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Popular Music Teachers Near Raleigh

Robert D.

Raleigh, NC
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Matt M.

Raleigh, NC
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Kevin D.

Raleigh, NC
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Robert D. Raleigh, NC

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Beatbox, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Photography, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Performance, Ukulele, Vocal Training

About Me

I am originally a self-taught musician, picking up piano and guitar on my own at the age of 13. In high school, I studied music theory and sound engineering formally, and often helped my fellow students understand their lessons and learn their repertoire. Since then, I have been lucky enough to make music my full-time endeavor, working as a recording engineer and session player for other artists, playing in live bands, and teaching private lessons to students of all ages.

I have a deep love for music in all its forms, and I love to inspire that feeling in others. I strive to teach every student that they are in control of their own musical progress - I can show them the information they need to further understand a topic, but it is up to them to internalize and strengthen that understanding. With this approach, I try to instill a sense of ownership to a student's musical abilities, resulting in a growing interest in learning and mastering their art.

I customize my lessons, working with the student to meet their individual goals, while at the same time offering my perspective of their abilities and aspirations. I like to give beginning students a basic understanding of music theory right in the beginning, so that they can immediately begin to understand the patterns and relationships within the notes they play or sing.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am encouraging, patient, and pleasant in my lessons. I try to make my students understand that mistakes are not embarrassing flukes or failures on their part, but simply a part of the process of learning. The art of identifying and correcting your mistakes is a key part of progressing as a musician.

I prepare my lessons individually for each student, providing them with exercise material they will enjoy practicing and songs they want to learn. I encourage students to ask questions and tell me what skills they want to develop, but also offer my own perspective to them to encourage a well-rounded musical foundation.

My ultimate goal is to teach the joy of creating music. Music is an infinitely rewarding art form, and I love to inspire excitement and confidence in a student who may have been uncertain about his or her abilities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio w/ full weighted keyboard, synth action keyboards, acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, concert ukulele, alto saxophone, flute, 2 electronic drum sets, percussion instruments, recording equipment, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, alto sax, flute, keyboards, percussion instruments, portable recording equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Metal, Blues, Pop, Electronica, Fusion, Funk, RnB, Reggae, and Neo-Classical

Matt M. Raleigh, NC

Subjects Taught

Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano

About Me

At heart, I'm a rock-nerd.

But the beautiful thing about music and especially music theory is that you start to realize that every composer, be it Bach or The Beastie Boys, uses the same tricks.

I can teach an arpeggio on piano and play a bit of a Beethoven song and then switch right to a Muse song and hear that exact same lick. With drums, I can teach a rudiment (the building blocks of percussion) and then play a Nirvana song back to back with a concerto and hear the exact same pattern played on the snare. It's all the same, in the best way. And at the risk of sounding corny, I think it speaks to the universal spirit of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Drawing on his touring experience and knowledge of several instruments, Matt helps engage his students in the process of learning an instrument and playing in a band. Blending the discipline of learning fundamentals to the expression and fun of playing music, lessons will be tailored to the student's goals as well as a practical perspective of music reading and ear training. He pushes his students to practice and yet is open-minded of kids and adult's busy schedules. Each lesson is different and includes a variety of learning games/activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Drum set, Snare, Roland Digital Piano, Roland keyboard/synthesizer, computer, library of musical books and sheet music, acoustic guitar, loop station, two microphones, effects pedals, congas, and general purpose amplifier.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I might bring my guitar on occasion, but mostly just a notebook and other books if needed. The student would need to provide the instrument if I come to their home, otherwise I have everything (and more) at my home studio. For drums only a drum pad and sticks are necessary for beginners. Piano players need a weighted keyboard or acoustic piano.

*** Specialties ***
Matt turned his habit of tapping rhythmically on chairs, desks, car seats, floors, (and nearly anything else) into a profession. When he was ten, his mother finally decided that maybe a drum set and a small keyboard would be a better outlet and he began channeling that energy into something musical.

Now after over 20 years of musical experience including national tours opening for acts such as Bonnie Raitt, Bobby McFerrin, The Average White Band, and even Styx (yes Styx!), he is dedicating his career to teaching.

Having trained since middle school with various private instructors, he studied with some of the top musicians of the region at Denver University's Lamont School of Music as well as Auckland University in New Zealand. Known as a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on drum set, he is also adept at piano, keyboard, and is also a nationally-recognized vocal percussionist (beatboxer) having performed around the country. He has won awards for vocal percussion, a Capella arranging, and live-looping, and has been featured on various radio stations and podcasts.

He passion, however teaching fresh faces how to find self-expression through an instrument through discipline and patience. He has taught drums and piano privately for over eight years and developed an engaging and effect method to learning the instruments. Mixing technique and ear training, Matt believes that leading student's to their voice and helping them develop discipline and intuition is the highest goal of any music teacher.

He teaches out of his home studio just outside Raleigh next to Cary where he and the student have access to a rich variety of resources. He also teaches kids and adults alike, how to play in a band as he will play guitar, piano or drums to whatever the student is learning to allow them to be conformable in a group setting.

This can be the first step towards a lifetime of musical expression!

Kevin D. Raleigh, NC

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

I am a professional music teacher with 29 years experience. Very experienced at teaching all band instruments. Expert at Saxophones - Clarinet. I am Nationally Board Certified as a Band Teacher. I can teach a student what they need from specific solos to audition materials to Jazz Improvisation. I currently perform throughout the area. I am experienced at teaching students of ALL ages what they want to learn about the saxophone and clarinet. I can play and demonstrate for you as a musician. I own and play Soprano, Alto and Tenor Sax. Bari as well but do not own one. I also play clarinet and flute. I am a good young piano teacher.

I have successfully taught many students to success at district and honors band level auditions, as well as prep for Governor's School and College Auditions.

I can teach you what you would like to know to be successful at your instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Stands, Chairs, Recording Equipment and Sound Playback if needed.

Can do Smart Music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My Chrysler 2011 - if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Saxophones and Clarinets - Young Piano. Beginning ALL Band Instruments.

Raleigh Music Lessons

As you may already know Raleigh, NC is well known for its Oak trees, however what may surprise you is that its music industry is also quite popular. The city is rich in history and has a blossoming culture specifically in theatrical performances. In fact, this city has a number of performance venues including the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Theatre in the Park. With so many possible venues to showcase your talent, all you need is to choose the best Raleigh music lessons, and maybe one day you’ll be lucky enough to perform in one of Raleigh’s music venues.

Who knows, you could be the next Evan Rachel Wood, a famous resident of Raleigh that is known to have participated in Raleigh music lessons. She developed her talents to singing and acting ...

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