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David M.

47 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • B.M./M.M. Music Theory and Composition from Webster University
  • Teaching since 1986
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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!
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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 students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Sylvia P.

Mascoutah, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Ann B.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Olivia D.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • 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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David P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition and Arranging from Five Towns College
  • Teaching since 2014
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David P.

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Identifying innovative approaches to music education is a foundation for my teaching philosophy. I believe that fresh perspectives and new techniques are fundamental for successful learning. As a composer, I recently had works performed by new music ensembles including loadbang, Invoke, and Hub New Music, among others. As a composition teacher, I am interested in working with high school and undergraduate degree levels, focusing on classical, contemporary, pop, rock, and songwriting. Through my teaching, I emphasize building strong compositional techniques and production skills to ensure personal growth and passion for the art.

Over this past year, remote teaching has become commonplace. I am very familiar with the best practices for online learning including Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and Livestorm. In addition, I have experience designing curricula and educational webinars, while publishing articles related to the industry for music blogs. I am currently on faculty as an adjunct ...

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I am a passionate composer, producer, and horn performer and my greatest joy is sharing my love of music with others! I have received performances from new music ensembles including loadbang, Hub New Music, Invoke and Anna's Ghost, and have established an eclectic career as a horn player, even perfo

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"It is a pleasure for me to share my story regarding my acting experience with Yvette. I met her about four years ago, highly recommended by a friend. Of course, I had no acting experience; just knew that I wanted to pursue this at some point. Considering, my being a senior, I needed lots of help with patience. That I had with Yvette.

She immediately, made me feel very comfortable. She tried me with some roles, calmed my fears, and coached me right into my comfort zone. However, she kept me up-to-date and realizing that I could reach beyond just the comfortable area if I wished. I booked my first two auditions. I started on stage, now I am in her home, and online. She is a great teacher, acting and inspirational coach, with a passion and love to help the student to reach your goal. She has become an endearing friend like a daughter to me.

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