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Chippenham College, England (Popular Music)
University of Leeds, England (Other)
I am a graduate of the University of Leeds in England, where I obtained myself a Popular Music degree. This degree spans three years of work (plus two more at an associate level) and covers many fields of excellence in the commercial music industry. The instruments that I specialize in are drums (twenty-two years' experience), guitar (fourteen years' experience), and keyboard (eight years' experience). I am also up-to-date with music technology, and can operate a desktop recording studio, live sound desk, as well as computer-based sequencing and notation programs.
On a professional level, I have worked in numerous recording studios as an Assistant Engineer, and practiced as a Line Technician for national touring bands in the UK. Since moving to the States, twelve years ago, I have worked solely as a Music Instructor, both privately and for a company. During the summer months, I manage a rock band program, which provides students with the opportunity of playing in a live band setting. Also, as part of the Music Matters Educational Program, I have been offering lectures and workshops in many schools around the Atlanta area.
I believe that I have a broad and unique level of expertise in music, with a degree in England that is not offered in the United States or anywhere else in the world. My objective is to offer my knowledge, passion, creativity, and overall expertise of music to you or your child.
I have self-published a series of method books for the drum set (plus one "anti-method"), focusing on a one-on-one lesson environment between a teacher and student. I am a graduate of the University of Leeds in England, where I obtained myself a Popular Music degree. This degree spans three years of work (plus two more at an associate level) and covers many fields of excellence in the commercial music industry. The instruments that I specialize in are … Read more
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I have been teaching drums for 12 years, in the Metro Atlanta area. This includes working at music stores and mobile (home) lessons. I have two degrees in Popular Music - one at an Associate's level and one at a Bachelor's level. Overall, it was five years of work. These are qualifications only offered in the UK and not here in the United States. I have written and published three books for teaching the drum set, including my own method series. They are currently enjoying five star reviews on Amazon and sell all over the world.
My experience in General Music is related to the fact that I have a degree in Popular Music, which covered all contemporary styles, and even looked into Classical. With a major in Composition, I know how to teach general theory. I have reliable transportation.
I have been teaching guitar for 10 years, in the Metro Atlanta area. This includes working at music stores and mobile (home) lessons. I have two degrees in Popular Music - one at an Associate's level and one at a Bachelor's level. Overall, it was five years of work. These are qualifications only offered in the UK and not here in the United States. My experience on the guitar also encapsulates composition and songwriting. My major in College was Composition.
I studied Music History as part of my education. This ranged from Classical all the way up to current modern Contemporary. My general interest in music also means that I watch a lot of documentaries on the subject. I have reliable transportation.
I studied Studio Techniques during my education. I have two degrees in Popular Music - one at an Associate's level and one at a Bachelor's level. This was with several experienced professors, all having professional careers in the field. My work experience includes working at Real World Studios and Wool Hall (both in the UK). I specialize in GarageBand and Logic. I have reliable transportation.
My experience in Songwriting is related to the fact that I majored in Composition during my music degree. This encompassed many different styles, from folk and experimental up to film scoring and rock.
I have written many songs and compositions over the years, in various forms. My current project is COLORadio, where I share some of the songwriting duties.
I have also taught songwriting and composition classes in rock band summer camps, as well as to private students.