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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar and Chess instructor for over 8 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques.

Michael currently works as a percussion instructor for UW-Waukesha and Wauwatosa East High School. He has also been a private instructor at White House of Music, Uncle Bob's Music Center, the Theater on Main in Oconomowoc and currently owns and operates Sound Check Studios in West Allis, WI.

As a Chess instructor, he has worked
and managed Checkmates Chess Academy in Milwaukee since 2008. He works exclusively with schools districts like Wauwatosa, Hartland, Milwaukee and many private schools for their after school chess program.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons with Michael will cover a wide variety of topics and areas. Each lesson will focus on at least 2 different topics with an emphasis on what the student would like to work on.

Drums/percussion: Main areas of focus will include rudiments, basic drum set patterns, reading music, proper technique and what the student would like learn.

Guitar: Areas of focus include open/bar chords, strumming, scales and applying those lessons to the music a student likes and wants to learn.

Chess: Based on experience, students will learn basic movement to advance strategy. Maneuvers like Forks, Pins, Skewers, openings and end game are all included in the essons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sound Check Studios is equipped with everything needed for each student. All supplies and major instruments provided. Sound Check Studios is NOT a basement or private residence. Sound Check is located in the main business district of West Allis along with 80 other businesses.

*** Specialties ***
Drums: reading music, rudiments, proper technique. I teach mainly out of the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman

Guitar: Open chord and bar chord strumming that applies to learning the songs a student wants to learn.
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Jeanette B. August 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
He's very good with the kids and is great at keeping them engaged. Listens to my comments and concerns and has been flexible in his lessons to keep the kids challenged without frustrating them. I have two boys working with him. They are both so excited to share with me what they've learned after each lesson. I've never seen them look so proud of themselves as they do after their weekly drum lessons!

Rates are very reasonable also.
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Julia K. July 9, 2015
Mike is a patient teacher who's great at gauging progress. My 6 year old son has been learning new things each week without getting too flustered and loves going to lessons! Mike really makes an effort to find the approach that works best for his student.
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Dr. Craig H. July 9, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him.
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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI 53214
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Gabriel H.

Milwaukee, WI

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of these styles, and a big part of my lesson plan is to teach my students to be as versatile as possible. Hence they have many options as far as playing music. I also play a wide variety of instruments including Piano, Latin Percussion, Mallets, Drum set, Guitar, and bass, so if at any point a student has
an interest in trying something different t they have many options.

*** Lesson Details ***
Gabriel has been drumming professionally for nearly a decade, and teaching for seven years. In 2007 Gabriel received his BA in Jazz Studies/percussion performance from Columbia college Chicago, where he studied Drumset with Chicago legend Tom Hipskind, conga virtuoso's Rubin Alverez, and Giovanni Hildalgo, and studio vibraphonist Rick Embach. Gabriel has a high success rate with his students including the winner of the "Heat Strokes" drum competition 2007, Joey Handley. Gabriel's method of teaching is relaxed, yet enthusiastic he strives for making even the most complex musical ideas as simple as possible, and overall making learning fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music, Music Stands, Acoustic Piano, Keyboard, Fender Rhodes, Drum Set, Hand Drums, Guitars, Bass, metronome, amps, computer and more!

*** Travel Equipment ***
When teaching at a student's home I am able to bring: Music, Music Stand, Drum Sticks, Hand Drum, Guitar, Bass, Computer, metronome and more!

*** Specialties ***
I work out of various books for drums: Stick Control, Advanced Bop Drumming, A Funky Primer for The Rock Drummer, and also have an assortment of my own exercises and rudiments.
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JANISHA January 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He is simply awesome
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Debbie G. January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very professional and friendly.
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Graden October 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Gabe has been my daughter's piano teacher for three years. She loves him. He fosters good technique and makes lessons fun for her. Beyond the lesson books she uses with him, he also encourages creativity, I am constantly treated to new original songs at home.
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Gabriel H.

Milwaukee, WI 53212
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Dr. Anne R.

Milwaukee, WI

About Dr. Anne

I recently completed my Doctoral Degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on vocal pedagogy from The Florida State University. In addition to vocal degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts, I have over twenty years of teaching experience and a passion for helping students of all ages and aspirations to reach their music goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a passion for teaching singers of all ages and experience levels. Every lesson includes a warm-up session with a focus on developing your breath, extending your range and improving
diction. Whether you are a beginner or have had previous training I can help you take your voice to the next level.

