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Damien G.

Lewisville, TX

About Damien

Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet soloist with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra in Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Vienna. He has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony , under Eugene Corporan, and the UNT Orchestra, led by Anshel Brusilow. More recently, he has performed at two UNT concerto concerts as a soloist with the UNT chamber orchestra. Dam
ien also has performed with the Contemporary Theater of Dallas along with other freelance activities in the DFW area. His teachers include: Mr. A. Crisanti,Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. John Scott, Steve Cohen, Daryl Coad, and John Reeks.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am mostly laid back, however, I do demand excellence and great tonal projection. For clarinet, I really like Klose's method, however, I use a lot of Rose Etudes, Voxman, etc. Sightreading is a focus in clarinet lessons as well as ear training and theoretical concepts such as building tetrachords, identifying major or minor intervals, familiarity with major and all forms of the minor scale as well. Special attention is given to hand position as well as noticing and achieving tonal excellence. For violin, special emphasis is placed upon proper bowing technique, left hand position, and ear training to improve intonation. Scales and arpeggios would be the building blocks to flawless technique. Method book that I prefer would include the Suzuki and Flesch methods. In all instruments that I teach, I also utilize You Tube videos to enhance the learning process.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all students to have a stand and a metronome/tuner. With piano students I have a variety of educational games that make learning fun and easier. I usually travel with a whiteboard and manuscript paper in order to test music writing ability.

*** Specialties ***
I teach mainly in the classical genre....for Violin I like the Suzuki method, though I can teach through any method. I am aware of the freedom of jazz improvisation as well.
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Naveen I. August 3, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson with Damien went very well, my son is pleased with his teaching methods. He is good teacher and makes violin lessons fun for my son.
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Naveen August 2, 2015
Violin · In home
We had our first lesson on Violin last week, and my son has been quite happy and pleased with Damien. We initially were not sure if we had chosen the right person as Damien's main instrument was not Violin. We are sure now & have not made a mistake by choosing Damien.
He was very helpful and followed up twice after the lesson on next steps & what my son needs to practice before next week.
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Seshu R. July 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter likes him. He is not too strict, but is able to still get things done. For my daughter's personality he is perfect! When she starts to loose interest, he always brings something new to the table to keep her engaged and motivated. He keeps the teaching teaching technique but always makes it fun. Recommend!
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Damien G.

Damien G.

Lewisville, TX 75067
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starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Gaily C.

Allen, TX

The following skills and concepts will receive priority in instructional time so that the student can successfully progress to the next level of learning

I. Violin Technique: Students will learn correct posture, violin hold, bow hold. Students will learn all combinations of fingerings in the first position. Students will learn various bow techniques.

II. Pitch and Rhythm: Students will recognize and notate pitches that fall in 1st position. Students will learn various bow techniques
Expression and Structure: Students will learn form in relation to repertoire, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, and musical terms, and symbols.

III. Literature: Students will play literature from a variety of genres, students will perform solos, solos with accompaniments, and duets

IV. Vocabulary: Students will learn basic vocabulary and symbols

About Gaily

I have experience working with ages 6+. In additional to teaching traditional violin methods like Suzuki, I also train students performance techniques and many modern styles of music, like Lindsey Stirling and beyond.

Degreed professional from Penn State University. I have played acoustic violin 28 years and electric violin 12 years. Currently, I am a full time teacher and freelance violinist, performing for events and recording for albums and television.
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Gaily C. February 28, 2014
Violin
Gaily has helped me so much

Gaily is an amazing violinist. She is very flexible and tells me what I need to know in order to improve. When I get a little bored with my practice drills, we work on fun music that I love to play.

I have noticed a huge difference in my playing since taking lessons from her. I play more in tune and with more confidence. You should definitely take lessons from Gaily.
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Gaily C.

Gaily C.

Allen, TX 75013
(1)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Cathy W.

Forney, TX

I teach from Beginning to Intermediate mostly, but may teach some Advanced students to help them with technique and some position work.

