I began offering music lessons to the general public in the summer of 2010. I was fairly new to teaching and was sort of reinventing the wheel as I went about forming a lesson plan for my students. It quickly occurred to me that most younger people are not that interested in learning music theory and proper hand position while staring at abstract notes and symbols on a piece of paper but they were interested in making up their own songs. This is where the idea for The Music Lab was born. Children have an abundance of imagination and are fascinated by the sound of their own voices when recorded. I have not completely abandoned traditional teaching methods and every lesson includes some reading and discipline but the focus at The Music Lab is on bringing your imagination to life through music. I work one on one with all my students at developing song ideas, lyrics and performance. When ready, we begin recording our song, adding sounds and singing, EXPERIMENTING. The recording studio is really just a lab where you experiment with sounds. Students learn a little bit about music, a little bit about recording, a lot about collaborating and, maybe, a little bit about themselves.
The ability to create something from nothing is perhaps our greatest gift, let's show our children that they all possess this talent.
Snackie brings out the best effort from my son. He challenges him each week and you can hear the skills improve. Snackie has also inspired my son to really enjoy playing guitar. He is a great music instructor.
I take ukulele lessons and am an adult. I initially was nervous to begin such a new adventure, but Snackie puts me at ease and I look forward to my lessons and figuring out how to strum new songs! My 12 year old son has taken piano lessons for years at the Music Lab. We both like that lessons are serious enough that he's really learning, but fun enough that he doesn't dread practicing or going to The Music Lab.
Snackie chooses music that is really FUN for my son and make him WANT to practice! He is a stellar musician and a patient teacher.
Possibly the best guitar teacher I've ever had. He teaches you whatever songs you want and will go to great lengths to make sure you can play it comfortably. Truly an amazing teacher.
I am currently accepting beginning to intermediate level students for guitar, ukulele and piano. I have a simple approach-HAVE FUN. While I do teach theory and technique, I also cater to my students interests. If there is a song you would like to learn, we can learn it. I encourage my students to be creative and if you have a song idea, I can help develop it.
Lessons are at my home studio. I am located on the 4300 block of Newport Ave. (Medfield), Baltimore, MD 21211