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Kansas City, MO

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Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

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*Now also offering online lessons*

Guitar

David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.

As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson,
Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

Piano

David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.

As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.

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I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.

With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
#1) Dedicated music room seating for parents

#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents

#3) Amplification provided and music stand.

#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use

#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.

In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
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Alex September 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
The lessons have been going really well. Within just 3 lessons we’ve already noticed significant progress.
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Tammy June 10, 2019
· Guitar · In home
David is awesome! I've learned so much from him already, after only a few lessons.
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Tammy May 24, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
David is a great guitar teacher. I'm a beginner and was very nervous to start lessons, but now I look forward to my lesson every week.
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Piano lessons are fast-paced and fun! I use the Faber Piano Adventures curriculum, so the student will need to purchase appropriate resources. Lessons cover piano knowledge, building technique skills, music theory, improvisation, and performance pieces.

About Angela
I offer private music lessons in voice, piano, and guitar. Primarily specializing in musical theater, jazz, pop, and contemporary worship styles, students enjoy having their own voice in song selection. Lessons offer a variety of technique exercises, music theory, performance practice, and repertoire expansion. I also have songwriting experience and can help students develop their own writing and improvisational skills.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring an acoustic guitar to lessons as well as applicable teaching materials. I will need students that are taking piano lessons to have access to their own piano or keyboard. (Also applies if voice students would like piano accompaniment.)

*** Specialties ***
Vocal Styles: Jazz, Musical Theater, Pop, Classical, Folk

Piano: Classical, Pop, Praise/Worship, Folk Songs

Guitar: Pop, Prai
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Kaitlyn M. January 8, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Very professional, patient and kind. Made the lesson interesting.
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Victoria September 18, 2018
· Singing · Online
Great to work with! Kind and patient with my daughter but also seems to know her stuff!
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Mary June 14, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Angela is extremely knowledgeable in all things voice and instrument. She is very talented in both singing and teaching. I took voice lessons from her & I can say I learned so much about technique, breathing, & how to care for my vocals. Angela taught me to embrace my range & love my voice. She is a great teacher I would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn more in this area.
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About Barbara D.

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Fort Worth, TX

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I have a unique graded program complete with National Testing and specialize in toddlers, preschoolers, elementary and teen ages as well as adults in traditional, popular, classical, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Hymns, Church and/or Inspirational lessons as well. 2-HOUR GROUP SEMINARS AND GROUP COURSES AVAILABLE FOR $75 PER STUDENT (MULTIPLE STUDENTS ONLY).

About Barbara
***I HAVE CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATIONS!***

I PROUDLY TEACH AND TUTOR THE FOLLOWING:
**PHONICS**
**ELEMENTARY READING & MATH - INCLUDING STAAR**

PIANO**ORGAN**SINGING**EAR TRAINING**
****CAMPS**SEMINARS**WORKSHOPS**

NEW 12 WEEK SHORT COURSES:
--Piano for Song Writers
--Piano for Worship Leaders
--Piano for Band Leaders

NEW 24 WEEK SHORT COURSE:
--Beginning Church Pianist I

*******PRIVATE, FAMILY AND GROUP CLASSES******* *HOMESCHOOLS*PRIVATE*PUBLIC & CHARTER SCHOOLS*

NOW ENROLLING FOR PHONICS, READING OR MATH
TUTORING AND ENRICHMENT

PIANO, ORGAN AND SINGING CLASSES!!!

Reading and Phonics is a weekly or Bi-weekly Program. It can be taught as either a full learn to read program, homeshool course or as a tutoring program for problem or challenging areas.

Math learning i
s in attainable and non-stressful increments designed to foster a complete understanding of mathematical concepts and their relationships and to foster a "I CAN DO IT! ATTITUDE!

Do you want lessons that will cater to your needs or the needs of your child and not a book?

My Reading and Phonics lessons are made to dazzle and awe your child into an understanding of letters, sounds, and the written page with several learning enrichment programs as well as numerous supplemental material. I also love to work with teachers when possible and use placement tests to determine where to start and periodically to know how to continue. (The kids just think they are games).

All of my lessons are designed to foster a love for reading, math or music and focus on your reading and Phonics goals or your dream in the music world as well as build knowledge and expertise for all three!

Whether it be a specific genre, general, academic reading, computation, repertoire, not wanting to stumble over words or just wanting to play or sing the songs you enjoy, I have the curriculum and supplemental material to reach your reading, math or music goals!

Beginner? We can get you started on the right foot! I have experience with tweens, teens, adult beginners, seniors and children of all ages. I have special curriculum and activities that enhance interest, reduce stress and help you to maintain what you learn.

Pre-schoolers have a curriculum all their own that teaches phonics, reading or music through lovable animal characters with games on tablet, computer and other resources that teach, reinforce and excite their hearts to learn and retain what they learn.

