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Wendy H.

Peyton, CO

If you take guitar lessons with me, you can expect to be able to read and play notes as well as chords. You will be able to take music written for other instruments or voice and translate it to guitar music. I have been teaching guitar for 30 years. I use a variety of teaching books which also include fun pop music or what ever style that you are interested in playing. I believe that lessons should be taken every week as it keeps the progression of learning and interest going. If it is your interest to sing and accompany yourself with the guitar, I can do that for you also.

About Wendy

With music programs being eliminated from many school's education, I feel it is even more important than ever for children, off all ages, to participate in some form of musical experience. Being a piano teacher for over twenty five years, I have seen many benefits for those taking music lessons. Some of these benefits are building self esteem and confidence, learning to focus, developing mental discipline, overcoming the fear of getting up in front of crowds, not to mention being able to play songs that we enjoy.

My philosophy of music is that you don't have to be an expert to be abl
e to enjoy playing an instrument. It is not that difficult to learn to play piano or guitar; it just takes a little time and effort. I believe that practicing doesn't have to be hours a day either, unless you want to be a concert pianist or guitarist, but you can accomplish a lot with 15 to 30 minutes of practice each day. There is time to fit music in with many other activities that we like to do. So keep that in mind as you are deciding how you can fit music lessons into your daily schedule.

I studied guitar for five years, then began to take piano lessons which continued through many years of my life. I studied under many classical teachers, and teaching methods such as Royal Conservatory of Music and Western Board. These lessons also included Music Theory. As I developed as a musician, I began to play piano and guitar in churches for worship services. I also accompanied soloists, both vocal and instrumental, and played for many special events such as weddings, funerals, graduations, etc. Eventually, I stepped into music ministry, which included planning music for church services, working with children's music programs, leading, rehearsing, and directing choirs etc. I have taught choir and music theory in schools over the years, as well.

At some point in my life, I decided it was important for me to go for a music degree. This degree gave me four years of classical vocal training, more classical piano instruction, and ensemble work. It also gave me more experience with directing choirs and orchestras.

My formal education is: Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry with Applied Music.

Church Piano Certification

College Level Music Theory and Classical Voice

*** Lesson Details ***
When taking lessons from me, students can expect to work hard, but have lots of fun. Their music training will be very detailed and will include all aspects of learning music. In addition to learning how to read music and play piano or guitar well, students will learn theory and technic. Theory teaches students the understanding of how music is written; this will assist them in the future is their interests turn to writing and arranging music. Technique is the exercises for their fingers which teaches them control and agility. I accept students of all ages and abilities up to advanced intermediate levels in piano, guitar, and music theory. I accept beginning vocal students.

Piano lessons consist of learning to play and read music. Students can expect to be classically trained, but will also get to choose and play songs or musical styles that they enjoy. Theory and technique will be included in their study program.

Guitar lessons consist of learning how to play both notes and chords, and how to read both notes and chords, as well as lead sheets specifically written for guitar. Students will also learn the written theory for guitar. I like to include extra books of songs or music styles that the students like. This encourages them to learn and practice because they are playing something that they know and like to play.

Beginning classical vocal students will learn basic breathing technics, vocal exercises and will sings a variety of songs. I don't start out with classical vocal unless that is what the student wants. I let them choose music that they like to sing, as we can learn and practice vocal concepts with all types of music. I encourage vocal students to take at least basic piano lessons, so they can learn to read and understand musical concepts.

Music theory goes along with any instrument and vocal instruction. Piano theory is the basis for all music theory. I have the ability to teach through college level theory for those that are interested in writing or arranging music or wanting to have this level of theory to go along with their musical instrument.

Practice times start at 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week for beginners. As students progress, their practice time increases. Advanced beginners will practice 30 minutes a day, early intermediate level will practice 45 minutes a day, and intermediate level will practice at least 1 hour a day.

I encourage students to take one lesson a week for 1/2 hour. As they advance, then this may increase to a 45 minute lesson, once a week, then perhaps 1 hour once a week as needed.

After 3 months, beginning students will be able to play simple folk songs with right hand melody and left hand accompaniment. At 6 months, students will have learned 3 different positions or keys on the piano, will be playing songs that are a little more complex, and can now add supplemental fun books to their lessons. I encourage my students to participate in two recitals a year. I try to make this a fun, not a stressful, time for them. I also encourage family and friends to attend and cheer on the students. If students wish to compete in music competitions or adjudications, I can assist them in doing so, as well.

There are studio locations in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917 and Falcon, Colorado 80831

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano at both locations

*** Travel Equipment ***
Don't have the ability to travel to lessons at the moment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical piano is my strengths; however, I can teach any style from christian to contemporary to jazz. Vocal styles are basic classical, modern, and christian. Guitar styles include basic instruction on learning to play guitar, chording, fingerpicking, using different positions on the finger board. I can teach beginning to college level music theory.
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BrookV May 31, 2012
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Wendy is very knowledgeable and extremely patient. Wendy has a fabulous sense of being happy, helpful and cheery even if things aren't going as well as expected. A very experienced instructor and I am happy to have my daughter learning from her.
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CherylG2 May 16, 2012
We Love Her!

