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About Jon A.

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Cincinnati, OH

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I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped. While doing this I attended The College of Mount St. Joseph where I studied Classical and Jazz guitar as well as Music Ed. In addition to my 22 years of private lesson experience, I have 2 years of classroom experience teaching general music in elementary schools. I believe it is my years as a student and instructor that enable me to be an effective teacher, having had learned what worked for me as a student, and what has shown to work as a teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
I cater my lesson to the individual. I like for students to have
a structured practice routine and working knowledge of music and their instrument, but it has to be fun. I have students who learn Classical, rock, and Jazz. Each lesson is different. Some people just want to be able to play their favorite songs by a camp fire, and others want to go on to perform at Carnegie Hall. I enjoy teaching both lessons and put forth the same enthusiasm for each one. You get out of the guitar or bass what you put into it in terms of learning and practicing. The level of achievement is up to you, I will help guide you to meet your goals regardless of how large or small they are.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spare music room: guitars, amps, bass; computer with recording software, ProTools seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the equipment necessary. I would like the student to have an instrument, but if not I can provide one for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I'm really pretty versatile. Over 18 years of teaching anywhere from 80 to 100 students a week will do that.
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Natalie January 25, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Works really well with my 11-year old son and treats him with respect. My son looks forward to the lessons.
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Caroline April 22, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
My daughter loved her first lesson! She is excited to go back.
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Ethan February 28, 2016
· Guitar · In home
My son feels very comfortable with Jon. Jon's enthusiasm and passion for music and teaching is very evident. My son can't wait for his next lesson and practices diligently.
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Jon A.

Jon A.

Cincinnati, OH 45255
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About Margaret O.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I have taught the piano along with guitar and voice for over 40 years, since I was 16 years old. I started lessons at 9 and continued lessons while I began teaching beginners at a music studio. Since then I have had many different experiences with all kinds of students. I love sharing the gift of music with my students. My goal is to give them a wonderful musical experience and allow them to expand their knowledge of music in a structured manner and can grow to become a casual or professional musician.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my teaching style to the students goals. I like to say I am laid back but do expect progress each week. I can teach the piano for beginner to advanced students. Some students are college bound and need to learn the disciplines of music. Other students just want to learn to play for enjoyment. My main g
oal to to keep them interested and practicing. I use a composite of different methods depending on the students goals. I have found that each publisher of method books focus on different styles of music. Over the years I have picked the best of each one and we will use the best of the best. I also have edited music for students over the years and have a wide collection of supplemental music. As an example I love Disney music and a beginner after 3 months they will be learning "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. I can teach beginning Guitar students. My specialty is teaching to read "real" music as opposed to tab. Beginners need lots of TLC with the guitar because of the length of time it takes to make "good" sounds of the guitar. Learning good technique in a fun way is essential for good student progress.

Also I can teach beginning-intermediate vocal lessons. My main focus is developing proper vocal technique with vocal exercises and breathing techniques and still making it interesting and fun.
With all of this, i also teach music theory. Whether by itself or along with instrumental lessons, music theory is an essential for all musicians. Music theory is the how and why of everything we do in music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I currently have a baby grand, a spinet piano, 16 track sequencer, performance digital piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, flute, music stands and keyboard stands.

*** Specialties ***
For the piano I use a mixed method of teaching depending on the students goals. I have used Schaum, Faber, Alfred, Thompson and Bastien. I also use Hannon for advanced students and Duvornoy, Alfred and other types of pedagogy for technique and exercises. I have also edited many pieces of music for early beginners to have fun with. Disney is my favorite. I use these supplemental pieces along with the method books to keep their interest in practicing.
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Layah C. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
I am Layah`s grandmother and I sit in on Layah lesson yesterday and it was very good. I feel we have made the right choice.
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Kalysta M. March 31, 2017
· Singing · In home
Met with Margaret in home with a entourage of people including Singer, Mom, Dad, Sound Guy, Talent Agent and Assistant. Everybody was included in the meet and greet and Margaret was so kind to take questions from the entourage as well. Lessons began and everybody was elated and realized that we were indeed lucky to of found so a talented and gifted teacher for Kalysta. Thank you Margaret and looking forward to her next lessons with less people.
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Ludelia October 27, 2016
· Piano · In studio
She's very patient and helpful.
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Margaret O.

Margaret O.

Cincinnati, OH 45245
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About Katherine K.

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Cincinnati, OH

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I offer voice lessons in a variety of styles from rock to classical. I teach a basic healthy technique that can be applied to any style of singing. I strive to make lessons challenging as well as fun.
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Patricia August 4, 2017
· Jazz Voice · Online
I received lessons from Katherine over the summer. This was my first time with online lessons, but took lessons before from someone else one on one. The attention to detail, new techniques, and patience from Katherine far out weigh the one on one received. Katherine is an exceptional instructor, knows her stuff, with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. I will be taking lessons again-time and money permit-and she will be my instructor. I highly recommend her for any style of singing. I am skipping my way to a better voice. Thank you Katherine
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· Broadway Singing · Online
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Sam June 16, 2017
· Opera Voice · Online
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Katherine K.

