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Vandell A.

Coppell, TX

Soul Train Award Nominated, Billboard #1 Saxophonist. I play many genres of music and will help my students to improve in all the basic areas needed to make them a great musician. Most of all, I take pride in helping them find their voice.

About Vandell

Hailing from the "Birthplace of Jazz", Vandell's path to greatness and his purpose in music would not be too hard to find. While studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the Treme' area of New Orleans, it was there that he learned to play the trumpet. After an entire summer of playing the trumpet at the camp, he was approached by one of his teachers that challenged him by stating his embouchure would work better with the saxophone. Being that this influential teacher was the coolest saxophonist in the world in the eyes of this young, budding jazz musician, Vandell took th
is challenge as a compliment that his teacher would even consider training him on his new instrument. 

Soon after cultivating his craft on the alto saxophone, he joined the world renowned St. Augustine "Marching 100" Marching Band. This experience afforded Vandell the opportunities of performing in events and parades all over the world as a member of the prestigious marching band, which would ultimately convince him that performing and playing music was what he wanted to do for a living after graduating from high school.   

Shortly after graduation, he enrolled in classes at Southern University at New Orleans, and studied with the legendary Edward "Kidd" Jordan. After a month of studying with Kidd, the catastrophic devastation of hurricane Katrina took the city of New Orleans by storm. At the age of 18, and after enduring the life-altering changes brought on by Katrina, Vandell realized that he wanted to seriously pursue a career in music and began to write original compositions. In just a few short years, this decision has led to him sharing the stage with a vast array of artists, from multiple genres of music, and at venues across United States and Europe. He has also opened and shared the stage with several internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, including Grammy award winning jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum and the legendary smooth jazz saxophonist Tom Braxton.

In June of 2011, Vandell released his debut album entitled "Years Later”. This album is a collection of original musical compositions that has been written since he relocated to Texas following the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in his hometown of New Orleans. The "Years Later" album, to date, has been getting rave reviews from smooth jazz fans, music lovers and critics across the world. With the success of "Years Later" Vandell decided to release an uptempo 5 song EP called "Turn It Up". Since it's release, the leading single "Let's Ride" has reached #1 on the Billboard Charts!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books, music stands and writing utensils. I expect the student to provide chairs to sit.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize mainly in jazz, but am proficient in all other genres. I focus on the basic fundamentals needed to play and improvise in the genre. I always make sure that my students understand theory. From sight-reading and understanding harmony, from scales to chord structures and playing styles.
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Bonnie B. August 19, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I'm really enjoying my lessons. I'm learning a lot about improv. He is an awesome jazz saxophonist. Very patient, knowledgeable. Absolutely recommend!
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Stan Broome July 6, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson! Looking forward to the next one.
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Vandell A.

Vandell A.

Coppell, TX 75019
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Aaron T.

Little Elm, TX

Good tone production, fingerings and basic repertoire. will be taught in the saxophone lessons. All beginners and intermediate players welcome. All styles from Classical saxophone to jazz taught.

About Aaron

Hello! I am Aaron, a fun, energetic veteran teacher who loves to teach music to people of all ages! I have taught high school choir and music theory, as well as taught privately for over 15 years!

In my career, I have conducted church and community choirs, participated in numerous small groups, entertained at hotels and directed musical reviews. I have accompanied several instrumental and vocal soloists on the state and national levels, and have performed solo work in several venues in the greater Houston area.

I have a true passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with anyone
who is willing to learn this wonderful art!

I have a B.S. in Bible and Music Education from Dallas Christian College and a M.A. in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. I've studied piano under Ms. Bonnie Graem and Dr. Brad Beckman, voice and choral conducting with Dr. Dana Ihm, Saxophone with Dr. Aaron Lington and Music Theory and pedagogical techniques with Dr. Stephen Lias and Dr. Mark Turner.

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I am laid back and flexible, and I think you will find my teaching style fun and engaging. While I have methods that I choose to use, the personal goals of the student are of utmost importance.

I teach piano, voice, saxophone and music theory. My preferred methods consist of the following:

Piano: John Thompson
Voice: Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Method (varies with voice type/experience, etc.)
Saxophone: Rubank
Music Theory: Harmony in Context (Roig-Francoli); Tonal Harmony (Koska/Payne)

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a family room/office which includes an 88 keyboard, mirrors, and seating. Parking is on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide their own instruments and books.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical piano, primarily the Classical era
I specialize in Contemporary Christian piano styles
I specialize in Classical Alto Saxophone, especially early 2oth century French coposers (i.e. Ibert)
I specialize in Classical vocal technique and Broadway Singing
I specialize in both traditional and contemporary analytical techniques for music theory, including Schenkerian analysis
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Miranda B. April 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is only on his third lesson with Aaron as his teacher. He leaves each lesson so happy and feeling accomplished. Aaron has patience, knowledge and personality that is refreshing. I look forward to watching my son learn from him.
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Ian F. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
First time piano lessons

My son is liking his lessons with his piano teacher and is moving at the right pace. We will continue with the lessons.
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Ian F. April 5, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
My son always leaves with a smile

My son has a lot of confidence issues, but taking the lessons with Aaron has opened a whole new world of opportunity for him, and he always leaves his sessions encouraged with a smile. It's also great that he can play piano now beyond his own expectations. He is learning proper technique and theory as well.
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Aaron T.

