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Estela K.

Houston, TX

About Estela

Hello! My name is Estela, and I've been teaching private lessons since 2001. I enjoy helping students create beautiful music, develop good techniques, and play along with any song through improvisation. I have played violin for over 22 years including orchestras, string ensembles, church worship bands, and weddings and special occasions.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in violin from Louisiana State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. I have also worked for 6 years as an ESL teacher and am very patient with new le
arners, immigrants/foreigners, and kids.
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Alemtsehay (Alem) B. November 16, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
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Marissa September 12, 2016
Violin · In studio
Estela is a great teacher, she has the patience and the drive to do this job.
I liked her commitment, her teaching style and above all the honesty.

My daughter liked having her as a teacher and will probably sign up to take lessons with her again, next summer.
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SimonaK July 7, 2011
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My son started playing violin as a part of the 5th grade music program they have at school. Estela is great at teaching him the very important basic skills that they couldn't focus on at school and then build on those skills further. After two month we can see a significant improvement in many aspects of his playing but, most importantly, he likes to come to these lessons because they are fun for him.
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Estela K.

Estela K.

Houston, TX 77099
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Allison V.

Houston, TX

About Allison

My passion for music has inspired me to pursue teaching and performance professionally in order to help others achieve their musical dreams. I began my teaching career in college while earning a Bachelor's in Music from Southwestern University (magna cum laude).

As a professional I currently play as a soloist as well as with AURORA: Trio for Flute, Harp, and Cello, the St. John Vianney Parish Orchestra, the Shimmer Flute Choir, and Sounds of Silver Flute Quartet, and an active member of the Music Teacher's National Association and board member of the Houston Flute Club.

In college I pla
yed in the SU Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, and in the pit orchestra for a professional production of The Mikado, and a student production of The Beggar's Opera.

Although classically trained I also enjoy classic rock and appreciate music from other cultures as well.

I frequently write arrangements for flute choir and other ensembles, and so I can help students who want to learn more about arranging and composition.

In addition to the flute I also have experience with the piccolo, alto, and bass flute. I love performing and I share my passion for music with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***

Flute Lessons:

I offer lessons that cover just about every aspect of flute-playing. Students can expect to become well-rounded musicians who are knowledgeable about flute technique, tone, music theory and history. I use the Rubank Method with handout supplements.

The biggest changes I've seen in my students after a few months is a better understanding of how to practice efficiently as well as improved tone. Furthermore, every year many of my students earn superior ratings of 1 on their UIL solos.

I strive to make lessons fun and interesting while addressing the fundamentals of flute-playing. My goal is to see students improve and understand that playing an instrument is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of hard work.

My teaching philosophy focuses on slow and deliberate practice of technique while still appreciating the expression and style of a piece. I try to use a variety of methods for explaining concepts including pictures, verbal descriptions, demonstrations, etc., depending on what works best for the student. I focus heavily on good posture, tone production, and efficient practice methods, stressing on learning good playing habits at a young age. I believe that music lessons should be a fun and engaging part of a student's week. Ultimately my goal is to share my enthusiasm for music and my instrument with the student and deepen their love for the art.

Every Spring my students and I participate in Flute Fest, a day-long celebration of all things flute, including concerts, masterclasses, and a solo and ensemble contest. A few weeks later we have our annual studio recital where everyone shows off their hard work.

Music Theory Lessons:

I can help students of any instrument better understand the fundamental concepts of music theory: scales, intervals, chords, part-writing, etc. Theory lessons take place at the piano to demonstrate concepts. However, students do not have to play piano to take theory lessons. I typically use a combination of the Master Theory curriculum and other handouts, unless the student is already working out of another textbook.

