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Jake P.

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I am currently a freelance violist and strings teacher in the greater Hartford area. I completed a masters degree in viola performance at The Hartt School in December of 2018.

In the past year, I have collaborated with Teaching Artists International in traveling to Peru and Guatemala to observe and teach students immersed in the El Sistema philosophy. El Sistema began in Venezuela as a method of orchestral instruction that carries with it an essential component of social justice and inclusivity.

Teaching is a great opportunity to get to know a young artist. My primary goal as a teacher has always been to help my students develop technical and musical abilities through regular practice and problem solving approaches, while always encouraging a unique musical voice. In our lessons together, we will explore your personal mus

ical interests, and I will also introduce you to an applied technical approach to the viola and violin, which I will cater to your individual technical and musical needs!

I would be more than happy to answer any specific questions you have about my pedagogical approach, and I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,
-Jake Pietroniro-
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April 7, 2019
Matt S.
Jake was great. Articulate, calm, encouraging. He understood my requests and was quick to asses what action to take. Thanks Jake.
February 12, 2019
JCT
Jake has a keen sense of how to pace lessons, and has a sharp eye & ear for technique. If I had just taught myself through YouTube I might be okay at violin, but the quality would be nowhere near where it is today without Jake's help. These lessons have been a good investment and I look forward to improving even more.
January 4, 2019
Megan
Jake Pietroniro is an excellent teacher and colleague. I’ve work with him for the last couple years and he has a great ability to tailor lessons to each students individual needs. I highly recommend Jake to any student interested in improving their musical abilities.

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Jake P.

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About Keira

I am a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and more. Over the years I have studied classical/jazz/pop piano, musical theater/jazz/pop/rock singing, and contemporary songwriting. I am proud to be winner of the 2011 International Smashtune Songwriting Contest, finalist in the Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest, winner of the "18 in America" Songwriting Contest, and finalist of the 2013 GrammyU Amplifier Center Stage Contest. Recently I have worked with seven-time Grammy nominee and "ASCAP Songwriter of the Year" Graham Edwards. Currently I work with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer/artist RedOne, who is best known for writing hits for Lady Gaga.

I have a Bachelor's of Music from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Before moving to Los Angeles,

I taught at the award-winning Area Stage Company in Miami. As a certified ASCAP songwriter, my songs have garnered international radio play. I would love to share my musical expertise with you! Let me know if you think we would be a good match.
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October 13, 2019
Owens Huang
Keira is a great piano teacher, patient and always on time.
August 9, 2019
Jadyn
AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕
July 28, 2019
Evan E.
Keira is great with our son and provides encouragement and support at a pace he can easily follow

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Andrew L.

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I have been an active professional musician in the Utah Valley for the past 4 years. I came to Utah from Portland, Oregon in 2011 to study at Brigham Young University under Ray Smith, where I earned a BM in Saxophone Performance in 2018. While there, I performed as a member of the BYU Synthesis Big Band as a performer and featured soloist, sharing the stage with the likes of Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens, Konrad Herwig, Ed Calle, Corey Christianson and others. In 2016 I went with Synthesis on a tour of Eastern Europe, where the band and I performed at the Salkrastu Jazz Festival. I can be heard as a featured soloist on the tracks “Laura” and “Downtime” from the BYU Synthesis Album “Downtime” (2018). On the classical side, I was selected as a finalist three years in a row for the BYU Concerto Competition, played tenor saxophone from 2015 to

2017 in the BYU Wind Symphony, and played principal clarinet in the BYU Symphony orchestra in 2018.

In addition to my performances at BYU, I have performed and collaborated with numerous groups and artists on the Provo and Salt Lake music scenes as both a commercial and studio artist, such as my collaboration with Utah-based vocalist Emily Merrell in her performance at the 2018 Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, Texas. I also returned to the northwest in 2015 to take part in the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, where I studied with jazz greats such as Terrell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Bob Mintzer and others.

I am a passionate teacher and am happy to take students of all levels, over Skype or in person.
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August 29, 2019
Gage
Very friendly, helpful, patient. 12 year old really enjoyed it. Said he was very informative
August 21, 2019
Xeke (.
Great with kids, also good mix of teaching by ear and the book
August 14, 2019
Judith B.
Andrew helped me learn how to breathe more efficiently, so the notes sound smooth and not choppy. Good first lesson.

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Jeny C.

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Since I was a little girl, I had always dreamed of learning to play the piano. My parents could never afford to pay for lessons, so I had to wait until I was an adult. But let me tell you something, it doesn't matter what age you are! Everyone has the ability to learn if you put the time and energy into it! I learned using the Suzuki method, therefore that is my preferred method of teaching. Starting on book 2, you or your child will be playing music by well known composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Schumann, and Mozart!

I will teach you correct posture, finger posture, technique, how to read music, and you will be given suggestions on what to practice and work on after each lesson. You will also learn to play with confidence.

For the students that come to my home to learn, they will also have the chance to perform in fro

nt of an audience on stage, on a 7' grand piano, twice a year. We will have these recitals once in the spring and then again in the fall. It's a great experience to have!
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Cellist Maryne M. is an active performer and cello teacher in the Twin Cities. She has performed regularly at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in NYC, to the Baroque Room and Sundin Music Hall in Minnesota, with such ensembles as the New York Youth Symphony, the Nova Philharmonic, and Ensemble 212. Her most recent performances have been with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, La Grande Bande, and the Twin Cities Early Music Collective, as well as other collaborative early music projects around the upper midwest. Maryne was selected as a violist da gamba for the 2019 American Bach Soloists Academy. She has also performed at workshops for the Amherst Early Music Festival and International Baroque Institute at Longy. Maryne’s teachers have included cellists Jerome Carrington (Juilliard Pre-C

ollege), Clive Greensmith (Tokyo String Quartet), and Marcy Rosen (Queens College), and Julie Elhard on viola da gamba. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College and a Masters from the University of Minnesota.

