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Russell R. Germantown, TN

About Russell

My name is Russell "Rusty" R. I have been a professional guitarist for 25 years. During the past 25 years I have managed the area's largest music stores. I opened a Guitar Repair Center and became a "Certified *Fender Guitar Technician" . My experience with other musicians on stage and in the studio is without parallel. A "school" cannot duplicate real world experience. I understand the frustrations associated with finding the right person who understands how to treat you as an individual. A great instructor will not teach out of a book, they will write a book for you. A real Education in "playing guitar" is much broader than what you can learn from a book. I can help you understand the guitar in a practical and logical way, how to become a "guitar player" - not just how to ...

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SusanD2 July 16, 2012
My daughter Margaret is taking lessons from Rusty. He is excellent with her. This is totally new to her. He is very patient and precise in his explanations during his lessons. Margaret really enjoys having Rusty as a teacher.
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AlfredC June 12, 2012
Alex Loves the lessons and motivated

Mr. Russell is teaching Alex with some great materials. It helps him building a solid foundation for his future playing.
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jarvism March 22, 2012
I would. Like to say. That russell has taught me alot. I enjoy our sessions i always have something new under my belt when i leave his studio. Russell is a great teacher i can tell he has a passion for music and enjoys teaching. He really takes his time in teaching and making sure that i understand. I highly recommend russell to any aspiring musicians. Because of russell i have accelerated very quick.
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 others 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 ...

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Dreanna A. June 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
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John is Awesome! John adjusts his training style to the needs of the student and encourages along the way! After three lessons I honestly feel this is something I plan on pursing for the long run!
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CharlesC April 4, 2012
Patient

John have been very friendly and patient person .. He can teach my son a great music .. I am looking forward to see my son gets alot of skills and be a pro rock star!!
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ChrisE July 25, 2011
John is very helpful. I'm learning a lot.
Barbara P. Memphis, TN

About Barbara

My studio is open to all ages beginning age 12 to adult. Formerly part time faculty at Rhodes College, I accepted a one year contract position at the University of Memphis and finally a position of Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi. I love teaching voice lessons; I love watching my students grow and become better performers and beautiful singers. I love to see them sing with confidence and have fun while making music. Many of my students have been accepted in the Musical Arts at Governor's School; they have excelled in the National Association of Teacher's of Singing competitions and All West Competitions, musical auditions and just wanting to be better choir members. I was recently presented the TN Governors' School Outstanding Teacher for the Arts Award. As a ...

Julia O. Memphis, TN

About Julia

I enjoy sharing my passion and love for music education. My desire is to create a suitable environment that 1) develops innate talents, 2) enables the learning of music at all levels and 3) teaches how to excel in goals. My piano and voice training programs foster creativity through developing musical talent in a positive environment conducive to learning to play the piano and sing.

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Gina S. December 15, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Julia is great and my daughter is the enjoying the lessons.
Ionut C. Memphis, TN

About Ionut

My name is Ionut C., I am an active performer and educator in the Memphis area. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, and the Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis. Currently, I’m pursuing my doctorate under the guidance of professor Timothy Shiu. During college years, I was a members of several orchestras in Romania with whom I have toured extensively in Europe. Recently, I founded the internet’s first virtual orchestra, project that united 106 musicians from 30 countries. The resulted video received excellent feedback, and was featured in national and international media. I am currently on the faculty at Bethel University (McKenzie, TN), and had previously taught at the University of Memphis Community Music School.

Chase C. Memphis, TN

About Chase

Lessons at The Woodshed are taught by veteran guitarist and bassist Chase C. With over a decade of experience he brings his vast musical knowledge and unique style into each lesson. This enables students to learn the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique in an enjoyable and comfortable environment at their own pace. Chase has been privately instructing students for 7 years. He began taking lessons at the age of 12 with Geoff Fanin at Yarbrough’s music, then continued his musical education throughout his high school years with lessons from prominent Memphis area guitarists before moving on to the Rudy E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Lessons at The Woodshed are tailored to each individual student’s needs and experience levels. Students have an ...

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