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Steve C.

Matthews, NC

About Steve

Originally from Columbia SC, Steve began music lessons at age 8. He continued with them for ten years then enrolled at The University of South Carolina as a music major. Steve studied piano with Dr. John Williams Emeritus Professor of Music, studied music theory and composition with Dr. Peter Gerschefski and was a member of the Choir led by Dr. Arpad Darazs. All of these great musicians and teachers had a major influence on Steve.

After college Steve traveled extensively and playing and performing in Las Vegas Style show bands.Steve moved to Charlotte in 1982 married Debra and began a Famil
y, At that time a neighbor asked Steve to teach his son piano. Steve discovered he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and love of music. The rest, as they say, is history. Steve has been a full time private piano teacher for the last seven years.

Steve is a member of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and conducts recitals and performance opportunities for its members.
Steve continues to teach full time and perform with various groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginners, I use a fairly traditional approach. I start students with the Bastien Books, John Schaum note speller, and a scale book. I emphasize chord recognition as soon as possible and show the student how to build on these patterns. I am very patient and not at all overly demanding. I realize children ( and adults) and very busy with many activities and piano is just one of them.

Of course having said that, you will get out of it what you put into it. I am a good teacher, but I can't sprinkle magic dust on you and make you a good musician. My teaching philosophy is totally positive reinforcement.

For more advanced students, I recommend certain classical repertory and popular music if they are interested. Let's pull out the I-Pod and play along with Coldplay, McCartney, Beatles, Black eyed Peas, Glee -Whatever interests you!

*** Specialties ***
in addition to teaching piano lessons I am proficient in synth sounds and running an instrument like the Yamaha Motif, Sequencing, and creating soundbeds.
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LawanaM February 21, 2012
Steve we are interested in continuing the lessons on Tuesday's for at least 3 more. I am calling today and also looking on line to see if I can register this way.
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Steve C.

Steve C.

Matthews, NC 28105
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$35 / 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.

Charlotte, NC 28227
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Daniel B.

Fort Mill, SC

About Daniel

Hi, there! My name is Daniel and I can't wait to meet you! I just love music! I have played the piano since I was 6 years old, and was one of those kids who loved to practice! I am passionate about teaching and love imparting the techniques, wisdom, and practicality that I was taught to my students. I understand that every student learns differently and I cater each lesson to the individual student. I use a combination of fun games, unique teaching techniques, and electronic aids to adequately teach each lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide an acoustical piano (not a d
igital). I will provide metronome and any other teaching aides that may be used during the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in sacred with a proficiency in hymn improvisation. I also am proficient in classical teaching.
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Racine Robert D. October 23, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We LOVE our teacher Daniel who gives us a lot of time, and patience.

He has a willing Spirit and takes pride in his music teaching.

Thank You Christopher, Leyla, Carter
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Daniel B.

Pineville, NC 28134
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starting at
$15 / 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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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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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Cello
Verified Student
perfect Cello teacher

Just love the way how Sue makes my 8 year old pay attention to cello techniques without annoying her. The pieces of music she chooses are always perfect, either for my daughter's skills and for her fun. Sue manages to teach music theory right along the way and it is amazing, how much improvement can be realized in my daughter's abilities just after a few lessons with Sue. Thank you, Sue!
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
best piano teacher ever

Sue is the most wonderful piano teacher ever! Always challenging, but never overburdening my ten year old daughter. In addition to piano techniques Sue teaches a lot of music theory, too. And she does this in a way that my daughter never is bored. Sue creates a lesson atmosphere, that is very relaxing and fun, but still purposeful and my daughter is looking forward to every single lesson. Just love Sue.
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Sue D.

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

Charlotte, NC

About Joey

“Joey has done a good job working with my son, Nicholas, on his guitar playing. Despite my son’s habit of not practicing enough, Joey has been patient with him and has managed to discover what sparks my son’s interest. Now, Nicholas has greatly improved and plays guitar very often, and enjoys it. Joey has also been flexible when we have had to request schedule changes. He has also been thorough in following up on questions or discussions we have had.”

Sherry Wooten Huntersville NC

“Joey greeted my 10 year-old-daughter with a warm smile. A mother couldn't have asked for more! As an instr
uctor he met my daughter where she was as a learner, and a curious beginner. He continues to help her develop in both skill and confidence. His talent and love for music keep her motivated and excited about her lessons each week. A great experience!”

Katie Hall
Huntersville, NC

“Joey was a terrific, flexible teacher who did his best to accommodate my work schedule, etc. He was thoughtful, prepared for each lesson, and really listened to what and how I wanted to learn to play the guitar. I'd highly recommend him for anyone just beginning or wanting to improve.”

Angela Perri
Huntersville, NC

“Our son is enjoying learning electric guitar thanks to Joey. Great with Kids!”

Monica Sieni
Davidson, NC

Joey R is a student of music performance for classical guitar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 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 clients. He's been on a journey with guitar for 13 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.

From EastCoastEntertainment profile:

"Joey R has been honing his technique and artistry on the guitar for 11 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 spiritual and musical journey as a classical guitarist.

Joey R 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 the music.

During his studies on the classical guitar, he has worked with the music of Mauro Giuliani, Matteo Carcassi, Francisco Tárrega, J.S Bach, and much, much more. What separates Joey R from other musicians is his unmistakable close attention to small details in music. From studying under masters in the field, Joey R 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 contemporary Spanish music, particularly that of Antonio Lauro."
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Mike R. June 17, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Great teacher. Patient and effective. GREAT with kids!
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Krystal M. June 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Joey is a FANTASTIC instructor. A great inspiration to my kids.
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Chase R. May 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I am really enjoying my lessons with Joey with now. The greatest part about my experience is that I am actually practicing, and enjoying the rewards of practicing. He really knows how to inspire his students, so he is a great choice for guitarist's who have hit the "wall". I have improved greatly in my practice sessions because of his philosophies on practice he has shared with me. We work on mostly electric guitar, and since he is classical trained, his thoughts on left hand technique are extremely helpful!
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Joey R.

Joey R.

Charlotte, NC 28203
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starting at
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