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About Alex M.

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Minneapolis, MN

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About Alex
Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator.

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance, with minors in Music Production & Composition. While attending St. Thomas I served as the Music Theory tutor, as well as the live sound/stage/light/recording technician for student & faculty recitals.

I have been playing professionally & teaching for over a decade. My passion for music is something that I love to share with anyone else who feels inclined to make music. My goal is to share the skills & knowledge I've acquired throughout my experiences with those willing to learn & dedic
ate themselves to the craft of making music.

I am a full-time member of Maiden Dixie (country/rock; guitar/vocals), Sumo Seven (Funk; bass/vocals), & Armadillo Tank (Prog rock; guitar/vocals). Along with my solo band, I perform for numerous pit orchestras, bands, tributes, & artists around the Twin Cities area.

In February 2019, I released my debut solo album, "Sonic Chef's Circus Absurdities".

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I am an experienced gigging musician in most major genres of music: classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk, folk, metal, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, instrumental rock, "shred," pop, world music, electronica, etc. & feel comfortable conveying the techniques, approaches & idioms to a student by breaking them down into digestible components, while making these new ideas relatable to material they are already familiar with.

In the end, I want the student to learn what they're most interested in learning. I'm here to answer any questions they may have & with my experiences, I feel confident that I will be able to either answer these questions or point them in the right direction. Some topics covered:

Scales/modes
Ear training
Instrument-specific techniques (ie bending, tapping, sweep picking, etc.)
Songwriting & Composition
Arranging & Orchestrating
Sight-reading
Improvisation
Chordal theory & how to read charts
Practice routines & approaches
Instrument maintenance
Instrument-based gear (guitars, amplifiers, effects, picks, slides, capos, etc.)

The student will learn at the pace they set for themselves & can only get out of it the amount of effort they put forth. I expect my students to practice on a regular basis (however brief each session may be). Consistency is key for progress to be made, & if they hold up their end of the bargain, the payoffs will be quite substantial!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice amplifier, tuner, music stand(s), guitar picks & cables.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide guitar neck paper. I expect the students to have their own instrument & any materials they may need to achieve the goals they've set for themselves (such as a weekly notebook).

*** Specialties ***
Progressive rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, funk, disco, classical, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, flamenco guitar; music theory, sight-reading, composition, songwriting, film scoring, music production.
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Richard B. April 7, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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Mark February 26, 2019
· Guitar · Online
Alex was a great instructor! I have progressed mightily in the last 2 months of taking his lessons.
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Gregory S. February 16, 2019
· Bass Guitar · Online
Excellent lesson.Alex is very knowledgeable and the whole vibe was very
relaxed.Will be happy to continue my lessons with him.Great recommendation you made!đź‘Ť
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Minneapolis, MN 55406
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About Amy R.

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Scottsbluff, NE

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About Amy
Hello, my name is Amy and I am very excited to be teaching out of my studio, Double A music. I took 12 years of private music lessons on various instruments. I have taught for about 9 years, and have an associates degree in teaching from Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I am also certified to teach Piyo. I have been attending Piyo classes for over a year and have been teaching since September 2018.

I enjoy helping students succeed in many areas of music, such as school orchestra, performing solo, accompaniment, improvisation, and more. I understand each student's needs will vary and provide a variety of methods and supplement materials for this purpose. As a Piyo instructor I will help you individualize your lesson to meet your fitness goals.

When you sign up with me you will be greeted with a welcome email. I wil
l ask you a couple questions to help us both prepare for your first lesson. I will also send you a copy of my lesson policy. I look forward to meeting you!

***Please Note!!! I do not teach every other week music lessons! I strongly feel the student needs their weekly time with me to stay focused and motivated. If you sign up and select every other week I will deny your request. Thank you!***
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Sarah P. July 29, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Sarah P. May 13, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Sarah P. April 29, 2019
· Violin · Online
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Amy R.

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About Ron P.

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Burlington, WI

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About Ron
To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines.

