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James F.

Dallas, TX

About James

Mr. James Falcon
Director of Music at Akiba Academy of Dallas, graduate of Richardson High School, holds a BM in Jazz studies from the University of North Texas, and is a state-certified music teacher in both Texas and Colorado.
James began his professional performance career in 1990 with Dallas' own blues great Al 'TNT' Braggs, and continues to perform in various local groups. As a professional player, he has experienced both national and international tours while playing with a multitude of outstanding performers.
James has 17 years experience as a music educator in public schools incl
uding: elementary, middle and high school band and choir, as well as adjunct saxophone at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado.
As a director, James inspires a strong foundation of musicianship, ensuring meaningful musical experiences for his students both in rehearsal, and in performance. Additionally, his efficient and flexible teaching style ensures for his students musical enjoyment that comes with an invaluable sense of personal achievement, as they learn how to overcome the many challenges that all musicians must tackle in the pursuit of excellence.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are planned and tailored to the specific needs and goals of each student.

Basic outline of music curriculum:

• Instrument assembly, care, and maintenance.
• Hand and body posture/technique.
• Tone production, articulation, multi-phonics and vibrato.
• Method Books/Etude Books.
• Strategies for efficient practicing and performance prep.
• Reading music
• Music theory - scales, arpeggios, harmony, and ear training
• Repertoire - build a list of pieces that you study and perform
• Purposeful listening
• Improvisation/composition
• Transcribing

Materials needed:
• Instrument in good playing condition
• All sheet music, books, and recordings
• Lesson logbook
• Metronome - mobile app is acceptable
• Tuner - mobile app is acceptable

*** Specialties ***
Saxophone full well-rounded approach utilizing several books/recordings. I am a strong theory teacher and stress proper technique throughout. I always tailor my methods and materials to the specific needs of each student. I also stress good practice skills/habits and make a point to build a performance repertoire and provide students with performance opportunities often.
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Jenny S. February 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
James has been teaching my 9 and 11 year olds piano, guitar, violin and recorder. He has a great ability to connect with kids and he's extremely patient and kind. My kids really enjoy his lessons and they have learnt a lot.
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Aliva K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
great teacher

Mr Falcon James is a wonderful teacher and we are very happy with his teaching skills and ability. He is a great teacher and a wonderful person. We are very excited to have him as our child's instructor!!
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James F.

James F.

Dallas, TX 75252
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Tammye D.

The Colony, TX

I teach all levels and all ages.

About Tammye

I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band, the UNT Brass Band, the UNT Nine O'Clock Lab Band, the Collin County Jazz Band, and the San Jose Metropolitan Band.

Currently, I teach clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play trumpet in the both the Frisco Community Band and the Frisco Community Brass Ensemble.

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* Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher who gets you playing from the first day.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All students are required to purchase the Musician's Practice Planner, which you can find at any music store. You will also need to get any books that we play through (but I'll give you time to get them, so don't worry.) Any books that we use will be easy to find and won't cost a whole lot of money.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will always bring my instrument with me when I attend a lesson, so I expect my students to do the same when they come to my studio. Also, make sure you have any books and music that we will be playing out of. I always have a copy of anything that we are playing, so I expect the student to have a copy as well.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Piano
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Ayman H. January 16, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
She is Awesome! I highly recommend her. My son took only an hour and a half class and i see a big improvment. Thank you Tammye!!!!!
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Kenneth S. December 19, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Mrs. Tammye D. Took time to listen to what I had to say. My first lesson from Mrs. Tammye met my expectations of an instructor and deep down in my heart she will make me an saxophone player.
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Collin M. October 7, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Very helpful .My son enjoyed it.
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Tammye D.

Tammye D.

The Colony, TX 75056
(7)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Rosanna D.

Dallas, TX

Saxophone is an enjoyable instrument to play, and relatively easy to learn! I learned it as a secondary instrument in college during a course in woodwind teaching. Any standard method book or band method will work well. Students on other woodwinds looking to add saxophone will benefit from my real-world experience with woodwind doubling.

About Rosanna

I have been teaching music students since my high school years in the late 1990s. Although I am primarily a high-level clarinetist, I have developed strong piano skills and can "double" on several other woodwinds. My primary clarinet/woodwind teacher at university was Alex Fields, who studied with renowned woodwind pedagogue and method writer Himie Voxman. I consider myself a "second-generation" Voxman student! Mr. Fields' influence pervades my teaching style, as he was a master of using creative methods to gain the desired effect. The university I attended is known for its high-quality music
degree programs. Over my 20+ years of performance experience, I've played in a huge variety of situations; from unaccompanied soloist to piano accompanist to church praise band to full orchestra and community band. This has given me an integrated understanding and appreciation for various styles and types of music.

