Interactive Music Party

Interactive Music Party

5.0 (1)
2 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

By strongly emphasizing personal goals. This is a skill that is bigger than music, and will benefit the student in every aspect of their life. I have found that we rarely take the time to state what we want to accomplish, let alone plan it out step by step. In a students first lesson with me, they won't need their instrument. There's not going to be any playing. We will be setting goals.  Short term, mid term, and long term I don't give assignments. Instead I break down goals into manageable tasks. Achieving your own personal goals is exciting, and that excitement is the best motivator to stay with it, whatever it may be. 

Bringing balance to the players. My music education focused on books rather than instruments. Now a certain amount of fundamental is required in order to be a part of an ensemble, but plenty of successful musicians don't know the first thing about music. Their strength is emotional expression, human connection and relevance. The best musicians are the ones who study for the knowledge, practice for technical ability and nuance of expression, but then listen to their head and heart and know how to incorporate both in balance.  I most enjoy figuring out which side a student excelled at and focusing on building the other side to the same level. 

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Credentials

Florence, AL 35630
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1 Review

5.0

  • Amy Towers

    Coda is easy to work with and goes above and beyond to make sure his students get what they need. He learned a new instrument (ukulele) so he could teach it to me. It is a rare teacher who would go that far to help a student connect to music.




FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First thing is to access the students current level of aptitude. Then I'll need to know music they enjoy so we can make progress toward that. Playing something fun is the best way to keep playing. Above all I want music to be fun for the player, and emphasize that it requires a balance of theoretical knowledge, developed skill, and improvisation to reach the state of flow! 🤘


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I started on piano in elementary school. I began playing trumpet in 7th grade, and continued all the way through 7 years of collegiate study in the entertainment industry. I'm well versed on percussion, strings and brass instruments. I don't play woodwinds but, I can teach them. After university I began to pursue Guitar seriously. I've been in 4 bands since then including the one I'm currently managing, The Changing Octave.   Check us out on YouTube periscope and Facebook to see for yourself what I can do!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$15 for a half hour lesson up to twice a week

2nd half hour lesson in a week $10  (both $25)

$25 for a hour once a week 

All payments must be made through a credible money handling source such as PayPal or cash app. All transactions are final. Over payments will not be returned!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure that they will have you playing the music you enjoy. For a total beginner there are most likely going to assign a lot of simple music written for beginners, but there should always be some material that the student is passionate about. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be Specific with your Answers 

1. What do I enjoy about the subject? 


     This is important because if you get bogged down and frustrated with the task, this is what keeps you going. When you learn how a magic trick is done it loses the magic. The illusion is disillusioned. Learning about music is pulling the curtain back to reveal the inner working. It not magic for you anymore, but is for your audience. Take some time now to focus on what you love about the subject so you can remember that after you can't feel it anymore. 

2. What do I want from lessons (what am I paying for)?


     When you start learning how to do something you have no experience with, you will show improvement, but how much depends on what you want.  The instructor should be your navigator. They will plot your course to your destination, tell you where the turns are, and give you frequent status reports on your location, how far you have come and how far you are from the destination. Your first meeting with an instructor should include a reasonable goal that you both decide on, and a set amount of time to attain it. You can always YouTube "how to" videos, so if you're going to pay for information the teacher needs to show you that they are worth it.