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Kelly M.

Acworth, GA

About Kelly

I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so fun to hear how students grow with each lesson! I have taught beginning-advanced private flute lessons for 10+ years from children just starting out in band and adult beginners wanting to cross off an item on their bucket list! It is never too late to start, and can actually be very good for improving your breathing!

In 2009 I graduated from the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana with my Master's in Flute Performance. Prior to that I attended Florida State University and earned my
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.

Bio
I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. At the age of 12 I started taking flute lessons with Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Throughout high school, I played in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. With lots of hard work, I also won first chair flute in All-State multiple times.

With a solid foundation in flute playing, I went on to study with Eva Amsler at Florida State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in flute performance. I had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. During my time at FSU I was a proud member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where I served as section leader to 50 plus flutes! One of my favorite and more unique ensembles I participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua, where I played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute).

After undergrad, I decided to go abroad for graduate school earning my Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. I studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. I also had many opportunities to pursue my love of travelling and work on my foreign language skills! Although, I could use some more practice… would love to find some Italian and German students to brush up my skills!

After heading home to the States I began my freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. I now live in Acworth, Georgia where I teach privately and freelance. In addition to music, I love spending time with my family, friends, my husband, Vance, and our adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). I also enjoy reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.
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Danielle L. May 9, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Kelly is great! She is working with my daughter to help her reach your goals. She's very knowledgable and easy to work with. My daughter can't wait till the next lesson.
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Daniel C. May 4, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful first lesson! He learned some techniques that he said helped him improve and he is practicing all he has learned so far. Thank you!!
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Val H. May 3, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
I was very happy with my first lesson. :)
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Kelly M.

Acworth, GA 30102
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$20 / 30-min
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Michael B.

Kennesaw, GA

About Michael

Mike is a talented musician from Atlanta with a passion for jazz. In his musical career Mike has performed on 104.7 The Fish’s Kevin and Taylor in the Morning Show and in local clubs. Mike has been playing guitar for ten years and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Music Management. At Georgia State Mike has participated in the top Jazz Guitar Ensemble and top Vocal Ensemble. In addition to performing, Mike is a teacher and arranger. His arrangements have been performed by the GSU Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Mike has studied with Dave Frackenpohl and Marc Baldwin. Additionall
y he has had the opportunity to attend master classes with Jimmy Heath, Carl Allen and Jody Fisher.

*** Lesson Details ***
Mike is a stern but gentle teacher. He is very easy going, however, Mike is very willing to push a student to reach their potential should they need it. In his own studies, Mike focuses on Jazz and improvisation. He enjoys many other styles of music as well such as rock, pop and classical.

Mike's focus for beginners learning the guitar is on technique and theory. His approach is to use basic chord progressions and single note reading. In addition he incorporates any song the student brings in and would like to learn. Mike believes that learning comes best when the student has songs they are interested in. Of course the specifics of a student's curriculum will be shaped by that student's interests.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated studio setup in the basement with a piano and several guitars.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Jazz, Rock
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Suzanne P. January 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Positive and patient!
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Eugene D. May 20, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is an excellent instructor with a sound knowledge of music. He has a customized lesson plan for each day and is very patient with student. Highly recommended !
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Dan C. September 3, 2012
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Mike is a great guy to learn from. His method is well thought out. He is a positive guy and an expert player.
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Michael B.

Kennesaw, GA 30144
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$25 / 30-min
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Rich G.

Woodstock, GA

About Rich

I am a public school music teacher by day (11 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (16 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (16 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published.

With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct.

I have 3 degrees in Music Education:
- Bachelors, Indiana University of PA
- Master
s, Auburn University
- Educational Specialist, Auburn University

I teach lessons on:
- Guitar
- Piano
- Saxophone
- Bass Guitar
- Drums
- Flute
- Recording and Music Production
- Songwriting

*** Lesson Details ***
The goal of music lessons is not to just learn the notes and mechanics of an instrument, but to become a well-rounded MUSICIAN. With my lessons, we don't just go through a book page-by-page, rather, lessons are shaped around the musical tastes and interests of the student. Musical theory concepts are applied in actual songwriting and current popular songs. I accompany the students on various instruments, imitating a real performance situation. I teach all ages; beginners to advanced musicians.

