I ) New Students: My schedule is being revamped for February 2014. If you want to get on the schedule -contact TakeLessons now! Schedule will be changing and will be reflecting the many students that have started in January! Note to Parents of Children with Disabilities: I do also provide lessons to children with Autism / Asbergers, Cochlear Implants, Sight Impaired and other disabilities. Sometimes, there are monies available for these "Special Needs" and we can fill out any necessary paperwork. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ My students have written music for Travis Tritt, taught Leann Womack piano, toured internationally in Top 40 Groups, Sing R&B in live bands, Sing in and play instruments in European rock bands, have had roles in Broadway and off Broadway Productions, Work for Disney and are on television in Spain, Performing in International Skating Venues, International Models who've won "Freddies", National Touring Theater Groups, been in major movies, wrote music for television, performed on Jay Leno, auditioned and was accepted into Performing Arts High Schools as well as Colleges and Universities. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Charles Henry E. has served as Music Department Administrator at Marywood University, Chief Administrative Officer at Lehigh Valley Cultural Center and has served as Musical Director for many Theatrical Productions at the college level. As a performer, Charles has had Master Classes with Lucianno Pavarotti, William Weinert, Arianna Zuckerman, Clifford Balshaw, performed with the Masterworks Chorale in Allentown, PA under the direction of George Boyer and Paula Ring-Zerkle, Northeastern Oratorio Society, Wilkes Barre PA under the late Clifford Balshaw (d.), The Choral Society, Dallas PA under Dr. John Curtiss, The Cantata Singers, Elmira NY under William Wickham and The Sound of America Honor Band and Choir under Clyde Barr and Daniel D. Shaw. Charles has studied voice with Dr. Douglas M Crowder, Dr. Earl Youngsuk Kim, Dr. Harry Mechelle, Dr. Michael Larkin, Dr. Elizabeth Ellis, Ms. Suk Soon Kim and Jerry Stone Jr. He has studied piano with Harry Trebilcox, Betty Porsuczek, Sister Mary Carmel McGarigle (d.) and theory with Richard Dower (d.). Notably, Charles has sung under the batons of Cyril Stretansky, Dr. Peter Bagley, Dr. Peggy Detwiler, Dr. Bill Weinert, Joan Turel as well as the aforementioned voice instructors. A recipient of the Whoâs Who in Music Award, Charles has taught in a variety of styles and environments that include: analog, digital synthesis, midi, rock and blues piano methods, waveform layering, classical to contemporary vocal styles, Individual one-on-one lessons as well as group lessons on piano, keyboard and organ. His performance history includes a vast array of experiences including rock bands, hotel dining room entertainment, soloist, chorister, adjudicator and clinician. As an active clinician for high school students, Charles volunteers with pre-production events leading up to the final performance. He specializes in diction, enunciation, facial expression, vocal sound production, confidence building, body language, choreography, lighting, sound engineering and system placement as well as the technical aspects of a multimedia show. *** Lesson Details *** My approach is student centric. I give students the skills and the styles they will need to be entertaining as well as great performers. My piano students' interests are quite diverse. Blues Boogie Woogie Contemporary Traditional Jazz Classical Be Bop Self-Accompanying - yes I teach this. I am the only one. Originals and their development *** Studio Equipment *** I like Yamaha products I use Yamaha's Workstation Arrangers for voice students. *** Travel Equipment *** Piano and voice students have to have a keyboard with full sized keys at a minimum. Voice Students in the home should have a keyboard that can transpose. If the student is in my studio, all is provided. *** Specialties *** I can help in these areas: CHOIR or Individual Clinics, Vocal Lessons, Piano Lessons Choir / Vocal Clinics: Voice: If you want to be a better chorister. If you'd like to be a soloist. If you need to increase your breath support. If you can't sing beyond your chest voice. If you want to learn how to sing lyrically. If you want to develop your operatic voice. If you want to develop your R&B voice or Rock Vocal Sound. If you are auditioning but do not know what you should sing. If you are having trouble with singing on pitch. If you have trouble with performance anxiety. If you are constantly micromanaging your sound without results. If you keep running out of air. If you need song preparation for upcoming event. Piano: Strengthening hands. Developing your reach. Mind Tricks to becoming a better reader. Developing a cool repertoire for any occasion. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of All styles of Music: --Chart Reading --Fake Book Reading --Music Reading --Rock, Contemporary, R&B riffs --Blues, Boogie Woogie, Stride --Walking Bass Patterns --Left Hand patterns --Jazz and Classical styling for the piano performer --Classical techniques --Rock techniques + Rock Organ --Utilizing the features on your keyboard --theory if you want it --practical playing while accompanying yourself singing!