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John S.

Collierville, TN

About John

I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and o
thers as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worked in a wide variety of styles and I have a Masters degree in music composition and theory.
One of my main specialties is working with very young students and total beginners. There is a special skill to teaching young children that can only be developed through experience. For the older student, or the student who already has a musical background my specialty is helping you learn the styles that have always been of most interest to you. I can also help older students gain a broad understanding of music through some basic music theory.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach piano or keyboard to beginners and up to advanced students. On guitar and woodwinds I can teach beginners and up to intermediate level students.
My teaching style is fairly relaxed and very positive, but I will try to keep the lessons on a course that is going to benefit you the most. For younger piano students and beginners I prefer the Alfreds piano system. The songs in the Alfreds books allow for immediate playing and note reading without any tedious memorization. The beginner books contain a lot of fun songs that kids really gravitate toward.
For older students I try to gear the lessons toward whatever musical style you prefer. For students who have only had traditional piano lessons I can teach you how to read pop and jazz chord charts, as well as how to turn those chord charts into fully arranged music. I can also teach improvisation and the skills that are required to play specific styles of music in a professional band.
For my younger guitar students I have a variety of beginner material I have collected over the years, but for my older students I prefer to work on songs of their choice.
My beginner woodwind students will work with a Yamaha method book, while older students can learn improvisation and theory if they like.
I also can lead Orff styled tuned percussion ensembles. The Orff style of music performance allows for students from entirely mis-matched musical backgrounds to play music together, even on their first day of class.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Many keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, flute, and four Orff tuned percussion instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide multiple keyboards, a guitar, saxophone, flute and 4 Orff style tuned percussion instruments, as well as countless books and literature.

*** Specialties ***
I play keyboards professionally in jazz, RnB, rock, reggae, Latin rock and other styles. I can help the student who has only had traditional lessons branch out and learn how to read chord charts, which in turn teaches them theory.
I am a certified Orff teacher as well.
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Chris August 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
John does a great job and gets along great with the kids.
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Pat S. May 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
John was very good and very patient. I really think I am going to love this
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Carter March 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
John is a great teacher! This was my son's first piano lesson last night. He enjoyed it and also learned quite a bit during the half-hour session. My other son has been taking guitar lessons from John for over two years, and he has been a pleasure to work with during this time. We highly recommend him for lessons of various instruments!
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John S.

John S.

Collierville, TN 38017
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Leander S.

Memphis, TN

About Leander

A little about me: I am the French horn player with the touring wind quintet the City of Tomorrow. In addition to my work with the City of Tomorrow, I hold positions with the Oregon Ballet Theater Orc
hestra and the Portland Opera Orchestra. I also play regularly with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee. As well as teaching private students, I am the horn instructor at both Rhodes College and the University of Mississippi at Oxford.

My Teaching Philosophies:
- Fundamentals are the key to success. Understanding and integrating basic principles of brass playing (including air-support, embouchure, and articulation) are the primary goals of most exercises.
- Lessons should be fun and full of experimentation. During lessons, there will be times when we improvise, try to make different noises on our instruments, and try out new ways of solving problems.
- Music can be understood instinctually and intellectually. Both are important to being a musician. During lessons we will improve the instinctual understanding of music by singing, listening, and exploring options of musical expression. Intellectual understanding will be deepened through study of music theory, composition, and historical performance-practice.

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Leander S.

Leander S.

Oxford, MS 38655
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$35 / 30-min
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Elaine L.

Memphis, TN

About Elaine

Hi, I am Elaine Lim. I have a Bachelor and a Masters degree in piano performance, at University of Santo Tomas and University of Memphis, respectively. Recently I just graduated with a Performance Dip
loma in Piano at University of Denver. I teach piano of all levels, from the basic note-reading to competition preparation. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience. If you want to see my performances, go to elainesaralim.com and click on the "video" link. Thank you very much.
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Elaine L.

Elaine L.

Memphis, TN 38120
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$30 / 30-min
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Kyle C.

Memphis, TN

About Kyle

My name is Kyle, I'm an experienced performer and songwriter that's been performing live for over 10 years and teaching music on and off since 2010. I have played the guitar, ukulele, banjo, and both
electric and upright bass professionally in different capacities.
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Kyle C.

Kyle C.

Memphis, TN 38112
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$25 / 30-min

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