following is a brief outline
of my teaching and some of the programs I have developed over the
begin by helping you develop
skills in improvisation, composing, arranging and playing by
You will have the technique and ability to create full rich
arrangements of your favorite music from Fake Sheets.
goal is to help
develop some strong reading skills.
the years I have learned over a dozen ways to practice that should help
overcome most obstacles in reading and learning new music.
reading skills are developed
in three areas:
Pieces (which take
approximately a week or
so to learn)
take several weeks to
cover the gamut of styles and
periods, from Classical to New Age to
Rock and Jazz to Latin and Ragtime. If you have any favorite
tunes or styles that you would like to learn, I will usually include
also provide opportunities for
you to perform with my band and computer
sequenced synthesizers, often at Recitals, or during your private and
lesson time includes:
(three half hour lessons a month)
(one, one hour group class a month)
those that would like a little extra help in developing some of the
foundational music skills, I have available a computer lab here at my
Sandy studio, as well as links to online programs that can help in
rhythm development, ear training and music theory. The advantages of
working with computers is numerous, the goal is to
internalize many of the musical talents, so being able to read,
interpret music fluently comes much more naturally.
learn more about my
teaching and schedule,
please email me or
and I will be glad
to talk with you about my program, or make an appointment to meet.