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Daniel C.

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Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 6A All-State Tenor Trombonist 2014 from Texas Music Educators Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel C.

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I have been gigging, both classically and in jazz, in the greater DFW Metroplex for about 9 years. I attended high school close by, and I am the only two-time 6A All-State tenor trombonist in my city's history. I have completed two years at the University of North Texas, and have been teaching for approximately two years. I consistently double between tenor & bass trombone, having a great deal of experience in both instruments, in both classical and jazz settings. Outside of trombone, I also play trumpet/cornet, tuba, vocals, guitar, bass, and piano. I am an avid rock/metal listener, and compose my own music, mainly fusing metal and jazz. Because of this, I feel this makes me an extremely diverse instrumentalist. I have studied with such influential figures as Tony Baker (UNT, Dallas Opera Orchestra), Steve Menard (UNT, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra), Dennis Bubert (UT Arlington, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), and more.

About Daniel

Daniel began playing music in 6th grade. His dad is a guitarist/vocalist/flautist (he gigs in the south DFW area) and brought him up in a very musical household. Since then, Daniel has played with groups such as Scott & Steve, Big Gus & Swampadelic, the Pecos River Brass Big Band, and the Fort Wor

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Tegan R.
Very "in tune" with my student. Really gave 100% of his attention to the lesson. I would highly recommend this instructor.
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Kevin F.

26 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaching since 1988
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Kevin F.

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I am very comfortable with all major areas of Percussion: Drumset, Concert Percussion, Marching Percussion, Latin Percussion, Steel Pan, Percussion Ensemble. I work to find effective ways to have people discover their hidden talents and show them how to build skills to play at whatever level they want.

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Anne P.
So far so good. First meeting jitters are over. Kevin has a nice calm about him which makes it easy to listen. I've got some homework and looking forward to my next lesson.
Melissa
Kevin is wonderful to work with. Very knowledgeable, very calm, pleasant personality. He wanted to know first what I wanted to do, but was prepared to start me with the basics - scales - which is where I want to be proficient, so that I can master the instrument. I have no doubt that I can do that with Kevin. Just spent a few minutes practicing my C-major scale using the L-R-R-L-L method. Works great! I just checked email and he'd sent me the printouts he promised. Looking forward to next week!
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Paul K.

10 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $25
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Paul K.

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I am a composer at heart, and a longtime music theory nerd. I have composed pieces for solo piano, rock bands, electronic music productions, piano trios, and even symphony orchestras. My love of music theory began in my teenage years when I wanted to investigate what it was about certain pieces of music that were so unexpectedly beautiful and emotionally compelling. I now have a solid grasp on the harmonic and formal structures that underlie classical, jazz, pop, and rock music, and this is the knowledge I will pass along to you to help you write music that is compelling and meaningful.

We will take a look at the music that has moved you in the past in order to give you a harmonic vocabulary, and we will also look at some music you haven't heard before as a way of stretching your awareness.

We can also discuss the psychological roadblocks people often run into when they compose, and discuss how the creative process works.

I would love having you as a student, so I hope you'll

About Paul

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music. I’m easygoing and patient. I put t

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Kj T.
Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.
Edwin B.
Thank you.
Edwin B.
Only problem was the technical issues with his computer.

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Kevin T.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kevin T.

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My goal as Piano teacher is to encourage, inspire, and challenge each one of my students. I bring my passion and love for the instrument into every lesson. I enjoy teaching many different styles ranging from jazz, classical, and pop. I also received my Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from Cal State Northridge.
Learning to play music has been my biggest blessing in life, and my goal is to share this wonderful world with my students.

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for Music"
-Sergei Rachmaninov

About Kevin

My name is Kevin Thomas and I love teaching anything that has to do with the piano. Music is my passion, and I want nothing more than to share this amazing world of music with my students. I have experience in many different styles and love to make advanced concepts very simple to understand. I hav

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Tanesha M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 8 to 60
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Tanesha M.

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Students can expect to learn at an easy and thorough pace. With my lessons, you can take your time no rush. I will work with every student one on one. Each lesson will be well planned and organized, but also it will be fun. If you don't understand something, I will work so that you do understand it. There is no pressure in learning. You can work at your own pace. Looking forward to working with each and everyone of you.

About Tanesha

Hello There! -Prices have recently been changed, Current students will not be affected with this price. - If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian book the lessons for you. My name is Tanesha. I have been playing guitar for a little over 11 years. I am a

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Lauren
I’ve only had one lesson so far and I’ve learned so much!!! Tanesha is a great teacher and is very friendly. I’m so excited to continue learning!
Carrie P.
Today was day 1 of my lessons!! Tanesha was sheer joy. I put the "B" in beginner!! She was so very patient and personable. She made me feel comfortable. She kept making me smile. Almost 7 hrs later...I'm still smiling. I am looking forward to my next lesson. She postures her students to succeed. I HIGHLY recommend Tanesha!! :-)
Sariah B.
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Amelia C.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Associates in Music from Bucks County Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Amelia C.

