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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 Brooks N. 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/fla
menco styles 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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starting at
$60 / 60-min
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Colton K.

Dallas, TX

About Colton

Colton is a Certified
Music Teacher.

Want to learn piano but not sure where you want to start? Want to learn not just beautiful classics but rockin' blues riffs and jazz improvisation as well? I've played piano for over twenty years now in almost every setting imaginable: classical concerts, jam bands, vocal accompaniment.

Or perhaps you'd like to learn low brass? Maybe you want to rip out some licks on a tuba, trombone, or euphonium? I started with euphonium in 6th grade fifteen years ago and have since played low brass in both classical ensembles and a gigging New Orleans brass ban
d, and I can certainly develop these skill sets for you as well.

Maybe you want to delve into the electronic world of sound recording, session engineering, and music post-production. Using Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton live, I can teach you mixing, correct recording techniques for any instrument, and general mastering. This is a particular favorite of mine!

On top of any or all of these things, I'll teach you excellent music theory in order to put the whole sandwich together!

I can teach you everything you need to start out or develop as an awesome musician who will be able to perform in front of any crowd (or just for themselves), and I look forward to the adventures we'll have.

*** Lesson Details ***
I would say a student starting with me can expect a mixture of somewhat-strict, high expectations while at the same time making time for goofiness and fun (fun is what music is all about) We will go places with your music you didn't know existed, and you'll be blown away after merely a few lessons with how far you've already progressed!

After 3 to 6 months with me as a beginner, you will have a solid understanding of the rudiments of your instrument (piano, tuba, etc.) as well as a grip on the beginnings of music theory, and various other things you may want to focus on.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio with piano/keyboards, guitars, and seating for parents. Brass lessons will take place in the parlor, with more room and a higher ceiling for the sounds to reverberate more clearly.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my instrument, curriculum, metronome and tuner, and extra staff paper and writing utensils for notes. Student will provide their instrument and any assigned curriculum.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Improvisation, Electronic music, Sound engineering and recording. Rare brass techniques-- extreme pedal tones, high ranges, multiphonics, etc.
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Steven B. November 29, 2013
Tuba
Verified Student
Professional, fun, well-worth-it

Colton has provided excellent Tuba lessons for my 6th grader playing music for the first time. He is responsive to student needs and moves at a just right pace. He is friendly and fun. He addresses what my son is needing to practice for school and then takes it to the next level. He covers not only the skills for playing the tuba but also etiquette of instrument care, being in an ensemble, and music theory. He's easy to schedule with. Highly recommended.
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Amanda F. April 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Expect great things with Colton

Colton is passionate about music and you can see that right away after 5 minutes of talking to him. He is incredibly talented and my emotions during the lesson range from intimidation, respect, to excitement and motivation. Colton should be found teaching at a university sharing coffee with tweed covered professors leading hoards of students to musical enlightenment. His excitement for music is contagious and I leave the lesson feeling recharged for my practices and ready to take on new projects. He has a way of demanding the best of you and having a good time altogether without you even noticing.
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Colton K.

Dallas, TX 75208
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Whitney H.

Dallas, TX

About Whitney

*** Bit About Me ***
I am a classically trained pianist who competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 15 years (began lessons at age 5). I am currently in the process of obtaining my BSN and work at the VA Hospital. However, teaching (more specifically, teaching piano) is my passion! I genuinely enjoy helping my students accomplish the goals they set for themselves, whether it's to learn Bach, jazz, or pop.

*** What you can expect from me ***
We'll speak briefly about your expectations and schedule, then formulate a plan that will help you reach your goals. Whether your goal is to lea
rn scales by the end of the month, figure out where middle C is, or become a classical genius by the end of the year; we can make it happen. I do not expect you to learn the way I was taught (although if you want a strict regimen, I can provide that). I am a big believer in motivating you in the way that helps YOU succeed. I promise I am patient, pleasant and enjoy my job; you have nothing to be afraid of.

*** What I expect from you ***
I expect my students to practice; it is a crucial requirement for progress. Piano will require your time, energy and self discipline. Please respect my schedule; if you need to cancel, do so in the appropriate time frame. Most importantly, I want you to communicate honestly with me about your goals and if you want to readjust the "lesson plan," tell me. I am here to help you learn.

*** Equipment ***
I own a 1942 Kimball Consolette piano. She's old but she has soul. I have a variety of sheet music that we can make photocopies of and use. Please bring your workbooks/sheet music to every lesson. I have pencils (we mark in our music!) and a metronome. It is useful to download a metronome app on your phone for practice at home.

