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Aleena W.

Katy, TX

About Aleena

I've been teaching piano and art lessons for 7 years and I've been associated with TakeLessons for 6 of those years in 2 different cities.
I love helping my students learn to perform and acquire new skills and self confidence. I studied privately and then earned a Masters in Fine Art in 2004. I'm an encouraging, flexible and light-hearted individual and my teaching style includes the classical method and basic to intermediate theory integrated with contemporary methods.
I also employ an enjoyable environment and open communication with parents/guardians and adult students.
A 16 year old st
udent whom was a virtuoso classical guitarist came to me because he never learned how to sight read. Within 6 months he was writing his own music!
I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I encourage anyone who is interested in learning to begin lessons with the knowledge that they can eventually create any kind of art they desire.
I continue to perform and create which enables me to sharpen and maintain my skills.
I hope to have an opportunity to meet you soon!!!
I encourage you to ask any questions you have!!!
*****I highly encourage scheduling only 30 minutes for children younger than 12. It is difficult for children to concentrate and enjoy their lesson if it lasts 45 minutes. They are more likely to continue piano if they enjoy their lessons.
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Jonathon L. February 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Aleena has been an amazing teacher for my son Isaac. Her level of
patience, knowledge and understanding with the ability to translate that in
a way that he can easily understand, I think is amazing.
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Tangy J. September 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is an amazing piano instructor.. She has truly been a blessing to me abd my daughter's life and teaching her how to play all types of music including classical music and her favorite song, "Fur Elise!" Aleena goes over and beyond to make sure her students are the "best of the best" and will not let them settle for anything less than that! I would recommend her to anyone who has a desire or passion for playing the piano and who loves the general aspect of music.. Aleena is patient, understanding, caring to all of her students and is always willing to help them reach their ultimate goals! Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me and my daughter and for helping her to create her musical path and finding a creative niche that she enjoys and wishes to pursue!
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Tim R. September 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgeable, patient, and fun! Our daughter loves her and so do we! She is the best!
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Aleena W.

Aleena W.

Katy, TX 77450
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Carter N.

Katy, TX

About Carter

I've loved music since I was able to walk. When I was 5 or 6, I would listen to my mother's stereo system, with Jim Croce playing on the 8-Track tape deck.....(ok, so I'm aging myself a little bit). I would lay on the floor in between the speakers which were turned inward toward my ears. I could lay there for hours, tapping my toes to "Bad Bad Leroy Brown", "Roller Derby Queen", "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", and many others. I would also listen to the Beatles, Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", and "Revolution" and be completely taken away. I didn't realize it then, but what capti
vated me were the songs that were written to tell stories, and the music that brought the stories to life. As I grew into my early teens, I got into Kiss, Alice Cooper, Rush, Ted Nugent, and Jimi Hendrix. (His version of "All Along the Watch Tower" was much better than Bob Dylan's original version)

During my high school years I got more into Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, because of it's energy, and decided to start learning how to play the bass guitar. As the '80s music scene was going down hill with music from Boy George and Pet Shop Boys, along with so many LA "Hair Bands", I turned off the radio. I would spend hours in record stores picking out albums from my favorites, and would go see them in concert when I could. But when I saw Sammy Hagar during his "Three Lock Box" tour, and Ted Nugent promoting his "Wango Tango" album, I realized that I wanted to be a rock star. I wanted to play guitar with such heart and soul, and write songs that inspired and excited audiences! So I bought my first guitar for $300 at a pawn shop, which was a Gibson Sonex - 180.

After playing bass guitar for the high school jazz band for a couple of years, I wanted to learn more about song writing. I was 17 when I started taking lessons. What I noticed most of all is that my instructors were trying to teach me how to play songs on the guitar, not HOW to play the guitar. I then decided the only way to learn to play the guitar is to figure out the "why" of chords, and scales, and why certain tones when payed together instill a certain emotion when heard. This way, when someone asked if I could play guitar, I could honestly say, "Yes". I would pick out certain songs to learn as a study reference, and then figure out different ways of playing them. I only wanted to play the guitar so that I could play my own creations, or improvise with a band.

In my college years, I lived in Switzerland, studying the hotel business. During my off days, I would take my guitar out into the town, and play for extra money. It was a great experience, and a way to meet a lot of different people from around the world!

Ok...enough of the biography. When I got back to the states, I decided the hotel business was not for me, and went in search of my calling. I started going to the community college, and discovered I wanted to become a music teacher! I was working full time in sales, selling telephone systems to businesses, and going to school at night. I learned the art of public speaking, and giving presentations. I gained teaching experience through giving sales training seminars, and through teaching martial arts. (I was a 2nd degree Black Belt of Aikido at the time)

As the years past, I joined the contemporary praise and worship band at my church, which allowed me to play in a band in front of an audience. I was also recruited into a local band called Covenant, formed by a couple of people from my church. Over 10 years, we toured and we recorded 2 Cd's and a live video concert!

