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Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO 64015

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About Tim

My wife and I have been teaching piano lessons in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. We have studios in our home; she teaches upstairs and I teach downstairs! I am currently accepting new students and welcome the opportunity to see them grow and experience the joy of piano playing.

While some of my piano students are involved in church music, I also teach students in the entire Kansas City area and we cover every genre: classical, country, pop, rock and Broadway styles. I encourage each pianist to discover his or her own passion for playing!

I have more than 33 years of experience teaching private piano students and look forward to many, many more. Let me help you learn to play the piano with excellence and have a lot of fun in the process!

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Students can expect to have a teaching environment

that is professional and conducive to learning. My lessons include instruction in theory, technique and exposure to a variety of musical styles. Beginners will learn to play songs within 3 months time and gradually expand their repertoires to include more difficult piano pieces!

Beginning students are taught fundamental skills that apply to all piano players such as scales and arpeggios. Hanon exercises are used and chromatic scales are learned as well. I use Alfred teaching materials but not exclusively.

I encourage students to find their own favorites to play and lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student. If your desire is to become a classical pianist, we concentrate on works of the masters. If you are wanting to improvise with a jazz band, we work toward ear training with the jazz greats! If you would like to play in a church worship service, we will focus our attention on service playing and playing worship songs by ear, too.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Den: upright, couch and recliner, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
Classical and church music
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August 26, 2019
Amy
April 19, 2019
Dominic P.
January 22, 2019
Glenda S.
I left feeling that I am going to finally find my voice! Yes!

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Tim T.

Blue Springs, MO

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Peter M.

Lenexa, KS 66215

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About Peter

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in Studio inOlathe, amps, guitars, music stands, chairs, parents can sit in during lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all class materials, student should provide his/her amp, guitar and brain.

*** Specialties ***
All styles of music taught, lessons follow students desires to learn.

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August 24, 2019
Jim F.
Peter is an outstanding teacher. I am 63 years old. First attempt at learning the guitar.

Peter completely understands how to teach me at a slower pace.

I recommend Peter to anyone!!!
July 5, 2019
Jim F.
Peter is taking it very slow which is what I need
December 13, 2018
Don B.
Peter is an excellent instructor for piano. He is very easy to work with. I took lessons for about 9 months, and I have learned so much about music and how the piano works. I sincerely appreciate all of his efforts.

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Peter M.

Lenexa, KS

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David E.

Kansas City, MO 64133

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About David

*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.

As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson,

Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

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I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

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I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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September 3, 2019
Alex
The lessons have been going really well. Within just 3 lessons we’ve already noticed significant progress.
June 10, 2019
Tammy A.
David is awesome! I've learned so much from him already, after only a few lessons.
May 24, 2019
Tammy
David is a great guitar teacher. I'm a beginner and was very nervous to start lessons, but now I look forward to my lesson every week.

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David E.

Kansas City, MO

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Megan I.

Overland Park, KS 66204

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About Megan

Hi! My name is Megan. I am a Wichita State graduate with a degree in music education. I have taught mandolin/violin/viola lessons for the past 7 years in Wichita, KS and in the KC area. I am also a elementary strings teacher for the KCK school district. Besides teaching music, I have also played mandolin/viola for several music projects from a typical Irish band to a free improve jazz ensemble. I am a very versatile player so I can teach/play from Irish to rock to jazz.

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When it comes to teaching private music lessons, I am a laid back teacher but I still have high expectations for each student. I really do not have a set curriculum because each student wants to learn something different.I use all my resources I have in order to meet the student's need. Whatever a student's avenue they want to take, I am confide

nt the student will have that much more knowledge before they had started.
I can teach mandolin any level and violin I can teach through book 3 of Suzuki or any other method book and viola through book 2 of Suzuki

*** Studio Equipment ***
Be in an open room much like a living room with amps, instruments, and other musical equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have their own instrument. I expect them to have their own music stand and an amp if need be. I will provide copies of music at a small charge ($5) and would be willing to purchase the material if the student gives the money up front.

*** Specialties ***
For the most part, I play Irish, Jazz, Blues, and Classical.
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Megan I.

Overland Park, KS

Rob F.

