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Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX

About Marilyn

Music Job History:
My music teaching/playing background 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, and former church accompanist for Methodist churches. I accompany both Lakeview and Griffin choirs throughout the school year.
Was Elementary Principal at Owen Elementary, The Colony, Lewisville ISD
Personal Information:
Have 3 children, now ages 25, 26, and 28
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. I am a member of Carrollton Music Teachers Association and through them there are festival opportunities 4 times a year for those students who are ready to play for a judge!. 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 ***
*Teachers
marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and
have received the highest feedback rating from students.
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.
I think that breaking skills down into small steps works well for mastery and understanding. 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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Noah B. July 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great 1st lesson. My son is excited for the next one.
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Amy May 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Love working with Marilyn!!!
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Quinn A. February 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Based on what I saw today, it's clear my son will be playing incredible pieces of music before he leaves elementary school.
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Marilyn S.

Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX 75056
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Tammye D.

The Colony, TX

About Tammye

I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band, the UNT Brass Band, the UNT Nine O'Clock Lab Band, the Collin County Jazz Band, and the San Jose Metropolitan Band.

Currently, I teach clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play trumpet in the both the Frisco Community Band and the Frisco Community Brass Ensemble.

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* Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher who gets you playing from the first day.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All students are required to purchase the Musician's Practice Planner, which you can find at any music store. You will also need to get any books that we play through (but I'll give you time to get them, so don't worry.) Any books that we use will be easy to find and won't cost a whole lot of money.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will always bring my instrument with me when I attend a lesson, so I expect my students to do the same when they come to my studio. Also, make sure you have any books and music that we will be playing out of. I always have a copy of anything that we are playing, so I expect the student to have a copy as well.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Piano
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Keishla M. August 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is awesome, I've learned a lot from her and I'm looking forward to keep learning. I have always wanted to learn piano and she explains everything so clear and easy. Thanks, Tammye!
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Taylor B. July 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Tammye is the perfect teacher for me. She was very prompt, warm and friendly, and very professional. I can't wait till our next lesson!
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Ayman H. January 16, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
She is Awesome! I highly recommend her. My son took only an hour and a half class and i see a big improvment. Thank you Tammye!!!!!
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Tammye D.

Tammye D.

The Colony, TX 75056
(9)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Damien G.

Lewisville, TX

About Damien

Damien G. received his Bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Loyola University New Orleans, his Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently working on his DMA at the University of North Texas. As an undergrad at Loyola University, Damien toured as a clarinet soloist with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra in Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Vienna. He has been a member of the UNT Wind Symphony , under Eugene Corporan, and the UNT Orchestra, led by Anshel Brusilow. More recently, he has performed at two UNT concerto concerts as a soloist with the UNT chamber orchestra. Dam
ien also has performed with the Contemporary Theater of Dallas along with other freelance activities in the DFW area. His teachers include: Mr. A. Crisanti,Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. John Scott, Steve Cohen, Daryl Coad, and John Reeks.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am mostly laid back, however, I do demand excellence and great tonal projection. For clarinet, I really like Klose's method, however, I use a lot of Rose Etudes, Voxman, etc. Sightreading is a focus in clarinet lessons as well as ear training and theoretical concepts such as building tetrachords, identifying major or minor intervals, familiarity with major and all forms of the minor scale as well. Special attention is given to hand position as well as noticing and achieving tonal excellence. For violin, special emphasis is placed upon proper bowing technique, left hand position, and ear training to improve intonation. Scales and arpeggios would be the building blocks to flawless technique. Method book that I prefer would include the Suzuki and Flesch methods. In all instruments that I teach, I also utilize You Tube videos to enhance the learning process.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all students to have a stand and a metronome/tuner. With piano students I have a variety of educational games that make learning fun and easier. I usually travel with a whiteboard and manuscript paper in order to test music writing ability.

*** Specialties ***
I teach mainly in the classical genre....for Violin I like the Suzuki method, though I can teach through any method. I am aware of the freedom of jazz improvisation as well.
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Roger June 11, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher
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Elle May 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Damien coming to our home and teaching my 9 year old son has been a really great experience. My husband and I own our own business and Damien in-home lessons has made my son learning piano possible. My son really likes him and he is very patient with all the questions and explaining lessons to him
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Aby M. January 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son is taking interest once again in Piano, Damien is awesome !!
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Damien G.

Damien G.

Lewisville, TX 75067
(32)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Michael H.

Lewisville, TX

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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Chuck Castleman May 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgable and friendly. Explains so you can understand.
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James May 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Exactly what I needed. Michael adjusted to my skill level and got me going.
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Nick M. February 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael has a wealth of music knowledge and is very experienced. My first lesson went very well and I am very eager to continue working with Michael in the future!
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Lewisville, TX 75067
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Lesly L.

Denton, TX

About Lesly

My name Lesly from Fort Lauderdale Florida. I have been playing the piano since the age of 10. I have been trained in classical, jazz, contemporary, pop, Rhythm&Blues, Gospel & Christian music. I am also experienced in developing Ear Training. All lesson are customize to be tailor to each student.
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Alec A. May 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Best piano teacher I've ever had! Anyone whose serious about learning he will get you right!
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Connor May 11, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr Lesly is patient and encouraging; my child wants to practice, is excited about his lesson and has a very positive attitude following each session. Mr Lesly is fabulous!
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Kimani D. April 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter was ecstatic about taking lessons, and I was extremely happy with the fact that Lesly did not burst her bubble. She was so geared up when she left that she was asking me about an hour after the lesson when we were going to start the homework. Bless her
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Lesly L.

Lesly L.

Denton, TX 76208
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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