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I have played piano for 55 years. In the past I taught. Mr. Broderson is teaching me to play jazz and blues. He is articulate and enthusiastic. His demonstrations are always on point. He is able to recognize my strengths and weaknesses and designs lessons to incorporate my skills with new challenges. I am very happy with Gary as my teacher.
Dave is an amazing teacher. His lessons make learning the guitar both understandable and easy. He goes above and beyond. He is very passionate about teaching and genuinely wants his students to succeed.
Maria is in my opinion, my best piano teacher I ever had. She is so kind and friendly to be learning with. Each time I have trouble with a piece of music, such as rhythm or just note problems, she has confidence in me and pushes me to my limits. This is excellent, because even if I didn't think I could do it, she knows I can and helps me improve in it. She helped me with my finger movements on the piano in a matter of lessons, which my previous teachers couldn't accomplish. She helped me improve on my rhythm and how to use it information on my other instruments as well. Maria B. is an extraordinary piano teacher and her lessons are something to look forward to, because other than learning a bunch of new material, she makes her lessons fun and easy.
Great guitar teacher, I'm 28 years old and always wanted lessons, felt hopeless with strumming and rhythms but Brian gives great exercises to improve your playing, learn new songs and have fun doing it
I have been studying with Brittany for several years, and have learned so much. We started with improvisational jazz, then moved on to transcription, and eventually I started writing my own music using the knowledge she taught me. I had only been playing a few years, off and on, and really felt progression. She has accompanied me with piano, bass, vibraphone, and I believe even a flute once. She is quite talented and can play many instruments. I have also seen her live shows, and they are really good. Her Portishead tributes are really impressive and should be seen. It is great to see your teacher actively participating in the NYC music scene. I would recommend Brittany students of all ages. From piano, to voice, classical to jazz, I am certain she can make you a better player.
I am a self-taught 50 year old guitar player who touched various styles of music over the years. Earlier this year, I decided to break away from the same old rock and blues riffs and learn something new. I didn't even know what I wanted to learn at that time, but after a brief phone interview, I decided to work with Leon and I never looked back since. Leon is such a versatile player and his knowledge and ability in all kinds of styles never cease to amaze me. We started with Bach pieces that I always admired, but considered to be too intimidating for non-classical players. In no time, I found myself thinking and playing differently whenever I grabbed a classical guitar. Occasionally we jumped around to touch Latin style or good old blues, and I always walked away with new practical knowledge. Above all, I would like to point out that Leon is a very patient teacher, and he understands each of his student's unique needs, never insisting one way or one style. I would recommend Leon to any level of players, but especially to the advanced ones. We all know how hard it is to find a teacher who can challenge and cultivate advanced level players.
Laura has given me saxophone lessons for many years. I find her approach very helpful to me, and she also takes into consideration what I am working on. She gives me lessons on Skype or in person, and we play a lot during the lesson, utilizing the theme of the current lesson. For example, if I was working on a blues in every key, she would have me review the blues structure, then play the head and solo on it in a few keys. If she was demonstrating how to deal with two chord changes with common chord tones, she would have me play the tune with that in mind as I solo on it. Rhythmically we are working on Brazilian rhythms currently, so she is having me work on some bossas using the specific samba or bossa rhythm during my solo. I start with vocally doing the rhythm, and then do it on the sax using one note, and then do it with the chord scale, eventually doing a solo in the rhythm I am trying to master at the time.I take away a lot every time I have a lesson, and enjoy working on the assignments she gives me.
Shu is just all around an awesome musician, flexible teacher and friendly person. He has been teaching me the bass for over a year and I have been able to play with a band!! He can play anything from blues to rock and everything in between. I have had lessons with other teachers but Shu is the first person I felt comfortable and relaxed with. He just knows his stuff and can teach it a way that's easy, fun and relaxed.
Hi. I'm Alex Foster. I've been a member of the NBC Saturday Night Live band for decades and have played saxaphone in live situations and on records with a wide number of artists during this time including many of the guest artists on the show. I've know Bruce Whitcomb since the mid '1970s. We both moved to New York around the same time. When I was getting ready to record my first album, "Beginnings Goodbye", I heard that Bruce had put his own studio together. I knew Bruce played a few instruments well, and I was confident that we could work well together. It was a great experience, and since we shared many of our favorite instrumentalists in common, Bruce came up with parts and styles that suited just what I was looking for. A great artist, bassist Jaco Pastorius, suddenly died during the making of this record. I had been playing in Jaco's band during that time, so I set up a benefit concert to help remember Jaco's genius and to help out his family financially. I wanted Bruce to play in this concert because he had been so strongly influenced by Jaco's style, and he was the right choice to use in playing Jaco's music in a small group setting. People from all over the world attended this sad but needed event. We became closer as friends during this time, and as I made arrangements for events in my solo career, I was happy to have Bruce along for the ride. I took him to Zurich, Switzerland to play in my group on a TV show called Jazz In which was an honor. It was three days of hard work, and a wonderful experience. After that, we played several gigs in and around New York together and have remained friends over many years. I highly recommend anyone interested in having their music put into recorded form that they use Bruce's know-how in that process. The parts he comes up with are always great, and he can get very good results with the instruments and equipment he uses. Other than that, he is extremely cost-effictive in what he charges and truly dedicated to music first and foremost. If you believe in your music, he will definitely help to turn it into a great recorded product in his own studio.
My experience with Lisa Nelson and Class A Music has been an awesome and professional experience. Class A Music has provided the audio for our Women's Prayer Breakfast for the last four years. The setup required full audio (microphones, stands, amplifiers, speakers etc..) from 7am-1pm in the ball room at the Marriott hotel in Tarrytown, New York. Lisa Nelson and Class A Music always arrived early and would have everything set-up in the ball room early. Every year there was a different set-up and different ball rooms we would use, and there was never a problem.The quality of the sound was great. Lisa and Class A Music made sure they met all of our needs for our event. I feel Lisa Nelson and Class A Music do a great job. I would definitely use them for our next event and recommend them to others.
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In need of some of the pros who can provide blues and jazz music entertainment services? Gary Broderson is a good choice. He is one of the R&B music artists who also play every type of event, party, and more.
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This team of music artists play songs form 50s to the 90s. Composed of professional guitarists, vocalists, drummers, and bassists, they play during weddings, parties, corporate affairs, and more.