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About Edwin I.

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El Segundo, CA

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All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Improvisation soloing
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About Edwin
Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons.

I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 17 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Other subjects taught include bass guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing.

Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the piano at the age of 6. Early on I had the opportunit
y to play percussion in the school symphony while at the same time developed an intense interest in the instrument that would become my true love, the guitar.

During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher.

My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.

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Now also available to teach online video chat lessons through Skype.

Every one of you is unique and there are many possible paths to reach your goals in music.

With my background and music industry experience, I am able to customize my lessons for you so that you can reach your desired goals. We will take some time to find out where your passion lies in music and I will use my experience and knowledge to create a customized lesson-plan that will allow us to focus on reaching your desired goals and at the same time maintain a well rounded music education.

I find this to be key in making the lessons and your practice sessions very enjoyable, fun and laid back - knowing that everything we practice, play and talk about is in line with your goals as a student.

I will also be playing along with you and demonstrating everything that we're working on - music is meant to be shared and played with others and it is important to have that experience of interaction from early on in your lessons.

So whether it's learning to accompany yourself or others, write songs, read music, understand harmony, solo, or just jam out to your favorite songs, you will be well on your way to reaching your goals within 6 months of my lessons.

Look forward to making music with you!

Want to learn a quick exercise for mastering the fretboard on your guitar? Check out my article on the TakeLessons blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/guitar-fretboard-chart

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Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents.
Room/studio with professional recording equipment - Logic Pro X recording software, Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors, Miktech C4 Tube Microphone, UA6176 Preamp/compressor, Apogee Duet D/A converter.

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I provide my instrument and teaching materials.
Students provide their instrument, music folders.

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All styles - pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, ethnic, latin, soul
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Carol R. October 25, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
Great lesson.challenging but encouraging. I love that Edwin gave me different ways to meet some finger limitations. Better yet, he showed me Thathe limitation didn’t exist with a little practice.
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Aimee B. August 2, 2018
· Logic Pro Software · In home
Edwin is a pro and very good at explaining things in a simple way. He has has a calm demeanor which helps with the learning process. He awesome!
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Leslie July 31, 2018
· Mandolin · Online
Edwin is calm, patient, and insightful. I have found his tips and instruction to be very valuable!
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About Stephanie Q.

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Asheville, NC

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Over 30 years experience, love helping others learn the language of music!

About Stephanie
I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. I have proven results, as documented on my students YouTube channel. With my instruction, you will learn quickly and most importantly, correctly, saving you time and resources as you reach your musical goals. Fact: One of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain is music, so let's get started!

Some people have difficulty reaching a teachers' studio. For this reason, I have perfected my ability to teach via Skype or FaceTime. It is an advantage f
or my students to be instructed by a quality teacher. It's worth a try, isn't it?

Please note: I only accept weekly lesson students. Also, due to my performances, I'm not always able to this calendar up to date....so when you request a lesson time, allow me to communicate with you, if we need to adjust it a bit. It almost always works out if you don't mind doing that.

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All the students on my Student YouTube channel who have studied under three years, are practicing 2 hours a week, and you will have a similar result. That's 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Students under 5 practice about 5-10 minutes a day.

Please have an assignment book that lies flat, and keep it next to your music books as you practice between lessons. My instructions are very detailed to insure your best progress.

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For on-line lessons, you will need a quiet place, and please test your sound and video prior to beginning of lesson. For students under 13 or so, do have a parent or caregiver taking notes while we work together.

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I have much experience with various learning styles, and in fact, am featured in a documentary made of one of my autistic students.
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Sage M. September 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Stephanie is s fantastic teacher! My daughter has thrived and grown like never before. When she wants to push her she expresses complete confidence. This builds my daughters confidence and she flourishes! She is in love again with piano! We drive an hour every week and it is worth it. If you are looking for an experienced teacher who loves to teach Stephanie is the one to go to.
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John September 12, 2018
· Violin · In home
Stephanie method of teaching is ideal for me as an older adult...very patient but she challenges me not to take shortcuts and to follow her guidance. Our sessions are very productive yet enjoyable.
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Courtney T. May 17, 2018
· Ear Training · Online
Stephanie is an amazing teacher! She has helped me so much with basic ear training! I was worried about learning basic ear training online but her method is great and I have made so my progress in a short amount of time spent with her already! I highly recommend her for lessons!
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Stephanie Q.

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About Bethany R.

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Holgate, OH

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I teach technique, audition and contest preparation, music reading, chord reading, theory, and musicality.

