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Philip L.

Stow, OH

About Philip

Guitarist Philip L. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation. After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson. While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar.
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in Or
ange City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up. Outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in various groups and styles of music, including Rock, Pop, and Jazz. Since then, he has been awarded a full scholarship to the University of Akron as a Teaching Assistant, and is currently working towards his Master’s under the tutelage of Stephen Aron. Philip has performed many times for the School of Music, including their annual collaborative event, “Collage”. He has played a number of feature concerts and masterclasses with great guitarists of our time, such as David Russell, Andrew York, Dusan Bogdanovic, Roland Dyens, Michael Chapdelaine, and many other artists. Recent performances include the Investiture ceremony for the new president of The University of Akron.
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*** Lesson Details ***
The first step will be evaluating the student's musical and technical skill level, then I build a curriculum from that point. As an example, a beginning student would learn how to read music, play basic rhythms, use proper left and right hand technique, and the notes in the first position on individual strings. After I have evaluated the current level of the student and their musical interest, I will begin to move my curriculum around their various needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I will have a music stand for you to use at your lesson. I require the student to have their own instrument so that they may practice outside of their lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical - Pop - Jazz - Songwriting - Digital Arts - Recording - Music Production - Theory - General Music
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Jennifer C. May 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great instructor, with a lot of patient. His classes are very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.
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Jackie D. May 14, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging.
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Philip L.

Philip L.

Akron, OH 44325
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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jerry f.

Doylestown, OH

About jerry

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate studio with two drum kits, carpeted floor, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Written materials. I would expect the student to have a drum kit or practice kit.

*** Specialties ***
I require my students to learn to read music. I teach and require my students to learn Standard American Rudiments, methods of stick control, bounce control, and proper tuning of a drum kit. I tailor my lessons to the individual student's age and skill level. I use C.D.'s and DVD's to reinforce the lesson plan.

Genres...Rock, Blues, Latin, Balero Rum
ba, Cha Cha, Somba,
Boss-a-Nova, Jazz, Funk, Country Western.
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jerry f.

jerry f.

Doylestown, OH 44230
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$20 / 30-min
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Graham H.

Akron, OH

About Graham

I am a fourth-year Piano Performance major at The University of Akron. I am currently studying with Philip Thomson, and my past teachers include Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching six-year-olds, retirees, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. I see that student's have a well-rounded approach towards musicianship and playing. Lessons should include theory, ear training, etc. to ensure that students understand
what they are playing.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, we will cover many different aspects of playing. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play prepared pieces, and I will make suggestions. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.
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Race J. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was wonderful!! I could not haves asked for it to go any better! Graham was awesome with my son who has aspergers. Can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you Graham!
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Graham H.

Graham H.

Akron, OH 44303
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$20 / 30-min
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Maurice P.

Canton, OH

About Maurice

I am a senior music education student at Malone University. My primary instruments are voice and trumpet, with a secondary of piano. I also have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience playing around the U.S and also internationally on various occasions but I am now working to spread the love of music to the next generation and also those who always wanted to just learn more about playing or singing.
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Terrance P. April 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Maurice was very patient and explained things in a way in which I understood. Looking forward to the lessons to come.
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Erin S. January 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is really enjoying his lessons so far. Maurice has been exactly what I was hoping for.
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Erin S. January 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My kids are enjoying the lessons so far. Maurice is doing a great job! He has patience and a great attitude to work with kids.
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Maurice P.

Maurice P.

Canton, OH 44709
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$15 / 30-min
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Zach G.

Akron, OH

About Zach

Hey folks. My name is Zach and I've been playing guitar for over 8 years. Music has always been my passion and it's something that I love sharing with other people. I have been in several bands ranging from rock to folk, and am currently playing in an Americana band, The Gage Brothers (thegagebrothers.com). I have had some of my best experiences performing and sharing my talents with people from all across the country. My goal is to teach my students the skills and knowledge they need to be able to have their own experiences. I look forward to helping you progress in your musical endeavors ahe
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Zach G.

Zach G.

Akron, OH 44310
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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