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Valerie N.

Biddeford, ME

About Valerie

I like to tailor my teaching style to my student's needs, so you can progress at your rate, with your kind of music. I can teach pop or classical, whichever you prefer. What's important is your having fun and making progress.

*** Specialties ***
Although my favorite is classical music, I'm very happy to work with whatever genre suits you. I also like to include a reasonable amount of theory, if you'd like. I do try to explain the relevance of theory to the music at hand, and how it can help further understanding of the piece, often making it easier and more fun to play.
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Valerie N.

Valerie N.

Biddeford, ME 04005
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Brian C.

Portland, ME

About Brian

I have been playing guitar for 30 years. I am a state certified K-12 music teacher with over 7 years experience teaching guitar privately and in the classroom. I teach not only children but also adults of any level - beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Students can learn acoustic or electric guitar, and fingerstyle or pick playing. Styles taught include classical, rock and pop, blues, jazz, folk and country. Sight-reading, music theory, and learning by ear are skills all students will develop.

"I like Mr. C. because he always cheers me up if I do something wrong on guitar. He helps you thr
ough step by step." -- Aaron, age 9

"I would emphasize your patience with me and your ability to simplify coursework." -- Fedja, age 37

"Excellent teacher with lots of patience. Kick-started me into the musical world and inspired me to learn guitar and start singing." -- Angelina, age 16

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will begin with tuning the guitar and warm-ups. Then we'll move on to either our practice books or a song or piece you have chosen to learn and study not found in the books.

If you are beginner, we'll start with how you handle the guitar and any technique issues. Then we'll work on note and chord recognition, the ability to sight-read and play from memory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
2011 Apple iMac;
MXL 910 microphone;
Yamaha Nylon-String Electric-Acoustic Guitar;
Yamaha Steel String Guitar;
Gibson Les Paul Special Electric Guitar;
Esteve Spanish Classical Guitar;
Roland Cube 80 electric guitar amplifier;
Ibanez T80 acoustic guitar amplifier

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stands;
Foot Rests

*** Specialties ***
Song Transcriptions - Use your ear to learn and notate song melodies and the guitar parts
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Brian C.

Brian C.

Portland, ME 04103
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Paul B.

Portland, ME

About Paul

I am a musician who has played in many bands. My primary instrument is piano and voice. I also play rhythm guitar. My current group is a "Who" tribute band, performing a complete history of the rock group, The Who. Please check out our website magicbustour.com
I play by ear but also read music. If you are looking for an old school, rigid, teacher who only has students only follow books, then you should look elsewhere. If you want to be able to play or sing with feel and learn music theory with some reading in a comfortable working studio then contact me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Petro
f upright piano
- Mackie PA system
- Guild F15 acoustic guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
-Roland Midi 2
- Guild F-15 acoustic guitar

*** Specialties ***
Patient, creative, flexible and fun.
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Reviews

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Rob B. January 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul immediately put me at ease. Really enjoyed my first lesson.
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Alex M. January 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul does an excellent job getting to know the level of his student and teaching them to push their abilities with specific techniques. Highly recommend his teachings
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Gloria L. September 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher! He is very patient, encouraging and flexible. My 7 year old daughter is becoming more interested in piano than before she started to take classes with Paul.
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Paul B.

Portland, ME 04102
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$25 / 30-min
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allen P.

Portland, ME

About allen

Hi, my name is Allen, and the only thing better than playing music, is learning about it. My musical journy has been over 30 years now. And I can tell you there is always something to learn. A huge part of my inspiration comes from the students that I share
music with...A few modest stats.
-experience includes classroom. In the schools grades k-12, and some college teaching as well.
-private studio teaching 30 years.
- student success rate is 96% of stated goals.
- Student drop out rate is less than 1%
- Student retention is 4-7 years.
And more fun than the legal limit !
Adults ,f
rom begging level, to seasoned pro
Are welcomed and encouraged

Multiple degrees, certifications, and credentials.
Back ground history clearance.
(state police, FBI, and even military security clearance) also a list of witness/recomendations.

If you want to learn, I can take you there.
Let's share the trip, I'm going anyway.
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allen P.

allen P.

Portland, ME 04101
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Alicia P.

Portland, ME

About Alicia

Alicia is a jazz vocalist and pianist working as a private instructor and freelance musician in Portland, ME. Born in Shelburne, VT, Alicia has performed at many venues throughout the New England area such as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and Burlington First Night. Currently, Alicia is a freelance musician/teacher in Maine as well as the children’s choir director at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church.

Most recently Alicia has had the opportunity to sing with Grammy award-winning vocalist/saxophonist Darmon Meader (New York Voices),the Portland Jazz Orchestra, organist/pian
ist Dr. Joe Utterback, and renowned jazz pianist Jed Wilson.

Alicia has four years of experience helping children and adults find the joy of making music with their voices or at the piano. During lessons students will have the opportunity to explore many different topics and skills both on and off the page. Alicia also specializes in using improvisation as a learning tool in both voice and piano lessons. Through guided improvisational activities and games, students are able to explore new concepts and familiar ideas at the piano in a way that is engaging, fun, and full of possibilities.

Alicia teaches voice and piano lessons out of her home in Portland, ME and is also available for in-home lessons. Currently Alicia offers lessons on the following subjects for beginning and intermediate students:

Jazz and Contemporary Voice
Jazz, Contemporary, and Classical Piano
Jazz and Contemorary Chord Reading
Classical and Jazz Music Theory
Non-idiomatic and Jazz Improvisation
Practicing and Sight-Reading Techniques
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Lindsay December 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Alicia Phelps has an amazing knowledge of music, particularly jazz piano, vocals, songwriting, improvisation, and music theory. It’s an inspiration to play with her together on improvising exercises because she can make anything you do sound great! She has a fabulous rapport with students, young and old. (My daughters and I all take lessons.) Most importantly, she makes music fun even while she is stretching your mind, fingers, and heart to discover new territories and capabilities. – Lindsay Sterling
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Alicia P.

Alicia P.

Portland, ME 04103
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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