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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

(28)

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Your piano lessons will be fun, with a good, solid classical background in technique, instilled with music theory, including learning key signatures and scales. I can teach some special need people. Please ask for more information regarding your special needs.

About R. ROBIN

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Hi, I'm Robin and have been teaching voice, piano and music theory/composition for many years. I have had a professional career in singing, songwriting and performing, beginning at a very early age. I welcome new students and love bringing out the best in every individual. I also specialize in vocal audition preparation, bringing the student to a higher level of performance, ready to impress and make a great presentation when auditioning. I've had several students audition for The Voice and America's Got Talent, as well as, numerous local productions. Below I'll go over a few things I consider very important with a few of the subjects I teach.

For voice lessons, I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn, together with great technique that will last a lifetime. I emphasize breath and diaphragm

control, flexibility and range extension.

For piano lessons, I combine great technique with a lot of music theory. For piano lessons, I do require the student having 24-hour access to a piano or keyboard. It's nice to have an 88-key, weighted key digital piano or keyboard. If you don't have an 88-key instrument, you want to strive for that. I prefer the student own a 'real' piano, if possible.

When it comes to composition/music theory, I love making it easy to learn, so it is never overwhelming. Learning theory properly can open up a whole world of songwriting. Having a heavy background in composition, I love the creativity that can happen utilizing the tools of music theory.

I can teach students with some special needs. Please use the tool "Ask A Question" to correspond with me more about this. Also, I do have 45-minute slots available, it may just not be reflected in my schedule, as the calendar doesn't allow me to show 15-minute time increments. If you have any questions about my schedule, please just shoot me the question and we'll talk about it!

My home studio is a fun, relaxed atmosphere and even though I focus heavily on technique, we're always going to have FUN learning and enjoy what we're accomplishing! Please keep in mind that when you schedule with me, I can only hold a time slot for one week for you. Also, if you are under 18 years old, you MUST have an adult sign up and pay for lessons for you. Thanks and I so look forward to meeting you!
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May 23, 2019
Bob
Robin is very good. Our lesson was fun, relaxed and productive. Very knowledgeable.
February 12, 2019
David
Robin was excellent. Highly recommend.
April 2, 2018
Bobbi L.
Robin is a wonderful instructor! From the first singing lesson, she was very welcoming and helps you feel at ease. She has taught me a lot and I continue to learn and progress through her thorough, down to earth instruction. Each lesson with her continues to be a positive, fun, and, encouraging experience. I highly recommend!

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R. ROBIN G.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Udell H.

Cleveland, OH 44105

(19)

Private Piano Teacher

I have been a pianist for over 40 years. I play and teach classical, popular, and gospel music. I have been teaching piano for over twenty years. Students I have taught have gone on to become teachers themselves. With my method of teaching, the student will be able to play after the first lesson.

I also teach organ and voice, along with theory

About Udell

I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy of Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

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I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into

learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

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Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

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I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.
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August 3, 2019
Gideon I.
It was a great introductory class
January 12, 2019
Matthew H.
Wonderful experience...
September 28, 2018
Ronald J.
Excellent teacher. Patient, kind and very informative. glad to have met him.

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Udell H.

Cleveland, OH

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Rhonda H.

Euclid, OH 44123

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Private Piano Teacher

Teaching beginners to love the piano/keyboard. Teaching basic finger positions, scales, key patterns, chords and ear training.

About Rhonda

I am a Cleveland native who knows first hand what awesome impact music can make. I started singing at two with my dad. I attended Rainey Institute and then got accepted to Cleveland School of the Arts, where I majored in vocal music and minored in drama. For the last 15 years, I have had the honor of exploring the world of music with pre-k to adult students. I have enjoyed creating arts curriculum for schools and summer camp programs. I am a living witness that the world of MUSIC can change a life. I look forward to sharing this world with future students and creating opportunities through music for them to SHINE!

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I tailor the music curriculum to each student. I want each student to develop their musical skills by improving breathing for vocalist, perfecting sight reading for pianist, overcoming shyness, master

ing stage presence, memorizing music pieces, learning theory, and above all having FUN. I want each student to SHINE!
Students are offered performing opportunities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Shore Center Studio includes a keyboard in a private music classroom. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a piano or keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor make the sessions to the students.
I specialize in the genre of gospel and inspirational music.
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January 20, 2013
Tiffany W.
excellent voice teacher

Ms Rhonda Harrell is an excellent teacher that I would definitely recommend. She encourages you to work hard to bring out the best in you. My daughter and I see this as a wonderful experience.

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Rhonda H.

Cleveland, OH

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Dan G.

Aurora, OH 44202


Private Piano Teacher

Dan plays keyboards with local bands.

About Dan

Dan has been playing piano and trumpet for over 30 years, and plays for weddings, equity and community theaters, and local jazz bands. In college, he played trumpet in the Ohio State University Jazz Band (Tom Battenberg, Director).

