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About Eric S.

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Las Vegas, NV
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I have been playing since I was a child. I studied privately with some of Chicagos finest teachers including: Dan Faith, Jeff Decker, Steve Hawk, and Paul Wertico. I attended the Percussion Institute in Hollywood, Ca when I was 19. I have taught in the Chicago area and now in Las Vegas. I am a very patient teacher and hope to make lessons fun and exciting.

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I try to run lessons just like a school would teach any class. Goals, objectives, homework. I make a big effort to show why you have to learn the stuff and show how it can be used in the styles of music you like.

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practice pads, sticks, and book

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Specialize in rock and pop.
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Eric S.

Eric S.

Las Vegas, NV 89117
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$40 / 30-min

About Glenn W.

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About Glenn
I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancement of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At age 14, I auditioned for, and was added to cast of a
network television variety program, "The Gene Carroll Show", that was a television institution for over 30 years in the Midwest. I was a featured performer on that program for over 7 years, all the while perfecting the art of "playing to a camera." This experience was invaluable, and the knowledge I gathered is now included in my curriculum. I also began performing a solo act in the nightclub circuit at the age of 15, performing up and down the "north coast" from Cleveland, OH, (my home), to Erie. PA. At a very young age, I learned the difficult art of choosing musical material and pacing a show; also adapting to performing under a myriad of conditions with a vast array of musical accompaniment. After graduating college with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, I assembled my own band, and took to the road. That experience eventually brought the act to Las Vegas in 1982. Over the years my show has been a staple in major casino cabarets in Las Vegas, and all over Nevada. Since my first engagement at The Landmark Hotel in the early 1980's, I have literally been up and down the famed Las Vegas Strip many times over. The Desert Inn, The Dunes, The Stardust, The Maxim, The Tropicana, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Bally's, The Flamingo, The Imperial Palace, The Four Queens, The Golden Nugget, The Fremont, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and a three year engagement at The Riviera. My show is truly comprised of musical variety; classics, show tunes, jazz, rock, blues, r&b, country. Even a presentation of "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera, that I perform in full costume. It is this ability to successfully deliver an extensive repertoire that I am enthusiastic about passing along to the next generation of entertainers.

I have been truly blessed in my career to have experienced so many highlights; too many to document. From winning an understudy roll in the Broadway Musical "Platinum" starring Hollywood actress Alexis Smith, to performing our National Anthem at events ranging from Major League Baseball to ESPN Boxing to receptions for major dignitaries, to recording 7 albums and a full-length video, to being asked to perform for Mr. Frank Sinatra at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, I have lived a full life on stage, learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge gathered along the way.
Now it is my desire to escalate my status as an educator to a more "one on one" experience; availing myself the opportunity to pass along that wealth of knowledge to individual students who aspire to enjoy the entertainment profession as I have, providing them with the skills needed to successfully compete. Or, should it be their choice not to pursue entertainment as a vocation, to gain a working understanding of all facets of their instrument so as to gain a better appreciation of music. Whatever the goal of the student, I feel that I am equipped to provide them with the tools needed to achieve that goal.

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Content of Sessions

Generally, the first 10-15 minutes of each lesson will be focused on vocal warm up and exercise. (For guitar students, we will review the previous
week's assignment). For Vocal Students, it is understood that the voice mechanism is made up of muscles, and as an athlete prepares for a sporting event, a singer must prepare to vocalize. It is at this time in our lesson when the student will develop good habits of voice maintenance, which will serve them well throughout their careers. The proper care and preservation of the vocal unit cannot be stressed enough, especially for pubescent and pre-pubescent students. Vocal chords in a developmental stage are most susceptible to damage, and because they are particularly sensitive, they must be handled with care. Our warm up regimen is designed to strengthen as well as preserve the singing voice.

I am not an advocate of getting too involved and "bogged down" in the technical aspects of singing, especially with the young students, and
especially early in our program. This is not to say that breath control, tonality, pitch, etc. are not vital to good singing, because these workings are ESSENTIAL, and their application will certainly be incorporated into our studies. Some instructors, on occasion, have a tendency to lose sight of the fact that much to do with singing happens "naturally", and too much focus on the "technical" can actually be inhibiting. This can alter a beautiful, natural tone into one that is unnatural and contrived.

