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About Perry N.

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Dallas, TX
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About Perry
Hello!

My name is Perry and I am a professional classical, flamenco and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In addition, I have taken masterclasses w/ many professional guitarists in all styles such as the flamenco guitarist Miguel Antonio.

I am familiar with all styles. I teach using a foundation in classical/flamenco style and technique. I have found that for my own career as a recording artist in both the classical, acoustic and electric guitar fields that the classical/flamenco styles are the most useful for developing and training the hands to become a consummate professional.

I teac
h beginner to advanced students of any age. I also can provide pro and amateur electric guitarists an in-depth study of correct hand postures and left-hand/right-hand technique which can help to refine their overall technique and stylistic approach. I can also advise professional electric guitarists on their electronics, effects pedals, and amplifiers to achieve their own individual sound. I also teach Bass, and reading the Bass clef.

My teaching specialties include: Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Classical Repertoire, Flamenco styles, techniques and repertoire, and the works of Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, Brouwer, Aguado, Villa-Lobos, Sabicas and Paco de Lucia.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic approaches and techniques of such guitarists as Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, and SRV to name a few, and I can teach you the components they use to build their signature licks.

As a rule I only transcribe to give the students examples for lessons. I intend for all of my students to grow as musicians, so my lessons do not consist solely of transcribed solos and riffs.

I have a vast library of music, so I can draw from my own resources to teach you, or from a method of your choosing.

My schedule has a few openings right now. I do teach outside of my stated teaching radius, but ONLY at the 60 minute rate.

I teach people of all ages, from children to adults. I believe everyone is on an even keel, if they are willing and eager to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Emphasis on classical posture and technique.
Emphasis on sight-reading.
All students learn to play basic blues and jam
Technique varies depending on the particular style the student wishes to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I presently don't teach in my home studio. I can bring a folding music stand or extra footstool if necessary.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a limited number of learning materials such as copied exercises, listening or practicing CD on occasion. However, I feel that it is the student's responsibility to provide their own guitars, and the bulf of their own learning materials and necessary electronic equipment. This can include footstools, music stands, method books, amps, cables, pedals, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I've been playing guitar for 25 years, and this has given me the time to study, perform, and perfect many styles of guitar playing.

I studied classical and flamenco guitar with Robert Guthrie for 4 years before and after my studies in the SMU program. I've also played in jazz and rock ensembles since the age of 14. I studied with Chuck Pangburn, pro jazz cat, and Brad McLemore, an indie rock songwriter, early on in my studies as an adolescent.

I encourage most students to learn to play on a classical or nylon-string guitar early on in order to develop proper technique, posture, sensitivity, and sensibility. I also encourage all students to learn to sight-read at a very early point in their studies. Once, this hurdle is cleared many other challenges are easily surpassed.

Presently, I am developing a new method which incorporates solfeggio, blues and popular music forms, and improvisational playing. I also am exploring the vanguard of new guitar technology such as the Moog Guitar, analog effects, and various guitar synthesizers.

I try to introduce an understanding of music theory early on so that students develop a full comprehension of not only the written language of music, but also the sonic-aural language of music.
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Darrell D. December 12, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Great personality and knowledge of music, really makes the lessons very personalized, fun and interesting. Definitely a good choice!!
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vishal May 8, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Perry takes the time to explain flamenco and related styles deeply and thoroughly. He also provides detailed micro-scale feedback on hand/arm placement, orientation, range and which muscle groups to engage. But more than the technical, he has an awesome vibe and makes learning guitar quite an enjoyable experience.
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Patricio P. February 27, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Perry is excelentt, very dedicated, patient and acknowledgeable.
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About Cindy K.

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Alpharetta, GA
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About Cindy
Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

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Neeraj B. December 19, 2017
· Microsoft Excel · Online
Learned a lot and lesson exceeded expectations
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Jane L. August 20, 2017
· Adobe Lightroom · In studio
Cindy always is prepared to answer my issues. The best part is that she always has several new suggestions and ideas.
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Jane August 6, 2017
· Photography · In studio
I really lucked out when I found Cindy on line. I bought a new camera for a trip and was looking for someone who could help me understand the basics of shooting with my camera. Cindy was great - very knowledgeable and showed me exactly what I needed to know. Highly recommend her!
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Cindy K.

Cindy K.

Alpharetta, GA 30009
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About Audrey C.

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Rhinebeck, NY

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About Audrey
I have been using the digital medium for five years. Before I began digital art, I drew and painted traditionally. I have done commissions and sold prints in my hometown of Rhinebeck.

I have always enjoyed art and seek to mentor those with similar interests. My lessons will be informal, but instructive with an emphasis on hands on learning. I believe that it is important to try things for yourself, rather than be told something is against an art law. My grandmother always said that rules are made to be broken when it comes to art.

