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Holly A. Bellingham, WA

About Holly

I recently completed my Masters degree in voice performance at UT Austin where I focused my studies on becoming as knowledgeable and skilled in teaching as I possibly could. At age 14, I began taking voice lessons and went on to major in voice in college at Western Washington University. During my undergraduate work, I helped many college students audition for the vocal department, musical theatre productions, and improve their singing skills for personal fulfillment. My teaching is based in years of applied voice training and the knowledge I gained from both undergraduate and graduate level courses in voice pedagogy. Ever since I began teaching I have been striving to find new and creative ways to help each of my students solidify their vocal technique to grow as singers, musicians and ...

Sharon M. Marysville, WA

About Sharon

Hi there, my name is Sharon M. I have loved music all my life and have enjoyed teaching piano for over 25 years. I began my musical training at a young age and studied, performed and accompanied for many years. Following college (Seattle Pacific University - Music Education/Piano), I had specialized teacher training and certification to teach the Robert Pace Approach to piano (Columbia University). I also had advanced training in how to teach all styles of Improvisation with the author of "Pattern Play" Forrest Kinney. My students enjoy discovering and creating their own music from the very first lesson. I recognize that each student is unique and has different goals and aspirations so each student's lesson is unique and carefully prepared to inspire and create curiosity to make ...

Jared G. Everett, WA

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar upwards of thirteen years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a songwriter I have worked with companies like Wild Whirled Music which writes and records music for use in film and television as well as songwriter and producer greats such as Tim James, Antonina Armato, and legendary Desmond Child. With Wild Whirled Music I have had my songs placed on MTV, FOX, TNT, VH1, CW, E!, Bravo, FX, USA and TLC on shows such as LA Ink, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Mentalist, Psych, Bones, The Office, The Adam Sandler Film "That's My ...

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Merideth M. March 11, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My 13 year old daughter has been taking lessons from Jared for 4 months. Jared is versatile and really knows music. His stlye is very relevant and he keeps my daughter interested in learning by teaching her music she knows and hears on the radio and at home. I would definitely recommend Jared for anyone who wants to learn not only how to read music but how to master the guitar, the correct way!!
Matthew H. Lake Stevens, WA

About Matthew

My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels. I've networked and/or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends: 1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 2.) Lynn Sorensen- Bad Company/KZOK's Spike & Impalers 3.) Queensryche guitarist Donny Evola - Queensryche/Geoff Tate/ Foghat 4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose 5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Queensryche I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles. I ...

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Frank R. February 25, 2015
Guitar · Online
Matt is a proficient teacher and connects well with his students. Matt displays professionalism while allowing the student to learn the music that most interests them. He is patient with students beginning a new instrument and instills a passion to the art of guitar. He quickly finds the best method through differentiation to teach his students. Matt is adept at finding the right words and drills to best improve his students. I highly recommend Matt for guitar lessons via skype.
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Frank R. February 25, 2015
Drum · Online
Matt has a knack for teaching drums via his personality and experience. My son quickly improved from square one while enjoying this new instrument. Matt was able to find the cues and communication techniques that helped my son learn to love the instrument. All this while using skype! I highly recommend Matt for anyone interested in taking lessons no matter where you live!
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Shelly P. February 11, 2015
Drum · In studio
Matthew is a fantastic drum teacher. My 8 year old son recently started lessons with Matthew, and he is so excited to come home and practice. Matthew's home studio is immaculate and inviting for budding musicians! Thank you Matthew for making our son's first experience with lessons challenging and fun at the same time. I am even learning musical terminology with my son ( I even secretly practice the drums when no one is around - it's like 2 for the price of one!).
Terry T. Bellingham, WA

About Terry

I offer private guitar lessons tailored to your strengths, weaknesses and goals. Beginner to advanced if you want to improve your playing, I want to help. I have been involved in music since early childhood, and started playing guitar in my teens. Today guitar is my primary instrument. I can help you play a variety of styles, including but not limited to, Rock of all types, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Fingerstyle, Chord Melody and New Age music. Both electric and acoustic guitar, as well as bass guitar lessons are offered. I have been giving private guitar lessons since 1988 and have performed in numerous rock and blues bands since that time as well. Currently my live performing act is solo instrumental acoustic guitar in a new age jazz style. Since I am a also a professional ...

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DonnaS March 20, 2012
I have been really impressed with Terry. Terry works great with my 13 year old son. He is patient and always acts interested in what my son is wanting to show him. Terry is also very good at making sure he includes songs in the lesson that my son likes. I am impressed with Terry's guitar playing - my son will play something random, and Terry can join right in. As a parent I am impressed with Terry's attention to detail. As my son plays, Terry will notice things like correct fingering, strum patterns, counting, etc. If something wasn't played correctly, Terry notices it and will make the correction in a positive way. I know that my son appreciates Terry's input also. I feel like Terry is teaching my son good habits and is doing a great job of bringing exercises to lesson that are a good foundation to learning....and he adds things as building blocks to that foundation. I asked my son his opinion and he said that Terry helps you work on good technique. And while you are learning with him, you get to pick some of the songs that you want to learn.
Gail J. Camano Island, WA

About Gail

I have enjoyed music my entire life, beginning piano lessons at age 6 and continuing through age 18. Receiving further musical training at Western Washington University and the NW Conservatory of Music, I have been teaching piano for over 20 years in both private and group settings. Becoming a certified Simply Music® teacher four years ago, has enhanced my passion of awakening the joy of musical self-expression in others, and I love seeing how easily my students now learn piano.

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