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About Pete A.

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Morrisville, PA

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My name is Pete. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years. In 2011 I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Professional Music. There, I spent several semesters studying with Tomo Fujita (former teacher of John Mayer and Eric Krasno). I've also been lucky enough to study with some incredible guitarists like Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jack Pezanelli, and Gilad Hekselman. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wes Montgomery, Dave Matthews, and Jimi Hendrix are responsible for inspiring me to play guitar and I specialize in teaching blues and jazz guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano. I firmly believe that every serious musician should study ear training and music theory and I incorporate these areas in my lessons as long as the student wants to study this way. I've performed with a bunch of great artists in t
he Boston and Philadelphia area.
In 2011, I successfully obtained my master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The master's program was an intense submersion in music performance that shaped me into the musician that I am today. I was lucky to study with Don Glanden, Mike Kennedy, and Kevin Hanson.
I am also well versed in computer recording software and DAWs. I teach students how to use software programs such as Logic and Reason as well as notation software like Sibelius and Finale. With some basic training in these programs, I can teach a student how to effectively record and produce professional quality recordings so that a student can write, record, and produce their own music.

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Because I've studied with some legendary teachers who have taught some legendary students (like John Mayer), I'm able to pass on to my students the same knowledge that these incredible teachers passed on to me. I guarantee that I will be unlike any guitar teacher that you've had before. Along with instrumental training, I offer extensive lessons in music theory and ear training. My family is full of educators and I've experienced the teacher-student relationship from a young age. I am fully committed to developing lesson plans based on the route that a student wants to take, whether it's just learning the basics and playing along to your favorite songs or engaging in serious study and preparing for college auditions. I am available to teach at any location within the Philadelphia area.

*** Stylistic Focus ***
I specialize in jazz and blues. At Berklee, I was able to take instrumental labs that spent an entire semester focusing on the playing style of certain guitarists. I've taken the Wes Montgomery lab, the Pat Martino lab, the Jimi Hendrix lab, the John Scofield lab, and the Stevie Ray Vaughan lab.
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Steve July 6, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Pete is very easy going and explains things in a simple and understanding way. I will say I am a little sore from practicing, but it is worth it. Looking forward to my net lesson.
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Steve Powell December 28, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Well thought out lesson. Pete knows how to help overcome hurdles for the beginning guitar enthusiast.
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Katia B. July 27, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Pete is doing a great job! Nice, accommodating and highly skilled.
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Pete A.

Pete A.

Morrisville, PA 19067
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About Derick L.

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Philadelphia, PA
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About Derick
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008 and am currently available to teach lessons at my private home studio. I've helped students develop as solo pianists, prepare them for music theory exams, and have a greater appreciation for classical music.

I have studied under 3 professional classically trained pianists, Helen Yip, Donna Kwong, and the wife of Yin Chengzong who have coached and mentored me, pushing my ability as a performance based solo pianist.

A student under my tutelage will benefit with my ability to teach piano at all levels with an encouraging mindset. I understand there is a balance between working hard at developing a new skill and having fun with it too!

***Personal Expectations***
I have a very Zen approach to teaching and am flexible with students. I look forward to setting short, smart and attainabl
e goals to scaffold learning. Challenges are opportunities to grow from and I welcome those warmly who are open to learning a new craft.

Most importantly I am passionate about music education and always want the best for my students! Whether you are a parent trying to introduce music to your child or an adult who has always been curious to learn, I just appreciate the opportunity to teach piano.

I make it a priority to get to know my students outside of music education. I've had many experiences working with youth as a mentor during my service as AmeriCorps City Year member for the past 2 years, where I've built bonds with students and teammates and help them push for greater academic achievement. I have a very calm and patient personality, open to many personal view points. I seek to understand first, which aids me in my ability to teach piano with an open heart and open mind.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginner students will be introduced to the basic foundation of music theory and piano structure as a way to lay the basic groundwork necessary to progress further in skill level.

Intermediate level students will focus on developing finger dexterity techniques and play more challenging pieces. This will setup the student to be able to play more advanced works down the road.

Advanced students will focus on technicality and bringing out the expressiveness of a piece, and understanding the complexities behind interpreting it with their own style.

