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About Max S.

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West Hartford, CT

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About Max
I have worked with over 2,500 students in one-on-one lessons, educational workshops, and outreach concerts. My lessons focus on developing technique, practice strategies, a good sound, aural skills, music theory knowledge, and stylistic fluency.

My private students have placed into selective programs including the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble at The Hartt School, the Connecticut Music Educators Association All-State Band, and Interlochen Arts Camp. I teach saxophone at Manchester Community College, South Windsor High School, Camp Encore / Coda, and Music and Arts East Hartford. I believe students of all ages can find enjoyment and success in music.

You'll benefit from my years of experience as a professional performing musician. From 2012-2016 I toured with the Asylum Quartet, an award-winning ensemble acclaimed for virtuo
sity, creativity, and innovation. I have also performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and International Opera Theater. I hold a Master's in Music from The Hartt School and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona State University (ASU).

Though I specialize in saxophone, I also love teaching beginning and intermediate piano.

If you are outside my travel radius, I may be able to accommodate you for an additional travel fee - please contact me!

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Saxophone students must have an instrument in good repair and required accessories (reeds, mouthpiece, etc.). Piano students must have access to a tuned piano or an electric keyboard with touch-sensitive, weighted keys. I am happy to recommend instrument and accessory brands; please check with me before a major purchase. Quality, working equipment is critical to students’ success.

I periodically request that students purchase books and other lesson materials.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to buy a saxophone, piano/keyboard, or mouthpiece, please consult with me first. Having good-quality instrument/accessories will help you achieve your success. There are a number of cheap products that are easy to find and purchase, but they are often of poor quality. I can recommend options for your first purchase that may be more expensive, but will help you succeed in the long term.
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Guy D. May 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Just finishing up my first 10 sessions with Max for my 12 year old. He loves him and has asked me to add more lessons! Very Happy with Max. He is patient, cool and always on time.

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Karen R. October 24, 2018
· Piano · In home
I think Max was very perceptive regarding my skill level and some basics that I need to learn.
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lucca M. March 8, 2018
· Piano · In home
great intro session- Max seems like a good fit for our 7 year old son.
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Max S.

West Hartford, CT 06119
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About Thomas F.

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Torrington, CT

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Beginner piano.

About Thomas
Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years.

Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory.

Tom is very laid back and embraces working at the pace that each of his students feels most comfortable. Lessons are about the student’s ambitions. If it is learning their favorite songs or a deep dive into music theory, jazz improvisation or songwriting it can be covered in strides that seem fit to the student. Books can be used for guidance and a custom lesson plan created that will fit specific criteria desired to be achieved by the student. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you put in, the more you will get out of it!!
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George S. May 23, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
No doubt Thomas will help fill in some gaps. I think he's got plenty he can tech me. Looking forward 👍👍
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George S. May 23, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
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Spiky S. January 4, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Thomas F.

Torrington, CT 06790
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$30 / 30-min

About Jake O.

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Nashville, TN
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Whether you're tackling singer-songwriting, accompaniment, pop/rock, jazz/funk/r&b, or even classical exercises, I can help you. I've studied piano/voice/guitar long enough to know what each kind of instrumentalist/vocalist needs. I'm well versed in a overview of all genres and styles, as well as specialized areas of study. As a writer, I'm also very familiar with coaching instrumentalists geared towards composition and arranging. If you're looking to improve your skills, I can help!

About Jake
I want to teach the material that excites students. After a handful of really crummy experiences with teachers who wanted me to learn a specific way, I stumbled across a music school in Philadelphia and a college in Boston that really got the principle of teaching what students are drawn to. Bruce Springsteen wrote, "we learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school." Although I don't agree with that on all occasions, there is something so special about hearing something that makes you tick and going, "ok let me listen to that again, and now let me figure out HOW I can do that myself." As a teacher, I'm flexible, focused, and also love to have fun with music. It's something that makes us excited and alive; there's no use in pursuing something you love if you don't equally enjoy the process of getting great at
it. So let's find what makes YOU excited about music, and let's figure out out to make you great at it.
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Aaron R. March 10, 2017
· Singing · In home
Jake is knowledgeable and a great singing teacher.
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About Isabel M.

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Westfield, MA

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I offer thoughtful, caring, individualized lessons to students in order to nurture their growth as musicians, whether they are just starting out or seeking to develop their skills and expand their repertoire.

About Isabel
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile!

