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Alexander A.

Tacoma, WA

About Alexander

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working with.

Here’s who I am…

I earned a Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music where I studied Bass Performance and Composition. I have years of experience playing upright and electric bass in many styles such as rock, jazz, orchestral, and big band. I’ve studied a variety of instruments ov
er the last 20 years including guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, and piano.

Here’s what I can do for you…

I will give you my full attention and unyielding patience with each and every lesson. Together we will explore the principals of music that will enable you to learn to play in any style you choose to study. Ultimately my job is not to teach you to play, but to show you how to teach yourself. I will arm you with a thorough understanding of technique and theory.

I love working with kids and adults. I love brand new players with no experience as well as seasoned players who just want to fill in some gaps in their knowledge. Whatever your age, and wherever you’re at with your playing, I hope you will give me the chance to help you have more fun and confidence in music.

Every player I work with gets access to a personal online Lesson Journal where you can see my notes from our lessons, do homework from your “Stuff to work on” lists, and access my entire digital library! Every lesson is designed just for you.

Let’s get started…

You can take lessons at my studio, in your home, or online via Skype.

For lessons in my studio, I can provide instruments and amplifiers for both of us.

There is ample seating for parents to sit in on lessons. Parking is available in the driveway.

You’re going to love your lessons!
-Alex
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NK May 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Easy going, very patient, and conducts a very collaborative and productive training session.
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Kelly February 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
Not only am I learning to play the guitar, I'm re learning how to read and transpose music, and the best part about that is that Alex is making it a fun experience. Great experience fun teacher.
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jesse kulp December 20, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, patient and attentive. really enjoying my lessons so far....
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Alexander A.

Alexander A.

Tacoma, WA 98466
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kareem K.

Tacoma, WA

About Kareem

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem K is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.

Growing up in the northwest with its vibrant music scene allowed Kareem the opportunity to study with, listen to and perform with world class jazz artists residing in the area. Artists such as Tracy Knoop, Jay Thomas, Don Lanphere, Bill Ramsay, Hadley Caliman, Julian Priester and many others had a large impact on Kareem early in his musical education. This direction and guidance continues to inspire and lead Kareem as he continues h
is lifelong passion undertaking a career as a professional musician.

Today, as a performing artist he spends most of his time leading his group for which he composes and arranges most of the music. The band is constantly on the move as a sought after performing group and spends most of its time performing in and around the Pacific Northwest. When not leading his own group Kareem can be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top notch musical acts and projects, most notably The Paperboys from Vancouver BC.

As an educator Kareem divides his time teaching jazz improvisation as an artist in residence at The Tacoma School of the Arts, directing the award winning student jazz ensemble at Pierce College, conducting masterclasses and workshops at schools around the Puget Sound area, and maintaining a full load of private students.

Kareem holds a Bachelors Degree of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington which he attended after receiving a full scholarship.

Throughout his years of teaching Kareem has worked with students of all ages and abilities, from beginners just getting started, to advanced players who simply want new ideas and direction.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are relaxed and are focused on what you would like to learn.

I usually begin with assessing where students are in their abilities and then come up with a lesson plan based on what they already know and what they would like to accomplish.
They can be geared towards a 5 year old with no musical training whatsoever, or to an advanced musician who wants to further develop their skills.

Topics that I cover in lessons throughout a typical day of teaching include: Instrument technique, sight reading skills ( note and rhythm recognition ), memorization skills, music theory, ear training, improvising, and composing.

After 3 to 6 months of lessons and regular practice a beginning student should have a good command of their instrument and a strong foundation of sight reading. At this point we normally will also have started some music theory as well. For students wanting to focus on jazz we will have already begun improvising as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
5x10 room w/ piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I focus on the basics of learning to read music and basic technique on the instruments that I teach. From there I proceed with theory, ear training, improvising, composition etc. It all depends on what the students want to learn. I am comfortable teaching classical music as well as jazz, rock, composition, and improvisation.
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Adam A. January 1, 2015
Saxophone
Kareem has been teaching me since I was in the fourth grade. I am currently in 8th grade, and man what can I say, he's as good as it gets! After two years I was in my middle school jazz band, which is not easy for a person who has only been playing for two years. You, yourself will be able to see extreme progress within just a few lessons! You must know Kareem teaches at Pierce College, a class at the Tacoma School of the Arts (which I hopefully will be attending and taking his class), teaches numerous private students every week, and lastly he performs with a stellar jazz band of his own! He is extremely dedicated to the musical field. If I were anybody reading this review and wanted to start playing any of the variety of instruments he plays, I would call Kareem K.!

