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Richard D.

25 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
  • Teaching since 2007
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Richard D.

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I teach guitar from a wide background in many genres. You can expect to learn chord and scale theory, as well as mechanics, tone control, note and key identification, and ear training. We can explore any genre of interest, however my specialties are in blues, rock, classic rock, bluegrass, and country.

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music

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Greg
Richie is a great instructor who strikes a good balance between keeping things new and fun while also creating a healthy challenge. I'm only halfway through my lessons with him, and I've enjoyed each one of them so far!
Richard W.
This was my first lesson with Richard, he was awesome. Richard is very knowledgeable, good listener and explained in detail what we were covering for the lesson this evening. Richard is very patient and explained he enjoys working with beginners, highly recommend Richard if you’re looking to learn to play the guitar. Looking forward to learning more from Richard.
Jason
Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!
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David M.

47 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David M.

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Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Jazz, Rock, Metal.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Dave is a great teacher!
Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Lucy K.

2 Reviews
Chesterfield, MO
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Czech, Bulgarian, English, Bulgarian, Russian
  • Violin performance from Academy of Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Teaching since 1982
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Lucy K.

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Experienced violin teacher of 39 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of counting, concentration, coordination, precision and note reading skills. I specialize in traditional European method.

About Lucy

Hi There! I am a violin, viola and piano teacher with over 39 years of experience as a professional violinist. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Instruction from the Higher Musical Pedagogical Institute in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I teach traditional European method, and my stude

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Steven F.
Very knowledgeable and experienced in not just playing the violin but teaching it as well.
Chris T.
At the age of 58 I decided to start taking violin lessons for 2 reasons, enjoyment of playing music and exercise my brain. I found Lucy K on the takelessons.com website and she was able to accommodate my request for lessons in my home on a Sunday. Starting from scratch, she taught me the fundamentals of playing and I have made some progress over the last 8 months. She is patient with me yet will push me along and at time bring me out of my comfort zone, which is good. She has the ability and training to teach students from early age to older adults like me. In addition, she also teaches piano, which my wife started lessons with Lucy K at the same time I started violin. She has my recommendation if you have interest in either violin or piano.
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Ann B.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ann B.

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Every body is different. Your yoga should be as unique as you are. Using alignment that works specifically for your body, we'll craft a practice that helps you get the most out of our time together. It's perfect for anyone starting out, for those recovering from an illness or an injury, or for those wanting to take their practice a little further.

I provide mats and a wide variety of props as necessary to keep your practice safe, and fun. But more than anything, to help you see how strong your body is. In person sessions include a detailed guide to help you continue your practice in between. Online sessions include link to session.

About Ann

I've spent the last 20 years learning how to use yoga to get the most out of my body and mind. Now I want to show you. As a registered 500 level yoga instructor, I'm excited to help each person develop personal goals and create an individual practice that is possible to continue regularly. My Master

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Kathy S.

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Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Emglish
  • Bachelors Degree from St. Louis University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kathy S.

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Students of all ages in a personal relaxed atmosphere.
Customized to each student. If the student has not previously taken lessons I use Piano Adventures as the basic course guide. I have found it the most productive and enjoyable for my students. I uses a minimum of the Lesson and Theory book for my younger students with either the basic course or Accelerated course depending on their age and maturity. Adults begin with the All In one adult book. I add the other books that accompany each level based on the particular students needs and interests. I believe that a good grounding in Theory is essential as a student who becomes proficient in sight reading, no matter how well he/she plays by ear, will find that the doors for lifetime musical fulfillment with be much wider. However, with a student who has already had some lessons I will be happy to continue with any method that the student is currently using.
I also believe in supplementing the Piano course with the student's favorite ...

About Kathy

About Me: I am an experienced classically trained Pianist who has been playing since the 3rd grade. I enjoy all styles of music and love sharing that enjoyment with my students. I have certification from the State of Missouri that I am proficient in educating beginning Piano students and have contin

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Josh
Kathy is very fun and enjoyable. We laugh during my lessons and she is low pressure. She makes the entire process of learning an instrument fun!
Tammy
I am VERY pleased with Kathy as my daughter's piano teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable giving a very well rounded lesson. She includes theory in her lesson plan and I think that helps my daughter in her understanding of the whys...
Kathy
Kathy came to my home for my lesson. She has a very pleasant personality and it is very easy to follow her instructions. She kept the pace up, yet did not overload me. It's been a number of years since I have played and she did an excellent job on getting me back on the keys. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Sylvia P.

Mascoutah, IL
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Sylvia P.

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Piano shouldn't be boring, it shouldn't just be Bach, and it shouldn't be endless, pointless exercises.

Piano should be fun, interesting, and practical. Theory, scales, and exercises should be helpful, practical, and directly tied into pieces a student is learning, and each student should get the opportunity to work on pieces they're interested in, not just keep to standard repertoire only.

I tailor piano lessons to each student, their goals, and their musical tastes. While I use the Faber Piano Adventures curriculum, students are always welcome to bring in extra pieces to work on or ask for help finding something specific. Every student will learn the basics of sight reading, playing by ear, improvising, and harmonizing--then work more on whatever they are interested in.

As a professional pianist, I will teach practical skills that can actually earn my students money when they get advanced enough, such as reading lead sheets, playing with the timing of a piece, and accompanying

About Sylvia

Hi! I'm Sylvia--I play piano, violin, and viola professionally, and guitar, flute, and clarinet amateurly. I'm in school to become a music therapist, since I've seen how powerful music can be in treating a huge variety of illnesses, both physical and mental.

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