I was still in the career of Telecommunications sales, but then the bottom dropped out of the economy, and I got layed off for the 3rd time in 2 years. So, I decided to change my career direction. I opened up my teaching practice full time, and developed a special curriculum that can be tailored to fit the individual students' personal goals, and learning ability! I've been teaching for over 16 years now, and specifically music for almost 5 years. I've taught beginners, intermediates, and advanced students from the ages of 7 to 65. My favorite students are the ones that have the desire to play. and dedication to practice.

*** Lesson Details ***
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar Lessons.

BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED
*Music Theory
*Techniques for playing solos, and other fun stuff
*Songwriting
*How to learn to play songs

I cover various music styles: Classic Rock / Heavy Metal / Blues / Country / Jazz / Classical / Folk / Praise - Worship

Customized Lessons:
The customized lesson curricula are provided to fit the exact learning style of the student. I specialize in working with all student types; lefty, righty, beginner, intermediate, or the pro that is trying to learn something new. The focus is on how to play the instrument, and how to apply music theory to create music, not just learning songs. The first lesson is a brief interview between the student and teacher to customize the lesson plan. The second lesson focuses on goal setting and how to have a productive practice. Then the lesson plan is designed, and I create a personalized lesson binder for the student with the course material for the first year, along with the practice guides to go with each lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
12x14 studio / music room: 36 guitars, amps, basses, computer, recording software, and a comfortable chair for the parent who wants to accompany the younger students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide each student with their own personalized binder with the lesson program, and practice items. I also provide music stands. If the student doesn't have their gear yet, I can offer my expertise in finding the right instrument / equipment to fit the student.

*** Specialties ***
I focus on teaching how to play the instrument, and use songs as study guides or references for the music theory part of my lessons. The genres that I cover are Classical, Folk, Country, Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, and Jazz. I teach fingerpicking, and standard picking styles, as well as intermediate and advanced techniques. The foundation of my method revolves around inspiring creativity, and how to present emotion in the music.
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Allen "Dale" Jones August 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Good First lesson, Carter and I hit it off right away. Very nice music room.
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Mike H. July 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent lesson; I learned so much in one hour! He was able to teach me things that I partially knew and explain them in detail where it was easy to understand. Now, I know how to apply them to music and the guitar.
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Anandi S. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son started lessons when he was 8 on acoustic guitar. I randomly chose a teacher and was hoping for a teacher who could be patient yet firm and be able to inspire my son. Mr Carter is the best teacher I could have asked for - he is all that and more. Quite often, I listen to the teacher and student conversation with admiration as they are discussing ideas and Mr. Carter's openness to receiving ideas on a tune or what Ashwin wants to learn. The frank and open discussion results in motivating the young student as they feel a sense of importance and builds confidence (sometimes too much!). At the same time, when the situation calls for it, Mr. Carter is firm and points out when Ashwin hasn't practiced or not done well and that pushes him to do better. I look forward to many years ahead.
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Carter N.

Carter N.

Katy, TX 77493
(10)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Andrew D.

Houston, TX

About Andrew

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. I'm Andrew. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for
over 6 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and Rage Against the Machine, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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jeremy S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew was VERY helpful in breaking down the basics of the guitar. He was very nice and polite and knowledgeable.
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jeremy S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew was VERY helpful in breaking down the basics of the guitar. He was very nice and polite and knowledgeable.
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Andrew S. February 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew will quickly identify your goals and develop a curriculum that will teach you exactly what you need to know to become the guitarist you want to be.
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Andrew D.

Katy, TX 77450
(22)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Abed K.

Houston, TX

About Abed

Pharmacist as my full time job and tutor as a part time job, I love tutoring people and make them succeed in their education journey, since I'm a pharmacist so I teach Chemistry and Biology , and I speak Arabic fluently so I'm able to teach Arabic too.
Music is something runs everyday in my life so I teach guitar and oud too.
Linked In: Abed Khalil
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Anthony D. April 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Abed is an amazing instructor. He is very good with kids and really enjoys teaching them from what I can see. He is a great person. So glad we were matched with him.
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Sneha M. April 13, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Abed, is an excellent guitar teacher.. He teaches my 6 year old and has won his heart. His patience and ability to gain focus of a 6 yr old is commendable.. I highly recommend Abed.
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David V. March 8, 2016
Arabic · In home
Verified Student
Abed is a great teacher. By the end of the lesson I was able to introduce and talk about myself. He teaches a lot completely in Arabic to help me be able to understand the Arabic sounds. Don't worry. Abed is very patient.
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Abed K.

Houston, TX 77084
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Caitlin W.

Wallis, TX

About Caitlin

Hi! My name is Caitlin. I am a cruise ship singer and entertainer turned stay at home mom and would love to help anyone looking to prepare for an audition, or simply improve their vocal, acting, and overall performance ability. Since 2008 I have been a professional lead singer for such companies as Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, as well as performed in numerous musicals, and review shows. I look forward to having fun teaching you or your little one.
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James January 13, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Caitlin's lessons are lots of fun as well as productive; she instills self esteem and self confidence through performance
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Denise January 12, 2016
Stage Performance · In home
Caitlin does an awesome job with young children. Her enthusiasm for her craft is quite apparent abd contagious.
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Caitlin W.

Caitlin W.

Wallis, TX 77485
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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