American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Certified Master Instructor
United States Tai Chi Community
World Dragon Kenpo Karate
Grandmaster 8th Degree Black Belt
Tai Chi for Health Institute
Certified Senior Trainer in multiple TCHI programs
Training available which can lead to Instructor Certification.

Ron has been actively teaching a diverse population of tai chi players since 2006 and has been involved in the martial arts as a student and instructor for over 40 years.
Ron also guides a group of local instructors, most who attend his lessons at Midwest Tai Chi Self Def
ense in Burlington Wisconsin regularly.

There are ongoing classes at the Kenosha Moose Lodge (Yang 24, Yang 32 Sword, TCBP, TCK,TCO, TCR, TCA Part 2 and Seated, TCE) and a Saturday morning TCA class at the Kenosha Senior Center. Ron's ongoing relationship with the University of Wisconsin Parkside Kenosha is where he's involved in community outreach through the Mini Course program.

Master Instructor Ron Pfeiffer has also been teaching Taiji Zen and the 13 Essential Forms for several years now and believes in the Beauty and Depth of this particularly powerful Tai Chi Chuan set developed by Jet Li in China.

Ron's journey into Health Fitness began in 1978 with various martial arts. In 2014, he was honored to be recognized through the International Sungjado Association for his over 35 years with a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Science Degree.

All 30 to 60 minute lessons are designed for individual participants. Your goals are my guide.
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Mike M. September 7, 2019
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
Ron has incredible credentials and is an amazing teacher. I've been taking lessons on-line with him for over two years and recently attended a live workshop at his school. The training was outstanding. I highly recommend Ron.
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Michael June 29, 2019
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
I have been training with Ron for a little over a year now and want to leave an update to help guide others looking for a phenomenal instructor. Working with Ron has been pleasant, exciting, and encouraging. I take weekly lessons with him learning Chen 18 Forms while refining the Yang 24 Forms and Ron does a tremendous job blending new instruction with refinement. He intuitively knows how much time to spend on each based on how I'm dong and what form or posture we are working on. I think I mentioned it in my first review but Ron's constant reminder of the fact that my Tai Chi is right for where I am in my learning is refreshing and helpful. If you are interested in learning more about Tai Chi Ron is an excellent choice and I highly recommend him.
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Sandeep R. May 24, 2019
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
For benefit of others, I wanted to write a quick update review. I have been studying with Ron online for several months now and can say that it has been--and continues to be--a joy. I try many things and have many curiosities. Tai Chi was one of them, but under Ron's guidance, my curiosity has deepened substantially. His teaching style is warm, kind, guiding, and filled with depth and wisdom. This combination signifies to me a true master, and I highly recommend anyone interested in Tai Chi to seek his guidance.!
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Ron P.

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$30 / 30-min

About Sifu Jack S.

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Las Vegas, NV
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About Sifu Jack
I was accepted in an all Chinese School in Chinatown Chicago in 1973 when it was very difficult for non-chinese students to study. My Sifu was Grand Master Wai Lun Chois who fought for 8 days out of 13 days in full contact in South East Asia Singapore to become the Grand Bare Knuckle Champion. I have taught over 15,000 Students since 1975.

Take lessons anytime and anywhere. If you fly into Vegas I am available to pick you up from the airport and go start training at your hotel, at a school or local park... Have a great day.
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Lars August 18, 2018
· Jeet Kune Do · In studio
Versatile in teaching all fighting forms.
Overall great guy.
Can learn to fight and learn a lot about life if you are willing to expand your mind.
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Tom July 28, 2018
· Kung Fu · In studio
There are (unfortunately) many Martial Arts instructors who know just enough about self defense to get their students killed. Sifu jack is a TRUE instructor with years of experience and he possesses an exceptional reputation. The best thing I could say is " I'd have him watch my back and/or protect my loved ones anytime".
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Victoria July 27, 2018
· Kung Fu · In studio
You won't find a more experienced, insightful, inspirational, and personable instructor as Siful Jack! With his strength, flexibility, wisdom, enthusiasm, sensitivity and humor, he makes things EASY.
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Sifu Jack S.

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About Milica B.

