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Popular Music Teachers Near Bellevue

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Mike O. Seattle, WA

About Mike

I have been playing / studying the drum set for over 25 years. I have taken lessons from some of the best teachers on the West Coast and brought the best of their knowledge into my lessons. I have been teaching kids at the Rock School in Seattle for the last 10 years as well as teaching privately for ages 10 and up. Some of the groups I've played / recorded with are: Atma, Kiss Her For The Kid, Leanne Wilkins, Carrie Akre, Stereo Sons, Charles St Messengers. *** Lesson Details *** I work to develop a vocabulary on the drum set that translates through all styles of music. My lessons employ a routine that works well for beginners as well as more advanced players by the option to add difficulty incrementally. This routine gives consistency to the lessons and makes it easy to gauge ...

Holly T. Seattle, WA

About Holly

I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for eight years. I was employed at The West Side Music Academy for over three years and am currently working on a Bachelors in Music Education at Seattle Pacific University. I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age 14, and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mark Samson. I began singing and playing piano at age 5. I have been involved in school and church choirs including The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, and ...

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Mandy S. April 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We love Holly's enthusiasm and skill as a teacher.
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Xing G. December 7, 2014
Singing · In home
As a student, I take vocal and piano lessons from Holly. I look forward to our lessons each week and I love the kind of flexibility she gives me. I often find myself motivated by her lessons to practice on my own.
She has introduced a lot of new music to me this year--some music which I didn't think I liked!
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Ly T. December 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
Best instructor ever, indeed!
My daughter takes lesson from Holly. My daughter who cried when I would sing to her as an infant, who begged me to stop singing when she was in elementary. My daughter who would not participate in annual caroling, who early on in her academic instructions learned to mouth "watermelon" to give the impression she sings along. Now in high school, she takes lessons from Holly. My daughter enthusiastically belts out the words to songs! Holly is helping her to find her voice- musically, and in life. My daughter will now let me sing!

THANKS HOLLY!
BJ M. Seattle, WA

About BJ

I grew up studying violin under the Suzuki method for over 13 years at the University of Louisville School of Music Preparatory School, my listening and playing skills were nurtured at the young age of five. I performed with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and other ensembles increasing my skills and confidence playing the instrument. A confidence that I can bring out in you as your violin teacher. Beyond the classical foundation of Suzuki's collection, the violin has afforded me a unique opportunity to express myself in a wide range of musical styles and venues: * I have supplied harmonies on acoustic covers and classic rock numbers at college open mics and coffee shops. * I rocked out with an indie-pop band on famous Seattle stages like The Showbox, The Crocodile and ...

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Nilanjana G. December 16, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
BJ has been a wonderfully dedicated violin teacher for my 10 year old kid. He is very approachable and understands the student's needs very well. I would highly recommend him.
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Carol D. May 17, 2014
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned more in 3 lessons with BJ than I did in a year with my last teacher. He has clear and helpful exercises to fix my bad habits in how I bow. We aren't into actual playing yet, but I expect things will progress well for me.

His place is easy to get to and comfortable. He is prompt, organized and manages to be efficient at fitting a lot of teaching into the time we have. I did shift from half hour lessons to a full hour, as the half hour was not enough time to really finish a topic for us.

I'm very happy with the experience and am so glad to be playing again.
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Greg S. December 1, 2013
Music Performance
This guy is a true PRO

I have not personally taken lessons from B.J. Montoya, but I am a colleague of his and have created and performed music with him off and on over the last ten years. WHat I can confidently and boldly say is that B. J. is masterful at the violin and fiddle, and truly knows all aspects of the language of music. IF you take lessons from him, you won't just learn songs; you will learn artistry, technique, music theory, ear-training skills, music appreciation, and most of all a PASSION FOR MUSIC - which B.J. cannot HELP but to pass on to his students. I say this because I have always respected and admired his true passion for creative muical expression on the violin.

Besides all that, B.J. is a sincere, super-friendly, and laid-back guy who will help any student - at any level - feel comfortable and at ease. His ability to offer warm support and encouragement - AND make the lessons FUN - will surpass any other violin teacher - I can pretty much guarantee that.

I highly recommend B.J. as a music teacher.
Jae-In S. Seattle, WA

About Jae-In

Starting to take violin lessons when Jae-In was 4 years old, she had become the youngest winner of the Korea national music competition at the age of 6, and made a solo concerto debut with one of the major orchestras at the age of 10. Since the debut, she has been performing extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, and often performs live on national television and radio such as on KBS and King FM Radio. and Asia, S. had performed solo with the Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, UW Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Gloria chamber Ensemble, and Washington Idaho Symphony. She studied music at the Preparatory School of Korean National University of Arts, Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School and received her bachelor degree in music at Yonsei ...

