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Zbigniew R.

Ann Arbor, MI

About Zbigniew

My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music.
I am a classically-trained violinist. I grew up in Lodz, Poland, where I began musical education at the age of 7.
I studied violin and piano at the Music High School and Music Academy of K.&G. Bacewicz, Lodz, Poland and earned a Master Degree in violin performance in 1980.
During his College years I started to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television.
From the mid – 70s until the early 1990s, I performed with several Polish orchestras
and held a position as a v
iolin teacher for four years at the College of Education
in Slupsk, Poland.
Then, I spent almost 10 years performing in numerous ensembles and orchestras in Germany and toured with Orchestra of Great Theater of Lodz in many countries all over the world.
From 2002 – 2005 he was first violinist at Lodz’s Operetta Theater.
I moved to Michigan in 2005, where he performs with Macomb, Jackson and Flat Rock Symphony Orchestras.

*** Lesson Details ***
The most interesting and beneficial thing about performing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time. I believe that every Human Being is precious and deserves to be nurtured and encouraged in a fun and loving environment. With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing strong technique, and developing creativity. Students learn all the basics of music, and also spend time developing strong ensemble skills and strong background knowledge of style and repertoire, so that they can enjoy music in all kinds of settings, all their lives.
Our time spent together will be laid back and comfortable, yet challenging because that is probably why you want to take lessons.
Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of instrumental pieces/songs given to work on throughout the week—usually 2-3 short songs for 30-minute lessons, and 1-2 longer instrumental pieces for an hour-long lesson. These will be the same pieces we have worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge you need to master each piece. Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.
Within 6 months, you will begin discovering how to read music and understand the language of it. You will learn how to play some of your favorite songs/instrumental pieces and learn some that you might not know. We'll discover what you really want to learn and achieve through taking lessons, and we will work toward those goals!
Discipline is vital to musical progress and daily practice is strongly urged, in order for the student to progress. If a students don't practice, they won't progress. Because of that, you can expect that I will encourage consistent and regular practice, always keeping in mind that the study of music is meant to be fun.
Knowing from experience how "boring" it can be to learn by rote, I combine technical work with fun time playing duets together, improvising, and exploring a wide variety of styles and genres of music.
I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano /Hammond Organ

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their own instrument. I can provide the music stand and I always bring my own instrument so that I can demonstrate during lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Teaching methods: Suzuki and traditional /formal method, in group and one on one settings
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Ayse July 20, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Zebie is great! I'm an adult beginner with practically no music background. He is very patient and encouraging, having to teach me about music more broadly in addition to how to play the violin. He is certainly very knowledgeable about all things violin and experienced as well. I also really appreciate the fact that he seems to celebrate the connection between player and instrument, and teaches you about the instrument as well if you are interested. I'm sure you'll enjoy learning from him!
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Ashley R. June 3, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
He's so awesome!! Very knowledgeable and understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. Can't wait to grow and improve my skills.
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Steven F. April 26, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Zebie was very knowledgable in all things violin for beginners such as myself. His pleasant attitude and demeanor made the lesson very easy to be a part of. I am looking forward to more lessons with him.
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Zbigniew R.

Zbigniew R.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(7)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Marc M.

Livonia, MI

About Marc

I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my learning came from watching others and communicating with others. I like to learn about the people I am teaching so that I can better understand their needs as a musician. My education came as a practical necessity in order to get better as a teacher and performer, as well as make a living doing it. B
ut, by no means do I preach the need to be "educated" but only to be a working, practical musician. I will surely go over the need to read music once the need becomes evident, enlighten you as to why it may be important to understand certain aspects of music as opposed to just "picking and grinning", IE learning only "By Ear." I do specialize in music theory, and have many students taking lessons simply for this excellent foundation for songwriting also.

I am a classically trained guitarist that performs both as a soloist and for ensemble in a wide variety of styles. I graduated in 1996 from Schoolcraft College with an Associates degree in Music performance, and then, studying under the tutelage of Brian Roberts went on to receive my Bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance with a secondary in Jazz from Wayne State University in 2004. While at Wayne State and along the way I've performed and participated in several masterclasses with renowned artists: William Kanengiser, John Holmquest, Philip Candelaria, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, and Antigoni Goni. I have also completed the teacher requirements for books 1-a and 1-b for the Suzuki Guitar Institute.

