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Steve K.
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
Learn the requisite fundamentals of guitar from a music director.
Guitar is a wonderful and expressive instrument. I will teach you the basic chords and progressions as well as reading music and being able to play melodies on your instrument.
About Steve K.

I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the Apollo and numerous series on PBS, A & E and Disney, . I have also served as on-set vocal and piano coach for many Disney TV series. As a piano instructor, I believe in giving every student a foundation in classical music.. I enjoy teaching and playing Jazz and pop as well. I've worked with students ages 5-90. I simply love the teaching process and respect every student's journey. Mixing structure and discipline with a positive teaching style, I work to inspire students to be their best within a well structured curriculum that is fun and engaging. Music must be fun...always! *** Lesson Details *** My students see progress. I don't believe in cookie-cutter instruction. I take the time to learn a students individual comprehension of the musical language and their learning style. I also build a practice schedule that is realistic and creates growth. Music instruction should not feel like a burden, but should be joyful. It's a process I have respected. Whether you are 90 or 9, you can learn music, love music and feel its presence by playing an instrument or singing. My job is to communicate that joy and show you how you can do it for yourself. Learning to master a musical instrument is a two way commitment and I will always give you my full effort as I love the results. *** Studio Equipment *** I have a digital upright piano for piano and vocal instruction. *** Travel Equipment *** I will provide the lesson material and help students with purchasing the right method books. *** Specialties *** For beginning Piano-Intermediate, I have embraced the James Bastien series, as I believe it paces the young student and builds a foundation on a musical and pedagogical level. Vocally, I follow a classical technique, but use that foundation as a basis to meet the goals of the singer for the style they want to achieve.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Steve K.
Vernon Rockville, Connecticut
Learn the requisite fundamentals of guitar from a music director.
Guitar is a wonderful and expressive instrument. I will teach you the basic chords and progressions as well as reading music and being able to play melodies on your instrument.
About Steve K.

I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the Apollo and numerous series on PBS, A & E and Disney, . I have also served as on-set vocal and piano coach for many Disney TV series. As a piano instructor, I believe in giving every student a foundation in classical music.. I enjoy teaching and playing Jazz and pop as well. I've worked with students ages 5-90. I simply love the teaching process and respect every student's journey. Mixing structure and discipline with a positive teaching style, I work to inspire students to be their best within a well structured curriculum that is fun and engaging. Music must be fun...always! *** Lesson Details *** My students see progress. I don't believe in cookie-cutter instruction. I take the time to learn a students individual comprehension of the musical language and their learning style. I also build a practice schedule that is realistic and creates growth. Music instruction should not feel like a burden, but should be joyful. It's a process I have respected. Whether you are 90 or 9, you can learn music, love music and feel its presence by playing an instrument or singing. My job is to communicate that joy and show you how you can do it for yourself. Learning to master a musical instrument is a two way commitment and I will always give you my full effort as I love the results. *** Studio Equipment *** I have a digital upright piano for piano and vocal instruction. *** Travel Equipment *** I will provide the lesson material and help students with purchasing the right method books. *** Specialties *** For beginning Piano-Intermediate, I have embraced the James Bastien series, as I believe it paces the young student and builds a foundation on a musical and pedagogical level. Vocally, I follow a classical technique, but use that foundation as a basis to meet the goals of the singer for the style they want to achieve.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Acoustic Guitar
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First 3 lessons
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Steve is an excellent voice instructor. Very knowledgeable. Extremely talented and has a great ability to teach and demonstrate exercises to expand voice range, hold notes, and sing on key! I would definitely recommend Steve for voice instruction!

Posted Nov 3, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Very good at visualizing the skills for singing. Helped me immensely, I could not recommend Steve enough

Posted Oct 4, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Steve is an excellent musician and gifted teacher. He is intuitive and nurtures individual talent.

Posted Dec 8, 2018
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Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory)
Sep 1985 - May 1989
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Music, Performance and Music Theory and Composition
Aug 1985 - May 1989
Southern Methodist University
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Dove Foundation
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 1991
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
Mu Phi Epsilon
May 1988
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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Instructor details
Acoustic Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Skinner Road
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30