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Glens Falls Music Academy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
James W.
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My two daughters attend the Glens Falls Music Academy. My oldest (11yo) has been a student there for over a year and her progress has been fantastic. My youngest (9yo) recently started taking clarinet lessons and I am very pleased that she enjoys her time with her instructor. Good people, good facility, money well spent.

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I'm a touring and recording pro for over 30 years. I've played for some of the biggest Marque names in music.

  • 4 years in business
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I would provide services in teaching beginners piano, beginner to intermediate clarinet lessons, and beginners vocal. I am also willing to tutor students in music at the elementary and secondary school level. This just means that if you don't know music and want to learn, no matter how young or old, I am willing to teach you. I have had numerous hours of volunteering teaching students in elementary and middle school music during the summer. I also taught music as an assistant music director for the Capital Repertory Theater's STAR Program (Summer Theater at the Rep) in which I taught vocal lessons along with the music director and transposed and distributed music. I had taught there for 2 years.

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I have taught kids swim lessons before, and I am certified by Red Cross with a lifeguarding and water safety certificate, as well as CPR and First Aid training/ certificates. I have also given Piano and Voice lessons before and will be attending music school in the fall for opera studies to further broaden my studies in music. I am not just opera based, although that is the best thing for my voice. I also teach jazz, pop, and healthy musical singing! Singing should be something that is always fun, and freeing, so why not learn how to do it in the most comfortable, fun, and healthy way possible? As a teacher, I will recognize what my client would like to work on (whether it be a style of music, music history, music theory, or even basic piano lessons), while hopefully providing valid insight on how to really engage one's voice healthily. Voice lessons are very affordable (first 30 minute session free). Although I have given voice lessons at a regular rate before, I really would like the opportunity to meet new people and hopefully help them explore the amazing opportunities and fun times that go along with singing!

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You will receive lessons from a seasoned professional, with over 30 years of instrumental and vocal performance and teaching experience in most and any styles of music. Stringed instrument repairs and DJ services are also available. The lessons are tailored to your specific needs and learning style. Everyone learns differently and at different rates, which is taken into account in order that you feel comfortable and confident in your pursuit of musical excellence. Before you decide, you are able to experience a "sample" lesson at no cost, to see if your needs can be met. Just pick up the phone, and call, or send an e-mail. You will get a reply within 48 hours.

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My name is Paul Reed; I founded and finished building High End Sound Recording Studio in 2009. The main purpose of the construction project was to create a setting where high-quality sound recordings could be made, using either analog methods with a beautiful vintage 3M 2-inch, reel-to-reel 24-track tape machine, or digital technology with top-of-the-line Mac Pro computer, running both Logic Studio and Pro Tools. The final product of either process stands out because of my use of vintage analog gear, including some classic microphones by Telefunken, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Sony, etc., as well as carefully chosen outboard analog signal processors and a traditional plate reverb, complement a very comprehensive collection of software for both effects and utility applications. My experience in the field of music performance, including both pop idioms and classical orchestral music, spans 38 years of working in recording studios, Broadway show orchestra pits, jazz clubs, and on tour with various well-known rock music acts. My familiarity with music performance and my knowledge of music production techniques has given me the edge needed to turn out recordings that do justice to the potential residing in the music I am recording. My instrument is the drum kit, and that side of my expertise is available to anyone looking for instruction in the art of drumming. I have taught both novice and experienced drummers of all ages for over 20 years. Until 2007, my career was centered in NYC, where most of my teaching took place at Drummers' World over a period of several years. Since my relocation to Chatham in upstate New York, I have taught here at my studio (High End Sound Space for Percussion Studies). I currently have students mostly in their younger teens. Some of them are enrolled for intensive instruction programs, entailing lessons lasting 2 hours or more. When appropriate, I try to take some of the younger students to my performances, so they can see what working in the field is really like under realistic conditions. Occasionally, I arrange for a student to actually sit in with my band, The Paul Miller Quartet, and actually experience the full effect of being on the stage as a working drummer. Besides recording live-performed music and teaching drumming, I also offer other services at High End Sound. These include digitizing and creating copies either on CDs or as data files saved on any chosen computer format. Customers can bring me their aging tapes (reels or cassettes) and take home their music or other captured sound in any digital form they desire, including mp3, AIFF, WAV files, burned onto CD as data or audio, or stored on flash drive hard drive, or sent over the internet via a file transfer protocol or emailed mp3 files. I have also recorded voice-over work, including audio books and audio for radio/TV commercials. I've even provided internet-streamed connections for radio stations hundreds or thousands of miles away for the purpose of conducting live on air interviews with persons in this area. I would sum up my services by saying that I look to provide the highest quality work in any of the areas in which I am equipped to function -- those areas with which I have had extensive experience. I do this because I find that it is a good living and also because I love to share the gift of beautiful sound!

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I am very versatile. I love classical music as well as rock, jazz, and world musics. I like personalizing lessons to the individual musician participating. One student may want to learn Bach on marimba while another learns a Led Zeppelin tune on drum set.

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Ted MacKenzie has been teaching drums and performing for over 40 years. Ted is a third generation drummer. After Berklee College of Music, Ted studied with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler (co-athor of Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments book) and Jim Chapin (arbitor of "The Moellar Method"). Ted revised "Buddy Rich's Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments" in '05, authored "The Ultimate Drummer's Work Out' in '06 and in '09, authored "Buddy Rich's Rudiments Around The Kit" . Ted's students learn from the best drum methods in the world and are the first choice of band leaders and band directors. Ted's students include beginners to advanced. Jason Bittner /Shaddowsfall and John Fowler of Steelheart are among Ted's former students (see web site). Ted Teaches at his studio, in Ballston Lake, New York, right off exit 10 of the North Way. 4, 1/2 hour lessons per month, $110.00

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