My daughter absolutely loves Wendy! She looks forward to her piano lessons every week and she has learned so much just within a year. Wendy makes it fun to learn and is very patient with her students. We are moving this summer and my daughter is really going to miss her. Thank you, Wendy, for all your time, dedication, and patience.
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KatrinaM April 18, 2012
Jordan is really enjoying her lessons and learning a lot! Thank you Wendy!
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Wendy H.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Kay M.

Colorado Springs, CO

Playing guitar can be so much fun! I can teach you the basics or how to be better at what you already can do.

About Kay

Educator, Creative Arts Specialist, Consultant, and Dynamic Instructor. Master's Degree in Music and Education. Over 30 years teaching experience with all ages K-Adult. Passion and love for teaching and working with students. Believe learning should include having fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
After the first lesson, students will be able to perform a song. Lessons include a variety of learning experiences: theory, basic techniques, fundamentals, and student choices for learning. High expectations for students so that they do their best. Relaxed, fun loving, but power packed with learnin
g environment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room w/ yamaha upright piano and acoustic guitar w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have the instrument

*** Specialties ***
I use a variety of games, creative ways to help put the information into long term memory. I do not rely on rote learning but rather a more creative approach
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Emily H. August 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
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I wasn't there but she said it went well.
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Teryn O. July 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Good teacher! I've learned a lot about singing in 5 short lessons and my voice has improved immensely!
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Julieanne S. February 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
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It's wonderful to work with someone who inspires you to come out of your shell and do your best. I also appreciate how she works around my busy schedule!
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Kay M.

Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Eric R.

Littleton, CO

I teach basic jazz guitar using a combination of traditional pick method books, either using written music notation or guitar tab, as well as repertoire appropriate for each student's skill level.

About Eric

*** Specialties ***
Beginning Guitar, Jazz, Improvisation, Fingerstyle, Classical
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Megan N. July 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Eric is an incredibly talented guitar player with a wide range of knowledge and experience that combine to make for a great guitar instructor. My 8 year old son has been his student for the past 2 years and has progressed quickly and has an understanding of guitar that others kids his age do not. I have and do recommend Eric.
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Eric R.

Littleton, CO 80126
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Ross T.

Colorado Springs, CO

My lessons are centered around musical awareness and linear progression. Each student receives a video after the lesson, as well as a practice plan. Each student gets to pick what they play, as all fundamentals of music can be taught to the taste of each individual. Lessons are fun, and take things one step at a time to ensure progress for the student. I have a full suite of on site recording equipment, so the student will be able to record progress. I like to keep things low stress, because music exists to enhance our lives, not make them worse.

About Ross

Hi, my name is Ross. I am a guitar teacher, composer, author and performer. My comfortable music studio is located in downtown Colorado Springs. I teach over Skype as well. I attended CU Boulder as a Classical Guitar performance major, studying under the virtuoso Jonathan Leathewood. My Amazon Best Selling book "Music Theory in One Lesson" was released in 2015, and has been getting quite a lot of attention.

“Absolutely brilliant guitar teacher–I’d recommend Ross to anyone! I took my two kids (9 and 11) for beginning guitar lessons from Ross. Starting on day one, I saw that Ross approa
ched kids lessons differently than any other teacher, focusing on a solid musical foundation and lasting enjoyment. He never pressured my kids, established a sensible practice schedule, and made each lesson fun. They’re learning basic music theory that will apply to any instrument, and will last a lifetime.

After watching Ross teach my kids for several months, I was so impressed with his method that I decided to take a few lessons myself–primarily to better master the fretboard, as well as learn enough theory to play lead guitar. Although I’ve taken lessons over the years, Ross has transformed by playing in a simple, logical, and easy-to-follow manner. I’ve really mastered the fretboard, while learning fingering techniques to improve speed and accuracy. Ross’s approach to guitar (theory, technique, practice routine, etc) is fundamentally superior to other instructors, and I eagerly await his first guitar instruction book.

Bottom line: Whether children or adult, popular or classical guitar, heavy theory or simply learning a few guitar licks, Ross Trottier is an exceptional instructor. We’re lucky to have him in Colorado Springs!”

-Jeff Newell
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Madyson August 28, 2015
Your a great guitar instructor Ross!!!
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Renee August 28, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I am so thankful we found Ross for my son's guitar lessons! He is knowledgable, professional and passionate about guitar and music! My son, 14 years old, loves his lessons, and was improving after only one lesson. Practice is fun! I would highly recommend Ross T. for anyone looking for guitar lessons!
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Mark August 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Ross has reinvigorated my quest to not only learn the guitar, but learn to play it proficiently, with long term, consistent improvement. He has taught me music theory, and the reasons we do things a specific way (which is important to me). As with any complex skill, just because someone can do it well doesn't mean they can teach it well. Ross definitely has the ability to teach, and he is passionate about it.
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Ross T.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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$30 / 30-min
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Roy C.

Castle Rock, CO

I teach beginner to advanced level guitar players of all ages. I specialize in helping students gain knowledge, attain greta technique, and conquer all musical frustrations they may have had in the past.

About Roy

My name is Roy Catlin, I'm a music teacher from Castle Rock Co, specializing in beginner guitar and piano. I'm currently a Junior at The University of Colorado Denver, majoring in Music Performance. I have over three years teaching experience and over 13 years of performance experience under my belt.
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Roy C.

Roy C.

Castle Rock, CO 80108
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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