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Joel B.

Piano, Voice, and Composition Lessons - Patient, Creative, M.M. Degree

Tarzana, CA (91356)

Travel radius
25 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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Perform music you love while perfecting your technique! All skill levels, ages, and styles welcome! Lessons customized to your goals and interests!

Piano Program:

- Learn a variety of styles and a solid technical foundation - Real-world preparation for performing, auditioning, and accompanying - Experience the technique of the Russian Piano School for enhanced speed, comfort, and endurance - Regular performance opportunities through recitals

Voice Program:

- Learn a variety of styles and a solid technical foundation - Real-world preparation for solo performing, group performing, and auditioning - Songs transposed to match YOUR voice - Song accompaniment tracks and exercises provided for you to practice with - Regular performance opportunities through recitals

Composition Program:

- Write and produce music in a variety of styles - Studies in music theory and ear training - Real-world preparation for meeting deadlines and getting your music heard - Learn music recording and notation technology - Regular performance opportunities through recitals

About Joel:

I am a 28-year-old singer, pianist, and composer! I was approved and hired by the nation's leading lesson providers, Music and Arts and Take Lessons. I hold a Master of Music in Media Writing and Production from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Composition from Messiah College. I have 12 years of private piano study, and 6 years of professional performance experience, primarily in contemporary and traditional church music. I currently have a studio of 21 students, ages 6 to 63.

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Joel’s subjects

Composition (Music)

I have 2 years of private teaching experience in composition, teaching students ages 6-45 in various styles including classical, jazz, and rock. I am also an active composer for film and media. I have 6 years of performance experience, primarily in contemporary and traditional church music, and have studied piano for 12 years. I hold a Master of Music in Media Writing and Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Composition.

Music Theory

I have 2 years of private teaching experience in music theory, teaching students ages 6-45 in various styles including classical, jazz, and rock. I have 6 years of performance experience, primarily in contemporary and traditional church music, and have studied piano for 12 years. I hold a Master of Music in Media Writing and Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Composition.

Piano

I have 2 years of private teaching experience in piano, teaching students ages 6-45 in various styles including classical, jazz, and rock. I have 6 years of performance experience, primarily in contemporary and traditional church music, and have studied piano for 12 years. I hold a Master of Music in Media Writing and Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Composition.

In my lessons, I cover technical exercises, which include scales, broken chords, and relaxed wrist exercises from the technique of the acclaimed Russian Piano School. After this is completed, I cover the current repertoire of the student, which includes work in practicing, memorizing, and expressively performing various styles and genres of music. This includes reading music notation and also playing music by ear or with the use of a simplified chord chart.

Voice (Music)

I have 2 years of private teaching experience in voice, teaching students ages 6-63 in various styles including classical, rock, and musical theater. I have 6 years of performance experience, primarily in contemporary and traditional church music. I have completed 5 years of private voice study, winning 1st and 2nd place awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and am a featured soloist on 2 albums by the Messiah College Concert Choir. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Composition from Messiah College.

My lessons cover vocal technique, which includes such technical exercises as scales, vocalizations, breathing exercises, and diaphragm control exercises, as well as the basics of good posture and support. I then move on to the current repertoire (songs) of the student, which includes practicing, memorizing, and expressively performing various styles and genres of music. This may be done by reading music notation or by learning songs by ear. Also included are studies in diction and voice placement, which include vertical vs. horizontal vowels, voiced vs. unvoiced consonants, glottal attacks, and mouth shape. I also cover ear training concepts within the lesson.

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Education

Messiah College

Graduate of University of Miami (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joel will travel within 25 miles of Tarzana, CA 91356.

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