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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Lewisville

Blake B.

Fort Worth, TX
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Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX
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Billy H.

Arlington, TX
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Blake B. Fort Worth, TX

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Hello!

I offer lessons to the north Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I received my Bachelor's degree in Music specializing in classical guitar in 2011. In addition, 10 years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, and alternative styles with electric and acoustic guitars allows me to confidently enjoy playing and teaching these styles as well. I can teach you or your child the skills needed to pursue hobbies or serious musical goals! Personal enjoyment, gigs, performances, recitals, university auditions, or just playing for your friends. My mission is to help you to achieve your own unique goals in an encouraging environment where you or your child feel free to ask questions and set the pace of the lesson. When you meet me it will be clear immediately that I'm not an intimidating person and I honestly want you or your child to feel comfortable and enjoy learning from me. If you are a beginner, great! No bad habits yet. If you already have experience, great! We'll fix those bad habits, if needed, and take your playing to a higher level.

Some of my accomplishments include:

Performing in Master Classes for virtuosic classical guitarists such as Michael Partington, Andrew Zohn and Richard Savino.

Performing solo and group repertoire at a concert level with classical guitar.

I am well versed in western music theory ranging from Ancient to Modern.

Passed examinations in sight reading, transposition, scales and performance for guitar, percussion and keyboard instruments.

Various band gigs with electric and steel string acoustic guitar. I also played drum set. Not at the same time.

*** Lesson Details ***

No two of my lessons are exactly the same. Each lesson is tailored and modified to meet the needs and desires of each student. I want to figure out who you are and where you want to go musically and use that as a foundation to build lessons on. I teach with a laid back style and never yell or scold. The more comfortable you feel during the lesson the more we can get accomplished. The perfect lesson environment is one in which you or your child feel free to ask questions and play an active role in the learning experience.

I use the Aaron Shearer and Suzuki method books, primarily, for classical guitar lessons. These books help you develop your technique and theory. At the same time, we integrate various songs and pieces at your discretion that are appropriate for the current level of playing and that appeal to you personally. For rock, blues, folk, country, etc. I have various technique books to get us moving along until we know which direction you want to go.

*** Studio Equipment ***
private studio w/ 2 classical guitars, an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, a computer with internet access and printer, box w/ amp, and seating for parents

Marilyn S. The Colony, TX

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Music Job History:
Was Elementary Principal, Owen Elementary, Lewisville ISD
My music teaching/playing background also includes: private piano instructor at home studio, elementary music teacher in Lewisville ISD and Odessa Public Schools, piano accompanist for middle school/high school band Solo Contests, former church accompanist for Methodist churches
Personal Information:
Have 3 children, now ages 23, 24, and 27
Love gardening, reading, playing piano, ringing handbells.

I believe performing is an important part of music learning, so I schedule at least 2 recitals each year. Some of my adults prefer not to perform and that is okay too. My students played a Christmas recital recently and played so wonderfully! The more you perform, the easier it gets!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that most people would say that they wish they could play the piano. Taking piano lessons keeps you practicing and working on improving your skills. I can always help a student to play better in some aspect of their playing. I break down skills into as small a step as needed so the student can understand what needs to be done. Reading music is similar to reading words, so sometimes the problem is not with the fingers being able to play, but what the student is seeing. I can take whatever series you are currently playing out of and move forward with you from that series.
Rhythm can often be a problem when playing and that usually is just a matter of getting that rhythm into your vocabulary and really hearing how it goes.
Fingering is another area that can be the reason that a passage is not working for you and I can help you figure those areas out. I always try to correct and help you improve by using humor and positive reinforcement. I have several books that work on technique in fun, short exercises that will apply to any songs or literature that you are working on.
We will spend some of every lesson sight reading (looking at music that you will practice at home). Improving your ability to read music at sight will make your piano playing more enjoyable for you.

As with any lessons, the more you practice, the more progress and fun you will have! Every student needs a spiral notebook that we will use to keep track of your lessons. I have found it best if I buy the books you need and then you pay me for the books - that keeps you from having to search at a music store for the correct books and I make sure you have the correct book/levels. If you prefer to find the books yourself, that will be fine also. I am flexible and want your piano playing years to be lifelong for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano, Baldwin Acrosonic Studio Piano, Suzuki 88 key electronic keyboard,

*** Specialties ***
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Piano, Handbells, Music Theory, Sight reading
I can teach from any series, have tended to specialize more with beginning and intermediate students. I have taught from almost every series over the years.
Right now I have students in Faber & Faber, Bastien, John Thompson, Schaum, David Carr Glover, Hal Leonard, FJH, Dozen a Day, and Alfred series.
When students begin lessons with me and have a music series with which they have started, we can stay with that series. I think that breaking skills down into small steps works well for mastery and understanding. I also travel to people's home for lessons, but prefer students come to my house.
I like to expand my students' appreciation of different types of music, from classical to pop, looking for music that is at the student's playing level.