Aaron T.

Little Elm, TX 75068
(4)
starting at
$30 / 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, french horn, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play percussion and trumpet in the Frisco Community Band and trumpet with the Frisco
Community Brass Ensemble.

*** 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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Leigh Ann W. November 6, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sarah loves piano lessons with Tammye because she is calm, funny and very "laid-back" in how she approaches children and teaching the piano. These qualities are gradually drawing Sarah back to an instrument that she loved initially but had withdrawn from due to very strict and almost frightening former teachers. I am so happy to see her loving the piano again and looking forward to her practices with Tammye. Thank you, Tammye, for encouraging and realizing that learning an instrument is a marathon for some and not a sprint!
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Jessica T. March 6, 2014
Outstanding!

My daughter, Jolie, loves piano lessons with Tammye. She is always very excited to meet with her and recently more enthused about practicing. I strongly recommend Tammye for work with younger children.
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Leila S. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Tammye is a wonderful teacher. She is patient, good-listener and make the lessons fun. Highly recommended.
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Tammye D.

Tammye D.

The Colony, TX 75056
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Rosanna H.

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. I am able to teach up to a competent, late intermediate level of technical ability. 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 teacher and method writer Himie Voxman The university itself is known for its high-quality music degree programs. Over my 20+ years of performance experience, I've played in myriad performance 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 availability to answer questions between lessons. I teach primarily from a traditional classical background and take students in the direction of the genre(s) they want to pursue. I incorporate technology, such as mobile apps, to help students master concepts. I believe a strong basis in technique and theory builds the best musicians and the greatest appreciation for music. I include ear training to the extent it will benefit a student. I lay these foundations very early, tailoring my methods to each student's unique learning style and goals. I constantly improve my communication to promote clarity, retention, and the student's ability to articulate concepts. I don't necessarily teach to grow the next great classical artist (although I would be very proud of any student who reaches this level!); instead I teach to help each student reach his or her 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. I also work in health care, on a behavioral health unit with a strong arts therapy program. This experience makes its way into my teaching style as well.

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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Michelle D. July 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna is very good. She is very patient with my son. She is always on time. Recommend!
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Thanh S. July 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We have two young girls (age 8 and 6) have been taking pianos lessons with Ms. Rosanna for about a year now. Ms. Rosanna is very professional, patient, flexible and very well communicated. She would answer any questions thru emails/text that my daughters might have during the week. A great teacher. Highly recommended.
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Gillian R. July 16, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna's patience, flexibility, skill, gentle character, and individualized lesson plans are what really stand out about her. She has been a perfect fit for our needs.
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Rosanna H.

Rosanna H.

Dallas, TX 75287
(3)
starting at
$21.99 / 30-min
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Julian E.

Dallas, TX

My saxophone students can expect to study classical, jazz, contemporary music, and music theory in balance according to their tastes and aspirations. Students on saxophone/flute/clarinet can also expect to receive some piano instruction, if there is suitable access to a piano or keyboard during the lessons.

I also teach beginning to intermediate piano lessons - my degree & experience has equipped me with the special skills necessary to teach young, elementary aged students.

About Julian

Hi, my name is Julian and I teach private lessons in Dallas, Highland Park and the surrounding areas. I have extensive experience in music eduction, including having held full time teaching positions in elementary, middle, and high school levels. I currently focus on teaching privately, which allows me to pursue my career as a musician in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

I hold a degree in Music Education from the University of Miami. My current and past students have made all-state bands, received top ratings on solo & ensemble contest pieces, have marched with world-renowned drum corps, and a few
have gone on to study music at the college level.

My principal instrument is saxophone - in addition to teaching saxophone lessons, I am also happy to offer instruction on flute, clarinet, beginning/intermediate piano, music theory, trumpet, and voice/sight singing.

Thanks for checking out my profile, and I hope to speak with you soon!
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JP July 15, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Excellent. Related to my son very well. We have had many music teachers as our kids of taking piano for years but relatively new to the sax and we've been very impressed by Julian.
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Greg C. May 3, 2015
Saxophone · In home
I’ve had the pleasure of taking saxophone and flute lessons from Julian for the past six years and also studied music theory and beginning keyboard with him. Julian knows music inside out and is a consummate professional.

It’s fun studying music with Julian; he’s very patient and easy going and does an excellent job of identifying areas where I need to improve. His explanations are clear and concise. His lessons are always enjoyable and I improve after each one.

Julian always steers me toward the etudes and music that are the most beneficial for me.

He takes the time to make sure I’m doing new things correctly, even if it means spending more time on something than we planned. He has great love and enthusiasm for music and I always come away from my lesions more highly motivated. I highly recommend him for both student and adult instruction.

In addition to being an excellent teacher, Julian is a full-time professional musician and performer. I’ve seen him perform a number of times and he’s a terrific saxophone player. If you are interested in becoming a professional musician he knows the business from first-hand experience.
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Susan A. April 29, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Julian has been teaching my son clarinet for almost 5 years. He is a great teacher. He made practicing fun and kept my son interested in studying music. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Julian E.

Julian E.

Dallas, TX 75209
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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