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Bob’s Guitar And Piano Instruction
All Classes Include:
- Reading Rhythms
- Reading Notation
- And much more!
Early Beginner Piano Students: For students ages 5-9 I like to use “Piano Adventures Series Primer Level Books”. This includes a Lesson Book, Performance Book, Technique & Artistry Book and Theory Book. Piano Adventures is a great method to get a young student started on.
Adult Beginner: For teaching an adult beginner I use the “Alfred Adult All In One Method”. The student gets Lessons(Songs), Theory and Technique all in one book. This is not only convenient but also saves the student some money! There are three levels in this method series with each level getting more difficult.
Classical Piano: For students who want to follow a classical piano curriculum I like to use the “Piano Adventures Series Method Level Books (primer level – level 5)”. This includes a Lesson Book, Performance Book, Technique & Artistry Book and Theory Book.
Beginner: Anyone with basic keyboard skills (equivalent to Alfred’s Basic Piano, Lesson Book 2) can dig right in and begin learning blues right away. Learn what it takes to create the distinctive sound of the blues, including basic chords and scales,
Intermediate: This book is great for keyboardists who have learned the basics of blues improvisation and composing. Beginning with a review of concepts and skills covered in Beginning Blues Keyboard,
Advanced: The conclusion to this power-packed blues method begins with a review of concepts of improvisation and harmony. Techniques such as tremolos, octaves, grace notes and two-handed chords will be introduced.
Lead Sheet: Sheet music containing the words and melody for a song(and some indication of harmony) written in simple form! This would mean that no Left Hand part would be written in.
Beginner: Beginning Rock Keyboard (National Keyboard Workshop) – method book by Joe Bouchard, Seth Zowader, and Sheila Romeo – Anyone interested in learning to play rock keyboard can pick up this book and get started right away.
Intermediate: This book is great for keyboardists who have learned the basics of rock chords and soloing. Beginning with a review of concepts and skills covered in Beginning Rock Keyboards, this book covers chords and soloing over common
Course: A style of jazz piano playing with a highlysyncopated melody, very popular in the late nineteenth and earlytwentieth centuries. It developed out of black minstrel music andwas popularized by the pianist and composer Scott Joplin(1868–1917).
Beginner: Anyone with basic keyboard skills can dig right in. Spanning the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales, and modulating chord progressions, this book features a
Intermediate: This book is great for keyboardists who have learned the basics of jazz harmony and improvisation. Topics include a brief review of concepts and skills from Beginning Jazz Keyboard, and continue with the modes of the major scale,
Mastering: The conclusion to this jazz method starts with a review of concepts from Intermediate Jazz Keyboard and quickly moves on to more advanced concepts of chord voicings, modal soloing, substitution, reharmonization, modes of the minor
From My Students
“Great instructor! I don’t think we could have found a more caring, professional and awesome teacher. We went through several other instructors before we found Bob and they all disappointed us. Bob was simply awesome!”
I have taken lessons with Bob for four years now and he is one of the best teachers I have ever had and one of my favorites. He has taught me both guitar and piano and has helped me with my songwriting. I definitely recommend Bob if you want to learn how to play some good music!
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