Billy H. Arlington, TX

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Ukulele

About Me

I teach my students how to understand how music is put together so they can learn even more on their own.

I read, write, and play all styles and I focus on teaching the student fundamentals that work in all styles of music ....AND I get them going on the style they are interested in - pop, rock, country, folk, etc.

I have spent my entire life in the music industry and I can show you how to use what I teach to apply to the real world. I have also been a successful songwriter and I can work with students to learn about song structure and song writing.

I am also good at preparing students for college music classes.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to break it down into small steps and accomplish them, then move on to the next.

Each person learns differently and I am good at connecting with how you learn - then we can use a book or CD or not according to your needs.

I have several books to choose from as well as CDs and other tools. BUT .....some things are learned best through 1 on 1 instruction and explanation without a book.

I like to see progress every week and I usually do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio in home w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs instrument only to start and discuss from there.
I have many tuners, metronomes, props, books, etc

*** Specialties ***
I teach using modern popular songs as vehicles but back up examples with theory and some reading and ear training.
I usually get quick results and my students can understand the music as well as play it.

Adeline B.

Arlington, TX
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Ric F.

Arlington, TX
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Robert K.

Little Elm, TX
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Adeline B. Arlington, TX

Subjects Taught

Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

My name is Adeline. I have a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy and Composition. I also hold a Masters certification in Producing, from Berklee College of Music, Boston. I have been teaching private piano for 12 years - including 2 years teaching MIDI (Music Technology) and Music Appreciation in Tarrant County College.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students from age 4 and up. I think I am a laid back person, but I am strict about students not practicing what they were assigned. I will use different award systems to motivate my children to practice. Each lesson includes sight reading exercises, theory, and musical history relating to the pieces. After they get the basics, I will teach chords improvisation so that students can accompany themselves or others. My students are required to attend semester end studio recitals. They are also encouraged to perform and compete in festivals, and contests held at the University of Texas in Arlington, as I am an active member in the Arlington Music Teacher Association.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Computer, Ipad, Keyboard, percussion instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I used all kinds of method books, depending on the ability and learning styles of students. I also teach all kinds of music- including jazz, popular, and church music.

Ric F. Arlington, TX

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Synthesizer

About Me

Ric is an award-winning arranger-composer who teaches all subjects relating to music composition including arranging-songwriting & production.

Ric has taught at colleges, universities, conservatories, workshops and teaches privately at his studio and also online worldwide. He also teaches and tutors for various organizations.

Ric holds an MM in composition (completing) and has studied privately with many well-known composer-arrangers. He is also certified to teach Schillinger studies (theory).

Ric is on the Board of Directors for the College Music Society, South Central Chapter (Jazz) and is the author of books and articles which have been endorsed by musicians from American Idol & The Voice.

Ric has students of all ages and styles from beginners – advanced. Recent students includes students from Berklee College of Music and Liberty University.

COMMENT FROM STUDENT: "Hey Ric, I just wanted to let you know that I took my entering placement test over theory today and I knew EVERYTHING on it! I am so thankful for all that you did to help me get where I am! You are such an amazing teacher and I hope to work with you again in the near future. Thank you so much" (D.T. - Berklee College of Music).

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a quiet and comfortable teaching studio. Many of my students are online. I have a very good online system for teaching and have students worldwide.
My basic teaching philosophy is that I teach the student...with the subject. Each student is unique to me.
I allow students to send me materials (via email) before each lesson that I review beforehand so I come to the scheduled less time prepared.
I also have a recording studio that allows students to "hear" as well as see (if it is on paper) their results.
I frequently blog and write articles for other website journals and send out notices to students using various social media.
I use various textbooks and other supplemental materials so that a student has materials that gets them from "A" to "Z" in a measured way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finale
DAW - Reaper
Many other programs used for teaching and recording online.

*** Specialties ***
All subjects related to the Composing and Production of music.

Robert K. Little Elm, TX

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano, Spanish

About Me

I am a student at the College of Music in the University of North Texas. I studied a 6 year degree in piano in Spain, finishing the degree with the highest grade in piano performance.
I can teach piano in classical, Pop and Jazz styles! Whatever style that you prefer. My speciallity is Classical Music and if you want to learn the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and more, I can help you! In any case I can teach you other styles as well and I can teach you how to play the songs you love.
You can learn how to read music and music theory, it is always a good idea to learn it beacuse it can open more music to you.

I speak Spanish as a native, this is because I lived in Spain for more than 20 years, therefore I can teach grammar, writting and perfect pronunciation.
If you are asking yourself if it is the same language than Mexican Spanish,yes, it is the same. The only difference is that the mexicans use some other vocabulary for some expressions. Just like british vocabulary and american vocabulary when they refer to something. Anyway it is the same exact language.
If you want to learn piano, music or Spanish, I can help you achieve your objectives it is worth it!!

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