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Phillip F.

Rural Hall, NC

About Phillip

I am a pianist and singer who started learning to play the piano at age 6, and I love teaching all students of all experience levels. Growing up I competed and placed highly in many competitions including playing with the Symphony Orchestra in my home town of Spartanburg, SC after winning it's concerto competition at the age of 17. In college I took piano from Dr. Charles Fugo at the University of South Carolina and also started taking voice lessons from Tonya Currier and Walter Cuttino. While still in college I worked with The South Carolina Opera company for a season as a member of the ense
mble and as Chorus Master.
Professionally, I have worked with different theater and opera companies as a lead actor and as a musician. I have also worked in many different church positions as a musician and singer.
I have many years of teaching experience with piano at all experience levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have experience teaching since 1995 while I was still in college. I primarily use Alfred and "Faber & Faber" piano methods for beginners. I teach how to read music, understand the theory behind the music, and the technique needed in a patient atmosphere at the pace of the student. I also teach you how the piano works and the different types of pianos as well as the history of keyboards used for different classical music. The lessons are geared toward the goals of the student no matter what level is desired.
In teaching singing, I will teach you the basics necessary to create a healthy and relaxed sound through technique. With experience singing music ranging from classical to contemporary church music to musical theater, I can teach you how to use the voice in a way that will promote a long time of singing without adding stress to the voice. I will work with any style of music and will give you the technique and confidence needed to become a better singer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio is a piano and books with big windows to look out. Pianos are an upright piano and an Alesis Synthesiser. Seating is available for parents as well.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano or an electric keyboard at home for piano lessons. For voice lessons a keyboard is not required but is helpful.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily teach piano in a classical style using either "Faber & Faber" or Alfred Methods for piano lessons.
For voice, I teach all my students to sing in a way that will be the most beneficial to the health of their voice. Doing this is helpful to all styles of singing.
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Dillion S. November 18, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Gotta say my first official singing lesson (I've sung a lot for fun and school band I made) but never a lesson per say. And he was very patient, very flexible, definitely one of if not the best tutor on the site would recommend to anyone levels beginner-expert and anything in between. 100%
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Rose J. November 3, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Awesome Class!
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Patricia L. October 20, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
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Phillip F.

Phillip F.

Rural Hall, NC 27045
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$19 / 30-min
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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.

Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
(18)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Megan C.

Winston Salem, NC

About Megan

Megan is a soprano described as being “blessed with a powerful coloratura and lovely vibrato.” In addition to teaching voice and piano, Megan has performed concert and operatic roles all over the US and Europe to include Notre Dame Cathedral and the Palace of Versailles and is quickly becoming a sought after soprano for lyric coloratura roles.

Megan has gained quite a following as a vocal and piano teacher, and her students consistently perform lead roles and solos, receive scholarships, give recitals, and gain entrance into college music degree programs. In addition to her degrees at UNCSA
where she received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in voice, Megan also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University. Megan believes possessing a firm understanding of the anatomy of the human body and voice enables her to better use her instrument and thus incorporate that knowledge into her teaching.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to begin my getting to know my students-their abilities, personalities, musical knowledge, and desires. I am comfortable teaching students of all ages and levels. I equally enjoy teaching students who wish to pursue music professionally and the casual learner who just wants to entertain friends and family.Vocally, I believe the fundamentals of correct classical vocal technique will carry you throughout your studies and career and allow you to healthily venture into other musical styles like musical theatre, jazz, and pop.

All lessons are individualized to accommodate and best serve each student. Lessons can include vocal/piano techniques including learning to read music, ear training, music theory and history, and language and character study. I love to play games with my students, and having fun is a top priority!

*** Studio Equipment ***
student practice rooms chairs mirror full piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some books and a music stand. I expect my students to provide a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner and Intermediate Piano, Opera, Musical Theater, Languages
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Bob W. September 12, 2016
English · In studio
Verified Student
Bitch.
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Barbie P. May 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great with kids!

My six year old daughter has been studying with "Miss Megan" for about 8 months and we couldn't be more pleased with her progress. She loves her lessons and looks forward to her time with Megan every week. Megan brings thoughtful lesson plans and manages the time very well to include scales, basic theory, and appropriately leveled pieces. We are so excited to continue our work with Megan over the summer and into next fall.
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Megan C.

Megan C.

Winston Salem, NC 27101
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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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.

Winston Salem, NC 27127
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Alicia R.

Winston Salem, NC

About Alicia

Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a soprano studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I teach voice and harp, as well as basic piano and musicianship skills. I study classical and operatic repertoire, and I also have a background in folk music and musical theater. I also have experience with choral music, and both classical and Celtic harp. I look forward to working with you!
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Kinsey C. September 11, 2016
Musical Theater · In home
Verified Student
Alicia was amazing! Positive and professional and really relates well to adolescents! My 12 year old daughter felt very comfortable and learned so much in their first lesson.
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Alicia R.

Alicia R.

Winston Salem, NC 27101
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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