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About Zhana

I have been a freelance violinist and a professional violin teacher for the past 30 years. Playing in the orchestra and teaching students are two of my greatest passions in life. As a private violin instructor, I firmly believe that education is impossible without student motivation and passion. As much as I love teaching, my best experience is also learning from my students.

Education - received in the Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe)
- Tbilisi State Music Academy - 7 year degree in Violin/Piano performance.
- Tbilisi State College of Music and Arts - Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.
- Tbilisi State Music Conservatory - Master's Degree in Violin Performance.

I am very fortunate to love teaching because it allows me to share my knowledge and incredible experiences that I have acquired in my 30 years of being a m

usician in Europe and the United States.

Professional work experience:
Greenwich Village Orchestra -NY,NY
- Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra - NY,NY
- Charlotte Symphony Orchestra - Florida
- Tbilisi State Symphony Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Opera House Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Sympho-Jazz Orchestra - Georgia
- Tbilisi State Pop - Jazz Ensemble - Georgia

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Technique
- Theory
- Music
- Practice
All together are basic fundamentals.

My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication.

As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio set up in the living room.
Parents welcome.

*** Specialties ***
Classical
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July 28, 2019
Jennifer
Zhana has been a great teacher so far. I just finished week 3 and I can play twinkle, twinkle little star. She is really patience.
January 30, 2019
Thomas
Zhana is such a kind, thoughtful, and patient instructor! Our lessons give me the perfect balance of structure and fundamentals, along with playfulness and exploration. She is able to make the connection between the technical aspects of the basics and the musicality of a piece. Zhana regularly plays with me during our lessons, which has really helped me hear my intonation and what correction is needed. She is very understanding of the fact that I am an adult learner and do not always have the opportunity to practice as much as I like, but at the same time she is constantly encouraging me to learn more and improve my technical abilities. I would highly, highly recommend Zhana as a teacher for anyone looking for a new teacher!
January 24, 2019
Amir
We really love Zhana. Very attentive and thorough teacher. Spends a lot of time on proper technique. Always finds a way to encourage a young learner.

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Cathryn K.

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About Cathryn

Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exercises because without them no changes will be made and that's the whole point right to change your voice? However you do get to sing songs. I teach, so that you will change your voice and succeed in whatever avenue you want. My degree is in Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University and one year of Masters work in Drama from DePaul University.

I also teach ESL, Reading, Writing, History which I have done for the past ten years. I use a variety of techniques since no two people are alike to help you learn English or the Ameri

can lifestyle. I presently teach Caterpillar employees, spouses and children. Let me teach you and see how far we can go.

Thank you.
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October 16, 2019
Xiuli
April 3, 2019
Xiuli
She is the best teacher!
March 17, 2019
Isabella
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..

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Cathryn K.

Peoria, IL

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About Roxanna

Hi there,

Just a few words to introduce my experience, approach and my work ethic .

I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, majoring in piano and voice and an established private teaching practice and teaching studio. I have extensive experience in private piano and vocal tuition and teaching general musicianship, music theory, singing and instrumental teaching in schools, as well as 10 years experience as a vocal performer in the UK.

I am committed to working hard for my students and remaining responsive to their musical tastes and interests. I also work to find out what learning style and senses my students learn most easily with (visual,
kinesthetic, auditory etc.) and adapt my teaching plan to meet the individual needs of each student. I use a variety of creative musical activities and techniques to engender an engaged learn

ing in each of my students.

In teaching piano, I teach rigorous foundational piano technique from the beginning, along with general musicianship. I like to incorporate teaching of general musical concepts, while encouraging creativity and imagination with the younger pupils that I teach. I also incorporate adaptations of popular music that children like to hear and play and try to stay responsive to the musical tastes of the student- while maintaining high standards in technique from beginners to advanced. I also address postural awareness and incorporate elements of the alexander technique into my teaching.

For those interested in singing lessons, I will first and foremost find out what kind of sound you personally wish to produce. Styles vary greatly across different genres. I will then help to diagnose your voice type and what difficulties you may be encountering and which may be preventing you from creating the sound you are aiming for.

I then show you ways in which the voice can be strengthened and balanced across the whole range and help my students achieve a healthy mix of head and chest resonance. This is achieved through exercises and vocal cues, enabling you to recognize the sensations that lead to good use of the voice.

