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Vandell A.

Coppell, TX

About Vandell

Hailing from the "Birthplace of Jazz", Vandell Andrew's path to greatness and his purpose in music would not be too hard to find. While studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the Treme' area of New Orleans, it was there that he learned to play the trumpet. After an entire summer of playing the trumpet at the camp, he was approached by one of his teachers that challenged him by stating his embouchure would work better with the saxophone. Being that this influential teacher was the coolest saxophonist in the world in the eyes of this young, budding jazz musician, Vandell
took this challenge as a compliment that his teacher would even consider training him on his new instrument. 

Soon after cultivating his craft on the alto saxophone, he joined the world renowned St. Augustine "Marching 100" Marching Band. This experience afforded Vandell the opportunities of performing in events and parades all over the world as a member of the prestigious marching band, which would ultimately convince him that performing and playing music was what he wanted to do for a living after graduating from high school.   

Shortly after graduation, he enrolled in classes at Southern University at New Orleans, and studied with the legendary Edward "Kidd" Jordan. After a month of studying with Kidd, the catastrophic devastation of hurricane Katrina took the city of New Orleans by storm. At the age of 18, and after enduring the life-altering changes brought on by Katrina, Vandell realized that he wanted to seriously pursue a career in music and began to write original compositions. In just a few short years, this decision has led to him sharing the stage with a vast array of artists, from multiple genres of music, and at venues across United States and Europe. He has also opened and shared the stage with several internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, including Grammy award winning jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum and the legendary smooth jazz saxophonist Tom Braxton.

In June of 2011, Vandell released his debut album entitled "Years Later”. This album is a collection of original musical compositions that has been written since he relocated to Texas following the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in his hometown of New Orleans. The "Years Later" album, to date, has been getting rave reviews from smooth jazz fans, music lovers and critics across the world. With the success of "Years Later" Vandell decided to release an uptempo 5 song EP called "Turn It Up". Since it's release, the leading single "Let's Ride" has reached #1 on the Billboard Charts!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, music stands and writing utensils. I expect the student to provide chairs to sit.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize mainly in jazz, but am proficient in all other genres. I focus on the basic fundamentals needed to play and improvise in the genre. I always make sure that my students understand theory. From sight-reading and understanding harmony, from scales to chord structures and playing styles.
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Vandell A.

Vandell A.

Coppell, TX 75019
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gordie S.

Dallas, TX

About Gordie

My name is Gordie. I have been playing guitar for 25 years. I've been playing professionally for 19 years. I've taught children as young as 8 to adults as old as 45 for 10 years. I have played in all kinds of cover and original bands covering everything from Hank Willams Jr to Slayer. My bands have opened up for Vince Neil, Great White, Jesse James Dupree(Jackel) and many other national artists. I have released two critically acclaimed albums in Detroit and Dallas. In 2005 I was chosen to be on a list of the best Guitar players in Detroit history. I have the knowledge and real world experience
to make you a great Guitar player!! I have been teaching online lessons for a year and a half.I am currently accepting new online students from anywhere in the US!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing is to have fun!! I'm an easy going teacher that will make learning guitar a fun experience that you will look forward to every week. In the first lesson I'll go over how to tune and maintain your Guitar if your a beginner. In the next lessons I'll show you how to play all the necessary chords to get you playing your favorite songs and to start writing your own!! After that I'll show you the licks and technique you'll need to start shredding like a Guitar god! In a few months you'll be impressing your friends by playing their favorite songs for them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer and printer, recording software, Several Guitars and Amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Transcription paper. Their own guitar

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Metal, Country
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Griffyn Y. June 15, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
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Steve D. November 26, 2014
Country Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Gordie is great and wish I could afford to pay for more time with him. Great teacher
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Rosemary V. June 1, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I tried taking lessons using RockSmith 2014 then decided to try a few in home lessons to compare and troubleshoot issues I was having. I found the benefits of lessons with an interactive instructor far outweighed trying to teach myself through other methods. Gordie is professional, makes lessons fun, interesting and when problems arise he changes his method of teaching, becoming a better teacher rather than expecting you to become a better student.
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Gordie S.

Gordie S.

Dallas, TX 75248
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$25 / 30-min
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Carol D.

Dallas, TX

About Carol

On singing and performing: I've been a musician for a very long time and can testify that music heals on a mind, body, and soul level! Though my official performances in front of audiences started with playing woodwind instruments such as clarinet, sax, and flute from elementary school through high school in band, my primary instrument in earnest has been voice for the past 27 years.

However, my Mom told me that I have actually been singing--well, humming (a recognizable tune at that!)-- since I was nine months old. I've lead numerous solos in small ensembles and large choirs over the years
, and was very involved not only with the adult music ministry at my church, but directed the children's choir as well. I'm a huge fan of arranging and creating harmonies for duets, trios, and small groups. I’ve shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Ruben Studdard, Rickey Dillard, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Peabo Bryson, and CeCe Winans.

I love musical theater, and my favorite credit has to have been when I played the role of "Mama" in Once on This Island (though Nunsense runs a very close second!).

I have a strong passion for the arts--music in particular, and have the musical talent and enthusiasm to guide, empower, and improve the vocal tone, projection, and pitch for the willing student.

*** Music Lesson Details ***
Every student is different--diversity is the spice of life! I tend to tailor my teaching style to the needs of the student. I do expect each student to work on their craft outside of "class" (even if it's just 10-15 minutes of practice a day) and come eager to learn. My teaching style is a co-creative process when it comes to helping students reach their goals. My demeanor is gentle and humor-filled, yet firm. Whether you're preparing for an audition (with all the mental, emotional, and physical energy and health that goes into it), want to hone your harmonizing skills, or just want to strengthen what's already inside of you to the next level for fun, I can help!

