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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Voice lessons in Albuquerque . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Instruments: Piano Voice Trumpet Trombone Clarinet Drums Euphonium Tuba Orchestral Percussion
I also teach private lessons at a local studio, and I can be found in Old Town on Wednesday and sometimes Saturday nights jamming with the Jazz musicians of this wonderful city. I have taught choir and band from the 5th grade level all the way up through high school including subjects like music theory, jazz band, treble choir, marching band, and percussion ensemble. I have also taught general music from kindergarten up through 5th grade, and assisted bands at the university level. Read More
I've fronted bands and sang solo with guitar in many venues, sang on KUNM live 4 times, studied voice in NYC with Carrie Richter, was a radio announcer/DJ ( WNYU, Radio London, Arizona's KSUN). I'm a musicologist,articles on rock roll published in Crawdaddy Magazine, a monograph on the natural history of R B completed and a book on the best pop tunes of the last century in the works. If you have a passion for singing, Ill try to inspire and guide you to dig deep into the world of song, to do your best and be your best doing what you love. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Bass Guitar Ukulele Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I love setting lofty, reasonably challenging goals for my students and giving them music they think is too hard to play, and then watching their faces light up when they hit all the right notes they didn't know were possible to hit. I have multiple guitars of varying sizes for children and beginners, an upright piano (pictured), stage equipment, recording equipment, keyboards, tuners, strings, etc. I incorporate proper instrument care, music history and love convincing students to love new genres, styles and cultures of music. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Voice Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
For beginning students who are children, I usually start with simple things as rhythm exercises that awake their musical aptitudes, and also a couple of musical games that allow the children to learn music but still have fun and bring the possibility to engage a very intimate relationship with their instrument. For youngsters and adults, first of all, I try to find out their primary interests and musical preferences, in order to establish a clear and safe path to approach their learning process. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Bass Guitar Synthesizer
I want everyone to feel that they can learn music and that music can be fun to learn and grow in. So I strive to learn how a student learns and do my best to cater my teaching style and the materials I use to help them learn tothe way they learn. For example, if you are a repetitive learner than I will try to solidify the techniques by teaching those techniques over and over again until they areabsorbed. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice
For beginning piano students, I use Alfred's All-in-one Piano Course books. These books combine repertoire and theory, thereby cutting down on the number of books a new student needs to purchase. I use a variety of materials for voice students. I may ask that my voice students purchase books of repertoire that contain songs useful for building on their strengths and working on their weaknesses. However, I also have an extensive music library in my home studio. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Flute Bass Guitar Organ Synthesizer Lap Steel Guitar Banjo Ukulele Conga Latin Percussion Keyboard Electric Guitar Djembe Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I would say practice makes perfect because the more you practice and the less slop you let get by then the better off you will be in the end. If you practice along with a metronome that helps out alot for when you find a drummer. Also playing along with a cd if you are trying to make it sound just like the original help out alot, If you practice just a little a day until you feel satisfied that will go a long way eventually. just 15 minutes a day is better then picking up your guitar once a week when you come to a lesson.
Have any of your students won awards or been selected for special honors? How have they succeeded?
My students all win awards by me but only won has went out and won actual awards for playing proficient in his band class!
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
Teaching varies from student to student because there are no two students alike. For those who have no idea about anything to do with the guitar i start from scratch with the basics and i show them what every part of the guitar is called and why it is the way it is, also how to tune a guitar as well as learn the strings and notes. For more advanced students i skip that jazz and i simply ask them if they want to learn more songs, notes, scales, chords, theory. Whatever they are interested is what i focus the most on while throwing the rest in along side it.
What is your dream piece to perform and why?
My dream piece to preform is something i have been working on all my life. its a working progress and i just let it come out when i comes out. i hope it is well worth the wait!. as far as cover songs, my favorite song to play would be the duel from the crossroads because i remember watching that as a child and i fell in love with the fast guitar leads after a whole movie of slow blues! my favorite acoustic song to play is dust in the wind because its just so musch fun for me to play and i love having fun while playing!
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
If i was not a musician i would be trucking because my father was a trucker and i love traveling. Music keeps me from being bored also
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Music runs in my family on both sides. On my mothers side there are a lot of rappers, accordionists, and my older cousin who inspired me is a guitar player. On my dads side i know he played piano and guitar, his sister also played the piano. My sister tried to play the guitar but she was never interested enough to stick with it. my daughter has been in music classes since she was a baby and she loves to sing. she also plays the drums, ukulele, and guitar. my sisters son also bands on the drums!
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Singing is a physical endeavor that requires effort, strength, and coordination. The musculature of the voice is very delicate so it is important to sing using safe techniques. Forcing or pushing the voice is a common cause of vocal fatigue and should be avoided. Check for tension or constriction in the throat, as this is sign of bad technique. The extrinsic muscles of the voice (neck, jaw, and cheeks) should be relaxed and there should be no discomfort of pain when singing. The best way to avoid vocal fatigue or injury is through warm ups, sleep, and hydration
Voice lessons in your home offer a convenient and practical way to master the art of singing. Voice lessons in your home require a piano or keyboard so that the teacher can use that to conduct your lessons. Whether you want to learn classical voice, jazz, pop, or musical theatre styles, the instructors in our network can provide you instruction on what songs would suit your voice best.
Taking singing lessons at an early age can be a great advantage in the vocal development of students. Young students can get a head start in their singing abilities as they will learn from an early age how to hear and recreate pitch, work on their timing, start to build strength and coordination in their singing, develop a good understanding of how the voice works, learn music theory, and can be exposed to a variety of styles and musical genres. We recommend that students take lessons from about the age of 11 or 12, as not to place too much pressure and strain on their voices before they have fully matured.