Graduated from Georgia Southern in 2001, with a bachelor degree in music education. Have worked for Atlanta public schools as a band director since Fall 2002. Private lessons are taught on piano, guitar, and all the band instruments. I also have a deep passion for Disc jockeying with a bias towards reggae and dance music. *** Lesson Details *** Students can except a stress free learning process. After learning the basic symbols of music notation, breathing, and simple rhthyms the students will continue learning the techniques and fingerings on their chosen intsrument. After mastering these basic concepts in music the children will then be given a chance to perform their songs to an instrumental accompaniment. This is good for the student who does not play in an ensemble to
*** Studio Equipment *** functional room...two keyboards and a computer set-up...misc. percussion *** Travel Equipment *** Electric keyboard (if necessary) Some percussion. Students expected to provide own horns if that's instrument of choice. *** Specialties *** Jazz, R&B, Jazz improv techniques, mallet percussion (vibraphone, marimba) Digital music production
I teach from beginner stages how to hold the flute, correct breathing, notes etc to music theory, how to jam with other musicians and different styles and techniques of playing.
Recently, I relocated to Atlanta to settle down, start a family and teach music from home. Originally from the UK, I traveled and studied music in Brisbane, Australia, where I gained a Diploma in Contemporary Music in 2000. Since then I have toured internationally with signed acts, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands and composed music scores for two feature films and various shorts along with directing my own music video and having my music featured in various movies and TV shows. I also have booked acts across the US and organized music festivals in Los Angeles. I have vast skills from performance to management, booking, PR and placements in film and television. Whether you are looking to just begin learning an instrument for fun or would like to take your skills further ...
John-Westley H a native of New Orleans, resides in Atlanta, GA. John-Westley’s love for music began at the age of nine, and he has followed this passion for nearly two decades. As an accomplished musician, he has an amazing talent to learn an instrument within days of picking it up. He has found ultimate satisfaction in spreading his knowledge and love for music to the next generation. Following his love for music, he has performed and directed music at scores of churches; additionally, he has been a self-managing music instructor since 1999. Currently, he is the premier musician for the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Atlanta, Director of Music at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, and teaches private music.
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