I adhere to the philosophy that above all else, SINGERS WANT TO SING SONGS, and musicians-in-training want to play music. That is our focus, and all of our training is conceived with that objective in mind. All the technical knowledge and coaching serves no purpose without practical application. It is my belief that the most significant progress occurs when a vocalist is singing a song.

Nearly every element of instruction can be utilized in the performance of one song. This is why the majority of our session time will be spent "in song". For the very young student, we will concentrate our efforts with the students choices of favorite and familiar songs. The older students will undoubtedly have favorite songs, styles and artists. Special attention will be paid to the genre most enjoyed by the student, but diversity will be emphasized as well, and a variety of genres will be unpacked and explored. I believe that whatever a student's musical goals and aspirations, it is in their best interest to gain knowledge and insight in all facets of music, singing, and performance.

The most vital pre-requisite for any student is their enthusiasm. My ambition will be to harness that enthusiasm and channel it productively through stimulating instruction. Our sessions will be informative and educational, but always predicated upon "having fun with music".

I am proud to feature a curriculum that emphasizes the entertainment aspect of singing as well as the technical; created to benefit all ages and experience levels, from beginner to seasoned professional. After just weeks of my "Triple Threat Training" a student will begin to see astounding results: vocally, musically, and in the art of performance. I am excited to share my knowledge with you. Let's get started!

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My studio is equipped with a full vocal sound system with microphones that I utilize to teach the valuable art of mic technique. Young students enjoy using the mics and hearing themselves sing and perform. Since our lessons are predicated on enjoying the art of singing, this opportunity has proven invaluable. For the advanced performer, studying all aspects of amplification and what a singer should know about their stage sound is a part of our educational curriculum. My studio is furnished with the equipment that is essential to mastering that knowledge.
Since the practical aspect of my course is based on singing songs, I provide all the latest technology required to allow my students the opportunity to sing the songs of their choosing, with and without the lead vocal tracks. I feel that when students are singing their favorite songs, it offers me the greatest teaching opportunities. I make certain the every musical genre can be represented, and feel I have the knowledge and ability to guide the student is whatever their musical tastes. My studio is also equipped with piano (for vocal exercises), and guitars, which gives me opportunity to accompany my students when the musical moment is appropriate. Be assured that all the technology I need to fulfill the educational needs of my students is but a step away!!
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George G. August 1, 2017
· Acting · In home
I was very pleased with Glenn and the help he gave myself and two other co-workers on the presentation we have to make this week at our conference. Glenn quickly picked up on what our outcome was and coached us in that direction. Many valuable tips and ideas for input was extremely helpful. Glenn also had a superb sense of humor and we shared plenty of laughs along the way also....highly recommend Glenn!
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Louise R. May 25, 2017
· Music Performance · In studio
Glenn has so much experience as a performer that he offers very practical suggestions!
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Alexandra November 17, 2016
· Acting · In studio
Very nice and friendly first impression
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Glenn W.

Glenn W.

Henderson, NV 89074
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About Edward E.

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My name is Edward and I have been playing music most of my life. I was involved in every form of music education that I could find, and took private lessons on guitar and piano for ten years. During this time, I learned that I improved when I performed music that I liked. I attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and received a B.S. in Studio Music in 1996. I then moved to San Diego, CA and started my own business teaching music. The lessons were taught at the students' homes and I incorporated the students' interests in teaching. I have also performed for many years and have written many songs that have been recorded and performed.