Many of my classical guitar and electric guitar students have went on to study further at the collegiate level, some achieving scholarships. My most recent students are current Berklee school of music graduates now in a band called "Flight of Fire", recently opened for Bonjovi this past summer and are getting air time on local radio stations... well on their way to living the dream! …the bulk of my students become full time professional musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am an extremely patient person who has been teaching for over 20 years. I am laid back so there will be no pressure. With my electric and steel string guitar students, I host a special "Jam Session" 2 - 3 times a year to which will be one of your goals to participate in. This includes playing with a drummer, bassist, singer and another guitar player (usually me) and having it recorded. This should serve as your motivation to practice. This really eliminates the need for me to pull out a "yardstick" and "smack" your hands over the knuckles when not practicing your scales as many old traditional teachers may have done!

At your first lesson I will talk with you and give you examples of music that is played with a Flat-Pick, or music that uses the Finger-Style technique. This will be an important process as it will dictate which direction you will go in as a musician and especially during our lessons.

For the most part, playing with a Flat-Pick is generally used with the electric guitar and with most mainstream styles of music like "Rock and Roll", "Blues", "Rock-a-Billy" "Funk", and playing with the Finger-Style technique is used in styles like "Classical" and "Folk." After a while, I will introduce you to the other style of playing as well, as most great guitar players use both techniques in their playing...musicians (guitarists) such as: “Jimmy Page“, “Brian Setzer”, “Stevie Ray Vaughan”, “Joe Satriani”, “Lindsey Buckingham”, “Paul McCartney”, “John Mayer”, and many, many more.

To make learning the guitar Fun, I make sure to incorporate your main interest(s) first. Whether it be learning your new favorite song(s), learning how to write a song, or just learning some basics that you can use for when sitting around the campfire. This will be intertwined with which style you choose to start with: Flat-Pick or Finger-Style.

Pending on the level that you are starting at, (beginner, intermediate, advanced) I will include tidbits of music theory that will be used in a consistent manner. These will usually be progressive, pending on your level. For example, the songs you learn will be written out in an easy to understand chart that will have the fundamental aspects of theory (IE, chords, key, and rhythm pattern) that all musicians should understand.

With Children learning with a Flat-Pick, I encourage the use of a basic guitar instruction book.
Level One (beginners) :

"Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book One" by Will Schmid.

I will also use as a substitute for Level One:
"Alfred's Basic Guitar Method" by Alfred's Publishing Co.

More advanced players who can read music already (and graduates from book one) I prefer;
"Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book Two"

With Adults, I will ask if learning to read music interests you. It is a vital part of a practicing musician, but sometimes your needs may require a more one dimensional approach as time may be of essence. Again, I learned by ear and educated myself later...so I understand the person who wants to hold off on reading right away.

Students who want to learn the Classical (Finger-Style) approach will be encouraged to purchase a beginners book that I use written by one of my first instructors/mentor. It is a very intuitive book that covers the technique in great detail yet is very easy to understand (along with my help.) I will provide means of acquiring this book at your first lesson.

Students who want to learn the Folk (Finger-Style) approach will usually start in the above book, unless your an adult who just wants to learn some basics.

At your first lesson I will also provide you with documentation that goes more in depth about the various styles of guitar as the above info is scaled down.

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Amps

-Guitars (Electric, Acoustic, Classical, Bass)

- PA (loud speakers so you can Turn it Up! When playing along)

-Band in a Box (to play along with real prerecorded instruments seamlessly interleaved into a band type setting with almost unlimited genre choices...very impressive technology)

- Pro Tools (recording gear for all needs)

- Guitar Pro and Finale (to transpose music into sheet music)

-Skype (for out of town interactivity. Can do lessons via Skype)

-Basement with plenty of seating for parents, and or observers.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Acoustic Guitar; Improvisation, Songwriting, Backup Vocals, Fretboard Harmony, Music Theory, Performance, and Recording.
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Michael B. May 31, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Marc for over a year. He's top notch. Great teacher no matter what your skill level is. I was a total beginner and have learned a ton from him. He is very patient and easy going so it's a very comfortable environment. I would highly recommend him for whatever you're guitar learning needs are.
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chance B. March 19, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Awesome! Highly recommend
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chance B. March 19, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Awesome! Highly recommend
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Marc M.

