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BJ M. Seattle, WA

About BJ

I grew up studying violin under the Suzuki method for over 13 years at the University of Louisville School of Music Preparatory School, my listening and playing skills were nurtured at the young age of five. I performed with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and other ensembles increasing my skills and confidence playing the instrument. A confidence that I can bring out in you as your violin teacher. Beyond the classical foundation of Suzuki's collection, the violin has afforded me a unique opportunity to express myself in a wide range of musical styles and venues: * I have supplied harmonies on acoustic covers and classic rock numbers at college open mics and coffee shops. * I rocked out with an indie-pop band on famous Seattle stages like The Showbox, The Crocodile and ...

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Nilanjana G. December 16, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
BJ has been a wonderfully dedicated violin teacher for my 10 year old kid. He is very approachable and understands the student's needs very well. I would highly recommend him.
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Carol D. May 17, 2014
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned more in 3 lessons with BJ than I did in a year with my last teacher. He has clear and helpful exercises to fix my bad habits in how I bow. We aren't into actual playing yet, but I expect things will progress well for me.

His place is easy to get to and comfortable. He is prompt, organized and manages to be efficient at fitting a lot of teaching into the time we have. I did shift from half hour lessons to a full hour, as the half hour was not enough time to really finish a topic for us.

I'm very happy with the experience and am so glad to be playing again.
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Greg S. December 1, 2013
Music Performance
This guy is a true PRO

I have not personally taken lessons from B.J. Montoya, but I am a colleague of his and have created and performed music with him off and on over the last ten years. WHat I can confidently and boldly say is that B. J. is masterful at the violin and fiddle, and truly knows all aspects of the language of music. IF you take lessons from him, you won't just learn songs; you will learn artistry, technique, music theory, ear-training skills, music appreciation, and most of all a PASSION FOR MUSIC - which B.J. cannot HELP but to pass on to his students. I say this because I have always respected and admired his true passion for creative muical expression on the violin.

Besides all that, B.J. is a sincere, super-friendly, and laid-back guy who will help any student - at any level - feel comfortable and at ease. His ability to offer warm support and encouragement - AND make the lessons FUN - will surpass any other violin teacher - I can pretty much guarantee that.

I highly recommend B.J. as a music teacher.
Cyndi E. Issaquah, WA

About Cyndi

Cyndi has been very successful as a singer/songwriter, artist developer, producer and teacher. Originally hailing from Dayton, Ohio, she has resided in Los Angeles for many years. She has performed all over the United States and the world as an artist singing on cruise lines such as The Royal Carribean, Carnival, NCL etc., and has shared the stage with The Jackson's, Barbara Striesand, Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans and many others. Cyndi is currently music director and artist for the tribute act, "The Voices of the Supremes, which performs in various venues throughout the United States and abroad. She is also President/CEO of her own Entertainment company, Neuhaus Entertainment Group, and has produced CD projects for numerous up and coming artists. As a teacher, Cyndi has taught ...

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MichelleE May 20, 2011
We really love you Cindi. My daughter feels so comfortable with you. She's so excited when the day comes to practice her lessons. She's really learning and having so much fun!
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GlendaW March 28, 2011
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Ms. Cyndi E. is an awesome instructor. She is knowledgeable. She gives clear explanations to music. My child's voice has improved and she always looks forward to her sessions with Ms. Cyndi. Her warmth charisma, skills and patience is an added talent and benefit. I highly recommend Ms. Cyndi., she is an awesome instructor for anyone looking to enhance their singing or music skills.
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Vylitrosep January 1, 2011
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Wow. An Excellent Instructor. Patient ,Understanding and Very knowledgable. I recommend Ms. Cyndi to everyone seeking a musical Goal. She is a Blessing.
Greg D. Kirkland, WA

About Greg

I have been playing guitar since I was 14 and I have not looked back since. I love music and I love helping other people discover the joys it can bring. In college I studied classical guitar and got experience playing in many different groups. I currently perform in and around the Seattle area. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons are tailored to each individual student, to their interests and needs. I generally use the Hal Leonard Guitar method but I will use any method best suited for the goals you want to reach. Whatever method we use will be supplemented with other songs and exercises. My lessons tend to be laid back and fun but also challenging. I expect students to do their best and make an effort. *** Studio Equipment *** The lessons are taught in my studio with an amp, ...

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Charlie A. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Highly Recommended

Greg is knowledgeable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. Attending lessons is a great way for me to take a break from my work day and Greg makes it a relaxing experience.
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Carlene B. September 14, 2012
Guitar
Verified Student
I highly recommend Greg...