Overland Park, KS 66221

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About Rob

My name is Rob Foster. I teach violin and viola lessons in the KC area. My parents started me on the Suzuki Method at 3 years old. I have played and taught lots of Classical music but I am also passionate about other kinds of music as well. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk and Improvisation. I have played in many bands playing all of those genres. We can go any direction you want. I usually use the Suzuki books for sight reading and classical practice/technique, and also do ear training exercises. Come check out my website for more information. Thanks. www.robmusicianfoster.com

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May 8, 2019
Leda G.
Very good teacher.
September 26, 2017
Sarah J.
Rob's passion for music is evident in his teaching. He is very professional and an excellent violin instructor. I can tell he truly wants his students to succeed. He is very patient and teaches in a way that is fun and involved. Very highly recommended.
May 14, 2017
Lindsey Eusterwiemann
Rob is a great violin teacher. He is very competent and knows how to break the steps down to help our 6-year old learn this complex instrument. We are excited to see her learn and grow!

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Rob F.

Overland Park, KS

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Kaia N.

Kansas City, MO 64106

(17)

About Kaia

Hi! My name is Kaia, I'm passionate about teaching students in the way that makes the most sense to them, & inspiring others to reach their potential. I am a singer-songwriter from Denver with a diverse background and years of teaching experience. I studied classical voice at CU Boulder 2008-2010, and songwriting & commercial music business at CU Denver 2010-2013. Teaching full-time since 2013, I LOVE helping students find their best natural sound and how to use their instrument. My strength is teaching fundamental basics in a way anyone can understand, using a variety of ways of thinking and learning. I encourage students to play & sing when they are interested and try composing their own songs. I've played classical piano 23 years, guitar 16 years, and taken voice lessons for 15 years (plus a degree). I also LOVE arranging & composing

and translating this to Ableton and electronic music! Let me know how I can help you!
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October 21, 2019
David
October 3, 2019
Traci H.
I am beyond impressed with Kaia. She is so patient with my daughter and makes it very easy for her to understand the lessons. We look forward to many more lessons!
June 20, 2019
JASON S.

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Kaia N.

Kansas City, MO

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Jacob S.

Overland Park, KS 66204

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About Jacob

I am a Percussionist of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. I have studied under Ray DeMarchi (BVNW), Jenny Wagner (FCBB), Derek Frank ((Pro)ject C4) and currently Dr. Nick Petrella (Head of Sabian Music Education and Adjunct Professor of UMKC.) This is currently my 5th year playing with the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy.
My studio is a learning place for the beginning percussionist to enhance their skills in drum set, concert and rudimental (marching) snare drum, 2 mallet and 4 mallet marimba playing, and world percussion (hopefully timpani and more soon!)

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September 17, 2019
Kris V.
He is the best teacher, that my son ever had.
My son is special needs and he enjoyed every minute of the class. As a mom I could see how happy my son was and he is very looking forward for his next session.

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Jacob S.

Overland Park, KS

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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO 64106

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About Melissa

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.

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May 13, 2019
Jinlei
She is a really nice teacher! I’m enjoy the class!
January 28, 2019
Donna
Melissa is fantastic!! Extremely kind and very patient. She’s a great teacher!!!

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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO

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"Chuck has been teaching my son drums for several years now. In addition to being an accomplished musician and sound board technician in his own right, Chu
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I have seen my son’s drumming improve drastically over the last few years while he’s been under Chuck’s tutelage. Chuck has also taught my son how to mix his drumming with other instrument tracks on the sound board in order to create CDs and MP3s to send to his grandfather.

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""a great way for families to learn a musical instrument"

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"Just my first class yet and it was great. He is very patient and articulate. I am going to continue learning from him."
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"I have had 2 lessons and Lance is very professional and appears to have a method to his lessons. I have never had lessons before and dont have anything to
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Isabella
"Alexia is wonderful teacher. My daughter learns a lot. She is always on time, and ready to teach her new things. Isabella is happy to have her as a tea
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Andrea
"My first lesson with Kathryn was fantastic. As an adult student, I was a bit embarrassed by knowing absolutely nothing about piano, and Kathryn would have
none of it! She was wonderfully disarming, positive, and really knew how to structure the lesson so that I'd walk out motivated. I'm thrilled to continue lessons with her on the piano."
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