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Atlanta, GA

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Hi I'm a 29 year old professional musician that has worked hard to become a first call drummer for performance, instruction, and studio session work in the Atlanta area. Over the past 5 years I have toured nationally, recorded with countless regional, national and local artists, and have gained a positive reputation in the Atlanta community as a unique, innovative, and passionate drum teacher. I studied music at The University of Mississippi and I am qualified to teach numerous styles including Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronica, World and many others. I have years of experience teaching
private and group lessons (I'm a recurring Camp Counselor in Summer music programs). I offer inspired beginning drummers of all ages the chance to learn the art of drum set playing within a basic, relaxed, and fun context.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My drum studio includes 2 drum kits to help aid in visual learning, percussion instruments from around the world, a PA system to play along to music and great vibes!

*** Travel Equipment ***
For student's home lessons I require at least one drum or drum set.

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Based within a fun, relaxed context, Casey has developed a natural teaching method that focuses on learning and understanding the building blocks of drum set playing, familiarizing and connecting these building blocks, and applying them to individual expression. He has the ability to take nearly anyone without prior drum set or rhythmic experience, and, within days, turn them into beat playing drummers. His approach focuses on: HAVING FUN, building an understanding and relationship with each drum, the basic rudimentary foundation of drumming, how to approach the drums, hold the sticks, set up the drums, and tune the drums, basic mechanical techniques, development of each limb, learning how to read basic drum charts and play to them, learning and playing the most significant beats and patterns in the history of drum set, and gaining the ability to effectively teach oneself how to improve as a drummer.
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Caleb December 29, 2015
· Drum · In studio
Casey is easily a five-star instructor. My kind of guy! My eight (8) year old Caleb is excited and has not stopped practicing since we got home. Thanks Casey!
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Mioshey T. December 10, 2015
· Drum · In studio
He is great with my son. He's very friendly and able to teach my son who is autistic. Very pleasant!
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Eliza F. November 21, 2015
· Drum · In studio
Casey is an incredible teacher! Within a few lessons I made an enormous amount of progress all the while having a great time. He is a genuinely kind, personable guy who I would highly reccomend to anyone who wants to learn how to drum, or just wants to better their current abilities!
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Casey C.

Casey C.

Marietta, GA 30068
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About Kelly M.

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Acworth, GA

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Hi, my name is Kelly Meholic! I have about 20 years playing experience and 12 years of experience teaching private flute lessons. In 2009 I graduated from the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana with my Master's in Flute Performance. Prior to that I attended Florida State University and earned my Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.

I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so awesome to hear how students grow with each lesson and to see them reach their goals whether it is gaining confidence in their play
ing, making All-State, or winning an audition or competition. I am a very patient person and in my teaching I try to keep the atmosphere positive and encouraging. I have taught beginning to advanced private flute lessons to children and adults in person and online all across the country including Hawaii and even as far away as Italy. One thing that I try to do in lessons is to send a recording after we have finished working on a piece. It is always fun to listen back down the road and hear the progress you or your child has made!

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Lesson Length Recommendations:
Beginner - 30 minute lesson
Intermediate - 45 minute lesson
Advanced - 60 minute lesson

Biography

I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and became interested in studying music at the age of 12. After weeks of gazing longingly through the window as my twin sister crossed the street to her French horn lessons, I was determined to play an instrument too. I asked my mom if I could take horn lessons, but my sister's teacher advised that I should play another instrument so there would be less competition between the two of us. She told me there was a fantastic flute teacher down the street though and so I began walking to my flute lessons. That flute teacher was Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of what is now the Sarasota Orchestra. Meeting her and starting flute lessons set my life down an incredible journey through music that would eventually take me halfway across the world.

With Betsy's instruction and encouragement, throughout high school I played principal flute in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. I attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp where I was exposed to many wonderful artists and teachers. With a lot of hard work, I was able to win first chair flute in the FMEA All-State multiple times.

With a solid foundation in flute playing, I went on to study with Eva Amsler at Florida State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in flute performance. Her teaching gave me a greater understanding of tone development and movement and also pushed me to understand more about myself as a person. I had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. During my time at FSU I was a proud member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where I served as section leader to 50+ flutes! It was truly incredible having a weekly audience of 80,000 football fans cheering us on. One of my favorite and more unique ensembles I participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua. I played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute). I loved it because it gave me the chance to play flutes still, but in a different capacity that was much more free than the classical music setting I was accustomed to.

After undergrad, I decided to go abroad for graduate school earning my Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. I studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. Through their help I was able to refine and demonstrate greater musicality in my playing. Performance was emphasized greatly in lessons and in our school curriculum. I also had many opportunities to pursue my love of travelling and work on my foreign language skills!

