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Alex K.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Alex K.

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Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with The Savants of Soul.

Our lessons together will focus on four main areas: hand technique and fundamentals, techniques for building drum set vocabulary, application of technique through musical performance and mentorship in building your music career.

Whether you're just getting started and want to know the basics or you're an advanced player looking to gain some new insight or techniques, I want to help you have have fun in your own journey through music -- professional or otherwise.

About Alex

Professional, versatile drummer with over 16 years of experience and as a professional player and a range of styles runs the gamut from playing stadiums to small clubs, from touring internationally to working in the studio, from playing speed punk with Rehasher to playing soul and funk music with T

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Juliet H.
From the beginning I have felt that Alex is very invested in my success and like every great teacher, he challenges me. Alex's teaching style is a combination of teaching, observing and correcting technique, addressing mindset (really important), and wanting the student to feel the joy of discovering how to play real songs with every lesson. He is patient and encouraging, with just the right word at the right time. Combined with his vast knowledge of music, lessons and homework are packed with useful info that is broken down in a way that’s easy to understand. He also demonstrates how everything is applied through multiple musical styles,, so you can get a sense of the potential of your own playing in the future while broadening your musical horizons, which is a bonus.. You will get out of it only what you put into it, so regular practice is key otherwise it's easy to get behind. But Alex will adjust if something is not working, which is very motivating. Great teacher. Recommend 100%.
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Chuck R.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Drum Corps and Marching Band from South Hills
  • Teaching since 1995
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Chuck R.

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Instruction also includes how to play correctly so as not to develop negative playing habits. In the case that you have developed negative playing habits, how to correct them.

Emphasis is also placed on proper warm up techniques, stretching exercises, holding the sticks correctly, posture, plus drum kit "throne" seat placement, and correct stance, if playing concert snare or percussion. Independence is also developed through simple easy to grasp exercises. In addition, drum exercises are individually tailored to the particular needs of each student.

Chuck has also developed a special ear training method utilizing CD and MP3 technology. This method reduces the amount of time it normally takes to develop good listening skills. These listening skills decrease the time that it takes to learn new songs, and learn how to interact with other musicians.

About Chuck

This is Chuck Reichel the drum instructor at Sound Picture Recording. I've been doing studio recording sessions and also playing live performances covering most styles of music for many years. I myself have studied drums in the past under several top notch drummers. I enjoy seeing my students exc

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Joseph Jr A.
Chuck excellent teacher who motivate his students to strive and perfect their skill
Joe
Chuck is a very talented and experienced teacher, he makes the classes relax , entretained and fun. He is very insightful and detects my kid strength and weakness. I have seen my kid improving in his drum skill that eventually would take him to the next level.
Kim
Chuck is a fantastic teacher! He is really patient but also pushes me to go beyond what I think I can do. He is very systematic and fundamental, which has given me a great foundation in my rhythm skills.

Christina P.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches students 8 to 30
  • Teaching since 2008
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Christina P.

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Singing is so fun and students love it especially when they see how much they improve with their voice after just having a few lessons. I have been teaching voice for over 10 years and will work with the student to build them a strong, healthy voice technique!

During singing lessons we usually have 5-10 minutes of warming up and singing vocal exercises. We will then work on the student's song choices and cover in depth with training in breathing, range, pitch, stylistic techniques, and presentation.

About Christina

Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has excellent ability to p

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Matthew T.
My grandson, Xavier, always looks forward to his lessons with Christina. I see tremendous progress from when he initially started about a month ago. He’s eager to show and tell what he learned after his lessons when I see him.
Sarah R.
Christina is awesome! She is very patient and her instructions are very clear to follow.
Valerie
Good teacher, my daughter was happy with the classes.

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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Elementary Education from College of the Ozarks
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Kevin J.

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Have had over 8 years experience playing percussion in concert band. Would love to help you. Have lots of experience helping with music notation, site reading, and rhythms on various music al instruments. Thanks!

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.
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Diane D.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 5 to 95
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Diane D.

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WELCOME!

With over 25 years of teaching private piano lessons you can be assured you or your child will be receiving the "BEST" instruction possible. My teaching approach is traditional as I am classically trained. I teach All Levels to All Ages. (Special needs students are welcome). My youngest student is 4 years of age and my oldest is 95.