-Adam Allegro
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Robin J. December 7, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Kareem is a dedicated and diligent musician and teacher. He is able to share his love of music with students of all ages. Not only is he extremely capable of teaching students the technical aspects of music, but his lessons incorporate a wider perspective as well, such as, listening to different genres of music and asking his students to discuss what they hear. He is always positive and encourages students to do their best. He has style and class and it is a privilege that two of my children can study under his tutelage.
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Ryan T. December 6, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Kareem is the man. I first met him while playing in the Pierce College Big Band--which he directs and is a perennial first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. I studied with him for 6 months formally but over the past 2 years through his weekly jam session and mutual gigs he's become a tremendous influence in my life. Whether your a beginner on your axe or an aspiring jazz student of any level he is the instructor for you.
As an improvisor his main influences are Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, and Joshua Redman. For any jazz musician on any instrument he is a master instructor of bebop. His overall playing versatility is solid but his forte is bebop. He is simply a beast of bebop and can aptly guide you along the path of musical enlightenment. Also, like most great jazz musicians his piano chops are excellent.
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Kareem K.

Kareem K.

Tacoma, WA 98409
(10)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Elliot W.

Olympia, WA

About Elliot

Hi, there! My name is Elliot and I'm very excited to start working with you! I've been teaching lessons since 2011 and love watching students grow and succeed during our time together (and beyond). I have a degree (Bachelor of Music) in Jazz Voice from Western Michigan University (2014) and a Master's degree in Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Miami (2016).

My approach to teaching is to bring out self-expression, joy, and artistry in each of my students. My goal is for you to reach your highest potential! Have an upcoming audition or performance? We can work hard to make sure it'
s a massive success! Love singing and want to gain experience and expertise? You're in the right place! Whatever your goal, I will work hard with you to make it a fun and enjoyable learning experience.
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Janice M. July 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My son liked his ability to connect with Elliot. He is a really cool and fun guy to get singing lessons from. Recommend!
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Elliot W.

Elliot W.

Olympia, WA 98501
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Tristan P.

Olympia, WA

About Tristan

My name is Tristan and I'm excited to meet you! I teach guitar lessons, songwriting lessons, and singing lessons in Olympia, WA (and neighboring towns!) I approach music with you from a casual and friendly place! Visit me at my home studio or let me teach you from the privacy and comfort of your own home!

I know how scary lessons can be! When I first began singing lessons I would sweat profusely and get so nervous!! I never want my students to feel the way I felt! I keep lessons fun, welcoming, and judgement-free!

All ages and skill levels are welcome here; from beginning to advanced
! I specialize in teaching contemporary styles! RnB, Pop, Musical Theater, Rock; any style you're interested in I can do! Let's make a YouTube video of you performing your favorite stuff!!
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Alan G. April 16, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Tristan did a great job of helping me work through a specific issue. He'd make a valuable teacher for anyone else looking to improve their voice.
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InSun November 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was good experience.
He was knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and at easy.
I look forward to next lesson.
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William "Paully" M. September 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great relaxed and fun
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Tristan P.

Tristan P.

Olympia, WA 98512
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Matthew A.

Olympia, WA

About Matthew

Matthew, an Instructor of Music at Diaz | Anderson Music Studios, brings 10 years of professional music instruction to the studios. He is an experienced guitarist and luthier. He has also provided consultation for voice and instrumental recording, in addition to studio-less recording techniques.

Matthew studied guitar and recording techniques through Berklee Music Online, and studied music and art throughout his AA and with private instructors throughout the northwestern US and Canada. He has collaborated in theater productions, and with churches, schools, local and regional musicians.

M
atthew also builds and repairs instruments when not in the studio. His focus is acoustic and electric guitars, as well as ukuleles.

Matt lives in Tumwater, Washington with his wife Melissa and son, Max.
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Michael Y. September 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew was really curtiouse, knowledgeable, patient and willing to be flexible wth his schedule.
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Tami July 31, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Matt was my son's bass, acoustic bass and ukulele instructor for more than four years. During that time, they developed a great teacher/student relationship. Matt was always positive and encouraging. My son learned a lot, and really enjoyed their time together. Matt was also very accommodating in terms of rescheduling lessons due to sports, band concerts or family vacations. I would highly recommend Matt as a music teacher.
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Matthew A.

Matthew A.

Olympia, WA 98501
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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