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Alan B. November 30, 2014
Violin · In studio
Jae-In is one of the most competent violinists in the Seattle area. As a teacher she is very analytical and puts a lot of thought and effort into her students's progress. I am a former semi-professional player who stopped playing the violin for 20 years. I recently started practicing again, but felt that I needed more direction and guidance. I have progressed more in the last two months working with Jae-In than I have in the previous 1 1/2 years since I picked up the instrument.
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Dana P. July 31, 2014
Violin · In studio
I was lucky to study with her cuz she is a professional, personable, and motivating teacher.
I leaned not just how to play violin, but how to practice on my own and listen to myself. So I notice that I'm improving my playing each time I practice.
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Aries C. February 17, 2014
Violin
She's the finest violinist and teacher I've seen.

Jane's very devoted and responsible to her students and she knows how to keep them inspired and loving playing violin.
My son couldn't get into the college receiving full scholarship without her.
Heidi M. Bellevue, WA

About Heidi

With over 25 years experience teaching voice, including at the college level, I bring a wealth of experience to my students. I earned my Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance, studied at the Tanglewood Institute, as well as with many other professional singers and acclaimed teachers. I have sung professionally with opera companies, symphonies and other presenting organizations. My students will learn vocal techniques that work and that will allow them to be the artists they want to be! I create a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere for my students. I firmly believe that studying music should be enjoyable, and that high standards don't equal stuffy seriousness! *** Lesson Details *** My students start singing better immediately - learning the basics of breath ...

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Lydia B. September 7, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Heidi is very knowledgable in teaching classical vocal techniques.

I didn't realize how much Heidi changed my breathing techniques until several months later when the choir members I sing with told me that I was projecting my voice over all of the altos and all of the tenors. Her ability to demonstrate and teach great vocal range and tone is amazing.... She does require that her students practice these techniques at home and is also open to your needs and desires.
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Amanda S. February 26, 2013
Singing
Don't Miss an Opportunity to Learn from the Best

Heidi is not only excellently trained and incredibly knowledgeable, she is personable and a great friend. In the lessons, you can expect instruction not just on singing a song, but on the mechanism of your vocal chords, the way sound works, how to translate classical singing and correct technique into pop and other styles of singing, how to perform and be engaging, and a myriad of other skills and techniques.

It bears repeating, do you ever think "I can't or don't want to learn how to classically sing Opera... who sings that way anymore?! I want to learn how to sing 'for real'"? If you do, you'd be like so many other students who don't understand the correlation between pop/modern style and classical training and you'll miss out on an incredible opportunity. You will learn how to breathe correctly, use your voice in a way that will leave you singing for the rest of your life, and techniques to reach those notes that you thought were impossible. Don't let those thoughts stop you from taking lessons with Heidi. I can honestly say that the techniques I learned with Heidi over 2 years ago, I still use to this day and I'm singing all the time! (In private and in performance). I can sing longer and better than many other peers just because of my lessons with Heidi. I know how to use and treat my voice.

She will stretch you to the point where you sometimes feel like you're going to break, but she will always be there to encourage and push - she knows the exact balance! Along with her impeccable skills, talent and knowledge, she is a friend to her students.

Personally, I had gone through some very emotional life events and once or twice she would even say "Let's just go for coffee" because I was obviously not focused on singing that day.

I can't stress enough how valuable and instrumental she has been in my life. Don't miss out on taking lessons from the best!
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Elizabeth O. February 23, 2013
Singing
A Voice-Transforming Experience

Through 4 years of study with Heidi, I can honestly say her teaching has completely transformed my singing voice. Whereas before, I had poor pitch control and a thin, breathy tone, Heidi has taught me technique that has changed all of that for the better. She is a true master of her craft, which both inspired and challenged me to be the best that I can be as a singer. For those who want to be serious about improving their vocal technique and musicality, I could not more highly recommend Heidi as a voice teacher!
Eric W. Seattle, WA

About Eric

Eric holds his degree in Music and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and over a decade of experience as a working musician. Whether he's performing for a room of 50 or stadium of 5,000, Eric always conveys his passion for music and commitment to the groove. Eric currently plays bass and sings in The Nines, the Northwest's premier party band, as well as numerous other projects. While a student at UCSB, he was a member of the Hip Hop/Funk/Fusion collective, Boombox Orchestra, and the UCSB Jazz Ensemble as well as other groups. He has had the benefit of studying with bass legends like Dartanyan Brown (Chase) and Mark White (Spin Doctors), and has studied at the Berklee College of Music. In addition to his familiarity with traditional methods of instruction, he's ...

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Jack M. October 7, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a great bass teacher, who has been teaching me for almost a year now. He is passionate and very knowledgeable about bass guitar. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a good bass teacher.
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Kelli J. November 24, 2013
Bass Guitar
awesome and funky bass teacher

Eric is an amazing bass teacher. He has great taste in music and he KILLS it on the bass. His funky grooves inspired me to practice for hours everyday. His music taste is very diverse, so if you have a song you want to learn he will probably be able to teach it to you. He also has a very keen ear and will teach you the skills you need to develop your ear so that you can jam.

If you want to rock at bass, definitely call Eric.

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