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Charlie P.

Charlotte, NC

About Charlie

I have been passing on what I've learned in my own studies, personal and privately taught, to help new students get the strong foundations for becoming the best musician they can be. I've been playing since age 6 (now 44) and performing since 18. I started with Classical guitar, then Rock and Jazz. In all my years of study, I've learned how to teach and how NOT to teach. I have had many years of private lessons. I've written, recorded and performed for over 20 years. My wife and I even do voice over work on occasion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students have become friends and I've seen man
y go on to become performers, songwriters and teachers. I also use a wide range of materials when teaching like DVDs, CDs, and computer 'play along' tracks. I love teaching, seeing people smile and enjoy making music. Music is like painting : I try to show students as many colors as I can and encourage them to create something of their own which others can enjoy as well.
I sometimes learn FROM my students as they present something they wish top learn but I must first figure it out before showing them how to play it. It's very give and take when I teach.

*** Studio Equipment ***
studio on second floor for lessons; chairs and equipment available; books, metronomes, music stands, cd players, cables and amps; acoustic & electric guitars.

*** Specialties ***
Rock and Jazz and appreciation of Classical
Expose students to music they normally don't listen to.
Guidance through improvisation and creative process.
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Joseph F. March 21, 2013
Guitar
Excellent instructor

Charlie has a vast range of talents, skills, and knowledge with music. I have been taking lessons with him for almost 6 months and I have to say that my playing abilities and comprehention of music has grown exponetially. if your looking for a music instructor that takes the time to develop your skills, then Charlie is the guy. also, please excuse any spelling errors.
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Nathan M. March 20, 2013
Bass Guitar
Awesome

Charlie is not only a great teacher, but a great guy. he is fun and easy to be around, creating a relaxing environment for learning. Everything i know how to do on bass was made possible by Charlie. He is slow with the process and makes sure not to rush you and makes sure you understand 100% of the material before moving on. He is simply awesome.
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Charlie P.

Charlie P.

Charlotte, NC 28273
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Grant D.

Charlotte, NC

About grant

I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred
musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
5'11' Kawai Grand Piano
Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones
Fender R
hodes
Buffet r-13 Clarinet
Roland G Fantom
Korg Triton
Fender 5 String Bass
Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted
Yamaha yas 63 alto sax
Full Pa with microphones

*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano, keyboard or saxophone. I only will do hour lessons paid monthly w/travel charges weighed in if taught outside my studio or home.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, blues, gospel, traditional church, contemporary church, rock, pop, r&b, country, dixieland,
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Tom L. March 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great saxophone teacher.
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Tom L. February 28, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I've only had one lesson with Grant so far and I was totally impressed. He made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He listens to you and you can tell he really cares about his students. I would give him the highest marks and can't wait to go for my second lesson.
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Christine B. July 4, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted musician. He individualizes instruction to meet your learning needs. Fantastic sax teacher!
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Grant D.

Grant D.

Charlotte, NC 28227
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Sue D.

Charlotte, NC

About Sue

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. Each lesson is customized to meet the individual students' needs and goals. I have over 15 years of teaching experience.

My education in music is extensive. I was principal cellist at the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra in Interlochen, Michigan. I have a Doctorate from Indiana University in Music Composition and Music Theory. I also studied piano and cello at Indiana University. I have a Masters degree in music from Butler University in Indianapolis. My major was composition but I also studied piano.

My teaching experience is al
so extensive. I have taught intermediate campers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp as well as at Butler University and Indiana State University. I have been writing music and teaching private piano, cello, music theory, and composition lessons in Charlotte, NC for the last ten years.

My compositions include solo and chamber pieces as well as electronic works, symphonic band works, and orchestral works. In 2004 I won the Judith Lang Zaimont award from the International Association of Women in Music.

I love music and enjoy sharing it with others. So whether you are 5 or 90, or somewhere in between, let's have some fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are customized for each student. Weekly assignments will be given. Please bring a notebook to the first lesson for lesson assignments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the students to buy the appropriate music books and have the appropriate instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in all genres - pop, rock, classical, new music, jazz, new age, etc.
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Ye Z. August 18, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
She is brilliant and nice! She have a doctor degree for music from Indiana university.(If you like cello, Janos Starker is one of her teacher when she was in school. If you are sort of person like me who like show out in front of friends, you can say Janos starker is my teacher's teacher! LOL!) She is well qualified for all levels cello players. I took cello class from her. She not only taught me cello techniques, but also music theory which can help to understand cello technique. She always try to teach me how to think and find out the best way for me. Not just show me how she play. I think this is important. I learned so much from her last year! Sadly I have to move back home. Highly recommended for people who want to learn how to play cello!
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Ye Z. August 18, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
She is brilliant and nice! She have a doctor degree for music from Indiana university.(If you like cello, Janos Starker is one of her teacher when she was in school. If you are sort of person like me who like show out in front of friends, you can say Janos starker is my teacher's teacher! LOL!) She is well qualified for all levels cello players. I took cello class from her. She not only taught me cello techniques, but also music theory which can help to understand cello technique. She always try to teach me how to think and find out the best way for me. Not just show me how she play. I think this is important. I learned so much from her last year! Sadly I have to move back home. Highly recommended for people who want to learn how to play cello!
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Travis B. January 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
It is easy to recommend Sue to anyone as she is a fantastic music instructor. She makes learning seem easy, which is the hallmark of a great teacher. You will find her to be extremely friendly and approachable so you never fear making mistakes or asking any questions; her patience is unwavering.

