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Popular Music Teachers Near Ypsilanti

Mark S.

Ypsilanti, MI
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Benjamin M.

Ypsilanti, MI
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Marie K.

Ypsilanti, MI
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Mark S. Ypsilanti, MI

About Mark

Mark is a versatile drummer. He is a graduate (B.M.) from the Berklee College of Music. Mark has performed live with many national acts such as: Howard Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, Mitch Ryder, Earl Klugh, Leo Sayer, KC & the sunshine band and Tony Orlando. He has recorded with David Foster, George Clinton, Brea Starr and What It IS and Justine Blazer.
He has also been an in demand drummer locally, both live and in studio..
He is also teaching a large roster of students, clinics and master classes at such institutions as the Power Chord Academy(Chicago), Avanti Music Academy (Toronto), Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp, and DePaul University's school of music.. Oberlin and Indiana U summer jazz camps and Cleveland Institute of music. 

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YoussefA June 17, 2011
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Great instructor. Lessons are very helpful, fun and interesting. He's also an extraordinary drummer, his skills and knowledge of the drums is just amazing.
Benjamin M. Ypsilanti, MI

About Benjamin

Hello Future STUDENTS!

This year I moved from NYC to Ypsilanti. I lived there for over 10 years and learned a great deal in Networking, Performance and Teaching. Because I have had to let go of my 25+ students from the East Coast, I am now eager to build a new base of fresh Music Students. Since I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, I am happy to be back and ready to go :)

Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, commute to yours or through the use of Skype. Your choice.

As a Father of four, I have had the joy in teaching my children Guitar, Saxophone, Songwriting, Composition and Keyboard. As a parent I have found that Patience and Encouragement ...

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David M. August 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an excellent teacher who is willing to adapt to the specific needs and interests of the student. I have been very happy so far and look forward to continue working with him.
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Hamid R. July 25, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Benjamin is a dynamic teacher who recognizes his students strength and weakness and provides specific instruction for improvement. Great job Ben.
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Hamid R. July 16, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Benjamin is a great teacher, great observer and wonderful company in online teaching. I couldn't ask for more.
Marie K. Ypsilanti, MI

About Marie

Music can be found in every part of the world in every culture and there is nothing better than to be able to make your own music. I am a dramatic soprano and possess my master's degree in vocal performance and am still active as an opera singer around the country. I have a real passion for music and enjoy opening the doors for you to have the same enjoyment; and if we hit a road block there are always windows that can be opened! I have taken music lessons since I was five, so I am familiar with the trials and tribulations faced at all levels by music students and I have the patience and ability to work with you to achieve your musical goals. I have worked as a private teacher for several years with students as young as five and as old as mid-eighties and believe all that is ...

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Susan S. July 31, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My lessons with Marie are perfect for me. She is a very positive person which adds to my excitement of learning. Marie also understands that each person has areas of music that are easier to grasp than others areas and provides me with worksheets for my difficult areas; very helpful. Marie is also able to recognize how much I can do in a week (how many pages in the lesson and technique books) so I don't feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed.

I look forward to many more lessons with Marie and give her a 5 star rating. BTW, she comes to my house, which I appreciate, which allows me to play on my own piano for lessons.
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Candace D. June 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Marie is a student of mine and has been for the last 4 years. She has a vast knowledge of music and how to sing properly and has the ability to bring out the best in her students. I highly recommend her.
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Julia R. April 28, 2014
Piano
Helped my daughter with more than just piano

I never realized how much positive growth my daughter would gain from learning music.

Abby was a shy ten year old when she first started taking piano from Marie. After a year of working with Marie, Abby is doing better in school, has friends, and has come out of her shell. I do believe learning music in a supportive, loving environment helped her. Abby said to me the other day that with a little practice and hard work she can do anything; shoot for the stars and you might just land on the moon. That is something I have heard Marie say to her before too.

I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Kelly C.

Whitmore Lake, MI
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Chelsea T.

