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Music Classes Novi MI

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

Steven Dearing
35563 Valley Creek
Farmington Hills, MI
Instruments
Ear Training, Guitar, Music Business, Theory
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$65
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Robert W.
(877) 231-8505
Flamingo St
Livonia, MI
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Rock and roll!
Education
Bishop Borgess - 1983-1987 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Al McKenzie
PO Box 760573
Lathrup Village, MI
Instruments
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Oboe, Other, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin
Styles
Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$0
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Janet T.
(877) 231-8505
Whitmore St.
Oak Park, MI
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Acting, Songwriting, Piano, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been performing as well as teaching for the past 30 years. I have specialized in jazz and pop for voice, classical and jazz genres for piano. For beginning piano students I have the David-Carr-Glover books but am not adverse to using other methods. Also when a student shows interest I have made them practice CDs in the music minus one fashion. This makes their practice in voice and/or piano more interesting and helps them to keep tempo (especially if they don't have a metronome) and he…
Education
Ohio State University - Fine Arts - 1969-1970 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Robert Gallagher
25850 Concord Rd
Huntington Woods, MI
Instruments
Cello, Drums, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Stand Up Bass, Theory, Viola, Violin
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Gregory Koltyk
42264 Hammill Lane
Plymouth, MI
Instruments
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$46
Years of Experience
21 Years

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James M.
(877) 231-8505
Woodland St.
Keego Harbor, MI
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Drums: beg to adv - most comfortable with inter students I am skilled in most genres. I specialize in Rock-N-Roll, Funk, and Blues/Swing also with some flare.
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Nicholas C.
(877) 231-8505
Barton
Garden City, MI
Subjects
Piano, Guitar, Music Recording, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Music Theory, Trumpet, Music Performance
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Jazz Studies major at Wayne State University. Have a firm understand of Latin and Caribbean grooves and how to apply them.
Education
Columbia College Chicago - Jazz Studies - Instrumental Performance - September 09 - Present (not complete) Rudolf Steiner High School - - Sep 05 - Jun 09 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tuesday R.
(877) 231-8505
Curtis
Detroit, MI
Subjects
Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained and I employ the Bel Canto Style.
Education
Southfield High School - - 8/1989 - 6/1993 (not complete) Southern University - voice - 8/1993 - 7/1998 (Bachelor's degree received) Southeastern Louisiana University - voice - 1/1999 - 12/2000 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Marilyn Howington
2909 Evergreen Drive
Royal Oak, MI
Instruments
Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
12 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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