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Robert M.

Fort Worth, TX

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas, working on my Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University of which I am on full scholarship as the Graduate Music Education Assistant. I am also teaching at the All Saints Catholic School as the youth choral director, bringing on the development of future music programs, ensembles, and curriculum at this growing institution.
My previous career role was in General Music for Stafford Elementary School in Stafford Municipal School District from 2011-2015. My education experience covers many
schools and programs in the Houston area, including various HISD schools as well as working for the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory school as vocal, ukulele, bass guitar, music history/theory, and piano instructor. In Fort Worth, I have already been part of several music opportunities such as doing contract work for the Cool Cats Studio and Music Junkie Studio in addition to holding a summer music camp at All Saints Catholic school.
My background in music is mostly vocal, working with choirs and ensembles my entire life. I have also spread my abilities to work with Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, ukulele, and voice. I have many experiences with different genres such as American Folk Music, Jazz (Early to Fusion), and contemporary Rock/Pop, World Music, Christian/Worship/Catholic Liturgy, Rn'B, and Country music.
As an Music Educator, I have the strengths of being a distinguished musician and Professional educator which provides me with advanced knowledge in my field of study and interest, teaching for every age group from pre-school to Adult as well as influencing the fun, creativity, and expression of music no matter what the instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
The music lessons will consist of a concise and strong education of their instrument as well as essential theory and history. I develop individual lesson plans for each student and subject, working on formative goals and objectives to work towards for every lesson and throughout the year. I look forward to being able to help students accomplish and enjoy their instrument, utilizing their interests and genres with a variety of texts and literature at many levels, looking to always expand my own collection to meet the needs of the students. I am comfortable with providing digital and paper materials as well as providing recordings and video studying resources with YouTube. I know in my heart and mind that I have something to offer to any student at any level in my studio, and, I am equally as passionate about providing an honest atmosphere for evaluation and positive criticism. With every lesson I always encourage brief reflection over the practice, study, and instruction, responding to every critical juncture that comes along the way. Being a certified educator and music instructor, I know that respect, understanding, honesty, human emotion, communication, and professionalism are the most critical components of a healthy Teacher-Student relationship.

Over 1200 Lessons taught with Takelessons.com since 2010

*** Studio and Resources ***
I have the necessary tools to operate in and out of my studio. Within my workplace I always have my electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, music library, printer/scanner, recording equipment, full sound system with mixer amp, guitar amp, microphone and stand, tuner, music stands, iPad stand, and comfortable space and seating. I also have expanded my studio capabilities that is an entirely digitized database and curriculum. Starting in August 2015, I will also be able to provide lessons out of the Music Department of Texas Christian University.
I expect for the students to provide their own instrument so that they are able to practice at home. I operate on MAC OS and IPad systems that maximize the technological uses of my in home studio.
Be prepared to learn more than you ever anticipated as I provide many resources. I also push for supplemental music instruction within the lessons, adding basic training and music learning skills needed for accompaniment instruments such as the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and piano which allow for students to have a stronger understanding of their music.
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Rick J. December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson, enjoyed it very much.
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Andrew Ponder August 30, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I don't have much to compare to since this is the first teacher I have ever had on this subject matter. What I can tell you is Robert for exceeded any expectations I had for a music teacher. He is effective and can tackle individual challenges from unique perspectives that will help you overcome you hindrances all while being very personable. I received Sheet music, training CD's and training documentation. Additionally I received recordings of each lesson which I you will not believe how helpful that is, it's like have the lesson all over again.

Robert takes the approach of an professional educator with high expectations of his students, if you truly want to improve in the realm of music, singing or otherwise, you will improve with him. He wont have it any other way!
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Davey C. June 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Davey is loving his singing lessons
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Robert M.

Fort Worth, TX 76110
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Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX

About Heidi

Heidi teaches flute and music appreciation classes at Tarrant County College and flute and piano lessons in her music studio in Fort Worth, TX and online to students in 10 different states and across the world, including Africa and China. She's been teaching flute, piano, and flute choir since 1980. She is a valued teacher for TakeLessons and is on their Advisory Panel. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. She was Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly" and
founded the Albuquerque Flute Association. She completed all but her dissertation at the University of North Texas for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance. She arranges music for her students and for flute choir. She owns five auxiliary flutes-two alto flutes, an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She writes a blog for her website, and has articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge music with her students.
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anna January 24, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
so wonderful. to be starting at over age 60 with a confident, encouraging teacher who explains everytjing so well. a joy!
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John R. January 21, 2016
In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Heidi is enthusiastic yet patient. She was very supportive of an adult student taking up the piano later on in life.
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Lori K. January 17, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Loved it!!!!
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Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX 76133
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$20 / 20-min
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Carl W.