Marc M.

Livonia, MI 48150
(24)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Yuliya K.

Ann Arbor, MI

About Yuliya

In our lessons I focus primarily on improvements in technique, both left and right hand, and musical imagination, as these are the two cornerstones of musical excellency. Our lessons will always have a friendly atmosphere, but I will expect hard work from the student in order to maintain this atmosphere.
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Edward K. March 21, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
being that I am starting with no experience my tutor was patient and gave me a good insight to the basics
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Theora M. March 31, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Best instructor ever.
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Yuliya K.

Yuliya K.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ellie E.

Utica, MI

About Ellie

I have 17+ years of experience teaching guitar in both private and ensemble settings and 20+ years of professional performance experience.I have a degree in Music Performance. My average student has taken 91 lessons. I encourage students to inquire about their potential teachers professional training, performance experience and the teachers student retention rate as these are the criteria by which teachers should be evaluated. My motto is the success of the teacher is determined by the success of the student.
I also specialize in Bollywood Music. Below is a list of transcriptions that I
have done for my students.
Hindi And Tamil Cinema And Pop Music Transcriptions
(with a few other genres thrown in)

1. Aaj Saanu O Mileya (Punjab)................................from the film “Zubaan”
composer- Ashu Phatak
lyrics- Surjit Patar and Varun Grover
published by T-Series

2. Aaj Unse Milna Hai...............................................from the film “Prem Ratan”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Irshad Kamit
published by T-Series

3. Bekhudi..................................................................from the film “Tera Surroor”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Sameer Anjaan
published by T-Series

4. Bhaador Aashin Maashey (Bengali)
composer- Ansuman Roy
lyrics- Gouri Prasanna Majumder
published by Hindusthan Musical Products

5. Bhador Ashwin Mase (Bengali) Bhoomi
composer- Ansuman Roy
lyrics- Gouri Prasanna Majumder
published by Saregama

6. Blue Eyes
composer- Yo Yo Honey Singh
lyrics- Yo Yo Honey Singh
published by T-Series

7. Bolna......................................................................from the film “Kapoor and Sons”
composer- Tanishk Bagchi
lyrics- Dr. Devender Kafir
published by Sony Music India Pvt. Ltd.

8. Chaiyya Chaiyya....................................................from the film “Dil Se”
composer- A.R. Rahman
lyrics- Gulzar
published by Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

9. Chal Pyar Karegi....................................................from the film “Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai”
composer- Jatin and Lalit
lyrics- Anand Bakshi
published by Tips Music

10. Chammak Challo....................................................from the film “Ra. One”
composer- Vishal and Shekhar
lyrics-
published by T-Series (c) 2011 Super Cassettes Industries Limited

11. Chehra Hai Ya Chaand Khila Hai...........................from the film “Saagar”
composer- R.D. Burman
lyrics-
published by Sippy Films

12. Chura Liya Hai........................................................from the film “Yaadon Ki Baaraat”
composer- R.D. Burman
lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri
published by Saregama

13. Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi (older version)....from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Nadeem and Shravan
lyrics- Rani Malik
published by T-Series

14. Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi (new version)
composer- Honey-Singh
lyrics- Yo Yo Honey Singh and Bhupinder Kaur
published by T-Series

15. Dilli Wali Girlfriend................................................from the film “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani”
composer- Pritam Chakraborty
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

16. D.J. Waley Babu
composer- Badshah
lyrics- Badshah
published by Sony Music India

17. Eena Meena Teeka (Tamil)......................................from the film “Theri”
composer- G.V. Prakash Kumar
lyrics- Pa Vijay and Arunraja Kamaraj
published by- Think Music India