It's very important for my students to have a lot of fun as they are singing into their power and gaining more confidence not only in their vocal tone, projection and pitch, but in life as a whole!

*** Specialties ***
My specialties are gospel, pop, R&B, vocal harmonies in small and large groups, and jazz, though I have been classically trained by some of the best vocal coaches over the years.

On being an economist: Economics has been my trade and training since 1993. I've been an analyst at the Florida Legislature as well as consulted in the private sector, but my first love has always been teaching. I've been teaching the intro to micro- and macroeconomic classes consistently since the beginning of 2007 at Southern Methodist University. The algebra comes up a lot in these classes, so I've often ended up tutoring students one one in algebra as well. I was thrilled when TakeLessons added academic tutoring to their offerings in addition to music lessons. :)

***Economics and Algebra Lesson Details***

My students range in varying analytical and mathematical ability, so I meet them where they are when they come to office hours. Sometimes it just takes creating something concrete and practical from something that appears to be quite abstract. Sometimes it's catching up on the math. My approach is the same for any one-on-one endeavor outside the classroom. My goal is for each of my students to succeed!
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Jennifer B. May 26, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing!!! She has taught me so much in such a short time. Not only is she training my voice, she is helping me with music theory. I highly recommend Carol!!
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Oliver R. May 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carol is a great! She's patient and goes over the material until she makes sure I understand. She gives me constructive feedback and great instructions to make sure I'm getting the technique down. She's the best!
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Elca A. March 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Carol is a wonderful voice teacher. She is easygoing and patient. I have been taking weekly lessons with her since June of 2014 and have increased in my range. I now attend every other week.

I am a mezzo-soprano but used to always sing in alto range, but now I am more comfortable singing in my range or sometimes higher. Also, I am already naturally talented but needed some guidance in knowing when to breath through phrases, increased range, and holding notes long enough to make it sound more beautifully.

She has helped me a lot. I truly recommend her for beginners or those of you who are already talented and just need to tweak things up a bit. She's amazing. I enjoy her as a teacher. Thank you Carol!
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Carol D.

Dallas, TX 75248
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Scott F.

Irving, TX

About Scott

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in music w/ a piano concentration & a Master of Music in music theory degree both from the University of Maryland. I also started a Ph.D degree in music theory from the University of North Texas. I can help you become the best musician you can be & I can help you attain your goals. I have 15years full time teaching experience & I have also taught at the community college & at the university level. I love teaching very much & I love sharing it w/ others!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach all levels & all ages we will have a lot of fun together
! I feel it's important that students learn letter names & that a student should practice counting. I will at times havea beginning student say letters, counts, & words out loud. I will have you tell me what styles & genres of music you like then we will set our goals to attain that. I have a nurturing & relaxed approach although I do not like to hear wrong notes! We will try to have a minimum of those! I use the Faber & Faber method I think the pieces in these books are very interesting & musical. After about 6 months your pieces will really start to sparkle!

*** Specialties ***
I use the Faber & Faber method books.
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Esther D. October 24, 2012
Verified Student
Very good teacher

Scott is very patient with me, always in a good mood, very encouraging, always have a good tip, explain clearly and try to find some greats pieces of music that fits to me. So far I really enjoy going to my piano lessons!
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PamelaC January 10, 2012
Piano student

I am an adult beginner and Scott has the unique ability to guide me along the DIFFICULT challenge of learning the piano while, at the same time, challenging me to do my best. I'm sure he is as sensitive with children and treat each as the individual they are.
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Scott F.

Irving, TX 75063
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$30 / 30-min
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Michael H.

Lewisville, TX

About Michael

Along with being a songwriter, performer, and recording artist, I have over 30 years of teaching electric and acoustic guitar in all styles and levels, specializing in rock. We can focus on technique, reading music in standard or tablature, music theory, improvisation, or simply learning your favorite songs. The bottom line is making sure you meet your musical goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
I will begin your lessons by pinpointing exactly what you wish to focus on, then devise an organized plan so that we can maximize our progress. It's all about YOU!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always h
ave an amp in my teaching studio (although it's not mandatory that you play through it), and extra guitars if you're not able to bring yours. I can also play CDs or mp3s on the spot to learn your favorite songs, and I have complete and accurate tablature to thousands of songs, all alphabetized!

*** Specialties ***
I excel in teaching technique - specifically alternate picking for speed and sweep picking for arpeggios - I can definitely help you reach your maximum potential on these techniques, among others. I also excel in the repertoire of acoustic and electric rock songs that I can teach you. I am patient as well. We can progress at your level.
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prasad May 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Nice instructor, has wealth of guitar knowledge and concepts
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Jerry B. December 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I met Michael at a gig and was blown away by all the original material he wrote and played on guitar. In a couple of years of lessons I learned more technique and and music theory than I did after 20 years on my own. Michael is a world class player/composer and a very patient teacher. You can't find any better.
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Billy M. December 8, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Michael isn't just a great teacher and amazing guitarist, but he's a crazy good composer as well, which is a skill that can be difficult to find among many music instructors these days. If you're looking to get started from scratch or are a more experienced guitarist looking to break into that next level of playing, Michael would be a great choice as he's the real deal for sure. Great guy too!
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Lewisville, TX 75067
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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