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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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Jaimasan S. June 30, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Verified Student
Loved Meeting with Jacob! He went out of his way to make my daughter feel relaxed and comfortable, as this was her first voice lesson. He is a very pleasant young man and she can't wait until her next lesson.
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Isaiah M. June 15, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My great- grandson liked Jacob. He was kind & patient. Gave him some easy homework to practice.. I had to change the schedule a few times, Jacob was easy to work with. I would recommend him, and if my great grandson wants to continue, it would be with Jacob.
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Aristeo B. June 7, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My sons first lesson was great! Jacob helped him to feel comfortable and confident. We are looking forward to the next lesson:)
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(10)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Brandon C.

Albuquerque, NM

About Brandon

My students are presented with a foundation that is built on curiosity, dedication, and passion. I teach guitar within the realm of metal, rock, & jazz music, and strive to allow my students to sing through their instrument.

Check out the videos for samples of styles to learn:

Currently, I'm pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Music at The University of New Mexico, and would be teaching out of Popejoy Hall (or online). The last ten years of my life have been about music, and have led me through a plethora of styles.

Guitar, or more importantly music, is about finding your unique voice; a
nd if you're a beginner just learning the basics, or a seasoned player looking for inspiration, $12 can go a long way!

In the end, its all about having fun, my students and I try to strike a good balance between work and fun; look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to message me with any questions!
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Music Theory · Online
first off he insulted the school I went , second his connection was horrible and to top it off when he was showing me something and it was blurry i told him i could not see because he was moving his phone around too much and then he made rude remarks i had to hang up on him because i did not find him helpful if i could rate him 0 stars i would
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Gabriel P. April 28, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Brandon is great with kids!
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Sebastion P. April 27, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Very patient and great with kids.
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Brandon C.

Brandon C.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(10)
starting at
$17 / 60-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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Zachary M.

Albuquerque, NM

About Zachary

Cellist originally from southern California, received Bachelors in Music Performance from the UC at Santa Barbara and Masters in Music Performance from California State University at Sacramento. Several years experience teaching privately, group lessons, and chamber music coaching. My highest priority is to ensure a quality experience for the student and to give them the tools for a successful learning experience behind the cello, no matter what the student's goals may be. I use a flexible approach to develop musicianship, technique, and music theory training simultaneously as part of a hol
istic growth. I believe learning about music and cello should be as natural and comfortable as it was learning to speak.
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Zachary M.

Zachary M.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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