**Online theory lessons** use the same curriculum, but with the screen share feature to help my demonstrations.

Summer Curriculum:

During the summer I offer additional group classes on different subjects, including theory and ear-training. I try something new every year to provide a variety of opportunities for students to learn and grow in their musicianship.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in the front room of my home and includes a music stand, piano, and comfortable chairs in case parents would like to stay for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily concentrate on classical music, but I also have experience with extended techniques, which include singing and playing at the same time, key clicks, and multiphonics.
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Al Vacek October 13, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
I have played several instruments professionally over the years and decided to take up the flute. Allison is one of the best teachers I have ever had! She has shown me music tips and techniques that I have never been shown before, and I look forward to continuing with her in order to learn more. Excellent teacher!
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Melanie H. September 29, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
As an adult student trying to find my musical roots once more, I could not be more pleased with Allison. She is the best! She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and has a very positive attitude. I look forward to my lessons because I know I'm going to learn AND have fun AND work at being a little better than I was the week before. If you need a great teacher that can help you improve, no matter your skill set, Allison is the instructor for you.
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Jennifer A. June 28, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Allison has been amazing with teaching our daughter flute as well as music theory. She is consistent with her teaching method and our daughter's confidence has really boosted as a flute player! We could not be happier with Allison and her talents!
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Allison V.

Houston, TX 77095
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrew D.

Houston, TX

About Andrew

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 7 year
s now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and the Shins, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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Justin July 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson with Andrew. I have a song I needed to learn on acoustic for a wedding. He gave me a good breakdown at a pace I needed.
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Mike May 26, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am starting from scratch, with no background. Andrew is a great teacher, very personable and a great communicator. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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jeremy S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew was VERY helpful in breaking down the basics of the guitar. He was very nice and polite and knowledgeable.
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Andrew D.

Katy, TX 77450
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$29 / 30-min
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Abigail S.

Houston, TX

About Abigail

Abigail S. has taken the stage across the country as both a soloist and orchestral musician. Her love and dedication to the art of music has led her to Houston where she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in music at the Moores School of Music under the direction of Paula Page. Ms. S. attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for her Bachelor and Master degrees in music where she studied with the world renowned recording artist, Yolanda Kondonassis.

Ms. S. made her solo concerto debut in 2013 when she performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. In additi
on to her experience as a soloist, Ms. S. performed as principle harpist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2013. Ms. S. has also performed as guest principle with orchestras across the country such as the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Symphony. An active ensemble musician, Ms. S. has been a founding member of the Heart Strings Ensemble since 2005.

This past spring Ms. S. was honored to receive the Alice Chalifoux Prize in recognition of her talent and dedication to the harp. Ms. S. is also a winner of the 2012 Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. Ms. S. is an experienced soloist and has competed in world renowned competitions such as the IMA HOGG Concerto Competition and the National American Harp Society Competition.

Ms. S. began studying music in Chicago Illinois at the age of five and has continued to pursue the art with passion over the years. An experienced teacher herself, Ms. S. has been educating students of all ages over the past eight years. Ms. S specializes in teaching beginning piano students and beginning to advance harp students. Ms. S's education and performance experience help her give students a quality, well-rounded education.
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Marsha H. November 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Abigail is wonderful she is passionate about what she does and dedicated to really making sure her student learns and excel at piano playing. She encourages and compliments her student when a job is well done. She's patient with my sometimes unenthusiastic child and never discouraging. Amazing!
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Yolanda August 24, 2015
Harp · In studio
As a teacher, Abigail is committed to the process of learning and imparts her methods of organized thinking and layered stages of accomplishment to her students. Her warm and engaging personality enhances her approach and inspires her students to give their best.
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Derell W. May 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms Abigail is an excellent instructor.
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Abigail S.

Houston, TX 77095
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Zachary B.

Houston, TX

About Zachary

I have 20 years experience teaching privately and at the university level. I've worked with classical opera singers, musical theatre, and pop singers. I can help you find the basis of healthy technique and adapt it to the stylistic needs of whatever you want to sing.Because of my conservatory training and performance experience, I can teach you the basis of solid technique which will allow you to sing well, no matter the style, and avoid the vocal injuries which have become so common among popular singers. My training and stage experience in acting will afford you the opportunity to become a c
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Raul September 28, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
I started voice lessons with Dr. Bruton in 2014

