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About Mike Kurtz

Mike Kurtz
Mike Kurtz
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Rockville, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Piano
Education: B.A. from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in NY. Teacher at Theodore Roosevelt HS and several schools in the Baltimore area. Private lessons at various studios and home lessons.
Performance Experience: Elementary Band, College Jazz Band, Vocal Ensemble, Orchestra Theater Productions and the Graduate Jazz Ensemble lead by Jimmy Heath at Queens College, College Choir (Performances at Carnegie Hall and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. I've performed in many touring and club date bands, jazz workshops and even a Renaissance Recorder Ensemble. Now I perform at Preschools, Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Malls and a handful of Embassies.
Teaching Experience: Teacher at Theodore Roosevelt HS and several schools in the Baltimore area. Private lessons at various studios and home lessons.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that anyone can learn to play an instrument. The life lessons and personal experiences that come along with an education in music are many and valuable. Providing a solid framework for students is essential for their growth and development. Successful music programs are responsible for building character and raising test scores.

Get to know Mike Kurtz

Hey, folks! From the beginning, I found myself on a musical journey due to my parents.  Growing up, we had guitars and a piano for us to experiment with at home.

I chose the trumpet and then piano to get started with, playing in the school band and eventually adding string and electric bass to the list.  That earned me many

friends and garage band experiences.  Teaching was the natural progression as my mom was an elementary school teacher in NY.  The best part of teaching for me is

watching students progress, building confidence and getting excited as they learn to love music in a more meaningful way.  As I was learning to teach I was also learning 

how to entertain children with Magic, Balloon Art, Face Painting, Foam Parties and more.  You can learn about my company at www.funmakers.biz.  

Mike Kurtz teaches at:
12274 Rockville Pike Suite K
Rockville, MD 20852
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