About Bethany
I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education as well as nine years of private teaching experience. My students are all different, so each lesson is different!
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Randy R. September 5, 2018
· Singing · Online
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Trevina Jefferson February 7, 2018
· Classical Voice · Online
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Lexi January 30, 2018
· Singing · Online
Bethany is amazing and is great with kids. Our 9 year old daughter just loves her and really enjoys the lessons!
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Casselberry, FL

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About Sarah
Sarah A holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a Master's Degree from Yale University. Sarah is currently serving as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic in Orlando, FL. She gave her debut performance at the age of eight appearing as soloist with the Akron Symphony. In May 2009, she gave her Severance Hall debut performing as soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. In 2012, Sarah went on tour with the Castleton festival orchestra to the country of Oman, where she performed the opera “La Boheme” in the Royal Opera House. She has also performed as soloist with the Toledo Symphony and the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Sarah has performed at such prestigious International festivals such as the International Holland Music Sessions and Eutiner Festpiele in Eutin, Germany. She has performed as concertmas
ter with the symphony at Rice University, Castleton Music Festival, and the Interlochen summer Music Festival.
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Sarah A.

Sarah A.

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About Jonathan B.

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State College, PA

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Piano was the instrument I ran to when I was tired of classical guitar in college. As a consequence, I develop a very special relationship with it. I've learned to use it as a vehicle for expressing music in a way that's more free than any instrument that I do. Things I teach on piano usually include...

-Basic technique: scale fingerings, finger mechanics, dynamic posture
-Music Learning: how the piano makes music easier than with any other instrument, and what is the most efficient way to learn music
-Improvisation: how to explore music freely using easy keyboard techniques
-Composition: how to find and discipline your creativity through exploratory piano exercises

About Jonathan
I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the B
lues Raga video if you want to hear a good story about what I mean.

Recently I've had several articles published by the TakeLessons Blog. Check out my most recent post here.
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-acoustic-guitar-like-john-mayer-z01
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Lily F. October 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jonathan is knowledgeable and patient. I am very pleased
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James July 13, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Jonathan does everything right. A good guy with a clear passion for what he does.
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Patricia April 20, 2018
· Violin · Online
Jonathan has been a great teacher and excellent influence for Noah. During lessons, and in his practice during the week, Noah is being drawn in by both the challenges and rewards of learning to love and play the violin.
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About Sean M.

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Austin, TX

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I'm a NYC based actor/musician currently living in Austin, TX, with over 20 years of playing experience. I specialize in jazz piano and rockabilly styles, and have trained with two Grammy winning pianists, Hank Hehmsoth, and "Asleep at the Wheel's" pianist (and Austin Legend) Floyd Domino. I also have a minor in Jazz Studies from Texas State University.

My most recent work was on the Broadway tour "Million Dollar Quartet" which played in over 80 cities in the United States, where I played rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

I like to focus on the needs of each individual student (rather than any one single method), and I've found that theory building drills applied directly to a song or goal have had stellar results in the past. When an individual can have fun while gaining a sense of accomplishment, it creates a better environment for memorization, and the willingness to continue.

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About Sean
I'm a NYC based actor currently living in Austin, Texas with a huge case of ADD, that resulted in a background in musical theatre, jazz piano, juggling, and many sports. Aside from acting and dance, I was a varsity tennis player, and competed at the national level for two sports, National Collegiate Table Tennis (NCTTA 2010), and on the U21 National Kayak Polo Team (based in Austin, Texas). I've also been a juggler for the past 15 years (5 club cascade and club passing), and jazz pianist (1 year training with Grammy Winner Hank Hehmsoth, and (in an freak chance meeting, 6 months with 2 time Grammy Winner Floyd Domino). I love all things tap dance and Golden Age Musical Theatre, and have many influences including Sammy Davis Jr, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire.

I love to teach, and find particular joy in jump starting passion in other p
eople for the random professions that I enjoy!
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Aaron September 3, 2018
· Tap Dance · In home
After signing up for Sean's tap dancing lessons, I was a bit concerned I wouldn't be able to keep up. I've seen his performances, and he is top notch. Starting out, I had no rhythm or skill.

We started out with in-home lessons, and after just 4 hours of training my wife was ready to buy the shag carpeting I'd always dreamed of!

