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Jimmy Mitch B.

Lanoka Harbor, NJ

$40/hour

Easy-going Music Teacher, specializing in Guitar and Songwriting

In-person lessons
4.0 average from 1 ratings
Very knowledgeable.
— Dov, Lakewood, NJ on 11/14/13

$40/Hour


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Berklee College of Music
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Education

Berklee College of Music (instrumental perform)

About Jimmy Mitch

I went to Berklee College of Music. I know my Theory, Ear Training, Arranging, Scales, Chords, and Rhythm. I've been teaching Music (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Blues Harp, Banjo, Piano, Mandolin, Voice, Songwriting, and Recording)for the past 40 years. I also played in bands, trios, duos, and solo in bars, restaurants, and small stages. I'll be happy to teach you the Theoretical side, or just read Tab, and do it the simple way.
My main passion is Songwriting and Recording. I have had 4 songs published over the years.

Hope to hear from you,
Jimmy
I went to Berklee College of Music. I know my Theory, Ear Training, Arranging, Scales, Chords, and Rhythm. I've been teaching Music (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Blues Harp, Banjo, Piano, Mandolin, Voice, Songwriting, and Recording)for the past 40 years. I also played in bands, trios, duos, and solo in bars, restaurants, and small stages. I'll be happy to Read more

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4 hours notice required
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Travels within 20 miles of Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
In-person lessons

"Very knowledgeable."

- Dov, Lakewood, NJ on 11/14/13

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Composition (Music)

Arranging & Composition was one of the primary courses at Berklee. I always had a love for Composing (writing songs & instrumentals) since high school. My high school rock band "Calliope" recorded 4 songs (2 45's) written & arranged by me, and I've been writing & recording ever since. I had 4 songs published by the Bourne Publishing Co in NY in the 80s and 2 songs in the 00s.

Drums

At Berklee College of Music, Drums were my secondary instrument. I learned the rudiments. We used a Ted Reed Syncopation book & Jim Chapin Interdependance book (I forget exact title!)
I played drums with Stoney Creek in the 70s, and I've been teaching with the Carmine Appice Realistic Drums
book & Ted Reed for the past 20 years. I've also coached a few students to reach "Jazz Band" and "Marching Band."

Ear Training

Berklee College of Music is primarily a jazz-fusion type school. They emphasized Ear Training, Melody & Improvising (play what you feel & hear), plus learning countless records, tapes, CD's, and MP3's by ear.

Guitar

I started guitar lessons in 1962 to 1966. Guitar was my primary instrument at Berklee College of Music where I went for Instrumental Performance. I've been playing live performances since the older singer up the block hired me to play lead for him back in '64-'65 at local frat parties & church & high school dances.

Sight Singing

I learned how to read music at an early age (12). I've developed a pretty accurate ear for how a note will sound by looking at it because of my knowledge of the Major, Minors, Blues, Pentatonic Major, Pentatonic Minor, The 7 Modes Scales. Once you get the root note in your mind, you can relate the other notes to it.

Songwriting

I went to Berklee College of Music. I had 4 songs published by the Bourne Publishing Co in NY, NY.
I know all about how to arrange & compose songs in the various orders of Intro, Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Interlude, Bridge, Solo, and outro, also there is a Verse-Chorus or Chorus-Verse.

I know how to write lyrics & interesting topics with different Rhyme Schemes=ABAB, or
AABA, AABB, etc.

Voice (Music)

I took voice lessons from Charles Read, the Music Teacher and Chorus Director at Ocean County College. I also took lessons from Altha Cook Furro, a private instructor. I have been applying what I learned (mostly the Diaphragm Breathing & warm-up techniques) in my bar, restaurant, & recording performances.

Berklee College of Music
instrumental perform

Education

Berklee College of Music (instrumental perform)

Very knowledgeable.

Jimmy Mitch B. is a very competent music teacher who has a vast knowledge of different methods and is very patient with student.

— Dov, Lakewood, NJ on 11/14/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jimmy Mitch will travel within 20 miles of Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734.