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Osmond B In HomeHome
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Instruments: Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Accordion, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

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Osmond B In Home
Instruments: Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Accordion, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
Levels Taught:

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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Trinity College of Music ( London ), Piano Performance Certificate Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music ( UK ), Piano Performance Certificate

Overview:
I grew up in the West Indies.  This explains my easy -going, "no problem" attitude. I have performed as a piano soloist  at various venues around the world ( churches,hotels, cruiseships, concert halls ) Despite having had classical piano training via Trinity College of Music and the Royal Schools of Music at an early age, I have always appreciated  music of every genre. So as a child I took the responsibility of learning to play other styles on my own.  It quickly became obvious not only to me but to my fellow classical students that I had a huge advantage over all the other students in the real music world, because I could appeal to a much wider audience.   Over the past 30 years I have stayed true to this concept in all things musical ( including teaching ).  I have performed at many different venues all over the world ( fom hotels to cruiseships,to concert halls.).  I have also taught many students around the world. Not every audience likes the same type of music so the performer has to be versatile.   Similarly, not every student likes the same kind of music so the teacher should be able to adapt.   The same thing applies to teaching methods.   The same method doesn't work with every student. Instead of using existing method books which may or may not contain music that the student can relate to, I like to use the favorite songs of the student.  Once the student makes known his/her request I then create an arrangement of that particular song and tailor it to suit their level ( beginner ,intermediate,advanced ).  This ensures a high level of interest  and motivation on the students part.   For those students who insist on using method books I'm OK with that too ( So the traditionalists are welcome too). I am very familiar with all the major methods including Suzuki,Kodaly,Orff and Dalcroze.  All aspects of musicianship are taught in my class ( sightreading,transposing,theory,technique,memorization,playing by ear etc.)
EXPERIENCE
Despite having had classical piano training via Trinity College of Music and the Royal Schools of Music at an early age, I have always appreciated  music of every genre. So as a child I took the responsibility of learning to play other styles on my own.  It quickly became obvious not only to me but to my fellow classical students that I had a huge advantage over all the other students in the real music world, because I could appeal to a much wider audience.   Over the past 30 years I have stayed true to this concept in all things musical ( including teaching ).  I have performed at many different venues all over the world ( fom hotels to cruiseships,to concert halls.).  I have also taught many students around the world. Not every audience likes the same type of music so the performer has to be versatile.   Similarly, not every student likes the same kind of music so the teacher should be able to adapt.   The same thing applies to teaching methods.   The same method doesn't work with every student
METHODS USED
Instead of using existing method books which may or may not contain music that the student can relate to, I like to use the favorite songs of the student.  Once the student makes known his/her request I then create an arrangement of that particular song and tailor it to suit their level ( beginner ,intermediate,advanced ).  This ensures a high level of interest  and motivation on the students part.   For those students who insist on using method books I'm OK with that too ( So the traditionalists are welcome too). I am very familiar with all the major methods including Suzuki,Kodaly,Orff and Dalcroze.  All aspects of musicianship are taught in my class ( sightreading,transposing,theory,technique,memorization,playing by ear etc.)
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is based on 3 of my core beliefs. (1) The student is the most important person in the class  ( This is why I do not force  a particular method on every student. I adapt to each student's learning style).  (2) Music should be fun ( This is why I chose music that the student can relate to ) (3) Every task can be easy or difficult.  Every single task has a pattern that, if you know it, makes the task very easy. ( This is why I reveal these patterns to my students and these patterns make them learn easily,naturally and rapidly)(Most of my beginner students learn to play a complete song with both hands in their very first lesson------Why?------PATTERNS ). To see some of my students in action, check out my youtube channel created exclusively for future students of Osmond Brown. Follow  this  link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnjPRLL_-XmQnDKpCXOvCGQ When you get to the web page , click on "play all". You will then be able to see and hear my students.
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Lashawn Thomas

4

He was polite and knowledgable.

Review posted on Sep 17, 2019

Brandi Greenidge

4

He has help our child find a love for piano

Review posted on Aug 10, 2019

Latasha Henderson

5

Excellent teacher. Patient and thorough. Teaches the kids songs that they love to keep them engaged and excited to learn more. They are just having fun but the technical skills and knowledge they are gaining are a wonderful bonus.

Review posted on Feb 16, 2017

Elise Merritt

5

Awesome, patient and kind! God bless!!

Review posted on Oct 17, 2016

Anna Peters

5

3 lessons in and we are very pleased!!

Review posted on Sep 30, 2016

Frank Avery

5

Ozzie is the absolute best choice you could have chosen for me. His personality is affable, matched with kind patience and many varied skills. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone, young or old alike.

Review posted on Jul 22, 2016

Libby Gray

5

Relaxed , flexible and intuitive teacher Thanks!

Review posted on Mar 23, 2016

Rosalinda Collins

5

Osmond has been a joy to work with as an adult learner. I am unable to continue these classes at this time, but I would recommend Osmond to others.

Review posted on Nov 23, 2015

Kari Vance

5

Osmond is a fabulous teacher! My daughter loves her lessons, she has learned so much already. He makes it fun for her and she actually enjoys her piano practicing now!! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to fall in love with piano.

Review posted on Nov 12, 2015

Christina Wiedersheim

5

My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Mr. Osmond. He makes it fun and she has already learned several songs in just a few lessons.

Review posted on Oct 28, 2015

Jaima Woodiwiss

5

Having taken 6 years of piano lessons myself when I was young, I am very happy with Osmond teaching my daughter. He is very personable and helping her to enjoy piano. My daughter loves the fun songs she gets to play and I really appreciate how he is integrating even in the first month fingering, chords, beats, and hearing the music. She's getting a very well rounded training and she's loving it!

Review posted on Oct 15, 2015

Kelly Smith

5

Mr. Osmond B is amazing. He has a technique that allows the student to start playing a song she recognizes the very first lesson. After a few weeks, the song has progressed and the student gets to pick another song to learn. I would highly recommend him.

Review posted on Oct 15, 2015

Kimberly

5

My daughter absolutely loves Mr. Osmond, he has a style of teaching which she really resonates with, we are very happy!

Review posted on Jul 07, 2015

Suzette

5

Osmund is a great, patient teacher. He makes learning fun while challenging my daughter.

Review posted on Jul 06, 2015

Nanci

5

I got lucky when you sent me Osmond. He is so great. I love his gentle manner and I learn something new with each lesson. He boosts my confidence and he has the patience of a saint. Thank you.

Review posted on Mar 18, 2015

Kari

5

Osmond is really good with my daughter who is 9 and a beginner. She has learned so much in just a few lessons so far. He has great teaching techniques and lots of patience.

Review posted on Mar 02, 2015

Iankomosinski

5

Mr. Osmond has had just a few lessons with my four year old and he has demonstrated great patience with him and understanding. My son has a great interest in music but still the attention span you would normally think a four year old has. I can't get over how much he has learned in four classes, five songs and the types of notes and where they are on the piano and more.....my son really enjoys his teaching and looks forward to his lesson every week!!

Review posted on Nov 22, 2014

Sammorin

5

My son responds to him very well and always looks forward to his lessons with Osmond.

Review posted on Nov 14, 2014

Devin

5

“Osmond is a great piano teacher. He is very instructive and fun to learn from. I have learned many songs of my choice from him. He amazes me with his skills and how well he teaches them to me.

Review posted on Sep 21, 2014

Karen

5

This guy is everything he is advertised to be AND MORE. I am a beginner and I was very pleased to hear myself playing one of my favorite songs (all the way through) after the first lesson.

Review posted on Sep 02, 2014
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