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Popular Music Teachers Near Sammamish

BJ M.

Seattle, WA
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Nicholas M.

Seattle, WA
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Taylor G.

Kirkland, WA
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BJ M. Seattle, WA

About BJ

I grew up studying violin under the Suzuki method for over 13 years at the University of Louisville School of Music Preparatory School, my listening and playing skills were nurtured at the young age of five. I performed with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and other ensembles increasing my skills and confidence playing the instrument. A confidence that I can bring out in you as your violin teacher. Beyond the classical foundation of Suzuki's collection, the violin has afforded me a unique opportunity to express myself in a wide range of musical styles and venues: * I have supplied harmonies on acoustic covers and classic rock numbers at college open mics and coffee shops. * I rocked out with an indie-pop band on famous Seattle stages like The Showbox, The Crocodile and ...

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Nilanjana G. December 16, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
BJ has been a wonderfully dedicated violin teacher for my 10 year old kid. He is very approachable and understands the student's needs very well. I would highly recommend him.
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Carol D. May 17, 2014
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned more in 3 lessons with BJ than I did in a year with my last teacher. He has clear and helpful exercises to fix my bad habits in how I bow. We aren't into actual playing yet, but I expect things will progress well for me.

His place is easy to get to and comfortable. He is prompt, organized and manages to be efficient at fitting a lot of teaching into the time we have. I did shift from half hour lessons to a full hour, as the half hour was not enough time to really finish a topic for us.

I'm very happy with the experience and am so glad to be playing again.
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Greg S. December 1, 2013
Music Performance
This guy is a true PRO

I have not personally taken lessons from B.J. Montoya, but I am a colleague of his and have created and performed music with him off and on over the last ten years. WHat I can confidently and boldly say is that B. J. is masterful at the violin and fiddle, and truly knows all aspects of the language of music. IF you take lessons from him, you won't just learn songs; you will learn artistry, technique, music theory, ear-training skills, music appreciation, and most of all a PASSION FOR MUSIC - which B.J. cannot HELP but to pass on to his students. I say this because I have always respected and admired his true passion for creative muical expression on the violin.

Besides all that, B.J. is a sincere, super-friendly, and laid-back guy who will help any student - at any level - feel comfortable and at ease. His ability to offer warm support and encouragement - AND make the lessons FUN - will surpass any other violin teacher - I can pretty much guarantee that.

I highly recommend B.J. as a music teacher.
Nicholas M. Seattle, WA

About Nicholas

I am a musician, educator, and arranger from Seattle Washington. I received my education from the University of Washington with a BA/BM in Music Performance (Jazz Studies – Drumset). While at UW, I studied with John Bishop, Garey Williams, Tom Collier, Steve Korn, Mark Ivester, Josh Woodman, Jeff Wade, and was a member of the UW Drumline under David Reeves. My studies with Reeves opened me to the world of drum corps in 2005 where I went on to tour with world class DCI corps The Cascades during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. I have also been able to perform with and learn from such artists as Sharief Hobley, Billy Cobham, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Joe Santiago, Mike Stern, Kenny Garrett, Randy Brecker, John Scofield, The Bad Plus, Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, Terry Bozzio, ...

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Dana C. June 7, 2013
Percussion
Way Beyond Excellent

Have you ever had something so amazing that you did not want to share it? Well, that is how I've felt about Nick's lessons. Nick has inspired and challenged my son to become a well rounded percussionist. Nick's professionalism, punctuality, and teaching skills far exceeds five stars. After each lesson, you will receive through notes on what was covered and what needs to be worked on. With all the different learning styles it usually pretty easy to note and area where an instructor could use improvement. This is absolutely not the case with Nick. If you a searching for an outstanding instructor, you've discovered him. My secret is out.
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Morgan B. February 15, 2013
Drum
Well-rounded lessons that are worth your time.

I feel a little bit ridiculous for writing 5/5 stars for everything, but I have got to admit, Nick is an excellent teacher. I have been taking lessons on the marching snare with him, and have seen improvement over even the shortest periods of time. Nick can be quite serious when it comes to putting in a good effort, but he is very laid-back and makes the lessons fun, too. He has many approaches to teaching techniques in order to ensure that the student understands, and has helped me discover some of my true potential. I highly recommend Nick, whether you're a beginner, or trying to make the Husky Drumline.
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David C. February 15, 2013
Drum
Solid Teacher

Nick does a great job in all respects. He's well-versed in a lot of styles and is capable of teaching pretty much anything you want to learn on drum set. One thing that's set him apart from other teachers I've had is how he's able to precisely identify flaws in your playing while offering specific and direct ways to eliminate those flaws. If you take lessons from Nick and follow his instructions you're definitely going to become a better player.
Taylor G. Kirkland, WA

About Taylor

My Schedule varies week to week. If you would like to take lessons with me but my current listed availability is not suited to your schedule- please contact me for more lesson times. Jazz and blues have been an integral part of my life since I was a child. I began playing music when I was five years old, starting with the violin. I have played many instruments, but the saxophone has become my passion. I have been playing saxophone for 18 years, performing professionally both in the Atlanta and Seattle areas. One of the greatest joys in my musical journey has been to share my musical insights with students. I strive to find each students' creativity and help them cultivate that. I believe that every student has the ability to create beautiful music regardless of experience. I

Christopher M.

Seattle, WA
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Dan H.

Issaquah, WA
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Larry B.

