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Rebecca F.

Bellevue, NE

About Rebecca

I have 45 years of teaching experience, from beginners to advanced students. I also teach the people no one else thinks are teachable because I work with people from where they are and find their best learning styles. Several of my students are now professional musicians, but that's not everyone's course. I teach every age range from 3-83 and everything from classical to country-western. And I teach every orchestral and band instrument, and guitar, bass, and drum kit and some instruments you've never heard of. I also teach voice, pop, rock, opera, doesn't matter to me.

*** Lesson Details
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Important Note: I will no longer take new students that want lessons every other week, beginning Nov1. Inconsistent lessons, especially with younger students, allows them to forget too much between sessions.

What I teach is transferable to EVERY endeavor whether it's music or math or soccer. I require practice on the student's part. You will be able to play recognizable songs within your first month. You tell me what you or your child wants out of music lessons, and I will tell you exactly how to get it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson will happen in a space next to the family room which is upstairs. Teacher has a collection of instruments, music stands, couches for seating. Park on the street or driveway.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
I'm flexible. I have taught everything from country western guitar to classical guitar, from Jazz trumpet to orchestral audition music, from barbershop singing to broadway musical singing. I have even taught ballet. I cater my methods to the student's best learning style.
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Maha F. December 12, 2014
Flute · In home
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We really having Rebecca at our house giving my 10 years old daughter flute lessons. She is really fun and has a cheerful way of teaching. I appreciate very much that she dedicates herself in teaching and sometimes even stays longer than the designated time with my girl to explain more to her.
She is a talented instructor with a wonderful personality.
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John M. November 11, 2014
Guitar · In home
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We've briefly tried guitar instructions at a studio and in my home and weren't really happy with either. Decided to give it another go and were very lucky to find Rebecca.
My 10 year old grandson is learning to play an electric guitar whereas I favor the acoustic. Instead of doing 2 separate half hour lessons, Rebecca let us combine them into a single hour that we take together. Doing the lessons together makes it easy to see how Rebecca makes adjustments to each person's abilities and instrument. A number of the songs in the music book are made for 3 separate guitars, which makes it more enjoyable/interesting as each one of us (including Rebecca) take turns playing a different guitar's section at the same time.
A real down to earth individual that is both joyful and serious. I keep coming up with questions regarding music and playing the guitar. Whether its part of the lesson or not; she is always provides me with an answer that is easy to understand.
I would highly recommend Rebecca as an instructor.
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Enjolee H. September 19, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Rebecca is awesome to work with. She explains things clearly and makes the lessons fun and super informative!
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Bellevue, NE 68005
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Bryan E.

Bellevue, NE

About Bryan

From Bryan: *Teaching music and coaching young artists has always been my passion. I am a compassionate teacher, and I strive to keep lessons flexible and fun. I am willing to work with your schedule and will ensure that your lessons are worth it. Students of mine have gone on to become music majors, music teachers, and freelance musicians. Music is a beautiful art and activity that allows individual expression in ways that are safe, fun, and growth-inspiring. I love teaching music to students of all ages and look forward to hearing from you!*

Bryan has performed across the United States
in various ensembles, from marching bands to symphony orchestras. Recent performances include: Principal Trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet of the ASU Symphony Orchestra, Lead Trumpet of the ASU Latin Jazz Band, several full-length recitals, and collaborations with David Hickman (AZ), Joe Burgstaller (CA), Neil Berntsen (NC), Sam Pilafian, Ronald Romm, Ray Mase (CO), Alan Gilbert (IL), Bobby Shew, Jeff Coffin, Mike Kocour, the Canadian Brass, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, the Copperstar Repertory (Broadway Musical) Company, Doko Benjo (Chicago-based Funk Band), and the Phoenix Boys Choir.

Bryan'™s studies have taken him across the United States to leading universities, summer festivals, and training orchestras, including De Paul University (IL), Northwestern University (IL), Arizona State University (AZ), Aspen Music Festival and School (CO), the Music Academy of the West (CA), Brevard Music Center (NC), the New World Symphony (FL), the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (DC), Dorian Music Camp (IA), Omaha Youth Orchestras (NE), and the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute (CO).

