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Ronald A.

Morrow, GA

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Roosevelt University
Music Compositon

Education

Roosevelt University (Music Compositon)

About Ronald

Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size or attributes. So, it is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar: right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation. However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily.

I try to divide the work evenly between performance and technical issues. Fingerboard knowledge is central, preceding all else in importance, and will be complete. Scale and chord study links all of music theory, song analysis, song performance issues, left and right hand technique and improvisation. And some of these issues involve drills and speed studies.

I am an experienced professional with a background in music education, music composition, theory and arranging. My music education started with preteen studies with a local drum and bugle corps and in-home piano lessons. By high school I was singing in the school choir and playing baritone horn in the band and viola in the orchestra. Later, along with playing in an assortment of club and event bands, recording tracks for Al Greene, various artists at Chess Records and Muzak and an assortment of soundtracks for product commercials, I formally studied Music Composition at Roosevelt University, Music Education at Chicago State University and Jazz Studies (arranging, history and jazz performance) at Governors State University. The experience at Governor's State University led to a successful competition at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival which, in turn, led to an invitation to play the Montreux Jazz Festival.

My first teaching experiences were informal as the marketing was all "word of mouth" until I signed on at the Park Forest Conservatory of Music, where my maximum load grew to 45 weekly students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and areas of interest. At that time I taught classical guitar. That was in the early 1970s. Today I focus on popular styles: jazz, rock, blues and country. And I now accept students from the age of 10 and up, since younger hands are not strong enough to learn the physical aspects of guitar without very special attention. I can teach all styles, up through the intermediate levels, but only accept advanced jazz students.
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24 hours notice required

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Travels within 0 miles of Morrow, GA 30260
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Composition (Music),
General Music,
Guitar,
Music Theory

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Composition (Music)

I studied classical music composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago IL and Jazz arranging and composition at Govenors State University in Park Forest IL. I have arranged countless songs for various jazz and pop bands and performances.

General Music

I completed the Music Educator course sequence at Chicago State University. I majored in Music Composition at Roosevelt University. I majored in Jazz Studies at Governors State University.

Guitar

I studied Classical Guitar Performance and Music Composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago IL and Jazz Performance and Jazz Arranging at Governors State University in Park Forest Illinois.

I played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Notre Dame Jazz Festival (My Ensembles won 9 of 12 awards).

I have played countless folk, jazz and pop "gigs" over the years.

I taught beginners and intermediates guitar students at the Park Forest Conservatory of Music. I am currently teaching private students and I host 2 bi-monthly group guitar classes.

I am currently writing a guitar method.

Roosevelt University
Music Compositon

Education

Roosevelt University (Music Compositon)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$60.00- 1.0 hr $35.00- 0.5 hr

Travel policy

Ronald will travel within 0 miles of Morrow, GA 30260.