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Andrew S.

Kalamazoo, MI

About Andrew

Andrew is a Ubiquitous Music-certified instructor with knowledge of many different aspects of music: whether you want to learn theory and technique or just want to rock, he can help you to achieve your goals.

Hello! I'm Andrew (but you knew that) and I play guitar!
I have been teaching for just over 4 years, and have studied through both the Ubiquitous Music curriculum and private instruction. I have studied music theory and composition at Palomar college and Miracosta college, as well as privately with a graduate from the Berklee School of Music. My guitar education has been more widely v
aried, and includes lessons with a Musician's Institute graduate, a Berklee School of Music graduate, and several other professional guitarists in varying fields and styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
I understand that not everybody learns the same way, and I will do my best to accommodate my students' varying methods for assimilating knowledge. Ultimately, the student is the deciding point when it comes to progress on an instrument, so a certain amount of dedication to practice is necessary, and I will push all of my students to do their best in order to help them advance. Depending on your proficiency and the type of lessons you are taking any of several textbooks may be necessary, however much of the material covered will be given as handouts or pre-printed packets.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Small private room with guitar amplifier, piano, music stand, chairs.
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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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$20 / 30-min
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Josiah S.

Portage, MI

About Josiah

At the age of four, after watching a group of children playing their violins on the television show, “Sesame Street”, I became inspired to learn how to play the violin. Since that time I have studied violin with Daniel Vega-Albela, Dr. Joseph Koob and Renata Knific. In 2006, I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I learned beginning jazz guitar and improvisation from jazz guitarist, John Riemer. Leading up to my attending WMU, I had participated in Master Classes with Sally O’Reilly, Dr. Barry Ross, Ste
phen Clapp, Benny Kim, Katie Lansdale, David Barg, and Ronda Cole. I was a member of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for five years and I was the concertmaster during my senior year. I also won the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony’s soloist competition during my senior year of High School. I was a featured youth soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra during their youth concerts in 2003. I also performed as a soloist on WMUK’s radio program, “Bravo!” I played in the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra for two years. Over the years I have attended several different summer music institutes including “Aria” in Muncie, Indiana, “Steven’s Point” in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, “Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp” in Muskegon, Michigan, and “Sound Encounters” in Ottawa, Kansas.

In addition to playing classical and jazz music, I thoroughly enjoy the music of the fiddle. I have played fiddle with a few different bands in Chicago, IL, Virginia Beach, VA and Southwest Michigan. I have played in numerous pit orchestras for musical theater productions in the Southwest Michigan area.

In addition to being an accomplished musician, I have been happily teaching music lessons for the past six years. As a Certified Suzuki teacher, I believe in providing a positive, nurturing environment for my students to learn. I am committed to providing a friendly approach to teaching music lessons. I strive to make the learning process fun and interesting for them. I respect my students. I love helping each one of them find creative ways to achieve their unique set of musical goals. I teach classical, jazz, bluegrass and rock music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons take place in a large class room at a local church conveniently located right off of I-94. There is a lobby area with chairs where the parents can wait. Parents can also watch their younger children in the nursery area.

To start: If you don't already have an instrument, I will help you find a nice one and the proper equipment. I will also provide you with recordings of the music that you will be learning. I believe that listening to your pieces ahead of time is a great help when it comes time to learn them.

During your first three to six months of lessons, I will discover your main learning style. For example, you may learn music more easily using a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic approach. You will have lots of fun developing a beautiful tone on your instrument as we focus our attention on developing your technique. I will show you how to practice the music on your own so that you can make the most of your practice time. Your confidence and self-esteem will increase as you build a repertoire of music from the very beginning of our time together.

As you progress in your musical skills and artistic development, you will become fluent in performing your favorite pieces. Each lesson contains technical and musical points covered in a carefully thought out, step-by-step progression. You will eventually gain the skills and knowledge to play your instrument at whatever proficiency level you desire. When teaching, I divide skills into smaller units so that you will always be successful. I like to give you immediate, honest, and specific feedback after each time you play your instrument for me. I always respect my students and acknowledge the effort that they put forth.

Since music reading skills take time to become equal to playing skills, I usually teach music reading skills after the first six to eight months of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Classrooms in building, space for parents to wait in lobby, nursery for parents with younger children.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching fiddle and the classical Suzuki violin and viola method.
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Josiah S.

Josiah S.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jordan H.

Kalamazoo, MI

About Jordan

Hello,

My name is Jordan. I believe good music playing results from the training and cultivating of three areas: The heart, mind, and body. My lessons are geared towards understanding and developing those three areas in each student. Below you will see some lesson topics in each of the categories.

Heart (deals with understanding emotion and you desire for music):
-Music History
-Score study
-Emotion based meditation
-Questions about motivations for music and cello
-Repertoire Studies

Mind (deals with understanding music and cello)
-Fingerboard quiz
-Harmonic function
-Visuali
zation
-Focus
-How to practice
-Goal setting

Body (Deals with the technical facility of the cello)
-Relaxation techniques
-Etude studies
-Scale studies
-Technique exercises
-Body awareness

The training of these three areas allow us to perform and enjoy music at our highest potential!
I hope to teach you soon! Learning cello is an exciting and enriching experience regardless of you other interest!
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Jordan H.

Jordan H.

Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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$20 / 30-min
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Warren O.

Kalamazoo, MI

About Warren

Hi, I'm Warren!

I have a a bachelor's degree in music performance at Western Michigan University where I studied with Professor Bruce Uchimura. I have taught cello students throughout my time in school at Western. I am a good motivator and have a welcoming personality. It's very important to me that my students feel confident that they will make the progress that they need and want. Discovering along with the student that they are capable of much more than they thought is one of the most rewarding things about teaching for me. One of the most important aspects of my teaching that I most va
lue is that I want my students to be creative in the ways that they learn and practice. The more they can come up with solutions to their practice the better they will be able to learn outside of the lesson room. This makes practicing less boring and lets the student feel like they are in more control over their progress.

I would love the opportunity to teach you or your student!

Warren
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Warren O.

Warren O.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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$30 / 30-min
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Anibal H.

Kalamazoo, MI

About Anibal

Anibal Hernández has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at student's home, at my studio and online.

Anibal Hernández received his BM at Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music 2010 where he received a degree in trombone performance, also recently received a MM at Western Michigan University 2014. As an expert in trombone field, Anibal looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Anibal's teaching style is versatile, personalized, and follows the Song and Wind method for establishing fundamental sound, air, tongue and slide coordin
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Anibal H.

Anibal H.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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$20 / 30-min

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