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Jon A.

Cincinnati, OH

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped. While doing this I attended The College of Mount St. Joseph where I studied Classical and Jazz guitar as well as Music Ed. In addition to my 22 years of private lesson experience, I have 2 years of classroom experience teaching general music in elementary schools. I believe it is my years as a s
tudent and instructor that enable me to be an effective teacher, having had learned what worked for me as a student, and what has shown to work as a teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
I cater my lesson to the individual. I like for students to have a structured practice routine and working knowledge of music and their instrument, but it has to be fun. I have students who learn Classical, rock, and Jazz. Each lesson is different. Some people just want to be able to play their favorite songs by a camp fire, and others want to go on to perform at Carnegie Hall. I enjoy teaching both lessons and put forth the same enthusiasm for each one. You get out of the guitar or bass what you put into it in terms of learning and practicing. The level of achievement is up to you, I will help guide you to meet your goals regardless of how large or small they are.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spare music room: guitars, amps, bass; computer with recording software, ProTools seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the equipment necessary. I would like the student to have an instrument, but if not I can provide one for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I'm really pretty versatile. Over 18 years of teaching anywhere from 80 to 100 students a week will do that.
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Caroline April 22, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter loved her first lesson! She is excited to go back.
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Ethan February 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son feels very comfortable with Jon. Jon's enthusiasm and passion for music and teaching is very evident. My son can't wait for his next lesson and practices diligently.
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Matthew L. August 21, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I have been working with Jon for coming up on a year and i am thrilled. a great guy who has the knowledge/skill with the guitar, but also excellent ability to communicate. even when i couldn't get something (my own inability) he found other ways of presenting/teaching that make a difference - i highly recommend Jon for beginners (i was one) and experienced players alike
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Jon A.

Jon A.

Cincinnati, OH 45255
(5)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Margaret O.

Cincinnati, OH

About Margaret

I have taught the piano along with guitar and voice for over 40 years, since I was 16 years old. I started lessons at 9 and continued lessons while I began teaching beginners at a music studio. Since then I have had many different experiences with all kinds of students. I love sharing the gift of music with my students. My goal is to give them a wonderful musical experience and allow them to expand their knowledge of music in a structured manner and can grow to become a casual or professional musician.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my teaching style to the students goals. I like to sa
y I am laid back but do expect progress each week. I can teach the piano for beginner to advanced students. Some students are college bound and need to learn the disciplines of music. Other students just want to learn to play for enjoyment. My main goal to to keep them interested and practicing. I use a composite of different methods depending on the students goals. I have found that each publisher of method books focus on different styles of music. Over the years I have picked the best of each one and we will use the best of the best. I also have edited music for students over the years and have a wide collection of supplemental music. As an example I love Disney music and a beginner after 3 months they will be learning "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. I can teach beginning Guitar students. My specialty is teaching to read "real" music as opposed to tab. Beginners need lots of TLC with the guitar because of the length of time it takes to make "good" sounds of the guitar. Learning good technique in a fun way is essential for good student progress.

Also I can teach beginning-intermediate vocal lessons. My main focus is developing proper vocal technique with vocal exercises and breathing techniques and still making it interesting and fun.
With all of this, i also teach music theory. Whether by itself or along with instrumental lessons, music theory is an essential for all musicians. Music theory is the how and why of everything we do in music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I currently have a baby grand, a spinet piano, 16 track sequencer, performance digital piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, flute, music stands and keyboard stands.

*** Specialties ***
For the piano I use a mixed method of teaching depending on the students goals. I have used Schaum, Faber, Alfred, Thompson and Bastien. I also use Hannon for advanced students and Duvornoy, Alfred and other types of pedagogy for technique and exercises. I have also edited many pieces of music for early beginners to have fun with. Disney is my favorite. I use these supplemental pieces along with the method books to keep their interest in practicing.
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Ludelia October 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
She's very patient and helpful.
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Brenda D. October 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
U had a great time ....can't wait till next Tuesday
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Alicia September 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Margaret is an excellent piano teacher! Her lessons are upbeat, informative and engaging for my eight-year-old son. She interacts with him so well, both encouraging him and also holding him accountable for the techniques she has taught him. Assignments each week include a wide variety of scales, warm-ups and pieces so that he never gets bored. In six short months, he has gone from not reading a note of music to having a nice repertoire of pieces that impresses his friends and family--including his church organist great-grandmother! We are so pleased with Mrs. Osinski's lessons. It was an excellent decision.
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Margaret O.

Cincinnati, OH 45245
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Katherine

I offer voice lessons in a variety of styles from rock to classical. I teach a basic healthy technique that can be applied to any style of singing. I strive to make lessons challenging as well as fun.
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Mer September 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Katherine is dedicated and a wonderful singing instructor. She develops my voice as well as my confidence in performing.
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Kristen July 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very friendly and helpful.
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Angela Woodall April 30, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very nice, knowledgeable,skilled. I felt totally at ease.
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH 45245
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Garrette K.

Alexandria, KY

About Garrette

I am currently pursuing my Bachelor Degree at Northern Kentucky University for Music Education. Besides teaching lessons to students in my home and in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, I also am the Percussion Director at Goshen High School for their marching band and winter percussion program. I also teach percussion at Beechwood High School for their marching band. I also have performance experience playing for Tates Creek Independent Ensemble which is a internationally competing percussion ensemble. I also frequently perform with Kincaid Regional Theater playing percussion
for musicals. I have vast experience in both teaching and playing in all genres of music from classical music ensembles such as NKU's Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Winds to Local bands and NKU's Steel Drum Ensemble. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
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Keith L. June 1, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Garrette has been extremely thorough and patient with me. He is teaching me how to drum well past my prime years and has been absolutely wonderful. He has given me great tips on how to work on areas that i have struggled with. I would definitely recommend Garrette for anyone wanting to learn drumming.
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Chris M. May 9, 2015
Percussion · In home
Verified Student
My son adores Garrette, after just one lesson. He is a very knowledgeable, respectful and inspiring young man. I feel like I not only lucked in to finding a great percussion teacher but also a role model for my very impressionable 12 year old. Garrette is highly recommended.
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Keith L. May 5, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Garrette was great at explaining everything especially since i have no musical background. I love the fact that we are starting from the beginning and i am learning how to read music before playing.
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Garrette K.

Garrette K.

Alexandria, KY 41001
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Todd T.

Cincinnati, OH

About Todd

About Guitar Lessons With Todd

"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching."
Rodney Stucky

"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van

One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
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Eric S. January 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first day!
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Holly January 13, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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Todd T.

Todd T.

Covington, KY 41014
(2)
starting at
$45 / 60-min

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