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Nicholas M.

Monroe, GA

About Nicholas

I am very excited to be a part of the music teaching community because it offers some of the most satisfying and positive results to our students not only in their music ability but their character as a whole. Scott Tennant offers his philosophy of music which I strongly agree with-

"Music is the most powerful of all arts. It instantly stirs up emotions, conjures visions, and offers glimpses of other, higher dimensions. It arouses men to battle; kindles amorous passion in lovers; soothes a baby to sleep; comforts us when we grieve. It engages our hearts and our minds, and can bring out t
he best that we are. One can safely presume that not a single emotion, nor any human or natural event, has been left undocumented by music."
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NelsonR November 30, 2010
bass guitar

Before I met Mr. Nicholas music seem so distant and uncomprehensible like and alien language. Mr. Nicholas changed that whit his vast knowledge of music and a cool but to the point style of teaching. The classes are stress free and a lot of fun because Mr. Nicholas can play many instruments during the classes so every class is a little different . Mr. Nicholas has exceeded all my expectations as a music teacher.
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Waynep June 8, 2010
i enjoy playing and he is showing me all the mistakes i have learned but their hard to unlearn but i will make it
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TamarD December 30, 2009
drum student

Nicholas is an amazing teacher. He has a great attitude and he's very knowledgeable
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Nicholas M.

Monroe, GA 30655
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Mark W.

Snellville, GA

About Mark T

I have been playing since I was 4 years old and have been loving every minute of it. I have been fortunate to play and tour with many groups here in the US and in Europe. Over the years I have really enjoyed passing on my knowledge and love of music making to others. I would be honored if you gave me the opportunity to help your or your family achieve their musical dreams.

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost I am very laid back and that helps my students relax into the process of making great music. Expect your first lesson to be about getting to know each other and getting a firm
idea of what your expectations are.

Everyone learns at a different pace and has changing interests. Within the framework of moving you towards your musical goals I create custom goals and lessons for my students.

What does that mean? Well, you can pick out some of your own music, customize the way you practice, decide when you want to move forward with more challenging music and many other things.

I do expect my students to learn several pieces of music at a time and perform so you can share your music. That's what it is all about after all!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None, all students require an instrument to practice on.

*** Specialties ***
Classical solo
Orchestral audition prep
Suzuki
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Tom X. December 23, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Fantastic Teacher!

Mark Williams's violin teaching is very experienced and professional. He helped prepare my daughter for her county orchestra audition, and she made it! My daughter enjoys the pieces assigned, and his constructive feedback has allowed her to fix bowing technique and other problems. Each lesson is focused on improving and learning new and old skills. His teaching has made my daughter a better violinist! The schedule is also flexible to fit all my daughter's activities. If you are looking for an excellent violin teacher, Mark Williams is the one!
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Richard O. December 7, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent Violin learning

Mark is an experienced and excellent Violin teacher. He is very flexible, reliable, respectful, and very very patient. My daughter's violin playing has improved very much all because of Mark's teaching skills, style and professionalism.
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Judy Q. May 5, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Excited about learning more!!!

Mark is an excellent teacher. He helped me correct my stand and holding the violin and hand position which has me playing much better. We had to back up to the basics but that will help me be a better violinist. He also has been flexiable about changing dates and time to fit my needs. I recommend him to anyone!
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Mark W.

Snellville, GA 30078
(4)
starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Lark S.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Lark

I absolutely love music and teaching it to others! Having studied both clarinet and piano at the University of Georgia, I am patient and encouraging with both children and adults. I have taught piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone for several years and have children of my own; so I understand that each person is an individual and has different needs and strengths. I am also the Beginning Band Director with the Athens Area Homeschool Band and assist with solo festivals and auditions and have played with the Gwinnett Community Band. I enjoy teaching beginning students as well as more advanced
students. It is such a huge joy to see a student grow in their understanding of music and gain the confidence that comes with it!

*** Lesson Details ***
Please note that weekly lessons are recommended for all students. Lessons typically last for a half hour, possibly longer for more advanced students or adults. Also, it is expected for all students to practice throughout the week, therefore it is essential that each student has an instrument before beginning lessons.

For my young beginning pianists, I use the Bastien method books which start with being able to identify the notes and keys on the piano and then move to reading music on the staff. I am very patient and encouraging with young students. My goal is for them to be able to identify the notes on the keyboard, find the correct hand position, and play a few simple songs within two to three months. After six months, they will be playing songs while reading notes on the staff. They may also participate in the Spring Recital and Christmas Recital. *Please note, that I expect all beginners to have a piano or keyboard to practice on before beginning lessons. (Please look under Studio Equipment to see details and suggestions.)

For my adult beginning pianists, I use a lesson series by Alfred which combines music theory with the lesson songs and exercises. At the beginning they jump right into reading music, and within three months, the student will be able to play some nice songs. After six months, basic chords will have been introduced and they will be able play more complicated songs.

For my more advanced piano students, I use the Faber lesson series. With all students, I include music theory in each lesson, but the Faber series goes into more depth. It also covers a variety of music genres, including ragtime, jazz and classical. Also, depending on the individual, I will begin to incorporate some classical pieces as soon as they are ready. I'm always open to knowing what a student likes and pursuing songs that they will enjoy playing, particularly as they become more accomplished!

