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Scott F.

Irving, TX

About Scott

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in music w/ a piano concentration & a Master of Music in music theory degree both from the University of Maryland. I also started a Ph.D degree in music theory from the University of North Texas. I can help you become the best musician you can be & I can help you attain your goals. I have 15years full time teaching experience & I have also taught at the community college & at the university level. I love teaching very much & I love sharing it w/ others!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach all levels & all ages we will have a lot of fun together
! I feel it's important that students learn letter names & that a student should practice counting. I will at times havea beginning student say letters, counts, & words out loud. I will have you tell me what styles & genres of music you like then we will set our goals to attain that. I have a nurturing & relaxed approach although I do not like to hear wrong notes! We will try to have a minimum of those! I use the Faber & Faber method I think the pieces in these books are very interesting & musical. After about 6 months your pieces will really start to sparkle!

*** Specialties ***
I use the Faber & Faber method books.
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Esther D. October 24, 2012
Verified Student
Very good teacher

Scott is very patient with me, always in a good mood, very encouraging, always have a good tip, explain clearly and try to find some greats pieces of music that fits to me. So far I really enjoy going to my piano lessons!
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PamelaC January 10, 2012
Piano student

I am an adult beginner and Scott has the unique ability to guide me along the DIFFICULT challenge of learning the piano while, at the same time, challenging me to do my best. I'm sure he is as sensitive with children and treat each as the individual they are.
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Scott F.

Scott F.

Irving, TX 75063
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX

Teaching Theory through keyboard playing, embedded in lessons or as a separate subject

About Marilyn

Music Job History:
Was Elementary Principal, Owen Elementary, Lewisville ISD
My music teaching/playing background also includes: private piano instructor at home studio, elementary music teacher in Lewisville ISD and Odessa Public Schools, piano accompanist for middle school/high school band Solo Contests, former church accompanist for Methodist churches
Personal Information:
Have 3 children, now ages 23, 24, and 27
Love gardening, reading, playing piano, ringing handbells.

I believe performing is an important part of music learning, so I schedule at least 2 recitals each year.
Some of my adults prefer not to perform and that is okay too. My students played a Christmas recital recently and played so wonderfully! The more you perform, the easier it gets!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that most people would say that they wish they could play the piano. Taking piano lessons keeps you practicing and working on improving your skills. I can always help a student to play better in some aspect of their playing. I break down skills into as small a step as needed so the student can understand what needs to be done. Reading music is similar to reading words, so sometimes the problem is not with the fingers being able to play, but what the student is seeing. I can take whatever series you are currently playing out of and move forward with you from that series.
Rhythm can often be a problem when playing and that usually is just a matter of getting that rhythm into your vocabulary and really hearing how it goes.
Fingering is another area that can be the reason that a passage is not working for you and I can help you figure those areas out. I always try to correct and help you improve by using humor and positive reinforcement. I have several books that work on technique in fun, short exercises that will apply to any songs or literature that you are working on.
We will spend some of every lesson sight reading (looking at music that you will practice at home). Improving your ability to read music at sight will make your piano playing more enjoyable for you.

As with any lessons, the more you practice, the more progress and fun you will have! Every student needs a spiral notebook that we will use to keep track of your lessons. I have found it best if I buy the books you need and then you pay me for the books - that keeps you from having to search at a music store for the correct books and I make sure you have the correct book/levels. If you prefer to find the books yourself, that will be fine also. I am flexible and want your piano playing years to be lifelong for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano, Baldwin Acrosonic Studio Piano, Suzuki 88 key electronic keyboard,

*** Specialties ***
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Piano, Handbells, Music Theory, Sight reading
I can teach from any series, have tended to specialize more with beginning and intermediate students. I have taught from almost every series over the years.
Right now I have students in Faber & Faber, Bastien, John Thompson, Schaum, David Carr Glover, Hal Leonard, FJH, Dozen a Day, and Alfred series.
When students begin lessons with me and have a music series with which they have started, we can stay with that series. I think that breaking skills down into small steps works well for mastery and understanding. I also travel to people's home for lessons, but prefer students come to my house.
I like to expand my students' appreciation of different types of music, from classical to pop, looking for music that is at the student's playing level.
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Jennifer H. June 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Marilyn is great! Very hands on and very informative!
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AmandaS July 2, 2011
Merilyn is fantastic!

