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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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Nicholas C. December 27, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
I've had saxophone instructors in the past, but Vandell is by far the best. He's incredibly knowledgable, patient, and makes the lesson fun. Plus, its really cool to see some of his past gigs and covers on YouTube and know you're learning from someone with legitimate expertise. Looking forward to increasing my proficiency through his teachings.
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Leonardo Q. December 15, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Excellent!!!
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Kieth November 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Waited for several lessons to take place before I gave a review. Vandell is a very patient instructor with my son. The lessons are progressing at a great pace. My son is learning jazz piano.
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Vandell A.

Vandell A.

Coppell, TX 75019
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Brian S.

Denton, TX

Experienced Jazz Performer and Teacher's Fellow at a high-profile university, equally comfortable teaching beginners and advanced students, children and adults.

About Brian

I have been teaching students privately since December 2012, and am currently working as a Teacher's Fellow at a high-profile college of music. I teach a variety of styles, from classical to jazz to your favorite pop songs, and I always cater my lessons to the students' personality and preferences. Music should be fun!
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Henry N. January 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He is a very nice guy and a great teacher. I wish I could continue, but I hope to eventually start back up again with Brian.
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Andy November 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Brian inspired first my daughter and then my son to really love playing the piano. They were really proud of their accomplishments and were able to show it off at various recitals that Brian organized. We were very sorry to see him move from Chicago! He's easy going, relatable and cares a lot about the kids. I'd highly recommend.
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Tom November 23, 2015
Saxophone · In home
I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Brian was able to take me from not playing the sax in 10 years to playing in front of 200 people at my wedding in 6-7 sessions. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.
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Brian S.

Brian S.

Denton, TX 76201
(5)
starting at
$27 / 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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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.

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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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Carl W.

Fort Worth, TX

With over 20 years as a professional saxophonist and 15 years teaching experience I know the demands of a performing musician professionally and academically. I teach students how to produce a good tone quality with characteristic vibrato. I can teach students to become good at reading music. Students who are interested in jazz or pop styles of music will be taught improvisation techniques and how to play by ear.

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.

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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.

Carl W.

Fort Worth, TX 76112
(15)
starting at
$30 / 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. I also work in health care, 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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Anjna P. January 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Roseanna has got my daughter playing piano in a very short space of time and challenges her to excel. She listens and works with you. She has a great teaching style!
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catherine ikemba January 26, 2016
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna is a very patient, kind, positive teacher. My daughter loves her!
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Sarah J. January 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rosanna was able to quickly gauge my 5-year-old daughter's level and adjust her teaching style to match. My daughter rated her first lesson today as "super"!
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Rosanna D.

Rosanna D.

Dallas, TX 75287
(12)
starting at
$23 / 30-min

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