To tell you a bit about myself, I am originally from New York where I earned my undergraduate degree with honors from the Arts and Sciences College at Cornell University. I studied music at Cornell, Hunter College and Mannes School of Music, and have sung and played piano since my youth. I have been taught by pianists including world renowned concert pianist, Xiayin Wang. My own performance career spans over fifteen years and counting.

For some ten years, I have cultivated experience fostering music-making in my students, starting with large classroom settings and then in private lessons, because I have a passion for inspiring musicality in pupils of all ages. Piano students are taught at my home studio in Westfield where I have a well-kept acoustic piano for them to play. My spe
cialty is serving beginner-intermediate students who are up to practicing. They have gone on to shine in talent shows, recitals, bands and anywhere else they choose to make music.

An everyday piano lesson with me incorporates piano improvisation, educational games and apps, music theory and, of course, plenty of fun and stimulating music to take home and practice! I have a repertoire-rich approach to teaching and enjoy nurturing singing and composing abilities, too, in my students, as they grow at the piano.

Please be welcome to contact me, I would love help to you or your loved ones reach musical goals at the piano.
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Olivia April 24, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Isabel is a passionate teacher who wants to help her students do their best. She is patient and kind. Also Isabel is very reliable and consistent. I recommend her to anyone looking to learn more about music!
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Carol November 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
having taught in the same school as Isabel I was able first to see her positive interaction with students of all ages. She is organized and well prepared. Isabel is very professional and passionate and is more than qualified as an instructor.
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Adam April 10, 2018
· · In studio
I actually don't play the piano but Isabel also plays the guitar and she gave me some tips how to play my ukulele. She was very patient with me and this probably translates to her teaching other instruments.
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Isabel M.

Westfield, MA 01085
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About Lora S.

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Marble Hill, MO
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I cater my lessons to the student's interest while still maintaining the importance of learning the basics. I use the John Thompson series but can use other methods as well if the student has already started using a different method. I have annual recitals which provide motivation for students to learn songs well to perform at the recital. I have access to festivals where students who wish to make piano more of a career, can compete for experience. I am interested in making lessons fun and enjoyable for the student, catering, when I can, to their musical interests.

About Lora
Music has been part of my family for generations! I LOVE music! I have specialized in voice and piano lessons for many years off and on. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, with a focus on piano and voice. I enjoy catering my lessons to the student's interest. I want them to enjoy coming to lessons and enjoy learning! It is very important that all of my students learn the "basics". However, we can still learn songs that they want to learn, while also learning songs with specific technique involved. Come see what music is all about! My hope is that I can show you just how fun music can be! I believe that you can learn music if you want to and that you are NEVER too old to learn!
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About James B.

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New Britain, CT
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I normally use the Standard of Excellence method books for many of my students; however, I am open minded to adjusting to each individual student's musical needs, whether it be Jazz, Classical, or whatever style music the student is focusing on. Other excellent methods are the Ed Sueta Book, Rubank Method, Breeze Easy, Achievement in Excellence, and perhaps the First Division Method Book. For Drummers, I prefer the Haskell Harr Method, or the Buddy Rich Method Book, as well as the Breeze Easy Method. I always play my instrument along with the student so that he/she can hear how the music is supposed to be played in regards to the notes as well as the rhythm! This way, we all have fun learning!

About James
Hello! I am James and I have taught in the public schools in Connecticut for 35 years teaching all the Band instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums), and also piano. I have also taught beginning violin, viola, and cello.
I have taught privately for many years and have worked with students from ages 9 to 75.
In addition, I have performed professionally throughout Connecticut with numerous jazz bands.
When students study with me, they describe to me what they would like to accomplish on their instrument, and I will customize the music lesson to their own personal musical needs. This philosophy always makes the lessons more enjoyable for the student, as it becomes tailored to the individual.
So.....sign up and find out for yourself how we can achieve your musical goals!
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James B.

New Britain, CT 06053
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$40 / 30-min

About David D.

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Hebron, CT

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I specialize in beginner and intermediate piano lessons and believe that every student can play music at a high level and reach their musical goals! Through music I teach confidence, self-esteem, focus, and creativity and I shape lessons to meet the musical interests and goals of the student. Not only will you be reading and playing songs - but also learning music theory, improvisation and composition!

About David
I am a professional pianist, percussionist, arranger, and teacher from Hebron, CT and have been teaching instrumental music in Wethersfield since 1996. My teaching style is positive, supportive, and enthusiastic and I specialize in classical, rock, jazz and contemporary music.

I hold A BA in Music Performance from WCSU, MA in Jazz Composition and Arranging from UMASS Amherst, and a 6th Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University.

