Music Lessons

“Being a musician has allowed me to receive some rare life experiences that have helped me to understand, appreciate and enjoy the world around me. Music is indeed the universal language. It transcends race, musical discrimination and negative energy. Music is about life and should be used in a way to better yourself and those you come into contact with. It is through my work as a music educator and mentor that I hope deliver my musical background. So practice hard, study your craft each and every day, stay focused and enjoy your musical life.”

-   Jo Sallins

 

 

 

 

Salsa Tap Lesson

 

 

 

 

Salsa Tap Performance with Abimael Robles on Congas

 

 

Individual

 

•   For individuals of all ages and experience levels.

•   Lesson books must be purchased at Falcetti Music  prior to the start of lessons, if necessary.

-   Falcetti Music is the sole source for materials used in Jo Sallin’s music programs

•   Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their lesson.

•   All lessons will include a written summary at the end. 

•   Video recording of sessions suggested for advanced students.

•   Percussion instruments for lessons and drum circles will be provided. (Personal drums can also be used)

•   Student must be committed for a minimum of 4 lessons.

•   Beginners and intermediate students should receive weekly lessons.

•   Advanced students may schedule lessons weekly or as needed.

 

Lesson programs available (For more detailed descriptions of each program see below):  

 

Bass in Ya Face!

Electric Bass Training  

 

Piano Expressions

Piano and Keyboard Training

 

Pathways to Percussion

Excellence Hand Percussion Training

 

Drum Set: The Prodigy Sessions

Drum set training

 

 

Groups

 

Family Drum Circles for families and parties. Minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 70! (Wow! Imagine that!)

 

 

 

 

Fees

 

MUSIC LESSONS Program Fees


 

Skill Level Time At Jo's Studio At Your Home
Beginner 30 minutes $30.00 $150.00 + mileage
Intermediate 45 minutes $40.00 $160.00 + mileage
Advanced 60 minutes $50.00 $170.00 + mileage    
Family Drum Circle 60 minutes N/A $30.00 + $10.00 per person (min 4 people-max 70 people)

      

  

*Families get multiple student discounts! Get $10. off each student’s fee! (only valid for Your Home)

**Two lessons must be paid for in advance and the other two upon arrival of the final two lessons.

Returned check fee $25.

 

 

For more detailed descriptions of each lesson as well as exciting footage of Jo Sallins in action, scroll down!!!

 

 

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Bass in Ya Face!

 

~Electric Bass Training~

 

 

 

SALSA TAP written and arranged by Jo Sallins

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

   These Lessons are for individuals of all ages and experience levels. Lesson books must be purchased at Falcetti Music prior to the start of lessons, if necessary.  Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their lesson.  All lessons will include a written summary at the end for student use and record. In addition, video recording of sessions is suggested for advanced students. Students who enroll in music lessons must be committed for a minimum of 4 lessons. (a contract is provided) Beginner and intermediate students should receive weekly lessons. Advanced students may schedule lessons weekly or as needed.

 

Lessons can include:

 

•   finger warm up and strengthening

•   sight reading and technique 

•   slapping and finger tapping 

•   basic music theory 

•   improvisation 

•   solo bass techniques 

•   coaching and performance tips 

•   all music styles

 

 

 

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Piano Expressions

 

~Piano / Keyboard Training~

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S Song #16  by Chick Corea, arranged by and featuring Jo Sallins and Matt Gartska

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

These Lessons are for individuals of all ages and experience levels. Lesson books must be purchased at Falcetti Music prior to the start of lessons, if necessary.  Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their lesson.  All lessons will include a written summary at the end for student use and record. In addition, video recording of sessions is suggested for advanced students. Students who enroll in music lessons must be committed for a minimum of 4 lessons. (a contract is provided) Beginner and intermediate students should receive weekly lessons. Advanced students may schedule lessons weekly or as needed.

