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These Music teachers are highly rated by students in the Highland area, including Caseyville, O Fallon, Dupo, Trenton and Lebanon.

Matthew V.

Saint Louis, MO 63103


About Matthew

I teach because I love it... I love seeing a student reach their goals.

I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players. I have a keen sense of ascertaining a student’s skill level, so that I can quickly get them into working on the musicianship skills that will transform their playing. My sessions are efficient: they are very effective, very quickly.

As a beginner, you can approach the learning process in a way that keeps it fun & exciting while building the techniques & vocabulary that you use every day.
The cool thing about the guitar is that all of the chords & strumming patterns that you learn from day one are the same chords & strumming patterns you’ll use as an intermediat

e or advanced player. You don’t have to start with super basic “baby” steps & then learn what the “real” players use later down the road. You get to immediately start with the real deal.
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Matthew V.

Saint Louis, MO

Miriam Angela P.

Greenville, IL 62246

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About Miriam Angela

*** Studio Equipment ***
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.

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

*** Specialties ***
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.

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

*** Travel Equipment ***
ipad recording/lesson curriculum/students need instrument for practice

*** Specialties ***
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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Nils B.

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About Nils

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with just a little bit of practice each day anyone can learn to play guitar.
Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live.
Like all good things in life, there are no shortcuts, and learning the guitar takes time and effort, but in return you get the ability to express yourself through music, which is one of the most rewarding skills anyone could ever learn, at any age and in any situation.

My main focus is on helping you reach the point where you are actually playing music, instead of endlessly going over exercises or theory.
I want you to be able to play music you would enjoy listening to, because this is when you will start to truly appreciate your accomplish

ment, and progress will start to come much easier.

Together we will discuss your personalized course, based on your goals and situation, and along the way I will provide materials/tools and a summary or a recording of each lesson as needed, for you to take home to work on.
Different aspects we'll discuss are technique, chart/sight reading, music theory, ear training, soloing/improvisation, and developing a strong sense of rhythm, most of which will be done through simply learning to play the songs you like.
Besides the basics, it's very important to learn how to independently keep challenging yourself, learn from your mistakes and continue growing musically, simply using your ears and whatever information you can find online or anywhere else, even without my help.

Besides teaching you how to play I can also help with finding the right instrument and equipment, provide advice on guitar/amplifier maintenance and setups, as well as recording techniques, or any other practical matters related to playing music/guitar.

Lessons can be either at your residence or at my fully equipped home studio in the Hollywood Hills/Studio City area. In a beautiful and private environment, with plenty of (free/safe) street parking available.
Lessons via Skype are obviously available as well.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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September 8, 2019
Tadeh Alvandi
Nils has been amazing to work with. Having used books and some other self teaching methods in the past, I felt stuck and after 1 lesson with Nils I immediately was able to get to the next step. One huge difference from other instructors is that Nils encourages me to learn with music that I like which makes a huge difference when practicing. Nils is extremely knowledgeable and patient, I can't thank him enough for his help and expertise.
July 26, 2019
Chris P.
Nils is great to work with. He understood where I wanted to focus, and provided great direction. Very nice guy, too.
June 26, 2019
Adrian
Excellent teacher!

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Nils B.

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About Andrew

I have loved music since I was a child. I began playing clarinet when I was 11 years old and slowly picked up new instruments like the saxophone, harmonica, guitar, ukulele, flutes, whistles, kazoo, and others. I enjoy any style of music and have a desire to learn as many instruments as possible. My line-up of new instruments to learn are: accordion, banjo, trombone, the cello.
I love to teach and share my passion for music with others. My hope to is make people into learners of music proficient in learning any instrument they wish.

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December 4, 2018
Nathaniel M.
Excellent experience. Learned a great deal on the first day. Hoping to get fluent in playing this instrument.
September 8, 2016
Aaliyah F.
Very professional and knowledgeable of music and playing the instruments. He is a wonderful teacher who is optimistic and truly works hard too bring out the best in his students. My daughter Aaliyah has learned so much in such a short time and we are greatful.
January 14, 2016
Tracy H.
Simply put, Andrew is the best. His genuine love and passion for all-things music was obvious the first day we met him. He is great with kids. He is flexible yet reliable. We love the fact that he tailors his lessons, homework, and incentives to the needs and interests of each individual student. We are confident that we could not find a better guitar instructor for our daughter.

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Andrew M.

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About Leanne

You can call me Ms. L or Ms. Y, but I am a highschool senior and I simply love passing on what I have experienced to those around me. Since I am a little young I hope we'd get well together. I have been playing the piano for a decade and will continue to take my own private lessons and teach you what I have learned from them.

I am able to give my students the warmup’s and pieces for whatever level they are currently in and will improve on.

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Kwame S.

