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Popular Music Teachers Near Utica

Bill G.

Troy, MI
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Heather P.

Utica, MI
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JOSEPH H.

Clinton Township, MI
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Bill G. Troy, MI

About Bill

I've been playing for 29 years, and teaching for 22. I’m both a professional musician/songwriter; as well as a professional, experienced, and diverse guitar instructor. I teach all styles; from finger picking classical and flamenco guitar, to all rock(from classic to indie), jazz, world music styles, etc. I also teach bass; as well as Mediterranean instruments such as the Greek Bouzouki. All ages are welcome. Some insight into my teaching method: I teach sight reading notation, and all general theory; as well as general guitar tab; from the simplest songs for young students, to complex classical guitar and jazz improvisation. I started playing at 12 years old, have won numerous awards; locally and nationally; and have written and recorded in a wide variety of styles. I also front ...

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Bao N. December 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
A great teacher!
Bill is a very knowledgeable, flexible, and patient guitar teacher. Thanks Bill.
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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.
Heather P. Utica, MI

About Heather

I love teaching, simply love teaching! I teach students of all ages. I teach piano, voice, clarinet, and saxophone. I have taught for over 25 years. My students have lots of opportunities for performance, if they choose to. We perform at Nursing Homes, Retirements, Festival of Trees, and Seasonal Recitals. There are at least 2 recitals a year, 1 at Christmas and 1 in the Spring, if enough participation, we often have one in summer with a party afterward. We also participate in the Michigan Music Association competition. I have also had students perform in Disney World in Florida!!! I have been in many musicals such as Annie, Gypsy, Rock Around the Clock. I have put on solo recitals. I am a member of my church choir. My students and I have fun while we are learning music! It ...

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Amy H. September 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Heather is a marvelous teacher. She has a great personality that really puts you at ease. She shows great patience and always has an encouraging word about your progress. Lessons tend to go by so quickly because they are a lot of fun.

I highly recommend her.
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Barbara K. February 2, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Heather is a wonderful teacher. She has patience, kindness and puts me at ease when I play for her. She makes me laugh, too!
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Kati W. November 20, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Heather is a great teacher

Heather is one of the most encouraging teachers I have come into contact with. My children love to practice because of her encouragement. She has the sweetest temperament and deals with her students with patience and kindness.
JOSEPH H. Clinton Township, MI

About JOSEPH

With my Bachelor's/Master's Degree and 14 years of experience in education, it will be an honor for me to add more to students. *** Lesson Details *** 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. We will always have a lot of fun, but there is a ...

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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
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Nancy C.

Sterling Heights, MI
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Michelle L.

Rochester, MI
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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. *** Lesson Details *** 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 - parents are the real teachers, I am the director ...

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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.
Nancy C. Sterling Heights, MI

About Nancy

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I love to teach students of all ages. My education is classical in nature and this is how I approach my lessons, but I also mix in current music that is of interest to each particular student. I have also been a church musician for over 40 years. I studied with the Dr. Perkins, Head of the Music Department at Eastern Montana College, now Montana State University, Billings. I have also studied with Dr. Peggy Daugherty, a concert level pianist. I am currently taking classes to obtain a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy.

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Sterling N. July 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am Desiree' Grandfather, and I must say in these past couple months, I have witnessed a true piano master instructor at work. Nancy, is very thorough, patient, friendly and non-threatening. She skillfully applies just the right amount of pressure to get the desired results; even the environment is conducive for music. I was just an observer but if I had to rate Nancy, from 1-10 (1 being the lowest), she would receive a Resounding 10.
Michelle L. Rochester, MI

About Michelle

Music: I'm studying music education at Wayne State University and I've been teaching students for a few years, but started as a paid teacher in June 2013. I teach a 5 year old basic piano and music reading. I am both a woodwind and brass player; I started as a clarinet/bass clarinet player, then I switched to horn in high school and have played flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. I started as a clarinet player back in September of 2006 and as a horn player in January of 2011. Horn is my primary instrument now, but I also played clarinet and saxophone in pit orchestras. I am an active player in the Wayne State University Bands and the Rochester College Concert Band. German: I graduated high school in 2013 with five years of German studies. My ...

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Kara D. January 21, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Michelle is very patient and explains the lesson to my son.

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