He is a private piano and trumpet instructor and is currently principal trumpet with the Solon Philharmonic Orchestra.

He plays keyboards with local bands and enjoys accompanying his wife Lisa (Soprano with the Blossom Festival Chorus and the Chagrin Valley Choral Union) on piano.

As a wedding trumpeter, he has played with some of the best organists in Northeast Ohio, as well as in some of the most beautiful churches in the area.

Instruments

Trumpets:
Benge 7X B-Flat
Holton Collegiate Cornet
Benge 4P Piccolo
Yamaha Flugelhorn

Keyboards:
Baldwin Acrosonic acoustic piano
Yamaha DX11 digit

al synthesizer
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Dan G.

Aurora, OH

Aaron F.

Kent, OH 44240

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I specialize in beginners! No music experience necessary! I teach classical and jazz piano. I can cater to your needs, whether you want to advance really quickly or just have some fun.

About Aaron

Hello! I am a pianist and cellist with many years of teaching experience and a Master's degree in music performance. I am patient and flexible, but also methodical. I am fascinated by the learning process, and I enjoy finding the most effective and enjoyable ways for each student to learn and practice.

My students have earned spots in orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Prep Orchestra, Akron Youth Symphony, the Harvard Summer School Orchestra, and Boston Arts Academy.

If you send me a message, please include the following information:

1) Why do you want to learn music?
2) What types of music do you listen to?
3) What experience/how many years do you have of playing music?
4) How old are you?
5) What are your goals with music?

I have wo

rked with 4 year olds, up through adults of various ages. As well as being a classical musician, I improvise and teach many styles such as jazz, pop, and rock.
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August 17, 2018
Katherine
Aaron spends quality time with our daughter and goes through material that is appropriate for her playing level. We are extremely pleased with his attention to her positioning and bowing. Great thanks to his teaching to help our daughter to work on skills!
November 1, 2017
Katie
Aaron teaches piano to my 8 year old daughter, Abby. She is shy but loves piano and she very much looks forward to his visits! He customizes her lessons to her skill level and interests. No question he is a serious musician, but he is also laid back and funny which is perfect for young kids as it puts them at ease. Abby is thriving under Aaron's instruction, I'm so glad we found him!
August 5, 2017
Bonnie

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Aaron F.

Kent, OH

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Russell S.

(18)

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell Steedle and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell Steedle is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies such as Fender and Dean Markley strings, Russell has toured the US opening for National Artists playing for audiences as large as 30,000.

In 2012, Russ signed with Mach 1 Music and learned the ropes of the music industry as a part of a team selling over 19 million records worldwide. Soon after, Russ joined TV/Filmsound powerhouse “Signature Tracks” (signature - tracks.com) through which he has produced over 650 songs for networks such as Disney, MTV, VH1, BET, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many many more

Currently Russ performs with and p

roduces talent from all over the world including Grammy Award winning artists and songwriters The Jackie Boyz, Chart Topping Artist Sean Kingston, Disney's Caitlyn Taylor Love and many more!
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February 28, 2018
Erik B.
Outstanding - very practical and professional
October 5, 2016
Edward J.
Russ is a truly exceptional individual and very knowledgeable in all aspects of music theory, production and the industry. Not only is he an great at what he does, but he can also relate and impart that knowledge onto others - a skill that is surprisingly rare among high-caliber performers. The price per lesson seems higher than average at first glance, but I feel that the speed and amount of knowledge you acquire per dollar is actually lower than that of other instructors. Really.

He is also active in the industry, so the skills he teaches are current.

I take lessons with Russ online through Skype for EDM production in FL Studio. He is always punctual and promptly communicates if anything comes up. His teaching style carefully balances the need to provide guidance, while allowing freedom for individual artistic development. Every week, I start a composition or track analysis project that applies what I've learned in previous lessons, and I will submit it to Russ to discuss things that went well and things to work on in the future. In this way, you are not just being lectured, but you are actually learning to collaborate with an exceptional musician. I've personally experienced how constant application and feedback facilitates rapid learning.

He certainly is a serious musician, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a fun personality. He is engaging and inspirational.

I would, without reservation nor hesitation, highly recommend Russ to anyone who is interested in professional music production.
August 29, 2016
Kirsten
Encouraged and inspired my daughter's love for music. Taught guitar lessons in a fun engaging way that also challenged her creativity. Great teacher!

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Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

(9)

Private Piano Teacher

I've been teaching keyboard and music theory for almost 40 years and my students have learned to express themselves through music. My students have performed in recitals and in professional bands. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play piano music and as time goes on you'll be able to improvise and compose their own music!. I specialize in jazz and pop, typically use the Faber or Bastien books for beginners and the John Thompson books for more proficient students.

