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Trevor K.

New Bedford, MA

About Trevor

A Berklee graduate and seasoned professional musician, Trevor has performed all over the Country with numerous acts. Venue's include Boston's Hatch Shell, Sculler's and Ryle's Jazz Clubs, Symphony Hall, Hyne's Convention Center, the Agganis Arena, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, as well as Connecticut's Foxwood casino Grand Ballroom, and Rhode Island's Twin River Casino Event Center. Trevor has had the pleasure to either work, rehearse, record, and or perform with big names such as Tower of Power, Ricky Minor, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano, Lin Biviano, Tiger Okoshi, Phil
Wilson, American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt, Amy Heideman and Nick Noonan of pop group Karmin, and many others. Currently Trevor is in constant travel around New York, New York City, and all of New England playing high end casinos, clubs, and function facilities with numerous acts. Trevor is available for hire involving live performances, studio projects, and private instruction.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first emphasis is on tone, sound projection, and pitch control. If you don't have a good sound and good presence, everything else is insignificant. After that is established, technique exercises are implemented in any and all styles that the student wishes to pursue. I prefer classical and jazz exercises for the saxophone. I expect my students to practice every day and "re-teach" themselves the knowledge and advice they receive from me. The REAL learning happens when you are all by yourself, realizing your mistakes and fixing them from within. I will show you how to go about doing this, but the student must be able to execute their goals on their own during the practice week. I am strict because I expect a lot out of my students. I also like to have fun! Don't forget that it is YOUR lesson. Whatever songs you want to learn, or if you want to sound like players you admire, let's go for it! Anything is possible!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Instruments: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Keyboard. Also have two chairs, Music Stand, Instrument stands (2 Guitars, Keyboard, 3 Saxes, Flute and Clarinet.) Books and sheet music, Stereo Speakers, and audio library.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instruments (Tenor, Alto, Soprano saxes, Bb Clarinet, guitar) I can also bring a music stand, sax stand, tuner, metronome, and all books. I highly recommend that the student owns all of these items just mentioned.

*** Specialties ***
I teach jazz, classical, funk, pop, rock, blues, and r&b styles on saxophones. On clarinet I teach classical and Jazz. I also teach electric and acoustic guitar. Styles for guitar include rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues, and pop. I also teach vocal techniques, help with songwriting, and the full spectrum of music theory and improvisation.
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virginia B. June 27, 2013
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talented musician and inspiring teacher

Trevor has been my sax teacher for more than two years. He is both fun and inspiring. I am definitely a better musician because of my lessons with him.

Trevor makes me work hard but understands when I need the lesson to slow down. My favorite part of each lesson is when we get to play the music together.
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Trevor K.

Trevor K.

New Bedford, MA 02740
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Larry K.

Taunton, MA

We will work with students to help them increase there writing skills
and help them to complete there musical ideas in a recording.

About Larry

Teaching since 1987 Larry K.has had great success with his students some even have had the chance to move on to movies and theater and perform professionally as Larry had for 20 years.
Some have even sung with stars such as Martina McBride live during a concert. As did Missy Hanrahan.
Larry takes great pride in investing in his students and helping them to attain a level of excellence!
LKVS also works toward helping students get represented well by helping them create there own audio/video demos.
Encouraging them to write there own music, Larry even co-writes songs with students to help
them find there own musical identity.
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Larry K.

Larry K.

Taunton, MA 02780
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Al N.

New Bedford, MA

I have been writing music for about ten years and have a unique approach. I write using piano, ukulele, guitar, and also sing. I will give productive insight into excellent song writing and help them create songs that will be ready to record!

About Al

I am a dedicated musician, who has a passion for music. I love many styles and do not limit myself, I can find good in just about any song. I am jazz-trained and versed in the styles of reggae, rock, funk, hip-hop, soul, progressive and just about anything else. I love to teach and pride myself on a very different approach that will guarantee improvement quickly and help the student find their own individual sound.
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Al N.

Al N.

North Dartmouth, MA 02747
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Frederick D.

Barrington, RI

Frederick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music Seminars group instruction program.
His publications include;
Essential Harmony for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Pentatonics for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Jamming Skills for The Blues and Blues Rock
Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

About Frederick

Berklee College of Music alumnus with 30+ years experience
Proven one-on-one fast track curriculums for the following music genres and topics;

Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Acoustic/Folk, Fingerstyle and Slide Guitar
Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, and Chord Comping
Scales and Modes, Chord Forms, Alternate Tunings
Music Theory, Harmony, and Reharmonization Techniques
Fingerstyle and Chord Solo Arrangement Development
Songwriting

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Freder
ick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music Seminars group instruction program.
His publications include;

Essential Harmony for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Pentatonics for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Jamming Skills for The Blues and Blues Rock
Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

'Everybody learns differently. I've developed structured and documented curriculums for each of the programs I teach. Recognizing the strengths of each student I customize these to most effectively meet their objectives. Lessons and learning are fun, and results are measurable.'

'Being able to create music is its own reward. It would be great if we could all write hit songs and make huge sums of money but at the end of the day what really matters is being happy. Music provides opportunities to distance yourself from the pressures of the day, to feel inspired, to create, to achieve, and to build camaraderie.'
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Frederick D.

Frederick D.

Barrington, RI 02806
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$100 / 45-min
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Stephen C.

Middletown, RI

We will go over song structure, arranging and concepts, lyric structure and melodic movement.

About Stephen

I've been a pop music producer for over 15 years, have been in LA for the past 7, working with many stars, from Black Eyed Peas to Big Time Rush. I've been programming and writing music all of my life and love all things electronic. I really love showing students new methods and am always learning the latest techniques.
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Stephen C.

Stephen C.

Middletown, RI 02842
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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