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Rick P.

San Antonio, TX

About Rick

I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW :GUITAR LAB PLUS MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE; Learn how to use GUITAR PRO 6,Basic PRO TOOLS RECORDING and FL STUDIO 10 (Fruit Loops)I will show you ho
w to do things the best way from the start. We will pick up the best book for your level, there are too many to list just one. Also: alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, two hand tapping, tremolo picking, finger picking, arpeggios, string skipping, modes, drop "D", drop "C" tunings and more... styles include: Neoclassical, metal, rock, blues, jazz, gypsy jazz, acoustic, classical, flamenco and more...

*** Studio Equipment ***
NEW JUST ADDED: GUITAR LAB AND MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE: M-AUDIO PRO TOOLS,GUITAR PRO6 AND FL STUDIO 10 (FRUIT LOOPS) . Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps, Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboard, recording.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and amps. books.
Student: metronome and tuner.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching: 7 & 8 string guitar, neoclassical, metal, blues, jazz , gypsy jazz, acoustic, flamenco and classical. Music Theory and recording.
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Jasen W. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Rick for over 1.5 years and have shown steady improvement thanks to him. He is always prepared and gears the lessons toward the style of music I enjoy playing. He is patient and keeps the lessons at a comfortable pace while also making sure to push me to progress my abilities.
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Chris H. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a mid 40's guy who's wanted to play guitar since I was a kid. After a failed attempt in my teens, I hadn't revisited it (unless air-guitar counts) until this year. Fortunately for me, through Take Lessons, I found Rick. He is so very patient, friendly and flexible. The one thing I most enjoy about our lessons is that it's like visiting with a friend for an hour each week - whether we talk about music theory, new guitars or just about our lives, he always is engaged and accessible.

I can't say enough about Rick, he is a very knowledgeable musician, he genuinely cares that you reach your goal and is a really, really pleasant person. If your dream is just to play some of your favorite songs, or to go on to be a professional musician - Rick is definitely who I would recommend.
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Bill B. November 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
First rate instructor - fabulous

I'm a 50 something music student who loves guitar but has no particular talent. Rick has been patient with me and his lessons have improved my playing after a short time. I'm playing songs that I would otherwise never attempt.
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Rick P.

Rick P.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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$25 / 30-min
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Whitney V.

San Antonio, TX

About Whitney

Whitney started singing professionally at the age of 14 with Six Flags Theme Parks. Since then she has been in Branson, Mo and traveled the world singing with Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Norwegian and Celebrity cruise lines. Doing so has given her the opportunity to teach voice to people of all talent levels and all walks of life. She now resides in San Antonio, Texas where she performs at and teaches vocal for Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

*** Lesson Details ***
A lesson with me is much more than working on your vocal ability. We are going to pick the perfect vocal selection for you and t
hen work on your entire performance quality. I want to make sure you not only sound great but look like a confident performer whether you are onstage or at your friends wedding or competing. Depending on your goals or time line I am pretty easy going. After 3-6 months you can expect to learn good vocal technique, performance guidelines and the confidence to perform anywhere.

I am also excited to work with your pageant needs and I am very familiar with the Miss America system.

*** Studio Equipment ***
keyboard, spare room or living room, seating for parents, access to backing tracks

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an IPod speakers.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in performance for competitions. I can put together the whole package from helping choose music and costumes along with dance moves and perfecting your vocal technique. I can even make costumes. If you are wanting to compete in pageants or talent competitions I can help you reach your highest potential.
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Betty R. July 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I'm so glad that I met Whitney because she is the kind of teacher everyone should want. She is:
Kind
Teaches with passion
Very interested in student's interest and student's desire for accomplishment.
Provides on-site support, after hours support, and willing to listen to student's feedback.
Very, very, very encouraging
I'm so glad that I had Whitney as a music, singing, teacher/instructor.
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Randy M. July 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Whitney knows how to blend contemporary music with traditional learning. Highly recommend her. You will see results.

Thanks Whitney! :-)
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David M. July 21, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Challenges you to reach your full potential each lesson. Great at instructing complete beginners and helping them to advance and push themselves quickly.
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Whitney V.

Whitney V.

San Antonio, TX 78217
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$30 / 30-min
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX

About Neil

I am a music educator of ten years: I have taught both middle school band and choir to at-risk youth, as well as elementary music at a private Christian academy. My principal instrument is the saxophone (which I began playing in 1990), and I play many other instruments. As for my formal education: I received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA, 2010).

