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Music Lessons in Dallas, TX

Dallas is a popular haven for country music. While the genre’s fame peaked during the 1970s, country music actually began much earlier than that. In fact, country music can be traced back to 1910. However, it wasn’t until the 1920s that it was considered a recordable music genre.

Today, this unique blend of popular and traditional music is still appealing to younger audiences with the help of artists like Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and Keith Urban. While the instrumentation of the genre has evolved, it still retains its traditional themes. Through instruments like the guitar and soulful southern vocals, country music has a unique way of connecting to it listeners. In this genre, the guitar tends to be the central piece of the band. There tend to be a lot of guitar solos and they are often finger-picked to create a sound that’s distinctly country and you can learn this technique with proper training and dedication.

Of course, you have to learn the basics of guitar first before you can learn advanced techniques like finger picking. What better way to do so than enroll in Dallas music lessons? Our lessons start with the basics including chords, tuning and rhythm. While these basics can be difficult to learn at first, you shouldn’t be discouraged. With the help of our highly qualified music instructors, you’ll learn the guitar in a fun and engaging way and before you know it the easiest guitar techniques will become second nature allowing you to move on and study more challenging techniques. Of course, guitar isn’t the only instrument you can learn from our Dallas music lessons. We also have courses on other country music instruments, like the fiddle, drums and bass too. So, enroll in Dallas music lessons today and master your instrument of choice.

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Perry N.

Dallas, TX

About Perry

Hello!

My name is Perry and I am a professional classical and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

I am familiar with all styles. I teach using a foundation in classical/flamenco style and technique. I have found that for my own career as a recording artist in both the classical, acoustic and electric guitar fields that the classical/flamenco styl
es are the most useful for developing and training the hands to become a consummate professional.

I teach beginner to advanced students of any age. I also can provide pro and amateur electric guitarists an in-depth study of correct hand postures and left-hand/right-hand technique which can help to refine their overall technique and stylistic approach. I can also advise professional electric guitarists on their electronics, effects pedals, and amplifiers to achieve their own individual sound. I also teach Bass, and reading the Bass clef.

My teaching specialties include: Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Classical Repertoire, Flamenco techniques and repertoire, and the works of Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, Brouwer, Aguado, Villa-Lobos, Sabicas and Paco de Lucia.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic approaches and techniques of such guitarists as Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, and SRV to name a few, and I can teach you the components they use to build their signature licks.

As a rule I only transcribe to give the students examples for lessons. I intend for all of my students to grow as musicians, so my lessons do not consist solely of transcribed solos and riffs.

I have a vast library of music, so I can draw from my own resources to teach you, or from a method of your choosing.

My schedule has a few openings right now. I do teach outside of my stated teaching radius, but ONLY at the 60 minute rate.

I teach people of all ages, from children to adults. I believe everyone is on an even keel, if they are willing and eager to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Emphasis on classical posture and technique.
Emphasis on sight-reading.
All students learn to play basic blues and jam
Technique varies depending on the particular style the student wishes to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I presently don't teach in my home studio. I can bring a folding music stand or extra footstool if necessary.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a limited number of learning materials such as copied exercises, listening or practicing CD on occasion. However, I feel that it is the student's responsibility to provide their own guitars, and the bulf of their own learning materials and necessary electronic equipment. This can include footstools, music stands, method books, amps, cables, pedals, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I've been playing guitar for more than 20 years, and this has given me the time to study, perform, and perfect many styles of guitar playing.

I studied classical and flamenco guitar with Robert Guthrie for 4 years before and after my studies in the SMU program. I've also played in jazz and rock ensembles since the age of 14. I studied with Chuck Pangburn, pro jazz cat, and Brad McLemore, an indie rock songwriter, early on in my studies as an adolescent.

I encourage most students to learn to play on a classical or nylon-string guitar early on in order to develop proper technique, posture, sensitivity, and sensibility. I also encourage all students to learn to sight-read at a very early point in their studies. Once, this hurdle is cleared many other challenges are easily surpassed.

Presently, I am developing a new method which incorporates solfeggio, blues and popular music forms, and improvisational playing. I also am exploring the vanguard of new guitar technology such as the Moog Guitar, analog effects, and various guitar synthesizers.

