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About Azuri

Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've learned with my students.

Art is one of the most important tools we have as a culture and contains in it a shared history, tradition and the keys to future ones. Whether it be through the primal qualities of music or the impulses of dance, the records of drawing or descriptions of writing, these are the tools for our expression. I have had the great fortune to study, in many different settings, a small piece of these traditions and sharing them is paramount in respect to receiving them. I love sharing knowledge and I hope to elevate yours as a st

udent.

Teaching Philosophy -

My teaching philosophy is built on well rounded communication, explanation and examples. So, that a student can truly understand and learn a topic, surrounded in a very humorous, light and supportive environment.
Along with being provided good information, a student learns better and feels more motivated to learn when there is a balance of positive support and confidence building accompanied by constructive criticism and examples/information that can help a student assess what ever walls they may be meeting in their musical growth.

I understand that all students/artists have different goals they wish to achieve. So it is very important to me to accommodate each individuals needs and wants to help them grow in the fields they wish too; However, In that I have played music for a long time, I understand there are certain things that a student may not have been exposed to yet; It is important that while focusing on a students artistic goals they respect and are open to the suggestion and guidance of their teacher.

I truly believe music has an amazing influence on the world and has the ability to change peoples way of thinking. Therefore, I try and keep an open awareness to all music, so that I can understand all different musical languages utilized to communicate to people, and I don't believe I will ever know them all. I hold it to attention to influence my students somewhat similarly so that they can shape the landscape of how we communicate musically in the future.

I also try and be very patient with my students. Knowing that when I feel rushed, it makes information more difficult to comprehend, remember and allocate. I love watching the gears run in my students head, so I try and provide information that pushes a student but is within their abilities.

HUMOR is very important. I like to break people out of their shell by telling a joke and hopefully getting one back, so they feel more comfortable and free. One of a Artists worst enemies are nerves. Keeping things light-hearted and maybe even a little small talk can be very helpful to a students development and growth on a topic. After all, Art is meant to be fun and we should enjoy every moment of it, in fact we should enjoy every moment in life period.

I understand music requires focus and discipline and I have certain expectation of a student to understand that and practice. You can't buy chops, you can't buy music theory etc. you can get help but eventually your the one who must understand it and play it.

I am here to help you. Based on what I know and what I have extensively studied, I will do all that I can to help you achieve your musical goals. I am here to answer your questions and help you grow. I love teaching because I love sharing knowledge; As long as your seek it, it is here for you. Otherwise, I'd still love to hear some jokes.

Education -

MUSIC
_Bachelors in Music - 2016 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Associates in Music - 2011 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Major in Music - (Academy for Visual and Performing Arts) - 2008
_Garden of Angels - 2003 - Performance Academy

DANCE
_Krump, Pop-n-Lock - 2012 - (Xtreme)
_Break Dancing - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_Traditional Brazilian Dance & Samba - 2014

MARTIAL ARTS
_Capoeira - Current - (Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen)
_Wing Tsun - 2013 - (Johnny from the Emin Boztepe School)

ART
_Graffiti - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_General Art - 2008 - (AVPA)
_Painting - 2003 - (Garden of Angels)

Much Love,
Azuri Zen M.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm very disciplined but am also very light hearted. It's important for me to assess things seriously, so that one can understand a topic or piece of information.

I generate my lessons based on the individuals needs and therefore draw from various curriculums, sources and examples, such as : MI curriculum for ear training, Theory, Single string Technique, Reading, Rhythm guitar, Ted Greenes Chord Chemistry, Berklee Guitar Method, as well as The Real Book, other artist books(Eric Clapton, etc.) The Guitar Players Hand Book, Bach pieces and self developed curriculums, relative to the topic at hand and students personal goals, amongst many others.

-Beginning students within three months of consistent lessons should have the ability to solo and playing chords to songs that they are interested in and songs provided in the lesson along with a basic understanding of the major scale and its relationship to all of the diatonic music.

-intermediate students should have an elevated understanding of scale and chord patters along with the theory that explains modal relationships and use of these concepts.

-Advanced students should learn all of diatonic scale shapes and modes assuming they don't already know them in which case their specifically situation will be assessed

-Professional students I expect to have specific questions therefore where they grow should be largely subjective.

