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Popular Music Teachers Near Cottontown

Dave L.

Hermitage, TN
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Jerry S.

Goodlettsville, TN
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Julie L.

Hermitage, TN
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Dave L. Hermitage, TN

About David

Education Experience:

Private Lessons - 20 years
Public School - 4 years

Instruments taught: piano, woodwinds

Dave holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The University of Central Florida. While teaching for the St. Johns County School system in St. Augustine Florida from 2002-2006, Dave was twice nominated for Teacher of the Year and wrote several award winning grants for his school's music program. Certifications from the state of Florida he has held include K-12 instrumental music.

Performance Experience:

Dave LaGrande as performed and worked throughout the United States, including Hawaii, and also in Europe, & the Caribbean. His primary instruments include keyboard instruments and saxophone.

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joseph B. April 17, 2014
Saxophone
Verified Student
Well worth the time and money

Dave was able to meet me where I was and move me toward the goals I had. As as an adult learner, I went in with zero experience with the saxophone but a clear picture of what I wanted to play and somewhat how I wanted to sound. Dave has a great set-up where we have privacy to make noise (sax's aren't known for being quiet). He's able to pluck things out on the piano quickly or to pull something up on the computer or just play. I went from starting out, to wanting to play a few songs, to improvising. Dave has been very helpful and ultimately keeps me improving and moving forward. I've taken other lessons on other instruments, but I will say this is one of the better teachers I have had. He listens well and is able to articulate what he wants you to do --- not trying to be a guru, but more of a guide that keeps you on track.
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Jamie Z. December 2, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Dave is the best teacher. Hands down!

After having some rough experiences with past teachers in my life, I came to Dave with a very specific goal in mind. To learn piano so I may graduate college. I had a lot to learn very quickly! I am an older student which made this task a bit intimidating. He is very patient and is able to explain things in a way I understand. He has a very light and nice personality which makes me want to focus and try hard. He definitely pushes me, but in a way that isn't scary.

Dave is the best. He is an incredible teacher and a really nice guy. His studio is really neat and professional which matches his personality. Take lessons with him. You'll be glad you did!
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David J. September 8, 2013
Piano
AWESOME.

Just want to give a shout out to the best piano teacher ever! Thanks Dave for all your guidance and support. We are having so much fun.. If you are looking for a piano teacher, Dave is your guy! He is so easy to work with & very knowledgeable. After 6-lessons, I am feeling confident in my playing and even my left hand doesn't feel like some stange appendage! LOL (yes, I'm a righty) Hands in the air...so, glad to have you Dave as my teacher!!!!
Jerry S. Goodlettsville, TN

About Jerry

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time!

Hi, my name is Jerry and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. I teach all ages, beginners to more advanced students. Learn to read musical notation, chord symbols and play by ear. Learn your favorite songs.

I have a B.A. in Music Education and plenty of real world experience.
• Private teaching: Scores of students over the last 20 years.
• Public School System: Over 5 years teaching music (K-12) in the Chicago area.
• Performance: Decades as a band member, leader and solo performer. I have worked with Herbie Hancock, Mary Wells, Greg Kihn and Jessie Colin Young, to name a few.
• I am currently performing every Monday, Tuesday and ...

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Olivia O. September 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jerry has been great with my 9-year-old daughter. She is a beginner, and he has gone at her pace, and been encouraging without over-praising her. He is playful and friendly, and is consistently on time.
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David Q. May 2, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
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I had a teacher before, very nice lady but her way of teaching was not like the way Jerry teach, the way he explains the theory and the practice it is very easy and fun. really I am enjoying my classes
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JeriB December 29, 2011
Mom/Teacher

I am so glad to be able to leave a comment about Jerry S. I can't believe that we could be this blessed to find a teacher such as Jerry S.! we have been more than impressed. Thanks TakeLessons! You guys matched us up perfect! He has been on time for every lesson and gets right into the lesson with a joyful smile, making the girls feel very comfortable while they learn. Jerry is an inspiration to both my girls. He is an incredible teacher! I took lessons for 8 years and never looked forward to practicing or seeing my piano teacher like my girls do with Jerry. This means a lot to me as a parent who wants to see their children actually enjoy learning an instrument, and because of him....they really enjoy it more than they even did before. Getting them to practice now is not even a problem. This alone says a lot. He is very patient and kind. Best of all....Jerry is making piano fun for my girls while not missing any of the fundamentals of the piano. Oh! Even though he is humble...The man can play! You should hear him! Wow!Way to go TakeLessons! Thank you very much!
Julie L. Hermitage, TN

About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (4 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise in teaching Vocal and Piano music, my knowledge of Music Theory, and my encouraging teaching style. I have been involved in making music since I was a young child, and I have been teaching private students since I was a Music major at the University of Florida in 1982 when a fellow college student asked me to teach her voice lessons. I have a Music Education degree from the University of Florida; my major instrument was Voice, my minor was Piano. I taught as a public school music educator ...

