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About Susannah S.

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Overland Park, KS

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From the beginner to the intermediate player I can help you increase your piano skills. If you have no experience that is okay! I am especially well experienced with children and try to come up with creative and entertaining methods to help them reach their piano goals.

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***Daytime availability for summer students June-July****

I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Education (vocal emphasis) and a trumpet performance minor. I then completed my Masters in Vocal Pedagogy in December of 2015. Right now I am teaching K-8 General music and 5-8th grade band and Chorus. I have been a private studio instructor for the past 8 years.

If you are pursuing voice I can teach you Classical operatic singing, Broadway style, or Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)

If you are pursuing trumpet I can enhance your skills whether you are just beginning or are already an intermediate player.

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I am a teacher that helps you reach whatever goals you set for yourself. You tell me what you want to accomplish and I will work together with you to make i
t happen. I will create a curriculum according your personal needs and skill level.

If you are taking lessons with me you will learn lots of music theory and music history. I want you to understand the style and reasoning behind each piece of music you play.

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The in studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes a piano (88 key weighted), books, and seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in guest spaces.

The Elementary School lessons are taught in a classroom which includes an upright piano, books, & seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in lot.

*** Specialties ***
German Lieder and Italian Arias
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Avery July 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson!
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Amy L. June 11, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Kate maloney April 2, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Was great help, and improved many things with my son's trumpet playing. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to learn or improve certain instruments!
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Susannah S.

Overland Park, KS 66212
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About David E.

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Kansas City, MO

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Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

About David
*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.

As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson,
Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

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I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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Tammy June 10, 2019
· Guitar · In home
David is awesome! I've learned so much from him already, after only a few lessons.
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Tammy May 24, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
David is a great guitar teacher. I'm a beginner and was very nervous to start lessons, but now I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Austin C. April 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
David has a niche for teaching. You’ll learn what you need to know.
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David E.

Kansas City, MO 64133
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About Peter M.

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Lenexa, KS
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Learn piano in your own home, from an experienced music teacher!

About Peter
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in Studio inOlathe, amps, guitars, music stands, chairs, parents can sit in during lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all class materials, student should provide his/her amp, guitar and brain.

*** Specialties ***
All styles of music taught, lessons follow students desires to learn.
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Jim F. July 5, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Peter is taking it very slow which is what I need
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Don B. December 13, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Peter is an excellent instructor for piano. He is very easy to work with. I took lessons for about 9 months, and I have learned so much about music and how the piano works. I sincerely appreciate all of his efforts.
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Brett K. November 26, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Amazing guy, great teacher that let's you work at your own pace and always has insight to help you improve!
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Peter M.

Lenexa, KS 66215
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About Kaia N.

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Kansas City, MO
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I work with YOUR goals - I love teaching basic music foundations, theory & chord-playing/songwriting, up to advanced music reading and technique. With years of experience, I have learned to work with different learning styles and go at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information!

About Kaia
Hi! My name is Kaia, I'm passionate about teaching students in the way that makes the most sense to them, & inspiring others to reach their potential. I am a singer-songwriter from Denver with a diverse background and years of teaching experience. I studied classical voice at CU Boulder 2008-2010, and songwriting & commercial music business at CU Denver 2010-2013. Teaching full-time since 2013, I LOVE helping students find their best natural sound and how to use their instrument. My strength is teaching fundamental basics in a way anyone can understand, using a variety of ways of thinking and learning. I encourage students to play & sing when they are interested and try composing their own songs. I've played classical piano 23 years, guitar 16 years, and taken voice lessons for 15 years (plus a degree). I also LOVE arranging & composing
and translating this to Ableton and electronic music! Let me know how I can help you!
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JASON S. June 20, 2019
· Ableton · Online
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· Ukulele · Online
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Kaia N.

Kansas City, MO 64106
(15)
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About Yuliya S.

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Bradenton, FL
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I teach how to read a notes & share in the magic of music .
My lessons will give you the knowledge to play piano without a teacher later.

