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Kay S.

Avalon, WI

About Katherine (Kay)

Taught 41 years as a band director
Principal Trumpet with Beloit/Janesville Symphony

I like to teach in a style that is functional and interesting. Students will be doing a variety of activities at each lesson. The focus will be determined by their needs.

As students become more proficient in music their enjoyment of musical activities will increase. The success of completing various levels of musical achievement will carry over to other lifetime skills.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will work with each student depending on their individual needs. We will strive to produce steady improveme
nt in player proficiency.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have a music stand and instrument

*** Specialties ***
I like to teach based on the individual. I have taught group and private lessons. The materials I use are varied, with an emphasis on scales, theory, and also some duet playing. I also like to incorporate some music history into each lesson. I feel that each student needs to work from known to the new areas. I often use supplementary materials (solos or small ensembles) to reinforce my teaching.
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VICTORIA June 22, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Kay is awesome. My daughter loved her. She is very patience and kept Victoria engaged.
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Angelique B. June 7, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Kay is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. She is very encouraging and never makes me feel dumb when I hit a sour note. (As a beginning beginner, that happens a lot!) I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time!
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Kay S.

Kay S.

Avalon, WI 53505
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
- 25 years' teaching and performing experience.
- Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides guitar, amp, music stand.
I bring laptop and speakers when necessary.

*** Specialties ***
All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.
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Patty May 15, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
I know nearly nothing about music, but just love to try. Lyle is patient, and able to be flexible if I have not been able to practice (as much as I should!)
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kevin Z. July 7, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Lyle provided a great first experience in my bass guitar lessons. He is very knowledgeable and created a custom lesson plan to what I am looking for.
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Jakob J. May 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent with my 9 year old son!
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Lyle R.

Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(10)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Ted J.

Madison, WI

About Ted

As a veteran professional musician with over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of the music industry, I can teach you the skills you need to unlock your love of music. I've worked as a performer, composer, songwriter, and producer for clients including Sony Creative Software, Warner Brothers, MTV Europe, and many more!

I believe music should be fun above all else and style my lessons so the student learns technical skills with immediate practical application, as well as further developing their love of music. Whether you're learning for personal enjoyment or with professio
nal development in mind, I can teach you the skills and knowledge you need to realize your musical goals. I teach all ages and skill levels - it's never too early, or too late to learn how to make music!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are configured for each student incorporating the music they love as practical demonstrations, as well as music theory, performance, ear training, and general musicianship.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Guitars, Vox Amplifiers, Sony Creative Software Class A Endorsee (Vegas, ACID Pro, Sound Forge, SpectraLayers), Presonus Studio One, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Abelton Live.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitars, Vox Amplifiers

*** Specialties ***
Specializing in composition, arrangement, performance, music production, and industry survival.
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Ted J.

Ted J.

Madison, WI 53714
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Vladislava H.

Madison, WI

About Vladislava

I have almost 30 years teaching experience with all ages and levels here in the US and Russia.I have a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from a premier Russian Conservatory.I believe that an individual approach in teaching is a key to achieving professional goals in studying a musical instrument and playing technique. I select individual learning materials for each student and use my own methods, which I have developed during my professional teaching career. I encourage students to perform at different venues – from formal classical to informal talent shows and festiva
ls. My goal is for my students to experience the joy of performing and exhibit fearlessness on the stage. Many of my students have participated in national auditions and competitions both here and in Russia, and have continued their professional music education.I also teach ensemble playing with different instruments, accompaniment, duets and voice as children love this form of expression.
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Andrea July 15, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
I am an adult student who has taken piano lessons with Vlada for a number of years, and I am extremely impressed with Vlada as a teacher.

I played the piano off and on through high school (with a different teacher), and then took a break for many years without any formal instruction.

Now that I have returned to the piano, Vlada has helped me advance my playing well beyond my expectations. She helps me choose appropriate pieces that I will enjoy working on and that challenge me in new ways. She is masterful at identifying the reasons why I am struggling with particular passages and suggests techniques to help me improve many, many details.

I highly recommend Vlada!
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Monika July 13, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
My daughter took piano lessons with Vlada for 5 years--I specifically searched for a Russian teacher because I knew about their exacting hand placement and methods. Emma was years ahead of other students. When we moved, the pianist for the Milwaukee ballet agreed to give her lessons after hearing her audition (she didn't take students but was Russian so I begged). Totally wonderful experience--my daughter learned alot and progressed well beyond her peers. When we went to competitions, kids who were 12 were playing what my daughter played at 7. I could see the difference Vlada's tutelage had made and so could the judges
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Svetlana July 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
An excellent and exceptionally talented piano teacher and performing pianist. Both our girls studied with Vladislava for nearly 5 years. They had to stop taking formal lessons in high school (due to heavy academic load and extracurriculars), but even then they would ask her for occasional lessons during summer breaks or before a recital. The lessons were outstanding: highly professional, well planned and thought through with appealing and challenging music pieces carefully selected for the student’s age, ability and temperament. What struck me especially was the fact that V. provided ample opportunities for all students (starting at a young age) to perform in front of life audience (other students and their families) several times during each school year. I came to appreciate these recitals as a great teaching tool: not only they kept students motivated and engaged in their studies, they inspired the development of real performing skills early on, cutting to the core of any instrument playing: an ability to convey an emotion, a thought via music. And all the applause made the little artists ☺ proud and appreciative of their own achievement of course!
Our family would highly recommend Vladislava as a terrific music teacher to students of any age
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Vladislava H.

Vladislava H.

Madison, WI 53705
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jenna O.

Sun Prairie, WI

About Jenna

Teaching violin is my passion! In the twelve years that I have taught, I have developed lasting relationships with my students. Finding a qualified teacher with whom you connect is important, so here's a little bit of info.

I am patient, enthusiastic, and committed to excellence. My goal is to develop autonomous learners with good violin technique. Instilling positive habits from the beginning is key in preventing future technical frustrations. When I teach, I tailor lessons according to the student's experience, skills, personal goals, and preferred learning style.

Whether I am teachi
ng children or adults, my goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment in which students thrive. It is never too late to learn (violin is great for keeping the mind active)!

- Bachelor's degree in violin performance from The University of Western Ontario,
- Master's degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin.
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Jenna O.

Jenna O.

Sun Prairie, WI 53590
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$30 / 30-min

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