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Jack G In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Djembe, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Marching Band

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Jack G In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Djembe, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Marching Band

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

Master of Music, Brooklyn College,1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, York University, 1977

Awards:

 I have performance awards from Gigmasters.com

Wedding wire.com and Theknot.comcc

performed on many BROADWAY SHOWS. 

also worked with LIZA MINELLI,BEN VEREEN, NATHAN LANE, VANESSA WILLIAMS. 

MANY ROCK , REGGAE, R & B AND JAZZ BANDS, ARMY BAND, SYMPHONY AND OPERA ORCHEATRAS

Overview:
I have been an band and orchestra director for several decades and was director of  the brooklyn college big band for 4 years as a grad student.I am quite familiar with concert band,  jazz orchestra & symphonic as well as pop music repertoire .  I have a background of 8 years in percussion ensembles as well as having studied afro cuban, caribbean and indian music. I currently teach drum and percussion classes to children from 5-17 years olden have also taught a few children with autism and ADHD.  I can teach general music appreciation, history, theory, ear training,  and courses re: american music. I can conduct jazz band, symphonic, orchestra, rock band, pit orchestra or percussion ensemble classes as wells perform in musicals as pit drummer.  I  have had 40 years experience performing and directing orchestras in many music genres from broadway pit orchestra, big band jazz, pop,rock, latin, symphonic, military, percussion ensemble and more.  I love music and have performed in all kinds of music events from pop, symphony, opera, rock, big bands, broadway shows and national tours. I have taught hundreds of students drums and percussion since 1970s and will be able to bring a lifetime of performance experience to a teaching position. I play percussion, drums, and have also studied piano, guitar,saxophone,flute, violin and trombone.

EXPERIENCE
Extensive experience performing as part of the band of Broadway and Off-Braodway shows between the years of 1970-87 Military service: Canadian army band full time percussionist-1974-1977  Recordings : ABC TV, commercials for Duncan Hines, Chrysler, Lottery, Nevada Bank, and many rock bands. Teaching private students of all ages and levels for over 40 years. I PLAY PIANO, GUITAR, DRUMS, PERCUSSION, MRDANGAM, SAX, CONGA, BONGOS, DJEMBE. I HAVE TAUGHT FOR MUSIKALESSONS FOR 5 YEARS AND ALSO IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ( MONROE , EAST WINDSOR, MANALAPAN SINCE 2011. I AM CERTIFIED K-12 NJ SCHOOLS TEACHER ASLO.
METHODS USED

Books, CDs, DVDs Top 25 drum books. Classic Rock Masters Speed, power, soloing, reading drum charts Hands-on instrument lessons. I have drum sets, plus percusssion, in studio. I have piano and guitar and lots of top method books DVDs cds. I use YouTube videos for kids to play along to popular songs for all ages . Guitar Piano Drum Sax play along to web links or cds. Kids have fun st my lessons and learn to read and play . Students have placed in music colleges and top school band spots from grade 4-12.

LESSON STYLE
1.Lessons should be interesting, easy to understand, and progressive while moving in step  with  curriculum goals, making us of current and traditional  books, multi media and real  time activities. 2. Some students respond more to one sense or another : sound, touch, sight.... hands on. use of computer methods to help. 3. Give bigger challenges to those that are exceptional. 4. Contemporary music is very exciting for symphonic or jazz band.  There is much music available for a young audience using current  movie and tv themes, African, Latin American & Brazilian & New Orleans rhythms as well as pop arrangements for concert band or jazz orchestra , march band &  percussion class . 5. All students should be given the chance to learn new things if they are able to grasp the material.
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Ramya Kalyanram

5

He is good and friendly. My son looks forward for the class

Review posted on Aug 13, 2019

Maggy Ledesma

5

Excellent!!!

Review posted on May 18, 2019

VAISHNAVI

5

Mr Jack has is very friendly teacher. My son loves his Piano sessions with Jack. He always looks forward to have his lessons. we have seen great improvement in his skill. I would highly recommend him.

Review posted on Apr 15, 2019

Deborah Mangracina

5

Great Teacher with a lot of patience and knowledge of all aspects of music!! Jack helped sculpt my Son for the Rutgers Drum line!!

