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Karen N.

Mebane, NC

About Karen

Hello I been playing the violin/fiddle for about ten years and been enjoying it since. I'm the type of girl you will see pickin away in the back yard having a great time with the band. If you love the Bachs of the world or the Charlie's I can teach you how!

*** Lesson Details ***
I can be very strict but you will love me for it later (due to the results after) but I love to have fun as well. I do give out prizes if you practice and do a great job as well. I love to have fun to make sure you always ready for our lessons. I teach Suzuki, Tablature, and Alfred's. I also teach how to learn by ea
r as well. Hope to see ya!

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, blue grass, Celtic,
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Conni F. February 12, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Karen is a very understanding, wonderful instructor that makes me feel very comfortable even when I sound terrible! :-)
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Dori A. February 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Karen is a great teacher

Karen teaches my 5 yr. old daughter violin. She loves Karen and has progressed quicker than I thought she would. Karen is very good with little kids and really knows how to motivate them. My daughter looks forward to seeing her each week and is willing to work for Karen. She especially likes it when Karen plays with her. I would definitely recommend Karen as a teacher!
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Karen N.

Karen N.

Mebane, NC 27302
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Gabriel A.

Carrboro, NC

About Gabriel

I'm a 24 year-old performing musician with 8 years of teaching experience. I'm an active member in the NC Triangle music scene as a performer and recording artist. I also teach Pilates, where I learned the value of self-awareness and balance, which is at the core of my teaching principles.

I feel I have something to offer to all levels and ages and have found my method to be highly engaging for young children and beginners.

:: My Home Studio ::

I have a living room studio in Carrboro equipped with my band gear, making for fun multi-instrumental lessons! Recording gear and a power
ful PA allow us to play to various audio tracks and record our own material. These tools are invaluable and key to my personal development as an artist.

:: Teaching at Your Home ::

You don't need a drum kit to start taking lessons!

I'll bring a drum pad, sticks, and a metronome, and occasionally some hand drums. All you need to supply is a pen and paper.
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Sam K. August 1, 2014
Drum · In studio
Learning drums with Gabriel was an excellent experience. He's patient, skilled, communicative, and eager to be teaching. I'd recommend him to folks of all ages and skill levels.
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Phil T. August 1, 2014
Drum · In home
I've collaborated on a number of musical projects with Gabe -- mixing, writing and recording in studios. He is extremely talented and has always been a pleasure to be around. I would definitely recommend him to my own students (I teach guitar in Durham), as his patience and ability to explain complicated ideas is excellent.
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Samantha M. June 21, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son who is 13 took lessons with Gabriel and had a great experience. We were only able to pay for 30 minute lessons due to a tight budget, but none the less Gabriel used those short times to teach my son as much as he could! Putting his musical knowledge to use while incorporating things such as the importance and benefits of stretching your arm muscles before playing was very cool and useful, and I would highly recommend lessons with him to anyone considering drum lessons!
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Gabriel A.

Gabriel A.

Carrboro, NC 27510
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kenny J.

Pittsboro, NC

About Kenny

The way of fiddling that I teach is deeply rooted in authentic old-time Southern styles, especially from the Appalachian mountain region - traditional music that I've played and taught for decades. I learned this music first hand during many visits with elder masters, from countless hours of listening to and deciphering the music on old commercial and field recordings, and over many years of playing at fiddler's conventions, on back porches, and in kitchen sessions.

I have performed at major folk and traditional music festivals, and on radio and television broadcasts in the US and overseas,
including A Prairie Home Companion, Good Morning America, and BBC-Belfast. With the many concerts, dances, and other venues where I've also played, I guess you could say that I have gotten around a good bit with my music.

I've been a founding member of several top-notch traditional string bands since the 1980;s, including The Rhythm Rats, Big Medicine, and The Bow Benders. With these, and as a solo artist, I have recorded a number of critically-acclaimed CDs of traditional music.

