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Elizabeth E.

Indianapolis, IN

About Elizabeth

I've taught a studio of 25 students for five years and have studied privately for fifteen years, including as a music minor at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I've also worked frequently as an accompanist for middle and high school band students competing in solo competitions. I recently relocated from Dallas, TX to my home state of Indiana and am excited to be growing my studio in Indianapolis!

I was born and raised in Bloomington, where I began piano lessons at the age of eight. In 2000, I attended the Piano Academy at the IU School of Music. During the s
ummers of 1994 to 1999, I attended Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado, where I studied piano and music theory with university faculty from across the country. I also played piano and clarinet in jazz and symphonic bands during middle and high school and was a member of the 2001 Indiana All-State Band.

I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical piano and music theory skills. With beginning and intermediate students I typically use the Piano Adventures series of books, which I supplement with music in a variety of styles ranging from authentic classical repertoire to jazz. Whatever your experience or goals, we'€™ll work together to come up with a plan that works for you.

I am a patient, encouraging teacher and we have fun during lessons. I also expect my students to practice daily at home so that they can make steady progress.

PLEASE NOTE: Students need to have a piano, whether acoustic or digital, to practice on at home. This is necessary in order for students to progress and to develop good piano technique. If you prefer to purchase an electric piano, look for one with touch-sensitive, weighted keys, which will mimic the feel and dynamic capabilities of an acoustic piano. If you do not have a piano, I'm happy to offer advice on finding a suitable one before your first lesson.
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Angelina G. July 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Elizabeth is a kind, caring and talented piano teacher. Her enthusiasm to teach my 8yr old son Jordan was clearly visible. She is patient and flexible. Jordan has learned and improved so much in piano by a remarkable measure and has exceeded all of my initial expectations. We are very saddened to see her go and its going to be very hard to replace her but we wish her well in her new journey!
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Dana July 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
I've been taking weekly lessons with Elizabeth for almost three years. I first took piano when I was ten years old, for only one year ,and now over thirty years later decided to try again. Elizabeth has been extremely patient and motivating. She's very good at explaining the music theory. In addition to going through the practice exercises and learning books, she also assigns sheet music. I look forward to the lessons and am sad that she will be moving.
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Wenyan J. February 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is nice and skillful. I enjoyed her lessons.
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Elizabeth E.

Elizabeth E.

Indianapolis, IN 46220
(15)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Janet B.

Indianapolis, IN

About Janet

Hi! My name is Janet, and I would like to be your new music lessons teacher! As a quick biography, I have 20+ years of experience teaching both piano and voice lessons. I have taught piano students from as young as 5 years old up to a wonderful lady who was a grandmother many times over, and voice students from 10 years old up to adults. I have taught students of all ability levels, from the most basic beginner to very advanced performers. I welcome you to come to my home studio. I have both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Music from the University of Indianap
olis. I retired in 2009 from teaching in the Indianapolis area public schools after 32 years of teaching elementary vocal/general/choral music.
As a student taking lessons with me, I will always put your desires as a musician first, and consider them to be the most important factor in guiding the progress of your lessons. While I will make basic assignments for you to practice for your next lesson, I am always open to including music that you would like to learn. If there is a particular style of music that you would like to study, or even a particular piece of music that you want to learn, please feel free to mention that to me, and I will do my best to find that music to add to your lessons. If at any time you have questions, requests, or comments, please either mention them to me at the lessons, or contact me by phone, text, or email.
I look forward to meeting you, talking with you about your desires and aspirations as a musician, and to guiding you and helping you to reach your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will work with you to find the most convenient time for your lessons. Lessons are given in my home studio. While there will be basic material you will need to learn proficiently, you will be free to select the style of music you wish to study. I always tailor the lessons to suit the student's desires and aspirations as a musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
office/studio space for lessons; spinet piano; electronic equipment available to play cassettes, CDs, videos, and DVDs either from my own library or yours to assist and/or augment the lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my piano students to own either a 3-4 octave keyboard, or a piano. They are also required to purchase any necessary materials (books, flashcards, etc.). I provide supplemental materials (teaching games, etc.).

*** Specialties ***
I use a variety of methods, mostly based on the goals of the students. For piano students, I prefer the Bastien Piano Basics method books. For voice student, I use a combination of methods developed by several different voice instructors.
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susan lawrence May 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson and it went great! Janet is just the kind of teacher I was looking for. I am 67 and play the piano, but had not played in a long time. I want to get back to it and also learn some music theory which I never had. She is super nice, and makes you feel really relaxed. It was a very positive experience and I am looking forward to my lessons!
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natacha A. September 17, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
great

I really love working with Mrs Janet,she is funny,patient, she loves her job.
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Sandy M. October 31, 2012
Verified Student
So glad to have new experience

My teacher has given me great feedback and encouragement. I am glad I discovered your website and found someone in my area. This experience has been more than I would've expected and am delighted with the outcome.
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Janet B.

