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Steven O.

Albuquerque, NM

About Steven

I love to learn music! So do my students.

After childhood lessons, and BA and MA degrees from Minnesota and Iowa, I worked for private conservatories in Los Angeles, while teaching and playing for church events and celebrations. In that real-world school, I learned the music that the world loves.

I use that knowledge to fire my students' imaginations. If Bach or Mozart motivates them, we set goals to learn Bach's Toccata in D minor or Mozart's Turkish Rondo after two years of dedicated practice. These are realistic goals!
Maybe you would like to study Easter hymns f
or church, as one student did recently. Perhaps you would like to tame Beethoven's Tempest in front of sixty people at a nice recital hall.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my students can expect an experience focused on their musical goals, with lesson plans geared to 15 minutes of daily practice. Set the bar as high as you want! My students all choose to have a lesson every week under the recurring lesson plan, to make quick progress.
My studio has a big grand, and a digital piano. The neighborhood is quiet, with plenty of parking. Come with confidence, to a studio licensed in Albuquerque for twenty years.
After three months, a busy eight-year old beginner could have an easy rendition of "Ode To Joy" or "When The Saints Come Marching In" to perform for loved ones.
My students study technique, rhythm, fingering, expression and general musicianship. All this, while enjoying great musical selections.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a living room studio exclusively used for piano lessons including a Steinway piano. No pets. street parking

*** Specialties ***
Mostly classical, with occasional jazz, contemporary Christian, and popular. I mostly teach from notes, though occasionally with lead sheets and improvisation. Faber and Faber, Keys for the Kingdom, and Bastien methods are preferred until the student can play the composer's original notes. Then, their recital works tend to come from such as Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Debussy, and Chopin.
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Cecily P. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Steven is an excellent teacher, and really engages my son each week. He is new to piano, and has helped my son progress very quickly with reading notes, tempo, and so much more. Mr. Steven makes every lesson rewarding. I recommend him!
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Shannon A. November 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An excellent, intuitive teacher

Mr. Steve is an outstanding teacher whom I would recommend without reservation. He works at the pace of each of my children and they are eager to work for him too. My son bores quickly, but Steve challenges him with encouragement and speed. My daughter is slower to catch on and he accommodates her speed with equal talent. He is creative in his teaching methods and also in his approach to advising more practice or encouraging practice methods. I hesitate to write this review because I don't want to share the gem we have found in Steve. He is kind, patient, encouraging, excited about the music and the kid's efforts, witty, professional and accommodating. 5 stars.
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Justin G. May 14, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An excellent patient, teacher with a lot to offer

I have been seeing Steven for several weeks, and I find his manner to be informative and supportive. He is fond of what he does, and it shows. He's interested in students that prefer challenges, and that want to improve themselves. At the same time he understands that growth is a controlled practice.

I believe he is a great teacher with an interest in teaching his students.
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Steven O.

Steven O.

Albuquerque, NM 87112
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starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM

About Jacob

As a professional musician with over 17 years experience performing guitar and singing, 7 years of teaching experience and an award winning album, Jacob has mastered the art of transforming beginning and intermediate students into advanced musicians.
“Together we will light the flames of your passion by mastering your favorite song, while, at the same time mastering proper technique and music theory. I work with some of the most advanced musical technology, which I demo for my students.

Together we write original pieces… But it’s really up to you. YOU chose the style. YOU ch
oose the technique and I’ll lead the way. Let me inspire you to greatness.”

So if you’re interested in mastering Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and pretty much everything in between… if you’re interested in writing original pieces or studying music theory, then try a few lessons out!

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether it’s you, your daughter, or your grandpa, I teach all ages, all types of guitar (acoustic, electric, classical). I live in Albuquerque. I do not charge for lessons cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, but I have a flexible schedule and I am always willing to work with student's individual needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have everything we will need to record music and vocals, play through bass or guitar amplifiers, a variety of different instruments, recording and video technology, effects pedals, loop systems and more!

*** Specialties ***
Rock (classic, alternative, indie) Blues, Jazz,
Singing and playing at the same time
Writing original pieces and lyrics
Performances (solo or group)
Singing and finger picking, tapping, electric soloing, complex chord progressions
Technology: Pedal systems, loopers, professional recording, mixing, and mastering, Equalizing
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Lindy N. January 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son had played a little guitar before he started coming to Jacob. He was quite bored with the music he was playing and was not at all motivated to practice.
This is no longer the case. Since starting lessons with Jacob, there are days when it's hard to get him to put the guitar down!

Jacob focuses on what my son wants to play. This has kept him interested in his music and progressing quickly. He enjoys his time with his instructor, who is kind and patient and an excellent musician.
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Jacob has been flexible when we have needed to reschedule on occasion and as a parent, has been a pleasure to work with.

All around, I couldn't be happier with a guitar instructor for a teen boy. I'm sure he would be just as great with any age/gender. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Shane E. January 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is a beginner, and Jacob was so patient and nice! Jacob is extremely talented, and I am so happy we found him. I can definitely say that I will be purchasing my son additional lessons with Jacob when this session is over!!!
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Christian S. December 15, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Good guitarist. Good teacher. Good encouragement. I feel like im going to go far with this instructor.
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
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starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Marc F.

Albuquerque, NM

About Marc

I owned a guitar store in Albuquerque for37 years (Marc's Guitar Center) which I closed a few months ago (June'2015). Over the 37 years we gave 150.000 lessons. My new website is "Marc's Guitar Studio." Please check it out for more information.
Thanks, Marc
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Marc F.

Marc F.

Albuquerque, NM 87110
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Annette R.

Tijeras, NM

About Annette

Teaching beginner-advanced students of all ages. Lessons include writing and playing major and minor scales, theory, and technique. I teach a variety or forms including classical, jazz & blues, folk, pop & show tunes, Spanish, Christmas and hymns.
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Laurie March 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Annette was our boys' piano teacher for the 4 1/2 years we lived in Germany. She worked so well with both boys, adjusting to their very different styles. Her patient, kind, encouraging style in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment gave the boys confidence and a love for piano. I was always especially impressed with Annette's follow through with a detail or question or technique that came up during a lesson that needed elaboration. She would often go the extra step and seek out a further example or answer a question in further detail after a lesson and email that information to me to share with the boys. I can't express how grateful I am for the gift of music that she has instilled in both boys. She was a wonderful teacher.
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Jessica March 16, 2016
Piano · In home
Annette has been an excellent piano teacher for my children! They have caught her love for piano. I appreciate her expert level teaching and especially love her patience with them. They really want to do their best for her. My children have taken lessons from her for just about three years and we couldn't recommend her highly enough.
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Annette R.

Annette R.

Tijeras, NM 87059
(2)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Chris O.

Albuquerque, NM

About Chris

I am an enthusiastic teacher and performer in the Albuquerque area who aims to share the amazing experiences and lessons I've learned through music with my students. Originally from Las Cruces, I began playing piano at 8 years old and continued my studies on saxophone and then bassoon. I went to UNM and earned two degrees in music education and saxophone performance. Afterwards, I continued on to get a Master's in saxophone performance at Michigan State, where I had the privilege of studying with one of the country's finest artists of the saxophone, Joe Lulloff. I am excited to be back in my h
ome state to teach young and old students alike and hopefully share in the passion that originally got me started in music.
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Chris O.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
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$30 / 30-min

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