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Jazz Classes Newton NJ

Local resource for Jazz classes in Newton. 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.

Andrea Kozlowski
Private residence
Newton, NJ
Instruments
Ear Training, Flute, Other, Piano, Theory, Trombone, Tuba
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Megan P.
(877) 231-8505
Kenvil Avenue
Kenvil, NJ
Subjects
Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
13 to 21
Specialties
I specialize in the classical style.
Education
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - Music Education, concentration: voice - 9/2005-5/2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Cheryl C.
(877) 231-8505
Carriage House Rd
Mount Tabor, NJ
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Specialize in acoustic guitar - both classical and contemporary, steel string and nylon. I usually include music theory and sight singing/reading and rhythm exercises during the lesson.
Education
Montclair State University - Music - Graduated 2000 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Allan Schiller
580 Ogden Ave.
Teaneck, NJ
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Intermediate
Rate
$80
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Shauna Park
401 11th Street
Cresskill, NJ
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Other, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$65
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Mary-Kathryn Trentalange
7 Village Green Apt. S
Budd Lake, NJ
Instruments
Flute, Piccolo, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
3 Years

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Christina M.
(877) 231-8505
Eric Trail
Sussex, NJ
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Focus is primarily on Classical Piano and Music Theory.
Education
Rutgers University, New Brunswick - BA in Music + BA in Economics - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Elizabeth Brinkofski
21 Tamarack Road
Somerset, NJ
Instruments
Early Music, Guitar, Music Business, Music Therapy, Musicology, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Cristine Carpena
623 Southridge Woods Blvd 623 Southridge Woods Blvd
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
13 Years

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Frank King
6 Beechwood Lane
Burlington Township, NJ
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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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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