by teaching them not only cello and violin but music theory, a
rranging their music, being able to express themselves by composing and understanding music beyond simple ink on a piece of paper.
"I get what I am looking for in an Molly R. Friendly, fun and very interested in your success. Give her your best and she will make you better!"
"She made Ellie feel very comfortable with the first lesson"
"I have played several instruments professionally over the years and decided to take up the flute. Allison is one of the best teachers I have ever had! S
he has shown me music tips and techniques that I have never been shown before, and I look forward to continuing with her in order to learn more. Excellent teacher!"
"Absolute joy to be taught by Matt, knowledgeable, encouraging and enthusiastic. (Timely as well if that's important to you!), i learnt an awful lot from M
att and felt fortunate to have chosen him as my teacher."
"Alethia is a phenomenal violin instructor. I have had the pleasure of working with her in a variety of professional music settings. I know that she is pas
sionate about violin instruction as well as violin performance. Alethia is a violin instructor I have been proud to pass some of my own students to. Her dedication, passion and excitement for music truly lends itself into her commitment to her students in her studio."
"Cyndi is amazing! I noticed an improvement in my singing after our first lesson. Since then she has been helping me to focus in on all those little detail
s that make jazz such a beautiful art. She pushes me to perfect every detail and I am a better singer because of it! Her focus on technique is critical to jazz singing. To top it all of, she is one of the nicest people I've ever met!"
"Jeff has been working with my 16 year old son, who started drum lessons to prepare for jazz band, for about 4 months now. Jeff is a a very skilled teacher
and has been a joy to work with in terms of coordinating schedules and other logistics. My son has learned a great deal from Jeff in a very short time and very much enjoys working with him!"
"Austin is knowledgeable, flexible with time schedule and friendly. I enjoyed learning guitar from him"
I am a beginning student. Victor is a very patient teacher and has great ideas for improving my technique. He is reliable and flexible abo
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