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John S. Lancaster, OH

About John

I have been interested in drums for as long as I can remember. When I was very young I remember trying to imitate drummers from the bands I was listening to at the time. I had a toy field goal kicker that would kick a ball through the goal posts when I pressed down on the player's helmet. I remember taking the goal posts apart and using them as drumsticks. I would use those "drumsticks" to play on the side of my bed when listening to my favorite drummers. My interest in drumming hasn't diminished at all since those days. I joined the school band program when I was in the fifth grade and I have played the drums for over 30 years in a variety of musical settings such as marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, worship team and home recording. A group of neighbors and schoolmates ...

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shawn B. April 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First thing,John and his family are very nice people.Being a little older person looking to play as a hobby. I still knew that in order to even be a decent drummer, you have to learn the fundamentals first.John in my opinion is like a professor of the drums.Like anything worth anything in life,it takes lots of hard work and practice in order to come close to perfection.John has the knowledge to give you all the tools that you need to strive towards that perfection.
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Mario F. October 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is a wonderful drum instructor. I was very interested in learning the underlying drum structure and rudiments before progressing on into other complicated drum techniques. His teaching style is perfect for everyone from a beginner to an advanced player. He has an in depth knowledge of the drumming industry from his own personal experiences and from teaching as well. He is able to communicate in such a way that is very easy to understand for both the lessons and the practice homework. I highly recommend John!
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Jennifer M. July 24, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
John is great! He has a lot of patience with my son. My son is eight and a beginner.
Nice clean house, with a good learning environment. My son looks forward to his lessons and practice because of John's enthusiasm.
Jimmy H. Columbus, OH

About Jimmy

*** Travel Equipment *** I will bring my own guitar and amp *** Specialties *** I am fluent in every possible style. At some point I have performed in every type of band and expose my students to many different styles and techniques. I recently got off tour with a country band from Nashville, but have performed jazz, metal, rock, blues, soul, classical, fusion. I specialize in those students who really want to put in the time to seriously learn their instrument, but if you want to have fun just playing by the campfire that's cool too. I'm cool, laid back and love a good laugh. I have taught hundreds of students on all levels and styles over the years and to answer your question yes anyone can play if they invest the time needed to learn and yes you are gonna have clumsy fingers from ...

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ANTHONY C. September 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After a month studying under Jimmy my guitar skills have skyrocketed. I didn't realize how much I was stuck on a plateau until I compare recordings from a month ago. Jimmy has assisted me in reaching new levels of lead guitar and knowledge of theory so that I am now playing lead roles and improvising beyond what I thought capable. I have the technique, skills and self confidence to take lead with my band, and my fellow band members have all asked what my secret has been in my phrasing and solo's; the secret is simple a great instructor and structured practice. Now my practice time is much more productive. Jimmy really understands how to custom teach and improve weaknesses I was unable to even understand without his help. Thanks Jimmy for helping me reach new goals and my true potential.
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ANTHONY C. August 3, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After 2 lessons with Jimmy I have improved on my overall technique and cleaning up my tones as well increased speed; more progress than past two months. Jimmy is extremely knowledgeable and takes you to the next level. If you listen to his instruction and do the practice time you will improve. I'll be so much more prepared for my next gig. Thanks Jimmy!
Jacob R. Dayton, OH

About Jacob

If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied and versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals. *** Lesson Details *** Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique on their instrument. I encourage students to work hard ...

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Meghan G. April 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My teenager has had lessons with Jacob for 3 years, first guitar, then piano. He has a great personality and is a very encouraging teacher. She never once wanted to quit and never complained about going to the lessons, even with an otherwise very busy schedule, which is a testament to him and his teaching. He is a very dedicated and talented musician, and was always willing to work with whatever songs she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him for any age kid or adult.
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Harold M. March 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent and very helpful and informative
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megan S. October 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jacob is amazing with my daughter.... Very patient and relates well to her.
Lydia H. Columbus, OH

About Lydia

Lydia started her musical journey at age 8 with piano and later adding harp when she was 12. She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano and harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age. Currently Lydia is a full-time professional harpist and music teacher maintaining a studio of 33 students. Lydia has performed well over 800 times in Columbus and the surrounding areas and has recorded 3 CDs of her beautiful music. She is the principal harpist for the Cardinal Health Chamber Orchestra and also plays with the orchestra at Northwest ...

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Ronnie S. September 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
As a adult leaner, I want to say that she is patient, easy to understand and relates well to new people. A good teacher who likes sharing knowledge.
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Anita B. September 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Lydia taught my daughter both harp and piano for 8 years. She is an excellent teacher. I could not have asked for better. Lydia is extremely musical, and is professional, yet down-to-earth, kind and friendly. She is very patient and has pleasant to be around. She has recorded CD's of her harp music, has played with orchestras, and has attended many music study programs. Her musical ability is superior and she LOVES to share her the joy of playing both harp and piano to others. Lydia is also flexible with the pieces she teaches. She is very good at teaching the classical pieces and exercises, but also can teach pop and other genres. She has two recitals a year which are in a relaxed atmosphere but still give the student the performance experience. GREAT TEACHER!
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LGMJ P. September 23, 2014
Harp · Online
Years ago, Lydia was kind enough to try Skype lessons with us, given we are 8-9 hours away from her. We sought a Bible believing, Faith-oriented Christian Harp teacher and she was it! We have been delighted with her teaching, her love for music and for working with the students. We have had the privilege of watching her play in the Orchestra and, traveling the 8-ish hours for Spring and Fall recital and hearing her play with the students and encourage the students on their playing in the recitals. She even recently coached us through a pedal harp purchase and her help was invaluable. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for piano and or Harp instruction.
Ben U. Columbus, OH

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels. My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano. Education BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012 BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012 Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014 Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad ...

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Tara B. April 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I am an adult beginner piano student and am very pleased with Ben as an instructor. He is patient, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Ben is able to help explain concepts and techniques that I struggle to grasp so I am able to make real progress every week. I highly recommend Ben as a piano instructor.
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Freya N. April 4, 2015
Latin · Online
Verified Student
Very Patient and explains thoroughly.
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Linda M. March 18, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an exceptional teacher. My wife has prior violin experience but has special needs today that Ben works through showing great patience. We are so pleased and can highly recommend him.
Szu-Yu C. Columbus, OH

About Szu-Yu

Szu-Yu is a young professional in classical vocal performance, who maintains a highly active and learning in voice studio with high level of technical skills. EDUCATION  Doctor of Musical Art- Vocal Performance(Soprano) - The Ohio State University, School of Music. (2014)  Master of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance degrees: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Music.(2009) ADDITIONAL STUDIES  Master class: Thomas Grubb - 2005  Master class: Koyama - 2005  Master class: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2006  Accademia Internazionale dell’Opera: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2007  Ensemble studies: Barbara Honn - 2008  International Asian Opera Workshop: Sarah Holman, Robin Rice - 2009 VOCAL STUDIES  Robin Rice The Ohio State University, School ...

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Trokon G. March 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu's style of teaching is very impressive. I am glad to have her teaching my son. My son understood very easily her method of teaching. I hope to have her teaching him for a long time.
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wayne P. February 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu is very knowledgeable and skilled, everything stated about her is correct. I am very please that she is willing to work with me and discuss how I play, I am almost 60 years old and can play some. She is not judgmental but very positive and encouraging. She is not intimidated by my age, (my daughter is older). She knows her stuff and is very confident.
We meet at a practice facility in a college, that is fun and interesting.
My money is being well spent and I am learning things that should help me to grow and enjoy the piano, and possible reach a personal goal to be able to play at church.

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