The student will learn the correct embouchure, playing position and proper breathing techniques along with correct positions for all the notes, scales and how to read sheet music.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sandy (GUITAR, TRUMPET, VOCALS) Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy studied music from an early age. He obtained a bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree from Wayne State University in music education. Sandy provides private music lessons to children and adults alike. In addition to working as a music educator in the Detroit and Southfield Public School Systems, Sandy taught music for Cranbrook Institute's Horizon Upward Bound program and night school for Mary Grove College in Detroit. Sandy once served as music director and guitarist for "The Miracles" and has performed with many top Motown Acts including Freda Payne, Martha Reeves, Sweet James and The Fantastic Four, ...
Lessons are available to students of all ages and abilities. For each and every student, I make it a point to hone in on fundamentals to first obtain a physiologically healthy approach to playing, while taking the student's personal needs and aspirations into account.
Aaron is a freelance bass trombonist, teaching and performing in the Metro-Detroit area. Aaron is currently working on a master's degree at the University of Michigan. Previous to his appointment at U of M, Aaron completed his undergraduate study at Western Michigan University, studying with Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger. While enrolled in his degree programs, Aaron has enjoyed a plethora of musical experiences, both educational and professional, ranging from trombone ensembles to regional orchestras. Aaron's primary teachers include Steve Wolfinbarger and David Jackson, and has also taken lessons with and performed for Jeremy Wilson, Massimo LaRosa, Nick Schwartz, Ken Thompkins, Evan Conroy, and Randy Hawes, among others. Aside from performing and teaching, Aaron has a love for repairing and ...
There is nothing quite like the power of playing a brass instrument. I am a French Horn Player, but the process of helping students develop tone control, embouchure flexibility, pitch accuracy, breath support, technical facility, and a rich understanding of the standard repertoire cuts across each of the brass instruments. I have been teaching brass players privately and in the ensemble setting since 2000 and prize the opportunity to build my students' all-around musical confidence.
Jim T. earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education and composition from the University of Michigan in 2001 and 2008. He taught high school and elementary school band, jazz band, glee club, beginning music theory, and AP/IB music theory at Detroit Country Day School 2002-2014. Jim Has worked as a freelance Music Director for educational, community, and professional theatre productions since 2002 (70+ shows) while also freelancing as a french horn player and rock pianist. He worked as a church choir director 2004-2010. An active composer, Jim has published several works for band and small ensembles and his original musical, "Justice in Dusty Junction" will be available through Eldridge publishing (Fall 2014). With a blend of humor, patience, insistence on excellence, deep ...
I can help the beginner get off to a good start or take the advanced student to the next level. Develop your range, tone, technique and musicality.
I have been making music and teaching music for over 30 years. I have a PhD. in Music Composition from Michigan State University and played Trumpet with the Macomb Symphony Orchestra for 7 years. I have worked as a music director in churches for over 25 years helping volunteers achieve their musical potential. I have a passion for helping people succeed on their chosen instrument and would love to have the opportunity to help you reach your goals. Each person is unique, so I will work to develop a plan for musical growth that works for you. At the same time there are fundamental concepts and skills that all musicians must master. So I will guide you to know what is essential to your instrument and musical goals.
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