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Concord, NC
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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, Met
al, Alternative, Pop, Improvisation
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Chris R. November 16, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Very patient teacher.He ask what are your goals for guitar to better direct your path.
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Patrick L. January 23, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
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.
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John B.

John B.

Concord, NC 28025
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$19 / 30-min

About Daniel B.

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Fort Mill, SC
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About Daniel
Hi, there! My name is Daniel and I can't wait to meet you! I love music, and have played the piano since I was 6 years old. I was one of those kids who loved to practice. I am passionate about teaching and love imparting the techniques, wisdom, and practicality that I was taught to my students. I understand that every student learns differently and I cater each lesson to the individual student. I use a combination of fun games, unique teaching techniques, and electronic aids to adequately teach each lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano students should provide an piano with a full set of
88 keys (acoustical or digital is fine). I will provide metronome and any other teaching aides that may be used during the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in sacred with a proficiency in hymn improvisation. I also am proficient in classical teaching.
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Julie E. February 10, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Daniel is a wonderful instructor. Very patient and kind. We are delighted with our child's progress and thoroughly enjoy Daniel.
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Ashok September 24, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
This guy did not even show up for the first scheduled class. The class was scheduled 2 weeks before and I sent a text message to remind 2 days before the scheduled day. He sent an email 30 mins before the class to tell me he is not coming. Dd not even have the courtesy to call.
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Naomi B. March 22, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
My 9 year old has lived it.
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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Pineville, NC 28134
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$25 / 30-min

About Sue D.

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Charlotte, NC

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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.

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so 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 teaching private piano, cello, music theory, and composition lessons in Charlotte, NC for the last ten years.

My compositions include solo and chamber pieces as well as electronic works, symphonic band works, and orchestral works. In 2004 I won the Judith Lang Zaimont award from the International Association of Women in Music.

I love music and enjoy sharing it with others. So whether you are 5 or 90, or somewhere in between, let's have some fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are customized for each student. Weekly assignments will be given. Please bring a notebook to the first lesson for lesson assignments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the students to buy the appropriate music books and have the appropriate instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in all genres - pop, rock, classical, new music, jazz, new age, etc.
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Carter April 5, 2016
Verified Student · Cello · In home
My first lesson was excellent. Sue was very helpful and pushed me just enough. I'm looking for ward to the next one!!!
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Hubert F. January 28, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
It was a great experience, she made me feel very comfortable while trying to pursue a task that I was clueless about.
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Ava S. January 6, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Wonderful!!
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Sue D.

Sue D.

Charlotte, NC 28270
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$28 / 30-min

About Heather C.

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Charlotte, NC
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About Heather
Teaching violin has been a rewarding experience for myself and my students! Using the Suzuki method, students are able to play the violin at young ages which is great for brain development, learning to control sounds, and also learning to be disciplined in as as they learn to practice in small amounts! The Suzuki method is a great starting point, but other methods are also fun: Mark O'Conner, All for Strings, Essentials for Strings, Sassmanshaus, etc.
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Matty S. February 9, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Amazing patience. Love how Heather teaches.
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Alexa M. June 21, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Awesome with kids!!
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Heather C.

Heather C.

Charlotte, NC 28205
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$36 / 30-min

About Christina E.

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Concord, NC

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About Christina
Hi, there! My name is Christina E. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 15 plus years and have loved helping my students on preparing for concerts, school auditions, and just learning music. I went to Alabama School of Fine Arts high school and Queens University of Charlotte and earned a degree in Music Therapy in 2001. I'm a calm and patient and my teaching style reflects that. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Dimonte P. October 11, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
She is very patient with my son who has a learning disability.

She is 👍.great.
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Diane Kramer September 9, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
I'm a returning student after 40 years, convinced I no longer knew how to sight read and had no sense of rhythm. Christina selected exactly the right material to start me off with! The perfect combination of keyboard familiarity, progression thru different keys (I, IV, V etc in key of C, B etc), what 'resolved' sounded like, music time (4/4, 6/8), the cues for volume + tone. She tuned up my mind as well as my ear - I couldn't be more thrilled!
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Alyce T. June 8, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Great experience Alyce is eager to learn more
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Christina E.

Christina E.

Concord, NC 28025
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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