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Joel B. - Voice, Piano, Music composition, Music production, Music theory, Songwriting, Ear training, Conducting Teacher

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$60per hour

Music Lessons

Voice Lessons

Sing music you love while learning technique! Learn any style that interests you, from pop to jazz to musical theater to classical! Learn to sing by ear AND read music! Learn proper breathing and support techniques to increase your power! Learn to hone your ear for better intonation!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Classical
Ages
6 and Up

Piano Lessons

Play music you love while learning technique! Learn any style that interests you, from pop to jazz to classical! Learn chord progressions and shapes to accelerate your progress! Learn to play by ear AND read music!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Classical
Pop
R&B
Rock
Ages
6 and Up

Music composition Lessons

Learn to write in any style that interests you, from pop to jazz to classical! Learn to write beautiful melodies and powerful harmonies! Learn the in's and out's of music theory and how it will accelerate your music's potential! Master music composition software, such as Sibelius, Garageband, and Logic Pro! Learn to write music to picture for use in film, tv, and games

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Orchestra
Pop
Sibelius
Ages
6 and Up

Music production Lessons

Learn to produce in any style that interests you, from pop to jazz to classical! Master music composition software, such as Sibelius, Garageband, and Logic Pro! Learn to edit and mix audio and MIDI! Learn to write music to picture for use in film, tv, and games! Learn the in's and out's of music theory and how it will accelerate your music's potential!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Film Scoring
Garageband
Logic Pro
MIDI
Ages
6 and Up

Music theory Lessons

Learn how music works in an organic, simple, clear, and enjoyable way! Learn the in's and out's of rhythm, melody, harmony, form, instrumentation, orchestration, and more! Master music notation and nomenclature, along with ear training and aural skills!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Orchestration
Rhythm
Ages
6 and Up

Songwriting Lessons

Learn to write effective and powerful hooks, lyrics, and song arrangements that will express your message! Learn the in's and out's of music theory and how it will accelerate your music's potential! Master music production software, such as Garageband, and Logic Pro!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Jazz
Pop
R&B
Rock
Ages
6 and Up

Ear training Lessons

Learn to identify the sound and quality of any chord, interval, and rhythm! Hone your skills with exercises, games, and quizzes! Master the ability to hear something and play it or write it!

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Jazz
Pop
Rock
Ages
6 and Up

Conducting Lessons

Learn to create a perfectly crafted "ictus" - a fancy word for your conducting pattern! Express yourself as you learn to lead others in an ensemble! Master multiple time signatures from 4/4 to 6/8 to 3/2!

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Expression
Ictus
Time Signatures
Ages
6 and Up

Overview

Play, sing, and write music you love while learning technique! All ages and styles, from pop to jazz to classical! Play, sing, and write by ear and by reading music!

Hi, I'm Mr. Joel Brandon, and I'm excited to start a journey of making music with you! I've been playing the piano and singing since the age of 6, and have performed and composed music in a wide variety of styles and situations, earning a Master's and Bachelor's in Music along the way. I'd like to impart my experience and knowledge to you, to help you grow as a musician and reach your expressive potential, whether your interest is pop, jazz, classical, or even film scoring! Check out more of my music and bio at joelbrandon.com!

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Education

Master of Music in Composition/Production

Aug 2008 - May 2011Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Bachelor of Arts in Music: Composition and Vocal P

Aug 2003 - May 2007Messiah College

Awards

Selected Composer

October 2012BMI Composing for the Screen Workshop

One of nine emerging composers chosen for the highly selective Composing for the Screen Workshop sponsored by BMI.

1st and 2nd Place Male Singer Awards

October 2005National Association of Teachers of Singing

Won 1st and 2nd place awards for collegiate performances of classical repertoire from the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency

Reviews

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Apr 3, 2017
Voice Lessons

In Joel, we had a teacher who always gives my daughter Dayla challenges because He believed she was capable of taking the challenge, He offers honest feedback, and has patience in ensuring her development as a singer. Thank you Joel for all of you patience and dedication.

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Feb 22, 2017
Music composition Lessons

Joel opened the world of harmonic theory to me, exponentially improving my music composition. I came to Joel as an adult student with intermediate but rusty piano skills and home-grown composition knowledge. I had moved from arranging loops like a boss to basic melodic and countermelodic composition, but understood almost nothing of harmony. I can't have been an easy student, being so much older and much solidified in my personal style, but Joel adapted his approach to suit my needs, reinforcing the basics, filling the gaps in my knowledge, and pointing me to resources to feed my auto-didactic drive. After a year of studying with Joel, I had internalized the circle of fifths and recognized all key signatures, something I had never been able to do before. I could create chord progressions, reharmonize, and change the tonal center in my pieces. My music, and my confidence in composing, was light years beyond where I started.

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Feb 19, 2017
Voice Lessons

My experience with Mr. Joel was great! I did voice lessons with him when I was in the tenth grade. I'm now a sophomore in college lol so it's been a few years. But I remember Mr. Joel always being very patient with me throughout our lessons and always encouraging me to do my best.

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Feb 15, 2017
Voice Lessons

Mr Joel gave our daughter voice lessons for 3 years. We were very impressed with his instructions and often received compliments from her theatre instructor about how her voice had strengthened and sounded great!

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Feb 9, 2017
Piano Lessons

Joel has been teaching my daughter piano for 2 years and counting... he is so kind, patient, and talented! I am amazed at her skills that he has taught her and she has a blast learning with him!

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Feb 9, 2017
Piano Lessons

Joel did a great job with our daughter who took lessons with him for about 3 years starting at age 6. She learned a lot and had fun doing it. I was impressed with how much progress she would make week to week.

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Teacher's Home Studio
Valley Village, CA
Near Laurel Canyon Blvd/Chandler Blvd
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