Private Lessons with Kent in Costa Mesa, California

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Happy New Year from Kent!

May this be a Prosperous and Musical New Year for you and yours!

I’m back to private teaching in beautiful Costa Mesa, California!

I teach piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, bass guitar, composition and music theory.

I’m very pleased to be working with International Music School, just down the street from my house.

http://internationalmusicschool.com

You may also speak with me directly, at any time, by calling:

(714) 485-8081

Let’s make 2020 your year for starting that exciting musical journey you’ve always dreamt of!

Linus the Jazz Cat
Linus the Jazz Cat

 

Cheers!

Kent

(714) 485-8081

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Easy Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata, The Entertainer, Clair de Lune, & More – with Letter-Note Names

 

TitleComposer / ArtistLevelDownload Now?
Amazing GraceTraditional HymnEasyYes
Canon in DPachelbelEasyYes
Carol of the BellsMykola LeontovichInterm. Yes
Clare de Lune (entire)DebussyAdv.Yes
Clare de Lune (simplified)DebussyInterm.Yes
Deck The HallsTraditionalEasyYes
Entertainer, TheScott JoplinEasy-IntermYes
Für Elise (entire)Beethoven Interm.Yes
Für Elise (main melody)Beethoven Interm.Yes
Greensleeves / What Child is ThisTraditionalEasyYes
Happy BirthdayTraditionalEasy Yes
Moonlight Sonata 1st Movement (entire)BeethovenInterm.Yes
Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement (entire)BeethovenAdv.Yes
O Holy NightTraditionalEasyYes
Ode to JoyBeethovenEasyYes
Prelude in CJ.S. BachInterm.Yes
Silent NightTraditionalEasyYes
St. Louis BluesW. C. HandyEasy/Interm.Yes
Star Spangled BannerFrancis S. KeyEasyYes

Do you need to read music to learn jazz or blues piano?

Wassup! Today I’m sharing my reply to a question from a student at Udemy.

STUDENT QUESTION:

Hi, Kent!

This is a two part question; first off, is there anything you recommend (videos, specific techniques, etc) to improve my sight-reading that won’t make me want to shout profanities?

I’ve Googled it obviously, but I’m curious about your opinion, as I enjoy your method of teaching.

Secondly, do you find skilled sight-reading necessary for jazz and blues? In other words, in your professional opinion, can I learn to be a proficient jazz and blues pianist without tackling my fear/hatred of sight-reading?

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