Overall, in a short amount of time on a scale of 1 - 10 I expect to in three months at-least elevate a students musical abilities one full point if not more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio in home in private room with guitars, amps, piano, and seating.
Em's studio is family owned cafe with studio in finished basement with an office, recording equipment, and teaching space for acting and guitar.

*** Specialties ***
As a Musician I try and play as many styles and be proficient in as many as possible and therefore can play most. However, in the fields of blues, jazz, funk, flamenco and Latin I excel.
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September 19, 2017
Dylan
Very patient and gave a nice introduction to the basics for my 9 year old.
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.

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About Chanel

Hello there! I'm Chanel Narcissus and thank you for your interest in my studio. I have been teaching private lessons and recording music since 2007 and am able to teach lessons at your home, online or at Studio Nar, LLC located in the Towson area.

My education career has afforded me the opportunity to be a graduate of Sheffield Institute of Recording Arts with a concentration in Audio Engineering. I also attended Morgan State University, where I was a double major in the concentrations of Vocal Performance and Classical Piano. Here, I received my Bachelors of Arts degree.

Throughout my career, I have gained in depth knowledge and experience in teaching voice, piano and theory, audition preparation, audio engineering, production and song-writing and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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September 11, 2019
Bunmi A.
I'm am so glad I choose Chanel as a Teacher. Chanel is very knowledgeable and warming. She makes me so comfortable. I am able to learn so much from her while enjoying one of my passions. I highly recommend Chanel.
August 8, 2019
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Chanel is a very warm, encouraging instructor and I am glad I followed my intuition. She made me feel comfortable and I trust her.
May 16, 2019
Keah B.
OMG, Chanel is a wonderful and talented instructor, exudes great energy.

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About Brittnee

Brittnee Pool is a South Carolina-based clarinetist and a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory. Ms. Pool is an avid performer of a wide variety of repertoire. She has enjoyed playing as an orchestral musician with the New England Conservatory Orchestra as well as with other orchestras throughout the Boston area. Her performances have taken her to concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall. As a chamber musician her chamber group was one of the winners of the Boston Conservatory’s Honors Concert Competition in 2014 and performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Tine. Ms. Pool has performed recitals both in her hometown in North Carolina and in Boston. She is avidly trying to bring music to the community and was a Community Performances and Partnerships Fellow at New England Conservatory for two years. Ms.

Pool was a semi-finalist in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in 2016 and attended the Brevard Music Center Institute in the summer of 2015. In addition to her private studies, Ms. Pool has performed in masterclasses with Charles Neidich, Yehuda Gilad and many others.
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November 4, 2017
Nicholas
Excellent teacher! Brittnee is very patient and has really helped me improve my play considerably in a short period of time. I look forward to continuing lessons with her and would recommend her to friends or family looking for a teacher!

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About Dayna

Hello!,

My classical training began at age 10, when I started to play the viola. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to violin, guitar, piano, voice, composition, and songwriting.

Originally a biology major at SUNY Purchase College, I quickly became restless knowing that I was unable to focus on music enough. So, I switched it up, followed my passion, and began studying music theory and production. Since then, my life has been focused on teaching, performing, writing, and recording music- and I wouldn't have it any other way!
It's been quite a journey, and I can't wait to share all that I've learned along the way with you.

Whether you are just starting out, or are looking to further the knowledge you already have, I will meet you at where you are, and help you to achieve your personal goals.

Together we can work o

n technique, theory, improvisation, ear-training, songwriting, and more!
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October 4, 2019
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February 13, 2019
Franklin B.
Great teacher of the violin! Always patient and supportive. Not going to make you feel bad if you mess up, but still encourages to push yourself further.
January 31, 2019
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About Becca

I am a friendly, outgoing, and passionate music teacher! I play the harp and piano and absolutely love to spread the joy of music. I started playing the harp because my grandmother was a harpist and I thought it was the most beautiful instrument. After all these years, I still love the amazing sound of the harp. I completed my degree in Harp Performance from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music where I received a well-rounded education in both performance and academics (including theory, history, and technology). Please let me know if you have any questions- can't wait to get started!

