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Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan

Hello, my name is Ryan B. I appreciate the responsibility, dedication and hard work that comes along with being a music teacher. To me nothing is more rewarding than the students improvement and their personal feelings of success.

Since I have learned how to play a variety of instruments over the course of several years, I have learned how to gather and utilize skills and techniques that I have learned from many great musicians. That means I can take these diverse skills and pass them on to my students! And I am very good at finding just what the student needs to expand their musical horizo
ns.

Training:

-I have been playing a variety of musical instruments (examples are guitar, piano, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and many more) for seven years
-I am very familiar with the different styles of American music and its history. I have taken music theory courses 1-4.
-I have received two years of private piano lessons

Accomplishments and awards:

-I have performed with six different jazz combinations at St. Louis Community College over the course of two years.
-I have been giving private music lessons for three years.
-I have preformed with international touring artists.
-I received an award for outstanding achievement in jazz improvisation in the Spring of 2012 from St. Louis Community College

Recent achievements- My tenor saxophone student Jay Palamad just got 2nd place out of 40 other students in his all suburban audition!

My alto student Logan Page was just awarded 1st chair at his high school band audition

Schools:

-Graduate of Parkway South High School, year 2006
-I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very personable and relaxed teacher, I also have very high confidence in the potential of my students. I give individually tailored music lessons because everyone learns differently. I use beginner to intermediate Hal Leonard and Real Easy books for saxophone, flute, piano trumpet and trombone (occasionally I use hannon exercises for piano).

I have developed some of my own unique musical exercises as well. I believe that after a couple of weeks my students will find that they are having more success and fun with practicing, playing, and performing. I am great with kids and I also cater to special needs students.

I am always interested in my student's musical background and personal interests. The first lesson would consist of assessing the student's present skills/talents, their short term and long term goals as well as introducing technique exercises and determining a song, or songs, to master (apply things learned during lessons). I encourage and set goals for every lesson, so practicing on your own is very important!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an IPad with an I real book application. With this I can have an entire rhythm section to back myself and my students while we are practicing sight reading and Jazz improvisation. I also can provide a metronome, electric piano, music stands, instrument stands, and some sheet music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have his or her own instrument. I can provide a metronome, music stand, instrument stands, and some sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience teaching jazz, blues, rock, reggae, Afro beat and funk.
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Ben May 20, 2015
Harmonica · In home
Verified Student
It's not easy to find a harmonica teacher. Ryan has been very reliable. He is flexible with his teaching style and my son really looks forward to his lessons. We bought 5 classes. We finished the last one yesterday. We are taking a break for the end of the school year but will keep Ryan in mind for future lessons.
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Roger H. June 20, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is a very good teacher, easy to work with, explains music and the instrument in details with patience. I highly recommend Ryan as a teacher.
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Matt O. October 18, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Very friendly and knowledgeable

Ryan is great to work with. He is very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. He was able to help me improve my singing in all aspects and geared his teaching method to my learning style. I highly recommend Ryan as an instructor!
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO 63122
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael F.

Saint Peters, MO

About Michael

I have been playing guitar for 40 years!
I love to teach, and I specialize in beginner students.
I stress proper form and techniques,with an emphasis on acoustic guitar.My students have fun learning their favorite songs from the very first lesson,while learning to read music and strum chords.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back person with lots of patience.But I expect my students to practice as much as possible. I customize my curriculum to each students needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lots of guitars for students use, and music stands, a separate music room

*** Travel Equi
pment ***
student should have his or her own guitar,I have all other necessary guitars and instructional material

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in acoustic finger style guitar
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charles S. March 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am sure that Michael will teach me to play as well as I can. Plus he is a good person . I did enjoy my first lesson , and am looking forward to the next lesson.
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Michael F.

Michael F.

Saint Peters, MO 63376
(1)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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James H.

Wentzville, MO

About James

My name is James, and I love music. Music is my "aeroplane". It's the window to my world. Everything I do involves music: learning it, playing it, listening to it, creating it, studying it. I think it is safe to say that music is my life's passion. If you have a passion for music, or even just a curiosity, I'd love to be the one to help you explore the magical world of music!

I've been playing for about 20 years now, and I've had almost every experience that one can have playing the piano: playing at a high competition level, public performances, both solo and ensemble, lots of private inst
ruction. My personal training is in classical piano, however I believe that all genres possess the potential to be an instrument of learning and enjoyment, AT THE SAME TIME! And I'd love to show you how!

