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Timothy B.

San Antonio, TX

About Timothy

Timothy , tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was praised by the Houston Chronicle for his depiction of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Opera in the Heights. Soon after that he was engaged to sing for the San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. In the fall of 2011 he made his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Elvino in La Sonnambula. Soon after he was engaged with Sparkling City Light Opera as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He began his studies in 1998 at Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2001. He is heard
in such roles as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Des Grieux in Manon, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rodolfo in La boheme; Franz in Les Contes d’ Hoffman, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Albert in Albert Herring, Tamino in The Magic flute, Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible, and Beppe in I Pagliacci. He is heard in concert as a tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and as Obadiah in Elijah. In early 2010 He made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the tenor soloist in Arwel Hughes’ Dewi Sant.
Voice teacher for 7 years at the Bulverde Academy of Music. Also taught voice for both the Northside and Northeast independent school districts. Going into third semester as an adjunct voice professor at San Antonio College.

*** Lesson Details ***
Classical technique is what I teach. Including breathing placement and musicianship. However that does not mean that I try to turn all my students into opera singers. The truth is you can utilize the classical technique in any genre of music. Trust me it will make a difference in your singing. I would be happy to discuss my methods in more detail. Thank you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office and studio space with seating for parents. He has Cat and Dogs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Its helpful if the student possesses a keyboard or piano but if not i can provide one.

*** Specialties ***
I have been both an opera/musical theater performer as well as a pop musician so I feel I am extremely well versed in many performance styles and how to teach them.
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Erika M. June 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
We are very satisfied! We've seen plenty of growth. He is a great guide to finding your opera voice. We are very happy with him! Definitely recommend!
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Kristen P. April 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Learned a lot. Very professional and cool.
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Luciano B. March 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Professional, Concise with Instruction, Welcoming, Knowledgable, Keeps the Environment Comfortable and Productive. Really glad I chose to go to Timothy Birt.
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Timothy B.

Timothy B.

San Antonio, TX 78253
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Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX

About Cristina

Hello! My name is Cristina and I have been playing drums since I was a child. After graduating high school, I decided to continue to pursue music. For the past 4 years I have been studying Percussion and Drums, first at the University of Houston, and presently, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with plans to finish my Bachelor of Music degree. I specialize in drumset, and percussion instruments such as marimba, snare drum, vibraphone, etc. I also am able to teach marching band percussion and drumline instruments. Along with teaching, I am a gigging musician with great versatility and
experience in many genres of music. Not only am I able to teach basic fundamentals of music such as technique, reading music, styles, etc., I can make learning to be a great musician a very enjoyable process!!

*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is very relaxed and patient. I use real word analogies and use a student's personal interests to help make music easier to understand. I take the time to get to know my students' personalities and interests in order to accommodate their needs. My curriculum would consist of understanding drums/percussion instruments, rhythms/styles/timing, technique, music notation, and performance manners. After 3-6 months of lessons, students will know the basics of what I have listed above. I believe that if you have patience with yourself, that you can achieve any kind of goal. All it takes is a good teacher, faith in yourself, and practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drumsets, PA

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have various mallets and sticks. I can bring a small drum kit. I expect my students to provide their own mallets and sticks, along with EARPLUGS, and a folder for all of your papers.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Tejano/Folk. Very Familiar with most genres.
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Lisa C. June 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I love her! She is very encouraging and patient! My daughter was not comfortable at first, and now she is very confident with her! Definitely recommend!
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Adriana C. March 20, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I was really nervous about taking lessons, as soon as i met Christina she was really nice and patient with me. I am soo happy that i chose her as my Teacher. I will continue my lessons with her and reccomend her to everyone i know!!!
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Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.

I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.

She's an awesome drummer too.
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Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX 78250
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Dustin S.

San Antonio, TX

About Dustin

~ Hello, my name is Dustin and I am passionate about playing piano and empowering others to learn to play.

~ Teaching piano is more than just a job to me. it's an opportunity for me to share with those who are taking piano lessons, something that has given me great joy in life.

~ I was a Full Scholarship Piano Performance Major and have won many National and Statewide piano competitions.

~ I began teaching piano in 2003 in Alaska, I have also taught California and Texas.

~ Memberships with American College of Musicians, Music Teacher National Association, Texas Music Teache
rs Association and San Antonio Music Teachers Association.

~ My goal is to infuse my students with a love for piano.

~ To encourage them, so they will leave each lesson inspired to practice, with a desire to play the piano for themselves and others.

Thank you for taking the time to read my About Me section. I wish you well in finding the right teacher for you.

warm regards,
Dustin S.

I am located on the NW side of San Antonio on Culebra about 2 miles outside of loop 410.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated room for piano and lessons. There is an upright studio Steinway piano for lessons. With couch seating and wi-fi available for parents.

*** Specialties ***
I also use traditional classical piano music and exercises to develop artistry and technique. I specialize in classical, baroque and romantic piano styles. Method books that I use are Faber & Faber.
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julie H. January 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Learning piano was a wonderful experience. I not only got to learn to play, but I also learned about the details of playing the piano. Not only for fun on a day to day basis, but also on a more serious note like playing at performance. I was amazed at how quickly I picked up the piano with Dustin's guidance. With his guidance, I discovered that playing the piano was fun and he made it easy to learn. I would recommend Dustin as a piano teacher to anyone.
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Angie M. December 4, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We are a military family so have had several teachers. Dustin is a fantastic find! Our son looks forward to his weekly lesson.
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Adrian V. December 3, 2014
Piano · In home
I had always heard that finding the right piano teacher for your child was important, I never really understood that until my son began working with Mr. Dustin S. for piano lessons. My 10 yr. old had other piano teachers in the past that really didn't seem to listen or take time to understand our son's needs which in effect, seemed to cause my son to steadily lose interest in wanting to learn piano. Mr. Dustin S. took the time to listen to our past experiences, taking notes (literally) on what were the past concerns and future goals. He thoughtfully planned and adjusted his lessons to keep my son interested in practicing piano as well as in learning to read music. Mr. Dustin S. is very knowledgeable, and truly takes time to know his students.
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Dustin S.

