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John B. Concord, NC

About John

Fun, professional, and relaxed. Experienced instructor since 1988. First paid public performance was in 1983, so I've been at this a while, and love it. *** Lesson Details *** Students learn from popular music beginning with basic chords and strumming and simple melodies. After 3 months with correct practice the student should be able to strum a number of songs and change chords smoothly. After 3 months bar chords and more complex melodies are introduced, and beyond 6 months, one can expect to progress into music theory and improvisation. *** Specialties *** Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Metal, Alternative, Pop, Improvisation

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Patrick L. January 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
John is very patient and knowledgeable. You can tell that he's been teaching for a very long time. I'm self-taught and have been playing for over 20 years and within minutes of viewing me play, John was able to pick out immediately my flaws. He gives me homework every week, and gives me a hard time if I do not do it. Exactly what I look for in a teacher.
Grant D. Charlotte, NC

About grant

I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers. *** Studio Equipment *** 5'11' Kawai Grand Piano Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones Fender Rhodes Buffet r-13 Clarinet Roland G Fantom Korg Triton Fender 5 String Bass Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted Yamaha yas 63 alto sax Full Pa with microphones *** Travel Equipment *** They will

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Tom L. March 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great saxophone teacher.
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Tom L. February 28, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I've only had one lesson with Grant so far and I was totally impressed. He made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He listens to you and you can tell he really cares about his students. I would give him the highest marks and can't wait to go for my second lesson.
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Christine B. July 4, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted musician. He individualizes instruction to meet your learning needs. Fantastic sax teacher!
Sue D. Charlotte, NC

About Sue

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. Each lesson is customized to meet the individual students' needs and goals. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. My education in music is extensive. I was principal cellist at the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra in Interlochen, Michigan. I have a Doctorate from Indiana University in Music Composition and Music Theory. I also studied piano and cello at Indiana University. I have a Masters degree in music from Butler University in Indianapolis. My major was composition but I also studied piano. My teaching experience is also extensive. I have taught intermediate campers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp as well as at Butler University and Indiana State University. I have been writing music and ...

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Travis B. January 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
It is easy to recommend Sue to anyone as she is a fantastic music instructor. She makes learning seem easy, which is the hallmark of a great teacher. You will find her to be extremely friendly and approachable so you never fear making mistakes or asking any questions; her patience is unwavering.

One particularly great thing about Ms. Sue D.'s teaching method is her flexibility with learning material. She took time to review method books I had from a previous teacher, picking songs and exercises she felt would supplement lessons from the books we normally use.

I have found my lessons to be both enjoyable and extremely informative. When we are reviewing the material from the previous week at the beginning of a new lesson I always have the feeling I've made real progression on the instrument.
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Cello
Verified Student
perfect Cello teacher

Just love the way how Sue makes my 8 year old pay attention to cello techniques without annoying her. The pieces of music she chooses are always perfect, either for my daughter's skills and for her fun. Sue manages to teach music theory right along the way and it is amazing, how much improvement can be realized in my daughter's abilities just after a few lessons with Sue. Thank you, Sue!
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
best piano teacher ever

Sue is the most wonderful piano teacher ever! Always challenging, but never overburdening my ten year old daughter. In addition to piano techniques Sue teaches a lot of music theory, too. And she does this in a way that my daughter never is bored. Sue creates a lesson atmosphere, that is very relaxing and fun, but still purposeful and my daughter is looking forward to every single lesson. Just love Sue.
Braden H. Albemarle, NC

About Braden

Hello :-) My name is Braden H. I am a formal instructor in piano, guitar, drums and bass guitar. I teach other specialty instruments such as mandolin, uke and trombone. I have been teaching professionally since 2000 and cannot see myself doing much else. Music is my passion. Let me teach you or your loved one how wonderful the world of music can be. Students will 1) gain working knowledge of reading standard notation and tabulature (if desired) 2) get opportunities to perform at public and private events ranging from city festivals to restaurant entertainment. You might even get to be in an audio recording. I am, also, a working producer of songs. Which means, you give me your rough idea for your song and I'll turn it into a fully produced and radio ready tune in just a few

Rocky J. Mount Gilead, NC

About Rocky

Hello Everyone!!! My name is Rocky. I've been playing guitar for 22 years now! I've had the privilege of playing with quite a few well known musicians! Unknown Hinson (Danny Baker) actually taught me how to play guitar! I took guitar lessons from Danny for approximately 2 years. This is where I learned most of what i know about technique and theory! I have played guitar with Tim Galloway which is Gary Allen's lead guitar player! I took ear training from Lois Cato! I have had the pleasure of trading ideas, and techniques with these outstanding musicians! Needless to say this will benefit you guys immensely! You will receive literally decades of cultivated knowledge in minutes, hours, months or a few years depending on your ability to retain! I'm an incredibly patient teacher. Watching ...

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george S. September 25, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Rocky is a great guitar teacher and a awesome guitar player. He makes everything easy to understand and comprehend. He is also very patient. When you meet Rocky and see him play you know right off he has years of experience and knowledge to pass to a student. You will learn to play in a short period of time. If your considering learning to play guitar you can't get a better teacher than Rocky!!
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Todd P. September 25, 2014
Blues Guitar · In studio
If you're looking for a guitar player who plays it all, Rocky is your man. Rocky is extremely versatile in all styles of guitar, and is especially a master at playing Brent Mason style guitar licks and solos. And while he's the man for country, blues and rock guitar, he's equally as good with black gospel, praise & worship, or even metal guitar shredding, I've had the pleasure of working with him in various bands through the years, and he's even featured on my instrumental CD alongside of Brent Mason, and some of the other great Nashville musicians, If you're wanting to take your playing to a professional level, and learn what it takes to be able to hang with the big boys, spend some time with Rocky - it will be time and money well spent!
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Darren B. September 22, 2014
Blues Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I've known Rocky for several years, and it's been my pleasure to actually have the privilege of playing with him on many occasions. He is an awesome guitarist and I don't say that lightly. His ear also amazes me. I've seen him hear a lick for the first time, and he not only knows the chord its being played in, he can duplicate it flawlessly.

I taught my son what I could on guitar but he wanted to go beyond what I could teach him. I couldn't think of anyone better than Rocky to entrust him to. His knowledge coupled with his patient attitude and his knack for teaching makes him an excellent instructor. Looking to improve your skills or just pick up the guitar for the first time, Rocky's the guy to help guide you or your child on that journey.
James H. Monroe, NC

About James

My duties in The Spongetones for the last 35-plus years include songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, producer, recording engineer, arranger, bassist, sometimes drummer, and other various musical noises. I have recorded and produced all twelve records for The Spongetones, with rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Trouser Press, Goldmine, and many others. The Spongetones are currently signed to Airmail Records in Japan.

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