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Benjamin Smeall

Green Bay WI | 54303

About me

Benjamin F. Smeall, Ph.D.
SongCycleS Music Studio
920-490-8793
email: bsmeall@berklee.net
www.songcycles.net
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U. S. of America
-instruction/production/performance:
Violin, fiddle, viola, cello, bass viol, harmonica, piano, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, harp, flute, drums and voice / audio and video recording

Private instruction in Spanish.

Ph. D. University of South Carolina
B. of Music Berklee College of Music
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Certification
Suzuki Assocation of the Americas Certificate
Certificate in Adaptive Education from St. Norbert College

Specialties

teaching piano to very young children; teaching jazz, popular, and contemporary piano and keyboards; self-accompaniment of the voice; combining piano with other instruments.

Lesson details

Dr. Smeall’s instruction is unique in that he teaches students to compose and improvise their own music, and to play by ear as well as by reading music. He encourages students to have a positive attitude towards building a happy musical life. His methods combine the best of Suzuki, folk, popular, jazz, classical, and children’s music to make music enjoyable and rewarding . He has over twenty-five years of experience in bringing happiness to students through an organized, disciplined study of music.
The lessons are student centered and individualized. Construct a program that fits your real music making needs.
Ensemble classes are available for students already attending private lessons. A summer recital, Solo and Ensemble coaching and help with university and college application portfolios are included. References will be provided.

Education and Accreditation

Ph. D. University of South Carolina
B. of Music Berklee College of Music
Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Certification
Suzuki Assocation of the Americas Certificate
Certificate in Adaptive Education from St. Norbert College

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 8am-12Noon
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Chamber Music
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Folk
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

ABRSM
Alfred Method
BC Conservatory of Music
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
Clark Method
Faber and Faber
Kelly Kirby
Kindermusik
Kodály Method
London College of Music
Music for Young Children®
Pace Method
Royal Conservatory of Music
Robyn Method
Rote Method
Suzuki Method
Music Pups®
Trinity College London
Thompson Method
Yamaha Method

Instruments and Subjects

bassoon
cello
clarinet
double bass
euphonium
flute
French horn
guitar
harp
harpsichord
oboe
organ
pedagogy
percussion
piano
recorder
saxophone
speech arts and drama
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments
trombone
trumpet
tuba
viola
violin
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

Spanish

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