-Since 2013 we have offered a variety of online classes and customized curriculum for music students in a variety of styles and skill sets. These include music classes, private lessons on guitar, piano, bass, vocals, as well as ensemble work and other forms of musical coaching and mentorship. We have experienced teachers who have published numerous books and created online resources including instructional videos. As lead instructor I have passed the current music praxis tests and have held certification in music ed K-12 (in NC). I hold a Masters in guitar performance and studied at Berklee College of Music. I have led many ensembles and taught at the college level since 1992.
I have led professional rock, jazz, and pop bands, orchestras, concert band, marching band, choirs, pit orchestras, string groups, worship bands, guitar ensembles, and performed with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Theater, North Carolina Jazz Repertoire Orchestra, the Gilford College Orchestra, the Peoria Pops Orhcestra, several university jazz faculty bands, the Tom Marko band, the Ira Wiggins Quintet; and perofrmed with or opened for Ingred Jenson, Branford Marsalis, Kansas, the Neville Brothers, James Taylor, Maceo Parker, Little Feet, Stanley Turrentine, Israel Houghton, Amy Grant, Marvin Sapp, Jason Grey, Mike Stern, and many others.
Getting the opportunity to inspire growth.
Harold is an outstanding teacher. His passion for music shines through and motivates me to get better! I am thoroughly enjoying every second of every lesson!
Great teacher with a comprehensive teaching method that works for me
I find Harold to be a great instructor and I'm having a really fun time learning to finally play the guitar. He is always helpful and willing to assist anytime there are any issues or questions I may have. I definitely recommend his services.
Harold is a great teacher and is loved by students and faculty members all over the US.
I perform a skills assessment and ask them about their goals. Then I help them to decide what their next steps should be.
I have a BM in Jazz Performance, BA in Music Ed, a Masters in Guitar Performance and completed the two year program at Berklee College of Music.
I have also studied form and analysis privately.
I generally charge $30 a half hour, and $60 an hour.
Currently through the summer I have an introductory cut rate of $25 per half hour lesson.
I started my first private lessons in high school then continued as a primary income teaching at a music store while in college.
I have worked with Jr High, Elementary, Hogh School, College, Adult learners and some with senior adults. I have taught band, orchetsra, chorus, strings, college theory, various ensembles, jazz theory, jazz arranging, keyboard, guitar, bass, voice, ear training and production.
I played guitar in the Performance Edge pit orchestra with a pro ensemble that I had arranged the charts for- included 4 horns and rhythm section. We accompanied a video taping of a college vocal ensemble.
Pick someone with a strong background and proven track record who will work to inspire you as well as teach the fundamentals and techniques you need for success.
What are your goals? What music or musicians/singers/producers inspire you? What level are you wanting to get to and what sacrifices are you willing to make?
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