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About Michael A.

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Rochester, NY

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About Michael
Hello everyone, I am Michael - I am currently in school at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY pursuing my doctoral degree in vocal performance and literature. I have sung all over the world in operas, musicals and with professional choirs. I enjoy teaching all levels of singing and love to inspire my students to reach their full potential. Singing should be fun and it can become even more exciting when the fundamentals start to fall into place. I am a casual but professional teacher and like to tailor my teaching to each one of my students. I like to make singing a very concrete and sensation based learning experience so students can rely on more than just their ears to guide themselves. Good singing is good singing, period - any genre ,any style... it all stems from the basics and setting up a strong foundation on which t
o build the voice.

American baritone Michael most recently performed the role of Lieutenant Audebert in Silent Night by Kevin Puts with Buffalo Opera in New York. Other recent credits include: Sam in Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein at the Aspen Opera Center, Marcello in La Boheme by Puccini in San Diego, CA and Tom in Gershiwin’s, Blue Monday with Opera de Tijuana in Mexico. Michael will return to the Aspen Opera Center this summer to sing Frederick Egerman in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Most recently on the concert stage he was the baritone soloist for the Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop and Haydn’s Seasons with the Eastman Philharmonia in Rochester, NY. In 2016 Michael received the second-place award in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Rossini Competition adjudicated by the famous Rossini tenor, Rockwell Blake. Michael is currently pursuing a doctorate in music performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where in 2019 will sing the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
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Madeleine January 16, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
Great teacher - funny, patient and understanding. I look forward to more lessons with Michael in the future!
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Elizabeth January 8, 2019
· Classical Voice · In studio
I started lessons with Michael having done both contemporary voice and years of choir. But prior to training with Michael, I'd never really been coached as to how to properly sing in a classical style. He's allowed me to find an entire element of my voice I didn't know I had and made it incredibly straightforward to progress. I now absolutely love singing in a way I didn't previously think I would.
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Abby January 8, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Michael is knowledgeable, funny, and thoughtful. I am a wind instrumentalist, and Michael tailored voice lessons to discuss topics specifically related to my areas of experience. I would highly recommend Michael for voice lessons!
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About Charles W.

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Gilbert, AZ
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About Charles
I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Pr
eparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

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I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"
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Cindy December 27, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Instructor is very talented!
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Brekyn J. October 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
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Kristina K. October 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
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About Sam M.

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New York, NY

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About Sam
Hi!
I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater, Shamrockfest, The Black Cat, Half Street Fairgrounds. and Gaylord National resort.
For the past three years I have been teaching guitar lessons to student of all ages, with excellent results! I always keep the students interested by teaching songs they are excited to learn, while also making sure that they continue to grow as a guitarist and musicians. Lessons can be in Rock, Jazz, or Pop styles, and on acoustic or electric guitar. Music theory is included to the extent that the student and/or parents are interested. Lessons can be at my hous
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Thanks!
Sam
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Dara July 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
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Karen .. June 21, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.
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Anabel H. June 2, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Sam is very patient.
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Sam M.

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About Taylor P.

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Saranac Lake, NY
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About Taylor
I am a 26 year old tutor, I have been playing guitar for 20 years, piano for 10, ukulele for 10, and bass for about 20 years as well. I have been teaching music for multiple years, and have worked with a wide variety of students (young and old) and instruments. I like to take a relaxed, productive approach to teaching music to help students develop their own style and let their creativity flourish in ways that a traditional class in music wouldn't allow. I can help you learn what you want, and if you aren't quite sure what that is, I can help you along in the process.
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Taylor P.

Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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About David B.

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Fort Mill, SC

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About David
My Online Clarinet student Jay Shankar made 1st Clarinet in the 2016 Carnegie Hall United States National Youth Orchestra!!! I have had 4 Clarinet students make the NAfME National Honors Band/Orchestra 1st Part since 2012 when it was formed. In 2018 I had 2 Clarinet students who made 1st Chair in their All State Band.

I am an Internationally recognized Clarinetist, and teach for 2 online European based Music Conservatories.

