Concertina

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The concertina offers many rich and engaging sounds.  It has found a home among a wide variety of cultures. It can provide both melodies and accompaniment. This instruments has rebounded lately in popularity and claimed new audiences. I am versed in the concertina and have my fingertips on a number of excellent instruction and songbooks for […]

Keys Group

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Instruments that we teach from this group include the piano, the organ and the keyboard. Keys Group Links: Piano Organ Keyboard

Percussion Group

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Instruments that we teach from this group includes the drums (drumset) and the hammered dulcimer. Percussion Group Links: Drums Hammered Dulcimer

Free Reeds Group

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Instruments that we teach from this instrument group include the harmonica (both diatonic and chromatic), the concertina and accordion (both piano and button varieties). Free Reeds Group Links: Harmonica Accordion Accordion

Voice

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Helping others to learn to sing well gives me a special pleasure. Singing is essentially about hollowing out the physical vessel and allowing the voice to find its natural resonance. There are a number of very good vocal workout books written by a Berklee College Of Music Professor.  I have used those on a number […]

Drums

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Playing the drums is an exciting experience. Although more complex than meets the eye, it doesn’t take very long to begin to achieve independent control of your various arms and legs You soon learn to appreciate the difference in sound made by each of the components in your drum kit. And no electricity is required […]

Accordion

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  The accordion offers many rich and engaging sounds.  It has found a home among a wide variety of cultures. Both button and piano accordions ooze atmosphere. Both of these instruments have rebounded lately in popularity and claimed  new audiences. I am versed in both of these types of accordions and have my fingertips on […]