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About Mark W.

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Decatur, GA
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About Mark T
I have been playing since I was 4 years old and have been loving every minute of it. I have been fortunate to play and tour with many groups here in the US and in Europe. Over the years I have really enjoyed passing on my knowledge and love of music making to others. I would be honored if you gave me the opportunity to help your or your family achieve their musical dreams.

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost I am very laid back and that helps my students relax into the process of making great music. Expect your first lesson to be about getting to know each other and getting a firm idea of what your expectations are.

Everyone learns at a different pace and has changing interests. Within the framework of moving you towards your musical goals I create custom goals and lessons for my students.

What does that mean? Well, y
ou can pick out some of your own music, customize the way you practice, decide when you want to move forward with more challenging music and many other things.

I do expect my students to learn several pieces of music at a time and perform so you can share your music. That's what it is all about after all!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None, all students require an instrument to practice on.

*** Specialties ***
Electric violin
Classical solo
Orchestral audition prep
Suzuki
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Julia August 13, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Mark was an excellent teacher! I have never touched a violin before taking lessons with him and Mark, being a very patient and encouraging teacher, went through the basics and had me playing songs in just a few weeks! Mark made going to lessons fun and engaging and I enjoyed going to each and every lesson! If you are looking for fun lessons where you will learn a lot with a very talented, patient and encouraging teacher, then I highly recommend taking lessons with Mark!
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Jenine June 22, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Mark is a great teacher. I hadn’t played in over 35 years and he had me playing reasonably in no time. I loved how he was able to adjust to my skills and provide a personal program.
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Judy November 1, 2017
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Mark is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Willing to take you by the hand and lead you through each step of the way so you know what you are doing in the end. I would highly recommend him.
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About Jeremy P.

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San Francisco, CA

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About Jeremy
I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands all over the midwest. In 2004, I transferred from Indiana University to Sonoma State to focus completely on jazz and finish my degree. I have worked with groups and privately, with all ages and skill levels. I am very flexible with the direction of your study and will help you with whatever aspects of your playing you would like to develop.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I am here for your development. I will do my best to take the lessons in the direction that you want to go, while still providing adequate instruction in music fundamentals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large
room w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own guitar for examples, and i bring a pencil. Student provides guitar, and if they want to they provide a book. Otherwise I create a custom curriculum from scratch and they provide staff paper.

*** Specialties ***
I have studied classical guitar, jazz, and have played mostly rock and pop gigs.
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Y.L. June 3, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
My son has been getting guitar lessons from Jeremy for about six months. My son is really enjoying learning to play and he looks forward to his lessons with Jeremy! Jeremy is a wonderful teacher. He's knowledgeable, intelligent, professional and easy going. Jeremy is not the first teacher that my son has had but he's by far the best. I feel very fortunate to have found him!
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Brad May 18, 2018
· Guitar · In home
I learned so much from Jeremy over about 4 years of lessons. He listened to my goals, and tailored his lessons to help me achieve them. From the fundamentals to more advanced skills, such as improvisation, he stuck with me and allowed me to develop my own voice on the guitar.
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Chris May 18, 2018
· Guitar · In home
I'm a total beginner on the guitar. Watched a few youtube vids, learned some basics, but working in-person with Jeremy I've progressed a LOT faster. Worth the investment!
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Jeremy P.

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About Allison G.

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Cincinnati, OH
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About Allison
I am a woodwind specialist with my primary instrument being the clarinet. But, I also teach beginning to intermediate strings, piano, and percussion. I also have experience with teaching and tutoring reading, Spanish, and Math because of my minor in Spanish and my MBA in Finance.
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Mae August 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
My first lesson in a long time! Allison is very nice and patient and we made great progress in just 45 minutes. Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Allison G.

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$20 / 30-min

About Elizabeth H.

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Winterset, IA
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About Elizabeth
I teach piano, flute, organ, and piccolo. I have 35 years experience in making music, as well as five teaching private music lessons to students of all ages and experience levels.
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Elizabeth H.

Winterset, IA 50273
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$25 / 30-min

About PJ G.

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Clive, IA

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About PJ
Hello! My name is PJ. I was born and raised in Central Florida, and I’ve spent the last 3 years in Central Iowa with my partner Libby, and our lovely and talented 4 year old daughter, Janie Rose.

I have been a professional musician for almost 20 years, four of which I spent playing trumpet, guitar, bass, and singing in the US Marine Corp Band. For the last decade, I have made my living as a multi-instrumentalist and singer, entertaining thousands on stages across the country and around the world. Currently, I am the Entertainment Director at Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des Moines. Libby and I also have a private entertainment company called Epic Event Entertainment that provides live music for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, etc.