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to create life-long musicians...
I focus on the needs a
nd interests of my students, thereby representing all musical genres and including all cultures.
My lessons are structured into activities that incorporate various aspects of music appreciation:
Music theory, music history, music technology, performance practice, etc. (making such lessons comprehensive)

*** Studio Equipment ***
As a musician of 25 years, I believe it is the "musician that makes the instrument", and not the other way around. That is, I do not believe it is necessary to purchase the 'top' brand for your instrument in order to achieve the desired sound. Frequent practice builds skills and results in the desired tones people wish to hear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I always bring my instrument, metronome, tuner, music stand and stand for my instrument, including lesson materials and supplies.
I expect students to obtain a metronome and to always have their music folder (with ALL music etc.) available for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
All genres, all styles & all cultures! I teach students of all ages--mostly at my home studio, but I also travel to students' homes, churches, and, as an alternative during the Summer only, I am willing to meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.
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Cathy F. August 19, 2014
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Encouraging 1st lesson. Motivated & excited.
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Larizza B. November 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
The Whole Piano Teacher Package

Excellent teaching skills. On time. Serious. Patient. Intelligent. Friendly. Thank you Neil.
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Neil D.

Boerne, TX 78015
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starting at
$33.50 / 30-min
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Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX

About Alfredo

I studied classical percussion in college and then specialized on drums at the Drummers Collective in New York City. I have toured with bands and played many times in front of crowds of more than 25 000 people. I have TV experience as well. I also have worked as a session drummer on several records for big labels (BMG and Sony Music among them). I work as a producer and my approach to teaching comes from my love of Music in general. I have been a drums instructor for more than 30 years and my students always get the gigs. I speak English and Spanish. My teaching style is fun and has a very cle
ar outline, remaining flexible within it. I keep learning and practicing every day, and am very open to having fun together while learning. If you practice, the results are shown on every lesson and you will really notice it!

*** Lesson Details ***
We start by learning how to Play, reading is not the first approach, but will be learned around the 3rd month . Everyone can do it and if you feel you can't, I'll prove otherwise during the first lesson. Afterwards we practice simple techniques and start with simple independence exercises, which feel great. You will be playing a beat with simple independence the first time we try it, which can be during the first lesson and no longer than three lessons afterwards. As you progress with the independence in rock style, we will work in other styles like funk, jazz, Latin, odd meters and African and the main focus will be that you become a great drummer. Whether you are aiming to become a pro or playing as a hobby, you will find great value in these lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have 11 drum sets, recording gear, guitar and bass amplifiers and a pa system.

*** Travel Equipment ***
His own set. I could also rent them a set if needed, but having their own set is better for me. Sometimes I rented a set to my students in order for them to decide if they wanted to buy one.

*** Specialties ***
I use the Drummers Collective approach. I teach styles such as rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, pop, Brazilian, etc...
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Tara D. October 29, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He is very knowledgeable. He is always very patient and finds what works best for the student.
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Alan W. July 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Alfredo is an incredibly accomplished Drummer and musician! His professional musical experience and accomplishments are quite impressive. It's humbling to have someone with his professional music background as a teacher. But don't let his background intimidate you. He is very patient, and has a well structured methodology to teach you how to become a good drummer. Alfredo's technique is not directed to just learn easy groves to play along with music. Rather, he is committed to teaching you the proper techniques that will give you the foundation to become a skilled drummer if you are willing to put in the time. It's challenging, to say the least, but I think it will pay dividends in the long-run. When you are around Alfredo, it's obvious that he "loves" playing the drums, as well as composing and playing other music/instruments. It's also great fun to play your exercises, while Alfredo plays along with you (challenging not to be distracted) on his drum set or bass guitar. Great FUN!
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Alfredo V.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Jacqueline E.

San Antonio, TX

About Jacqueline

If you're looking for a well-rounded music teacher who can give you the right tools for improving singing and musicianship in a safe and positive environment, you've come to the right place!

I have taught students from 5 to 27, but I can certainly teach older adult beginners. I am passionate about singing, teaching, and inspiring my students so they can enjoy music and singing for years to come. I work in a very sequential manner from a pedagogical standpoint and tailor each lesson to meet the needs of each student individually so that they can truly feel like they are musicians and that t
hey have the proper tools to sing -- because success breeds success! I believe in the dignity of each student I work with, and that all students deserve a high quality music teacher. It is an honor and a privilege to help my students - no matter what they age - realize their potential for greatness, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to do so through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
More lesson times may be available than what is shown. Please send me a message if you would like to find out about other times.

