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We will be focusing mostly on flamenco, classical and Latin finger techniques in a variety of styles. Those focus is to develop the student in a technical way so that they will have a well rounded grasp on the instrument to play whatever they wish. We will also work on song repertoire in class with both songs chosen by me and the student.

About Azuri

Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've learned with my students.

Art is one of the most important tools we have as a culture and contains in it a shared history, tradition and the keys to future ones. Whether it be through the primal qualities of music or the impulses of dance, the records of drawing or descriptions of writing, these are the tools for our expression. I have had the great fortune to study, in many different settings, a small piece of these traditions and sharing them is paramount in respect to receiving them. I love sharing knowledge and I hope to elevate yours as a st

udent.

Teaching Philosophy -

My teaching philosophy is built on well rounded communication, explanation and examples. So, that a student can truly understand and learn a topic, surrounded in a very humorous, light and supportive environment.
Along with being provided good information, a student learns better and feels more motivated to learn when there is a balance of positive support and confidence building accompanied by constructive criticism and examples/information that can help a student assess what ever walls they may be meeting in their musical growth.

I understand that all students/artists have different goals they wish to achieve. So it is very important to me to accommodate each individuals needs and wants to help them grow in the fields they wish too; However, In that I have played music for a long time, I understand there are certain things that a student may not have been exposed to yet; It is important that while focusing on a students artistic goals they respect and are open to the suggestion and guidance of their teacher.

I truly believe music has an amazing influence on the world and has the ability to change peoples way of thinking. Therefore, I try and keep an open awareness to all music, so that I can understand all different musical languages utilized to communicate to people, and I don't believe I will ever know them all. I hold it to attention to influence my students somewhat similarly so that they can shape the landscape of how we communicate musically in the future.

I also try and be very patient with my students. Knowing that when I feel rushed, it makes information more difficult to comprehend, remember and allocate. I love watching the gears run in my students head, so I try and provide information that pushes a student but is within their abilities.

HUMOR is very important. I like to break people out of their shell by telling a joke and hopefully getting one back, so they feel more comfortable and free. One of a Artists worst enemies are nerves. Keeping things light-hearted and maybe even a little small talk can be very helpful to a students development and growth on a topic. After all, Art is meant to be fun and we should enjoy every moment of it, in fact we should enjoy every moment in life period.

I understand music requires focus and discipline and I have certain expectation of a student to understand that and practice. You can't buy chops, you can't buy music theory etc. you can get help but eventually your the one who must understand it and play it.

I am here to help you. Based on what I know and what I have extensively studied, I will do all that I can to help you achieve your musical goals. I am here to answer your questions and help you grow. I love teaching because I love sharing knowledge; As long as your seek it, it is here for you. Otherwise, I'd still love to hear some jokes.

Education -

MUSIC
_Bachelors in Music - 2016 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Associates in Music - 2011 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Major in Music - (Academy for Visual and Performing Arts) - 2008
_Garden of Angels - 2003 - Performance Academy

DANCE
_Krump, Pop-n-Lock - 2012 - (Xtreme)
_Break Dancing - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_Traditional Brazilian Dance & Samba - 2014

MARTIAL ARTS
_Capoeira - Current - (Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen)
_Wing Tsun - 2013 - (Johnny from the Emin Boztepe School)

ART
_Graffiti - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_General Art - 2008 - (AVPA)
_Painting - 2003 - (Garden of Angels)

Much Love,
Azuri Zen M.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm very disciplined but am also very light hearted. It's important for me to assess things seriously, so that one can understand a topic or piece of information.

I generate my lessons based on the individuals needs and therefore draw from various curriculums, sources and examples, such as : MI curriculum for ear training, Theory, Single string Technique, Reading, Rhythm guitar, Ted Greenes Chord Chemistry, Berklee Guitar Method, as well as The Real Book, other artist books(Eric Clapton, etc.) The Guitar Players Hand Book, Bach pieces and self developed curriculums, relative to the topic at hand and students personal goals, amongst many others.

-Beginning students within three months of consistent lessons should have the ability to solo and playing chords to songs that they are interested in and songs provided in the lesson along with a basic understanding of the major scale and its relationship to all of the diatonic music.

-intermediate students should have an elevated understanding of scale and chord patters along with the theory that explains modal relationships and use of these concepts.

