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Tara G.

Austin, TX

About Tara

I graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA! I received a BFA in Musical Theatre. What a change that was to go from Texas to Philly! I auditioned for many different schools, and know what it takes to get there. I then moved to New York City 2 days after graduating, on my 22nd birthday! I had 13 wonderful, and also challenging, years in NYC. Lots and lots of auditions, of every kind! Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV, Soaps, Film, Commercials, Concerts, Readings, Showcases, etc. I have sung for ABBA (Mama Mia), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Hal Prince (Gypsy). I was also up for lead
s in Mama Mia, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray. So, I definitely have a lot of versatility, and knowledge of what they're looking for! I did a Eugene O'Neil play called "Ah Wilderness" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. We opened there, and then toured it all over the Midwest for 6 months. I did appear on NBC's Law & Order as a featured role, with the late Jerry Orbach. Lot's of experience, lot's of knowledge, and I'm excited to share it with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a laid back manner. That's not to say that I don't expect you to work too though! I don't necessarily teach one specific method. I feel like if you can get ALL the information, and different methods, then you can choose what best works for your voice , or your piano playing. I want my students to feel comfortable and safe to explore all different facets of their talent. After all, the little imperfections are what make us all unique!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, among many other instruments! My husband uses those, I use the piano. There's definitely a comfortable living room, for the parents or caregivers to sit and wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to the students house, they must have a piano, or keyboard. I can bring books of music.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach any style of singing! I majored in Musical Theater, but I sing everything. I played piano for 10 years. I have many many years of music theory lessons! I had surgery on my vocal chords, back in 1995, and had 4 years of speech and vocal therapy, so I have lots of experience with that as well. I don't use a specific method with my acting. It depends on what they would want to work on! I have many books of music, and music theory, and piano learning. In terms of learning piano, I would start with scales, and chords, and learning the right hand, then the left.
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Kalliegh K. January 24, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tara is still perfect! My daughter loves her and looks forward to Fridays for her lesson.
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Emilee Earthman January 18, 2016
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Tara is a wonderful instructor to work with! I could not be more pleased with all the help she has given me with my college auditions. She is experienced and really knows how draw out emotions in your acting. I 10/10 recommend her to anyone!
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Brittany January 12, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Tara is wonderful instructor. She made my daughter feel confortable immediately.
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Tara G.

Austin, TX 78745
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Michael F.

Austin, TX

About Michael

Hi I'm Mike!
I've been playing/teaching drums for over 20 years. I started out playing in Punk and Metal bands. I later got interested in Jazz which led me to the University of North Texas. I graduated there in 99 and boy did I learn a thing or two. Attending such a highly competitive school taught me a few things about learning new concepts and setting goals. I have since adopted a philosophy that yields results and have eliminated the "busy work" approach that most drum teachers use. My main interest is to see my students achieve their dreams!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a pretty
laid back teacher. I let student drive the intensity of the lessons. I have a few set goals that all my students must achieve but it is up to the student to determine how soon they meet them. After 3 months my students will be able to play a handful of songs chosen by them. They will also be able to play rudiments as wells as improvise with them on the kit. After 6 months a student should be able to learn drum parts by ear. At that point my students should also be able to take any memorized beats or fills and "remix" them spontaneously!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a separate room which includes 2 drum sets and recording equipment. 1 dog kept separate. Seating available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student should provide a permanent space where the drums are located and either a video recorder or hand held audio recorder. The student must also provide a metronome capable of being heard over the drums.

*** Specialties ***
I concentrate on drum set. I teach lots of styles at any level. I encourage learning by ear before I teach reading.
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Russell C. October 28, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mike is a great teacher that really understands how to pace his students. As an intermediate drummer, I have been taking lessons with him for a couple of months and really enjoy his style. He encourages improvisation rather than repeating patterns that any old goof could play. In a city where there are probably a lot of jokers trying to teach drums, Mike is one of the few that knows his stuff and knows how to cater to each unique student.
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Geoff A. March 30, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mike is an excellent teacher. Passionate and knowledgeable about all things drumming, and just a chill personality overall, unlike teachers I've had in the past. I find him very easy to work and communicate with. I live an hour away from Austin, and often have to reschedule lessons due to a hectic and unpredictable work schedule. Mike has always been flexible when needed, and very fair when it comes to cancellations. If I could, I would take lessons more often.
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Suellen L. November 21, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I am thrilled to be working with Michael! I am a first time "OLDER" student who has never played the drums. Michael is an excellent teacher and I am very comfortable working with him! His personality and teaching style works great for me! I like his hands on learning approach and feel like I am moving forward at a good pace. I have only had three lessons, but so far so good! If you are looking for a drum teacher Michael is wonderful!
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Michael F.

