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Charlie H.

Kansas City, MO

About Charlie

B I O G R A P H Y

I was born and raised in London England, where I first discovered my love of music. Growing up I studied classical piano for 10 years, and was educated through the Royal Associated Board and Trinity College.

Moving to the states, I carried my musical passion and took further instruction in voice, guitar, saxophone, and violin. I graduated in 2011 from a pioneering local music school and have maintained a home teaching studio for several years. I have experience working with students from all ages and musical backgrounds, primarily working on improvisation, theory and c
omposition.

D E T A I L S

Charlie believes that learning an instrument should primarily be an exciting and gratifying endeavor, although this does not negate the fact that diligent practice will directly lead to excellence and growth. With every student, the goal is for an enjoyable and fulfilling learning experience, meeting and surpassing potential. Whether students aim to brush up on technical skills or start from page one, lessons will be tailor made for each individual to realize as much measurable growth as possible. Classical lessons are generally taught out of the Alfred's method, but are adaptable to each students desires and needs. Students will grow in skills such as note reading, improvisation, composition and music theory.

I look forward to helping you meet whatever musical goal you may have and am excited to see growth, development and creativity.

E Q U I P M E N T

Students are expected to provide books for note taking along with music textbooks. Students should also have access to a piano/keyboard/guitar for regular practice.

S P E C I A L T I E S

Contemporary, Improvisation, Suzuki, Royal Associated Board, Classical.
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Charlie H.

Charlie H.

Kansas City, MO 64131
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO

About Tim

My wife and I have been teaching piano lessons in the Kansas City area for more than 16 years. We have studios in our home; she teaches upstairs and I teach downstairs! I am currently accepting new students and welcome the opportunity to see them grow and experience the joy of piano playing.

My full-time job is serving as the minister of music at a local suburban church. I work with all of the vocal and instrumental programs there and direct choirs and orchestra. While some of my piano students are also involved in church music, I also teach students in the entire Kansas City area and w
e cover every genre: classical, country, pop, rock and Broadway styles. I encourage each pianist to discover his or her own passion for playing!

I have more than 30 years of experience teaching private piano students and look forward to many, many more. Let me help you learn to play the piano with excellence and have a lot of fun in the process!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to have a teaching environment that is professional and conducive to learning. My lessons include instruction in theory, technique and exposure to a variety of musical styles. Beginners will learn to play songs within 3 months time and gradually expand their repertoires to include more difficult piano pieces!

Beginning students are taught fundamental skills that apply to all piano players such as scales and arpeggios. Hanon exercises are used and chromatic scales are learned as well. I use Alfred teaching materials but not exclusively.

I encourage students to find their own favorites to play and lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student. If your desire is to become a classical pianist, we concentrate on works of the masters. If you are wanting to improvise with a jazz band, we work toward ear training with the jazz greats! If you would like to play in a church worship service, we will focus our attention on service playing and playing worship songs by ear, too.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Den: upright, couch and recliner, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
Classical and church music
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Christie F. September 26, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
Tim's Cool

I really enjoy piano lessons. He is very positive and keeps me learning. I love piano!
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MollyK July 30, 2012
very helpful

Mr. T is very patient with my 6 year old daughter, and has been great to work with. My daughter really enjoys going to piano. He gives a lot of positive reinforcement. She is really picking up the piano quickly and its thanks to Mr T.
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KatieP March 6, 2012
Great teacher!

Very encouraging and makes learning fun by incorporating the history of music. Teaches at a pace that you are comfortable with, while still challenging you.
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Tim T.

Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO 64015
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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David E.

Kansas City, MO

About David

*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.


As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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neha S. August 30, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great instructor with friendly attitude and knowledge

David is very informative and friendly teacher. He made me very comfortable with guitar.
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David E.

David E.

Kansas City, MO 64133
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jesse S.

Oak Grove, MO

About Jesse

Hello I teach All Styles, to All Ages & Skill Levels! I am a Professional, Major Label, Recording/Touring Artist. I teach Guitar*Bass*Music Theory*Pro Tools Recording*Career Development & Songwriting! I have taught music pro for over 15 years, teaching 100's of students. Anyone can teach some Chords & Scale Patterns! Learn from a Pro who has charted 4 time's in Billboard top 100, Sold 100,000's of Records, Co Wrote Several Top 20 Radio Singles, had video's on MTV, MTV II. Fuse & been signed to 11 Record Deals including all Majors!
I have Written songs for as well as toured with the following
acts: Emphatic (Atlantic Records) Seasons After (Warner Bros) Dropbox/Saint Caine (Universal Records) The Autumn Offering (Victory Records) Riggs (ex Rob Zombie, Prong) Scum of the Earth (E1 Records) Depswa (Geffen Records), Silent Civilian (Century Media ex members of Spineshank) Salt the Earth (Anxiety/Volcom Records) Of Vice & Virtue (DC records) DreamCorp (Members of Coal Chamber/Earshot)
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Jesse S.

Jesse S.

Oak Grove, MO 64075
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$25 / 30-min
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jeffery L.

Kansas City, MO

About jeffery

Hi there! My name is Jeffery, I have been teaching for over 30 years now. I started teaching private vocal/music lessons in an after school public music program. I enjoyed the progress my students made. When the program ended funding I started teaching musical programs at churches, privately from my music studio and at pubic library meeting rooms with small groups. I am available to teach online or in my music studio 3 days a week.
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jeffery L.

jeffery L.

Kansas City, MO 64134
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$45 / 30-min

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