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About David H.

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Melrose, MA

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I am a 30 year old Massachusetts native and have been playing music since I was 8 years old, starting on the piano with a wonderful teacher in Beverly who also went to Berklee. I picked up the guitar and the bass in high school and got into rock, jazz and blues and haven't looked back. I received a bachelors degree from Berklee in 2012 with a major in Professional Music and minor in Music Education.

I currently perform in and around Boston with several bands and also build electric guitars and perform all types of repairs and modifications. I also will teach this skill if you are interested...

Music study is great exercise for your brain. It works both the left and right hemispheres of the brain simultaneously because you are thinking both creatively and logically/mathematically at the same time.

I am happy teaching stud
ents at any level, even if you have never picked up an instrument before. I can work with you and get you on the path to being the kind of musician you want to be.

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I custom tailor my lessons to meet a students individual needs. I am a serious teacher, but I am a laid back person. I am easy going, but I will make sure you learn what you need to learn. I can guarantee after 4 or 5 lessons with me, you will have tripled your knowledge of chords, scales, technique, and song repertoire. I am very patient and am happy to work with students of all ages and skill levels.

I encourage mid to upper level students to bring in CD's or email an MP3/YouTube link of songs they want to learn (if they are at the right level) and I will transcribe them on the spot and go through them with you step by step.

If you want to learn how to play all your favorite songs, I am the teacher for you. I won't make you play music you aren't really interested in, but I will make recommendations for songs to improve your playing and include music theory so that you understand what you are playing and why you are playing it. The point of playing music is to HAVE FUN, after all.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Blues Jr. III guitar amp, Vintage Gallien Kreuger guitar amp, Carvin/Peavey Bass amp, Epiphone 1 x 12 guitar amp, custom thin line telecaster, custom solid body telecaster, vintage synsonic electric guitar, breedlove acoustic guitar, Tacoma acoustic bass, Schecter stiletto 5 string electric bass, Ibanez soundgear 5 string bass, custom stratocaster, vintage synsonic single coil guitar, 5 string banjo, , Diamond Head tenor ukulele, u-king soprano banjolele , M-Audio oxygen 8 midi controller, Blue Mic USB microphone, Eurorack mixer, shure microphone, 2011 Macbook pro w/ Sibelius, Pro Tools, Garage Band, Reason. Full lutherie shop equipped to do custom builds, guitar set-ups, mods.

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Picked and fingerstyle acoustic or electric guitar, Fingerstyle or picked bass guitar, ukulele, improvisation, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip-Hop, Bossa, recording, lutherie, etc.
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Robert September 30, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Dave was great. My daughter appreciated his style and ability to communicate.
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Yvonne August 1, 2016
· Ukulele · In home
David was very well prepared, very patient. He has a creative mind and is passionate about teaching.
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eliyahu kheel December 4, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
David is a wonderful teacher moving at a strong pace to get as much done in a short time as possible. He comes to the lessons very prepared with lots of great material to help the student learn and improve. Very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend David as a teacher.
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About Laura W.

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Redding, CA
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About Laura
I teach voice, piano and guitar. My Music Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University is in Vocal Performance. I love what I do. I teach children through adults. I have lots of experience in worship
leading for church if that is of interest.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am easy-going, but I expect you to practice. I am thorough in my approach. For piano lessons, I utilize the Alfred method. I emphasize note reading and theory in each genre, whether taking guitar, voice or piano. I am currently using Hal Leonard's Guitar Method books for guitar and a few different things for vocal curriculum. All lessons can be supplemented with what you are currently interested in or working towards. I enjoy helping prepare young people for their performances in theatre arts. Lessons can be combined, for example; if you are interested in both voice and
guitar, you can take a longer weekly lesson and have both subjects covered! Weekly assignments are given and checked to see if done before proceeding to the next step! I do not recommend students come every other week. I recommend one lesson per week.

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guitar and books. Student provides their guitar during lesson and for piano, must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice.

