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Kirstin R. Milwaukee, WI

About Kirstin

*** Travel Equipment *** I can bring music books and a music stand for their music. I expect the student to have some sort of piano or keyboard that we can work with. For online lessons, I have a piano but ask that students have a camera and microphone on computer. Students must have rehearsal copies of music and may need to purchase books after a period of time. *** Specialties *** I specialize in classical voice. I can also teach in popular music and Broadway theatre styles. I have studied some Alexander Technique in my own training and seek to incorporate those teachings into lessons. Having dealt with voice issues in my own vocal training, I am comfortable working with students who may be coming off of voice trauma. I also teach other styles of music, including pop, country, and ...

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Steven B. October 22, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Kirstin took a long time to respond to my requesting lessons (I actually had to call customer support to get her to respond). Then she rescheduled my first lesson twice, so that my first lesson would have been three weeks after signing up. I got a new teacher before that lesson. I never had a lesson with her, she might be great, I never got to find out.
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Justin B. May 3, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Meets all expectations

Kirstin is a great teacher for our daughter and continues to coach and train her. Consider this review a full fledged recommendation. Happy learning!
Michael N. Oak Creek, WI

I taught music theory at University of Milwaukee while I was in graduate school! I also have taught very young children to adults in their sixties, so it you think music theory is "too hard" or it is "too late..."

Try me! Music theory is the road map to understanding why things sound cool. We wouldn't know why these words sound the way they do without studying our ABC's!

About Michael

No need to be nervous before my lessons. I have taught lessons to ages 6 to students in their 70's! My lessons have a comfortable atmosphere where students can be okay learning with mistakes; through trial and error. I always keep a light mood with quick bits of humor. I teach in a relaxing way, but at the same time you may expect to leave with new musical knowledge every lesson. I enjoy showing the connections between music and other areas of study and life. I always finds ways to work a student's personal interests into lessons. I always strive to help students learn how to practice in an efficient and organized way. I am a published composer and active performer/teacher/conductor with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Conducting!

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Tina M. March 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is great with my kids. He is teaching my youngest daughter, age 11, the drums and my oldest, age 13, the guitar. We are able to all come together and he takes them one at a time. He is very encouraging to the girls, even when they mess up he has something positive to say to show them the correct way of doing it. In just 3 lessons I can see improvements and they are both very excited when we get home to show dad what they learned.
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Joshua T. January 12, 2015
Music Theory · Online
Verified Student
Mike was very cordial from the first email, and contacted me not long after I had scheduled lessons for the next week. He was very eager to begin teaching, as well as proactive in his communications with me.

As we began, we quickly discovered what areas of music theory that I needed help in. While I did not have a microphone, he was able to explain enlightening concepts to me while being open for questions at any time. He also drew helpful diagrams on a whiteboard as he taught, which granted more clarity.

Afterwards, I received an email with material that I could use to study, and he gave suggestions as to what to apply my knowledge to.

Mike is definitely worth looking into if you want a relaxed, informative and experienced teacher for such a great price.
Gabriel H. Milwaukee, WI

I have studied music theory to the highest collegiate level

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of these styles, and a big part of my lesson plan is to teach my students to be as versatile as possible. Hence they have many options as far as playing music. I also play a wide variety of instruments including Piano, Latin Percussion, Mallets, Drum set, Guitar, and bass, so if at any point a student has an interest in trying something different t they have many options. *** Lesson Details *** Gabriel has been drumming professionally for nearly a decade, and teaching for seven years. In 2007 ...

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Becky H. May 14, 2014
Makes lessons fun and educational for students!

Gabe is the kind of teacher who has a lot of knowledge and is able to pass it along to students in a fun and attainable way. He helps tailor lessons to the students interests while maintaining a focus of basic skills.
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Becky H. January 10, 2014
Drum
Great teacher for learning basic to advanced skills!

