I tailor my lessons to each student's particular needs and desires and make each lesson a fun, educational experience sans stress. I have been teaching privately, as well as singing and acting professionally, for decades, and have received rave reviews from many of my previous students, some of whom remain dear friends. I thoroughly love teaching. Please note I do not teach children or anyone under the age of 18. And generally I do not travel to lessons but teach out of my studio in Beaverton.
Teaching is a gift. The payback is in watching a student's eyes and overall facial expressions when they get something...totally understanding the concept. It's magic.
Ken is a very experienced musician and performer and really teaches what it’s all about, he uses his own material and everything you do has a specific purpose. And because Ken teaches independently of some book, or guide he can always adjust his lessons to what you need or are struggling.
No children; don't take students younger than 20.
First, an email interview, to learn what the student has in mind to accomplish.
Next, proceed with individual learning techniques. I use my own workbooks.
Gently keep pushing them to learn and absorb more.
Make sure the student continues to enjoy what they're doing.
18 seasons with San Francisco Opera. 8 seasons with Lamplighters Music Theatre. Writing/arranging for various Grammy-winning vocal groups (see my Website); directing and starring in productions with other companies (Redwood Symphony, West Bay Opera, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, Portland Light Opera company, etc); producing and directing my own shows, that have been presented in the national Fine Arts Presenters market.
All lessons are the same fee: $40 per session, usually at least an hour long, but if we got over, there's never any additional fee.
Just wanted to share what I've learned and accomplished over the years with others. I thoroughly enjoy teaching.
Important: I don't take anyone under the age of 20.
I enjoy working with people who'd taken lessons as a child, then stopped, and years later wished to regain and advance what musical knowledge they'd had.
Many performances of works I've composed and arranged. Too numerous to mention. Visit my Website for more details.
Dedicate time every day to studying, even if you have only 15-20 minutes to spare. The important thing is to keep at it and don't let your attention or interest flag. Moving forward and building on what you've learned is key to success.
Am I serious about this or do I just want to waste my time and money and my teacher's time and patience? Period!