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Amy W.

Saint Paul, MN

I am able to help students better play their concert band music, jazz band music or solo and ensemble music. I can also help beginners who are brand new to their instrument.

About Amy

As I child I had an early interest in music, dancing and creative things. I took piano lessons and excelled at my chosen instrument, the flute, in band at school. I continued with my music training at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Education in 1992. I worked for 11 years in my profession in various settings before I took a break to start my family. My experience includes teaching students in classroom general music, choir, band, piano lessons, and school plays/musicals. I spent six years at a private school (grades K-8
), three years at a charter elementary school and 2 years at a public elementary school. Also, since graduating in 1992 I have spent a total of 16 years teaching private lessons both at Hovland Conservatory of Music and in my home. Along the way I further broadened my background by accompanying church choirs and congregations, playing for weddings, and volunteering to lead children’s music time at church.

I love music of all kinds and have a strong belief that everyone should experience the joy and power of it in his or her life. It is very rewarding for me to help students develop their skills as they discover a meaningful way of self-expression using a universal language. Teaching music is something I love to do and I know that fact reflects to my students resulting in an enjoyable experience for them as well.

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What can a student/parent expect from lessons with me? I can provide my students with a solid foundation of proper technique. This is so very important because you do not ever want to have to unlearn bad habits. I also include appropriate music theory, ear training and improvising for each level. I purposefully pace the lessons to prevent students from feeling frustrated. Instead, I work to generate excitement about the learning process and keep students motivated by their own progress. Furthermore, I am willing to accommodate a student if they have a special interest in a certain musical genre or a personal goal they are working towards. I encourage, but do not require students to take advantage of recital and performance opportunities that I provide.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large music room: piano, flute, clarinet, mouth pieces for trumpet, trombone, french horn and sax, snare drum

*** Specialties ***
I have a lot of experience teaching students who are brand new to their instrument. I believe the beginning is a very important time to start building a solid foundation for all future musical growth. I love being able to help my students establish good habits from the beginning and influence the overall direction of a new student’s musical experience.

I love music of all kinds and have fun playing and teaching all the instruments that I listed. However, the two instruments that I have the most training on and have performed on are the piano and the flute. I would be a great teacher for private lessons to help a student excel in band at school or for a high school student preparing for contests or auditions. Also, I am very patient with beginners and would be ideal as a child'€™s first piano teacher or for an adult who has always wanted to play a certain instrument of his or her choice.
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Kris June 26, 2015
French Horn · In studio
We only had one lesson with Amy, but I was impressed and I give her a 5. She was very patient with Josh, even when Josh wasn't very focused. I was impressed with how she conducted her lessons, even though her children were home. They were very respectful of our lesson time and never had an interruption. That says a lot about Amy's dedication to focus on her students.
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Jamison June 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jamison loved his first lesson so much he came home and IMMEDIATELY started practicing for the next one! Amy is an awesome teacher. Both our daughters take lessons from her as well. She was a wonderful presence with the children. She is very complimentary and explains things clearly. Even I learn musical vocabulary and techniques during their lessons! I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Katie W. February 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We have only taken 3 or 4 lessons so far with Amy but from what I can tell she is great! Amy is very patient in our lessons which really shows that she is great with beginners. Amy is also always right on time which is always great to have. Amy is a friendly and kind person and that really helps make the lessons fun for my daughter.
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Amy W.

Amy W.

Saint Paul, MN 55109
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Thomas C.

Saint Paul, MN

I have played saxophone since the 6th grade and have played professionally

About Tom

A love of music began in the third grade. I started on a silver metal clarinet and have not stopped playing. I am a musician, composer, arranger and performer. I hold a B.A. in music and have taught in the schools for 28 years. I bring extensive knowledge and humor to my teaching. I enjoy working with all age levels and pride myself on being intensely positive.

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The focus of music lessons is to overcome problems and increase skill and enjoyment in performance. I always want to focus on what was done well and carefully work on skills that will increase enjoyment. I wi
ll play with you to model and help you self correct as you learn musical concepts and musicianship. We will use method books for fundamentals and supplement with music that interest the students. After a time students will learn skills needed to perform a wider range of music

*** Studio Equipment ***
Most instruments

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide an instrument, method book, stand and supplies for that instrument. I will bring an instrument to play along and model.

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly and Orff methods
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Mary V. August 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Tom is a wonderful piano teacher! He knows music, is an experienced teacher, and has a great sense of humor. I learned so much from Tom starting at the very first lesson. He was very patient with my slow pace, was encouraging, and made learning fun.
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Griffin S. June 4, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
My son seemed to really enjoy his first lesson with Tom. Looking forward to more!
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Jennifer M. January 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Tom is wonderful, patient and understanding. My daughter is really enjoying working with him. We are confident that with his guidance and instruction she will reach her goals.
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Thomas C.

Thomas C.

Saint Paul, MN 55118
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Matty H.

Minneapolis, MN

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About Matty

I teach saxophone, clarinet, flute and improvisation. I have two music degrees from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - B.F.A. and M.F.A. I perform regularly in the twin cities in a wide range of genres.
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Sayali A. February 24, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Matty has been teaching my son for three weeks now. He comes on time and the first week he took extra time to make my son feel comfortable with the instrument.My son likes to learn Saxophone from him.
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Matty H.

Matty H.

Minneapolis, MN 55416
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kendra W.

Minneapolis, MN

I have been playing the saxophone for 12 years now and have acquired a lot of information from my private lessons teachers that I cannot wait to pass on! Will help advance any saxophone player and any level or age. I also teach popular tunes and jazz.

About Kendra

Hello! My name is Kendra and I have studied saxophone performance at the University of Minnesota, with the legendary Dr. Eugene Rousseau! Dr. Rousseau is one of the most established professional saxophone players in the world.

I have performed at the Chicago Symphony Center as a soloist, I have placed first in the Schubert Club Competition, located in St. Paul. I have also been apart of an established saxophone quartet that won the Midwest Young Artist Competition and has performed on the radio.

I am willing to teach students of all ages and all levels. I will also teach Skype Lessons.
At the moment, I unfortunately, do not have videos of my playing but I do have audio! If you would like to hear some recordings of me, please let me know and I will be happy to send you some!

Also, if you would like to give me a call to learn more about me as a teacher and performer, please do! I am more than happy to talk to parents about teaching their children and I highly encourage parents to sit in on lessons!
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Kendra W.

Minneapolis, MN 55454
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$30 / 30-min
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Natalie W.

Saint Paul, MN

Hello! I have been playing saxophone for over 15 years and I believe that music is a great way to express yourself. I am an environmental educator by day, saxophone player by night. As a teacher, I make sure that all of my students have fun playing music and develop a love for the saxophone, coupled with technical and listening skills. I'm excited to share my expertise with new students in the Twin Cities metro!

About Natalie

I attended New World School of the Arts for saxophone performance where I had the opportunity to play alongside Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ron Carter, Duffy Jackson, James Moody, J.J.Johnson, and many more talented musicians. In 2005, our jazz band got first place at the Essentially Ellington competition in NYC. I attended St.Olaf College on a music scholarship where I played in the St. Olaf Band, the St.Olaf Jazz Band (Downbeat Magazine's Top Undergraduate Jazz Ensembles in 2011), and with several campus bands (funk, folk, you name it!) . I continue to play saxopho
ne today with bands in the Twin Cities area and participate in blues jams in Minneapolis.
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Natalie W.

Natalie W.

Saint Paul, MN 55114
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$28 / 30-min

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