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About Ronald A.

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Morrow, GA

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About Ronald
I am an experienced professional with a background in music performance, education, composition, theory and arranging.

*** Lesson Details ***
Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size. So, It is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar; right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation.

However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily.

I try to maintain a healthy balance between the focus on performance and technical issues.

*** Studio Equipment ***
16 Channel Mixer for Recording and Playback
16 Channel Audio Interface for Recording and Playback
PA Speaker System
55" Flat Screen display
for projection of materials
Record to Cassette Tape, and Computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Pop
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Gerald June 30, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
I enjoyed lesson he very polite friendly looking forward to remaining lesson I want to read music take from paper to instrument be able to play any all types music
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Stephen May 12, 2018
· Guitar · Online
Ronald was excellent!
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Jalen S. February 26, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Immediately established a wonderful rapport with my son, which made his experience much more enjoyable! Jalen is already looking forward to his next session.
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Ronald A.

Morrow, GA 30260
(19)
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$35 / 30-min

About Jimmy C.

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McDonough, GA

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About Jimmy
I have over 30 years experience as a professional guitar instructor and have been actively teaching lessons in Henry County, GA as well as Clayton County, GA. And have branched out to teach online as well. I had actually started teaching friends as a teenager since 1976 where I grew up in N.Y. and those friends still play guitar to this day, a couple have become professional musicians. I started teaching guitar professional in 1983. Over the years I've had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students at every skill level.

I teach several styles of playing: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Funk, Rhythm & Lead guitar playing, Classical guitar and Fingerstyle playing. I teach on electric & acoustic guitar.

I have one basic philosophy in my approach to teaching: get the student to fall in love with the guitar so it becomes a life-long pass
ion. As an instructor, I endeavor to make guitar lessons fun, practical and productive!!! Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, advanced or even at the professional level, I can help you advance your playing skills.
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Fnu B. November 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
My son first day good
Thank you jimmy
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steve June 26, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
So far so good. jim’s an excellent musician. I look forward to future lessons
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Yvonne N. April 27, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Great first lesson
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Jimmy C.

McDonough, GA 30253
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$25 / 30-min

About Joy W.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Joy
Hi, there! My name is Joy and I hope we get to work together! I've been singing for over 15 years, teaching private lessons since 2007 and I enjoy helping my students learn basic vocal technique, ear training, control, dynamics, and performance. Lessons are tailored individually based upon each student's style, level of skill and need.

A little about me... Currently touring with Will Reagan and United Pursuit. I have traveled, written, and sang with Grammy award winning songwriters and producers, and am a singer-songwriter myself. I sing all styles including Gospel, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Hip Hop and Rock. I have trained at Berklee College of Music and also taught Contemporary Voice at an Arts School when I lived back in VA.*

I'm an easy-going and lively person. My teaching style is very relaxed, but thorough. I want my s
tudents to have a fun and comfortable learning environment. If you think I'm what you need, contact me so we can talk about your goals. Can't wait to meet you!

Joy

*Resume available upon request.
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Shena R. December 3, 2018
· Singing · In studio
As her name suggestions, Joy is a pleasure to work with. Extremely friendly and professional. The course is fun but also very well organized.
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KaShala K. August 17, 2018
· Singing · In home
She is AWESOME!! She will help cultivate your talent so you can reach your FULL POTENTIAL and BEYOND!!!
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Charla June 28, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I love what I've read, seen, and heard. But I'm scared to put down my info on here without talking to you individually first.......
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Joy W.

Atlanta, GA 30315
(7)
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$55 / 60-min

About Keith K.