After heading home to the States I began my freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. I now live in Acworth, Georgia where I teach privately and play in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, as well as serve on the orchestra board. In addition to music, I love spending time with my family, friends, my husband, Vance, and our adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). I also enjoy reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!

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I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.
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Jessica L. April 28, 2017
· Flute · Online
Thank you Mrs. Kelly for being a great teacher. You are patient, kind, and funny. You make me feel confident playing flute and help me to get better so I can get ,ore opportunities for solo performances. Thank you so much! -Clarisse Lin, Student ☺🎼🎶🎵👍
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Silvia T. April 25, 2017
· Flute · Online
Kelly is really awesome. She's knowledgeable, gives great tips and plenty of options to help you solve technical issues. She is also upbeat and very kind. I highly recommend her!
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Loretta L. December 29, 2016
· Flute · Online
Kelly has been an excellent instructor! She is always flexible with us. My daughter really enjoys her flute lessons each week and is learning so much!
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Acworth, GA 30102
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About Jared L.

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Kennesaw, GA

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I am passionate about music and I strive to share this passion with my students. I started playing guitar at age seven and have been hooked ever since. I have been teaching and playing gigs for years and I have just graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. I can help students with a variety of styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Funk, Rock and Metal, Folk, Finger style and Classical guitar.

Lessons are tailored to where you are as a player, what your goals are and how serious you wish to be. No matter what, music should always be fun an
d something you love, and I believe I can help inspire you to have the same love for music that I have. You will find me to be a laid back teacher. Students will develop skills in a wide variety of areas including reading, chords, scales, modes, and how to use all of this to make meaningful music.
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Mark November 29, 2016
· Banjo · In home
Very nice guy, good teacher. I was comfortable and felt I had a great first stab at banjo playing. I'm looking forward to my next lesson!!
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David August 22, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Mr. Jared Leach has been my instructor for almost a year and a half in Cartersville, GA. I'm an "older" student at 56-yrs who's been on/off with the instrument (guitar) over the years and Jared has met/exceeded my expectations for formal music instruction. Looking back over these past 18 months - Upon initial instruction, Jared does a fairly good skill assessment and works with the student ("me") to remediate their weaknesses and builds on their strengths AND (most importantly) provide a study/training routine that rewards the student while at the same time keep them out of their comfort zone and growing as a musician. His diverse musical interest and taste in many genera of music is impressive and rubs off on the student. His passion is contagious so one must be ready to work, have fun at it and - before you know it - you're making music !!!
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Jared L.

Kennesaw, GA 30144
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About Tyler H.

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Alpharetta, GA

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Tyler Hartley began harp lessons at the age of six. Throughout middle school and high school, Tyler pursued a variety of performance experiences, including 12 years in the Atlanta Harp Ensemble and four years with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her collegiate studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship and studied under Kathleen Bride, and later attended Kennesaw State University, where she was 2011’s Concerto Competition winner with the Boieldieu Harp Concerto. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree in Music Performance

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id performer, Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, principal harpist for the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra and second harpist for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she frequently freelances with various regional groups including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony.

Many of her fondest musical experiences have come from attending classical music festivals, including Eastern Music Festival, Saratoga Harp Colony, Miami Summer Music Festival, and Round Top Festival and has spent several summers at the Young Artist's Harp Seminar, first as a student and later as a theory instructor and counselor.

Tyler teaches private lessons on both lever and pedal harp to students of all ages from her home in Woodstock Georgia and at the Atlanta Harp Center in Alpharetta Georgia. Tyler's students perform twice a year in recitals featuring solo and harp ensemble music.
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Glenora September 6, 2015
· Harp · In home
Tyler is a very patient and fun instructor for all ages.
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Hailey A. August 19, 2015
· Harp · In home
We were very happy
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Tyler H.

Woodstock, GA 30188
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$40 / 30-min

About Jeff P.

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Woodstock, GA
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I have been playing guitar for nearly ten years, and I graduated from the Atlanta institute of music In 2015. I can teach any genre for guitar and I can also teach the essentials of music theory.
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Hayden September 9, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Jeff is very thorough & took the time to know what my sons playing ability is & how to improve it. Excellent teacher
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Aiden July 7, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Jeff was on time and worked well with my grandson. Looking forward to next lessons.
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Laura June 10, 2016
· Music Performance · In home
Plays like EVH
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Jeff P.

Woodstock, GA 30188
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$25 / 30-min

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