-Advanced students should learn all of diatonic scale shapes and modes assuming they don't already know them in which case their specifically situation will be assessed

-Professional students I expect to have specific questions therefore where they grow should be largely subjective.

Overall, in a short amount of time on a scale of 1 - 10 I expect to in three months at-least elevate a students musical abilities one full point if not more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio in home in private room with guitars, amps, piano, and seating.
Em's studio is family owned cafe with studio in finished basement with an office, recording equipment, and teaching space for acting and guitar.

*** Specialties ***
As a Musician I try and play as many styles and be proficient in as many as possible and therefore can play most. However, in the fields of blues, jazz, funk, flamenco and Latin I excel.
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September 19, 2017
Dylan
Very patient and gave a nice introduction to the basics for my 9 year old.
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.

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Azuri M.

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Strum, solo, compose, sing and back yourself up. What can't you do with a guitar? We'll learn the tunes you want to learn along with the theory behind them. I might back you up on bass, guitar, or piano. We'll get right to playing music as fast as possible.

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down to tell you how to get to Carnegie Hall or onto the stage at the local jam.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach my students what they want to learn! I'm always game for setting up a fun path to being able to play your favorite songs as fast as possible. I don't scold or shame and having a blast is the name of my game. I can teach you to improvise, read music, become a strummer or virtuoso, it's all up to you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the basement studio, piano, guitars, amps, hand drums, a bass, woodwinds, FULL DRUM SET!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can travel with a sax, flute, guitar, electric bass, and a didgeridoo....

*** Specialties ***
I'm a jazz musician! But I listen to and perform all styles of music. I have written string quartets, been the front man for a funk band, and recorded every style of music under the sun. I can teach Bach and the Beatles and explain how/ and why they intersect and are similar musically.
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January 10, 2018
Debbie P.
Perfect. He matched his lesson beautifully with the music I like and how I am likely to learn quickly. Could not ask for better.
May 23, 2017
Paul
An excellent teacher. He is kind patient and imaginative
February 20, 2017
Paul
Versatile, skilled and patient

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My lessons are custom built to fit my students’ learning styles, and help them achieve their unique goals. Lessons will cover chords, songs, scales, technique, theory, and much more. I offer recording services to my students at no cost. Students can learn to write and record their own songs! I also make use of drums and bass to give students experience playing with other instruments. I provide a positive and encouraging environment to help my students achieve their goals, and enjoy playing music.

About Mathew

I have been teaching guitar for 13 years. And have been performing guitar, bass, and drums with rock bands for 18 years. I have studied music and guitar performance through years of private lessons, and have a Music Theory Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music. I specialize in classic and modern rock, and heavy metal. But I enjoy teaching students any genre of music they choose. My goal is to provide custom private lessons for my students to help them reach their musical goals, build confidence, and develop creativity.

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September 16, 2019
Myk B.
My first lesson with Mat and he was very professional, friendly, informative, and patient. I'm looking forward to our next lesson
November 5, 2018
Ryan
Mathew is wonderful! My son loved his first lesson!
October 17, 2018
Shawn
Mathew has made learning fun and stress free for my son. Without Mat's patience and support I do not believe my son would be taking lessons for more than a couple of months much less a year later. My son looks forward to lessons, he trusts Mat, and considers Mat a friend. I can not praise Mat enough for all his contributions to my son's new skill and his part in the building of my son's self esteem!

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Mathew M.

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Hello my name is Lance, and I will be your instructor. My singular goal is simple: I want to give you the gift of music. If you are a beginner, I can help you build a foundational understanding of playing through a song. If you are an experienced player, I can help you sharpen your skills so you can go to the next level. What I love about teaching is that the more I do it, the more I learn as well. I look forward to meeting you and learning together.

About Lance

I have been involved with music most of my life, singing in church choirs, playing in local bands, playing/singing for my church, and performing in choirs and musicals in high school. I graduated from the Christ For The Nations Worship Leadership program in 2010 and have since been on staff as the worship leader for my church.

I teach in a relaxed environment, using each students individual goals as a focal point.

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April 17, 2019
Rodney Melton
I have had 2 lessons and Lance is very professional and appears to have a method to his lessons. I have never had lessons before and dont have anything to compare. He stays focused, listens to my goals and is positive.
March 29, 2019
Rodney Melton
This was my first guitar lesson ever.
March 28, 2019
Tony
Lance is currently teaching my 9yr old son, Ashton, guitar lessons. He is patient and makes it fun for Ashton. You can tell Lance loves music, is passionate about it and loves teaching others. You cannot go wrong if you choose Lance.

