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Brian L.

Sandy, UT

About Brian

I have been teaching for 15 yrs. and playing for 34 yrs. I absolutely love to watch the learning process take shape. I get a great deal of joy from teaching and witnessing students pass and achieve greatness. When they overcome what seem like insurmountable odds to them and then perform something flawlessly, especially in a live setting, It just does not get any better than this. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my time. I have a strong ability to connect with each individual student and create a personal lesson plan for each and every unique personality. Depending on the person, I wi
ll personally tailor a lesson plan for that individual based on their natural ability, coordination skills, mindset, musicality and overall rhythmic sense. I also try to give each and every student the confidence needed to get up in front of an audience or crowd of people and still perform with elegance and dignity. Just relax and play. That is what it is all about, right, having fun. Let's play.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a professional lesson plan in place. I like to teach from literature and also from feeling and hearing the music. I am very amiable and straight forward with my students. I stress very strongly the importance of a good practice routine. With lots of practice you will become a great drummer. But, fun is what everything is all about. If you do not have fun then I have failed. I have never purposely failed, so Lets Go.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate from Home, Separate Entrance, Music studio soundproof, Parents and Friends Waiting area with couch and full view through glass window of drum room where lessons take place. Sound can be piped into waiting area or completely muted. Lesson room has two drum sets and state of the art Audio Equipment set up for beautiful sound production and clarity. I also use video playback with studio quality sound to increase learnability. This has been proven to be a very successful tool in the learning process!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sticks, Pad, Snare Drum and Lots of energy! Let's Rock.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Funk, Punk,Country, Metal.
I also teach Jazz, Swing, Latin, Big Band, Afro-Cuban.
I focus on three main areas:
1. Reading music
2. Playing with recorded music
3. Rudiments and Stick Control
Plus of course proper technique and dynamics.
I am also associated with local Middle School and High School Jazz Band and Orchestra Teachers. I can greatly improve your students ability to compete and participate in the Jazz Band, Orchestra or Percussion Classes taught at the Middle to High School level. Let's Swing.
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Celeste L. April 18, 2014
Drum
OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR

As an instructor Brian is patient, consistent and has many angles for reaching students who may be struggling to gain musical concepts. He finds lots of ways for his students to observe professional drummers and opportunities for his students to perform at whatever level they've achieved. The studio is well equipped and comfortable with an great observation area for parents and friends of the student. If you want to learn drumming Brian is the one to contact!
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cole A. January 28, 2014
Drum
very good teacher

I have been Brians student for 5 years and i am very happy with the way he teaches. he has helped a lot and has made me love drumming! he is a great guy.
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glynn A. January 24, 2014
Drum
Couldn't be better

My son has been taking drum lessons from Brian for several years.We were looking for a teacher that would teach the important stuff like reading music, basic beats, as well as the fun stuff, learning songs. Brian is everything we were looking for. My son loves to play and enjoys going to lessons. Brian has also provided opportunities for his students to attend workshops & concerts put on by celebrity drummers. If your kids want to learn to play drums, Brian is the guy to teach them.
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Brian L.

Sandy, UT 84094
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Charisse M.

Pleasant Grove, UT

About Charisse

*** Specialties ***
Hi! My name is Charisse and I'm excited to meet you! I've been playing the violin since I was 4, and I love it. As a child, I was taught with the Suzuki method; however, I am not a certified Suzuki teacher. I received a bachelor's degree in music from Brigham Young University in 2011 and a master's degree in Linguistics from the same university in 2014. I was recently a member of the Georgia Philharmonic, a community orchestra. I have taught violin lessons for a total of about 5 years. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals!
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Emma March 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
We love Charisse! She is a great teacher!
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Charisse M.

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT

About Nicolle

At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!

The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!

That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.

I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!

I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.

I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.

What to expect in a lesson:

Beginners:
- Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position
- Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers
- Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces

Intermediate:
- Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld
- Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training
- Ear training
- Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces
- Learning shifting exercises and vibrato

Advanced:
- Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes
- Ear training
- Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces

For the first lesson:

Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.

Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.

Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
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Taiju H. February 6, 2014
Violin
Missing her a lot.

When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
with Nicolle.
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
great performer.
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
from her.
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
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Daniel B. January 14, 2014
Viola
Beyond-Compare

With such attention to detail and a natural ear for music, Nicolle's talent in playing and teaching is beyond compare. Her love and desire to share her passion with others is clear. If you are considering lessons look no further I 100% recommend her.
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J.P. L. January 9, 2014
Viola
Excellent teacher

A Salt Lake Gem! Highly qualified instructor and very capable musician! Tons of enthusiasm! Great person skills.
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Nicolle A.

Nicolle A.

Sandy, UT 84094
(5)
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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Chris M.

Provo, UT

About Chris

I am first and foremost a cello teacher, but I have a very diverse background. I have played in five jazz ensembles, eight orchestras, and a few bands here and there. I've attended three universities and have learned from many different teachers and teaching styles. In addition to the cello, I play the piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and double bass proficiently. I've been teaching on and off for the last eight years, and have come to love teaching lessons 1-on-1. I first attended USF studying cello performance, then BYU-Idaho studying cello performance. I am currently at BYU in Provo studyi
ng commercial music.
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jeffrey B. July 25, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris has been teaching our son the Bass for about 9 months. Chris has kept a10 year old interested in learning that he willingly practices 2 hours a day. I highly recommend Chris to anyone.
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Chris M.

Chris M.

Provo, UT 84606
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Richard W.

Provo, UT

About Richard

My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well) I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my be
st to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.
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Diane July 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Richard is very patient and helpful with unfamiliar terminology. Flexible with schedules.
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Al S. May 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Enjoyed his easy relaxed manner while teaching. Explanations and instructions were clear and easy to understand.
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Al S. May 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Richard was very easy-going and helpful to us. Did a great job instructing and clarifying terms.
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Richard W.

Richard W.

Provo, UT 84604
(7)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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