I offer coaching/explorations guided by what you want to know. This can be done in person or online over Skype or FaceTime.
Example subjects might include:
Increasing your familiarity with the notation, definitions, and applications of written music.
Composition & Arranging
Increasing your ability to write your own music or create more functional arrangements of existing pieces.
Chord Theory & Progression
Learning about the relationships between notes within a chord (harmony) and chords within a harmonic sequence (harmonic progression).
Improvisation (jazz or otherwise)
How to play confidently when you have no idea what will come out! (& tools to get the sound you want.)
Jazz Theory & Performance
Extended/altered harmony, rhythmic & melodic tendencies, reading a fakebook, crafting good solos, effective comping, how to prep for a gig.
Electronic & Electro-acoustic music
Composing/performing with DAWs, basic Max/MSP, composing/performing with instruments with electronics/electronic instruments, instrument design.
Helping you to more comfortably grab that octave, hit that chord, or rip up that scale.
Hygiene for efficient and effective practice.
Exploring the musician’s path & how best to enable your own musicality in everything you do.
Increased presence and connection with the audience, your values, and your abilities.
Improving your ability to listen to yourself and others, finding good harmonies, awareness of soundscapes, field recording/found sound.
If you want a new set of ears for your current project.