The youngest child of two musicians, Bryan was born & raised in Bellevue, Nebraska and began playing the cornet at the age of 8. Soon after, at the age of 13, Bryan was distinguished as the Outstanding Jazz Soloist at the leading local jazz festival. Other high school accomplishments include: three years as Principal Trumpet of the NMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra, a second outstanding jazz soloist award, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the 2001 Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Concerto Competition winner, the 2001 Lincoln Municipal Band Concerto Competition winner, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln œNebraska Young Artist Award.

When away from trumpet performance & teaching, Bryan enjoys composing & arranging music, singing, song writing, playing guitar, audio recording, and designing & manufacturing trumpet mouthpieces & trumpets -- including a five-valve trumpet that Bryan designed & built as part of his Doctoral Dissertation Project at Arizona State University. In his free time Bryan enjoys walks, reading, and watching movies & sports. Current plans involve becoming more involved in teaching & community outreach, sustaining an active performance career, and developing a non-profit music business.

*** Lesson Details ***

Welcome to a friendly lesson. My goal for each lesson is to accept each other as we are on this day & in this moment, to give our best to each other, and to enjoy evolving together. EVERY student is treated with respect, a positive growth-oriented attitude, and in an understanding manner. Lessons are based entirely around the student's interests and by my professional judgement. Do you have a specific goal in mind? Tell me, and I would love to help you out!

Through private instruction, you will have opportunities to:

***” Learn, Explore, & Perform a Variety of Musical Styles.
***” Excel in School Ensembles.
***” Become Proficient at Jazz Improvisation.
***” Learn how to Project Your Sound.
***” Develop compassionate Self-Discipline that stays with you for life.
***” Study with Working Musicians who Perform in Various Musical Styles.

Example Lesson Topics:

***” Ensemble Music - learning music that a student will be performing in ensembles
*** Solo & Ensemble Contest Preparation
***” All-Region & All-State Audition Preparation
***” Fundamentals - I put an emphasis on basics. By practicing correct fundamentals, including smart ways to practice, we have set the stage to grow in everything else that we do.
***** Forming a Correct Embouchure
***** Mouthpiece Placement: Dispelling Myths
***** Mouthpiece Pressure: Science Debunks Popular Misconceptions
***** Flow Studies & Lyrical Etudes
***** Developing Clean Articulations
***** Playing LOUD & Projecting Your Sound: Power Exercises
***** Advanced Double-Tonguing & Triple-Tonguing Techniques
***** Focal Point (Tongue Position), Pucker, & the Force of the Wind
***** Developing Fluidity Throughout the Entire Range: Expanding Scales
***” Ways to practice productively & have fun doing it.
***** Practicing on the Mouthpiece Alone
***** Developing Endurance & High Range: Embouchure Strength & Efficiency Exercises
***” Literature & Style - lead trumpet playing, jazz soloing, playing in a band/orchestra section, classical solos, etc.
***” Music Performance - developing poise, style, & presence in all performance situations.
***” Equipment Advice - to make sure your chosen trumpet(s) and mouthpiece(s) are serving you well for each performance situation.
***** *Classical* vs. *œJazz* Trumpets
***** Specialty Mouthpieces
***** Specialty Trumpets in C, D, & E-flat
***** Piccolo Trumpets in F, G, A, B-flat, & C
***** German Rotary Valve Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Posthorn, Cornet, & Cornetto

Patience is a cornerstone, for both the teacher and the student, so we can be in the best mindset to master the challenges of playing the trumpet and performing music.

