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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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