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Ian K In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk, Electronic, Reggae, Swing, Marching Band, Punk

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Ian K In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Funk, Electronic, Reggae, Swing, Marching Band, Punk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM William Paterson University, Music Studies Major, Music MgMt Minor

Awards:

2008-2012 NJSGA Caddy Scholarship awards

2006- Toured with local rock group Graffiti

2004-2005 Scotty K, Productions. Head of booking shows and running concerts in NJ

2012 Performed in NYC Avery fisher music hall with William Paterson university Choir

Overview:
Hi there this is Ian. I began taking clarinet lessons at the age of 12 years old. From then on I branched out to other instruments including guitar and piano. I have been the lead vocalist of Rock bands including Graffiti NJ and S.T.O.R (The Sun Thugs of Rebellion). I studied under various teachers including Danny Roselle (Crash moderns) as well as Dave Feddoc, Chris Bloom, Gene Segal, Igor Ramos, and Stephen Hart (Les Miserables, Metallica Philharmonic Orchestra). In 2013 I graduated from William Paterson University with B.A. in Music Studies with a minor in music management. In 2012 I completed an in depth internship with 5 time Grammy award winner Glen Velez. Music is my passion because its fun and it is a life long journey where you keep expanding and learning more. I hope to pass on my knowledge that I have accumulated from years of lessons and university to students and friends.
EXPERIENCE
When I was 15 years old I began teaching to a few kids I knew from high school on guitar. I also began teaching my friend Max Kroll's little brother who was only in 3rd grade at the time. I continued teaching on and off for money and just for friends who wanted to learn throughout the last ten years. I believe like anything else teaching music lessons is about networking and keeping a positive reputation so students will refer me other students. I hope to teach students techniques as well as music that I have written and enjoyed playing over the last few years. I Compose music that is challenging and diffuclt to play and then teach people my compositions. Not everyone is musically gifted but not everyone that is musically gifted can harness their gifts. I hope to help students achieve their best musical capabilities.
METHODS USED
I believe in music lessons there must be a balance. Especially on an instrument like guitar. Lessons should consist of a list of certain things almost like a checklist. First there is warm up and tuning. To make sure you are warmed up and in tune there are exersizes I like to start with my students. Once they are feeling warmed up I like to move on to sight reading and notation reading (practiced and unpracticed material) as well as scales, intervals, and arpeggios. I believe every student will be on a slightly different skill level and want to accomplish different goals. I am very goal oriented and with music I want to help my students practice, learn, achieve their goals, and most importantly I want them to have fun and enjoy playing music.
LESSON STYLE
For my teaching goals I like to help my students learn the instrument from the basic fundamentals. I believe music is like building a house and it is important to start with fundamentals in order to construct a strong foundation for musical knowledge. I like to teach proper technique and playing standards so my students will learn correctly and not have to go back and relearn things and relearn their technique. I like to teach them the correct way so they have the proper foundation to branch out and broaden their musical horizon. Every student is slightly different so I like to assess each student on their needs, goals, skill level, and preferred teacher's style.
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