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James W.

Nashville, TN

Traditional approach to learning how to master one of the world's most celebrated instruments. Focuses on ergonomically-correct technique and longevity.

About James

A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth. James has a diverse background in the musical arts. He has served as violinist and principal violist in many orchestras and ensembles. As a vocalist, James has sung in opera, oratorio, master-classes and recitals as a countertenor soloist. He has served as director of the Clarksville Youth Orchestra at Austin Peay State University and currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries and choirs for a local Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He maint
ains a private studio in Nashville, TN and is on the faculty of the Allegro School of Music.

James has studied with many experts in vocal science and pedagogy and has had the wonderful opportunity to study with Linda Ferrara, D. Lance Respess, Richard Miller, world-class early music expert Nancy Zylstra and twentieth-century vocal music expert Sharon Mabry. He has had masterclasses with the Metropolitan Opera's Bodo Igesz, Metropolitan Opera Singers Daniel Taylor, Jennifer Lane (with whom he still studies), French-diction coach Elvia Pucinelli, vocal pedagogue Richard Miller, and Thomas King, director of the AIMS Gratz program. As a violinist and violist, James has studied with music-education specialist Sara Johnson, Francis Elliot, Nashville Recording-Artist Randall Olson, and concert violinist Stefan Petrescu.

As an educator, he has served on the faculties of the Cumberland Arts Institute, W.O. Smith School of Music, Murfreesboro City School System, School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University, Allegro School of Music and the East Nashville School of Music. He has taught hundreds of students in various formats ranging from one-on-one studio settings to entire youth symphony orchestras and choirs. He has been active as an adjudicator, participant, and member of various competitions and education-related conventions. He also maintains membership with various educational organizations such as the American String Teacher's Association, Music Educator'€™s National Conference, and Early Music America.

In addition to working with and coaching Grammy award-winning and nominated artists, Mr. W's students have auditioned, been selected and have performed in the Tennessee Mid-State and All-State Choir (principal positions) and Orchestra Festivals (violin and cello, in addition to being members of the Curb Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia at the Blair School of Music.

His students have also performed in several professional and amateur performances across the Southeast. They have also gone on to major in music earning tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships from prestigious conservatories and colleges across the country. Many of his students have become professional musicians across many genres, educators themselves, or satisfied amateur hobbyists.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher many have described my style as nurturing-but-firm. When I see a student's potential, I make sure that student can attain it. I expect a willingness to learn, a desire to succeed, and a want for excellence. In return, I offer the tools to get the student there!

I know that not every student benefits best from only one method. As such, I employ a variety of teaching tools and methods to best suit each student. Strings students can expect to see a little bit of traditional training, a little bit of Suzuki and little bit of contemporary training. Voice students can see some Sieber vocalizes, some Vaccai, classical, jazz, and musical theater training built on an old-world teaching technique. It's all about giving the student the tools to do whatever he/she wants with his/her music of choice!

On your first lesson, I'll go over the materials needed, what you need to work on, and the very basics so you can immediately get to enjoying your new craft. In a few months, you'll be confident making new music or making better music. Within a year, you should be well prepared for one of my studio recitals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a commercial music teaching studio used solely for the purposes of teaching. In the studio there is a piano, my music library, photo copier, computer, audio equipment, stereo, music stands, standing mirror, and various teaching tools. There is a waiting area for parents, siblings and other visitors.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: All Genres -- child-adult, all levels (beginning through advanced).
Violin: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Viola: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Cello: All Styles -- beginning through intermediate.
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Dwight T. May 1, 2016
Opera Voice · In home
Verified Student
The best instructor I ever had he is very very good at what he does
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Madison January 10, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
James was great. He realized very quickly my daughter was nervous and took the time to help her calm down before continuing with the lesson.
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Alex December 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor. James' teaching technique is very motivational and fun!
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James W.

James W.

Nashville, TN 37214
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$25 / 30-min
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Leandria L.

Nashville, TN

Experienced Violin teacher of 7 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic skills, I especially emphasis learning to read music. I specialize in classical and jazz, and typically use Suzuki books, along with other books with songs/pieces that the students is interested in learning.

