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Music Classes Bremerton WA

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Bremerton 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.

Peter C.
(877) 231-8505
SW Grayson St.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Piano, Music Performance, Saxophone, Music Theory, Singing
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
My major in college was jazz voice. But a close second and third instruments are saxophone and piano. Great with young students as well as adults.
Education
Cornish College of the Arts - jazz voice - 03'-07' (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Charles Jefferson
P.O. Box 440 20715 Kitsap St. NE
Indianola, WA
Instruments
Trumpet
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Ryan H.
(877) 231-8505
NW 62nd St
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Recording, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach various popular music guitar styles: rock, blues, jazz and folk. I specialise as a performer in Gypsy Jazz and swing jazz guitar and also as a teacher of that genre for students who are specifically interested in that style.
Education
University of Kansas - English Literature - 09/84 -12/89 (Bachelor's degree received) Seattle Central Culinary Academy - Culinary Arts - 09/97 -12/98 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Makala W.
(877) 231-8505
5th Ave. N
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting, Cello, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
As far as voice goes, I teach all genres and styles but I personally specialize in the Latin genres. I teach all aspects of the music; rhythm, harmony, theory. I even teach performance; how to work with a band in real-time communication, song communication (or story telling as I like to call it), and developing ones own personal style. I believe that there is much more to singing than just vocal technique alone, so I believe in teaching musical fundamentals and functions so that my students w…
Education
Cornish College of the Arts - Music; Vocal Performance - 2003-2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Samuel E.
(877) 231-8505
NW 65th St
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
All Styles/Genres: Pop, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Afro-Beat, Country, Bluegrass, Ska, etc.; for Percussion: Afro-Cuban and Latin percussion
Education
University of Puget Sound - Business & Leadership - Aug 2003 - May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Cynthia Jefferson
P.O. Box 440 20715 Kitsap St. NE
Indianola, WA
Instruments
Horn
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Cynthia Jefferson
20715 Kitsap St. NE
Indianola, WA
Promotion
$60 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Horn
Services
30 years

Joan Sandler
803 W Etruria St
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
16 Years

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Dennis Moss
634 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Business, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
17 Years

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Marianne Lacaille
933 Northlake Way #3
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Clarinet
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
15 Years

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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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