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Buzz A.

Learn Piano from a chart topping pianist/producer

Learn Piano from a chart topping pianist/producer

$50/hour

  • 42 hours tutoring

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My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help.

My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which...

My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help.

My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody.

For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

Piano lessons are given in my home and production lessons are held in my pre-production studio. Piano lessons take place on an upright piano.

I am an independent producer, writer, arranger, & keyboardist with over 35 years in the music industry. I appear on more than 150 CDs as performer or producer (2 received platinum certification).

During the 80's, I toured the world with the legendary Curtis Mayfield and during that time became staff producer for a record company. In the 90's, I focused on production & arranging, working with some of music's finest such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, & Ben E King to name a few.

I created a pre-production company in 1998. I have composed music for CNN, Delta Airlines, The Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel as well as for film and TV. My orchestration skills provided me the opportunity to score 2 songs for jazz pianist Bob Thompson and the West VA Symphony Orchestra.

In September of '05 I released my debut CD. Music from that release can be found in both film and TV .

In addition to my teaching, I continue writing and producing for various artists as well as composing music for independent film.


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Hampton University
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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

As a composer, I have scored 5 independent films, ranging from horror to comedy. I was also asked to score 2 songs for a Symphony Orchestra and jazz trio. My composition and arranging skills have been sought out by major and independent artists alike.

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Music Production

Music Production

I have worked for over 30 years as a music producer. I have produced some of today's major artists as well as many independent artists. My name appears on over 70 recordings as producer. I have had songs chart on Billboard's Hot 100 as well as the top 40. In addition, I have received 2 Golden Reel Awards for production as well as 2 RIAA Platinum certifications.

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Piano

Piano

I have been a professional piano teacher for over 17 years now. I studied piano with Dr Wilia Daughtery at Hampton University. Though a piano minor/composition major, I embraced piano and have earned recognition as a session pianist playing on literally 100s of today's popular cds. My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help. My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody. For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

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Piano

Piano

I have been a professional piano teacher for over 17 years now. I studied piano with Dr Wilia Daughtery at Hampton University. Though a piano minor/composition major, I embraced piano and have earned recognition as a session pianist playing on literally 100s of today's popular cds. My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help. My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody. For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

As a composer, I have scored 5 independent films, ranging from horror to comedy. I was also asked to score 2 songs for a Symphony Orchestra and jazz trio. My composition and arranging skills have been sought out by major and independent artists alike.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have worked for over 30 years as a music producer. I have produced some of today's major artists as well as many independent artists. My name appears on over 70 recordings as producer. I have had songs chart on Billboard's Hot 100 as well as the top 40. In addition, I have received 2 Golden Reel Awards for production as well as 2 RIAA Platinum certifications.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I was a theory/composition major in college (Hampton University) and have produced or played over 150 cds, 2 of which were platinum.
Piano

Piano

I have been a professional piano teacher for over 17 years now. I studied piano with Dr Wilia Daughtery at Hampton University. Though a piano minor/composition major, I embraced piano and have earned recognition as a session pianist playing on literally 100s of today's popular cds. My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help. My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody. For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

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Piano

Piano

I have been a professional piano teacher for over 17 years now. I studied piano with Dr Wilia Daughtery at Hampton University. Though a piano minor/composition major, I embraced piano and have earned recognition as a session pianist playing on literally 100s of today's popular cds. My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, let me help. My specialties include jazz, r&b, pop, EDM, modern, film scoring, sequencing, notation. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody. For those students who already actively play, I can help hone your skills, offer performance, recording and studio tips and techniques.

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Buzz definitely showed me that I didn't know as much as I thought or even half as much but showed me a great place to start and i am very confident in my choice in the tutor. Looking forward to learning as much as Buzz can teach.

Desmond, 2 lessons with Buzz

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