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Stockbridge, GA
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About Keith
I have been a professional performance coach and actor in Hollywood for the past 11 years. I coach and inspire the next generation of performers for stage and screen. My company is a performance arts company dedicated to educating and inspiring performers of all ages, including adults. Our lessons are offered both in person and via Skype. We provide instruction in all areas from comedy to drama, musical theater and straight stage. We are committed to producing our own cabarets, musicals, and cutting edge dramas as we are performance based. We believe you learn best by doing! In addition to expert coaching, we at times, share the stage with our students and give them the chance to shine with us in Broadway Cabarets and Musicals. With over 10 years of real-life experience as a working actor in Los Angeles and NYC, I have a wealth of knowl
edge in performing plus, almost more importantly, the business of acting. One wanting to become a professional performer must always keep in mind, acting is a business and an investment! Passion for the arts fills me, and I treasure the opportunity to spread that joy to all searching for solid coaching and instruction. Feel free to contact me at anytime. Just keep singing, just keep singing.
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Armando September 13, 2018
· Acting · In home
Awesome overall. Very enthusiastic and extremely helpful to our son. Highly recommended.
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Laura May 2, 2017
· Singing · In home
Keith is fantastic! He expects the highest level of preparation and performance from me at all my lessons and thus pushes me to be a better performer every time. He tailors my lessons to exactly what I need - specific work for upcoming auditions as well as more general work to expand my repertoire. His lessons are also not not limited singing coaching - he also provides coaching in acting and movement. I feel like I have presented some of my best work to auditors as a result of working with Keith! And he does all this in the friendliest manner possible so that my lessons are always a great combination of fun, hard work, and inspiration.
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Yi April 6, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Keith is a knowledgeable and great teacher. He will let you feel comfortable at singing and doing all the practices and make you realize what the correct postures and things needed to make you feel confident. Also, he is pretty easy-going with scheduling and just let him know in advance and he will reschedule the class for you. Definitely recommended.
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Keith K.

Stockbridge, GA 30281
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$30 / 30-min

About Raymond A.

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Jonesboro, GA

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About Raymond
MY BACKGROUND:
Originally from Port Huron Michigan Ray A. began learning to play the piano at age 5. His formal studies in piano include training at Bellarmine University (jazz studies) and the Naval School of Music (classical and jazz studies). Ray also completed electronics and computer studies DeVry University to stage his background for electronic music and music media.

MY EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE:
Ray served as the Music Media/MIDI Specialist and piano instructor at the Naval School of Music during the mid and late 90's and 2010-2014. His expertise allowed him to design develop and implement a music media/MIDI program for the Armed Forces Music Program. This program played a significant role in futurizing the way military musician's train produce and perform music. As a private instructor Ray has continued to developed and influenc
e many musicians at the beginner intermediate and advanced levels of training. His practical systematic and thorough teaching method allows students to develop quickly and rise to their full potential. Retiring from military music recently Ray is busy working on various recording projects and freelancing as a pianist/keyboardist teaching private lessons and providing music media services in the greater Atlanta area.

MY PERFORMANCE:
As a performing artist Ray has worked as a professional musician for the last 25 years performing around the world in more than 20 different countries with various ensembles. He has recorded on numerous albums with various artists to include the Army Ground Forces Band, Orquesta Sensacional, and most recently with the Ian Charleton Big Band (Brain Chatter Album available on Spotify). Ray is fluent and proficient in many different styles and genres of music. Specializing in jazz and Latin styles he is truly a master improviser and soloist. Ray's style of playing is influenced by artist like Herbie Hancock Chic Corea Oscar Peterson and Thelonious Monk. Ray has also performed and,or recorded with some of the most accomplished musicians from around the world to include Grover Washington Jr., Hillary Jones, Gerald Chavis, Roy Richardson, Gary Harris, Don Tillman, Brett Anderson, Corey Cross, Alfie Moss, Abdu Salim, Joel Joyner, Dexter Whitaker, Jim Lambie, Jamie Abersold, and Wayne Bergeron just to name a few. He has also had the distinguished honor to perform for former presidents Ronald Regan and George Bush. Ray aspires to be the consummate musician.

FOR BEGINNER PIANO STUDENTS:
For students just starting out I use the Leila Fletcher Piano series, John Thompson, or Alfred series. After students are doing establish the basic and are doing well I introduce music theory and technique (scales, basic chords, and technical exercises) as well.

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL STUDENTS:
I define intermediate level students as students who already have had 2 yo 4 years of lessons and experience and can already play pretty well. With this level of student I work on strengthening their foundation and rounding out and diversifying their skill set. usually with this level of student they have specific goals in mind that we work towards as well.

The intermediate level is also where various piano and music styles are addressed to include classical, pop, rock, R&B, country, blues, jazz (modern & swing) and Latin, contemporary christian, and gospel. The technical aspects of playing these styles like chords, chord progressions, scales, modes, licks and ornaments,technical exercises, sight reading, lead sheet interpretation, music theory, ear training, playing by ear, song form, and improvisation, intros & endings, and performance concepts and techniques are addressed as well.

