I began teaching when my younger brother was beginning his music education with piano. I was disappointed to find that his experience with private lessons mirrored mine as a kid, in that after months of lessons he was shockingly uneducated in theory. This being his second teacher, I was surprised to find that neither had taught him what I considered to be simple concepts of theory such as forming chords, understanding time signatures, and even using basic scales. Rather, his lessons tended to consist of recitations of simple songs with a new page from a book assigned each week. For this reason I offer lessons with a strong emphasis on music theory, as well as improvisation and composition. These lessons are based on my own designed ciriculum particular to each student's goals and pace. I would rather teach a concept of theory and instruct how to create music using that concept than simply assign a song to learn and practice. In my experience this results in students being excited to learn, and experiencing much more growth. I currently offer lessons in my home recording studio, and can travel to a student's location.
Blake R. has over 2 years of music experience in the Richardson area.
I was a member of the Cedar Park High School marching band from my Freshman year, when we placed first in state, through my Junior year, when we placed second. I am currently attending the University of Texas at Dallas as a music major on a full ride scholarship.
I pride myself on being primarily self-taught in terms of music theory. For the last six years I have dedicated one hour per day to researching and studying new theory concepts which I then implement into my practice regiment.
In addition to marching band, I performed and recorded with multiple bands in Austin as a guitarist, keyboardist, singer, primary songwriter, and drummer.
In my time living in Austin I offered private lessons to children-- my passion is in introducing kids to a lifetime of music appreciation. I had 12 students over two years with high retention rates.
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