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Marsha K.

Roseville, CA

About Marsha

Hello hello! Perhaps you are reading this with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for your or your student can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy which can assist you make an informed decision. If we are a good fit, lessons and learning progress more joyfully.

I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven. I have since taught the students of former students! How fun is that?

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lessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Teaching at the Young Artists Conservatory of Music; Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years has been a delight.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons, which we revisit monthly. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them/you to accomplish the goals set, working with music that delights and educates.

You want the best teacher, who offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's own "voice" (whether playing or singing) so that they can be free to create their own style.

*** Lesson Details ***
In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano can learn how to create and write their own music in time, choose their own pieces to work on, and have a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills, complete with awards and trophies.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be a JOY. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I can easily adapt to your favourite if that is your desire. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.
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Renee A. May 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Marsha took the time to get to know my daughter and created personal lessons for her.
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Laura N. May 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Marsha is flexible, easy to work with and I really liked the way she taught theory. She's a great teacher!
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Donna Chu C. November 7, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Marsha is such a great teacher. My son who is 11 years old is learning a lot in such a short period of time. She makes it easy for him to understand how to read notes and how to play them in such a fun way. We were just going to try 8 sessions, but after just 2 sessions, we would like to continue for more. We just love her! I'm glad she had an opening when we were looking for a teacher.
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Marsha K.

Roseville, CA 95747
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$32 / 30-min
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DJ Buddy Holly

Shingle Springs, CA

About DJ Buddy

Hi, my name is David and I am a DJ, guitarist, vocalist, remixer, and producer.

I attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and received BMs in Songwriting and Music Synthesis. I've appeared on the commercially released CD titled Cyberfest 2000: Sounds of the Digital Revolution, Volume 1 along with DJ Dan, Moby, Mix Master Mike, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyke, Carl Cox, and Christopher Lawrence. In 2002, I appeared again on the Epic Records release Shekinah: 13 Artists. I received a Master of Music degree in Music Technology from Duquesne University of the Holy Spir
it in 2010 and am now working towards a Doctorate of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal at Takelessons is to please my clients through music education. I feel very fortunate to be a professional musician and love to help those who wish to learn the art of music. I teach every style of American music and there is nothing I enjoy more than helping students progress on their instrument. Whether you want to learn music just for fun or for professional use, I am here for you. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars
Microphones
Recording Equipment
DJ Controllers
Piano
Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide keyboard and recording equipment. I expect my students to be able to provide their own guitar for lessons

*** Specialties ***
I teach a variety of music styles including rock, jazz, blues, and classical music. I employ methods taught to me at Berklee College of music and Duquesne University.
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Tori B. April 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
lesson went well. Teacher was encouraging and welcoming.
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Lauren A. March 8, 2013
Singing
A wonderful experience

I took vocal lessons from David. I had taken some singing lessons when I was younger, but needed to brush up. I sing in a band, and David helped my song performance. I will be taking more lessons in the future.
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Kaye C. March 6, 2013
Guitar
He's amazing!

Both my daughters are learning guitar from David and they love it. I am impressed with their improvement and David even got them to "jam" together. When I ask them what they want to be when they grow up, they say they are going to be rockstars. I would gladly refer David to anyone searching for an enthusiastic and wonderful instructor.
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DJ Buddy Holly

Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Dylan M.

Roseville, CA

About Dylan

Hey there! Maybe you are just getting started playing and need some guidance. Maybe you have a firm grasp on things but feel like something is missing. No matter the case, you've come to the right place to expand your musical knowledge. Not to mention have a lot of fun doing it!

My name is Dylan M. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have been playing music since I was 8 years old. I received 2 local music scholarships and a general academic scholarship. I am currently attending college for my music degree. I spent much of my time being a teachers aid for the music classes at the high sch
ool I attended. I love playing music and do it every chance I get. To me there is nothing more fun than learning a great new song and playing with other musicians.

I spent years studying music and putting the pieces together. I want to help you avoid the frustration of not knowing what to practice and how to practice. I can help you discover your talents by teaching in a straightforward and common sense approach. I encourage a relaxed but focused learning environment.

