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Lessons that work for you!

Now that you’ve found a really great party band, you’re more than a little inspired, right? You’re a musician yourself, looking for another musician to work with on your own music, or just to keep you moving forward. Perhaps you have an instrument sitting in a closet that you’ve been meaning to get back to, and don’t know where to begin.

Maybe it’s not for you at all – there’s a child or other family member, a fiancee – someone you’d like to inspire to keep playing.

A little time and our lessons will change that – I offer private lessons in person, FaceTime, or Skype to experienced musicians and beginner students alike. I am experienced teaching performance on all instruments as well as vocal lessons, repertoire development, and songwriting.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Work with students in a variety of music styles.

  • Deepen student’s understanding of how music works by providing creative techniques and exercises that promote
    productive practice sessions.

  • Work on reading rhythms and pitches.

  • Enable students to trust their ears in performance both as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble.

  • Enable students to recognize the distinct sound of all twelve chromatic pitches and how they relate to a tonal center.

  • Help students work on fixed (perfect) pitch.

  • Engage students in transcriptions of solos and encourage songwriting and performance.

Lessons taught at your convenience – good ‘ole fashioned in person sessions, as well as FaceTime, Google Hangout, Skype, Carrier Pigeon, or any other method that works for you!


Summer Workshop Schedule and RegistrationEmail me to sign up for more details and information on great summer workshops to focus on your music both in private lessons and jam sessions. Space is limited!

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In addition to local annual summer workshops, past years have also included destination workshops (Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, French Riviera, Maine), combining vacation with a music intensive of your choice and the opportunity to play with other musicians at your level.  We are currently looking at several great locations for our next music getaway – let me know if you would like to be included in these exciting special event updates as well!

email mark@calypsohurricane.com