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Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Lynn

Your
relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique &
will  be life long.  I look forward to sharing  your
excitement as we pursue the path to comfort, confidence & the
eventual, inevitable joy you will achieve with your new friend.

Whether  you are 5, 25, or  perhaps 75 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.  

*** Lesson Details ***
In a very calm, easy going atmosphere you can expect to laugh a bit, as it is called 'playing' music! You will have an understanding of how to read & play a minimum 3
songs each month, & will be picking up enough music theory as it applies to your instrument each week to feel confident & inspired to continue on as far as you desire. We will learn how to 'play well with others' in informal as well as more structured gatherings every few months, with no pressure, only compassion & encouragement.

For those wishing to join in the fun of playing bluegrass music, we will start out with technique exercises, scales, basic melodies & accompaniment patterns to prepare you to learn this unique & exciting style of American music. There are many gatherings in the area called 'Pickin' Parties' that I want to get you ready to participate in as soon as is humanly possible.

If you are one of those brave souls undertaking the lovely but challenging fretless instrument, the violin, my main focus is to get you started with the all the necessary basic techniques - holding the instrument & bow correctly, getting the best possible tone & pitch using efficiency & accuracy, mixed with a great deal of ear training & heart.

Specific songs you'd like to learn? Your reward for accomplishing what I deem necessary on whichever instrument you've chosen will be for us to listen to your desired piece & writing it out in either or tablature or standard notation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson studios contain piano, electronic keyboard, electronic drum set, music stand, tuner, metronome, manuscript books available for purchase, easy parking in the well lit front lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have own instrument & be willing to purchase necessary tools as recommended for their instrument, such as, music stand, tuner, pick, book, strap, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Contemporary Christian, Americana, Ragtime Blues Guitar, Fingerstyle, Flatpick, Accompaniment
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Rayna & Brandy C. March 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging!
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Fred T. February 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very skilled teacher. Look forward to lesson 2
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Jen Blake January 7, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Looking forward to next week!
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Lynn K.

Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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$25 / 30-min
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Agnes H.

Toano, VA

About Agnes

-Current Adjunct Faculty at Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus
-Current Adjunct Piano Faculty at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
-Former Piano Faculty at Levine School of Music, Washington DC
-Former Music Theory and Piano Faculty at New School University, Mannes Pre-College Div, NYC
-Member of MTNA, VMTA
-served as an adjudicator for national piano guild audition (2007-Present)

*** Lesson Details ***
-Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level

-Choose well-balanced repertoire for classical players (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century pieces)
-Prepare stude
nts to participate for national guild audition and all the events by MTNA (depends on students' interest)

Style: From Classical to Broadway to Jazz to Hymns!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grandpiano

*** Specialties ***
-Specialized in teaching classical piano w/ traditional method.
But I've been also adding rearranged jazz, Hymns and popular pieces (depends on students' interest) as part of my students' repertoire.
-include music theory, ear training and sight reading as part of piano lesson
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Melvin April 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms Han was very personable any easy to work with. She explains the lesson concepts very well.
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Agnes H.

Toano, VA 23168
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Christopher J.

Norfolk, VA

About Christopher

My name is Chris. I am a trumpet performer and student for the Marine Corps at the Naval School of Music. I extensively studied Jazz and Music Education at San Jose State University, and taught high school band before enlisting as a marine musician. My goal is to guarantee that all students understand music, their instrument, and how to develop the skills necessary to use it to create and enjoy music. I will encourage students through breathing, flexibility, articulation, scales, technique, as well as other musical concerns. I also focus heavily on ensuring all students are doing well in the
ir bands and music courses.

My professional and scholastic background includes 5 years of study at San Jose State University accepted with a musical excellence scholarship for Jazz Performance and Music Education; musical tours with the San Jose Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, award winning Latin bands, and the United States Marine Corps. I have studied with some of the most virtuosic trumpet players in the world including Adam Rapa (ITG Award Recipient), Mike Williams (Count Basie Big Band), and Jef Lewis (Grammy Award Recipient). I have studied pedagogy extensively with Dr. Diana Hollinger, a previous member of the board for the California Music Education Association.

Contact me by pressing the green button to the right and we can discuss in detail what you want from a music instructor and how I can accommodate your musical goals.
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Michael H. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Chris taught one lesson to my son, then he cancelled the following week's lesson and never returned numerous phone calls, emails, and text messages. He didn't respond, then the following week at our next scheduled instruction he called me 30 mins before the lesson asking if he could move the date.

Needless to say, it was very unprofessional of him, and we intended to end our relationship with him as my son's instructor.

The thing got worse when he proceeded to schedule my son for a weekly reoccurring lesson for the next year. I've had to manually cancel each lesson, at least until Jan 2015.

I would strongly warn you against signing up with Chris if you expect an instructor who is reliable and responsive to your communications. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but the other problem is that this was my son's first experience to music lessons, so it was a bad first experience.
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Bill C. May 27, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
We're giving 3 out of 5 stars since that seems fair. With regards to the lessons themselves, Chris certainly met our expectations with our son's violin lessons. However, with regards to communications and scheduling, it could have been much better. More than once my son was waiting on Skype after receiving the "You have upcoming lessons" email from TakeLessons. Chris needs to learn how to cancel the lessons ahead of time. He rarely responded to emails (was trying to get him to stop showing our email openly to all his other students, really needs to learn how to use BCC). He never returned phone calls. Due to the canceled lessons, our TakeLesson pay date came prematurely, and since I waited until our son's paid lessons were completed before paying for new ones, we got dropped from the schedule and lost our time slot. Too many frustrations led to finding a new teacher.
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Jane D. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher, especially for kids!

My two boys -- ages 8 & 10 -- needed just the right teacher to begin learning the piano, and I'm so glad we started with Chris. He related to them right away, just sat down and started working with them and within seconds they were playing. He interwove fun with learning seamlessly. The boys looked forward to their lessons with him. Thank you, Chris!!
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Christopher J.

Norfolk, VA 23513
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Karen

Hello.

Making music is unlike anything else you've done. At the same time, making music will strengthen everything else you WILL do!

I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching;

- patience
- persistence
- keep it fun
- change it up

It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading and learning how to learn!

I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like children!

Stay a child! Learn som
ething new.

What are you waiting for?!
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Jeanette May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is wonderful with my 5 y.o. son. She is an excellent instructor and you can tell she loves what she does. Thank you, Karen, for starting my son on what I am sure will be a lifeline love of music.
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Dave E. May 6, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is great teacher for the very beginner and the advanced musician!
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Lilly L March 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I can't put into words how great Karen is! She is patient, loving, and a great instructor! You will love her!
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Karen R.

Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(7)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Laura C.

Newport News, VA

About Laura

Hi, my name is Laura Collier and I am a pianist and composer. In 2013 I graduated from Christopher Newport University with my bachelor's degree in music. I just finished up my master's degree in music at George Mason University and am now living in Newport News. I have been taking piano lessons since I was six and have been composing almost just as long. I love teaching lessons and sharing my joy of music with kids.
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Ashton May 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laura has such a positive attitude. This is so endearing to a child. She has inspired Ashton and i can see it will be a good summer!
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Patrick F. April 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introduction to reading notes / correlation with piano keyboard. Looking forward to first week review / second lesson.
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Amanda & Allen A. March 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laura has been working with my three daughters for the last month. They have taken lessons before but, she assessed them and met them at their varying skill levels. She is awesome! Great with my girls!!
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Laura C.

Laura C.

Newport News, VA 23602
(9)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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