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About Kyle K.

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Cleveland, OH

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About Kyle
I love music! To me, it's a way of life. From listening to playing to writing and of course teaching. I grew up with music at school and home. My dad was a piano player and teacher so music has been a part of my life since day one and I want to share what I have learned. Everyone has a unique musical talent and I enjoy helping them find it. I believe that anyone can be an excellent musician. Playing an instrument should be a fun and creative adventure. Whether it's strumming at home, playing out in the clubs, or writing the next big hit, I will do my best to get you there!

My musica
l life began when I was in 5th grade and my dad bought me a saxophone, which I played for over 10 years. I quickly learned how fast I could improve if I simply kept playing. When I hit my teen years I fell in love with rock music and mowed enough lawns to buy my first guitar. I jammed and wrote songs with many other musicians and several bands. We played countless shows and released a few albums. Now I write music for TV, Film, Video Games, and other media outlets and I'm having a blast!

I started teaching 7 years ago and found that it is one of my favorite things to do. Helping others grow into great musicians is rewarding and fun. I've learned that from grade school to retirement, each student is a unique and special individual. My lessons reflect that fact so that we can reach all your goals together. *My personal goal is to get my students to understand and write music that will stay with them and encourage them to continue.

All lessons take place in my fully operational Digital Recording Studio and dedicated lesson room. Gaining real world playing experience through technology is a definite advantage over traditional lessons. This also allows us to capture ideas when songwriting and provides a unique practice experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Everyone is different, and every lesson should be suited to fit the individual.

Depending on the type of lessons (guitar, bass, music production, theory) the style teaching will be very different. It's all about YOUR goals and needs. I will get you to where you want to go!

Each student is going to receive lessons based on their preferences of genre and style of music they desire to play. I expect my students to practice regularly and have a good time as their abilities and knowledge grow. By working together, we can focus on goals and problem solving to get you to the next level of play. Most importantly, we are going to have a blast while we learn to play music!

Imagine looking back years down the line, listening to something you wrote and hearing the improvements and your own personal music history. That's what writing and recording as you learn is all about.

*We'll start slow and build your knowledge base with each lesson.
*You can expect to understand what you are playing AND be able to Write Your Own Songs.
*You will be given everything you'll need to succeed.

I have several reference books, videos, and charts; plus I can show you smart phone apps and websites that will help you learn and practice! We will learn songs, write songs, and record songs. I provide jam tracks for all my students to play along too and offer to record their own music for the same purpose. We also keep a running journal that we use each week. This allows the student to look back, see improvement and be encouraged to continue!

Within 6 months you can expect to understand how songs are built (including chords and scales), be able to play several, and feel comfortable with trying your own skills as a songwriter or guitar player.

Let's start playing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfortable and fully operational Digital Recording home studio & music room w/ recording capabilities, computer, keyboard, amps, books, videos, various guitars and bass, tons of music to listen to and study, FREE Wifi and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel. My studio is the #1 advantage for learning!

*** Specialties ***
*Instruments: Rock, Blues, Metal, Indy, Folk and Acoustic styles.
*Production: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Programming.
*General Music: Theory, Songwriting, Producing.

I personalize all my lessons for the students needs and interests. I use several different reference materials including: The Ultimate First Guitar Book, The Guitar Handbook, Shredding Guitar, Guitar Solo Strategies, and more. All my students learn theory and how to use it in song play and songwriting. I have them write short songs, record them, and finally use those songs to jam out their scales and use theory.
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Krystal B. November 11, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
So far I can tell that taking lessons with Kyle is going to be great. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand, gives you things to work on, and doesn't mind going over something again. You feel comfortable, and work at a pace that makes sense for you. He is also a really funny & down to Earth guy.
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Dominic August 10, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Kyle has a great musical background and is an excellent teacher. Would recommend to any skill level player.
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Dana June 4, 2016
· Bass Guitar · Online
Kyle is awesome. Does a great job of breaking things down into understandable pieces. Appreciate his patience as well.
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Cleveland, OH 44129
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About Sylvia W.