Woodinville, WA
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Christopher M. Seattle, WA

About Christopher

Group and individual lessons in prep, academic tutoring, piano lessons, etc. Hello! My name is Chris. I'm a private tutor and piano teacher in and around Seattle. I have a terrific time learning about the things I enjoy in life. I would like to share this kind of fun with you or your son or daughter! Piano lessons and tutoring. Reading, writing, math, test prep, etc. Affordable, fun, professional, effective. TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS Academics: B.A. from Columbia, 2370 SAT (800 Math, 800 Reading, 770 Writing), 1590 GRE (800 Verbal, 790 Math), seven years' tutoring experience, all ages, almost all abilities. Piano: repertoire from Beethoven to Chopin to Ravel to Mussorgsky, experience as a symphony and opera critic in college, comprehensive knowledge of classical music and ...

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Allen E. January 2, 2015
College Admissions · In studio
Chris did a good job of meeting me halfway, encouraging me to apply to the colleges I was already interested in, and telling me about a few more I’d never heard of. I’m now going to one of the latter and am so glad I booked a few hours with Chris!
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Zach M. January 2, 2015
Piano · In studio
We needed a last-minute replacement when our keyboardist bowed out of our wedding. We called Chris. He was professional and courteous, and his playing is one of many happy memories from that evening. He should be far from your last option!
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Richard N. October 21, 2014
GRE · In studio
I knew I couldn't study for the test by myself as soon as I saw the first page of math questions. Chris makes dusting off a decade of math a matter of a little study; one of my classmates even helped me out, too, and I’m now a grad student in the field of my choice.
Dan H. Issaquah, WA

About Dan

With more than twenty years experience as a choir director and vocal artist, I have worked extensively in studio and on stage. I have participated in numerous studio recordings, concerts, festivals, radio- and TV broadcasts. I have performed in big musical events such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, before the Latvian Government, as an instructor and conductor at international choir festivals such as Copenhagen Gospel Festival and Krakow Gospel Festival, and as a participant in Clash of the Choirs (TV 4, Sweden). I have started a music school, Common Ground Choir Academy in Issaquah, WA. *** Lesson Details *** Whether giving a voice or piano lesson, my lessons will actually be useful. You will see noticeable improvements from lesson to lesson. I do not waste time. Some of ...

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David D. August 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Dan is terrific, an excellent singing/voice instructor. I cannot say enough good things about him!
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Dan T. May 28, 2014
Gospel Singing · In studio
Dan is a top grade professional in every way. There are few people that are more passionate and committed to their purpose in Life. Dan goes above and beyond for people to ensure their success in life. He is incredibly gifted, patient and successful in teaching and training and encouraging people in their talents and their gifting. 
I can’t recommend anyone more than Dan. Dan was patient, thorough, and kept his people informed and positive through the ups and downs of the entire process. He was well liked by everyone. He is both a leader and a supportive team member. In addition, Dan is a delightful person who makes everyone’s life better by his presence. Again I give him a strong recommendation. I cannot say enough great things about Dan. He is extremely polished and professional. He has a can-do attitude, and is always going the extra mile.
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Sophia D. April 16, 2014
Vocal Training
Verified Student
Insightful, challenging, and enjoyable lessons!

Starting voice lessons was new territory for me; though I had been in choir, I hadn't had lessons that pushed me individually before. I was looking for detailed, content-rich instruction that challenged me, which I found in Dan's lessons!

Each lesson, though only a half-hour long in my case, includes new concepts that can be immediately applied for better singing! His approach is multidimensional, addressing pitch, tone, quality, and breathing at an intensity that varies according to skill level. Dan has experience in numerous styles and is able to offer apt tutoring to all of them. He has a unique ability to break down and explain concepts in singing so that they are tangible and attainable.

We have worked on pop, jazz, and folk so far, and in each area, I learned a bajillion new things! Dan's enthusiasm and knowledge combined with his engaging teaching style will benefit anyone who wants to improve their voice. I absolutely recommend Dan as a voice teacher!
Larry B. Woodinville, WA

About Larry

I've been a professional singer and teacher for over 40 years with a B.M.E. degree in music education and a M.A. in Vocal Performance. A long-standing member of the Nat. Assn of Teachers of Singing. I work with a variety of styles from classical to pop, country, jazz, and Broadway. My students are currently performing in some major theatres and with top name musicians. I honestly believe "anyone can learn to sing" and take students from "pitch-challenged" to pros who want to tweak their voice. I have demo videos to show how my lessons work.

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Chauncey T. November 25, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
Larry's dedication to his students is unbeatable. He is determined to find the best way to teach each student, and changes his tactics for each individual singer to make sure they are getting the most out of their lesson and having fun while improving quickly. I work in the musical theatre industry and have filmed audition videos with Larry, done audition prep, and worked general singing technique and have found him to be loyal, encouraging, and extremely talented. He believes in his students and the results show!
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Clara M. November 18, 2014
Singing · In studio
Larry is a great teacher. His professionalism, enthusiasm and experience speak volumes. He is very approachable and easy to work with. My technique has improved enormously since I started taking lessons with him because I find it easy to understand concepts when he explains them. In addition, Larry teaches in a fully equipped studio, so you can record your work and really hear how you're doing. I cannot say enough to recommend him!
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Chris N. November 18, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
I have been with Larry since 2000 when I first started doing musical theater. From the start I was amazed by Larry's beautiful voice and vocal knowledge. Larry is very talented in keeping students engaged and best of all his teaching style is molded around the students needs. Since starting with Larry I have delved into so many different styles including Broadway, classical, blues, rock, music performance, songwriting, and even audition prep. Over the past fourteen years Larry hasn't just become my vocal teacher, he has become a lifelong friend, and I look forward to every lesson I have with him.

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