Does your child have some knowledge but just has not excelled in math, phonics or reading? We can tailor lessons for just that.

Maybe you have some music knowledge but just can't play or sing that special song? We can tailor lessons for that, too!

Maybe your child knows letters and sounds but just hasn't made the leap to reading? We can tailor the lessons to get your child from point B to Z!
Perhaps math is a dirty word or causes your child to cringe or have great anxiety! I would love to help them to enjoy math instead of feeling annoyed at math.

Can you read music but not play on your own? Can you play by ear and not read music? I have experience bridging the gaps.

Is your dream to become a Soloist, harmonizer or karaoke star? Accompany yourself or others or just play for fun? Then why not you and I embark on that exciting journey together!

Is your dream just for your child to be able to read at grade level or above? I will give it my all for them to do so.

Is your dream to become a church musician or play for a choir? or Are you already a church musician but need help with a particular song, program or musical?

Does your Church just sing Hymns? We can do Hymn Lessons.

Does your Church sing only Gospel? We can do Gospel Lessons?

Does your Church only do Contemporary Christian? We can do Contemporary Christian Lessons.

Want to learn it all?

Worship to Him and service to others is the reason that I do what I do!

Try us! You'll be glad you did!!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very laid back instructor, though the classes are very well structured.

Usually, we progress with a chosen curriculum according to the student's or parent's vision and initial overview during the 1st few classes. However, all curriculums are supplemented to enhance student performance and comprehension. Our supplemental material is used to go swifter for material that you grasp well and understand, and slower with more repetition for that that you need more practice, without being monotonous. It is also used to provide appropriate but exciting reinforcement of all material to ensure that material is retained.

We are forever updating material and also incorporate games and enhanced activities to keep lessons interesting and refreshing as well!

I also have experience in teaching autistic, ADD, ADHD and those with varying degrees of brain damage.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Organs
Keyboards with midi/Earphones
Karaoke Machines with microphones and stands/TV capability
Amplifiers
Tablets
Computer with music/reading/phonics games and software/TV capability

*** Specialties ***
Pre-school and Elementary Children through adults of any age especially for traditional theory, technique, performance creativity and all around fun lessons in phonics, reading, piano, singing, organ, music theory and keyboard.

Beginning Organ lessons for any age including beginning church organist training.

Also Children, Adults and Teenagers in ear training, chording song specific and church music.
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Abby A. April 18, 2019
· Gospel Singing · Online
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Kate-Lynn W. March 9, 2019
· Piano · In studio
The class was wonderful, my daughter loved it. She was so excited to get home to practice. I am so happy We found Barbara.
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Tavarous W. October 7, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Barbara had a very positive attitude and worked well with my son. I would definitely recommend her if you need someone who gives good advice on song choices that match the singing style of the student.
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About Lucian W.

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Miami, FL

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- naming notes on the keyboard
- basic finger coordination with both hands
- determining specific musical goals
- reading standard music notation
- repertoire
- understanding harmony beginning with triads (3 note chords)
- Seventh chords
- extended harmony

About Lucian
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Carol January 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
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Salvatore D. April 5, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
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Nathaniel S. March 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended.
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About Jasmine H.

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East Lansing, MI
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Want to learn how to play the piano but unsure of where to start? Well, look no further because I can help students of all ages learn to play music that is exciting, enjoyable and interesting on the piano! Students learn to play music from the great piano masters such as Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Debussy and so many more! In my studio, music theory, technique, sight-reading, ear training, developing stretches and exercises will be included to help build and maintain a strong foundation in piano. Lesson plans and goals are based on student and parent needs which means each student will receive customized lessons! I believe each student should receive the proper training and technique while having a wonderful and fun experience learning to play the piano. Let's start building that foundation together!

About Jasmine
I am currently enrolled in the Stetson University School of Music studying Piano Performance under the studio of Edit Palmer. I will continue my studies in Piano Pedagogy at Michigan State University under the studio of Derek Polischek.

I grateful to be on the Stetson University Honor Roll and Dean's List. Harry has received the Edwin L. Hubbard Scholarship, William E. Duckwitz Scholarship, Stetson Legacy Award and Outstanding Freshman Award. I will graduate Magna Cum Laude and a member of the academic honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.

Additionally, I was awarded two gold cups from the National Federation of Music Club for receiving six consecutive superior ratings.

I have a vast repertoire list ranging from Bach Preludes and Fugues, Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin and Liszt etudes to Bartók Romanian Folk Dances.

In addition to solo reperto
ire, I have also collaborated with Inspirare Women's choir, Young Singers Choir, Stetson University Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and Stetson University Opera Theater.