Review posted on Apr 13, 2019

Rosie

5

Mr Jack is a very friendly and patient teacher. My son enjoys and looks forward to his music lessons with him more than any other activity. We're so happy to be with an inspirational, trustworthy and flexible person like him.

Review posted on Apr 12, 2019

Patrick P

5

Hats off to Mr. Jack! In all the years of bouncing from one music school to to the next, Mr. Jack was the first piano teacher to get the kids to enjoy playing and want to learn. We still have trouble getting them to practice during the week, but finally now when we ask them to, they actually want to play and have fun whilst doing it. As a parent it was more my desire for the kids to learn this talent, and I’m glad that we found Mr. Jack who has help cultivate their interest.

Review posted on Apr 12, 2019

Mirza

5

As an adult, I have been taking drum lessons from Jack for over 5 years. My skills have improved tremendously during this time. Jack has introduced me to various styles of drumming. Highly recommended for kids and adults.

Review posted on Apr 12, 2019

Sean Sokolow

5

Jack is a wonderful teacher, inspirational. He is also a great person - trustworthy. You don't need to worry about anything if you have Jack as your teacher. Best to Jack and best to all his future and present students.

Review posted on Apr 12, 2019

Lisa D

5

We love Jack! He is very patient with our daughter - even though she is she when playing drums. He is flexible with his schedule and always excited to teach. Our daughter is learning more than she had before - but in a very fun way. He is extremely encouraging and willing to teach music we request. His many years of experience definitely shows - but being a drummer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. Jack definitely has patience and always keeps the lessons interesting. We can't say enough about how happy we are that we found him last year.

Review posted on Apr 12, 2019

Piano user

5

Awesome teacher

Review posted on Mar 30, 2019

Gennady

5

The teacher is very friendly and patient especially when he turns my son”s attention on his mistakes. Highly recommended.

Review posted on Mar 30, 2019

Gina G

5

I would recommend Jack to anyone who is interested in learning how to play an array of instruments. His credentials are very impressive. Jack is wonderful with my daughter, who is on the shy side. My 12 year old son loves how Jack plays current songs on the drums that are relevant to his age. He is flexible with days and times as well.

Review posted on Mar 30, 2019

Shahanaz Reddy

5

Jack is an excellent piano teacher! Highly skilled and very patient with kids. Have good understanding of students' potential and make them feel comfortable at all times. Easy to work with him(scheduling classes). Its pleasure to have him as my son's piano teacher!

Review posted on Mar 30, 2019

Annabelle Barnes

4

My children enjoy learning how to play keyboard and drums. He is very flexible if we have a need to modify our weekly lessons. He is normally prompt.

Review posted on Mar 30, 2019

Shahanaz Reddy

5

Great

Review posted on Jun 27, 2018

Noel Peters

5

I'm enjoying my guitar lessons with Jack very much. As a senior, I was very apprehensive about trying to learn a musical instrument at my age. Jack has been extremely understanding and is teaching me at a pace that is making my learning experience very enjoyable! I would highly reccommend Jack to any adults who are thinking about learning to play an instrument.

Review posted on Jul 07, 2017

Shobana Chellamuthu

5

Very friendly with my son and able to teach him very patient. It's been 2 nod class I feel my son already started to take up little faster th before.I highly recommend this teacher for the kids.

Review posted on Aug 23, 2016

Chintan Patel

4

Teaches well, patient and an expert.

Review posted on Jun 25, 2016

Arun Kumar Indrakanti

4

Jack is very patient and understanding...a very good teacher. My daughter feels comfortable with him and learns quite fast.

Review posted on May 25, 2016

Stephen

5

Jack is an experienced teacher who is very patient and understanding..my son is learning the piano and he really progressing at a very fast pace..Jack makes learning interesting and fun

Review posted on Feb 19, 2016

Deepti Yarlagadda

4

He is gud

Review posted on Oct 14, 2015

Khaz

5

Jack is a patient and great teacher and he has connected well with my son with the few lessons we had so far. I feel Jack is passionate about teaching drums and has a greater experience to share. The lesson timing also worked out great for us.

Review posted on May 19, 2015

Lisa

4

Jack is great with my son who seems to be coming along well.

Review posted on Mar 08, 2015

Sowjanya

4

He is a good teacher.

Review posted on Mar 02, 2015

Davidroche

5

Jack has been great in my leap from marching percussion to "kit"

Review posted on Oct 23, 2014
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