One particularly great thing about Ms. Sue D.'s teaching method is her flexibility with learning material. She took time to review method books I had from a previous teacher, picking songs and exercises she felt would supplement lessons from the books we normally use.

I have found my lessons to be both enjoyable and extremely informative. When we are reviewing the material from the previous week at the beginning of a new lesson I always have the feeling I've made real progression on the instrument.
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Sue D.

Sue D.

Charlotte, NC 28270
(5)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Joey R.

Charlotte, NC

About Joey

Joey Rincon is a classical and spanish guitarist in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. He is a very friendly and compassionate musician, and is completely immersed in the music world. Naturally, he wants to share his love of music with his students, and his goal is to awaken the musical potential in his students. He's been on a journey with guitar for 15 years. As an instructor, he is gifted in providing inspiration to his students. Technique, expression, repertoire, sight-reading, music theory, and much enthusiasm describe the experience of studying the guitar with Joey.

Joey Rin
con has been honing his technique and artistry on the guitar for 15 years. He was born and raised in New York, where he was first introduced to classical music through the violin. Now, he is a music student of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he continues on his musical journey as a classical guitarist.

Joey Rincon has studied classical guitar under the mastery of Derek Day at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Charles Vaughn at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His playing reflects his Spanish culture and background, while simultaneously being fueled by his unstoppable love for music.

During his studies on the classical guitar, he has worked with the music of Mauro Giuliani, Matteo Carcassi, Francisco Tarrega, J.S Bach, and much, much more. What separates Joey Rincon from other musicians is his unmistakable close attention to small details in music. From studying under masters in the field, Joey Rincon pays special attention to the basic musical components such as melody, rhythm, and harmony, while putting a tremendous amount of effort and thought into his tone production. His musical ideas are an exact reflection to how he views the world around him; a beautiful, adventurous, and emotional reality.

His repertoire is forever expanding, but focuses mostly on the Baroque and Classical Era, and Spanish music, particularly that of Antonio Lauro and Francisco Tárrega. Joey is not limited to the genre of Classical music- his roots are in blues and classic rock, alternative rock, and even metal. However, the enticing sound of the classical guitar has become his primary instrument in the last few years, and performs mostly that genre of music.
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Krissy B. July 29, 2015
In home
Awesome guitarist and awesome teacher!
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Jamie C. July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgable , great with teaching kids , punctual , and wide range of music teaching
Great teacher
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Ashley M. July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My kids love Joey! He is a great teacher and mentor
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Joey R.

Joey R.

Charlotte, NC 28203
(12)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jennifer W.

Matthews, NC

About Jennifer

Hello There! I'm so glad you found my profile! I have been blessed with a fantastically rich childhood that included music since age six. I have played the piano for almost 19 years, the cello for 15 years, and singing for as long as I can remember. For seven years, I played cello with the Charlotte youth orchestras and served as principle cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra my senior year of high school. I later pursued a minor in Music under Dr. Mira Frisch while earning a BSBA in Marketing in 2012 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

I have been a cello instruc
tor for eight years teaching beginner to advanced students. I have also taught beginner piano and voice lessons and would love to continue that.
In addition to teaching, I perform individually and with my siblings for weddings, religious services, corporate events, and various orchestral performances.
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Joanne July 30, 2015
Cello · In studio
Jennifer has been a delight to watch as she teaches my daughter how to play the cello. Not only does she teach technique, but Jennifer also shares her joy for music that is contagious to those around her! She is professional, friendly, and easy to work with. It has been wonderful to hear our daughter's cello playing get better and better since she started taking lessons from Jennifer. She is an awesome teacher...and person...and I totally recommend her!
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Jane July 28, 2015
Singing · In home
Excellent singing coach! We hired Jennifer to give our daughter voice lessons before her very first middle school musical. Not only was she professional and reliable, but she taught our daughter excellent voice techniques. I highly recommend her services. Thanks Jennifer!
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

Matthews, NC 28104
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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