I try to introduce an understanding of music theory early on so that students develop a full comprehension of not only the written language of music, but also the sonic-aural language of music.
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Kimberly K. February 8, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Guitar Teacher

Within a month of lessons with Perry, my daughter was in love with the guitar! Perry is professional and great with kids! He couples the basics with discourse about genre, and is very encouraging! Perry helped guide us in the right guitar and accessories to get us set up before the lessons began, which was incredibly helpful. We are very glad we selected Perry to teach our 7-year old to play guitar and look forward to watching her grow under his guidance.
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Perry N.

Dallas, TX 75204
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TOYA N.

Dallas, TX

About TOYA

I have taught acting to small children, teens, and adults in community, private, and collegiate settings. I taught acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. My love of the arts has enabled me to study and perform in various cities throughout the US; including Los Angeles, where I studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, to Europe, Mexico, South America; then back to New York City, where I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.

I currently work professionally as an actor, singer, and TV
and radio host. I've been fortunate enough to work in film, TV, theater, musical theater, hosting, commercials, improv, and voice-overs. I am also a vocally trained mezzo-soprano. Because I am still a working artist, I can not only teach you craft, but can assist you in making the right choices to navigate your own way in the business. I offer private coaching to actors in theater and film, and singers in the US and abroad. I would love to share my knowledge and experience with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer private coaching to children, teens, adults who have an interest in acting or singing performance, and for those who simply have an interest in performing or speaking in front of others. In addition to coaching those who wish to better their skills in acting, voice and speech, and singing, I also offer coaching for non-actors; i.e., attorneys, business professionals, teachers, politicians, pageant participants, and other creatives, who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Travel Equipment ***
High definition, quality camera for video and stills
High quality lighting equipment and MAC monitor
Ideal for video auditions and on-camera classes

*** Specialties ***
Acting for film, TV, theater, and commercials
Audition Etiquette and Technique
Light Career Coaching
Agent Ready Coaching
Voice and Speech
Public Speaking
Neutral American Speech
Singing; including Musical Theater
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Yolanda C. January 13, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Toya is very competent, highly skilled, and professional. She is also very kind and patient. I look forward to continuing to work with her!
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Yolanda C. January 12, 2016
Gospel Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Toya is very competent, highly skilled, and professional. She is also very kind and patient. I look forward to continuing to work with her!
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Laura D. January 7, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Had a great first session with Toya. Very excited to continue our work together.
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TOYA N.

TOYA N.

Dallas, TX 75244
(8)
starting at
$59 / 30-min
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Michael E.

Dallas, TX

About Michael

My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II, and III from Berklee College in Boston. He was my mentor and taught me a method that he spent thirty years perfecting. It works, guaranteed. He also taught me on bass guitar and banjo. I can help you.

Lessons are customized to meet the needs of the individual, with the primary focus on playing songs as soon as possible.
I am talking about playing along with the pros, not reading notes for months and playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." I have combined my "by ear" knowledge with Terrill's training to provide a unique approach to music, chords, music theory, ear training, and more. Even piano lessons start with learning chords. Chords are what the musicians play behind the vocals.

Give me thirty minutes of your time and I will show you why students keep coming back to me, even after stopping for a while.

*** Lesson Details ***
Note Reading provided on request only.

Beginner Guitar - We start with simple chords and eight easy one-verse songs. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory.

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar - all of the above plus tablature, different styles, advanced chord theory, performance, lead guitar, and more.

Beginning Piano - We start with simple chords and go straight into the songs the students like. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory. I can teach you every major chord on piano in one sentence.

Bass Guitar - We start with learning the location of notes on the neck and move immediately into major chords so you can start playing with songs. The chords are divided into their single notes, but viewed as chords because that is what the other musicians are playing during the vocals.

Banjo - I teach from the book "I Can Teach Myself Banjo" but you really need a teacher/mentor to show you all the things that seeing and being able to ask questions covers that just can't be covered in a book.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, amplifiers, cords, computer, free WiFi, all in a spacious room with a window for parents to view the teacher and student. Parents have a large, comfortable waiting area. Restrooms and water fountain provided.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in mentoring, being a friend as well as a teacher. I have never gotten mad at a student and never will.