Ypsilanti, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Kelly C. Whitmore Lake, MI

About Kelly

Greetings! My name is Kelly and I have been teaching voice and piano since 1991.

My training in voice/singing/performance/Voice Movement Therapy has been extensive and multi-faceted as has my own performance experience. This has enabled me to successfully guide/mentor students who are not only singers of classical, musical theater, pop, folk, and jazz, but also people who use their speaking voices to teach, present and act.

My teaching approach is more holistic in that it not only addresses the technical and physical influences that affect the singing/speaking process, but also the emotional and psychological influences.

I work with ANYONE who wishes to vocally express themselves more freely and authentically, including those who consider themselves to be tone-deaf.

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mary S. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Kelly is a very supportive, knowledgeable, fun and gentle singing coach/teacher. She has many talents and a diverse background which allows her to work with students in a very comprehensive and holistic way. I have worked with other singing teachers and Kelly's working knowledge of the physical body far exceeds my previous teachers. I really enjoy taking lessons with Kelly.
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Tracy B. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
In my two year of working with Kelly I've gone from fragile, terrified whisper-singing to singing alone with clear tone and pitch, a Capella, at an open mic. I still have barriers, but with Kelly's encouragement and advice I've learned to recognize their cause, and I've also knocked many down---I have a set of tools to draw on when my nerves start taking over, and I owe this to working with Kelly and her holistic approach to voice training. Kelly is patient with all levels of ability and purpose, and can deal with multiple aspects of training, from emotional barriers to technical challenges.
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Ruth B. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
I first met Kelly through her Ann Arbor Rec and Ed ‘fundamentals of singing’ class, and a few of us enjoyed the experience so much we decided to continue and take classes as a group with Kelly. I was interested in singing not so much to be ‘good’ as to learn and practice enough to really enjoy singing more again, with an eye to possibly joining a chorus. I’d loved to sing with family or friends in my youth but had little opportunity left to do it. I was petrified of performing, and though I thought I could more or less stay in tune, I didn't think I really had much of a voice behind it.

Kelly knows her stuff technically, she really does, but just as important she knows how to bring out the best in her students. She makes everyone comfortable and is always positive, open, and encouraging, as well as being delightful person to be around! When we first worked with Kelly, all of us were nervous about anything resembling performance, but the supportive atmosphere she creates, and techniques she taught us combined to help us feel at ease singing in front of each other, and eventually audiences – taking measured risks and all the while trying to tamp down our internal critics… I think we have all learned both how to unlock to our own authentic voice and personality in performance, but also to tap into alternate personas in order to deliver all kinds of songs – without any pressure to be ‘right’ or perfect technically, but just to use technique as one piece of the puzzle. She is also very skilled at being able to pinpoint trouble spots, and communicate ways to work around or through issues in very practical terms though too, and suggests useful and personalized exercises for homework. She also guided us tremendously well in group singing and harmony.
Chelsea T. Ypsilanti, MI

About Chelsea

My teaching philosophy is for students to develop proper technique and fundamentals by learning to play by ear as well as reading musical notation. I accept students of all ages and interests, whether you are looking to pursue music in college, play as a hobby, learn the skills to play in your school band or neighborhood rock band, and anything in between!

I have a bachelor's degree in both percussion performance and music education and have a great deal of experience teaching both privately and in a public school setting with students grades K-12. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in music at the University of Michigan.

Paul S. Ann Arbor, MI

About Paul

Paul is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has performed around the world, studied with great masters and worked with artists of many genres including; Rock, Rhythm & Blues, African, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Calypso, Reggae, Rap, and Indian Classical. As the Music Director for media entertainment companies, he composed for video games, DVDs and CDs, which were embedded with cutting-edge energy-balancing technologies. He is also well versed on tabla drums, keyboards, bass, harmonica, trumpet and vocals.

Paul's numerous titles include his most recent release "Atlantis Rising" which highlights his Spanish Guitar. "Tranquility" re-mastered with "Hemi-Sync" is a mellow multi-instrumental recording, and his first two releases ...

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