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Rene H. Conroe, TX

About Rene

Through my experience teaching I have found that music is a bridge that brings people together. With that being said I am very laid back, my whole goal is to make the learning process a fun one. When I was being taught I find that I learn more when I am enjoying myself, so this is the type of environment I strive to create for my students. I can specialize in guitar, such as rock/shred/blues/ and classical. I would say my strong points are in that of shred and classical, so all you shredders, I’m your guy! I have guitars and amps on hand if need be. I also specialize in drums such as rock and metal. I have roughly 16 years of experience on the kit. I can teach fundamentals like rudiments and how to apply them to the kit. If double bass is your thing, once again I’m your guy. For

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Jeff P. January 14, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
It is hard to describe someone with a musical gift like Rene H.

Rene is an excellent teacher. Takelessons is very fortunate to have Rene's professional, knowledgeable, and musical talent. He is easy to work with. He's down to Earth and knows how to communicate with me. Also, he makes it fun and enjoyable to learn vocals. Takelessons has a great teacher on their side and deserves respect as a human-being and a mentor.
Harold C. Houston, TX

About Harold

I love teaching, and strive to ensure that each student meets his/her personal goals. My lesson environment is relaxed; I feel that if the student cannot get a little fun out of it, something is missing. I do, however, expect my students to practice and to pay attention. I enjoy teaching beginners, particularly young (8-15 year olds) children/teens. A beginner has no bad habits which need to be broken. Adults and experienced players are also welcome. I have particular expertise in jazz harmony, theory & improvisation. I teach the Lydian Chromatic Concept, among other improvisational methodologies. Experience: 1975-1978 Berklee College of Music, Boston MA Majored in composition & arranging. Studies with Russ DiFilipis and Bill Bresnahan. ...

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NoelL December 3, 2010
Patient and very encouraging

Harold from day one has been great. He understands the difficulties in learning to play a music instrument. He gives you enough material to practice and master before the next lesson and makes you accountable for it. So great balance for a teacher that actually cares for his students. Not to much but enough that you see progress in learning how to play the guitar.
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JohnG November 12, 2010
great teacher

very relaxed atmosphere, very knowledgeable and friendly teacher. My playing is already improving.
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SamanthaC March 7, 2010
Excellent teacher. We LOVE him!!
Carter N. Katy, TX

About Carter

I've loved music since I was able to walk. When I was 5 or 6, I would listen to my mother's stereo system, with Jim Croce playing on the 8-Track tape deck.....(ok, so I'm aging myself a little bit). I would lay on the floor in between the speakers which were turned inward toward my ears. I could lay there for hours, tapping my toes to "Bad Bad Leroy Brown", "Roller Derby Queen", "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", and many others. I would also listen to the Beatles, Seargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", and "Revolution" and be completely taken away. I didn't realize it then, but what captivated me were the songs that were written to tell stories, and the music that brought the stories to life. As I grew into my early teens, I got into Kiss, Alice Cooper, Rush, Ted Nugent, and Jimi ...

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Anandi S. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son started lessons when he was 8 on acoustic guitar. I randomly chose a teacher and was hoping for a teacher who could be patient yet firm and be able to inspire my son. Mr Carter is the best teacher I could have asked for - he is all that and more. Quite often, I listen to the teacher and student conversation with admiration as they are discussing ideas and Mr. Carter's openness to receiving ideas on a tune or what Ashwin wants to learn. The frank and open discussion results in motivating the young student as they feel a sense of importance and builds confidence (sometimes too much!). At the same time, when the situation calls for it, Mr. Carter is firm and points out when Ashwin hasn't practiced or not done well and that pushes him to do better. I look forward to many years ahead.
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Chinelo A. December 22, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher!!

Carter is a great teacher! I love how he gives a worksheet to follow by that helps to understand everything. He's easygoing and awesome! I love his guitar collection! I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Raul P. January 16, 2013
Verified Student
Great way to learn guitar.

He is exactly the teacher that I was looking for during years.
Robert C. Houston, TX

I can teach music harmony and theory with an emphasis on contemporary music theory. I can also help students learn music theory from the 'common practice period' (classical) as I have studied that as well.

About Robert

Robert began playing guitar in Houston, Texas at the age of 12. It was not long before he began playing in bands and played his first professional gig at age 17. Robert performed in and around the Houston area for five years before deciding to study music on the college level. He attended the University of North Texas and later attended Musicians Institute. While a student at MI, Robert was given the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 1991-'92. Robert began teaching at MI in the guitar school (GIT) in 1993. He has played with Bo Diddley, Tim Bogert, Chevy Chase, Floyd Radford, Deacon Jones, Joe Houston and countless others. He has performed for Buddy Ebson and Chevy Chase and has partied with the Monkees. In addition to playing guitar Robert also plays and teaches bass ...

