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Thomas R. San Antonio, TX

About Thomas

BA Music St. Mary’s University San Antonio Texas 1986 Cum Laude BA English UTSA 1989 Classical Guitar primary Instrument Familiar with all Genres Lived in San Antonio since 1979 Possess Texas Teaching Certificates for Elementary and Secondary Music Taught Music at the Elementary and Secondary Levels   *** Lesson Details *** We will establish your goals whether they be professional or amateur. Of course, you will have a lot input into what music you will play. First we will start with melody and then add interesting things to the melody. We will do a lot of duets and it will be about making music. I will also use harmonica, recorder, and piano so we will play a variety of music. We will also spend time on how to practice. Effective practicing develops your skills ...

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Georgianna G. November 19, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Very patient with young children, an outstanding guitar teacher!

Tom has been teaching my daughter guitar for her first year of lessons. She is now 6, and can be moody, very easily distracted and will not sit still for long. To keep her focused, Tom combines harmonica and slide whistle lessons along with her guitar lessons, and it works very well. He also brings in different kinds of guitars (electric and classical) to keep the lessons interesting for her. Every week he reviews what she has learned, and also brings new music and will even write requested songs (using fret # a good approach for kids at this age). He shows up for lessons like clockwork, and she has learned much more than we had expected her to.
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Sharon D. October 15, 2012
Guitar
Verified Student
Tom is knowledgable, patient and FUN!

Tom lets my son choose the type of music he wants to learn, even specific songs. He also has him work on other types of music in order to improve his technique, yet ensures that its music he likes. As his mom, I am particularly pleased that Tom discusses with him the types of things that my son should practice that will help his progress. Tom is a low-key individual, but has plenty of enthusiasm for his work. My son is always excited about his guitar lessons and thinks the world of Tom.
Michael Z. San Antonio, TX

About Michael

MICHAEL Z., baritone, hails from San Antonio, TX. After receiving his education from both Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he began teaching in the classroom... working with public schools, private schools, and non-profit organizations. Having worked with the SA Youth Centers from 2001-2003, he was instrumental in the organization receiving grants supporting the Arts, and worked alongside the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and many local music schools to enhance music education for at-risk and underprivileged youth. From 2003-2006, Michael served as a clinician for the Northeast Independent School District (San Antonio) and taught in many of their adult education and continued education classes. Continuing music education in the classroom, Michael ...

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jorgeh April 9, 2009
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Michael is very good. He knows his stuff really well and I believe he is a good teacher. I have had problems with him being inconsistent. He has postponed me three times in 5 lessons.I have had 4 lessons of the flex schedule and the one initial for 30 dollars. I was postponed again yesterday even as I made it to his studio.That is why you may not have the count of lessons right. I will be doing my 5 flex lesson tomorrow and I hope to be able to continue in a more consistent fashion . Otherwise, I am a physician by trade and I cannot be dealing with time changing like this,
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MattH October 25, 2008
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Best teacher I've ever had.Truly cares about his students progress.Lives up to all his credentials.
Dustin S. San Antonio, TX

I teach beginner through intermediate music theory.

About Dustin

~ Hello, my name is Dustin and I am passionate about playing piano and empowering others to learn to play. ~ Teaching piano is more than just a job to me. it's an opportunity for me to share with those who are taking piano lessons, something that has given me great joy in life. ~ I was a Full Scholarship Piano Performance Major and have won many National and Statewide piano competitions. ~ I began teaching piano in 2003 in Alaska, I have also taught California and Texas. ~ Memberships with Music Teacher National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and San Antonio Music Teachers Association. ~ My goal is to infuse my students with a love for piano. ~ To encourage them, so they will leave each lesson inspired to practice, with a desire to play the

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julie H. January 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Learning piano was a wonderful experience. I not only got to learn to play, but I also learned about the details of playing the piano. Not only for fun on a day to day basis, but also on a more serious note like playing at performance. I was amazed at how quickly I picked up the piano with Dustin's guidance. With his guidance, I discovered that playing the piano was fun and he made it easy to learn. I would recommend Dustin as a piano teacher to anyone.
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Angie M. December 4, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We are a military family so have had several teachers. Dustin is a fantastic find! Our son looks forward to his weekly lesson.
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Adrian V. December 3, 2014
Piano · In home
I had always heard that finding the right piano teacher for your child was important, I never really understood that until my son began working with Mr. Dustin S. for piano lessons. My 10 yr. old had other piano teachers in the past that really didn't seem to listen or take time to understand our son's needs which in effect, seemed to cause my son to steadily lose interest in wanting to learn piano. Mr. Dustin S. took the time to listen to our past experiences, taking notes (literally) on what were the past concerns and future goals. He thoughtfully planned and adjusted his lessons to keep my son interested in practicing piano as well as in learning to read music. Mr. Dustin S. is very knowledgeable, and truly takes time to know his students.
Michael K. San Antonio, TX

Studying music at UTSA has given me a huge leg up when in comes to composing, performing, practicing, and ear training. With several years of music theory and aural skills training, as well as extended studies in jazz composition, arranging and performing, I'm fully capable and excited to share my knowledge of the music language with anyone willing to listen.

