Guitar, Organ, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Online via Webcam
I teach private and shared lessons in my studio. Which is fully equipped for instruction and recording. If your not near my studio you can successfully learn LIVE-ON-LINE INTERACTIVE in REAL-TIME. I teach students all over the country and in 6 countries via the internet. I began private, formal training at age 11 yrs. At 14 yrs of age I was church pianist and organist. My professional carreer as a performer began in the early 70's and haved backed several national artist.
I am an improvisationalist and musicologist. There are many improvisational players but only a dozen or so nationwide that truly knows how to "Teach Improvisation". I am one of them..I use a combination of Formal academic training combined with "playing based" methods of coaching. You will become an accomplished and self-generative pianist..Don't be fooled with those trying to sell a one method of training. A Piano teacher must have the ability to coach students individually, all are unique, no student learns the same or at the same pace. My very talented and patient wife Mary teaches all piano beginners age 3 and up. We expect a parent to be present at the coaching session with all minor children. We sing along, have fun and encourage the family to support the student and be aware of their quickly growing skills at piano.
My Musical Education Background
Private training and lifetime performer.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach in my studio or your home. You will learn all piano genres and piano styles made famous by the legends..Country, Gospel, Blues, Boogies, Jazz, Swing, Pop, Ballads, contemporary praise and worship and very important accompaniment skills. Formal sight reading as well as playing right out of your own inspiration..Our goal is for you to be self-generate player..I show you the inside secrets the pros use in technique, licks, chops, and the easy science behind improvisation and composition..You will create your own style and I'll show you how the Pros improv over any song you choose to make it your own interesting piece.
From your first lesson you will leave playing a complete piano piece both hands together..No boring traditional rigid scales, or drills here..We get right to the fun stuff of playing songs and building an exciting playlist repertoire.
Private Piano Lessons are $25.oo per half hour lesson.
(If you reserve one month in advance, lessons are $80.00 monthly)
We discount for multiple family members..
Private Beginner guitar is $20.00 per half hour lesson.
(IF you reserve one month in advance, lessons are $60.00 monthly)
I also teach piano and guitar to the same student at only $40.00 per month extra. $120.00 per month total..
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
3 yrs years to Seniors and beyond. I also accept other piano teachers..I currently coach scores of piano teacher around the world wanting to learn all piano styles via the internet..
My Certifications and Awards
Licensed and Accredited Music Teacher.
My Musical Influences
My origin in music dates back to my gospel roots. However my first truly musical inspiration to persue a life as a pro was Floyd Cramer. Southern gospel and rock artists moved my soul, which was birthed from the blues. So my deep rooted interpretation of music evolves from the standpoint that if you can't perform from an emotional feeling, your audience cannot sense your soul and realness either. The 50's, 60's,and 70's made history. I teach students to become self generating pianist, so one creates their own style and expression. I help you draw on that within you. I can teach you the pro-techniques you'll need to know, to make the piano your companion and/or a life career. Call me personally.
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