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Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC

About Luke

I majored in music at Berea College, then went on to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where I completed a Masters degree in guitar performance and served as the graduate assistant to the guitar department.

For the past ten years I have earned a living performing and teaching guitar. I am a certified Suzuki instructor, and I've held teaching positions at Winston Salem State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, along with at least half a dozen other schools and institutions. I've been featured on other artists' records, and received a gra
nt to release an album of my own songs. I regularly perform in a wide variety of bands and ensembles.

I love to teach, and over the years I have taught hundreds, maybe even thousands of lessons. Having learned something from each and every one of my students, I am now at a point where I excel at honing in on the individual interests and learning styles of whoever comes to me for help. There are many ways to learn guitar. The best one is the one that engages and inspires you the most. That said, there are also music fundamentals that we all need to know. My joy as a teacher lies in finding a way for you to master the fundamentals while at the same time following your personal bliss and intuition. We plot the course together, combining your curiosity and enthusiasm with my years of experience.

I also love working with kids. While they are having fun jamming, I discretely provide them with the technique and musicianship they'll need to excel in any musical environment, whether it's conservatory study or playing in a great band.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your enthusiasm is the key to your success, so my lessons are tailored to the interests and abilities of each student. That said, my classical background and dedication to effective teaching inform everything I do.

All of my students learn Music Fundamentals:
-Technique (habits of movement)
-Theory (how music works)
-Aural skills (hearing pitches, chords and rhythms clearly)

Many of my students use books. There are hundreds of great books these days, and I will work with students from any book they choose. Listed here are the books I regularly use. They all deliver great results:

-Aaron Shearer "Leaning The Classic Guitar"
-Will Schmidt and Greg Koch "The Hal Leonard Method"
-Joe Pecoraro "Read This First"
-David Oaks "Music Reading For Guitar"
-William Leavitt "A Modern Method For Guitar"
-Mateo Carcassi "Melodic and Progressive Studies, Opus 60"
-Leo Brouwer "Simple Studies"

Many of my students prefer to work without a book, and that is a great option too. These students learn scales, chords and theory and develop a repertoire of songs. I will show you how to play any song you'd like to learn. You can also work on writing your own songs or compositions, or improvising in any context, be it jazz, blues, Indian raga or flamenco.

Singing is also encouraged!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: music stands, extensive library of all kinds of music, great sound system and ability to stream any song, several guitars, recording equipment, footstools, keyboard and percussion instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring my guitar and books, accessories as needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in versatility. I regularly play gigs doing classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and world music. All of these genres have a place in my heart, and I've devoted years to learning to play and teach them well.

I am equally polyamorous when it comes to the various things musicians do. I love to sing pop songs, dissect jazz lines, delve into expressive groupings with classical pieces, drill scales and arpeggios, you name it. Reading, improvising, composing and notating, transcribing and playing by ear, memorization, classical technique, blues technique, bluegrass technique, theoretical analysis... hit me up for any of that, or whatever else interests you.
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matthew J. November 21, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
What a great teacher. Very kind and patient. Definitely knows his stuff. Highly recommend to all.
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Casey October 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've learned a lot through my lessons with Luke. He's a great teacher, incredibly talented and an all-around good guy. Very highly recommended.
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Casey September 11, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Luke is incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. I'm only a few lessons in so far but I'm already understanding concepts that eluded me for the last 12 months of teaching myself. Highly recommended.
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Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC

About Willy

Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records).

As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He al
so worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves.

While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.

As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!
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Priscilla M. November 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was exciting and he was very helpful. I enjoyed it alot.
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Karina April 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Every thing seems to be going great. Karina seems to be motivated and excited about class every week and learning much more than she has in past lessons with other teachers
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Charles T. August 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. A lot of enthusiasm from Willy, good information, and a lot to work on! Loved it!
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Willy M.

Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC 27127
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$25 / 30-min
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Rebecca D.

Greensboro, NC

About Rebecca

Hi, I taught Acting for 2 years as part of my Graduate degree. I have also been a Guest Lecturer on Acting on Film at Columbia College in Chicago, IL for Directing I students. I am also a Writer - I have won an Excellence Award for my poetry from the City of Portland (1 of 150 people out of 8,000), and my plays have been performed as staged readings with Theatre Companies in Chicago and Portland, Oregon. I am an Academic Writer as well - I wrote a 30 page thesis for my Graduate degree, about Shakespeare and satire. My specialities are coaching in the Performing Arts (Acting/Voice/Dance), a
nd helping with Creative writing and Academic writing, as well as Essay writing. I can also help with K-12 English, Reading, and Math, as well as High School or Jr. High English, Essay writing, and Literature. Please contact me with any questions about my experience. Thanks! :)- Rebecca
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Rebecca D.

Rebecca D.

Greensboro, NC 27410
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$20 / 60-min
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Shelby S.

Greensboro, NC

About Shelby

Greetings! My name is Shelby, and I am a former Manhattan School of Music student. I am classically trained, and have been singing for about 18 years. I absolutely adore music, and live to help others master their craft. I am currently pursuing a career in serious music. If you have a love for music, and want to grow and master the art of vocal performance, I can help you reach your goals!
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Jonathan M. November 22, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
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Shelby S.

Greensboro, NC 27401
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Cristian G.

Greensboro, NC

About Cristian

My name is Tian Garcia .I've been playing music since i was 12 years old ,and started teaching briefly after that.
First was classic guitar and flamenco and then evolved to voice and piano.In my 20's i started to tour all over Central and South America.
Founded a music school in my home country with more than 120 students from all kinds of music background and genre.
In 2007 i moved to Greensboro NC and shorty after that i won the Carolina Music Award and was nominated twice for Producer Of The Year.
I have produced ,written and licensed music for movies like"Eyeborgs"that features all t
he the time in the Sci Fi channel.I have extensive experience in music production in the studio ,worked with Grammy award winners like Toby Wright ,Al West ,Young Juve etc .
I have a great passion to teach all kinds of music to my students,especially those on the beginners and intermediate stage,cause its critical to have the right instruction,and also have a lots of fun in the process.
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Cristian G.

Cristian G.

Greensboro, NC 27407
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$30 / 30-min

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