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Amanda J. - Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute, Bass, Audio engineering, Ear training, Songwriting, Music theory, Music composition, Music production Teacher
$50per hour

Piano Lessons

All genres, progression of music notation & rote learning, and positional playing with piano-specific techniques.

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Int
Ages
5 and Up

Guitar Lessons

All styles, acoustic, electric, and classical, music notation, TABs, ear-training, and guitar-specific techniques.

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Int
Adv
Ages
6 and Up

Voice Lessons

All genres, instilling confidence, and recording/performance prep with vocal-specific techniques.

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Int
Adv
Ages
6 and Up

Flute Lessons

All styles, music notation, ear-training, and flute-specific techniques.

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Int
Ages
7 and Up

Bass Lessons

All styles, 4- and 5-string, music notation, TABs, ear-training, and bass-specific techniques.

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Int
Adv
Ages
7 and Up

Audio engineering Lessons

ProTools, Cubase, Logic, and Garage Band proficient with mixing, fine editing, MIDI, and live-instrument recording.

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Int
Adv
Specialties
All styles
Ages
8 and Up

Ear training Lessons

Rote learning with basic rhythms and pitches all the way up to advanced application of transcription through music theory principles.

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Int
Adv
Ages
5 and Up

Songwriting Lessons

All genres, instrument application, and resources utilizing recording technologies, music theory, and notation to compose songs from simple rewrites & parodies to completely original compositions.

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Int
Adv
Ages
5 and Up

Music theory Lessons

Numerous pedagogies, from Kodály to Orff for establishing internalize rhythm and pitch to advanced music analysis of compositions in all genres, all help to establish a foundation for learning and transcribing songs of all genres that use the 12-note scale and subsequent chords and modes.

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Int
Adv
Ages
5 and Up

Music composition Lessons

All levels and music genres of composition for all instruments, including using recording technologies, notation, and call-and-response as composing tools.

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Int
Adv
Ages
5 and Up

Music production Lessons

Recording technologies, promotional materials, booking, and professional skill development to be a successful pro-performer, recording artist, engineer, and/or producer.

Levels
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Int
Adv
Ages
8 and Up

Overview

Amanda is a teaching, recording, performing, and touring musician from Southern California. She graduated from Citrus College where she established connections in the Southern California music community that led to touring nationally and internationally, as well as with cruise ships as a performer. Amanda has been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in schools for over half of her life and has worked with numerous teaching and non-profit organizations to provide music education varying from guitar classes to entire ensembles, songwriting to recording, and vocal music to preschool. She has performed all over Southern California with various cover and original bands, musical theatre orchestra pits, and nationally as a solo artist. Some of her footage from national tours became a documentary project with a recorded album, movie, and live production.

Amanda is a versatile instructor on many instruments and various styles with guitar, piano, vocals, bass, flute, songwriting, recording and editing hardware and software, music notation, and advanced music theory. Real-world experience, combined with education in many different environments. means each student receives lessons most suited for their learning style from a young yet experienced educator!

Education

Bachelor's of Arts, Human Services/Psychology mino

Jan 2017 - Jun 2018Ottawa University

Associate's Degree, Fine Arts/Music

Aug 1999 - May 2006Citrus College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Teacher's Home Studio
Roeland Park, KS
Near Mission and 50th
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Amanda travels up to 20 miles to a student's home
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