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Sandra H.

Henrico, VA

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment
of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand. They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.
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David April 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sandra makes my lessons with her very productive and enjoyable. She is moving me along at a pace that I am comfortable with that allows me to understand and learn each new concept based on my ability to learn. I always look forward to our sessions.
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Josephine April 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Sandra has a lot of patience. She is always on time. Goes above and beyond to help students succeed.
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Ping H. April 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons from Sandra for two years. We are so pleased with her fast progress. Sandra is icing, caring teacher. We highly recommend her.
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA 23294
(18)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Ja
zz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.

I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
Electric Piano
Electric Bass
Synthesizers
French Horn
Trumpets

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
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Steve March 18, 2016
Songwriting · In studio
Jonathan is an excellent teacher and very enjoyable to be with. The environment is positive, instructional and after a few lessons has been rewarding and productive. I look forward to continuing weekly songwriting sessions in his comfortable home.
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Nick B. February 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I like the way he walks around and expresses emotion in his music teaching.
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Mike Ellison October 22, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan is a top notch, well rounded professional musician who is able to use his years of experience to quickly hone in on a students needs so that he can help guide them to the next level.
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA 23225
(19)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Zack R.

Richmond, VA

About Zack

Hello! My name is Zack R, and I would love to be your new drums or percussion teacher! I started playing drums at 8 years old, and I've been going non-stop ever since. I went to Christopher Newport University for percussion performance and music education, and after graduating in 2012, have been working as a musician and music educator in Virginia for several years. If any of you have been to Busch Gardens or Kings Dominion since 2010, you may have seen me in a show or two. I also play regular gigs around the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas.

My teaching experience includes previous privat
e lessons (I'm just now giving this website a try!), and teaching sixth grade percussion at Guildersleeve Middle School in Newport News. I also was one of the instructors for the Bruton High School Drumline in 2011. I am a member of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), as well as KKΨ (Kappa Kappa Psi) National Honorary Band Fraternity.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a yamaha electronic drum set with headphones and drumsticks for two! Just come ready to learn and I'll provide the rest!

*** Travel Equipment ***
A yamaha stage custom acoustic drum set. It's not a problem for me to bring this kit to a students location, as long as there's space for me to set it up! If a student is interested in marching percussion, I also have a Pearl marching snare I could bring along. I also have some bluetooth speakers for listening examples.

*** Specialties ***
Drum Set- Any Style (Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, etc.)

Marching & Rudimental Percussion

Percussion Ensemble & Wind Ensemble Playing
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Zack R.

Zack R.

Richmond, VA 23220
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Joe T.

Richmond, VA

About Joe

Joe Taylor has been teaching private lessons since 2008 and has been playing violin for over 15 years. He is currently available to teach lessons at his studio in Richmond, VA. Joe has helped students learn classical violin, fiddle, and pop techniques while also teaching them ear training, memorization techniques, basic music theory, song writing, composition, and how to practice smartly. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as a musician.

Joe attended The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School Of Music in Washington D.C. where
he received his degrees is in Music Composition and Music Education. He is constantly continuing his education with private study and research as well as private violin instruction. As a young professional in his field, Joe enthusiastically looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Joe's teaching style is flexible, experiential, and FUN!
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Patricia P. March 3, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Joe is a very easy going teacher and makes it easy to schedule lessons. My son says he is a great teacher and makes it interesting.
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Charles P. February 3, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson from joe. He's been playing over 15 years and knows his stuff. Excited for the next lesson!
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Calvin N. July 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
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Joe T.

Joe T.

Richmond, VA 23220
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Katie G.

Richmond, VA

About Katie

My name is Katie and I would love to teach you how to play violin. I am certified to teach suzuki book 1, but I can also teach other books comfortably. I have played in many Orchestras across the country including Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra, Shenandoah Valley Academy Orchestra, and Pacific Union College Symphony. I have been playing violin since I was 5 years old. My favorite memories were Suzuki camps where I learned how to fiddle, winning a talent show playing Bach Double Concerto, and starring as a guest performer for Eastern Mennonite University's 100th Anniversary celebration. If y
ou are interested in learning to play the violin, give me a shout. I would love to share my love and passion for music with you.
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Kelly H. August 12, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Katie is an excellent violin teacher. I am an adult with a background in music, but a complete beginner on the violin. Katie has done a great job at tailoring lessons towards my personal goals and skill level and I am amazed at the difference in my playing after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Katie as a violin instructor to anyone who is interested in learning to play.
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Katie G.

Katie G.

Richmond, VA 23224
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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