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My teaching method is unique; I never teach the same way for everyone. The main objectives I teach include performance, reading, ear training, theory, composition and improvisa
tion. I find that playing examples of music that you like is the best way to improve skills. I will recommend books that best suit your style and level. The main styles include (but not limited to) rock, blues, classical, pop, jazz and country. Please contact me if you have any other questions about my teaching methods.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha 88 key weighted action digital piano with recording features. I also have music stands and amps for guitars. We have a smoke and pet free home. I also have a large collection of sheet music and music books available for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will travel to your home. Clark County, NV

*** Specialties ***
Music, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass
Sight reading, ear training and songwriting
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Max .. June 15, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Edward has been giving my older son piano lessons for about a year. Now he's started teaching my younger son how to play the guitar. Both boys look forward to his lessons every week. Edward does a great job with both of them. We've been so happy with the job he does- very professional, accommodating to their needs and is a wonderful person. I would give him the highest recommendations!
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Joe D. January 30, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is very patient and I feel that I may learn a lot . I will see as time goes by how it is going . If I feel that it not a match I will let you know.
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Michelle C. November 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
Excellent experience so far, very pleased. I'm an adult starting piano again after many decades off. Would definitely recommend Edward!
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Edward E.

Edward E.

Las Vegas, NV 89149
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About Britni F.

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Henderson, NV

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About Britni
I have been studying the voice and healthy vocal
methods for over a decade. Previously, I was a Certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) Instructor under Maestro Seth Riggs, and am now currently a Certified Institute for Vocal
Advancement (IVA) Instructor.

I am very passionate about singing and teaching, and have so much fun doing so. As a voice instructor I require of myself to constantly excel and commit to a number of educational
hours and events each year. This process encourages me to be a teacher who is constantly growing and bettering myself for my students. I am passionate about continuously advancing my education by observing Master Teacher's from
around the world instruct both vocal pedagogy and performance development courses.
 My devotion is to help each student find confidence, strength, and agility in their own unique v
oice. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to communicate and connect with people. I am quick to help my students feel at ease
and build their confidence – while also diagnosing the voice and helping the student grow and improve. 

While being fun-loving and easy-going I also take great pride in helping my students to succeed in every capacity possible.

I have studied with the acclaimed Jeffrey Skouson as both a vocal student and as a teacher. Other Master Teacher's I have at one point studied with, or under, are: Maestro Seth Riggs, Greg Enriquez, Spencer Welch, Linda Tomkinson, Kathy
Kennedy, John Henny, Dave Stroud, Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm, and more.

 I am immensely passionate about teaching and furthering my education and experience, and am completely devoted to continuously educate myself to be a first-class teacher for my students. Come on in and enjoy the fun of singing!

*** Lesson Details ***
While studying voice may have its challenges and frustrations,
it still can be (& should be!) enjoyable and inspiring!

In our lessons you will spend the first half vocalizing and warming up the voice, and then the second half working on repertoire. I will record your vocalices (on a CD or other device) for you to practice with for the week. I am not a genre teacher, but a technique teacher. With whatever genre you wish to sing you can apply the technique. I will work with you on your song to change vowels and notes where needed, and also help you to connect to the story of the song.

I try to make the environment I teach in stress-free and
enjoyable. Before coming to a first lesson a student may feel intimidated or nervous, but please keep in mind that I am not here to judge or tear-down a student... Instead I am here to take them where they are at and help them to improve and grow. I will also never ask you to do something that will harm your voice – your vocal health is my main priority. I stand behind my education and personal experiences, and will only deliver my personal best to you.

As stress-free as my lessons are, there are still a few
expectations. I ask my students to do their own part and practice their vocalices throughout the week. The vocalices are designed to help your voice strengthen and increase in range and skill, therefore by practicing during the week you are helping your voice to continue to grow.

Come willing to learn, have fun, and make some silly noises in the meantime – you will be making some funny sounds, but they are designed to strengthen the vocal cords agility and adduction. In a nutshell, come prepared to sing! What good is a voice lesson without some singing?! Am I right?! :).
Also come prepared knowing you will make mistakes – mistakes are an important part of learning, and the sooner we stop expecting perfection is actually when we start to learn & grow the best. I do not expect perfection, just growth! And most of all, come prepared to have fun and to learn!