I have written three books on chord theory, "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Keyboard," "Chordmaster for Beginner Piano Students," and "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Guitar." You can learn more about these online.

You can read my article for Takelessons.com at http://takelessons.com/blog/lead-guitar-tips. Just paste the address in your browser.
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Madhavan R. February 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is an excellent and natural instructor whose joy of playing and teaching is very inspiring to the student from day one. Take it from me, because I just wrapped up my first lesson and can attest!
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Riley R. January 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Michael was very nice and patient. It was evident he had experience working with kids, and we look forward to our next lesson.
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Jim J. October 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mike is great, he simplifies a complex music reading into plain simple English. Within a few lessons, Mike had me playing all the major chords and using them to play songs. I look forward to being able to play more complex songs with Mike.
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Michael E.

Dallas, TX 75238
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Patrick T.

Denton, TX

About Patrick

Having studied music for just over ten years, I am passionate about teaching others to better experience and understand music. I believe that interaction with the arts is an invaluable part of a persons education and social being. Beyond all of the technicalities of music education, it is also invaluable for one to be able to enjoy and appreciate the music that they spend so much time studying. Music has played a huge role in the development of my life and I absolutely enjoy sharing that experience with others.

As for me, I am a student in the College of Music at the University of North Tex
as in Denton currently studying for my Bachelor of Arts in Music. My most recent studies in music have been highly focused on Worship Music concentrating on Piano and Voice. My lessons are focused on students studying on brass instruments and highly focused in music theory, understanding, and appreciation.
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Joshua A. February 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kids enjoyed their first lesson !!
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Faye B. February 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great Instructor! On time, patient and kind.
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Belinda December 31, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
My son wanted to go to private lessons, he learned so much more with Patrick than he did with group lesson instructors from his school. Patrick is prompt, professional, and cares about his students. He worked with our schedule during the busy band season. We look forward to Patrick working with our son in the years to come.
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Patrick T.

Irving, TX 75063
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Sarah M.

Dallas, TX

About Sarah

Since graduating in 2003 from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Drama, I've worked steadily as a professional actress, musician, teacher, and writer, based out of both New York City and Los Angeles. In May of this year, I relocated to Dallas, Texas to be near family, and am excited by the potential of the impressive local arts scene here.

I love teaching and consider each student a gift. Taking part in minds opening and skills developing; discovering how to connect with each individual; the moment when a student's eyes light up and say "Ohhh.. I get it... its like/when..." - these are rem
arkable experiences to share.

Okay, to be specific about what working with me looks like! Lessons will emphasize:
1. open, honest communication
2. curiosity
3. defining and working towards your specific goals (or, figuring it out along the way)
4. a playful, flexible approach

Lessons will be supported with careful preparation and clear notes/practice suggestions (which will be emailed to the student within 24 hours of our session).

I look forward to the prospect of working with you!
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Patti T. February 3, 2016
Verified Student
Sarah is really nice, professional, knowledgeable and encouraging. Recommend!
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Patti January 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
My daughter's first lesson was great. Sarah was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, kind, and spoke to my daughter very positively and encouragingly. My daughter is happy to continue lessons and practiced on her own all week. We are all very happy. I'm so glad I found Take Lessons, and may even take some myself. I will definitely use it again for my other children's interests.
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Tori D. December 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is amazing. She currently gives lessons to my 8 year old boy in singing and piano. She is soooo conscientious of making sure his experience with music straddles the line between fun and educational and my son is always excited for piano lessons. She has a very kind and gentle nature which is great for teaching kids, my son told me he doesn't vulnerable or ashamed if he messes up during his lessons (which is huge for him, he's not super good with criticism).

She has a genuine interest and concern for her pupils and is a pleasure to deal with as a parent. She writes follow up emails and gives me guidance for what my son should study that week (which is nice because I know nothing about music) and it's great tool for me to help him remain accountable.

His growth has been apparent but his confidence and love for all things musical is now blindingly obvious. I believe this has much to do with Sarah's instruction.

Whether it is for yourself or you child, if you don't chose Sarah as your tutor I am sorry to say that you are missing out on a talented, kind and committed teacher.
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Sarah M.

Sarah M.

Dallas, TX 75206
(8)
starting at
$45 / 45-min

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