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Cleveland, OH

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Sylvia grew up in Auburn, AL studying violin and piano, and by 2007 she was teaching her own students. Since then she has continued to train as a teacher, taking pedagogy courses through the Schwob School of Music as well as teaching through their preparatory department. Now an established musician based in Cleveland with a BM in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Wehrs is continuing her education by perusing a MM in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy also through CIM. A certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she teaches Suzuki violin a
t The Music Settlement, Laurel School, and violin, viola, and piano at Warren Henry Music School. She has also taught at Aurora School of Music, Strongsville Academy of Music, and the Hellenic Academy and Chisipite School in Harare, Zimbabwe. She also maintains her own private studio of over thirty students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from two year olds to adults.
Ms. Sylvia performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Firelands Symphony, and by herself in a variety of settings, from concert halls to hospitals. During the summers she has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Geoffrey T. January 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
Sylvia is calm and supportive. I am just restarting my lessons and it can be frustrating. Sylvia is patient and stays with my strengths, while encouraging me to work on the areas that are difficult. Really appreciate her style, so far.
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Nate September 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
Seemed to relate well to my son and was very friendly.
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Kylie N. September 18, 2016
· Piano · In home
Wonderful!
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Sylvia W.

Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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About Barbara D.

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Twinsburg, OH
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Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill that has been proven to improve brain activity. It is one of the only activities to engage both sides of the brain. Students who learn a musical instrument show improvement in their ability to pay attention and understand what is being taught in their academic classes. Most students retain this advantage even if they do not continue to play into adulthood.

Music is fun! It also can express your feelings in ways words cannot. I don't just teach you how to play your instrument, I will teach you to have a love for your music, and from that,
you will find that it is a lot of fun! After all, you do "play" your instrument!

In addition to the violin, viola and theory lessons described below, I am also available to coach ensembles. Any combination of string instruments you are working with, I will work with your group to improve your cohesiveness and your musical style.
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Alyssa S. April 8, 2016
· Violin · In home
First lesson went very well!
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Belinda March 7, 2016
· Violin · In home
Nice to have the one on one teaching experience. If you have an issue she can stop you right on the spot that is giving you an issue and tell you what your are doing incorrectly. She also tells you what you are doing right.
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Belinda Adornetto February 9, 2016
· Viola · In home
She was very patient with me (a brand new student). She showed me a lot of tips and gave me insight to the violin that I did not know. Definitely worth the lesson
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Barbara D.

Barbara D.

Twinsburg, OH 44087
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About Marilyn T.

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Cleveland, OH

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Violinist Marilyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, and her Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2014, where she served as concertmaster of the CIM orchestra.

Marilyn has taught at St. Ignatius High School and at Birchwood School, in addition to performing with the Akron, Firelands, and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, and managing her private studio. She is trained and registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach through Unit 4 of the Suzuki Violin literature. Marilyn currently resides in Cleveland Heights, O
hio with her husband, violinist Julian.
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Linda March 30, 2017
· Violin · In home
Our 8 year old son, Ben, takes violin with Mrs. Taylor once a week. He loves the time with her & she is wonderful with him. Disciplined, but fun and always encouraging. She is so talented, which is inspiring for Ben. She is also very accommodating when our schedule gets hectic, which happens from time to time with two busy kids!
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Lane M. March 24, 2016
· Violin · In home
awesome teacher and super nice :)
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Mason D. March 18, 2016
· Violin · In studio
We had a great first lesson and we are looking forward to next week. Marilyn was great with Mason and made it a lot of fun!
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Marilyn T.

Cleveland, OH 44118
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About Hannah S.

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Willoughby, OH

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Hi! I have been studying the piano for 14 years now. I graduated at the top of my class from the Willoughby School of Fine Arts studying under one of the most experienced and educated private piano instructors. I have also studied music theory and piano in Europe. I've performed in concerts, churches, schools, and have been employed as a pianist. I have a passion for teaching and would love to pass on talent for what I love. I plan to inspire and motivate students to reach not only reach their true potential, but to admire the art of music.
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Trevor March 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Hannah is very skilled and genuinely enjoys teaching! Thank you!
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Ryan March 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Hannah is a great teacher! She loves kids and has a passion for teaching!
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Lydia Greer February 18, 2017
· Piano · In home
Hannah is a very intelligent women with great piano skills. She will help you excel and make sure you sound the best. I highly recommend Hannah as your next piano teacher.
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Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Willoughby, OH 44094
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