When I first started my voice was really bad, I had a range of a 6th. I could not sing "legato" and everything was nasally and bright. I could not act nor felt comfortable on stage when I had to in our studio voice labs. As the first year went by, my notes and voice where making a huge difference, I was singing for connected and also with some support. I went to GHNATS and also placed in the final rounds. His technique helped a lot, his technique is very unique and very helpful when it comes to singing on the breath and also support. His style of teaching is very clear and he gives you tips / comments on what to work for during the week prior to the next lessons. He suggests a journal which is pretty standard in every voice studio the professor usually asks to keep a "practice log"

Dr. Bruton is very personal with every single one of his students, and is very caring and passionate for all his studios. His passion really shows in the way he teaches and the way he focuses on every student he works with. I learned a lot from him, not only voice technique but also acting and how to break down an aria / art song. His method of analyzing the dramatic text from the literature is very helpful in performance. By the time I finished my studies and Junior recital al SJCC, I was singing repertoire by Duparc, Respighi, and heavy / dramatic roles for the Tenor voice because his technique allowed me to do so without tiring or hurting my voice which is a crucial thing. He is very pro vocal health and would not make you do anything that would hurt the instrument, which is great in a voice professor.

Dr. Bruton's help and teachings I was able to successfully apply, audition and got accepted to some of the most prestigious music schools in the nation for voice. Because of his technique and help, I was accepted to Cincinnati Conservatory, UNT, UT at Austin and also I was in the top 40 auditioners for admission to The Curtis Institute, which only two out of those 40 receive acceptance every once a year.

If it wasn't for his time and effort, I would have not been able to get to where I am today and probably the future. If you live in an area where he teaches at, I strongly invite any future voice major who is starting to invest time especially if you go to any of the schools Dr. Bruton gives lessons at. You will learn so so much and will be 1000% worth it. He has opened many doors for me and he can do the same for you.

I have nothing but great, amazing, positive things to say about him. I could keep going on and on. His love for his students and job really shine through in every lesson.

He is the most amazing human being, teacher and the best voice teacher I have ever studied with or that I have been around of.
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Raul September 28, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
I started voice lessons with Dr. Bruton in 2014

When I first started my voice was really bad, I had a range of a 6th. I could not sing "legato" and everything was nasally and bright. I could not act nor felt comfortable on stage when I had to in our studio voice labs. As the first year went by, my notes and voice where making a huge difference, I was singing for connected and also with some support. I went to GHNATS and also placed in the final rounds. His technique helped a lot, his technique is very unique and very helpful when it comes to singing on the breath and also support. His style of teaching is very clear and he gives you tips / comments on what to work for during the week prior to the next lessons. He suggests a journal which is pretty standard in every voice studio the professor usually asks to keep a "practice log"

Dr. Bruton is very personal with every single one of his students, and is very caring and passionate for all his studios. His passion really shows in the way he teaches and the way he focuses on every student he works with. I learned a lot from him, not only voice technique but also acting and how to break down an aria / art song. His method of analyzing the dramatic text from the literature is very helpful in performance. By the time I finished my studies and Junior recital al SJCC, I was singing repertoire by Duparc, Respighi, and heavy / dramatic roles for the Tenor voice because his technique allowed me to do so without tiring or hurting my voice which is a crucial thing. He is very pro vocal health and would not make you do anything that would hurt the instrument, which is great in a voice professor.

Dr. Bruton's help and teachings I was able to successfully apply, audition and got accepted to some of the most prestigious music schools in the nation for voice. Because of his technique and help, I was accepted to Cincinnati Conservatory, UNT, UT at Austin and also I was in the top 40 auditioners for admission to The Curtis Institute, which only two out of those 40 receive acceptance every once a year.

If it wasn't for his time and effort, I would have not been able to get to where I am today and probably the future. If you live in an area where he teaches at, I strongly invite any future voice major who is starting to invest time especially if you go to any of the schools Dr. Bruton gives lessons at. You will learn so so much and will be 1000% worth it. He has opened many doors for me and he can do the same for you.

I have nothing but great, amazing, positive things to say about him. I could keep going on and on. His love for his students and job really shine through in every lesson.

He is the most amazing human being, teacher and the best voice teacher I have ever studied with or that I have been around of.
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Zachary B.

Zachary B.

Cypress, TX 77433
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$45 / 30-min

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