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Sylvia P.

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Mascoutah, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • 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. My teaching core values are: -praise

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Gloria
She really focuses on encouraging students when they perform well, motivating you to work harder. She’s very patient when explaining things and makes sure you understand it before moving on. Overall a great teacher!
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David M.

48 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M./M.M. Music Theory and Composition from Webster University
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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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Chris
Dave is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He's extremely kind and easy to work with, and always pushed me further. He built a balanced curriculum around technique, theory, and playing songs that had me seeing great improvements in a short amount of time. You will not be disappointed! This man knows a great deal about a large variety of topics, and will tune your curriculum to what specific things you want to learn.
Danielle
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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Richard D.

25 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
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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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Gitana M.

3 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Gitana M.

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I take a holistic approach to teaching voice. When you sing, your entire body is your instrument, which means that you have to be attuned to your whole body to produce the healthiest, most organic sound. I've been teaching for 13 years, and in that time I've leaned lots of different methodologies. I use a combination of knowledge from my classical training in conjunction with yoga, mindfulness and real world experience to give my students the best path forward in their musical journey. Whether you're just starting out or already a working professional, with my guidance and teaching you'll be making healthier and freer sounds.

About Gitana

Hi, my name is Gitana! I earned my degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Voice from Midwestern State University in 2011. I was first trained in classical music and prepared for a career in opera. But as life tends to do, things changed and I've been working in musical theatre for the last

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Rhonda B.
Gitana was awesome! She was very knowledgeable. I like the way she explained things and also gave great feedback.
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Maya M.
My daughter was very nervous about starting her lesson, but Gitana put her at ease right away. She was a very happy and enthusiastic beginning singer at the end of her lesson. Thanks Gitana!
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Olivia D.

Saint Louis, MO
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Olivia D.

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I have been teaching children and adults sewing techniques for the past two years. I truly enjoy watching my students grow their skill levels and take on interesting projects to reach their goals. We start at your level and before moving on we ensure comfort and mastery of each skill. We will work at pace and make sure you understand the art of sewing. Join me to learn this essential skill!

About Olivia

Hi there! I am happy you are interested in sewing lessons to develop or improve upon your skills! I run a non-profit dedicated to teaching sewing to children and adults. I love teaching all levels and have specialized in beginning sewers with a focus on teaching children aged 8-14. While teaching se

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Tai O.

2 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Sullivan Foundation Award from THE WILLIAM MATHEUS SULLIVAN MUSICAL FOUNDATION, INC.
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Music Education from Boston University
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Tai O.

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Study with an experienced teacher and an award winning performer. Sing for fun or prepare for performances, exams, and auditions. I specialize in students ages 15+ and teach in a variety of styles ranging from Opera, Classical repertoire, Music Theatre, Gospel, and Popular song. My vocal technique stems from a foundation of good breath support, resonance, and body alignment. I create a supportive and encouraging environment but will challenge each student according to their level.

As a singer, I've performed with the Royal Opera House; Finnish National Opera; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; The Dallas Opera; Birmingham Opera Company; San Diego Opera; Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence to name a few.

I hold degrees in Music Education, Vocal Performance, and Opera Performance from Stetson University (BME), Boston University (MMus), the New England Conservatory of Music (GDip), the Royal College of Music International Opera School (ArtDip), and currently ...

About Tai

I am a professional singer specializing in operatic repertoire; however, I am equally comfortable in other genres having grown up singing gospel, pop, and everything in between. I have sung with companies such as the London Handel Festival; Innsbruck Festival of Early Music; Finnish National Opera;

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Matt
Tai is incredibly patient and gifted at knowing several ways to achieve the success and goals that you want. He is very helpful and knowledgeable about singing, repertoire, and performance practice. His lessons are positive and has made singing fun for me again.
Reina
Tai Oney's musicality paired with his intelligence allows him to not only be a wonderful instructor but a phenomenal performeras well. His education and performance experience will tailor to any level of singer.

He has a great personality and will work hard to achieve the results you are looking for in a singer.

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"Margot’s teaching method is thorough And concise yet relaxed and so fun. Her ability to teach a class of students of all levels understand technique with ease is a true testament to her love of the art and excitement for sharing it"
Dani
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Fastest 45 minutes ever because I had so much fun talking with Lauren while we worked on a painting. I can't wait to continue!"
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Lauren W.
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"Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson."
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Took Acrylic Painting lessons from David Z.
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"Really informative and knowledgeable. Down to earth and generally nice, making the student the priority and helping him out even if it’s a bit overtime."
Joseph
Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"she is inspiring, nice, caring, and gives you time when you need it"
Joneah Johnson
Took Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"Joe is very knowledgeable and very patient. I scheduled another lesson with him. I would highly recommend Joe."
Steve
Took Photography lessons from Joe B.
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"Outstanding workshop! Dan is both a superb painter and a great teacher. He teaches painting techniques in a clear and easy-to-understand way. He shares his experience, artistic vision and philosophy in a way that inspires you to be a better painter. Fun and enjoyable...Don't miss his workshop!!!"
John
Took Oil Painting lessons from Dan L.
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"Jonathan is without a doubt a talented professional photographer / artist. Yet he has adapted himself to working with a novice trying to navigate a new digital camera before a big Patagonia vacation of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner like I am or a professional photographer looking to improve your game, Jonathan will exceed your expectations. I like his patient and calm approach to my questions and after only two lessons I have already improved so much."
Diane
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan Y.
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"Lisa was great the App didn’t work at all to connect"
Tehila
Took Sculpture lessons from Lisa L.
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"I have been wanting to learn drawing since I was a kid. Had a few years of drawing when I was a kid and then haven't touched in a long time. When I rekindled my interest to learn, I came across Dennis.
Honestly, the reason why I chose Dennis was because he provided at-home classes and that would avoid the hassle of me having to travel. The first few classes were more of me and him warming up to each other, as I am sure he also found me different.
He comes with all the necessary equipment and spends a few minutes giving you some basics of the stuff we are going to do that day. Then he leaves you to draw while he also draws the same. He glances once in a while at your sheet and gives you very subtle feedback. If you have missed something, he will just try to nudge you in the right direction with minor comments like "Don't you think, these are of the same darkness?, There may be more highlights in this area or the mid tones here and here are of the same darkness. etc.". He never touches your paper, but only guides you.
Sometimes when some focus is needed (for example on the eyes), he will tell you the technique involved in depth and we did one full class just doing eyes, one full class on hair.
It was a little frustrating initially for me as I was not used to the teaching technique, and now I see the point. The first drawing itself turned out be much much better than I had anticipated it to be and he hasn't touched my paper till now - so this drawing is fully mine.
You can also continue drawing and send work via text message to him. You almos t always get detailed instant feedback. The only thing is, I haven't been very diligent in doing drawings due to lack of free time. So once a week for an hour is what I do.
He also spends extra time sometimes so that he can take the drawing to a logical point, sometimes even beyond 1.5 hrs though my session is for an hour each. That shows the commitment he has to his students.
I believe my work will improve as this course continues. We have had about 6 classes and I am already seeing the difference. A long way to go, but the first steps have been right - most of it due to Dennis and his method of teaching. I would say more than teaching, it is a method of mentoring where the hand holding is done in a unique way."
Manoj
Took Drawing lessons from Dennis W.
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