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About Perry N.

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Dallas, TX
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About Perry
Hello!

My name is Perry and I am a professional classical, flamenco and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

I am familiar with all styles of guitar from fingerpicking to Bebop/Swing. I teach using a foundation in classical/flamenco style and technique. I have found that for my own career as a recording artist in both the classical, acoustic and electric guitar fields that the classical/flamenco styles are the most useful for developing and training the hands to become a consummate professional.

I teach beginner to advanced students of any age. I also can provide pro and amateur electric g
uitarists an in-depth study of correct hand postures and left-hand/right-hand technique which can help to refine their overall technique and stylistic approach. I can also advise professional electric guitarists on their electronics, effects pedals, and amplifiers to achieve their own individual sound. I also teach Bass, and reading the Bass clef.

My teaching specialties include: Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Classical Repertoire, Flamenco styles, techniques and repertoire, DADGAD and other alternate tunings, and the works of Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, Brouwer, Aguado, Villa-Lobos, Sabicas, Paco de Lucia, Pat Martino, John Fahey, and Davey Graham.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic approaches and techniques of such guitarists as Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew to name a few, and I can teach you the components they use to build their signature licks.

As a rule I only transcribe to give the students examples for lessons. I intend for all of my students to grow as musicians, so my lessons do not consist solely of transcribed solos and riffs.

I have a vast library of music, so I can draw from my own resources to teach you, or from a method of your choosing.

My schedule has a few openings right now. I do teach outside of my stated teaching radius, but ONLY at the 60 minute rate.

I teach people of all ages, from children to adults. I believe everyone is on an even keel, if they are willing and eager to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Emphasis on classical posture and technique.
Emphasis on sight-reading.
All students learn to play basic blues and jam
Technique varies depending on the particular style the student wishes to learn.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a limited number of learning materials such as exercises, listening or practicing CD on occasion. However, I feel that it is the student's responsibility to provide their own guitars, and the bulk of their own learning materials and necessary electronic equipment. This can include footstools, music stands, method books, amps, cables, pedals, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I've been playing guitar for 25 years, and this has given me the time to study, perform, and perfect many styles of guitar playing.

I studied classical and flamenco guitar with Robert Guthrie for 4 years before and after my studies in the SMU program. I've also played in jazz and rock ensembles since the age of 14. I studied with Chuck Pangburn, pro jazz cat, and Brad McLemore, an indie rock songwriter, early on in my studies as an adolescent.

I encourage most students to learn to play on a classical or nylon-string guitar early on in order to develop proper technique, posture, sensitivity, and sensibility. I also encourage all students to learn to sight-read at a very early point in their studies. Once, this hurdle is cleared many other challenges are easily surpassed.

Presently, I am developing a new method which incorporates solfeggio, blues and popular music forms, and improvisational playing. I also am exploring the vanguard of new guitar technology such as the Vo-96, analog effects, and various guitar synthesizers.

I try to introduce an understanding of music theory early on so that students develop a full comprehension of not only the written language of music, but also, the sonic language of music.
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Lydia P. August 30, 2019
· Guitar · In home
My 10 year girl loved it!
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Darrell D. December 12, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Great personality and knowledge of music, really makes the lessons very personalized, fun and interesting. Definitely a good choice!!
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vishal May 8, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Perry takes the time to explain flamenco and related styles deeply and thoroughly. He also provides detailed micro-scale feedback on hand/arm placement, orientation, range and which muscle groups to engage. But more than the technical, he has an awesome vibe and makes learning guitar quite an enjoyable experience.
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About Emily S.

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About Emily
I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I also love contributing to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn.

I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D hand-drawn frame-by-frame digital animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). Many of my drawing/animation students have been interested in drawing/animating animals, especially furry/anthro memes. I've helped students complete tiny looping animations, creating memes as well as short films.

My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge,
skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them.

I'm capable of a large range of improvements, from goals as hobbyists to more professional goals. I have successfully helped students get admitted into their desired art schools through portfolio preparation, as well as helped artists get their first gigs as freelancers. I can serve as a mentor for an artist's early years as a contractor.

Lessons are taught through Google Hangouts video calls where I always share my screen to clearly show my demonstrations in real time. Students may also share their screens if they are working digitally. If students work on paper, they may take phone pics and message/email them to me during class, or hold up their work on the webcam if it's high enough quality.

Thank you for your interest!
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Hollie H. November 13, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Emily is a gifted artist and teacher. She is very patient, encouraging, and informative. I have learned a lot from her and she is helping me with my perfectionism. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for me! Thank you,
Emily.
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Bryan W. November 8, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Great lesson, super professional and taught me a lot.
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elan November 7, 2019
· Cartooning · Online
emily is an excellent teacher and very efficient and productive in the lessons. :)
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Emily S.

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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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About Sarah
Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Andy B May 1, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Great instructor
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Miriam April 15, 2019
· Photography · In studio
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!
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Jeanine April 6, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Sarah is great! Takes time for things I don’t know and has good materials to look over between lessons
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Sarah L.

San Bruno, CA 94066
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About Jennifer V.

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Bronx, NY

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Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for myself too. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them out!
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Lucretia October 29, 2019
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I love it
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Kamali October 28, 2019
· Basic Math · In home
I started getting better at math homework
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Gabriela October 6, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I didn't believe my voice was capable of doing certain things until she taught me! Jennifer has changed my life forever.
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Jennifer V.

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About Margarita M.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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About Margarita
Margarita is a VFX & Compositing Artist and a Fine Arts Instructor based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Animation and Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and Associate of Art Degree in Graphic Design.