In addition to being a player, I also compose original pieces in the traditional idioms, as well as more contemporary instrumental music that is deeply rooted in traditional music.

My teaching experience goes back almost 25 years, doing private lessons as well as workshops and music camps around the country. In addition to teaching fiddle, I also teach old-time banjo styles to beginning and intermediate students. Please feel free to contact me via TakeLessons for more information.

Old-time fiddling is an lifelong pursuit, something you can enjoy by yourself or with others on the front porch or in the parlor, at parties, and at famous fiddlers conventions like Mt. Airy, Galax, Clifftop, and others. I hope that you'll let me help you along your fiddling path!

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach is to teach each student as an individual, rather than use a cookie-cutter method. I want to help you on your path to "speaking the language" fluently and expressively, learning to play by ear, in keeping with the authentic nature of traditional music.

We will work a lot on bringing out the rhythms and phrasing of the music in a way that makes your fiddling sound like the real deal. You'™ll learn to play tunes that are set in standard violin tuning, but also in traditional altered/cross tunings that lend the music unique character.

I a™m happy to work with folks who have had no formal musical training as well as those looking to make the leap from classical training to folk fiddling.

If you are a complete beginner, I'™ll help you develop a good foundation with the instrument that will be useful whether you choose to pursue Old-Time, Celtic, or other fiddle styles. You'™ll learn some simple versions of old-time favorites, versions based in authentic sources and styles rather than generic fakebook versions.

If you've been playing awhile and want to take your playing to another level, we can work with more expanding your repertoire, honing your technique, and learning to play more challenging tunes.

If you a™re an experienced player, you can have the opportunity to work with me on discovering nuances of fiddling that only come with many years of playing, listening, and exploring. As always, lessons will proceed according to individual needs.

In addition to fiddle, I also teach acoustic guitar (folk flatpicking and fingerstyle), and old-time banjo (clawhammer and 2- and 3-finger picking styles).

I support your learning with audio and video recordings as well as tune transcriptions when any of these may be helpful. To get the most out of your lessons, I also encourage you to make your own audio/video recordings of lesson material.

We can meet for lessons at Crow Hill, my home studio just outside of Pittsboro, North Carolina, or online via Skype -“ a great way to study with me if you live too far away for in-person lessons. If you haven't used Skype before, you can get more information and a free download of the program at Skype. In addition to the software, you will need a webcam and a high-speed internet connection.

Ordinarily I teach ages 12 and up, but I will consider working with a motivated and well-behaved child. A sincere enthusiasm for traditional music goes a long way. An adult must accompany any student younger than 16 for in-person lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Old-time fiddle from the American South, particularly the Appalachian region. I also have an interest in other styles of traditional fiddle music, especially Irish. In addition, I play and teach old-time banjo, including clawhammer and fingerpicking styles. I am also a guitarist with 40+ years of playing under my belt, including bluegrass and folk flatpicking and fingerpicking styles.
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Sue W. May 22, 2014
Fiddle · Online
Kenny Jackson is one of the world's best fiddle players! He is able to break down knowledge about his craft for the beginner to understand, and teach at any level. I am a beginning fiddle player, and while I am in awe of his musical skill, I still find him an encouraging, clear, and excellent teacher.
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Kenny J.

Kenny J.

Pittsboro, NC 27312
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Jaime E.

Jamestown, NC

About Jaime

***Teaching Philosophy***
I believe music is essential in education, as it teaches self-discipline, improves mental function, and enriches the soul. As a voice teacher, I believe in teaching healthy technique and opening doors to many genres, and fostering creativity and self-expression through composition. I encourage students to participate in choral and dramatic groups to hone their craft, as well as to help push them past their self-imposed limitations. As a cello teacher, I encourage involvement in orchestras and chamber groups, as they teach teamwork and develop listening skills. Mu
sic is such an incredible form of personal expression, and I aspire to help my students find their true musical voices and share them with others.

