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Jerry W.

Dallas, TX

Maximum development of musical skills. The freedom to apply those skills in the songs they choose. The opportunity to perform (recital) if they so choose.

About Jerry

Jerry W. holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as a Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University. He is a published research assistant as well as the author of 6 books on sight reading. He is also the inventor of the game "guitar bingo." He cites Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Bill Lafleur, Alex Machacek and Monte Montgomery to be among his most powerful influences.

Lesson format is as follows: First, a short drill of fundamentals (this can include scales, arpeggios, exercises, etc.).
Second, a short segment of reading. Third, the study of a piece of music (usually in the favored style chosen by the student). This third section of the lesson is very important as the focus is on the practical application of the fundamentals previously studied. Fourth, a short segment involving improvisation (again, typically in the style of music chosen by the student).
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Dakon M. August 16, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After three lessons with Jerry, I'm convinced I chose the right instructor. He has a fantastic demeanor, deep knowledge of music and is a natural, patient teacher. My progress is beyond expected and I'm having a great time.
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JulietE November 23, 2010
Fabulous!

Jerry is a great guitar teacher! He is a bright addition to my life with his humor and extensive and useful knowledge of guitar. He is not easily distracted by my questions; he answers them and we move on to accomplish even more. My view of what I'd like to learn can be so small or narrow, and he is encouraging me to really expand my knowledge and skills in every area of the guitar and music.I have a background in music, and was basically self-taught for a few years. He has easily spring-boarded off what I already know and added so much more. Jerry is flexible enough to teach me what I think I need, and then, reach into his deep library of lesson materials and give me plenty of challenge. His instructions are easy to understand and follow. He has made himself very available to me for questions.He is positive, upbeat, funny, understanding, patient, and has a skill level on the guitar that inspires me to improve. He is a safe and welcome addition to our family. I hope someday to add more of my family members to his roster of students. Let's all play guitar!!! Just like Jerry!
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GordonH September 8, 2010
I really enjoy lessons with Jerry. He is always prepared, interested in me as a student, and has a good sense of humor. I am learning quickly and am prepared to move to the next level.
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Jerry W.

Jerry W.

Dallas, TX 75287
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$44 / 30-min
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Ryan B.

Allen, TX

I teach rhythm and lead acoustic and electric guitar for any style of music

About Ryan

Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 25 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over three years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the ba
sic beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums

For piano, I teach beginner through intermediate students.

Need academic help? Well I can help with that too! I tutor in most subjects, including: Math, Science, Reading, Writing Skills and ACT and SAT prep

I offer private in-home lessons, lessons at my studio and on-line lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

For academic tutoring, I design my lessons around the specific need of the individual student. I thoroughly research each student needs and customize my tutoring around your child's strengths and weaknesses.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
Keyboard
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Bass Guitar
2 amplifiers
Full Drum Set

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar

*** Specialties ***
I love and can play almost every style of music imaginable! Whatever style of music you like, I can help you improve and learn!
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Christian B. September 20, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is an excellent teacher and my son has been taking lessons with him for over a month. He is patient, funny, and passionate about music but also knows how to connect with younger students. He makes class fun yet educational. We always look forward to our classes with Ryan. He has a true love for teaching and music. He is also open to suggestions from me regarding how to teach my son as well which is so very appreciated. We love Mr. Ryan!
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Skylar S. July 8, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Perfect match for my daughter who has ADHD! Ryan is laid back, outgoing, and makes practice fun.
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Meerah A. June 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan was really amazing. He provided great instruction and humor to my 5 year old. He really knows how to connect with children. I highly recommend him.
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Ryan B.

Allen, TX 75002
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Lisa C.

Rockwall, TX

beginner to intermediate
chord/note approach

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 17 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to teaching music I also serve as the Music Minister for my church. Students coming to me can expect a tremendous amount of experience as well as a committed, honest and caring teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning piano students I like to use the Alfred series, supplemented, of course, with
songs/styles of music that interest the student.

Guitar, clarinet, and oboe students can expect to begin with the Essential Elements series as a primer and introduction. I've had a lot of success with these books.

Voice students are a bit different in that I don't use a specific method to instruct. I have many books that I draw from when teaching voice due to the unique nature of the individual. Depending on the style of music, from classical to jazz/pop, I have music that will teach proper breath support, vowel placement and tone.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: converted dining room with 3 guitars, young percussion instruments, upright piano and f/w keyboard. Seating available for parents.
Music ministry at First Christian Church in Terrell. Access to choir room with upright piano. Seating available for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Degree in all-level music education with specialty in voice.
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Sharon September 10, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Delightful, very helpful and very knowledgeable!!!
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Tristan M. September 6, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Both of my son's ages are 8 & 22 years, love Lisa. She's the real deal. Thanks Lisa.
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Valcus B. September 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son had an awesome time with Lisa. She makes learning fun!
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Lisa C.

Lisa C.

