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Music Performance Classes Lexington MA

Local resource for music performance classes in Lexington. 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.

Jeff M.
(877) 231-8505
Cross Street
Winchester, MA
Subjects
Music Theory, Drums, Percussion, Music Performance, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in drumset, classical percussion, and several hand percussion instruments; djembe, congas, bongos, dumbek, and turkish frame drum. I am proficient in Jazz harmony and I have 10 years of experience teaching/tutoring in this field. I am proficient in studio engineering and I have 8 years of experience using production software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Finale.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Drumset Performance - 1997-1999 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jimi Z.
(877) 231-8505
Lowell Avenue First
Watertown, MA
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Clarinet, Acting, Singing, Saxophone, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
11 to 70
Specialties
McClosky Voice Technique, Alexander Voice Technique, Bel Canto Voice Technique, Jimi Z. Modern Voice Method. Bsing a voiceover actor and previous Broadway actor, I also use a lot of drama in performance styles.
Education
New England Conservatory of Music - Contemporary Improvisational Studies(Third Stream Studies) - 1979-1984 (Bachelor's degree received) Berklee College of Music - Performance Studies - 1978-1979 Manhattan School of Music - Performance Studies Studies - 1976-1978 (Degree received) McClosky Institute of Voice - Voice Therapy/Voice Technician Certification - 1995-2000 (Degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Khris M.
(877) 231-8505
Summer St.
Somerville, MA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I teach various styles ranging from Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, and Gospel and R&B.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Guitar Performance - Sept/2005-December/2008 (Bachelor's degree received) Los Medanos College - Music Major - Sept/2002-December/2004 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Laura H.
(877) 231-8505
Lowell Circle
Somerville, MA
Subjects
Acting, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing
Ages Taught
8 to 30
Specialties
I specialize in operatic and classical (art song, oratorio) singing
Education
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY - voice - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) Longy School of Music - opera - 2007-2010 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Colin L.
(877) 231-8505
Atkins
Brighton, MA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing
Ages Taught
8 to 75
Specialties
I teach classical voice, broadway-style (belting), as well as jazz. I also have a background in musicology so tend to incorporate that into my lessons.
Education
University of Illinois: Champaing-Urbana - Vocal Performance - 2008-present (not complete) Oberlin Conservatory of Music - Vocal Performance/Musicology - 2003-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Caroline M.
(877) 231-8505
Wicklow Avenue
Medford, MA
Subjects
Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Opera Voice, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
All styles are chosen to fit each students goals and levels.
Education
Richmond High School - College Preperatory - 1996-2000 (degree received) University of Maine - Vocal Performance - 2000-2004 (degree received) Longy School of Music - Opera Performance - 2005-2008 (degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brian K.
(877) 231-8505
Calvin St.
Somerville, MA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My playing covers a broad spectrum of styles of including pop, rock, jazz, metal, hip hop/r&b, funk and acoustic/folk. I am equally proficient in all.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Professional Music: Guitar Performance - Fall 2006- Spring 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Renee S.
(877) 231-8505
Thurston St.
Somerville, MA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Acting, Music Performance, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
18 to 99
Specialties
I hold degrees in opera, musical theater and theater arts. I can offer fresh perspectives on Miesner and Stanislovsky Acting techniques; show you how Alexander technique can improve your posture and free your breath; show you how to take a common and consistant vocal technique and adapt it to various styles of music. I can also teach Beginner level theory for those who want to learn how to read music, improve their sight reading skills, or to simply gain greater insight into the composer's i…
Education
Longy School of Music - Opera Performance - 2007-2009 (Degree received) Oklahoma City University - Musical Theater - 2004-2005 (Master's degree received) Murray State University - Music, Theater - 1997-2001 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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maya a.
(877) 231-8505
Benedict St.,
Somerville, MA
Subjects
Music Performance, Opera Voice, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Songwriting, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
11 to 40
Specialties
Classical voice, theatrical Broadway singing, speaking, music theory, music performance, vocal repair
Education
Diablo Valley College - music - 2004-2006 Umass Boston - music - 2007-2010 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Stanislaw W.
(877) 231-8505
Mapleton St.
Brighton, MA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Mandolin, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have several different approaches to teaching. It all depends on the level of the student and comes down to practicality and effective ways of presenting material so it can be remembered, processed and developed further. I use tablature for beginners simply out of practicality. I prefer to move to more hands on approaches with ear-training and note-reading as soon as possible to allow a more universal way of learning instruments and music that allow the student to see beyond the scope of th…
Education
Berklee College of Music - Guitar Performance - 1/2007-5/2010 (Bachelor's degree received) Tufts University - Civil Engineering - 9/2006-5/2007 (not complete)
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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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