My credentials:
- Alexander Technique Training- current.
- BA Music degree, Middlesex University, June 2004. Piano Performance Major and Music History
- 2 year piano scholarship at Conservatoire de Paris du Vème, with training on my second
instrument (violin), a member of conservatoire orchestra
- Music Diploma, Paris VIII University
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September 23, 2018
Thorick
I wanted to find someone to teach me classical piano technique. That would be 'serious' technique. I count myself as fortunate to have gotten Roxanna as an instructor. I feel that I am being properly guided by someone who has to have had breadth of experience to know and anticipate what things should be taught in what order. My mom is a life long amateur pianist and she agrees that I have found a great teacher !
June 2, 2018
Stefan
Our three children (ages 5, 6, 8) were Piano students of Ms. Roxy. We were saddened when Ms. Roxy had to move away.

Roxy is an EXCELLENT teacher. She is patient with the kids. She is very professional in setting and holding reasonable expectations for the kids. Her teaching approach is holistic, providing a deep sense of appreciation for music. The kids love her and you will too!

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About Yuko

I was born and graduated college in Japan. After I worked there several years, I decided to come to the US to study more.

As a piano teacher, I specialize for beginners. When you start playing, everybody realizes that your fingers don’t move as fast as you want to which is very normal. We are going to work on slowly in a fun way. I have taught from 3 years to 70 years old. Everyone can enjoy the piano anytime!!!

As a Japanese teacher, I will explain Japanese with cultural backgrounds so you can understand better. I can do both teaching and tutoring. Your goal is my goal. I would love to tailor the lessons whatever you are looking for.

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July 31, 2019
Madeline
I am very pleased with my first lesson! Yuko's method of instruction made it easy for me to catch on to patterns and to notice similarities to English and other languages. I am excited about how far I can go with her instruction.
March 4, 2019
Jessica
Yuko is very kind and patient. She is also very knowledgeable and explains everything in such a great way my 13 year old enjoyed her class very much.
February 27, 2019
Marcellin
My son really loved Yuko who replaced his previous teacher who is no longer with Takelessons. He knows how to play some kids songs already. But after their lesson, there is this an instant motivation to learn deeper.
He is now having learning with Yuko.

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I am a professional singer/song-writer. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a focus in Vocal Performance. Over the last ten years, I have been performing all over Los Angeles, Boston, Florida and even Hawaii.

In 2013 I was an artist on NBC's "The Voice" making it to the top 20 on Adam Levine's team. Soon after the show, I relocated to Los Angeles where I now work full time in music. I work with some of LA's largest entertainment companies,gigging all over California. I also work in Artist development, session work and songwriting for other artists.
I have a strong foundation in vocal technique. I believe in building (or re-building) a healthy foundation of good technique to avoid developing bad habits that could potentially hurt the voice or hinder growth.

My voice students should expect to grow with each lesson. I believ

e ridding the body of tension so that the voice can be free is key. Through teaching healthy habits and technique I believe any singer can uncover their authentic voice. Aside from technical singing, I'm even more interested in you connecting to the song and telling the story in a meaningful, powerful way.

I have a wide variety of genres that I work with. I have a particular passion for soul/r&b and pop but I grew up singing everything from country to jazz. I believe that I can help any singer establish good technique, no matter the style.

I look forward to working with you and making you an better singer!
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August 3, 2019
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January 28, 2019
Kiera M.
Greylyn makes you feel super comfortable in her lessons. She uses analogies and physical movements to help you understand what’s going on inside the body.

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About Mei

Flutist Mei currently studies at The Juilliard School in New York City under the instruction of Mr. Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Mei attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, for three years, playing flute, piccolo, and alto flute in a variety of ensembles, including the Syzygy Wind Quintet and a collaboration with Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.

In the summer of 2015, she was invited to perform and tour with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit. She returned again in the summer of 2016 to perform with Maestros Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev. Mei made her solo debut with the Interlochen orchestra as a winner of the 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition. She has also performed as a soloi

st with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as the winner and scholarship recipient of their 2016 concerto competition. As the grand prize winner of the 2018 Pearl & Julius Young Concerto Competition, she will perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey in 2019.

Mei has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Reilly, and she is also a 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Scholarship recipient as well as a 2016 and 2017 National YoungArts Foundation winner. Currently, she is principal flutist of the New York Youth Symphony and performs in the Juilliard orchestra and various chamber groups, including AXIOM, Juilliard’s new music ensemble. Outside of music, Mei enjoys reading, baking, and running marathons.
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Hi there! I've been playing guitar for over 13 years. Throughout those years I've been in many many bands. The first started in my buddy's garage (because his parents actually bought him a drum set!). I've been taking lessons ever since I was in 7th grade and love playing all different genres of music. Nowadays, I am a music student at SIUE studying Jazz Guitar and teaching myself blues riffs. I write and record my own music and play around town as often as I can.

