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Aaron B.

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About Aaron

I've been a full time professional musician for 13+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching philosophy is simple: Get students playing music! It's much easier to understand the nuts and bolts of music when put into the context of the music you like.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to design a lesson plan for each individual student. The first lesson will begin with a basic assessment of skill level. We will discuss goals for the lessons then get down to work!
Students will learn:
1 Technique. the proper physicality to increase dexterity and avoid injury.
2 Music theory and comprehension. Usually through learning songs and analyzing

different concepts they incorporate
3 Ear-training/pitch recognition. Strengthening the ability to "pick up" new material more quickly and translate ones Ideas to the instrument.
4 Music appreciation/Musicality. Listening to new and different types of music focusing on the different elements that make up a great performer/performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: piano, stereo system, no drum there! room to sit for parents
A1: drum kit, whole performance set up with recording studio, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
amplifiers, cd/mp3 player

*** Specialties ***
ear training, most musical styles (pop/rock, r&b, reggae, jazz , world)
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May 23, 2019
John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
September 17, 2018
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
March 26, 2018
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.

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Aaron B.

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(18)
About Rhonda

I am a Cleveland native who knows first hand what awesome impact music can make. I started singing at two with my dad. I attended Rainey Institute and then got accepted to Cleveland School of the Arts, where I majored in vocal music and minored in drama. For the last 15 years, I have had the honor of exploring the world of music with pre-k to adult students. I have enjoyed creating arts curriculum for schools and summer camp programs. I am a living witness that the world of MUSIC can change a life. I look forward to sharing this world with future students and creating opportunities through music for them to SHINE!

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I tailor the music curriculum to each student. I want each student to develop their musical skills by improving breathing for vocalist, perfecting sight reading for pianist, overcoming shyness, master

ing stage presence, memorizing music pieces, learning theory, and above all having FUN. I want each student to SHINE!
Students are offered performing opportunities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Shore Center Studio includes a keyboard in a private music classroom. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a piano or keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor make the sessions to the students.
I specialize in the genre of gospel and inspirational music.
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January 20, 2013
Tiffany W.
excellent voice teacher

Ms Rhonda Harrell is an excellent teacher that I would definitely recommend. She encourages you to work hard to bring out the best in you. My daughter and I see this as a wonderful experience.

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Rhonda H.

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About Steve

When I was growing up I thought music was like magic and that only special people with super-human powers could play. I would think to myself, "How are they doing that? I would never be able to play music in a million years!" It wasn't until I was 14 I discovered guitar magazines and a method of reading called guitar tablature that I realized anybody can learn guitar! With determination, patience, and practice I learned as many songs and techniques from my heroes (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) as I could. I realized there is so much to learn about music that I could learn something new everyday. This still holds true to this day. I keep digging to find that magic place to which music can take you. It is my goal as a musician and a teacher to help other aspiring musicians (YOU!) find their way to the joys of music. After graduat

ing high school my passion for music kept growing and I decided to go to a school to learn more about it. While attending Moorhead State University of Minnesota I went through a speed boost to gaining knowledge about music. The wonderful teachers of MSUM provided me with direction, encouragement, and plenty of opportunities to play through ensembles. I was in Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Jazz Big Band, and Commercial Ensembles. My aspirations are to pass along the information torch that I received while attending MSUM to people who are interested and have the desire to make a sound.I am friendly, patient, and fun to work with. I believe music should be exciting and make you feel good. I teach on an individual basis. Everybody learns at different rates and in different ways. My goal is to find the best way to teach you so that you get the most out of our lessons. There are many streams that lead to the big ocean of music so there are many different ways to learn. Whether you want to learn rock, jazz, bluegrass, or folk I am flexible with teaching you what you want to learn while at the same time providing you with little golden nuggets of information to further your skills through music theory, technique exercises, and how to avoid common pit falls. With enough determination, patience, and practice you too can discover the joys of music and be able to express your individuality in a way you never thought possible. It would be an honor to help you find your own path down the road to musical bliss.

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I am a laid back person with an easy going approach to teaching. Music is meant to be fun! I teach you what you want to learn. I have had experience with playing rock, jazz, bluegrass, and folk. If you are not sure what you want to learn I'll ask you questions about yourself and your interests to determine the best route to go. Within the first few lessons you will learn how to tune your instrument, how to read tablature (TABS for short), and how to read chord charts. If you are interested in learning theory and how to read music I teach out of the Hal Leonard Guitar Method book series. After the first six months, depending on your level and how much you practice, you will be well on your to playing full songs by your favorite artists, have the ability to jam with other musicians, and understand the basics of your instrument. It is my belief that you get out of music what you put into it. There are no short cuts. All of the masters have one thing in common and that is practice. If you are willing to put in the work I am obliged to give you direction.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, amp, instrument cable, picks

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an amp and picks. I expect the student to provide an instrument, instrument cable (if using an electric instrument), tuner, metronome, notebook (either tab book or regular notebook),

*** Specialties ***
I play an eclectic blend of rock, jazz, folk, and bluegrass. My method of teaching is based on the individual's level and type of learning.
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September 18, 2015
Sean Halverson
Way easy to understand. Cool stuff.
September 11, 2015
Marie I.
Learning to sing with Steve has been a wonderful experience. He is friendly and welcoming and I left every lesson feeling accomplished. I came to Steve having no experience with vocal training at all and I'm so glad I did! Great teacher. He is patient and happy to teach. Thank you!
April 29, 2015
Kendra S.
Awesome! Made me comfortable when I was so nervous, was flexible with scheduling and very awesome teaching techniques.