*** Studio Equipment ***

***” For guests who would like to relax or get work done during lessons: Living Room with large-screen TV, DVD Player, Toys, Board Games, Netbook for Internet Access, free WIFI, Snacks, Water Cooler, and Bottled Beverages.
***” Music Stands, Chairs, Water Cooler
***” Electric Piano with Sustain Pedal
***” Dozens of Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorns, and Post Horns
*** Practice Aids: Schulmann System, B.E.R.P., Silent Brass System, Breath-Control Gadgets
***” Repair, Maintenance, and Modification Tools: Valve Oil, Slide Grease, Horn Flush, Dent Removal, Slide Removal, Slide Expansion (for loose slides), Mouthpiece Trueing, Spot Silver Plating, Buffing, Soldering (parts that have broken apart)
***” Dozens of Mutes of various types and brands
***” Dozens of Leadpipes and Tuning Slides of various types and brands
***” Sheet Music Library: Method Books, Trumpet & Cornet Solos, Orchestral Parts & Scores, Jazz Standards, Big Band Charts, Improvization Methods (including Aebersold), Small-Ensemble Music (including Brass Quintet)
***” Manuscript Paper
***” Printed Books for musical study and reference
***” Reference Recording Library: thousands of hours of professional and personal recordings
***” Computer Resources:
***** Lesson Journal: for Recording and Tracking Assignments & Goals
***** Digital Sheet Music Library
***** Online Sheet Music Library
***** Digital Recording Equipment
***** Sound System
***** The Amazing Slow-Downer
***** The Tuning CD
***** Multimedia Resources
***** Music Notation Software: Finale 2003 and Sibelius 7.5
***** Aural Training Software
***** Digital Reference Recording Library

Students will be expected to bring the following, in addition to anything mentioned in lessons/conversations prior to the lesson, along with a growth-oriented attitude:

***” Instrument
***” Mouthpiece
***” Prepared/Assigned Materials
***” Spiral Notebook for taking notes
***” Other Items Required for your Assignments (Mutes, Additional Instruments, etc.)
***” 3-Ring Binder for Handouts
*** Large Folder for Music
***” Any Books that you may need to purchase (easy to find & inexpensive)

*** Travel Equipment ***

***” A Small Supply of Manuscript Paper
***” Laptop Computer Resources:
***** Lesson Journal: for Recording and Tracking Assignments & Goals
***** Digital Sheet Music Library
***** Online Sheet Music Library (in locations where Internet access is available)
***** Recording Software and Microphone
***** The Amazing Slow-Downer
***** The Tuning CD
***** Music Notation Software: Finale 2003 and Sibelius 7.5
***** Aural Training Software
***** Digital Reference Recording Library

Students will be expected to bring the following, in addition to anything mentioned in lessons/conversations prior to the lesson, along with a growth-oriented attitude:

***” Instrument
***” Mouthpiece
***” Prepared/Assigned Materials
***” Spiral Notebook for taking notes
***” Other Items Required for your Assignments (Mutes, Additional Instruments, etc.)
***” 3-Ring Binder for Handouts
*** Large Folder for Music
***” Any Books that you may need to purchase (easy to find & inexpensive)

*** Specialties ***

*** Pedagogy
*** Trumpet Fundamentals: including Posture, Embouchure, Breath Support, Tone Production, Sound Quality, Range Expansion, Dynamic
*** Range Expansion, Articulation, Flexibility, Slurring, Lip Slurs, Lip Bends, Sight Reading, and Others.
***” Aural Training
***” Music Theory
***” Musicianship & Artistry
*** Band Music
*** Orchestral Music
***” Small Ensemble and Chamber Music
***” Solo Performance
*** Jazz Big Band and Combo Music
***” Latin Jazz Styles
*** Traditional Jazz Styles
***” Jazz Improvization Methods
***” Contemporary Styles: Rock, Funk, Fusion, Commercial
***” Public and Private Performance Practice & Mindset

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2011 - 2013 **” Doctoral Teaching Assistant: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Teaching private lessons to music major trumpet students
***** Teaching the trumpet methods course
***** Judging music major brass juries
2011 ***” Arizona State University Summer Jazz Workshops Faculty Artist: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Instructing the Traditional Jazz and Latin Jazz Workshop Ensembles
***** Teaching select private lessons, masterclasses, and sectionals
2009 - 2011 **”” Brass Area Instructor: Emmanuel Lutheran School, Tempe, Arizona
***** Teaching private lessons and group lessons for all brass instruments
***** Coaching sectionals
2010 **”” Trumpet Teaching Assistant Fellow: Brevard Music Center, Brevard, North Carolina
***** Teaching private lessons and master classes
***** Organizing the trumpet studio lesson, sectional, and masterclass schedule
2008 **”” Merit Program Artist Faculty: Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California
***** Mentoring high-school-aged emerging trumpet artists
***** Teaching private lessons
***** Coaching the Young Artist Brass Quintet