Curriculum will be based on a student's experience and exercise books/pieces will be assigned accordingly to the student's level of progression.

For example: a Beginner student will start with the Alfred books and an Intermediate student will be guided towards working on finger dexterity by working with exercise books from the likes of Carl Czerny and Hanon. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Upright electric Yamaha Piano with pedal action. It has 88 keys and stands up well to any performance level.
-Metronome

*** Specialties ***
Classical music - Finger Dexterity
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Derick L.

Derick L.

Philadelphia, PA 19143
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$30 / 30-min

About Tim W.

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Telford, PA
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About Tim
I earned my master’s degree in jazz studies from The University of the Arts. As adjunct professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, I teach double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs small-group jazz combos. Working with students of all ages, I also teach workshops, clinics, and master classes at high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as keeping a private teaching studio out of my Bucks County home.

Lessons are available on upright bass, electric bass, improvisation, music theory, and ear training at all ability levels and all ages, from absolute beginners to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults. Some of my students have been accepted to various regional orchestras and jazz bands, and I'm very proud of their hard work.

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ined curriculum to develop my students’ technique, reading, and knowledge of theory, I cater to their interests by showing them how to apply what the are learning to the music that they already know and love.
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Sophia A. October 27, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Tim is a wonderful teacher. He's very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.
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Joshua November 8, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Awesome lesson and excited to learn the bass guitar!
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Tim W.

Tim W.

Telford, PA 18969
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About Gavin L.

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Bedminster, NJ
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About Gavin
Teaching guitar, and music for over 13 years, 10+ years of that time spent in professional music schools and shops. In addition, I spent 6 years in a special needs school, teaching general music, and guitar to students with learning and behavior issues.
I have had the pleasure of learning from numerous guitar teachers and mentors over the years including, T.T. Quick guitarist, David Dipietro.
Recently having toured the US with national acts in the band McClinton, sharing stages with Saving Abel, Adelita's Way, Framing Hanley, Red, Winger, Steelheart, Bad Seed Rising, LA Guns and many more. I'm proud to say that I have taken the skills I've honed during those years to stages and studios around the country. I am currently active in the local NJ cover circuit with the band "Our Vicious Circle".
I can help you make sense of concepts that
many students find confusing. Focusing on the goals the Students wishes to achieve. Ultimately, I teach a student to be able to progress independently. Learning songs is fine, and a great way to get motivated, but in the end it's about learning the concepts that allow the student to learn those songs on his/her own and be able to use those elements create their own music.
I teach all styles, and levels!
I am currently unable to offer lessons at my home studio, but still provide lessons on Skype or in your home.
Also offering lessons for Bass guitar.
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Brady M. January 15, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Gavin is thorough, patient & engaging. Wonderful instructor I would recommend to everyone!
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John O. April 17, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Awesome teacher!!!! I have taken several lessons with Gavin over the past few months. I have learned way more than expected. Gavin is very patient and is excellent at teaching you at your pace and ability level. If you are looking for a teacher that can help you improve at all styles of guitar playing he is your guy!!
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John O. January 24, 2018
· Guitar · In home
First lesson went very well. Gavin is very patient. I look forward to continuing with him.
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Gavin L.

Gavin L.

Bedminster, NJ 07921
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About Katie C.

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Princeton, NJ
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About Katie
Katie has been teaching piano lessons for the past 6 years and has been teaching private voice for 3 years. She is currently available to teach lessons in her studio and at student's homes. Through lessons Katie has helped students explore repertoire that they are interested in, build a foundation of classical technique, learn music theory and ear training, and build a love for playing music.

Katie earned her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from James Madison University. She is currently a graduate student at Westminster Choir College where she is continuing to study classical voice through her studies of Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She looks forward to using her training to help all of her attain their musical goals and to have fun in their lessons.
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Shayla September 11, 2018
· Piano · In home
Great!
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Aaron L. October 8, 2017
· Piano · In home
She is a very open and comfortable teacher to work with. I would definitely recommend her.
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Julie April 18, 2017
· Piano · In home
my daughter and i are taking back-to-back lessons with Katie. she has an easy-going teaching style and the ability to shift gears between two vastly different beginners. we are happy to have been paired with her!
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Katie C.

Katie C.

Princeton, NJ 08540
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About Lenny R.

