Joel in Hollywood CA teaches guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals


Joel graduated
from the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, CA in
2011 with a degree in Guitar Performance. Joel has been teaching since 2005, and
offers rock, blues, funk, pop, jazz, country, reggae, acoustic, country, and
metal. He began playing in 2002 and performing/recording since 2008 for guitar,
keyboard, bass and vocals. Along with teaching, performing, and recording, Joel
has also written and produced his own album. He’ currently recording with
various musicians in the Los Angeles area and continues to write his own music.

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Our vocal coach Jennifer begin her career as a Mouseketeer


Jennifer
Jennifer began her career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on all 7 seasons of The Disney Channel’s “New Mickey Mouse Club”. Jennifer graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1999, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Undergraduate Drama. For the last 20 years, Jennifer has performed in concerts all over the world, and also returned to Disney to perform in EPCOT Center’s “American Vybe” a capella group and Animal Kingdom’s “Tarzan Rocks!” show, as well as to coach high school choral groups as a Disney Clinician for “Disney’s Magic Music Days”. Jennifer has been a studio/session singer since age 10, a songwriter since age 16, and a worship leader in FL and TN. Jennifer has been teaching since 2001, her styles including Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Musical Theater, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, and basic Opera (warm ups based on classical technique

Our instructor Wes has launched Project 365: A musical idea for every day of the year


Our wonderful Seattle instructor, Wes, teaches guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, piano and voice, and specializes in working with individuals interested in songwriting/composition and music theory. Wes has been teaching music for over a decade, to everyone from college music students to young children first handling a musical instrument.
We asked Wes when he knew he wanted to make music his life, ” I knew I wanted to write music the moment I first sat down at a piano as a young child,” he says.

Wes has launched Project 365, a new musical idea for every day of the year. “I also run the Portland, OR-based band Buried in the Noise and actively compose for different ensembles in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Rock Orchestra and the Oregon Composers Forum.”

“My number one practice tip is to enjoy and care about whatever you choose to practice; you’ll work harder, but it won’t even seem like work.’ he says.

Wes has an eclectic taste in music,”I am listening to Bela Bartok’s ballet The Miraculous Mandarin, which comes on the heels of music from blues artist Kelly Joe Phelps and indie rockers As Tall as Lions.”

Learn to sing and play with our instructor Susan


Susan
Susan has been singing and playing music since childhood in NYC where she grew up and was in numerous musicals while in high school. She also had bit parts in movies such as “The Natural”.  Susan took classes at New York City’s HB studio for acting and Long Island’s 5 Town College of Music. As an actress and singer, she had some success but found her true calling to be teaching. She has taught music and directed theatre since 1988, and in 2005 started a children’s musical theatre company and has written and directed several plays. In 2012, Susan went through the instructor-training program of world-renowned live music producer, Tom Jackson. (producer of Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, and Gloriana).  She also works with artists as a life coach to help them deal with the music industry without sacrificing their artistry.  Susan teaches voice, piano, and guitar, and can teach traditional and by ear.  Her styles include classical, rock, gospel, pop, country and Broadway (voice).

Happy Thanksgiving!


Gallmeyer Farms Thanksgiving

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Tis the season to be grateful


We’re so happy we can make other happy by spreading the gift of music….

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Michael in Franklin TN co-authored Mel Bay’s Percussion Sessions


Michael
Michael received his Bachelors in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2000 for Commercial Music where he studied with world renowned drummer, Chester Thompson. He was then awarded a fellowship to study with world famous jazz drummer, Danny Gottlieb, at the University of South Florida where he received a Masters in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. Michael is a well-known and in demand performer and educator. He has performed in many orchestras and bands, including the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Greenland and many more. Following grad school, Michael and Danny co-authored their first book with Mel Bay, The Drummer’s Workbook for Control and Creativity. Michael is the editor of Mel Bay’s Percussion Sessions®, a webzine devoted to percussion education. Michael has been teaching since 1997, and his styles include rock, jazz, Latin, big band, county, funk, and musicals, among other styles.

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