I am experienced in using drawing tablets such as the Wacom Intuos Manga, Wacom Intuos Pro, and a Mono Price.
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Alice March 7, 2018
· Illustration · In studio
Theirs was my 3rd lesson with Audrey and I learn more and more each time. This time we worked on tablet techniques and shading. She really understands how to be creative with tablet illustration. I can't wait for my next lesson
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Alice February 13, 2018
· Illustration · Online
I learned a lot about color and composition today. It was really interesting to see how to draw electronically. Audrey really understands how to use the tablet and different programs and explains this well, The lesson was super fun and I can't wait for my next one.
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Alice February 1, 2018
· Illustration · In studio
Audrey is an amazing teacher. She understands how to draw on a tablet better then anyone who I have ever worked with. She has inspired me to be more creative in my drawing and taught me really cool tips and techniques that I didn't realize I could do on a drawing tablet. She knows a lot about different digital drawing programs and introduced me to custom brushes to get even more detail in my digital painting. She has a great, engaging personality that make our sessions lots of fun.
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Audrey C.

Audrey C.

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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY

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About Sergey
I am a NYS certified Social Studies and Special Education Teacher. I taught Special Education at a group home I also have many years experience tutoring and substitute teaching in various Capital Region School Districts. My other expertise is to teach Study and organizational skills. I have also taught GEO at Albany High School. Aside from teaching I also did freelance photography for a few years and can teach you how to maximize using your photo equipment, take amazing pictures and using the computer to edit your creations.

I graduated from Siena with a degree with History and a minor in Political Science. Then I went to school and earned my master degree from the College of St Rose in Social Studies. I also attended SUNY Albany where I got a second certification to teach Special Education.
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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Brent May 30, 2017
· Photography · Online
Sergey taught me about everything I had questions about and also offered suggestions in helping me to better determine the best way to find the career path that is right for me. Rather than hard and fast lessons, it was an opportunity to spend time, one on one, with a professional and learn from his experiences what works and what doesn't.
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Silvia September 25, 2016
· Business · In home
Great session! Helped me with my business needs, now I feel confident that can start my own eBay dropshipping business! Answered every question I had and I had a lot!! Thanks Sergey!
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About Dennis W.

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Palo Alto, CA

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About Dennis
Hello, my name is Dennis Willoner.

Music and art have always been a huge part of my life. I have been playing drums for 15 years and have been teaching for 7. I grew up learning to play drums from a private instructor, and have been studying on my own ever since. I have played in many bands in my music career and have also tracked drums in studios for local artists. Today, I currently work at School of Rock in Palo Alto as a private and group instructor, and play in a professional band called Constructs.

I have been drawing ever since I can remember. I mostly draw realistically, but also like to get on the creative side. I enjoy drawing faces and people the most out of any subject. After learning so much about art, the world can be viewed in a complete other perspective.
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Pavel November 27, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Great instructor: friendly and patient, clear guidance and fun process
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Joey November 23, 2017
· Drum · In studio
He's an experienced drummer and a good teacher. It helps that we have similar tastes in music.
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About Elizabeth S.

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Alpharetta, GA
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About Elizabeth
I am a fashion designer with over 17 years of experience. I have two degrees and a business in fashion design. My skills include sewing, technical drawings, pattern making, model nutrition for runway shows, and general application for home sewing projects. Seeing a student’s ideas come to life is the most rewarding part of what I do here. It’s my goal to inspire students as they learn and grown in their sewing projects.
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amanda February 21, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Amazing! Elizabeth was so patient and gracious! Very knowledgeable about my crazy machine too! Can’t wait for next lesson!
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Alpharetta, GA 30004
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About Jen R.

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Marietta, GA

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MY NAME IS Jen
I've been an artist for as far back as I can remember, and have been perfecting my technique every step of the way. For me, each piece created is a learning experience. I grew up watching Bob Ross paint his pine trees and effortless mountains, all the while instilling in me that there are no mistakes in art, only happy accidents. I was also greatly inspired by a woman named Nan, that I took private lessons from in New Hampshire, in 1995. She encouraged me to think outside the box of only shading with black, always had incense burning, and gave us dried apricots to snack on. She is also a big reason why I've decided to explore the world of teaching private lessons myself; I'd love to be someone else's "Nan" one day.

I currently volunteer teaching group art classes once a week in Marietta. It's an amazing
community center for those in recovery from addiction.

I earned a 2 year certificate from Chattahoochee Technical College for Digital and Multimedia design in 2014. I've also been studying German for about a year and a half. I would love to travel there one day and paint Plein Air (and if you don't know what that is, I'll teach you!)

I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to becoming a better artist!
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Perla February 28, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Jen is a great teacher. She goes above and beyond to help find the artist in you, Jen is professional and a true artist at heart. I highly recommend Jen.
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David C February 28, 2018
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She's a really good artist great personality
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Kelsey February 27, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In studio
Jen has an impeccable eye for detail and is an expert at assisting even the most novice of artists in creating a beautiful painting!
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Marietta, GA 30062
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About Wendi G.

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Chandler, AZ
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Passionate about the arts and unleashing creativity and diversity. My students walk away with a better sense of self, a deeper understanding of the arts and a solid foundation. Past students have told me that I allowed them to truly love making art again after a negative experience with a former instructor. I have 7 years experience with teaching AP Studio course, with scores typically ranging from 3 - 6. Past students have won awards and scholarships for their work as well. I am an illustrator, painter, sculptor and lover of the arts. I know everyone can draw...diversity and allowing for self is the key, let me help you unlock all your potential.
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Wendi G.

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