Michael Kalember

Company Busybug Creative Services
Address Bukit Panjang
Choa Chu Kang
Bukit Panjang, Singapore
URL http://www.wholenote.com/members/michaelkalember/
Email mikerk@singnet.com.sg
Phone # +(65) 98622779
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Voice, Piano, Keyboards/Synth, Drums, Recording, Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Electronic Music, MIDI, Composition, Arranging, Video Production, Macintosh Computers
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Alternative, Funk/R&B, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, World, Acoustic/Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Christian, Classical, Electronica, Experimental, Progressive Metal
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

Check out my WholeNote Home Page here: http://www.wholenote.com/members/michaelkalember There is a lot more info on me there, including photos. There is more to music than simply learning songs... While this is part and partial of the process, it is important that we cover the basics such as ear-training, rhythmic exercise, musicality, and playing technique. And, in order to fully grasp the whole concept of what music is and how it works, an on-going study of harmony and theory are essential. And most critical is time spent practicing, as this is what binds it all together... In other words, if you don't practice regularly, i'm not really interested in teaching you!!

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 20 Years
Teaching Location I teach in my home. However I'm not closed to the idea of teaching in yours.
Lesson Rates (S)$50 per Hour. Can be weekly or bi-weekly. Please make payment in advance. (e.g. $200/mo x 4 lessons or $100/mo x 2 lessons). Payment based on lessons taken (not on Months). No penalty for missed lessons but please inform me in advance.
Discounts I can work something very special deals for groups, families, etc. I can offer a free guitar with the initial payment of $200 (but only if you quote this;)
Cancellation Policy Please inform me in advance.
Teaching Hours
Sunday: Negotiable
Monday: OK
Tuesday: OK
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Thursday: Negotiable
Friday: OK
Saturday: -------
Musical Influences Rush,Zep,Purple,Kansas,Yes,Boston,Metallica,DreamTheater,SymX,SOD,Korn,Opeth, Sum41,Aerosmith,AC/DC,CheapTrick,Devo,ChickCorea,Vai,Satriani,Yanni,Bjork,,Beethoven,Stravinsky,Glass,Denver,Parker,Miles,Benson, & Paul Ponnudorai (the best ever!)
Performing Experience Bands: Prophet, Sweet Talker, Hard Tommy, Martyred Angel & Raven Bitch... lately Schilixs (a Christian group... I embrace Christianity but am not fanatical... far from it, lol). Also: school bands, jazz ensembles, choirs, drum & bugle corps, studio, etc.
Education & Training Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music Professional Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer, & Engineer. I teach in Singapore schools, & privately, create websites, graphic designs, video editing, voice-over, and I am an IT specialist (Mac/PC)