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Gary B In HomeHome
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet
Styles: Classical, Pop, Blues, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Showtunes

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Gary B In Home
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet
Styles: Classical, Pop, Blues, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Showtunes

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BA in Music from Houston Baptist University
Awards:

-Full scholarship in music at HBU -Male vocalist winner on television's Star Search

Overview:
I was always able to sing. I started piano in the 5th grade. I played trumpet in high school and made all state band 3 years in a row. I attended college at Houston Baptist University where I received a full scholarship to study music. Once I graduated I was immediately hired to do a national tour which was followed by 5 others. I perform on Broadway also. I was in 22 performances at Theater Under the Stars in Houston. I was then on television's Star Search and won. I'm an avid gardener and musician.
EXPERIENCE
I attended college at Houston Baptist University where I received a full scholarship to study music. Once I graduated I was immediately hired to do a national tour which was followed by 5 others. I perform on Broadway also. I was in 22 performances at Theater Under the Stars in Houston. I was then on television's Star Search and won. I started learning about music and music theory since the 5th grade. I have fine toothed my craft and now am a consummate musician. I most recently worked for TUTS teaching music theory.
METHODS USED
I teach piano classically by reading music and patterns. As we progress, sometimes the student gets disinterested. At that point, I introduce the chord method as well as the number system- having them play certain progressions as I prompt them to play. My teaching technique for vocal students are as follows: I find out what their forte is vocally and find out what key they sing a particular song in. I then teach them how to find a key they would sing a certain song in. My goal is to keep them playing or singing no matter what.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is to MAKE IT FUN. No punishment. I encourage my students to play or sing whatever they want with my help for the structure. For example: I'm teaching a student to date music theory. At one point 10 years ago when I was teaching a student theory, she completely shut down and wanted no longer to take piano lessons because of the difficulty of it. I had to completely change my game and switch over to the chord method. She now is a composition major at Berklee College of Music. Happy ending.
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Tom Burke

5

Gary is a great teacher and a caring person. He has been giving my son singing classes for several years. My son is now doing singing and piano lessons with Gary. My son was a complete beginner at piano and had little confidence. With Gary's support and instruction my son has gained confidence and is a competent pianist.

Review posted on Jul 21, 2018

Paula S.

5

Gary is an amazing music teacher!!! He has a calm and friendly manner that puts people at ease. As a result, his students are able to be themselves and learn at a fast pace. Gary often sings along with his vocal students, which not only makes singing fun, but helps the student focus on pitch and listening skills. Gary has a lot to offer any level and age of student.

Review posted on Jul 21, 2018

Jill

5

Gary has given voice lessons to my girls for years, now 14 and 17. They really enjoy working with him. His easy going, fun style helps them feel comfortable and they have improved so much with Gary's encouragement and wise expertise. He is about to begin giving lessons to my 8 year old son!

Review posted on Jul 21, 2018

Olivia Olmedo

5

Gary is the most amazing teacher ever. I have been with him for 10 years now and he has just taught me everything I needed to be able to go to Berklee College of Music. He really worked with me and my style to come up with a way to keep me interested. He is very sweet and funny so it is a lot of fun working with him. He is very advanced in theory and is extremely patient. 10/10 would recommend.

Review posted on May 18, 2018
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