*** My Studio ***
I teach in a loft style condo with floor to ceiling windows. I do not have a private, designated seating area for parents. Also, my condo is undergoing renovations so it can be in disarray at times. However, I do not teach during construction hours so it will always be quiet and private during your lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained pianist who competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 15 years. I was trained to perform and compete only, playing songs that were required by competition guidelines. I participated in everything: Jazz, Sonatina, State, Solo, Ensemble, Regional, Hymn, you name it! This also means my "specialty" is classical music (Mozart, Bach, etc.)
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john N. July 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I had Whitney as a teacher for only about 6 months and I would have easily stayed her student if I was not planning on moving out of state in the very near future. Throughout my short time as her pupil, I came to know what all the reviews written before have stated. She is a very kind and patient person who is nothing but encouraging and understands that everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses/likes and dislikes and will help cater the lessons to your personal preferences.

What I will add from my own experience is that she is very human in her manner of speaking and never feels like she is going through the motions when explaining something even though she has probably explained it a hundred times before. Also, she has a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor which is a plus in my books. Choosing her as your teacher will not be a mistake and you will get what you want out of it.

On a side note she has a pretty cat. So, that's cool.
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Ben Boyle July 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Whitney's lesson was perfect for me to get started. She was patient to learn about my background and interest and then presented the information in an easy to understand manner. I'm very pleased with my choice to begin lessons with Whitney.

Ben
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Bob B. June 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons with Whitney for 18 months and I have make steady progess - she provides inspiration to expand my skills - I am now reading music and playing is a joy! During each lesson the student plays to show progress - Whitney immediately provides suggestions for improvement while giving positive feedback - this interaction keeps me motivated to maintain a regular practice schedule.

Her location and hours are convenient for my schedule and she is fleible when schedule changes are needed.

I wouldn't have make progress with her excellent instruction!
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Whitney H.

Whitney H.

Dallas, TX 75201
(7)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Katie K.

Dallas, TX

About Katie

Katie has years of experience teaching music and is on staff with the children's music department at her church (Woodcreek located in Richardson). She loves working with all ages to develop musical abilities and a heart for worship. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2014 and is purusing her Masters of Arts in Music from Liberty University.

Styles Taught:
Classical
Popular tunes
Broadway style pieces
Worship

Personal Favorite Composers:
Bach
Chopin
Debusy
Brahms

Facebook page link: facebook.com/GraceNotesDallas
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Lizzy H. August 27, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and very encouraging!
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Tiger W. July 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice and is patient with you. Great teacher.
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Mel July 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
Katie has a way of teaching the basic methods of piano in an easy to understand format. She is a great piano teacher!
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Katie K.

Katie K.

Dallas, TX 75204
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Julian E.

Dallas, TX

About Julian

Hi, my name is Julian and I teach private lessons in Dallas, Highland Park and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience in music eduction, including having held full time teaching positions in elementary, middle, and high school levels. I currently focus on teaching privately, which allows me to pursue my career as a musician in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

I hold a degree in Music Education from the University of Miami. My current and past students have made all-state bands, received top ratings on solo & ensemble contest pieces, have marched with world-renowned drum corps, and a few
have gone on to study music at the college level.

My principal instrument is saxophone - in addition to teaching saxophone lessons, I am also happy to offer instruction on flute, clarinet, beginning/intermediate piano, music theory, trumpet, and voice/sight singing.

Thanks for checking out my profile, and I hope to speak with you soon!
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JP July 15, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Excellent. Related to my son very well. We have had many music teachers as our kids of taking piano for years but relatively new to the sax and we've been very impressed by Julian.
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Greg C. May 3, 2015
Saxophone · In home
I’ve had the pleasure of taking saxophone and flute lessons from Julian for the past six years and also studied music theory and beginning keyboard with him. Julian knows music inside out and is a consummate professional.

It’s fun studying music with Julian; he’s very patient and easy going and does an excellent job of identifying areas where I need to improve. His explanations are clear and concise. His lessons are always enjoyable and I improve after each one.

Julian always steers me toward the etudes and music that are the most beneficial for me.

He takes the time to make sure I’m doing new things correctly, even if it means spending more time on something than we planned. He has great love and enthusiasm for music and I always come away from my lesions more highly motivated. I highly recommend him for both student and adult instruction.

In addition to being an excellent teacher, Julian is a full-time professional musician and performer. I’ve seen him perform a number of times and he’s a terrific saxophone player. If you are interested in becoming a professional musician he knows the business from first-hand experience.
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Susan A. April 29, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Julian has been teaching my son clarinet for almost 5 years. He is a great teacher. He made practicing fun and kept my son interested in studying music. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Julian E.

Julian E.

Dallas, TX 75209
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starting at
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