Mitchel Bean, III

Mitchel B.

Toledo, OH

About Mitchel B.

Background check: Last verified 03/15/2016
Mitchel passed a background check on 03/15/2016 that included the following:
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • County/State Criminal Record Check
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • SSN Trace & Verification
For more information, please click here.
Mitchel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2009
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Hello Students and Parents,

I have been playing several instruments since I was very young, and am excited to share my passion for music with you! I have recently graduated from the Michigan State University College of Music, currently teach music at several public schools, and play in local ensembles.

I have been very fortunate to tour the United States as a drummer with multiple ensembles including The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, the Michigan State University Percussion Studio, and the Plymouth Canton Educational Park Drumline.

I love all genres of music. Sometimes I feel that I have no choice but to blast my favorite hip-hop or electronic tunes while on the go. Other days, I immerse myself in the exploration of technique and emotion while perfecting some of Beethoven's late piano compositions.

I spend much of my personal time on artistic ventures such as practicing, performing, drawing, playing poi, and going to concerts. The truth is, music is such a diverse art form that the inspirations and opportunities are endless.

Thanks for checking out my page! I hope that we can start making music together soon.

*** Lesson Details ***
We'll take our first lesson easy with a discussion of your musical goals. I'll want to know things about you such as:
Why are you interested in music lessons?
What music do you like to listen to and what music do you want to play?
Do you have any past experience? Or is this a fresh start?
Do you know of any strengths and weaknesses?

After this, we will begin a regiment that is as personalized as possible. My goal is for you to reach your goals while having fun and working hard. My teachers have always told me that you will take from your lessons what you put into your lessons. I am just as happy teaching the laid back hobby musician, as I am coaching the next Mozart who practices nonstop.

My teaching style comes from a variety of influences. I used to be the student of Drum Corps instructors who had the highest standards for commitment and discipline. Now, I myself work with many special needs students who are exploring art as an emotional outlet, rather than a way of getting a trophy. All in all, I will always do my best to insure that you are on the right path towards reaching your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can provide an 88 key Casio with stand, pedal, and chair, as well as drum pads and sticks, worksheets and texts. Students must provide any other instruments they wish to study.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an 88 key Casio with stand, pedal, and chair, as well as drum pads and sticks, worksheets and texts. Students must provide any other instruments they wish to study.

*** Specialties ***
Classical and Popular Percussion and Piano

Photos and Videos

Students enjoy playing duets. Check out this one!

Experience

High School Music Teacher

Aug 2012 - Present
The Leona Group LLC

I teach Music Exploration to High School students. and Spanish to middle school students, in Title I schools.

Education

Bachelor's of Music

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012
Michigan State University

Piano Forte Performance

Jun 2000 - Jun 2007
Charlotte Moore Viculin Studios of Music and Art

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Resident Educator's License for Music K-12

Jul 2014
The Ohio Department of Education

Write a Review

10 Reviews on Mitchel B.

Silhouette-80
Rachel B. Feb 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Made my daughter feel comfortable and she's looking forward to the next lesson
Silhouette-80
Andrew Feb 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very good with my son! I am excited to see my son improve!
Silhouette-80
Christian T. Aug 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We (parents) find Mitchell to be an interesting and accomplished teacher, he tunes in to our son and even challenges him to venture out of his comfort zone..and some how not be intimidated or turned off by it...it's pretty cool!
Silhouette-80
Tammy C. Jul 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mitch is an incredible teacher. We couldn't be happier with the amount our daughter has learned since beginning her lessons. Mitch works hard to vary the styles of music and incorporates our daughter's interests when choosing music to play. Our daughter is challenged and supported with each piece of music, she is constantly learning new skills and building upon what was taught in previous lessons. She is excited for her lessons each week and sad when it's time for Mitch to go. We couldn't have asked for a better piano teacher!
Silhouette-80
Sarah B. Nov 20, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mitchel has been doing a wonderful job teaching my 8-year-old daughter the beginning basics of piano.
Silhouette-80
Bridget F. Sep 9, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mitchell has been a wonderful drum teacher for my two boys. He's very knowledgeable and able to break down concepts well for children. He's responsible and timely with scheduling. He's been a delight to work with!
Silhouette-80
Kelly P. May 17, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son has really enjoyed his lessons with Mitch and he thinks Mitch is a great teacher. "He keeps it challenging and you learn different things each time" (building on past material). Mitch has also encouraged my son when he has thought out of the box, such as designing his own rhythms or drumming on various surfaces such as buckets. He meets my son where he is at and encourages him to grow from there.

As a parent, I have found Mitch to be extremely professional. He is prompt, or if on the rare occasion is running late, he calls to let us know. He is flexible with scheduling and very easy to work with. It has been a wonderful experience for us so far, and my son is really enjoying his lessons.
Silhouette-80
Kelley E. Dec 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Lessons that are educational and fun!

Mitch is an excellent teacher who has a passion for music and that passion comes in his teaching. He challenges his students and is very creative, adapting his teaching style to the student. And he is very flexible and accommodating with scheduling and changes. I highly recommend Mitch as a teacher for a beginner or advanced player or a student perfecting your music skill.
299420_2c3tj354gxm783xnxjhf
Brik P. Dec 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher

My son has had a few teachers but none have empowered my son as much as Mitch. He allows the student to learn at their own pace while always teaching them the fundamentals of piano and music. We are very excited to have Mitch working with our son and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn music.
Silhouette-80
Matthew D. Aug 24, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Very pleased with Mitch

Mitch teaches piano to our 6 year old daughter. We have no complaints at all. He is very professional, reliable, and friendly. We really like how he combines voice training with the piano. Each lesson, he makes new and exciting with challenging material. He always provides positive feedback. We have been very pleased with Mitch and his teaching style. We would highly recommend him.
Previously Viewed