ProFusion Music

ProFusion Music

5.0 (1)
  • Karen Schmiedt

    Errors in my technique that I am unaware of are identified and corrected. Lessons are in relaxed, comfortable environment

About this pro

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Hello! I have been teaching music privately and in the Baltimore Public School System since 1990. I offer private lessons, semi-private, and group instruction on guitar, bass, piano, music theory, accordion, etc. I also include students in my performances which gives them a chance to showcase their talent!

I graduated from Musicians Institute (G.I.T), Hollywood, CA in 1990. I hold a BA degree in Music Education/Jazz Studies from Temple University, Philadlelphia and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. I am passionate about teaching and performing music. Please consider studying with me if you are interested in pursuing and performing music - from beginner to advanced and all ages!

Thank you!

John 

John Yadush was born in Whitehall, PA, and began playing guitar at the young age of 15. John loved to play all styles of music and it showed when he graduated with high honors (the top 15 students in his class) from Musicians Institute - GIT in Hollywood, CA. John’s love and talent for music education inspired him to teach private lessons. He enjoyed teaching so much that he enrolled in Temple University to study both Classical and Jazz music education in a five-year degree program. He graduated summa cum laude with a 3.88 GPA and in the top 4% of Temple's graduating class of 2002. After completing his education at Temple, John then moved to Baltimore, MD where he is now a guitar specialist teaching guitar classes full time at Franklin High School. In addition to teaching at FHS, John also has many private students. John commutes weekly to the Philadelphia area to perform with Chico's Vibe (www.chicosvibe.com).

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

I begin by assessing the student's ability and skill level - beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc. We then discuss the students musical interests and goals. Generally I like to start with building skills to perform songs. I feel that this is the best way to approach instruction.


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

I graduated from Musicians Institute's (M.I.) Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.) in the top 15 of my class in 1990. I began teahing private lessons and performing in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, PA while earning my B.A. in Music Education with a Jazz Studies Component from Temple University in 2002 (Summa cum Laude). I completed my M.A. in Jazz Guitar Performance at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2013. 

I have been teaching guitar in the Baltimore County Public School System since 2002. I perform regularly with a nine piece Philadelphia based band (www.chicosvibecom) as well as with my wife locally in the Baltimore area. I believe that my performing experience helps me teach at a much higher level than I could without it.


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

I charge $25 for a half hour lesson. I have not raised my lesson rates in many years because I teach from home. I like to keep the lesson cost down as a "thank you" to students who are willing to travel to me.


How did you get started teaching?

Upon returning home from Los Angeles (Musicians Institute) - and residing back at home with my parents - I was a 21 year old looking to start a career. I received a call from a former guitar teacher who asked if I would join the Musician's Union so I can accept "Union Gigs" - pit orchestras for live theater. In addition to this, people began to approach me about teaching private lessons. I began to accept students and quickly found that I really enjoyed it! After teaching privatly for several years, I decided to get my college degree in music education.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students ranging in age from 4 to 65, total beginners all the way to professional muscians. In my 16+ years in the public school system, I have taught middle and high school. I have experience teaching students with special needs, students with a "hobby" interet in music, as well as students who have decided to make a career of music.


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