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Philadelphia, PA
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About Lenny
Studying music has tremendous benefits including: discipline, self confidence, problem solving, and stronger connections in the brain! Understanding music can give you new perspectives on how to look at the world. If you have felt the power of music then you owe it to yourself to understand and harness what is already a part of you. OWN IT!

While studying with me we will work on many facets of music including technique, sight reading, critical listening, music theory, improvisation, and how to apply these skills to a piece of music to truly express yourself. My goal is to instill a deep understanding of music to my students while letting their individual sensibilities show.

STYLES: I can teach all styles of American music (i.e Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, R&B etc.) as well as classical and fingerstyle.
I have a degree in classical
guitar and have performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as done concerts in the USA, Italy, and the UK.
I have experience playing in many different bands in many styles including: Rock, Reggae, African, Blues, and Jazz groups.

SUZUKI METHOD: I am trained and certified in the Suzuki Guitar Method and spent 3 years teaching Suzuki in studio with children as young as 5. This involves a significant parent-teacher-student commitment and regularly yields impressive results.

ON TALENT: I agree with Shin-ichi Suzuki that talent is irrelevant and a myth. I believe that the potential of all my students are the same but they come to me with various starting skills levels and all learn at a very different pace. I believe that the myth of “talent” really just means that the individual has had a long exposure to music. This is why I emphasize critical listening in my lessons. If you have a large knowledge of music and sounds in your head it makes it easier to make connections and better assess your ideas.
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Anthony R. December 2, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
My first lesson with Lenny was great. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I look forward to continuing to take lessons from him.
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Brandon March 9, 2017
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Lenny is a great instructor. He's both personable and patient, brings extensive theory knowledge as well as technical guitar playing abilities to the table. His rates are reasonable and he's flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend lessons with Lenny, regardless of your level of experience.
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Louise November 5, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Lenny was my daughter's first instructor for guitar, she had two years of piano - she was not as motivated with the piano instructor as with Lenny. He took his time with any questions she had, he was totally patient with her, he really has a understanding of music and is able to explain it in a way with minimal if no confusion. No matter what kind of day he may have had at school he remained absolutely consistent from week to week with how he taught during the lesson. His focus was where it should be, even when other family members needed to take my daughter he was undaunted yet caring. I would highly recommend this young man hands down. I told him personally through emails how thankful and blessed we were with him as a teacher. I have other children, older, and I have had them through various teachers with various instruments and Lenny is definitely a 5-Star.
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Lenny R.

Lenny R.

Philadelphia, PA 19143
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$25 / 30-min

About Steven S.

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Hampton, NJ
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Since 1998, I have taught students of all ages in multiple genres. Many of my alumni have gone on to become voice and music theatre majors at some of the most prestigious programs in the USA, as well as becoming professional performing and recording artists all around the world, so I have gone online so that I can reach out to my students anywhere on Earth!

Online lessons allow us to work together without having to waste time traveling to my studio, not to mention wasting money on transit, tolls, gas or parking. Additionally, it has allowed me to offer my lessons for considerably less than I did "in-person." In addition to singing lessons, I've also worked with online students on monologues, on-camera instructional videos and voiceovers.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Deidre May 12, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter has expressed a love for music and singing from a very early age. As a parent, I thought she had a beautiful voice and that was confirmed by a good friend of mine who recommended me to Steven. I started Olivia with Steven when she was 9 years old. Through his instruction and guidance her voice has grown tremendously. She was awarded a major role as a 5th grader in her school play and then went on to be the lead as a 6th and 7th grader. She was the youngest student in the history of the school to earn a lead role.

Olivia also auditioned for the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory and was accepted for their August Intensive program. I have no doubt that it was Steven's teaching that helped her with her audition that gained her acceptance.

Olivia is now 12 and as a young person, needs to learn how to interpret a song so that she can perform it well. Steven takes the time to teach the MEANING of the words and explains the story that is trying to be told. This was very important for Olivia to learn.

