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Popular Music Teachers in Ankeny, IA

Lydia S.

West Des Moines, IA
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Iowa Music Teacher's Association State Champion from IMTA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Lydia S.

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Passion has always been the priority for Des Moines native Lydia Samek. She firmly believes in the importance of personal expression, the fundamentals of technique, and a deep-rooted enjoyment of music. She aims to instill these ideals in her students by creating lessons which are inviting and fun, and developing a teacher-student bond unique to each individual.

Lydia was rigorously trained in competition-level Classical, Romantic, and Modern piano and has also been educated within jazz groups. Having been on the stages of Sheslow, the Civic Center, Hancher Auditorium, and even the street corners of downtown Des Moines, Lydia values the development of performance skills and confidence, and strives to always provide a comfortable and self-esteem building environment in her lessons. As a competitor, Lydia was successful in various events, and even found herself the champion of the Iowa Music Teacher Association district and state competition. She hopes she can use her years of ...

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Passion has always been the priority for Des Moines native Lydia Samek. She firmly believes in the importance of personal expression, the fundamentals of technique, and a deep-rooted enjoyment of music. She aims to instill these ideals in her students by creating lessons which are inviting and fun,

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Tom D.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Tom D.

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Pick a song you want to learn - I'll teach you how to play it! Want to learn how to write your own song? I can teach you!

I focus on your interests as a guitarist, and develop the lessons from there. I really listen and get to know you as a guitarist, a songwriter, a bandmate - however you see yourself, and help you achieve your dreams. All my lessons are rooted in a firm grasp of music theory, proper guitar technique, and a deep understanding of music history.

I've been teaching private guitar and songwriting lessons for over 10 years and have been a performing professional guitarist for 15 years. I've earned a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Oregon and have performed all over the United States and Canada in one band or another. I have extensive experience as a recording artist, and my work has been featured in several full length albums, EP's and singles as well as several independent films. I have also produced music for American Express commercials and ...

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I'm a professional guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music, specifically guitar. Every guitar player has their own unique interests and influences. I teach students to find their own voice through the instrument, all the while

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Haley
After years of working on my scales and feeling like I still didn't know my way around the guitar, Tom was able to explain how to play scales vertically in both major and minor keys in just one lesson. No one before him had been able to explain it in such a way for it to finally click for me. Since then, I feel like my shredding skills have improved 10 fold and I have fallen even more in love with playing and jamming along to my favorite songs. Tom is patient, kind, calm, and an incredibly skilled guitarist that anyone would be lucky to learn from!
Nick
Thomas Dawson is a very informative, positive, and educational guitar teacher. He’s degree in music from University of Oregon is proof of his vast musical knowledge. His focus on rhyme will be sure to help you become a great guitar player. Above all he is a great person and fun to be around. After taking lessons with Tom my guitar skills and musicality vastly improved. I highly recommend him has a teacher.
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Patrick M.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance from Towson University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Fiddle Player of the Year from International Bluegrass Music Association
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Patrick M.

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Hi everyone! I am an experienced teacher & performer of 15 years. I love working with all ages and skill levels! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be learning tunes in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, music theory, and ear training. I'm stoked to meet you! I'm excited to help you on your musical journey!

Education/Accolades:
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Towson University 2011
International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year 2017
Strathmore Performing Arts Center Artist in Residence 2016-17
International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2015

Teaching Experience:
Waldorf School of Baltimore
Odyssey School, Baltimore
Mike's Music, Ellicott City
Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, Davis & Elkins College
Common Ground on the Hill, McDaniel College
Fiddlestar Academy

About Patrick

Patrick M. is available for online lessons worldwide! Patrick has been playing violin and mandolin for over 25 years and has taught music since 2008. The International Bluegrass Music Association named Patrick "Fiddle Player of the Year" for 2017, one of the music industry’s highest honors. He teac

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Fritz
My son had his very first Violin lesson with Patrick and was super excited. Patrick conveyed the information for the lesson very well and my son is even more excited about his future lessons.
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Evan T.
Evan is loving his lessons with Patrick. He has improved so much in such a short time and is having fun!

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Joe A.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe A.

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I am adept at teaching proper technique in a way that makes horn playing easy and fun! I aim to address healthy principles of beautiful sound production, as well as attention to detail, phrasing, and overall aristry. For newer players, the focus will lie on building a solid, efficient technique, which in time can expand into beautiful music making. I teach students of any level.

