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Bruce S.

Boulder City, NV

About Bruce

I received my degree from the University of Utah in instrumental music education. Along with specialized training in band and orchestra instruments, I also offer lessons in guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica in playing and performance. When a student has a song they want to learn, I focus lessons around the requested song. I also have an extensive library of songs that I utilize. My music methodology is built around a song book that also has a CD attached. This has proven to be a lot of fun for all my students. It makes practice time more fun as they "play along" with the CD.

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With folk instruments I start by teaching the student basic chords and basic chord sequences.
In the beginning I stress the proper hand position and I spend some time perfecting the best finger position. This eliminates a lot of problems that will come up later. For the first songs I teach them songs that use those same chords and chord sequences. Soon after that I teach them how to read music. This is vital to being able to play lead on any folk instrument. As the student progresses he or she is exposed to many different styles of music I also will teach several different picking and strumming patterns. .The student is also taught about more advanced chord progressions and music theory that can be used in any situation.

For brass instruments I teach techniques in developing breath control and embouchure development. Attention to these details will eliminate problems that could come up in the future. The student will learn how to read music from the start. As the student develops these basic techniques I begin working on tone development and breath support. As the student progresses he or she will be exposed to many different musical styles.
During the past two years I have been working for the Clark County School District as a Para Pro. I help students that need extra help to be more successful on their instrument.
I specialize in teaching the lower brass family. That is the Tuba, Trombone and the Baritone. I also train new teachers in the lower brass family if the new teachers has no experience when they first start out.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: Instruments, bookshelves, open space, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can rent a guitar/banjo.
I can provide an amplifier.
I can provide PA and analog recording equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Developed method for teaching very young students as well as adolescents and adults.

Folk music
Popular music
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Jim R. February 18, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Bruce is a fantastic teacher. He uses well planned-out lessons, but will modify as needed to fit the students ability and progress. He is enthusiastic about music and very knowledgable with multiple instrument playing abilities.
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Catrina S. November 21, 2015
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Gets straight to teaching! What a nice gentlemen. Looking forward to many lessons to come!
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Heather H. July 30, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
He's very patient and kind. He seems to be enthusiastic about her progress. Definitely recommend!
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Bruce S.

Bruce S.

Boulder City, NV 89005
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starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Glenn W.

Henderson, NV

About Glenn

I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancem
ent of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At age 14, I auditioned for, and was added to cast of a network television variety program, "The Gene Carroll Show", that was a television institution for over 30 years in the Midwest. I was a featured performer on that program for over 7 years, all the while perfecting the art of "playing to a camera." This experience was invaluable, and the knowledge I gathered is now included in my curriculum. I also began performing a solo act in the nightclub circuit at the age of 15, performing up and down the "north coast" from Cleveland, OH, (my home), to Erie. PA. At a very young age, I learned the difficult art of choosing musical material and pacing a show; also adapting to performing under a myriad of conditions with a vast array of musical accompaniment. After graduating college with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, I assembled my own band, and took to the road. That experience eventually brought the act to Las Vegas in 1982. Over the years my show has been a staple in major casino cabarets in Las Vegas, and all over Nevada. Since my first engagement at The Landmark Hotel in the early 1980's, I have literally been up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip many times over. The Desert Inn, The Dunes, The Stardust, The Maxim, The Tropicana, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Bally's, The Flamingo, The Imperial Palace, The Four Queens, The Golden Nugget, The Fremont, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and a three year engagement at The Riviera. My show is truly comprised of musical variety; classics, show tunes, jazz, rock, blues, r&b, country. Even a presentation of "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera, that I perform in full costume. It is this ability to successfully deliver an extensive repertoire that I am enthusiastic about passing along to the next generation of entertainers.

I have been truly blessed in my career to have experienced so many highlights; too many to document. From winning an understudy roll in the Broadway Musical "Platinum" starring Hollywood actress Alexis Smith, to performing our National Anthem at events ranging from Major League Baseball to ESPN Boxing to receptions for major dignitaries, to recording 7 albums and a full-length video, to being asked to perform for Mr. Frank Sinatra at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, I have lived a full life on stage, learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge gathered along the way.
Now it is my desire to escalate my status as an educator to a more "one on one" experience; availing myself the opportunity to pass along that wealth of knowledge to individual students who aspire to enjoy the entertainment profession as I have, providing them with the skills needed to successfully compete. Or, should it be their choice not to pursue entertainment as a vocation, to gain a working understanding of all facets of their instrument so as to gain a better appreciation of music. Whatever the goal of the student, I feel that I am equipped to provide them with the tools needed to achieve that goal.