I highly recommend working with Steven. He is a fabulous teacher with a lot of knowledge and insight.
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Dermod May 10, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
Steve is a great teacher. Encouraging, enthusiastic and pushes you to your limits. I worked with him for several years. Have no hesitation recommending him for voice training and speech training.
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Katie May 9, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Working with Steve has helped improve almost everything about my voice and performance. He challenges me in every way, including physical and emotional range, technique, language, health, etc. Steve is truly interested in encouraging students to be all-around excellent vocal musicians.
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Steven S.

Steven S.

Hampton, NJ 08827
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About Genevieve T.

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Merion Station, PA
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About Genevieve
I am a professional cellist, skilled in all solo, chamber, and orchestra settings. My playing has invited me into the top ranking music festivals in the world including Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and many others. These opportunities have led me to perform with the New York Philharmonic.

Growing up, I studied with a Philadelphia orchestra cellist who prepared me for conservatory auditions. After being accepted into all 7 universities and conservatories I applied to including the Juilliard School, I decided to go to the Cleveland Institute of Music where I got my Bachelors of Music in cello performance. I studied with the former principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, and also with one of the best Suzuki pedagogues in the country. I, then, got a Masters in Music in cello performance
from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. There, I studied with one of the most internationally renowned cello professors in the world who has shaped me into the musician I am today. In addition, I got my Suzuki Certification in all 10 levels of cello books after completing a 2 year year rigorous Suzuki pedagogy program.

In my second year at Northwestern, I won a fellowship, covering my full tuition and acceptance into The Civic Orchestra of Chicago. This is the apprentice orchestra under the Chicago Symphony. We worked with all the conductors that came in to play with the symphony. Yo Yo Ma, the most famous cellist of all time, is the creative consultant for the Civic Orchestra and we got to work with him 4 or 5 times a year.

I have traveled and performed with my string quartet ATLYS representing Lincoln Center in New York City. We have traveled around the world playing crossover music, where we play arrangements of pop, jazz, folk, traditional, rock, indie, alternative, rap, but always return to the forever-beautiful classical quartets, as well.

Because of this, I have learned to play extended techniques on the cello and learned different styles of playing, like Celtic gigs and reels and cool jazzy bass lines. I think this is a fun unique quality that I can add to a student's cello development when studying with me.

I arrange music for string quartet, too. I think it's important for my students to also learn some basic music theory as it can develop a student's understanding of music at a much deeper level. This can make a student appreciate how a piece is created and where a phrase needs tension or where it needs to be released. It's very important for their musicality.
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Talulah February 8, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Genevieve taught me the most I’ve ever learned about the cello in a mere two months. Through her I was able to move through an entire Suzuki book while also learning every scale (including chromatic) without using open strings. The techniques she taught me helped further my music that I still use today. Before studying with her I was fourth stand in my high school’s orchestra. By the end of the Summer I was able to achieve first chair and all of the offered solos.
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John January 21, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Ms. Tabby's the best! I highly recommend her to anyone who loves music and wants to learn how to play the cello. I studied with her for a few years in Chicago and she was the most patient, kind, and dedicated teacher I have ever had. I improved so quickly while taking lessons with her, AND I had fun while doing it. If you're looking for a great teacher with a kind heart and a brilliant mind, look no further!
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Erica January 21, 2018
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Genevieve is a fantastic teacher! She is very kind, caring and really tends to the needs of every individual student to make them the best they can be! I would highly recommend her as a cello teacher. I learned so much and every lesson was an absolute blast!
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Genevieve T.

Merion Station, PA 19066
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About Tracy C.

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I am a friendly, patient, caring and funny teacher!

I love to play piano, sing, listening to music, and make music with my friends. It's always joyful to do something you are interested in and truly love!

Hoping to share with you all the ups and downs in this wonderful musical journey!
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Tracy C.

West Chester, PA 19382
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About Greg R.

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I've been playing guitar since I was 9, drums since I was 11, and bass for approximately 20 years. I began teaching elementary school music K-8 when I was still in college in 1975. The reason I chose not to pay for a background check is my safety record with youth is unmatched. I was a Boy Scout leader and currently run a non-profit that helps youth who age out of foster care. You can find info about me by doing a Google search on Age-Out Angels. Musically, I've arranged for small combos and full orchestras, logged countless hours in recording studios, and written and produced commercials for radio. I've had 50 years of pure joy playing music and would like to have the opportunity to share that joy with you.
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Greg R.

Columbus, NJ 08022
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