The Peterson Music Studio was started by Mr. Dane Peterson who holds a B.M. in Music Performance, with an emphasis in jazz studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach. He recently moved to the area and is excited to continue teaching lessons. He has taught for over 5 years in his own studio online, and in various music stores in the Los Angeles area.
The studio offers lessons for piano, saxophone, and recorder/flute. In addition, Mr. Peterson teaches the following to students of any instrument: improvisation, composition, and general topics such as theory, musicianship, and history.
If you would like a complete resume, please don't hesitate to email. Here is a little more information on the lessons offered.
Lessons with Mr. Peterson follow a comprehensive, fun, and rigorous curriculum. Piano and saxophone students use art music (baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century) as a foundation to branch into other genres such as jazz, blues, rock, folk, and more. The curriculum used is drawn from extensive research on many of the world's top conservatory methods as well as other standard methods. Students follow a methodical, step-by-step, and level-by-level curriculum. Lessons incorporate performing fundamentals such as correct posture, diaphragm breathing, efficient practice habits, and more. Finally, from the first beginners to advanced students, we all memorize standard repertoire, scales, music theory, and historical context to the pieces in measure with their level.
The following are what to expect:
* New material every week
* Learning to play the instrument correctly
* Performing every quarter in front of an audience
* Having clear, achievable goals that will motivate the student and ensure steady progress
* Finally, lots of fun learning new music and how to sound wonderful
Each lesson is individualized, and so, there will be some variations, from lessons to lesson and student to student. Mr. Peterson can also primarily focus on a student's band music if the parents desire. One can also choose to primarily focus on arranging, composition, and theory; though these are covered in the normal curricula.