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R. ROBIN G. Cuyahoga Falls, OH

About R. ROBIN

*** Specialties *** I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn and great technique combined with a lot of music theory.

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Lori L. February 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Robin comes highly recommended by my daughter and I. She made the lessons "fun" for an 9 year old! She also let my daughter select her own songs which I thought was a plus ... students are much more engaged if they are singing something they like to sing. Ms. Robin is an enthusiastic teacher and motivates her students to do their best. She also uses vocalization exercises to encourage a better "range" before singing an actual song. My daughter always looked forward to going to Ms. Robin's lesson and I stayed for each lesson and was quite pleased with my daughter's progress.
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Michael B. October 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Robin has been an excellent fit for my daughter(age 15). She has been very flexible with my daughter's rehearsal schedule and seems genuinely interested in helping her improve and achieve her goals. My daughter feels comfortable working with Robin and looks forward to her lessons. She is excited about continuing lessons and improving her vocal techniques and skill level.
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Judy I. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
excellent teacher

Maybe a bit premature after only one lesson, but after speaking with Robin at length over the phone, and being present during my son's first lesson, I must say I'm very impressed with her as my son's instructor. She has a vast portfolio of experience in a wide range of music, highly educated, extremely knowledgeable, and good at instruction. I'm especially excited that she incorporates music theory into the lessons. Highly recommended!
Philip L. Stow, OH

About Philip

Guitarist Philip L. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he began his musical studies at a young age. He was accepted to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, named by the Grammy Foundation as the top performing arts high school in the nation. After high school, Philip received a scholarship to attend Stetson University, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Robinson. While there, he was able to refine his skills and learn a great deal about the interpretation of music on the guitar. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Music, Philip became an instructor at University High School in Orange City, Florida. There he directed the guitar program, which he created from the ground up. Outside of teaching, Philip performed professionally (guitar and voice) around Central Florida in ...

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Jackie D. May 14, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging.
Traci N. Cleveland, OH

About Traci

Trumpet performer and educator Traci is known for her rich tone, her highly developed sense of musicality, and her passion for sharing music with others. Traci currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Traci has performed with numerous ensembles across the country including the Denver Brass, the Wheaton Band, the Oistrach Symphony, and the elite ensembles of DePaul University's School of Music and Denver's Lamont School of Music. Traci was principal trumpet of the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo and Rome, Italy in the summer of 2010. She was also featured as a trumpet soloist with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra in May, 2011. As a member of the International Trumpet Guild, Traci was honored with their Young Artist Award in June 2005. Traci is passionate about making music and sharing ...

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DarrellG November 11, 2011
LAZY TONGUE:)

Thanks for the feedback on the things that may be holding me back from sounding my best...like pointing out my lazy tongue:). I have been doing the tonguing exercises you showed me and I can already see an improvement with an evenness of my articulations when playing long passages.
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LisaH2 June 3, 2010
My son Miles is really enjoying his lessons with Traci!
Barbara D. Twinsburg, OH

About Barbara

Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood. Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that, you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument! In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any

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John D. January 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very professional and easy to work with!
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Sara L. December 3, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is an amazing teacher! My son looks forward to lessons with her and can't wait to tell his friends and family what he has learned each week. She knows what pace to work at and is very patient. Wonderful teacher !
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E C. July 4, 2014
Violin · In home
My son has been taking lessons for several years with Barb. His skills and technique improved dramatically when he began and have continue to improve over the years. He received the "most improved" award in orchestra after his first year of lessons. He performs challenging music well at annual recitals and in Akron Youth Philharmonic with Barb's guidance. Barb is encouraging during lessons, yet always points out specific things that need attention for the next week. I highly recommend her.
Anthony T. Brunswick, OH

About Anthony

My name is Anthony T. and I am a professional drummer and percussionist that recently moved back to the Cleveland area from NYC (Where I studied and performed for 5 years). I am looking for serious and committed drum/percussion students. I have a degree from the Newschool for Jazz and Contemporary Music and I have more than 15 years of teaching and performing experience. I have toured and performed all over NYC, the united states and in Europe. I am fluent in many different genres of music and I specialize on drum set, cajon and other percussion instruments.