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Hampton M. October 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Julie is the BEST!! I took lessons as a child, but had not taken any lessons in over 10 years when I first began lessons with Julie. Almost immediately she was able to help me recall everything I had learned when I was younger. Very knowledgeable and encouraging, makes each lesson a joy! Highly recommended for those who are serious about learning the piano (or anything else I'm sure!).
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Christy H. July 14, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Julie is a superb piano instructor. She instructed my son on the piano after him having a very strict instructor. She was very encouraging and knowledgeable. We all love her and she is a great teacher.
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Marlo S. March 4, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Motavator!!

Julie is our first experience with a piano teacher. She has been instructing my somewhat shy 6 year old for about 9 months now. She is amazing with my daughter. She is very encouraging and stays right on her level while pushing her to expand her knowledge in music. I couldn't be more pleased in our first experience. Julie even had my daughter performing in front of an audience just 4 months after her first lesson. A memory my child will have forever.

Brianne A.

Nashville, TN
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Zoe R.

Madison, TN
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Adam G.

Hermitage, TN
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Brianne A. Nashville, TN

About Brianne

I am a working artist/songwriter with placements on Nickelodeon, NBC, Rockband and international radio airplay. I graduated from Belmont University in 2009 with a BA in Commercial Voice-emphasis in music business. I am currently the co-owner of The Recording Republic here in Nashville, TN where my partner and I write/produce music and help develop artists. I have been teaching voice, piano, theory, performance and songwriting on and off for the past 5 years and love every second of it. I Can't wait to meet you and see what goals we can reach together!

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The most important things I focus on in my lessons are positivity and building confidence. The confidence learned expressing yourself creatively is something that bleeds over into all aspects of life. ...

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Doug F. October 24, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Brianne is working with my 11 year old daughter on basic vocal training. Brianne is an excellent instructor and vocalist. She has challenged my daughter and yet maintains a very positive attitude. We are thrilled with the lessons and plan to continue with Brianne.
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Evan D. November 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Highly recommend Brianne!

I started taking piano lessons with Brianne a little over two months ago, and I have seen a huge improvement in my performance and confidence. Brianne is very professional and experienced, and she knows exactly what she's talking about. My favorite thing about the lessons is that she is takes time to get to know her students to find out exactly what their goals are and what they hope to get out of the lessons. I came in with some piano experience and an idea of what I wanted, and she was able to customize my lessons so that they perfectly fit me. Brianne is very encouraging and wants you to succeed. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from her!
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kyle L. November 22, 2013
Piano
I've learned soo much in such a short time

i've always wanted to learn how to play the piano but I never could find the right teacher. Brianne has really helped me find my place as a budding piano player. She is very thorough and makes learning fun. She creates such a calm atmosphere with no judgment and i really enjoy that. Another thing that separates her from the other teachers i've had is that she doesn't teach based on her agenda she teaches me what i want to know. I can't wait fro my next lesson!
Zoe R. Madison, TN

About Zoe

Zoe has played flute in several ensembles over the past ten years. Most recently she performed with the Milwaukee Honors Band, Middleton Players Theater Pit Orchestra, Middleton Symphony Orchestra, Middleton Wind Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin Madison Concert Band, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Concert Band, the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble, the Volunteer State Show Stoppers, and Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold. Zoe has been featured as a soloist with the Madison Jazz Society and Middleton Concerto Competition in Wisconsin, the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble, Volunteer State Show Stoppers, and appeared on the 2014 Sounds of the Season CD. During High School, Zoe annually competed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival earning a ...

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Harish S. December 4, 2014
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Zoe is an amazing teacher and a great motivator with lot of patience. She is the best teacher my daughter could get. Thank you so much Zoe for being my daughter’s teacher.
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Wes J. December 1, 2014
Zoe is a great educator and performer. I've had the privilege of knowing Zoe as a professional musician for over a year now and would recommend anyone from beginner to intermediate levels to take a lesson!
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Daphne G. May 17, 2014
Audition Prep · Online
Verified Student
What an amazing instructor! Before we started lessons with Zoe my 6th grader wanted to throw in the towel. She was frustrated and ready to quit. Only one lesson into it and she has improved drastically. Zoe's technique is amazing, she has so much patience and is so knowledgeable that is impressive. Thank you for helping my daughter improve so much in such little time. Money super well spent!
Adam G. Hermitage, TN

About Adam

Hello! I've been a pianist and saxophonist for twenty years. I have been a professional musician since high school and I have my Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Jazz Studies as well as a Graduate Degree in Education. My first instrument was piano but I am primarily a saxophonist that plays all musical styles (Classical, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Ska, Country, etc.). Being a jazz saxophonist, I can also help with doubles on flute and clarinet. I have been in professional rock bands for the past seven years. If you are looking to play music an be inspired and motivated to work on your passion then please get in touch with me. I like keeping things fun and know that sometimes traditional teachers don't understand the important elements of motivating people to be the best they ...

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