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Hello, all! I am Joseph Alberico, and I currently study Horn Performance at the Eastman School of Music, pursuing a Bachelor's degree. I am under the tutelage, primarily, of W. Peter Kurau, the Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic. I have also studied with many other horn heroes, including

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Heath
Joe Alberico is a musician who is very well versed in speaking about the tips and tricks when expressing the sounds an instrument can make. While he may be talented in speaking through the horn he’s also very talented in explaining the steps in how to do so at a high level. When I was preparing a solo originally meant for horn, he seemed to know everything about the motion of every phrase in the piece and what is necessary on how to achieve a true beauty is a piece’s story. With his teachings he has made me a better musician as he opened my eyes to what power there is behind music and how we can achieve that said impact that music sets to accomplish.
Morris
Working with Joe has been one of the most profitable musical experiences I have ever had the opportunity of having. His knowledge of music theory and his technical and musical know-how on the French horn are unparalleled, and his compassion as an educator were incredibly helpful in my musical journey. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to chamber music, orchestral excerpts, and general technical playing.
Dave
Joe showed me that classical music could be exciting and engaging. By talking to him about the particularities and subtleties that every piece holds, I was able to understand just how beautiful every great work really was. By hearing him then play those pieces, I was able to hear exactly what we were discussing. In short, Joe has opened up a side of music I'd never considered, and that makes me a better listener, collaborator, and player.
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Thomas B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas B.

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I am a Brazilian guitar player who started by playing blues and rock on the electric guitar, and then moved into Samba, Bossa Nova and fingerstyle on the nylon-string guitar. Today, I play mostly Latin styles and a little bit of Flamenco. I also have a year of conservatory training under my belt, as well as a background in West African percussion, and culminate all of these styles together as a composer.

As a teacher, I cater to your aptitude and your goals and make sure that you are having fun while you grow. That means learning actual repertoire of music that you want to study. Some students want more music theory than others: and that's totally fine! But I like to always have a song as a context to study that theory. Afterall, we want to use theory to actually make music!

About Thomas

My name is Tomas. I am a Brazilian-American polyglot musician and language instructor. I play music and teach English/Portuguese for a living, and have been doing so for the past 7 years! I also learned Spanish and French through music, so I know a lot about those languages and the styles of music

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David R.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • BA Trombone Performance from Duquesne University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David R.

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I am a professional orchestral trombonist and I have been an active brass teacher for almost twenty years. I have played in orchestras across the USA and Europe, including the Cincinnati Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many more.

I aim to give my students a solid understanding of the technical skills required to play a brass instrument, and to share with them the musical knowledge I have gained from studying with some of the best brass teachers in the world.

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I'm an experienced brass teacher with almost twenty years teaching and performing experience. I perform frequently with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, the Charleston Symphony and I am a member of both the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Des Moines Metro Opera. I'm

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Julie S.
Dave, is very good at explaining the concepts and techniques needed to become a better player
Cora S.
Very patient and creative in teaching young beginners.

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"I had my first class with Paul. The session was amazing, Paul is really good at explaining the details of progressions. He's friendly and gets the class moving in the right direction at the same time so you don't end up getting too bored with instructions or while away the time chatting away(which isn't so bad for a first class). I will be sure to update the rating and provide more feedback as I go through more lessons. I really like how Paul doesn't force you to take a package of classes as with some of the other instructors I've heard about."
Pushkar
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Max says "I had too much FUN " !!!!!!!!!"
Max
Took Piano lessons from Farobag C.
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"Lisa is very dedicated and makes class fun!"
Jeriel
Took Guitar lessons from Lisa C.
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"Keiko is very patient and kind. She made several suggestions for me to modify my technique to improve my sound. Even though I had difficulty with it, she encouraged me to keep going at it. I am excited for our next lesson."
Edmund
Took Viola lessons from Keiko T.
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"Very good teacher extremely patient!"
Cliff
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanisha H.
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"Mr. Thomas is an outstanding vocal coach! He is patient, understanding, passionate and positive. I've been with him for about 5 years now doing Classical music. I started out as alto and now I am a mezzo soprano. Mr. Thomas never gives up on you and always make sure that you are having fun on what you do and improve on your technique but also to be apart of the piece and understand where it's coming from. I am still doing lessons with him to this day! He gives you many opportunities to expand and learn."
Amanda
Took Classical Voice lessons from Frank T.
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"Nancy is very knowledgeable and patient. She knows many different ways to teach techniques, and is encouraging and friendly. I am really enjoying my lessons, and look forward to having one ever week. Some of my family and friends told me they can hear the difference in my voice. I would highly recommend Nancy as an instructor."
Renee
Took Singing lessons from Nancy R.
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"A great guy and fun instructor. Worth the funds!"
Colman
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Professor S.
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"Kristen was a great vocal coach. She was easy to work with and gave me several suggestions for improving my voice. I recommend her to anyone who is trying to improve their singing ability."
Dianna
Took Vocal Training lessons from Kristen R.
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"Great teacher

Ms. Minoo is very professional, always on time, kind, gentle, and a joy to have as a music teacher."
Reza
Took Piano lessons from Minoo M.
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