Belleville, IL 62221

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About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a singer and songwriter. I have been involved with many of local and semi-professional bands in the surrounding area and perform from time to time as a solo artist or with a group. My mission as a musical teacher is to preserve the art of making music and pass it down as it was taught to me. I feel music is a very necessary element that makes the world go round!

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January 20, 2019
Deanna
I was very pleased with my lessons. I learned a lot and Kwame was very patient and helpful. I like the progression of the lessons and feel like at this rate I will be where I want to be vocally in no time at all.
January 20, 2019
Isabelle
Kwame is a great instructor!! He is knowledgeable about the craft he teaches and is great at explaining things in a comprehensible manner. My daughter is young, and his teaching method provided her with the skills and confidence to learn you how play. She went from not liking to play as much to not being able to stay away from a piano.
January 13, 2019
Antonio
Kwame is super nice and easy to work with

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Kwame S.

Belleville, IL

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About Shubha

I'm a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has over 3 million streams on both my original music and cover material. I was a semi-finalist on American Idol season 12, have opened for Grammy-nominated acts like Train and Lindsey Stirling, headlined concerts for over 3 thousand people, performed for Barack Obama, and graduated from the University of Chicago where I took classes in Jazz Theory. I look forward to working with students in finding their voice and gaining the confidence to write better songs and sing like the stars they are! My versatility, experience and training helps me to make the learning experience fun, productive and rewarding.

Currently, I am an active performer and write every day with various songwriters (over 200 songs written). I spent much of the past 5 years performing, writing, developing my voice, studying

different genres, and recording. My songs have been released on Armada Music and placed in independent films. As a songwriter fundamentals coach, I work with students on refining melodies by combining multiple genres and refining lyrics by evaluating each line.

Last year, I released my debut EP and also signed a publishing deal with Bellringer Music. This year, I am crafting my original material that will be released soon.

I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home in Los Feliz. I work with singers and songwriters in a variety of genres and always enforce an initial period of learning technique through Italian arias, and then transitioning into whatever styles students are eager to learn for auditions, shows, etc.

Some of the musical styles I teach: Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Soul, Country and R&B
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August 16, 2019
Dania
Shubha was an excellent instructor. She is clearly well trained, and breaks everything down for any and all levels. She also makes every lesson fun with her sense of humor! Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.
August 11, 2019
Tessa
Shubha is one of the best vocal coaches I’ve ever had. She’s kind and patient and she knows how to get results. Before taking lessons with her, I was auditioning for shows using songs that weren’t the right fit for my voice. She helped me master my audition and I got the role! I’m going to continue lessons with her and I highly recommend her!
August 11, 2019
Swati
I have been doing online vocal lessons with Shubha for a short time, and it was an amazing choice!! I love to sing, but I've never been super confident in it. She helps me learn vocal warm ups that have really allowed me to expand my range and feel like I have the confidence to actually perform live. The practice has been invaluable to me and really inspiring. She's given me that nudge to say yes to singing and feel like I can accept more gigs and feel ready to perform.

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Jonathan
"Its veen 3 lessons and my son has not only already started to play music he is in love with it. Ryan not only instructs he inspires."
Steven Steele
"Only one lesson so far, but I think Chris is going to be a huge asset for my cello skills. Extremely friendly and easy to talk with. Explains techniques
and concepts in an easy to understand fashion."
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Everett
"Shon is very personable and brings to the table a wide range of experience and versatility.
Especially if you have more than one interest he is particula
rly effective because he can teach voice as well as singing and musical instrumentation."
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Amanda
"Vandi is kind, talented and very well educated. I have worked with her in the past and she is fun to work with and always wants what is best for her stude
nts. She helped me pass my promotional test in college. I could not have done it without her help and more importantly, friendship!"
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Jordan
"I am an advanced musician but a novice at accordion. Shelia has done an excellent job of providing materials that are interesting and fun for me, and the
material moves forward at a logical pace. She makes her own arrangements and instructional materials. Shelia also has a sense of humor and a lot of enthusiasm. Lessons are fun. I highly recommend her."
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Anna
"My daughter has had Lana as a piano instructor for 4 years and we could not be happier! She is a wonderful teacher who is very attentive, patient and car
ing with our daughter. Lana has a very positive attitude and compliments our daughter with a job well done! We hope to continue learning from Lana for many more years!"
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Rick
"jim is a very knowledgable and nice guy who takes the time to explain at a beginners level"
Sydney
"My daughter shared that she liked Lily and Lily knew her stuff! Very satisfied with the first lesson."
Sara
"I purchased these lessons for my granddaughter who is nine years old she is a very first time guitar player Heather was absolutely fabulous kind positive
and took all the time that Sara needed with each thing she tauter Sarah's looking forward to more lessons with her"
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