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Popular Music Teachers Near Oxford

Scott S.

Waterford, MI
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Bill G.

Troy, MI
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Karen S.

Waterford, MI
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Scott S. Waterford, MI

About Scott

Scott began his music career at Berklee College of Music in 1985 and continued his education at WMU and WSU as a Jazz Performance - Composition Major. He has studied privately with Ken Taft, Gene Butler, Mikhal Caldwell and Joe LoDuca.

As a performer Scott has been in a wide variety of bands and is a founding member of the Frank Zappa Tribute 'Ugly Radio Rebellion' and Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute 'CrossFire'. With 28 years experience as a music educator Scott has done an estimated 20,000 private lessons as well as classes, clinics, College Prep courses and is a member of The American Guild of Music. He is a versatile teacher and motivated performer and is fluent in most every style of music.

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LesaS March 6, 2014
Excellent Teacher

I was very pleased with the instruction I received from Scott, I learned everything I wanted to know and more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality and fun music lessons.

YOU ROCK SCOTT!!
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Lee R. February 2, 2014
Music Theory
Awesome Teacher, Very Professional, Super Knowledgeable

I was lucky to have Scott as my first guitar teacher. He took me from a beginner to an advanced guitarist. He is very knowledgeable and makes playing guitar fun, but also challenging. So, if you are serious about becoming a guitarist and or musician Scott is your instructor.
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John G. January 1, 2014
Guitar
great teacher

I have taken lessons with Scott in the past and have worked with him in several musical situations and i would like to give him my highest regards.
Bill G. Troy, MI

About Bill

I have been playing guitar for 28 years. I took formal guitar lessons for seven years, have won numerous awards locally and nationally, and have been a professional musician for most of my life. I have studied music theory elaborately, was accepted to both the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. I choose to start on a musical career immediately after high school; and did so in my hometown of Detroit. I play/teach, have written, performed, and recorded everything from classic/indie rock, jazz, classical, flamenco, etc. I currently front my own indie rock project "The Static Dial", as guitarist/vocalist/songwriter.

I teach all ages; from very young children (ages 6-8) to adults. Music samples are available here on my profile.

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Bernie E. April 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
First lesson

Took my first lesson today and I have to say that I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Looking forward to the next one...now off to practice!
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Brett D. February 10, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
A great teacher!

Bill is one of those rare guitar teachers who have both an incredible amount of musicianship and talent and a genuine passion for passing that knowledge on to students. He takes educating his students very seriously and it shows. I've been taking lessons with Bill for the last couple months and my playing has gotten so much better. I'm very excited to see where we can take my playing in the future.
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Raahul R. April 19, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great instructor.

Bill has been a great instructor. He has been flexible, easy to work with and an overall professional.
Karen S. Waterford, MI

About Karen

I have experience teaching both beginning and intermediate piano and beginning voice. I enjoy working with students of all ages and helping them develop as musicians. I am patient and understanding and believe that students need to feel comfortable with a teacher to optimize the learning experience.

I studied private piano into my high school years and studied organ and voice in college where I was a vocal soloist. I attended Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mi and received my BA in Music Education from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa

I have accompanied both Middle School and High School Choirs and instrumentalists, played organ and directed church choirs. I currently play organ in two churches and direct a Middle School Choir Chime group. I enjoy working with ...

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Susan K. February 11, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Very professional and pleasant, but behind in technology

We feel like Karen is a wonderful person, pleasant, and very nice. However, she is rather old fashioned in her teaching, which is fine for some, just not us! Her technology is behind, so learning newer music and practice for newer shows, etc, is very difficult. If we were learning to read music and play the piano, Karen would be great, I am sure.
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Donald B. January 27, 2013
Verified Student
Very good

Too soon to evaluate as I have had a limited number of lessons.
Everything is going well, however, I do have to drive quite a distance to get there, which is a negative.
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JennyM June 9, 2012
This has been a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

Karen is GREAT! She keeps my daughter focused and she is getting better with every lesson. My daughter has a a habit of playing to fast and Karen does not scold her for this but she gives her positive feedback and tells her how she is getting better and it has made a big difference.

JOSEPH H.

Clinton Township, MI
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Charlene G.

Macomb, MI
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Jim J.

Rochester, MI
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JOSEPH H. Clinton Township, MI

About JOSEPH

With my Bachelor's/Master's Degree and 13 years of experience in education, it will be an honor for me to add more to students.

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Music study helps people young and old to overcome shyness and build confidence. It empowers them as they refine their special talents.

We will study ear training .

My Method: Listen, Sing, Clap, Play, Read and Write. With these tools you can look deeper into the elements that make up music.

Children don't learn to read before they can talk. So why should anyone have to try to read before they can play?

That is how music is taught, traditionally and why a huge percentage of students just quit or have a miserable time with piano lessons. Music should be fun. Period.

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Adam D. August 24, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great experience!!! Joseph is very knowledgeable. He took the time to assess my skill level and customized a teaching plan that challenged me and also helped me improve. His knowledge of musical theory and the process in which he teaches it keeps me engaged and wanting more.
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Chris V. February 20, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great first lessons

Joseph gave lessons to 3 children 7, 6, and 6. He did really well with them and we think they will continue to enjoy it!
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Pete V. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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My first experience has been very knowledgable. I thought he was very professional by not starting our lesson until he has fully introduced himself and shared to me his experiences. He was organized and gave me homework to practice. I am looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you
Charlene G. Macomb, MI

About Charlene

Over 25 years violin teaching experience. I have successfully taught students ages 3 to adult. Anyone can learn to play the violin. Lessons in a comfortable setting, either my house or yours.

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Lessons are taught in my home in a comfortable setting. Parents are encouraged to sit in on lessons and are expected to help their child practice. I teach the Suzuki Method and the Suzuki book and recording are required. I will change details to suit a student, for instance I teach note reading long before a traditional Suzuki teacher would and I will add non-Suzuki materials into lessons if needed.

Elements of the Suzuki Philosophy
- every child (or adult) can learn
- listening and encouragement are essential
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Nicole W. February 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent violin teacher

Charlene has done a wonderful job with teaching my 6 year old daughter the fundamentals of playing the violin using the Suzuki method. She has not only helped technically, but has also given my daughter the encouragement and patience necessary to develop her confidence with playing. Her high level of experience and passion for playing the violin is very evident. I would highly recommend Charlene to anyone looking to improve their performance with this instrument.
Jim J. Rochester, MI

About Jim

After much success with playing oboe & English Horn in High School I set out to be a professional musician. I achieve a great amount of success such as playing in the San Francisco Ballet, performing with Pepe, and Angle Romero, and starting to have my compositions performed publicly.
After my first year of college I transferred to the University of Michigan and auditioned for the School of Music Composition Department (one of the top composition schools in the country). For the next 4 years I immersed myself in the multifaceted world of composition. Many of my compositions were performed publicly during this period.
I believe that the teaching of music is a calling to share and explore the techniques and skills that can help a student achieve their own personal goals. I enjoy ...

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Michelle K. October 1, 2014
Composition · In home
Jim is a wonderful teacher...patient and understanding with a wealth of information to share. He helped me understand the basics of musical composition, such as intervals, chords, melody, and harmony. Thanks to his instruction I'm now able to bring my musical ideas into reality. Not only did he teach me formal construct, he also brought an innate musicality and artistic vision to everything he approached.

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