Each lesson plan is customized to cater to each student’s individual needs and goals. Howe
ver some concepts apply to all students. Beginners will develop a solid foundation in basic musical concepts, including, but not limited to, how to read music, the circle of fifths, scales, chords, articulation, posture and breathing. Intermediate students will learn and employ advanced music theory concepts, modes, better sight reading, and improvisation.
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Stacey February 19, 2019
· Guitar · In home
My daughter said that PJ made her lesson fun and can’t wait for next week!
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Clive, IA 50325
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About Jaclyn P.

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Sacramento, CA
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About Jaclyn
Hello there! My name is Jaclyn, and I’m an exciting and passionate violinist with over 16+ years of experience owning my position as Concert Master/first chair. In 2012, I began providing private tutoring and before you knew it, my first student became concert master within the first few lessons (also being the youngest grade amongst them all!) Another previous student of mine, started as a beginner and within no time, with dedication and practice, she was accurately reading music notes! These are the moments I live and strive for. Patience and understanding is what my students deserves, as well as specialized work ethics that best suit each individual. I can not wait to start you on your path to success and to accomplish your dream come true!

I’ve created very successful techniques that are educational AND exciting, allowing my stud
ents to understand, step by step, in becoming a successful musician with encouragement, rewards and confidence along with small weekly goals to reach, ensuring that you are progressing everyday. I will gladly provide the structure and skills that will help you become the violinist you’ve always wanted to become. My goal is to see YOU succeed and to witness the growth in our exciting, new journey!

With a diverse and open mind, I can well match your personality and give you that reassurance of someone who listens and understands you and will teach accordingly- whichever direction is suitable and most successful for you. Going to my full extent to pursue your goal to master violin is the target I focus on.

Playing the violin since 2003 and holding my position as Concert Master, I’m confident to say that I’m highly experienced, diverse, knowledgeable, and suitable for all ages beginner - intermediate as well as all backgrounds.

Available: In-Home/ In-Studio/ Online
Monday - Sunday

***Studio Equipment***

-Music Stand

-Tuner

-Rosin

-Beginner/Intermediate music book (warm-ups/scales/short songs)

-Violin size 4/4 (full size)

- (Optional) Rental Violin size 1/4

***Travel Equipment***

-Music Stand (Upon Request)

-Tuner

-Rosin

-Beginner/Intermediate music book (warm-ups/scales/short songs)

-Violin size 4/4 (full size)

- (Optional) Rental Violin size 1/4

***ONLINE Tutorial Includes***

-High Standard Quality Image

- Very Clear and In-Depth Communication

-Fully Detailed Participation with ‘Step by Step’ Examples

-Beginner/Intermediate Scales, Warm-Ups, etc. (sent by email upon request)

RENTAL AVAILABLE:

(1)-Violin
Size 1/4
Color purple
Fully Equipped
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Teresa Jane January 20, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Jaclyn is truely amazing, such a patient and wonderful musician and teacher. My 11 yr.old grandson has gained so much from Jaclyn's teachings. Thank you Jaclyn for you amazing talent and patience with my grandson. 🎻♥️
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Vick January 15, 2019
· Violin · In home
Hands Down the best violin teacher in the Sacramento area! From the flexibility she has with time to the amazing way she teaches. I am a beginner who couldn’t even read music. I told her that was what I was most concerned about. I was able to learn not only to read music but also the background to the music I was learning. To me that was key to learning. Will definitely recommend to anyone that wants to learn the violin!!
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Gina January 12, 2019
· Violin · In home
I highly recommend Jaclyn. My son was struggling with his practices, she worked with him and gave him the confidence to succeed.
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About Nancy F.

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Denver, CO
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About Nancy
Nancy is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and musician based in Denver/Littleton, Colorado. She has been trained by musicians and professors at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Nancy performs songs in Denver with her bandmates and has taught piano lessons for nearly 20 years. She emphasizes creativity, love of music, and balances that with practical methods and pedagogy. Nancy also has experience in teaching at-risk youth, students with special needs – such as autism and ADHD, and adult learners.
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Nancy F.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

About Emily M.

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Des Moines, IA
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About Emily
Hello, my name is Emily! I have been teaching for the past 3 years and have over 15 years of musical experience. Currently, I'm working on my masters degree from the University of Iowa.

I enjoy music of all types including classical, jazz, and movie music. I also have two dogs, Dixie and Georgia, who love music too.
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Emily M.

Des Moines, IA 50313
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$42 / 30-min

About PJ C.

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Asbury Park, NJ
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Hi Everyone!
My name is PJ Corallo, I am 26 years old and have been playing drums since before I could walk. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music up in Boston, and have since then toured and performed at a bunch of cool festivals and shows! I love teaching, and have been for the past five years. Currently, I play with a few bands and am looking for more studio and live work, but love being able to teach others my craft in the meantime! Super excited to get to know all of you
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PJ C.

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$50 / 30-min

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