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Monica L.

Dallas, TX

I have taught a broad range of students including youth and adults, beginner to advanced. I have taught singers wanting success in the music industry and have prepped others for competitions. I teach classical, jazz, and rock piano. For more advanced students, I teach composition and theory. Additionally, I can encourage a beginner pianist/singer who has the focus and the desire to learn.

My performance experiences range from solo gigs with my original music at the North Texas Music and San Diego Women's' Festival to intimate showcases at local cafes. I've performed “The Mikado” with the Garland Civic Theater. And during my UNT days, my band “Treehouse” enjoyed gigs at Avenue Cafe, Club Clearview, Club Dada and Denton's Main Event.

Recently, I performed with two variety/rock bands and was the vocal director for a progressive rock project. I am currently working on arranging my original compositions for a full length album. I also enjoy performing in local area cafes.

About Monica

I am a University of North Texas School of Music graduate and an experienced teacher, having taught vocal, choral, and piano music. I am a certified Music Educator with over 20 years of experience. My Texas Teaching Certification is All- Level Music.

I have taught a broad range of students including youth and adults, beginner to advanced. I have taught singers wanting success in the music industry and have prepped others for competitions. I teach classical, jazz, and rock piano.
I also specialize in composing music and performing original and popular music.

* Piano lessons - all levels
and all styles
* Voice Lessons- all levels and all styles
* Songwriting, Chord Exploration
* Music theory
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Ben M. October 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor! Monica made me feel comfortable doing something I've never done. She's very knowledgeable at her craft and has outstanding teaching methods.
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Monica L.

Monica L.

Dallas, TX 75244
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jordan D.

Carrollton, TX

I have been writing songs since I was 11 years old. I was the songwriter for several independent rock bands, the most notable being an indie psychedelic group called "Tod The Fox". I write worship songs for my church that we play on a regular basis, and have scored two films to date, one of which has recently been nominated for "best original score" at The Attic Film Festival in Austin, TX. I also write for the Drive35 catalogue and collaborate with/produce the work of our other staff songwriters on a weekly basis.

About Jordan

13 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, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate 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 many churches including Grace Fellowship UMC, Brazos
Pointe Church, The Cornerstone College Ministry at UTA, 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. Then, got hired as an on-staff session musician and music producer at Drive35 Productions. I have also 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, but have extensive experience in classical and jazz guitar as well. I am also an on-staff session guitar player for Drive35 Productions and can help anyone interested in the skills necessary to play for a studio.

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.

For mandolin, I teach basic beginner music skills- reading and strumming techniques.

***STUDIO POLICIES***
My studio offers 2 different types of contracts, Schedule-As-You-Go and Monthly contracts. Monthly contracts require commitment to at least a full-month's worth of lessons (holdiays and summers are exceptions), all lessons are paid for up front and this reserves your weekly slot. I will always be willing to work out make-ups when possible. Schedule As You Go lessons are scheduled week-to-week and do not reserve your slot for anything beyond that week.
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Tucker April 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
working with Jordan overall has been a great experience. He has done an excellent job in balancing my desire to play right away with the necessary skills to ensure long term results. Jordan has a very broad range of playing skills, types of music, and talent to accommodate anyone looking to further their guitar skills. We have bounced around from blues to rock to christian worship songs and from accoustic to electric. For someone that is an accomplished musician he displays and embodies a lot of patience in working with beginners. I would recommend him to anyone that asks and that is serious in furthering their playing abilities!
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Mike April 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I could not be happier with Jordan as my instructor. I had tried learning the guitar several years ago and gave up after getting frustrated with my lack of progress. With Jordan's patient and professional guidance, I have learned more in 2 months than I did for nearly a year previously. His thoughtful and professional approach is teaching me not only how to play, but to understand how to read and understand music. He is helping me build a strong foundation based on steady and fun learning at my pace. I am now seeing week to week progress, and I am excited about continuing my lessons with Jordan and the enjoyment that playing the guitar will bring to me for years to come.
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Tristan B. March 23, 2016
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome lesson. My son is excited for the next one.
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Jordan D.

