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Tom W In HomeHome
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Cello, Drums, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Avant-Garde

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Tom W In Home
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Cello, Drums, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Avant-Garde

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

MM, University of New Orleans, Jazz Studies BA, Rutgers Universtiy, Music

Awards:

2005-2007 Vice President Rutgers Choir

2013-2014 G.A. Jazz Studies University of New Orleans - Academic Scholarship

Overview:

My goal as a teacher is to make my students better musicians in every aspect. Ear training and sight-reading are the most important aspects in the music and I have figured out fun excercises to improve all students. My musical background is playing acoustic double bass and eletric for many New Orleans bands primarily playing traditional New Orleans music, jazz, funk, and blues. I have a Master's of Music from the University of New Orleans. Playing various styles of music in the New Orleans music has enchanced my ear and made me a top player amongst bass players in the city. My general focus as a teach is to find was that will stimulate your general interest in playing music.

EXPERIENCE

I have taught on and off for the last 6 years. I currently teach at a private studio a couple days a week in the afternoon since last August. Prior to August I have had students on and off in my home or at their homes. My experience has taught me that your best teacher is yourself. I can show you my methods, teach you theory and technique, but what is comes down to is find ways to stimulate yourself with practing. I suggest trying to play music with as many different type of instrumentalist as possible.

METHODS USED

My teaching methods are typical for begginers, I will teach you how to read and interpret chords. If a student is intermediate/advanced I am going to push more difficult material once I have figured out that it is understood by the student. I am in favor of playing a melody in every key, I believe it is a great way to learn a song by memory and helps everyone musicially, I still practice this method even today.

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style can be explained in one word: motivating. At times it is difficult to motivate a student in a home, studio, or classroom but I have found ways to motivate you to pracitce. For instance, if you like to learn and sing pop songs, I will say lets do it. Forget the books, lets learn what you want to learn. I can teach you whatever song you are looking to play and teach you a way to improve your skills to learn more songs.

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