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Genres // All
Levels // All
Types // Guitar, Electric Guitar, Audio Production
I teach guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting and recording using a student centered individualized instruction style. This approach embraces each student's unique needs while focusing on the joy of music. Each student learns what THEY want to learn. This is the opposite of the standard guitar store approach where everyone is taught out of the same lame book as if all people had the same musical interests and tastes. The goal is to have the students guitar lesson the coolest time of the week. The more fun we have while learning the more we learn!
I use Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Garage Band and Reason recording software (or DAW’s digital audio workstations), to inspire and teach. Whether recording a section of a solo phrase to play back to a student, or helping a beginner to understand rhythm by playing along with a drum machine, I am always implementing new and exciting instructional tools.In addition to guitar, bass and ukulele, I often teach song-writing and production to aspiring musicians. I have been writing, recording and performing regionally and nationally in numerous bands (Scharff Brothers, Radio junkies, Skyler and the band of Thieves) for many years. Using these experiences I bring a wealth of real-life insight about the music industry to the studio. For more advanced students, those who may want to delve into the crazy joyous world of gigs and beyond, theory is also a very important part of my teaching method.
I believe it is important to understand the building blocks of music (chords, scales, harmony) to feel confident in any musical situation. This greatly increases a student’s ability to improvise, but more importantly creates a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. This helps move students beyond simply being a “player” and challenges them to become a thinking and creative musician.
Music, Art, Positivity, Process...that is the MAPP to where you want to go with your instrument. I can help you on that trip :)
Classic Rock | Pop Rock | Country Rock
The 2Birds Band is a sound that has never been heard before!
The project was conceived in March 2014. Inspired by their Paris-based band, Jungles Key, Gabe & Tony Bird continued their string revolution in America, with a new team of great musicians.
Standing on the shoulders of both rock stars and jazz giants, they have revolutionized the role of the violin. Fusing their classical traditions with modern style, their sound is both cultured and groovy.
The group combines the world of classical music with contemporary style and arrangements ranging from Debussy to Quincy Jones.
Listen to that groove and tell us what you think!
As Seen On the "X" Factor
Pop Rock | Top 40 | Indie Rock | R&B Pop
Jillian Jensen is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. Singing since the age of two and writing/composing original music since the age of eight, Jillian has since released two albums of all original songs and has written/composed well over 100 songs of all different genres.
Aside from being an exceptional singer/songwriter, Jillian is a talented multi-instrumentalist as well. She currently plays the guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, drums, bass and Ukulele. Jillian’s passion for Music pushes her to expand her knowledge of instruments and experimenting with different sounds to incorporate in her songs.
Jillian was featured on the hit show “X-Factor” in September 2012 with her intensely emotional rendition of singer Jessie J’s “Who You Are”, in which her performance awarded her a standing applause and countless tears from both audience and judges.
Jillian is a strong advocate of anti-bullying, and has been on a nationwide campaign to promote that cause, having visited schools and universities, where she performed and spoke with students, parents and staff about the dangers and effects of bullying. Jillian also donates her time to charitable causes when her schedule permits.
Classic Rock | Pop Rock | Singer-Songwriter
Evan Langley is a Berklee School of Music Graduate and multi-instrumentalist.
Evan's band performs an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary rock music.