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Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH

About Jeffrey

I have 25 plus years of music industry experience from singing, performing, writing, producing and touring. Music has allowed me to see the world and my experiences can benefit those who are willing to make the sacrifice to do what it takes to make it in this business

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Jeff is a producer/songwriter who has been in the music game for 25 years. He got his start as a 9 year old drummer, touring around the country with his older twin brothers singing group “Cash” who was signed to Greedy/Casbar Records ran by Don Cornelius (Soul Train legend). He later experienced some success as a member
of a vocal group he created called “Smooth Approach” who released 5 albums and enjoyed success on a regional level and overseas, still selling units today in Japan and the UK. SA had the opportunity to perform with national acts such as Destiny’s Child, K-Ci and Jo Jo, The O’Jays, Gerald LeVert, Bone Thugs & Harmony, P Diddy, Usher, Tyrese, Lyfe Jennings and many, many more.

As a producer Jeff Tight has produced on several projects with local, regional and national artist including Men at Large (East West/Atlantic) Hayden Haidue (Biv 10/Motown) KAT (BMG), Lanji (Arista), RAM-Z (TVT) Smooth Approach (Executive Hits) and most recently Cosette (Atlantic), Karin Deanna (Artist Factory/Hiram Hicks), Nikko Smith (American Idol) Joe Little (Atlantic) and Toya (Epic). He has written and produced several commercials for Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, Sierra Mist, DIY, Ford, as well as theme songs for the International Basketball League, The Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.

Jeff Tight’s style is versatile; he produces music in the following genres, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock, House, Techno and World Music. He’s ventured into the world of acting with his role in the feature film “You Got It” as a member of a struggling singing group who finally get their big break in the end.

He produced the movie soundtrack along with co-producer Steve “Chaste” Berry (24/7 Kevon Edmonds Arista, Blazin RAM-Z TVT). Jeff’s talents were utilized for a national voting campaign headed up by Block Buster Video and the NAACP in an effort to encourage African Americans to vote. He produced the theme song entitled “Race To Vote” and it aired nationally on BET for 2 months and was featured on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” nationally. Jeff Tight’s song “Where dem boyz at” was featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and the latest group produced by Jeff Tight DEEP 3 has been featured on BET’s Wild out Wednesday twice and MTV’s Next Pop Group.Jeff Tight’s music has also been featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Currently on ESPN Radio’s “Really Big Show” as the opening theme song.

Jeff Tights goal is to become a multi-faceted, multi-Platinum producer/songwriter and be able to create music that the whole world can dance to, make love to, vibe to and live with forever.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn fundamentals that will help you take your talent to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in recording studios with piano available.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B
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Carlton S. October 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
HIghly Reccomended

Jeffrey is definitely a great music coach he has been working with me on my vocals and helping me key in on what i need to work on to get where I want to be. The vocal exercises and songs that he suggest i work on is a big help. The take home work he gives is definitely a big help. Above all of that his dedication to his work I can say is strong and I like it. I definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a coach who has the experience and can give you that push in the direction you wanna be I say book him you wont regret it!

~CJ Sims~
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Tario H. July 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
This Teacher has Great knowledge

I have been taking lessons with Jefferey R. for a lil over a month now and i must say when i first scheduled the lesson i was skeptical of how the lesson would go. but after working with him i have to say he is very skilled in vocal training. He has helped me explore what my voice can do, is teaching me the fundamentals and what it takes to sing on a professional level. If any student is serious about improving their vocal skills and moving to the next level... i would refer them to Jefferey R.
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Jeffrey R.

Jeffrey R.

Maple Heights, OH 44137
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Julian T.

