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Roosevelt C.

Washington, DC

$45/hour

"With Only Two Notes We Can Build a Song"

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Roosevelt is a one of a kind tutor. Creative and Skillful .
— Elaine, Silver Spring, MD on 11/20/11

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About Roosevelt

My name is Roosevelt. I'm a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts. I attended The University of the District of Columbia. I visited Hart School of Music in Hartford Connecticut for 3 months, also I visited Howard University where I was offered a scholarship.

Experience: Maury Elementary School in DC with their after study program. I volunteered teaching theory at USPS with various co-workers. I performed at various churches, halls and clubs using my own compositions and arrangements.
I tutored two students in bass and piano! My teaching methods combine physical practicing, along with theory. I have a 20 lessons to start, then another 20 lessons plans and so on. I do add scriptures in my lesson, because this is where the understanding comes in to play. A student cannot grow unless he/she understands each lesson.

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Roosevelt
My name is Roosevelt. I'm a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts. I attended The University of the District of Columbia. I visited Hart School of Music in Hartford Connecticut for 3 months, also I visited Howard University where I was offered a scholarship.
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Travels within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20019
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"Roosevelt is a one of a kind tutor. Creative and Skillful ."

- Elaine, Silver Spring, MD on 11/20/11

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Composition (Music)

I've taken music classes at University of the District of Columbia. One of the subjects was Composition.

I was tutored by a senior from Hartt School of Music.

I composed/arranged hundred of musical pieces and performed them.

I would teach the student scales:7 letter of the alphabet A-G.
I would teach accidentals: shapes and flats: Shape raise a note a half step, Flat lowers a note a half step.

I would teach clefs: treble and bass.
I would teach intervals: the distance from one note to the next.
What notes do I use? I would teach Key signatures. Esp. The key of C has no shapes or flats, A-G are the notes you use.
I would teach harmony: each note has its own chord that's assign to it. C=Cmajor7,D=Dminor7,E=Eminor7,F=Fmajor7,G=Gdominant7.
I would teach chords: 3 notes or more played together.
I would teach arpeggios: 1st,3rd, and 5th., which is a triad.
I would teach repeats: where a 1 or more is play over.
I would teach how to connect different part of the piece to another part.
I would teach accent: making a note shorter (staccato)use a (.), or softer (pianissimo) using a (p)
Encourage a student to practice, and what ever he comes up with to write it down.

I can't teach imagination.

Drums

I have completed the Hal Leonard All About Drums Book/CD Series.

I have been studying Drums for more than 20 years.

I have Taught/Instructed the drum section for a Jazz Youth Ensemble.

I have Taught/Instructed at church.

I've recorded many Gospel tracks and Some Jazz tracks, and perform live.

The Student will learn how to hold the drum sticks properly. Left hand drummers are in for a treat, because I am left handed, so the lefty student will get "extra" personal training.

Ear Training

While I was attending The University of the District of Columbia, and involved with the Hartt School of Music, and Howard University I studied Ear Training.

Ear Training offers the student the ability to regonize an array of musical colors, when analyzed and combined with your musical knowledge and understanding; you can hit the gruound running.

1. The student will learn to play in tune.
2. The student will learn how to recognize intervals, jump, leaps, mordents, turns, apeggios, and so forth.
3. The student will learn how to sit in on jam sections, pick up bands, and church gospel revivals, and so much more.
4. The student will learn to hear what's not played with the understanding that the inserted music is correct.
5. The student will learn how to pick up music off CDs, Radio, Nature, and Man Made Sounds by ear.

General Music

My Time at UDC was as a Full Music Major, which included Ear Training & Sight Reading, Piano, Private Bass lesson, Music Theory, and Jazz History, all while Performing 6 nights a week at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City.
Music is an art form whose core is sound and silence.

