Music is the one language that all of us can speak. Whether you have explored an instrument before or not, you were born into a musical universe and have innate musical abilities. As a student of the J3 Music Studios mentoring program you enter into a world of creative possibilities. Whatever you hear in your heart, you will be given the tools to bring it into the world. Using music as a tool for self-expression, I help young musicians find a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.
Most classes and lessons are for musicians age 8-19.
For an initial consultation and to discuss your goals, contact me here.
**Until further notice all classes will be virtual**
FALL 2021 CLASSES:
Young musicians showcase:
All students who are enrolled in a Fall class are able to participate in the Young Musicians Showcase in December! More details to follow…
SONGWRITING and recording:
Session 1: September 7 – October 12, 2021 / 6:15 – 7:30pm ET
Session 2: November 2 – December 14, 2021 / 6:15 – 7:30pm ET
Take your creativity to the next level by exploring different music styles and learning to discover your own unique sound. We will listen to, and analyze, music from across different genres, and explore song structure, chord progression, rhythm, melody, and lyrics. We will then take our music one step further and dive into the world of digital recording. This class is best for young musicians who have some basic understanding of either guitar or piano but you do not have to have recording software on your computer. This class can be repeated as many times as you want because there is ALWAYS more to learn when you are a songwriter.
Session 1: September 8 – October 13, 2021 / 5:15 – 6:30pm ET
Session 2: November 2 – December 14, 2021 / 5:15 – 6:30pm ET
Whether you love Taylor Swift, Chris Stapleton, H.E.R., the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, or any other guitarist, this class is for you. This is a music exploration and skills class for any young guitarist who would like to develop their guitar chops. The class is taught like an “independent study”, with each musician on their own journey, with their own musical tastes in mind. However, we will also focus on skills as a group, listening to music and exploring a variety of exercises to strengthen your technique as a guitarist OR guitarist/singer. Best for guitarists who already know some fundamental chord shapes. This class can be taken as many times as you’d like because there are always more songs to learn, and more music to explore! Age 9 and up
keyboard skills for singers:
Session 1: September 9 – October 14, 2021 / 5:15 – 6:30pm ET
Session 2: November 3 – December 15, 2021 / 5:15 – 6:30pm ET
Whether you love Sara Bareilles, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Lady Gaga, or want to know how to accompany yourself on the piano while you belt out your favorite songs from Broadway, this class is for you! Piano for Singers is a music exploration and skills class for any young pianist who would like to develop their piano chops for accompaniment. The class is taught like an “independent study”, with each musician on their own journey, with their own musical tastes in mind. However, we will also focus on skills as a group, listening to music and exploring a variety of exercises to strengthen your technique and understanding of chords on the piano. Best for pianists who have had at least a year of instruction and already understand what they are looking at when playing the piano. You do NOT have to read music well for this class. You can take the class as many times as you’d like because there are always more songs to learn, and more music to explore! Age 8 and up
Session 1: Not Available in Session 1
Session 2: November 1 – December 6, 2021 / 5:00 – 6:00pm
The 2021 Virtual Choir is both a voice class AND a performance class for young singers age 7-12. Each week we will explore our voices by learning vocal exercises and songs. We will then learn one song as a group that will be filmed and edited together as a virtual choir video! This class is meant to be FUN so young singers have an opportunity to express themselves with their voices and bodies, explore their music interests, get to know other singers, develop their musical ear, and have something tangible at the end that can be shared over and over during the holidays. This class can be taken over and over because there are always more songs to sing! No music experience necessary.
I can help you find inspiration, piece together an original song, fine tune the arrangements, and create a professional recording. For those who have already made headway on that, you can go a step further. Let’s get you out to play live in your area, record your music in a professional studio, hire a band, and learn how to market yourself as an independent artist online.
Voice, Guitar, keyboard skills
For the beginner to intermediate player and/or vocalist we always start by creating a set of attainable goals, YOUR goals for YOUR music. As your music mentor, it’s my job to guide you along the way as you make strides toward accomplishing those goals. During our time together I will encourage you to connect to your body, breath, and heart in order to more fully trust your musical “voice” and develop self-confidence on the instrument of your choice.