I have taught with faculty from the Philadelphia Orchestra including many Principal Members at their Music Festival for over 6 Seasons. Extensive experience teaching all levels from beginners (have taught many, many just starting out) to Professional Players who come to me for help. A current online student in Virginia's 10th Grade Student got 1st Chair All State Band this past year (my Grand-student was 1st Ch
air All State), and I opened a Masterclass for legendary Berlin Philharmonic Clarinetist Karl Leister in Madrid this past Summer. I seek students who are willing to work hard, and have a lot of fun getting great.
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Raymond L. June 18, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
David was my first online clarinet coach and you cannot have a better teacher when you want to learn quickly and correctly. I took 13 lessons and it changed my life as a clarinetist. I highly recommend David.
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Ellen D. February 10, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
there are many clarinet players. Some are good, few can teach, and a minuscule amount are both. You have just found one of those few. This man has judged at international competitions, and has incredible patience and memory. He has studied under an understudy of the founder of the american school of thought for clarinetists, and always knows what you need to know, even if you are only in 8th grade.

This is the one.

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Linda January 14, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
David is flexible and geared towards the needs of the individual student. I am returning to the clarinet after more than a 40-year absence and he is able to accommodate my requirements. He is friendly and makes the student feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons with him.
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About Grace G.

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Kensington, MD
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About Grace
Hi there! My name's Grace and I'm a voice teacher and a classically trained performer. I’ve been in the DC area for about 2 years now and am delighted to grow my voice studio! If you or your child loves to sing and would like to take your singing to the next level, feel confident as a soloist, or prepare for an audition, give yourself or your child a classical basis for how to healthfully sing. Now is the time! I have a varied background: I started out in musical theatre and choirs and now sing with orchestras, opera companies, and churches. I began teaching privately in college, then taught private lessons, before proceeding to the Westminster Choir College, where I received a Master of Music in Voice and Voice Teaching (formally Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.) Hope to meet you soon!

*Note* Due to the number of students I currently t
each, I no longer travel to student’s houses. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Maria April 9, 2019
· Classical Voice · In home
Grace is an amazing instructor. She has an expertise in singing and can guide your voice in the right direction, especially with her patient and positive way of teaching. She also personalizes the lessons very well and has you singing what you would like to sing and reach your goals!
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Michael December 13, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Grace G. is always well prepared for lessons with my 10 year daughter. My daughter is in special education at school and Grace relates very well with her and has helped her focus and stay interested during her lessons. I would recommend Grace for childrens singing lessons.
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Grace G.

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About Scarlet F.

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About Scarlet
Hi there! My name is Scarlet and I can't wait to meet you. I've been teaching private lessons since 2017 and have loved helping my students learn how to read music, play guitar, and learn the songs they love. I currently attend the UNLV School of Music
for music education. Teaching music is my passion. I'm easy-going and my schedule is flexible. Learning a new instrument can be very daunting and frustrating, especially if you do not have a teacher. To combat this, I strive to make lessons fun, organized, and tailored for your success. Happy to answer your questions. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Brian February 23, 2019
· Classical Guitar · Online
Scarlet was an amazing teacher! Helped me quite a bit with guitar
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Esaul July 10, 2018
· Guitar · Online
She is so patience, passionate and very skilled teacher. I made a great choice in picking her.
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Esaul July 10, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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About Jason D.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Hey folks, Ive been slamming my drums for about 20 years, I have a fun exciting approach to teaching. Sometimes it can be boring to get bogged down with rudiments and classic drum lesson material, Im not that kind of teacher. I have a back round in psychology as well as music, and I understand the importance making any subject exciting to the audience. So heres my approach laid out below in a few easy steps.

1. Ask you what music you love, and what are some songs you want to learn how to play.
2. While helping you to rock out to your favorite songs, like a pro, I will be assessing certain chops you need to work on.
3. Slowly work in some basic drum rudiment work, to help you play the songs you love even better, and add in some of your own flare.
4. Eventually have you perform one of your songs live in front of friends and family, if yo
u feel up to it.
5. Continue to build your skills in an organic, fun, engaging , performance goal focused teaching method that I truly believe in.

Heres some of my credentials:
1. Trained at the Drummers Collective in NYC in 2002, specifically with Memo Acevedo, and Sandy Gennaro.
2. Was signed to Universal Music/ Gotham Records in 2006 with the band Chiba Ken.
3. Toured the country , released original music that was licensed to Television, and Movies.
4. Continued on to do sessions work for various artists, mostly in the heavy metal genre.

Drumming has been my life for a long time, and Im very passionate about the process of development that occurs when taking on a challenge like learning drums. I will make this lots of fun, we will laugh a lot, we will rock out to your favorite music, while also developing important skills for music and for life. Thanks for reading this far, you are already showing your commitment.
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Jason D.

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About William Y.

