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Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA

All styles, technique, chords, individual notes, scales, theory, performance, finger styles, ragtime blues, bluegrass flatpicking

About Lynn

Whether  you are 5, 25, or  perhaps 75 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.  

Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique &
will  be life long.  I look forward to sharing  your
excitement as we pursue the path to comfort, confidence & the
eventual, inevitable joy you will achieve with your new friend.

*** Lesson Details ***
In a calm, easy going atmosphere you can expect to laugh a bit, as it is called 'playing music', as well as become focused & disciplined to succeed.

You will learn
to have an understanding of how to read & play a minimum of 3 songs each month, & will be picking up enough music theory as it applies to your instrument each week to feel confident & inspired to continue on as far as you desire.

We will learn how to 'play well with others' in informal as well as more structured gatherings every few months, with no pressure, only compassion & encouragement.

For those wishing to join in the fun of playing bluegrass music, we will start out with technique exercises, scales, basic melodies & accompaniment patterns to prepare you to learn this unique & exciting style of American music. There are many gatherings in the area called 'Pickin' Parties' that I want to get you ready to participate in as soon as is humanly possible.

If you are one of those brave souls undertaking the lovely but challenging fretless instrument, the violin, my main focus is to get you started with the all the necessary basic techniques - holding the instrument & bow correctly, getting the best possible tone & pitch using efficiency & accuracy, mixed with a great deal of ear training & heart.

Specific songs you'd like to learn? Your reward for accomplishing what I deem necessary on whichever instrument you've chosen will be for us to then listen to & analyze your desired piece, & I will then write it out in either tablature or standard notation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson studio contains music stand, tuner, metronome, & there is easy parking in the well lit front lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have own instrument & be willing to purchase necessary tools as recommended at their first lesson for their instrument & playing level, such as music stand, tuner, pick, book, strap, etc. at a local music store or on line.

*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Contemporary Christian, Americana, Ragtime Blues Guitar, Fingerstyle, Flatpick, Accompaniment, Ear Training, Theory, Harmony

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Rayna & Brandy C. March 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging!
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Fred T. February 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very skilled teacher. Look forward to lesson 2
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Jen Blake January 7, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Looking forward to next week!
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Lynn K.

Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA

Personalized lessons, finger style, rhythm, blues, scales and theory.

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skills.

I am an original New Yorker, but have lived in Virginia Beach for the past 12 years. I began studying piano at the age of 8 and have not stopped playing since. It is a gift and a joy to be able to share my love of music performance with people of all ages and abilities. I have also sung in man
y choirs in addition to performing professionally on the piano and the guitar, both as a soloist and ensemble member.

I rejoice in the success that I see in my students as they learn and gain appreciation for the gift of music. They become more and more eager to share and more and more open to the possibilities ahead.

*** Lesson Details ***
I listen well to my students. They are free and encouraged to express their goals and soon, they become more and more comfortable doing so. They begin to understand that even though I am their instructor, we are working as a team and that my goals for them are directly tied to the goals they have set for themselves.

My teaching style is natural, relaxed and yet, very enthusiastic, all at the same time. I have patience in abundance and my continual student affirmation is well received. I give most attention to personalizing instruction for each of my students. My passion for musical expression is contagious and readily shared. It is a joy to teach music, to contribute to the growth and delight that I witness through a student's progress.

I have taught music to both children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. My teaching approach remains the same, save for the goals that suit the specific student, which we discover early on, sometimes even at the first session, together, right from the start. My beginning students receive the attention necessary to encourage their desire to persevere, which includes positive feedback (which is abundant) and a teaching style that fits his/her level of learning. My student's success is my goal. This is my jubilant mission.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, amp @ mini-amp.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 4 guitars, 1 classical, 2 acoustic/electric, and 1 electric, which I can provide for the lesson, if necessary.
I own a Baldwin Acrasonic piano.

The students will need to buy their books.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Clear presentation of the instrument and the most comfortable way to achieve the best playing results. Emphasis on Theory including chords and improvisation.

