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Monica K.

San Tan Valley, AZ

About Monica

As certified teacher in three states and over 30 years of music experience, I am comfortable with students of all ages in developing their musicianship and love of musical expression. Playing semi-professionally since the age of 16, my performance background includes symphony orchestra, mariachi, acoustic rock, chorus (alto), and various small ensembles. In college, I studied piano and currently play keyboard with a classic rock group.
My overarching goal is to share the benefit of a lifetime of experience with my students so that they will find their own 'voice' in the wide world of music.


*** Lesson Details ***
My approach to teaching is to customize lessons to meet the needs of individual learners and to make learning fun: It is always okay to make mistakes as long as you are willing to do the work to overcome them. I will be there every step of the way to help you meet your musical goals.
The curriculum used will depend on your current level of playing and the particular style of music you are interested in. From that point, I can provide you with basic theory, techniques, and self-selected pieces to guide you towards your personal goal.
It is my hope that our lessons will develop into a lifelong teacher/student relationship: There is nothing that brings me such joy as seeing my students move forward and develop their own independence as a musician.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own violin; students must have their own instrument. Violin students that have a piano in their home is preferred but not required.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in working with beginning students to develop basic techniques and notation skills.
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Alanna J. October 16, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Monica created a very comforting and encouraging environment right from the moment I walked in the door. She has a very flexible teaching style which made it very easy to pick up and continue my lessons with the resources and tools I had already acquired.
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Maria C. October 22, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Loved my first lesson! I'm 53 and have been wanting to learn to play the violin for many years. She was extremely informative and fun! I can't wait for my next lesson.
I'm so glad I found her.
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Alison P. January 23, 2013
Piano
Mrs. Monica

Mrs. Monica is a very happy and gifted teacher. She always greats her students with a smile and gives achievable goals to keep her students motivated to keep learning.
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Monica K.

San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Lisa T.

Casa Grande, AZ

About Lisa

I come from a family of musicians and grew up with guitar and piano music in the house. I believe music is a gift to enjoy and develop! I began playing guitar and singing at the age of 13. I have played, taught and performed music since that time.
I have worked with musicians from various levels throughout the years in many different genres such as country, pop, folk and contemporary Christian music. I have also done some studio work. I have also played coffee shops and open mics in the Chicago area. For the past 10 years I have been a member of my church worship team playing guitar and sing
ing. I hold a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Presently I teach both privately and in an academic after school program in Palatine, Il. I am very patient and actually truly enjoy my beginner guitar students. I love to see the look on their face when they finally play that first song.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach beginner and intermediate guitar and I especially enjoy teaching first time guitarist whether young or old. With beginner guitar you can expect to learn the basics of the guitar. Lessons include correct finger positioning, knowledge of strings, basic tablature, rhythm patterns and simple chords. After beginner guitarists go on to learn more complex rhythm patterns and more advanced chord work. I will tailor a music instruction program specifically for you with you. I want your feedback on what you want. I want consistent feedback as you are paying me for your instruction. I have many students who just want to learn particular songs from artists such as Miley Cyrus, The Beatles, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. I am fine with this method of instruction in fact many schools such as Old Town School of Folk Music uses this method. I think this method of learning particular songs (that interest the student) motivates them to more consistent practice. Setting goals is very important to maintaining consistency and direction and I work with you on a specific lesson plan. Students then can see progress and this in itself is motivating and track-able.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide nothing other than a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach basic beginner guitar. I can play most genres.
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JonahB March 6, 2014
Fun and encouraging

Ms. Teichert is an awesome teacher. She made learning fun and she was always encouraging and was fun to sing and play with.
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Linda N. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Guitar teacher

Lisa was wonderful and patience with my girls. She made the lessons fun by letting them choose their owns songs.
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Mina H. January 24, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Improved Tremendously

Lisa is bright and compassionate. She definitely has a gift of teaching, which makes learning guitar fun. Though I had some past music experience, I always was kind of stumped by it as well. For the first time I feel like I truly understand music and rhythm. From building your chord library to strumming techniques taught in a way that intuitively makes sense, you will love music and guitar even more, more than you possibly thought you could.
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Lisa T.

Lisa T.

Casa Grande, AZ 85122
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Carolyn R.

Phoenix, AZ

About Carolyn

I am an experienced voice and piano teacher with 25 + years of teaching experience.

I am passionate about teaching, and my experience includes teaching voice and piano to elementary through college students, in academic settings and in my home. I love working with people of all ages.

As a soprano, I have sung professionally with many choral ensembles, and have performed as soloist in recitals and concerts throughout the US. I have appeared in musical theater and opera productions in leading roles. I have also been a college choir director and voice teacher.

