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James C In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Recorder, Fiddle, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Soul, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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James C In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Recorder, Fiddle, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Soul, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
PhD, Capella University, Leadership in Education MEd,Boston University,Music Education  BM, Southern University, Music Education Performance Certification, Music Productions/Computer Music Technology, Recording Institute of Detroit
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James's ensembles have competed and earned excellent and superior ratings in various music festivals across the state of Louisiana.

Overview:
Dr. Charles is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Relative to education and music education experience, he is a graduate of Southern University (B.M.E) and Boston University (M.M) and Capella University (Ph.D). Dr. Charles' teaching contributions spans over 12 years. As a result of his continued study and training in music education, he utilizes various teaching methods and classroom management strategies including those of Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, and Suzuki. James is certified to teach instrumental music in the several states.. Currently, James serves students in the DMV area. he also served as Master/Mentor teacher for students teachers in the music education program at Southern University. Dr. Charles has served as adjudicator of instrumental music festivals and clinician at various music seminars throughout the United States. In addition to his extensive music training at several institutions of higher learning, Dr. Charles attended the Recording Institute of Detroit. There he received his certification in music production and recording engineering. James brings enthusiasm and excitement to the learning environment. From Mozart to Maroon 5 all beyond, Dr. Charles assures that each lesson will present a wealth of knowledge that students will carry with them for a lifetime! Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of music immediately after getting acquainted. Answering questions such as" "What is music?" "How is music written?" and "How to get started on the instrument" are only a few steps along the journey of discovery in music. By 6 months, with desire, dedication, and discipline, the students will surely gain an aesthetic experience in music as evident through demonstrated musical growth and achievement.
EXPERIENCE
Dr. Charles has over 20 years of instrumental music experience relative to teaching, learning, and performing in various styles of ensembles. Introduced to music at the young age of 4, Dr. Charles was nurtured in musical upbringing that included exposure to many instrumental music greats as Maurice Davis (funk brothers and lead trumpet for Motown Records), Ted Davis (Midwest jazz master), Billy Hornet (Legendary trumpeteer),  and Anthony Iaanoconne (Aaron Copeland's pupil and composer).
METHODS USED
Dr. Charles utilizes a differentiated instruction style with the intentions of implementing the best approach for each individual learner for optimal students musical achievement. During his daily public service job, Dr. Charles teaches students ranging from ages 7-18. From theory to beginning or advance techniques, you can rest assured that all students will learn the fundamentals as well as performance techniques used by professional musicians around the world. With this in mind, the best method is a method that allow students to grow musically while thinking critically.
LESSON STYLE
Students taking lessons under the direction of Dr. Charles can expect to discuss theory and play instrument within the first 10 min of a session. Depending on the instrument, students may begin with warm-ups/rudimentary fundamentals. After warm-ups are completed, other lessons can range from etude practices, duets, scale memorization, tone developement, phrase awareness, plus many other elements that improves the students overall performance. In closing the lesson, students are given instructions that will be beneficial for the upcoming sessions. 
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Gregory Tinsby

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Dr. Charles works very well with young people. He has taught my son for 2 years on saxophone. My son now not only plays the saxophone, he is awesome at clarinet and flute as well! I believe if it was not for Dr. Charles's teaching, my son would only play saxophone. Bravo sir!

Review posted on Mar 21, 2015
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