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Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO

Learn to play all your favorite ukulele songs. Learn all about strumming and chords and if you want to dig deeper how to solo on the ukulele.

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailo
r my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, many different Latin styles including Salsa, Bolero and Bossa Nova.
I have performed all over the US and toured many countries including Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, England and France. I have recorded more than 100 CDs for many artists (as well as my own original music) as a pianist/keyboardist, singer, guitarist and music producer. I have won many awards including most recently the Best Blues Band award as the pianist, guitarist and singer for the Lionel Young Band at the International Blues Challenge (the largest competition of blues bands in the world).
I have taught music through my whole career. Many of my students have gone on to study music as a career and have become successful professional musicians.
I am very comfortable teaching all levels from professional musicians to very beginners at any age.
I currently lead and perform with my group. We perform concerts, private events and some club work. My life as a professional musician has given me a lot of knowledge to share with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my approach based on what you want to learn, always with an emphasis on learning as much as possible while making the lessons fun and enjoyable. If you are a beginning piano/keyboard or guitar student I can teach you the basics of how to read music and how to play chords in the first few months and then we can decide whether you are interested in playing written music or more improvisational styles. I use different method books depending on the student and sometimes I use just my teaching materials if you are only interested in improvisational styles like Rock or Blues guitar or piano (for example). If you are a voice student, I teach with a combination of learning songs you like and using a CD/MP3s of vocal exercises that help develop good vocal technique. Whatever your instrument and musical preference you can be sure we'll have fun and you'll be making music from the very start!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright piano and keyboards. I have acoustic and electric guitars, bass and amps. I have Shure Sm-58 mics to teach microphone technique with.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have his/her own instrument and metronome (or equivalent) must purchase course book(s) if needed..

*** Specialties ***
I teach different styles depending on the students goals. I can teach a traditional classical style for those interested in classical music and I can teach more practical approaches for popular music such as learning by chords (for instrumental students- not voice obviously) and learning improvisation through scales, arpeggios and music theory.
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Liam Skulley April 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
This guy is fantastic. He has worked with me on everything that I've needed and then some and I would highly recommend him to any of my friends.
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Antony A. April 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Ricardo is very talented, knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. My son was 5 years old when we started with him. My son is now playing the piano well and really enjoys his lesson. I would definitely recommend him.
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Susan April 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Ricardo is the BEST, he is very talented, he got the ears to hear small detailed nuances of a song's tone, he can catch any small mistake in a music play. Best musician I have ever met. He is an expert as well as teaches piano (classical and contemporary), keyboard, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), voice, song writing, and band assembly. He is every creative and most importantly, he knows how to teach. Should listen to his CD, its amazing!!! He played almost all of the instruments. Highly recommended.
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Ricardo P.

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kevin Z.

Aurora, CO

Our instruction area is spot on. The store and studio provide an exceptional learning environment and contains amplifiers, acoustic, electric and bass guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of drum machines makes the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band. We are conveniently located just off Hampden Ave. and Tower Rd.

The teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves
The basics: music theory, music reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony, technique etc...

Don't look too hard for a teacher now, you've already found him. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and contact me already. It's all about having fun with music, so come on over, and let's rock.

Specialties

rock, acoustic, classical, flamenco, metal, blues

Education

Westminster High - General - 1991 - 1995
Mentorship; Neil Haverstick, and Todd Keehn. Studies with Dave Martone
Over 25 years ...

About Kevin

Kevin Z. - Musician and Composer

Don't look too hard for a teacher now, you've already found him. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and contact TakeLessons already. It's all about having fun with music, so come on over, and let's rock. If you must know more go ahead. Keep reading.
But then call, got it? That's your first assignment:-)

*Studied guitar with Neil Haverstick at Swallow Hill Music Academy
*Studied guitar with Todd Keehn at his own TK studios
*Studied with Dave Martone at American Jewish University

*Six String Theory Rock Guitar Competition top 5 of 2011
*G
uitar Player Guitar Superstar top ten of 2010
*Guitar World magazine top ten shred the web of 2009

*Over 25 years experience including teaching, live performances, songwriting, and studio recordings.

*** Lesson Details ***
My instruction area is spot on. The store and studio provide an exceptional learning environment and contains amplifiers, and all types of guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of a drum machine makes the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band while helping you to improve your rhythm. The private rooms are sound proof so our students can experience the full impact of cranking up an amp and making music.

My teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves
You'll learn: music theory, music sight reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony, technique, and much more.

*** Specialties ***
Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Classical guitar, songwriting, demo recording, demo production, heavy metal, rock, music theory including sight reading, piano, ukulele, bass guitar.

Okay, that's it. Go ahead and make the call/email to schedule your first lesson. See you soon! - Kevin Z
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Megan F. February 4, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful with tips and tricks for a beginning student.
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Mark A. July 11, 2014
Electric Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Kevin is not only a virtuoso performer, he is an excellent teacher, presenting challenging yet achievable material at the appropriate level for the learner.
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AltheaB May 30, 2012
This is my grandson's first 3 months with Kevin.Kevin is very laid-back and his cool looks makes my pre-teen grandson want to learn from him, which is important. Sometimes, Kevin's critique is unclear and his verbal follow up instructions don't match his written instructions. All and all, he might be prefect for my grandson, who is also very laid-back. Two laid-back peolple might not be a good combination. It could be that my grandson would learn more from someone who is a little more structured. I thought about trying a different teacher but my grandson seems to like Kevin and he is learning to play, which is the bottom line. So, we will stick with Kevin for now.
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Kevin Z.