It is a great time to take lessons with me because I am currently taking music courses full time in college so I am immersed in the subject. Music has been my main passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach all levels of guitar and beginning and intermediate piano/keyboard.

Having exercise/song/workbooks is extremely helpful for players who want to learn fast.

And of course, these are just guidelines, we will see what works best. I have several books that I normally use that I find work really well.

Available instruments for hands on learning are guitar, bass, and keys. I will explore with you the ways to create original music or I can simply show you what it takes to play your favorite songs. I can keep you engaged by giving you important information from technique and theory books but then immediately show you how what you learn in the books can be applied.

I find it very important to teach aspiring musicians a broad understanding of music. We need to understand why it works in order to effectively play and create music.

During the first lesson I will focus on seeing what level your playing is at and would like to get out of music lessons.
From there we will jump in to learning by focusing on material for your skill level and interest. I will help you with your specific needs while also going over what any musician needs to be successful. During lessons I will give you exercises to practice including reading charts/notes and playing. I will identify how you best learn and fit the lessons to you. I have a tried and true approach that will get you seeing improvement as long as you practice and are ready to learn.

It is extremely important that you practice regularly. That way you can see real progress.As you can see, I feel it is very important to structure lessons in order to have success. We will work in sequence and build your skill from the ground up. That said I love catering to individual students needs and want to make sure I teach them what they want to learn. If you have something particular you want to learn. Be sure to let me know. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
At my studio I have a great keyboard, several guitars, a bass, 2 amplifiers, and some simple recording equipment, as well as relevant textbooks. I have everything needed for quality lessons. Be sure to have your own instrument.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For guitar lessons I will bring my guitar and any handouts for that lesson. If you are using one of the books I will use your copy to give you practice materials as well. I will bring my guitar tuner, but being a guitarist, it is important that you invest in a tuner, picks, and buy strings when you need them.

For piano lessons I will bring any handouts for that lesson. I will use your book that you purchased at the beginning of your lessons to give you practice materials.

*** Specialties ***
Pop Rock, Pop, Hard Rock, Groove Metal, Contemporary, Jazz, Classic Rock, Pop Punk, Thrash, Blues, Country, Classical

I love so many styles of music. I help students with any style they wish and I love to incorporate different styles together. Seemingly very different music styles such as classical vs more aggressive rock may seem like two different worlds but they really are closely related!
I show students how to know what notes to use over which chords and how chords relate to one another through the teaching of modes, and the diatonic chords within a scale.

With the determination to create this art and the right tools nothing is holding you back!

I teach fingerstyle, picking, alternate picking, economy picking, tapping, appropriate use of the whammy bar, palm muting, inversions, chord functions, progressions, scale degrees, harmonics, syncopation, modes, finger strength exercises, rhythm exercises, speed exercises, and more. And of course, I show you how it all relates and why it's important so you can utilize your new knowledge!
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Mackenzie B. June 29, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He's very patient and encouraging!
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Dolores Zeiher June 18, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Per my 8 year old grandson, Brennen, Dylan is the best. He is cool and takes his time. Brennen likes the fact that Dylan will go over something time and again till he understands and is able to play the notes. Brennen leaves the lesson feeling happy and very excited.
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Preston B. June 9, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He's prepared and good with my kids!!
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Dylan M.

Roseville, CA 95678
(13)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Charles F.

Auburn, CA

About Charles

Hello! My name is CJ and I am currently a graduate student at California State University, Sacramento. I have my BM in saxophone performance. I have played for 12 years in a number of different settings including jazz bands, concert bands, symphony orchestras, small ensembles, and I have done solo work. I attended Placer High School, playing in the jazz, concert, and marching bands for four years. I also attended Sierra College, where I played in similar ensembles as well as a number of pit orchestras for various musicals. I also won a number of awards including the MACRO scholarship (2011), t
he Auburn Symphony Young Artist competition (2011), and the outstanding music student award at Sierra College (2011). At Sacramento State I have been focused on classical saxophone and I have been involved with the Sacramento State orchestra, the Auburn Symphony, the CSUS saxophone quartet, and their Symphonic Wind Ensemble. I specialize in alto and soprano and I do have some experience on both tenor and bari as well and I would love to accommodate those students, too!