Gabe is a great teacher to get students started learning their basic skills on piano, drums, guitar or bass. He is really patient and takes the time to make sure the student really learns each specific skill. Gabe picks out exercises that make learning new skills fun and even arranges the students favorite pop tunes to help fit in with the skills being taught. Gabe really makes lessons fun and helps students learn the songs that keep them excited about playing!!
Sara D. Milwaukee, WI

About Sara

-Graduate at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome (Italy). -Highly trained and talented in classical guitar performance. -Excellent teaching abilities honed with experience in one-on-one and group environments. -Wide variety of interests and experiences in performance of various musical genres as guitarist and vocalist both solo and as part of ensembles and groups. -Profoundly sensitive and creative singer-songwriter. -Ample experience in theater as both a musician and an actress. *** Lesson Details *** The aim is to find a personal journey, to know and hopefully love the different musical repertoires ... and even a little Italian! *** Studio Equipment *** Livingroom studio, 2 classical guitars,1 keyboard, music stands, chairs, bookcases. Nice and cozy with beautiful ...

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Shari O. January 24, 2014
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Best Teacher Ever!

I have been taking classical guitar lessons with Sara for almost a year now, and I can honestly say she is by far the most talented, positive, patient teacher I have ever had! And being a teacher of 26 years myself, that is quite a compliment to her. I will be taking lessons with Sara as long as I possibly can! Thanks for sharing your talent and passion with me. You are simply the best!
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Lonnie S. June 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
very good

SARA IS A GOOD TEACHER I AM LEARNING HOW TO TRAIN MY VOICE WITH A THIRD EAR
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CheriseS May 6, 2012
Compassionate Coach

Sara has the ability to push you to be your best with positive reinforcement. My daughter Isaly is only 11 and has some talent to sing however Sara is teaching her control, breathing and opening her up to other genres of music. It is very refreshing to have such a talented vocal coach teach in a modern way. Thank you!
Monica S. Milwaukee, WI

Experienced theory teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of skills. I specialize in Baroque music and ornamentation, and I typically work with the books you have from your HS or college courses. I am especially helpful with figured bass realization, sight-singing, and ear-training improvement.

About Monica

I am a flutist, keyboardist, vocalist, director, composer, arranger, and educator who has performed in chamber ensembles specializing in Baroque repertoire since 1998. I have over twenty years of professional flute and piano performance as well as instruction on those instruments to my credit. My studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison covered the theoretical, historical, and performing aspects of music. My coursework in Madison led me to researching the secular cantatas of Christoph Graupner in Darmstadt, Germany on a Fulbright. In addition to interest in performing newly-composed music for traverso and harpsichord, my recent work with many different people as a church music director has led me back to a want to teach ...

Paul N. Milwaukee, WI

Learn music theory from note reading to chord structures to major/minor keys.

Ear training is also taught with music theory.

About Paul

***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them. I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Kindermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together. ***Background*** I started playing trumpet in 5th grade and knew that music was for me. I also liked playing with drums and piano also ...

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Jodi S. March 17, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Paul is a wonderful instructor! My daughter has been taking singing lessons with him for a couple of months now. She was very nervous and shy at first, but he has really brought her out of her shell and is making her much more confident! He has wonderful ideas and techniques that are not only helping her improve, but really encouraging her. She loves her lessons and looks forward to them every week! I will be taking my 3 yr. old son in for kindermusik lessons in the future!!
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Jeff M. January 5, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I am a long time student having first started guitar lessons in my late thirties. Thanks to Paul’s patience and expertise, I quickly evolved as a guitar player and all around musician. He has a great studio with a full variety of instruments so it's very convenient to not have to bring one's own instrument if one prefers not to. The studio also has a quality recording system , and I've created numerous professional sounding recordings of my guitar playing as well. Today I enjoy playing bass and guitar in a string band and continue to expand my musical horizons with Paul. I think he is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him for beginners or intermediate musicians of all ages.
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Debbie C. December 28, 2014
Guitar · In studio
When I decided to take guitar lessons I was a little nervous. I thought that it would be hard for me to learn since I'm no longer a child. What I was thinking was that you can't teach old dogs new tricks, not that I'm an old dog. I decided to do it anyway. Paul made everything easy to learn and I did learn new tricks so to speak. He definitely a good teacher for young and old alike.

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