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Chris T.

Rochester, NY

About Chris

Since arriving in Rochester, NY in 2007, Chris T. has become one of the areas most in-demand drummers. A willingness to integrate a myriad of different styles with dedicated authenticity has provided Chris with long-standing musical relationships with groups as diverse as The Po’ Boys Brass Band (funk/rock), the Crescent City Connection (traditional swing dance), Madeline Forster (American songbook), and Cash Back (country). Always an active collaborator, Chris can be heard investigating creative new territory with bassist and singer and bassist Katie Ernst, the Dave Rivello Ensemble, the
New Energy Jazz Orchestra, and The Mighty High and Dry.
Since the group's formation in 2009, Chris€™ group Quintopus has been an outlet for original creative music and instrumental covers of artists including Bjork, Cibo Matto, and Radiohead. Signing to ears&eyes Records in 2010, Quintopus' debut album “…incorporates so many influences into a brew that is steeped in traditions but also has a shot of rock-n-roll sensibility.€
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (MM €™09) and Whitworth University (BA 05) Chris has been driven to provide practical music education to his community as an individual and group instructor. With recent group workshop tours in Arizona, Washington, Pennsylvania, and New York, Chris intends to build upon those experiences and expand access of to the arts in other communities, nation-wide. Also an active community organizer, Chris has worked with the Rochester Freelance Musician Forum, Rochester Musicians Local 66, and the Institute for Creative Music (a non-profit co-run with trombonist Nick Finzer).

*** Lesson Details ***
Before starting any formal teaching, I like to do a short interview with the student to get antiquated and learn about their musical preferences. This helps to shape the structure of a semester so that we're working towards goals that we both want you to accomplish.

You can expect to balance technique (beginner to advanced) with learning grooves, solos, exercises, and full drum parts. Recording projects in my home studio also help us work on getting a professional sound and mix from the drums and evaluate your performance constructively.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sound-proofed basement two drum sets, keyboards, recording equipment seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide instructional handouts. Students should have their own drum set/percussion equipment, along with the appropriate sticks, brushes, and mallets. There will also be a couple of required books (depending on the skill level)

*** Specialties ***
Drum Set, all styles, band leading
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Pete R. September 25, 2012
Drum
Verified Student
Chris is an excellent instructor!

My 7 yr. old took Drum lessons with Chris and has shown definite improvement over the past 6 wks. Chris set up a system where my son can play at his skill level yet learn something new at every session. He is also good at keeping my sons interest (tough to do with a 7 yr. old!) Overall, I would recommend Chris to anyone .
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Chris T.

Chris T.

Rochester, NY 14619
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Teresa R.

Rochester, NY

About Teresa

After a 20 year professional career as a classical singer living in Europe, I have returned to the United States where I am a Music Director and private vocal instructor and coach. I teach students of all ages both in my home,through Skype, and at student's location. I have taught voice at the Eastman School of Music Community Education Department, Roberts Wesleyan College, and have adjudicated vocal competitions. I have helped students to secure leads in musicals, win competitions, be admitted into music schools and have successful solo careers both here and in Europe.

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I love teaching voice. It is wonderful to discover the true voice within someone through lessons. I take the time to really understand my students and their individual needs. I gently nurture and give encouragement. I teach the basics in tone production and breathing. Musicality and diction are a very high priority in my studio. I can cover the basics in music if these skills are lacking. I can teach various genres of music believing that a good, solid vocal technique can be applied to any kind of singing. I am also very patient and kind and know what it's like to entrust your instrument, a part of you, in someone else's care. I like to look at my lessons as a journey not only to the goal of healthy, free singing but to a student's self-discovery as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a separate room in my home with a grand piano within a large space and nice acoustics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
A piano or keyboard on site is helpful.

*** Specialties ***
After a 30 year professional career as a classical singer, I do specialize in opera but I have also performed in the Broadway, jazz and pop genres as well. I believe good healthy singing can take you far and prepare you for any genre.
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Peter M. April 6, 2014
Speaking Voice
Verified Student
Learned a lot

Teresa is a teriffic teacher and takes a lot of pride in her work. She took her time with me and introduced me to a new way of delivery and breathing that helped with my speed and articulation. Teresa introduced new items to each lesson that made it a constant learning experience. Teresa is not only patient, but pleasant and I will be continuing my lessons with her this summer for my "tune up".
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Teresa R.

Teresa R.

Rochester, NY 14626
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Laudon S.

