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Scott K.

Tucson, AZ

About Scott

As a composer I have found it necessary never to stray too far from performance. The shear exhilaration one can obtain through playing an instrument is unique and powerful. I have devoted my life to trying to understand and master this elusive beast we call Music. As a child, of a peculiar spirit, I demanded my parents get me guitar and piano lessons. I felt an instant connection to these instruments and was compelled to investigate. After years of inquiry I ended up attending New School for the Arts, a high school devoted to the arts where I
studied music composition. From there, I went on t
o the University of Arizona to receive degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and English Literature. For my Masters' programs I wondered into the world of contemporary composers and experimental music at Mills College in Oakland where I finished my M.A. in Music Composition as well as my M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media. All the while pursuing a mastery of the instruments that caught my ear in the first place.

I have now returned to Tucson to work on my music and further my education in the field of philosophy at the University of Arizona.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am laid back and playful in my approach. I like to gear lessons toward the interests of the student, and if I am doing my job correctly, all traditional technique will be painless. I also like to delve into music theory to give one a deeper appreciation as well as an understanding and steady grasp of the tools of composition if their heart is so inclined. When it comes to music I am rather eclectic and I feel every style has something to add to the techniques of a solid performer, so I tend to draw from many disparate places to offer a fuller experience. In no time at all, you should be playing pieces you love, understanding how they work, and perhaps embellishing them or writing your own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Guitar, Amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
Provide: My guitar, music stand, and amp if necessary.
Student Provides: Their instrument (Piano/guitar etc.)

*** Specialties ***
Rock/ Jazz/ Classical/ Experimental
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Mo P. June 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is very good with kids and is willing to take the time that is needed to help my son progress at his own speed. He is very knowledgable in his craft and we thoroughly enjoy learning from him.
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Colin April 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Scott is immensely patient and speaks to each student at their level. Both of my children are now learning with Scott and I recommend him to everyone.
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Richard H. March 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Thanks Scott!
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Scott K.

Tucson, AZ 85746
(16)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Ray F.

Tucson, AZ

About Ray

I grew up in a musical family in Tucson, where my dad was a high school choir teacher for 25 years. I had the privilege to be in his choirs for 2 years! I attended Northern Arizona University studying music education/performance 3 years (music scholarship), Pima College music ed. 1 year. This included 3 hours per semester of private voice. Basically a different language every semester (French, Italian, German). During this time I formed an acoustic folk/rock duo night club act and played around Tucson for several years. Then I moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams. There I played beach clubs in an
other duo. I also was a studio singer and produced and sold a couple of jingles. I have been a staff singer with Arizona Opera since 1992. I have been in 80 + productions/600+ performances. I just signed a contract to be in 3 operas in the 2012 - 2013 season. Also in 1992 I started my own business as a pre-school music specialist and that has been my day job for the last 20 years. I'm known as "Mr. Ray" to tens of thousands of Tucson pre-schoolers and see about 1500 little guys a week!

I have been teaching guitar and voice privately for 35years. I've had students as long as 8 years! Teaching is one of my greatest passions in life. I have a wealth of experience to draw from and would love to help you or your child realize your dreams! Obviously I specialize in kids but have had many adult students also.

I am also a recording engineer with a multi track project studio. I have produced 2 children's CD's: "Mr. Ray Sings the Dinosaur Dance and Other Favorites" and "Mr. Ray Sings Lullabies".

I've been writing songs since the 70's and can help you in many ways in that field!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a patient style that is infused with energy! My curriculum depends on age and student goals. Acoustic guitar and voice are my specialties. Texts include Hal Leonard Guitar Method Books 1 - 3 and Beginning Classroom Guitar by Philip Hemo as well as strumming patterns and finger picking. I do assign homework. Voice lessons include ear training, vocal exercises, accessing all notes in your range and , of course, working on songs of music styles/artists you like. All students are furnished with a cd recording of the lesson. The goal for most is to perform and I have many opportunities including recitals and X-mas shows. After 3 - 6 months? Progress depends on you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a music room, recording equipment, keyboard, PA system, mic, multi-track recorder, double french doors in glass so parents can see the lessons without being in the same room. Students take home a CD of the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
acoustic guitar, all styles vocal
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Caye Norwick November 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have never had lessons before, I was very impressed with Ray. His knowledge and his teaching style. He stayed on task and was very informative and helpful
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David E. August 18, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My husband searched high and low for a voice lesson for our daughter. After reading many reviews online and interviewing a few potential voice teachers, he was convinced that Mr. Ray would be a great fit for our daughter. We instantly signed up for our daughter to work with Mr. Ray for 40 hours.

Mr. Ray has several fantastic qualities as teacher:

1. First and foremost, he is passionate about singing and music. there is nothing more paramount to us than for the love of learning to be fostered in our daughter. and Mr. Ray is perfect for this.

2. Mr. Ray has an incredible amount of experience in the music industry both as a singer/performer himself as well as a teacher and mentor.

3. Mr. Ray makes the singing lessons very fun. Our daughter giggles and laughs during classes while she is making serious progress as a singer.

4. Mr. Ray teaches beyond the classroom by sharing his personal wisdom in life. We were pleasantly surprised that our 7 year old daughter has ongoing conversations with Mr. Ray in career choice and development as well as self esteem. Let's just say Mr. Ray covers some pretty profound topics with kids during their weekly 1 hour sessions!

The list could go on, but why don't you (and your kid) see for yourselves.
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Adrian C. December 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He makes lessons fun. His instruction tips are very helpful for improving skills.
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Ray F.

Tucson, AZ 85742
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starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Shuree E.