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About William
Thanks for these moments. We design our student-centered lessons to perfectly fit your personality, natural talents, and abilities. We are always kind, patient, positive, professional and we truly care about your emotional and learning needs. "46 years" of teaching experience in private music lessons and my "masters in education" help me to enable you to get your grandest music dreams as fast as possible. I inspire you to "love your lessons and your practice" and "grow extremely fast". I regularly inspire and guide my students in playing at a twenty-year playing level, after about two years of lessons. We teach proper piano technique, music theory, sight-reading, and improvisation.

We teach you to play "the music you want to play" including any of these if you want: popular best sellers by superstar musicians, old standards, movi
e themes, love songs, classical music(Beethoven, Bach, Mozart), EZ-play music, professional musicians' charts, country, church, jazz, pop,lead sheets and more. Being a full time traveling entertainer for many years gave me the secrets to becoming a professional entertainer. Cody, one of my students was ready to give up on his music career dream when he came to me, after a few months of lessons he has become a full-time professional entertainer. We save you money and save you time with our exciting and inspiring teaching-learning activities. We currently have some fantastic students, we want to add you to this wonderful group of amazing musicians from five years old up to students in their 70's and 80's. Would love to teach you and I want to answer all your questions, click the ask William a question button on our public profile page. We teach music theory, sight-reading, improvisation and how to read music.

Julie's review is "the regular normal experience" of 99% of my students. Usually, with a little practice, you can play amazingly well after three months. I say two years to cover noncompliant non-practice students who maybe being forced to take piano lessons. It stills works even with them but it takes a little longer. By the way, this is my personal teaching method I invented, it is based on 47 years of experience and my masters in education. I also use eclectic nontraditional powerful teaching-learning activities and games that are based on powerful hidden secrets of the universe. You will love these lessons, they are fun and quickly transforming. I also use the internet and internet apps to accelerate learning.
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Ryan October 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I have always struggled with site reading Mr. Young made it easy. Me. young is the best teacher I have ever had.
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Julie October 4, 2019
· Piano · In studio
When I came to Bill I had hopes and dreams of having the ability to read and play any kind of piano music. As a child I struggled with reading music during 3 years of lessons with a strict classical teacher, but held on to the dream. I have waited over 50 years to live the dream I am fulfilling now. Bill had me reading and playing any piano arrangement I wanted in 3 months. I play classical, gospel, movie themes and more and loving it all. His unique teaching method inspires you with an "I can do this" attitude. He analyzes who you are, your own style and abilities and raises the bar with every lesson. As I play, he shows me how to enhance my performance with every note. He couples insight with knowledge and his 30+ years of experience to create a true pianist. He tells me I am the composer when I play, own the music. He tells me "don't just play the music, become the music". After 2 years of lessons I am living my dream and preparing for concert level opportunities. Whether young or old (I am 73 years old), Bill can inspire and teach you to play. I often wonder where I would be in the music world if he would have been my childhood teacher. I highly recommend Bill to start your child's music foundation on the right track or for yourself - to live your dream too. Thank you Bill for all you do and who you are!
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About Sally G.

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Syracuse, NY
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I am a classically trained horn player and singer who has freelanced professionally throughout Colorado and New York and has taught private lessons since 2004. I received my training at SUNY Fredonia and the University of Colorado, Boulder respectively. Outside of my music career, I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology department at Syracuse University, but I still occasionally perform professionally on a case-by-case basis. Being a well-rounded person has made me a more effective and understanding teacher, and my goal is to help my students achieve musical success as one part of a multi-faceted and dynamic life.

My teaching philosophy is based on the premise that music is a cumulative, lifelong endeavor, so I always teach with each of my students’ musical futures mind. I want my younger students to explore this new, cre
ative medium in a safe and fun environment. Developing solid fundamentals is the basis for musical exploration, so I attempt to blend traditional methods of learning technique and theory with music making that is meant to be fun and rewarding. I believe that balance is the key to success in music and beyond, so my goal is to teach them how to find balance in their playing. For older students, I spend less time worrying about my goals for them and more time helping them develop and achieve their own goals. A student who enjoys playing but is not interested in seeking a career in music will be receiving a very different lesson from me than one who has ambitions of being the absolute best in their field, but that is perfectly okay! I do have high expectations for all of my students, but those expectations are guided by my understanding of the students’ desired outcome. For all of my students, regardless of their age, I realize that I am teaching a whole person, someone who has their own culture and perspective that is unique to all of my other students, who needs their own individualized program of study. I am prepared to meet their needs in whatever way I can.
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Sally G.

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$50 / 30-min

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