Some examples of goals I can help you with:
- Improving singing technique
- Learning about vocal health
- Developing inner hearing, tunefulness, and beatfulness
- Learning music theory / how to read music
- Unleashing your natural musicality in singing
- Increasing self-awareness of bodily tension and how to release it

When you arrive for our first lesson, I'll start by asking you to sing a couple vocal exercises so I can listen carefully to your voice and how I can help you. I will also assess your ability to keep a steady beat, match pitch, and other basic music skills so we can move forward and see progress!

I always start with a strong foundation in the basics of singing and musicianship. After we spend at least two lessons simply establishing singing technique and going through exercises for singing, I will introduce music that is appropriate for your level of development. To help develop your basic musicianship skills, I use a sound-before-symbol approach, so we will not be reading music until you have demonstrated progress in your aural skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spacious area with a mirror and a digital, weighted, 88-key piano

*** Policies ***
I expect students to be punctual. I will not make up time that was lost due to student tardiness, but I will always make up any time lost on my part. I will always let you know at least 24 hours in advance whether I have to cancel a lesson and I will always make it up on a future mutually convenient date.

Parents or friends may sit and watch and/or take notes for the student, but any visitors must be silent throughout the entire lesson so as not to be a distraction to the student; s/he has to be fully focused in order to get as much out of the lesson as possible. I HIGHLY encourage the older beginner student to bring a recording device to record our lesson to study the vocal exercises in personal practice sessions after our lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best, and I believe my older beginner students deserve the same tools. (My teacher has had many students that have gone on to have very successful singing careers, all over the United States and some internationally.) As a singer, I have over ten years’ performance experience as a chorister and soloist and four years' experience in singing opera/musical theatre. I am a classically trained pianist, and also have experience conducting choirs from the elementary level to the high school level.

I am a member of many professional music organizations so you know I am not just a performer but am also committed to being the best music teacher/pedagogue I can be. My membership includes National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and Church Music Association of America. I frequently attend conferences and read many professional music journals. My personal music teaching philosophy is based on the music pedagogies of Zoltan Kodaly, Edwin Gordon, John Feierabend, Karl Orff, and Justine Bayard Ward.

My music philosophy:
1. Music is for everyone. Anyone can learn how to sing beautifully and be a musician! However, it takes time and hard work to see progress. I want to give you the right tools (proper singing technique and basic musicianship skills) to help you foster a love of singing for years to come.
2. Mastering the basics of singing and learning about vocal health is crucial! Whatever your goals, starting with and maintaining a good technique with consistent practice will keep you from injury so you can enjoy singing for a long time.
3. The more well-rounded you are as a musician, the better. In ALL singing lessons, I embed aspects of music theory and ear-training appropriate to your level so that you can have a holistic music education and be an independent, thinking musician.
4. Music is meant to be a beautiful expression of your heart and soul! While good technique and musicianship are very important, that is only half the story. At every stage, I work to help students connect with the music inside them so they feel safe and free to express their natural and artistic sensitivity.
5. Listening is vital to understanding music! Students can expect listen to recordings of music and singers to gain insight to and understanding of style. I encourage my students to listen to or watch recordings to work on the more organic elements of music, which cannot be gained from academic study.

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Jackie is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano, who earned her Bachelor of Music degree in General-Choral Music Education, magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Stage appearances in 2014 include Catholic University's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni (chorus) and the Yorkshire Opera Workshop's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe (Leila) in England. Highlights in 2015 include Verdi's Rigoletto (Countess Ceprano) and the Soprano Soloist for the Mozart Coronation Mass.

In addition to pursuing her interests in operatic repertoire and choral music, Jackie continues to refine skills in piano and Gregorian chant to further her development as an aspiring music educator and church musician.
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Jamie August 1, 2015
Classical Voice · In home
Jackie is a talented and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoyed working with her and learned a great deal.
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Taira July 31, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Jackie is such a wonderful teacher! she has been nothing but GREAT help to me with my music! She is a fantastic vocal coach!
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Katelyn H. July 5, 2014
Jackie is a well-rounded musician whose talent, enthusiasm, and commitment have brought her success in a variety of areas. Whether performing or teaching, she displays both a deep intellectual understanding of music and an artistic, expressive spirit. She is also a very supportive teacher who truly cares about others' growth. Her passion for music, learning, and life continues to inspire me, and I believe that the same will be true for future students.
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Jacqueline E.

Jacqueline E.

San Antonio, TX 78247
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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