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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Old Hickory

Shane S.

Nashville, TN
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Steven F.

Franklin, TN
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Chris L.

Nashville, TN
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Shane S. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

I began piano lessons at age 6. At age 9 my mom allowed me to take guitar lessons provided I continued with piano. By 12 it was just me and the six-string.

The first time I learned how to play guitar with one hand was from a hippie guitarist who sewed colored patches into his leather pants. One week’s lesson when I was 13 consisted of going into the teaching room, pressing play on the VCR and watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn live. That changed everything for me.

I founded various bands in my hometown and started teaching guitar lessons when I was 17. I taught all styles, ages, and levels. After high school I received training in jazz guitar theory and performance at the Player’s School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and later studied guitar theory under a jazz guitar guru in Portland, OR.

After acquiring a business degree from Central Washington University and working a few years in global logistics I left the United States for missionary work and held several odd jobs including being a chauffeur, milking cows, and of course; teaching guitar lessons. While overseas I started a Guitar Club in the Maori village of Waharoa, NZ, performed for troops at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan, and recorded music in Auckland, NZ for a YWAM compilation album.

Upon returning stateside I worked on a salmon fishing tender in the Bering Sea, and the skipper, a retired Nashville songwriter encouraged me to make the move to music city.

Since moving here I've recorded the Genrelicious EP, released several singles including 'Just Friends' and 'Blood on the Floor', (the latter for which I also released an official music video).

Currently I play for and write with several Nashville artists, play every second Saturday at Merridee's in Franklin, TN, and headline my 'Genrelicious Showcase' in various cities featuring artists of all styles and backgrounds.

*** Lesson Details ***
In the first lesson we will determine your current level, establish your desired goals, and then formulate a plan to get to where you want to go with guitar. There is one specific book that I use for almost all students which covers a broad spectrum of styles at all levels, and the rest of the material will vary depending on the goals we establish in the beginning, and your individual learning style.

I like to root a very solid foundation in basic music principles early on and then expand from there as this allows you to go as far as you desire with guitar music.

And while I don't employ the teaching method I do dig that old Suzuki philosophy, "Only practice on the days you eat."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Amps, Keyboard, Music Stands, Chairs, oh my!

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic, Electric, Rhythm, Lead, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country; CAGED Method, Modal Theory

Steven F. Franklin, TN

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Nashville guitarist Steve F. has 30 plus years playing and teaching experience. Having relocated from Ohio in 1999, Steve has played and toured with major recording artist's Blackhawk, David Lee Murphy, Rebecca Lynn Howard, 2005 Nashville Star Winner Erika Jo, and is currently touring with MCA recording artist Andy Childs, Robin Meade, host of HLN's Morning Express, and Eagles Tribute 7 Bridges, Rod Stewart Tribute featuring Rob Caudill, and American Floyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Steve also teaches privately in the Nashville area and maintains Grand Staff Music in Franklin, TN.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be tailored to the students needs and interests. I cover anything from rock, jazz, country, blues, music theory, songwriting, and more. I will teach songs, lead guitar techniques, solos, riff's, all while explaining the theory and concepts behind the subject matter being studied! I feel that taking lessons should be an enjoyable experience and I try to make learning fun and rewarding at the same time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender electric guitars, Fender Deville amp, VHT Pitbull amp, a wide array of effects, Taylor Model 810 Acoustic, and everything needed to effectively teach a wide variety of subject matter. Online lessons will include written communication via email, text, or fax, depending on availability.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own needs, a guitar and small amp, music stand and paper, metronome, capo, etc. I expect the student to have a guitar and amp (if needed), and books we would be working out of, and basic accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Electric Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Country guitar styles, Nashville Number System, Songwriting, and more........

Chris L. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Classical Piano, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Xylophone

About Me

Chris L. began learning drums in elementary school in Williamsport, PA from his father, Bob L. He continued playing both drums and piano in his hometown until leaving to earn his B.S. in Music Education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has played for bands, singer-songwriters, jazz combos, big-bands, churches, concert bands, orchestras, and musical theaters in various places around the U.S., including a year spent playing with some of the SF Bay Area's best jazz musicians. As a composer and arranger, Chris has primarily written for marching bands and has had multiple percussion ensemble arrangements published with drop6 Media, Inc. Chris comes from a family of music educators and has a passion for exciting and dynamic music education.

