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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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Greg D. Carrollton, TX

About Greg

Greg has been playing drums since he received his first drum kit at the age of 8. His parents helped Greg nourish his abilities by enrolling him in private lessons and starting him in the school band program (which I see has an important aspect to learning, but not necessary). During his junior and high school years, Greg participated in concert bands, youth orchestra, marching band, and played in a variety of high school musicals. His time spent with these ensembles enabled him to travel overseas to London and all over the United States performing in festivals, parades, and competitions. After high school, Greg attended the acclaimed University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Music in 2002. His studies enabled him to learn history, arranging, ...

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KenD February 14, 2011
Greg D

Greg has been great with out 8 year old, he is keeping his attention through the entire lesson and he is looking forward to each lesson.
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marciag March 22, 2010
GREAT Teacher. Very patient
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 band, 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 ...

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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.
Whitney H. Dallas, TX

About Whitney

I am a classically trained pianist who competed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for 15 years (began lessons at age 5). While I do posses the training that allows me to instruct students who are interested in performance level musicianship, I by no means expect my students to desire this for themselves. My students have different interests and each are at a different skill level. Each student presents unique challenges, goals and progress so no matter what your interest/skill level is, we will make sure you are happy and successful. *** 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 learn scales by the end of the month, figure out where middle C is, or ...

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Alexander R. August 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
If bees had knees, they'd name them Whitney. She's very supportive and adaptive to her students.

I am a first time player and she never makes me feel like i'm wasting her time or frustrating to work with.

I also have a crazy schedule that she is able to work around which may be the most important aspect of our relationship. She always is accommodating to all my issues which helps relieve the stress and challenge of learning something abstract.

Thanks Whitney!
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Maria H. July 30, 2013
Piano
Excellent teacher for all levels!

While I played the cello as a child, I'm an adult beginner when it comes to piano.

I've been taking piano lessons from Whitney for a year, and I really like studying with her. When I first started, we sat down and talked about my goals. She was able to start with where I was (familiar with musical concepts, able to read the base clef, unfamiliar with treble, and baffled at how to make my hands work together) and have our lessons perfectly suited to what I need. It's a perfect balance so I can understand the basics, but we can breeze right through what I already know. Now I can play several songs that actually sounds like real music and I'm so excited!

I definitely have some goal pieces I'd like to play one day, and Whitney's been excellent at finding pieces for me to learn that are the incremental steps. We've also done fun pieces, like Halloween and Christmas songs, as well as Disney songs leading up to a trip I'm taking. She's amazing at helping me find pieces that are something I'm really interested in but that also challenge me just enough.

She helps me with technique, and especially helps me set up how to practice, so I can keep progressing without getting stuck with one warm up exercise.

Also, her studio is BEAUTIFUL.
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Denny D. July 29, 2013
Piano
Great teacher!

I am 60 years old and have returned to daily play and practice after sporadic playing for decades. I hired Whitney because I was working on pieces that quite frankly I felt I could not play. I asked her one day if she thought I could play Schubert's opus 90 no,1. Her answer was decisive. She said, "It's not so much whether I think you could play it (you could, you're able). The question is really will you do the necessary practice to produce that result?"
In a steady progression Whitney returned me to the basics necessary to build the skills for performance level. Starting with scales and the circle of fifths, the relative minor and arpeggio practice Whitney very quickly sharpened my skills to my previous performance level and then I experienced playing beyond what I thought I could do.
I am now fulfilling a lifetime dream of practicing and playing the Goldberg Variations by Bach, something I thought that I would never do.
I highly recommend this teacher, her training starts right where you are at.
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 ...

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Shera D. June 25, 2014
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been going to Toya for awhile she very nice. She knows exactly what she is doing. She helps me understand everything
I do. I would recommend her for anyone who is serious about acting.
Theresa S. Dallas, TX

About Theresa

Theresa S. holds a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Music (Performance) from Texas Woman's University. and graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1997. Featured in the 1995-1997 editions of the National Dean's List, inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa, Gamma Beta Phi, and Mu Phi Epsilon organizations, serving as the Mu Chi Chapter President from 1998-99. She holds a valid certificate from the Texas Board for Educator Certification. While attending SMU she was a Meadows Scholar. In 2000, she was accepted into the prestigious Musica Schola Cantorum program in Paris. A multiple award winner and featured in Who's Who; she was trained classically while studying with Carlo Pezzimenti and Robert Guthrie. Extensive experience with MIDI implementation of ...

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Sari H. March 19, 2015
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
This review is for myself and my daughter who are both taking lessons with Theresa. We give Theresa S. 5 stars each for being a great teacher and 5 stars for her location being very good for us. In addition, she made us feel very comfortable as if we had known her a long time. Her passion for her music and love of teaching makes her very enjoyable to be with. When we hit a bad note, her enthusiasm and the way we kept moving forward, I found, made us strive harder to get it right. We are both looking forward to many weeks under her direction.
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Mike H. March 18, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
What can I say? She is amazing. She is so tuned into what is going on with her students. Great teaching skills, she knows her craft, and her personality lets you know right away that it is going to be a relaxed pleasant stress free atmosphere that creates the perfect environment to learn. She is patient and is a joy to be around. My whole attitude has been changed from I wonder if is possible for me to learn to play the violin, to I am so excited at the fact that in time, that I actually will be proficient at playing. For that I am so thankful!
Victor R. Dallas, TX

About Victor

Hello to the world! I'm a Dallas-based musician, promoter of the arts, and an active community civilian. I run my own music booking agency company since 2005 called Chasquis. Chasquis is an independent multicultural production company devoted to innovation and long-term success in the art and music industry. Booking Agency, Event Producer, Marketing, Promoter and Artist development. Chasquis is strongly guided by culture fusion, creativity, and the healing power of the arts.

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An P. February 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Nice guy, very laidback, very instructive, fun to work with, very mellow and talented Victor is a awesome guy and a great teacher I would recommend him to anyone and most definitely keep going to him until I learn how to own a stage.

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