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Sharon M.

Marysville, WA

About Sharon

Hi there, my name is Sharon M. I have loved music all my life, however, over the last 25 years my passion and joy has been teaching piano.

Beginning my musical training at a young age it was contin
ued through college and beyond. I performed and accompanied throughout the United States and Europe for many years. Following college (Seattle Pacific University - Music Education/Piano), I received specialized teacher training and certification to teach the Robert Pace Piano Approach (Teachers College, Columbia University). I also have specialized training in teaching all styles of Improvisation with the author of "Pattern Play," Forrest Kinney. My students are excited to discover and create their own music from the very first lesson.

At your lessons you will learn how to read print music, play by ear, create your own music, and much more. The music is interesting, fun to play (never boring) and easy to understand. You will be surprised how fast you will progress! All styles, Classical to New Contemporary, are available musical choices.

I recognize that each student is unique and has different goals and aspirations so each student's lesson is unique and carefully prepared to inspire and create curiosity to make reaching the goal easy, fun and exciting.

My goal is: To discover and encourage each student's musical potential; to nurture and inspire creativity, musical artistry and a love of music; and to develop a strong musical foundation that provides the tools, confidence and enthusiasm to independently learn, create and enjoy music for a lifetime.

I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals!

*** Lesson Details ***
The studio has a comfortable, relaxed setting where you will receive positive encouragement to reach your musical goals. You will quickly discover how fun and easy it is!! Whether big or small every accomplishment is celebrated. No one is ever too young or too old to experience the joy that music brings.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio is professionally equipped with a Kawai piano, staff lined whiteboard, music library, and many other teaching materials.There is a separate waiting room. You will need to have a piano (keyboard) at home for practicing and provide some lesson books/flashcards.

*** Specialties ***
Using the unique Pace Approach to piano instruction, which was discovered and developed by the world-renown dynamic educator, Dr. Robert Pace of Teachers College, Columbia University, who is credited with having revolutionized the art of piano teaching, you will enjoy learning to read, play, and write music in all styles and keys. But what becomes even more fun is to find your own creativity through improvisation, composing, and arranging pieces that you already know andlove. You will become excited to discover that you have your own personal music to share with the world.
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Desiree July 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was a great first lesson for my daughter.
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Janice Y. March 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sharon is great. I am enjoying my progress very much.
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Tammi February 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sharon is amazing! She has carefully crafted lessons to help our daughter learn and love to play the piano. She is patient and pays attention to detail, while still making lessons fun. I would HIGHLY recommend her for lessons!
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Sharon M.

Sharon M.

Marysville, WA 98271
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA

About Matthew

Hi.. My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training
& music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

In my musical travels I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
6.) Update - 12/21/2016 For the last 4 months I have been playing off and on with Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice". Season 3 - Team Blake. He is an incredible musician and I'm proud to call him and his manager my friends. His new album coming out is nothing short of amazing.

In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I"m honored to have played with them.

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW. Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday.

You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my YouTube channel.
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Doug August 7, 2016
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
I have been looking for 3 years for someone to give me the one on one guidance to help me run and update my webpages without a web designer. Matt is the man!!!
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Samantha July 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Matt is extremely patient with new singers. He effectively critiques while providing honest and encouraging feedback. He is a goof ball in the best way. I like how he makes sure I understand everything he teaches me so that I don't get confused. He is very calming when I make a mistake and he always reminds me that everyone will make one and that the show must go on!
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Kevin July 2, 2016
Guitar · Online
This Guy knows his stuff I take private lessons with him and I must say I am very impressed with what he brings to the table I am progressing quickly and owe it all to Matt
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Matthew H.

Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(49)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Melissa F.

Everett, WA

About Melissa

Hello and welcome to your studio!

