Pop Orchestra School Of Music And Performing Arts

Pop Orchestra School Of Music And Performing Arts

5.0 (1)
3 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

We allow our students to have a choice in music they play. Any appropriate top 10 artist or song if they like to keep them excited, motivated, and passionate to learn to play. We offer traditional curriculum and technique by qualified instructors who make learning and playing FUN! We emphasis beginning to learn to perform and not just sit there and play. 

Sharing my knowledge and experience and teaching is so much fun! Watching students learn, grow and gain a passion for music and their instrument is very fulfilling. 

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Salt Lake City, UT 84129
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  • Arran Jones

    Working with Dave I have become more refined as an artist. I have been able to find a major path forward in my career while learning new vocal styles and having opportunities to perform at major events I never thought I would be able to achieve. Dave is proffesional in his work ethic and very open minded with music. As long as you are willing to put in the effort he will support you 110% and do his very best to see you rise up to your best potential. My vocal ability has increased in range and tone, I'm able to perform full sets now and in front of audiences with full confidence. Dave has helped me produce several coversongs while I was learning a new vocal technique and they each turned out superb! The patience that Dave is able to provide to his students is impeccable and even if you dont have much musical background he is able to fully assist you with setting you up to be as succesful as you work to be.

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

Gain an understanding of their skill level and begin curriculum where appropriate to their level.

Three things:

1- Learn to sight read music sheets (quick chord sheets, tab & notation).

2- Technique. Hand/finger position, strumming technique. 

3- Learning music from artists and songs that the student enjoys and is motivated and inspired by. 

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

David Cooke is an acclaimed commercial and theatrical music producer and multi-instrumentalist. He has written and recorded score for 33 Off Broadway Theatre live stage play productions. And written dozens of commercial music for Larry H Miller Group, Telemundo/Univision, Jet Blue Airlines, and many more. Also David has produced for many artists and entertainers locally in Salt Lake City. David teaches music lessons of many different instruments and vocal training/singing lessons. Also does Songwriting composition classes, and Performance Coaching. David teaches curriculum in sight reading quick chord sheets, tab and notation. David always encourages learning performance of the instrument from day one rather just sit there and play. David encourages learning to play passionately and gaining a love for music and the instrument.

* Nathan Minert is a virtuoso. Nathan holds a bachelor degree from Snow College in music. Nathan teaches Woodwind, Brass and Double Bass (Upright bass) and electric bass. Nathan is qualified for conducting orchestra. And is very qualified to teach children songs of their choice on the instrument of their choice!

*Brad Lord is a percussion/drum instructor. Brad holds a bachelor degree in jazz music. Brad also is seasoned with Latin beats, rock, hard rock, blues and jazz. Brad is a seasoned instructor and delivers students to love to learn and play drums, hand drum, congas, djembe. 

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

First lesson free! And 90min beginner workshop free! 

$10 per week for group ensemble student lessons. 

$25 per week for  individual student lessons.

$30 per week for advanced student lessons.

$40 per week for Songwriting and Composition lessons. 

$50 per week for Performance Coaching & pro sound system usage.