Harry is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Club, the Orlando Music Club, Stetson University Music Teachers' Association and the Music Teachers' National Association.
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About Jared B.

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Taylor, MI

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I have 22 years experience playing the piano, and I would love to teach you or your loved one how to play the piano! I have been teaching piano lessons in my home for 4 years. My wife and I have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere for students and their families to be in during the lesson.

Beginning and intermediate students are welcome to contact me for more information. I look forward to speaking with you!

About Jared
Hello! My name is Jared Barringer. I was born and raised in the Lynchburg, Virginia, area where I fell in love with music. In Kindergarten I started piano lessons, and in 2nd grade I started trombone lessons. I had a passion to play both instruments in various capacities, including church, school, local gigs, and my local community youth symphony. I attended and graduated from college at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. While I did not pursue a music degree, I had the opportunity to be involved in my church's worship band, and be in several different recruiting bands and singing groups for my college. I played the bass guitar and sang at dozens of different churches, youth camps, conferences, and events across the country to promote and recruit students for my college. In 2014 I moved to Michigan to start my career as a W
orship Pastor at a church. As a Worship Pastor, I am involved weekly in music planning and performance in my church. I love playing music with other people. In addition to my job as a Worship Pastor, I enjoy teaching music lessons in my home. Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
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Jesse July 11, 2019
· Piano · In home
Jared taught my son piano for a year. My son enjoyed the things he learned and is as excited as the next 8 year old for lessons to begin in the fall. I’m glad we went with Jared. He’s magical on the keys.
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About Jacob M.

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Columbus, OH

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Want to learn how to play piano but never had the time? Now is your chance. I will work with you in the time frame you need to develop the skills required to play everything from jazz, to pop, to classical genres of music. We will work on technical skills, hand placement, music reading, ear training, and rhythmic understanding. Before long, we will be playing the songs that YOU want to learn. I can not wait for us to begin this journey!

About Jacob
I am a singer, pianist, guitarist, and violinist. I graduated from Boyce College with a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Voice.

All of my students can expect to learn the technical skills required for their instrument of choice. Once these skills and basic knowledge have been established, we can begin to learn the music that YOU want to perform! I never like to settle for mediocrity and will push you to be the best musician you can possibly be.

I have an extensive amount of experience working with children in many teaching fields, and understand how to teach in a way that they will learn. In addition, I have had an in-depth background check that shows a clean criminal record.

I utilize my musical talents every day for my own song-writing and recording. I have toured and recorded with various other artists and love sharing t
hese skills with others.

My own style is contemporary music, yet I am knowledgeable in many genres and believe that foundation technical skills are required for all styles. I look forward to working with you to achieve your musical dreams!
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Mauro August 12, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I contacted Jacob with the goal of learning how to play a specific song at my wedding as a surprise for my fiancé. It took me 2 months having lessons with Jacob to achieve my goal. I will definitely recommend him! Great teacher! I will have more classes with him in the future!
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Kristina June 9, 2019
· Singing · Online
Very impressed with Jacob and his broad depth of musical knowledge and talent. Patient and makes learning a fun experience.
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Jennifer June 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Jacob is very skilled in various types of music and is very good at using his skills to teach others. He is dependable and works hard to bring out the best in his students.
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I believe that learning should be fun and that lessons should be tailored to the student. I think that skills - from the basics of piano to advanced music theory concepts - can be taught through favorite songs.
I am classically trained in piano and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with piano as my primary instrument and a minor in voice from Averett University. I have taught students in a wide age range in both a classroom environment and in private lessons at my studio.
I’m a follower of Jesus, wife, and grateful mama.

About Emily
Emily is a mama and classically trained pianist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and a minor in voice.
As a teenager, she played keyboard for her church orchestra which travelled and played at multiple churches and a military base. While studying music at university, she opened her piano studio and became primary music teacher at Artios Academy in her city.
Generations can learn music in a fun way, from young children to grandparents!
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Love music? You'll enjoy the most exciting and fun adventure in the world with me! Be interested in the piano? You'll get the most professional training from me! Currently pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at The Ohio State University, I have been teaching kids from different ages and levels for over 8 years. I can handle either kids with diapers or students who are up to 70 years old. Come and join the journey with me!

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Love music? You'll enjoy the most exciting and fun adventure in the world with me! Be interested in music? You'll get the most professional training from me! Currently pursing the Doctor of Musical Arts (highest) degree in piano performance at the Ohio State University, I have been teaching students from different ages and levels for over 8 years I have handle either kids with diapers or student who are up to 70 years old. Come and join the journey with me!
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I teach as young as 3 years old and I teach specifics that apply to real life music application

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I love teaching!! I’m a preschool music teacher and have been teaching private lessons for 10 years! I’m a mom of two boys and we are a musical family! Come learn with us!
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