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About Mark G.

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Most recently, Mark's drumming can be heard on multi-platinum selling recording artist Mark Slaughter's solo CD, 'Reflections in a Rear View Mirror.'

In addition to being a full-time working drummer, Mark is guiding veteran and up & coming drummers with their musical careers both privately and at Nevada Music Academy (March 2014 to present).

Mark is currently accepting serious-minded adult students for in-home or online lessons. Drum set students are required to have access to a drum set; snare drum students are required to have a snare drum or practice pad.

*****BACKGROUND*****

With inspiration from a music-infused household, Mark began playing drums at the age of eight, shortly after relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. Within a few short years he was performing with various school bands (stage, jazz, orchestra, marching) and o
riginal rock bands formed with musicians from the local music scene.

Mark studied classical and rudimental snare drum performance at the Murray Spivack School for Snare Drum and funk, jazz, rock and Latin drumming under the tutelage of Irv Kluger, Chuck Silverman and Richie “Gajate” Garcia.

Mark’s first big break came in 1986 when he toured with the legendary Hollywood based hard-rock band Masque, which included the famous circuit clubs in Los Angeles supporting such artists as Warrant and Poison. Shortly after, Mark spent two years performing and recording with MTV favorites D.R. Starr and the M.D.’s, securing his place as one of Los Angeles’ “go to” drummers.

Drum lessons with Mark are informative, results-driven and loud at times! “Together, you and I will develop an ‘Individualized Learning Program’ designed just for you,” says Mark. “We’ll work at your level and at your pace – and we’ll have fun doing it!” Mark has been working successfully with students as young as 5 years of age. Beginning students will be playing basic drum beats during their first lesson and playing along to songs within several lessons. Experienced students will further develop reading chops, grooves, fills and rudiments.

To date, Mark has recorded and performed with numerous rock acts and is active in the local music scene. In addition, Mark is a two-time Las Vegas Rock Hall of Fame inductee.
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Rubin H. January 22, 2014
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On time, very professional, amazing skill-set and very patient with my child. We feel fortunate to have Mark as an instructor.
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Brad M. January 5, 2014
· Drum ·
Mark rocks!

Mark’s incredible skill as a drummer is only matched by his abilities as a teacher. In just a short time with Mark’s instruction, I have made vast improvements in my drumming. At my first lesson with Mark, he determined my skill level and what I sought to achieve with my lessons. Almost immediately, the fundamentals Mark showed me were translating into my drumming with my band. Mark has opened doors in my playing that I didn’t know existed. Mark is incredibly patient and really cares about ensuring I receive significant benefit from my lessons. Mark really goes out of his way to make sure I fully grasp everything he shows me. I would highly recommend Mark for anyone who wants to learn from a true master at his craft and from a teacher who takes pride in his students and his teaching. Thank you Mark!!
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Adam W. August 1, 2013
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I have had many different types of music teachers through out my life and Mark is by far the best. He is very serious about helping his students do what they want to do. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Mark took my goals seriously and did what he could to help me understand the techniques to be a good drummer. He broke things down in to little steps that helped me to practice on my own and figure specific drum patterns out, He gave me the tools to improve myself as a musician, Mark did not have to but he chose to put a lot of his own time in to teaching me what I wanted to learn He obviously cares about his students and takes them seriously. I highly recommend him to any future students
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Mark G.

Las Vegas, NV 89135
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About Britni F.

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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 Rob C.

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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
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$60 / 45-min

About J. Pablo G.

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Pablo possesses a natural talent for music and is also academically accomplished. I believe Pablo was prepared for each lesson and his compassion for this subject was very high.
I've had a couple different private teachers prior to Pablo, but Pablo was the only teacher that excelled at improvisation and had a more methodical approach to musical performance. The first few lessons consisted of learning theory and how the music scales are related to each other. As the lessons evolve, we use that knowledge to start improvising. Even though I play guitar as hobby, Pablo gives me the motivation to get better as a guitar player. I hold him in the highest regard, and I would rate Pablo as an excellent teacher.

Based upon his knowledge and ability to play guitar, I believe he would be one of the best teachers to take lessons from.

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To potential Guitar students and parents.
Pablo is the guitar teacher for my son. He makes learning very enjoyable. He teaches in such a comfortable way that you don't realize you are studying. He teaches all the basics and theory with the song of your choice. He has a very pleasant and patient personality. He gives the students confidence with lots of praise and affirmation. He loves music and guitar and he passes that on to his students. I highly recommend this talented teacher. June B.
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Pablo is a fantastic teacher who helped me push through the barriers taking me from a beginning guitarist to intermediate and beyond. He teaches in a very clear and direct style, touching on all the things that makes someone a well rounded guitar player, chords, leads, improvising, theory, tempo and creativity.

My lessons with Pablo weren't just guitar lessons, but music lessons, as he broke down music theory and how it relates to writing your own song, or improvising with a group. He does this in a way that's practical for guitarists, with mental shortcuts and tip that can only come from a seasoned guitarist / songwriter / all around good dude. Clyde B.
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J. Pablo G.

J. Pablo G.

Las Vegas, NV 89108
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$50 / 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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About Charles C.