I am an adult student of Marilyn's and played the piano for 10 years growing up. I came to Marilyn wanting to start playing again after not playing at all for 7 years. My experience has been wonderful and I am surprised at how quickly I'm picking it up again. This is mostly due to Marilyn's positive feedback and constructive instruction. She is laid back and easy to work with and my experience playing as an adult is much more enjoyable than when I was younger.
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MarcB October 14, 2010
Beginner student

My daughter is enjoying her piano lessons with Marilyn. She has a great way of teaching kids that suit their level.
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Marilyn S.

Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX 75056
(8)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jordan D.

Grapevine, TX

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UTA with a bachelors degree in Music-Media. In my degree, I excelled particularly in music theory and did several honors projects involving specific theories and composition styles. Music theory is also a fundamental understanding that I use on a daily basis for my work in composing, arranging, playing, leading, etc.

About Jordan

12 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am the worship leader for Living Life Church, a private guitar instructor, a freelance producer, film-composer, performing musician and, of course, instructor!

I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for multiple independent rock bands, the most notable being an indie psychedelic band called Tod The Fox. I have led worship for Grace Fellowship UMC, Brazos Pointe Churc
h, Bear Creek Community Church, The Cornerstone College Ministry at UTA, the BSM at UTA, Christ Is King Church, and FUMC Allen in varying capacities. At UTA, I studied Jazz and Classical guitar under acclaimed guitarists Sam Walker and Billy Robertson. Here, I also studied theory, piano, sight-singing, and music-production extensively. I graduated Magna Cume Laude with a Bachelor of Music-Media from UTA. After school, I spent 9 months interning/assistant engineering with acclaimed musician/composer/producer Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio in Dallas- whose credits include being the drummer for The Michael Gungor Band and Desperation Band. Most recently I have played guitar, mandolin, and bass for multiple pit orchestras and guitar for the North Lake Jazz Ensemble with director Jim Eger.

My teaching style varies from student to student. Music is a wonderfully diverse subject and every student has his own aspirations. I will do my best to cater each lesson to the student's goals and interests. Whether that is classical guitar method, rock, jazz, folk, country, pop or anything in between.

I have an excellent internet connection and microphone set up for online lessons. I also utilize screen-sharing to make the lessons as close to real life as possible.

A few of my favorite artists include: Michael Gungor, Joe Pass, Andrew Bird, Chopin, Led Zeppelin, Glen Hansard, and Radiohead.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will vary significantly from student to student. Not only does every student have different goals in mind, they all learn differently as well. I do my best to customize my lessons for each student's goals and needs. A typical guitar, bass, ukulele, or piano lesson may involve music-reading, chord studies, technical work, scale practice, theory, and of course learning awesome songs!

I consider myself a healthy balance between professional and light-hearted. As much as I want to make efficient use of the lesson-time, my primary goal is for the student to truly understand and enjoy music.

I have worked hard to be a flexible musician and teacher. I am competent in jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, blues, worship, country, and beyond and will be happy to teach any (or all) of these styles to any student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My at-home studio includes:

- Chairs
- An 88-key Casio Privia keyboard
- Professional grade recording equipment (003r interface, behringer ada8000 with BLA mod, RNC by FMR, and more)
- High speed Internet access
- A printer
- A library of music resources
- Novation Launchkey MIDI controller
- Rode K2 condensor microphone
- Sm57
- Several Naiant stereo pair microphones
- 2 acoustic guitars (Cort and Zaeger), 2 electric guitars (Epiphone CS Custom, Fender Nashville Tele)
- An electric bass guitar (Epiphone Thunderbird with Bartolini Pickups)
- Lanakai Ukulele
- A Savannah Mandolin
- Double input amplifier (vox AC15C1)
- Music stand
- Metronomes/tuners
- Recording studio quality monitors (Yamaha HS8s)
- Large pedal board and pedal chain

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary, rock, blues, and worship guitar. I am also an experienced pit orchestra musician and jazz guitarist.

For piano, I teach beginner to intermediate level students in a variety of genres. I use piano on a daily basis for composing, arranging, and performing.

For bass, I can also teach a variety of genres. I specialize in blues/rock/contemporary but have experience in classical and jazz bass as well.

For ukulele, I specialize in pop music adaptation and classical.

