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Carolyn B.

Cary, NC

About Carolyn

I am a pianist and theorist who is enthusiastic about helping you learn more about music! I have a Bachelors of Music Performance from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Music Theory from Bowling Green State University. Music is one of my passions, a passion I would love to share with you!

I have experience with classical, classic, jazz, and Broadway music, among other genres. My performance and scholarly studies were primarily classical, but not limited to classical music.

Whether you pursue performance, scholarship, a greater appreciation of music, or simply a fun experience
, I will help you reach your goals! None of these is exclusive, as all of them should be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I prefer to teach in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where the student can ask questions and offer opinions without fear. I am a patient and encouraging teacher, though I do expect students to prepare for lessons and improve over time. Lessons and curricula are tailored to the individual, depending on the student's goals. Should those goals change over the course of his/her study, the curriculum and lesson format will reflect that change. I believe in a well-rounded education, incorporating not only memorization or sight-reading (for example), but the underlying theories and relevant historical information. Most importantly, I will endeavor to make lessons enjoyable as well as educational for all involved!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide sight-reading/singing materials, handouts, and copies of music. I expect the student to provide his/her own instrument, textbook, and staff paper.

*** Specialties ***
Music Theory/Aural Skills: tonal through post-tonal theory, including counterpoint, part-writing, Roman numeral analysis, set theory; tonal and atonal sight singing (with solfege, numbers, and European letter names), rhythmic and melodic dictation, chord series

Piano: primarily tonal music (Baroque through Romantic), sight-reading, show tunes, popular songs
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Victoria B. January 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent piano teacher!! Very patient, kind, reliable and communicates very well with my 10 yo son. She is so enthusiastic and has really gotten my son interested in music, despite that he is very shy. I have been impressed with how quickly my son has learned to play the piano in just a few months. We have been so thrilled with Carolyn that our other two children are to start lessons this month!!
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Abie E. November 16, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Carolyn B. is an excellent piano teacher

Carolyn B. has been teaching my 6yr old daughter for a year. Carolyn has a very engaging style of teaching that works extremely well for kids. She has a tested ability to skillfully refocus kid's attention by injecting fun into the lesson and reassuring the kid that "they can". She's extremely patient, is always pleasant is good at easing a child into stepping up their ability and confidence. From the start, I signed up my daughter for 1-hour lessons, unsure if she will focus. I'm amazed at how Carolyn keeps her engegaed through the hour. My daughter's skills and interest in piano continues to grow. I strongly recommend Carolyn B. to teach piano.
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Rabia N. February 11, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great!

Carolyn has been teaching my 9 year old for just over 2 months and he has learnt immensely. She is very patient, friendly, soft spoken and my son loves her! He is a very shy kind and doesn't adjust to newer people so quickly but she is just phenomenal!
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Carolyn B.

Carolyn B.

Cary, NC 27519
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Gabriel A.

Carrboro, NC

About Gabriel

I'm a 24 year-old performing musician with 8 years of teaching experience. I'm an active member in the NC Triangle music scene as a performer and recording artist. I also teach Pilates, where I learned the value of self-awareness and balance, which is at the core of my teaching principles.

I feel I have something to offer to all levels and ages and have found my method to be highly engaging for young children and beginners.

:: My Home Studio ::

I have a living room studio in Carrboro equipped with my band gear, making for fun multi-instrumental lessons! Recording gear and a power
ful PA allow us to play to various audio tracks and record our own material. These tools are invaluable and key to my personal development as an artist.

:: Teaching at Your Home ::

You don't need a drum kit to start taking lessons!

I'll bring a drum pad, sticks, and a metronome, and occasionally some hand drums. All you need to supply is a pen and paper.
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Sam K. August 1, 2014
Drum · In studio
Learning drums with Gabriel was an excellent experience. He's patient, skilled, communicative, and eager to be teaching. I'd recommend him to folks of all ages and skill levels.
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Phil T. August 1, 2014
Drum · In home
I've collaborated on a number of musical projects with Gabe -- mixing, writing and recording in studios. He is extremely talented and has always been a pleasure to be around. I would definitely recommend him to my own students (I teach guitar in Durham), as his patience and ability to explain complicated ideas is excellent.
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Samantha M. June 21, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son who is 13 took lessons with Gabriel and had a great experience. We were only able to pay for 30 minute lessons due to a tight budget, but none the less Gabriel used those short times to teach my son as much as he could! Putting his musical knowledge to use while incorporating things such as the importance and benefits of stretching your arm muscles before playing was very cool and useful, and I would highly recommend lessons with him to anyone considering drum lessons!
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Gabriel A.

