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Ray M.

Memphis, TN

About David "Ray"

I have played piano since age 5, saxophone since age 13, and guitar since age 15. I received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Education from Union, and have taught mus
ic for Memphis City Schools for the past 6 years.

I love and play a wide variety of music including Classical, Contemporary, Rock, Folk, and Praise & Worship music.

*** Lesson Details ***
There won't be any fussing or hand slapping in my lessons. As long as a few simple procedures are followed, progress will soon come. Students will have an exercise book as well as a couple of pieces to learn. If a student is willing to practice about 20-25min daily, then at the end of 6 months he/she will be able to play their first piece!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ FW keyboard, guitar, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'd expect students to have their own instruments and to purchase their own books.

*** Specialties ***
Popular songs, Classic rock songs, Cinema Scores, Praise/Worship music, Standard classical piano works
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Ray M.

Ray M.

Memphis, TN 38120
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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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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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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Matthew Marley February 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful. Lots of progress in a short period of time.
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John S.

John S.

Collierville, TN 38017
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$30 / 30-min
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Davis J.

Oxford, MS

About Davis

I have been teaching private lessons since 2011 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home and online. I coach students to find their true natural voice, acquire a better ear for listeni
ng, learn the methods to use the chest, head and passagio (mix of head and chest) ranges to the best of their abilities, and use a level of understanding and feeling to reach the very essence of the songs.

I received my training at Northern Arizona University in 2001 where I received a degree in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Theatre. After college, I lived in New York for 6 years as a composer for the BMI Musical Theater Composition Workshop; where I learned the craft of musical writing. I then traveled to Oxford, MS. where I earned a Masters in Music Education in Choral Ed. at the University of Mississippi.

I was also part of a semi/professional a cappella group called "First Inversion," a member of the cast in Texas the Musical Drama and continue to perform in the local community theaters . As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new and older students alike to reach their goals of performance excellence. My teaching style is relaxed, honest, and full of passion for the art of singing.
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Shaquille December 3, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Best vocal teacher ever!!!!
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Davis J.

Oxford, MS 38655
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Bill W.

Memphis, TN

About Bill

I am a classical guitarist, holding a Master's degree in guitar performance from California State University: East Bay and a Bachelor's from the University of Idaho. I have taught and performed extens
ively throughout the Pacific Northwest and California, and am now teaching out of Memphis, Tennessee.

I have been teaching for almost ten years, and have taught everyone from ten-year-old beginners to middle-age hobbyists to high-level college-age classical performers. I am very comfortable working with all ages and skill levels.
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Bill W.

Bill W.

Memphis, TN 38111
starting at
$40 / 60-min

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