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About Luke P.

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Winston Salem, NC
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About Luke
I majored in music at Berea College, then went on to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where I completed a Masters degree in guitar performance and served as the graduate assistant to the guitar department.

For the past ten years I have earned a living performing and teaching guitar. I am a certified Suzuki instructor, and I've held teaching positions at Winston Salem State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, along with at least half a dozen other schools and institutions. I've been featured on other artists' records, and received a grant to release an album of my own songs. I regularly perform in a wide variety of bands and ensembles.

I love to teach, and over the years I have taught hundreds, maybe even thousands of lessons. Having learned something from each and every one
of my students, I am now at a point where I excel at honing in on the individual interests and learning styles of whoever comes to me for help. There are many ways to learn guitar. The best one is the one that engages and inspires you the most. That said, there are also music fundamentals that we all need to know. My joy as a teacher lies in finding a way for you to master the fundamentals while at the same time following your personal bliss and intuition. We plot the course together, combining your curiosity and enthusiasm with my years of experience.

I also love working with kids. While they are having fun jamming, I discretely provide them with the technique and musicianship they'll need to excel in any musical environment, whether it's conservatory study or playing in a great band.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your enthusiasm is the key to your success, so my lessons are tailored to the interests and abilities of each student. That said, my classical background and dedication to effective teaching inform everything I do.

All of my students learn Music Fundamentals:
-Technique (habits of movement)
-Theory (how music works)
-Aural skills (hearing pitches, chords and rhythms clearly)

Many of my students use books. There are hundreds of great books these days, and I will work with students from any book they choose. Listed here are the books I regularly use. They all deliver great results:

-Aaron Shearer "Leaning The Classic Guitar"
-Will Schmidt and Greg Koch "The Hal Leonard Method"
-Joe Pecoraro "Read This First"
-David Oaks "Music Reading For Guitar"
-William Leavitt "A Modern Method For Guitar"
-Mateo Carcassi "Melodic and Progressive Studies, Opus 60"
-Leo Brouwer "Simple Studies"

Many of my students prefer to work without a book, and that is a great option too. These students learn scales, chords and theory and develop a repertoire of songs. I will show you how to play any song you'd like to learn. You can also work on writing your own songs or compositions, or improvising in any context, be it jazz, blues, Indian raga or flamenco.

Singing is also encouraged!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: music stands, extensive library of all kinds of music, great sound system and ability to stream any song, several guitars, recording equipment, footstools, keyboard and percussion instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring my guitar and books, accessories as needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in versatility. I regularly play gigs doing classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and world music. All of these genres have a place in my heart, and I've devoted years to learning to play and teach them well.

I am equally polyamorous when it comes to the various things musicians do. I love to sing pop songs, dissect jazz lines, delve into expressive groupings with classical pieces, drill scales and arpeggios, you name it. Reading, improvising, composing and notating, transcribing and playing by ear, memorization, classical technique, blues technique, bluegrass technique, theoretical analysis... hit me up for any of that, or whatever else interests you.
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Nick M. October 11, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
My son really enjoyed his first lesson. He said Luke was very good at explaining things and was very patient with him1
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Yanka C. August 30, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In home
I've had my very first lesson and I've learned so much of the bad habits that I built over the time that I was self-taught, I am looking forward to learning more and to keep pursuing what I love!
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Angela December 10, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Great first experience and looking forward to more! Apart from his expertise in many different playing styles, the most important attribute that he has is his patience.
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Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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About Willy M.

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About Willy
Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records).

As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He also worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves.

While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovet
t and Willie Nelson.

As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!
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Susan Schambach March 7, 2019
· Mandolin · In studio
Willy is a wonderful teacher! I'm excited about my mandolin Journey.
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Charles September 19, 2018
· Mandolin · In home
Willy is super nice and is very patient. Very comfortable with Willy.
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Sam September 11, 2018
· Drum · In studio
My child is so excited to go back. Willy really tailored the lesson to my child.
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Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC 27127
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$25 / 30-min

About Robert R.

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About Robert
Both my mom and dad were musicians and taught private lessons at home, so I grew up wanting to be a part of the music making. Now I am a university music educator who performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative pianist. I hold piano performance degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Yale. In addition, I've studied chamber music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau (France) and vocal accompanying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. I perform as a church musician, choral accompanist, and recital pianist in traditional and more modern styles. I'm active as a collaborative artist in competitions, auditions, and recordings. In the past three years I've been studying ballroom dancing for fun and as an extension of my interest in experiencing music from the standpoint of total body movement. It's been a game-changer for sure!