*** Lesson Details ***
Content of Sessions

Generally, the first 10-15 minutes of each lesson will be focused on vocal warm up and exercise. (For guitar students, we will review the previous
week's assignment). For Vocal Students, it is understood that the voice mechanism is made up of muscles, and as an athlete prepares for a sporting event, a singer must prepare to vocalize. It is at this time in our lesson when the student will develop good habits of voice maintenance, which will serve them well throughout their careers. The proper care and preservation of the vocal unit cannot be stressed enough, especially for pubescent and pre-pubescent students. Vocal chords in a developmental stage are most susceptible to damage, and because they are particularly sensitive, they must be handled with care. Our warm up regimen is designed to strengthen as well as preserve the singing voice.

I am not an advocate of getting too involved and "bogged down" in the technical aspects of singing, especially with the young students, and
especially early in our program. This is not to say that breath control, tonality, pitch, etc. are not vital to good singing, because these workings are ESSENTIAL, and their application will certainly be incorporated into our studies. Some instructors, on occasion, have a tendency to lose sight of the fact that much to do with singing happens "naturally", and too much focus on the "technical" can actually be inhibiting. This can alter a beautiful, natural tone into one that is unnatural and contrived.

I adhere to the philosophy that above all else, SINGERS WANT TO SING SONGS, and musicians-in-training want to play music. That is our focus, and all of our training is conceived with that objective in mind. All the technical knowledge and coaching serves no purpose without practical application. It is my belief that the most significant progress occurs when a vocalist is singing a song.

Nearly every element of instruction can be utilized in the performance of one song. This is why the majority of our session time will be spent "in song". For the very young student, we will concentrate our efforts with the students choices of favorite and familiar songs. The older students will undoubtedly have favorite songs, styles and artists. Special attention will be paid to the genre most enjoyed by the student, but diversity will be emphasized as well, and a variety of genres will be unpacked and explored. I believe that whatever a student's musical goals and aspirations, it is in their best interest to gain knowledge and insight in all facets of music, singing, and performance.

The most vital pre-requisite for any student is their enthusiasm. My ambition will be to harness that enthusiasm and channel it productively through stimulating instruction. Our sessions will be informative and educational, but always predicated upon "having fun with music".

I am proud to feature a curriculum that emphasizes the entertainment aspect of singing as well as the technical; created to benefit all ages and experience levels, from beginner to seasoned professional. After just weeks of my "Triple Threat Training" a student will begin to see astounding results: vocally, musically, and in the art of performance. I am excited to share my knowledge with you. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is equipped with a full vocal sound system with microphones that I utilize to teach the valuable art of mic technique. Young students enjoy using the mics and hearing themselves sing and perform. Since our lessons are predicated on enjoying the art of singing, this opportunity has proven invaluable. For the advanced performer, studying all aspects of amplification and what a singer should know about their stage sound is a part of our educational curriculum. My studio is furnished with the equipment that is essential to mastering that knowledge.
Since the practical aspect of my course is based on singing songs, I provide all the latest technology required to allow my students the opportunity to sing the songs of their choosing, with and without the lead vocal tracks. I feel that when students are singing their favorite songs, it offers me the greatest teaching opportunities. I make certain the every musical genre can be represented, and feel I have the knowledge and ability to guide the student is whatever their musical tastes. My studio is also equipped with piano (for vocal exercises), and guitars, which gives me opportunity to accompany my students when the musical moment is appropriate. Be assured that all the technology I need to fulfill the educational needs of my students is but a step away!!
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Alexandra November 17, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice and friendly first impression
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Jordan November 17, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughters singing improved significantly with Glenn's teaching after just the first lesson!
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Patrice O. October 17, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I am totally very happy with my teacher , he has a great talent i can rely on.
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Glenn W.

Glenn W.

Henderson, NV 89074
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$35 / 30-min
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Jee W.

Henderson, NV

About Jee

Jee W. maintains an exciting and diverse performing career as a concert pianist, composer, vocalist Mr. W. received his Master degree in music where he was a graduate teaching assistant in group piano, piano ensemble and dance accompanying for two years. He was a staff artist and adjudicator for a major piano company in Japan from 1995 - 1999 where he performed and gave workshops in Asia. He has worked with pianist George Winston, choreographer Karen Kaufmann, and R&B artist Brian McKnight. . His work with the disabled "A Step Forward" was featured in PBS in 2002. Mr. W. is a Nationally Cert
ified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and an adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). His soundtrack was featured in the Seattle International Film Festivals in August 2003.