Rochester, NY

About Laudon

When I first heard my dad play "Blackbird," I was hooked. I borrowed my little brother's guitar and started teaching myself from some old Hal Leonard books. There was something so exhilarating about making a piece of wood produce beautiful sounds. Soon I was taking lessons on electric guitar, playing Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. My teacher at the time pushed me toward classical guitar and I starting attending evening classes at the local community college when I was in high school. I fell in love with making music and decided to make it my career. I earned my Bachelor's of Music from Arizona
State University, studying under Frank Koonce. During my first few years there, I focused on technique and commissioning new works for the guitar, while exploring the vast repertoire of music available.

The summer before my senior year, Frank asked me take a look at an edition he was doing for Mel Bay and asked if I would like to help him with it. It was all sixteenth century vihuela and lute music. I spent the summer learning to read old tablature systems and even bought t a cheap lute. Lute music had me entranced and I decided I had to learn to play the instrument. I cut my nails off, and started practicing lute for 6 hours a day, in the hopes of auditioning for a Master's program at one of the few schools that offer them. Luckily, I passed my audition and was admitted into the Eastman School of Music, where I earned my Early Music MM and DMA studying under Paul O'Dette.

Though early music is my focus, I am constantly exploring new musical avenues. I've performed in folk duos, improvisation bands, and composed new works for lute and guitar. I've also coached singers, string players, wind players, and co-directed a staged opera. My goal is to use my diverse musical background to help my students in every way possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am here to help you meet your goals! In nine years of teaching, I have taught students who just want to have fun and learn to play guitar, aspiring professionals, and professional musicians. I will tailor my teaching style to your specific needs and will always keep them in mind as we progress. Generally, I use Frederick Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing, vol. I" for classical students and students looking to focus on technique and Hal Leonard's "Guitar Method: Complete Edition" for folk, country, and pop. For students looking to learn play lute or theorbo, I will create a program dependent on the specific period and instrument you are interested in.

In 3 to 6 months you can expect to be able to read music, have a comfortable knowledge of first position on the fingerboard, and a grasp of several techniques that will help you toward your playing goals. Of course, I like to remind my students that a music teacher functions like a coach, we are here to help you and guide you, but the speed of progress is dependent on the practice you put in!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in designated lessons room

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask that my students have an instrument (guitar, lute, theorbo), a music stand, and the text or method that we have decided to use.

*** Specialties ***
My degrees are in classical guitar and early music. My early music instruments are lute (Renaissance) and theorbo (continuo). In addition, I have played and taught bluegrass, country, and folk. I am also comfortable teaching electric guitar up to an intermediate level.
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janice V. November 6, 2013
Guitar
Guitar Lessons

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Laudon as a guitar instructor. I have had the privilege of studying with him for a year and have been most impressed by his knowledge of music theory, technique and performance. Laudon has crafted a lesson strategy that ensures that I will reach my personal artistic goals as quickly as possible. He listens carefully to my questions and answers them by using visual references that enhance my understanding of challenging concepts. Not only does Laudon share his expansive knowledge of music in a relaxed, comfortable manner to students of all ages and walks of life, he does so with warmth and humor. It would be impossible to find a better musical mentor and coach. In sci-fi terms, the force is strong with him!
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Laudon S.

Laudon S.

Rochester, NY 14620
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Yunjin Audrey K.

Rochester, NY

About Yunjin Audrey

he Grand Prize winner of the LaDue Professional Recital Competition, Soprano Yunjin Audrey Kim has made appearances on the opera, concert and recital stage. On the opera stage, Ms. Kim has appeared as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Eastman and has performed lead roles in many main productions and scenes including Cosi Fan Tutte as Fiordiligi, Dido and Aeneas as Dido and, also as First Witch, Don Giovanni as Donna Anna, The Rake's Progress as Anne Truelove and Der Rosenkavalier as Sophie, to name a few. Ms. Kim has performed in master class with Maestro Gildo DiNunzio from the Metropolita
n Opera and in October of 2013, made her debut at Carnegie Hall performing songs of Nikolai Medtner.

Concert solo appearances include a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle as soprano soloist with First Inversion, Bach's St. John's Passion as soprano soloist at The Bach's Festival, a performance of Messiaen’s Poémes pour Mi with the Eastman Philharmonia, a performance with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus as soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Kodak Hall and a soloist for Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Ad Hoc Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Kim has been winner of the Mu Phi International Fraternity Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), James Madison University’s concerto competition and Eastman Concerto Competition. Ms. Kim was also featured on the album A Thousand Burnt Offerings released in South Korea in April 2013.

