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Music Classes Covington KY

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

James F.
(877) 231-8505
West 9th Street
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Viola, Violin, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I am a huge fan of the Suzuki method for violin and viola. That being said, I also integrate a very traditional teaching style, that when combined with Suzuki's tiered repertoire, yields rapid growth and facility on the instrument.
Education
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Viola Performance - September 2008 - June 2012 (not complete)
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James F.
(877) 231-8505
Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Viola
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I am a huge fan of the Suzuki method for violin and viola. That being said, I also integrate a very traditional teaching style, that when combined with Suzuki's tiered repertoire, yields rapid growth and facility on the instrument.
Education
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - Viola Performance - September 2008 - June 2012 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Daphne Wayne
(859) 992-8511
1576 Basswood Court
Florence, KY
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$39
Years of Experience
4 Years

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David P.
(877) 231-8505
East Woodemont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Drums, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in pop, rock, and funk drums. For piano I specialize in classical.
Education
Xavier University - Music - Xavier University (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Cincinnati Christian University
(513) 244-8100
2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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Jennifer Y.
(877) 231-8505
Moerlein
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.
Education
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2010-2012 (present) (not complete)
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Jennifer Y.
(877) 231-8505
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.
Education
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2010-2012 (present) (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Elizabeth Hickerson
Florence Music Academy 240 Main St.
Florence, KY
Instruments
Chorus, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
11 Years

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Brenda O.
(877) 231-8505
Butterfield Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Flute, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My favorite methods to teach are Orff and Suzuki, but I prefer to adjust to the student needs. Latin music, classic and pop are my favorite genres.
Education
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Master's degree received) Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - Music Education - 1986-1990 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Art Academy of Cincinnati
(513) 562-6262
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH

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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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