OVERVIEW:
Overall my students that apply themselves usually progress quickly and exponentially. some of them have went on to be professional musicians and band leaders and have far surpassed their initial intended goals and objectives.
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Brie H. January 12, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My first lesson with Raymond was awesome! I learned a lot of things I didn't know before. I am a beginner and he was very patient with me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the piano no matter what level youre at.
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Greta October 27, 2018
· Piano · In home
I am soooo happy that I selected Mr. Raymond as my instructor. His teaching method makes it easy to learn and he motivates me to continue. He is truly a talented musician and an excellent instructor!
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Kat July 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Mr. Ray always challenged my child to be ready for his next lesson! I believe he is one of the best! My son in 5 months was very well advanced over students who had played for a couple of years. #best
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Raymond A.

Jonesboro, GA 30238
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About Carey M.

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Conyers, GA

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I have a Master of Music in Flute Performance Degree with Distinction from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2008 and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2005. I have studied flute under Christina Smith and Carl Hall both of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Willoughby. I have performed in numerous master classes as well as been a member of the National Wind Symphony in New York City. I earned merit scholarships from both the Longy School of Music and Kennesaw State University. I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society. I currently maintain a private studio teaching students in Rockdale, Morgan, Newton, Gwinnett and
DeKalb Counties. I have adjudicated for the Georgia Music Educators Association as well as taught sectionals and marching band camps for area schools.
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Debbie February 14, 2019
· Flute · Online
Carey is excellent. I'm just getting started and I really like her approach to teaching me how to play the flute! She's very patient and also a very good listener!
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Stephanie J. August 9, 2017
· Flute · In home
Carey is personable and professional. My son's technique and ability improved dramatically in the first year with Carey for private instruction. She is very easy to work with, both for my son and for me. She has helped him with his music for marching band, for concert band, to get ready for auditions, etc. Could not be happier with our choice of instructor!
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Carey M.

Conyers, GA 30013
(2)
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$30 / 30-min

About Mia D.

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Fayetteville, GA
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About Mia
As an orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone, I was delighted to be adopted by an American family when I was nearly five years old. Then I was further overjoyed when I walked into the living room of my new home and discovered a piano! By my fifth birthday I was taking piano lessons. Since that day more than 17 years ago, I have continuously studied classical piano. I began studying jazz piano when I was 13. I began playing the oboe in middle school, and in high school I was the English horn soloist in the Vermont All-State Orchestra and the first oboist in the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra. I sang as a soloist in the Vermont Youth Orchestra Chorus, in the Flynn Theatre’s Jazz Combo, and at the Bill Reed Voice Studio. I recently earned my Master’s Certificate in Singing/ Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music, where I am majoring in son
gwriting and keyboard through the online program so that I can live here in Georgia.

Come by and together let's create MUSIC MAGIC
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Tashie May 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Not only is she teaching me basics, Mia is also helping me with style and accuracy when it comes to singing. She knows her work well, is patient, and friendly.
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Rasheeda March 20, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Ms.mia is a wonderful teacher who have encourage me to work hard and challenge my voice to experience different pitches and sing difficult notes
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Zahirah March 13, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Such a great experience. Mia is a very good coach and I feel a difference just after a short time. I'm excited to see my growth later on down the line.
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Mia D.

Fayetteville, GA 30215
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

About Nick H.

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Atlanta, GA

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I am currently a lead guitar and piano player for a collective artist band that plays for events, camps, and churches across the country. I am also completing online courses through Michigan State University to receive my certificate in Music Theory and Guitar Scales/Chord Progressions to teach to the best of my ability.

I don't teach how to read sheet music (this isn't to be confused with chord charts and guitar tabs, I often use them to teach). What I do know how to do is hear a song, and by listening to it know exactly what to do in order to find out how to play it without the help of technology. Learning to play by ear isn't as hard as it may sound! When you learn how to read music, you cannot play anything unless you have sheet music in front of you. I firmly believe the true joy in becoming a musician happens when you really begi
n to understand the instrument, and can express yourself through it. My life has been changed by music in the best way, and I find it incredible that I get the opportunity to help you learn what has made me who I am!

