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These Music teachers are highly rated by students in the Coffeen area, including Walshville, Mulberry Grove, Sorento, Smithboro and Hagarstown.

Borey S.

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About Borey

Hi there! I have 10+ years of experience teaching and am currently available to teach lessons at your home. I can teach piano, accordion, composition, music theory, and electronic music production. I am adept at a wide range of genres including classical, jazz, hip-hop, folk, country, R&B, and pop. I have taught students of all ages, from young children to adults, from both contemporary and classical music backgrounds. My teaching philosophy is holistic and incorporates keyboard technique, basic and advanced elements of rhythm and harmonic analysis, music theory, and ear training. I am especially adept with teaching jazz piano and improvisation, from beginner to advanced levels. I am firmly committed to the education of students from all types of musical and cultural backgrounds.

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provide their own piano (or keyboard) or accordion, depending on what they want to learn.

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I specialize in jazz, improvisation, composition, music theory (classical or jazz) as well as electronic music production
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Miriam Angela P.

Greenville, IL 62246

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The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in the music room with piano, guitar, full-length mirror. Seating is also available.

The teacher's university studio lessons are taught in sound-proof office with piano, guitar, vocal mic, and mirrors. Seating is also available.

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I provide any book or sheet music materials for myself. Students required to have instrument.

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Voice is area of expertise. Pop/jazz are performance area specialties. Musical theater, classical, pop, traditional, christian all areas with successful teaching experience.

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Miriam Angela P.

Greenville, IL

Catherine B.

Greenville, IL 62246

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About Catherine

ALREADY BACKGROUND CHECKED INTERNATIONALLY AND THROUGH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY as MUSIC EDUCATOR
Areas of strength: accompanying or collaborative piano, performance, pedagogy, clarinet performance and pedagogy. music ministry, vocal coaching, ear training and sight reading

Over 15 years in music performance and music education. Extensive multicultural and international performance, instruction and public relations activities. Additional credentials in popular/jazz voice, keyboards, beginning guitar and clarinet. Expertise and certification in business and music technology, MIDI, notation software, interactive musical software. Over ten years teaching experience in college, university, and community college settings, and in commercial, private or public school studios.

Background has been checked for my existing employment at Greenvil

le College and at St John United Church. I passed with flying colors! Just call them to see this.

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I am a conservatory taught pianist who loves jazz and popular show music and improvisation. I hope my ability to exemplify the highest standards of musicianship inspires my students. I will not push a student beyond their own level of interest and desires, I believe we all have a gold mine within us and only need the help of another to see and obtain the best that is there. I have a doctorate in pedagogy studies, I am able to create a curriculum for each student and utilize methods that are readily available to everyone who chooses to benefit from them.

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Photos of the grand piano, keyboards, sound system and computer software are posted with my students

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ipad recording/lesson curriculum/students need instrument for practice

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piano, contemporary music
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June 2, 2019
Tom K.
For my first lesson, I found Catherine to be personable, encouraging, and highly skilled. She listened to my goals, assessed my present ability (I had tried to teach myself piano. I failed.) and worked through some exercises with me to improve my skills. I found the lesson challenging but not overwhelming. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her.
February 14, 2013
Catherine B.
so much fun!

This teacher has a great time with her students as they learn keyboards, piano, theory, singing and basic skills on percussion and woodwind instruments. She can show beginning guitarists the chords and strums, too. We perform with the teacher at different places for youth group events, recitals, even musical theater shows. I hope I keep learning music the rest of my life.

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Catherine B.

