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Songwriting and Arranging Classes
From our YouTube video, preschool Jazz Improv, we start 5 and 6 year olds playing major and pentatonic scales in C and E flat and then all the other keys over the next two years so they have a concept of composition from the get go for piano, guitar, and violin. Dan's coordinated method books compliment "playing simple things well" in all keys rather than complicated things played poorly in one or two keys. Keith Knighton and Dan have children sing their names with an up or down melody so they can recognize pitches. Children that start in this program early don't think that making music is hard, because it isn't. A solid knowledge of I V7 chord cadence in all 12 keys brings chordal efficiency to a peak very early in the musical instrument experience.
Group bands provide an excellent way for a student to interact with others and learn to be part of a band. Performances are regularly scheduled and will help improve social skills and self-confidence.
Private instrumental lessons focus on vocal therapy, phrasing, recording technique, and CD production. Instruments taught are guitar, bass, banjo, drums, saxophone, clarinet, upright bass and piano. Dan conducts the Pops Orchestra and is the band leader for all band programs and author of method books that he's developed over the past 30 years.
Intermediate piano lessons with Stan Seale $25/half hr - arranging, orchestration, sequencing
Our traditional piano Winn Petersen $20/half hr
Drum Lessons with Michael Pollard $15/half hr
Student teaching limited availability $10/half hr
Recording lesson times include all mix-down, computer editing, and CD burning time (not just recording time)
Online Lessons Available
Service fee of $20 per hour for all online instruction. Online instruction available using iChat, GotoMeeting, and Skype.
DVD Lessons Available
For $150 order a newly released 12-week vocal instruction DVD. Particularly good for those on the road or out of town.
Private and/or group vocal lessons focus on learning proper singing technique. Dan focuses on early diaphragm development and breath control and correct tone placement. Keith specialized in teacing the European Kodaly method, while Stan specializes in custom arrangements in pop and jazz as well as stage presence and vocal delivery.
Dan has a newly released DVD of 12 private voice lessons for $150. A must for out-of-towners or instrumentalists that want to get into singing but aren't quite ready to make a full private instruction commitment. This product was produced so that anyone 12 and under can understand the concepts being taught. However, adults or anyone interested in good vocal training can benefit by purchasing the DVD. Any and all material is safe for young children to do and would never cause nodules or strained vocal chords or damage a young voice in any way shape or form.