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Rachel S.

Mechanicsville, VA

About Rachel

Hello. My name is Rachel. I am an experienced piano teacher who loves music. I have been playing since I was 6 and took lessons all the way through college. I have experience teaching kids and adults. My goal is for my students to learn music while having fun. As a teacher I focus on all areas of music including theory, sight reading, and music knowledge. I have a baby grand piano I give lessons on. I look forward to teaching you to play the piano!

I also tutor in reading. This has always been a passion of mine. I have tutored before and have excellent results. I look forward to opening the
world of reading for you!
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Arthur February 4, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lovely person. Very good instructor whose interest is having the student learn in a fun but fundamental fashion. I look forward to more of her instruction.
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Arthur February 4, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Lovely person. Very good instructor whose interest is having the student learn in a fun but fundamental fashion. I look forward to more of her instruction.
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Corbett J. October 29, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
A really patient individual whom makes sure that every lesson taught is understood. I have fun with the music.
Thanks Rachel
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Rachel S.

Rachel S.

Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(5)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Sandra H.

Henrico, VA

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment
of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand. They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.
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Hudson K. February 6, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Prompt. Patient. Kind.
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Josephine R. February 6, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sandra is very patient and effective with my mother who is 92 years old.
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Marie H. October 17, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I love Sandra. She is very patient and she is willing to work with me at my own pace instead of making me feel rushed like I have been before!
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA 23294
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Ja
zz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.

I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
Electric Piano
Electric Bass
Synthesizers
French Horn
Trumpets

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
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Shiloh November 20, 2016
Piano · Online
This instructor is very helpful when learning new concepts and adjusts his lessons to match your skill level.
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Don W. September 9, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
Lesson 1 - we are off and running with both of us on the same page. I just need to do my part; practice.
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Jim August 31, 2016
Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good.
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA 23225
(24)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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John A.

Henrico, VA

About John

John has been teaching private guitar lessons to kids and adults of nearly all ages for over three and a half years. With his many years of performance and composition experience on the guitar, John has put forth countless efforts and taken much pride in helping his students hone their skills with playing Rock, Pop, Prog, Metal, as well as many other styles. He has also graduated from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2012 as a Professional Music Major with emphasis in Guitar Performance, Composition, Music Theory, and Ear Training. He has also studied at Interlochen, a
famous arts camp in Michigan during the summers of 2004 and 2005. John has also helped students get accepted into schools such as Berklee, Belmont, Northeastern University, and James Madison University. With a no non-sense attitude and a blazing passion for music, John is very serious about music education and helping his students reach for their goals.
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John A.

John A.

Henrico, VA 23233
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kristen F.

Richmond, VA

About Kristen

Kristen Fowler is a Virginia-based hornist and music educator. She is currently the band director at Page Middle School in Gloucester County, and she freelances in the Richmond area. Recently, she held the position as second horn of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and she is a substitute musician with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral and educational pursuits, Kristen often creates and performs outreach concerts within her community. She has taught several private students over the years, and her band students frequently stay after for extra lessons.

She is a
lso a frequent recitalist and will be performing at the Southeast Horn Workshop as well as the International Women's Brass Conference in 2017.

Kristen holds a M.M. in Horn Performance from Indiana University, where she studied with Jeff Nelsen. She also holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.A. in Music from Virginia Tech, where she studied with Wally Easter.
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Kristen F.

Kristen F.

Richmond, VA 23221
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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