Ms. Kim has collaborated with composer Arlene Elizabeth Sierra, culminating in a performance of her composition Hearing Things in a guest lecture recital. Additional master class performances include Martina Arroyo, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Mark, Wieland Mueller, Sharon Chirstman, Rick Chirstman, and Fabiana Bravo. She also has served as Music Director and Collaborative Pianist in organizations including Opera Scenes and Music Theater Class at James Madison University, Rochester Association of Performing Arts and Pittsford Central School District. Currently, Ms. Kim is serving as Music Department Chair and Teaching Artist at Rochester Association of Performing Arts in Kodak Theatre. Ms. Kim holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Ms. Kim currently resides in Rochester, NY where she regularly performs and teaches throughout central New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always start with warm ups for both piano and voice students. I believe musicians are like delicate athletes, who use their fingers/vocal cords to make beautiful sound out of an instrument or a body. It is important to understand to warm up before practice/lesson for their own benefits to keep techniques fresh and healthy.

(For Piano students, scales, little warm up style finger exercises/for voice students, easy scales and vowel exercises, stretching registers)

Then, we tackle the fun stuff (more traditional practices) and after that, I encourage students to bring me or play/sing for me what they love. I love working something different with student who also has passion for different genres of music like light jazz, gospel, pop..etc. I value my students' opinion and encourage them to explore other things to develop themselves as unique, creative musicians.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
I start with traditional classic music training. Basic theories, ear training, aural skills with all of my students.

I believe Basic understanding of music is important to everyone.
I specialize mainly in classical, however I am open to anything students want to learn.
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Ione M. April 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very kind, experienced & efficient.
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Alex F. March 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful!!!
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Anita B. January 28, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
EXCELLENT! Teacher

My daughter takes piano lesson with Yunjin and she is extremely happy with her. My daughter is learning well.
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Yunjin Audrey K.

Yunjin Audrey K.

Rochester, NY 14608
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Christian D.

Spencerport, NY

About Christian

Christian D. has been playing saxophone for seventeen years. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y, he attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He was always very involved in his school’s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone.

 At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everythin
g the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Christian recently completed his MM in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studied with Bob Malach, Joel Weiskopf, Walt Weiskopf, Allen Farnham, and Nathan Eklund. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school.
During his time at school he has played with numerous artists, including Conrad Herwig, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Steve Wilson, and Steve Davis. He plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

Christian has been in many elite bands since the start of his career as a musician. He has participated in the Roberts Wesleyan Honors Band, Hochstein School of Music Junior Wind Symphony, All-County Band, and New York Area All State band, as well as performing as a soloist for the All-County orchestra his junior year in high school.
Christian has received many awards to merit his efforts in music. Some of these include the Eastman Award given to high school juniors who plan to major in music and who excel above others in school. He also received a $200 scholarship for his jazz-playing ability from the Independence Jazz reunion.
At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo, in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Now that his BM is completed, Christian is pursuing his Masters in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studies with Bob Malach and Joel Weiskopf. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school. When he is home he plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cater my lessons to the students' wants and needs. I suggest various exercises to study in effort to make each student reach their fullest potential. I push each and every one of my students, regardless of their goals as a musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Selmer Series III Soprano
Selmer C** Mouthpiece with Vandoren Java 4s
Selmer Mark VI Alto
Vintage Berg Larsen with Rico Jazz Select 2H
Selmer Reference Tenor
Vintage Otto Link with Rico Jazz Select 3S
Buffett E11 Clarinet
Brad Behn Mouthpiece with Vandoren 3.5
Armstrong Flute
Casio Privia Piano
MacBook Pro
Zoom Recorder
Various method books and music

*** Specialties ***
Woodwind Doubling
Jazz
Classical
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John S. June 25, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
It has been a wonderful experience having Christian provide remote lessons for our son Jesse. Had to look for a saxophone teacher for our son just after a year on he instrument because his school teacher (whom he really liked) left the school and the new teacher was not very good (for our son's needs). Decided to do online after not finding anyone local that was available on his schedule. I was a little skeptical about online teaching being an ex-musician, but I have been very pleased with how Christian manages online teaching. He uses some very powerful tools to manage and track our son's performance, and his remote lessons seem to be very effective despite the distance. I think the ultimate proof of how well it has worked was when our son's original teacher contacted us to say that she was doing private lessons now and could start teaching our son again. We asked him what he wanted to do and he said "I want to stay with Christian". To me that says it all!
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Kate M. June 22, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
So patient and kind with my daughter as she is learning how to play the trumpet for the first time. A great teacher!!!
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Sash B. June 20, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Christian is one of the best online teachers you could find. He's highly disciplined, and always maintains schedule. His teaching techniques shows his overall expertise in all his offerings. Christian is always upbeat and friendly. He always follows up after lessons to go over the areas covered and what the student should focus on prior to the next lesson. You cannot go wrong trying him out.
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Christian D.

Christian D.

Spencerport, NY 14559
(20)
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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