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Jennifer M.

3 Reviews
Nevada City, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Jennifer M.

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From Jimi Hendrix to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Reggae to even slide guitar I can show how to bend, wail, rock and jam out!

About Jennifer

I began playing guitar at 12 years old. Before that I had dappled with the piano and always sang. There was something about the guitar that just drew me in! I always loved seeing the hands of guitar players and the sounds that would accompany those shapes. Guitar is a very pattern based instrum

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Jena P.
Helping me unlock the fretboard through a blues course. She has a deep understanding of music theory. I’m very happy and grateful to be learning.
Isaac
She knows more about music than anyone I know. I am so thankful to learn from someone who understands music so well! A true artist!
brittany
Jennifer is the best teacher I could imagine! She makes learning guitar simple and fun! I would highly reccomend her!

Stephanie H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from Rollins College
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Stephanie H.

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I have completed training in vocal Pedagogy from Rollins College. I have over 2 years of experience teaching voice to students whose ages ranged from 4 years old to 19 years old. I am passionate about singing and teaching voice. I strive to structure each lesson according to the individual needs of each student and to help them get excited about what they are learning and performing.

About Stephanie

Music is my passion and I love having the opportunity to share that passion with others through teaching. I have an Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Rollins College as well as a Florida Educator Certificate in K-12 Music. I have studied piano for 13 years and voice for 5. I have also receiv

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Ethan A.
Very helpful and professional
Marie
Stephanie is a great instructor! She is very knowledgable, professional and patient with her students. She takes the extra time to ensure my son understands what she is teaching him. She is very flexible and communicates with me.

She provides a positive environment and I look forward to starting my other children with her as they get older.
Hailey G.
I am a colleague of Stephanie. I am impressed with her work ethic and love and care for people. She is constantly striving to learn more and find a way to make the information she learns accessible to her students. I have watched her perform on multiple occasions. She is emotionally engaging and musically proficient. I would recommend her to any student looking to grow as a musician. She will not disappoint!
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Helen N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship from Aspen Music Festival
  • Master of Music, Cello Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Helen N.

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While I certainly place emphasis on technical work and mastery, I also want all students to feel comfortable in expressing their individual voice and interests. I believe that it is incredibly important to encourage students to explore a number of creative avenues within music. Therefore, I am very open to having students explore music outside the classical canon in addition to experimenting with improvisation and composition. An additional component of my teaching style is finding unique and interesting ways to keep students motivated and teaching them how to effectively practice and learn on their own.

About Helen

My teaching philosophy is largely centered around the importance of individuality. The “one size fits all” approach is hardly ever adequate--every student has different needs, strengths, and challenges. While I certainly place emphasis on technical work and mastery, I also want all students to feel

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Shaniya
Helen is an engaging and inspiring teacher. I recommend her highly!
Ellie R.
My 10 year old daughter isr excited to have Helen as a cello teacher. Helen is positive and fun and makes playing cello seem really hip and cool.

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Peter D.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: Not accepting at this time
  • Teaching since 2005
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Peter D.

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Whether you are a vocalist, a pianist, or a singer-songwriter, I can help you take your expression and technique to the next level. I emphasize the concepts of "knowing your space" and then "owning your space" in order to help maximize the potential of the performer. I have coached hundreds of people over the last 6 years, and have worked as an Artist Developer/Music Producer for several artists.

About Peter

Whether piano, voice, songwriting/composition, music theory or music production, I bring all that I have learned and developed as a musician to the lesson in the interest of the student’s growth. Whether we work in classical, jazz, or pop, We focus on what will directly fit your individual goal

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Zora
Peter has a great rapport with our daughter and is "meeting" her where she is in her interests. She loves Lord of the Rings--they've started on music from Lord of the Rings!
Wick A.
Great instructor. Friendly, easy to understand, talented and can teach piano, theory, composition, etc.
Susan
My 10 year old son loves playing little riffs on the piano but really didn't want lessons for fear it would be too much like school. Peter has been awesome about tailoring the lessons so that my son can choose the Music he likes and move forward from his place of interest. Peter is a skilled and gifted pianist, and my son is totally inspired to keep playing and put in the work to improve.

