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Michael B.

Brighton, MI

Acoustic or Electric. Steel string or nylon.

About Michael

I am a guitarist of over 20 years and have played an instrument since I was six years old. I went to college for jazz and classical guitar to expand upon my rock and blues influence. Having first taken piano lessons at six years old, I added tenor saxophone at 10, and guitar at 14. I have 20 years of playing live in a band or for theater work. I believe a musician can learn from all instruments and I try to not just teach guitar, but music. 

*** Lesson Details ***
I am disciplined but fun. Music shouldn't have to be a chore. It should be a chance to challenge yourself and see what you might b
e capable of with a little work.

I use Berklee instructional books and the Guitar Grimoire as a foundation, but try to incorporate what each student listens to.

After six months, a student will be able to play some scales, arpeggios and chords (maybe even a song or two they like.)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools 10, Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2, mics, instruments, etc...

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll provide instrument, music stand and amp if needed.
students will provide instrument and willingness to work and learn.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz using chord voices and walking basslines underneath, but also love playing rock and country. I have read/played Spanish charts and Classical music. Also, I play in various cover bands that utilize blues, pop music and pentatonic scales. In addition, I play theater gigs which allows me to play all styles from jazz to broadway to rock.
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Michael B.

Michael B.

Brighton, MI 48114
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Adam M.

East Lansing, MI

About Adam

Hello parents/students,

I have been playing bass and guitar for over 11 years. I play professionally in the NWOH/MI area, I studied music at Bowling Green State University and got my Bachelors of Music in jazz studies spring of 2012.

I am friendly, outgoing, and passionate about what I do. I love playing music, and I love talking about music!

I tend to work mainly as a "For Hire" bassist with many acts around the area; jazz, blues, rock, etc.
In addition to local work I have played with major artists Balawan (Indonesia music star, Sony BMG), Mark Kroos (Touring artist, Guitar Play
er Magazine guitar player of the year), and a gig with grammy winners The New York Voices (GRP Records). I also am the house bassist at Blessed John XXIII Catholic Church, I work part time there playing bass in the house band.

In my youth, in Celina, OH. I studied guitar/bass with Matt Speca, a Berklee graduate, and early on he gave me fundamentals that led me to a lot of good things. My next teacher was Mitch Campbell, one of the few jazz guitarists in my small town. He sent me in some advanced directions and taught me about advanced harmony and theory. My next teacher John Fioriello (Eastern University graduate, touring musician) got me prepared for college. At college I studied with renowned bassist Jeff Halsey, guitarist Chris Buzzelli, and NYC recording artist David Bixler. Since graduating I consider all my friends and colleagues my teachers because you always pick things up and you never stop learning.

I love all kinds of music, I love jazz, funk, R&B, blues, rock, reggae, and even classical. Some favorite bands/artists of mine are The Beatles, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Weather Report, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton.... the list goes on & on I hope I can turn you on to some of these artists and I hope you can turn me on to some music you like.

I love sharing the gift of music whether teaching or playing, it's definitely my true love, and my passion. Thank you for visiting my page, I hope you are interested in taking lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
The first lesson I will sit down with you and really figure out what you wanna learn and what you wanna do.

We'll learn plenty of technique, but I like to teach by playing music you like so as soon as we can we'll be playing songs you want to play and songs that I think will help you further your playing. If you want pushed, I will push you, if you wanna lay back and learn songs I will do that. Its what the student wants.

I don't require students to buy any books. I have some books that I may use in lessons, but I won't require you to buy anything although I may make recommendations.