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I specialize in helping young worship leaders hone their gifts. I enjoy preparing people for their musical theatre performances.
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John B. October 10, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Laura took time to learn about my 5 year old son & ask questions in order to connect before just jumping into the guitar lesson.
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Shauna January 9, 2018
· Guitar · Online
My son is having a wonderful experience taking lessons online with Laura. She has an exceptional knowledge of music and is able to share this knowledge in a way that is easily understood. I value her positive feedback, timeliness, and consistency. She takes interest in the student and works to draw out their passion for playing the instrument. As a parent, I would highly recommend hiring Laura.
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Thuy April 9, 2017
· Singing · In home
My daughter likes her a lot, because she is kind, sweet, patient and very good musician.
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Laura W.

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Redding, CA 96002
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About Benjamin E.

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Portland, OR
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About Benjamin
Practice is the highest pursuit of humanity.

I have been playing music for 20 years, Teaching for 10. My primary instruments are Ukulele and Guitar, and I love helping people come out of their shells with improvisational singing.

Through my life-long studies of Music, Kung Fu, Dance, Psychology, and Personal Development, I have come to the realization that every moment of every day we are practicing something.

The key to a life of satisfaction then is to ensure that we are practicing the skills that align with our Values, instead of simply robbing us of time. If we can do it joyously, then we have discovered one of the keys of life.

My personal Values include Evolution, Practice, Freedom, Fun, Connection, Wisdom, and Flow.
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Mitch M. January 24, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
I have had several lessons with Ben. He is not only teaching me new things, but he is motivating me to play, which is probably the most important aspect of taking ukulele lessons with Ben. For anyone looking for lessons, I can say that Ben is so much more than an instructor. He has become my friend...
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Mitch M. November 9, 2018
· Ukulele · In home
If I had a way to give Ben more than 5 stars, I would give him a perfect 10. He made me feel very comfortable on my first lesson and was very encouraging. I used to play Ukulele a little until a severe stroke. I lost all ability to play and remember any music. I mention this because Ben is very encouraging and he seemed to have fun. This is important to me because it has me wanting my next lesson already. He really is the best of the best.
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Alan S. August 14, 2018
· Ukulele · In home
First lesson was fantastic. I’m basically a pro now
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Benjamin E.

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About Ai P.

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Camp Lejeune, NC
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About Ai
I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy. I have also taught Japanese to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also community college. I have the Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in Japanese language and culture.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. It gives you
an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha certification; therefore, I teach piano too. I also love to play!!
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Eileen D. December 17, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have learned so much with Ai's help in just a few months; she's a wonderful teacher!
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Andrea Meza November 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
Very patient! Understanding! Thank you!!
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Eileen D. August 27, 2018
· Japanese · Online
When I'm feeling overwhelmed with so much material to learn, Ai helps me understand and is very supportive
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About Lauren D.

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New York, NY

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About Lauren
Lauren is an avid and renowned music performer and educator in the US and abroad, currently building upon her thriving private music studio. Receiving her degrees from Bard College (BA - Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Theater) and Columbia University (Music & Music Education), she has the excellent training to back up her skills in performing.

Focussed on a student-centered rapport at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, she is dedicated to meeting the needs of her students. She has a plethora of experience and teaching strategies to tailor toward her students.
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Eva August 21, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I am an adult who always wanted to be able to sing and express myself through music, but unfortunately did not have the natural ability to hold a tune. Lauren worked with me to systematically develop my range and strengthen my voice and vocal confidence. I am learning a lot of practical techniques, and Lauren gives me lots of individualized feedback and helps me develop good vocal habits/health.
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Susan August 21, 2018
· Singing · In home
Lauren is a kind, professional and overall lovely teacher. She started with us teaching my 11 yo daughter piano but we have since switched to singing because that is what my daughter wants to do and Lauren is extremely qualified.
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About Anna Catherine B.

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Redding, CA

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About Anna Catherine
I have been playing music for 12 years, and it is my passion! I love teaching, I've taught piano for various ages, and tutored a bit as well. I love passing on my passion for piano to students, as well as building relationship and having fun with them! I am great at being encouraging and getting results, while having a good time in the process. I absolutely love children, but if you're an adult, don't pass by, I'd love to have you, too! I teach beginner to intermediate level classical training, but I also can teach how to play chords and modern styles of music, and give you basic training on the Nashville number system. Whatever your heart desires!
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Mary G. January 11, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Met Anna, she lost the way. We spoke while she was driving. We lost 10 minutes.
Anna was very pleasant. There was more talking than hands-on training. Maybe this is the first time. It is better if she annotates in writing what I did wrong in my Teachers Notebook while she observed me playing.
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Anna Catherine B.

