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About Lillian S.

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Round Rock, TX

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About Lillian
Lillian is a classically trained pianist. She is a native Cuban. She studied piano in her youth for eight years at the International Conservatory of Music and at the Raisa Olivé Musical Institute in Havana, Cuba.

She completed two years of college with an Education major at University of New Orleans.

The studio is located in the Chisholm Valley neighborhood in Round Rock, close to La Frontera.

Member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of American College of Musicians, USA; and Music Teachers National Association

*** Lesson Details ***
For children, I use th
e Piano Adventures Method. This method excels in step by step teaching of musicality and artistry. In six months, students will be able to read and play simple melodies.
For adults, I use Alfred's Adult Piano Course. It is recognized as one of the best in the industry. It explains concepts clearly and briefly, and it drills material while offering delightful pieces.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ acoustic piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Piano Adventures, Alfred's Adult Piano Course
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Jeanne Mitchell June 2, 2016
· Piano · In studio
After 40 years without lessons, I decided I wanted to be able to enjoy my piano. Lillian is the perfect teacher for me. A gentle nudge, lots of praise, I can see progress is being made. I certainly leave my lessons with a smile on my face and playing pieces I never thought I could master.
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Jeanne Mitchell January 28, 2016
· Piano · In home
I enjoyed my first lesson with Lillian. She was very respectful of my previous learning and the many years spent without regular play. Together, we are improving my skills and I am grateful to have found her.
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Robin F. October 26, 2014
· Piano · In studio
Lillian is patient, kind, positive, and careful to combine theory with practical teaching. As an older student, just learning piano, I learned more from her in one lesson than the five lessons I took before. She is excellent. I have hope now that I can learn piano.
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Lillian S.

Lillian S.

Round Rock, TX 78681
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About Brandon C.

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Austin, TX

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Brandon has been surrounded by music since a young age, having both parents as musicians. Brandon began his musical carrier playing the trumpet eventually branching out to piano, a little violin, composing, and conducting. He attended the University of Central Florida where he received a BA and MA in composition and conducting respectively.

While in Orlando, Brandon worked as a part of the A Gift for Music program teaching beginning violin to inner-city elementary school children. He was also the conductor of the A Gift for Music Core Orchestra, a group of very talented young string stude
nts. Brandon was also the Brass Instructor for a local Jr./Sr. High School where he taught trumpet lessons, coached brass ensembles, and accompanied students on the piano. On top of this Brandon also had a small studio in the area.

Currently Brandon is a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin where he is studying composition.

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As a teacher I find the most important thing is to make sure the student has fun making music. I realize that everyone is different and I try to cater to the needs of the individual while still making sure that there is advancement in technique and musicianship. It is also a goal of mine to make sure that every students learns to practice without having someone ask them to do it.

I believe it is important to have a strong foundation when playing music. If that foundation is there it is easier to have fun making music and far less likely for a student to fail. For beginners I generally start with basic technique and gradually shift into playing pieces. If a student has been playing for a while, I will find out where they are in their musical journey and take it from there. I also try to focus on developing musicianship and individuality. I can not stress how important it is to not only have fun but to practice. It takes a great deal of dedication and effort to become a good musician.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music and small things like the occasional rosin or valve oil. I can also help students find rental venues for instruments. I would expect the students to have their own instrument/s and material to properly take care of the instrument. I would also expect them to keep the music we are currently working on with them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music though I can teach popular music and basic improvisation. I try to focus on expression and technique with students.
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Daphny K. April 16, 2017
· Piano · In home
Daphne raves about Brandon's teaching skills..
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Ursula H. August 11, 2016
· Trumpet · In home
Brandon has been teaching my son for the past 3 years and has been a fantastic instructor in both trumpet and piano. He is very patient, encouraging and understanding with my son. Brandon is diligent and requests the best performance from the kids without being pushy or overbearing. His knowledge of trumpet and piano are exceptional and his demonstrations are impressive. He is always punctual and super nice. I would recommend Brandon as music teacher for any student.
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Juliet J. July 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Brandon is by far the best piano teacher I've ever had in my 7-ish years of instruction. He truly cares about your advancement as a student, and goes above and beyond to ensure that you are learning AND having fun. Just within my first lesson with Brandon, he helped me to identify quite a few bad playing habits I had no idea I had developed over the years. He's astoundingly observant and perceptive, and is helping me to improve my posture, my reading skills, etc. Habbits are difficult to break, and I really appreciate his patience and constructive criticism, and that he challenges me to take difficult yet important steps to improve. In the past, I would learn one piece each week with an instructor, then move on without taking the time to perfect it. Brandon will take the time to show you how to TRULY master a piece, even if it takes 5 lessons. I cannot convey how valuable such an experience has been to my own progression. He's also very fun to talk to and makes you feel comfortable and at ease. BEST PIANO TEACHER EVER - HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL AGES
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Brandon C.

