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Blake B.

Fort Worth, TX

About Blake

Hello!

I offer lessons to the north Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I received my Bachelor's degree in Music specializing in classical guitar in 2011. In addition, 10 years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, and alternative styles with electric and acoustic guitars allows me to confidently enjoy playing and teaching these styles as well. I can teach you or your child the skills needed to pursue hobbies or serious musical goals! Personal enjoyment, gigs, performances, recitals, university auditions, or just playing for your friends. My mission is to help you to achieve your own unique goals in
an encouraging environment where you or your child feel free to ask questions and set the pace of the lesson. When you meet me it will be clear immediately that I'm not an intimidating person and I honestly want you or your child to feel comfortable and enjoy learning from me. If you are a beginner, great! No bad habits yet. If you already have experience, great! We'll work on taking your playing to a higher level.

Some of my accomplishments include:

Performing in Master Classes for virtuosic classical guitarists such as Michael Partington, Andrew Zohn and Richard Savino.

Performing solo and group repertoire at a concert level with classical guitar.

I am well versed in western music theory ranging from Ancient to Modern.

Passed examinations in sight reading, transposition, scales and performance for guitar, percussion and keyboard instruments.

Various band gigs with electric and steel string acoustic guitar. I also played drum set. Not at the same time.

*** Lesson Details ***

No two of my lessons are exactly the same. Each lesson is tailored and modified to meet the needs and desires of each student. I want to figure out who you are and where you want to go musically and use that as a foundation to build lessons on. I teach with a laid back style and never yell or scold. The more comfortable you feel during the lesson the more we can get accomplished. The perfect lesson environment is one in which you or your child feel free to ask questions and play an active role in the learning experience.

I use the Aaron Shearer and Suzuki method books, primarily, for classical guitar lessons. These books help you develop your technique and theory. At the same time, we integrate various songs and pieces at your discretion that are appropriate for the current level of playing and that appeal to you personally. For rock, blues, folk, country, etc. I have various technique books to get us moving along until we know which direction you want to go.

*** Studio Equipment ***
private studio w/ 2 classical guitars, an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, a computer with internet access and printer, box w/ amp, and seating for parents
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Jonathan C. December 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
The short of this review is that Blake is an excellent instructor. Having received a guitar as a gift I came to him with next to zero knowledge. He took the time with me to build the solid fundamentals and work up from there. In conjunction with working with Blake on my technique and further practice on my own time I was able to play with quite a bit more confidence than before. His knowledge on the guitar is quite apparent. My only regret is that I cannot continue the lessons as I am having to move out of state but I would highly recommend anyone looking to pickup the guitar to consider him.
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Gypsy P. June 11, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am an older student who has played another stringed instrument for many years. Learning classical guitar is a challenge for me. Blake is patient, a good listener, and has figured out my learning pattern/learning curve. I am excited to be making good progress studying with Blake.
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Sammy W. February 18, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Quality Instructor

His teaching my 7 year old daughter the guitar was impressive to say the least. It is a shame that she lost interest in playing because she didn't want to put in the work. Her lack of passion has no reflection on his professionalism and teaching, I highly recommend him.
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Blake B.

Blake B.

Fort Worth, TX 76131
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Yana G.

North Richland Hills, TX

About Yana

30 years of Professional Piano teaching experience with children of different ages and levels. Some of my students have participated in international piano playing competition. I have a Masters Degree in Music Education, teaching and performance. I have been a Piano teacher for children at US military bases in Germany and Italy, and at a Music Schools in Russia and US.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn to read music and understand and play different styles of music. You will enjoy your progress from simple to advanced level of piano playing. Students will appreciate learning
the proper hand technique for playing the piano. Parents will be amazed at your ability to play the piano. After six months, you can play in a recital without fear.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the piano and piano music, the students have to provide notebooks.

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano,accompaniment, theory.
Church music
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Alberto C. April 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was only a first lesson and getting to know each other. Which is what I expected. expect to get to work in the next lesson.
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Amelia G. February 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Yana Giles has been the best piano teacher I have ever taken lessons from out of all 5 teachers I've had. She is patient, encouraging and motivational through every piece she assigns me. My appreciation for music grew an enormous amount after beginning lessons with her. My hand technique improved, as well as performance ability. I recommend her to anyone looking to learn the piano! Even if you have already learned the piano and wish to improve somehow, Yana will show you a new understanding of music that you never thought you could have.
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Kim K May 14, 2014
Great teacher

My teacher is very knowledgeable, yet she is able to teach beginner music. She has not only taught me to read notes, she has told me a lot of history about the instrument and lots of music. I think she is the very best!!!!
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Yana G.

Yana G.

North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(8)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Matthew V.

Fort Worth, TX

About Matthew

I specialize in teaching beginning guitar students. The curriculum is customized for the student in regards to their goals and learning pace. Lessons with me are always fun and you learn the songs and techniques that YOU want to learn. All major styles are taught including Classic and Modern Rock, Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Progressive, Pop Top 40, etc. Acoustic, Electric & Classical guitars available for the student to use during the 30 or 45 minute lesson. All lessons are taught in my home studio in the Lake Worth, TX area. This is a safe, quiet, non-smoking, Christian environme
nt that fosters creative learning while giving the student the best chance for reaching their musical goals!
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Keegan T. December 2, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Matt is a wonderful teacher who has helped me grow with my guitar. He's patient and very relaxed which definitely helps me. I would recommend him to everyone, beginner or expert!
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Eryn F. December 1, 2014
Guitar · In home
Matt mixes in real songs with lessons that build early skills for someone just starting out. He also plays amazingly well and shows us how good I can be if I stick with it. Great time.
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Matthew V. December 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Matt is awesome! I've been learning from him for over 2 years and I couldn't have reached my goals without his knowledge. He is great at all styles and teaches me the things I want to learn!
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Matthew V.