About Michael

With a Bachelors in Music Marketing and certificate in Jazz from University of Texas at San Antonio, years of live performing, large in-home instrument room and relaxed environment, personalized and imaginative learning techniques will be applied to promote maximum learning synthesis to instill long term love for music. *** Lesson Details *** I have plenty of experience working with kids, have gigged around town and encourage older students to do the same. I'm extremely passionate about music and willing to study instrument technique or theory. *** Studio Equipment *** Audio recording of lessons are available, and encouraged! A variety of instruments are available including... Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, and Clarinet *** Specialties *** Very friendly and ...

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Kyle K. October 18, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After just a few lessons with Michael I could see instant improvements in my guitar playing and truly started to understand more and more about my instrument, and just music in general. My lessons are always a good time with Michael and i look forward to each one every week. He's a great teacher and musician and I definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Jewel M. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Michael has been wonderful. He seems very young to this old woman, but his maturity is remarkable. I have never had a teacher handle 'Thias the way Michael does. Somehow he seems to always be a step ahead of his young student and has a distinct ability to keep 'Thias focused on the lesson. Mathias has learned so much in the last four weeks, his playing sounds much more mature and organized and he is enraptured with the music he is making. I have always had to keep an eye on the lesson to make sure that Mathias was engaged. Somehow I do not feel the need to do that anymore. I guess I can say that Michael has given me the chance to relax and "enjoy the music". Thank you, Michael, You are making my dream and Mathias's dream come true.
Andrew F. San Antonio, TX

Up to Music Theory IV, I can help with whatever the individual is having difficulty understanding. I go over the desired material with the student and at a certain point, ask them to explain to me the material.

About Andrew

I have experience tutoring students as well as working with people individually and in groups, as an undergrad intern, a cognitive skills trainer, and a counseling student. As an undergrad intern, I worked with elementary school children as a tutor and a mentor. As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from children to adults to older adults in hospice care, as well as individuals suffering from a mental illness. Also, I teach a beginner ukulele class at a community education center. This diversity has allowed me to gain insight about the process of effectively working with people, educationally and developmentally. My approach is one that is peculiar to each of my students. As an auto-didactic learner, I believe that everyone has their own way of ...

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Talia P. February 28, 2015
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is excellent with my 5 year old daughter. I highly recommend him.
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Ruth V. November 12, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Andrew has a wonderful talent for teaching music; ukulele, guitar, piano and especially voice. With every lesson you will not be disappointed and never feel like you are taking a step backwards.
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Kaley M. September 17, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher, flexible and reliable. Very patient. He does a great job at meeting you at the level you are at. I definitely feel more confidence about my singing ability and look forward to gaining even more skill. I highly recommend Andrew!
Ruth V. San Antonio, TX

About Ruth

Knowledgeable, patient, direct, and experienced teacher of many musical instruments. Performed with Orchestral groups, and chorale groups. Performed on the Carniege Hall stage a few times with a few chorale groups. Studied violin from top performers from the San Antonio Symphony. ***Capable of working with students who have special needs. I have a passion for the performing arts; every aspect of it. From learning a piece to committing it to memory. Twelve Benefits of Music Education Music Education Advocacy Resources on amazon.com 1. Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically ...

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Frank H. April 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ruth made me feel very comfortable, and the lesson went well. I learned quite a bit for just the 1st lesson, and expect to make good progress. Ruth played my violin and made it sound great, so I am looking forward to being able to do the same.
We went through some of the basics on tuning, parts of the violin, reading music, posture, arm position, and bowing. I think Ruth has good skills, a nice way with people, and would recommend her as a teacher.

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Felipe G. November 19, 2014
Violin · In home
Ruth is the best violin and piano teacher that TakeLessons has to offer. She's really patient, down to earth, and super talented. She knows and understands music just like a pro and can work really well with students of all ages! She's even given my infant son a few lessons on the piano and now he loves to play! If your interested in high quality lessons, you better pick Ruth!!!!!!
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Andrew F. November 9, 2014
Ruth is a gifted musician. I have had the pleasure of watching her perform numerous times and I have had the honor of singing along side her at Carnegie Hall. Ruth is a genuine person with has a lot of insight and a lot of soul. She has a passion that is contagious. You will not be disappointed by having Ruth as your teacher!

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