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Steve B.

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(11)
About Kaitlyn

I am a passionate educator. I own a music school in Oceanside, California. I received my music degree from Berklee College of Music. All of my students go on to be successful performers and learners in all fields. I have had students from the age of 3-85 years old. I am a professional performer and instructor. I guarantee to make it my goal to help each student reach their maximum potential.

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August 19, 2019
Darcy H.
December 17, 2016
Evan
My 10 year old son really enjoyed the clarinet lesson. He learned a lot and thought she was very nice.
October 12, 2016
Tom
An excellent first lesson. Supportive, very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Kaitlyn T.

Online

(7)
About Polina

Hi there! My name is Polina. I've been teaching since 2009 and love helping my students to reach their goals. I'm a passionate and dedicated teacher. My style is personal, creative, and oriented on the student's specific needs. I'm looking forward to meet you!

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July 20, 2019
Antoine J.
We are learning conversational now...thanks!
June 28, 2019
Sophie
Amazing! I've learned so much
November 8, 2018
Caroline
Super kind and fun to work with. Highly recommended for shy people or young kids.

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Polina L.

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Ryan P.

Urbana, IL 61802

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About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I hold an MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA), a BA in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville), and a minor in Theatre Arts (UAHuntsville). Pulling from over 15 years of performance and training experience, I am here to give you the tools to succeed. Whether it be learning the basics of your craft, fine-tuning years of hard work, or just helping prepare for your next big audition, we will work together to develop a curriculum that will guide you to becoming the best artist you can be.

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July 16, 2016
Justin D.
Had fun!! looking forward to learning a lot.
June 14, 2016
Gloria
First lesson. Worked on exercises and breathing. Ryan is personable and knowledgable. Looking forward to learning more from him.
January 21, 2016
Jami A.
Ryan is a wonderful teacher. Love that he first starts in the fundamentals and is able to slowly pave the way for you to achieve your own personal goals.

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Ryan P.

Urbana, IL

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Sue G.

Champaign, IL 61821


About Sue

Whether you're a young beginner or an older and more experienced player, an individualized approach meets you where you are now. Together we'll design a process designed to meet your playing goals.

History shows that my students tend to be high achievers, including All State, district band participation, and Best of the Day solos, and won coveted spots in the local youth orchestra by audition. Can't wait to meet you to begin your flute journey to success!. . .Sue G.

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Sue G.

Champaign, IL

About Tyler

My name is Tyler Heltzel. I am a Music Education Major currently attending Tarleton State University. I have taught private lessons for low brass off and on since the Fall of 2012. I have helped students go on to State Solo and Ensemble competitions, as well as achieving success during TMEA All-Region auditions. My primary instrument is Euphonium, which I have played since 2005. I also play Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Guitar, Bass, and Piano. Music is a great passion of mine, and I would love to help share the joy with you!

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Tyler H.

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Michael
"Good first lesson"
Melody
"Patient, passionate about guitar and very reliable!"
Shannon
"Always look forward to the lesson. Very professional and fun. Shannon has enjoyed it!"
Inez
"I was very impressed with Pam and her method of teaching an adult. she met my expectations and I enjoyed my lessons"
Nick
"Ivan is just an incredible teacher and performer. He has a great passion for sharing his masterful knowledge of both flamenco and classical guitar with hi
s students to help them grow and advance to the next level as guitarists. His ability to break down and clearly explain techniques and musical aspects of both classical and flamenco guitar makes it easy for students to grasp and understand concepts, and incorporate them into their own playing seemlessly. His knowledge of both styles is truly unmatched. Studying with Ivan, you can be sure you are learning proper techniques from an incredible player and excellent teacher who has each students best interest at heart. In my experience with Ivan, he helped me so much to advance my level of playing and knowledge of technique in so many ways in both styles. I highly recommend Ivan to any student who is looking to advance their skills and learn classical or flamenco guitar from a true expert in the field."
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Allie
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is probably the smartest and knowledgeable vocal teacher on takelessons. Christina is pacient, kind, motivates and will get you where you want to be."
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Marcus
"First lesson for my grandson and James was excellent, looking forward to future lessons.
Thanks James."
Nathan
"David is awesome! He immediately put us both at ease and was so patient and encouraging with my son-- who has no experience with playing music. When we le
ft my son felt proud of what he had learned. It was a great experience!"
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