LESSON TYPE WHY CYRUS? WHAT DO YOU GET?
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC LESSONS

$30 first lesson, after that I ask students to purchase lessons in blocks of four at $120.

email c@4gre.org or call (917)291-7497 to set up an initial appointment today!
In lessons with children age 2-7 I focus on creating an environment conducive to experimentation with instruments-- to de-mystify and make music making a fun part of everyday play. The objective is to reinforce the music-making and singing confidence children already have because a child that learns to feel more confident expressing themselves through music will have a strong basis to which they can return throughout their lives and learn any instrument they choose. - 45-60 minute lesson with professional composer with Master’s degree

- Lessons held in the comfort and safety of your own home

- Access to real instruments (not child toys) such as clarinet, xylophone, percussion, violin, guitar

- Mp3 recording of lesson to refer to after the fact

- Notation of any songs written by student on 5-line music staff
GUITAR LESSONS

$30 first lesson, after that I ask students to purchase lessons in blocks of four at $120.

email c@4gre.org or call (917)291-7497 to set up an initial appointment today!
I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years. I truly believe it is one of the best instruments to learn to play. You can play the guitar alone as a solo instrument, but it also has a place in almost any ensemble from classical to jazz to rock. Unlike most instruments which can only play one note at a time, the guitar can play full chord harmonies. It is more portable than the piano. It is quiet enough to practice anywhere, but when amplified can fill a concert hall with sound. No other instrument is this versatile (or affordable).

I am a professional musician with over twenty years experience and have amazing ears, fast hands, and great patience. You will not be disappointed!
- 45-60 minute lesson with professional guitarist with Master’s degree

- Study acoustic or electric guitar in any style from folk to jazz to rock

- Mp3 recording of each lesson to refer to after the fact

- Enjoy your lesson in the comfort of your home or office-- I will come to you (in the Duluth, MN area)! Or if you prefer you can have your lesson in my well-supplied home studio

- Lessons suitable for beginner, intermediate, or advanced level student

- I will work with you to create an individualized course of study-- one that will meet your musical goals and be fun too!
ONLINE LESSONS: GUITAR, UKULELE, MUSIC COMPOSITION

$30 first lesson, after that I ask students to purchase lessons in blocks of four at $120.

email c@4gre.org or call (917)291-7497 to set up an initial appointment today!
The internet increases the convenience of learning an instrument, with all the wealth of information available from online tab repositories, to videos, and beyond. With online lessons, I will join you in decoding the tab to your favorite song and in transcribing the video of your favorite band’s live performance. Have lessons with the world’s greatest living electric guitarist wherever it is most convenient for you. - 45-60 minute lesson with professional guitarist with Master’s degree

- Mp3 recording of each lesson to refer to after the fact

- Individualized course of study: we will tackle the issues and work towards the goals the student wants to achieve. This is not a cookie-cutter approach!

- Email access to instructor between lessons

- Instructor can travel to you for performances when instructor is nearby on tour. Instructor will work to arrange performance for student too!
UKULELE LESSONS

$30 first lesson, after that I ask students to purchase lessons in blocks of four at $120.

email c@4gre.org or call (917)291-7497 to set up an initial appointment today!
The ukulele is an excellent starter instrument for the student interested in working up to banjo or guitar, but is also a great instrument in its own right. The ukulele can be used to accompany yourself in singing songs, as a solo instrument, or as the high voice in acoustic ensembles. - 45-60 minute lesson with professional composer with Master’s degree

- Learn songs, chord-theory, fingerpicking technique-- your lesson plan will be tailored to meet your individual musical goals!

- Mp3 recording of each lesson to refer to after the fact
MUSIC COMPOSITION LESSONS

$30 first lesson, after that I ask students to purchase lessons in blocks of four at $120.

email c@4gre.org or call (917)291-7497 to set up an initial appointment today!
My approach to music is that it is a vital part of everyday life. It is one of the few universal constants between people. If music is this important, to be made by everybody, why not make your own? John Cage said that art should not be different from life but an action within life. Make composing music an action within your life. - 45-60 minute lesson with professional composer with Master’s degree

- Learn how to write and arrange your own songs

- Learn to compose large scale orchestral works

- Learn music theory and analysis

- Learn how to notate songs using computer software like Sibelius and Finale

- Mp3 recording of each lesson to refer to after the fact


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