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What do David Allan Coe, Robert Quine, The Black Keys, Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper, Jani Lane and Steven Sweet of Warrant have in common? If you guessed they’re all from Akron give yourself a pat on the back. It is clear Ohio’s fifth largest city has produced a significant amount of talent over the years in the field of music. In fact, Akron is also home to rock icons such as Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and the band Devo, which became popular through exploring music genres like art rock, post-punk, and new wave.

If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of these talented musicians then you can too. However, you first need to know your stuff and you can learn by enrolling yourself in Akron music lessons. Taking music lessons and working with our Certified Music Instructors will help unleash your true potential and put you on track to becoming a skilled musician. Through your lessons you’ll gain a deep understanding of your favorite music in the quickest and most convenient way possible. Stay close to home and enroll yourself in our Akron music lessons to receive high quality music training. You can study and learn, all without having to travel far from home.

If someday you’d like to be known as a musician who helped put Akron on the map, enroll in music classed today! The programs we offer here at TakeLessons are sure to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals in no time at all.

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Colin D.

Akron, OH

About Colin

Hello! Thank you for viewing my page! I am happy to be part of Takelessons.com, and I hope to hear from you soon.

A little about me:

I have been in the Akron area for a year, and I have completed my first year of graduate work at the University of Akron, where I am working towards a Masters of Music in Percussion. My main professor is Dr. Larry Snider (mallets, snare drum, timpani, general percussion). I also study drum set with Mark Gonder (drummer for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra) and steel pan with Matt Dudack (director, University of Akron Steel Drum Band). This past year at the
University of Akron, I worked as a dance accompanist and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Percussion Student Award for the 2012-2013 year.

Thought I am a busy student, I am busy playing and teaching throughout the area as well. Currently I am playing drum set with Akron-based rock band Anchor the Moon and for the praise band at Montrose Zion United Methodist Church. I also freelance as a percussionist and steel pan player, and I am currently the drum line instructor at Chippewa High School.

As an undergraduate, I studied music education at the University of Southern Mississippi with Dr. John Wooton (mallets, jazz vibes, drum set, snare drum). While at Southern Miss I performed with numerous ensembles (jazz, wind band, orchestra, steel band, etc), coached drum lines for Pearl River Central HS and Loyd Star H, and marched in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band.

All of my experiences have made me into a very well-rounded and versatile player, and I feel that I have much to offer those wanting to learn. I especially enjoy beginner students, as they allow me to witness their personal and musical growth at a very high degree.

*** Lesson Details ***
As every student has different goals, I attempt to cater to the needs of each individual student. In my opinion, this is what makes teaching such an interesting and rewarding activity. I always enjoy discovering how each student learns and do my best to cater to that student's learning style.

While I do take lessons seriously, I am still laid-back, as a person and as an instructor. I strive to have a fun and stress-free teaching environment, though I can move at a quick pace if need be. Essentially, I want the experience to be informative and education, yet still enjoyable. I strive to avoid treating the lesson like a chore. While I do take music itself seriously, I still know that music should be ENJOYABLE!

I can work with students at any level. For beginning students, I strongly focus on technique and basic musicality (reading rhythms, reading pitches, etc). For more intermediate students, I still stress technique while introducing other concepts such as stylistic approach for different types of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two drum sets, one steel drum, one djembe, one cajon, one
conga, one bongo, two snare drums.

*** Travel Equipment ***
One drum set, one steel drum, one djembe, one cajon, one conga. one bongo, one snare drum.

*** Specialties ***
Orchestral and rudimental snare, drum set, steel drum, timpani, hand drums, orchestral percussion, mallet percussion, drum line technique, African drumming, Brazilian drumming
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AJ S. January 14, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Colin is great with kids
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Colin D.

Colin D.

Akron, OH 44302
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

About R. ROBIN

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn and great technique combined with a lot of music theory, for those taking piano and/or composition lessons with me.
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Erik Dauwen February 3, 2016
Choir · In studio
Verified Student
I enjoyed the start of my vocal lesson and am looking forward to next week.
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Cassidy January 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Robin was just great with my daughter!
Thorough,kind,patient, encouraging and a very positive instructor! I'm glad we found her,after 1 lesson my daughter is excited for her next visit /lesson!
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Daniel A. November 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Robin, is such a great instructor. She helped me grow so much as singer. Definitely a 5 star quality teacher.
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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(10)
starting at
$26 / 30-min
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Graham H.

Akron, OH

About Graham

I am a fourth-year Piano Performance major at The University of Akron. I am currently studying with Philip Thomson, and my past teachers include Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching six-year-olds, retirees, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. I see that students have a well-rounded approach towards musicianship and playing. Lessons should include theory, ear training, etc. to ensure that students understand
what they are playing.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, we will cover many different aspects of playing. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play prepared pieces, and I will make suggestions. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.
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Bob Craven September 19, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Excellent teacher.
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Race J. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was wonderful!! I could not haves asked for it to go any better! Graham was awesome with my son who has aspergers. Can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you Graham!
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Graham H.

Graham H.

Akron, OH 44303
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Sarah F.

Akron, OH

About Sarah

Try something new with me whether it's learning the flute or piccolo, training for your first half marathon, learning the do's and don'ts of triathlons, losing some weight, or simply getting in great shape and feeling good about yourself.
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Debbie J. January 25, 2016
Pilates · Online
Verified Student
This class was just what I needed to get me back into the swing of regular movement and body balance! It was challenging yet enjoyable.
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Mona January 18, 2016
Life Coaching · Online
Sarah is easy to talk to. I always feel better when I participate in a life coaching session with her. She is a very genuine and sincere person. I highly recommend her.
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Lori January 16, 2016
Pilates · Online
Verified Student
Sarah really listens to you and works with you to help you reach your goals. She's very knowledgable and easy to work with.
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Sarah F.

Sarah F.

Akron, OH 44302
(9)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Aaron F.

Kent, OH

About Aaron

Hello! I am a pianist and cellist with many years of teaching experience and a BM in music performance. I am patient and flexible, but also methodical. I am fascinated by the learning process, and I enjoy finding the most effective and enjoyable ways for each student to learn and practice.

I have worked with 4 year olds, up through adults of various ages. As well as being a classical musician, I improvise and teach many styles such as jazz, pop, and rock.
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Michael A. December 1, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Very pleased. Looking forward to next lesson.
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Stacey October 1, 2015
Cello · In home
Aaron is a talented instructor. He has worked with our son for more than 2 years teaching him cello and music theory. Aaron has the gift of being an outstanding musician, but also the gift of being able to impart that knowledge to others in a meaningful way, such that even young children and teens learn easily from his instruction. We have recommended Aaron to others and he is equally as good with adults. His manner is professional, he takes pride in the accomplishments of his students and is dedicated to the success of his students.
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Loren September 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Aaron is a talented, patient, supportive teacher. He brings a passion to his teaching that is most certainly channeled through his love of music. Highly recommend him!
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Aaron F.

Aaron F.

Kent, OH 44240
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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