All kidding aside, Sean is a fantastic teacher and a great friend. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with him for any of his many talents. He is easy to talk to, listens well, and provides great feedback. Thanks, Sean!
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Alex September 2, 2018
· Tap Dance · In studio
I have been learning tap dancing from Sean for awhile now, and the experience has been very positive. He's a skilled and encouraging teacher.
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Adrienne September 1, 2018
· Juggling · In home
In 5 lessons with Sean, I was able to juggle 3 balls or clubs by myself, and pass 5 and 6 clubs with another person! He’s a delight to be around, always positive and encouraging, and really knows what he’s doing! Whenever I would get frustrated and want to give up, he would find a way to fix whatever was tripping me up, and make me feel great about my progress. I would recommend Sean to anyone wanting to learn this skill! He’s also really funny, and crazy talented in SO many areas in addition to juggling!
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About Erin M.

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State College, PA
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4 years of teaching both traditional and Suzuki methods.

About Erin
Hi! My name is Erin, and I have been teaching voice and piano for over 4 years. I have helped my students grow into more confident performers and stronger musicians.

I am currently pursuing a Masters of Music from Penn State University, where I teach elective and class voice. I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals!
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Karen January 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Erin is a dream teacher. She taught piano to both my daughters and voice to my oldest as well. She is very talented, patient, detail-oriented and really challenges students to go above and beyond. She meets students where they are and helps them be successful no matter where they are in their training. We miss having her in Nashville! I would highly recommend her to anyone with children of all ages.
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Alice January 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Erin was my daughter’s favorite piano teacher! She is so talented, patient, encouraging, and dependable. Our daughter learned so much with her, and we miss her dearly in Tennessee.
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About Geoffroy C.

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New York, NY
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Teaching piano to children and adults has quickly become more than a job for me.
While working with my private students and being the assistant my first piano teacher, I was a teacher at the Tchaikovsky Music School Of Brussels (Belgium) for 2 years and a half. I was lucky to start teaching at the age of 16 and gained a lot of experience.
After finishing a Bachelor in Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium), I was accepted to continue my studies in New York with the renowned piano pedagogue Daniel Epstein at the Manhattan School Of Music. I have received master classes from great artists such as Menahem Pressler, Nicholas Angelich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Ivry Giltis, Maxim Vengerov,Itamar Golan, to name a few. All what I learned from these legends, I feel I should give to every student who loves music and the beautiful instrument that is the piano.

Being able to see that a student react in a positive way and that he has learned something is a true gift ...

About Geoffroy
I started to study the piano at the age of 5.
Since the age of six, I am student of Prof. Hagit Hassid-Kerbel. In September 2014,I entered the class of Prof. Boyan Vodenitcharov in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and in Septembre 2017, the class of Prof. Daniel Epstein at the Manhattan School of Music.
I participated in Master Classes given by the world renowned artists and pedagogues such as: Menahem Pressler, Nicholas Angelich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Dmitri Alexeev, Ivry Giltis, Itamar Golan, Vladimir Perlin, Leonid Kerbel, Elena Ashkenazy,...
From the age of twelve, I participate every summer in “Musica Mundi” International Chamber Music Course and Festival and I am now part of the Faculties.
I am a first prize winner of the second Steinway Piano Competition for youngs Talents in Belgium, won the fourth and the special prize of the 10th
International Competition “Young Virtuosos” in Sofia-Bulgaria and was a laureate of the 20th Liege International Piano competition in Belgium.
In April 2016, I received a prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work in the 10th Balys Dvarionas International Piano Competition, Vilnius-Lithuania.
I played for the first time as a soloist at the age of sixteen with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra and he has also performed with the symphonic orchestra I Musici Brucellensis.
In June 2016, I made my debut in the Centre for Fines Arts of Brussels together with the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by Leonid Kerbel.
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Cristina October 27, 2018
· Piano · In studio
A great pianist and emphatic and patient teacher. Strongly recommend.
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Kalia October 27, 2018
· Piano · In home
Very patient and great with kids! It is a pleasure to work with a professional!
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Liav October 27, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great learning experience with a awesome teacher!
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About Urbain N.

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Music is my passion. Sharing my passion with others, helping them to develop a love for music is where my strengths lie. I take beginner level students on piano. With my 23 years of experience of classical piano training, I teach the basics of playing this beautiful instrument, from learning to play scales and reading music to developing musical creativity and improvisation skills.

About Urbain
Bonjour,hello,hi...

My name is Nyakeru but you can call me Eric if that is easier :)
Born in Belgium, lived in England and now I am here in New Jersey looking forward to teaching new students.

My lessons are fun, engaging and worthwhile! You will always be able to learn something new whilst also exploring your creative side, developing yourself as an instrumentalist or even learning to play some of your favorite songs!
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