Since 2005 Margarita has been working with traditional and digital media in her studio to provide graphic design and post-production services, as well as to create artwork for various publishing and Visual Effects houses. She has been involved into numerous projects, among which is her outstanding compositing work in promotional videos for Tyco Electronics, one of the largest electronics companies in California, as well as being the Visual Effects Supervisor for the animated film "Helena's Dream", which entered and won recognition in film festiv
als abroad and in the US.

Margarita has taught fine arts classes at several schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently she is an Art Instructor at Gundolina Art Studio, where she effectively teaches art appreciation and promotes creativity among her students.

Favorite quote: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso.
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Jovanka V. September 28, 2018
· Drawing · In home
My son is a beginner in drawing and is a bit apprehensive about his drawing skills. I really appreciated and liked Margarita's approach, setting music to create a relaxing atmosphere for drawing, explaining the steps, and the foundation for sketching. I think we approached drawing wrongly and after the lesson I changed our way. We play music now (which he likes) and he is drawing more often and is more relaxed.
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Nandini December 20, 2017
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My daughter attends Ms Maggie's art exploration program. Ms Maggie is very patient with children and brings out the best in her students. My daughter has learnt a lot of techniques in art under her guidance and looks forward to art class every week. I'm so happy and grateful that my daughter has a wonderful art teacher. Search no further if you're on the lookout for an art teacher for your child.
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Heloise Magny November 27, 2017
· Painting · Online
I worked with Margarita on a short film, ''Helena's Dream'' and her artistic skills and keen eye for details are awesome. She is an honest person and anyone working with her will be happy with the results !
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Margarita M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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About David L.

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Washington, DC
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About David
I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to lea
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Melissa November 7, 2019
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I really love these classes he even lets me talk about crazy stuff like myths
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Melissa October 30, 2019
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I am so exited for every lessen im learning so much and it really helps
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Melissa October 17, 2019
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i rreeaallyy like take these clsses becaus im learning how to draw my favoroute thigs
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David L.

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About Tony M.

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Union, NJ
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Hello! Hello! Hello! Im Tony! I have been doing photography and editing for over 6 years. It started out as random request from my friend who was a music artist, who was looking to do a photoshoot from which he would pick a photo and use for his album cover. I told him i would help, he let me borrow his camera, I took a few pictures and BOOOM! I was hooked! From there i continued learning under many mentors and eventually started doing all types of events. I love the fact that in photography no matter how much you know, theres still always more room for new things to be learned. I'm looking forward to meeting many of you and helping you achieve your own personal goals in photography!
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Tony M.

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About Alison C.

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New York, NY

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About Alison
I am a painter in New York City currently enrolled in an MFA studio painting program at New York Studio School. I received her BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design (2005). My work has been exhibited in the US and internationally at PAC Marseille in Marseille, France, el patio de mi casa in Harlem, New York (2018) and Woodstock Museum, NY (2016).

I have lectured and taught workshops for The Art Students League and SUNY at New Paltz over the last five years. I love talking about art and the process of making.

I teach my students in my home studio in Harlem, New York. I'm also available to travel to my clients and work outdoors in an en Plein air setting as well. I work with artists with different skill levels and with a variety of artistic goals.

Some of the topics and concepts I regularly teach: paint handling acryli
c and oil medium, color theory, composition, depth, movement, rhythm, abstraction from life, mixed media, detachment, paint application, how to stretch canvases and safety.
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Alison C.

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About Ashley S.

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About Ashley
Hello!

My name is Ashley Smith and it would be an honor to help assist you on your journey with art and creativity. I believe in you and believe that you are able to accomplish your goals and dreams.

With me, you get more than a technical instructor, you get a personal encourager. We will learn techniques, color theory, process feedback, improve skill sets while learning much and you will know that you are genuinely cared for, because you are. Investing in your art skills is investing in you as a person, your future and unleashing your creativity, which is the highest form of intelligence. Let's learn to love the process while creating. Also, you will discover it does not have to be perfect to be beautiful and I will not use shame as a teaching tactic. I want to help develop the best you and every artist is different. Let's cre
ate the best you. My students enjoy their time in the classroom, leave with new skills and do so with JOY.

I have taught elementary art for several years, taught drawing and painting classes with adults and done private tutoring for over a decade. Currently I am working with a prophetic arts community that helps to reach a city through the arts, it expands my skills and view of arts impact in the world.

The more formal training I have completed is: a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Slippery Rock University, an Art Education Certification K-12 from Carlow University, and I have completed 2 years of the creativity track under Theresa Dedmon at BSSM. I had the privilege to South Africa to help run a creativity conference during my time with Theresa. I have also taught classes for Michael's (the craft store).

Have anymore questions? Please feel free to contact me.

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Ashley S.

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About Troy C.

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Lawrence, KS
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Troy was born in rural Kansas in 1975 and currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas. His work and research explores the delicate balance of family, fatherhood and the outcome of the family photo album. Motivated by intellectual and psychological inquiry of these intimate topics, Troy photographs his own family as a means of understanding the emotional qualities that come along with fatherhood. It has become his means of understanding while creating an honest interpretation of the idealized family album.

He received his BFA from the Academy of Art University in 2015 and his MFA in 2019. His work has been seen in Black and White Magazine, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, Plates to Pixels, The Photo Review, Fraction Magazine, Der Greif and FotoRoom.
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Troy C.

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$38 / 30-min

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