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Dr. Jonathan G.

Lancaster, PA

About Dr. Jonathan

Jonathan began his musical studies at age 7, after falling in love with his first classical music cassette tape given to him the prior year. Jonathan trained as a pianist throughout his childhood, and studied with the venerated Harvey Wedeen at Temple University in Philadelphia through middle and high school. He made his orchestral debut as soloist with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra at age 15, after winning their instrumental competition. Continuing his piano studies into college, where piano was his primary instrument, he completed a bachelors in music at the Eastman School of Music. Durin
g these college years, he played regular outreach concerts as part of a chamber group for a myriad of organizations. He has given solo recitals, accompanied other musicians, and played in chamber groups. He now holds a doctorate in music from the University of Maryland at College Park.

During high school, Jonathan became fascinated by writing his own music, and now holds three degrees from preeminent schools in the field of music composition. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles and musicians, including the Kronos Quartet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Musica Nova, and Knox-Galesburg Symphony. He was recently a featured guest composer at the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival. His piece for stings, Nightscape, has been a particular audience favorite and performed by orchestras across the US. Jonathan also enjoys doing collaborative and multimedia projects with local choreographers, videographers, and musicians.

As a teacher, Jonathan is exceptionally patient, always engaged with his students’ progress, and actively listens to what his students want from their lessons and in helping them decide on the music they want to play. He takes a very practical and holistic approach to teaching keyboard, and always makes sure to discover the fun in learning. Jonathan strongly believes that all students, no matter where one is in life, possess the ability to achieve success in their lessons – and that his job is to guide them to unlock and discover their potential, to inspire their curiosity, and to help them advance their musical skills on their chosen instrument. Jonathan has also taught courses in theory, aural skills, sight-singing, and composition at the University of Maryland and Ball State University. He has studied music pedagogy, and actively pursues researching about new methods and developments on the learning process.
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Jerry G. June 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We have been very happy with Jonathan. He has been a great instructor for my two children and their very different musical needs.
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Neelam P. February 12, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan is very punctual and he very rarely ever cancels our lessons. Jonathan does a great job teaching my kids and they seem to be taking to his instruction well. As a teacher Jonathan is very patient and he actually seems to care about what he is doing. Jonathan is a great piano teacher!
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Andrew B. October 23, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan teaches our two boys, ages 9 and 7, piano lessons. He's excellent! He comes prepared, he's an accomplished pianist, and the boys love him.
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Dr. Jonathan G.

Dr. Jonathan G.

Lancaster, PA 17603
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$23 / 30-min
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Rich S.

Littlestown, PA

About Rich

Hello!! My name is Rich and I am the owner of First Class Drumming (FCD).
I am a Vic Firth Independent Drum Instructor. I have studied many styles of drumming extensively. I am from Baltimore Maryland where I became the drummer for such bands as "Shelley's Emeralds", "Lite-N-Easy" and "The Grand Junction Band". I have been playing drums for over sixty years. As the son of a Master Musician, Tuba and Bass player John Spicer I was fortunate to be around some of the very best musicians at a very young age. My approach to teaching drums includes fundamental music theory, reading music, rudime
ntal exercises, or learning to play by ear if you so desire. We can learn Rock to Jazz to Latin, Funk and almost anything in between.
Whether you desire to fulfill a life long desire to play drums or simply are ready to go to the next level, First Class Drumming is the place to go! I look forward to hearing from you soon and start having fun learning to play drums!.
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Scott November 3, 2015
Well-rounded teacher with mulitple strengths ready to advise and instruct musicians from beginning enthused to professional performers.
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Ted November 3, 2015
Drum
I have known Rich for over 40 years and he is very skilled at his craft. He is of good moral character and committed to anything he attempts. He is a talented musician and a highly skilled drummer
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Keith November 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Rich ... good friend, great guy and wonderful drummer! all I can say is go and you will be glad you did! Keith Thibodeaux
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Rich S.

Rich S.

Littlestown, PA 17340
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Nikita B.