Greg is an excellent teacher. Very easy going manner and willing to start where ever you are as a musician. Gives great feedback, lessons to work on that are challenging and fun, and at a pace that's comfortable.
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LizP2 May 22, 2012
Great Experience. Can't wait for my second lesson.
William G. Kent, WA

About William

Teaching has been my profession for a few years now. My students come eager each lesson and I'm happy to teach them what I've learned over the years. I get onto the students level and teach them based off their skill set, what they want to learn, and what they feel comfortable learning, but will push you to try new things. *** Lesson Details *** I want my students to feel welcome and excited to learn the subject they are enthusiastic about. Every lesson, my students get taught something new, never leaving without learning anything. Since you acquire your'.e folder on the first lesson, you take home new material to study each week. Whether it be guitar or music theory, I will teach you a wide range of skills and techniques. *** Studio Equipment *** Multiple amps, extra guitar, ...

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Erica O. October 11, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Will has been great with my 13 yr old niece. She is complete beginner, and he has been very patient and encouraging, she feels more confident after each lesson. He give her new lessons each week to take home and practice, she practices everyday and looks forward to her lessons each week.
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Donna C. March 12, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Will is a highly knowledgeable and relatable instructor

With Will’s patience and easy instruction I am slowly learning the instrument that I love. Will is always prepared for our session with hand outs and a lesson plan. I appreciate that he is willing to take our lesson in a different direction then originally planned depending on my progression. His style is very laid back while still having expectations of your development which is nice because this pushes me to do the work. I highly recommend Will as your instructor.
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christy W. January 23, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
William G

Will has been amazing with my 12yr old , sooo patient! Cant be easy to teach a 12yr old girl but she is doing great and looks forward to each lesson. He commands a get to work attitude and structure to keep her on track and focused through out the lesson. I would highly highly recommend Will.
Eric W. Seattle, WA

About Eric

Eric holds his degree in Music and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and over a decade of experience as a working musician. Whether he's performing for a room of 50 or stadium of 5,000, Eric always conveys his passion for music and commitment to the groove. Eric currently plays bass and sings in The Nines, the Northwest's premier party band, as well as numerous other projects. While a student at UCSB, he was a member of the Hip Hop/Funk/Fusion collective, Boombox Orchestra, and the UCSB Jazz Ensemble as well as other groups. He has had the benefit of studying with bass legends like Dartanyan Brown (Chase) and Mark White (Spin Doctors), and has studied at the Berklee College of Music. In addition to his familiarity with traditional methods of instruction, he's ...

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Jack M. October 7, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a great bass teacher, who has been teaching me for almost a year now. He is passionate and very knowledgeable about bass guitar. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a good bass teacher.
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Kelli J. November 24, 2013
Bass Guitar
awesome and funky bass teacher

Eric is an amazing bass teacher. He has great taste in music and he KILLS it on the bass. His funky grooves inspired me to practice for hours everyday. His music taste is very diverse, so if you have a song you want to learn he will probably be able to teach it to you. He also has a very keen ear and will teach you the skills you need to develop your ear so that you can jam.

If you want to rock at bass, definitely call Eric.
Larry B. Woodinville, WA

About Larry

I've been a professional singer and teacher for over 40 years with a B.M.E. degree in music education and a M.A. in Vocal Performance. A long-standing member of the Nat. Assn of Teachers of Singing. I work with a variety of styles from classical to pop, country, jazz, and Broadway. My students are currently performing in some major theatres and with top name musicians. I honestly believe "anyone can learn to sing" and take students from "pitch-challenged" to pros who want to tweak their voice. I have demo videos to show how my lessons work.

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Chauncey T. November 25, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
Larry's dedication to his students is unbeatable. He is determined to find the best way to teach each student, and changes his tactics for each individual singer to make sure they are getting the most out of their lesson and having fun while improving quickly. I work in the musical theatre industry and have filmed audition videos with Larry, done audition prep, and worked general singing technique and have found him to be loyal, encouraging, and extremely talented. He believes in his students and the results show!
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Clara M. November 18, 2014
Singing · In studio
Larry is a great teacher. His professionalism, enthusiasm and experience speak volumes. He is very approachable and easy to work with. My technique has improved enormously since I started taking lessons with him because I find it easy to understand concepts when he explains them. In addition, Larry teaches in a fully equipped studio, so you can record your work and really hear how you're doing. I cannot say enough to recommend him!
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Chris N. November 18, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio
I have been with Larry since 2000 when I first started doing musical theater. From the start I was amazed by Larry's beautiful voice and vocal knowledge. Larry is very talented in keeping students engaged and best of all his teaching style is molded around the students needs. Since starting with Larry I have delved into so many different styles including Broadway, classical, blues, rock, music performance, songwriting, and even audition prep. Over the past fourteen years Larry hasn't just become my vocal teacher, he has become a lifelong friend, and I look forward to every lesson I have with him.

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