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About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I can help you get there. My studio is a spacious and equipped learning environment designed with the guitarist in mind.

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June 3, 2019
Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
February 15, 2018
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
January 18, 2018
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

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About Peter

I am a student of various great drum teachers from many backgrounds. Experienced players enjoy jamming with me, but I have been told that I am especially gifted at helping beginners feel comfortable finding rhythms and sounds out of any instrument, including the human body. Rhythmic breathing is made simple and encouraged from the start. Tones and drum patterns can be explained verbally or written mathematically. Students remember the patterns forever, as well as gaining comfort in playing with other drummers or instruments. Odd time signatures or complicated songs can be tackled and easily learned. Use any drum or percussion instrument you have! Recordings are encouraged if you like!

Peter grew up in Chicago, raised to love soulful music. A graduate of Northwestern University's Performance Studies program with a focus on Theatre and

Media Arts, Public Speaking, and Ethnology. Designing percussion for stage and dance lead to studies and teaching of North and West African, Middle Eastern drum, Caribbean/South American and Asian drum and percussion rhythms. First hand experience has been gained by living in Morocco and South Korea for nearly a year each, studying and documenting folk music.
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April 20, 2016
Wael
Great teacher, great class
September 14, 2015
Eli I.
Great lesson!

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About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My aim is to help every student achieve their personal goals on their instrument within the context of a relaxed and patient environment that promotes a love of music!

I achieve this by:

1) Individualizing lesson plans so that each student stays engaged and learns in the style that is best for them as learners.

2) Ensuring that students learn BOTH how to play their instrument as well as the theory behind what they are playing. This creates a more well-rounded musician that is capable of problem solving on their instrument an

d being able to play in a variety of settings.

I have been playing music for over 10 years and teaching private lessons since 2014. My professional performance experience includes solo guitar gigs, rock band shows, musical theatre pit work, dance band playing, plus various gigs in Nashville, around the Eastern United States, and even in Scotland!

I graduated from Belmont University in the Spring of 2018 with a degree in Commercial Music, so I have had the "conservatory training" in regards to music theory and history, but before college I was largely a self taught player and am now a professionally performing musician here in Nashville.
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September 3, 2019
Terry
Chris is an awesome teacher! I have been taking lessons with Chris for a few months. I had spent quite an extended period studying with other instructors but Chris is still helping develop me to a better musician and guitar player. Have been working on some ear training stuff that other instructors maybe would not have taken the time to work with me on! Working on hearing and playing the divided sky by phish right now not an easy piece of music. Also working on more phrasing and country blues licks and theory. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone👍🎸
September 3, 2019
Richard P.
I am likely the oldest student Chris is currently teaching, with a brain that doesn't soak up the material like the youngsters.
He is a very skilled musician in his own right, but most importantly, he is very patient and presents the material in a way that I can grasp it.
The atmosphere is relaxed and I always look forward to me next lesson.
June 7, 2019
Gerard M.
My son Liam really enjoys his classes with Chris. Chris is very patient and is amazing with kids. He is a very Experienced Musician and Teacher. His lessons each week are a great mix of both Practical and Music Theory.I m so happy we were able to find Chris and I thank Take Lessons for making this happen.

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About Jiuri

Ms. Yu is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school of Music, Yamaha Music school of Boston and Maestro Musicians Academy. She has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. Jiuri is also an active orchestra musician, she is a regular member of the Cape Ann orchestra, Glens Falls symphony orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places.

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June 10, 2019
Lynn
Jiuri is very detailed in her lesson. I would recommend her as a teacher.
March 17, 2019
satya V.
Juiry is very patient and fantastic teacher.

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About Hollis

Violinist, pianist, composer, and teacher Hollis received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance/Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Herbert Greenberg. She studied at Converse College for her Bachelor of Music degree with Sarah Johnson where she graduated summa cum laude with honors in Violin Performance.

Hollis studied pedagogy with Rebecca Henry at the Peabody Institute’s Preparatory Division and completed the teacher training for Suzuki books 1-5 with Edmund Sprunger, Linda Stieg, Sharon Miller, and Martha Shackford. Hollis also completed teacher training for the Mark O'Connor method books 1-2. She taught at the Alia-Lawson Pre-College in South Carolina, the Peabody Preparatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland, and the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, FL.