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Henderson, NV
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I’ve been an active musician for over 40 years. I performed in rock bands from middle school through high school until I started my training at Berklee. After graduating with a degree in composition, I resumed touring with rock and pop bands until my early thirties. For the next ten years I taught privately and released 5 recordings of art music that received enthusiastic reviews both in the USA and in Europe. Three of these recordings were electronic and microtonal in nature, and two were solo piano recordings. Also during this time I became a certified teacher in the State of Connecticut.

After this phase of my life, I took a position as head of the music department at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. I ran every aspect of the department for 5 years before leaving to focus on my studies in film score music. After completing an 18-month
course with Music for the Media (London) I opened a studio in New Hampshire at the granite Media Center and scored 15 TV episodes and 7 films before moving to Los Angeles for additional opportunities. I’m currently living in Las Vegas, still playing and composing, and still loving the music!
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Charles C.

Charles C.

Henderson, NV 89012
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$42 / 30-min

About Scarlet F.

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My name is Scarlet. I have been playing guitar for 8 years. I currently attend the UNLV School of Music. I am studying to become a music teacher. As an aspiring teacher, I am educated on how to work with students with special needs. I am also educated on how to work with students from diverse backgrounds. I can adapt my lessons to meet you or your child's needs.

In high school, I started learning how to read music, music theory and, of course, how to play guitar! After school, I would spend hours upon hours singing and accompanying myself to my favorite songs. I loved that feeling so much that I decided to go to school for music and become a music teacher.

Classical guitar is my specialty, but I excited to teach other genres of music. At this time, I do not offer electric guitar lessons. I encourage you to learn finger-style before
you move on to electric guitar. You will be able to transfer what you learn with me onto the electric guitar.

***I will customize our lessons for your pace. No experience is needed. I look forward to our lessons!

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end" - Jean Sibelius
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Nish N. November 27, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Scarlet is a great teacher. I have learned a bunch and I appreciate her time and effort. I really enjoy her schedules for me to practice by myself. She is patient and understanding.
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Michael October 30, 2017
· Classical Guitar ·
Scarlet is an excellent performer, as well as a great teacher. In the performance class we share at UNLV I am always impressed by her incisive comments and insight, as well as her playing. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Scarlet F.

Scarlet F.

Las Vegas, NV 89154
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About Ian K.

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Learn from the best with Scotty!
16 years of teaching experience. Lessons available for Guitar, Bass guitar, Clarinet, Piano, and Vocals! Now accepting brand new students for all instruments and all levels! Learn at your own rate, lessons are fun and exciting! Experience playing and teaching various styles!
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Ian K.

Ian K.

Las Vegas, NV 89117
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$42 / 30-min

About Adrian T.

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A great teacher or mentor or even friend can help shape one's life. I have had the great privilege to have been taught by some of the best and brightest musicians around the world and know first hand how mentors can awe one with infinite possibilities and opportunities that await in the world of sound. I only aim to give back some of this magic, and keep this wonder alive and spreading among everyone.

I have been playing guitar since I was 11 years old, producing music since I was 12 years old and have been actively involved in the recording and live music scenes of Las Vegas since the age of 14. I attended the Las Vegas Academy as a Guitar Major and recently graduated with my Associates of Business degree from CSN. I'm now 20 years old, and although that may seem young, I have a wealth of experience and knowledge that I would absolut
ely love to share with you. I can teach anything from guitar, bass, vocals, drums, some beginner piano, music theory, production and so much more.

To learn something, you must become obsessed with the craft- I've been obsessed with this craft since before my mind could even conceive what I was hearing! What better way to learn is there than to jump straight into the madness with someone (yours truly) who is already obsessed and constantly learning new things about all music and sounds?!

Let me help you realize and actualize the musical potential that you never knew you had!
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Mia L. January 10, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I am a beginner acoustic guitar player. I was very impressed with him. He is well rounded musician and very patient teacher.
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Matt January 9, 2018
· Drum · In studio
This was my third teacher after looking for about a year. Awesome to work with and he really knows his stuff! He easily explained some tough techniques that I had never been able to understand. Now I hold it down with my band and we’re about to start playing shows!
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Mark January 6, 2018
· Pro Tools Software · In home
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Adrian T.

Las Vegas, NV 89148
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About Akiko G.

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Hello! I have been playing the piano ever since I was 6 year's old, and have been teaching piano over 15 years. I began teaching piano when I was working on my Bachelor's Degree in Music and also taught vocal music at a local elementary school. After receiving a B.A. and a teaching license, I have taught vocal music at elementary schools and choir at both middle and high schools. Because of this extensive teaching experience at schools, I am good with young children and teens.

Even as a pianist, I strongly believe that ear training and solfege singing play a big role in learning to play piano. In addition to teaching playing technique and artistry, my lessons include music theory, ear training, sight-reading and solfege singing. I specialize in classical music.

I homeschool my daughter, so I am available during the day to especi
ally teach homeschool children and their families. I am fun, organized, very patient, and I am an excellent teacher. I can't wait to hear from you!
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Ron January 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Grandson has been taking lessons for about two years. Highly recommend Akiko. She knows how to keep my grandson focused.
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Akiko G.

Las Vegas, NV 89102
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