***Experience***
I have taught private music lessons since 1999. I am currently a music teacher for grades 7 through 12 at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, NC. There I conduct three choirs, teach Advanced Placement Music Theory, and teach general music (which includes basic guitar and piano).

I feel that performance is an integral part of music education and will make sure that my students are given ample opportunity to perform, whether it be at an Open Mic Night, as part of a choir or orchestra, or in a musical production to nurture each of my student's performance abilities.

***Lessons***
First and foremost we need to have fun. Music is fun and so should the lessons be. When it comes to practice I expect students to spend time outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results.

I work with a variety of methods and concepts to ensure that I am building a solid understanding of music in my students. I work on intonation, music theory, sight reading, and expression.

I am comfortable teaching:
Voice: Beginning to Professional (Ages 12 and up)
Cello: Beginning to Intermediate (Any age)
Piano: Beginning to Intermediate (Any age)

***Voice***
I have extensive background in classical technique, and teach proper, healthy belt technique as well. I am comfortable teaching music from all genres and styles. I focus on developing a beautiful and unique sound for each student while maintaining a healthy, flexible voice.

***Cello***
I teach beginning and intermediate level cellists who either rent or own their own instrument. I encourage my students to join an orchestra or string ensemble, as there is no substitute for the experience of being part of a musical team. Cello students will work out of a technique book that will help build a solid foundation. Once basic skills are learned we will start to search out more advanced music.

***Piano***
For piano lessons I am best with beginners. I specialize in working with students who are just learning about music and want to learn the basics of piano. I am comfortable working with all ages of beginning piano student. I can also work with singing students who are interested in also accompanying themselves. Piano students will begin using a technique book that will help build basic skills. Once these are solid, we will start to search out the specific music you are interested in playing. So if you love a song on the radio, keep notes and we'll learn it.

***Studio Equipment***
Private music studio in my home with a Yamaha electric grand piano. I have built a small recording booth and equipment and software for quality recording and editing.
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Wes K. June 4, 2015
Gospel Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie is a fantastic instructor. In my first lesson alone I felt Jamie knew exactly what my strengths and weaknesses were and how I could improve. She was super easy to work with and very encouraging throughout. She stretched me to try new things that immediately I could hear an improvement. Would highly recommend Jamie for those who are looking to take their singing to the next level.
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Melissa B. July 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
During my career as a professional singer, Jaime has always been the first person I call for help with my CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) technique. Over the years, she has helped me tremendously to develop a healthy belt technique and to increase my belt range as well. It would be an understatement to say that she knows her stuff. Oh, and she's an incredible classical singer, too. Just saying.

In addition to the breadth of her vocal knowledge, Jaime is as passionate about and dedicated to her students as you could ever want from a teacher. She always makes learning music fun and accessible, and she will be a champion and friend to you. Jaime is one of the finest singers and teachers I know.
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Robert B. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is a great teacher! She works very well with you and figures you out as a singer! I haven't had her long but she has taught me a lot in a short time.
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Jaime E.

Jaime E.

Jamestown, NC 27282
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Blayne Z.

Greensboro, NC

About Blayne

As a teacher and mentor, I strive to teach each of my students to be a complete vocal musician. By this, I mean a vocal musician who has complete mastery of all aspects of a fully trained, confident, and competent musician. This includes knowledge of vocal production, musicianship, music history, and music theory. It is my job as a teacher to teach each student how to control their instrument and make the most beautiful sound. I also strive to engage each student in the history and theory of music. These tools are the fundamentals of music and therefore must be a component of a complete vocal
musicians training. Musicianship is the creative aspect of each musical artist. It is developed and discovered throughout the training process. I believe that discovery is the greatest tool I have to help unlock the innate creativity in each student. Discovery is beneficial to both the student and teacher because through discovery we can only continue to learn how to sing and how to teach.
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Blayne Z.

Blayne Z.

Greensboro, NC 27455
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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