I am known among my students for my patience, flexibility, and ability to individualize my style. I teach primarily from a traditional classical background and take students in the direction of the genre(s) they want to pursue. I teach all of my students, and particularly my pianists, about chords to give them the resources to read lead sheets and improvise at more advanced levels. I try to combine the best elements of different styles to build versatile musicians who are intrigued rather than intimidated by new concepts. Everyone gets sight reading and ear training instruction. I incorporate technology, such as mobile apps, to help students master concepts. I lay these foundations early, tailoring my methods to each student's unique learning style and goals. I teach to help each student reach their own potential, to better themselves, to give back to their communities, and to appreciate and enjoy music for the rest of their lives. Music instruction is proven to sharpen the mind for all ages, and is especially beneficial to those with cognitive issues. I worked in healthcare for many years, and this experience makes its way into my teaching style as well.

Safety: I request that another person be somewhere in the home during lessons for all children under 18 and for all male students.

Practice: I expect students to practice regularly and I teach them how to practice well! With younger students I use a record-keeping system encouraging 5 weekly practice sessions of a length proportional to attention span.
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Sarina J. May 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sarina has been enjoying Miss.Rosanna. She loves it.
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Sparsh K. April 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was the very first lesson , so can't judge so much based on her music skills . Will await more lessons to give more accurate ratings
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Nathan H. April 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 5 1/2 year old son just started learning from Rosanna. She is very patient with little kids. My son seems to be enjoying it and excited to practice piano.
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Rosanna D.

Rosanna D.

Dallas, TX 75287
(25)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Kelvin G.

Denton, TX

Experienced saxophone teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of saxophone skills.

About Kelvin

Hi, there! My name is Quan G., I'm currently a first-year doctoral student at University of North Texas major in classical saxophone. I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students develop an interest in playing saxophone. I'm a experienced and fun-loving person, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals and making friend with you!
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Juan March 30, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Kelvin was so amazing. Prior to this lesson I was only able to call the cows to my front door if you know what I mean. What took me 2 hours he taught me in 2 minutes. I was able to make a sound and was able to play actual notes. If you are looking and wondering I promise you that you will not be let down by him.
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Kelvin G.

Kelvin G.

Denton, TX 76210
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Jimmy A.

Denton, TX

I am a dedicated and experienced teaching professional with a genuine interest in students' musical growth. I am passionate about teaching, and actively engaged in the students' complete learning and success. I offer beginning to advanced level music performance lessons, specializing in UIL BAND competition and performance preparation (wind instruments only), as well as college audition materials (saxophone only) for both jazz and classical styles.

During our evaluation/first lesson, I will evaluate the students current musical abilities with a brief performance and/or theory assessment, which I will use as a starting point for future lessons and planning. I will also discuss the students musical aspirations, goals, and concerns, as well as the results of the assessment. From this initial meeting, I will be able to develop a general impression of the students unique learning style. I can then begin writing customized lesson plans in the areas targeting the students strengths, ...

About Jimmy

I believe that any student may excel at any subject given the right tools and guidance. I also believe tutoring can be an essential part of this educational process. With this level of importance, I hold high standards for the students and myself and my method of tutoring directly reflects these beliefs. My method is geared towards understanding of the material, rather than just rote completion of homework.The ultimate tutoring situation is one in which I can not only provide information to the students, but also resources in which they may find their own information to further their own educa
tional growth and development.

I am easy-going, good-natured, and patient. Once we begin recurring lessons, I will work with student's current abilities and materials ( notes, homework, or course materials). I will also bring to the table my own tools and experience. We (as a teacher/student team) are then able to move through various levels of material at a pace appropriate for that individual student. I can assist you to meet your music goals and help inspire you to learn as we link your prior knowledge to new information and understanding. It is truly exciting to teach and guide students as they go from nervous and concerned, to relaxed and confident for performances and audition days.

Feedback for the student will be frequent and used for further instruction. I also ask for feedback on my instruction from the parent and the student so that I can ensure my tutoring is always highly effective and fun.

I am excited to hear from you and look forward to helping you achieve success!
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Jimmy A.

Jimmy A.

Denton, TX 76209
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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