I love sharing the gift of music with others and seeing the look on students' faces when they play their favorite songs. I am extremely patient and guarantee I can teach even the most stubborn students. I am also very flexible when it comes to lesson plans. The first thing I like to do is sit down with the student and determine his or her own goals. Do you want to learn your

favorite songs? Or maybe you want to learn how to improvise and solo like your favorite guitarist. We will definitely focus on learning to play with others. After all, music is meant to be shared!

If your one of those people who has some experience with the guitar but maybe you've put it down for a while and want to jump back in, then I'm your guy. You've already got some knowledge and muscle memory. Let's work with that and get you rockin' again.

If desired, I can offer crash courses in recording your own music, singing while playing, and how to get started writing your own songs. Really I'm here to help you get where you want to be. And if you don't know where to start, don't worry! I've been there too and would love to be the one to get the ball rolling with you. Playing an instrument will be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences of your life.
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May 5, 2019
Manny
I spent a lot if time searching/researching/talking with various guitar instructors....finding teacher fit is PRIORITY #1 for me. Joe was patient, thoughtful and most importantly all about what will work best for my young son. Lesson one was a big success in my book.....I am grateful and blessed to have found Joe. On to lesson #2. :)

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About Derek

"A Nashville-native & music industry professional with a big heart for teaching"

I LOVE teaching music and especially being a guitar teacher! My entire life has revolved around learning, teaching guitar lessons and performing music. I've played guitar for over 80 bands in Nashville, including 28 major-label artists such as Thomas Rhett ("Marry Me", "Die a Happy Man"), Mike Posner ("Cooler Than Me", "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"), Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, LeAnn Rimes and many more. I have over 24 years of playing experience, a Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar, experience playing every instrument in the orchestra, 15 years teaching experience. I have done every tour from 15 passenger vans and trailers, to NFL Stadium Tours, and everything in between. I now play lead guitar for Precious Byrd around the Pacific Northwest and beyond

. I hope to see you at a show!



I have a love and passion for teaching not only guitar, but MUSIC. I'm very excited to be offering guitar lessons in Bend, Oregon and Redmond, Oregon. Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn guitar or you're wanting to learn to play guitar better that you can play now, I would love to connect with you for one-one-one guitar lessons. Let's share the joy of music, together.

Find more about this Bend, Oregon guitar teacher at derekwilliamsguitar.com
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July 27, 2019
Steven
Highly recommend! I initially only began with the idea of taking 1 month of lessons and now I'm in my 3rd month! Derek caters the lessons to meet my needs- I'm a tactile learner, and he approaches teaching guitar to me from that standpoint. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
June 12, 2019
Todd
I had been playing for about 4 years and couldn't really get past a certain point with my guitar skills. I had kinda hit one plateau after another. Derek took my guitar playing to another level. The way he explains the guitar and music is simple but pretty eye opening.

If you're in Bend, I would highly recommend Derek for guitar lessons.

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Tracy
"Very knowledgeable, encouraging, and let's you learn at your own pace."
Ben
"I took lessons with Bobby for several years throughout middle school and high school and he was by far the best trumpet teacher I've ever had. He is an ex
tremely devoted and hardworking individual and is very passionate about his teachings and music.
He always had a solid lesson plan each week, teaching me technical skills along with improvisation and music theory. What stood out most was his animated and enthusiastic personality, which made me look forward to lessons each week. He taught using a very Socratic method, guiding me along much of the complications of music theory and allowed me to gain my own understanding of musical concepts.

Bobby was easy to communicate with and very willing to help expand my playing in whatever interest I had at the time. I highly recommend lessons with him."
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I have taken piano and music composition lessons with Tanisha and she is very fun, understanding, and helps me learn things
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Ron
"My 1st Trumpet lesson with Katie went well. I need the actual exercise music that
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Megan
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Alex G
"I took up the drums at age 35 and took lessons with Keith for about a year - I give him my highest recommendation and would encourage other prospective dr
ummers to seek him out! He has a contagious enthusiasm for both music and teaching, and I genuinely looked forward to my lessons. Learning drums (particularly as an adult) is a potentially frustrating endeavor, but Keith's methods emphasize constant progress: with every lesson I could feel and hear myself getting better. Practicing never felt like drudgery; rather, he motivated me to continue to learn at a comfortable pace.

He is both a talented musician and a gifted instructor, and I recommend him without reservation!
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Mark Liam
"Wonderful teacher, very patient with new comers, and has an awesome sense of humour ! I learnt so much from how to read and play as well as techniques of
how to practise on my own. You will not be disappointed at all :) !"
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"Just had my first lesson - and despite my nerves, it was better than I had expected! Ariel is very knowledgeable and very easy-going! "

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