About Leandria

Born in Huntsville Al, Leandria L. received her Bachelors from
Tennessee State University with a Commercial Music Performance Degree, since then, she has traveled to Europe to play in work shops and concerts, she's had the opportunity to played for gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr, and Tye Tribbett, and has just finished up her first year of teaching music in a classroom. Her most recent teaching experience was Kids On Stage Academy, where in one week her students learned how to read music and how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Her love for the arts keeps her love for teaching al
ive.

*** Lesson Details ***
Leandria is a laid back teacher but loves to see her students’ progress with their music. She uses the Suzuki method, but believes it’s very important to for her students to learn the basics of the instrument, how to read music and at least 2 songs within the first 3-6 months. In a typical lesson they would start with a scale---saying the note, saying the finger number, and then saying both--- then they would work on which ever piece is their focus at that time, and then they would bow to each other dismissing the lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Their own instruments and music stands.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, however I think it is extremely important that the student learns how to read. I use my own method to ensure this.
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Matthew Q. January 8, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Awesome
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Kristen S. October 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Leandria is amazing! Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is a wonderful person as well. She is so personable and truly felt like a friend to me. I was amazed at how fast I was learning and was having so much fun while doing it. She taught me the basics and foundations and she also taught me to play some fun songs like beyonce's Halo song as well! We would laugh and say we were channeling our inner beyonce. She adapts her teaching style to your learning style and really makes the most of each lesson. Unfortunately my life recently got a little chaotic so I had to put my lessons on hold for a while but when I continue back up I will definitely be going back to her. You can't find a better teacher than Leandria! I would highly recommend her to all people and age groups!
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JANETH M. June 9, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is a good teacher! Recommend for other students! Not a problem.
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Leandria L.

Leandria L.

Nashville, TN 37217
(10)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rivka B.

Franklin, TN

Are you interested in learning how to play the violin? The violin is for anyone who is eager to learn and willing to put in the time and effort.
I teach from the Suzuki method and within four weeks my students are able to play at least 2 songs. I have so much fun teaching the violin, its a fun instrument and I encourage anyone who's thinking about it to just go for it. You won't regret it!

About Rivka

Hi! My name is Rivka,
I'm currently living in Franklin TN, but I grew up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I'm fluent in English, Dutch and Spanish. If you're interested in learning Dutch or Spanish, I mainly focus on the conversational side of the language, but for intermediate/advanced students we can always focus more on grammar.

I use the suzuki method for my violin lessons, students will learn to play by ear but learn to read music.

Hope to hear from you!
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Rivka B.

Rivka B.

Franklin, TN 37064
starting at
$18 / 30-min
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Rachel C.

Nashville, TN

My teachings will assist you in working on orchestral repertoire, solo pieces and any other musical interest you would like to learn about. Students of mine have gone on to advance to audition-only groups.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 8 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument and make music! I look forward to working with you!
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Barbara May 2, 2016
Mandolin · In studio
she made me feel very relaxed. I learn quite a bit even with the 1st lesson. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons.
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Lucy April 28, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor
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Kennedy M. February 2, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Rachel is great!!!
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Rachel C.

Nashville, TN 37221
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$24 / 30-min
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Isaac S.

Nashville, TN

Students can expect a lesson experience expertly tailored to their needs. Whether it is preparing music for a school orchestra concert, starting a student excited to learn, or helping an advanced student prepare for auditions at the highest level, I will make sure that they have the best chance they can give themselves. With an extensive background in both classical and pop, I can always find an angle to help students solve the problems that are keeping them from their goals.

About Isaac

Learning an instrument? Need a teacher? A practice coach? Isaac Shiman graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, UK with a Bachelor of Music (honours) degree in Violin Performance. He has played with numerous artists, including Shane Filan of WESTLIFE.  He has recorded with such producers as Jag Jago (the Maccabees), Joe Kerns (Ellie Goulding), and Ken Nelson (Coldplay).  On tour, he has played in venues ranging from the infamous Borderline in the depths of London’s SOHO, to such prestigious stages as the Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Festival Hall, Dublin’s famed Olympia Theatre, a
nd has been as far as Hong Kong on tour, playing theaters and stadiums throughout Asia. Whether it is classical, rock, or pop, Isaac can give you the push you need to achieve your musical goals.
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Isaac S.

Isaac S.

Nashville, TN 37206
starting at
$55 / 30-min

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