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Matthew S.

Loveland, CO

About Matthew

I have a very extensive background when it comes to music. I learned piano at a very young age and once I started, I was hooked. I learned trombone, harmonica, guitar, and many other instruments. There wasn't anywhere in the world of music I wasn't willing to go! Throughout middle school and high school I took advantage of every opportunity I could. This included, Symphonic band, Jazz band, A Capella choir, Percussion Ensemble, and countless different small groups. When it came time to look at college, I took my commitment to music to an even deeper level. I decided to major in and excl
usively study music. I continued in all of the ensembles I had been in and many more ranging from playing with string ensembles to playing in campus rock bands. This experience developed my skills even farther. I took trombone lessons from a world-renown trombone player all four years of college. I also took worship guitar lessons, jazz/blues guitar lessons, piano lessons, and vocal lessons. I also started my adventure in teaching lessons at this time. I taught mainly trombone and guitar throughout my college career. I attained my Music Ministry degree from Northwestern College in 2011. Since then, I've pursued leading worship in church, teaching music in any capacity possible, and recording my own music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are very tailored towards my students' needs. I am an incredibly flexible person and have had many experiences with every type of student. I combine what the student wants to learn with the essentials of whatever instrument they are learning. Certain techniques require a more strict, conservative approach, and others can take on a more free approach. But the bottom line is that I do what is necessary to make sure my students are learning the most possible. I often use method books to start my students off.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, amp, studio equipment, mixer, trombone, No piano at home studio, chairs, music stand, additional seating for parents if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar - Chords, Scales, Songs (Music & Tab/Riff), Soloing
Piano - Reading & Playing Written Music, Chord Charts, Scales, Etudes
Trombone - Reading & Playing Written Music, Scales, Etudes, Skill/Tone Perfecting
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Johanna C. June 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Matthew is the perfect teacher for my 10 year old daughter. He challenges her with songs she enjoys practicing and playing. She looks forward to lessons each week and is making great progress while having fun. We are very thankful that we found him!
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Barbara H. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Matthew is very patient and takes his time with my daughter. She is really enjoying the lessons. Thank you Matthew!
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Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Loveland, CO 80537
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$25 / 30-min
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Julian Y.

Boulder, CO

About Julian

I graduated with a Music BA from CU Boulder in May 2014. I have played in several different ensembles on a variety of instuments including Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele and Voice. My classical training in combination with my experience as a song writer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader gives me a uniquely well-rounded teaching style. I aim to teach and inspire students to use music as a platform for learning important skills such as diligent practice, cognitive flexibilty, and creative expression.

I grew up in Boulder and Hawaii where I gained a love for island music, Reggae, Hig
hlife Music, Jazz and Funk. I am currently in a band called "Isa and Joe Alan" which plays original music in all these styles. I am also a professional face painter, juggler and balloon twister, and love yoga, hiking and climbing.

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*** Lesson Details ***
The lesson curriculum aims to develop students' understanding of aural skills, sight reading, and music theory as well as encouraging fun ways of using music to be more expressive, creative, coordinated and focused. I always tailor lessons to the goals of the student and parents, but after three months, a beginning student generally understands music theory and how to read music, has some experience improvising on their instrument, and feels confident in their ability to develop their skills in and outside of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach in my home studio in North Boulder. The studio has, piano, bass drums, guitar ukelele and vocal microphones. Students should bring their own instruments to in studio lessons (drums and piano provided in the studio) Parents may attend the lessons if they choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide all necessary materials for lessons, however it is necessary that students have their own instruments on which to play and practice. I may request that students buy some materials such as tuners (for stringed instruments) or lesson books.

*** Specialties ***
Reggae, Afro-music, funk, soul, blues and jazz
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Brenda T. November 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Julian has been wonderful to teach Music Theory as well as Piano. He has interesting methods and uses very solid music theory, to create a larger picture which leads to a full understanding of how piano works, and of the music you play on it.

Lessons are interesting and fun. Also I find them very well-rounded. Julian is a positive instructor and I find him very respectful and simply fun to learn from.

I highly recommend Julian Y.
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Niel R. July 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It's difficult to find an instructor and I feel extremely lucky that I ended up studying with Julian. I was a beginning piano player but very interested in a strong music theory base for my studies. Julian has an extremely deep knowledge of music theory and application across many styles. We have probably spent as much time on theory as on playing (my choice/naturally where our lessons have gone). He is also an excellent guitar player and i have paired relearning guitar with the piano so our lessons can range widely from piano practice to theory to guitar and back.

I find Julian extremely easy to get a long with, very good at explaining theory and leading me to my own epiphanies and conclusions that have made learning continually exciting. He is a good communicator about lessons times and has been probably more flexible than i deserve in accommodating my schedule.

As we have progressed we are now working on song writing, music notation, jazz/staff notation, working through the REAL BOOK, ear training, etc..

My greatest fear was ending up with a very parochial or didactic instructor. Julian is anything but that. I look forward to my lessons every week and have increased my time with him to twice a week.
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Nicki H. June 26, 2014
Drum · In home
My son has been taking drum lessons from Julian for about six months now. Julian is fantastic with him. He seems very knowledgeable and his demeanor is perfect for kids (and adults!). He likes to incorporate other instruments into the lesson as well, since my son can also play piano. He has a nice energy during lessons, keeping a good balance of having fun and learning. He also just led my son in his first group experience, where he played drums while others played guitar and keyboard. Julian was amazing at keeping everyone on task, while having fun at the same time! I would recommend Julian as a music instructor for anyone and everyone. :)
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Julian Y.

