I have a limited number of time slots open for one on one live lessons online via Skype. Contact me via email or on Facebook for my Skype name. I teach all aspects of the Art of the EWI, jazz playing, sound design, track programming, theory, composing, arranging, all things MIDI, hardware and software. Also, consulting and set up of modern up to date softsynths and music sofware. Especially, Reason/Record, Ableton, Cubase, Sampletank, Omnisphere, Aria, and all Samplemodeling instruments.
Here's what some of my students have to say:
Terance Brownlow, California
AKAI EWI USB
"When I decided to take up the electronic wind instrument (ewi), I planned to begin with the basics. Having played saxophone, by note, for many years I felt excited and challenged with the prospect of using my base of knowledge to help me with the transition to the electronic wind instrument. Yet, after learning the basic fingerings, which resembled the saxophone, I began having difficulty with missing sharps and flats and a few high notes. Also, there is the issue of four octave rollers and no palm keys. It was clear that instruction was needed for me to surmount the steep learning curve I would have to climb to master this instrument. Through my searches on the web I came into contact with Mr. Bernie Kenerson.
Mr. Kenerson teaches music lessons via skype. This is a novel idea as skype is free and teacher and student don't have to be in the same physical location. From the comfort of your home you can get instruction in real time. That being said, my next concern was the quality of instruction. Having had excellent music teachers in the past I was interested in having the same quality of instruction for the ewi. Mr. kenerson met my expectations. From the very beginning, he has taken a step-by-step approach from setting up our connection on skype to reviewing Aria (the music software). He is concerned with breath control, deglitching, and finger exercises: exactly as my former music teachers would have done. Along the way, Mr. Kenerson, shares observations and tips for better playing--this from his many years of musicianship.
I must admit that I was apprehensive at first. Being retired I now have to manage life on a fixed income. Therefore, the time and money I spend taking lessons has to count. I was not sure how much I would gain in thirty minute segments. However, my fears have been put to rest. Mr. Kenerson is not a clock watcher. He doesn't cut off instruction mid sentence. He has been very generous with his time and instruction.
That being said, it is clear that someone of this caliber needs to be compensated for their time and expertise. Therefore, if you are looking for assistance or are interested in on-going quality instruction, I would encourage you to contact Mr. Bernie Kenerson."
Tonya Franklin, California
"When I purchased my EWI about 9 months ago, I was excited about the possibilities. However soon after purchasing my EWI, I mistakenly thought it would be a breeze to play simply because I came from years of playing woodwinds. I quickly became discouraged and determined at the same time - discouraged because I concluded that I had a long road ahead of me, but determined to find the help needed to learn this instrument.
After googling "EWI Lessons" there appeared Bernie's link. Little did I realize what I found. After hearing his music and reading about his background, I knew that I found someone who could help me reach my musical goals. I've been taking Skype lessons with Bernie for about 8 mos now. I learn something new from every lesson. He is a complete musician and educator. He's been methodical in his approach and it's paid off tremendously for me. I'm playing things today that I thought would take me years to get to. The formula is simple - do what Bernie says and practice what he tells you to practice!!
Bernie began my initial lessons by laying a solid foundation for playing the EWI - fundamental elements such as how to hold the EWI for technical efficiency to playing scales/arpeggios in all keys for technical dexterity. From there I've explored jazz improvisation and writing/theory. This jazz stuff is finally making sense to me thanks to Bernie!! In the near future he'll be helping with sound design and writing tracks for my songs or arrangements.
What I appreciate most about Bernie's teaching is that he listens to your musical goals and understands how to get you there. I believe any student of music, whether s/he plays EWI or something else, would learn a tremendous amount about music from Bernie!
Listen, if you're serious about becoming a highly skilled musician who plays the EWI, you simply need to connect with Bernie TODAY!!"