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Todd R In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk

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Todd R In Home In Studio
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Bachelor Degree: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, other: Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Awards:

2 time recipient of Jazz Performance Scholarship (WCM)

Overview:

I'm an experienced, fun multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of teaching and performing. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UW-Milwaukee and studied music at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. I have performed with many national acts throughout the US and Europe and also have collaborated with many artists as both a co songwriter, performer and producer. I enjoy guiding students to reach their musical goals and structure lessons to be very individualized for students and their interests.

EXPERIENCE

I started teaching privately close to 20 years ago and it has led me to teach in a variety of settings. I have taught in both public and private school and individual and group lessons. I encourage students to develop a consistent practice schedule and also create very individualized curriculum for students and their musical goals. I keep students motivated by engaging their interests while developing their technique, love of the instrument and musicality. Students are encouraged to learn from a variety of sources and genres to become well rounded.

METHODS USED

I start beginning students with both a method book and a blank manuscript which we use to journal weekly. The method book is to instill a variety of fundamental skills while the manuscript (or materials saved and shared in google drive) is used to be a fun way of focussing and developing each student's individual trajectory. More advanced students may or may not require a method book per se but may be referenced to a variety of sources dependent on their current level of development. The combination of these two parts of curriculum help develop a student's person needs and musicality.

LESSON STYLE

I enjoy guiding students to their specific goals and helping them gain understanding of their instrument and also of their own innate musicality. I tailor all lessons to meet both of these areas and find that it not only helps students motivate but also learn to engage their instrument in a way that is both fun and rewarding for themselves. I encourage students to have an open mind especially in regards to genre and what can be gained by broadening our musical palette as they build their practice and fundamental skills.

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Beth L.

5

Great!!!

Review posted on Jun 16, 2020

Sebastian G.

5

He taught very fluidly and paid close attention to make sure I understood what he was saying. He definitely takes his teaching seriously and I look forward to more lessons.

Review posted on Jun 16, 2020

Rebecca B.

5

He took the time to learn the song I wanted to learn and he was so positive and responsive to the pace I wanted to go.

Review posted on Jun 16, 2020

Debbie M.

5

Todd, tailored my lessons to my ability. He would show me what to play, then send emails of those notes. I could practice until the next lesson. He asked what songs I had an interest in playing, then he worked with to accomplish my goals. I would HIGHLY recommend him as he will work as fast or slow depending on your skill level. I believe he adapts, and has great patience.

Review posted on Jun 16, 2020
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