Tired of being a slave to sheet music?
Before we go any further:
— You must be able to basically read music
— I teach in your home, on your piano or keyboard but ONLY in Pinellas County south of State Road 580.
— I charge $30 for a 45-minute lesson.
Everything I teach is directly related to performing. Yeah, a lot of it's theory but it's practical theory -- how the theory of it all relates to making music, not stuff you just memorize for no apparent reason.
Instead of having to read this:
You'll play from a lead sheet with melody and chord symbols like professional musicians do, and I'll show you how to fill in the rest to arrange a song the way you want it to sound:
You'll learn :
Harmony (chords) — the way chords relate to performance, not just a list for you to memorize
Voicings — so you can get a variety of sound out of what you play
Reharmonization — chords you use to replace and enhance basic chords for more interest
Fills — throwing in licks and runs to fill in the holes in the music...real showoff stuff
Improvisation — from creating a new melody to out-and-out soloing
Blues — the basis of much American music - you hear its influence in country, pop, rap and rock - from playing the blues itself to using blues licks in other tunes for cool effect
Styles — harmonies and rhythm patterns that define swing, rock, shuffle, bossa nova and latin
Plus, I'll give you Mp3 files with drums and bass (sometimes other instruments) as backgrounds for you to practice along with on an Mp3 player or your computer...like having your own band and more inspirational than playing along to the boring tick-tick-tick of a metronome.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-239-8131