Unlike a crowded music store with a cramped little room for lessons, my lessons are taught in a large, open, and well-lit home studio. There is an open waiting area where parents can listen as well. Parking is convenient on a cul-de-sac with a clear view into the teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Nord Stage 2 88 piano,
Yamaha Custom saxophone with Theo Wanne, Meyer, and Selmer mouthpieces,
Dr. Z RxJr amplifier with 2x12 cabinet,
Don Grosh Custom electric guitar,
Lowden O25 acoustic guitar,
Ibanez bass guitar,
Hartke bass amp,
Roland keyboard amp,
Sonor 3001 drumset,
Sabian cymbals,
DW hardware,
Pork Pie snare drum,
Avid Protools Mbox,
Rode vocal mic and overhead mics,
Yamaha metronome,
Apple Macbook Pro computer,

*** Specialties ***
Songwriting
Recording and production - Protools, Garageband
Improvisation
Arranging
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Alaina B. April 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have been taking piano lessons from Rich for a little over a year now an it has been such a pleasure! Rich centers the lessons around my interests and goals but also challenges me in areas where I struggle. He has always been very supportive and such an encouragement. Being able to see my process is a great experience! I would recommend Rich to anyone.
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Wilda S. April 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar but it's was a bit difficult finding the time or focus to learn. Rich was great! Full of patience, support, and talent. He always made me feel comfortable & accommodated my schedule. His patience & reassurance made me feel confident with my personal progress. Several times I arrived early & witnessed him instructing other adults & children of all ages. He's always professional & personal & I highly recommend him as an instructor.
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John February 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have been working with Rich for just over a year. I am clearly his oldest and only retired student. This was something I always wanted to do and I found Rick through Take Lessons. It has been a great fit as he is first and foremost a very talented musician. Next you have to be able to convey that knowledge and make it fit to many different learning styles. Rich picks up quickly on what I am getting and where I am struggling, and adjusts accordingly. Rich has been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to learners of all ages.
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Rich G.

Woodstock, GA 30189
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$30 / 30-min
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Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA

About Nicholas

Nicholas is a professional cellist that has studied since the age of 9. He has now been teaching the cello, viola, and violin for the past seven years for students of all ages, beginner to pre-college level.

Throughout Nicholas’s career, he has been an active member of Honors Orchestras, Youth Symphonies, Chamber ensembles, Opera Symphonies, and his university’s symphony. His music consists of mostly a classical nature with some contemporary and popular music ensembles.

Nicholas trained for three years in college under the renowned cellist Martha Gerschefski, whose accomplishments are to
o many to list. He also trained under Christopher Rex, the principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas now holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at Georgia State University.
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David May 3, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great instructor. He explains everything from the basic. I will continue my lessons.
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unni April 21, 2016
Cello · Online
I was initially skeptical about taking online music lesson for my son. But Nicholas is very methodical and very attentive so that being online does not deter the lesson quality. Highly recommend him.
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Maria B. April 21, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
He is very professional and knowledgeable, always on time for each lesson. He was able to help me improve from the first lesson.
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Nicholas H.

Smyrna, GA 30080
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Tyler H.

Alpharetta, GA

About Tyler

Tyler attended the Eastman School of Music for two years, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship, and later attended Kennesaw State University, where she was 2011’s Concerto Competition winner with the Boieldieu Harp Concerto. Tyler holds a B.M. in music performance.

Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra and second harpist for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. She freelances with regional orchestras, wind ensembles, and choral groups including the Georgia Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra,
South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Athens Choral Society, Voices of North Georgia, Tara Winds and the Atlanta Wind Symphony.

Tyler has attended Eastern Music Festival, Saratoga Harp Colony, Young Artists’ Harp Seminar, Miami Summer Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. Tyler teaches private lessons on both pedal and lever harp to students of all ages.
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Glenora September 6, 2015
Harp · In home
Tyler is a very patient and fun instructor for all ages.
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Hailey A. August 19, 2015
Harp · In home
Verified Student
We were very happy
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Tyler H.

Tyler H.

Woodstock, GA 30188
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

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