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Renee H.

Dayton, OH

About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a S
enior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she conducted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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Katie M. January 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was my first encounter with Renee and from my observation she was outstanding. Katie my daughter, who is not early impressed thinks she is a good choice. Looking towards a wonderfull experience ahead.
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Crystal M. August 14, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Renee's expertise in teaching and passion of music is most evident in her approach. Her philosophy is such that a vocalist is make better by knowing and being able to play notes - and she's right!
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Stacey H. January 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son's review of her is, "She is the best teacher ever!"

Renee is very knowledgeable, but also has the God given gift of teaching. She truly pulls the best out of my son. His diligence and focus are growing, right along side of his piano skills. We could not recommend her more highly.
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Renee H.

Renee H.

Dayton, OH 45424
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
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Caroline January 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor was great with my five year old daughter. He is very personable and patient. My daughter enjoyed the lesson and is practicing every day!
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Riley December 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome teacher!
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Finnegan S. September 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son loves his lessons and looks forward it each week!
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Victor K.

Victor K.

Dayton, OH 45415
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jacob R.

Dayton, OH

About Jacob

If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied an
d versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique on their instrument. I encourage students to work hard and I advise regular practice with the help of parents to accomplish goals. Along with weekly assignments, I like students to choose a song they want to play or sing because music is also about having fun while you're learning!

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: grand piano, chairs, music stand (can supply guitar and bass guitar amp if necessary)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music, tuners and cords. I expect students to provide their own instruments and additional materials and music.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and incorporate this training in all aspects of my teaching. I am also familiar with different styles of jazz, rock, pop and world music.
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Renita Q. October 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Aaron was very pleased with the singing lessons.
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Sarah September 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is taking lessons from Jacob. This was her first lesson and he really took the time to make her feel comfortable. I can tell that she is going to have fun and learn a lot. He has a calming and gentle personality.
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Connie K. July 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great guy. We love him! No problems and he is very good with son. Recommend!
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Dayton, OH 45419
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH

About Kerry

Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.

Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallen
das), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair College, jazz bands, as well as Church music in the area.

Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
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King Koeller December 1, 2015
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin'!
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James M. May 26, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
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Samantha C. April 23, 2015
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!
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Kerry K.

Kerry K.

Dayton, OH 45459
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Errik H.

Dayton, OH

About Errik

Baritone Errik M. H., a Dayton, Ohio native, has appeared professionally with Madison Opera, Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Project Columbus, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera New Jersey, as well as with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Gallion Community Orchestra, Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, Bach Society of Dayton.
Dr. H. holds a Bachelor of Music from Wright State University, a Master of Music from The Bienen School of M
usic of Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from The Ohio State University. Dr. H. has taught voice at Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University, The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, and is currently on the faculty of the University of Dayton.

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Justin Howard January 28, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
I own a comedy theater and hired Errik to teach voice lessons to an improvised musical class. He did an amazing job and was able to make noticeable changes with each student in just the first class. I was blown away by his knowledge and ability to teach in a way that made it easy for students to understand and apply. The feedback from our class was overwhelmingly that Errik's portion was the most impactful part. If you're even considering working with him, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Bob Butler January 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Errik is a patient, talented instructor who can help you explore and improve your vocal abilities. His classes have led me through different styles of music, a wide variety of vocal exercises, different methods for expanding my range and improving the sound of my voice across the board. It really helps to have constructive feedback from someone who really knows vocals. Classes are fun, challenging, and most of all, very productive. I highly recommend Errik to anyone who is looking to improve their vocals and make singing even more enjoyable. You will not be dissappointed.
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Jeremy January 25, 2016
In studio
I've been singing for 30 years, studying both musical theatre techniques and classical singing techniques. In all those years I've had many voice instructors - Errik is beyond a doubt my personal favorite.
His knowledge, experience and passion for music is humbling to witness. Errik always gives his absolute professional best, and inspires his students to give the same in return. Even though he and I are different voice types I felt like he knew more about my voice than I did, and he worked hard to help me discover the potential of my own voice.
I studied with Errik for a year and a half as I finished my Bachelors in Music Degree, and in the future when I seek professional instruction to refresh my vocal techniques Errik will be the first person I call.
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Errik H.

Errik H.

Dayton, OH 45469
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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