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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Akron

Hannah S.

Stow, OH
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Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Philip L.

Stow, OH
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Hannah S. Stow, OH

Subjects Taught

Classical Voice, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Violin

About Me

My name is Hannah, and I would love to teach YOU! I am highly motivated, fun-loving, and exceptionally passionate about music-- even more so, having you develop a passion for it as well. I have performed all over the US and even Puerto Rico. With the many years I have studied my various instruments, and also performed with them, I am confident in the abilities I have now and those I continue to develop.
I have a desire for everyone to have some musical knowledge, and an even greater wish for individuals to shift their knowledge into a love for whatever they choose to do musically. I can teach a variety of styles and enjoy the challenge of learning which ways to teach You best.
Overall, I would call myself a "music dork." I love performing, learning, and teaching; and I do hope you will learn to desire these things too.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a typical lesson, I will often begin with a warm-up. (This is NOT to say that you should not warm up before your lesson. I just like to get a few exercises started so we can be on the same page.) Whether you're taking voice, violin, or piano, you may feel the lessons start off slowly. But, we must learn to crawl before we can stand, and we then must learn to have our feet under us to be able to walk. I will move as fast as you desire to go, as fast as you are willing to work, and as quickly as the technique-development allows. Depending on which instrument you are taking lessons will look like the following:Violin-- I prefer the Suzuki method books for introductory violin. (I do not do the full Suzuki method that requires bowing and the emphasis on playing by ear rather than reading music.) You will need to be sized for a violin and bring it to the lessons. You will learn not only how to play, but proper posture, care of the instrument, and some theory. Theory/Piano background is awesome, but not required. After 3-6 months, I hope you will have learned the basics of posture, bowings, fingerings, and have a few (short) pieces under your belt.Voice-- All voices mature/change at different rates. This being said, I like the first lesson or 2 to be all about assessing what you have at that time. I do NOT push voices. I am very conscious of what is healthy/unhealthy to do with the voice. You will learn this, as well as become very aware of your voice and body and what it is telling you. Music used for lessons varies depending on voice type/age/etc. After 3-6 months, I hope to have you in good posture, beginning the long journey to proper breath support/use, and have a repertoire started. Ultimately, I want students to practice and remember you will get out of it what you put in to it. I will work as hard as I can to see you succeed, but the rest is up to you! Just practice, stick with it, and we will work through this together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private Performing Space, Includes:
Upright Piano, Full length mirror, Violin, Tuners, Music Library, stand, chairs available

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring along my own voice and violin, as well as teaching materials; however I need the student to provide a piano, violin/accessories, and their own music

*** Specialties ***
Violin- Suzuki Method
Voice-- Classical training (you can sing almost anything if you have a good foundation!)

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

About Me

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

Philip L. Stow, OH

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Film Scoring, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer

About Me

Guitarist Philip Logan, born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, began his musical studies at a young age, and continued playing various instruments until he found his love for the classical guitar, at age 13. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation. After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson. While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar.

After receiving a Bachelor‚¬Ä¬ôs of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in Orange City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up. Outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in various groups and styles of music, including Rock, Pop, and Jazz. Since then, he has been awarded a full scholarship to the University of Akron as a Teaching Assistant, and is currently working towards his Master‚¬Ä¬ôs under the tutelage of Stephen Aron. Philip has performed many times for the School of Music, including their annual collaborative event, ‚¬Ä¬úCollage‚¬Ä¬Ě. He has has played a number of feature concerts and has been able to play in masterclasses with David Russell, Andrew York, Dusan Bogdanovic, Roland Dyens, Michael Chapdelaine, and many other great artists.


I am a graduate of Stetson University and, more recently, a Graduate Assistant at The University of Akron. Also, I regularly perform in professional groups across a broad spectrum of genres. Another passion of mine is digital arts, in which I minored during college. With professional experience in Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, and Max/MSP (sound design and music programming), I am well versed in this art.

I have also performed and recorded in various groups around central Florida, including Run Rhino, LLC, Strings Attached, various classical guitar quartets, and my own solo recitals. I have played with artists such as Lifehouse, Slow Ride, Starship (Jefferson Starship), Molly Hatchet, and many others.

Some of my influences include:
Manuel Barrueco, John Williams, Charles Ives, Edward Elgar, Jeff Buckley, Bjork, Justice, DeadMou5, Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Stephen Robinson, Led Zeppelin, Ana Vidovic, Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell, and so on.

*** Lesson Details ***
The first step will be evaluating the student's musical and technical skill level, then I build a curriculum from that point. As an example, a beginning student would learn how to read music, play basic rhythms, use proper left and right hand technique, and the notes in the first position on individual strings. After I have evaluated the current level of the student and their musical interest, I will begin to move my curriculum around their various needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I will have a music stand for you to use at your lesson. I require the student to have their own instrument so that they may practice outside of their lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical - Pop - Jazz - Songwriting - Digital Arts - Recording - Music Production - Theory - General Music

Graham H.

Akron, OH
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH
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Zach K.

Stow, OH
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Graham H. Akron, 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 Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching six-year-olds, retirees, and those in between. I am patient, encouraging, and very passionate about music.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online. It may be possible to have lessons at the church where I am Director of Music.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. I work on developing the student's mental concept of how a particular piece of music might sound. This solid musical thinking translates into a reliable technique. Technique should come naturally and should not be overly thought, but I will explain some rational principles.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. I am comfortable using other materials if that is what the student wants. Depending on the student's ambition, I will supplement with a variety of things.It is very important that students want to play something, so l will not force a student to play something that does not interest him or her. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, I will teach some small theory lesson that applies to the pieces being studied. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play studied music too of course, and I will make suggestions. We will sight-read and go over other lessons too. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.

Barbara D. Twinsburg, OH

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood.

Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that, you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument!

In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any combination of string instruments you are working with, I will work with your group to improve your cohesiveness and your musical style.

Zach K. Stow, OH

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Banjo, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Broadway Singing, Cello, Choir, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Conducting, Conga Drums, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Ear Training, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Hand Drums, Jazz Voice, Mariachi, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Opera Voice, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Vocal Training

About Me

Bachelor's of Music Education, KSU
Classically trained Pianist and Guitarist
Certified to teach Guitar, Piano, and Voice
I also have experience teaching String instruments and most woodwinds.
I have several years experience with Clarinet and Saxophone

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