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Christian R.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Piano lessons for students of all ages with a passionate teacher of 13 years
I started teaching Piano in 2008 and have worked with over 100 students of all ages. I offer lessons from 2 studios located in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. To help students become well rounded musicians I teach from a variety of books and programs by companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac. I use Yamaha and Korg digital pianos and JBL speakers. It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for a beginner to get up to speed and start playing full songs. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. It does you no good if you can play a song but don't know what you are actually doing. So, I teach students to be smart musicians in case they decide to write their own music or join a band. I have not won a Grammy yet, but I have had people use my bands demo music in some commercial videos online and my lead guitarist Brian Gresh played on American Idol with Queen and toured with them for 2 years. We are working on recording an Album and the sky is the limit.
About Christian R.

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from taking years of private lessons with a number of teachers I also studied music and audio engineering in college. I'm constantly learning more. I keep my chops up by practicing and reading books by other professionals and songwriters. So, I have an arsenal of books and musical knowledge. When I'm not teaching I spend most of my time writing and recording my original solo music. I have a rock band that I've been playing with for over a decade. We are currently in the studio recording our first professional album. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a very patient teacher. I understand that not everyone learns the same way so I specialize in breaking things down and making music as simple as it can be for each kind of student. I don't use just one method, I pull from my arsenal of acquired knowledge, books, and my own studies. I keep lessons fun and interesting. A normal lesson with me would consist of two parts the first 30 minutes we would focus on learning and practicing warm ups, exercises, licks, notes, scales, chords, arpeggios, timing, rudiments, dynamics, ear training, theory, technique, etc. And the second half we would work on a song or jam together. Depending on the age and level of student, after spending six months studying with me you will be a rock star! LOL. Well, you may not have a recording contract, but you will have gained a volume of knowledge and taken your playing up a few levels. It's all about how much time and practice you put in and how much you want it. Every student has there own pace and desire so I do my part to help them become the best that they want to be. *** Studio Equipment *** Home Studio: drum set, practice pad, piano and keyboard, guitar amps, chairs, parents can sit in on lesson. Broken Arrow Music Studio: drum set, guitar amp, piano, and lobby room for parents. *** Specialties *** I specialize in working with beginner to advanced level students. I teach all styles of music.

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Christian R.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Piano lessons for students of all ages with a passionate teacher of 13 years
I started teaching Piano in 2008 and have worked with over 100 students of all ages. I offer lessons from 2 studios located in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. To help students become well rounded musicians I teach from a variety of books and programs by companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac. I use Yamaha and Korg digital pianos and JBL speakers. It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for a beginner to get up to speed and start playing full songs. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. It does you no good if you can play a song but don't know what you are actually doing. So, I teach students to be smart musicians in case they decide to write their own music or join a band. I have not won a Grammy yet, but I have had people use my bands demo music in some commercial videos online and my lead guitarist Brian Gresh played on American Idol with Queen and toured with them for 2 years. We are working on recording an Album and the sky is the limit.
About Christian R.

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from taking years of private lessons with a number of teachers I also studied music and audio engineering in college. I'm constantly learning more. I keep my chops up by practicing and reading books by other professionals and songwriters. So, I have an arsenal of books and musical knowledge. When I'm not teaching I spend most of my time writing and recording my original solo music. I have a rock band that I've been playing with for over a decade. We are currently in the studio recording our first professional album. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a very patient teacher. I understand that not everyone learns the same way so I specialize in breaking things down and making music as simple as it can be for each kind of student. I don't use just one method, I pull from my arsenal of acquired knowledge, books, and my own studies. I keep lessons fun and interesting. A normal lesson with me would consist of two parts the first 30 minutes we would focus on learning and practicing warm ups, exercises, licks, notes, scales, chords, arpeggios, timing, rudiments, dynamics, ear training, theory, technique, etc. And the second half we would work on a song or jam together. Depending on the age and level of student, after spending six months studying with me you will be a rock star! LOL. Well, you may not have a recording contract, but you will have gained a volume of knowledge and taken your playing up a few levels. It's all about how much time and practice you put in and how much you want it. Every student has there own pace and desire so I do my part to help them become the best that they want to be. *** Studio Equipment *** Home Studio: drum set, practice pad, piano and keyboard, guitar amps, chairs, parents can sit in on lesson. Broken Arrow Music Studio: drum set, guitar amp, piano, and lobby room for parents. *** Specialties *** I specialize in working with beginner to advanced level students. I teach all styles of music.

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Teaching since 2008

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Teaches ages 7+

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I enjoyed learning from Christian today. I am 70 years old and did not feel out of place. He made me comfortable and he is very knowledgeable about how to go about teaching. He was very polite and patient with me and was able to go over things and explain professionally in a manner that did not insult my intelligence. He seems dedicated to teaching and does it very well . I highly recommend this man to anyone that wants to learn how to play the Piano.

Posted Aug 31, 2021
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Christian has been top-notch in every way I could hope for. His communication prior to and after the lesson has been stellar, taking time to prep me then follow up with thorough, well written tips and details. (It's clear that he values the student's time as much as his own, and seeks to make the experience individualized and worthwhile for those he teaches.) The lesson itself was spot-on, being well balanced in both fun and degree of challenge. Feel very fortunate to have found him!

Posted Jul 28, 2021
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Christian easily connects with my teenage son. He is professional while at the same time relaxed and easy-going. He stresses the importance of learning the basics but there is no high pressure. He strives to teach music that is interesting to my son and that challenges him. He does a great job of explaining things. We are happy we chose Christian as our teacher.

Posted Jul 27, 2021
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Teacher
Apr 2018 - Present
Metro Christian Acadamy
I've always been a private music teacher from three studio locations in Oklahoma and two online companies but in 2018 Metro Christian school contacted me to teach a group guitar program at their school and I proudly accepted the offer. It's been fun and now I can say that I'm an official teacher, since I teach for a private school along side my own private studios.
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Aug 2011
New York Institute of Photography
Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography
Aug 2005 - Jan 2012
TCC, OSU, NYIP
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Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
S. 76th East Ave.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
S Ash Ave, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$45
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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