Julian Y.

Boulder, CO 80304
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bonny S.

Loveland, CO

About Bonny

Hi! I love music! I love to listen, play, teach, and compose music. My desire as a teacher is for you to learn to love music as much as I do. I will be encouraging and patient as I help you discover and develop your abilities. I will help you to reach your full potential because I will be positive and nurturing. I think you will find lessons with me to be challenging, but fun. Why don't you sign up now and unlock your future in music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I make lessons fun and motivating for all ages. There is no pressure or stress involved. I focus and build on the positive, helpi
ng each student to reach their full potential. You will not only learn to play or sing, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory and the patterns that create music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
popular, easy listening, Broadway, jazz standards, contemporary Christian
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Bonny S.

Bonny S.

Loveland, CO 80537
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$30 / 30-min
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Lee J.

Boulder, CO

About Lee

Lee J. is an award winning songwriter, with 18 yrs of FT music instruction experience! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver, for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee has the benefit of real world experience in the music business, including past national touring as an indie artist, and currently working with Music Supervisors in LA for Film/TV placements, as well as songs with Major Label Publishers in Nashville! Lee designs custom programs to suit individual ability, goals, and more by giving YOU the skills, techniques, knowledge you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles!


*** Lesson Details ***
Custom Lesson Programs to suit individual abilities, needs, goals and more by balancing fundamentals, techniques, theory etc...that you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles. Students will make playlists of a couple dozen songs to start with that provide us a "playground" to apply the foundation and skill sets we build.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Boulder Guitar Studio is also a professional recording facility with Protools 10, and major label quality microphones and pre-amps, as well as state of the art mixing and mastering equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I customize each lessons program to suit individual instrument, styles, ability and goals. The program features a balance between fundamentals, theory, technique, ear training, and the technical sides of music training, balanced with learning songs in the styles that are relevant for that student. This balanced program insures that students fully grasp how to apply the technical side of lessons with the music they are interested in.
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Lee J. October 24, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Instructor Overall

"Awesome teacher" 5/5 stars Boulder Guitar Studio Review
I wouldn't consider getting instruction from anybody but Lee. From his lifetime devotion to music, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles and playing techniques, which he uses to customize lessons to the student's particular goals. Besides guitar and bass, I spent a lot of time with Lee studying songwriting -- he's an awesome writer himself and completely open about sharing all the things he has learned over the years.
That willingness to adapt to my particular needs and desires, along with his true passion for all types of music, makes Lee an outstanding teacher.
Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator- Derek Zahn, Boulder, CO, Oct 11, 2010
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Lee J.

Lee J.

Boulder, CO 80301
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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James H.

Fort Collins, CO

About James

I was born into a musical family and grew up in N.Y.C. This included my father who was a guitar teacher,composer and band leader,my grandfather who was a violin maker and my great aunts who performed Hungarian Folk Music on the zither,violin,mandolin and guitar for President Roosevelt at the White House. I was exposed at a young age to the art of guitar teaching as I "tagged along" to my father's private lessons. This gave me a great foundation on which to build my own unique guitar teaching style. Musical performance has also been a part of my life ever since I first played the ukulele and sa
ng at a wedding when I was only six years old. My experiences in performance also include playing rhythm guitar and forming a band in Middle School, performing at High School as well as college functions,being a member of a touring Stage Band while at college, directing children and adult choirs as well as worship leading for a local church and entertaining at assisted living facilities. I have also produced a demo cd of original compositions. I have been helping people learn the guitar ever since High School. While at college I also studied Music Theory. Over the years I have taught both private as well as group guitar lessons. Currently, I teach private guitar lessons at a local music workshop as well as group lessons for beginner as well as more advanced levels at a recreation center. In addition I also teach private and group ukulele lessons.I have taught the guitar to a wide array of students with various backgrounds and of all ages. For instance I currently teach guitar to a six year old. I have also taught guitar to baby boomers as well as senior citizens. My vast experience in guitar teaching will help the new student to get the individual care and attention that he or she deserves.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to learn, grow and develop their guitar playing skills at the individual pace which fits each student uniquely. I present a fun, laid back learning experience for the student within a structured environment with goals for each coming lesson. I believe each lesson should be building foundations for future lessons. I encourage my students to enjoy their learning experience and use their innate abilities to the fullest. I have developed my own curriculum which is a combination of musical terms, guitar chord charts, songs as well as other helpful material to get things started on a proper note.Usually, a beginner student learns at least one song during the very first lesson. I encourage my students to ask questions and strive to develop open communication. If needed, I begin new students on "partial chord formations" until their skills develop to more complex chording. In time, after basic skills have been mastered,I give my students the opportunity to request songs that they would like to learn. I would expect that in six months my student will have learned an array of songs which we will then build upon for more complex and varied musical presentation. This includes the development of right hand strumming and picking methods. I also encourage my students to challenge themselves, as I have found learning to play the guitar is indeed a life-time event.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the music material and lessons for all my students. I expect my student to provide their own guitars, amps,guitar stands, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I teach folk, folk-rock, jazz , classic rock, classic pop and contemporary artists. I specialize in acoustical guitar but have also done some electric guitar teaching as well.I offer students to sing along with their playing which helps keep them on track.
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James H.

James H.

Loveland, CO 80538
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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