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Robyn J.

Knoxville, TN

About Robyn

I have been playing violin and viola for over 20 years. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music and teach assorted music courses at Pellissippi State Community College. I have taught children, teens, and adults; both beginners and continuing students. I learn where the student is skill-wise and we go from there. I also ask the student what his/her goals are, so that we have a set to-do list with which to work. Click the green button to get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
We will work at your pace--I will push you, but I am aware that everyone works at a different speed. I will lear
n that speed and work with you accordingly. I expect students to practice and do their best, but I also understand that life sometimes gets in the way. After a few weeks, you will know the basics of the instrument and be able to play recognizable tunes for your family and friends!

*** Studio Equipment - Parents ***
Music room/office for instruction. Living room with seating for parents/guardians.

*** Studio Equipment - Students ***
I provide a music stand in my studio, but nothing else. Students should have an instrument with all accessories (bow, case, shoulder rest) and also a music stand at home for practicing.
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Mohini B. September 23, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Robyn is fantastic, patient and kind! As an adult beginner, I thought this was going to be an impossible thing to learn. Although the violin is difficult, she makes learning fun and I feel like I have learned so much in just a few lessons.
I would recommend without a doubt!
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Deanna July 18, 2015
Viola · In studio
Robyn James is an excellent viola teacher! She is patient, kind, extremely knowledgeable, understanding, and easily adapts to each student's individual playing style and ability. She is also very flexible when it comes to scheduling (especially if a scheduling conflict occurs). I've played the viola for 10 years and I had taken a small break from the instrument when I was introduced to Robyn in school. Since starting lessons with her almost a year ago, my confidence as a person and a player have improved and I have her to thank for it. She is always able to answer any and all of my questions, and if she doesn't have one right away, she does her research and gets back to me by our next lesson. She is very serious about what she does and you can tell how much she loves it. She also knows how to challenge her students in a way that is not overwhelming, and, as long as you come prepared and ready to learn and grow, she is one of the best teachers that you could possibly ask for. I look forward to seeing her every week. Robyn is the best!
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JeremyWhitehead March 6, 2014
Viola Lessons

I have played the viola from sixth to twelfth grade, but never taken a private lesson until signing up to take one at Pellissippi State Community College. From the first day of the lessons that semester until the last I looked forward to going to them. Robyn easy to get along with and an excellent teacher as well as violist and violinist. While I haven't had her as an instructor for violin using what I know from my viola lessons and having heard her play violin I would imagine those lessons are just as fun and fruitful as the viola lessons.
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Robyn J.

Robyn J.

Knoxville, TN 37909
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Tim R.

Powell, TN

About Tim

With classical and jazz guitar studies, with years of collaborative composition in progressive rock and fusion, and with years of solo guitar composing, I have attained a high level of technique, gained a deep understanding of music theory and songwriting, and authored a comprehensive book, "Understand, See, Hear - Become One with the Guitar." My musical journey as a composer and recording artist has always been an expression of my individuality. With many years teaching private lessons, I offer myself as a mentor, to help anyone achieve their voice, their passion, on the guitar.

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Music is a subjective experience. As a listener, what you love reflects yourself; similarly, what you play reflects yourself. As your mentor, my goal is to nurture your development as a guitar player, as well as, nurture your self-expression through the instrument. With perseverance, your goals as a musician can be attained with each lesson a step in understanding and in motor skills to this end. Always though, the objective is that the musical journey is fun and fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate music room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Approaching the guitar holistically, I show how the guitar is organized using templates from my book. Musical concepts such as chords and scales are applied within the guitar's holistic framework and are related to the student's preferred artists/songs. If it compliments the student's learning style, musical notation is used. Styles I specialize in are rock 'n' roll, jazz, and classical.
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Hiro M. June 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim is always enthusiastic at teaching while obtaining great skills and knowledge of music. He's been always helping and encouraging me. Unfortunately I needed to leave as I'm moving out of town. I would recommend him as your sensei if you are interested in expressing yourself with musical words.
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Aidan H. May 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent subject knowledge with obvious desire to teach.
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Kenneth G. March 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim has many years experience and it is clear that he enjoys teaching guitar and sharing this with his student. He is very encouraging. He is currently working with me on emproving some of my techniques and feels that I am making great progress and that it will make a great difference in my gaining a greater mastery of playing the guitar.
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Tim R.

