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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

To teach the student the type of music theory appropriate to their instrument. Music theory it's wonderful to know for anyone who has the desire to compose.

About R. ROBIN

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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. For piano lessons, I do require the student having 24-hour access to a piano or keyboard. It's nice to have an 88-key, weighted key digital piano or keyboard. If you don't have an 88 key instrument, you want to strive for that. I prefer the student own a 'real' piano, if possible.
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John S. April 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Robin is an excellent and talented instructor. She is very patient and kind.
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jiezheng March 20, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
she is really nice teacher, very helpful
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Janet S. February 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Robin was wonderful to work with. She is very patient and a great person. Anyone would benefit from the opportunity to learn from Robin.
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R. ROBIN G.

R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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$28 / 30-min
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Graham H.

Akron, OH

I can teach basic music theory. This can be applied to composition, improvisation, and analysis of the music that the student is playing.

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.

Akron, OH 44311
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH

Learning to read music is so essential to playing an instrument. While playing by ear is important, you cannot play most of the written works if you don't know how to decipher those dots on the staff. I will help you whether you are a beginner or are ready for college level theory.

About Barbara

Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood.

Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that,
you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument!

In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any combination of string instruments you are working with, I will work with your group to improve your cohesiveness and your musical style.
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Alyssa S. April 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
First lesson went very well!
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Belinda March 7, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Nice to have the one on one teaching experience. If you have an issue she can stop you right on the spot that is giving you an issue and tell you what your are doing incorrectly. She also tells you what you are doing right.
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Belinda Adornetto February 9, 2016
Viola · In home
She was very patient with me (a brand new student). She showed me a lot of tips and gave me insight to the violin that I did not know. Definitely worth the lesson
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH 44087
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$25 / 30-min
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Chad W.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

I make my music theory lessons as practical and fun as possible! I don't let any useless information crowd up our lesson time, and I custom tailor every lesson to achieve your goals.

About Chad

Hi my name is Chad! I've been teaching acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and voice for many years, and I love to make music make sense to students of all ages. Whether it’s just to kick back and relax or to become the greatest soloist of all time, I help newbies and experts alike achieve their goals.

I studied music at Gordon college, am certified in audio engineering, and have a long history with classical, Christian, and pop music. I like to teach the practical, traditional, and theoretical sides of music - all wrapped into one. My favorite animal is the ocelot, and my favorite drink is r
oot beer.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!
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Josiah April 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Very helpfuly, fun, and engaging lessons customized to your learning process! I learned more from my time with Chad than I ever thought possible!
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Greg April 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Chad is an extremely accomplished, talented, and well-trained musician. I am most definitely a better guitar player and overall musician due to lessons with him. He teaches theory as well as application. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Sue April 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
As and adult beginner, it was imperative that my instructor had patience! Chad asked me what I wanted to learn and always tried to tailor the lesson that way. He is great at keeping students encouraged and pushing personal boundaries. I've taken lessons from Chad for about two years now and I can't imagine ever switching to another teacher. He is super knowledgeable about music and his passion really shows during lessons. He's flexible and seriously dedicated to making it work for his students. Love this guy!!!
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Chad W.

Chad W.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Megan A.

Valley City, OH

Music Theory is the basis of all musical knowledge! Whether you're just learning to note names or you want to be able to write your own songs, I can help you link the Music Theory to your great ideas!

About Megan

Hey, guys!! My name is Megan and I moved to the Cleveland area in August 2015. I've recently graduated from Capital University with two bachelors degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. I've been involved with music since I was 4 years old, starting my own piano lessons. I have over 16 years of experience with piano, 12 years of saxophone, and 5 years of clarinet/bass clarinet. I have 4 years of music theory training, 4 years of conducting training, and have been the winner of Capital University's Conducting Competition. I'm here to help you or your children excel in the area of
music. It's important to introduce music to as many people as we can! It's just one element of a well-rounded life experience. So, why not try it out!? I would love to introduce you to the thing that I love the most; music!
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Danielle May 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Megan is a great piano teacher, however she was not fully committed, she cancelled 5 sessions out of 8. When I tried to reschedule with another teacher at take lessons, they told me the only way I could sign up under another instructor was to pay for additional lessons first. I would not recommend using take lessons.
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Julia March 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Megan was great, my daughter and I both were very pleased with her first lesson
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Taylor R. March 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Megan made my daughter feel so comfortable!
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Megan A.

Valley City, OH 44280
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$25 / 30-min

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