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Jesse S Doswell, VA

About Jesse

I started to fall in love with music when I saw the Beatles Anthology on TV; got my first guitar when I was 15 and have been hooked ever since. I started playing in Rock Bands in high school and started teaching lessons my senior year of high school in Dale City Virginia; then I got real serious about music and decided to go to Music School. I received my Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from VCU in 2006 and have been teaching lessons in the Richmond area ever since. I play many instruments around Richmond and Central Virginia, and you can most notably see me playing mandolin with bands such as, The River City Band and A Good Natured Riot. I teach every style that a student is willing to learn, everything from Italian Opera to Hip-hop funk. If a student is passionate ...

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Steve S. March 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jesse adjusted his teaching style to my prior knowledge of the guitar...which really wasn't much. His versatility helps a lot.
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Kristine M. February 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am very pleased with Mr. Spencer's teaching. My Grandson is very anxious to go to his lessons on Tuesday and now after 4 lessons he has asked if he can continue. I highly recommend Mr. Spencer, when a friend asks who Xander is taking lessons from.
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Sharon D. October 15, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jesse is a great guitar teacher. He is engaging and fun and tries to pursue whatever type of music your student is interested in. He has a high skill level and is very clear and patient when explaining theory. I highly recommend him!
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

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Ping H. December 6, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sandra has been a wonderful piano teacher for my daughter Ayn. Ayn started taking lessons from Sandra in April this year. Within the short period of time, she has made a lot of progress. Sandra is also a very caring person.

I highly recommend Sandra if you are looking for someone to teach piano.

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Ping
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Chidi A. November 24, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra is patient with the kids and appears knowledgeable. I will recommend her for future students.
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Hidden Garnet C. July 3, 2014
Piano · In home
Sandra H. is a teacher you can rely on to encourage you to perform not only for yourself, but for an audience. I can't remember a lesson day when Ms. Sandra wouldn't tell me, once I had mastered a piece, to play for the church congregation, or to one of her colleagues' open recitals. One specific time, I was asked to play 3 songs for the congregation by someone who heard Ms. Sandra specifically praising my skill. I was told to form a group of 3 total, so I invited a friend and my brother to play the trumpet and the violin, respectively. Ms. Sandra was very encouraging and determined to assist in perfecting the pieces I would do within the week I had to prepare, and I'm certain that without the help, the performance would have been a complete, total disaster. She not only provided a teacher's support - helping me practice the correct rhythm and speed, to name the parts I had trouble with - she also gave me a friend's support, telling me not to allow stage-fright to consume my confidence before I even had a chance to start.

What can I say? She's a great teacher, and cares for her students beyond the borders of the musical world.
Jeff H. Richmond, VA

About Jeff

Jeff began playing guitar at the age of ten. His very first performance was in the fifth grade, performing in a rock band. In high school he sang in the concert choir, chamber ensemble and studied music theory piano and classical guitar. After high school, Jeff obtained a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University and continued classical guitar studies with Jesus Silva who studied with Andres Segovia. After graduating college, he directed the guitar program at J Sergeant Reynolds Community College for nearly a decade, receiving a faculty recognition and achievement award for five or more years of outstanding service. Jeff currently performs with his own group called the Jeff H. trio, specializing in contemporary jazz performing at various ...

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CarlaH June 10, 2012
Jeff is a great teacher. He makes learning guitar and reading music fun, easy, and exciting. Jeff has great patience and experience in different genera's of music so, I am getting a variety of styles of music!
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EdY November 6, 2011
Jeff has been a great instructor! His patience, instruction, and quality have been remarkable. We could not have been set-up with a better instructor!
Connor T. Richmond, VA

About Connor

I first fell in love with music at the age of 7 after hearing Led Zeppelin's "œBlack Dog". I soon after received my first guitar and started learning all of my favorite classic rock songs. Over time my tastes began to branch out to include all kinds of music from country to jazz. Knowing that I wanted to pursue a long-term career in music, I decided to choose a college with a strong music program, and received a bachelor's degree in music performance and jazz studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010. As a jazz guitarist, I perform regularly in a variety of settings with various ensembles. For the last several years I have played at various venues in the Richmond area, such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Tobacco Company restaurant, Havana 59, Maymont, and at ...

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JeffJ May 15, 2012
My kid loves his lessons.

Connor has done a great job with our 9 year old. He is very patient and tries to make the lessons fun. Our son is even more interested in learning guitar since he started the lessons.
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AlbertT August 20, 2011
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i'm having a good time learning and Connor has been great at keepimg my inteest in mind,rhanks
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SeanD April 4, 2011
Connor is a great teacher! He has alot of patience and takes his time with the students.
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 Jazz 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 ...

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Jeanie M. December 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is GREAT at making me understand theory, which I never have. He's also exciting and challenging in learning how to look at music and anticipate/understand where it's going versus my habit of only looking one note ahead at a time. I wish he was a little more interested in teaching classical music, but I also understand that the new stuff I am learning from him will greatly improve my playing of that.
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Roy S. October 2, 2014
Verified Student
Jonathan has extraordinary knowledge of music and teaching technique. He has patience and understanding which is both helpful and encouraging. It is a pleasure and an honor working with him.
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Debra B. July 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan has an exceptional background in music theory, which has been implemented well throughout my daughter's lessons. He is positive and encouraging as her vocal abilities rapidly expand. Jonathan has gone above and beyond measures I expected. He is an excellent vocal instructor!
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 private 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 ...

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