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Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Phi
lharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.
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Evelyn N. March 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learning is easy

Very professional in teaching works with students to ensure the learning experience is enjoyable.
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DanteD June 18, 2012
Darla is a very good teacher, very kind ,and patience. Highly recommended!
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Darla W.

Darla W.

Newport News, VA 23602
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Agnes H.

Toano, VA

About Agnes

-Current Adjunct Faculty at Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus
-Current Adjunct Piano Faculty at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
-Former Piano Faculty at Levine School of Music, Washington DC
-Former Music Theory and Piano Faculty at New School University, Mannes Pre-College Div, NYC
-Member of MTNA, VMTA
-served as an adjudicator for national piano guild audition (2007-Present)

*** Lesson Details ***
-Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level

-Choose well-balanced repertoire for classical players (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century pieces)
-Prepare stude
nts to participate for national guild audition and all the events by MTNA (depends on students' interest)

Style: From Classical to Broadway to Jazz to Hymns!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grandpiano

*** Specialties ***
-Specialized in teaching classical piano w/ traditional method.
But I've been also adding rearranged jazz, Hymns and popular pieces (depends on students' interest) as part of my students' repertoire.
-include music theory, ear training and sight reading as part of piano lesson
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Agnes H.

Agnes H.

Toano, VA 23168
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Karen

Hello and thanks for checking out my, 'I love me' paragraph ; ).

But really this is about YOU. It's about how my teaching and life experiences may help you along your personal musical journey.

I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching;

- patience
- persistence
- keep it fun
- change it up

It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading.

I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like ch
ildren!

Stay a child! Learn something new.

What are you waiting for?!
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Jonathan G. July 6, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is thorough. You will find out immediately that she will find your weaknesses and work on those. She is a pro - she knows what she is doing and she knows what her students need. She listens to what her students want to accomplish and then she will add to her responses extra instructions that will focus on big picture success. She really understands the difference between playing alone and playing with a group. She knows exactly how every band member will respond to what you are playing.
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Rob Wirth W. October 30, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love her!! She is very good with Bryson and gives good instructions. We also like the home work that Karen gives. We highly recommend her to anyone learning piano.
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Karen R.

Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Rachel G.

Hampton, VA

About Rachel

Hi, there! My name is Rachel, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002, and have loved helping my students learn to read and play, discover their own love of music, and conquer their fears of performing (so much "proud mama bear" happening!). In 2003, I earned my violin performance degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I also studied piano and vocal pedagogy. I'm an encouraging and fun person to work with (if I may say so myself!), and my teaching style is fun, positive, and relaxed. I have worked with many students, including some with learnin
g disabilities, physical limitations, PTSD, and just plain ol' stage fright! I work with you to set your own goals, and I look forward to helping you reach them... It's what I love about what I do.
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Joan M. August 11, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Patient but direct about areas of focus for the next lesson.
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Sofi V. August 4, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Rachel is a very good teacher she males sure you feel relaxed and comfortable during lessons. She always answers any questions I have in a clear and easy to understand way. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Susie May 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Good instructor I enjoyed my first lesson looking forward to the next lesson.
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Rachel G.

Hampton, VA 23666
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$25 / 30-min
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Michael B.

Newport News, VA

About Michael

Professional drum lessons offered by a certified percussion instructor in all styles, all ages. Performing internationally and teaching in Hampton Roads, Virginia for over 30 years, Michael is a graduate of the Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and continues to study with internationally known drum educator Dom Famularo in Long Island, New York. Michael has spent many years as a Percussion Instructor for public schools, including five years as Indoor Drum Line Director. The percussion studio is one of the best-equipped in Hampton Roads, including Finale's SmartMusic for an
interactive learning experience between instructor and student. Everything a student needs for an educational and enjoyable environment is available in the extensive music library for checkout. Michael was awarded the Presidential Citation from the Governor's School for Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond.
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Brian August 19, 2015
Drum · In studio
I would highly recommend Mike Behlmar for anyone who is looking to learn how to play drums…no matter what skill level you are at.
When our 7 year old son showed an interest in learning to play drums, we were fortunate to have been referred to Mike by a good friend at our church who played in the worship band. Our friend said that he himself had taken advanced lessons with Mike and he knew that Mike was very good at teaching at any skill level, beginner on up.
Mike has always been very patient and encouraging to our son on learning the basics of playing drums. He has been able to not only teach the basics but, he has done it in a way that was both entertaining and instructional at the same time. Our son loves to play and actually enjoys practicing! You can’t say that about most kids learning an instrument!
Mike has introduced various types of music in his instruction…anything from Rock, Blues, R&B, Oldies, etc. Our son has been able to learn the basics and has been able advance beyond the basics in playing these various styles of music.
Our son is 9 now and he is still taking lessons from Mike and he continues to improve in his ability to play drums. It has been a joy to see him grow and develop in his skills and still be challenged and encouraged to enhance his drumming skills.
If you or your kids want to learn how to play drums, or if you are wanting to “step up to the next level” in your skills and you would like to learn from someone who has the ability to teach, and who loves to teach…then you need to contact Mike Behlmar.
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Randy August 16, 2015
Percussion · In studio
I have been taking lessons from Mike for several years, recently increasing my lesson time from one half hour per week to one hour. I have found Mike very knowledgeable as a drummer, a true professional. As a teacher is he outstanding also – he is very patient when needed, but also knows when and where to “push” to get skill growth. He has a talent for breaking down something seemingly complex into smaller understandable pieces, and thus making it learnable. My experience with him has been excellent, and I heartily recommend him to young drummers, and to older individuals, like myself.
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Diana August 5, 2015
Drum · In studio
Michael was very patient with my daughter and explained things to her using examples she could relate to and understand. She knocked it out of the park in her school performance thanks to Mike! She has been taking lessons for over a year and out of many activities she has tried, this is one she wants to keep taking lessons for.
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Michael B.

Newport News, VA 23601
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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