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Matthew B. April 28, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Patient Instructor

At 49 I am an old dog trying to learn a new trick. Robert has been very patient with me and he has been more then accommodating as far as rescheduling lessons for me when I am out of town.
I highly recommend Robert for guitar lessons!!
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VanessaI July 10, 2012
Patient, understanding, great teacher I couldn't complain! Even when I am running late he stays a bit after to finish answering my questions! I feel like I have learned a lot! I have learned more in only 3 sessions then in other lessons I've had that have lasted more then 2 months! He truly is a great teacher and I look forward to every lesson I have!!!
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DanF May 22, 2012
A sound pick!

Robert C. is a calm and patient instructor, an affable man, clearly very knowledgable about his craft and flexible enough to tailor the tuituion to suit your individual needs.
Leni B. Magnolia, TX

It is essential to understand the building block of music in order to be able see, hear and communicate its meaning.

About Leni

BA in Music, composition and conducting from Hunter College (City University of New York) Diploma from the Conservatoire de Fontainebleau, France Studied with Louise Talma, Jacques Louis Monod, Nadia Boulanger Lessons are about learning to make music, not endless scales and arpeggios which so often lead to pain and injury. Sight reading, theory and interpretation are strong elements from the beginning. An overwhelming percentage of young, enthusiastic and talented children are discouraged early and give up the piano because they do not enjoy their lessons. Music is one of life's great joys. It should be fun. For the intermediate, and even the advanced, student, it is critical that much more attention be paid to the musicality of the playing and the understanding of the music.

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Florence B. December 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Leni B. is second to none. He holds a BA degree in music, piano, composition and conducting from Hunter College, the largest college in The City University of New York and obtains a Diploma from the Conservatoire de Fontainebleau, France, I have no doubt about his talents and expertise. His knowledge is tremendously fabulous. What a true musician he is! As an adult, I wonder if Mr. Leni B. would be patient with me. The answer is yes. He patiently teaches me, and corrects my hands using the Taubman Approach to avoid chronical hand, wrist and muscle injuries. I am incredibly grateful to have him for my piano teacher. His passion and dedication are beyond excellent and have been transferred to me. I have brought home with a lot of inspiration after each lesson. I love his analysis and interpretation of each beautiful piece of music. The atmosphere he creates is lovely, friendly, welcoming and open. It is fun to study under his supervision. His encouragement is another key for me to practice the piano everyday. I am absolutely proud of him. It is even multipled when I have figured out he has more talents than just music and piano which are already amazing. Mr. Leni B. is the best teacher because he teaches from the heart not from the book. He is too good to be true.

I highly recommend Mr. Leni B. to anyone who wants to take piano lessons for fun or seriously.
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Madelyn O. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor!! I have learned so much under his instruction on the piano. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting lessons on the piano.
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Sophia E. February 17, 2014
Piano
An Amazing Teacher and Musician

I have had Leni as a teacher, and a friend, for several years. I am amazed at how far I have come, and I feel that the technique and the theory behind the methods he teaches are incredible and imperative to the progress I have made, both on the piano and in other areas of music. The atmosphere that he creates is a welcoming and stimulating learning environment. The Taubman technique that he teaches is understandable, helpful, and it is the most successful way to avoid long-term injury to the hands and wrists. I am incredibly grateful to him for his dedication and passion for his work and his students.
Cameron K. Houston, TX

About Cameron

As a violin and viola instructor, my goal is to give my students lessons that are as fun and productive as possible. I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to play the violin expressively, prevent them from developing harmful habits and help them reach their full potential. I do not use an exact method or course, but rather teach each student according to his/her particular needs. I teach beginner through advanced level. I have been privileged to study violin with some of the most respected violin teachers in the US. Many of my teachers were graduates of Juliard and other top music schools where they studied with some of the most famous violin teachers of the 20th century including Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold. I have also studied ...

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Donna D. March 3, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron has been very patient and encouraging to my son who is just beginning his violin study. I was very impressed.
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Language and A. August 21, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron has been working with our company for about a year now, We are so happy to have in on board, he is always on time for the lessons and enjoys teaching; the students and parents are happy with the classes and the results, Cameron is patient, enthusiastic and motivates his students to learn and practice at home. I highly recommend Cameron to anyone!
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Stephen B. August 13, 2014
Viola · In studio
My son took Viola lessons from Mr. Keys for a year. He thoroughly enjoyed learning from him. His dedication to proper technique was excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the instrument and provided plenty of opportunity for my son to grow in his ability.

Thank you, Cameron.

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