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Violin Classes Novi MI

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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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Ashley Dyer
1681 Broadway St. Apt. 404
Ann Arbor, MI
Instruments
Suzuki Method, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
7 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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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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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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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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Observe Yourself

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

It is always interesting to me why from time to time a player plays really well on a given day and on another does not. Or put another way, "Why do I sometimes suck but not other times?"

For me personally, I am usually at the top of my game when I am playing all the time. I know that if we can technically pull off musical phrases that we hear in our heads we ideally need to be in tip-top shape. Our chops need to be 'on' simply because in order for music to freely flow, we cannot be hindered by external distractions, and technical difficulties are a major external distraction.

But there are always other distractions, things that can get in the way of that 'zen-flow' thing. An airplane flying outside your window can subconciously have an effect on your playing. A gardner mowing a lawn. A screaming kid.

Once I started playing jazz festivals, a whole new set of distractions appeared, and of the most challenging kind. Summertime is big for these festivals and on any given festival stage there can be a number of bands taking turns to perform their shows. Because of the strict time constraints, each band gets a time slot and a 'line-check'. This is promoter speak for a mini sound check and can be cut to as little as 10 minutes from time to time. This inevitably means sound on stage may not be as ideal as it might be. Perhaps the piano player who is the other side of the stage is not coming out of your monitor and the MC has just introduced you to 10,000 jazz fans in the audience. It's time to go!

A bit of a distraction perhaps? I'd say. In fact my whole expectation for these live shows has gone to a different place over the years. The chances are, the sound will not be great. Provided I can hear me on stage, I'll do all I need to to get through the show and put on a good performance. Everything else is gravy. Does this make for good 'zen-flow', you know, where you get lost in your playing and it's just all heavenly? Not really. But these situations are not condusive to that. Give me a small jazz club anytime, then I can get lost in the music. Festivals are business. It's just the way it is.

So yeh, distractions, they come a plenty and in all shapes and sizes. One must be ready to deflect them but these days my approach is a little different. I embrace them. Why? because they are simply everywhere and the days of me torturing myself because things were not perfect are over. I just don't want to put myself through that anymore. I still have a full head of hair and frankly I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible! Life is not about torturing ourselves but jazz musicians have such high expectations of themselves. Real life is about dealing with things despite all those little inconvieniences.

Recently I have become interested in 'observing' my guitar playing. Sounds odd I know, but I'm quite serious. I like to p...

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