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About Chelsea C.

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Kansas City, KS

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About Chelsea
I have a Master's in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Bachelor's in Music (Technology and Recording) from the University of Indianapolis.
I started on the piano when I was in elementary school. I began playing the clarinet, my primary instrument, in 6th grade. I then started playing the saxophone in 8th grade and started playing the flute in high school.
I have performed on all of these instruments in various types of concerts and have taught lessons for the past five years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can give lessons in person (my house or your
s) or online! Lesson prices vary based on location.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring some music and some sight-reading materials. I expect students to have their instrument, a music stand, and to buy music and method books as needed.
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Jonathan S. November 29, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
A lot of things I did not know which is OK I thought the lesson went well
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Madhulika March 16, 2016
· Clarinet · In studio
Chelsea has been a great help for my son. He was having difficulty in class and was not happy to play it. He developed interest in this instrument after having these additional personal classes.
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Chelsea C.

Chelsea C.

Kansas City, KS 66109
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$30 / 30-min

About Timothy B.

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Kansas City, KS

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About Timothy
I studied piano, composition and music technology at KCKCC, where I played in the jazz band and jazz ensemble, and classical piano honor's recital. I've taught at two local stores and, for the bulk of my career, gave recitals at least once per year. For years, I sent students to MAMA (Mid-America Music Association) and have had an approximate 90% trophy win rate.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back, nurturing teacher. I believe that it's far more beneficial to get to know the student and cater to his or her needs and teach at his or her own pace, though I will not tolerate laziness. If my
students are performing far beneath their potential, I can get mean in my own way (i.e, I will listen to Take Me Out to the Ball Game for a half hour in order to make sure they get it right). I reward "hard" lessons such as this with fun lessons. I like to involve the entire family (especially regarding practice time). I don't like to give grades so long as my students are doing their best, but will do if required and leave it to you as to how you wish to implement said grades. I also like to know what else is going on in my students' lives so I can assess exactly how important piano is at any given time (if your child has another important project, I will lighten up until it's over).

I begin with my own method which involves keyboard coordination exercises (in the form of familiar tunes) while teaching my own unique brand of word counting along with the white key letter names in relation to the black key groups (it seems out of order, but it does eliminate the "counting up" mental step that tends slow sight reading).

I use Faber & Faber method books and like to get students into more challenging "long term" literature as soon as I feel they are ready.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Korg Triton EX88. Korg legacy collection, Ivory, Sonar, Finale, Emu 18/20m, LTD F-50, Yamaha 720s, several microphones (both dynamic and condenser), 1986 Krammer Focus, Crate G40c, V-Amp II, KRK RP5 near field monitors and lots and lots of sheet music and cords.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Reliable transportation and all the necessary material/games for in-home lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Faber & Faber, Lo-Kno-Pla, Hal Leonard.
Piano: All styles
Guitar: Rock and Jazz.
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Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Kansas City, KS 66106
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$32 / 30-min

About David E.

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Kansas City, MO
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About David
*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.


As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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Sharon D. September 21, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
I learned some interesting techniques that I had never heard of. I look forward to my next lesson
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Arthur Nugent June 29, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Very impressed with David's piano teaching ability. Arthur has been inspired! I really like the way David 'paints a picture' in his descriptions of how to improve a player's performance. For example, "Your hands should be like dancers who know their routines, and are independent of one another". Plus he backs this up with practice and repetition until it sinks in. Essentially, what's so great about David is that the finer details of being an outstanding pianist are fully addressed in a positive way, and I feel confident that Arthur will emerge from his chrysalis as a more fluent, happy, and improved performer. Arthur has learned so much in so few lessons. Thank you!
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Val February 15, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
He is a bit loud in close quarters, but he is enthusiastic and fun.
I think that he will really teach me how to rock my piano socks off!
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David E.

David E.

Kansas City, MO 64133
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$25 / 30-min

About Alastair W.

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Kansas City, KS

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I serve on faculty at the University of Central Missouri as Instructor of Saxophone. I have been teaching all ages and levels of saxophone for 8 years. I hold music performance degrees from the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music (Bachelors), UK, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Masters). I am currently completing my Doctorate in Music Performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
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Matthew K. May 14, 2016
Verified Student · Saxophone · In studio
Overall, Alastair does a great job teaching. Stay tuned.....
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Matthew May 14, 2016
· Saxophone · In studio
Alastair has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the saxophone. He's very patient and understanding and only wants you to get better. I hope to be learning under him as well as working with him for years to come.
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Alastair W.

Alastair W.

Kansas City, KS 66102
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$15 / 30-min

About Rob F.

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Shawnee, KS

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My name is Rob Foster. I teach violin and viola lessons in the KC area. My parents started me on the Suzuki Method at 3 years old. I have played and taught lots of Classical music but I am also passionate about other kinds of music as well. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk and Improvisation. I have played in many bands playing all of those genres. We can go any direction you want. I usually use the Suzuki books for sight reading and classical practice/technique, and also do ear training exercises. Come check out my website for more information. Thanks. www.robmusicianfoster.com
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Paul L. March 20, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Mr. Foster is thorough. He understands the difficulties beginning students face and he has a nice way of helping you to work through them.
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Rob F.

Rob F.

Shawnee, KS 66216
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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