*** Lesson Details ***
I favor an easygoing approach to lessons as a joint venture (and Adventure) between the student and me. I enjoy encouraging students and responding to their individual needs and levels of accomplishment. I have taught beginners of every age as well as more experienced pianists. For beginners I aim to establish a comfortable relationship with the instrument so that they can feel at ease in playing in high and low registers and everywhere in between. For more advanced players the goal is to connect good technique with their own innate musical skill. Students at all levels will work on their music-reading and sight-reading skills. If your dream is to learn to play piano, I can help you to get started. If you already play, I can help you to prepare for auditions and recitals and, in short, to reach the next level. Let's roll!

*** Studio Equipment ***
six foot grand in living room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
For many years I taught young children from the Frances Clark "Music Tree" series. With more intermediate and advanced students I used the Alfred Series as well as volumes by James and Jane Bastien. I also enjoy teaching and coaching students in the art of accompanying, particularly in choral music and vocal art songs. This is a specialty of mine, as I have made my living as a collaborative pianist. In recent years I have studied more popular genres that include piano arrangements of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rodgers, and many other American composers. While I shy away from teaching these to young students (even of high school or college age), I do occasionally teach contemporary arrangements of hymn tunes (Mark Hayes, Larry Shackley, and others) to students who show promise in handling modern genres, which of course require no small amount of technique and discipline.
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Tatiyana February 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great first lesson. He really gave lots of encouragement and sent her home with homework.
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Lucy January 28, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Highly skilled, positive, and kind!
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Brena' N. April 20, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Robert is a great teacher! He was very patient with me and designed the lessons to accommodate my needs as an adult beginner.
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Robert R.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
(5)
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$24 / 30-min

About Hannah R.

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Lewisville, NC
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About Hannah
I am a vocal performer and educator with a Masters degree in Music. I have a deep passion for singing and for helping others develop their own unique sound. I believe in healthy vocal technique and am committed to providing my students with the building blocks for making high-quality music. My voice studio is a safe, fun, and energetic environment for students of all ages.
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Hannah R.

Lewisville, NC 27023
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$42 / 30-min

About Jack F.

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Greensboro, NC
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About Jack
Jack Fanning has been teaching the bassoon since 2015. He is currently available to teach lessons online, or at the student’s home (and is ready and willing to travel within the NC Triad area). Jack aims to make each lesson fun, enjoyable, educational, and informative. He has helped middle school and high school students win positions in youth orchestras and honor bands in California and North Carolina.

Jack studied bassoon performance with Dr. David Wells in Sacramento, CA, and is currently studying bassoon performance with Dr. Michael Burns in Greensboro, NC. The tutelage of these great bassoonists fostered a love of music education and sharing the magic of bassoon playing with younger students.

Jack is an accomplished bassoon reed maker and makes his reeds available to purchase for his students. The importance of a good reed to
a young bassoonist is paramount; it is key to making great music and being successful from day to day.
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Jessica M. March 11, 2019
· Bassoon · Online
Our daughter was amazed and in "Ah" with all she learned in just her first lesson with Jack. It was fantastic to see her excitement again for private lessons. So excited she wanted to continue playing and practicing even after the session. Thank you, Jack! She wanted me to let you know she is looking forward to many more days like this!😁👍
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Ali October 28, 2018
· Bassoon · Online
Jack is a friendly, encouraging instructor---a great match for my 11-year-old daughter. He's obviously an expert bassoonist, but does a fantastic job of explaining things clearly and simply for the less-advanced student. My daughter can't wait for her next bassoon lesson with Jack!
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Claire June 13, 2018
· Bassoon · Online
Very knowledgeable and friendly, and a great communicator about bassoon technique. Today was my daughter’s first lesson with Jack - She learned so much and has some good assignments to work on before the next lesson. We totally recommend Jack as an instructor!
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Jack F.

Greensboro, NC 27412
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About Amy K.

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Greensboro, NC
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Amy Karnes is a flutist currently residing in Greensboro, NC. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has taught flute and saxophone privately for 5 years. In addition, she served as woodwind and visual technician for the Blue Mountain High School Marching Band for two years and the Williams Valley Marching Band for one year. She currently maintains an active flute studio through Moore Music Company in Greensboro, NC.

Amy holds a Master's of Music degree from UNC-Greensboro where she studied with Erika Boysen. During her time there she pursued research in contemporary American composers. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in flute and jazz studies from Lebanon Valley College where she studied with Robin Lilarose and Tom Strohman. During her time at LVC, Am
y actively performed in several shows, including Sweeney Todd, The Pajama Game, and Bye Bye Birdie. In 2015, Amy won the Concerto-Aria Competition and performed as a soloist with the Lebanon Valley College Symphony Orchestra. During her time in Greensboro, Amy has maintained an active performing and teaching career. In addition to music, she enjoys reading fiction books, making homemade baked goods, and enjoying the outdoors.
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Amy K.

Greensboro, NC 27408
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$25 / 30-min

About Derek A.