Kevin Z.

Aurora, CO 80013
(12)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Coire G.

Denver, CO

This is an incredibly fun and rewarding instrument. Students will learn how to play chord progressions, some fingerstyle if they would like, how to read chord charts and tablature, and how to sing and play at the same time. Students will also learn scales and simple harmonic progressions.

About Coire

Hi! I am the Orchestra and Mariachi teacher at Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, CO. My primary instruments are double bass and electric bass and I gig often in many different ensembles from Jazz combos to rock and experimental electronic groups. I live for music, and I've been teaching since I was a sophomore in high school. I believe deeply in the power of music to enrich and fulfill lives and that participating in the creation of it is not only fun but can allow us to express our innermost selves. I look forward to helping you on your path, whether you are a high school student preparing Al
l-State and College auditions, have a young child that could benefit from learning an instrument, or are an adult who always wanted--yet were never quite able--to learn how to play music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music materials, tuners, metronomes, amps, cables, and in some instances instruments (e.g. a student practices bass at school and they don't have the income to have one for themselves). However, I generally expect students to have an instrument (or access to one at school) they are taking lessons on, because if they don't they can't practice, and each instrument requires a little familiarity to be able to play well.

*** Specialties ***
Instrumentally I specialize in Jazz, Funk, Rock, Metal, and Classical styles. It is important to understand the components of as many styles as you can so you can broaden your horizons and open up different worlds of music and influence. Being able to play several different ways will bring students, and people, more in touch with who they are and what they like as humans and musicians. It also opens up more performance opportunities!

I have a strong background in Music Theory, and can teach everything from Classical to Jazz Harmony, Counterpoint, and atonal/20th Century styles. I have written several pieces both for popular/Jazz groups and Classical ensembles, and can help with the nuances of arranging pieces, voice leading, orchestration and reading musical notation.
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Coire G.

Coire G.

Denver, CO 80210
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Kirk R.

Denver, CO

The Ukulele is in a world of it's own! It's easily portable and you can pull it out to jam or play as you sing just about anytime. It's an instrument that has a unique love from all of it's players, and once you learn how to play (in no time!) I'm sure you'll develop the same passion for the Uke!

We'll learn basic chords and strumming techniques as well as advanced fingerpicking, melody playing and the theory to help you choose chords that really fit the mood you're trying to create.

About Kirk

I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. Before relocating to Denver, I regularly gave performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While studying there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught. Since moving to Denver, I have begun graduate
studies at the Lamont School of Music.

I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my students meet goals of all sorts in their lessons. One of the studios that I teach at was also recognized in the category of "Best Music Instruction" by Cincy Magazine.

If you have never picked up an instrument before, I would love to introduce you to the basics of music as well as the guitar. If you have played some guitar, or another instrument, and are looking to hone your skills and maximize your potential, it would be my pleasure to help you along that track.
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Devon P. April 15, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Devon enjoys her lessons
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Maria March 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great start to my first lessons on the guitar. Exciting and fun. I'm ready to learn more.
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Killian K. February 17, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
This guy knows what he is talking about. You won't be afraid to tackle a new instrument with Kirk since he makes the process that much easier. I picked up Ukelele in no time with his easygoing instruction!
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Kirk R.

Denver, CO 80210
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Aaron F.

Broomfield, CO

Learn how to play the ukulele one-on-one with an experienced teacher in the comfort of your own home. Anybody can learn to play the ukulele. It will open up a world of possibility and endless imagination. Offering ukelele lessons for beginners and intermediate level players. Call Aaron - the local ukelele teacher who comes to you.

About Aaron

Aaron is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide. Aaron has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 2004. Aaron teaches people of all ages and levels of experience. Although trained in standard teaching methods, Aaron also uses some of his own methods of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s’ strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician. Aaron is flexible, fun-loving, and takes pride in helping students succeed.

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ron attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Musicology. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses and private guitar instruction from Boulder guitar legend Bill Kopper.

Aaron is an expert transcriber for guitar and bass using notation and tablature, effective exercises, and he can break it down and explain complex patterns in a simple, easy-to-understand way that better enhances the students’ learning.

Artists and genres that Aaron has experience with range from John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The Beatles, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, and many more. He has been learning tunes by ear for many years and can easily teach any song.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one-on-one sessions with Aaron is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. You can record segments of musical selections you are currently working on to see more clearly how to practice. There are no limits!

Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.

Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Aaron is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace. After all guitar is supposed to be fun, not difficult and frustrating.

*** Home Studio Equipment ***
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Godin Multiac Nylon Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Ukulele
Fender 5-string Bass
Drums
Congas, Bongos, Percussions
Macbook running Logic Pro X Software
High-quality vocal/instrumental condenser microphones
Recording Interface
PA System
Marshall JCM 900 Guitar Tube Amp
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Joy J. April 11, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
My daughter and I both think Aaron is great. I hired him to teach my 7 year old daughter. He's patient, kind, and clearly not only knows his instruments, but also loves them. He has a quiet passion for music that really makes her want to do well.
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Miela T. February 16, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron introduced my 10 year old daughter to guitar and taught her all about the various components of the guitar and some simple chords and notes. He talked about music with her and catered lessons to focus on songs she was interested in. Aaron came to our house, met our whole family and was very professional. As a parent, I couldn't ask for a better teacher!
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Cinthia F. February 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron is patient, encouraging and extremely talented. He finds a way to make the learning fun and relevant. I would highly recommend him for in-home lessons.
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Aaron F.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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