Windsor “Tito” Pediford - Piano, Voice, Bass, Cello & Drums
Name: Windsor “Tito” Pediford
Instruments taught: Piano, Voice, Cello, Electric Bass, Upright Bass & Drums
Rate: $25 per ½ hour, $45 per hour
Ages taught: 5 and up * A 'trial lesson' is recommended for students ages 5 & under to assess readiness
Other instruments played: Drums, Vibraphone, Timbales, all African and Latin Hand Percussion, Programmable Synthesizers, Writing and Arranging for Brass/Reeds/Strings/Chorus/Rhythm section
Teaching since: 1996
Teaching at Bill's since: 2016
Favorite Bands/ Musicians: Joe Sample, E.W.F., Herbie Hancock
Genres of Music Taught: All! Specializes in R&B, Jazz, Classical and Pop
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from the City College of New York. Studied Academics and Music Performance at Julliard School of Music, NY.
Teaching Experience: Theory, Chamber and General Orchestra Director in the Hempstead Public School System. Band director, Choral, General Theory and Music History Instructor in the New Bedford Public School System. Private Drum instructor at Rick's Music World.
About Me: Coming from a musical family who were involved in music performance locally, nationally, & internationally, I was afforded the opportunity to perform with people such as; Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, King Curtis, Mandrill, G.Q, Change, Jocelyn Brown, LeRoy Burgess, Amel Larrieux & others. I have toured around the world and across the U.S. I have lead 3 bands of my own 2 of which were published. I was a side man for a host of disco records in the 80’s
Personal Teaching Style/Philosophy: I believe in learning music theory and reading music while taking music lessons, but it must be FUN!!