Experienced music teacher seeking students! Teacher in the Greater Boston area looking to fill 5 spots! Instruction available in…
Voice – Beginner to advanced vocal instruction. Breathing techniques, vocal health, range expansion, improvisation, proper warm-up/cool-down. Mic/PA technique. Styles include (but not limited to) rock, pop, jazz, country, and classical. Learn to bring out confidence and personal style. Lead or background instruction.
Guitar – Beginner to advanced guitar instruction. Line and voicing/chord construction. Finger-styling and picking. Improvisation and incorporation of pattern recognition. basic guitar/amp maintenance and repair. Styles include (but not limited to) rock, classic rock, jazz, blues, classical, modern, pop, funk, punk and metal. Lessons in acoustic or electric.
Piano – Beginner to advanced piano instruction. Chord and inversion recognition. improvisation and sight reading. Proper fingering and movement. Styles include (but not limited to) rock, jazz, country, blues, pop and classical. Full piano or keyboard lessons available.
Music Theory – All lessons will be accompanied by basic music theory. To play music you must understand the language of music! In-depth lessons also available in sight reading, ear training, rhythm, harmony and arranging.
Composition/Songwriting – Basic to advanced songwriting and lyric writing techniques. Song form and structure, hooks, line clichés, melody, harmony, chart writing and reading. Learning the basics will allow you to get out what’s in your head!
About Me - John Baptista has been playing music for over 20 years with 5 years of instruction experience. He actively gigs in the Boston area with several groups and directs/arranges for a local co-ed vocal group. A former Berklee vocalist John strives to be a guide in the rough seas of music theory and performance. Be a better musician with quality and personal instruction. John is looking for people that are willing to learn and ready to get their hands dirty with music. Let him give you the tools you need to make great music and nurture/find/improve upon your own personal style.
Lesson Structure - Lessons are 1-2 hours in length. I will travel to you! Pricing is affordable (typically under $30 per hour lesson) and I am always willing to work with students on payment plans and/or discounted rates. I want to teach you music, not rip you off!
I look forward to working with you! Good luck and keep playing!