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Jazz Classes Doylestown PA

Local resource for Jazz classes in Doylestown. Includes detailed information on local music schools and music instructors that provide access to blues lessons, Jazz lessons, and instruction in Jazz music, Jazz improvisation, Jazz theory, Jazz chords, Jazz styles, and Jazz harmony, as well as advice and content on playing Jazz music.

Community Conservatory of Music
4459 W. Swamp Rd.
Doylestown, PA
 
Justin Jue
177 Arbour Ct
North Wales, PA
Instruments
Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Electronic, Film Scoring, Piano, Recording, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Georganne D'Angelo
21 Bernard Drive
Ewing, NJ
Instruments
Harp, Suzuki Method
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$80
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Community Music School of Collegeville
775 W. Main St.
Trappe, PA
 
Brennan M.
(877) 231-8505
Tennis Ave
Ambler, PA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Although I play primarily acoustic guitar, I play the following styles: bluegrass, blues, rock and roll, solo riffs, funk guitar, punk and alternative music, and I have recently been trying to learn classical styles of guitar playing. I have also been teaching myself scales for solo riffing over the past three years.
Education
M.C.C.C. - Education - 2004-2006 (not complete) Kutztown University - Education - 2003-2004 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Doylestown School of Music & the Arts
263 N. Main Street
Doyestown, PA
 
Terence Anderson
224 Larkspur Ln. Boyertown and Pottstown, PA
Hatfield, PA
Instruments
Drums, Mallet, Marimba, Other, Percussion, Timpani
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
6 Years

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Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
 
Kate B.
(877) 231-8505
Braxton Ct.
North Wales, PA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Singing, Music Performance, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I studied classically in college and much of my time in private lessons with my professor was spent in correct placement of the mouth and direction of air for quality sound and a healthy voice. I plan to use many of the same exercises in private teaching. I also believe that our bodies need to be in good shape to fully see our singing ability, so I plan to encourage students to be active physically which will translate into their strength and stamina in voice.
Education
West Virginia University - Visual and Performing Arts, Voice Performance - August 2001- December 2005 (Bachelor's degree received) Morgantown High School - college prep - August 1998-May 2001 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dena C.
(877) 231-8505
Blair Mill Rd.
Horsham, PA
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Singing
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Musical theatre, Adaptive music lessons (for learning differences).
Education
Sperry HS - music, theatre - 1975-1979 (High School diploma received) SUNY Potsdam - music education - 1982-1985 (Bachelor's degree received) Temple University - music therapy - 1896-1993 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Playing With Conviction

Playing With Conviction
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I'm very often disappointed when I go and hear straight-ahead jazz guitarists play in a club, no matter how good they may be. Many have practiced their technique and have a knowledge of harmony that is clearly impressive. They have good time and play well with the other band members. But 9 times out of 10 I am disappointed and for the most part I think I know why.

Most of these players spend countless hours in the bedroom practicing, working on stuff, perfecting things, analyzing chord changes, working on harmonic ideas and so on, something that no one recommends more highly than I, but it seems that so often these musicians lack the ability to communicate musically.

It actually reminds me a little of when I used to live in London and I'd be having a drink with a few horn players at the bar during an intermission (in the UK, horn players particularly from the north of England seem to enjoy a pint or two!) and I'd listen to them say how much they had no time at all for the 'punters' in the audience. With this attitude, those horn players put themselves on a pedestal, instantly separating themselves, drawing an imaginary line at the end of the stage. More like an electric fence! I never understood it, it was almost a way of justifying how little work they were prepared to do to really get their musical point across. What they said musically might have been very clever, even impressive, but whatever it was remained on the stage. No one in the audience was invited to experience that musical conversation. The audience was the last thing that mattered it seemed.

Now I'm not suggesting that we as artists entertain with tap dancing, plate spinning, telling jokes and so on, I'm talking about finding a way to connect with the audience, and the first step to doing this is through sound projection with our instrument. Don't forget, as instrumentalists we have to try that much harder to communicate with the listener because there is no vocalist to do that for us. We have to make sure our instrumental voice carries.

And I find, going back to my disappointment with so many jazz guitarists in clubs, that they simply are not concerned with that communication between themselves and the audience. I do not believe it has been an issue with most of them and I believe it is extremely important.

I am talking about playing with real conviction. So many players lack that strength, everything is quiet and timid and they seem like they are looking for the right notes, meandering away, somewhat apologetically. This does not translate to an audience, very often does not translate to other musicians. Too many hours in the bedroom practicing obsessively and not enough time in coffee shops talking to other human beings about THEIR lives! Musicians can be horribly insular and those completely obsessed with their instruments usually end up as the bigges...

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