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Astoria, NY
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About Milica
I played for a professional team in Montenegro for 10 years. I played for the Montenegrin National Team. I earned full ride scholarships at the Mineral Area College and Rockhurst University. I earned All Region in 2008 at Mineral Area College. I competed in NCAA division II at Rockhurst University.
I coached at Fashing Institute of Technology- assistant coach, Baruch College- assistant coach, Avenues the World School - head coach, City College of New York - head coach
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Milica B.

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$84 / 30-min
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About Aparna S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Aparna
Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, founder and Artistic Director of Navarasa Dance Theater is a teacher, choreographer and a performer. She one of the leading exponents of the Mysore Style Bharatanatyam and a master teacher of yoga, wellness and martial arts kalari ppayattu. She was awarded the NPN creation award, Arts International fellowship, “ShaktiDhama woman the year” and nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award and Kerala Film award. She has choreographed movies: Santhosh Sivan’s, Anandabadhram, S M Raju’s Varnam and has worked with Oscar winner Antony Dod Mantel and Cirque du soleil famed Franco Dragone’. She has been touring and creating more than fifteen dance-theater inspired by people’s movement for social justice. She was an artist-in-residence and has performed at Bates Dance Festival, University California at Santa Barbara,
Wellesley college, Asian Art Museum, The CULTCH, Teesri Duniya Theatre, Ragayana and Amol Palekhar’s Theater Festival. Sindhoor started her training in dance with her mother Dr. Srivalli and in music with her father Prof. Balasubramanyam a young age and continued to study for fifteen years with legendary, Dr. Venkatalakshamma (Mysore palace dancer) and with other teachers including Lalitha Srinivasan. She is trained in yoga at Ramana Gyanna Kendra, Mysore, Kalari, music and acting. She is a Gold Medalist in Dance (Mysore University) and a PhD in Dance (Boston University.)
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Aparna S.

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$50 / 30-min

About Leda E.

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South Hamilton, MA
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Leda has over 30 years of experience teaching, performing and competing in wushu (Chinese Martial Arts, and has been involved in dance/creative movement since she was three. She trained and studied under world renowned Master Bow Sim Mark of the Tai Chi Arts Association and has taught Tai Chi both nationally and internationally. She currently teaches workshops, master classes and group lessons in various locations in and around Boston and the North Shore, and has her own studio, where she offers private training and healing sessions.
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Leda E.

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$59 / 30-min

About Jordan B.

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San Diego, CA

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About Jordan
Experience with cheerleading, dancing, public speaking, and promotions. I have coaches for over 5 years and have hosted mini camps for high school JV/elementary kids, judged multiple cheerleading tryouts, and was a captain 3 out of 4 years in college! I have cheered throughout college and was a 2015 STL Rams Finalist! I was named captain 3 of 4 years during my time at Southern Illinois University! I was named MVP during my senior year of high school too! I have worked and trained very hard throughout my entire life with cheerleading! I have been everything from a co-ed flyer to a back spot. I know every position very well and how to train to be successful with each position.
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Jordan B.

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About Ryan P.

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Saint Paul, MN
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I am a long time athlete and my passion for fitness was discovered along the way. After having a major injury to my spine my trajectory changed towards being able to help others move and live in a way that will create longevity and overall wellness. This has caused me to start teaching all students how to take a holistic approach to there health that revolve around there movement, nutrition, and lifestyle.
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Ryan P.

Saint Paul, MN 55109
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$42 / 30-min

About Sher-Mon C.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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About Sher-Mon
I've been a teacher for many years, for many ages, for many subjects. I have taught kindergarteners, grade students, college students, fire fighters and retirees different things like parkour, school subjects, musical instruments, STEM technologies, dance, cheer and more. I've been asked to teach at public schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, city events and colleges. I started out training in Germany and The Netherlands. I came to America in 2014 and in 5 years, I accomplished a lot, such as starting a Parkour Club with a college, becoming president of a civics organization, and eventually the Program Director of a non-profit youth organization. I got certified as a Parkour Instructor in Washimgton DC. I've worked as a teacher for every kind of student and have never met an unsurmountable challenge. Try me!
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Sher-Mon C.

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$34 / 30-min

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