In addition, I have
performed as piano soloist in various settings, and piano accompanist for choirs, singers and instrumentalists in church, contest and concerts.

Recently, I earned my Doctorate in Music from Arizona State University.

My studio is where I share my expertise and passion for music with private voice and piano students. My approach is that music should be fun and satisfying. I want students to have the enjoyment of accomplishing great things, and build on their natural abilities and love of music. I look forward to meeting you, and seeing where your musical talents can take you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Each voice lesson begins with a warm up: movement:, stretches, breathing, and relaxation while focusing on good posture. Following that we continue warming up the voice with appropriate vocal exercises. If desired, we can spend time sight singing (reading music). Then we will turn to your chosen piece(s) of music. You could bring in a song or aria of your interest, or I could suggest pieces that I feel suit your voice. Some areas that I like to focus on in are relaxation, posture, breathing, support, use of registers, placement, growing your voice in size and range, intonation (pitch), tone color, clarity and consistency. My ultimate goal is to help students sing with musicality and expressiveness.

For piano, we may begin by working on things like hand position, posture, relaxation of the body and then exercises, including scales and chords. We may also incorporate music theory.
After a warm-up, we will focus on chosen music. I like to use music literature that is appropriate to the student's level, which gives enjoyment, and also increases breadth of knowledge and expertise. For beginning students, there are many good series available that I like to use, such as Bastian or Alfred.

Its very important that students feel comfortable in their lessons. I am sensitive, flexible and open to individual likes and dislikes, and any thoughts or concerns you have. These are your lessons and I am committed to helping you get the most out of them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
lessons in large living room with upright piano, mirrors; space for parents to sit/wait; repertoire

*** Specialties ***
Opera, classical, musical theater
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Alfredo R. January 31, 2017
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful experience, she is a fantastic professional teacher
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Sarah December 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
she is a great teacher.
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Lori December 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was very encouraging and helpful. She taught me how to make my voice stronger and gave me constructive criticisms as needed. She was very nice and always had a smile. She was very patient with me, and I would not hesitate to go back to her if I decide to take more lessons.
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Carolyn R.

Carolyn R.

Phoenix, AZ 85044
(14)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Alysia R.

Chandler, AZ

About Alysia

Music has been my passion for the past 18 years. I started piano when I was 5 yrs old and the violin when I was 7 yrs old. I continued with lessons until I entered the Detroit High School for Performing Arts. During my sophomore year, I took additional classes at Wayne Sate University for music theory and in my senior year I took on my first piano students. I have been teaching piano, violin and music theory ever since. I have also choreographed and taught dance for many years as dancing has been with me since my first lessons at 4 yrs old. My focus is in ballet, tap and jazz. I am a gradua
te from Eastern Michigan University where I was actively a part of the music and dance program.

*** Lesson Details ***
I remember my piano teacher and I try to keep her balance of fun and learning. I am a very fun teacher, but I do expect my students to work, and learn. I introduce learning games and have contests. I also regularly quiz my students. For the younger students I like to inform the parents about what they should be practicing and of any theory exercises they may have for the week. Music is a rewarding and enjoyable passion that I try to pass on to my students.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have their own instruments. I will provide the first books, but they will have to provide the books that come after and I will assist them with that.

*** Specialties ***
I've been doing ballet, tap and jazz for 16 years and i taught all of them for about two years. I teach classical piano and violin.
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Belle February 16, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is lovely and nice teacher!
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Jude February 10, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son really loved her and said best teacher he has had so far!
They really connected.
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James T. August 26, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is absolutely wonderful. She is talented, intelligent, and very personable. Can't wait for the next lesson! Very lucky to have found her.
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Alysia R.

Alysia R.

Chandler, AZ 85286
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Dongyi H.

Gilbert, AZ

About Dongyi

I am originally from Jinan, China and have a degree in English from Shandong Normal University in Jinan. I have played the violin since I was 15. However, I have taught music a total of forty years, thirty-five at the university. I am now retired, teaching violin in my home for the past 5 years in China. I now live at the Lyon's Gate neighborhood in Gilbert Arizona and teach in my home studio there.
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Cheryl January 26, 2017
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Thanks for the great lesson and being so patient!
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Hannah C. January 24, 2017
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Dongyi is knowledgable, reliable, and friendly! I enjoyed every one of my lessons and learned so much from her! She gave me the ability and more importantly the confidence to play an instrument that had intimidated me for years! Thank you, Dongyi!
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Lauren October 4, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Dongyi is very attentive and works the full 30 minutes with our granddaughter. She is very patient and positive for our beginner.
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Dongyi H.

Dongyi H.

Gilbert, AZ 85295
(15)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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