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Learning the guitar can be very difficult for some people in the beginning. With my teaching style, I find and work with the understanding aspect of the student first. Once I see where the student is. Then I can better understand how to help them grow in their passion for learning guitar. I will help teach the basics of picking, strumming, timing, cords, notes and playing the strings fingerstyle as well. Of course, this all depending on what kind of music the student wishes to learn. Learning more than one style to play guitar is always a plus within any style of music. You can quickly be able to listen and play along with some of your favorite tunes. I will usually start with some classic tunes to help warm up your fingers and strumming abilities. Then as you progress, you'll begin to learn more about the structured patterns with more advanced strumming, fingering and soloing techniques. Within your daily lessons, you will also learn to read and write tablature of your favorite songs

About William

I have taught, mainly music and English for the past 22 years now. I've always been patient when it comes to helping people understand and achieve their goals. I strongly believe that Patience and Repetition is the key to learning almost anything. I like to see students progress in what they love most. So seeing a student go from knowing nothing on guitar. To playing a song the same day is like inner gold for me. Nothing pleases me more than to see them open their eyes and inner abilities to accomplish doing something they love. Showing something as simple as an E chord can open so many doors for a student when it comes time to learn another chord. The student's full attention and enthusiasm will be ready and willing to learn which makes it easier to complete the lesson with confidence, for both the student and the teacher. So I look forw

ard to helping you learn the guitar at your own pace. And I also look forward to seeing you grow in your abilities each time we have a lesson together. Here's to your success!!!
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Over 10 years of experience in teaching guitar and 18 years of playing. My goal is to help you obtain your goals and to get you playing full songs in a timely manner. I will teach you basic fundamentals, chords, scales, strum patterns, chord progressions, how to read music charts, and much more!

About John

I am a professional Singer/Songwriter with over 15 years of experience in the music industry. I fell in love with music and especially guitar when I was in middle school and haven’t been able to put it down since then. During my high school career I was a member of a National Championship marching band, I played lead guitar for FCA, and jazz band, and even started my own band which toured all over the country. Since then I have worked with fellow musicians all over and I am currently residing in Cooperstown, New York and I work as a songwriter for a record label based out of Nashville, TN called Big Machine. My goal as a guitar teacher is to make sure you become the best musician and guitarist you can be. I can’t wait to get started with your lessons! Feel free to ask any questions you may have!

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I grew up playing acoustic guitar along with my favorite songs. I want to be able to teach you how to do the same! I specialize in teaching beginners so I am really patient when it comes to teaching.

About Sarek

Hello, I am a professional musician that performs, composes, teaches, and produces music. I live and work in San Antonio, TX which is where some of the best tacos on Earth are made.

I have a B.M. in Music Education from UTSA and a M.M. in Percussion Performance from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. My main instrument is percussion and I specialize in orchestral, jazz, and drum set performance. I have a passion for piano, guitar, bass, and music theory which I also teach.

Students can expect to have more freedom with the path of our curriculum since each student brings different needs to their lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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I have been teaching guitar for the last 3 years. My methods emphasize functional playing skills. Students can expect to learn how to read chord charts and put together functional chord progressions. We will also learn the correct process of identifying notes in a key and proper technique for finger picking. Through our lessons, you'll be able to play and identify basic chords, learn basic chord progressions in major keys and finger pick patterns to make beautiful music.

About Rashida

I am a Musician, Song Writer and Board Certified Music Therapist originally from Detroit, Michigan.. I have been teaching voice for ten years, guitar and ukulele for five years.

I have a Bachelor's in performance with a concentration in voice and a Master's in Music Therapy from Illinois State University where I also taught voice.

I have been singing professionally including local and international performances since 2006. I was featured regularly as a soloist with several traveling organizations and continue to work with others to improve their vocal techniques.

I believe that integrating great breathing techniques and proper vocal placement are the best way to succeed in any genre. My technique also emphasizes healthy singing using the entire body.

My techniques work well in person and can be easily adapted for on line lessons. E

ither way, I want you to be able to shine inside and outside of lesson times.

I am most comfortable with Classical voice, Jazz, Indie, Musicals, Blues, R&B, and popular styles but I have taught and performed in many more genres of music.
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