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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Greenbrier

Beth D.

Nashville, TN
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Kyle H.

Nashville, TN
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Greg M.

Mount Juliet, TN
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Beth D. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Flute, Guitar

About Me

Beth

Broad experience as a music teacher in both public and private schools as well as private, one-on-one instruction. I am willing to teach all levels of flutists, as well as beginning and intermediate piano, guitar, voice, music theory, mandolin, saxophone, and clarinet. My goal as a teacher is to give you the tools you need to become a self-sufficient musician. I am passionate about making others well-educated and excited to participate in music!

Education: Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
Bachelor of Music Education - in cursu honorum
GPA 3.875 Dean’s List
Certification in grades K-12, Choral and Instrumental
State of Tennessee Teaching License (expired, reapplied)

Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Master of Music in Flute Performance and Pedagogy
GPA 3.8

Experience: Professional (2000-present)

Presently:
-Band Director & Music Teacher at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Mt. Juliet, TN (2nd grade - 12th grade)
-Flute/Piccolo/Saxophone in the Nashville Praise Symphony
-Alto Saxophone in the Jazz Alliance, Mt. Juliet, TN
-President & Flutist in the Nashville Flute Choir
-Member of MTSBOA, National Flute Association, NAMGAR (National MGA Registar)

Formerly: Music Teacher (K-8) Madison Campus Elementary, Madison, TNMusic . Teacher (K-12) Family Christian Academy & Nashville Christian Advancement Academy, Madison, TN . Private Flute, Voice, All Band Instruments, Piano, Guitar, Lessons Instructor . President, Nashville Flute Choir, Smith County High School Adjunct Music Instructor. Cumberland Children’s Chorus Assistant . Primera Flautista in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico . Bryan Symphony Orchestra & Chorus . Independent Daycare Teacher(ages 2-6)
Student Teaching (2001-2002)
David Lipscomb High School Chorus . David Lipscomb Elementary School .
Hendersonville High School Band & Orchestra . Smith County High School Band & Chorus . Smith County Middle School Band

Professional Memberships:
MENC – Music Educators National Conference . TMEA - Tennessee Music Educators Association . American Choral Directors Association . Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Coed Music Fraternity .
MTVA – Middle Tennessee Vocal Association . National Flute Association

*** Lesson Details ***
I will meet a student at their particular needs and level of musicianship and push them as I sense their personality and level can achieve. I focus on music reading, but also stress ear training as well as incorporate music theory into every level of teaching.

I do require students to participate in at least one public performance or studio recital each year.

Please see specifics for each instrument below:

Each student should provide their own instrument (exception, piano).

Flute (beginning to advanced/professional)
- stress music notation/rhythm and sight-reading (my favorite part of the lesson!)
- sheet music will need to be purchased upon discretion of the parent and teacher, depending on their level. I will give music copies until the proper level is established.
- scales and etudes will use approximately 1/4 of the lesson time.
- solo repertoire (pieces) will be decided upon during the lessons.
You should expect to be playing your instrument noticeably better within the first two lessons, and potentially even an entire level higher within the first six months of study.

Piano (provided on premises)
- note recognition/music reading/rhythm and chord study are focused on during the lessons, as well as playing by ear
- I use the Alfred piano methods as well as selections from the Bastien piano methods, and selected solo material
- students will study Hanon piano exercises as well as chord progressions
A piano student will be able to sit a piano and play several tunes for performance or just fun confidently after studying for six months.

Music Theory
A student studying music theory will gain a basic knowledge and ability to understand and play chord and scale structures on the piano as well as gain understanding of rhythm and harmonic structure. Weekly worksheets and exercises completed by the student will determine the level of their progress. After studying for 6 months, a music theory student will gain concepts through the first semester of college music theory, depending on the age and focus level of the student.

Guitar, Mandolin
- understanding of TAB notation
- reading standard music notation
- become self-sufficient in tuning and maintenance of your own instrument
- students will study both fingerstyle(PIMA) and strumming techniques
- various methods used: internet, Hal Leonard Mandolin Method, Mel Bay Guitar Series, as well as particular songs of student interest
- bar (barre) chords and transposition studied
- guitar blues, riffs, and scales
- mandolin bluegrass techniques
After studying for 6 months, a student will have basic melody and chord production knowledge, enough to play several tunes on their own.

Clarinet, Saxophone
- basic understanding of fingerings/keys
- scales and sight-reading
- embouchure and sound production (long tone/vibrato studies)
- ensemble and solo repertoire work through the intermediate range
After studying for 6 months, a student will have a good knowledge of scales and fingerings as well as alternate fingerings, depending on the level of practice and student study.

Voice
- expanding the vocal range
- tone and air control
- vocalises studied during the lesson as well as solo repertoire
A student will notice drastic difference in confidence and vocal control as well as range expansion after studying for 6 months.

*** Studio Equipment ***
church: school piano seating for parents
home: separate room w/ piano seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
With an emphasis in flute, I am a well-rounded and experienced music teacher in middle Tennessee. I also teach guitar, piano, mandolin, clarinet, saxophone, and voice. I specialize in both classical and jazz training.

Kyle H. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Upright Bass

About Me

Having been a musician his whole life, and a bassist since the time he was 15 years old, Kyle elected to attend Berklee College of Music on partial scholarship after graduating high school. This allowed him the opportunity to study with the likes of Whit Browne and Anthony Vitti. Summer breaks from school allowed Kyle to complete professional contracts as a working bass player, including playing in Hersheypark’s “Frontier Frenzy” (2010), Holland America Cruiseline’s “The Neptunes” (2011), and Boston’s “The Honeymooners” (2012). After graduating Berklee Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Music Education (December 2012), Kyle decided to move from his childhood home in Connecticut to Nashville, TN to further his career as a bassist and teacher.
Once he arrived in Nashville, he was immediately picked up by the Ashley Buchart Band as their touring bass player. While touring full-‐time with Ashley, he also filled his days “off” by playing gigs with artists such as Stephanie Quayle, Jake Clayton, Nick Cross, and Shannon Selig. He is currently using his extensive professional playing experience as a tool to teach meaningful life and playing lessons to his pupils in the Nashville area!

