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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Punk

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Dwight H In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Punk

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 6-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BA, Hampton University, Music Performance
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2013-Present: Played bass for rock group "Throwdown Syndicate". Have been touring east coast steadily. 2012-2014: Played bass with rock group "Above The Silence". 2009: Played drums with local jazz group "Highly Integrated Jazz Unit". 2005-2008: Performed with Hampton University Orchestra. 2004-2008: Hampton University Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo Leader.

Overview:
Since I took my first piano lessons as a child, I've dedicated my life to learning as much as I can about music both inside and outside of school and spreading the joy to others. I have been performing consistently with groups since my teen years: first jazz combos, ensembles and University orchestras, and more recently rock and metal acts. I have extensive experience touring, and encourage students to draw on my knowledge as both a studio and live performer. My home studio is well furnished, and has a selection of electric guitars and basses, a full-size upright piano, and a 5-piece Pearl drum kit.
EXPERIENCE
I've been teaching private music lessons since I first started college in 2004. I've taught at community centers, afterschool programs, and music stores since graduating in 2008, and started my own home studio about 2 years ago. I like to teach the rudiments, as the fundamentals of music and of one's instrument provide the solid base upon which all else is built, though I also stress creativity for all my students. I encourage students to draw from many genres of music, and not limit themselves to one style or method of playing. I feel that through a synthesis of all the elements of music, students can find their unique sound and reach their true potential as musicians.
METHODS USED
My approach varies depending on the student's skill level and chosen instrument, but for beginners I always try to get them familiarized with their instrument: teaching them the basics of reading music and how to navigate the different keys (or strings, etc.). From there I start teaching various musical concepts, the rudiments of music theory, and begin introducing them to different styles of music. When the student is advanced enough, I start having them run through my own custom designed technique and skill drills, and have them start selecting music that they would like to perform on their own. Once the student is comfortable with solo play, I gear lessons towards learning how to play in a group, soloing and improv, songwriting, forming a band, and making your own album. I use a combination of standard techinique manuals and my own teaching material that I feel covers some of the holes left by the books that are out on the market.
LESSON STYLE
The most satisfying moment as a teacher is when a student finally "gets it", and for students, I find that lessons are the most fun when the student feels capable and not overwhelmed. I like to challenge my students and encourage them to exceed even their own expectations of their abilities. With this in mind, my overall teaching philosophy emphasizes gaining technical mastery over the student's chosen instrument, strong music reading and theory skills, along with creativity and improvisation to turn them into well rounded players who can hold their own in just about any music setting from the stage to the studio.
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Shameka Abney

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Mr. Dwight H. l is a great instructor!! He is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. The environment is always very welcoming and my children look forward to their lessons every week.

Review posted on Mar 13, 2016
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