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Beginning music theory




 with Fran Curtis






short description:
learn how to apply basic western music theory
 
long description:
Learn the basics of music theory and how to apply that theory in a simple
way. For beginning to intermediate students. Learn to improvise using basic
theory knowledge
 
minimum class size:
1
 
availability:
evenings and weekends
 
fee comments:
n.a.
 
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Beginning music theory

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learn how to apply basic western music theory


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start: (GMT) 20 August 2011 19:00 internet time: @833 | view full details |
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languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 35US$  (350lp)
payment: at delivery
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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Fran Curtis



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I have been teaching for over 12 years as a private instructor. I love teaching! I have recorded and performed with some fabulous musicians and want to share some of my secrets about improvising with you. I have taught students of all ages from all alks of life. Don't be shy. There is no such thin as a mistake, only opportunities to learn. I have taught at workshops and had many students benefit from information given to them.
 
Teacher's qualifications:
FRANCISCA MARTINE' CURTIS 32 Jennings Ct San Francisco, CA 94124 fcjazzsoul@yahoo.com (415) 948-3513 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Profile Caring teacher with more than 10 years experience teaching students at the preschool, primary, secondary and the collegiate level.

Strong background in education, music, foreign language, secretarial skills, and problem resolution. Experienced in creating curriculum.

Experienced in teaching in a group settings. Experienced in individual/private instruction. Education UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES Bachelors of Arts (2004) Wichita State University, Wichita, KS Major in French Minor in Music Experience Manhattan Public Schools USD 383 2009 Substitute teacher for students at USD 383. Responsibilities include implementing and creating lesson plans for students age 5-18. Classroom experience ranges from Kindergarten to high school. Variety of subjects taught.
Adjunct Vocal Professor at Friends University 2009 Responsibilities included developing and emplimenting a lesson plan and curriculum for jazz vocal students. Supplying vocal training for students, as well as providing an opportunity to show what they had learned in the class was key to motivating the students to work hard. Northeast Area Strings Academy of Wichita 2000/2008 Music teacher (bass and cello) for intermediate to advanced students for the summer semester program. Responsibilities included providing students with a music repertoire, facilitating in sharpening, improving and increasing their reading and performance skills as well as facilitating an improvisation workshop. Program geared towards young African-American students (age 7-17). Wichita Public Schools USD 259 2004-2006 Substitute teacher for students at USD 259. Experience teaching students grades K-12 in subjects ranging from music, to foreign language, to science, to math. Experimented with different learning techniques based on age, learning ability and curriculum. Wichita Symphony Contrabassist
2001-2009 Practiced, rehearsed, and performed major works of European classical composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and R. Strauss, for seasonal concerts. Private Music Instructor 2000-2009 Provided music instruction to students age 6- adult on piano, bass, voice. Created curriculum around each individual students' needs preparing them for competitions, teaching them music theory and musicality. Often students were given recitals in order to show their skills. Wichita State University Athletics 2000-2002 Assistant to Administrative Assistant at Wichita State University Athletics Duties included running errands, mass mailings,data entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, computer skills with Microsoft excel/ word, documenting and implementing payroll, as well as receptionist skills such as answering phone cal

Awards and Accomplishments
2010 Fillmore Jazz Festival 2010 Opened for Gladys Knight at Cache Creek Casino 2009 Vocal Jazz Adjunct Instructor at Friends University 2008 Led an improvisation workshop for strings students age 7-18 2008 recorded jazz trio album 2007/2008 Performed at the historical and prestigious Blue room in Kansas City 2007-2008 Hosted, performed, created, and produced an internet radio show "Soul Music" WSUir 2007 Performed for the former president of the U.S. at Boys and Girls club event 2007 Music featured on local commercial for the city of Wichita 2006 Strings teacher for Prairie Pines Summer Music Camp in Kansas 2004/2005/2008 Performed at KNOB Festival in Wichita, KS 2005 Recorded jazz trio album 2004 Performed at the San Francisco Jazz Festival 2004 Article featured in the Community Voice Wichita, KS 2002 Led a Music theory workshop for adult students learning contemporary music 2002 Performed at New York University as a vocalist at Pan-Asian Conference 2001 Best Jazz soloist at Wichita Jazz Festival 2001-2008 Performed as a bassist in the Wichita Symphony 2001 Recorded jazz trio album 2001 Performed at Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL with WSU Orchestra 2000 NCCJ students against bigotry and racism scholarship recipient 1999 Recipient of Kansas Grants for the Arts 1999 Performed at Midwestern Clinic in Chicago, IL with high school orchestra 1998 European tour with a Regional Midwest Orchestra 1998 Recipient of Kansas Grant for the Arts 1997 Recipient of Best Jazz Soloist award at Friends University 1996-2000 Sunday school preschool teacher
References
Craig Owens Guitar professor at Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount Wichita, KS 67260 (316) 978-3100 Craig.Owens@wichita.edu

Kay Buskirk Viola Professor at Friends University 2100 W University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213 rkbuskirk@att.net



 
's preferred teaching style:
Very relaxed joyous approach
 



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