Greenville, IL

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About Carrie

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I've been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years. I have my BA in music and business. I have had some amazing experiences along the way. I've worked with world renowned vocal coaches, sang at Carnegie Hall, and played on various cds to raise money/awareness for charity projects. I'm grateful for all of this, but I love working with students on their music most of all. It delights me to see a student have an "aha" moment where they realize that they have what it takes to be great. I'd love to work with you, but if I don't I hope you reach your goals and have fun doing it ! ~ Carrie Jo ~

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I'm a laid back teacher but you will definitely learn

a lot. I just believe if it starts to not be fun, what's the point? Music isn't just about perfect theory and note placement it's about enjoyment. That's why I tailor make every lesson specifically based on my student's goals. I have students that like a more traditional approach so I use standard method books with them. I also have students that want to learn how to play by ear so we use a less traditional method and I teach them chord structures and how to move around easily on their instrument. My favorite thing to teach is vocal lessons but I love teaching piano and guitar also.

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The In-Studio lessons are taught on an upright piano or acoustic/electric guitar. Student should bring own guitar. No pets. Waiting room out front for parents.

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They need their own instrument.

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I've performed at Carnegie Hall and I've had the opportunity to work with world renowned vocal coaches. I offer that as well as techniques that I've developed to help you reach your goals quickly and with great skill !
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September 11, 2018
Janice (Tony) G.
Carrie is great! She is very patient, positive and encouraging. We have three members of our household taking lessons from her, and she tailors the lessons for the individual goals, levels and interests of each of us.
May 15, 2018
Steve H.
Had a great time and look forward to more lessons.
February 26, 2016
Logan P.
It was awesome! Great experience with Carrie and she got me playing within our first lesson! Couldn't be happier!

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Erik F.

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Pianist, music director, and vocal coach, Erik was born and raised in Eastern Washington state. As a solo pianist, he has been heard all across the northwest and beyond, in cities including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Prague and Salzburg. Erik has been a guest artist at Whitman College, Portland State University, The Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, California State University Summer Arts, the West Seattle Symphony, and the Gig-Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Erik’s passion for teaching has led him to be an adjudicator for various festivals including the Washington Sonata-Sonatina Festival and the Washington Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Erik most recently served as the Music Director for the National Tour of Kander and Ebb's tim

eless musical Cabaret. This production was on tour from December 2017 through May 2018 all across North America. Broadway.com's review praised the musicianship of the show, "Musical director Erik Flaten's musicians are impressive in their dexterity: At one moment, they are providing rich interpretations of the memorable John Kander score, while perhaps at the next they are playing denizens of the Kit Kat Klub or neighborhood thugs, wastrels and other folks of questionable repute. Flaten and his band are given their own richly deserved moments in the spotlight at the top of Act Two and the music director himself is given the well-earned final bow at the end of the curtain call."

Erik currently resides in Philadelphia, where he coaches and plays for a diverse range of singers. In addition to coaching and playing, Erik works as Music Director for musical theater, manages a private studio, and serves as Artistic Director of the Media Performing Arts Series. Previous successes include performances with mezzo-soprano, Angela Niederloh and baritone, Matthew Hayward in Portland, and a performance of the Grieg piano concerto with the West Seattle Symphony. Upcoming engagements on the East Coast include collaborative work with with soprano, Leah Golub.

Students of Erik have the opportunities to perform in studio recitals and workshops.
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August 2, 2019
Nathan F.
Erik made an excellent first impression with our beginner level 9-year-old son. Erik’s knowledge and experience, mixed with his teaching style, seem to be a good fit for him.
August 2, 2019
Olivia F.
Great first lesson. Erik’s knowledge and experience, mixed with his teaching style seems to be a good fit for our kids.
April 29, 2019
Kerin
As an adult beginner I appreciate the time Erik takes to answer my questions about theory and technical aspects of playing.

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I am enthusiastic and passionate to teach and I will be willing to help students to solve their vocal problems.

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Chaul Y.

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I have been playing the violin for over 24 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music knowledge into violin playing, especially in the field of reading and learning new music. My goal is to help music lovers learn how to teach themselves one day when a music teacher is no longer available.

I started teaching in 2011 while I was completing the Master of Music degree at Rice University. As I finished my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in December 2017, I decided to build and expand my own studio in Burleson, TX.

I also tutor beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese and have always loved Chinese literature.

