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The goal of this class is to teach the students the fundamentals of Rhythm, scales, chords ,music theory , chord Melody, notation and improvisation. The use of Call and response is used in order to teach the student new rhythms and scales by repetition. We will practice scales and learn how they relate to chords. Additionally, chord progressions will be explored that will explain to the student the theory of composition and improvisation on guitar.
This class would be an excellent foundation or addition for any student of any age or any level of experience as it will sharpen the student's ability to play in various rhythms and in any key signature as well as exploring Jazz Theory, Jazz chords, finger-picking styles ,and the creative use of improvisation in all of the styles, including blues. I will challenge even the most advanced students reach from the best potential possible.
My experience stems from a 15 to 20 years of playing music professionally, teaching music in with nonprofit organizations and independently. Creating music is the foundation of what I do and being a part of various recording projects and compositional experience. I love to create music that is original and one thing that stands out about my class is the use of alternative frequencies, and having lots of fun creating music that's original, Innovative and refreshing to the ears. you will not be disappointed taking a class for me because you will learn, evolve and it will be an unforgettable fun experience.
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My son enjoys Denis's class very much, he is always practicing, and learning so fast, I love listening to the music they make together!
With a new student I start with the very foundations chord scales and the fundamentals of notation I use a call and response technique where I would play a rhythm holding a cord and have the student repeat the the same rhythm or Melody using the blues scale the pentatonic scale the majors minors or any of the given modes in a fun easy to learn environment the supportive and encourages creativity
My music theory education comes from San Jacinto College where I attended to learn music theory and Jazz I was in jazz lessons and from my experience of playing music professionally for 18 years and composing music professionally
My fee for lessons are normally $40 per hour at my studio in East downtown which is at 3534 navigation also travel to the students home $60 per hour depending on the miles and other factors, I provide a $10 discount if the student buys 4 lessons up front.
I began teaching music workshops at churches and schools and I still do I've worked with nonprofit organizations that have provided me with students but I prefer to be an independent teacher and create workshops at schools and churches that cater to the students innate ability to compose and create music.
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Music is vibrations, energy and frequency, Know what you want to learn. You can teach a student a song but the music theory is teaching a student how a song was created. So learn music theory and you would understand music.