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BA, Full Sail University Baylor University
2012 - Paraprofessional Certification
I am a student of Life. I have been classically trained on Piano since I can remember; music is in my BLOOD! My father plays every instrument known to man (and I mean that), has written, composed, and performed in Carnegie Hall. I had the knowledge and know how of music first hand as a gift from one of the most talented musicians I have heard; with the pedigree to match because I am his son. I have also been in bands, singing groups, etc. since I was a small boy in church and outside of it. Always able to practice my craft on various instruments and stretch out my voice while making a JOYFUL NOISE. My dad is also a Pastor. We may differ in mechanization now that I am a man, but I think music is a gift and music is my LIFE. I now record music, create, compose, and just started a band of my own. We don't do gospel, but I still like it.lol
I teach always. I teach by example, and I teach formally. My formal teaching background begins in church when I was 19. I did my mom a favor and started teaching/leading the children's choir. It was fun, I enjoyed it thoroughly, and our 2 performances went GREAT! It gave me a taste for it so I became an actual teacher in the SMCISD school district as a Focus Teacher (Special Education). Those were some of the most fruitful years of my LIFE! I learned so much about myself, so much about children, humility, and TEACHING. You learn so much from children because of their nature. I let them show the way...every student teaches the teacher, how to teach them and how they want to be taught. It is our job to listen and learn as well.
I begin with a meeting. A meeting about you...How you are doing this fine day. We will make GREAT MUSIC together and learn more about music and the world's vibrations together. I want you to tell me what it is you want me to teach you, and in the process I will learn how you learn. You teach me while I teach you; then the music will flow from ALL DIRECTIONS! =) My philosophy is a simple one. "If you put the work in you will improve." We will go at the pace that you desire and what you show me you are prepared for.
I am a passionate musician, and in my opinion you cannot make music without PASSION! We will find and explore your passion so you music can be unbridled and free of constraints. I believe in a balanced approach to musicianship, production, singing, etc. I will teach you the classic way, how to read notes and things of that nature; but I will also teach improv and pre-thinking so you can make your own unique sound. A MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND I LONG TO HERE...FREEDOM IN VIBRATION! Feel free to bring in any music you want to learn...I want you to enjoy our experience as much as I DO!
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