18. Fevicol Se............................................................... from the film “Dabanng”
composer- Sajid Wajid
lyrics- Sajid ajid and Ashraf Ali
published by T-Series

19. Gerua.......................................................................from the film “Diwale”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya
published by Sony Music India
20. Ilaya Nila Pozhigirathe (Tamil)...............................from the film “Payanangal Mudivathillai”
composer- Ilaiyaraja
lyrics- Vairamuthu
published by Motherland Pictures

21. Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva
Hari Om Sharan
published by- Wings Music
copyright- Wings Entertainment Ltd

22. Jhalli Patakha...........................................................from the film “Saala Khadoos”
composer- Santosh Narayanan
lyrics- Swandand Kirkire
published by T-Series

23. Main Hoon Hero Tera..............................................from the film “Hero”
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

24. Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Rashmi Virag
published by T-Series

25. Main Shayar To Nahin.............................................from the film “Bobby” 1973
composer- Laxmikant and Pyarelal
lyrics-
Distributed by R.K. Films Ltd. Production Company- R.K. Studios
a “version” has been published by Vale Entertainment Ltd

26. Mehndi Mehndi.......................................................from the film “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke”
composer- Anu Malik
lyrics-
published by Universal Music India

27. Nazar Ke Saamne Jiigar Ke Paas............................from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Nadeem and Shravan
lyrics- Sameer
published by T-Series

28. Om Jai Jagadish Hare...............................................sung by Anuradha Paudwal
composer- Shardha Ram Phillauri
published by the Label Musica with copyright by The New Digital Media

29. Papa Kehte...............................................................from the film “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” composer- Anand Milind
lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri
published by T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.
30. Patola
composer- Preet Hundal
lyrics- Guru Randhawa
published by T-Series

31. Peene Ki Tamanna...................................................from the film “Loveshuda”
composer- Parichay
lyrics- Kumaar
published by Tips Industries

32. Raghaputi Raghav Raja Ram...................................sung by Hari Om Sharan
composer-
lyrics-
published by Saregama

33. Sanam Re.................................................................from the film “Sanam Re”
composer- Mithoon
lyrics- Mithoon
published by T-Series

34. Saree Ke Fall Sa......................................................from the film “R...Rajkumar”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Kumaar
published by Eros International (copyright: Shotformats Digital Works Pvt. Ltd.)

35. Soch Na Sake..........................................................from the film “Airlift”
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

36. Subha Hone Na Da..................................................from the film “Desi Boyz”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

37. Tera Chehra..............................................................from the film “Sanam Teri Kasam”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Shabbir Ahmed
published by Eros Now

38. Thalli Pogathey (Tamil).........................................from the film “Achcham Yenbathu
Madamaiyada”
composer- A R Rahman
lyrics- Thamarai
published by Eros Now

39. Tum Hi Ho...............................................................from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Mithoon
lyrics- Mithoon
published by T Series

40. Vineem Vithayil (Tamil).........................................from the film “Thegidi”
composer- Nivas K. Prasanna
lyrics- Kabilan
published by Think Music India

41. Why This Kolaveri Di? (Tamil/English).................from the film “3”
composer- Anirudh Ravichandran
lyrics- Dhanush
published by Sony Music India

updated 7/11/2016
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Sendhil K. January 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good instructor. Understands students pace and teaches well.
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Ellie E.

Ellie E.

Plymouth, MI 48170
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Joshua L.

Ann Arbor, MI

About Joshua

My name is Joshua. I'm a graduate student at University of Michigan getting my Masters in Bassoon Performance. I studied bassoon and music composition at my previous school, Lynn Conservatory of Music. I enjoy working with students, isolating their goals, and pursuing these goals in a driven way. These goals can be simple or complex, long term or short term.
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Justin L. June 10, 2016
Bassoon · In home
Verified Student
my first lesson went really well and I was impressed by his knowledge of the bassoon
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Sarah F. October 22, 2015
Bassoon · In studio
Verified Student
Joshua did a great job! Very informative and my son enjoyed it.
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Joshua L.

Joshua L.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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