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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Musical Theater, Electronic, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Jacob P In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Musical Theater, Electronic, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Ages Taught: 10-80
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Bachelor Degree: Shawnee State Univerisity

Overview:

I am very disciplined as a musician and highly creative. I believe in balancing technique and theory with creativity. I love to help my students expand thier talents, and develop their confidence and their own sense of musical authority. Composition is my main forte', but i also believe that theory and technique are important as they provide a musician with a broader pallet to draw from when creating original thier works. I provide a comfortable and fun atmosphere where a student can learn and grow without the fear of judgement or failure. I have almost 30 years of experience as a recording and performing musician.

EXPERIENCE

I have almost 30 years of experience as a recording and performing musician. I studied in Detroit, London and Los Angeles, and recieved my BA in music and Performing Arts in 20011. Since then I have made a living writing pop songs and movie soundtracks, performing and teaching. I consistently write 5 songs a week, and then select and develop the best material into a finished product. I continue to study all aspects of music from theory to technique to composition and performance. I chose to pursue music because it is a field that never gets dull since there is always more to learn. I believe the best teachers are also excellent students who never stop learning themselves.

METHODS USED

I teach all levels and my methods depend on the age and skill level of each student. Everybody learns differently and has different musical goals so I stay open-minded and tailor my lessons on an individual basis. for children and beginners, I focus on technique and very basic theory to get them started playing the songs they like. For intermediate students, I assess thier current skil level and breadth of knowledge so i can then help them expand and solidify thier musical groundwork. Then i guide them in whatever way they want to apply it rather it is performance, composition or academic. For advanced students, I help them fill in the gaps of thier knowledge and technique so they an master thier craft.

LESSON STYLE

My teaching stlye is somewhat versatile depending on the students own personality and individual needs. I believe that all students should be self-motivated, and if they are lacking in discpline and consistency, I help them get re-centered and rouse their enthusiasm again so that they can approach practice with enthusiasm and curiosity rather then appraoching like it is a chore. I feel that learning and playing music be, mostly, intrinsically rewarding because this is how the best results are achieved.

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