Matthew V.

Fort Worth, TX 76108
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Maryellen W.

Fort Worth, TX

About Maryellen

Hello Parents/Students,
Thank you for checking out my profile. I absolutely love playing, performing and teaching violin. My hope is to share this wonderful gift with you! I try to meet students where they are, whether you are a beginner or an advanced student. My goal is to progress you to your full potential in a positive, encouraging atmosphere. I enjoy teaching and I bring a lot of energy to the lesson -- I hope you will too, because together, we will make learning violin a great experience; one I hope you will cherish for a long time.
My approach to teaching is student specific.
I know everyone learns differently and at their own pace. My hope is to inspire and challenge you to reach your full potential, while applauding your achievements along the way. I have a great sense of humor and a genuine interest in each student I teach.
To let you know a little about me, I began studying violin at the age of seven, progressing quickly through the Suzuki Method repertoire. I played with Shinichi Suzuki on a concert when he came to Knoxville, Tennessee to celebrate his birthday. I competed at state level, receiving no less than superior ratings and winning best violinist in the state of Tennessee. I went on to take from international professionals, Patricio and Jacinto Cobos of Chile; Alan Lieb, a protégé of Shinichi Suzuki, as he studied with him for years in Japan; the first chair violinist of the Memphis State Symphony, and Melvin Harrison of Texas Christian University.
Harrison encouraged me to become a teacher and I took a few courses at TCU in order to be certified as a Suzuki teacher in 1999.
I opened my home studio and by word of mouth, many schools in the Fort Worth area became interested in having me teach/coordinate violin programs for their fine arts programs. I taught for programs at All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Texas Elementary School of the Arts, Saintsville Preparatory Academy as well as taught and coordinated the Suzuki Program for Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth. Many of my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, several placing first chair.
My background involves about thirty years of playing/studying violin, as well as playing in the orchestra at Baylor University and performing at Bass Hall, here in Fort Worth. I am currently recording with a local artist and the album will be available the first of January 2014.
I look forward to working with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My method is a combination of the Suzuki Method and a more traditional approach. I find the repertoire in Suzuki is excellent for foundation in position and technique, but I like to supplement sight reading by using level appropriate etudes from Wolfhart, scales from Craig Duncan's three octave studies of major, minor, melodic and harmonic, as well as several selections of duets that I find solidifies a student's confidence in playing in harmony with another. I tailor my style of teaching to each student, depending on temperament, level of skill and discipline. I like to meet students where they are and progress them at a challenging pace, consistent with their skill level and potential.
A lesson with me begins with review, warming up on pieces learned or, if the student is a beginner, learning position to facilitate correct finger placement for pitch and doing bow exercises structured to assure bow control. If the student has played before, we concentrate on warming up, but also try to add dynamics, style and musicality to their review piece, as I like them to be challenged even as we are beginning. Next, we would focus on their current piece. We talk about key signature, play the corresponding scale to get our "formula" for playing the piece in correct rhythm and pitch. Then we work on the current piece. The last few minutes I bring etudes into the mix and spend time progressing them in theory and sight reading. Each student must have a notebook to record our lesson notes and keep up with practice throughout the week, as I fix a chart for them to clarify. My lessons are taught in a positive manner, encouraging the student to progress at their own pace, but also challenging them to reach their full potential.
I encourage students to play music from every genre, as many of them want to see the practical application in their lives. We can rock out to the Beatles, Bonjovi or Taylor Swift, while also learning the technique in Bach, Mozart and Mendelsohn.
I prefer to teach lessons weekly (meaning having a lesson once a week) and not take students who want to come for one or two lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a beautiful studio with a wonderful bay window. There is room for parents to relax on a comfortable couch and listen to the lesson. I have a piano in the studio, should we need accompaniment at any time. I provide a music stand as well. For some of the pop music, I provide an amplifier and a microphone that attaches to the violin.

*** Specialties ***
I teach a combination of traditional/Suzuki, incorporating three octave scales and exercises, etudes, repertoire from the Suzuki Method, while teaching the importance of position, technique, musicality, center pitch and performance.
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George W. October 30, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I'm a 51 yr young beginner, Maryellen is awesome, taking lessons from her is very enjoyable
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Everett T. October 29, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I found Maryellen very patient and easy to follow her instructions. She makes the lessons fun. I would recommend her to anyone of any age.
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Hienzel R. September 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Maryellen is very nice, gives clear instructions and makes the lesson fun. On the first lesson we've learned a lot and made us excited for the next class. Highly recommended.
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Maryellen W.

Maryellen W.

Fort Worth, TX 76133
(3)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Marilyn J.

Fort Worth, TX

About Marilyn

Music is soothing to the soul. It can calm us when anxious. It can teach young children focus, concentration and improve fine motor skills. I feel classical piano is a basic foundation to learn many instruments and types of music. I include theory and ear training with piano lessons. My goal is to try and turn on the student's love for music so that he or she wants to spend time at the piano at home improving skills.
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Dedrick A. June 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Marilyn is extremely patient and understanding. The best personality, super nice and open ideas and suggestion with the student and parents! Would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing piano instructor!
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Jaci P. May 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have completed my first month of lessons with Marilyn and I AM learning to play the piano!! Marilyn's knowledge, technique, personality, perseverance, and kindness are attributes which are so conducive to a pleasant learning experience.
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Elizabeth H. August 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
I have had many piano teachers in the past and Ms. Marilyn is my favorite by far. She is patient, understanding, and she takes time to explain what I have questions on. I would recommend her for students of any age. She really is a wonderful teacher :)
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Marilyn J.

Marilyn J.

Fort Worth, TX 76131
(4)
starting at
$28 / 30-min

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