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PJ G.

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Clive, IA
Starting at $34
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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PJ G.

Clive, IA

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I’ve been playing guitar for 18 years. Ive been doing it for a living for 16 years. Acoustic, electric, rock, jazz, country, funk, lead, rhythm, flatpick, fingerpick...pick a style I’ve played it. My lesson plan will expand your knowledge of chords and scales, and how to use them. I’ll give you exercises to increase speed, dexterierity. You’ll learn music theory while learning your favorite songs, and learn how to apply your knowledge to make learning and writing new songs easier. You will learn something new every lesson, and see noticeable progress after the first couple of sessions.

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, guita

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February 19, 2019
Stacey
My daughter said that PJ made her lesson fun and can’t wait for next week!
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William R.

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Guitar
Starting at $34
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  • Business & Music Major from UTEP University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Learning the guitar can be very difficult for some people in the beginning. With my teaching style, I find and work with the understanding aspect of the student first. Once I see where the student is. Then I can better understand how to help them grow in their passion for learning guitar. I will help teach the basics of picking, strumming, timing, cords, notes and playing the strings fingerstyle as well. Of course, this all depending on what kind of music the student wishes to learn. Learning more than one style to play guitar is always a plus within any style of music. You can quickly be able to listen and play along with some of your favorite tunes. I will usually start with some classic tunes to help warm up your fingers and strumming abilities. Then as you progress, you'll begin to learn more about the structured patterns with more advanced strumming, fingering and soloing techniques. Within your daily lessons, you will also learn to read and write tablature of your favorite songs

About William

I have taught, mainly music and English for the past 22 years now. I've always been patient when it comes to helping people understand and achieve their goals. I strongly believe that Patience and Repetition is the key to learning almost anything. I like to see students progress in what they love m

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Chris B.

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Pro Tools Software
Starting at $35
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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Chris B.

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Learn the basics of Pro Tools recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.

About Chris

My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life. The best lesson that I've personally learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument then you've stopped growing musically. Personall

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August 27, 2019
Marley
Awesome first lesson for our 14 year old daughter! She’s pumped to continue with Chris, and we’re pleased with the entire process so far.
June 26, 2019
Ron
I have been taking lessons from Chris for 5 years. He is very open to learn and teach all styles of music. in turn, allowing me learn and play music I though i never would. His guidance in "the technology" of music is also greatly appreciated.
The learning experience with Chris is top notch, never an issue with communication or punctuality.Always able to move around his busy schedule for the "adult" student.
I want to thank Chris for allowing to find my "Soul Mustard" He is the best you can find

Ron Frank
Wayne NJ
April 11, 2019
Jay
Chris is an awesome instructor! He was patient and professional. I was truly a beginner and Chris helped me every step of the way. I would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up a guitar or further enhance your skills. Thanks for all the help!

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Amber A.

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Piano
Starting at $30
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  • Awarded Spellman Achievement Award from State University of New York at Albany
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amber A.

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I enjoy working with most of my students, especially those who practice hard. I find all students unique and they response differently to my requests or questions. I feel that very often I need to react spontaneously to their responses. For the beginners I mainly focus on reading musical notes and learning correct rhythmic values. With beginners who haven’t played the piano at all I teach finger exercises written finger numbers only. Then I use Piano Adventures theory, lesson, technique and artistry, performance, and popular music books. Although Alfred’s and Bastien’s methods are well known, I prefer Piano Adventures because they introduce the coordination of right and left hand in more progressive manner. At the beginning the following will be covered.
• Postures at the piano, finger numbers, high and low on the keyboard
• Music alphabet, Intervals
• Musical form, Dynamic marks
• Staff; line notes, space notes
• Time signature, accent mark, legato, staccato
• Basic chords ...

About Amber

I was born and raised in S. Korea. I studied piano performance at Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Iowa and hold DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from University of Iowa. Other than music I hold BS in Computer Science from State University of New York, Albany. I began to play the

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September 14, 2018
Diane ..
Amber is a very tough teacher, but I think I will learn a lot from her.
December 14, 2017
Ava H.
Amber has done a wonderful job helping my daughter prepare for an upcoming competition.
December 1, 2017
Blake
Amber was on time and very patient with my son (10) with his first lesson. He has a disability and she kept him engaged for 30 minutes which is very hard to do.
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Abigail S.

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Violin
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, German, French
  • Teaching since 2007
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Abigail S.

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If you're a young beginning student, we'll spend a few weeks getting to know the violin using a whole-body (and fun) approach. We'll find to find a magic x, learn a very fun song about ants digging all the way to Greece, and making the statue of liberty.

With a whole body approach to the violin, we start by setting up the technical side of things for ease and comfort of playing, while making a beautiful tone from the beginning!

With every age group and experience level it is different. We'll start from the first lesson figuring out what your level is, and how we can immediately keep learning to exceed any expectations.

If you want to pick up the violin after some years off, we'll start by seeing what you do remember - helping your body remember the ropes (don't worry, it's pretty quick work, and very rewarding), and then we'll set some new goals for you and our work together.

About Abigail

A passionate educator and Suzuki trained teacher, I teach individual and group classes with Suzuki Strings of Austin, violin and viola students at Bedichek Middle School, and run a private violin and viola home studio in Austin and online. In violin lessons with me, you can expect the focus to g

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March 2, 2019
Zenghua
Abi is a great teacher. She always comes up with very practical methods to improve my specific skills and I benefit a lot from here. And you can feel her teaching passion too!
March 2, 2019
HW
Abigail was an enthusiastic teacher who helped spread her love of the violin. She is classically trained and works on the fundamental skills a young violinist needs. Our child enjoyed her sense of humor as well.
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Michael R.

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Trumpet
Starting at $30
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael R.

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About Michael

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied dra

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October 13, 2019
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September 27, 2019
Georgia P.
Great connection with my kids!
September 27, 2019
Georgia P.
Great connection with my kids!

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