I am involved with a number of community groups outside of school, including Auburn Concert Band and the Sierra Nevada Winds. Seasonally, I also play with a number of other groups and at a number of other events. I enjoy making music but more importantly I enjoy making other people enjoy the music I make, and my goal is to help my students do the same: enjoy what they do, and help them to create something that other people can enjoy with them.

I have studied with clarinetist Elizabeth McAllister, M.M., graduate of Louisiana State University and instructor at McLaughlin studios in Loomis, CA, and saxophonist Keith Bohm, D.M.A., instructor from CSU Sacramento and director of the Festival of New American Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a classical saxophonist. That is not to say that I will not nor cannot work with other styles, but I will definitely work from a more classical approach. In my opinion, this is to the benefit of my students, as really in the end all music derives from the same scales, the same techniques, and the same basic disciplines. I will just be a bit more strict in certain areas that will, with effort, work to improve my students in every aspect of their playing.

I have taught both individually and groups sessions, from ages as young as 6 up to 65, from beginner to early college, so I feel that I have a lot to offer!

I want my students to succeed, and, more importantly, I want my students to do what they want to do. I understand not everyone is seeking to become a music major and I know that everyone is at a different level. I will help my students achieve what they want to achieve (and push them when I feel they can and need to be pushed)!

Students must provide their own instrument (I can assist with rental/buying options), music (including both repertoire and technique books, to be decided upon in lessons), reeds (to be discussed), a neck strap, a pencil, and a folder for music, to stay organized.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio space I have music stands, seating for parents (as they are more than welcome to sit in if needed/desired), audio equipment as needed for instructional purposes, a clean and inviting space, and a good atmosphere for making music!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own instrument(s), music stands, and other materials as needed based on the student for each lesson. Please note that having your own music stand isn't required but is highly recommended as students should be practicing regularly!

*** Specialties ***
I have been fairly involved with jazz styles in the past, but I am now mostly focused on and involved with classical saxophone and practices!
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Benjamin W. June 20, 2014
Saxophone
Charles is considered by many at the California State University of Sacramento to be one of the best saxophonists in the Music Department. I have had the pleasure of listening to Charles perform in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a very prestigious group which includes advanced music as well as passionate performers, on more than one occasion and he is amazing. I have also socialized with him outside of the music building a couple of times and he never fails to impress gentleness, humility and sheer kindness wherever he goes. Charles is a good guy and a great musician and the details of his craft hardly go unnoticed.
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Charles F.

Auburn, CA 95603
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Allie H.

Rocklin, CA

About Allie

Music Is my passion. I have been playing guitar for 12 years, upright bass for 8 years and bass guitar for 6 years. With 3 years of college level music experience as a music education major, there is a lot I can teach you. I have been teaching music lessons for 8 years and I would love to share my musical knowledge with you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, guitar and bass amp, bass guitar, upright bass
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James H. June 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Hi, this is Allie's dad. I'm responding to the previous review. This person was 21 miles away and at least a 40 minute drive in traffic. Allie's profile stated within 10 miles. It was clearly a miscommunication, and Allie apologized and even offered a free lesson at our house as compensation. Driving an hour and 20 minutes is not feasible. This person never took a lesson from Allie.
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Dalena R. December 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I paid 150 for lessons 2 weeks ago for Allie. A week later she cancelled her first lesson with my 12 year old daughter due to not feeling well, which is fine. Another week later, the day of the next scheduled lesson she asked for my address at 1 and at 3 tells me I live 12 miles away and she will only travel 10 miles away because that is an hour out of her time that she can be teaching and that either she has to charge me more or I will have to drive to her. No where on the website does it say that she only travels 10 miles and the website let me chose in home lessons. My problem is this... A professional would have asked for the address and checked the location before cancelling and making a 12 year old little girl who has her hear set on guitar lessons wait 2 weeks to only be told she won't travel this far in the first place. Very disappointing.
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Amy B. July 8, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My eight year old daughter just started taking guitar lessons with Allie. Allie is very sweet and patient with my daughter. She is a wonderful teacher:)
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Allie H.

Allie H.

Rocklin, CA 95677
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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