Mr. W. has done various fund raising concerts for local food banks, World Vision and ASAP Ministries.

Mr. W. supports the Corazon de Vida Foundation literacy program; an organization that provides bilingual books and school supplies to thousands of orphans in Mexico. He has recently become the musical ambassador artist for ASAP. An organization that is committed to spreading the Gospel in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam

*** Lesson Details ***
Private piano lessons with teacher who is an adjudicator for piano competitions and festivals, now accepting students from beginning to advanced levels. My students have won state and national competitions. Piano students receive weekly 30, 45 or 60 minutes private lessons in repertoire, theory, ear training, sight reading and composition. Performance opportunities such as two recitals and numerous group lessons are planned throughout the year. I am bilingual English/Mandarin (Chinese)

Qualified students also participate in activities from the Nevada Music Teachers Association:
1. The Federation of Music Clubs
2. The Musicianship Examination
3. Piano Ensemble Festival
4. The Music Development Program

*** Studio Equipment ***
TG186 (6'1") Young Chang Grand Piano
Roland Digital PIano
A loaning library which has 2000 books

*** Specialties ***
Piano Performance
Early Childhood
College Preparation
Competition
RCM (Royal Schools of Music) Examination Program
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mark jackson May 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Clear, concise, supportive and looking to best move me forward
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Kaela E. July 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He's a very nice person and doesn't get mad at me when I make a mistake. He's an amazing piano teacher!
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Tatum E. July 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jee is very patient and kind. My granddaughters love to go to their lessons.
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Jee W.

Jee W.

Henderson, NV 89074
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Aaron G.

Henderson, NV

About Aaron

My goal is to spread the love of music and music theory to as many people as I can. I have been playing piano for the past 15 years and have had great teachers from whom I've learned great playing, composing, and teaching techniques. I have been playing guitar for 10 years as well. I'm in an alternative rock band, The Perks, based out of Las Vegas, and have experience composing and playing multiple instruments. I have a thorough understanding of music theory and hope to share what I know with my students. I'm a student at UNLV, I tutor autistic kids, and I love music.
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Kevin February 10, 2017
Guitar · In home
Our 12 year-old daughter has been a student of Aaron's for several months now. She had wanted to learn guitar. We learned not to force lessons on her (did not work in the past). She practices throughout the week and looks forward to her lessons with Aaron. We highly recommend Aaron.
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Blu January 27, 2017
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son was very comfortable with Aaron after the first lesson, it was nice to see him excited about this. Aaron definitely was a great choice
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Carson September 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
On a scale of 1-10 Aaron is a 12!! Great instructor!!
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Aaron G.

Aaron G.

Henderson, NV 89012
(32)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Marlow V.

Las Vegas, NV

About Marlow

My name is Marlow and I've been playing guitar for 18 years. I have an Associates of Arts (Guitar Emphasis) and am finishing up a Bachelors in Education (Music Emphasis). I have studied classical guitar and jazz guitar at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (respectively). I have been active in the Las Vegas music scene for the past 10 years, playing in hard rock groups, performing singer/songwriter music and, most recently (7 years), rhythm guitarist for a gypsy jazz group called Hot Club of Las Vegas.

I enjoy teaching privately and have had the pleasure
to teach in my own studio, as well as, my own beginning guitar class for the Eductional Outreach program at UNLV.

Recently, I have been focusing on composing music and bettering my teaching craft. I'm looking forward to expanding my studio and teaching more students the beauty and enjoyment of playing the guitar!
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Trevor J. February 5, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Although I've only had one lesson, Mr. V took the time to ask me questions about my goals and what types of music I liked. He had me play some exercises to see where I was at in my ability and can now plan my lessons accordingly. I look forward to learning new things and progressing in my guitar-playing ability.
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Eleanore H. June 9, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Marlow is a fantastic young man. He was able to diagnose my limitations and work around them, as well as help me work on them. He knew where I was coming from without my ever having to tell him, and whenever an issue came up, he helped me through it by explaining things in a very professional way. I highly recommend Marlow as a teacher
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Eleanore H. May 22, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Marlow has to be a dedicated professional musician. He knows his subject and easily shows his student how to achieve. He is patient, understanding, out going, and corrects any mistake with ease. The student is able to take corrections without feeling bad.
This was my first lesson and I am looking forward for further lessons with the feeling of accomplishment .
Marlow is a great teacher.
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Marlow V.

Marlow V.

Las Vegas, NV 89119
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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