Cleveland, OH

About Julian

Julian has always been a creative and diverse musician, breaking down the distinctive barriers among different genres of music. He received his training both at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and from the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which he recently received his Masters in Music Performance. Though his training has been largely classical, he also has interests in jazz, fiddle, Latin, hip-hop, electronic and many other styles of music. In 2006, he became one of the core members of the eclectic hip-hop band, The Off Button, an elegant fusion of upright bass, banjo, violin, percu
ssion, vocals, and rap artists. Since then, he has also performed with a large number of ensembles and bands, including the Meadows Symphony Orchestra at Southern Methodist University, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and numerous chamber music ensembles. Mr. T. has also performed with the The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was the lead violinist in the flamenco group, Nomad, and, most recently, is one of the founding members of the Eridanus Quartet. His current aspirations have been in composition and performance, writing many original pieces and arrangements which contain elements of both classical instrumentation and electronic audio elements.

In addition, he has also been an avid violin instructor and has maintained a private teaching studio for over 7 years. Over the summer of 2010, he was on faculty for the Chamber Music Festival through the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory department and was one of the main directors and instructors at the Coda Music Academy in West Virginia. His extensive knowledge of the instrument and stronger focus on teaching practicing techniques have enabled his students to do very well and even some have gone on to win awards in various competitions and festivals. His plans for the future include pursuing a music career in composition and performance, as well as maintaining an avid teaching studio.

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Julian has been an active and successful violin teacher for over 7 years, with students from the ages of 4 to 56. He has taught not only private violin lessons to many students, but has also taught in masterclasses, been on the faculty of music festivals and camps, and has coached many various ensembles and chamber groups. All his students speak highly of him in maintaining a good attitude throughout lessons as well as his ability to explain and detail the finer details and techniques of the violin. In addition, it is important that every student learns the 'language' of music, to learn not only the technique, but to learn music as a medium to express what words cannot€” heroic stories, deep emotions of the heart, or pure joy and happiness.

Julian's technique is based mostly on Galamian-style technique, based on perhaps the greatest and most influential violin teacher of the twentieth century, Ivan Galamian (1903-1981). Galamian was well known for his incredible devotion to teaching and his students, as well as a solid technical approach to the violin, incorporating aspects of both Russian and French style violin playing. He had many extraordinary and successful pupils such as Michael Rabin, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Jamie Laredo. Two of Julian's own violin teachers, Jan Mark Sloman and David Cerone, were also Galamian students, making Julian part of the third generation of the 'Galamian lineage.'

In addition to providing private one-on-one lessons every week with his students, Julian likes to give the opportunity for his students to perform, play for other students, and to learn some music theory and history. One cannot get everything out of music and the violin without learning how music works (theory), where it came from (history), and how to express yourself through music to others (performing). And while every beginning student begins their studies in the Suzuki method, Julian encourages his students to explore other kinds of music and is always open to requests from his students to learn different pieces.

Every student is important to Julian, and he devotes his time and knowledge in order to see every student progress and learn not just the violin, but important life skills such as dedication, attention to detail, time management, and the value of repetition, among others. For music is not just an exquisite art form and an enjoyable hobby, but a strong discipline, fun and useful for people of all ages and any talent. Whether a student is serious or not, learning a musical instrument can be fun, rewarding, and fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: bookshelves, coffee table, sofa chairs, plants, parents can sit in on lesson (encouraged)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide music and instrument. Also a cup of coffee - just kidding. I will provide the rest, teaching aids, etc.

*** Specialties ***
For beginners, I mostly focus on Suzuki Method. I also like to add in Etudes and scales, starting with Wohlfahrt and Schradieck. For more advanced students I work closely with them to come up with a personalized repertoire lesson plan. While I teach mainly classical music, I encourage students to try other types of music, such as improv or jazz, and am always open to taking repertoire suggestions from students. I teach classical music first to students to give them a strong technical background. Once that is accomplished, then any learning any other type or genre of music becomes a lot easier. It is mostly a matter of learning the small nuances of each style.
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Nicole L. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
As others have said previously, Julian is very patient and kind. Thank you!
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Lingz June 21, 2012
Very kind and patient. Works well with my son.
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CarolJ April 10, 2012
Thomas J.

Julian is very patient, kind, understanding and helpful -- communicates extremely well to our ten year old girl who has been diagnosed mild ADHD (not severe enough to merit special education services, but she receives accomodations at school to help her stay on task, complete work, etc. -- e.g., extra time on tests). Julian instructs her in such an excellent manner that she is able to focus well and comprehend directions clearly. We would like to know if Julian has any motivational strategies to help Arryanna who has difficulty staying on task for an appropriate length of time in practice times at home.
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Julian T.