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as performed as a chamber musician and soloist in many locations across Europe and the U.S. She is an active performer in the Tampa Bay area having played with the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, and the St. Petersburg Opera. She has also performed with well-known artists including Andrea Bocelli and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In addition, Hollis enjoys composing and performing music on traditional and electric violin and piano, and has collaborated with fellow artists in numerous recordings.
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March 23, 2019
Emily
Mrs. Hollis is a very kind and patient instructor. She is great at teaching technique and important skills that have to be learned in order to play the violin at your best. My son Ben absolutely loves taking lessons with her and he has learned so much. She is so professional, talented and has so much experience! She is a perfect instructor for anyone who would like to learn to Play the violin!
March 19, 2019
Olivia
Mrs. Hammonds is such a wonderful teacher! I came to her when I just started high school and was overwhelmed with joy when I found such a great teacher. Focusing on memorization, technique, and working on a solid foundation even after playing for 10 years prior, really reflected in my playing. I think she was the teacher who really showed me why I wanted to play violin and set my foundation up to improve more and more even today!
February 18, 2019
Kim
As an adult student that let my violin sit idle for too many years, Hollis was able to help me regain some basics skills and build upon them to re-learn different playing styles. Her approach was refreshing and focused on helping me re-learn some classical pieces that were familiar to my background. In addition, she introduced some jazz and fiddle pieces that I was interested in branching out with and worked with me to fine tune bowing techniques for each style.
I would highly recommend Hollis as an instructor for anyone starting out or looking to improve upon existing skills!

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About Hunter

I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work that stands out to casting directors & agents and to make self-tapes that shine above the rest.

I have spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry in 8 countries. This includes modeling, commercials & print work in Athens & Istanbul, acting in Toronto & London, UK, and even screen writing, before diving into the big market of Los Angeles that I now call home.

With 10 years of vocal training (primarily spoken level voice & breath work for actors) voiceovers has also been a big part of my career, recording voices on more

than 400 projects to date.

My love for the craft brought me to study in NYC with legendary acting coach Uta Hagen: a process that transformed my approach and led to such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire and Karen in David Mamet's iconic Hollywood satire, Speed The Plow. I have also appeared on screen in The Bandit Hound II with Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sorvino & Catherine Bell & on TV in Mutant X, Doc, Singles Court, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and has hosted for HGTV. Currently I'm voicing 5 characters (English language dubbing) on the mega hit TV series Babylon Berlin and shooting a sitcom pilot! How fun is that?!
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October 11, 2019
Sally
Hunter was wonderful! Incredibly kind and a very smart actor. She had great ideas about shaping the scene, and helped me get a better grasp on the story.
October 1, 2019
Shakti
Simply one of the best coaches in Los Angeles! (really) This woman is a genius! I just started working with Hunter this year and she always brings my auditions to life. My booking rate has gone up and so has my confidence. She is so fun and supportive and really keeps me motivated and inspired to do even better work. She’s really knowledgeable about the business too. Love this lady and hope to keep working with her for years to come!
September 26, 2019
Isabella
Hunter is an amazing teacher! She is so much fun to work with and always positive and encouraging, but she also really cuts to the chase. You absolutely get results fast! You can tell she has years of experience and really loves acting. Love working with her. She is my go to “acting guru” :)

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About Dennis

Dennis has been in the music scene for the last 25+ years.
Starting piano at the age of 9, he didn't know that piano would become a fixture through the years. Dennis has a classical training background which then led him to other styles of influence such as Jazz, Gospel, & Blues genres.

He holds a B.A. in Music from Portland Bible College and as a professional pianist he has taken on other musical roles; such as composition, arranging, and producer on many recording projects.

Dennis has something to offer to all that want to learn how to play the piano. Whether it's learning for fun, or pursuing piano passionately; his method of teaching is one that will stick with you.

"Playing piano is a lifetime experience; whether you do it professionally or for your own enjoyment, you will always learn something new. My hope is to pass a

long what I've learned to every student that I have the opportunity to teach."
- Dennis Miclau.

Whether you're just starting to learn piano for the first time or already learning and need someone to guide you along in your journey. I'm here to help coach and teach you to become successful in your piano learning and practice.

I teach and coach pianists from all ages and all levels. My musical background starts from when I was 9 years of age. Classically trained and later was attached to other styles of music influence such as Jazz, Gospel, & Blues.

I currently teach the following styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, & Blues
Within those styles, I also have the experience to focus on teaching in the following areas: Improvisation, Ear Training, Sight Reading, Melody & Harmony, Jazz Chords & Voicings, Accompaniment Training, and much more.

Send me a message if you are interested in having me teach you piano and or if you have any other questions. I'm here to help :)
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About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and computer production.

I teach guitar, piano, bass and drums, as well as music theory and composition and recording. (If you have a computer, or an old reel-to-reel recorder and want to get started recording your own music, I can help!)

I enjoy all kinds of music, but my specialties are pop, rock, classical, alternative as well as epic orchestral and atmospheric (used for TV/film).

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping with your musical goals!

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