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Matthew S.

Loveland, CO

About Matthew

I have a very extensive background when it comes to music. I learned piano at a very young age and once I started, I was hooked. I learned trombone, harmonica, guitar, and many other instruments. There wasn't anywhere in the world of music I wasn't willing to go! Throughout middle school and high school I took advantage of every opportunity I could. This included, Symphonic band, Jazz band, A Capella choir, Percussion Ensemble, and countless different small groups. When it came time to look at college, I took my commitment to music to an even deeper level. I decided to major in and excl
usively study music. I continued in all of the ensembles I had been in and many more ranging from playing with string ensembles to playing in campus rock bands. This experience developed my skills even farther. I took trombone lessons from a world-renown trombone player all four years of college. I also took worship guitar lessons, jazz/blues guitar lessons, piano lessons, and vocal lessons. I also started my adventure in teaching lessons at this time. I taught mainly trombone and guitar throughout my college career. I attained my Music Ministry degree from Northwestern College in 2011. Since then, I've pursued leading worship in church, teaching music in any capacity possible, and recording my own music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are very tailored towards my students' needs. I am an incredibly flexible person and have had many experiences with every type of student. I combine what the student wants to learn with the essentials of whatever instrument they are learning. Certain techniques require a more strict, conservative approach, and others can take on a more free approach. But the bottom line is that I do what is necessary to make sure my students are learning the most possible. I often use method books to start my students off.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, amp, studio equipment, mixer, trombone, No piano at home studio, chairs, music stand, additional seating for parents if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar - Chords, Scales, Songs (Music & Tab/Riff), Soloing
Piano - Reading & Playing Written Music, Chord Charts, Scales, Etudes
Trombone - Reading & Playing Written Music, Scales, Etudes, Skill/Tone Perfecting
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Johanna C. June 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Matthew is the perfect teacher for my 10 year old daughter. He challenges her with songs she enjoys practicing and playing. She looks forward to lessons each week and is making great progress while having fun. We are very thankful that we found him!
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Barbara H. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Matthew is very patient and takes his time with my daughter. She is really enjoying the lessons. Thank you Matthew!
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Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Loveland, CO 80537
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$25 / 30-min
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Bonny S.

Loveland, CO

About Bonny

Hi! I love music! I love to listen, play, teach, and compose music. My desire as a teacher is for you to learn to love music as much as I do. I will be encouraging and patient as I help you discover and develop your abilities. I will help you to reach your full potential because I will be positive and nurturing. I think you will find lessons with me to be challenging, but fun. Why don't you sign up now and unlock your future in music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I make lessons fun and motivating for all ages. There is no pressure or stress involved. I focus and build on the positive, helpi
ng each student to reach their full potential. You will not only learn to play or sing, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory and the patterns that create music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
popular, easy listening, Broadway, jazz standards, contemporary Christian
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Bonny S.

Bonny S.

Loveland, CO 80537
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$30 / 30-min
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Randy K.

Longmont, CO

About Randy



*** Travel Equipment ***
they need to provide a guitar I will provide the rest

*** Specialties ***
All styles with strength in Rock Blues Country and some Jazz
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Randy K.

Randy K.

Longmont, CO 80503
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$20 / 30-min
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James H.

Fort Collins, CO

About James

I was born into a musical family and grew up in N.Y.C. This included my father who was a guitar teacher,composer and band leader,my grandfather who was a violin maker and my great aunts who performed Hungarian Folk Music on the zither,violin,mandolin and guitar for President Roosevelt at the White House. I was exposed at a young age to the art of guitar teaching as I "tagged along" to my father's private lessons. This gave me a great foundation on which to build my own unique guitar teaching style. Musical performance has also been a part of my life ever since I first played the ukulele and sa
ng at a wedding when I was only six years old. My experiences in performance also include playing rhythm guitar and forming a band in Middle School, performing at High School as well as college functions,being a member of a touring Stage Band while at college, directing children and adult choirs as well as worship leading for a local church and entertaining at assisted living facilities. I have also produced a demo cd of original compositions. I have been helping people learn the guitar ever since High School. While at college I also studied Music Theory. Over the years I have taught both private as well as group guitar lessons. Currently, I teach private guitar lessons at a local music workshop as well as group lessons for beginner as well as more advanced levels at a recreation center. In addition I also teach private and group ukulele lessons.I have taught the guitar to a wide array of students with various backgrounds and of all ages. For instance I currently teach guitar to a six year old. I have also taught guitar to baby boomers as well as senior citizens. My vast experience in guitar teaching will help the new student to get the individual care and attention that he or she deserves.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to learn, grow and develop their guitar playing skills at the individual pace which fits each student uniquely. I present a fun, laid back learning experience for the student within a structured environment with goals for each coming lesson. I believe each lesson should be building foundations for future lessons. I encourage my students to enjoy their learning experience and use their innate abilities to the fullest. I have developed my own curriculum which is a combination of musical terms, guitar chord charts, songs as well as other helpful material to get things started on a proper note.Usually, a beginner student learns at least one song during the very first lesson. I encourage my students to ask questions and strive to develop open communication. If needed, I begin new students on "partial chord formations" until their skills develop to more complex chording. In time, after basic skills have been mastered,I give my students the opportunity to request songs that they would like to learn. I would expect that in six months my student will have learned an array of songs which we will then build upon for more complex and varied musical presentation. This includes the development of right hand strumming and picking methods. I also encourage my students to challenge themselves, as I have found learning to play the guitar is indeed a life-time event.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the music material and lessons for all my students. I expect my student to provide their own guitars, amps,guitar stands, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I teach folk, folk-rock, jazz , classic rock, classic pop and contemporary artists. I specialize in acoustical guitar but have also done some electric guitar teaching as well.I offer students to sing along with their playing which helps keep them on track.
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James H.

James H.

Fort Collins, CO 80526
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Shaina D.

Greeley, CO

About Shaina

Hi, there! My name is Shaina and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students learn all of the fundamentals of flute playing, play music that they love, and help them compete or win positions in top performance groups, such as All-State band.

I went to the University of Northern Colorado and earned a degree in flute performance in 2014. I'm a fun and energetic person and my teaching style always has something new and exciting for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, my top priority is to have you find out wh
at music-playing means to you and have your personality shine through. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

*** Specialties ***
Beginners-Advanced Flute
Classical Music
Modern Music
Pop Music
Competition Preparation
Audition Preparation
Performance Anxiety Coping Techniques
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Shaina D.

Shaina D.

Greeley, CO 80634
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$20 / 30-min

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