Tucson, AZ

About Shuree

My teaching philosophy can be summarized in three words: Excellence, Enjoyment and Education.
I teach students ages 4 to 84 and have over 10 years of experience in teaching piano. I offer the highest standard of musical excellence. With a Master degree in Piano performance and a strong candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Arizona, it is my job to help students understand music and music-making.
As a concert pianist, I positively influence my students establishing a mental attitude for quality practice. I enhance and encouraging their presence on stage. I seek the approach th
at best speaks to each individual's interest and abilities. I do this by teaching them to listen carefully to the music they produce and give them the ability to develop a lifelong appreciation of music. I like to make the lessons fun while covering all the fundamentals. I believe that learning music builds good character in every person.
Shuree won the Second Prize from the American Protege Concerto Competition 2016 and invited to play for winners recital at Carnegie Hall. She won the Lynn Concerto Competition of 2014 and performed Ravel Concerto under the direction of Guillermo Figueroa with the Lynn Philharmonia Boca Raton, FL. The documentary film, “147 Pianos”, that featured her as a concert pianist premiered in Chicago at CIMMFEST. She completed her undergraduate degree at the age 19 with summa cum laude, and received her Master’s degree with distinction from DePaul University. Shuree just received Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University. Now she is working at Steinway Piano Gallery in Boca Raton.

Shuree began her piano studies at age four and by six she was accepted to the Music and Dance Conservatory of Mongolia. Shuree has also performed at the Opera and Ballet and played with the Mongolian Philharmonia Orchestra where she also worked as artist manager. Shuree worked as a general manager of Giant Steppes of Jazz International Festival, represented Arts Council of Mongolia in a part of a delegation to Oslo World Music Festival and she participated Rebecca Penneys International Piano Festival.
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Audrey M. September 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Shuree is extremely talented, and has shown great patience in teaching my 9 year old.
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Debra August 17, 2015
I'm on the Board of the Giant Steppes of Jazz NGO and have had the pleasure of working with Munkhshur for several years. She is gifted, gracious and very professional. She would take her role as teacher and mentor seriously and carry it out with dedication. Plus, she would make it fun!
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Stephen August 16, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher, High level of skill.
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Shuree E.

Shuree E.

Tucson, AZ 85719
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Lourdes T.

Tucson, AZ

About Lourdes

I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Phoenix, Capella Online, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges).
In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in stude
nts and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally. I also utilize recording devices so that lessons can be reviewed later and I employ Skype, Google hangouts and an online Whiteboard, so screen-sharing is enabled.

*** Lesson Details ***
First 60 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments. For test prep, mock exams are cheduled. For performing arts students, after five weeks, there is a performance evaluation (recital or scheduled performance).

*** Specialties ***
Academic:
Applied Linguistics
Field Research
Logic and critical thinking
Research writing and critical analysis
Philosophy
Communication theory
Evolutionary theory
Gender theory
Cross-cultural communication
Philosophy of mind
Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology
French and German, English and ESL
Educational Theory
Creative writing, poetry and literary criticism

Performing Arts:
Film, television and stage acting
Diction and Accents
Literary and Film Criticism
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Musical theater
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting
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Kimberly C. July 6, 2015
Psychology · Online
Verified Student
Had a great experience with Lourdes as my tutor! She is fantastic! Defiantly a person who knows experimental psychology and learned so much from her on so many research aspects. She taught in a way that I could understand and when I did not understand right a way she was so patient to explain it a different way along with great examples for me to understand and know how to apply it myself. Thank you Thank you Lourdes! If I ever need help again I contact you again.
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Juliette B. February 2, 2015
Method Acting · Online
Verified Student
I've had a wonderful time learning from Lourdes. She draws from a vast array of knowledge to help her student achieve their goals and tailors each lesson accordingly. Lourdes also offers her students exercises as well as supplementary readings to further your education. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!
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Juliette B. February 2, 2015
Method Acting · Online
Verified Student
I've had a wonderful time learning from Lourdes. She draws from a vast array of knowledge to help her student achieve their goals and tailors each lesson accordingly. Lourdes also offers her students exercises as well as supplementary readings to further your education. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher!
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Lourdes T.

Lourdes T.

Tucson, AZ 85721
(5)
starting at
$65 / 60-min
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Kate S.

Tucson, AZ

About Kate

I believe that a good teacher helps students teach themselves. Most of a student’s learning will be done on his or her own at home or in a practice room, so a teacher must give them the necessary tools to succeed, as well as constant support and encouragement. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor's in Vocal Performance, and from Penn State with a Master's in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. I have been teaching all levels of voice, and beginning/intermediate piano for almost ten years. I also have extensive experience working with special needs students. My goal is
to teach healthy, grounded singing, no matter what musical style my students are interested in pursuing. I focus on balanced and centered body alignment, accurate body mapping, an easy breathing technique, and vibrancy/flexibility in sound. If there is unnecessary tension or problems in these areas, this can hold students back from truly enjoying singing.
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Gayle M. July 17, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I was so nervous but she put me at ease and it went better than expected. I would recommend her anytime.
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Kate June 28, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My two teens really enjoyed their first voice lesson with Kate. Both are already implementing the advice she gave them and happy to go back for more lessons. She was encouraging, kind, and so knowledgeable. Thank you so much Kate
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Susan C. March 31, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Kate is SO knowledgeable in all genres of voice/singing. I have had voice lessons since a child, and then as an adult have sun in philharmonic choirs and Episcopalian choirs -- but Kate is able to help me make the bridge from that sort of singing to what I want -- to sing more jazz and folk/country songs.

She pinpoints issues accurately and quickly... with excellent remedies!
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Kate S.

Kate S.

Tucson, AZ 85742
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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