With my clarinet and alto saxophone students, I focus on scales and arpeggios, help them with songs that they are working on in band, and provide supplemental exercises, duets, or solos for them to play. I also help prepare students for middle school and high school district and all-state auditions by working on the scales, etudes, and sight reading and encourage them to participate in the Spring Music Recital.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano, keyboard, clarinet, and alto saxophone that I use for teaching, but I expect my students to have their own instrument before beginning lessons. A keyboard is fine for beginning piano students; it is not necessary to have a piano. I will be happy to recommend models and brands of keyboards to new piano students. Keyboards need to have full size keys and be 'touch sensitive' or have the 'grand piano touch', meaning how hard you press the keys will determine how loud it will sound. Some Yamaha models I recommend are: PSR E333, PSR E423, YPG 235, and EZ 220.

*** Specialties ***
I use Bastien piano method books with my younger (early elementary) piano students, and prefer the Faber piano method series with my older piano students (upper elementary through high school) which includes a variety of songs, ear training, transposing, and more music theory. With advanced piano students, I primarily focus on a variety of Classical music in addition to songs that may be of interest to them. With my adult piano students, I use the Alfred adult series which contains popular and classical songs that they may be familiar with. Each method includes music theory. I prefer teaching piano from first grade and up through adults, but have taught some five year old students as well.

I am familiar with the "Essential Elements" and "Standard of Excellence" method series for both clarinet and saxophone. I teach beginning to advanced clarinet and beginning to intermediate alto saxophone. I am classically trained on the clarinet although I enjoy playing and teaching a variety of genres.
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JimF July 1, 2012
Patient and Knowledgeable

Lark has turned out to be a good fit for my learning style. Trying to learn as an adult can be challenging and frustrating... And I am sure it can be a substantial test for the teacher as well. Lark has been very patient and understanding as well as very encouraging. Her lesson notes are extremely helpful as I prepare for each week's lesson. She knows her stuff and also knows how to create a good environment for the student. I am having a good experience indeed.
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MorganR January 8, 2012
Flexible teaching style

Lark is extremely flexible with her teaching style. As a middle aged adult who has never read a note of music, I don't have a lot of patience with starting at the very beginning. I want to start playing songs I am interested in immediately. Lark manages to work this music into her lesson so that I keep my interest. I would recommend her to anyone who is just starting out.
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SherryC December 7, 2011
Piano

She is an excellent teacher. My daughter has really learned alot from her.
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Lark S.

Lark S.

Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(9)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Brandon B.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Brandon

Hello, I'm Brandon, and I have over twenty years experience performing guitar and bass guitar in churches, retreats, cafes, nightclubs, concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, funerals, and festivals. I am a natural at captivating audiences with my acoustic finger-picking style as well as my aggressive, frenetic, and always fun electric playing. I like to play acoustic rock like Neil Young, electric rock guitar like Metallica, and bass guitar like Red Hot Chili Peppers. Let me teach you how you too can be a rock star!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am currently accepting new students at all a
bility levels, but I don’t want to teach just anybody. I want to work with cool, nice, high quality people. Students must be very dedicated and willing to put time into practicing every week in order to progress rapidly to achieve your musical goals. I take teaching very seriously because I want to help people reach their goals and overcome their challenges. Student's lessons will be divided by learning a musical 'foundation' and learning your favorite songs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher has a music room and living room to offer lessons out of. The music room includes a couch, two chairs, a computer, smart phone, tablet and instruments: guitars and bass. A music stand, metronome, tuner, and amplifier are also available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a Guitar Amplifier, Bass Amplifier, Instrument Cable, Music Stand, Metronome, Tuner. Students should have their own Guitar or Bass Guitar

*** Specialties ***
I like to play acoustic rock like Dashboard Confessional, electric rock guitar like Metallica, and bass guitar like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus.
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Elliot G. May 28, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Having a blast!

Brandon is a very able and caring teacher. I am looking
forward to continue learning guitar with him.
Thank you.
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Liz W. February 7, 2013
Verified Student
quick and easy

I love the fact that Brandon preforms in the band at our church. My daughter is learning the guitar in a safe and convenient location. The pricing is fine and I see how much my daughter looks forward to practicing and impressing Brandon at her lesson. We will continue as long as she is happy and challenged musically .
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PhyllisH June 7, 2012
Brandon is a great teacher

Some years ago I had guitar lessons from another teacher and I can truly say that Brandon is an excellent teacher. I am now learning some of the basics which I was not taught previously. I highly recommend Brandon.
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Brandon B.

Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(6)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Steve F.

Lawrenceville, GA

About Steve

Steve was born in Joliet, IL and at the young age of 10, he discovered his love of music. A music program for his class with “live” musicians playing real instruments ignited his life long vocation. From that day to this, his fascination with music has only gotten stronger. After 5 years of accordion lessons Steve began to take an interest in the guitar and started taking lessons. Through the years Steve has not only developed a love for the guitar, but the love of teaching the guitar. At 22, he got into his first road band and spent the next 8 years playing concerts sharing the stage with man
y of the great “name” bands on tour as well. Bands such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sugarloaf and Iron Butterfly are just a few to mention.

When he came off the road Steve and his brother opened a music store and he began teaching the guitar. Steve keeps the student in mind and creates a way to make the lessons fun and interesting. When Steve was offered a gig as Billy Joe Royal’s guitarist it was back on the road. Steve has also done road work with such notables as The Classics IV and Archie Bell. After the tours Steve opened a recording studio and for many years he played on many artists original songs playing guitar, keyboard and bass guitar as needed, as well as doing the engineering on the tracks. During this time Steve began to rekindle his love of teaching guitar and began accepting students again. Steve says, “Teaching is one of the most enjoyable aspects of music”. When he finally closed the studio down he maintained a number of students and still does. Today, Steve also performs regularly with The Erin Hill Band.
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Jason B. September 24, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steve has been patient and professional. Always on time and with his lessons I am constantly improving!
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Steve F.

Steve F.

Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(1)
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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