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John E.

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Calabasas, CA (91372)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
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As a multi-instrument musician/instructor I have a wide and varied, broadbased background and skill set as the result of my education and experience. My teaching methodology is a customized approach, utilizing an analysis of the students primary learning style combined with detailed awareness of the student/parents goals.

In addition to learning to play Guitar, Saxophone and Flute in and throughout Elementary, Middle and High Schools, I received additional training concurrently with private lessons and at the Honsinger Conservatory of Music in Michigan on a full scholarship. My curriculum at the Conservatory included: Wind Ensemble performances, Music Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Virtuoso Studies, Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet. I also began my professional career as a Sophmore in High School and performed with many Recording Artists such as James Brown, Al Green and Leonard B. Smith (Conductor/Detroit Philharmonic).

As a college student (Delta College, Michigan) I continued with courses in Stage Band (performance), Orchestra, Piano, Woodwinds, Percussion, Music Theory, Music Appreciation/History, Ear Training, and Sight-Singing.

My professional career experience includes: Studio Recording, Music Arranging, Music Instruction, Artist Management and Production Coordination. The Recording Artist clients in my current and former rosters include: Ike Turner Jr., Cuba Gooding Sr., The Dramatics, Ray Parker Jr., The Intruders, Al B. Sure Jr. and Brenton Wood.

Currently, I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Business Consultant in the Music Industry. My interests include Chess, Martial Arts, Reading (Science Fiction) and Natural Health Therapy. I have been happily married for 19 years and am father to 4 and grandfather to 3.

My motto is: Dedication to my clients/students success is a top priority.

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John’s subjects

Clarinet

I teach the B flat, Alto and Bass Clarinets. I have over 30 years of experience and 2 years of formal training.

Composition (Music)

I teach Music composition for Orchestra, Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Stage Band, Marching Band, Small Ensembles, Chamber Music and Jazz.

I have over 30 years of experience and 4 years of formal training.

Ear Training

Students will be taught how to listen to chords, intervals and scales and identify them by ear. They will also learn how to sing and sight-sing music notation.

I have had 30 years of Experience, and 4 years formal training.

Flute

I teach all Flutes: Bass, Alto and C Melody for all ages and styles.
I primarily use the Rubank Methods for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
Two of my Grade School students are in the All City Honors Orchestra for the Emmy Award winning Children's Music Workshop at the U.C.L.A. Music Lab. I have over thirty years experience.

Guitar

Guitar is the first instrument that I learned in the 3rd grade. I teach all Guitars: Electric, Bass, Spanish, Classical and Twelve String.
Topics covered include: Finger Picking Technique, Power Chords, Playing by Ear and Music Notation. Styles I'm familiar with include Classical, Rock, Jazz, Folk, R&B, Avant Guarde. I have over thirty years experience.

Music Theory

I teach applied Music Theory for all instruments and Voice: Harmony, Notation, Sight-Reading, Sight-Singing, Counterpoint, and Composition. I have 30+ years of experience and 4+ years of formal music training.

Piano

I teach Piano Keyboard for Non-Pianists, Keyboard Theory, Correct Scale and Chord Fingerings.

Topics include: Diatonic Scales (Major and Modal, etc), Artificial Scales (Whole tone and Diminished, etc., Left Hand Bass with Blocked Chords for the Right Hand, Left Hand Chords with Melody for the Left Hand, Improvised Solos and Accompaniment. I can teach all styles and genres.





Saxophone

Saxophone is my main instrument. I've received intensive Classical training in Virtuoso Studies with The Honsinger Conservatory of Music, Michigan on full Scholarship. As professional, I've worked with many top name Jazz and R&B Recording Artists.

Topics include: The Altissimo Register, Circular Breathing, Overtones, Jazz Improv, Reed Making, Instrument Repair and False Fingerings for Multiple Tone Production.

I teach all Saxophones: Soprano, Alto, Baritone, Bass and C Melody.

Years of Experience: 30+
Years of Formal Music Training: 4+

Songwriting

Students will learn how to use the Thesaurus and Rhyming Dictionaries for Lyric Writing. They will also learn traditional and non-traditional Songwriting format. Song melody and background harmony will be covered in great detail.

Other Topics Covered: Copyright Registration, Performing Arts Organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc.) The Anatomy of Hit Songs, Song Marketing, Home Studio Production Techniques and the Legalities of Collaborations.

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Education

CHADWICK UNIVERSITY (Business Admin.)

CHADWICK UNIVERSITY (MBA)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 30 miles of Calabasas, CA 91302.

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