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Renee H.

Dayton, OH

About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a S
enior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she conducted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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Latese April 5, 2016
Piano · In home
My grandson enjoys Renee's lesson when she comes. He is learning theory and piano, she is a blessing to Tavion
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Emma L. March 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Worked very well with my 5 yo. She has learned a lot.
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Susan L. March 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Worked very well with my 4 yo.
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Renee H.

Dayton, OH 45424
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
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Lisa O. April 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor is an amazing teacher and we have loved working with him for many years now. He taught all 3 of my boys at all different levels and they all progressed very well in piano. He has also served as accompanist for my son who plays the trumpet. I highly recommend Victor as an amazing teacher for all levels who truly wants to help the kids learn.
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Dennis W. March 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Victor is gifted in teaching. I feel that playing the piano and teaching the piano are two separate gifts. Victor is gifted with both abilities. If you are hesitating because your not sure whom you would like to choose, choose Victor you will not be sorry.
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Caroline January 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor was great with my five year old daughter. He is very personable and patient. My daughter enjoyed the lesson and is practicing every day!
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Victor K.

Dayton, OH 45415
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Adam B.

Dayton, OH

About Adam

Adam is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he studied Jazz Performance with Tony Peppitone. He has also studied under Eric Zadan at the Jazz Arts Studio and with Steve Ward of the U.S. Air Force Band. With 11 years teaching and 20 years performance experience he teaches a variety of styles from Jazz and Blues to Pop and Rock.
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Adam B.

Dayton, OH 45415
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$25 / 30-min
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH

About Kerry

Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.

Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallen
das), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair College, jazz bands, as well as Church music in the area.

Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
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King Koeller December 1, 2015
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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James M. May 26, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
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Samantha C. April 23, 2015
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH 45459
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Rebekah A.

Fairborn, OH

About Rebekah

I'm Rebekah Andrews and teaching music is something I've always been passionate about. I have been teaching music since high school but I graduated in 2014 with a Keyboard Pedagogy degree from Cedarville University. Through my experience at Cedarville I learned how to teach according to different learning styles and how to help students move at their instrument without any pain.
I spent the last year working as a music intern at a church in Rome Italy. There I was able to teach music to kids from multiple backgrounds and cultures. I love meeting new people and learning about our differences
and similarities.
I am back in the States devoting my time to building a music studio with students who love to play and have a passion for music and learning. I can also teach music theory, history, aural skills and composition.
As a musician it's very important to be versatile and well-rounded. My goal for my students is to love what they do and do it well.
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Connie November 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Rebekah is a dynamic piano teacher and loves working with students of all ages. Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching is evident in her interaction with her students. The lessons are enjoyable, organized and of the highest quality. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in making beautiful music!
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Christi November 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Rebekah taught my daughter two years. Lilly really connected with Rebekah which was what got her hooked. She had fun but also learned and was challenged to improve her skills. We loved Bekah.
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Rochelle November 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
Rebekah has really helped me with the way I play piano. I struggled with playing incorrectly and she was able to help me learn how to move freely without pain while playing. I've learned so much from her. She's the best!
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Rebekah A.

Fairborn, OH 45324
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