My interest in music styles is endless. Whether its jazz, blues, rock, country, etc., I respect all genres! And whichever genre you would be interested in learning, whether its one or all, I look forward to meeting you and growing alongside you!
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KC April 20, 2019
· Piano · Online
Great instructor. Really knows his stuff. Going to keep doing lessons with him for sure
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Roger Fare April 16, 2019
· Piano · Online
I can't say enough about Nick. extremely encouraging personality with the ability to communicate fluently. My kids have been taking lessons from him for a few months now and have improved tremendously! Thanks Nick!
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Kristen P. April 16, 2019
· Piano · Online
Very good teacher. Teaches to point. Very happy with purchase
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Nick H.

Atlanta, GA 30354
(16)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Nivek A.

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Atlanta, GA
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About Nivek
I am a certified music educator in the state of Georgia and a professional cellist. This is my 7th year as an orchestra teacher, and I have a heart for sharing my musical knowledge with others. This year marks my 18th year as a cellist. Prior to that, I played string bass for 3 years. This year, I graduated from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina with a Master of Music in Music Education.

I have taught all levels and stages of students. From the young to the young at heart, from the budding beginner to the advanced student. My goal is for students to become knowledgeable and independent musicians with good musicianship. We focus on correct technique, ear training, correct posture and position, note reading, music theory, and sight reading. You will receive professional, personable, and quality teaching for your g
oals. As a student, you may want to acquire the skills to play professionally or you may want to learn how to play for your enjoyment. I can help you reach your goals at a healthy pace...as long as you engage in consistent and correct practice. My lessons are planned with each individual student in mind. You are unique and so is your learning style. I adjust to your learning needs and styles while providing you with the knowledge you need to progress on the cello.

I’m an active performing cellist as well as a public school music educator. Prior to teaching in the classroom, I taught private lessons for two years.

Have questions? Send them my way. I look forward to working with you soon!
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Jeanne Giager; retired Director of Greater Atlanta Christian School's School of Music October 27, 2018
· Cello · In studio
I had the absolute pleasure of working as Nivek's music administrator for years. Her work ethic, breadth of knowledge, and passion for music education made each lesson rewarding and productive for her students. She understands how to teach...not always a given in such accomplished performer. Without hesitation I give Nivek 5 stars.
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Nivek A.

Atlanta, GA 30349
(1)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

About Merav E.

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Atlanta, GA

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About Merav
****UPDATE****
As I am transitioning to my new home and studio in Atlanta, I will be available only for online classes till the 7th of May. After that I'll be also available for in-studio and in-home lessons.
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I am originally from Israel with Artist Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor degree in Voice Performance from The Buchmann-Mehtah School of Music in Tel Aviv. I've been enjoying teaching for the past few years, giving private voice lessons and helping my students reaching their goals. I've worked and learned from some of the best singers and teachers out there including Mark Oswald, Ana María Martínez, Barbara Bonney, Mary Schiller and Sandra Lopez. My favorite music to perform is contemporary music and so I've collaborated and premiered pieces by numerous living composers. I also love singing bel
-canto and baroque music.
New and cool projects are what I love the most! and I hope we'll inspire each other for a creative use of your voices.

Our first lesson will be all about getting to know each other. We will start with some breathing and vocal exercises that you can also do on your own in between lessons. It is especially important for me to know what are your expectations and goals for the short and long term. I will tailor our lessons according to your goals and interest.

I believe that with good technique you can be in charge of your own instrument which is crucial for any style of singing. That’s why my prime goal is to help my students build a good base of technique that will allow them to approach any musical genre they'll ever wish to.

In our lessons we will work on the strength and flexibility of all the mussels that take part in the breathing process. I will give you unique exercises to strengthen the different registers of your voice. We will work on coordination and make sure you have as many tools on hand as possible.
I will concentrate in our lessons on the musical genre/s of your choice. We will learn the specific style, the different trends that are out there right now and I will help you develop your unique signature. Looking forward to working with you!

Please don't hesitate to send me any questions you have!
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Brian February 20, 2019
· Singing · Online
Thanks Merav!!
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Alexis February 20, 2019
· Singing · Online
Merav is truly gifted at explaining difficult concepts. She helped me so much in our last lesson that I had to continue. She’s the best!
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Edith February 11, 2019
· Singing · Online
Super sweet and a beautiful voice!
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Merav E.

Atlanta, GA 30344
(10)
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$40 / 30-min

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