My main teaching philosophy is to always have the underlying fundamentals in mind. Of course, whenever I start a new subject with my students, it is in an effort to better their playing and move them towards their goals. But while doing so, the fundamentals must always be there. After all, the busiest professional players have the best fundamental technique, precision, and musicality! Overall, though, music makes people happy because it is fun, and I never overlook the importance of that fact!

*** Lesson Details ***
The first thing I like to hear from students is what their goals are while taking lessons. Do you want to become a professional musician? Do you want to be able to play with your friends in a band? Are you looking to perform at your local church with a group of musicians? These student-specific goals will help to drive what we will work on during your lessons. Together, we can reach your goals!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own bass/guitar, amplifier, cables, etc. I will also have a pencil and paper, and manuscript paper. I expect the student to have their own amplifier (if necessary) and bass/guitar. They should also have pencils, paper, and manuscript paper.

*** Specialties ***
My lessons center around getting a student prepared to play professionally. I believe that the best way to play professionally is to be as well-rounded as possible. So, my lessons target a wide variety of music styles and technical abilities on the bass/guitar, all while having fun!

Greg M. Mount Juliet, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I am friendly and patient as a teacher. I want my students to have fun while learning. I have experience with performing all over the world, writing, producing and recording music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to have fun while learning from me. My goal for you is that you not only learn to play but also learn how music "works" so you can "sit in" with other players and bands. You can learn to jump in and play songs that you've never learned as long as you know a little music theory and what key you're in. You will learn to improvise.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ProTools 32 track digital gear for recording and editing. Mac computers with high speed internet. Keyboards for visual explanations pertaining to music theory. Acoustic, electric, bass and twelve string guitars and many other instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need access to an instrument to practice on, a book to put lessons in and a way to tune their instrument. I will bring a guitar and a laptop with internet access if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Song writing, producing, recording, performing.

Logan C.

Nashville, TN
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Zander W.

Nashville, TN
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Drew G.

Thompsons Station, TN
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Logan C. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Ukulele

About Me

I am a music lover, educator, and songwriter. I have been playing music since I was very young and it has consistently brought joy into my life. I have been teaching since 2007, specifically to share the joy i find in music. I teach because I think everyone is capable of making great music, and I want to help you figure out how.
I grew up in California and have toured extensively throughout the western US. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I earned my degree in Guitar Performance in 3 years. Since then I've been teaching, writing, and playing non stop.

*** Lesson Details ***
My Students get a very individualized experience. I want to help you play the music you love or want to create. We start playing songs as soon as possible, because it provides a context for instrument fundamentals and music theory. I'm not particularly strict, but in order to be successful a student must put forth an earnest effort.
Within a few weeks of starting lessons, my students will be able to play some of their favorite songs, as well as understand the musical concepts the song was written with. Further down the road, my students will have a firm grasp on music theory and will have all the necessary skills to write their own music, be in a band, or simply play music with a deep love and understanding for it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All Necessary 2 Guitar Amplifiers, Bass Amplifier. Students only need to bring their instrument, materials, and something to write with. Newly added 88 key weighted keyboard for piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano Students must have a piano in house. I can and will provide all other equipment. I prefer for guitar and bass students to have their own amplifiers.
Students are responsible for their own instructional materials.

*** Specialties ***
I love Jazz/Rock/Blues and country. I am classically trained as well. Metal is not my specialty but I CAN teach/play it.

Zander W. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Music at MTSU. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play and record with many great bands and artists ranging from Country/Bluegrass to Rock to Jazz. I teach all genres of guitar, bass, banjo ukulele and mandolin.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe the ability to play an instrument is only part of musicianship. I also strive to teach my students the theory behind the music they learn. I work hard to make sure that my students are doing everything in the easiest way possible. I want to ensure that they are able to progress quickly enough so that they can see the difference. The most rewarding moment as a teacher is when a student points out how hard something once was and how easy it has become.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music store environment. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with all teaching equipment needed but a music stand is recommended for the lessons and for practicing.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very versatile teacher and player but I am often recommended based on my knowledge of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, bluegrass, country and rock teaching acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele

Drew G. Thompsons Station, TN

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

About Me

I am a native of Franklin, Tennessee and I have been singing since I was in elementary school. Since graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's of Music in Education in 2008, I have taught private voice, piano, and guitar lessons in Washington, DC as well as performed with the Washington Men's Camerata at the historic Kennedy Theatre in Washington, DC.

My lessons focus on creating a foundation of fundamental musicianship while maintaining a fun, positive learning environment and catering to the student's musical interests.

I am fun, laid back and I have a passion for teaching and helping my students reach their full potential!

*** Lesson Details ***
For my piano lessons, I work out of the Alfred series. Lessons focus on building solid fundamental skills so that advanced techniques are easier to master.

Guitar lessons focus on learning chords, strumming patterns, scales, and ear training. I can teach a variety of styles including, rock, pop, country, and blues.

For beginning voice students, I like to work on breath control, posture, and exploring your vocal range. More advanced students work on diction, vowel shapes, and musical phrasing. I am classically trained but I apply fundamental techniques to all genres.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own guitar to use for visual examples. I can also provide temporary copies of books/materials until students can provide their own. I expect students to provide their own instruments for lessons as well as books and materials once I communicate what books they need.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained in voice and I am trained in pop/rock/blues for guitar. I have intermediate knowledge of classical piano.

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