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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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Gail August 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra is a great teacher! We are very happy with her instruction.
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Philip July 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Sandra made the piano introduction process less stressful and more interesting as possible.
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Hanna T. June 29, 2016
Piano · In home
We love Ms. Sandra she has shown great knowledge and has been very deligent with our daughter. I can already hear and see the growth in the way she plays.
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA 23294
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$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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Jazmin I. June 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jazmin loved her lesson with Jonathon, and I am so glad he recognizes her talent and can move her along at the appropriate speed.
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Eli C. June 24, 2016
French Horn · In home
Verified Student
Great start. Enjoyed the first lesson.
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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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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA 23225
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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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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
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$35 / 30-min
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Grant L.

Richmond, VA

About Grant

I am currently an undergraduate music student studying classical guitar. My repertoire ranges from music from the Renaissance to modern compositions as well as a large portion of Latin American music. I also enjoy playing folk guitar and arranging popular songs into solo guitar works. If you are looking for a private guitar teacher, send a message and I will respond within twenty-four hours. My setlist is constantly growing and changing so I am always ready to learn requested songs/pieces for each lesson.
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Jonathan June 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Grant was an awesome guy! Our lessons were great and I was always excited and ready for the next lesson. He has an amazing understanding of classical acoustic theory but stills knows how to shred if thats what you want. Grant was an amazing teacher who explained theory well and knew how to bring in application of the theory with a song that made it understandable and enjoyable. If I can't stress this enough Grant is awesome all around and he is an amigo teacher! 10/10
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Grant L.

Grant L.

Richmond, VA 23225
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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