About Yuliya
Classical piano teacher from Ukraine of 42 years instructional experience at the State Children Music School in Ukraine and as a private teacher in USA.
She is the member Music Teachers National Assosiation, the Florida State & Manatee County. Her students won a numerals State and local Piano Competitions. Master Degree of Art.
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Inna October 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My 7-year-old daughter A. took piano lessons from Ms. Yuliya for a year. We would have stayed with her indefinitely had she not moved away. I think Yuliya is a wonderful teacher for children and for adults. In my opinion, she individualizes her approach for each student. Yuliya is kind but firm; patient but has expectations! She is the consummate teacher. My daughter A. had never been taken piano lessons prior to her year with Ms. Yuliya and her music reading was not where it should have been. Under Yuliya's tutelage (she has her own method on how to teach children to read music) however, I would say she caught on quite well. I was deeply pleased to see that Yuliya sets the bar high. And, my child rose to the challenge. Yuliya uses the lesson time very well. Her lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through the usual collection of level appropriate performance and practice books. A’s repertoire of music she can play grew very much this past year. Our daughter was happy to play her Christmas song for her first recital and then Spring piano recital, also she performed at the Maryland State Spring Festival Piano Solo an got rated as Excellent!!! Then she performed at Twenty-second annual Sonatina and Sonata Festival and got a certificate of achievement in musical performance in level one!!! Also, she performed at Rockville Competition and got a Superior!!! And all these thanks to our amazing teacher Ms. Yuliya!!! We love and miss her so much!!!
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About Melissa J.

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Kansas City, MO
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I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.

About Melissa
I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.
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Jinlei May 13, 2019
· Cello · In studio
She is a really nice teacher! I’m enjoy the class!
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Donna January 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Melissa is fantastic!! Extremely kind and very patient. She’s a great teacher!!!
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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO 64106
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About August G.

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Hartford, AL
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Piano is the best instrument to learn music. All the notes are right at your finger tips, making it easier for the growing musician to transition to another instrument.

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Hey there, if you want to learn all things flute you’ve come to the right person. I play a variety of flutes and whistles and have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey in music. While I want lessons to be fun and center around the students musicing, I’m looking for highly motivated individuals for my music studio that have the disiciple to learn the finer points of music making.
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August G.

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About Esther H.

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Berwick, PA

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I love music and I love helping others begin their musical journey! With me, lessons are tailored to the age and learning style of the individual student. Basics are a must, so scales and exercises are always part of the program, but we also learn to play exciting solos appropriate for each level of learner!

About Esther
My passion is music! I have been performing as a musician most of my life, and I have been a music educator for almost twenty-five years. My main instruments are the violin and piano, but I also teach viola and voice. I received my degree from Youngstown State University, where I studied Mr. John Wilcox, former concertmaster of the National Symphony, and Dr. Robert Rollin, an internationally recognized composer. I have taught students as young as two up to the age of ninety. I can't wait to help you on your musical adventure!
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Sue May 5, 2019
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Our daughter took cello lessons from Esther from 9th grade through her senior year in high school. Esther is an excellent teacher and she taught our daughter so much in such a short amount of time! I so loved going to all her mini recitals too! Especially when they had mini ensemble groups! They did some original scores that just blew me away! One such original was called "School in the Wall" that combined Alice Cooper's School's Out for Summer and Pink Floyd's Brick in the Wall and it was completely awesome! Thanks Esther for teaching Summer!
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Melanie May 1, 2019
· Violin · Online
Excellent teacher. I started violin lessons with Esther as a beginner adult in music and violin. I knew very little and was nervous about how to "jump in" to music later in life. Esther patiently and effectively guided me towards realizing my own individual potential. I initially took lessons in-house but then moved out of the country and continued online. She is extremely knowledgeable, reliable and experienced with a real ability to work with students of all levels! I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a sincere, gifted teacher who loves sharing music.
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Ann April 27, 2019
· Violin · In home
I would highly reccomend Esther to anyone pursuing a musical talent. She is an amazing performance artist as well as an music educator who is very passionate about both.
She also gave private lessons to my daughter who was a 5yr student of hers & helped my daughter to become a 3yr concert master of her high school orchestra. I was very impressed by Esther's teaching style & it showed through my daughter's performance. So if you're serious about learning music,you will learn from the best!!!! Hands down!
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Esther H.

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About Tatiana D.

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Honolulu, HI
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Dr. Tatiana Grecic Dutoit is a Piano, Voice, Composition and Music Theory teacher. She has a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's in Composition and Theory from Carnegie-Mellon University and is certified in two children's teaching methods, Suzuki and Kindermusik. She adapts her teaching method towards your goals and your pace. She teaches all styles of music and loves to play duets with her students.
Dr. Tatiana Dutoit has been teaching music at various schools, colleges, and universities (piano, composition and theory, basic musicianship, harmony, counterpoint, piano ensemble, orchestration, improvisation, notation, voice, and many other subjects) for over 20 years. She taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County, New Mexico Highlands University where she founded and led the composition program, Bermuda Conservatory of Music, and Bermuda School for the ...

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EXPERIENCE

2012 - to date Easy Music Center
Honolulu, HI
Piano, Voice, and Composition/Theory Instructor

2012 - 2013 Kailua Christian Church
Kailua, HI
Music Director

2008-2012 New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico
Assistant Professor of Music / Composition and Theory Chair

2007-2008 School for the Performing Arts
Paget, Bermuda
Piano, Voice and Composition Instructor

2004-2006 Core-Age Records & Publishing
Hermosa Beach, CA
Owner of Independent Label

2003-2004 Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics
Phoenix, AZ
Piano Department Chair

2002–2003 Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA
Piano and Voice Instructor

1999-2002 Bermuda Conservatory of Music
Hamilton, Bermuda
Piano and Composition Instructor

1995-1998 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching Fellow (Basic Musician
ship)

1990-1992 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Piano Teaching Assistant

EDUCATION

2001 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. in Music Philosophy, composition and theory
Doctoral dissertation: Two Musical Settings of “Sonnet VIII” by William
Shakespeare (Stravinsky, Dutoit-Dran: A Comparative Analysis)

1992 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
MFA, composition and theory (Minor in Voice)

1988 University of Arts in Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
BFA, composition and theory with minor in piano

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS, EXPERIENCES AND AWARDS

· International composer, pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, frequently performing in community programs.

· Founder of Composition Department at New Mexico Highlands University.

· Developed several versions of curriculum and instructional materials that provide the integration of theory and music composition lessons for various levels.

· Strong interest and practical knowledge of Finale and Pro Tools, digital recording equipment, multimedia, and sound tracks.

· Produced five CD’s through Core-Age Records in various styles (classical and
experimental, world and film music, piano music, pop-rock, and new-age).

· University/College teaching experience (1990 - 2012) at the University of
Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County,
Carnegie-Mellon University, and New Mexico Highlands University.
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Philip E. April 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Between piano, music theory, and vocals, I've been a student of Tatiana'a for over 2 years now.

She's a quality educator and does an excellent job ensuring that her students grow in their skill.
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Tatiana D.

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About Frank N.

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Lansing, KS
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Music lessons with me are one of a kind. My experience as both a classical guitarist and an electric guitarist who has played with successful rock bands puts me in a unique position to provide a breadth and depth of skills to my students. I earned a Doctorate in music composition; this education allows me to offer a deep understanding of the music a student and I will study using music theory and music history. In short, lessons with me are not only fun and vibrant--they are also intellectually invigorating!

About Frank
Hello! I am a Michigan-born, Kansas-based guitarist and composer. I love listening to hip-hop, rock and roll, and contemporary classical music. In my free time, I hang out with my wife, my dog, and my cat (and sneak in some video game time here and there!)

I have a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas. I have been an active contemporary classical guitarist in the Kansas City area since arriving here in 2016. Over the past decade, I have earned a reputation as a dependable gigging guitarist and bassist. I have played guitar and bass in various musicals, operas, and rock bands since 2007. Additionally, my compositions have been performed across the USA as well as in Hong Kong, Croatia, and Canada.

I have over a decade of experience teaching guitar, bass, and beginner's piano. As a teacher, I have a reputation of being
fun and approachable to students of all ages while also being known as a teacher with a deep knowledge about music due to my real-world experience and academic training. Whatever your student studies with me, and whatever their goals may be, I can guarantee that they will have fun and be intellectually enriched.
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Frank N.

Lansing, KS 66043
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$42 / 30-min

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