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Music Classes Bensalem PA

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Bensalem that give access to music classes, along with music ensembles, early childhood music, music summer programs, percussion classes, guitar classes, piano classes, and guitar classes, as well as advice and content on learning music.

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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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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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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Jason S.
(877) 231-8505
North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
Subjects
Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in Rock and Jazz guitar, and Rock drums.
Education
Rutgers Camden - Music - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Evan S.
(877) 231-8505
Melon Terrace
Philadelphia, PA
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Percussion, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I can teach rock, jazz, latin, world, orchestral, classical, etc. I can also teach theory, reading, transcription, musicianship, etc.
Education
The University of the Arts - jazz performance - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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David C.
(877) 231-8505
Jackson Ave.
Glenside, PA
Subjects
Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
13 to 65
Education
Westminster Choir College - Music Education - 8/05-5/15/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Alan E.
(877) 231-8505
Rt
Cherry Hill, NJ
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in improv and composition. But I teach beginners or students with no interest in these things fine.
Education
University of the Arts - Music - 05-09 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ian V.
(877) 231-8505
East Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in Jazz and Improvisation. Upright and Bass guitar are specialties in the realm of Rock, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, and Funk.
Education
Central Bucks East - - 1993-1995 (High School diploma received) New School for Social Research - Music Performance Jazz and Contemporary Music - 1998-2000 (Bachelor's degree received) University of the Arts - Music Education - 2007-2008 (not complete) Temple University - Music Education - Fall 2009- (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Bhauraw A.
(877) 231-8505
Washington Crossing Penn Rd
Titusville, NJ
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting, Drums, Music Recording
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock Pop Hip Hop Audio production some jazz/classical songwriting music business
Education
SUNY Purchase College: Music Conservatory - Studio Production - 2002-2005 (Bachelor's degree)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ryan B.
(877) 231-8505
Wood Street
Philadelphia, PA
Subjects
Singing, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
voice, broadway singing, musical theater, singing, theatrical singing, voice coaching, voice lessons, voice singing lessons, voice technique, voice training Musical theater grounded in classical technique.
Education
University of Maryland - Musicology - 1998-2001 Hendrix College - Music - 1993-1997 Prairie View Academy - - 1980-1993
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces

Take A Breath, Listen To The Spaces
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I was at the NAMM show recently, a massive trade show for musical products. If you've ever been into Guitar Center and witnessed that infernal noise made by guitarists and bass players 'trying out' instruments, then the NAMM show is that x 50,000. It can be hell, yet a necessary evil if you are in the business.

I spent some time walking around and of course made my way to many of the guitar and amp booths, after all it's always good to keep up with anything new and groundbreaking. I came across a few professional guitar players who had been hired to demonstrate guitars, and as good as these players were technically, there was always one aspect of their playing that stood out to me. I find this is the case with any guitar player that is not communicating. They play too much. Tons and tons of notes, in rapid succession, all brilliantly executed. But what is really being said? How can you enjoy music when you feel like you are having your teeth drilled?

Guitar players are notorious for doing this, simply because they can. If they were horn players things would be very different. You simply have to take a breath. Guitar players technically don't have to do this, so they don't, and as a result their music is compromised.

The first time I was aware of this was several years ago when I started using a digital vocoder. In order for the notes to be heard on my guitar, I would have to mouth something into the microphone to trigger them. Then of course you get to shape the sound with syllables and so on. I was in a rehearsal and my sax player said to me, "Chris you play different when you use that thing, because you have to take a breath". Perhaps that was a kind way of saying I sucked, but the talkbox thing was cool. It certainly struck a chord anyway. So from then on, and it took a while to really sink in, but I tried to really focus on phrasing. And not just as a guitar player, but compositionally, if my music doesn't breathe, I'm just not interested.

As jazz guitarists, there is a terrible tendency for us to play a lot of notes, firstly because the genre historically has given us permission to do so, and second, archtop jazz guitars don't generally lend themselves to sustaining notes, so in order to 'get over', guitarists fall into the trap of overplaying.

There are of course compromising situations which affect the way we play and it is important to be aware of these at the time. First, if you are taking a solo and the band behind you is not being particularly supportive, i.e.; playing busily and not listening to you, then this very often makes a player play more notes because they are fighting to speak, as it were. But if the band is just grooving, you as a soloist can play just a few notes and the spaces are music in themselves!

Another compromising situation might be a borrowed or rented amp that ju...

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