Brandon C.

Austin, TX 78728
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About Milena G.

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Round Rock, TX
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About Milena
Hi there. My name is Milena G. and I am native from Bulgaria.I began playing violin at the age of 7 in my hometown. At 10, I was admitted to the National Secondary School of Music and Stage Art Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov, in Burgas. Following, I continued to take charge of my professional and musical education by enrolling in the Academy of Music, Dancing, Pictorial and Plastic Arts of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Musical Pedagogy and Violin Performance. During these years, I participated in a variety of symphonies, chamber orchestras, and ensembles, as well as, tea
ching violin. Since my graduation, I performed in productions throughout France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, Austria, Lebanon, Japan, and the USA.
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Waverly W. June 10, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Such a wonderful personality and teacher for my young daughter! We cannot wait to come back next week!
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Emilie B. June 3, 2016
· Violin · In studio
My daughter had a great time, learned a lot, and really understood what Milena was telling her.
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Hannah E. February 10, 2016
· Violin · In home
Great experience! My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson.
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Milena G.

Round Rock, TX 78664
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About David L.

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Austin, TX

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My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I'
ve been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I like to begin by letting the student lead.
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
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Charles April 4, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
David is an excellent teacher, unfortunately my schedule doesn't allow me to continue taking lessons. I would highly recommend David to anyone looking for music lessons.
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Emmett March 5, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
David is very together and great for an adult student.
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Gary K. December 14, 2016
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Excellent first lesson. Before the first lesson, David listened to the areas I wanted to improve and then at this first lesson he proceeded to address those areas. I have had several years of lessons before with two other teachers. David will definitely help me improve quickly by building on my current skills. Great start!
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David L.

Austin, TX 78717
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About Nicole R.

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Austin, TX

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Hi, my name is Nicole! I have about 17 years playing experience and 10 years of experience teaching private flute lessons. I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so fun to hear how students grow with each lesson and to see them reach their goals, whether that is gaining confidence in their playing, making All-State, or winning a competition. I am a very patient person and in my teaching I try to keep the atmosphere positive and encouraging. I have taught beginning to advanced private flute lessons to children and adults in person an
d online. I have a Bachelor's & Master's in Flute Performance from Florida State University, where I also served as a teaching assistant.
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Erin April 12, 2017
· Flute ·
I was a colleague of Nicole's at Florida State University. Nicole is extremely passionate about two things: the flute and people. As a teacher, she puts her whole heart into her students, and her enthusiasm becomes contagious. She is the type of person that makes you feel instantly comfortable when you are speaking with her. Her high standards are a reflection of her superior musicianship and her belief in her students' potential. If you are looking for someone to motivate and develop, Nicole is that person.
Staff Sergeant Erin Morgan, Fife Instrumentalist
United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
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Kelsey March 31, 2017
· Music Performance ·
I have worked with Nicole in the past in chamber music as well as I have observed her lessons and how she interacts with her students outside of their lessons. To say she goes above and beyond what is necessary is an understatement. She is highly intelligent, hard working and passionate about what she does, and she will make sure her student's achieve exactly what they want. Not only that, she is always finding new and creative ways to teach skills to all learning styles. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with her as well as seeing her perform. She is a fantastic musician with high standards, and will not let anyone down!
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Dan March 29, 2017
· Flute · In studio
I worked with Nicole both as a student and as a colleague on multiple occasions. She is not only an excellent performer but also a master at developing creative solutions to common practice and performance issues. She is innovative, honest, and respectful, and I would highly recommend her as a lesson teacher.
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Nicole R.

Nicole R.

Austin, TX 78726
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$25 / 30-min

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