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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Old Hickory

Matt W.

Nashville, TN
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Dave L.

Hermitage, TN
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Jerry S.

Goodlettsville, TN
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Matt W. Nashville, TN

This is an extensive subject that I cover combining classical theoretical practices with jazz theory to give you a solid foundation to work from no matter the style of music you play.

About Matt

Matt W. is a bassist, composer, and producer who currently resides in Nashville, TN. He is graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas Jazz program where he was a member of the 4-time Grammy Nominated 1 O'clock Lab Band (2003). He has toured throughout much of the world in his 17 years as a professional musician and has recorded on over 40 records including two of Pamela Rodriguez's Latin Grammy-Nominated records: "Peru Blue" (2005) and "Reconocer " (2012). He co-wrote the title track "Taller Children" for Verve recording artist Elizabeth and The Catapult and has been featured on BBC as well as numerous publications, among which, the New York Times and Billboard Magazine. He currently stays active as a sideman and teacher as well as writing and producing commercial music for ...

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Dani E. December 1, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
I've known Matt for a long time and in addition to his extraordinary skills as a bass player, I've come to know him as a fantastic teacher. He has led many clinics at colleges around the country, taught privately to individual students, and attended one of the best universities in the country for jazz performance (UNT). That being said, he is so much more than a jazz bass player. He plays regularly with bands ranging from electro-pop to folk to salsa on electric bass and upright bass. He has one of the most creative musical minds I've ever had the pleasure of working with and is patient and compassionate both with his band members and students. I highly recommend Matt as your future bass teacher!
Dave L. Hermitage, TN

Piano based music theory for the songwriter, or traditional music theory will be incorporated naturally into all instrumental lessons.

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 as performed and worked throughout the United States, including Hawaii, and also in Europe, & the Caribbean. His primary instruments include keyboard instruments and saxophone. Dave has performed or toured directly with artists such as 80's Pop ...

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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

Chord vocabulary, scales, chord voicing, chord substitution.

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 Saturday from 6-9 p.m. ...

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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
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Ben K.

Nashville, TN
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Georgia E.

Nashville, TN
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Julie L. Hermitage, TN

Note reading, chord structure, chord progressions, scales, modes, tonalities

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 in ...

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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.
Ben K. Nashville, TN

Using a method based off Berklee's Harmony and Ear Training classes, you will systematically learn to make sense of everything you hear and play.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben. I am a professional guitar teacher with a degree from Berklee College of Music, 12 years of playing experience, and 6 years of teaching experience. My goal is to help you become the musician you want to be. Through customized lesson plans, I can help you reach your musical goals while having fun at the same time! *** Specialties *** Rock, Country, Folk, Blues

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Jordan E. December 17, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Ben is the most talented, professional, and fun musician I have had the pleasure of knowing, and having as a teacher. During our lessons, Ben was always patience with my pace of learning, and made each and every lesson unique and fun. I could not recommend him more as teacher!
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Jeremy M. October 8, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
First off let me say Ben is an excellent guitar player as well as teacher! I have taken lesson before and really had trouble, but working with Ben he almost seemed to make playing too easy! Ben is a super nice guy and great to work with. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take it to the next level I would by far recommend Ben! Thanks Ben!
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Andrea G. September 30, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I am learning how to play and needed Ben to help me figure out what chords a song had in it. Ben was so patient and took the time to write down each one so that I could learn the song and practice it for a performance. He is a spectacular teacher and will help get you where you need to be as a musician.
Georgia E. Nashville, TN

I have taught and developed courses in music theory for the past two years.
I teach students how chords are built, how they function, how to read music, how to transpose, scales, modes, rhythm patterns, and how to use all of this to explore their own musicianship!
I make topics relevant to each students' musical goals and interests and show them how much understanding music theory can help with them. As a part of my curriculum, students create their own creative projects based on their new knowledge!

About Georgia

Hi! My name is Georgia E. I have been teaching private lessons for the past five years in Boston, and have recently relocated to Nashville. I went to Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting and teach voice, guitar, bass, music theory, and songwriting. I have enjoyed watching my young students go from beginners to advanced musicians in their age groups, write songs, and thrive in performances. I believe in exploration as a road to mastery, and as such, much of my lessons revolve around age and skill appropriate projects that I coach the students through. These have included all-original albums, recordings of covers, recitals, and student-planned concerts. My approach is to empower young students, and show them the joy and focus that goes into making music.

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Dora V. November 6, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Georgia is passionate about music and her enthusiasm and energy are displayed at every lesson. She entices the children to explore a variety of music styles and encourages them to be creative. What I mostly love about Georgia is her natural ability to connect with the children. She not only teaches the fundamental techniques required, but encourages them to explore their own interest and style while developing their knowledge base of music theory.

I witnessed my children mature as little musicians and thrive under her direction. I have seen them flourish and become confident with every piece they play. I can’t thank Georgia enough for the great work she has done. I have seen my youngest daughter go from never having picked up a guitar to now singing and playing everything from Katie Perry to Elvis Presley, and Gypsy Jazz is her new found passion!
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Georgia E. November 5, 2014
Guitar · In home
From a parent, Dora V:

“Georgia is passionate about music and her enthusiasm and energy are displayed at every lesson. She entices the children to explore a variety of music styles and encourages them to be creative. What I mostly love about Georgia is her natural ability to connect with the children. She not only teaches the fundamental techniques required, but encourages them to explore their own interest and style while developing their knowledge base of music theory.

I witnessed my children mature as little musicians and thrive under her direction. I have seen them flourish and become confident with every piece they play. I can’t thank Georgia enough for the great work she has done. I have seen my youngest daughter go from never having picked up a guitar to now singing and playing everything from Katie Perry to Elvis Presley, and Gypsy Jazz is her new found passion!”

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