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Winston Salem, NC
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About Derek
Derek Wesley A. is a professional singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist currently living in the United States. He was born in North Carolina on February 24th, 1983. Derek began learning music at age 4 with the help of his father (Harvey Dalton A.: bassist for legendary Southern Rock band The Outlaws). Derek would play melodies and chords he heard on the radio or around the house and Harvey would explain to him how these related to each other. At the age of 10 Derek began playing drums, and by fourteen he was playing professionally in the nearby counties.
In high school Derek started the band Blue Dust Box with three of his classmates. This band charted for two weeks at #8 in the Australian Unsigned Artist Charts. Derek was the primary songwriter for the group. At age 19 he moved to Raleigh and quickly became one of the most sought-aft
er bassists in the region, which led to multiple tours of the United States and Canada, as well as countless hours of session work. Derek was also consistently the house bassist for five separate music venues in Raleigh over a 7 year period.
While based out of Raleigh, Derek played with John Custer (Columbia/Sony Records), Kenny Soule (Nantucket/DAG), Nick Hagelin (The Voice/Superstition TV Show, Interscope Records, Carolina Ballet), Daniel "Slick" Ballinger (B.B. King's Oh Boy! Records), world renowned blues legend John Dee Holeman (Martin Guitars/Music Maker Foundation) and many others.
Derek now lives in Winston Salem, NC. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition and his Master of Music Degree in Composition at the conservatory University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
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Theodora February 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
My daughter just had her first lesson with Derek and everything went very well. She is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Kenneth Frazelle December 21, 2018
· Guitar · In home
I had the pleasure of teaching Derek private composition lessons at the UNCSA School of the Arts from 2016 to 2018. He is one of the most versatile musicians I've ever encountered--at home with a wide variety of American styles as well as being an accomplished concert composer. He is well-acquainted with virtually every instrument in the popular music genre, and is a gifted singer-songwriter. Derek is likable and has a winning personality as a teacher.
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David December 21, 2018
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Derek is a fantastic musician and teacher with a wide range of experience in all sorts of music. Whether you are looking for lessons in piano, guitar, popular music vocals, or bass guitar, Derek is a great choice!
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Derek A.

Winston Salem, NC 27107
(5)
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$26 / 30-min

About William W.

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Greensboro, NC

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Beyonce, Chrissette Michelle, Joe, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Fantasia, & countless others got their start singing gospel music. If your voice is a piece of wood, consider me the stain that highlights the grain of your wood. I love meeting people & teaching gospel so please stop waiting & let's get into some gospel singing!
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Tonya April 2, 2019
· Gospel Singing · In home
He was great and very helpful :)
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William W.

Greensboro, NC 27410
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$42 / 30-min

About Michael G.

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Greensboro, NC
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I am a professional drummer, composer and audio engineer/producer! Currently in grad school furthering my studies in Film Music Composition! I have been playing drums since middle school and recording and composing since high school.
I have worked with various teachers and am humbled to have a wealth of knowledge to share with students who are curious and passionate. I've taught many students to play drums and a few in composition/recording. One thing I pride myself in is that I have a goal in every lesson: The student leaves having learned something they can apply. This could be as simple as making sure to play with dynamics, to something as complex as using a compressor to side chain bass and kick drum. I want my students to learn and have fun. Learning music should be an enjoyable escape and not a chore. I want to work with all people
- and I can't wait to help create your identity as a musician!
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Michael G.

Greensboro, NC 27407
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$25 / 30-min

About Sean C.

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Hey everyone!

My name is Sean. I started playing clarinet at 12 years old, and I have loved it and making music ever since. Through the years I have loved playing in my schools band programs, auditioning for region and all-state bands, participating in solo and ensemble competitions, and attending summer and winter music camps.

I was fortunate enough to attend the South Carolina Governor' School for the Arts during my senior year of High School , which really helped me develop my clarinet playing abilities. This led to me auditioning for and getting into the Music program at UNCG, where I studied with Dr. Ed Riley and Dr. Anthony Taylor during my Bachelors degree. While at UNCG I was a member of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra, as well as multiple small chamber groups of multiple configurations, including the Freshman
Honors Wind Quintet.

After graduating with my Bachelor's in Music, I moved to San Diego, CA, where I studied with Sheryl Renk, the principal clarinetist of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Returning to Greensboro, I started back at UNCG working on a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, completing the degree in May of 2017. During these 2 years back at UNCG I studied with Dr. Kelly Burke and Dr. Taylor again. I was fortunate enough to go on a European Music Tour with the Wind Ensemble in 2016 and I completed 2 solo Clarinet recitals.

I currently work in the IT field and would love to be able to teach clarinet music lessons part time, as I really miss being a part of music making full time.
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Sean C.

Greensboro, NC 27408
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$34 / 30-min

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