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Charles N.

Raleigh, NC

About Charles

Charlie is a certified music teacher, who teaches in areas surrounding Clayton and travels to teach in the Raleigh and Knightdale areas. He first began teaching guitar and piano during his music st
udies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. At the university and after receiving his degree in music education, he has taught and performed in various musical settings and venues which has included the genres of classical, jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. Besides teaching and performing, Charlie also is a songwriter who writes songs for his groups performances and teaches his more advanced students songwriting.

Drawing upon his education and experiences as both performer and teacher, he strives to relate his background to his student's learning experiences and progress. As each student comes with his or her individual musical wants and interests, student lessons are designed to meet these needs of a particular student. Charlie has young students of ages 5 to 14 as well as students of upper ages. According to a student's level of musicianship (beginner, advanced or in between), students are taught how to read music, music theory in relation to their progress, chords, scales and how to write/compose their own songs. He has designed a method of teaching which is full of great musical exercises & fun illustrations for the young student to enjoy while learning skills on their instrument.

For example, students can began with simple fingerings of chords & beginning melodies played in slow rhythms to allow the student to develop at a comfortable pace. Students that can not read music notation begin simple reading exercises of note recognition, time signatures, note values, eye hand coordination and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I design student lessons according the age, playing level and music related interests as lessons can cover a broad range of interests and musical styles. For my beginning students- to develop their understanding of playing chords and rhythms,
I teach chords as they relate to musical keys and some common rhythm patterns used in many popular songs.

For guitar students, I have designed & developed my own materials for guitar (sheets & accompanying CD) which guide students in practicing chords progressions, strum/rhythm patterns & scales/melodies in relation to chords. My students have shown much success in these methods of concentrating on developing that essential sense & feel for playing different rhythm styles. Piano instruction is centered on learning to read music notation and music theory as it relates to the student's progress.

As students advance, more emphasis is placed on improvising on melodies, different approaches to soloing and chord extensions and substitutions. Also, students are taught music theory as it relates to their progress to enable them to create their own music.

I have a good selection of method books and materials to fit each student's level of musicianship and choice of playing style(s) to extend upon their interests and goals.

My approach to teaching is to make lessons fun and enjoyable in a comfortable and relaxed setting to allow the student full
concentration on each lesson. But, also to provide the necessary guidance and encouragement to challenge and motivate students to improve and develop natural strengths and new skills.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a good selection of materials (many I've developed), extra instruments if needed and recording equipment. The student will need the instrument and an amp for electric guitar.

*** Specialties ***
Teach theory as relates to students progress- examples, chords as relate to major scales, understanding of I IV V chords
in popular music genres, develop knowledge of chords & rhythmic sense before learning songs. I teach in styles of blues,
rock. jazz, country and classical.
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Alex R. March 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I began piano lessons with Charlie as a total beginner and he quickly helped me find my footing. He was always patient and encouraging and asking questions designed to make sure the lessons were structured in a way that would most efficiently achieve my own personal goals. I'm usually a pretty nervous person, but Charlie has a warm presence that makes it easy even for people like me to be able to open up and focus on what's important, the music. I highly recommend him to anyone who's been thinking about learning the piano but hasn't quite been able to take the plunge yet.
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Vaden Y. April 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Vaden is really enjoying the lessons!
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Emily D. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We enjoy having Mr. Charlie come to our house and teach our 5 year old son Xavier how to play the piano. He makes sure our son stays focused and goes at a pace that works for him. Xavier has learned a lot, and we are grateful to Mr. Charlie.
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Charles N.

Charles N.

Clayton, NC 27520
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Andrea H.

Fayetteville, NC

About Andrea

I am currently a High school music teacher. I love singing making people do things with their voice they never could imagine, by building confidence and control!
I graduated from North Carolina A&T
State University with a degree in Music Education. I perform outside of teaching, including singing at church.
I really look forward to working with you and doing amazing things!
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Myra February 9, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
She has helped my 9 year old daughter in so many areas of her music. From her singing to her writing. She's an all around great instructor. She focuses on what's important and always keeps the students' goal in mind. She pushes you to your potential. That's what I love most about her instructing. There are no limits when you're working with her. She makes sure of it
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Andrea H.

Andrea H.

Fayetteville, NC 28305
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$35 / 30-min
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Emma M.

Raleigh, NC

About Emma

Classically trained flutist, available to teach beginner to intermediate students of any age! I am currently a junior at Campbell University studying flute performance.
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Emma M.

Emma M.

Raleigh, NC 27603
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$25 / 30-min
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Tim J.

Clayton, NC

About Tim

I have been a lover of music since I was a child. I have played in multiple bands in different styles and have toured in 30+ states in the US. I enjoy teaching and watching someone progress in their
abilities and spreading the love of music. I believe being able to play music is not only fun and rewarding but also a great stress reliever and can help you with anything that life throws at you.
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Tim J.

Tim J.

Clayton, NC 27527
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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