Sarah B.

Nashville, TN
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Zoe R.

Madison, TN
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Angelia W.

Nashville, TN
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Sarah B. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

[Sarah is not accepting students in Bloomington until May 1st.]

"Sarah's voice is rich, warm, expressive, and maintains a natural and authentic beauty." - Classical Singer Magazine.

Sarah has been teaching voice for the last 5 years in her studio.

Sarah sings professionally for churches, in studios on Music Row, and for companies like the Nashville Symphony.

Sarah writes and records her own music, singer/songwriter and christian music.

Sarah loves to perform opera and contemporary music in concert halls as well as public venues like art galleries and street festivals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sarah takes students whose voices are past the change from adolescence into adulthood in order not to strain or damage the delicate instrument.

Sarah will work toward the goals of the student which could emphasize:

Repertoire
Recording
Musicianship
Music School Preparation
Audition Preparation
Session work preparation
Performance preparation
Recital Opportunities

Each lesson can be audio and video recorded at the student's request.

*** Studio Equipment ***
- Upright Piano
- Music Stand
- Full length mirror
- Computer
- recording software
- headphones
- pop shield
- Drum set
- PA Speakers
- Amps
- Ipod hookups
- Karaoke tracks
- Karaoke screen
- Music books
- Contemporary
- Classical

*** Specialties ***
Sarah is a trained classical singer. She teaches classical voice and coaches commercial voice.

Zoe R. Madison, TN

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Composition, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piccolo, Songwriting

About Me

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, and the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble. Zoe was featured as a soloist with the Madison Jazz Society and Middleton Concerto Competition in Wisconsin, and the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble. During High School, Zoe annually competed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival earning a total of eighteen medals at the District and State Levels. Over the past four years, she developed an interest in clarinet and earned a gold medal at WSMA Solo and Ensemble less than six months after she began learning the instrument. Zoe has been teaching lessons privately since 2009 and recently moved to Nashville Tennessee to further her education and continue her music teaching career. She has recently started working on a series of method books for flute as well as a series of etudes to use with her students, and a dictionary of musical terms by language.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large library of sheet music
Several Keyboards
Several Guitars
2 Bass Guitars
Drum Kit
Several Amps
Several Mics
Recording Equipment

*** Specialties ***
College Prep
Music Theory
Composition
Jazz
Baroque
Contemporary

Angelia W. Nashville, TN

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Voice, Gospel Singing, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

Vocalist/ Songwriter/Composer Angelia W. was born on July 18,1975 in Chicago, IL. By the early age of three, Angelia had already grown a love for music and loved to sing. However, it wouldn't be until a few years later that she would develop a sincere desire to become a serious musician. By the age of 9, Angelia was singing lead vocals with her local church choir, and by 14, she was touring already with the duet act “Tamara and Angie”.
While touring, Angelia became a well known mezzo- soprano whose broad vocal range also include alto and tenor. From 1992 until 2002, Angelia held the position of Praise and Worship Lead and Section Leader at one of the largest churches in the Greater Milwaukee area; Balm and Gilead For All People International Ministries. In concert with this experience, over the years she has also performed, toured and recorded with well know gospel groups such as The Enspired Chorale, The Voices of Praise, Shekinah, and the Minneapolis Gospel Sound. She has had the pleasure of performing in concert with some of the biggest names in gospel music such as Fred Hammond, The Men of Standard, Karen Clarke-Sheard, Detrick Haddon, and Kim Burrell just to name a few.

In the fall of 2002, Angelia decided that she didn't just want to perform, but rather teach music, and began her formal education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee majoring in Music with a concentration in voice, of which she now holds a Bachelors degree.

Angelia is well versed in many genres such as Gospel, Jazz, Classical, R&B, etc. and she brings her long history of performance and excellence to her private voice studio that is sure to enrich every student vocally and performance wise also.

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