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Zack H. Hazelwood, MO

About Zack

I've been playing trumpet for just about 15 years. I studied trumpet at a college level at Lindenwood University, and have held top positions in the university's music ensembles, in spite of not being a music major. I will be graduating with my degree in Chemistry in 2013. Outside of college, I play professionally with several groups, and sub in other ensembles whenever I can. I have the most fun playing trumpet when I get to play higher and louder, so I specialize in jazz lead playing, and I rather enjoy the cover band gigs that keep me above the staff for hours at a time. I have had the chance to study with a number of excellent world-class musicians, and I try to take the lessons I have learned from them and apply them towards helping my students. I'm trying to avoid name-dropping,

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Susan N. June 4, 2013
Trumpet
My son made Amazing progress

My son picked to play the trumpet for middle school band, I signed him up to have lessons 1 x a week with Zack. After only 2 years, my son is a amazing trumpet player and has been picked to join Jazz bands and has had solo performances. I don't know how he does it, but my son has learned so much in such a short time!!!
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Cody B. May 31, 2013
Trumpet
Excellent Teacher, Great Advice, Great player!!!

Zach is really a grade A teacher, knows how to describe different techniques in great detail for the full understanding of the student. He really knows his stuff, and I highly recommend him as a teacher for a student of any level. He can really help me scream into the stratosphere!!! Amazing lead player himself with a full grasp of the techniques needed to be the great musical player he is! Thank you!
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Maria S. May 30, 2013
Trumpet
You should have your child go to Zach for lessons he will help them greatly.

Zach seems like he is doing a good job my son likes him
Michael F. Saint Peters, MO

About Michael

I have been playing guitar for 40 years! I love to teach, and I specialize in beginner students. I stress proper form and techniques,with an emphasis on acoustic guitar.My students have fun learning their favorite songs from the very first lesson,while learning to read music and strum chords. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back person with lots of patience.But I expect my students to practice as much as possible. I customize my curriculum to each students needs and wants. *** Studio Equipment *** Lots of guitars for students use, and music stands, a separate music room *** Travel Equipment *** student should have his or her own guitar,I have all other necessary guitars and instructional material *** Specialties *** I specialize in acoustic finger style guitar

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charles S. March 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am sure that Michael will teach me to play as well as I can. Plus he is a good person . I did enjoy my first lesson , and am looking forward to the next lesson.
James H. Wentzville, MO

About James

My name is James, and I love music. Music is my "aeroplane". It's the window to my world. Everything I do involves music: learning it, playing it, listening to it, creating it, studying it. I think it is safe to say that music is my life's passion. If you have a passion for music, or even just a curiosity, I'd love to be the one to help you explore the magical world of music! I've been playing for about 20 years now, and I've had almost every experience that one can have playing the piano: playing at a high competition level, public performances, both solo and ensemble, lots of private instruction. My personal training is in classical piano, however I believe that all genres possess the potential to be an instrument of learning and enjoyment, AT THE SAME TIME! And I'd love to show you ...

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Florence G. April 29, 2014
Piano
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James has been a real inspiration to me in playing the piano. I had been playing the piano over 30 years when I started lessons with him. He has helped me to become more expressive, to create medleys and arrangements, and to modulate to other keys and key signatures. I have gained more of an appreciation for different musical styles and have progressed further than I ever imagined. I highly recommend him as a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
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Carrie G. February 20, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Fantastic

James has been a wonderful teacher. He is professional and friendly, and makes my daughter feel very comfortable and confident with her lessons.
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Kelly H. May 4, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Best teacher ever!

James has been great with Jesse. Over the years, he has tailored the lessons to meet Jesse's needs and interests and always keeps it fun. We appreciate how he comes to our house at a time that we all agree on and we can count on him to be here. Thanks James!
Eric B. O Fallon, MO

About Eric

Every genre and skill level of guitar and popular piano: I teach music full time. As one of the top rated music instructors in the area, I help students to learn what they love, but learn to do it with the skill, speed, and FUN that comes along with taking lessons from an expert teacher! "My children have been taking lessons from Eric for about 9 months now. He is a wonderful teacher with load of patience and a knack for making the lessons fun and enjoyable but also productive. He is honest with the students and tells them exactly what they need to improve on but also praises their accomplishments, which is a great balance to find in a teacher." -Michelle H. "My 8 year old has only been taking lessons for about a month, but we are very happy with Mr. Eric. He's very knowledgeable,

Leslie R. O Fallon, MO

About Leslie

Hello, Everyone! Wishing you a Happy Holidays!!! My name is Leslie. I come from a strong musical background of various instruments, lessons, and family support. I began playing piano when I was five years old, which continued throughout high school and my first college experience. In addition to piano, I was trained in voice and French horn, beginning in high school, and recently started learning guitar. I began teaching piano in 2000 and found it to be a great experience. I thoroughly enjoy being able to show others the joys of not only playing the piano, but conquering an instrument that is often seen as intimidating! I have had several students over the past 15 years, and I would be glad to provide references if you would like. I received a Bachelor's in Music ...

Lucy K. Chesterfield, MO

About Lucy

Hi There! I am a violin, viola and piano teacher with over 39 years of experience as a professional violinist. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Instruction from the Higher Musical Pedagogical Institute in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I teach traditional European method, and my students’ ages vary from children to adults. Many of my students play in the Webster University Music School and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. All of my students read notes and count very well. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals as well!

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