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January 22, 2019
Piper
Becca was flexible to come to our home and very sweet and professional. A great first experience into piano.
November 2, 2017
Alison
Becca is a wonderful music teacher. She taught piano to both of my girls (ages 8 and 10). She was patient and inspiring. They couldn't wait to see her every week!
October 30, 2017
Nora
Becca was a wonderful first piano teacher for my daughter. Highly recommend her—professional, patient, kind.

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About Jacob

My name is Jake! I am from the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a Bachelors degree from The University of Akron in Trumpet Performance and a Masters degree from Louisiana State University, also in Trumpet Performance. I have been teaching private trumpet lessons for about 7 years. In this time, I have worked with hundreds of students ranging in age and skill level, from beginners at the age of 10 years old to advanced college students.
Every student is different and learns differently. As an experienced teacher, I believe we need to have a multitude of routes to the same destination. I also believe in the potential for greatness in every student. It takes hard work, but I am happy to guide your child to reach their full potential. The majority of my teaching is centered on creating a beautiful sound and making music.

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April 8, 2019
Lindsay
Jacob is great my son loves taking lessons
March 15, 2019
Patti
My daughter's first year in Marching Band was a success. She played trumpet for 4 years and switched to mellophone for Marching Band season. Lessons with Jake for both instruments helped her grow into a much more confident player. Jake is a great inspiration and teacher.
June 20, 2018
Jennifer
My daughter has taken lessons from Jacob for over two years and greatly enjoys him as a teacher. Her musical ability has grown significantly under his guidance. He is patient and through as well as challenges his students to be the best that they can be. I would highly recommend him as an instructor.

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Jem V.

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I will be attending ISU to study music therapy
I currently attend FAU and study trombone performance
I have performed with the all state band 2015-2018
I have also performed with the all district band 2015-2018
I have attended solo and ensemble district and state level and only getting superiors.
My sophomore year I received an award for my musicianship at my high school's award ceremony.
My senior year I earned an award for my musicianship at my school's band banquet.
For FAU I have performed with the commencement band
I was also principal trombone in the Florida youth orchestra.
I have been principle player of with wind ensemble band in my high school. I have worked with them to make sure music sounds good. teaching them rhythms and improving intonation.
My passion is working smart and hard to teach kids and young adults how to be the

best versions of themselves. While being a good musician is important, it is also important to constantly improve discipline and maturity.
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Hi, my name is Adla! I am currently a student at Earlham College double majoring in computer science and music! As I am half Turkish, I had been connected to the language since I was little and later on went to Turkish high school in my city where I enjoyed tutoring my peers as well as younger students! I have a 5+ years of tutoring experience and I hope you guys will enjoy my lessons and that I will help you achieve your goals!

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"Dora is an amazing music teacher. She worked with both of my kids giving them piano and voice lessons. Dora has a hands-on teaching style and integrates f
un, a love of learning with music theory. She is very patient and provides developmentally appropriate exercises to practice. All of her lessons are exciting and productive. Both of my children look forward to not only taking lessons but coming home to practice! Dora has a way of motivating her students to make them want to work hard and get better. We are very lucky and grateful to have her as a music teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to improve in their musical journey!"
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was losing her motivation to play and practice. Nicole was extremely kind, patient and encouraging yet held my daughter to very high standards. Due to her instruction, my daughter was able to play in some elite pre-professional chamber groups and recently was a prize winner at a Concerto competition. Nicole always had my daughter’s best interests at heart and went above and beyond to provide opportunities for her to excell at the instrument and feel confident about herself and her playing. I highly recommend Nicole for any level of player!"
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Georgia
"Randy is an extremely nice and patient music teacher! He is a highly experienced music teacher. Over the years he has taught me how to play numerous gen
res of music on the piano including Disney, classical, and pop songs. In addition to this, Randy is currently teaching me how to read sheet music. He is great with catering to your needs. He makes learning how to play the piano fun!"
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"Sharon is very patient and at the same time rigorous about getting every single detail right. She has been very helpful in revising different concepts whe
n I first learnt playing piano many years ago, as well as teaching various piano techniques that I didn't realize was important for the long term, especially guiding me how to fix my hand posture. Thanks Sharon!"
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Steve
"I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat
and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return."
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KV
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Brian
"I had a great first lesson with Kelvin! He's fast and efficient and knows how to maximize the online time slot! This is gonna be fun!!!"

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