Music Education Programs

I offer Lessons in the following areas of interest:

Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer
Includes Kids Piano, pop and rock piano, and jazz piano, depending on the goals of the student.  I also have extensive background in gospel piano, and in keyboard techniques in worship.  You will not only learn to read printed music, you will also learn to play by ear, and improvise based on the structure of a piece.  You will also learn how to play from lead sheets and chord charts, as well as read and write using the Nashville Number System, as professional musicians do.

Bass Guitar 
From the very beginning, you’ll be exposed to a variety of rock, blues, country, and jazz styles.  In addition to reading guitar tablature, you’ll also learn how to read standard music notation, and play from the Nashville Number System.

ALL of our programs include a number of popular songs, in a variety of styles.  You’ll be exposed to many different genres, including rock, pop, country, jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel, as well as world music from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

All students enrolled in private lessons have many performance opportunities, both for studio recording as well as streaming internet shows.

Private Lessons are one-on-one, teacher and student.  Lessons are scheduled on the same day and time, each week for 45 minutes, and we will typically meet four times a month.  If there is a 5th week in the month, then there is no lesson that day.

Recording Techniques
This class is designed for the novice recording artist who would like to use computer based recording techniques to capture their own music at home.  We will study and use Apple Logic Pro X as our recording platform, because it is powerful and inexpensive.  Skills developed with Logic are easily ported to other industry standard tools, such as AVID Pro Tools, Presonus Studio One, and others.

Students will learn to record and edit audio, record and edit MIDI, apply effects, mix and master a finished product.  The class is very hands on and all participants will get experience with all aspects of the process.

Studio Equipment
We have a fully equipped professional studio that is ideal for our learning environment.  We have a selection of Yamaha professional keyboards and synthesizers, including a CP70 electric grand piano, a P115 digital piano, a DX7 synthesizer, and a Motif rack synthesizer.  We also have Roland XP80 and Juno-D synthesizers, as well as a Roland D-110 rack synthesizer.  For monitoring, we have Yorkville and Roland studio monitor speakers, a Crown amplifier, and a Soundcraft 24 channel mixing console.  On the software side of things, we have a great number of virtual synthesizers by Yamaha, Roland, and Korg, among other makers.  We also have a selection of electric and acoustic guitars, and a very unique kid sized electric bass guitar!

Costs of Attendance
All lessons are billed by the month, and there is no distinction based on the number of lessons in the month.  You pay a firm, fixed rate.

Regular private lessons:
45 minutes, once a week — $140.00 per month