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About Mark S.

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Ypsilanti, MI
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Mark is a versatile drummer. He is a graduate (B.M.) from the Berklee College of Music. Mark has performed live with many national acts such as: Howard Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, Mitch Ryder, Earl Klugh, Leo Sayer, KC & the sunshine band and Tony Orlando. He has recorded with David Foster, George Clinton, Brea Starr and What It IS and Justine Blazer.
He has also been an in demand drummer locally, both live and in studio..
He is also teaching a large roster of students, clinics and master classes at such institutions as the Power Chord Academy(Chicago), Avanti Music Academy (Toronto), Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp, and DePaul University's school of music.. Oberlin and Indiana U summer jazz camps and Cleveland Institute of music. 

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I love to teach and do so according to the students needs. We'll have fun, but
we can get intense. I specialize in the Moellor technique, methods from Chaffee, Chapin, Kaspik and Uribe, Chart reading and interpretation, 4 limb independence, working w/ loops and foot technique. ALL STYLES OF MUSIC AND DRUMMING.

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Separate room: carpeted flooring, Two drum sets, computer with recording gear video and audio.

*** Specialties ***
Drums: beg to adv

I specialize in Moellor technique. Pedagogy of Gary Chaffe, Ed Kaspik, Jim Chapin among others. I focus on independence, chart reading styles interpretation and phrasing, as well as rudimental training. 
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YoussefA June 17, 2011
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Great instructor. Lessons are very helpful, fun and interesting. He's also an extraordinary drummer, his skills and knowledge of the drums is just amazing.
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Mark S.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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$28 / 30-min

About Bethany D.

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Trenton, MI
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About Bethany
I enjoy teaching and helping my students achieve their goals. I have taught for several years and like to make it an environment where students like to learn. I have a bachelors in science and graduated in 2006. Violin has been the main course of my teaching. However I have also taught piano and ESL. I love helping others discover and retain new things.
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Bethany D.

Trenton, MI 48183
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$20 / 30-min

About Joe A.

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Adrian, MI
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Professional bassist/teacher with over 20 yrs of experience. Teachers/mentors include Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Steve Bailey, Gerald Veasley, Gary Willis. I have taught and staffed for Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp and Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp for over 15 yrs.
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Dawn C. August 6, 2017
· Bass Guitar · Online
Joe is a terrific instructor, he's patient and a lot of fun. Joe teaches at the perfect pace for me and provides resources to reinforce the lessons he teaches. He's AWESOME!!! I'm so glad that I found this site!
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Jorge June 23, 2017
· Bass Guitar · Online
For this first lesson things went very well and looking forward to more.
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Chris J. May 19, 2017
· Bass Guitar · Online
My stepson has had two lessons thus far and his feedback regarding Joe is all positive. He said Joe is laid back and he likes Joe's teaching style.
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Joe A.

Adrian, MI 49221
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About Xavier S.

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Bowling Green, OH

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About Xavier
I am a professional pianist, piano teacher, vocal coach and organist. I am originally from Puerto Rico, were I got my Bachelors in Music Performance with a specialization in piano from the Conservatory of Music in P.R. and have two Masters of Music from Eastern Michigan University, in Piano Perfomance, and The University of Michigan, in Collaborative Piano.

My philosophy has always been to ask the student what he/she wants to accomplish with their piano studies and then come up with a plan to accomplish this. Pair that with my teachings of proper technique and becoming a well rounded musician which includes: sheet music reading, music theory, sight reading, ear training and playing from the heart and you have the perfect formula for success. But the secret ingredient is always the effort that you put in to get better, without that yo
u will not get better.

As a pianist I do a lot of freelance work with singers and instrumentalists. Working with them for their concerts/recitals, competitions and recordings. I work also with middle/high school students as the choir accompanist for the Bowling Green City Schools in Ohio. I perform my organist duties at Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania, OH.

I have a small private studio that I teach from home and looking to expand it with online lessons and with you. I look forward to working with you and helping you accomplish your musical goals whether that is in classical or any other genre, I am here for you.
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Gerald M. June 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
Very helpful
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Kim May 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I'm a 50+ adult who took years of lessons as a kid and am now returning to piano. Xavier is patient, pleasant, selects appropriate music, works on both technique as well as musicality, and is great fun.
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Julie May 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Mr Suarez has been teaching my 9 year old for just over 2 months. My son was excited about piano before we started, but now he loves it even more. He practices every single day without being told. Mr Suarez is patient, kind and teaches supportively with humor. He pushes just enough to make my son want to be better, without making him feel bad about his performance, should he be struggling. I highly recommend Mr. Suarez.
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Xavier S.

Bowling Green, OH 43402
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About Kim B.

