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Music Classes Olive Branch MS

See below to find music schools and music instructors in Olive Branch 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.

Russell R.
(877) 231-8505
Poplar Ridge
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Rock/Pop, Blues
Education
Harding Academy - Liberal Atrs - 1980-1985 (High School diploma received) University of Memphis - Performing Arts - 1986-1988 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Wesley G.
(877) 231-8505
Nabors Way
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Trumpet, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 40
Specialties
I have experience with jazz, rock, folk, and some classical in guitar. I am experienced with classical trumpet. I have experience with upper level theory, jazz theory, form and analysis, and music history. I have participated in an Orff workshop.
Education
Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary - Divinity - 2010-present (not complete) Tennessee Technological University - Music/Education - 2003-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Dena B.
(877) 231-8505
Keel Ave
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I studied under the Estill method of voice and keep abreast of all of the current trends in the Estill Vocal Method. I am well versed in using the belting method.
Education
Union University - Education - 10/2006-08/2008 (Master's degree received) University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Music/Psychology - 08/2001-05/2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Central High-Memphis - General Education - 08/1998-05/2001 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Owen B.
(877) 231-8505
Angelin Cove
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been trained in Suzuki and traditional styles. I can teach in either method.
Education
University of Memphis - Piano Performance - fall 2005 spring 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Shrine School
(901) 366-2400
4259 Forestview Dr
Memphis, TN
 
John S.
(877) 231-8505
West Almadale Ct
Collierville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I play keyboards professionally in jazz, RnB, rock, reggae, Latin rock and other styles. I can help the student who has only had traditional lessons branch out and learn how to read chord charts, which in turn teaches them theory. I am a certified Orff teacher as well.
Education
Univ of Memphis - Music Composttion - 1980 - 1983 (Master's degree received) East Texas State Univ - Music Composition - 1977 - 1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kevin F.
(877) 231-8505
Meadow Glade Lane
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Songwriting, Piano, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
10 to 60
Specialties
I am much more familiar with classical styles and broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.
Education
Lincoln HS - n/a - 1996-1999 (High School diploma received) Harding University - music - 1999-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Azusa Pacific Univ. - music - 2004-2006 (Master's degree received) Union Univ. - teaching - 2008-2009 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Charlotte Wilson
1116 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Electronic, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$24
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Blue Suede Ballroom
(901) 758-0032
3650 Southwind park Cove
Memphis, TN
 
Advantage Tutoring
(901) 481-1659
Poplar/Germantown
Memphis, TN
 
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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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