IMPACT ! Music Lessons

IMPACT ! Music Lessons

4.7 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

I incorporate 30+ years of musical teaching experience, 40+ years of musical performance experience into helping my students to achieve their musical goals . I have a deep passion about my students fulfilling their dreams.

My qualifications are as follows :

Associate Degree in Music Education, Bachelors Degree in Musical Performance and a Certification as a Vocal Music Instructor. 

40+ years experience as a Drummer/ Percussionist

40+ years experience as a vocalist

30+ years experience as a church musician and vocalist

20+ years experience as a Music Director 

I have recorded and performed with major Gospel and R & B artists. I am the lead singer for my Gospel band "Higher Ground" and classic R&B band "Blue Magic". 

I am currently the Music Director and pianist at a local church in Union, NJ. and on staff at 2 other local churches . 

My enjoyment comes from being able to do what I love and assisting others in fulfilling their goals reaching their potential and living their dream as a musical artist .  

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Credentials

Irvington, NJ 07111
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3 Reviews

4.7

  • Carol Barnes

    Robert Williams exemplifies the 3 P's Professionalism, patience, and persistent. I have had the opportunity to work with him for about 3 years and I have grown musically as well as professionally.

  • Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Wright, Jr.

    Robert is a competent worship leader, music teacher. His teaching of vocal technique, listening skills, and the importance of physical and spiritual health have transformed our music ministry team.

  • Crystal Glass

    I've been studying with Mr. Williams for about 3 years now. My voice and vocal ability have much improved and my shyness is a distant memory. I was stuck in my career just singing background but with Mr. Williams instruction I am now singing as a lead soloist.



FAQs


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

Assessment of talent/ skill level 

Assessment of students needs

Assignment  of practical exercises and or rudiments according to skill level

Weekly  review of previous assignments and provide instruction in proper technique for skill building 

Provide  opportunities for performance at each skill level to build confidence, poise and professionalism.


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

8 Year music student in the Hillside public school system 

5 year music student at Newark Community Center of the Arts

2 Year Music Student at New Jersey City University- Assoc. Degree in Music Education 

4 Year Music Student at Xavier Univ. : Bach. Degree in Musical Performance

Certified  Vocal Instructor: Rawls Vocal Music School inc. 


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

Children: $25 hr. 

Adults: $40 hr. 


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in 1980 . My vocal teacher Dorothy Gowdy gave me my first opportunity as a music teacher through her company Gift of Mobile Music. I taught drums to inner city children in the Newark area. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Inner city children, adults , choir members, beginners, intermediate and advanced students. 

I have also taught and coached semi and professional musicians . 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am very fond of returning to my alma mater and performing there with my band . 

I am also fond of performing at my high school reunion recently. 


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

Make sure that the instructor you choose is not just qualified on paper to teach you but they must have a passion to coach you which involves them pouring their life experiences  into you. 


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

Am I willing to invest the time and energy in my gift?

What and how Am I willing to sacrifice to become an excellent musician? 


Lessons offered

Piano Lessons Christian Gospel Lessons Drum Lessons Gospel Singing Lessons Music Theory Lessons Percussion Lessons Singing Lessons Songwriting Classes Vocal Training Lessons Voice Lessons Choir Teachers Stage Performance Training