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Jazz Classes Woodbridge VA

Local resource for Jazz classes in Woodbridge. 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.

Jan deHoll
Springfield, VA
Instruments
Autoharps, Banjo, Ear Training, Early Music, Electric Bass, Electronic, Ethnomusicology, Guitar, Mandolin, Musicology, Ukelele
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$56
Years of Experience
6 Years

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Khanh-Vi N.
(877) 231-8505
Sydenstricker Road
Springfield, VA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 80
Specialties
Classical music/keyboard styles; Piano pedagogy; contempory/jazz composition; Suzuki Method.
Education
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus - Music Theory, Piano - August 2002-July 2004 (not complete) Virginia Commonwealth University - Music Education - August 2004-Present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Wade M.
(877) 231-8505
University Drive
Fairfax, VA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Beginning through Advanced/Professional Level Piano; Classical; Introductory Jazz; Music Theory; Composition; Song Writing; Improvisation; Ear Training; Sight Singing; Conducting; Dalcroze method; Orff method; Suzuki method; Artistry at the Piano;
Education
Stetson University - Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance - 2010 George Mason University - Master of Music in Piano Performance - 2012
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(703) 491-4196
Potomac Festival Shopping Center, 14577 Potomac Mills Rd
Woodbridge, VA
 
Music & Arts
(571) 218-8538
Lorton Station Town Center, 9000 Lorton Station Blvd, Suite M
Lorton, VA
 
Carol K.
(877) 231-8505
Mallard Pond Ct
Manassas, VA
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Mixture of methods, however Alfred, Piano Discoveries, and Faber are the ones I use most often. I teach both classical, pop, and Broadway. I also incorporate music related computer games and for the five and six year olds I use some of the ideas from the Music for Young Children Program
Education
Mary Washington College - Historic Preservation - 1989-1993 (Bachelor's degree received) George Mason Univ. - Music - 1976-1980 (Bachelor's degree received) West Aurora Sr. High - NA - 1968-1971 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ivy C.
(877) 231-8505
sanderling drive
Manassas, VA
Subjects
Singing, Speaking Voice, Acting, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 60
Specialties
Kodaly method, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, musical theater, opera, country, rock, alternative, classical, jazz
Education
Mason Gross School of the Arts - Voice Performance - 1994-1997 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Phoenix - Secondary Education - Currently Enrolled (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ananda N.
(877) 231-8505
Prestancia Pl
Waldorf, MD
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Piano
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
I use beginner music theory, exercises, scales, arpeggios, sight reading. I like to use books by Bastien and Thompson. I teach classical, jazz and modern piano styles. I personally specialized in Baroque, traditional classical, and modern 20th Century music. I have also used Czerny and Hanon for technique exercises.
Education
Eagan High School - - Sep 1997-June 2001 (High School diploma received) Normandale Community College - Liberal Arts - (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music & Arts
(571) 225-0259
Lake Montclair Center, 5065 Waterway Drive
Dumfries, VA
 
Music & Arts
(703) 764-1400
Burke Centre, 5735 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA
 
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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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