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Apreye B. November 19, 2014
Drum · In studio
I took lessons with Anthony for more than a year as a complete beginner. His teaching style was responsive to my level of experience (zero at the time), and area(s) of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons and would highly recommend him as a teacher. He helped to expand my creativity and boldness. I even started transposing music that I had heard so that they can be used in lessons. We started getting into music theory - which was so much fun because he made it very accessible. He is an amazing drummer, good-natured, and very knowledgeable & passionate about percussion.
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Steve H. November 12, 2014
Drum · In studio
I began playing drums at age 32. My wife found Anthony by calling local music stores and he came highly recommended. I was a little taken back that I was getting lessons from a 18 year old kid, but wow, he did not disappoint. I took lessons for 4 years with him before he moved to New York, and when he moved back, I began back with him. He also began teaching my then 7 year old son. We both loved working with him. He took the time to make sure you understood what he was teaching and went above the protocol of professionalism. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants the detailed fundamentals of drumming, and the caring nature of your well being in percussion. I give him 10 stars...5 from me and 5 from my son Kyle! Rock on!
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Matt W. November 11, 2014
Drum · In studio
I first started taking lessons when I was 13. Anthony was my first and only legitimate teacher (I later tried another and was disappointed). He teaches every student at their own pace and based on how much effort they choose to put into learning their instrument. During times when I was getting lazy he even sat me down and spent part of the lesson just motivating me to get more out of lessons by investing more time practicing; I'll never forget it. Anthony truly taught me everything I knew.

Fast forward: I now drum for the electronic rock/EDM band Day Method which has been scouted by the manager for Guns and Roses, the tour manager for U2, and the manager for Trans Siberian Orchestra. I have performed for tens of thousands of people over the last 10 years, played well over 100 concerts, and am moving to LA in a few months to pursue a record deal. The take away? Whatever your dreams or aspirations, they aren't out of reach and Anthony can give you the tools you need to get you there...Keep rocking!
Patrick K. Akron, OH

About Patrick

Thirty years ago, I was approached by a man in a chorus I was coaching. He liked what I did with the chorus and asked if I did private lessons. Although I had studied voice for over 15 years, and had been performing as a singer and actor for nearly 30 years, I had not taught privately before. However, I told him I would teach him and that began a wonderful and fulfilling career. My teaching style is unique in that I teach using a Capella (unaccompanied) techniques almost exclusively. My belief is that we have two ears and one mouth because we need to focus twice as much on critically listening to our singing as we do on mastering great singing techniques. By singing a Capella, your ears will get sharper and your ability to always sing in tune will improve dramatically. I look ...

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Katharina D. January 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
My Name is Katharina. I am 58 years old and originally from Germany. When I was in the secondary school my music teacher told me that I had a nice voice but my surroundings thought differently. They complained that I was off-key, did not keep a tune and especially was off rhythm. So I shut up my mouth for almost fourty years till by chance I met Patrick. I can't say that I was very relaxed when I came to his first lessons – my self-confidence re singing was on the scale of zero and it took Patrick a while till I started singing with pleasure and deep joy. Patrick showed me how to breath and use my vocal cords. If I didn't understand what to do or how to do it he tried to explain it in different ways and with endless patience and enthuthiasmn.

I do not say that today I am Maria Callas but I am a nice soprano who sings a capella music in a small choir and in an octet. At home even my husband who can be very critical tells me that it is a shame that I didn't take singing lessons when I was small since today I could be a very good singer.

Thank you very much Patrick. You changed a part of my life!!!


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Linda F. January 4, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Pat was my daughter's voice coach for almost 4 years. She could always keep a tune but needed to learn breathing, support and control. Not only did Pat accomplish this, he also installed confidence and guided her with humour and understanding, and has given her a wonderful platform to continue on her musical journey. Thanks to Pat, she now reaches 3 octaves with strength and ease and transition is incredible. If you are looking for a great voice coach - you need look no further!
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Maxine T. December 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have had dealings with Patrick over the past several years. He was the choir leader of a choir that I participated in, he guided a group of four of us in a female barbershop quartet, and he was my personal voice teacher for over five years. I cannot be too effusive in my praise for Patrick. He is a wonderful teacher: super-professional, encouraging and demanding at the same time. Many people have commented to me how much my singing has improved under his tutelage. I learned how to breathe properly and not lift my shoulders while singing, how to avoid being that "one onion skin" below the note by thinking of singing on top of the note. He taught me how to visualize my singing as though the tones were coming through my eyes. He taught me that lemon juice is a miracle alternative when you're dying to clear your throat! On top of that, Patrick is a funny guy with an optimistic nature that makes it a pleasure to be in his company.. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

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