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I have been on all side of a musical theater production and have been the music director for a variety of shows. Including; Last 5 years, Nice work if you can Get it, COMPANY, Anything Goes, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and In the Heights. Singing in this style is different then classical and is more fun!

About Amelia

Amelia is a very energetic ex-camp counselor who loves sharing her passion of music others! She has an Associate's degree in Music from Bucks County Community College where she pursued Vocal performance and helped vocal director for various music and drama clubs. After graduating, she transferred

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"Great teacher!

I have been receiving lessons from Kyle for several months now and I am very impressed with his musical knowledge and his professionalism. Under his instruction, I have made gray progress on the guitar and my understanding of musical theory. Kyle is a very friendly and patient teacher as well. Highly recommended!"
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from Kyle K.
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"Laura has a great sense of humor, which comes in handy when I am not doing as well as I would like. She is a very patient teacher, as well as creative in her teaching strategies. When I was taking lessons with her she was studying music at SDSU and utilized her fresh education in our sessions. Also, her at home studio serves as a relaxing setting, which was just my style."
Lorissa
Took Piano lessons from Laura R.
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"Great manner and engaging approach. My 13-year old daughter loves her."
Hannah
Took Guitar lessons from Julia H.
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"My son was shy at first but she really connected with him and I think he enjoyed it!"
Kaden
Took Singing lessons from Maureen K.
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"A Winning Combination

About a year ago, actually 13 months, I began voice training with Daniel Kotval. This is not my first go-round with voice training. During the twenty-or-so years I was studying and performing as a dancer I also studied voice…on and off. All told, I worked with five instructors who used a wide variety of teaching styles and techniques but I never felt that any of them gave me any really useful tools. I never felt that any of them truly taught me how to use my voice properly, to achieve the best results and avoid injury.

That was many years ago. In the interim, I’ve done plenty of singing – mostly for my own entertainment – but there’s been little improvement in the quality of my voice. I’m not certain what it was that made me suddenly decide it was time to work with a professional voice coach but decide, I did.

Once I’d discovered TakeLessons.com (the top result of my Google search for voice lessons in my zip code), Daniel was the obvious choice. We share Columbia College Chicago as an alma mater, and when I saw that he’d been on the faculty that was all the credentials I needed to see…and I was not wrong.

In addition to teaching the mechanics of proper breathing, posture and of course singing, Daniel places strong emphasis on music theory. You’d be amazed at how helpful it is to understand the theories behind everything; it makes all the knowledge crystalize so much faster!

As a teacher, Daniel is endlessly patient and supportive, always inspiring me to push ahead even when I feel frustrated. His teaching techniques work well for any student of any age at any level of experience, from rank beginner to accomplished professional, and voice training is not all that Daniel does. He teaches piano, guitar and bass, percussion and brass, and much more. A few months ago, we added piano to my curriculum. I’ve learned more from him in one year than I learned from five instructors over a period of many years, combined.

So far as I’m concerned it’s a winning combination: voice, piano, music theory, and Maestro Daniel Kotval."
Valerie
Took Singing lessons from Daniel K.
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"Jill is very good managing remote learning and is very positive. My daughter has learned a lot in a short amount of time."
Quinn
Took Piano lessons from Jill W.
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"She is wonderful! She helped my teenage son, who had never sung before get a part in the high school musical. She is always prepared, on time, and able to coach the best out of even the shyest of students. She worked tirelessly with my son on improving his voice, knowledge of music and he tryout piece. I would recommend her to anyone who has always wanted to sing but doesn't think he or she can. My son is proof that Gfire can help anyone improve their voice and be confident enough to not only sing in public but get the part."
MaryBeth
Took Singing lessons from Gfire
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"Very talented. Patient. Creative lessons. Great instructor."
Jay
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"Mike is a very good drummer and a very good instructor! I'm a student and it's a very fun, productive time, and just an all around good experience. All the songs I am/have learned are awesome and it's not confusing. In fact, its the exact opposite. If you ever have a question it isn't awkward or uncomfortable. All the songs I learn fit in my music taste and the way he teaches is very simple and I feel like i have made an incredible amount of progress. I can't wait for next lesson!"
Memo Oelke, age 12
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased."
Kim
Took Upright Bass lessons from Peter B.
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