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Teaching since 2008
BA in piano performance from Eastern Connecticut State University
Esther J.Book Now
I taught music lessons in a private school in Nova Scotia, Canada, for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2015. At this private school setting, I taught piano, voice, percussion, and drama. I worked with all ages from preschool to grade 12. I love working with children and thinking up new and exciting ways to learn and grow. I have a passion for bonding with teenagers and giving them hope for the future and cultivating pathways of success. I have a special spot in my heart for working with adults because I still love to study and know the thrill of new learning as an adult. As an added bonus, I am studied in the holistic approach of the Russian school of music and can make music come alive in the mind as well as the fingers. I teach each student as an individual finding his or her strengths and taking him or her to the highest level. I graduated this past May of 2021 from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance. Playing the piano ...
My name is Esther J, and I taught in a private school in Nova Scotia, Canada, for 10 years before moving to the United States to further my education. I taught different aspects of music such as piano, singing, drama, and percussion to all ages from preschool to grade 12. After school hours, I gave
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaches students 8 and up
I have been teaching saxophone for 15+ years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.
Now accepting vaccinated students for in person lessons. I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but I also want to find what mak
Teaching since 1993
Guitar is a wonderful and expressive instrument. I will teach you the basic chords and progressions as well as reading music and being able to play melodies on your instrument.
I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the
I came in with few specific goals aside from becoming a better all-around singer.
Steve initially helped me improve my technique and cultivate a fuller sound using a variety of physicalization exercises. Since, we have progressed through songs he selected that each challenged certain parts of my voice while also highlighting my strengths. We'd keep coming back to songs I struggled with until I developed the desired skill. In that way, each song kind of brought its own lesson.
10 months later, I have a collection of songs I can perform confidently. In this time, we've also spent time on music theory and focusing on new skills I grew interested in improving (like singing with quiet intensity).
Finally, it's also important to note that Steve has always been patient, kind, and supportive. I was nervous before starting singing lessons again, but his gentle though direct feedback put me at ease quickly.
Speaks German, Italian, French
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University
Mezzo-soprano Rachel A. has captured audiences throughout the United States with her rich and warm timbre, beautiful blend, and dynamic stage presence. A native of Stockton, California, Rachel was born into a musical family and quickly developed an affinity for the performing arts. She first fell in
Fast to identify mistakes, very optimistic by giving hope -encouraging To push hard all things are possible. She deserves all stars in the Universe!
Teaches students 10 and up
Teaching since 2010
James M.Book Now
I have had the pleasure of studying trumpet at James Madison University with Jim Kluesner, who was a student of perhaps the greatest trumpet teacher of all time, Vincent Chicowitz. As a student of Jim, my process and pedagogy is based on the teaching of Chicowitz. Most of my experience as a player is in the classical realm, performing with Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. I also have experience playing lead trumpet in a big band and can give good insight and direction if that is the style of playing you are interested in. I am a licensed teacher for k-12 Instrumental Music. I have directed both middle school and high school band programs. I am currently a Doctoral student in Instrumental Conducting at The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.
Hello trumpet players! My name is James and I am an accomplished performer and teacher. My grand teacher was Vincent Chicowitz, the famous 2nd trumpet player from the legendary Chicago Symphony brass section. He is regarded as one of the best if not the best trumpet pedagogue of his time, and muc
Certified Professional Fitness Trainer from Branford Hall
Teaching since 2014
Jacob E.Book Now
My calculated and personalized approach is what sets me apart from the rest. I am an expert trainer and experienced with all types of clients. I specialize in pain relief and posture through corrective exercise, as well as athletic performance and weight loss. I attended Branford Hall Career Instuitute for my NASM Personal Trainer certification and also hold a Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification under NASM. I have been a professional trainer for 6 years.
I am a trainer, coach, skater, snowboarder, surfer, mountain biker etc. I enjoy almost all types of music.
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After the first lesson my son felt engaged, self motivated to practice and interested in reading notes. His skill in reading music, understanding some theory and playing has rapidly improved.
I attribute his sucess to Stephen. From the first lesson Stephen has been engaging, turning learning into more than directions. My son is comfortable asking questions and Stephen is great at explaining what he's asking and why.
Stephen communicates with us. We feel like we can support our son and provide him with what he needs.
I highly recommend Stephen. Hes a talented musician and excellent teacher."
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