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Anthony Vittorio DePollo
Anthony offers BANJO lessons
Anthony is a multi-faceted musician who has been offering music lesson at The Music Man for 5 years now. He currently can be seen performing with the group Glenbrooke. His past professional experience includes performing with the groups The Flatheads, The Danger Band, and The Alchonkies.
His musical influences include Earl Sruggs, Bela Fleck, and Bill Monroe. He teaches a variety of styles including Bluegrass, Outlaw, Americana, and more using his studies of bluegrass music and Earl Scruggs banjo playing style to influence his students.
Anthony’s start into playing began when his brother started weekly guitar lessons. Each week after the lesson was over, Anthony would make his brother teach him everything he had just learned. When his brother gave up on guitar a few months later Anthony took over his lessons. Shortly thereafter he began taking lessons at The Music Man and now works here.
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Pete offers GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, UKULELE and MANDOLIN lessons
Pete has over 29 years of experience playing a wide range of musical instruments. He has been teaching students for 18 years focusing on Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, and Music Theory styles. In addition to teaching lessons and playing music with various artists, Pete has built his own recording studio. There he focuses his efforts on the creation of commercial music. Audio Engineering and Production have been his focus in recent years.
Pete’s passion for music began at an early age when he realized he had a good ear. He excelled at playing the trumpet but thought the guitar would be cooler!
He has studied Jazz guitar under Professor Carrier at Wayne State University as well as Audio Recording Technology under Professor Bogure. His studio recording experience was gained under Lamar White and Chris Gooseman of Perfect Balance and Solid Sound Solutions in Ann Arbor, MI.
In the past Pete has played with a number of groups including Soul and the Door (Rock), Duke Dawson Band (Blues/Rock), Sarah Lenore Band (Country), and Lucky 13 (Rock).
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Danny offers KEYBOARD, SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, FLUTE, GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, VIOLIN, DRUMS, TRUMPET and TROMBONE lessons
Danny has 50+ years playing a variety of musical instruments and has been offering individual music lessons for over 25 years. He individualizes lessons to his students likes, dislikes, natural abilities, and desire to practice. As a student progresses, Danny uses the music they enjoy in lessons because he believes at the end of the day the most important factor is that they have fun.
He has taught Rock, Classical, Jazz, Country, and Blues music influenced by Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Igor Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Elton John, and Herbie Hancock.
Danny has played in concert with Johnny Paycheck and The Ink Spots and has opened for Marshall Tucker and a variety of Country and Irish groups throughout the years. He is currently playing with Dr. Hyde Steel Ivory. Danny got interested in playing musical instruments from his school band.
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Collin offers DRUM and PERCUSSION lessons
A neighbor got Collin interested in playing music and he has since been unable to put his sticks down. He has been playing for 23+ years and offering music lessons for the past 16+ years.
Collin’s musical influences include Queen, Alice Cooper, Mr. Bungle, Aphex Twin, and Dream Theater. He has played in over 300 shows with three major bands. One band that Collin played with even released a CD. He currently plays with the groups Doctor Hyde and Lilly McPhee.
His teaching approaches starts with music theory through books, as well as ear training so that students are capable of learning songs on their own. Collin offers all styles of music lessons but enjoys Rock, Rap, and Country.
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Bill offers GUITAR, BASS GUITAR and UKULELE lessons
Bill has been playing for 30+ years and has been offering music lessons for 20+ years now. He got started playing the guitar after watching his cousin’s boyfriend play the guitar when he was a young boy.
He currently plays with Dr. Hyde and Bandura Gypsies. His past experience includes playing with Octavia, Doghouse, Mr. Hyde, and the Washtenaw Community College Jazz Combo.
Bill teaches Rock, Blues, and Jazz and uses George Benson, Rick Emmett, Santana, and SRV to influence his music. Through repetition of musical phrases, basic music theory, and understanding the patterns of the fretboard in different ways. He like to help understand the why and not just the how involved in playing musical instruments.
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Emily offers FLUTE, OBOE, SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, BASSOON, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, FRENCH HORN, BARITONE and TUBA lessons
Emily has been playing music for over 26 years, offering lessons for the last 18. She teaches Classical, Blues, Rock, and Pop.
She was previously the Wilkinsburg, PA High School Band Director and currently enjoys being a Full-Time music teacher at Life Tech Academy.
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Kathie offers PIANO lessons
Kathy began playing the piano in second grades and has been playing both publicly and professionally since she was 12 years old.
Her teaching approach includes the use of a “systematic curriculum” to ensure timely progression. In addition to an emphasis on reading music, music theory, and counting. She teaches improvisation and accompaniment skills. Kathy enjoys discovering each student’s favorite style of music and incorporating it into the weekly lesson.
She is currently a solo player and an ensemble accompanist with past experience playing with The Michigan Concert Choir, Sonlife, and Gratiot Church as an Organist. As an Accompanist Kathy has performed with St. Andres Church, Highland Church, Dexter Players, and Whitmore Lake High School Musical.
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Jennifer offers VIOLIN lessons
Jennifer has been playing the violin for 35 years, teaching for the past 23 years.
She teaches a variety of music styles and genres. Her teaching approach is flexible, depending on the needs of each individual student. She doesn’t have just one musical influence and enjoys all genres!
Jennifer’s professional experience includes the Redford Symphony, duos & quartets, ensembles, Chamber Orchestra, Orchard Lake Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, various bands, solo performances, weddings, and charity events.
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Susan offers PIANO lessons
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Chris offers DRUM lessons
Chris has been playing the drums for over 10 years and has been teaching for 1 year. He started playing “music” banging and tapping on everything including the silverware at restaurants.
His parents traded the forks and straws for actual drumsticks and the rest is history. He took music lessons from a teacher out of Ann Arbor who taught him at the very young age of 4. When Chris was 7, he started taking lessons at The Music Man. Chris plays in the school band and loves teaching others. He plans on going into music in college.
His family is filled with musicians including his Grandpa, cousins Greg and Josh, and his mom. He has been blessed with awesome music teachers and teaches others based on the styles he was taught including drum set, orchestra style including xylophone, marimba, snare drum, and auxiliary percussion. His musical influences include Led Zeppelin, John Bonham, Motely Crew, Tommy Lee, Clack Sabbath, Bill Ward, Kiss, and Alice Copper.
Currently Chris is in his second year as a member of the Brighton High School Drumline. He is a percussionist in the high school wind ensemble and has played in the Livingston Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert. Chris has also played in the MSU PAC for 2 years. He made first chair percussion in Central Michigan’s Honors Band and is the head drummer for 242 Youth Group and plays with them on Friday and Sunday evenings. Chris also plays for the adult services at both the Lansing and Brighton campuses.
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Jess offers GUITARBASS, UKULELE and MANDOLIN lessons
Jess started playing music when he was 14 and his friends rock band needed a bass player. He started on bass and then moved to the guitar shortly thereafter. Music has always been important in his life.
He has been playing music for 30+ years and teaching students for over 18 years. His musical influences include Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Metallica, Soundgarden, The Beatles, The Doors, and Sonic Youth.
He approached teaching by first showing students chords, learning songs, learning easy to complex scale patterns for soloing, simplifying & demystifying the guitar, and including a lot of fun. He teaches Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae, Punk, Pop, Folk, and Blues.
Jess has professional experience playing acoustic and signing at Senior Care homes, playing with my “family band” at weddings, playing in Blue Snaggletooth, Ann Arbor Dub Project, Incognito, and Full Moon Kirtan band.
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