Dustin S.

San Antonio, TX 78251
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Ruth V.

San Antonio, TX

About Ruth

Knowledgeable, patient, direct, and experienced teacher of many musical instruments. Performed with Orchestral groups, and chorale groups. Performed on the Carniege Hall stage a few times with a few chorale groups. Studied violin from top performers from the San Antonio Symphony.

***Capable of working with students who have special needs.

I have a passion for the performing arts; every aspect of it. From learning a piece to committing it to memory.

Twelve Benefits of Music Education
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1. Early musical training helps develop b
rain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.

2. There is also a causal link between music and spatial intelligence (the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things). This kind of intelligence, by which one can visualize various elements that should go together, is critical to the sort of thinking necessary for everything from solving advanced mathematics problems to being able to pack a book-bag with everything that will be needed for the day.

3. Students of the arts learn to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions, rejecting outdated rules and assumptions. Questions about the arts do not have only one right answer.

4. Recent studies show that students who study the arts are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also achieve higher grades in high school.

5. A study of the arts provides children with an internal glimpse of other cultures and teaches them to be empathetic towards the people of these cultures. This development of compassion and empathy, as opposed to development of greed and a “me first” attitude, provides a bridge across cultural chasms that leads to respect of other races at an early age.

6. Students of music learn craftsmanship as they study how details are put together painstakingly and what constitutes good, as opposed to mediocre, work. These standards, when applied to a student’s own work, demand a new level of excellence and require students to stretch their inner resources.

7. In music, a mistake is a mistake; the instrument is in tune or not, the notes are well played or not, the entrance is made or not. It is only by much hard work that a successful performance is possible. Through music study, students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.

8. Music study enhances teamwork skills and discipline. In order for an orchestra to sound good, all players must work together harmoniously towards a single goal, the performance, and must commit to learning music, attending rehearsals, and practicing.

9. Music provides children with a means of self-expression. Now that there is relative security in the basics of existence, the challenge is to make life meaningful and to reach for a higher stage of development. Everyone needs to be in touch at some time in his life with his core, with what he is and what he feels. Self-esteem is a by-product of this self-expression.

10. Music study develops skills that are necessary in the workplace. It focuses on “doing,” as opposed to observing, and teaches students how to perform, literally, anywhere in the world. Employers are looking for multi-dimensional workers with the sort of flexible and supple intellects that music education helps to create as described above. In the music classroom, students can also learn to better communicate and cooperate with one another.

11. Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks. A little anxiety is a good thing, and something that will occur often in life. Dealing with it early and often makes it less of a problem later. Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential. Music contributes to mental health and can help prevent risky behavior such as teenage drug abuse, which often leads to institutionalization in a teen rehab.

12. An arts education exposes children to the incomparable.
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Frank H. April 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ruth made me feel very comfortable, and the lesson went well. I learned quite a bit for just the 1st lesson, and expect to make good progress. Ruth played my violin and made it sound great, so I am looking forward to being able to do the same.
We went through some of the basics on tuning, parts of the violin, reading music, posture, arm position, and bowing. I think Ruth has good skills, a nice way with people, and would recommend her as a teacher.

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Felipe G. November 19, 2014
Violin · In home
Ruth is the best violin and piano teacher that TakeLessons has to offer. She's really patient, down to earth, and super talented. She knows and understands music just like a pro and can work really well with students of all ages! She's even given my infant son a few lessons on the piano and now he loves to play! If your interested in high quality lessons, you better pick Ruth!!!!!!
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Andrew F. November 9, 2014
Ruth is a gifted musician. I have had the pleasure of watching her perform numerous times and I have had the honor of singing along side her at Carnegie Hall. Ruth is a genuine person with has a lot of insight and a lot of soul. She has a passion that is contagious. You will not be disappointed by having Ruth as your teacher!
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Ruth V.

San Antonio, TX 78212
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Adam S.

San Antonio, TX

About Adam

Hey y'all!
My name is Adam and I'm an American Idol season 12 semi-finalist, professional vocalist of 8 years, and classically trained clarinetist.

I've been teaching private vocal lessons since 2011, and clarinet lessons since early 2014.

Vocal:
When it comes to my vocal lessons, I tend to take more of a "boot camp" approach.
I'm comfortable teaching anyone in the vocal styles of pop, jazz, soul, musical theater, r&b, and even mariachi.

If you're an aspiring recording artist and want some time in the studio with an experienced studio vocalist, vocal instructor, or performer, I'm y
our person.

Another bonus to working with me as a vocalist is that I can get you some stage time to get performance experience once I feel that you are ready.

Clarinet:
I've been playing clarinet since around 2005 and attended university as a clarinet performance major.
Beginner to intermediate students of all ages are welcomed!
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Samantha June 30, 2015
Vocal Training · Online
I had a great experience with Adam. He has assisted me with my breathing and my stage presentation. OMG! he can sing too.
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Dave June 30, 2015
Singing · In home
He is an amazing instructor. Helped me prepare for an audition for a talent show. Killed it because I learned how to present myself and how to project correctly and get control of my riffs and runs. It was hard getting someone to help with that as many local instructors are more classically trained and don't typically understand soul signing. Thanks Adam!!!!
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Adam S.

Adam S.

San Antonio, TX 78224
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$40 / 30-min

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