Cincinnati, OH 45245
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About Todd T.

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Cincinnati, OH
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About Guitar Lessons With Todd

"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching."
Rodney Stucky

"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van

One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Lea
rning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
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Eric S. January 14, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Great first day!
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Holly January 13, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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Todd T.

Todd T.

Covington, KY 41014
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About allison G.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I am a woodwind specialist with my primary instrument being clarinet. But, I also teach beginning to intermediate strings, piano, bagpipes, percussion, and if needed voice.
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Mae August 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
My first lesson in a long time! Allison is very nice and patient and we made great progress in just 45 minutes. Looking forward to my next lesson!
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allison G.

allison G.

Cincinnati, OH 45244
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About David R.

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Covington, KY
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I'm an experienced brass tutor with almost twenty years teaching experience, and I'm currently accepting students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
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Natalie May 15, 2017
· Trombone · In studio
David was very knowledgeable and patient with my 4th grader during her first lesson. She is excited to continue her lessons! Highly recommend David!
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David R.

David R.

Covington, KY 41016
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About Hayley T.

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Milford, OH

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About Hayley
Hello! I am about to go into my senior year at Miami University as a Music Major with a focus on vocal and general music education. I have been trained in singing for almost 8 years now and have experience with music theatre, opera, classical voice, and choral performing. I can help students with a variety of goals to performing/ auditioning or music theory, aural skills, and music reading. I have worked with all ages from kindergarten to adult and will gladly work with any age! This past year I had several vocal students and even helped one prepare and audition for the voice department at Miami and they were admitted. In the past few years I have had multiple teaching opportunities through music education courses and also at a local church.
My focus for students is to encourage musical and performance excellence: proper singing t
echniques, learning to read music, and creating characters for repertoire. My approach to teaching voice is different for every student and what they need. But I will challenge every student to always do their best and improve after each and every lesson.
I will NEVER give up on any student!
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Adam June 19, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I was a student of Hayley's during my first semester in college at Miami University. Hayley consistently paid great attention to detail and helped me to improve in any way possible. She truly cared about my development and sought to bring out my best through both instruction and encouragement. Hayley seems to have an excellent handle on elements of vocal technique and teaches them in a way that is easily understandable by music majors and non-music majors alike.
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Hayley T.

Hayley T.

Milford, OH 45150
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About David M.

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Cincinnati, OH
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Hi! I am a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where I just finished a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance. In the fall I will stay here to begin a Master of Music degree. I am primarily trained in classical music, but have ventured out into different genres and styles and can help you meet your musical goals. I believe a strong foundation and technical ability is important in playing any genre of music, so lessons should normally be formed around cellistic development. I teach all levels and would love to help you explore learning an instrument.

I also teach German. I began learning German as a child, and after several years moved to Germany for a time with my family. There I was enrolled in the school system and learned to speak the language at a near-native level. I strongly believe that
anyone can learn a language, and regardless of what your goals are, I would love to help you in this process!
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David M.

David M.

Cincinnati, OH 45219
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$34 / 30-min

About Lauren M.

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North Bend, OH

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I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. While at Eastman, I developed a passion for art song as well as opera. I was selected as a finalist for the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition, and I won first place in the Syracuse Civic Morning Musicals Competition. I moved to Cincinnati to study voice and opera at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In 2015, I won first place in the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. I sing with a variety of Cincinnati-based groups, including Collegium Cincinnati, Cincinnati Opera, and Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati. I also have a passion for bringing arts to the community; I have been working with Roundabout Opera for Kids: Cincy for the past few years. Although my focus has been in classical and o
pera, I am happy to help you sing your best on anything! I look forward to hearing from you!
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Lauren M.

Lauren M.

North Bend, OH 45052
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$50 / 30-min

About Carlos C.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Panamanian percussionist Carlos Camacho (b. 1989) is on the percussion faculty of the Ohio Wesleyan University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music preparatory department. Recent activities include performances with the Louisville Orchestra, The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, Resonance Works Pittsburgh, Alia Musica, Tepki Music Collective and a tour with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas through Central America (Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Belize). He has also performed with groups such as the Symphony of the Americas, the Pittsburgh Noise Orchestra and the National Symphony of Panama, which whom he performed as soloist on several occasions. He has made appearances at festivals such as the Rome Music Festival (Italy), Santa Cata
rina Music Festival (Brazil), The Eastern Music Festival (USA) the Whats!on Festival and the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, among others.

Dr. Camacho holds an undergraduate degree in percussion from Sam Houston State University, a masters degree in percussion from Carnegie Mellon University and a doctoral degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His music is published by Cayambis Music Press and has recorded under Centaur Records and Ablaze Records.

Dr. Camacho is a proud artist for Dream Cymbals and Gongs, and Mike Balter Mallets. For more information please visit www.carloscamachomusic.com
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Kenneth August 14, 2017
· Percussion · In studio
Awesome!
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John August 14, 2017
· Percussion · In home
I improved in 30 mins more than in all years I have been playing percussion. Will be coming back for sure!
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Carlos C.

Carlos C.

Cincinnati, OH 45220
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