I teach from the comfort of my home studio in the Everett/Snohomish area. My teaching style is developed specifically for each student, to give you the most out o
f your lesson without overwhelming you. I will help you learn to play the songs you love! My love for music is deep and I enjoy sharing what I know with my fellow students. I have seen the impact music has on families; it unites them like a beautiful song waiting to be played. Many of my students compliment my patience and say they have learned so much in so little time. Life with music is a journey but not only that it is a lifestyle. Being a good, dedicated student will bring so many wonderful moments and rewards as you take the journey with your instrument of choice. I have students entering talent shows, performing at assemblies, choir, musical theatre and locally for the elderly during Christmas.

About your lessons:

I host the following recitals: a Christmas and Spring recital.

Teaching Philosophy for Piano

* For the very young beginner (4-8), we will refer to Dogs and Birds, which is a wonderful book series developed in the United Kingdom that includes colorful illustrations making learning music enjoyable for the young musician.
* We will journey through Faber books and loose music material for your music studies.
* You will learn all major and minor scales.
* Other books like Bastien and Alfred will be included.
* Have fun playing songs.
* Learn to sightread.
* Ear-training development.
* Learn about technique and proper poster.
* Enjoy learning songs in classical style. Even the best jazz musicians recommend training classically
before jazz.
* Learn solfege.
* For older learners you will refer to Faber studies, loose materials and Hanon drills.

Teaching Philosophy for Guitar

* The younger beginner will start with Alfred's kids guitar course.
* Learn how to read tablature and music.
* William Leavitt's Berkley guitar study.
* Learn how to play scales in the first position on your guitar.
* Build rhythm studies and cadences.
* Develop ear training and dexterity.
* Sightread chords and melodies.
* Play duets.
* Have fun playing songs.

About your instructor:

Melissa attended Cornish College of the Arts from 2005-2007 to earn her music composition degree. She later transferred to Trinity Lutheran College earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Music and Worship. She has been playing music since she was five years old. Melissa has been in touring bands in California, choir throughout college, community bands, open mics, gigs, musical theatre and theatre since 2005. She interned at the 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle. She was recently seen performing guitar, along with one of my students, in Cotton Patch Gospel. You will also see me as an accompanist and actor in this years It's A Wonderful Life, Live Radio Play, at Warm Beach Camp's dinner theater, 2014. She plays music for residents at a retirement home, is getting ready to record her first full album and teaches music to children in Montessori schools.

I look forward to serving you as your music instructor!
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Alyssa M. November 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa did a great job with my ten year old daughter. She is knowledgeable, kind, and patient. We look forward to future lessons with her.
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Tanice M. September 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thank you for your continued amazing work!
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Jake R. July 30, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am a guitar player making the transition to piano. In just the three short months I have been taking lessons from Melissa, she has improved my ability to sight read, deepened my knowledge of music theory, helped me learn over 20 songs on piano. I have have many music teachers over the last two decades and Melissa is, by far, the most knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging.
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Melissa F.

Melissa F.

Everett, WA 98203
(11)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Rachel H.

Lake Stevens, WA

About Rachel

Music has always been a major (no pun intended) part of my life. I began learning piano at the age of 5 and continued studying classical piano into young adulthood. My favorite part about playing is b
eing able to express myself through the music I learn and songs I write as well.

I am intuitive to the varying learning styles of different students so my teaching style is personalized to each student's individual needs.
I put a good deal of emphasis on creative music and encourage students to create their own compositions using the techniques and theory they've learned.
Most importantly, I want my students to have fun and learn to play the pieces they love!
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Janelle C. August 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Janelle walked out of lessons with a smile!
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Lisa August 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have never used TakeLessons.com before and didn't know what to expect. It was easy to find Rachel and narrow down exactly what I was looking for in lessons. Rachel was very warm and inviting to Janelle. Janelle took an instant likely to Rachel's teaching style. Only two lessons in and my daughter has learned so much. Rachel is nice, caring and teaches my 6 year old very well.
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Kayla July 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Rachel was very warm and patient with my daughter who has special needs. I would highly recommend her!
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Rachel H.

Rachel H.

Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(9)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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