Rockwall, TX 75032
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$30 / 30-min
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Michael E.

Dallas, TX

Nothing can beat seeing an experienced person playing the guitar, except being able to ask that person questions and get answers. One on one private lessons are what I offer in a comfortable, relaxed environment. I can show you exactly how to make all the moves for playing correctly. This makes progress exponentially faster. We also get into theory, which is WHY you are playing the notes you play in songs. You want lead guitar? You've got it here. I teach all styles, old and new.

About Michael

My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II, and III from Berklee College in Boston. He was my mentor and taught me a method that he spent thirty years perfecting. It works, guaranteed. He also taught me on bass guitar and banjo. I can help you.

Lessons are customized to meet the needs of the individual, with the primary focus on playing songs as soon as possible.
I am talking about playing along with the pros, not reading notes for months and playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." I have combined my "by ear" knowledge with Terrill's training to provide a unique approach to music, chords, music theory, ear training, and more. Even piano lessons start with learning chords. Chords are what the musicians play behind the vocals.

Give me thirty minutes of your time and I will show you why students keep coming back to me, even after stopping for a while.

*** Lesson Details ***
Note Reading provided on request only.

Beginner Guitar - We start with simple chords and eight easy one-verse songs. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory.

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar - all of the above plus tablature, different styles, advanced chord theory, performance, lead guitar, and more.

Beginning Piano - We start with simple chords and go straight into the songs the students like. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory. I can teach you every major chord on piano in one sentence.

Bass Guitar - We start with learning the location of notes on the neck and move immediately into major chords so you can start playing with songs. The chords are divided into their single notes, but viewed as chords because that is what the other musicians are playing during the vocals.

Banjo - I teach from the book "I Can Teach Myself Banjo" but you really need a teacher/mentor to show you all the things that seeing and being able to ask questions covers that just can't be covered in a book.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, amplifiers, cords, computer, free WiFi, all in a spacious room with a window for parents to view the teacher and student. Parents have a large, comfortable waiting area. Restrooms and water fountain provided.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in mentoring, being a friend as well as a teacher. I have never gotten mad at a student and never will.

I have written three books on chord theory, "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Keyboard," "Chordmaster for Beginner Piano Students," and "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Guitar." You can learn more about these online.

You can read my article for Takelessons.com at http://takelessons.com/blog/lead-guitar-tips. Just paste the address in your browser.
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Bill B. September 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Mike was on time. His studio is very professional. He listens well. Our first lesson was great. I am looking forward to next week.
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Tom August 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Mike Ellis is amazing! I always wanted to play guitar and now, at 65, I’m learning.
Mike makes learning guitar easy – and fun! He matches his teaching style to your goals. If you want to master the guitar, he can teach you. If you just want to learn some techniques and how to play your favorite songs, he can teach you. There’s no pressure. Mike will work at your pace.
Everyone’s life is getting busier and busier. Mike understands schedules can change. If I need to reschedule my standing lesson time, he’s very accommodating and flexible.
Lessons are held in a nice, quiet studio.
Thank you, Mike, for helping me learn to play and for making my lessons so enjoyable. I look forward to it every week.
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Madhavan R. August 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is an awesome teacher! His passion for music and teaching easily translates into an enriching experience for students of all types and varieties. Not only does Michael help his students refine their playing skills, but he also encourages a fuller appreciation of music (and music history) along with an advanced foundational and holistic approach to music theory.
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Michael E.

Dallas, TX 75238
(15)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Kelly V.

Plano, TX

Whether you are a casual beginner or someone looking to hit the big-time I can help you reach your goals on guitar. I have a ton of experience in all styles. It's never too early or late to start lessons. If it has always been a dream then don't wait another day! This can be the best decision you ever make. It definitely was for me! My music has taken me so many different places in life. Let's get you on your way as soon as possible. And one more thing...Rock On!!!

About Kelly

Kelly has been teaching music in the Plano area for more than 20 years. His main goal as a teacher is to help each student achieve his/her individual goals. Motivating the student and illustrating the proper techniques are what he considers to be his primary responsibilities. Kelly teaches his students all the things that nobody ever showed him.

His teaching philosophy is derived from a blend of two distinctly different schools of thought. On the one hand, there is the "by the book" music theory approach. This approach consists of reading music and understanding the theories behind compos
ition, chord construction, harmonization, etc. The other approach is a more free-wheeling style where playing by ear and actual playing experience provides most of the basis for teaching. He uses both perspectives to teach because he believes there are benefits to both styles.

Kelly does his best to keep each student excited about learning music.
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Judith February 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Awesome teacher with lots of experience!
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Stefanie February 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Kelly is an excellent teacher! He's very patient with his students and really tries to teach each student using their own unique way of learning. He is lots of fun, always punctual, always reliable, and so very talented. I'd recommend him to anyone!
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Kelly V.

Plano, TX 75074
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$30 / 30-min

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