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About Tricia Y.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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About Tricia
My passion is teaching music to students of all ages and all levels; sharing with them the joy of music. Music has the capacity to open up our hearts and minds to unknown worlds and cultures; thereby enabling us to express ourselves in unique and individualized ways. Music is not solely about learning the notes, or conquering Rachmaninoff or Grieg; each song is a melody of the heart, and should be navigated as such. When I teach lessons my students learn technique, structure and theory, but also voicing, expression, and interpretation.

I graduated from Multnomah University in December 20
11 with a Bachelors degree in Music. I specifically studied instrumentation (piano), vocalization, performance, conducting and composition.

I love music, I have since I was a little girl. From a very young age I loved that music took me and my imagination to worlds untold and it never mattered if I spoke German, Italian, French or Spanish, I could play the songs of those countries, and then it was like stepping into another world. This joy and excitement about music is what still carry with me as I continue my music career. And this is precisely what you can expect I will teach my students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
The world of music is such a fun and joyous adventure, and this is only the beginning! Students can expect a lot of laughter and an enthusiastic and fun teaching style. As a piano and vocal teacher, I develop a curriculum for each student that is individualized in his or her specific learning style. I believe that students learn at their own pace, enabling me to learn with them while helping them find out what they love about music. The talents I bring to my students include a strong dedication to the art of teaching, commitment and loyalty to the them and a willing ear to listen. I can also offer my substantial experience with teaching music, a love for learning, and a personable non - confrontational teaching style. I am dedicated, punctual and hard working.
After six months of lessons students can expect to know their notes, being able to read music on their own. They will mostly likely have completed their first book and major song, and will have good momentum to get them going on their next musical story.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with piano, music stands, mirror, recording devices (minimum) and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have the piano. I will bring basic teaching materials.

*** Specialties ***
Composition
Conducting
Piano Pedagogy
Music Theory
Jazz Chording
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Carol Rausch November 4, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Tricia is a phenomenal instructor. After working with her, she is helped me gain confidence in my singing ability and performance skills that I am now singing with a public choir. I would highly recommend Tricia to all level students!
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Tiffany September 16, 2015
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Tricia is a wonderful teacher and musician! She has extensive knowledge of many musical genres. She is dedicated, skilled, and caring. I recommend her as a fellow music teacher!
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Mark September 11, 2015
· Piano · In home
Tricia was incredible. I give her full credit for instilling a love of music in my daughter that had continued to grow. Great teacher.
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Tricia Y.

Tricia Y.

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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About Joshua G.

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Grandville, MI
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About Joshua
Hello, my name is Josh and I'd love start guitar or bass guitar lessons with you. I have been teaching lessons for eight years. I studied bass guitar performance at GRCC and have been consistently playing and gigging in the local area for over 10 years. I am currently the music director at a local church and gig in a local band.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm here to teach you at a pace that works best for you and find out what you would like to learn and get out of your instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars/bass guitars, amplifiers, chords, tuner.
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Ryan J. March 17, 2013
· Guitar ·
Excellent teacher!

Josh gave me lessons for a period of time in 2010 and really helped me learn the basics of guitar. One of the best parts about lessons with Josh is his strong grasp of music. He not only knows how to play multiple instruments but he has a strong understanding of music theory. While learning to play guitar he helped teach me the basics of music which made a better musician.

He's smart and a fantastic teacher and I had a great time taking lessons with him.
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Joshua G.

Joshua G.

Grandville, MI 49418
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$20 / 30-min

About Kelsey P.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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About Kelsey
I love singing! I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and I've been creating songs and playing guitar since shortly after that. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and I have been a full time working musician for two and a half years.

After graduating, I worked for two years at Baker College in Owosso, MI as a tutor for English and Math in the school library and eventually started teaching a basic English class. During these years I developed a passion for teaching. I love helping students discover skills they never thought they had,
and helping them develop those skills so they can become even better. Whether I'm teaching Singing, Performance, Songwriting, I strive to find ways to help each student achieve their goals.

Let's set big goals and achieve big dreams together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Singing-
*sing warm ups at the beginning of every lesson
*choose songs that are at your level of singing, this means that if you choose a song I don't think you're ready to sing, we'll choose a different song until you're ready.
*set goals for performance.

Songwriting-
*break through writer's block
*explore your creativity
*journal every week

Guitar-
*Learn your favorite songs!
*Learn scales, chords, and basic music theory

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office Space
Piano
Guitar
Internet

*** Specialties ***
Singing
Writing
Guitar
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Marlina/Jonah H. March 5, 2017
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
Kelsey has been so great with my 10 year old twins! They are having a blast and learning so much so quickly! :)
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Norman C. September 23, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Kelsey's lessons are really helping me reach my goals. The time allotted for the lessons really flies
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Mya G. August 10, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Great instructor with kids! Very patient!
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Kelsey P.

Kelsey P.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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About David S.

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Grandville, MI
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About David
Playing the trumpet for 17 years, David has performed all across the country with high praise.

A native of Grand Rapids, MI; he performed for two seasons with the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony before attending Western Michigan University to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance. While in Kalamazoo, David frequently performed in area pit orchestras, most frequently appearing with the Kalamazoo Civic Theater. He also served as a substitute musician with the Southwest Michigan Symphony and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Following an audition at The Juilliard School in New York Ci
ty, David was invited to study trumpet with Kevin Cobb; an internationally-renowned chamber musician with The American Brass Quintet. While attending graduate school, David was a charter member and principal trumpet of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.

David currently serves as the principal trumpet with the Grand Rapids Symphonic Band while teaching, performing, and composing.
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DavidP. January 31, 2016
· Trumpet · In home
David is the definition of professional. His trumpet knowledge and ability to help me improve in lessons week to week has been beyond beneficial. His talents extend much further than the trumpet and that aids in the lesson experience as a whole.
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DavidP. January 31, 2016
· Trumpet · In home
David is the definition of professional. His trumpet knowledge and ability to help me improve in lessons week to week has been beyond beneficial. His talents extend much further than the trumpet and that aids in the lesson experience as a whole.
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Sam G. December 15, 2015
Verified Student · Trumpet · In home
Great first lesson!
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David S.

David S.

Grandville, MI 49418
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About Rachel M.

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Comstock Park, MI

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A recent graduate of Cornerstone University with a degree in Music Education! I have a strong passion for music as well as theater! I've taught private lessons as well as run music for multiple productions! I have also travelled to over a dozen countries as a vocal soloist.
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Bill S. February 13, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Rachael taught some warm-up & voice exercises to me. Only our first lesson, but now I have some direction and something to practice.
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Penelope M. January 16, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Rachel made my daughter feel comfortable right away, she's excited for her next lesson!
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Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Comstock Park, MI 49321
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$27 / 30-min

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