Things you can learn from me:
Chord strumming, advanced chords, theory, music notation reading, improvising, soloing, how to play in a band... anything you want to do I will get you where you want to be!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Amps, keyboards, drums, stands, I got more then you need!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would only expect the student to have their instrument and notebooks.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, rock, pop, R&B, and most styles. Emphasis on playing by ear and playing with feeling. Emphasis on music theory and understanding what you're playing. Also a big emphasis on learning to have fun.
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Layla H. March 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Adam is an excellent instructor. He kept my 9 year old granddaughter motivated from week to week. He made learning "fun" & designed his instruction around the kind of music she is interested in. He kept her challenged with things to practice from week to week. Adam is great with kids and I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or expand their knowledge of guitar. Adam is not only talented, but very personable.
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Jennifer W. January 19, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed having Adam as a Ukulele instructor! He was very friendly, professional and accommodating. He went out of his way to find songs for me to learn that were within my ability. I've never played a musical instrument before and he not only taught me the basics of how to play the ukulele, but some fundamental music principals. Adam even took the time to research how to help me fix my ukulele when the supplier I bought it from was no help. He is a very talented musician and is patient with beginners. I would highly recommend Adam if you are looking for a music instructor!
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Josh D. May 1, 2013
Guitar
Talented musician, friendly person

Adam is a very talented musician. He is also a very nice guy. I wasn't very good at guitar, but Adam was very determined to get me playing. I would refer friends to Adam.
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Adam M.

Adam M.

East Lansing, MI 48823
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Benjamin M.

Ypsilanti, MI

I teach both Acoustic and Electric Guitar. I am also well-versed in the experimental range of Prepared Guitar, use of Electronic Effects and unique approaches in Improvisation - both Standard and Experimental. I can teach using a pick, fingers, eBow, feedback etc. I can also teach Music Theory, Harmony and 12-tone Composition. Creativity and Learning by Ear is Encouraged.

About Benjamin

Hello Future STUDENTS!

Last year I moved from NYC to Ypsilanti. I lived on the East Coast for over 10 years and learned a great deal in Networking, Performance and Teaching. I am now eager to build a new base of fresh Music Students. Since I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, I am happy to be back and ready to go!

Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, commute to yours or through the use of Skype. Your choice.

As a Father of four, I have had the joy
in teaching my children Guitar, Saxophone, Songwriting, Composition and Keyboard. As a parent I have found that Patience and Encouragement is sometimes the best form of support. It has been proven that learning Music helps develop intuition, self-awareness, and social skills as well as improve in other subjects not directly related to the arts such as Mathematics and Science.

One of the most important aspects of playing Music is being able to Play by Ear. This has been a priceless gift that I have developed throughout my life and I encourage all musicians, young and old, to do the same. The use of simple Rhythmic Dictation and Ear Training exercises can do wonders for "picking out" Beats and Harmonies no matter what Genre we are interested in.

I attended music courses at The Boston School of Contemporary Music, Thomas Jefferson College (MI), and have a BA double majoring in Music Composition and English at Columbia College Chicago.

Besides touring internationally as a Guitarist and Saxophonist, I am a Songwriter. THIRD BORDER's "Sun of Water; Sea of Light" was selected to be nominated for the Grammy's as The Best Alternative Album of the Year in 2006. On this record, I played Guitar, Saxophone, sang Lead Vocal and wrote all Songs. So, if you are a songwriter, we can polish up your approach!

If you would like to learn how to compose a Solo, a Duet or Ensemble, I can get you started in a low-stress, one-step-at-a-time procedure. As a Composer, I have done Sound Design for Film, Dance, Spoken Word and Multi-media Performance - most notably with renowned poet Anne Carson and former members of The Merce Cunningham Dance Co. I am Composer and Conductor for New York City's first full-on Saxophone Orchestra; a 13-member ensemble.

I hope to talk to you soon!
Benjamin

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is relaxed with a forte on Patience and Encouragement. Though I have specific expectations on what needs to be learned, I gear each lesson towards the student's wishes and their personal direction in Creativity. Although Ear Training and Rhythmic Dictation sound academic, they are very useful in understanding music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can guide you wherever you are headed!

For Guitar (acoustic or electric), you will learn the fundamentals of Music Theory, Chord Structure, varied Strumming and Picking Techniques, and Scale Positions to travel from one part of the neck to the other. Any song you wish to learn, I can teach!

For Saxophone, you will learn proper Embouchure technique, Notation, Music Theory, and Scale Patterns for improvisation. Whether you are interested in a Classical, Blues, Funk or Jazz approach, I can help you find your own sound that is both personal and professional.

I teach 2nd year Piano and Drums/Percussion directing you into Intermediate level.

