Trevor Peverley

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Project Description

B.Mus. (Humber College)

Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer who performs and teaches in Toronto. Originally from Vancouver, he has been active in the Canadian music scene for ten years.

Trevor completed his Bachelor of Music with honours from Humber College, where he had the chance to study with renowned guitarists Ted Quinlan, Geoff Young, David Occhipinti, and Kim Ratcliffe. During his time at Humber, Trevor was the recipient of the Greg Wells Music Scholarship for music production, the Yamaha Music Scholarship for musicianship, as well as the Peter Harris Memorial Award for guitar.

Trevor’s experience with studio recordings, as well as performing live in a variety of styles has informed the development of his teaching approach, which is relaxed, flexible, fun, and focused. Learning songs and cultivating an organic approach to the instrument are given priority in lessons. He specializes in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Blues, and Country, but is open to teaching any style of music. Trevor seeks to encourage the interest of each student by focusing on listening skills, as well as bridging the gap between musical ear and musical performance.

Get to know Trevor…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Reading, Running

Musical influences: Ed Bickert, Joe Henderson, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams

Favourite food: Pizza

Least favourite food: haven’t found one yet

Favourite music: Jazz / Folk

Favourite song: can’t decide!

Favourite movie: Momento

Favouirite movie music: Manhattan

Favourite musical theatre/opera: haven’t found one yet

Best quote from your teacher: “Breathe”

Favourite quote: “Good luck”

Favourite book: The Possessed – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Best thing about teaching at ABC: Listening to music that students are excited about and helping them learn to play what they hear

Latest Homework from Trevor

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Homework To Be Completed For Feb 9

Hi Everyone,

Here are your assignments for this week:

Jack
Recommended minutes to practice: Once or twice a week aim to pick up the guitar.

What to practice: Tidal Wave

How to practice it most effectively: Play the riff we learned in class the last couple weeks, listen to the recording for the timing of the music and do your best to imitate the sound of the music like we do in class!

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Jack to pick up the guitar every once in a while and discuss what he’s learning in guitar lessons is a great way to support practice!

Jett

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 min/day

What to practice: Sunflower

How to practice it most effectively: Go through your notes one section at a time and get familiar with the new parts we learned in class today.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Jett to continue spending time on the guitar is a great way to support practice!

Maurya

Recommended minutes to practice: 30 min/day

What to practice: Solo #2 for Give In To Me

How to practice it most effectively: Go through your notes one at a time, one section at a time then aim to put them together.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging Maurya to continue spending time on the guitar is a great way to support practice.

Aria

Recommended minutes to practice: 5 min/day

What to practice: Names of open strings + Hot Crossed Buns

How to practice it most effectively: For strings names - go through from the top string to the bottom string and say the letter names as you play your string.

For Hot Cross Buns - push down the fret numbers written on your sheet ***bonus, try saying or singing the words to the song along with your guitar!

Have a good week everyone!

Trevor



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Preferred Books for Trevor’s Students

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Hal Leonard Guitar Method

Book 1, with CD

 

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The second edition of this world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. Book 1 provides beginning instruction including tuning, 1st position melody playing, C, G, G7, D7, and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, solos and ensembles and strumming.

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Hal Leonard Guitar Method COMPLETE

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in one book.

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The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together.

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Modern Harmonic Technique

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The Craft of Lyric Writing

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This successful author and songwriter provides a complete guide to writing words for and to music, showing how to create lyrics with universal appeal, choose a song form, and more.

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Hall Leonard Bass Method - COMPLETE

Includes books 1, 2, and 3, with CDs for each.

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 The critically acclaimed Hal Leonard Electric Bass Method Second Edition in a handy composite edition! Contains 3 books and 3 CDs for Levels 1, 2 and 3.

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