Powell, TN 37849
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$25 / 30-min
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Will F.

Knoxville, TN

About Will

I teach guitar, drums and vocals to an array of students ranging from 10 to 60. Not only do I teach but I also write songs for certain students who have a desire to perform their own music as well as learning and honing their craft on their instrument. I am currently helping a vocal student of mine write some songs after scales and warm-ups and am working with one of my top guitar students tomorrow on different scale techniques. I just placed a drum student in the finals in Alternative Press Magazine's Hit Like A Girl competition. She was the top vote getter with 1,026 votes and is in the top
10 under 18 drummers in the world. I am also working with more and more students on songwriting and showing them different chords and ways to go about writing a song. I would love to get started with you as soon as possible and we will get you where you want to be musically. I find that if a student has a particular song or a rhythm pattern they want to learn they learn more quickly. They're learning and having fun at the same time. We will find what you want to learn and we will get it down! Furthermore, it's your choice if you would rather come to my place as a lot of my students do or have me come to your place as a lot of them do. I look forward to speaking with you! Cheers!

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I will get you started depending on your skill level. I usually, of course, see where we're at there and then decide what needs to be taught. With each respective student I usually make them a CDR the lessons for you so you can take them home and improve on what we've worked on.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; PSR 170 64-key digital keyboard for the voice lessons.Yamaha DT Explorer for drum lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; digital keyboard for the voice lessons

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, Jazz.
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Jackson B. May 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jackson loved Will.. He walked out and is super excited!
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David B. March 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
In ten minutes will was able to explain to me a concept to me that I hadn't grasped after 4 other instructors.

He's the man and I recommend him.
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Seth February 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Relaxed, patient. Right to the point. Definitely beats rockband or guitar hero.
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Will F.

Will F.

Knoxville, TN 37919
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Alexis S.

Knoxville, TN

About Alexis

I believe in teaching all aspects of musicianship when learning an instrument such as music theory, ear training, and singing, just to name a few. I have been private teaching for almost 5 years and I specialize in trombone, music theory/ear training, and piano lessons and have taught a variety of levels. I provide a very inviting environment for students to learn and grow.

* In case of allergies, I will mention that I have 2 cats in my home. Let me know if this is a problem so we can work out a different location.
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Anthony V. July 21, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
Alexis is vety nice and thorough. She explains everything well.
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Laura C. July 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was great! My girls learned a lot in their first session.
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Jeff A. July 7, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson was great! Alexis started me off on the right foot and has me believing I will once again play the trombone.
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Alexis S.

Knoxville, TN 37921
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$25 / 30-min
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Chad G.

Knoxville, TN

About Chad

Related to academic tutoring, I have worked in the nuclear energy and research industry for 8 years as a design engineer and nuclear safety consultant. During college and early in my career I tutored with a few in-home and online agencies, focusing mostly on SAT preparation and various levels of mathematics. I enjoy helping facilitate understanding through practical examples; seeing a student really connect with a concept helps me feel like I can make a lasting impact on the world.

Related to guitar, I am a member of a touring hard rock band. I have played guitar in various projects (of man
y genres) since 1997. I enjoy helping beginner guitarists learn how to find themselves and their own style in their instrument.
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Katie March 9, 2016
Physics · In home
Chad was my tutor for a science class a few years back. He was super knowledgable and helpful at explaining things in a way that I could better understand. Even my teacher saw improvement in not only my grades but my overall attitude in the class because I was now able to be a more successful student! Thanks Chad!
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Ashley March 4, 2016
Pre Calculus · In home
Last year I decided to go back to school and needed to take several math classes as part of the program I wanted to enroll in. I was never great with math in high school and was truly dreading Pre Calculus, so I reached out to Chad for help as soon as I enrolled. He was always patient and could explain things in several different ways if I was having a hard time understanding a concept. I got an A in the class and couldn't have done it without him. The following semester, Chad helped me earn an A in Calculus. Math is a lot less daunting when you have someone to explain things one-on-one. I'm looking forward to Calc II, now that I know I have someone on my team to help me succeed.
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Chad G.

Chad G.

Knoxville, TN 37917
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$20 / 30-min

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