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio I have a piano to play scales, computer to record lessons and play songs, a sound system for music, a microphone & stage for performances/showcases (which are done at least twice a year), and a waiting area.
My current studio location is at a Theatre Company located in Henderson near 215 & Gibson. Parents are welcome to sit in the lobby or relax in their car as their child has their voice lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I studied the Speech Level Singing (SLS) method for over 8 years, and was a certified teacher in the method for over 2 years. I am currently now a certified teacher with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). I have requirements within my certifications to test yearly with a Master Teacher to ensure I am teaching healthy & proper technique. I specialize in technique and, regarding genres, I focus mostly on Broadway or Pop. However, through the technique I teach, I can help any genre of singer improve their vocal abilities.
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Sara May 22, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Britni is fun, energetic, and knows her stuff! Both our kids love to sing with her.
Thank you Britni, we love you!
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Christopher L. May 8, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
She coached me in my audition for a professional Las Vegas show. I don't normally consider myself a strong singer, but she was easy to work with. Also I got the part and was with the show for one year.
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Bret April 27, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Britni has a way to help a nervous but aspiring singer feel relaxed. She is a gentle leader. Another thing I appreciate about her is her continuous education. I know my teacher is always trying to be the best version of herself, & if she doesn't have an answer she goes looking for it. She comes highly recommended!
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Britni F.

Britni F.

Henderson, NV 89014
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About Dianne K.

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North Las Vegas, NV
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With a Bachelor's degree (major instrument: piano, secondary instrument: voice) and more than 25 years of teaching experience, my students enjoy learning a variety of musical styles, as well as technical skills and music theory to enhance their learning and performance.

I met the piano at the age of 5, and fell in love the first time I sat on the piano bench. I immediately started taking piano lessons and have loved it ever since. I began taking voice lessons as a teenager and also studied organ for 7 years. I love making music, listening to music and sharing music with my students.

I have been a private teacher, choir director, Music Minister, organist, and classroom music teacher for over 25 years. Making music brightens every day.

I am married to a great guy and we have raised two children, both of whom are musicians i
n their own right. We have recently relocated to the Las Vegas area and I am looking forward to sharing music with the people of the North Las Vegas area.

*** Lesson Details ***
Preparing students to play and perform music for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of their friends and families is the goal of the piano lesson.

The lesson begins with a review of the technique and songs from the previous lesson. Music theory is included as it applies to the music the student is working on. During the performance of the assigned music the student is shown how to make short exercises of problem sections. Games and improvisation are included as time permits and they apply to the student's music. Self-expression, encouragement and fun are the underlying themes of all we do.

Students are given options for the music they are working on and are encouraged to bring music that they want to play to their lessons. Music is chosen from a variety of styles, including classical, pop, hymns, jazz and movie/show tunes. Students are also taught to play from a lead sheet (melody line and chord symbols) beginning fairly early in their course of study.

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5'9" grand piano, recording equipment, games

*** Specialties ***
MTNA member
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Jane Murillo January 23, 2017
· Piano · In home
Dianne made me feel comfortable & time flew by. I look forward to learning more & I know she can help me achieve my goal.
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Linda November 29, 2016
· Piano · In home
Dianne was very helpful and patient with me. She is also very knowledgeable about her craft and makes sure to explain each step in the learning process so that you fully understand what's going on and how to proceed before moving on to the net step.
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Gino May 31, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Dianne is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. She relates very well with my 7 year old granddaughter and makes her feel at ease and eager to learn. I highly recommend Dianne when looking for a piano teacher.
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Dianne K.

Dianne K.

North Las Vegas, NV 89084
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About Richard G.

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I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love.

Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Professional, and find great reward in sharing my experience and knowledge with my students.

When the "aha" light goes on, it's truly a wonderful moment for me, and encourages me to drive my students to build towards more of those moments as students, and then ultimately, for themselves as they learn to grow for themselves.
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Frankie L. October 27, 2016
· Photography · In studio
Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie
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Rodney September 23, 2015
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Great very informative
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Richard G.

Richard G.

Las Vegas, NV 89119
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About Rob C.

