sticking with me. Let me explain what I do!
Please note that
what is below is important to you or your child's success. I have had folks admit to
me that they had my number for two years. Procrastination isn't very
useful. Please act NOW if you want to see some change. Otherwise it
will NOT happen. Call NOW!
For a couple of decent
videos of what you will could learn to do, go
HERE! Please note that these videos are also used for
demonstrating how I help you with your performance needs. Thus, these
tunes do NOT necessarily
represent the actual music you will learn. That would be your FAVORITE
music. There is also a free video that describes adult lessons. Go
HERE for that. Also, please note that those that only want to
learn online should click
When we are
young kids our "learning" is mostly physical - how to walk, talk, play
sports, etc. As we get farther and farther in school, however, we
begin to think of learning as using the mind and solving problems.
This is the one thing that young kids have over adults - they are more
used to physical learning. You see, our minds may guide our bodies but
any musical instrument is played by the hands and fingers which are
far, far stupider than the mind!
What I do is
give your mind the correct info so YOU can guide your body - but guide
it you must. I do this by means of a free interview (for local
students) and YOU do it (if not local) by means of reading an
appropriate book. How do you choose what is "appropriate?" I couldn't
say but I'd wager you could!
Luckily, almost everyone I've ever met can learn to play their
favorite music on a keyboard of some sort. It won't happen anywhere
near as quickly as some online scam artists tell you it will,
unfortunately. Those folks are not honest - it CAN happen, however, much
faster if it's taught properly with an eye toward what YOU need and
Another crew of
instructors are those that could be called "old school." There
are tons of these - perhaps more than the simple scam artists. They propose to give recitals, enter
you in to playing competitions, force a ton of exercises on you and basically have you
practice everything BUT the music you really want to play. This takes
Both the "old
school" teachers and the scam artists who simply want your money WASTE
YOUR VALUABLE TIME! I try to hit a "sweet spot" between too much work
and not enough. If you, yourself, have fallen victim to either type of
time waster, I'm not particularly offended - they say such wonderful
things and make such grand promises. I don't make such promises
because they are almost always false. I will NOT lie to you just to
make a buck! I just promise to teach you what you need and are
interested in learning and ONLY that.
Anyone past the age of puberty
can see that this way is faster and more "to the
My approach saves your valuable time! Please note that there is more
info from me on saving time in adult lessons. Click
HERE for that!
I do understand this "time problem" for the simple reason that I do
teach adult students as the adults that they are. Thus, many have made
me aware of their needs over the years.
Click HERE for some
Testimonials from folks just like you.
Please note that CHORDS are what I call the "royal road to making
music." I offer tons of chord education, all of which is below. Many
folks think that this is hard to do, too much work, and that is simply
wrong. Allow me to give you something useful that you can do right
NOW. Try some different sounds on your keyboard. It's easy and
Now if you can do that (and you CAN) then you might be able to do
much, much more. Let me show you how. I recently taught a older
gentleman for THREE months and that was enough for his needs. Not
If you live in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona you must decide
if you want to "go live" or "go online only." LIVE training
opportunities are below. To find ONLINE ONLY click the "Online" link to
CUSTOMIZED "LIVE" SERVICE - Of course, such services are more
expensive for the simple reason that they are customized to your needs
- needs that you, as an adult, likely already know! Workshops are
cheaper by far than private lessons but are class situations rather
than "one-on-one" training. Your choice!
(available in or near Tucson, AZ, USA)
The Basic Chord and Fakebook Workshop. The advantage to you is
that you will know how to form chords and what chords are important
for you to learn (hint - it's not the 1200 or so that some books say!
The actual number is closer to 20 than 1200!) The best thing that ever
happened to my playing was finding out about and using chords and
fakebooks early. I share what you need to know to benefit once a month
in a 5 hour Workshop. This is 6 times cheaper than personal
lessons! All it costs is the price above, a weekend day, and a contact
with me. Contact me for info on exact days, times, and location.
The Advanced Chord and Chord Progression Workshop (prerequisite is the
Basic Chord Workshop above!) The advantage to you is that you will
know exactly how and why you can use chords in your musical life.
Price and length are the same. Contact me for details.
3.Personal keyboard coaching/lessons:
Your cost depends on what you need.
This is the most expensive service I offer but it's also the most
targeted and specific to your interests and needs, plus YOU can make it quicker and cheaper by being "energetic"
in your learning! This means it is a great "value."
those that simply must know - personal lessons are $30/half-hour
(recall I've been teaching over two decades!) This really puts the
cost of the workshops above into some perspective, doesn't it?
I've learned about people's interests and desire to make their
favorite music on the instrument of your choice. What could be easier
than my approach of "Find out what they want and then give it to
them?" If you want to become a one-on-one student, then phone or
email. Your first step will be a FREE in-depth interview "in-person"
(this is true even if you simply want to enroll your child!) You
can meet me and find out what lessons are REALLY all about. Having seen almost everything that
can be a problem, I likely can suggest a way to deal with it! Get in
touch! My contact info is at the top of the page.
Golf, Tennis, all sports The cost of
the sports equipment, driving to a location where you too often have
to "pay to play." If this is a team sport, then you are on their
schedule, the coach's schedule, etc.
Crafts, Arts The continual cost of
supplies, even once you have learned your skill.
Playing Your Favorite Music on a Keyboard of
some sort: Once you
have some sort of a keyboard, even a cheap one, and some skill in
using it, totally FREE and done on YOUR schedule as much or as
infrequently as the mood strikes you. Also, this is a hobby that will
keep giving all your life. You don't actually need a band for it.