Deffenbaugh House Of Music
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Mark Deffenbaugh is an awesome instructor! I have been taking lessons from him for four months now and he is turning me into one great pianist. He teaches theory, techniques and posture. I am really blessed and fortunate to be a student of Deffenbaugh House of Music!Jun 29, 2015Verified
I have been taking piano lessons from Mark for the last 6 months and it has been a fantastic experience! He is very friendly and patient and he absolutely knows what he is doing. He has a love and passion for music which he will share with you as you grow as a musician. He is very flexible and accommodating when it comes to scheduling or rescheduling your lessons. I would highly recommend Mark Deffenbaugh for any music lessons you need.Apr 13, 2015Verified
i appreciate you taking the time to reply in a quick time, however, that address is too far & I work the evening shift.Sep 8, 2014Verified
I interviewed pretty much every music teacher in Alexandria before deciding to go with Mark. There are two types of music teachers I've found - amateur musicians who play guitar in their own band and think they can teach any musical instrument, and professional music teachers who don't have a lot of musical authority. Mark is a musical authority - a professional musician, with solid credentials, and he's an excellent teacher. I really feel like I'm training from a master and not just from an old-fashioned teacher who's stepping me through an instruction routine. He's been able to bring me up to speed on piano very quickly with no pressure. He explains musical techniques and concepts so that they're clearly understood and easy to learn.Jun 13, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?LIMITED TIME OFFER. ONE FREE TRIAL LESSON!!! 30 Min $35.00 45 Min $55.00 60 Min $70.00 The Deffenbaugh House Of music offers professional piano instruction in a safe and comfortable environment. With over twenty years of experience as a highly sot after teacher and professional musician Mark Deffenbaugh provides piano instruction that is both fun and highly educational. Each lesson is geared to the individual students needs and taste. Wether you are interested in Classical Music Jazz Improvisation or you want to learn to play your favorite Popular Songs you will find this studio to be a wonderful experience. You will learn to play on a world class hand built German Piano surrounded by the latest in modern keyboard gear and computer music software, including a Moog Sub 37 Synthesizer. Studio Policies and Procedures Deffenbaugh House Of Music Tuition is paid on a monthly basis and payments are due on or before the first lesson of each month based on the number of studio operational weeks within the studio calendar. The studio is in operation all year long with designated and announced studio breaks . Lessons are scheduled in half hour/forty five minute or hourly session increments.All lessons are private and on a one- on- one basis of instruction. Students are responsable for all lessons for the calendar month. Student may reschedual lessons with 24 hour notice due to illness or death or family emergency. Private Professional Music Instruction 1.Graded standard piano method and technical studies from primer,intermediate and advanced levels 2.Piano concert repertoire in classical,jazz,religious/gospel,rhythm and blues,Latin,Broadway,movie and contemporary music genres 3.Music theory from beginner to advanced levels which includes transposition,chords,scales and arpeggios 4.Jazz improvisation and contemporary keyboard studies from beginner to advanced levels 5.Early childhood instruction (from four years of age) and instruction to children with special disabilities
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We start with a trial lesson. This gives me a chance to see what kind of experience the student has and where we need to start. Each student has individual goals, taste and experience. All of these need to be accounted for when deciding on a course of study.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Mark Deffenbaugh is an innovative, and provocative Jazz Artist. As a keyboardist, composer, and producer he has turned the heads of many of the most talented and famous personalities in Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop, and R&B. Mark started his career early, playing gigs, in the Washington D.C. area, starting at the age of sixteen. Within a few short years he had numerous live and television performances to his credit. While attending The Berklee College of Music, Mark studied with, Jazz Great Gary Burton. Gary took Mark under his wing, and became an important figure in Mark's life. Through this relationship Mark developed relationships with such names, as McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Peter Eirskin, John Schofield, Carla Bley, Makoto Ozone, Steve Swallow.and others. Mark Returned to the Washington D.C. area after an injury to his hands. He spent many years rebuilding his chops, and working as a studio engineer, and producer. Mark has composed hundreds of pieces of music, including a Sonata for Vibraphone, and Guitar, numerous pieces for the various world famous acts, and groups that he has worked with over the years He has also been responsible for lyrics, and arrangements for live shows, and recordings that have included the most recognizable names in the popular music world. Mark served as the Musical Director of The Ben E King Stand By Me Foundation for five years. His list of performance, credits include, Ben K King, The O'jays,Baby Washington,Loyd Price,Gary USBonds,Chuck Jackson, Bill Pinkney (The Origional Drifters),Little Anthony, and The Imperials,Bobby Bennett, The Spinners Fay Hauser- Price Clifton Davis, Don Gardner, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, Louis Price (Former lead singer The Drifters/Temptations) Beverly Crosby, Mavis Staples, Richard Roundtree (Shaft), Speedo and Cadillacs, Peabo Bryson, Shirley Alson Reeves (Shirelles), Charley Thomas (Drifters), Martha Reeves (formerly of the Vandellas), Freda Payne, Gerald Alston (Manhattans), Blue Lovette (Manhattans), Chuck Barksdale (Dells), Vern Allison (Dells), Dennis Edwards (formerly of the Temptations), Harvey Fuqua (Moonglows), Maxine Brown. Mark is currently producing, new music for a solo project, and has founded the experimental Jazz group Kaos Theory. He is also the CEO of DreamLand Records, an independent record label dedicated to Jazz, and Electronic Music, located in the Washington D.C. area. .. ..............