Michael F.

Austin, TX 78752
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$25 / 30-min
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Brandon C.

Austin, TX

About Brandon

Brandon has been surrounded by music since a young age, having both parents as musicians. Brandon began his musical carrier playing the trumpet eventually branching out to piano, a little violin, composing, and conducting. He attended the University of Central Florida where he received a BA and MA in composition and conducting respectively.

While in Orlando, Brandon worked as a part of the A Gift for Music program teaching beginning violin to inner-city elementary school children. He was also the conductor of the A Gift for Music Core Orchestra, a group of very talented young string stude
nts. Brandon was also the Brass Instructor for a local Jr./Sr. High School where he taught trumpet lessons, coached brass ensembles, and accompanied students on the piano. On top of this Brandon also had a small studio in the area.

Currently Brandon is a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin where he is studying composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I find the most important thing is to make sure the student has fun making music. I realize that everyone is different and I try to cater to the needs of the individual while still making sure that there is advancement in technique and musicianship. It is also a goal of mine to make sure that every students learns to practice without having someone ask them to do it.

I believe it is important to have a strong foundation when playing music. If that foundation is there it is easier to have fun making music and far less likely for a student to fail. For beginners I generally start with basic technique and gradually shift into playing pieces. If a student has been playing for a while, I will find out where they are in their musical journey and take it from there. I also try to focus on developing musicianship and individuality. I can not stress how important it is to not only have fun but to practice. It takes a great deal of dedication and effort to become a good musician.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music and small things like the occasional rosin or valve oil. I can also help students find rental venues for instruments. I would expect the students to have their own instrument/s and material to properly take care of the instrument. I would also expect them to keep the music we are currently working on with them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music though I can teach popular music and basic improvisation. I try to focus on expression and technique with students.
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Dianne R. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Brandon is very patient and breaks everything down so it's easy to learn!
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Chloe L. January 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So knowledgeable, very friendly, excellent demeanor with kids, he put my daughter at ease in no time and made some great suggestions on improving her skills.
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Lloyd W. November 14, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Brandon is a very good teacher. He has patience and knows just what I need to progress on the trumpet
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Brandon C.

Austin, TX 78722
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bruno B.

Austin, TX

About Bruno

Voice Lessons, Essay/English/Grammar, Math tutoring (Credentials below)
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance: have performed operatic and musical theatre roles, recently with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin and Spotlight on Opera. I have studied pedagogy and focus on teaching students the most healthy way of singing with their own voices--the major goal is to get students to understand how their voices work and to be able to use their voices effectively with minimal effort.
Bachelor of Arts in English- I have 4.0 in my English degree at UT, am a published author and received a
perfect score on the English portion of the ACT. Also seeking a Creative Writing Certificate at UT. Can help students edit or plan a paper, or simply help with English/Grammar homework.
Also tutored High School Math in High School as part of National Honor Society, won awards at Math UIL and feel comfortable tutoring up to Algebra 2.
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Greg W. October 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson, but already learned a lot. Been singing all night as a result and the dogs are unafraid (I had zero experience). Most importantly, he gives you confidence, which is 90% of the game, I've been told
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Shana J. September 4, 2015
Portuguese · Online
Verified Student
Bruno is very patient and understanding. He answers all of my questions and makes sure that I am understanding the material. I am very happy to have him as my teacher and he really knows what he's doing. I would give him more than 5 stars if I could!
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Paul G. July 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Bruno has been great! He's really helped me find my voice and apply it to the style of music I create!
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Bruno B.

Austin, TX 78712
(3)
starting at
$30 / 60-min
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Chi-hui K.

Austin, TX

About Chi-hui

I am a professional cellist. I started teaching both private piano and cello lessons since 10 years ago, and I still have great passion toward teaching.When I teach music, I want students to learn to express their emotions through music. Essentially, I wish music education would help people to find that having music around is one of the most wonderful thing in the world.

I hold a DMA degree in cello performance from Michigan State University. I started playing piano at the age of 5. My minor is piano performance until finishing my undergraduate studies in Taiwan. I started teaching private
music lessons since then. When I finished my undergraduate studies, I became a certificated teacher in music. Since I moved to the US to study, I have also been teaching private piano lessons in Boston and currently in Houston. My students are aged from 3 to 50 years old.

Thank you for your time and attention to my profile. I hope to have a chance to share my love in music with you.
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Jeff September 21, 2015
Cello · In home
Chihui is an very experienced teacher. She is great at encouraging students and I feel I am always making progress after every class. I have been learning both piano and cello from her for a long time. I recommend her highly!
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Chi-hui K.

Chi-hui K.

Austin, TX 78751
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

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