Gabriel A.

Carrboro, NC 27510
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Georgiary B.

Durham, NC

About Georgiary

You’ll be delighted with the music you can make! I have a Stanford B.A. in music with a piano performance concentration, and a Duke Ph.D. in musicology. I’ve been teaching children and adults music for over 30 years and I love every minute of it. Music connects us with our spiritual, creative and intellectual genius. I strive to facilitate the discovery process in my students.

If you’ve had difficulty finding age-appropriate lessons for your preschool child, look no more. You will love the WunderKeys program. WunderKeys engages preschoolers right where they are. Then it steadily builds th
eir skills, knowledge and confidence through fun, hands-on activities.

I welcome students from age 3 to 99, and would love the opportunity to embark on this musical adventure with you and/or your child.
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Holly N. April 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wow! She is such an awesome instructor. She truly understands how to work with children, and to not only make it interesting, but fun!!! My son enjoys going to piano, and talks about his finger friends on a regular basis. I am so glad I chose her to be my son's instructor. Thank you for your time, energy, skills, and awesome personality!!! See you soon!
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Georgiary B.

Georgiary B.

Durham, NC 27701
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$35 / 30-min
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Brandon B.

Durham, NC

About Brandon

I am a trained educator of English. I am a published author and spoken word performance poet with also much experience in theatre performance. I have much experience tutoring high school students, college students, and adults in English, Creative Writing, and Poetry.

I have also taught elementary students, 3rd and 4th grade at risk students, on all subjects.

I can also work with Spanish speaking students on tutoring English and vocabulary building.

My 2 published books can be found here, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Brandon+Basile&search-ali
as=digital-text&text=Brandon+Basile&sort=relevancerank

And I have videos on my youtube page here
https://www.youtube.com/user/RestlessSoul13/videos
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Naomi July 16, 2015
Poetry · Online
Brandon is an amazing poet, speaker, and overall communicator. All of the input he has given on my writing has been insightful and constructive.
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Brandon B.

Brandon B.

Durham, NC 27707
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$25 / 30-min
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Bobby W.

Chapel Hill, NC

About Bobby

Bobby graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2011 where he performed in the wind ensemble and the marching band. During high school he also performed in the Brunswick Concert Band, Brunswick All-County Band, South Eastern All-District Band and the first ever UNC-Wilmington Honors Band.

Bobby attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in Music and Biology. During his time at UNC he performed in several ensembles including the UNC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band, Tuba Quartet, Marching Band and the University Band. He received private instruction from Mik
e Kris on Euphonium all four years and held two solo recitals. Following his freshman year he began to give lessons to local middle and high school students. He graduated from UNC in May of 2015.

Bobby now works as a research technician in the Fowler lab at Duke University in the Division of Infectious Disease where he conducts research on the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.
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Bennett July 30, 2015
Euphonium · In studio
He creates a relaxed environment that really allows students to develop without the pressure that other instructors can create. He is also exceptional at shaping his instruction to fit your musical level and goals. Finally, he is so kind and friendly.
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Dustin July 29, 2015
Trombone · In studio
Bobby was so easy to work with. He is time flexible and can help you whether you are just working on certain skills or auditioning for a solo. Bobby can teach you individually or in a group. If you play a brass instrument I would strongly recommend Bobby.
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Tyler Rizzieri July 29, 2015
Trombone · In studio
I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Bobby was extremely flexible with my schedule and he made lessons fun. He is willing to work with each student how ever vigorously they desire, which is a great perk. If you are someone who wants to be great, he will certainly get you to that level. If you are someone who just wants to work on skill, Bobby does a great job of helping with that too. He is also someone you can regularly converse with and he becomes a friend, not just a teacher. I highly recommend Bobby as an instructor.
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Bobby W.

Bobby W.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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