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2010 - present **”” Tucson Symphony Orchestra: Tucson, Arizona
***** Substitute Principal/Assistant Principal Trumpet
***** Principal Trumpet Audition Finalist.
2009 - 2013 **”” Copperstar Repertory Theatre Company: Gilbert, Arizona
***** Lead Trumpet
2009 - 2014 **”” Arizona State University Ensembles: Tempe, Arizona
***** Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, Musical Theatre Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band, & Trumpet Ensemble
2011 **”” Saguaro Brass Quintet: Tempe, Arizona
2011 **”” Salt River Brass: Tempe, Arizona
2009 - 2011 **”” Sustainable Symphony: Tempe, Arizona
2010 **”” Brevard Music Center Orchestra & Trumpet Ensemble: Brevard, North Carolina
2005 - 2009 **”” Northwestern University Ensembles: Evanston, Illinois
***** Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Premier Brass Quintet, & Jazz Ensemble
2005 - 2009 **”” Doko Benjo (Independent Funk Band): Chicago, Illinois
***** Trumpet Artist, Background Vocals
2009 - 2010 **”” Chicago Philharmonic: Chicago, Illinois
2008 - 2010 **”” New World Symphony: Miami, Florida
2009 **”” Aspen Music Festival and School Orchestra & Brass Quintet: Aspen, Colorado
2008 - 2009 **”” Civic Orchestra of Chicago: Chicago, Illinois
***** Collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble
2008 - 2009 **”” West Shore Symphony Orchestra: Muskegon, Michigan
2005 - 2009 **”” Evanston Symphony Orchestra: Evanston, Illinois
2008 **”” Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
***** Opera Orchestra, Angels Trumpet Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, & Brass Ensemble
2008 **”” Canadian Brass Guest Trumpet Artist: Santa Barbara, California
2002 - 2005 **”” De Paul University Ensembles: Chicago, Illinois
***** Jazz Orchestra, Trumpet Ensemble, & Brass Quintet
2004 **”” National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Orchestra & Saint-Saens Septet: Washington, D.C.
2001 - 2002 **”” Omaha Symphony Orchestra: Omaha, Nebraska
2001 - 2002 **”” Omaha Brass Ensemble: Omaha, Nebraska

Recitals And Solo Appearances:

2014 **”” Doctor of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet & Piano works by Marcello, Haydn, Gasieniec, Morales, & Gershwin (arr. Turrin)
2012 **”” ASU Trumpet Ensemble: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
***** A Trumpet Festival: Featured Soloist: Torelli - Concerto in D (on Baroque trumpet in D) & Collins - Trumpet Mambo
2012 **”” Doctor of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Organ, & Piano works by Molter, Telemann, Fasch, Honegger, Persichetti, & Peaslee
2011 **”” ASU Trumpet Ensemble: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
***** Trumpets from Around the World: Featured Soloist
Master of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Brass Quintet works by Bellstedt, Hummel, Boehme, Scheidt, Susato (arr. Ewing), & Benny Goodman (arr. Ewing)
Master of Music Recital: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Trumpet, Organ, & Piano works by Manfredini, Neruda, Hindemith, & Turrin
Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
***** Featured Soloist: *Tribute to Harry James*” & Molter -”“ *”œSymphony in C*”
Trumpet & Organ Recital: Millar Chapel, Evanston, Illinois
***** Works by Albinoni, Bach, & Viviani
Bachelor of Music Recital: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Brass Quintet works by Haydn, Gregson, & Dahl
Bachelor of Music Recital: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** Trumpet, Piano, & Clarinet works by Ketting, Ewing, Copland, & Hartley
Lincoln Municipal Band: Lincoln, Nebraska
***** Featured soloist: ”œHummel *Concerto for Trumpet in Eb*
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras: Omaha, Nebraska
***** Featured soloist: ”œHummel *Concerto for Trumpet in Eb*

EDUCATION

2011 - present **” Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Trumpet Performance: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** Completed Residency in Spring 2014
***** Anticipated graduation in Winter 2014
2009 - 2011 **” Master of Music (MM), Trumpet Performance: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
***** GPA: 4.00
2005 - 2009 **” Bachelor of Music (BMus), Trumpet Performance: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
***** *œMagna Cum Laude*
***** GPA: 3.969
2002 - 2005 **” Jazz Studies: De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois

