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Patrick L. Asheville, NC

About Patrick

Hi there, my name is Patrick, and I am now a new resident of the Asheville area. I am a music teacher of Trumpet, Piano, Voice and Sound Recording with more than 20 plus years of experience. Below, I relate some of my experiences and philosophies as a teacher of music since 2002. Trumpet Lessons I have worked with adults and children, with beginners, and with more experienced players looking for a push or a new direction. I have developed many different teaching methods based on what each of my students wants to get out of lessons. The heart of most lessons I teach is learning to play or understand songs. Usually, I rely on my students to select the songs they wish to study, which I then transcribe to make personal arrangements fitted to their abilities. Of course, I will suggest or ...

Laura S. Candler, NC

About Laura

Laura has taught throughout her musical career and loves nothing better than to introduce students of all ages to the magic of creating their own music. As a teacher, she focuses on a balance of inspiration and explanation. Inspiration: because if you don’t love your music, what’s the point? And technique: because if it’s easy to play and sounds good, you’ll keep coming back for more! Laura has a BA in Violin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee School of Music, has taught privately for eight years, and plays in several bands. Laura has taken firsts in her age division at several fiddle contests, including the California and Nevada Oldtime Fiddle State Champions, Western Open Championships and top 5 in the National Oldtime Fiddle Championships. *** Studio ...

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Jenny S. February 20, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Laura is wonderful! She's totally inspired my daughter, who now walks around the house playing all our favorite fiddle tunes. There was one piece my dad in particular loves (Truck Drivin' Man) and Laura wrote it out for us. My daughter played it for her granpa's birthday, it was so sweet!
Stephanie Q. Asheville, NC

About Stephanie

I am returning to private instruction, after completing several major projects, and eager to impart my fresh new ideas to my new students here on TakeLessons! I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin and piano teacher, with a resume spanning many pages. I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started! *** Lesson Details *** All the students on my Student YouTube channel who ...

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Pat F. February 3, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing, she was able to hear pitch over the internet connection and is wonderful in working with our son. I would highly recommend her.
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Mira M. September 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Stephanie is amazing. She is an excellent teacher and truly cares for her students. I have been taking lessons from her for a month now and really love it. She makes sure to explain things and makes it fun! She is an inspiration and I love doing my homework and always look forward to go to my lessons with her! Stephanie makes sure that her students will succeed in their goals. She is patient. It is up to us to really do our homework in order to achieve excellency which Stephanie provides for her students!
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J B. February 18, 2014
Violin
Stephanie is extraordinary!

I never gave it any thought that it would be possible to learn such a complex instrument via Skype. To find someone as professionally trained as her is very challenging in of itself, but to have someone of her caliber teach my daughter from many miles away in the comfort of our home is truly amazing! Stephanie was very patient, observant, extremely knowledgeable and a talented teacher. It is quite a luxury to have the opportunity to work with her. I'd recommend her highly. If you are hesitant to try her online lessons I would suggest you at least give it a chance; you will be pleasantly surprised.
Kent S. Asheville, NC

About Kent

Kent has been playing drums for 16 years and performing for 14 of those years. In High school he was Drum Captain in the marching band and principle percussionist in wind ensemble. While in high school Kent studied under Hank Dempsey (former touring drummer with Dizzy Gillespie). He went on to study percussion for a number or years at Appalachian State University, studying with Dr. Robert Falvo and performing in many of the ensembles where he picked up the Tabla, a classical set of drums from India. Kent furthered his study of Tabla and North Indian Hindustani under Wiley Sykes, the principle percussionist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Kent currently lives in Asheville and works as a musician in multiple bands in the Asheville area as well as teaching lessons at Musician’s ...

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Delise C. September 26, 2014
Drum · In studio
My daughter absolutely loves working with Kent. He provides a structured, enjoyable lesson. His comments are always encouraging and positive. His knowledge and style of teaching transferred well to my 10-year-old daughter. I would highly recommend Kent for anyone who want to play drums!

And Kent, thank you for helping her grow and cultivate this talent!
Phil A. Asheville, NC

About Phil

I've been playing guitar for nearly twenty years and teaching guitar and music theory for nearly ten years. I have experience playing in a variety of styles such as rock, country, jazz, bluegrass, funk and blues. I studied music at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and took private lessons with some of the best guitarists in the area such as Brian Wilkie, who was a prominent Nashville session player during the '80s and early '90s. My course will place a focus on technique and ear-training will some emphasis on music theory and reading music. I believe proper technique and ear-training is paramount toward individual success on the instrument. I believe every student learns differently as well and think it's important to take the time to figure out what exactly the student

Kym V. Weaverville, NC

About Kym

Kym enjoys teaching piano and being a vocal teacher/coach for a variety of styles, from classical to cabaret, musical theatre, indie, pop, and rock for ages 5 to 75. Kym is a classically-trained vocalist and pianist, who has performed professionally since her teens. Beginning at age 6, she studied piano with the late Eloise Niwa, second pianist with the Chicago Symphony, one of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras. She also studied with various vocal professionals, including Deborah Bulgrin, one of the top voice teachers in Chicago who has been a featured recitalist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Kym has musically directed professional musical productions, including Cabaret, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, The Fantastiks, A Chorus Line, and The Wiz. She also played in ...

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