Recently, I completed my sophomore leve classes at a local college studying music under a wonderful and passionate professor. This experience has only helped to solidify my love of musical arts. During my freshman year of studies, I was awarded Music Student of the Year (2008-2009) by the head of the music department on my campus. And I have completed my associate level music requirements at the end of spring term 2010. Ever since, I have been building my student base and honing my teaching skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
Come to lessons curious.
Come wanting to learn.
Come to lessons wanting to know more.
And you'll find what you're looking for!
You'll also find that I am a very easy going person. I understand that, sometimes, practice can be tedious. My goal is to make every aspect of your learning experience enjoyable, from discovering new music, to learning the music you already love, to cementing your skills in learning and self education. I hope you leave lessons loving music as much as I do.

*** Studio Equipment ***
A designated music room with an upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide piano/electric piano.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.My own personal history includes mainly classical piano music and technique, but I also enjoy contemporary piano pieces.
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Florence G. April 29, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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James has been a real inspiration to me in playing the piano. I had been playing the piano over 30 years when I started lessons with him. He has helped me to become more expressive, to create medleys and arrangements, and to modulate to other keys and key signatures. I have gained more of an appreciation for different musical styles and have progressed further than I ever imagined. I highly recommend him as a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
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Carrie G. February 20, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Fantastic

James has been a wonderful teacher. He is professional and friendly, and makes my daughter feel very comfortable and confident with her lessons.
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Kelly H. May 4, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Best teacher ever!

James has been great with Jesse. Over the years, he has tailored the lessons to meet Jesse's needs and interests and always keeps it fun. We appreciate how he comes to our house at a time that we all agree on and we can count on him to be here. Thanks James!
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James H.

James H.

Wentzville, MO 63385
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Lisa Y.

Ballwin, MO

About Lisa

My love of singing began with my mother. She is an amazing singer but didn't really receive training, so she encouraged me to pursue singing. I was in choirs since 3rd grade and started voice lessons in 8th grade. My senior year in high school I was part of a choir that was invited to sing on NPR's From The Top! It was a thrilling experience.
I received a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. I participated in choirs, musicals, and other performance venues, including two recitals.
Since graduation I have moved to St. Louis to purs
ue singing and teaching. I am excited to share my love of singing with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I want to facilitate your musical growth, working with you to reach your goal. Regardless of genre, good singing starts with a strong base built on posture, breathing, support, and vocal production. These skills are pivotal for singers at any age and vital for those who want to advance their skill level.
As lessons progress, students will learn good musicianship skills, including sight reading and music theory. As they master the basics, they will learn to make the music their own and express themselves through the music.
Each lesson will be different, as each student learns differently. Singing is very personal, as your voice is a big part of you. I will try to find what works for each singer to sing with ease and enjoyment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide a piano and a music stand as well as a CD player if you have accompaniment CDs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring music at the beginning, but expect students to buy their own books. They would also need to provide a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained in classical music; I also love singing Broadway music and pop. But throughout all genres, there are similarities in singing. Learning good posture, breathing, vowels, etc. are valuable in any singing style.
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Courtney C. April 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 9 year old daughter loves taking lessons with Lisa. Lisa is kind, patient and full of energy :)
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Rhonda V. February 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lisa is always nice and cheerful. Our daughter is not only having fun, but also has learned a great deal in just 3 lessons.
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Theresa H. November 5, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter is 11 years old and has been taking lessons with Lisa for almost a year and loves the lessons as well as Lisa! Lisa is a bubbly individual that is easy to be around and is extremely knowledgeable in the vocal instruction arena. She is always prompt to each lesson.
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Lisa Y.

Lisa Y.

Ballwin, MO 63011
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Vinnie M.

O Fallon, MO

About Vinnie

Hey guys I'm Vinnie and I wanna thank you for stopping by my profile.I've been instructing now since 1990 and I really enjoy teaching and watching my students grow into accomplished musicians,performers.and yes go on to be instructors themselves! .I am laid back but high- energy (if that makes any sense) ! My style of teaching focuses on building a strong foundation in fundamentals,technique,and theory.The styles of music I teach range from blues,country,classic rock, hard rock,and metal. I also believe in the application of ideas so you can take what you've learned and immediately apply them
to what you want to accomplish whether it be playing cover songs or writing and recording you own material !! The sky's the limit and I hope to help you achieve your musical goals! -Vinnie-
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Joe B. June 7, 2015
Guitar · In home
Have learned so much from Vinnie over the years! Theory made sense in one conversation!
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James Comparato June 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Vinnie is awesome. Excellent theory background, excellent technical knowledge and prowess. You owe yourself to hook up with him to advance your playing!
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Brandon G. May 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have known Vinnie for quite a few years now and have gotten to jam with him a couple times at the music shop he used to work at. Not only is he an incredible player, but an amazing teacher as well. If you are looking to learn theory, phrasing, or just fun riffs to jam to, this is the only teacher you will need.
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Vinnie M.

Vinnie M.

O Fallon, MO 63368
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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