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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Music lessons in Hahnville . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
I began teaching private voice lessons as a graduate student in college, and have now been teaching for about 5 years. I always try to bring my own performing experiences into the studio, as I believe this is beneficial to my students. I am still an active professional performer, so I'm always learning on the job and bringing new ideas into the studio. I am very passionate and energetic about singing and performing, and I encourage my students to bring passion and energy to their own singing. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar
As a kid, I really disliked my piano lessons. as a teacher I want to put an emphasis on having fun in my lessons, because music, as i've come to realize, is one of the most fun activities to partake in. that being said, it is essential to know the fundamentals and techniques, so I will most likely use method books such as Alfred's or Hal Leonard's, especially for people starting fresh. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Drums Djembe
I was raised in a musical family. My father, brother, and sister all played guitar. I began playing drums in the school band at ten years old. At twelve I got my first drum set. At fourteen I began playing in a band and started playing shows. In college I played drums in four different bands playing shows all over the city. After college I played with a punk band, a psychedelic rock band, a folk-rock band and an R&B artist. Read More
I started teaching in new Orleans 2 years ago. My first experience was in Guitar Center Studio for one year and then in LaFargue Pianos music shop for another year. I have had students of differet ages and musical preferances and backgounds. Each person has an individual process with music and its my job to help them in that process. I like to set clear goals and expectations, where the student has a clear idea what to do in order to improve or conquer a specific challenge. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Violin Viola Drums Bass Guitar Mandolin Double Bass Music Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
For those who are just starting on an instrument, I usually focus on basic technique. Bass and guitar are both physical instruments in their own way, and getting acclimated to the feel of it is key to having success on it. For bass, I typically teach out of the Suzuki book series, while as for guitar, I use the Hal Leonard's Essential Elements, however, I am happy to teach whatever method a student or their parents feel strongly about. Read More
At the bare minimum, there are four skills that one must become adept in in order to play cello. 1) Proper body movement and coordination 2) Left hand technique (the hand which determines the notes on the instrument) 3) Right hand technique (the hand which manipulates the bow and produces sound) 4) A basic grasp of music theory Every student of mine will be trained in the classical sense, and learn some classical repertoire, because classical technique on the cello is the foundation for any other style the student would like to perform. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Voice Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I've been working with students since I was in high school (I'm now 30) and enjoy teaching all styles, levels and disciplines. I specialize in many forms of Jazz, Swing and Bebop with a vast knowledge of Blues, Rock, Punk, and Popular Songs besides my classical singing repertoire. My teaching style fits the student and will change depending on your wants and needs. Warm ups and exercises are always encouraged as well as memorization and daily practice. Read More
Instruments: Saxophone Recorder
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
The musical accomplishments I am most proud of are my music degree from Loyola University New Orleans, the 7 records I created with my bands, and the hundreds of live performances I have given with them.
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Music absolutely runs in my family. My mother was a classical voice major at University of Colorado, who pursued professional music theater for decades afterwards as a soprano belt. Later in life she was a voice teacher. My older brother is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt in vocal performance and makes a living in Brooklyn, NY as a singer, actor and musician. My father, while not an instrumentalist, is probably the most well versed in music and theater non musician I've ever met.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
If I wasn't a musician, I would be pursuing one of my other creative outlets in a more direct and permanent way. Most likely this would be wildlife photography, multi-media art sculpture or programming.
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
The first step to effective practice is to take out your metronome and your tuner; these tools are vital to your development and are required for all students during all lessons. Next, stop practicing the parts you can already play, slow down the ones you can't and get them up to speed.
What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
The hardest things to master about saxophone are a tie between embouchure and tone development, pitch and then mechanical skills like developing muscle memory, finger strength etc.
Have any of your students won awards or been selected for special honors? How have they succeeded?
Yes. Multiple students of mine have gone on to attain All-County and All-State status and seats in these prestigious positions. The difficulty and ages of these talented kids was from 10 years old all the way through 18 and from the simplest level 1 solo to the most difficult level 6.
When will I start to see results?
If you take what I say and teach seriously, you will start to see results immediately. Part of my job as an instructor is to have the expertise to pinpoint a students strengths and weaknesses and construct a teaching model conducive to the most efficient and effective way of advancing your abilities as an instrumentalist and a musician in general.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
During my high school years I had at one point 14 different private music teachers all over New York state. Each one of them inspired me in different ways, which is why I sought out as many pros as I could find to get each one's unique input. But the one who inspired me to continue on seriously as a teenager was the legendary Mike Holober, leader of the Gotham Jazz Orchestra and resident professor of The New School in New York.
If you have a Music Degree, what is it in (Performance, Education, Musicology, Theory, Composition, etc) and why did you choose that degree?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Popular and Commercial Music with a Concentration in Jazz and Classical Saxophone Performance. I originally started out as solely a music performance major, but decided that to better encompass my vast plethora of musicality applications, a more well rounded program including music business and all of the facets that surround that was the wiser decision.
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