Janet B.

Indianapolis, IN 46268
(8)
starting at
$21.50 / 30-min
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Don C.

Indianapolis, IN

About Don

Don grew up in Indianapolis, and began his musical interest in church as a 9 year old. "Most everyone sang the melody during the song service, and I wanted to be different. So I started picking out parts to sing by ear." His first formal music began in the fifth grade when he took up the trumpet. From there he became involved in band and choir in high school and went on to major in music at Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga. Later he earned a master's degree in music from Butler University, and studied voice and choral conducting at Pensacola Christian College for 2 summers.

He h
as traveled across most of the eastern United States as part of a college ensemble from 3 different colleges. He has performed in and directed numerous church musicals as well as performing in 2 college musicals.

Don has been a church music director, and has taught elementary, Jr. High and High School band and choir for 10 years. His own formal lessons have been in piano, trumpet, voice, and guitar, but Don studied all the band instruments in order to teach young band members to better play their instrument. He has also taught music on the college level for 15 years in courses such as voice, piano, trumpet, music history, music theory, etc.

Don is also a composer and arranger of numerous sacred choral pieces, and has written 4 Christmas cantatas, complete with drama.

Don and his wife have three sons, all of which followed his example and earned degrees in music, and are now active in performing or teaching music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that classical literature is an important basis for any music lessons. But I also want students to perform music that they enjoy. So I use a balance of both. For beginners, I use the basic methods books, but within a few weeks try to bring in music that the student will enjoy.

I believe one of the most important aspects of teaching music, is to create a love of music in the student. To be successful a student must practice because his/she loves music, not because he/she is forced to prepare for a lesson.

Subjects taught- voice, piano, trumpet, trombone, baritone (euphonium), french horn, tuba, clarinet, saxophone, music theory, music history, song writing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, band instruments, recording equipment

*** Specialties ***
Sacred music, classical
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Karly J. July 17, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter really enjoyed her very first flute lesson!
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Cameron A. July 9, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
My grandson is 11 and has adhd. He was patient and didn't overwhelm him with information He showed him kindness and participated in exercises with him. That made my grandson feel much more at ease! Thanks
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Don C.

Don C.

Indianapolis, IN 46227
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Linda C.

Indianapolis, IN

About Linda

Linda has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio. Linda has helped students become independent, become more social, improve hand-eye coordination and have a larger vocabulary.

Linda received her training at Ball State University in 1976 where she received a degree in Music Education. As an expert in her field, Linda looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Linda's teaching style is dedicated to helping students achieve their music goals, enthusiastic, and fun-loving.

"I believe that my experience in accompanyin
g various musical groups combined with my education from piano camps, college and my professional life work together to give me a great advantage in teaching piano."
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Sharde V. July 29, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Linda is very knowledgeable, helpful & an all around great teacher! My son truly enjoyed her lessons.
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beth M. August 17, 2014
Piano · In studio
My Grand Daughter has been taking piano from Linda for over a year & she absolutely loves it! She has learned so much and always looks forward to going to her lesson. Linda is very professional and at the same time makes learning fun. Her location is convenient to get to from about anywhere on the south side of Indy. She organizes a yearly recital, which makes it nice for the students to experience performing in front of an audience. I would recommend Linda to anyone who would love to learn piano from a great teacher.
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Kim S. June 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Linda is wonderful! So thankful to have her as a teacher for our 2 girls ages 16 & 9.
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Linda C.

Linda C.

Indianapolis, IN 46227
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Mike M.

Indianapolis, IN

About Mike

I teach fun and easy lessons that allow you to explore the guitar at your own pace. I tailor lessons around the student's musical interest. I'll have you playing your favorite songs in a matter of weeks.

I taught at my last music academy for 9 years. I am currently teaching at Sam Ash Music in Castleton, IN. I've been playing guitar since 1980 and I've taught hundreds of students thousands of songs since 1998. I have taught country, pop, and rock from the 50s to today. I have taught Elvis, The Beatles, Guns and Roses, Nirvana, Metallica and Avenged Seven Fold not to mention hundreds more.


I know many, many praise and worship songs. I have helped aspiring worship leaders get a start.
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Mannie C. August 24, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. I am an intermediate player on my way to advanced. Would strongly recommend for anyone wanting to learn guitar at any level. Teaches things in easy to follow way and adjusts content in a manner suitable for your level.
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Lisa July 18, 2015
Mike gave my son lessons and taught him how to learn to play a song by listening to each section at a time. He taught some of the guys in my band how to play together in a group while being our lead guitarist. He's great if you just would like a practice buddy, that can also show you how to play better! He can give lessons to beginners all the way up to professional level. He is a lot of fun to work with too!
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Mannie C. May 16, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson went great and he got a feel of where I was and then adjusted perfectly to take me to the next level
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Mike M.

Mike M.

Indianapolis, IN 46227
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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