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Popular Music Teachers Near Akron

Jamie V.

Tallmadge, OH
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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Graham H.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Jamie V. Tallmadge, OH

Subjects Taught

Viola, Violin

About Me

I have a Master's Degree in Viola performance from the University of Akron. I have won the Tuesday Musical State wide competition for stringed instruments in 2009 for EJ Thomas Hall. I was awarded String Student of the year in my undergraduate studies at the University of Akron where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. I have performed with the Transiberian Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, and Ashland Symphony. I had the opportunity to attend the prestigious Meadow Mount School of Music in New York as well as the Mark O'Connor Strings Fiddle camp in Tennessee. I perform with my church praise team, which is a lot of fun! I am apart of the High Strung Celtic band, performing all over Northeast Ohio. I also am apart of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.
Teaching is my passion and I enjoy working with students who are eager to learn. I am very strict with proper technique that will benefit the students ability to play well with good intonation and musicality. This will give the student the ability to play any genre of music they choose.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am strict with technique but I also make lessons enjoyable and comfortable for both the parent and the student.
I will use the Suzuki method, but will make sure we learn to count and not rely only on the ear. I also teach out of the Essential Elements book. I teach all the scales and some basic theory. The first month of learning the violin or viola is mostly learning the correct bow grip with some open string playing and plucking. Then we learn how to place the fingers on the finger board which is what we call the "left hand frame". Once we are playing with both hands, we learn tunes, posture, stretching properly, different bow strokes, how to play in tune, scale work, how to practice effectively, how to play with ease with a beautiful tone (no dying cat sounds! ) and much more!

I have taught a class of 5-7 year old violinists and violists. I have also taught adult students aging 50 and up, and every age in between for over 6 years.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, metronome, stickers, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a tuner, stickers, tape for their fingers if they are a beginner. I expect them to have their instrument, books, stand for home practice, rosin, and a metronome.

*** Specialties ***
suzuki, classical

R. ROBIN G. Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Vocal Training

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*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn and great technique combined with a lot of music theory.

Graham H. Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Subjects Taught

Classical Piano, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I am a fourth-year Piano Performance major at The University of Akron. I am currently studying with Philip Thomson, and my past teachers include Laura Silverman, Douglas H., and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching six-year-old, adults, and those in between. I am patient, friendly, encouraging, and very passionate about music. I will give a solo recital in the Fall of this year.

I am able to teach at your home, at a private studio, or at my home. I am willing to teach online. The private studio (my location) has a Steinway baby grand, seating, and large windows.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. I work to improve the mind's ear and improve rhythmic feeling. Technique should come naturally and subconsciously, but I will explain what seems to work for me and analyze the student's playing.

Beginning students start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures'. Depending on the student's ambition, I will supplement with a variety of literature. It is very important that students enjoy what they are working on, so I will allow some choice in the selection of material. More advanced students will be evaluated and placed on an appropriate course toward growth.

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Music Lessons in Akron, OH

What do David Allan Coe, Robert Quine, The Black Keys, Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper, Jani Lane and Steven Sweet of Warrant have in common? If you guessed they’re all from Akron give yourself a pat on the back. It is clear Ohio’s fifth largest city has produced a significant amount of talent over the years in the field of music. In fact, Akron is also home to rock icons such as Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and the band Devo, which became popular through exploring music genres like art rock, post-punk, and new wave.

If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of these talented musicians then you can too. However, you first need to know your stuff and you can learn by enrolling yourself in Akron music lessons. Taking music lessons and working with our Certified Music Instructors ...

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