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Scott M.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Parent's Choice Award from Parent's Choice Award
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Scott M.

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Guitar is my main instrument, I've spent thousands of hours playing and teaching. I can show you how to do pretty much anything you want to do or learn on guitar.

About Scott

Hi! I'm Scott. I have a live-broadcasting/recording studio at home and have performed with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I've written, performed and recorded 2 albums and regularly live stream music now. I was a voting member of th

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Zamir
Extremely nice guy, knows what he is talking about, has advice for anything music related. Helped me out a lot with singing, getting motivation, etc.
Nicole C.
Scott is a professional music coach with extensive knowledge of music theory and methods. He meets you at any level and works on your goals. He made me feel very comfortable in our lessons and would give many tips and exercises. I would say I have improved dramatically since I began the lessons. Thank you again Scott!
Dallas
Great guy and amazing, not to mention patient, instructor..
Best gift I ever had.
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David L.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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David L.

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A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and music will slowly and surely open up to the pupil.

In my opinion, tone production and rhythm are the major factors that distinguish a great pianist (and make playing the most satisfying), so this is the major focus of our work. I have a very thorough understanding of proper technique and can prescribe exercises that will strengthen one's weaknesses.

I also have a unique background in that I studied jazz improvisation and classical composition, so I understand the inner workings of the music and can improvise in the styles (jazz, classical, baroque, romantic).

About David

A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and mu

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Nicole C.

38 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nicole C.

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If you're just seeking to improve your voice for church, for fun, a school musical, an audition or for the next X-Factor tryouts we can do that. We will see where are you currently, see what your goals are and I will try to help get you there. In general, I like to take everyone on an individual basis and see what it is that I can do for them.

About Nicole

As a voice teacher and voice coach, I strive to help the student get to where they want to be vocally. For me, singing is something that brings me joy and I hope to be able to share that with you. It took me a while to realize how much music and singing means to me. While studying something ent

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London T.
Nicole was very patient with my daughter and I like the structure she brought to the training. I look forward to seeing my daughter’s progress under Nicole’s training and guidance.
Mya T.
Nicole is an awesome teacher who displays a tremendous amount of skill. She is really able to connect with the student which is a really important quality for any teacher to have! She also has a lot of patience and goes above and beyond during every lesson. She is a great acting teacher and I feel very lucky to have her teaching my daughter!!
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Dennis R.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Dennis R.

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An evaluation of your goals in taking lessons.
An assessment of your current level of guitar playing and music theory knowledge and ability.
A lesson plan based on your goals and current ability level.
Lessons that work towards your goals.
Lessons are provided in classic rock, mainstream rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk guitar styles.

Are you interested in getting started with learning guitar? Are you tired of trying teach yourself? Have YouTube and other free online sources not provided you with what you want? Have you taken guitar lessons that didn't really seem to help?

My first job with a new student is to understand what they are looking for in guitar lessons. Do you want to be able to strum songs that you like? Do you want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Do you want to play along with backing tracks or songs? Do you want to learn music theory? Do you want to enrich your life with playing music? Do you want to write your own songs? I start by understanding what you want to

About Dennis

One of my main passions in music is teaching guitar. My approach is to focus on the student's goals and then to craft lesson plans around that. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome obstacles. I am a guitarist, composer, and teacher. I have been in the music field for over 30 ye

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Ken
Dennis is a fantastic teacher. My son always looked forward to his lesson.
He makes the learning process fun.
I highly recommend him.
Jeff
Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result.
Rachel Lynn
A great and fun learning experience with Dennis. He’s the best!
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Dee F.

58 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
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Dee F.

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I write currently for film and television, published composer. Over 35 years experience as a songwriter and composer. Have won awards for songwriting; have songs in library of Fervor Records, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona. Currently teach Craft of Songwriting classes at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. I have written over 500 pieces of music including: vocal songs, instrumental pieces (piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, solos; string quartets, Classical, Jazz pieces for solo instruments); liturgical music, choral octavos, Bluegrass songs. I have produced 6 studio albums of original music and have a web site of songs, etc. Learn all you need to know in writing, recording, and producing songs. Graduate work in composition and theory. Have fun learning and progressing quickly in lessons with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Mike O.
Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....
Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.
Mike O.
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Allen M.

50 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Allen M.

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I can make a hard or boring subject easy and enjoyable to learn. My priority is student success - I work to make it happen. My ability comes from extensive experience, a history of student success, and personal achievement in the subject.

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Having trouble with a subject? Whether you want to work on improving your grade or aiming for your next 4.0, I'm here to help. From simple to complex, we'll work on it in a way that makes sense to you and allows you to be successful in your class.

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Val
He's great, very friendly and fast, picks everything up so quickly
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Lily L.
Very impressed and satisfied with this experience. He explained each topic excellently and made us feel good about learning. Time flew by and didn't stress us out or bore us. Keep up the good work!
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"My grand-daughters (10-14) visited Crafty Table during the Thanksgiving Holiday of 2014 when they traveled to Chicago from Phoenix, Az. They were introduced to hand-stitching & how to thread a sewing machine. They made wallets& pillows from a wide variety of fabrics & stuffing material. They arrived hesitant of their skills but left capable of describing their projects in-depth. Using millinery terms. They even helped me to construct a beautiful pillow that I treasure from that day. The Crafty Table Sewing Day with their Chicago Grandma ranked higher than Navy Pier in their memory banks!"
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"Cindle is a great teacher and is patient and encouraging! My first lesson focused on assessing my ability and she gave me some tips to begin improving. I look forward to getting better!"
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"Mr. Siddharth is teaching our 5 year old. It has been just two classes and I see my son being excited for the class. Mr. Siddharth is very patient and takes time to go over concepts and tests them out with our son and never rushes him even if it goes beyond time.
Even before the classes started he called us to get an idea on our son's competency level which was very appreciated. We look forward to continue the training with him!"
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"My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed her time with Joshua, he is a very good and patient instructor. She is a beginner at Chess and really seems to enjoy it. It is awesome to see her gears turning while trying to think ahead for her next move."
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Athan is an excellent teacher. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

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Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"She doesn’t say so, but I think she’s always trying to figure my strengths and improve weaknesses. Very patient I look forward to going to work on Saturday for our lesson and that’s a first!"
Jan
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"It was a bit hard to schedule a lesson with him because of our work schedule and his school schedule. He did mention it was finals week for him so i understand. We actually lost track of time and spend an extra 30 mins playing! It was fun! And i will schedule another lesson soon!"
Denise
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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"Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is patient, persuasive, and adept at dealing with young kids. He adapts his lessons based on progress and pushes one to do well. I have seen our son take significant strides in a very short amount of time"
Trish
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"She was amazing. I ask her a lot of questions and she was so sweet to answer without making me feel dumb. I love her!"
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