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
If you do not inform me at least 24 hours (preferably a couple days) prior to your lesson that you are going to cancel, you will still be charged. No matter the situation I will be happy to work with you to schedule a make-up though.
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Melanie N. June 19, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
He's very professional and helps make playing the ukulele super fun!
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Malek M. May 30, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very easy to follow thru with.A++
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Matthew F. May 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
First off, I am a complete beginner. I have never played an acoustic guitar and only started to playing the bass the end of last year. I have tried on my own for about a month and decided I need some professional help. I just needed an instructor who could guide me and answer my constant questions rather than having to look up instructions online. Jordan is worth the time and money just having someone who can easily answer my questions or instruct me on what I am doing wrong. After the first month, I can see a lot of improvement from when I first started the online lessons. Jordan is very patient and knows his stuff. These types of lessons and also Jordan's enthusiasm motivates me to keep going when normally I would not try as hard when learning on my own. I am very happy with my instructor and online lessons. I would recommend Jordan for those who are interested in playing guitar.
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Jordan D.

Jordan D.

Grapevine, TX 76051
(48)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Michael H.

Lewisville, TX

I am comfortable teaching basic to intermediate music theory, from scales & intervals to chord formulas & chord progressions.

About Michael

Along with being a songwriter, performer, and recording artist, I have over 30 years of teaching electric and acoustic guitar in all styles and levels, specializing in rock. We can focus on technique, reading music in standard or tablature, music theory, improvisation, or simply learning your favorite songs. The bottom line is making sure you meet your musical goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
I will begin your lessons by pinpointing exactly what you wish to focus on, then devise an organized plan so that we can maximize our progress. It's all about YOU!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I always h
ave an amp in my teaching studio (although it's not mandatory that you play through it), and extra guitars if you're not able to bring yours. I can also play CDs or mp3s on the spot to learn your favorite songs, and I have complete and accurate tablature to thousands of songs, all alphabetized!

*** Specialties ***
I excel in teaching technique - specifically alternate picking for speed and sweep picking for arpeggios - I can definitely help you reach your maximum potential on these techniques, among others. I also excel in the repertoire of acoustic and electric rock songs that I can teach you. I am patient as well. We can progress at your level.
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prasad May 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Nice instructor, has wealth of guitar knowledge and concepts
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Jerry B. December 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I met Michael at a gig and was blown away by all the original material he wrote and played on guitar. In a couple of years of lessons I learned more technique and and music theory than I did after 20 years on my own. Michael is a world class player/composer and a very patient teacher. You can't find any better.
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Billy M. December 8, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Michael isn't just a great teacher and amazing guitarist, but he's a crazy good composer as well, which is a skill that can be difficult to find among many music instructors these days. If you're looking to get started from scratch or are a more experienced guitarist looking to break into that next level of playing, Michael would be a great choice as he's the real deal for sure. Great guy too!
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Lewisville, TX 75067
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrea J.

Carrollton, TX

Experienced voice and music theory teacher of 3 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students are able to learn at their own pace and what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music theory, pedogogy and practice skills. I specialize in music education, focus on voice, typically use the first book of (voice type) solos books, I also have the following tools available to use during lessons:
4 Remo drums
Piano

About Andrea

Andrea received her Associate of Arts and Certificate of Music at Phoenix College in 2013. She has also finished her resident studies at Grand Canyon University where she will receive a Bachelor's in Music Education in May 2016 after completing student teaching in the Lewisville School District. As an expert in Music Education, Andrea Jenkins looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Andrea's teaching style is fun, interactive and customized to fit your student's learning style. All curriculum is built for each individual student to fit their learning pace and style. Andrea J
enkins has obtained her fingerprint clearance card and is willing to provide it upon request.
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jennifer M. June 12, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
My son and I had the pleasure of learning piano and music theory from Andrea for over a year! It was a small, individualized class and wonderful experience. She is a patient and talented teacher and a wonderful pianist whose skills are complimented by her amazing vocal range. She provided us with an inspiring weekly curriculum and shared her passion for music with us. So glad for the experience!! She is highly recommended.
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Jocelyn O. June 12, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Andrea has a wonderful voice and a sweet spirit. You will enjoy getting to know her!
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Andrea J.

Andrea J.

Carrollton, TX 75010
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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