Students will be asked to purchase music as needed. I will provide warm-up exercises and additional resources, i.e. theory worksheets, solfeggio, sight reading drills, etc. My studio is a quiet and supportive place to develop your voice and musicianship.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Keyboard
Music Stand
Stereo

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must provide piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Audition Prep
Vocal Coaching
Italian, French, German, Latin, and Hebrew repertoire.
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Tes September 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
I took voice lessons from Ms. Richie for almost 5 years while she lived in Jacksonville, Florida. Her ability to listen and then focus on specific vocal issues allowed me to progress without the hoarseness I had experienced in the past. She is cognizant of the vocal problems, and potential issues, associated with young singers and the aging singer - And with her background in vocal pedagogy she is able to teach the singer to sing without "forcing" the voice. She is an excellent teacher of Italian and Latin and with her help and guidance I now understand how to approach the singing of both. Vowels and "open space" now come easily to me because of the exercises I was taught. I highly recommend her as a vocal coach and I am sad she has moved from my area.
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Dr. Anne R.

Dr. Anne R.

Milwaukee, WI 53219
(1)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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Paul N.

Milwaukee, WI

About Paul

***My goal as a teacher***

I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them.

I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Kindermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his l
yrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.

***Background***

I started playing trumpet in 5th grade and knew that music was for me. I also liked playing with drums and piano also because they seemed exciting. I've competed in WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Assoc.) for many years which taught me a lot about performing for judges, being relaxed, and the importance of preparation.

I started playing the guitar and bass guitar when I was 13 and have never stopped practicing and performing since. I also have done a lot of writing, recording, producing, and have a Pro Tools Studio for students to use.

***College and Teaching***

I began teaching music lessons in college and enjoyed it very much. I received my B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. There I was very much involved with guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, and being in bands and writing music. After receiving my B.A. I also took 3 years of Education classes at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I write, produce, and perform my music along with performing with bands around the Midwest.

***Life in Music***

After receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued teaching and opened up my home studio. After a year and a half I had enough students that I was able to quit my factory job and teach music full time. I've been teaching, performing, and writing music ever since.

***Performing and more***

I have been on stage performing music since I was 11. In school band, marching band, competing in music competitions, and in bands touring the Midwest.

I have recorded many CDs with bands and on my own. My most ambitious project was a CD of my original music called, "Girls". I've performed my music and promoted it by being interviewed on Milwaukee radio stations along with internet music sites such as CD Baby. It is very exciting talking on live radio about my music and my passion. It is also even more exciting, and scary, playing my music live on the radio, lol.

***Instruments Taught***

I have been teaching for over 2 decades. Students take lessons for:
* guitar (electric / acoustic)
* piano
* voice
* drums
* trumpet
* saxophone
* harmonica
* music theory / ear training
* studio recording / songwriting

I also give kindermusik lessons to 2-5 year old all the way up to senior citizens 70-93. I play parties, concerts, and Nursing Home performances.

I am experienced as an online (Skype) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide. I've witnessed great results from my online students (both national and international).

I hope I can help you with all of your musical goals and get you going in a positive musical direction.

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Gina E. January 6, 2016
Piano · In studio
My 6 yr old daughter started taking piano lessens with Paul about 8 months ago and absolutely loves it! He is very knowledgeable and well equipped to accommodate students of all ages as well as a full range of instrumental interests. He takes the time to go beyond just the mechanics of playing the instrument and teaches the true art of hearing and appreciating the music. I highly recommend Abbey Music.
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Brandon T. December 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Paul is a very nice guy he's calm & patient with my grandson My grandson says he like's working with him
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Brent Navis December 19, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is new to guitar. Paul is very patient and friendly, and the student chooses the pace of learning. She's only on her third lesson, but we are confident that we'll be sticking with Paul.
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Paul N.

Paul N.

Milwaukee, WI 53227
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Colin O.

Milwaukee, WI

About Colin

My name is Colin and I work as a freelance percussionist in the Milwaukee area. I've played with several high-level groups around the Milwaukee area:

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
Festival City Symphony
Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Present Music

In addition to my credits as an orchestral percussionist, I also play/have played with several community theaters in the Milwaukee Area:

Sunset Playhouse - Brookfield, WI
Alchemist Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Theater on Main - Oconomowoc, WI
Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
Shorewood Players - Shorewood, WI

As a teacher, I have worked with high school drumlines, percussion ensembles, individual private lessons and group lessons. Below are what I have experience teaching:

Orchestral Percussion (snare drum, mallet instruments, etc.)
Rudimental Drumming (Marching band/drum corps)
Drum set (rock, latin, jazz, etc.)
Hand drumming (congas, bongos, djembe)
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Kyle February 6, 2016
Percussion · In studio
I took lessons with Colin throughout high school from 2009 to my graduation in 2012.

Colin was a fantastic teacher and got me to where I needed to be. From playing marimba to playing world music grooves on drum set, Colin knew what I needed in order to succeed as a musician and get scholarship money to study music at the collegiate level.
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Colin O.

Colin O.

Milwaukee, WI 53211
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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