Julian T.

Cleveland, OH 44118
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH

About Barbara

Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood.

Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that,
you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument!

In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any combination of string instruments you are working with, I will work with your group to improve your cohesiveness and your musical style.
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Kylee Z. September 15, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Kylee really enjoyed her first lesson and is pumped to play this instrument. Barb was super nice and Kylee worked well with her.
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John D. January 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very professional and easy to work with!
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Sara L. December 3, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is an amazing teacher! My son looks forward to lessons with her and can't wait to tell his friends and family what he has learned each week. She knows what pace to work at and is very patient. Wonderful teacher !
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Barbara D.

Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH 44087
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Noel S.

Beachwood, OH

About Noel

Guitarists: Check out my TakeLessons article - Master These Metal Scales so You Can Shred http://takelessons.com/blog/metal-guitar-scales-z01

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A professional music venue hosts spring and fall recitals; Instruction from a paid performer; I hold a Master of Music degree and an Ohio Teaching Certificate!
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As one of my students, you can come to expect a friendly welcome at the beginning of the lesson and then throughout expect our main goal to be helping you make your best music possible. I possess a wealth of knowledge
and skill collected from decades of practice, master classes, winning competitions, earning degrees and performing both in bands and as a solo artist.
I am relaxed and happy, disciplined and product-oriented while at the same time understanding the difference between practicing for improvement and statically repeating the same exercise or passage over and over. We want to make the most of our time during the lesson and your practice sessions by focusing on achieving your goals quickly.
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Noel S.

Noel S.

Beachwood, OH 44122
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jay R.

Cleveland, OH

About Jay

I am a freelance percussionist based in Cleveland, Ohio. My current performance career is primarily in orchestral settings, but I also have experience in a variety of other contexts, including solo recitals, chamber music, symphonic band, musical theater, marching, jazz, rock and latin.

I received my Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music in 2013, and my Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015. I have studied with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic and London Philharmonic, as wel
l as great soloists and chamber musicians.

I have taught at a variety of levels, from group hand drumming courses, to high school masterclasses, to advanced audition coaching. Whatever instrument or style a student is interested in, I enjoy helping to develop core musical and technical fundamentals in a way that is customized for each individual.

Every person has some level of unique musicality within them. I look forward to helping you find yours and grow it to its fullest potential. Often I learn a lot myself through the process of teaching, so let's learn together!

Since I teach a variety of instruments, I have no equipment requirements for all students. However, I do request that students who are just starting out have a minimum of a practice pad such as the Remo 8" tunable pad or comparable, and a pair of drum sticks such as Vic Firth SD1 or comparable.

Due to my constantly changing schedule as a freelancer, I am very flexible for lesson times. If you don't see a time that works for you, please still get in touch and we can find a suitable time.
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Brian August 2, 2015
I have known Jay Ritchie for quite some time and he has always exhibited exemplary playing and teaching abilities. He is constantly striving for and achieves excellence in both areas. We've had a lot of ensemble experience together and in every ocassion he takes the time and has the patience to mentor younger students. He has had many leadership roles and those students that he tutors invariably leave the ensemble with confidence in their own abilities.

As a clinician, Jay presents engaging material in an interactive and participatory way. While I've seen many clinicians talk about worn-out topics, Jay always focuses on important areas such as phrasing, ensemble playing, and general musicianship. His masterclasses are always thoroughly researched and masterfully executed.

Jay is the ideal private lessons teacher because he's so experienced in every idiom in the percussive field. Whether you hope to be a professional orchestral player, drum set artist, hand drum specialist, or marimbist, Jay is the guy to study with for an inexhaustible wealth of knowledge. Because of his expertise as a player and his patience, encouragement, and sensitivity as a private lessons teacher, I recommend
Jay in the strongest possible terms.
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Jay R.

Jay R.

Cleveland, OH 44106
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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