About Carey

Carey has been teaching private lessons since 1976 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, and online. Carey has helped students become proficient in different styles of music (rock, pop, jazz and classical), increased their confidence and self esteem , improved ability to improvise and achieve a greater understanding of music theory.
Carey received his training at The Ohio State University in 1976 where he received a Bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. As an expert in his field, Carey looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Carey's teaching style is patience with a good amount of humor!

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August 7, 2019
William
Good instructions. I learned today
January 3, 2019
Patrick R.
Carey was on time and provided easy instruction for my 12 year son. Excited to see what's in store for the up coming lessons.
September 26, 2018
Joan S.
very patient with an adult beginner.

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Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH

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Nancy H.

Aurora, OH 44202

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Above all I want students to enjoy learning the piano. Most people start because they love a certain type of music or wish they could just sit down and enjoy playing. My goal is to make that happen. I teach all ages, beginners and intermediate levels. I think that lessons for children need alot of variety so that they can learn from games, singing, clapping, movement and playing the piano. Of course, singing, clapping, movement and playing the piano are what we all need but without the stickers at the end of your lesson!

About Nancy

Playing the piano and loving music has been at the center of my life. Aside from the happiness and fun it can bring, learning an instrument also teaches discipline and confidence which carry over into everything.

I enjoy teaching both children and adults. As I teacher I am patient and encouraging. Lessons should be interesting and fun but also focused on my teaching you the foundations of playing and practicing.

While my background is primarily in classical music, I really enjoy exposing my students to all types of music as they learn the piano. I play the piano, harp and harpsichord and have performed in everything from solo recitals throughout the United States, music festivals and freelance work with the New York Philharmonic to musicals on broadway.

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July 9, 2019
Julia H.
Nancy is very pAtient an adaptive to y daughter’s pace of learning; love her style!
March 21, 2019
Elizabeth
It was a pleasure to have a teacher who inspired my daughter to progress with her piano playing as quickly as she did. I would highly recommend Ms Haber for any young piano student.
March 20, 2019
Sharon
I’m an older adult who has wanted to take piano lessons for some time. After 6 weeks of lessons with Nancy I am playing easy songs , tentatively, but none the less, I am playing and know piano keys and also reading music notes and understanding. She is extremely patient, funny and my time goes by very quickly. Highly recommend getting in touch with her.

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Aurora, OH

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Larry
"I'm very happy with Rob as my teacher. He is very knowledgeable and shares that with me as his student."
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David is an amazing artist and his level of skill is inspiring. He is kind and patient with an obvious passion for passing on the love and art of
playing instruments to his students. Thoruoghly enjoyed the lesson and looking forward to next one. BTW: The student is my Grandaughter...not me."
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Christa
"When you first meet Tony you sense immediately his passion and love for music; this comes through in his teaching style and attitude. Our 2 daughters (age
s 13 and 11) have been taking lessons from Tony for about 3 months and we are definitely seeing improvements in their abilities. He has a knack for challenging them without them really knowing that's what he's doing--he pushes (gently) on them to reach their potential. Our girls enjoy taking lessons from Tony and look forward to seeing him each week, they practice without being asked (most days) and look forward to learning more interesting and challenging music. I would absolutely recommend Tony as an instructor for children or adults."
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Ellen
"An excellent teacher!

Barb is a wonderful teacher for my children, ages 6 and 8. She is kind, encouraging, extremely knowledgable and clearly enjoys teac
hing piano. I am amazed at how quickly my children are learning the instrument and they are having fun as well. Barb tailors the lessons to each child's needs and skill level. I highly recommend her."
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Jen
"My 9 year old son began taking piano lessons with Randy last fall. It's amazing to see the progress he has made in such a short amount of time! Randy's me
thod of training is beyond exceptional! And the best part is he is flexible! If we are unable to make it to the studio we can do a FaceTime lesson instead! Originally I thought a lesson using face time would be pointless, but its surprising how much my son is able to learn in this fashion. Randy is passionate about teaching, music, and life in general! He has helped my son gain self confidence in his musical ability but also in life. And that is more than money can pay for! We feel blessed to have found Randy! My son said he is the best teacher he has ever had! We would recommend him to everyone!"
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Diane
"Bill is a gentle person with a great love of music. I will enjoy my lessons with Bill."
Lynn
"Wonderful Teacher

James is a wonderful, patient and talented teacher. His love of music is infectious and I leave each class feeling inspired and motivat
ed. WOW I am making so much progress in my playing!
I highly recommend lessons with him."
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Loie K.
"Fawn has been a fantastic music teacher for my 7year old son. She has a great balance of fun and rigor in her instruction. My son looks forward to seeing
her every week and enjoys his lessons. She is great at praising her students for their progress and has infinite patience helping them grasp the fundamentals. Moreover, she is focused on progress and will be straight forward about what your child needs to advance without wasting your time or resources. We love her!"
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Sean
"Justin has been great. My son has progressed faster than I did when I was his age. Also he has begun composing and Justin has helped him with that too as
well as music theory. A lot to fit in in six months!"
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