Thursday, 18 January 2018

Teaching everything in a Pop Band.



It's funny: there is a local Piano Teacher's Concert coming up in Banchory and I got into a conversation with a fellow Piano Teacher, they said, "I didn't think you taught Piano".  I wonder where they got that impression from and I wonder if anyone else has the same impression.

It's a fun mix: I Teach Classically, although not necessarily Classical.  If you look at the picture above, you will see that I Teach Electric Guitar - taught without restricting the Student's learning, of course, but still Electric Guitar.  I also Teach Classical Guitar: same instrument with different repertoire.  The same can be said of Bass Guitar, which I also Teach.  I market myself as a Teacher who teaches, "Anything you find in a Pop Band".  You find Pianos in Pop Bands.

I Teach both Piano and Keyboard - the picture shows me playing my Stage Piano, which is somewhere between a Piano and Keyboard. The repertoire is different for both.  I Teach Classical Repertoire and very much enjoy sharing with Students that understanding the structure of Bach, Mozart or the currently popular Einaudi.  I also Teach DJ's and Band Musicians about effects and sound manipulation.

I suppose the one thing that is not shown on picture is Singing Lessons.  I have Students from Banchory, Stonehaven/Portlethan and Aboyne - around Aberdeenshire - who Sing Opera, Musical Theatre, Pop and Rock. 

I have the Drum Sticks against my mouth - which is maybe why I couldn't show that I am a Singing Teacher. 

So there it is.  Teacher of Singing, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar - all styles - and Bass, Drums.  As I said, "Anything you find in a Pop Band: Taught Classically, although not necessarily Classical".

I hope that clears things up.  Any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section.

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