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Jazz Classes Olathe KS

Local resource for Jazz classes in Olathe. 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.

Emily Elliott
8602 Buckingham Lane Apt. 17
Kansas City, MO
Instruments
Chorus, Conducting, Ear Training, Early Music, Other, Piano, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Marci S.
(877) 231-8505
W. 91st Ter
Lenexa, KS
Subjects
Singing, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Piano-- Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music Singing-- Vocal mechanics, pitch matching, breathing techniques, vocal performance techniques. ALL genres of music are welcome in my studio!
Education
Lawrence High School - general - 1984-1986 (High School diploma received) University of Kansas - psychology/human biology - 1986-1996 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Kansas - human development - 2003-2006 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - developmental psychology - currently (not complete)
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Thomas G.
(877) 231-8505
W. 61st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
16 to 99
Specialties
classical bel canto styel
Education
Ball State Univ - Music Education - 1967-1971 (Bachelor's degree received) Univ. of Bridgeport - Music Education - 1973-1975 (Master's degree received) Ball State Uni - Music - 1975-1978 (PhD degree received)
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Peter A.
(877) 231-8505
Kenwood Ave,
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
16 to 28
Specialties
In my study of music education at Rutgers University, we discussed Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and other methods of teaching, but overall, I've taken a blend of the ones I've learned (along with personal ideas about teaching) and have taught in that way, trying to accommodate any specific needs of each individual student.
Education
Rutgers University (Mason Gross School of the Arts) - Music Education (Choral, Vocal, Composition) - Fall 2005 - Fall 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Marci S.
(877) 231-8505
W. 91st Ter
Lenexa, KS
Subjects
Singing, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Piano-- Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music Singing-- Vocal mechanics, pitch matching, breathing techniques, vocal performance techniques. ALL genres of music are welcome in my studio!
Education
Lawrence High School - general - 1984-1986 (High School diploma received) University of Kansas - psychology/human biology - 1986-1996 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Kansas - human development - 2003-2006 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - developmental psychology - currently (not complete)
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Rhianna S.
(877) 231-8505
E. Mulberry Street
Olathe, KS
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
VOICE: I believe that using classical art songs and arias are the best way to teach proper vocal usage. I always start a vocal student on songs that are easy on the vocal chords and promote a natural use of the voice. Once they've learned the basics of proper vocal usage I will then open their repertoire to other genres as they desire but without abandoning the classical genre. PIANO: While I am proficient in teaching classical piano methods up to an intermediate level, I also enjoy and am e…
Education
Francis Howell High School - Music and Business - 91-95 (High School diploma received) Wichita State University - Voice Perf./Business Dbl. Major - 95-97 (not complete) Oral Roberts University - Vocal Performance - 97-99 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Daniel D.
(877) 231-8505
Locust Ave
Kansas City, KS
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Acting, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Improvisation, and Composition
Education
Pittsburg State University - Education - 04-06 (Master's degree received) Pittsburg State University - English - 01-03 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - English - 96-01 (Bachelor's degree received) Sumner Academy - - 91-96 (High School diploma received)
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Kathryn D.
(877) 231-8505
Jackson
Kansas City, MO
Subjects
Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
Classical, Broadway, folk, sacred music, vocal technique, voice training, speaking (speakers), music theory, musical theatre, singing, theatrical singing, adults, audition prep, breathing technique, children, theatre singing, healthy phonation, building vocal tone, sight singing, singers' diction in Italian, Spanish, French, Latin, German
Education
Massaponax - Advanced Studies - 1998-2001 (degree received) Brigham Young University- Idaho - Vocal Performance, Italian, Philosophy - 2001-2007 (degree received)
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Rhianna S.
(877) 231-8505
E. Mulberry Street
Olathe, KS
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Piano, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
VOICE: I believe that using classical art songs and arias are the best way to teach proper vocal usage. I always start a vocal student on songs that are easy on the vocal chords and promote a natural use of the voice. Once they've learned the basics of proper vocal usage I will then open their repertoire to other genres as they desire but without abandoning the classical genre. PIANO: While I am proficient in teaching classical piano methods up to an intermediate level, I also enjoy and am e…
Education
Francis Howell High School - Music and Business - 91-95 (High School diploma received) Wichita State University - Voice Perf./Business Dbl. Major - 95-97 (not complete) Oral Roberts University - Vocal Performance - 97-99 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Daniel D.
(877) 231-8505
Locust Ave
Kansas City, KS
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Acting, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Improvisation, and Composition
Education
Pittsburg State University - Education - 04-06 (Master's degree received) Pittsburg State University - English - 01-03 (Master's degree received) University of Kansas - English - 96-01 (Bachelor's degree received) Sumner Academy - - 91-96 (High School diploma received)
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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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