In addition to teaching in Wethersfield Public Schools, I am adjunct faculty at UCONN, teaching Percussion Techniques to undergraduate music education majors and have written/arranged music for hundreds of scholastic and professional groups.
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Jonathan October 22, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Superb drum instructor! He has been giving my son Tyler drum set lessons since last fall and I am amazed at his progress. Dave is patient but enthusiastic, and an excellent musician - he always goes the extra mile for Tyler, bringing him new exercises and ideas. Before his spring concert, Tyler had a 'musical emergency' and Dave came over to give him an extra lesson on a Sunday - he's really amazing!
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Natalie October 22, 2018
· Piano · In home
David is an absolutely terrific piano teacher! He has taught my daughter for the last 3 years and she plays beautifully - she always looks forward to lessons! He is supportive and positive, always helps her learn songs she likes, and is very reliable. Now, she is 13 and playing with her school's jazz band, her confidence is off the charts!
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David D.

Hebron, CT 06248
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$35 / 30-min

About Steven F.

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Wethersfield, CT

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i have been teaching professionally for 13 years and have experience teaching beginning / intermediate piano students. All ages welcome!! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Steven
I am a professional, singer, and pianist. I hold duel Bachelor degrees in Music Education and voice performance from Westminster Choir College and Masters in Music from the University of Connecticut majoring in voice performance and pedagogy.

I teach piano students off all different ages and experience levels. I have been studying and playing classical piano for over 15 years. Throughout the years I have played jazz, Broadway and contemporary styles of music. As a seasoned public school teacher, I bring a wide array of approaches to guarantee student success. I can teach students to read and interpret music as well as pursue musical excellence. I can help students meet and exceed their goals as a musician.

My personal preference is classical but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward t
o meeting you and helping you become a better musician.
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Steven F.

Wethersfield, CT 06109
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$50 / 30-min

About David C.

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West Springfield, MA

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With over 10 years of teaching under my belt, I've developed a holistic approach honed by years of practical experience in many different areas of the performing arts. I have an intense passion for music and acting, and I'm deeply committed to helping my students find and nurture what makes them unique, while at the same time giving them the tools they need to be able to meet and exceed the demands placed on today’s performers.

About David
I am an accomplished vocalist, pianist and actor and have been involved in the performing arts from a very young age. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, I have entertained audiences in several different countries, and I bring a unique blend of multicultural experiences into everything I do.

Performance credits include: Off-Broadway, Cabaret and Regional Theatre plays and musicals, roles in several independent films, solo piano recitals, experience as lead singer, keyboardist and back-up vocalist for acts in a variety of genres ranging from Blues, Jazz and Soul to Rock, Pop, alternative and Spanish and Latin American folk music. I maintain an active performance schedule in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City and the greater New England area.

With over 10 years of teaching under my belt, I have developed a holistic approach hon
ed by years of practical experience in many different areas of the performing arts. I have an intense passion for music and acting, and I am deeply committed to helping my students find and nurture what makes them unique, while at the same time giving them the tools they need to be able to meet and exceed the demands placed on today’s performers.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy. I am a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
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David C.

West Springfield, MA 01089
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$34 / 30-min

About Brandon D.

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West Hartford, CT

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Beginning Piano instruction dedicated to learning how to perform music, read music, and create new music.

About Brandon
As a trumpeter, Brandon was a semi-finalist in the Graduate Division of the National Trumpet Competition and a finalist in the Paranov Concerto Competition at University of Hartford. He has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Hartt Faculty Brass Quintet, the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble and at the Ivoryton Playhouse. He has performed at multiple different conferences including, International Trumpet Guild and the Southeastern Trumpet Festival. He is currently a member of the 9th Street Brass as a Trumpeter and Arranger/Composer.

Brandon Dicks’s works have been performed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus State University Philharmonic, Columbus State University Trumpet Ensemble, Up/Down Percussion Quartet, 9th Street Brass, and First Baptist in Columbus Adult Choir. His wind ensemble works have been performed
by the Roswell High School Wind Ensemble, Harris County High School Wind Ensemble, and Northside High School Wind Ensemble. His music has been performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Southeastern Trumpet Festival, and the International Double Reed Society Conference. Brandon has won audience choice in the IDRS Composition Competition and he won first prize in the State Division of Music Teacher’s National Association while receiving honorable mention in the Southern Region of MTNA.
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Brandon D.

West Hartford, CT 06119
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$28 / 30-min

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