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Bobby Cressey

San Diego CA | 92116

About me

At 29 years of age, Bobby has years of experience professionally playing all styles at the highest levels, and is a motivating and positive teacher. He currently plays organ for the San Diego Padres, plays in singer songwriter Brendan James' band, plays with the world famous DJ Skee's Skeetox band, and has performed with Jesse McCartney, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Lil' John, Snoop Dogg, Ric'key Pageot (Madonna), Bobby Brown and the Tom Kubis Big Band. At the beginning of 2010 He moved from Los Angeles to San Diego, although he continues to work extensively in Hollywood and all of Southern California. He has a passion for motivating others and helping people from all walks of life learn to love playing music.

Specialties

- Jazz, Smooth Jazz
- Classical
- Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Blues
- Rnb, Soul and Hip Hop
- Gospel, Contemporary Worship, Contemporary Catholic
- Indie Singer Songwriter
- Traditional Ska, Reggae

Lesson details

Lessons are taught in a 1 hour or 45 minute framework. Often if more time is needed to make sure all points are covered, I'll go over the allotted time at no additional charge.

At the end of every lesson I teach, I e-mail out a detailed summary and PDF of the notes from each lesson. That way, I don’t waste your time during the lessons writing tons of things out, and you don’t forget what we worked on. After all, nothing is worse than paying for a lesson and then forgetting everything you talked about the second you walk out the door.

I love to utilize technology as a helpful learning tool, including:

-The ability to record lessons or record you at the piano, at professional quality.

-Utilizing play-a-longs / iPod audio playback during lessons for purposes of study or transcription. We might listen to a solo or a style of music and then try and transcribe it or analyze it.

-Recorded audio of the PDF examples I send out, or customized play-a-longs produced by me for practice purposes

-Setting up a second keyboard for purposes of trading solos, or studying rhodes/organ/synths. It’s not just about piano!

I don’t charge additionally for any of this. It’s all part of the learning process, and in my opinion what every modern studio should be equipped with.

Education and Accreditation

B.S. University of California at San Diego (UCSD)

Testimonials

“I already study jazz with somebody else, and what’s great about lessons with you is that I can learn all the other...

“The PDFs are extremely helpful” – PHIL, PROFESSIONAL SINGER AND BANDLEADER

“I’m having so much fun; I’m really enjoying the lessons” – A. HOBSON, RnB SINGER

“You are a great teacher” – HARLAN, College Student

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

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

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Faber and Faber
Thompson Method

Instruments and Subjects

organ
piano

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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