For those leaning toward the experimental genres, I am well-versed in the use of Electronics. Much can be accomplished with my lessons on Sound-Scape Improvisation either as 1 on 1 or Group Workshops.

*** Studio Equipment ***
At Home Studio: music stands, metronome, guitar amps, electric and acoustic guitars, guitar tablature, staff music paper, a scanner for weekly homework. I can also record and send MP3s of our lessons to review at home if you wish.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need their own instrument, a mutually chosen music book to learn from, a metronome, and hopefully easy access to a keyboard (very helpful!)

*** Specialties ***
I am fluent in Rock genres, Blues, Beginning Jazz, Beginning Classical technique, Prepared Guitar, Electronics/Sound Art.
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Grace Z. April 25, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is such a great teacher for Saxophone. Professional, be patient and nice. He will notice and correct details of kid's breath, mouth, shape of body and even the finger type. My son is so happy to learn with him. And get repaid improvement even he is zero experience to start. Now my son is loving saxophone. And I am so happy we can have Ben as his teacher.
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Alan D. January 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is a wonderful teacher. Ben is patient while I learn new techniques. I learn new techniques every session which is important to me to keep on learning and keep on improving. Ben and I play together in review of what I have learned which is fun and it teaches me about music timing, rhythm and more. I have brought some songs to Ben and we review and play. I feel thus far I have made great strides as a guitarist and hope to make more.
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David M. August 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an excellent teacher who is willing to adapt to the specific needs and interests of the student. I have been very happy so far and look forward to continue working with him.
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Benjamin M.

Benjamin M.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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John G.

Lansing, MI

About John

Teaching Approach:
My passion for music and equal passion for education fuels my energetic approach to music lessons! My curriculum is uniquely catered to each individual student, be it a 5-year old piano student or a 45-year old drum student. I have a hands-on, application-based style to all of my teaching, emphasizing the most important things you need to know to be able to go out and perform on your instrument!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz, or contemporary. Experience in jazz, rock, classical, pop, Latin, folk, praise and worship, and country.
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Delano M. May 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
John is really good at laying out the fundamentals, and elaborating enough to where even the newest of beginners will understand. He's not a grouchy instructor, so anything he feels you don't quite pick up on will be practice material. Quiet learning atmosphere which is really important. I'd suggest him to anyone looking to learn piano.
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John G.

Lansing, MI 48910
(1)
starting at
$21 / 30-min
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Paul S.

Ann Arbor, MI

You will easily learn through my clear communication and explanation of music theory and guitar techniques.
Your choice of acoustic, electric, nylon string or 12 string guitar.

I've taught private and group lessons of all ages for over 35 years and have performed in concert for over 40 years.
I also teach Pro-Tools digital recording, songwriting, production, bass, tabla drums and keyboard lessons.

For over 20 years I performed, recorded soundtracks and produced music in California and Hawaii.

Learn from a pro and it will show!

Paul Alexis S.

Composer, Producer, Music Director

Paul is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has performed around the world, studied with great masters and worked with artists of many genres including; Rock, Rhythm & Blues, African, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Calypso, Reggae, Rap, and Indian Classical. As the Music Director for media entertainment companies, he has composed for video games, DVDs and CDs, which were ...

About Paul

Paul is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has performed around the world, studied with great masters and worked with artists of many genres including; Rock, Rhythm & Blues, African, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Calypso, Reggae, Rap, and Indian Classical. As the Music Director for media entertainment companies, he composed for video games, DVDs and CDs, which were embedded with cutting-edge energy-balancing technologies. He is also well versed on tabla drums, keyboards, bass, harmonica, trumpet and vocals.

Paul's numerous titles include his most recent release "Atlantis
Rising" which highlights his Spanish Guitar. "Tranquility" re-mastered with "Hemi-Sync" is a mellow multi-instrumental recording, and his first two releases "Whispers In the Wind" and "Lavender Blue" received top ratings in Options and Jazziz magazines. His African Rock band "The O Band" composed and recorded the soundtrack for "Endorfun", a computer game by Time Warner Interactive.
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Paul S.

Paul S.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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