Jordan D.

Carrollton, TX 75006
(60)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jan R.

Hurst, TX

About Jan

I have a Masters of Music Performance Degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors of Music Performance Degree from Wichita State University. I have been teaching all styles of guitar since 1975 in college settings and privately.
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Mike March 7, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I am amazed on how fast I'm starting to catch on. I'm 44 and the adage of teaching an old dog new trick may be somewhat true but working with Jan is allowing me to develop how I need too. I'm excited to see what will be next.
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Mike C. March 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Each lesson gets better and better!! Thanks Jan
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Ashleigh & Lauren C. January 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
His patients and easing into the first lesson has been a great start. Looking forward to many more.
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Jan R.

Hurst, TX 76053
(11)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Beth B.

Colleyville, TX

As a published songwriter, I enjoy teaching others how to foster their creativity through writing as well. I will take you through the process from brainstorming, formulating, editing, adding music/chords to the lyrics, writing riffs, to finishing and copyrighting.

About Beth

In May 2011, I graduated from Texas Woman's University with my Bachelor's Degree in Music and a minor in Business Management. Music has been my passion since before I started taking piano lessons in third grade and there was an innate desire to master the keys. At age fifteen, I taught myself how to play guitar and started writing songs. In 2013, I became a published songwriter when my songs were produced on my church's Christmas Album ("Who Is This King?").

I have been teaching private piano lessons part-time from my home in Colleyville for four years. My students range from young beginner
s to intermediate and advanced students, to beginner and moderate adults. Teaching is my greatest passion, whether it's of the classical genre, theory mastery, or equipping a student to use their gifts in worship. I am looking forward to teaching full-time very soon so I can fully invest all my time and energy into the precious gifts of my students.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will be happy to discuss. I believe with you that you'll find just the right instructor to impart to your family!

Favorites:
-Debussy (Clair De Lune or First Arabesque)
-Beethoven
-Bethel Worship Band

My Top Five Strengths: (from Gallup StrengthsFinder)
1. Positivity
2. Maximizer
3. Developer
4. Achiever
5. Arranger
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Reese G. March 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was impressed with how quickly Beth built a connection with my children and how she presented musical concepts in a manner that made sense to them.

Both kids give her two thumbs up.
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Margaret G. March 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Beth is AWESOME! !!!
I did my 1st lesson today and she made it so easy and I loved it can't wait for next week.

My daughter also loves her classes.
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Laci B. March 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Beth is awesome! She goes at your pace, no matter how fast or slow, and encourages you along the way. She's a great teacher, and it's clear that she wants you to succeed. I highly recommend her!
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Beth B.

Beth B.

Colleyville, TX 76034
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Clay S.

Carrollton, TX

From basic arrangements to advanced melody phrasing. We will break down both contemporary compositions to classical structure.

About Clay

I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old, and I continued to pursue music as a serious profession when I attended McLennan College for Commercial Songwriting. Now I am currently teaching guitar and basic drums for a music school, while also performing in a live Top 40 cover band. I consider myself a serious songwriter as well, and I have been writing and recording my own tracks for 8 years.

I encourage my students to bring in music they are interested in learning because learning how to play guitar or drums is more than just theory and techniques. Music is meant to be fun! I also p
ersonalize each lesson for every student based on what they are looking to learn and improve. Every student learns at a different pace and there is no rush to get where they want to be -- patience is just as important as practice.
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Narasimhan S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I liked clay very much in term of being patient answering questions a beginner will have, Excited to have found a good teacher. Thanks to take lessons!
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Juan April 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is an excellent instructor with a lot of patience and excellent music knowledge. He knows how to transmit his knowledge of the guitar and my son is very happy and motivated with his class. We recommend him and we think his class is really good.
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Anmol April 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Mr.Clay is very nice and talented. When I'm having trouble learning a song, he works with me very comfortably till I learn the song. He is the best guitar teacher ever!
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Clay S.

Clay S.

Carrollton, TX 75007
(14)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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