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Jazz Classes North Las Vegas NV

Local resource for Jazz classes in North Las Vegas. 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.

Randolph C.
(877) 231-8505
Sparkling Sky Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I use the bell canto style of singing. But am versed in any style. I believe that using a technique that avoids tension in the body and vocal instrument, a person can sing forever.
Education
Monrovia High School - General - 09-83 to 06-86 (High School diploma received) California Polytechnic University - Vocal Performance and Management and Human Resources - 09-86 to 06-94 (Bachelor's degree received) Arizona State University - Music Theater Performance - 09-94 to 06-97 (not complete)
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Ryan H.
(877) 231-8505
Martin Luther King Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in Western theory (as opposed to Eastern Carnatic and Subcontinental theory) jazz and blues improvisation
Education
American School of Modern Music - Jazz performance - Dec 2000-June 2002 (Degree received) University of North Texas - Jazz guitar/music education - Sept 2002-Sept 2004 (Associate degree received)
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Jonathan B.
(877) 231-8505
Red Sunset Ave
Henderson, NV
Subjects
Singing, Opera Voice, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical and operatic voice, popular genres including Rock, Pop, and Broadway.
Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Voice - 2010-2013 (not complete) University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Music Education - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received) Oregon State University - Music - 2000-2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Pete Tedesco
Carpener's Music World Virginia St.
Reno, NV
Instruments
Other, Piano
Styles
Blues, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Randolph C.
(877) 231-8505
Sparkling Sky Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I use the bell canto style of singing. But am versed in any style. I believe that using a technique that avoids tension in the body and vocal instrument, a person can sing forever.
Education
Monrovia High School - General - 09-83 to 06-86 (High School diploma received) California Polytechnic University - Vocal Performance and Management and Human Resources - 09-86 to 06-94 (Bachelor's degree received) Arizona State University - Music Theater Performance - 09-94 to 06-97 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Steven B.
(877) 231-8505
Bottle Sage Avenue
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Piano, Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory, Music Performance, Bass Guitar
Ages Taught
7 to 65
Specialties
Traditional classical piano/theory, contemporary progression theory as applied to rock, pop, country and blues.
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Glenn W.
(877) 231-8505
Violet Note Street
Henderson, NV
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing, Music Performance, Speaking Voice, Guitar
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Education
Normandy Highschool - - 1971-1974 (High School diploma received) Cuyahoga Community College - Associate Arts - 1974-1976 (Associate degree received) Akron University - Business Administration - 1977-1980 (not complete)
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Luis F.
(877) 231-8505
BRISTOL CREST LN
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Children music.
Education
La Salle - High School - 1983-1987 University of Costa Rica - Music Composition - 1988-1994 University of Costa Rica - Music Composition - 1994-1996
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Jonathan B.
(877) 231-8505
Red Sunset Ave
Henderson, NV
Subjects
Singing, Opera Voice, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical and operatic voice, popular genres including Rock, Pop, and Broadway.
Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Voice - 2010-2013 (not complete) University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Music Education - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received) Oregon State University - Music - 2000-2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Luis F.
(877) 231-8505
BRISTOL CREST LN
Las Vegas, NV
Subjects
Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Children music.
Education
La Salle - High School - 1983-1987 University of Costa Rica - Music Composition - 1988-1994 University of Costa Rica - Music Composition - 1994-1996
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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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