As a cello instructor, Maryne has spent the last 8 years teaching students of all ages and from beginning to advanced playing levels. Her teaching philosophy is that every student has the potential to play music at a high level and develop a life-long appreciation for music. She also incorporates the Alexander Technique into lessons in order to develop a better sound, more fluid technique, and fewer tension-related injuries.
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Meixu L.

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I am a professional cellist with more than 20 years of performing experience and teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I completed my Master of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music with a scholarship. Additionally, I received a Professional Studies Diploma which is the highest level of performance at The New School Mannes School of Music which is a top conservatory in New York with scholarship as well.

I am performing with top orchestras at the notable concert venues in the US every year, such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as both soloist and principal cellist with various orchestras. Now I am the principal cellist of The Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, I presented and produced my own charity recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall with not only classic music with piano but

also trios with Chinese traditional instruments for the world premiere pieces which composed by the famous Chinese composers. All the proceeds of the concert are donated to UNICEF. My charity concerts tour spread across more than a dozen states and cities of the US. I have been interviewed and reported by newspapers, magazines, news, TV programs and other media at home and abroad.
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October 2, 2019
Carissa
She teaches well and makes sure that you fully understand the lesson/technique. Her constructive criticisms really help and allows you to grow and improve.
September 30, 2019
Wendy
I really learn a lot from her. She is very precise and makes sure I understand how to play each piece, and she is always very patient with me.
September 30, 2019
Fan
I seriously love her since she is so patient and nice.

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Lisa G.

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My student said it best, "I've had the privilege of having Lisa as my voice instructor. In a matter of a few lessons, she began to help me smooth out my vocal breaks and extend my range. Lisa provides great exercises and technique that strengthen and improve your singing. She is someone you can trust and feel comfortable with during your journey. She is passionate about music and knowledgeable in a variety of different styles. There's nothing quite like learning to set your voice free, and Lisa makes that possible!

-Olivia 22"

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August 20, 2019
Martin Z
It was wonderful for lisa to have the patience to help me believe that I could improve my vocals.. we did some ear training to help me get more in tune with the music!
Lisa has lots of enthusiasm and is excited with singing and helping others improving their singing abilities.
We did some group classes too, which were fun and those really engaging and motivating for the whole group.
August 8, 2019
Sergio
Lisa worked with my 10- and 6-year-old boys. They absolutely loved the lessons. We could hear them playing and laughing the whole time. She's really talented at teaching children.

I also took a lesson with her myself and it was everything I hoped for and more. I like technical details when learning and Lisa adapted the lesson to that preference very nicely.

Bottom line: Lisa is an amazing instructor and you or your children will learn a lot from her.
August 7, 2019
Yustina
Several lessons with Lisa helped me to feel comfortable singing in my upper register. I was a very low alto, now, in my good days, I can belt Adele's notes (I didn't say I sound like Adele, though)

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Lisa G.

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About Ryan

I am a guitarist, singer, producer, and composer. I have an associates degree in guitar performance and currently study music composition at Columbia College Chicago.

I have been teaching students of all different ages and experience levels for six years. My stress-free lessons are uniquely tailored to each and every student I have. You will quickly learn that my lessons are designed to accomplish what you want to get out of guitar. I welcome all genres and styles of music. Just tell me what you like and you'll be playing it in no time.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Jodalynn Warholak
"Best piano instructor I've had. Very kind, and friendly environment in her home when I took lessons. It was a great experience learning from her!"
Chuck
"Wes helped me understand so much around music theory and piano. Thanks man!"
Leslie
"So, Buzz is pretty much the best! I’m an adult with a full-time career and no musical background, and I've been looking around off and on for years to fin
d a teacher who wasn't stuffy and was open to a non-traditional student with a semi-crazy work-life schedule. Buzz is patient, flexible, and really breaks down the lessons in ways that make sense to my logical thinking. I always walk away feeling that I learned something new and excited to learn more, which I feel is the biggest testament to his teaching skills. His expertise in music theory has really inspired me to do more than simply learn how to read music, too, and I have no doubt that I’ll be taking lessons with him for a long time to come. Plus he’s hilarious, so that helps."
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Jenny
"She's the best, she's the very best out there. THIS HUMAN BEING, is like no other. She'll make it worth your time and money. I have learned a lot and my v
oice has become stronger & powerful. She does genuinely want you to get better and she'll help you, she's very patient, understanding, nurturing, she's a GODSEND. If you don't take her, I understand if it's cause of financial issues, but she's very much worth it. I will follow her as far as possible, she's really been a great help. I do not know how will I ever repay her back."
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Megan
"Very nice, caring, and instructive. She knows her stuff!"
Zoe
"My daughter is loving her lessons and learning how to sing with breath. Laurel is great with her!"
Mary
"James is a very talented man. His patience and passion for teaching piano make him one of the best instructors out there! He is extremely knowledgable abo
ut piano with over 30 years experience. I highly recommend taking piano lessons from him!"
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Grace
"Cheryl's a great teacher! Both encouraging and informative. Aside from possessing a great knowledge of music, she has an amazing voice and can teach throu
gh example. She really helped a lot!"
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Kitty
"I was so nervous, but Robin made me feel comfortable immediately. My first lesson was awesome."

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