I am a Vocalist and Pianist. (I also play saxophone). I am offering lessons to intermediate to advanced. No beginning students, unless you are a teenager or adult. If you have had some kind of training already, then these lessons are for you.
I have 19 years experience teaching music for all ages (from 4yrs to 67yrs), with advanced knowledge in Music Theory. I've taught grade school, middle school, and students in high school and college, as well as adults outside of school. I also have 23 years experience performing professionally around the country and in the Caribbean. When I wasn't teaching, I was performing and touring with jazz, funk, rock, blues, ska, reggae, zydeco, Latin & salsa, acid jazz, orchestra, pop, folk and big bands.
There are 2 Examples of Exercises in the attached pictures above. I have an entire book that I created of my own exercises. All exercises and vocal riffs are written out in every key. These exercises are for you and will train you to hear and to sing in every key.
SEND ME A MESSAGE. Lessons will take place at either your home or my home/studio in Webster Groves.
PRICE: I only charge $30/40 Minutes or $40 Per Hour. (I do 40 minutes instead of 30, because 30 minutes sometimes seems rushed). I charge less than music schools and music studios. For most music schools and studios, the price is $30 for 30 minutes. Or, $60 per hour. My rates are considerably cheaper!
WHAT I TEACH:
Ear training, technique for piano and voice, piano chording, scales for piano and scales for voice, vocal exercises and patterns, improv singing, sight-reading, playing or singing what you hear in your head, correct breathing for vocalists, stage presence and songwriting, play or sing in every key, ability to sing anything you play on the piano. My LINKS to listen are below.
TEACHING, CASTING & OTHER:
• Private Voice, Saxophone and Piano: 2000 to Present
• Producer for Country Album (Larry Martinez): Keys, Sax, Back-Up Vocals – East Bay, CA 2016
• Vocal and Scoring Arranger for New Musical “Thunder Bay” – East Bay, CA, 2014
• Pittsburg High School: Guest Clinician for Jazz Ensemble – Pittsburg, CA, 2013
• East Bay School for Boys: Middle School Vocal & Instrumental Teacher – Berkeley, CA 2012-2013
• Arcadia Valley High School: Guest Clinician for Orchestra – Arcadia Valley, MO, 2012
• Casting Director & Vocal Teacher: “Wizard of Oz” community musical – Chicago, IL, 2011
• Casting Director & Vocal Teacher: "Life Is A Cabaret" community musical – Chicago, IL, 2010
• Horsedrawn Productions Recording Studio: Voice & Saxophone Teacher – Chicago, IL, 2010-2011
• Musicology Music: Piano & Voice Teacher – Chicago, IL, 2009-2011
• Casting Director & Vocal Teacher: "High School Musical" community musical – Chicago, IL, 2009
• Webster University Dance Accompanist: Piano – St. Louis, MO, 2007-2008
• Washington University Dance Accompanist: Piano Sub – St. Louis, MO, 2007-2008
• PTAH Academy of Arts & Sciences: Volunteer Music Teacher – St. Louis, MO, 2003-2004
• Village Charter School: Middle School Music Instructor – Chapel Hill, NC, 2000-2001
• East Chapel Hill High School: Saxophone Master Classes – Chapel Hill, NC, 2000-2001
PERFORMING EXPERIENCE (500+ Gigs):
• Resonant Insurgence: Lead Vocalist, Composer – Bay Area, CA, 2013 to 2017
• Family Tradition w/ John Glick: Saxophone & Back Up Vocals – Bay Area, CA, 2012 to 2017
• Akademia Award: Best Pop Song – Los Angeles, CA 2016
• Guest Artist for Howser Music Fest Orchestra: Saxophonist – Lake of the Ozarks, MO, 2010
• Holland America Cruise Ship: Saxophonist for 8-piece Show Band – Caribbean Tour, 2009
• Buffalo Bob Blues Band: Frequent Guest Artist, Saxophone – St. Louis, MO, 2007 to 2008
• Kenkari Funk Band: Saxophonist and Composer – Seattle, WA, 2005 to 2007
• Zydeco Crawdaddys: Saxophonist – St. Louis, MO, 2004 to 2005
• Carlos Salvo Latin Band: Saxophonist – Chapel Hill, NC, 2000 to 2003
• 40 ozs Ska Band: Saxophonist – Chapel Hill, NC, 2000 to 2003
• Duke University Big Band: Non-Student, Lead Alto Saxophonist – Durham, NC, 2000 to 2001
• Jazz Quartet: Saxophonist – St. Louis, MO, 1998 to 1999
• The SwingMob Swing Band: Saxophonist – St. Louis, MO, 1998-1999
• Los Gatos De La Salsa: Saxophonist – St. Louis, MO, 1998 to 1999
• Sky Bop Fly: Saxophonist – St. Louis, MO, 1996 to 1998
My Website --- http://www.vaughnedward.com
Original Music (Pop & Rap Vocals) --- https://vaughnedward.bandcamp.com/album/one-more-day-pop-album
Original Piano Music --- https://vaughnedward.bandcamp.com/album/the-source-solo-piano-ep
YouTube Voice and Keys Improv Vid --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5TH_xmtFZA
Send me a message! ~ Vaughn Edward
Key Words: Voice, Vocalist, Sing, Singing
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers