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Mikala P.

6 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • High School Diploma from Park Hill South HS
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Mikala P.

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Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced guitar player interested in learning more chords, notes, strumming patterns, finger picking styles, guitar theory or how to read tab? Do you just want to get better at that acoustic guitar you've had? Or learn a song for a special occasion?

Acoustic guitar was the first instrument I gravitated towards and learned 13 years ago, and now my acoustic guitar is a must have whether I'm home or on the road. I write a majority of my songs on the guitar & love the unique style of bonding that everyone has in relation to their guitar.

Whether you are planning on leading with it, using it as accompaniment to someone else/yourself, or just want to learn for fun as a hobby, I can teach you all you need to know to meet your guitar goals! If you have any questions, please message me!

About Mikala

Want to learn how to play or sing your favorite song? Are you interested in learning how to write your own songs? Since the start of my teaching career 4 years ago, my lessons have expanded to include guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, singing, and even songwriting! I'm eager to help you find

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Rachel
Really great experience for our daughter working with Mikala.
Eric
Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!
Michael
Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!
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Dana U.

11 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Dana U.

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This is for all those out there with special needs. My goal is to make music accessible to everyone! Growing up, both of my parents taught special ed. In addition, I have first hand experience working with a music therapist and working as a paraprofessional.

About Dana

Welcome to my page! I believe strongly that each student, young or old, deserves respect and diligence on my part. Of course, no lesson would be complete without some corny humor and an understanding that each student is unique in their own way. My specialty is in making music accessible to everyo

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Komi Z.
It was so much fun!
Anaya Z.
Very patient and very nice to my daughter. She is really good with Kids. My daughter really likes her.
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Phaedra M.

3 Reviews
Olathe, KS
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of Music Theory from University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance
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Phaedra M.

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I’ve been teaching harp for 20 years. I cater my teaching style and repertoire to the needs of the individual. I believe this is a partnership, so I try to offer options wherever possible so the student can find the music they feel will help them express themselves. I focus on note reading, but I also examine shapes of chords and relations and patterns in order to make music reading as quick and easy as possible. Depending on the student, these added tricks may be huge way makers in their music making experience.

I offer recitals twice a year. For online students, I host a virtual recital. I believe that the more frequently we perform, the easier it is to overcome stage anxiety. I, personally, battle stage anxiety, so I am able to assist others with managing these same feelings.

My ultimate goal with every student is to foster a love for music, both at the harp and in general.

About Phaedra

Teaching music lessons is a passion for Phaedra. She is desirous of understanding brain development and teaching according to readiness and learning style of the individual student. She will work with the student and parent(s) to reach the goals they seek to achieve in music. Phaedra strives to hel

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Joan Ferguson
Phaedra is a professional colleague of mine. I have always been impressed with how well prepared her students are for competitions and auditions. Her attention to technical detail, and musicality show a dedication to, and love of teaching. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she is being extremely careful having her students wash their hands, and use hand sanitizer before, and during lessons.
Emma
I took piano lessons from Miss Paedra for about 5 years. I started when I was 6 years old. Miss Paedra is so kind and patient. She really helped me to grow and develop many skills and techniques with piano and theory. The background knowledge I got from Miss Paedra with music and theory altogether ultimately helped me out when starting to learn new instruments like the violin. I still play piano every now and then and I absolutely love and enjoy music. I really appreciate all the work and help I received when taking lessons. Miss Phaedra really helped to push and motivate me to practice and grow, and I know that she truly enjoys working with each of her students and wants the best for them.
Corie
I came to Phaedra as an adult harp student having had about a year experience prior. I had no idea how much I would grow with her as a teacher! She improved my technique, knowledge, skill level, and confidence as a harpist. She truly cares about her students and would find pieces for me to play that were at my level but would keep my interest. My two girls also took piano and harp lessons from her and loved her warmth and encouragement. Coming from no experience at all, I was surprised to see that they were playing Debussy and Chopin after only a few years. Their love for music began with the foundation Phaedra provided and still continues to this day. I was sad once we moved and were no longer to have her as an instructor as we have never found her equal.

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Tara H.

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Starting at $34
  • B.A. Music from University of North Florida
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Tara H.

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Experienced as a piano teacher of over five years, I'm available for students ages six years and up. I help students build a strong foundation of musicianship skills including but not limited to theory, understanding musical style, and techniques so that you or your child will enjoy a productive practice in each session. I am also experienced in working with music tools such as Yousician, Simply Piano, etc so that you ot your child can enjoy exploring different learning experience.

Note: Please let me know if you or your child plan on taking any piano exams regarding but not limited to ABRSM and RCM exams. I am available to help recommend resources for practice tips to be prepared for exams.

About Tara

Hi, there! My name is Tara and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002 and have loved helping my students meet their personal goals, understand the background information on pieces you love to play and how to be productive in your practice time. Most of all, I can te

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Maria P.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Awarded Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition from Houston Symphony
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maria P.

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Get ready for a truly rich and rewarding experience. Maria studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Viktor Merzhanov. She is a 4th-generation pupil of Franz Liszt and 6th-generation of Beethoven. She was one of the fortunate few (Garrick Ohlsson among them) to study with Roberto Eyzaguirre, who was a student and friend of Claudio Arrau, one of the 20th-century's greatest pianists. Arrau studied with Martin Krause, who was one of Franz Liszt's final pupils. Liszt was taught by Carl Czerny. And Beethoven was Czerny's teacher. Through this great lineage, learn an incredible technique that will enable you to play the music of your dreams!

About Maria

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Thi

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Maria is the best all-around music teacher I've ever head. She combines deep musicality, technical precision, rigor, and warmth. In just a handful of lessons, she's helped me find a level of ease and expression that I've never experienced with any other teacher.
Tyler
I have felt drawn to the Russian language and culture for many years and had dabbled with learning the language the past year. I really wanted to take my learning process to the next level and really needed that in-person tutoring. Maria has exceeded my expectations. She is patient, beyond knowledgable, Warm-hearted, and radiates a high vibration. She truly teaches the language and culture from the heart. My Russian skills are improving rapidly under Maria's tutorship. When you take lessons from Maria you won't just be her student, you'll be her friend.
Gini D.
I have been studying with Maria for two months and she is the best piano teacher I have ever had. I played piano very seriously as a child, with excellent instruction using the technique of Josef and Rosina Lhevinne. As an adult, I did not play for several decades, so I am returning to piano as an older adult student. In the two months we have worked together, I have made tremendous progress.

The technique Maria teaches emphasizes using the weight of the body to produce sound while keeping the hands and arms relaxed and fluid, which not only produces a most beautiful and expressive tone, but protects the body from injury. Although similar to the Lhevinne technique, Maria’s technique takes it to higher level. Many piano teachers do not teach a technique but, in my opinion, solid technique is critical for an advanced student and best learned from the beginning.

Maria is patient and detail oriented and teaches all aspects piano with mastery. I highly recommend her.
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Guitar for over 20 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer

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She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!

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"I always loved music from a very young age, but I never really got involved in it because I thought that you needed a celestial touch or something like that; I believed that one was simply born a musician and that was all there was to it. This wound up making me a bit frustrated, so as an adult I started taking guitar lessons, but I felt that this wasn’t enough. Fortunately, I met James through a recommendation from a mutual friend, and started to take singing lessons with him, starting from zero at 38 years of age. I now have more than 3 years taking classes with him and it has been incredible, because today I can sing in a way that I never in my life thought I’d be able to. I still feel like a novice, but now I’m a novice who sings in tune and has great vocal technique thanks to discipline and to James’s teaching methods."
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"I was fortunate enough to take lessons from Ahmad for a number of months last summer. Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue due to personal reasons, but my experience with him was wonderful and very fruitful.

I've been playing for a very long time, and sometimes in my position its hard to recognize your weaknesses and figure out where to make progress. Ahmad was able to talk to me openly and honestly about where my deficiencies were without making me feel bad in any way. He was encouraging and had a plan! I was able to make immediate progress on some very fundamental aspects of guitar that had been holding me back for a long time.

I don't think I've ever seen a more organized and efficient instructor, and it really helps in making incremental progress over the short term, and taking major strides over the long term. I'd highly recommend Ahmad to anyone looking for guitar lessons with disciplined and well-thought-out lesson plans. His focus on technique and fundamentals can help anyone through any style."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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