Chris P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Bachelor's of Performing Arts in Guitar Performance from Berklee School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chris P.

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As a student at Berklee College of Music, I have several semesters of study in music theory. Not sure what makes a chord? Want some refreshers or just some more advanced theory and how that relates to your playing? I can teach you everything you need to enhance your playing as a performer.

About Chris

I have been playing guitar most of my life on stages big and small. Even when I had a responsible “day job”, music has always been the heart of my life and I am looking forward to sharing that gift with others. I am currently going to Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major and I

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Tom G.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Army Commendation Letter from US Army
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Tom G.

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Emphasizing studies in jazz and improvisation, I have gladly devoted the past 20 years of my life to understanding this wonderful instrument.

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Tom Gershwin is a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. His projects explore the balance between well crafted compositions and freedom of expression. In 2018, Tom released "Our Season", which was funded in part by the Pathways to Jazz Grant. Tom has recorded two other jazz albums: “Sweet Pastimes”, an intimate duo project featuring classic standards, and “Live at Mighty Fine”, an adventurous quintet performing collaborative compositions and improvisations.

In 2015, Tom was selected to be in KUVO’s 30 under 30 series, which featured young musicians contributing to the jazz scene in Colorado. Tom has performed and/or recorded with The Temptations, The Revivalists, John Batiste, Father John Misty, Chris Potter, One Republic, DeVotchKa, Opiuo, Leftover Salmon, Juno winner Jayme Stone, and Portugal. The Man at venues including ...

About Tom

Emphasizing studies in jazz and improvisation, I have gladly devoted the past 25 years of my life to understanding this wonderful instrument. As a teacher, my goal is to provide insight along your musical path. To approach the challenge of learning trumpet, I build individualized daily trumpet

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Damon
Dayton
Very patient with every one of my mistakes. I am excited to keep learning the bugle after my first lesson.
Alec
Exactly what you want in an instructor: knowledgeable, patient, and supportive!

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"Mr. Remi is very patient with my daughter who is a beginner with no experience. She praises her when she remembers her cords and encourages her to practice on areas she struggles with. An excellent teacher!"
Noel
Took Piano lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"My Daughter had her 1st lesson and loved it! Landon was kind patient with just enough silliness for my 6yr old to feel completely comfortable. I was shocked and excited to hear her actually play. When we left she said she couldn’t wait to go back and asked if Landon could be her teacher forever."
Marlee
Took Piano lessons from Landon S.
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"Enjoyed it very much. Jacob's setting me up for a lot of work. He went over the guitar and explain everything. Can't wait for the next lesson. Now I have to produce. Thank JP!"
Michael Tocchini
Took Guitar lessons from Jacob P.
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"Thomas was amazing with my 6 year old boys. He was enthusiastic,, and creative. He made learning piano fun!"
Braydon
Took Piano lessons from Thomas V.
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"Max says "I had too much FUN " !!!!!!!!!"
Max
Took Piano lessons from Farobag C.
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"Best Banjo player!

I'm new to the banjo, having spent most of my life playing the guitar, acoustic, of course. I'd met Mike at a jam and was very impressed by his abilities. I was surprised to learn that we lived near each other, and I was in touch with him when I returned home. I started lessons with Mike and am now playing much better, due to his help. He's very patient, taking the time to show me not only how to play better, but also how to play with others in a "group" situation. I will continue to take lessons until
I'm as good as he is!"
sheila
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Holly was a knowledgeable and supportive teacher! I really enjoyed my lesson and I look forward to working with her to reach my goals."
Julia
Took Singing lessons from Holly T.
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"just finished first 6 lessons, and I enjoyed Erik's ability to relate to my intentions, and a broader focus of music reading/writing in general..."
Alana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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"Really awesome grasp of theory and the ability to make it tangible. Loved the first lesson and am looking forward to more."
Adam C Attas
Took Trumpet lessons from Matthew R.
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"She did a great job teaching!"
Mamie
Took Piano lessons from Tanisha H.
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