LOVE TO PRACTICE!

Once the student is able to read music I will find out what they love. They always practice what they love......some examples: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Disney, New Age, (their own compositions) and learn to sing while they play. What could be better?

SHINING STARS

We have quarterly Zoom recitals where students will showcase what they have learned. There is no better time to start your first lesson than in the comfort of your own home. You will be playing a song at your first lesson! As a matter-of-fact that first lesson is FREE!

About Diane

MY GOAL Bringing the "Gift Of Music" into my students life is my Number 1 goal. Most often I hear: "I love this song", "Can I play this for the next recital?" "Can I play you a song I composed?" Can we do writing?" "You're the best piano teacher ever!" EDUCATION Studied with Alletta Kovalchik. M

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Trevor S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Contemporary Music: Performance from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Teaching since 2014
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Trevor S.

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Want to learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar and learn how they work? I'm the teacher for you! I teach all ages and styles and will tailor the curriculum to your needs and goals. I graduated from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and have been teaching for the last four years. Send me a message and let's get rockin'!

About Trevor

Willa says: "A talented guitarist for multiple styles, and a very patient teacher!" Ned says: "Trevor clearly explains guitar techniques in line with students’ ability to implement." I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started

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Sayiid
Perfect teaching
Sam Y.
Fantastic to work with!
Ted L.
Trevor is very patient. We had some technical difficulties on our last lesson but he handled them well. He has given me the proper guidance to improve my playing . I would recommend Trevor to beginners trying to improve their guitar playing

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"After years of wanting to learn the piano, but not having the time to do so, I finally decided to give it a try. Josh is an amazing teacher who takes the time to get to know you and how you learn best. We worked at a pace that was both comfortable and challenging, and made me look forward to each lesson.

I would recommend Josh to anyone who is looking for a teacher that is patient, fun, and that tailors the lessons to your goals and skill level."
Mariana
Took Piano lessons from Joshua F.
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"Shelley is an amazing teacher! She is always so positive and supportive, and the exercises and songs she has provided have really helped me develop as a singer and musician. As someone who picked up singing after playing a wind instrument for years, I really appreciate how she's able to explain the purpose of each exercise and what aspect of my singing it is working to improve."
Sophia
Took Singing lessons from Shelley M.
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"Fantastic first lesson with Justin! My 12 year old learned so much in his first 45 minutes and is so excited and energized to practice and continue learning. Justin's communication is fabulous and he is incredibly on top of things! I received an email within 15 minutes of the first lesson with notes, things to work on, and activities to practice before his next lesson. We are beyond ecstatic that we found Justin and look forward to working with him for years to come!"
Christian
Took Trumpet lessons from Justin B.
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"Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!"
Colin Third
Took Drum lessons from Ross H.
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"Holly can recommended from my 14 yr. old daughter who took lessons from her for 2 yrs. Holly was an incredible voice teacher, and I have worked with a number of different teachers. I have been signing in choruses, bands, and solo since grammar school, I am now in my fifties and play out at local clubs solo or with another musician. She really helped me with the areas I identified as needing improvement but was also very focused on identifying other areas which could help me that I had not identified. I was very sad to see her move as over the 4 months we worked together, I was really starting to make great progress on some very technical areas of my singing. I would highly recommend her for her vast knowledge and gentle, warm style of imparting her lessons."
Paul
Took Vocal Training lessons from Holly D.
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"Mrs H is a great teacher. Very patient and encouraging. She really understands how to get me to excel."
Joshua
Took Vocal Training lessons from Mary H.
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"Hanging out like old times and had a Great lesson. Thanks Mark"
Paul
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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"Very helpful, and useful, with a sizable dose of fun."
Kiryn
Took Violin lessons from Lisa C. B.
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"Kristen has been so patient with me and already taught me many things to help me be a better violist. Many thanks!"
Andrea
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Lynne Nofi taught me piano for several years when I was in middle and high school, and I’m very grateful for what an excellent job she did in instructing me in piano. I was able to complete all 6 levels of NYSSMA, and after graduating high school I began teaching lessons myself using the knowledge of theory and technique I gained through lessons with Lynne. She is not only a great teacher but also a wonderful, kind, caring person. I always looked forward to our lessons together and her positive, caring instruction. I recommend her 100/100!"
Holly
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lynne N.
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