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Elizabeth E.

Indianapolis, IN

About Elizabeth

I've taught a studio of 25 students for five years and I 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 summ
ers 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
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starting at
$25 / 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.

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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
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN

About Jay

My musical journey began the with piano at the age of seven. I took regular lesson all the way through high school, eventually performing works such as Gershwin Etudes, Chopin Waltzes, Debussy Arabesques, and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. My trumpet performing started in 1993 and continues, having earned two degrees in trumpet performance, and performed with groups such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Lone Star Wind Orchestra.

I have been teaching privately for 13 years, most recently having a studio of around 50 students in the Dallas area, where my students have performed at even
ts such as the state solo and ensemble contest in Austin, and it groups such as the Texas All State Band, and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra to name a few. I now continue my private lesson instruction in Indianapolis. I have learned to adjust my teaching technique to match each individual, whether it be the music difficulty, learning pace, or musical genre preference. I have taught trumpet students of all ages and abilities, as well as beginning and intermediate piano and french horn. I look forward to helping you make beautiful music on your instrument!

My teaching philosophy

Private lessons are a one on one experience that give students guidance on their specific musical needs. Rather than only working on pieces for un upcoming audition or competition, I emphasize working on a variety of repertoire that will improve all aspects of one’s musicianship. Lessons are not a weekly practice or coaching session, but rather a time for me to help students with what they have already been practicing. More specifically, I help with embouchure formation, tone production, note reading, practice technique, musical phrasing, breathing, performance anxiety, rhythm, music theory, bad habits, or anything that will help the student make better music in the long term. I also frequently provide musical examples and inspiration by playing for my students.

Lesson Policies

Students are required to practice a minimum of fifteen to forty-five minutes per day (depending on the student’s age), six days per week.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own lesson materials, such as books, valve oil, metronome, etc. Piano students must also have a well maintained piano to practice on. High quality electric keyboards with all 88 weighted and touch sensitive keys are acceptable.

I have a 24-hour lesson rescheduling policy. If a student fails to provide notice via phone call, text or email at least 24 hours prior to the starting time of the lesson, or misses a lesson unannounced, the student will be charged for the full lesson cost. If adequate notification is given, the lesson will be made up at a later date. Lessons may not be missed without rescheduling, except for the months of December, July, and August. During any or all of these months, due to holidays and vacations, students may miss one lesson without rescheduling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clavinova keyboard with weighted keys

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, jazz, and commercial, having experience in all three areas. I teach a lot of ear training and music theory regardless of the instrument.
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Angie N. March 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have three children taking piano lessons with Mr. Jay. We have been with him for almost two years now. He is wonderful with the kids, amazingly patient with my seven year old daughter, and very flexible with his schedule. I would definitely recommend him. He is fantastic.
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Sandra D. July 15, 2014
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Jay has been very helpful in getting me started on the trumpet again. He is great at teaching techniques and is very knowledgeable about music.
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Jay E.

Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN 46220
(2)
starting at
$31 / 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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Teresa W. August 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Linda was a great teacher. Her and my daughter got along very well. She was patient and took things at a great pace with my daughter. My girl s 11 now and was an intermediate player when she started. She was also very flexible with our schedule as well.
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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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Linda C.

Linda C.

Indianapolis, IN 46227
(7)
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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Elaine C. August 30, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mike is a great instructor. He is very accommodating and patient with our 15 year old.
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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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Mike M.

Mike M.

Indianapolis, IN 46227
(4)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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