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March 15, 2018
Indira
Thank you Chaul for a great lesson and also for being so patient with me when my computer didn't log into the session right away. I enjoyed my first lesson and am excited to have such a fabulous teacher that sent me material and information to prepare for my first session. I feel confident that I will be able to progress and I know that I will enjoy learning with you. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
February 21, 2018
Barrie
Within a half hour lesson I learned the proper way hold the bow and the chords to pluck for twinkle twinkle little star. You can feel how excited she is to be teaching someone her passsion. I'd definately recommend her.

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Chaul Y.

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About Alyssa

I am a classically trained violinist, and I perform regularly with local artists, dancers, musicians, and composers. I am about to release an album this summer and am also collaborating with Alarm Will Sound on a performance of my original work for their 2020 season.

I love teaching adults and I love teaching children — of any level. Learning the violin is a beautiful skillset that can enhance creativity, logic, and problem-solving. I’ve even found that daily violin practice can be an entryway into living life more mindfully.

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From 2008 - 2012 I studied with Monte Belknap, head of the Violin Performance program at Brigham Young University. Professor Belknap is constantly innovating new ways to approach technique, and I value this approach in my own teaching. As a teacher, I model Professor Belknap's sense of innov

ation, while also drawing upon my collaborative experiences with various artists in my community. These approaches richly inform my process with my students.
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January 9, 2019
Maggie
Alyssa was very thorough and met my objectives.
March 19, 2018
Colin
Alyssa is a wonderful teacher and a professional player. Studying with her is efficient. She has a keen sense of detail, knowing what is most important to focus on for the next lesson. Her careful instruction reaches well beyond the violin as she teaches musicianship and ear-training. She'll prepare you for real-world playing at any experience level.
March 18, 2018
Ben
Alyssa is truly such an inspiring and helpful person to work with as a teacher. She knows her instrument so well, like it’s a close friend she has known for years, and is so easy to feel comfortable with as a student. She’s helping me develop a more personal relationship with how I perform and how compose that feels more like an extension of who I am. I am more well-rounded, confident, and equipped to engage with new musical challenges because of our time together each week. I cannot recommend her enough.

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Janelle
"She taught by me piano from 5 years old through my teen years and worked well with me through each learning stage. Her skill and passion for music continu
e to be an inspiration and I have been able to use what I have learned for both personal pleasure and accompaniment purposes in various settings. Thanks Julie for shaping my life in this way!"
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Jacque
"Thank you Wesley!! you did teach Jacque a lot."
Justin
"Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot."
Leon Waller III
"My first lesson was very informative and comfortable, I felt inspired."
Tina
"Ms. Judy was very professional and we got right into the thick of things. She gave helpful advice and suggestions."
Conahey
"Great teacher for our 8 year old!

Matt has taught our 8 yr old for about 8 months and he has learned so much! Though our son is a bit shy, Matt has been
very patient, positive, and makes his lessons fun. He lets him know it's ok to make mistakes too which is very comforting to him. He is now able to play with his older brother who plays guitar. Matt worked with them together to teach them a song for their school variety show and they are so excited! He is friendly, always on time, and very passionate about teaching. He explains things clearly and gives him a few beats to work on before the next lesson. He loves drumming now:) We highly recommend him."
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Melanie
"Marie has been absolutely wonderful with my 8 year old daughter. My daughter has tried taking piano lessons before and hated going. Marie has completely c
hanged her attitude about piano; my daughter has progressed quickly in the last year and even enjoys practicing. I couldn't recommend a better piano teacher!"
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Edwin
"I’m not usually one to write reviews but Jeff is such a great teacher. He really helped to develop my playing to where now I consider myself a confident b
assist. His style of teaching not only helped me to be a better bassist, but also helped me internalize musical concepts that will help me for the rest of my life. I strongly recommend Jeff if you are looking for someone to really take you to the next level!"
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Nicole
"Very easy to work with....nice personality...and talented."

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