Palmyra, PA

About Nikita

Hello!
My name is Nikita and I am a violin, viola and guitar instructor with 13 years of teaching experience. I work with international students of all ages at every skill level. So I am fully committed to the entire range of musical education.
Have you been contemplating professional music lessons? You have found the right teacher! I acquired a Master’s Degree in the St. Petersburg State Music Conservatory of Russia. For over 20 years of my musical study and career I was not only teaching, but successfully performing in numerous concerts and recitals as a solo/chamber ensemble/symphony orc
hestra performer. I am also a recipient of various awards for republic and international competitions, amongst which are the V International Competition, Ukraine, and XXXIII Republic Competition, Kazakhstan.
Do you think the lessons also should be interesting and fun? You’re right! For the best results you need to enjoy the entire process. That is why my lessons are always easy to understand, interesting and fun.
I would love the opportunity to assist in your growth and development in the musical arts and remember… you’re never too young or too old to start!!!
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Rachel January 31, 2016
Guitar · In home
He is a great teacher! He balances technique with expression in his teaching, from learning scales to performing pieces. He made it challenging, but fun. He taught me and all my siblings as well and they have all grown to appreciate music and gained skills that they use in other areas of music and learning.
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Anise Castro January 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Having worked with Nikita and knowing him personally, I hold him in very high regards. Not only Nikita is an outstanding performer and musician, but he also is a very strong teacher, who holds high level of professionalism. Nikita finds individual approach to each one of his students, helps them find passion for music within themselves and express it in their performance, all of which are key pedagogical qualities. Having music as an essence of his life, Nikita naturally sparks love for music in other people. Nikita gave me many helpful tips on how to become a better performer, as well as how to have the confidence to be one. But above all, Nikita has a very bright personality, a very lighthearted sense of humor and a natural ability drive people towards him. Nikita is a very inspiring young man.
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Valentin January 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
I've been taking Nikita's lessons for last 3 years and not only gained guitar playing and signing skills but also greatly enjoyed each and every lesson. Nikita's ability to adjust the education with respect to your level and personal interests is just amazing: classic music and modern songs, theory and practice, even your own favorite musical compositions make the educational program. This is much more than I could imagine!
Nikita has also been teaching my son for 5+ years and the result is simply awesome!
Thanks a lot Nikita, looking forward to keep attending your classes!
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Nikita B.

Nikita B.

Palmyra, PA 17078
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$25 / 30-min
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Maria W.

Hummelstown, PA

About Maria

Maria - Guitar Instructor. Maria is a published guitar composer for RDSD Publishing for T.V. and small film projects. She has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. Many of Maria's students have gone on to further their careers in music education, music business, and audio technology at Belmont University, Lebanon Valley College, and Berkeley College of Music. Maria has five original music CDs and has toured the East Coast opening up for music legends Roger McGuinn, Michael McDonald, Livingston Taylor, and John Sebastian. She has has been the featured musician at the Belmont Race Track, Atlan
tic City Beach Festival, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Maria is a six time scholarship winner to Duqesne University's Guitar and Bass Workshop and School. She has also studied with guitar instructors from Peabody Conservatory, Towson University, and Elizabethtown College. In addition, she holds a music marketing and music technology diploma from the Harrisburg Area Community College.

Maria is also a active and performing ensemble member of the Lancaster Classical Guitar Society.
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A.J. McCulley February 24, 2016
Great teacher! My son and daughter both enjoy her teaching style. Some technical book work balanced with fun current music they enjoy. Very creative teacher. Keeps it fun while learning! Great for guitar or drums.
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Brig February 14, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
She was a fantastic bass teacher who really help me bring my talent to the next level, because of her I am now one of the best bass players in both my school and my church, and I am planning on getting a minor degree in music thanks to her.
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Diane February 13, 2016
Guitar · In home
Maria is always upbeat and knows exactly what you require to move your guitar playing forward. The lessons are always interesting and challenging and build on your last lesson. If there is a passage that is too difficult, she will break in down to understandable pieces. I would recommend Maria to anyone who has the desire to move their playing forward.
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Maria W.

Maria W.

Hummelstown, PA 17036
(3)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Christopher C.

Mount Joy, PA

About Christopher

Hello! I am a Juilliard trained Opera Singer/Vocal Coach. I have been teaching voice since 1999. I have an undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D in Music and have performed at some of the leading opera houses in the world. I am trained to teach Opera, Broadway, Musical Theater and Popular vocal styles! It all starts with good vocal technique that can be transferred to all vocal genres.
When I approach a teaching situation, the first things I always ask myself are how I can draw the students in, how I can make them excited about learning what I am teaching, and how I can stimulate their intellectual
and musical interests, thereby inspiring them to seek out further opportunities for music learning and experience beyond the particular context of the course or lesson.
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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Mount Joy, PA 17552
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$35 / 30-min

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