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Sandra H.

Henrico, VA

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment
of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand. They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.
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Katie Wright September 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sandra is an excellent teacher. She is so warm and positive and really knows her craft. I look forward to each lesson and highly recommend her to students of any age!
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Brandon O. September 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra is an incredible instructor. I have a background in music having been an active member of my school choir since 2nd grade. As an adult I had an interest in returning to music, but this time to learn an instrument. Sandra's lessons were comprehensive, engaging, and extremely helpful. She is an incredible teacher who is both kind and patient, while possessing a keen ear for music. Her skill as both instructor and pianist are undeniable. I strongly recommend Sandra to any student, regardless of age or skill level! She is truly a passionate and engaged instructor who takes deep personal interest in her students.
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Ping H. December 6, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sandra has been a wonderful piano teacher for my daughter Ayn. Ayn started taking lessons from Sandra in April this year. Within the short period of time, she has made a lot of progress. Sandra is also a very caring person.

I highly recommend Sandra if you are looking for someone to teach piano.

Thanks,
Ping
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA 23294
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Ja
zz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.

I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
Electric Piano
Electric Bass
Synthesizers
French Horn
Trumpets

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
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Nick B. February 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I like the way he walks around and expresses emotion in his music teaching.
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Mike Ellison October 22, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan is a top notch, well rounded professional musician who is able to use his years of experience to quickly hone in on a students needs so that he can help guide them to the next level.
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Erica Hibbler October 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan is a great teacher! He is very knowledgeable and had taught me more than I ever expected to learn in such a short time. It is such an honor to learn from him!
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA 23225
(18)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Joe T.

Richmond, VA

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Charles P. February 3, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson from joe. He's been playing over 15 years and knows his stuff. Excited for the next lesson!
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Calvin N. July 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
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Joe T.

Richmond, VA 23220
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Katie G.

Richmond, VA

About Katie

My name is Katie and I would love to teach you how to play violin. I am certified to teach suzuki book 1, but I can also teach other books comfortably. I have played in many Orchestras across the country including Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra, Shenandoah Valley Academy Orchestra, and Pacific Union College Symphony. I have been playing violin since I was 5 years old. My favorite memories were Suzuki camps where I learned how to fiddle, winning a talent show playing Bach Double Concerto, and starring as a guest performer for Eastern Mennonite University's 100th Anniversary celebration. If y
ou are interested in learning to play the violin, give me a shout. I would love to share my love and passion for music with you.
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Kelly H. August 12, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Katie is an excellent violin teacher. I am an adult with a background in music, but a complete beginner on the violin. Katie has done a great job at tailoring lessons towards my personal goals and skill level and I am amazed at the difference in my playing after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Katie as a violin instructor to anyone who is interested in learning to play.
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Katie G.

Katie G.

Richmond, VA 23224
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Erika S.

Richmond, VA

About Erika

I have been singing since the age of twelve and have a background singing many styles. I've made a career out of singing classical/opera music. I have my B.M. from Virginia Commonwealth University. I focus on using proper technique to make a healthy and free sound no matter the style. I have taught both men and women ranging from the ages of 8-65 and have also taught those with special needs. I'd love to help you reach your musical goals!
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Grace February 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Super nice and easy to be comfortable around. Knows how to explain vocal concepts in an understandable way to anyone at any level, and gives the necessary kind of encouragement that every good singing teacher gives to positively effect a student to practice with healthy confidence and hope! She's great, has a beautiful voice and has obviously great control and understanding of it.
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Godwin N. February 8, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Erika's lessons feature her classical experience and observant, constructive feedback. She notices little mistakes I have and, through fun analogies or stories, explains how to fix them. Lessons have been some of the best I've ever had, and I've taken lessons with multiple instructors for violin, plus others for guitar & voice. My only complaint is the lack of time spent teaching how the student could practice, on their own, for the next lesson or in general.
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Jackie J. February 2, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Great lesson; would have been better but she was having trouble with her computer, and it was difficult to hear her clearly.
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Erika S.

Erika S.

Richmond, VA 23220
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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