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Redding, CA 96003
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About Zelda S.

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Nashville, TN

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About Zelda
Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 11 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at her home studio in Nashville, TN or online.

She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, speech, singing, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting, and shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning.

Her lessons are refreshingly different - centering on the individual student and their unique needs and has helped many students improve their abilities for live performance, communications, showcases, auditions for all kinds of shows, competitions, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording and a lot more.

She's worked with singers of all kinds including soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as son
gwriters who don't call themselves singers.

Zelda Sheldon is a performing singer songwriter, music and performance coach, author and creator of the highly effective voice warm up program 'Zelda Sheldon's Voice Warm Ups' for anyone who uses their voice - teachers, coaches, actors, singers and is available on itunes for purchase to use anytime for keeping your voice in peak condition.

As an award winning songwriter Zelda and has been a performing musician for over 35 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded music career including live performing, studio performing and directing and music education. She works in recording studios with professional singers and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award winning works continue to be broadcast in television worldwide. An expert in her field, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their musical journey and prepare for the many opportunities that come.

Her students range in age and include children, tweens, teens, adults of all ages and a wide range of skill levels. She works with singers, musicians, songwriters and producers across many genres and styles.

Some of the musical styles she regularly teaches include: Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical. Broadway and theater.

Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals.

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Zelda Sheldon is a professional singer, songwriter and coach with mission - to change the way people think about creative talent. She knows first-hand that when students get into the right headspace they can make amazing breakthroughs with their music, their careers and themselves in all areas of their life.

Zelda believes it’s not just about talent you're born with - but rather passion to master easy-to-learn skills to advance to the next level.

She’s right at home with people at any level from raw beginners to shy singers to high level professionals. Her encouraging style helps singers, musicians and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - live, recording, auditions and any type of event.

If this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda Sheldon.
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Jennifer January 29, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
I had always wanted to see if I had any vocal talent whatsoever. I met with Zelda and she was patient and took me through the steps to check my range and abilities. I was very nervous as I had never sang in front of anyone before and she made me feel confident and comfortable as I stepped out of my comfort zone for the first time.
I will definitely go back to continue my work with her in the future when the timing is right! Thank you so much Zelda!!!
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Renee January 28, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I loved getting lessons from Zelda! Her bright bubbly personality is so welcoming. She greeted me each lesson with a cup of herbal tea to sooth the vocal cords and we then worked on a series of great vocal techniques that have helped me maximise my singing potential.
This has subsequently led to me being a professional singer and touring extensively both nationally and internationally in a number of different singing styles and genres (including Jazz/Classical/Pop/Rock/Folk/Country).
Her safe methods build vocal control and stamina; as well as develop world class expressive and stylistic techniques. She manages all of this while also making lessons fun!
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TJ January 28, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Zelda is an AMAZING teacher with so much knowledge about the human voice and proper singing technique. As a professional singer, I use her vocal warm-up EVERY DAY. I love it so much that I even share it with friends and on tour with fellow singers. Zelda also taught me skills to continue the longevity of my voice and help me massage my vocal chords after a long vocal workout. She is by far the best vocal instructor I've had, incredibly engaging and so very talented. I highly recommended her vocal training for any level singer.
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About Chloe G.

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Palatine, IL
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I volunteered with Barrington Children Choir as a Vocal Role Model for 4th-7th grader while I sang with their Chamber Choir (8th-12th grade). I am a former After School Program Staff member for Boys and Girls Club (1st-5th grade) where I was taught how to create lesson plans and began tutoring in regular academic subjects.

I've been studying at Harper College for 3 years now. (This will be my 4th and final year). I will be receiving my Associate's in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Music Education. After this year, I will be transferring to a major university and will be double majoring in Music Education & Vocal Performance.

Please feel free to contact me about lessons! I would love to hear from you! I will try to get back to you as soon as possible!
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Chloe G.

Chloe G.

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About Kevin H.

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Red Bluff, CA
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Music is good for you! Learn to play guitar! 34 years experience! Positive and friendly!
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Kevin H.

Kevin H.

Red Bluff, CA 96080
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$67 / 30-min

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