 

Lessons can include:

 

•   basic music theory 

•   improvisation

•   sight reading and technique 

•   coaching and performance tips 

•   all music styles 

•   solo piano techniques 

•   chord voicing and comping

 

  

 

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Pathways to Percussion Excellence

 

~Hand Percussion Training~

 

 

 

2Man Trio Performance Featuring Jo Sallins on Djembe Drum

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

These Lessons are for individuals of all ages and experience levels. Lesson books must be purchased at Falcetti Music prior to the start of lessons, if necessary.  Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their lesson.  All lessons will include a written summary at the end for student use and record. In addition, video recording of sessions is suggested for advanced students. Students who enroll in music lessons must be committed for a minimum of 4 lessons. (a contract is provided) Beginner and intermediate students should receive weekly lessons. Advanced students may schedule lessons weekly or as needed. Percussion instruments for lessons and drum circles will be provided.  (Personal drums can also be used)

 

Lessons can include:

 

•   rhythm warm ups 

•   call and response exercises 

•   drumming posture 

•   drumming technique 

•   drumming rudiment exercises

•   improvisation 

•   coaching and performance tips 

•   all music styles 

•   dance can also be included if appropriate (ie. Family Drum Circles)

 

 

 

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Drum Set: The Prodigy Sessions

 

~Drum Set Training~

 

 

 

CARNIVAL written and arranged by Jo Sallins, featuring Matt Garstka and Jo Sallins

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

These Lessons are for individuals of all ages and experience levels. Lesson books must be purchased at Falcetti Music prior to the start of lessons, if necessary.  Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their lesson.  All lessons will include a written summary at the end for student use and record. In addition, video recording of sessions is suggested for advanced students. Students who enroll in music lessons must be committed for a minimum of 4 lessons. (a contract is provided) Beginner and intermediate students should receive weekly lessons. Advanced students may schedule lessons weekly or as needed. Percussion instruments for lessons and drum circles will be provided.  (Personal drums can also be used)

 

Lessons can include:

 

•   basic music theory 

•   finger, hand, arm, shoulder, feet and ankle warm ups 

•   sight reading and technique 

•   drumming technique 

•   drumming rudiment exercises 

•   improvisation 

•   effective solo drumming performance technique 

•   coaching and performance tips 

•   all music styles and beats 

•   basic piano technique and theory

 

 

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Drum Circles

 

~Traditional African Drumming for Families and Parties~

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

These high-energy group lessons are for groups of all ages and experience levels. Students who are minors must have a parent or guardian present on the premises for their session. Percussion instruments for lessons and drum circles will be provided.  (Personal drums can also be used). These can be done for an individual family. (minimum of 4 people) or for larger groups and parties (up to 70 people). Imagine a drum circle for your next birthday celebration!

 

Lessons can include

 

•   call and response chants and songs 

•   drumming technique 

•   drumming rudiment exercises 

•   improvisation

•   solo drumming technique 

•   all music styles and beats 

•   some old fashioned jamming for fun!

  

 

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MUSICAL COACHING

 

~Intense Mentorship for Serious Musicians~

 

 

Gokh-Bi System, Senegalese Hip Hop Group at the 2008 Montreal Jazz Festival.

Jo Sallins was hired as musical and performance director, and producer as well as bassist and keyboardist.

 

 

 

If you or someone you know is a gifted and talented musician of any age, a classically trained musician who wants to improvise or a band looking to fine tune, Jo Sallins Musical Coaching Program is for you. 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

For Individuals:

 

•   evaluate student to identify needs through improvisational jam sessions

•   video tape each session, review and discuss videos with student in order to examine weaknesses

•   construct a practice plan to improve

•   discuss the goals of the musician and develop strategies to help them reach those goals (ie. audition wsupport for college entrance or bands, focused practice, career development)

•   provide performance opportunities

•   coaching for overall mind and body wellness

 

For Bands or Ensembles:

 

•   provide new arrangements of songs

•   find and organize services for the band (ie. vocal, choreography, wardrobe)

•   observe video footage of past performances and create an action plan for improvement

•   direct rehearsals and much more…..

 

 

Anything is possible!

 

 

Fees:

 

MUSIC COACHING Program Fees

 

 

Skill Level Time At Jo's Studio At Your Home
Advanced Individual 60 minutes $60.00 $160.00 +mileage 

 

 

MUSIC COACHING FOR BANDS Program Fees

 

Skill Level Time At Jo's Studio At Your Home
Bands and Ensembles of all skill levels 90 minutes NA $300. +mileage