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Marissa S. Woonsocket, RI

About Marissa

I am a recent graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in both Music and Musical Theatre. With my music degree, I strongly focused on musical theatre pedagogy as well as classical music. I also trained extensively in dance and acting which I believe has helped me tremendously when teaching voice. I also have studied piano for the past 10 years and continue to train in voice. My approach to teaching, whether it be voice or piano, is one with care and concern for the student. Each student is an individual and will take in knowledge in different ways. I always like to cater my teaching to whatever the students needs are. This requires observation and experimentation on my part. When I find what works, it makes for a more productive lesson for my student and I. In voice, I have a ...

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Mike C. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher for my 6 year old Son

Marissa is a terrific piano teacher. She has tons of patience and a great way of connecting with my son. He is a 6 year old boy who is very active and she is able to hold his attention and keep him interested in piano. It has been incredible watching his skill and confidence levels grow after each visit with Marissa. I would highly recommend Marissa to anyone with a young child who wants to learn piano.
Beau S. Attleboro, MA

About Beau

I studied music performance at UMass Dartmouth. I have the tools to teach the students what they need to know in order to teach themselves. In lessons, I focus on what the student wants to learn. *** Lesson Details *** I can teach at my house in Attleboro or on the UMass Dartmouth campus, as well as come to you. *** Studio Equipment *** Kimball baby grand piano. *** Specialties *** Music theory and classical piano.

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Kate D. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Beau is an absolute professional! He is so patient, knowledgeable and always on time. I always look forward to our lessons and highly recommend him to anyone else looking to learn Piano/Keyboard.
Kathleen F. North Kingstown, RI

About Kathleen

I began playing flute as a child and have continued with it into adulthood. After graduating high school, I attended CCRI and obtained an Associates Degree in Music, and now I am attending RIC as a Music Theory and Music History student. My two main instruments are Flute and Bass Clarinet. I am in a variety of small ensembles at school and currently the second chair Flutist for the RIC Wind Ensemble and Orchestra and first chair Bass Clarinetest RI Wind Ensemble. *** Lesson Details *** In lessons, I find it important to work on tone production, technique, etudes for concentration, and a piece that student and I pick out together. I also like to incorporate a little theory in the mix so student understands what they are reading. Most of all, I want the student to feel relaxed and have ...

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Steve S. November 24, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
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Kathleen F. February 26, 2014
Flute
Friendly and Skilled

My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!
Dr. Jonathan U. Franklin, MA

About Dr. Jonathan

I have extensive training (including a doctorate) and experience as a performing musician, ensemble director, and teacher including 13 years of private instrumental instruction. My primary instruments are drumset, mallet percussion, and hand percussion, and I have additional experience teaching piano, bass guitar, and jazz harmony and improvisation.

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Tracy N. January 5, 2015
Drumset · In studio
I took drum lessons from Jon U. for a little over a year, and loved it. The only reason our lessons stopped is because he moved.

On our first day, Jon's first question to me was, "What do you hope to learn from me and these lessons?" I couldn't read music and I had no rhythm, and that's all I hoped to learn. I was in my forties, and wanted this to be a hobby; it was never going to be anymore than that, but Jon didn't treat this as boring or a waste of his time.

Jon was patient, professional, fun. And he was a *teacher.* Each time I mastered an assignment, he'd write me a more difficult one, and I learned more about music and became a better player than I ever thought I would.

Jon isn't just qualified to teach the mechanics. He has a Ph.D., and my favorite part of our lessons was simply discussing what's "behind" the playing: the theory behind it; what it means; viewing and contemplating what music is and what it means to us. How it changes us.

Good musicians don't always make the best instructors, but Jon U. is one of the rare ones. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Sam O. December 17, 2014
Drumset · In studio
I took lessons with Jonathan for about 2 years. I had never played the drums before and he did a great job of teaching me. His teaching style is great. He manages to make the dry stuff fun and keep your attention, and he is very willing to change up his plans to help you get to your goals.

The atmosphere during lessons is great as well. Taking lessons with Jon is very comfortable and relaxing, so it becomes very easy to open up and really get into the drumming.

Couldn't recommend lessons with him any more.
Ryan M. Slatersville, RI

About Ryan

Graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Rhode Island College. Studied extensively with Professor Joseph Foley, receiving training in Jazz and Classical trumpet and flugelhorn playing. I have over ten years of both playing and performing experience. I am able to incorporate Ear Training and Music Theory into trumpet lessons, and strive to create an well sounded musical experience.

Mark D. Smithfield, RI

About Mark

Mark is a local Rhode Island musician/bedroom producer specializing in in-the-box, minimalist electronic music. He releases music online under the name Ark Arsenal. Ark Arsenal has been accepted to the following music libraries for potential placement in films, commercials, and TV shows: Audiosocket | Soundscape Media | YouLicense | Scorekeepers With over five years of experience producing music in the Ableton Live environment, Mark can tailor lessons to beginner- and intermediate-level learners alike.

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Joe S. February 15, 2015
Ableton · In studio
Mark is a self-taught Ableton guru. This makes him very aware of various difficulties the self-motivated newcomer may face. I had already played with Ableton on and off over the years prior to taking lessons with Mark; he is quick to recognize what I already know and focus on the gaps in my knowledge. He's also just a really nice guy who you will undoubtedly end up chatting about your favorite artists with after the lesson concludes. Give him a try if you're looking for flexibility in how you learn and when you are able to meet.

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