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Music Classes Newnan GA

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

Music & Arts
(678) 477-5157
Newnan Crossing, 963 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan, GA
 
Music & Arts
(678) 477-5695
Fayette Pavillion, 120B Pavillion Parkway
Fayetteville, GA
 
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
(770) 460-4208
121 In Your Home
Fayetteville, GA
 
Erik D.
(877) 231-8505
Huntcliff Village Court
Atlanta, GA
Subjects
Music Recording, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in R&B, Soul, American Pop and J-Pop (Japanese Pop Music) and Gospel.
Education
Fort Hayes Arts & Academics - Vocal Music: Specialization - Aug 1994 - June 1997 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Matthew Raughton
Atlanta, Georgia Birmingham, Alabama
Atlanta, GA
Instruments
Audio Recording, Chorus, Composition, Ear Training, Recording
Styles
Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$35
Years of Experience
6 Years

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Music & Arts
(770) 632-0330
The Avenue At Peachtree City, 308 City Circle Suite #1420
Peachtree City, GA
 
Kiddie Kottage Christian School
(770) 716-2000
300 North Glynn Street
Fayetteville, GA
 
Nirvana K.
(877) 231-8505
A Reinhardt Street
Atlanta, GA
Subjects
Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Music Performance
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Classical solo and symphonic music, as well as improvisation and fiddling.
Education
Georgia State University - Viola Performance - Fall 2006 - present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jordan O.
(877) 231-8505
Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA
Subjects
Acting, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording, Speaking Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Having graduated from the Berklee College of Music, I follow their approach in educating the student. In this regard I teach music theory along with the physical act of playing the guitar, which serves to not only enrich the experience for the student but demonstrate how what they are learning is applied to music on the whole. I am fluent in many genres and specialize in rock, jazz, the blues, and various fusion genres. Because music functions off of the same principles regardless of genre, I…
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - Fall 2002-Spring 2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Dekalb School of the Arts - Music - Fall 2000-Spring 2002 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rick A.
(877) 231-8505
Williamsburg Lane
Norcross, GA
Subjects
Percussion, Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use the Alfred method for teaching reading and specialize in Rock, Blues, Pop, Country, Alternative and Punk. I also teach basic Jazz, Metal (double bass), Hip-Hop, Drum Line, Latin and Afro-Cuban styles.
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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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