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Southgate, MI
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Hello! I started my love of music at a young age with my family playing and singing at family functions. That turned into a wanting to learn how to play the flute and I went up through high school with that instrument. After high school I branched out more into vocal performance. After that I joined a traveling performance group. No not the circus! I joined Drum and Bugle Corp. They taught be how to play the Baritone and I marched a straight Baritone. I then learned the Mellophone and marched that after. Since I had experience with Drum Corp Marching I taught over 10 different marching programs over many different years. I graduated from College with my Bachelors in Music Education and was a music director until I had my children and decided to give up regular teaching. After all of the years I spent honing my craft I decided t
o continue giving lessons. I have the most experience with Flute, but can teach many other instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, piano.
I have worked with many different age groups and levels of ability. I am happy to help you learn to have fun and "play" your instrument!
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Mike January 15, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Mrs. Bemus provides a calm nurturing approach to teaching. She saw potential in me, and helped inspire me to become a future educator myself.
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Mark January 11, 2018
· Euphonium · In studio
Kim completed her student teaching in Music Education at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. During her teaching she worked with all instruments Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba and Percussion. She also assisted with the award winning Wyandotte Marching Chiefs Marching Band Program.
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Brooke January 11, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Kim is a fantastic instructor! She is experienced, encouraging, and patient with students as they are learning. She helped me prepare for solo and ensemble, and supported me throughout the process. I highly recommend choosing Kim as your instructor.
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Kim B.

Southgate, MI 48195
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About Laura N.

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Bowling Green, OH
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I am a current Graduate Flute Performance student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. I received my Bachelor's of Music in Flute Performance from Syracuse University. I am originally from Long Island, NY.

I have experience playing in orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, flute choirs, and more. I enjoy orchestral and solo music most!

My flute students can expect to see improvement every week. No matter what kind of music my students want to learn, I believe a strong grasp of the basics is essential to become a great musician. Each lesson will include time spent on technique, tone, and repertoire.

I enjoy teaching because I love seeing my students grow into the musicians they want to be and enjoy the process.
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Laura N.

Bowling Green, OH 43403
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$40 / 30-min

About Courtney D.

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Denton, TX

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My name is Courtney DiMarco, I’m 18 years old and one of my strongest passions is making music, whether it be through flute, piccolo, or conducting. I was a member of my high school’s Wind Ensemble on flute and piccolo and I made All-Region a few times. I was Drum Major my senior year and I was also one of the top auditoning conductors at one of the Phantom Regiment audition camps. In addition to music, I am a Deaf Education major at TWU. I took three years of ASL in high school and was a TA for ASL 1 my senior year. I am a member of CAID at TWU and use sign as my secondary language often.
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Courtney D.

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$34 / 30-min

About Heather W.

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Toledo, OH
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About Heather
If you are interested in learning the clarinet, you've come to the right place! I've loved the clarinet since I first laid eyes on it and love teaching and performing. Whether you're just learning your first notes or getting ready for a solo performance, we can work together to make practicing fun and efficient.

I started playing clarinet when I was in 6th grad and went on to receive my B.A. from Adrian College and 2017. I have been teaching and performing through school and after, including a tour through Adrian College to Rome.
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Heather W.

Toledo, OH 43606
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$15 / 30-min

About Jared B.

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Taylor, MI

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Hello! My name is Jared Barringer. I was born and raised in the Lynchburg, Virginia, area where I fell in love with music. In Kindergarten I started piano lessons, and in 2nd grade I started trombone lessons. I had a passion to play both instruments in various capacities, including church, school, local gigs, and my local community youth symphony. I attended and graduated from college at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. While I did not pursue a music degree, I had the opportunity to be involved in my church's worship band, and be in several different recruiting bands and singing groups for my college. I played the bass guitar and sang at dozens of different churches, youth camps, conferences, and events across the country to promote and recruit students for my college. In 2014 I moved to Michigan to start my career as a W
orship Pastor at a church. As a Worship Pastor, I am involved weekly in music planning and performance in my church. I love playing music with other people. In addition to my job as a Worship Pastor, I enjoy teaching music lessons in my home. Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
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Jared B.

Taylor, MI 48180
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$25 / 30-min

About Jenny S.

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Toledo, OH
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Hello! My name is Jenny, and I have been teaching for 20 years. I've played the piano since I was 5 years old, and the violin since I was 9 years old. I have lots of experience not only teaching, but also performing at church, for weddings, gala events, luncheons, and community events. Music has always been a passion of mine since I can remember! In my spare time, I write and arrange music, and am very familiar with Finale and Smart Score programs. I have 3 yrs of college experience (Pensacola Christian College) majoring in piano & violin performance. My desire as a teacher, is to help each student reach and surpass their own goals! Thank you for reading my page, and I look forward to meeting you!
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Jenny S.

Toledo, OH 43615
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$25 / 30-min

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