Private lessons are available on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass guitar, double bass, and music theory and composition. Learn from a professional player/teacher that will get you results while you are still having fun in the process. I tailor lessons according to each individual student's needs, abilities, and goals. Lessons are in a no pressure environment and always rewarding. I hold a B.M. in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University. I teach all styles of music on several instruments, including Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Classical, and various styles of improvisation. I've been a private music teacher in Bergen County for 25 years and have been on the faculty of of several highly regarded music schools (see Bio).
Many references available.
-Beginners: Learn the fundamentals of your instrument, and music in general, in a clear and concise way. Start playing songs immediately.
-Intermediate: Develop technique so you can play the songs you always wanted to play, and learn theory to understand what you are playing. Learn how to play with other musicians.
-Advanced: learn to get more gigs and what's expected of you in various musical styles. If you are interested in majoring in music in college, I will get you prepared for all placement exams and courses.
-Learn a wide scope of "standards" and repertoire on all instruments.
-Learn how to write and arrange music.
-I help students prepare for auditions, recitals, school concerts, and gigs.
Did You Know:
Music study can help children understand advanced math concepts. Music involves ratios, fractions, proportions and thinking in space and time. A McGill University study found that pattern recognition, mental representation scores, self-esteem and musical skills measures improved significantly for students given music instruction over a three-year period.
-Young children with developed rhythm skills perform better academically in early school years.
-Research shows that music students are better equipped to comprehend mathematical and scientific concepts.
-High school music students score higher on SATs in both verbal and math than their peers.
-College-age musicians are emotionally healthier than their non-musician counterparts.
-A ten-year study, tracking more than 25,000 students, shows that music-making improves test scores. Regardless of socioeconomic background, music-making students get higher marks in standardized tests than those who had no music involvement. The test scores studied were not only standardized tests, such as the SAT, but also in reading proficiency exams.
-Later in life, music continues to provide hidden benefits. It even seems to help curb depression and loneliness in older people. A lifetime of music begins in childhood, and your child will never be more ready to learn than in these early years.
-Adults age slower in later life if they took at least five years of music lessons where they actively practiced.
-By far, the greatest benefit of music in life is the uplifting effect it has on the spirit.....