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Las Vegas, NV

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BM Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 1989
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
School of Rock, LV, NV 2011-13 (music dir./private instructor)
Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA 2008-08 (teaching assistant/private instructor)
Drummers Collective, NY, NY 1993-95 (sub. instructor)
Independent drum instructor for over 25 years.
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John August 12, 2015
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Rob Cournoyer. Where to begin... I was 17 years old when I had started taking lessons from Rob. It was my senior year of high school and after hitting a wall after years of being self-taught, began studying at Hoffman's Music in Houma (my hometown) with a man named Troy Percle. After awhile, Troy told me that if I wanted to go to Berklee, I should look up this guy, who had just begun teaching in Houma. So, I did and from lesson number one, I learned so much. New concepts, new methods, new ideas. But also, Rob was gracious enough to share his worldly experiences with me, a teenager with dreams of grandeur, and through his teaching, helped me to be prepared for the reality that comes with being a working musician. It is work, it will be hard. But it is what you love. Like Tony Williams once said,"We play because we must." Rob is the embodiment of that statement. Long story short, Rob helped me prepare an audition piece for my Berklee scholarship audition and sure enough, they offered me a substantial amount of money to attend their school, which I had been dreaming of going to since I was 12 years old. He helped a big dream of mine come true. I studied with him until I moved out of Houma and up to Boston. Today, I am a working drummer in Nashville and can honestly say that one of the true highlights of my education, was having Rob as a teacher. Not only of drumming, but of life. You would be doing yourself a tremendous service to have Rob Cournoyer be your teacher. Thank you, Rob. I am happy to be able to call him a former teacher and a present friend.
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Michael August 6, 2015
· Drum · In home
Rob, has been instructing our 11 year old son for the past couple of years. He is easily the best music instructor I have seen. His passion for music and drums keeps our son excited about his lessons. He teaches in a fun but organized approach that does not overwhelm our son. Our son's improvement after every lesson is very noticeable. I recommend Rob unconditionally. Our son also highly recommends Rob.
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Nikki July 29, 2015
· Drum · In home
Rob has been teaching drums to my 14 year old son for about 2 years. He is an incredible teacher and it is amazing how far along my son has come since he started working with him. Rob has a friendly and easy going personality that allows kids to feel comfortable with him. My son has been playing drums for about 5 years and since he started with Rob his drumming ability has gone to a whole new level. Rob has taught my son many different styles including rock, blues, jazz, samba and so much more. Rob is a very talented drummer, a great teacher and just an all around great guy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons.
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Rob C.

Rob C.

Las Vegas, NV 89149
(6)
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$60 / 45-min

About Arianna D.

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Professional musician
Studied at Orange County High School of the Arts and Musicians Institute
Been playing drums since I was 13, 12 years total
Currently drummer and lyricist for actively performing band
I also teach and play bass, guitar, and Audio Engineering.
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Arianna D.

Arianna D.

Las Vegas, NV 89106
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$25 / 30-min

About Christopher S.

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Hey! My name is Christopher Sanchez and I'm a senior at Shadow Ridge High school. I've been playing the flute since the 8th grade and played the trumpet and French horn prior to that. I've played at the smiths center with the Zion's Youth spring concert this past year, SUU honor band in Utah last school year and with the CCSD honor band last year. I've also been in the pit at my school's plays, such as Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd! I was also in marching band for 2 years! I get along with people pretty well and people tend to be relaxed and chill when they're around me. I'm passionate about music so I know music theory on top of my flute playing ability. I hope to become a performer or educated in music in the future, and I also plan on going to Berlin for college! I hope to hear back from you so we can get started on lessons!
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Christopher S.

Christopher S.

Las Vegas, NV 89131
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$34 / 30-min

About David V.

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I am a working drummer/percussionist/multi instrumentalist based in Las Vegas. I regularly perform in major productions here such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet. I was a performance and music education double major in music school and I have been teaching private and group lessons off and on for about twenty years. I am well versed in many instruments and styles of music and always incorporate an overall understanding and development of many aspects of music such as reading, theory, composition, audio and recording, instrument maintenence and repair as well as many different styles and techniques.
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David V.

David V.

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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$42 / 30-min

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