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David M.

Saint Louis, MO

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and K
im Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by the great sitarist and surbaharist, Imrat Khan and jazz guitarist Peter Leitch.

In 1993 he started St. Louis SoundWorks with Grammy nominated Adam Long and Mark McClanahan that specialized in mobile recording, and composing music for films and commercials.

As a musician, David has composed over 200 pieces for various instruments and combinations from small chamber ensembles to full orchestra. He was bandleader of two creative ensembles that focused on alternative notation compositions and improvised music, and later co-founded the avant-garde influenced rock band Diverted Course which released two CD's.

As a teacher, David has taught classical guitar and musicianship as an adjunct faculty member at Meramec College and Webster University. He has given seminars on the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Anthony Braxton. He has been teaching privately for 23 years and many of his students have gone on to successful music careers and performed all over the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students of all ages in a fun and positive manner. I am flexible and will tailor the lessons to satisfy your own individual goals. Whether you are a beginner that wants to gain a foundation in technique, sight reading, and basic theory or an intermediate or more advanced player that wants to increase their knowledge and polish their skills, I will devise a plan to meet your needs. I encourage regular practice and like my students to keep a journal to monitor their progress.

I teach a variety of styles including classical guitar, blues, rock, jazz, and avant-garde.

Ultimately, I believe everyone needs a creative outlet, a way to express themselves, and has something unique to say, and I aim to help those students find their own voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra guitars and amps at both places. Mixing board at the studio. Only has a upright piano at his home address but has a keyboard at studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
Expect my students to provide the guitar. Amplification is optional.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Classical, jazz, rock, blues, and avant-garde.
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Martin F. October 24, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them.
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Geralyn P. July 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After the initial panic of trying to learn something at such a ripe old age I was reassured by other reviews that David would be the best bet. They were correct and I recommend him to any age group. After a welcome at the front door assuring me that I was at the right location, he excels in making you feel comfortable. He listens to questions and told me no question was stupid. Takes everything at your speed and recaps from the week before. Is thorough and stops you when finger placement is not correct so you don't begin bad habits. Looks up and acquaints himself with the songs that you want to learn and will stop covering a certain area if you do not want to learn it. He sends you home with just the right amount of practice work and after 3 lessons I feel like I'm getting all of what he's teaching and am improving and adding on more lessons. So happy that I chose David.
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Don D. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
My Outstanding Journey

I can't say enough about what I have learned over the past year. To be able to play the gift of music and understand the foundation of it's existence, is truly an edifying experience. My instructor has been absolutely fabulous. His patience, knowledge and his keen ability to translate his knowledge to the specific level of understanding of his students, is nothing short of great. Kudos to you all for having the resident talent to make my, and others, dreams of learning to play music a reality.

Best of wishes to all this upcoming New Year.
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David M.

Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO

About Tina

Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education Pk-12 and Vocal Performance from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Her 25+ years of experience in education, teaching, music theater, and vocal performance allows each student to reach goals through very creative methods using music and drama. Tina absolutely enjoys teaching and the amazing journey of helping students develop confidence in their vocal abilities and stage presence.

Tina is a two time winner of the Arts for Life Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Some of her favorite roles: Maria in West Side Story, Sally Bowles
in Cabaret, Evita in Evita, Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Fosca in Passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson are 45 minutes which include proper stance, vocal warm-up, breathing exercises, evaluating your voice, creating goals and objectives and combining my goals with your dream goals. Fun atmosphere, great with all ages and teach both men and women. Youngest student in 5 years old. May incorporate piano lessons with your ear training and music theory lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Yamaha pf85 during lessons. Students are supplied with three ring binder and sheet music to begin lessons. Students will be advised which books they should eventually purchase. No need to buy anything to start lessons!

*** Specialties ***
Music Theater auditions, developing vocal techniques - breath control and range, dramatic and engaging performing, dealing with stage fright, discovering your strengths.
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Amy G. August 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tina is a very friendly teacher! She really makes lessons fun. She is great for prepping for auditions. She really knows the industry. Tina has helped me develop better breathing, confidence and performing abilities!
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Julia G. January 27, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tina is a lot of fun! I am classically trained in choral and opera music, so I chose to work with her to improve my musical theater singing. In just a few lessons I could already feel a difference in my sound and in my confidence! Tina brings a lot of energy to lessons and even more insight and knowledge. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and effective way to improve your voice.
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Rachel P. September 28, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I have a strong music background through instrumental music and choral singing. Tina has taught me to be a soloist singer, and my auditions and performances have greatly improved. Tina is highly professional, no doubt, but her best quality in a teacher is her continued support to bring out my best vocal performance possible. I highly recommend Tina for singers at any level because she clearly communicates her feedback and her commitment to her students' success.
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Tina P.

Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO 63109
(5)
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$40 / 45-min
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Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan

I am a Music major currently attending UMSL studying composition and performance. I have finished an Associates in Music from STLCC, and have been giving private lessons since 2012. I have performed in multiple STL groups and have performed at many popular venues including Blueberry Hill, Roberts Orpheum Theatre, Off Broadway, The Broadway Oyster Bar, and The Gramophone to name a few. I perform a wide range of styles including Jazz, Classical, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Blues, and Progressive music. I have performed in Concert/Jazz choir, as well as Jazz band at both High school and Collegiate levels
. I give students a mix of formal and informal training that involves studies with proper technique and sight-reading along with a curriculum that focuses on the students preferences in musical taste, songs, and style!
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Sean Dougherty August 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, very passionate about music in the purest sense. Listens, and works with you to develop your skills in a way that both of you feel works best.
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Britney F. August 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is very talented and has a passion for music that is infectious. Made learning easy and fun.
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Jackson L. July 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is a great teacher that makes the music accessible to my son. His love of music is obvious and he does a great job of passing that energy on to his students.
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO 63116
(7)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Bill B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Bill

Hi, I'm Bill! I have over 12 years teaching experience, and more than 20 current students. I have a bachelor's degree in music (piano performance).

I love helping others foster their passion for music and become proficient at the piano. I can help you learn the pieces YOU want to play, whether the style be classical, jazz, pop, spiritual, etc. I can help you with: sight reading, playing by ear, chord theory, and more. I have experience with both children and adults of all skill levels.

I can't wait to hear from you and help you start your musical journey!
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Shandi O. August 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Me Boyer arrived on time. My daughter was very excited to meet him and get started. Since she had previously had lessons I was very impressed by his first question of "would you like to show me what you know?" I very much like the way Mr Boyer interacted with my daughter. More importantly, she likes Mr Boyer!
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Bill B. October 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Bill is such a great teacher and truly loves to teach. He shows patience, kindness and has a real talent he shares with his students. My daughter was a mediocre piano player until Bill started to teach her, the transformation is amazing . The other day while my daughter was taking a lesson I was on the phone. The person could hear the piano playing and asked who was playing? I told her it was my daughter. The lady was very complimentary and before we ended the conversation she told me again to tell my daughter how beautifully she played.

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Bill B. October 16, 2014
Classical Piano · In home
Our boys (ages 12 and 14) have had Bill as their piano teacher a total of 3 years, two years in the beginning until he relocated out of the area, and now we are back with him since his return. He challenges and encourages them in their piano studies, in both piano performance and theory, and he is a very accomplished musician himself. We couldn't be more pleased to have Bill instruct our boys.

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Bill B.

Bill B.

Saint Louis, MO 63126
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$27 / 30-min
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Britt B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Britt

I am an experience, fun, professional instructor. I have been playing various instruments since the age of 3, giving me over 23 years of formal instrumental training in over nine instruments .

In addition the musical arts, I am spoken word artist, as well as published poet.

If you are looking to get active in a fun way, as well as expand your horizons via world crafts, I am also an experienced Brazilian Martial Artist, offering training in Capoeira, AfroBrazilian drumming, infused with South American heritage and linguistics.

My schedule is pretty open and fluid, and I am wi
lling to work with all unique interests and skill levels.

I am centrally located in the Soulard area, right off of the highway.

I look forward to meeting you!

-Britt

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Laurel July 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
Britt is a gifted artist, musician and more so, excellent teacher! Her students love her and she has the ability to connect with young children, children with special needs and adults who are young at heart, Britt has a beautiful spirit and she is genius, which transcends in her ability to provide age and skill appropriate instruction. She is a lot of fun and very patient! My grandchildren love her and they are continuing to grow as young musicians and artist!
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Ashley July 7, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Britt is phenomenal with children. My children love learning from her. She is warm, encouraging, efficient, and effective. And her home is absolutely beautiful. Plenty of outdoor space and indoor creative space. Truly inspiring. She comes highly recommended.
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Britt B.

Britt B.

Saint Louis, MO 63104
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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