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David W. Corvallis, OR

About David

Whatever music you want to sing—any style, any time period—I promise I will teach you to sing it in your very best voice. My name is David and I look forward to the opportunity to teach you how to sing your best, whatever style it is you want to learn. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Oregon State University, where I learned how to sing classical music well. In addition to that, I have years of experience in rock-and-roll bands, and have learned how to apply the lessons I learned from my classical voice teachers to my career as a (very) minor rock star. That's exactly what I want to help you with: whatever you want to sing, from any period in music history, I know how to teach you to sing with your best voice. Singing is one of the things that makes us all human and I ...

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Olivia G. August 20, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
You'll find few singing instructors more in tune with (as it were) or more encouraging than David. He's extremely knowledgeable about music/voice theory and, as he gets to know your style and personality, will absolutely tailor lessons to your vocal strengths and needs. High recommendations all around!
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Mavrick G. August 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
David is a fantastic instructor!!! I personally love his unique approach which combines the art AND science of singing. His explanations of whats happening physiologically actually help you learn what is correct and incorrect technique. My singing has absolutely improved learning from David.
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rose J. April 5, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
David's very encouraging

David helps this would-be singer get over the fear of performing, of helping me improve the skills that make me feel more confident about being part of a performing group
Charles M. Salem, OR

About Charles

I’m Dr Charles. I have been a guitarist since 1977. I began teaching guitar when I was earning my Masters degree in music education from Portland State University in 1998-1999. I also taught guitar privately while I was earning my doctorate in music from Florida Sate University and teaching music history and music analysis at the university as well. I earned my PhD in music in 2008. During my years in Tallahassee I served as a guitarist backing Charles Atkins, Florida’s most well-known blues and gospel singer. During that time I have helped numerous individuals maximize their talent on the guitar. I have worked with children, home-schoolers, teenagers who want to form bands, people who want to strum guitar in their church, people who want to write songs, and retired people who are still ...

Ralph S. Salem, OR

About Ralph

-Advanced Certificate in Piano with Trinity College, London 2013 -Passed Grade 8 with merit ABRSM 2011 -11 years teaching experience -10 years music ministry experience I specialize in preparing students for graded examinations. Lessons will usually be broken into... -theory -scales -ear training -improvisation -piece/s preparation with technique (main part of the lesson) -additional questions from the student about playing other types of music I have high standards of achievements. Book now today! Thanks *** Specialties *** Piano examinations

Ken M. Salem, OR

About Ken

Hi, My name is Ken M and I can't wait to meet you! I love playing Saxophone. I've been playing 40+ years, and teaching private lessons for 10 years. I love helping students gain strength, courage and confidence to develop into the musician you're meant to be. We'll learn how you best learn and at your pace. All lessons are tailored specifically to your needs. Here are some general topics covered: posture, breathing, tone and sound quality, scales and chords, improvisation, performance techniques, how to read music & ear training. or just to stop that embarrassing squeaking. We'll discover your creative genius that's been waiting to be found and expressed, so you and others will enjoy the music you make. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Hannah B. January 10, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I had a great time with Ken as an instructor! He introduced me to the basics of saxophone. He made me feel comfortable and able to achieve. I have never played an instrument. His lesson plans and homework kept me moving along. I felt I had my feet under me as a result of his instruction. I wanted to learn to play for my church; I look forward to taking more lessons from Ken in-home in the future.
Isaac W. Salem, OR

About Isaac

Hi there, my name is Isaac. I have just started teaching private lessons and am excited to get started! I have been in music since I was in third grade. I started with the piano then progressed to the violin, percussion and the singing. I played piano for two years, violin for six, percussion for six and I have been singing for six. I teach basic piano, and intermediate perc. Voice, and violin. I also teach intermediate music theory. I am very interested in helping people with matching pitch and tonal retention. I am a fun quirky guy. I am a little shy at first but once we get to know each other I think we'll have a lot of fun. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals! :)

Tad B. Albany, OR

About Tad

Hello! Thanks for taking an interest in my studio! My name is Tad B. I am currently a student in oboe performance at Oregon State University. I am originally from this area and am glad to be back in the beautiful Willamette Valley. My studio includes comprehensive Oboe and English Horn study (technique, literature, reed making, audition preparation), Conducting (instrumental music conducting), beginning and intermediate saxophone, Music theory and Ear Training, and general music exploration. All ages and experiences are welcome, absolute beginner through preparing for serious music study. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I look forward to hearing from you!

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