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Music Performance Classes Columbia MD

Local resource for music performance classes in Columbia. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to music theory, music arrangements, guitar lessons, music performance degree courses, as well as advice and content on Baroque music performance classes and Jazz performance classes.

David S.
(877) 231-8505
Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD
Subjects
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
8 to 70
Specialties
Pop, rock, jazz, blues, classical, metal and funk.
Education
Salisbury University - Music (Composition) - 09/98-05/04 (Bachelor's degree received)
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James G.
(877) 231-8505
Harrowdale Street,
Baltimore, MD
Subjects
Songwriting, Piano, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I studied and performed jazz guitar in college, though I perform a wide variety of genres (pop, rock, blues, show tunes, etc.) professionally. My specialties on piano would be pop and rock, as well as beginning piano in any genre.
Education
University of Maryland Baltimore County - music performance-jazz-guitar - 8/2005-5/2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Princess B.
(877) 231-8505
Jefferson Street
Hyattsville, MD
Subjects
Acting, Songwriting, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Performance Technique, Basic Voice, Songwriting & Lyric Analysis, Hip-Hop Theater, R&B, Theater/Acting/Drama (Beginner & Advanced), Public Speaking/Speech Writing & Delivery, Music Business & Entrepreneurship, Arts Workshopping & Outlining
Education
William G. Enloe HS - Theater - 1994-1996 (High School diploma received) North Carolina Central University - Theater - 1996-1999 (not complete) University of The District of Columbia - Theater/Mass Communications - 2000-2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
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David W.
(877) 231-8505
Everall Ave
Baltimore, MD
Subjects
Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 75
Specialties
Received formal education in jazz/ blues and very experienced in playing/writing rock, folk, and alternative music.
Education
McDaniel College - Music Performance - 08/28/2004-05/23/2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Dan T.
(877) 231-8505
Fernley Square
Halethorpe, MD
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, funk, jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, rudimental drumming, art music, percussion A wide variety of methods can be explored and incorporated into one's lesson, and will be geared towards the goals of the learner.
Education
Seneca Valley High School - Science and Engineering - 09/00-06/04 (High School diploma received) University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. - Music Education, Percussion, Psychology - 09/04-current (not complete)
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Lisa B.
(877) 231-8505
Modrad Way
Silver Spring, MD
Subjects
Violin, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation.
Education
Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico - Business Administration - 1996-1998 (Master's degree received) University of Virginia - Music - 1976-1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jennifer M.
(877) 231-8505
Sandpiper Ln
Gaithersburg, MD
Subjects
Opera Voice, Singing, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
Musical theatre, classical, Opera
Education
Centreville - - 1995-1996 (not complete) Catholic University - Vocal Performance - 1996-2000 (not complete) George Mason University - Vocal Peformance - 2001-2002 (not complete)
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ALAN C.
(877) 231-8505
Main Street
Reisterstown, MD
Subjects
Music Recording, Drums, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My musical roots and preferences most assuredly like in Rock ‘n Roll, Blues, I have intensely studied many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion, Big Band & Orchestra scores, Musicals, Marching, Native American, Folk, West Coast (Beach Boys Style), Country and some Gospel. I stay current with today’s music scene, regardless if it’s “my kind” of music or not. I have also performed in several musicals for various organizations that needed a drummer / percussionist.
Education
Catonsville Community College - Music Theory, Psycology, Business - 1983 - 1985 (not complete)
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Ian D.
(877) 231-8505
Main St.,
Ellicott City, MD
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
music, piano, jazz piano Jazz
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Richard P.
(877) 231-8505
N Rolling Road
Windsor Mill, MD
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
music, piano, music theory classical, hymn playing
Education
Calvary Baptist School - College Prep - 1994-1998 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 1998-2002 Bob Jones University - Church Music, Piano - 2002-2004
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How To Move People With Your Music

How To Move people with your music
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have never been more interested in musical phrasing than I am now. Perhaps it is because I have recently been hearing young technically astounding players with chops up the yin yang and I am not satisfied. Why? I have been asking myself. And I think the answer is that, to me, it appears they are not 'in the music', they are simply showing off their astounding technique. "Look what I can do!" in other words. This is not the way of the peaceful warrior.

I am quite convinced it takes a good amount of experience to get past the playing. We HAVE to get past the playing in order to say anything of real substance. It is not about chops or those amazing altered lines that we can play over dominant chords. These are the pursuits of the music college student. Which by the way, is perfectly ok and valid. But if one wants to really make a statement musically, and really say something of substance, it has to be about the music, not the musician.

And this does not go for just guitar players. It goes for all artists with any instrument, any field for that matter.

If you want to impress another guitarist who is learning, go ahead, rip through some changes and show them stuff they can't do. But if you want to grab the attention of someone who knows nothing about your instrument, then you have another challenge on your hands, because someone who is impartial to your instrument wants to be moved, not impressed.

Let me put this in no uncertain terms; we need to intrigue the listener, not impress them. We are not performing monkeys, we are artists and until we understand this basic rule, we are simply not artists.

Now, this may seem tough but I want to suggest that I am talking on the highest level here. Everyone needs to go through school, practice with Jamey Abersold records, play through changes, get repertoire together. But there comes a time when we have an audience to play to. And many musicians simply don't understand why they do not communicate.

An audience wants to be moved by the music. They do not need to know what you went through to get to this place. They simply want to be moved. And the way you move them is to make a pure musical statement based on the song you are playing, not based on your immense vocabulary that you might have amassed.

And when you come to not only realize this, but think about these things in a live playing situation, then you will become a great artist.

So how do we get there?

There is a great quote from MIles Davis, who was talking to John Coltrane. Trane asked Miles Davis's advice on how to end a solo because Trane was having difficulty finding a place to end. Miles answered in his raspy whisper, "Take the horn out your mouth." Space is the place - Take the horn out your mouth!

And here lies complete genius. Miles knew, for he thought about this for ma...

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