The student will learn about Pitch.
The Student will learn about Melody and Harmony.
The student will learn about tempo, meter, and articulation.
The sttudent will learn about Dynamics.
Music ranges from strict organized composition,and improvisational art form.
The student will learn the division of Music.
The student will learn the difference between Performing Art, Fine Art, and Auditory Art.
The student will learn why music can be an important part of people lives.
The student will learn what the Greeks and Indians philosphers thougths on Music.
The student will learn what the 20th century composer thought about music.
The student will learn what Musicologist Jean-Jacques Nattiez thoughts on music were.
The student will learn about Prehistoric music.
The student will learn what the Indian classical is.
The student will learn what are some the oldest prehistoric musical instrument are.
The student will learn what the oldest available musical notation is.
The student will learn music of Eqypt.
Did a Egyptians god create music?
Biblically: whose the father Harp and Pipe?
The student will learn who was the person who performed for king Saul.
What age did the Greek start teaching their boys?
In Greece a double reed instrument is called what?
In Greece a plucked string instrument is called what? The student will learn.
The student will learn what is the oldest completed musical composition.
The student will learn when did the advances in music start, and by whom.
The student will learn what a monophonic liturgical plainsong is called.
The student will learn when the Renaissance Period started.
The student will learn where the musician performed in the Renaissance Period.
The student will learn where some of the best composers came from during that time.
Northern France composers were called what?
The student will learn when the Baroque Period started?
Who was J.S. Bach?
The student will learn what musical form came from this period.
The student will learn what musical forms expanded during the Baroque Period.
The student will learn when the Classical Period started.
The student will learn what the Homophony Style is.
The student will learn what a Trio, String Quartet, Serenade, and divertimento are.
The student will learn the well known composers of Classical Period.
The student will learn when the Romantic Period started.
The student will learn what well known that were of the Classical & Romanic Periods.
The student will learn the Prevalent Theme of Romantic Period.
The Student will learn what art form evolved in the Romantic Period.
The student will learn what the Indian classical music is.
The student will learn what the Chinese Scale is.
The student will learn about 20th & 21st Century Music.
Where did Jazz originate?
What are some of the elements of Jazz?
When did Rock start, and from what forms did it come about?
The student will learn what derided from Both Jazz & Rock.
The student will the difference between Analog Music & Digital Music.
The student will learn what an unknown Composer's music is called.
The student will learn Ornaments of Music.
The student will learn what Trills can do.
The student will learn what Turns are.
The student will learn about Lead Sheets.
The student will learn how to Flesh Out or how build a tune from a Lead Sheet.
The student will learn about Improvisation.
The student will learn about Chordal Accompaniment.
The student will learn the Introduction to:
-Basic Musical Notation
-Basic Chord Construction
-Basic Musical Rhythms
-Basic Forms and Texture
-System of Major and Minor Tonality.
-Musical Syntax
-Monophony Sounds
-Polyphony Sounds
-Homophony Sounds
-Basic Piano Knowledge (since the piano range can cover All Musical Instruments).
-Appreciation for Basic Singing
-Appreciation for Basic Vocal Harmonies.
-Appreciation for the discussion on explaining how and why Music is Perceived.
-Improvisation and Jazz Concepts.
The student will learn where Professional Musicians Perform.
The Student will learn the difference between an Amateur and a Professional.
-The Instructor will lead the Student into the realm of Cognition. The mental process of knowing why or how music is analyzed, composed, and performed. The possible limits of musical systems. Touching upon understanding Naturnal musical ability. Also, understanding emotional concepts of music. For esp. deaf people can experience music by feeling the vibrations in their body By: This will learn the student learn.
-The Student will Sociology.
a. High Culture
b. Low Culture
-The Student will learn Musical Media and Technology.

Piano

I studied piano at The University of District of Columbia. I also had some private lessons. I was hired as a pianist for several local churches. I have written hundreds of songs for piano and voice.
I tutored several students male and female, and received high remarks from both.

Sight Singing

While I was at The University of the District of Columbia Majoring in music, I studied Sight Singing.

Sight Singing opens up a range of possibilities.

1. Sight Singing helps with Sight Reading. I will teach the student how.

2. Sight Singing helps the musician understand difficult passages in music. I will the student how.

3. Sight Singing helps the player to gauge and recognize intervals, apeggios, jumps, leaps, modents, turns, and the like. I will teach the student how.

Songwriting

I have been tutored and encouraged by my brother Arthur (who was a proficient poet).

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Roosevelt is a one of a kind tutor. Creative and Skillful . — Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Very Professional. He is serious about music and teaching music. Patient and Sensitive to the need of the parent and student. ...

— Elaine, Silver Spring, MD on 11/20/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Roosevelt will travel within 20 miles of Washington, DC 20019.