Styles: From Classical to Broadway to Folk to Rock to Jazz to Blues.
Genres: All
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Colleen G. June 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My granddaughter took lessons from Barbara for 2 months, and then had to stop due to personal circumstances. During the time she was with Ms Barbara she learned a great deal and made a lot of progress. Barbara was patient and understanding and put the lessons to my 6 year old granddaughter in ways that she could understand. If our circumstances should change in the future I would definitely bring my granddaughter back to Barbara for piano lessons. Thank you Barbara - I think you helped instill a love of piano in my granddaughter!
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Jayden B. March 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She keeps my son on task and learning quickly.
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Lauren R. January 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is fantastic. She is makes learning music fun with grounded basics and fundamental teaching. The environment is welcoming and well suited for music learning. Barbara has helped Lauren move her music knowledge forward in one session that was very meaningful. Lauren was able to practice her guitar later that evening stress free with joy and confidence. Lauren has been dreaming of taking guitar lessons for a while and this first experience has been s dream come true. Thank you takelessons for helping me to connect Lauren and Barbara.
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Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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$40 / 30-min
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA

Guitar lessons are tailored to the individual student. Young children I teach music fundamentals and reading along with chords and popular music. Adults are goal oriented and generally know what they want to play.

I would love to teach some contemporary Christian music!

About Karen

Hello.

Making music is unlike anything else you've done. At the same time, making music will strengthen everything else you WILL do!

I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching;

- patience
- persistence
- keep it fun
- change it up

It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading and learning how to learn!

I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like children!

Stay a child! Learn som
ething new.

What are you waiting for?!
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Thanga August 5, 2016
Piano · In home
My son was learning Piano lessons from Mrs. Karen. It was really a great experience. He loved learning from her. She went above whatever is there in the book and taught him extraordinarily. Really appreciate her extra care in teaching her students!!! Thank You Karen for having you as my Son's Piano teacher.
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Jeanette May 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is wonderful with my 5 y.o. son. She is an excellent instructor and you can tell she loves what she does. Thank you, Karen, for starting my son on what I am sure will be a lifeline love of music.
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Dave E. May 6, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is great teacher for the very beginner and the advanced musician!
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(8)
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$22 / 30-min
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Andrew M.

Chesapeake, VA

You will learn to play melodies: Mary Had A little lamb, Ode to Joy, etc. as well as chords to rhythm. If you have songs you wish to learn we can do that and if you want to learn to play guitar and sing that is possible. Any pop songs on the radio we can learn and have you playing for your friends.

About Andrew

I have loved music since I was a child. I began playing clarinet when I was 11 years old and slowly picked up new instruments like the saxophone, harmonica, guitar, ukulele, flutes, whistles, kazoo, and others. I enjoy any style of music and have a desire to learn as many instruments as possible. My line-up of new instruments to learn are: accordion, banjo, trombone, the cello.
I love to teach and share my passion for music with others. My hope to is make people into learners of music proficient in learning any instrument they wish.
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Tracy H. January 14, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Simply put, Andrew is the best. His genuine love and passion for all-things music was obvious the first day we met him. He is great with kids. He is flexible yet reliable. We love the fact that he tailors his lessons, homework, and incentives to the needs and interests of each individual student. We are confident that we could not find a better guitar instructor for our daughter.
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Shelly January 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Andrew is an amazing instructor for my daughter. She has blossomed under Andrew!
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Laura December 5, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My son hasn't been interested in music lesson in the past. Andrew has an amazing way of relating to kids, youth and adults that make them comfortable. We love Andrew as our guitar teacher!
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Andrew M.

Chesapeake, VA 23322
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Brandon G.

Virginia Beach, VA

I'm very young and full of both energy and experience. I teach everything from a practical perspective and won't teach anything without an explanation as for how its used. I'm primarily an ear-player, however also a solid sight-reader, so I can teach to both perspectives. I'm also experienced as a camp councilor and am excellent working with kids. I teach both flute and guitar.

About Brandon

Flute and guitar teacher in Virginia Beach with more than ten years of music experience. I'm very young and full of both energy and experience. I teach everything from a practical perspective and won't teach anything without an explanation as for how its used. I'm primarily an ear-player, however also a solid sight-reader, so I can teach to both perspectives. I'm also experienced as a camp councilor and am excellent working with kids.
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Angelina L. August 27, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Brandon was fabulous. Polite, on time and most importantly he instructed in a manner that interested and engaged my daughter in playing guitar.
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Daniel July 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
This is our first experience having our kids take music lessons from home. Brandon has been responsive, easy to work with, personable and teaches well. Has only taught one lesson so far.
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Grant June 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
We have been with Brandon since he began teaching and he is really fantastic! My daughter (7) takes flute and my son (13) takes guitar with him and neither have anything bad to say. I can say from experience that he works great with older and younger kids. Very helpful, very positive, and very fun teacher.
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Brandon G.

Brandon G.

Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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