Primary Trumpet Teachers

Mark Hughes - Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
Neil Berntsen - Brevard Music Center: Brevard, North Carolina
David Hickman - Arizona State University: Tempe, Arizona
Raymond Mase - Aspen Music Festival: Aspen, Colorado
Josef Burgstaller - Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
Paul Merkelo - Music Academy of the West: Santa Barbara, California
Christopher Martin - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Adolph Herseth - Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Chicago, Illinois
Barbara Butler - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Phil Snedecor - National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute: Washington, D.C.
Charles Geyer - Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois
Steve Erickson - Omaha Symphony: Omaha, Nebraska
Ron Fox - Luther College: Decorah, Iowa
Lon Ewing - SAC Heartland of America Band: Omaha, Nebraska
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Jackie K. July 20, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
I took lessons from Bryan for 2 years as a student in the music program at Arizona State University. He was very helpful in giving me tips on how to improve my dynamics, tonguing, range, air flow, sight reading and a ton of other things. His lessons definitely focus on what I thought I needed to improve on but he would also help me discover I could grow so much in areas I thought I was proficient on. One area he helped my improve a lot was my double tonguing and triple tonguing. I always thought I was good at those exercises but Bryan taught me how to improve the articulation making the attacks cleaner and how to improve my stamina. He will push you making you improve more than you thought was possible as long as you are willing to practice on your own and not just at the lessons. For learning music he is also very helpful and helped me for 3 of my college juries which I ended up passing all of them with his help. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from him and you'll definitely see the improvement.
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Bellevue, NE 68005
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Jensin C.

Lincoln, NE

About Jensin

I am a private piano teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. I hold a B.M. degree in music performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and am currently working on my M.M. in piano pedagogy and performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I intend to obtain my doctorate in pedagogy and eventually teach at the collegiate level.

While I enjoy performing, I've found that my true passion is instructing others, helping them enjoy the benefits of music.
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Jensin C.

Lincoln, NE 68502
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John C.

Syracuse, NE

About John

Hi, I'm John! I picked up a guitar in 1969 and have been a musician ever since. Let me teach you what I know! I have been married to the love of my life for almost 4 decades and am the father of three amazing young women. My eldest, Rachel C. is a very popular voice teacher on takelessons.com in NYC. I have played regularly in bands since the late 60's and want to teach you everything I know about rock, jazz, country, blues, and island rhythms. My main instrument is the electric guitar but I also teach bass, vocals, and drums. My wife and I own an antique store in Syracuse, Nebraska.
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Tim P. April 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I have taken guitar lessons on and off for several years when I met John by chance a couple of months ago and have been taking acoustic and electric lessons since. John is by far the best guitar teacher I have ever been associated with. John has a real knack for figuring out what makes a student tick and uses that to enhance the learning experience. It makes it more fun too!! I have learned more from John in 7 or 8 lessons than I have in 30 years and would most definitely recommend John to anyone wanting to learn to play the guitar, young or old. John is laid back and has a great and supportive demeanor for the times you don't think you are catching on quickly enough and I will be with him for a long time!!
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Lewis A. February 17, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I was John's college roommate. I can't play a lick but he really can. He has a wonderful touch and is a patient good person who will truly be able to help you learn to play.
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John C.

Syracuse, NE 68446
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Kylie P.

Lincoln, NE

About Kylie

Kylie has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home studio. Kylie has helped students improve musicality through music fundamentals, set personal goals and record growth, learn proper performance technique, and develop learning skills that expand to life skills.

Kylie received her training at Buena Vista University in 2013 where she received degrees in Music Education (K-12) and Vocal Performance. As an expert in her field, Kylie looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Kylie's teaching style is through a personal and
relational approach, student's personal goal settings, and a rounded education in music theory, reading, genre variety, and performance technique.

Training: Buena Vista University, class of 2013
Degrees: Music Education (K-12) and Vocal Performance
Experience: Private Lessons 2011-present; middle school choir/lessons (2013-2014)
Takes pride in helping students set & achieve learning goals
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