Fort Worth, TX

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the time I was in high school I was learning piano, performing jazz, and composing music.
I went on to get a Bachelor of Music at the University of North Texas. I have been performing professionally for over 18 years. I also have taught band for 11 years in Dallas ISD. I enjoy teaching and mentoring ot
her up and coming musicians. It's a joy to see another world open up to them through music.
Through my warm and positive personality and experience as a certified music teacher and music performer, I understand how to meet the social and educational needs of each music student. I am well versed at solving problems and helping students thrive and reach their full potential. I think that I do this best by personalizing the instruction experience for each unique situation. I love to encourage students and help them discover the music in them.

*** Lesson Details ***
Like me, students can expect to enjoy the process. Students will discover that I am very encouraging during lessons. I keep everything upbeat and positive. I will help you come up with goals musically. I am very patient, all while coaching you so that you get positive results.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Baldwin piano, electronic keyboard 88 keys, music stands, sitting area for parent, CD/iPod stereo.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Classical, Various styles
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Dalton February 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son had a great first lesson. Carl was patient and explained things on my sons level. Carl made the lesson fun and Dalton can't wait until next week.
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Jack February 2, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
First piano lesson and first online learning experience. Looking forward to next week!
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Sebastian E. January 26, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Very helpful ... very good experience ..
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Carl W.

Fort Worth, TX 76112
(15)
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$30 / 30-min
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Iva R.

Fort Worth, TX

About Iva

Iva R., originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. She has taken master classes with Marta Katz, Wolfgang Klos, Avri Levitan, Samuel Rhodes, Gertrud Weinmeister, Hugo Wolf Quartet, Cavani Quartet and others . Ms. R. was a participant in the International Seminar for Baroque music in Blankenburg, Germany, International Music Festival “March Music Days” (Bulgaria), International Chamber Music Festival (USA-Bulgaria), International Summer Academy “Music in the Mountain
s” (CO,USA)and Brevard Music Center Institute (NC,USA). Iva R. has prizes from “Young Virtuosi Competition”, Bulgaria, “Competition for German and Austrian Music” ( Bourgas) in Chamber music category. She has performed with orchestras such as: Societa Filarmonia Udine (Italy), Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Simfonieta Vidin (Bulgaria), Sinfonieta Pernik (Bulgaria), Shumen Philharmony, “March music days” Festival Orchestra (Bulgaria) and Youth Philharmony Sofia. Iva R. has performed with orchestras and chamber groups in concert tours in USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. Iva R. graduated from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia,Bulgaria in 2007. She continued her studies in the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” until 2009. In 2013 Ms R. earned Bachelor degree in Viola performance from Texas Christian University and Master Degree in performance from Southern Methodist University.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am dedicated to helping students gaining and developing their musical skills. I like to approach the working process with each student differently, based on what the individual needs require. I am flexible with lesson times and am
happy to go along with requests for studying material.
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Kaitlyn G. January 6, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Teacher seems to be a very good instructor, my daughter was very happy with the instruction.
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Thomas November 25, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Iva is patient and very attentive to make sure, as a beginning older adult, that my technique is correct so my ttime spent practicing is done with the best habits for good technique.
I would recommend her to students of any level.
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Iva R.

Iva R.

Fort Worth, TX 76109
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ina G.

Fort Worth, TX

About Ina

Ina Georgieva is a professional viola player and a private tutor in violin and viola. She has performed a wide range of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary, in countries around the world, including Austria, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Ina began studying violin at age seven. After three years of private lessons, she attended Panayot Pipkov, the National School of Arts (Pleven, Bulgaria). Upon graduation, she turned her attention to mastering the viola. Subsequently, she achieved a bachelor degre
e in Viola Performance from both the National Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt (Weimar, Germany).

Ina is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Viola Performance with Dr. Misha Galaganov at Texas Christian University (TCU), where she also serves as the Graduate Assistant for the program. Previously, she studied under Ognyan Stanchev, Stefan Jilkov, Thomas Wünsch, and Prof. Frank Strauch.

Prior to her masters studies, Ina was a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. She has also performed with a number of orchestras in the United States and Europe, including TCU Symphony Orchestra (principal viola) (Texas, USA), Christ Chapel Bible Church Orchestra (Texas, USA), Sofia State Opera (Bulgaria), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Bulgaria), Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Philharmonic Orchestra Theater Erfurt (Germany), New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), and Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria).

Active in several chamber music groups, including Camerata Galatea and Kalypso Ensemble, Ina has performed extensively in duos, trios, quartets, and ensembles for festivals, special events, and weddings. She has also done studio work for feature films.
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Hiro January 11, 2016
Viola · In studio
Ina has a very friendly down to earth approach and excellent knowledge in music. I am sure that whether you are a beginner or highly advanced player, anyone will be able to benefit from her teaching. If it is a proper music lesson from an experienced professional, I would recommend to get in touch with her.
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Michelle January 1, 2016
Viola
I studied viola with Ina for over 2 years. She is an excellent teacher, very patient, encouraging, and extremely knowledgeable. In fact, I managed to get a distinction in grade 6 ABRSM exam and feel that she has taken my playing to a whole new level. I highly recommend her as a violin/viola teacher!
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Ina G.

Ina G.

Fort Worth, TX 76109
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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