About Cathy

I have been teaching students on a regular basis since receiving my Violin Performance Degree in 2008, but have taught several students on and off for over 20 years. I also play in a local symphony.
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Alicia July 2, 2015
Violin · In home
A wonderful, patient lady who loves what she does!!
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Whitney D. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Cathy provides attentionto her student. She uses positive reinforcement and is encouraging.
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Maria M. March 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cathy is very patient and offers a wealth of musical knowledge!
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Cathy W.

Forney, TX 75126
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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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 prog
ram 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 modern rack gear and the use of effects, amplification and programming.

As a composer, she studied with Robert Frank, Mark Dal Porto and attended masterclasses with Donald Erb, Wynton Marsalis and Samuel Adler to name a few. Her compositions have been performed in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida. A commissioned composer, her Dualities for Clarinet, Brass Ensemble, Electronics and Percussion; Fantasia pour Cor; Feline Romp for solo clarinet; works performed in the classical idiom.Plains of Lhasa and Tearing were composed in the electro-acoustic medium. She is a member of ASCAP, TMEA, TODA, ASTA, and self publishes. She has performed internationally and in addition to her professional schedule, taught music technology related courses and music theory as an adjunct professor at Collin College, Spring Creek Campus and maintains an active private teaching studio in Dallas and Clute, Texas; along with her duties as Head Director of the orchestra program at Brazosport High School and its feeder school system.
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Kimberly D. July 29, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Theresa is a wonderful teacher! I have had many private lessons teachers, and she is by far the best. She is incredibly patient with me (especially when I get frustrated and struggle with a particular technique) and always challenges me each and every lesson. I feel that her pricing is very fair (my previous teachers charged much higher rates) and she is flexible whenever I cannot meet for lesson (given advance notice). I highly recommend her for anyone looking for teacher --- young child or adult. I have only had her for acoustic guitar lessons, but I imagine she is probably just as competent at teaching other instruments.
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Alex July 5, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Theresa is a great teacher. She is nice and patient.
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Tyler Maffei June 29, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Incredibly knowledgeable and versatile, yet perfectly personable, Theresa has been an absolute treasure of a teacher. From the very start, she has made the extra effort to relate our lessons to my particular musical interests and aspirations, while also just being tremendously fun to talk to. If she weren't the best music teacher I'd had the privilege of working with (which she certainly is), I'd probably still recommend her for the repartee alone.
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Theresa S.

Theresa S.

Dallas, TX 75204
(11)
starting at
$37.50 / 30-min
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Sarah Y.

Dallas, TX

I am a classically trained violinist. I started lessons at the age of three with the Suzuki method. I later studied in a traditional method. I hold a BA in Music with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology. I studied under Mr. David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during my undergrad.

About Sarah

I recently moved to the Dallas area for grad school. I started studying violin with the Suzuki method at the age of 3. I joined an orchestra program in 8th grade and was admitted into the high school orchestra half way through my first year. I remained in the orchestra for the rest of my high school years. My senior year of high school, I started taking lessons with a teacher who taught traditional violin lessons. I also participated in district and state solo and ensemble festivals. I hold a BA in Music with an Ethnomusicology Emphasis. During my undergraduate studies I studied under M
r. David Taylor, the assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I also learned viola during my undergrad, playing viola in the full orchestra at my school for my junior and senior years there.
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Monamma T. June 9, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very good experience
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Debbie S. October 20, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is wonderful! My daughter really enjoys her lessons, and we are so pleased with Sarah's teaching style. She is kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. We couldn't be happier with our experience!
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Mathew G. July 16, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Sarah is awesome! She is working with my 4 year old daughter. She is very patient and very effective at communicating on a level that a child can grasp and understand. She is also great with encouragement and motivation. Madison looks forward to every lesson.
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Sarah Y.

Sarah Y.

Dallas, TX 75236
(3)
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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