Vince Martin

Vince M.

Mesquite, TX

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Vince delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2004

I believe that music is not only a gift but a vital part of the human experience. Whether as a listener, performer, or composer it influences our society as a whole and individually. At a very early age I was exposed to all the usual classic rock and pop music of the 50's, 60's, and 70's through my parents. Having a keen interest in how this music was created I started piano lessons at age 9, cello in middle school, and then guitar and bass shortly followed. During high school and college I performed and recorded with several bands, symphonic orchestras, vocal ensembles in genres ranging from rock, pop, funk, folk, jazz, classical, and electronica. I studied music theory and composition under Dr. Jerry Wallace at Richland Community College while continuing my private lessons in guitar, bass, cello, and piano.
After college I moved to Santa Fe, NM to assist in managing Groovey Studios. I also performed and recorded with not only pop and rock artist but many Native American artist. I started teaching as well and found it to be a very rewarding learning experience.
Eventually, I moved back to Dallas, TX advancing my career as a musician working with many local and national artist - OHNO, Chris Kirkpatrick (N'SYNC), Ray Brady (Guitarist for Ashlee Simpson), Bob Schneider, John Alagia (Produced Dave Matthews live shows), Dave Matthews, and The Strokes).
With 20+ years of my own musical journey I've found there is different ways to shine as an artist. Performing, composing, and recording are all aspects of being a musician.
Learning music can be fun you just have to find what motivates and inspires you. Let's find the artist in you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to know what my students short term and long term goals so I can mold the lessons to meet those goals. Of course there are fundamentals like knowing your instrument, reading music, scales, arpeggios, chords, etc. but learning to apply these fundamentals on any instrument can be fun. We will find suitable music that inspires you to learn and hopefully, expand your own musical tastes. If recording and composing interest you we can also explore those aspects as well. I look forward to meeting you and helping your musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Guitars

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument and amp if needed- tab and/or staff paper for first few lessons. I expect them to provide their own instrument, pencil and music stand.

*** Specialties ***

*Teachers
marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and
have received the highest feedback rating from students.
I've studied and taught classical, blues, acoustic, rock, pop, and ambient/electronica,

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17 Reviews

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Stephen R. May 5, 2013
Guitar ·

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very good instructor that helps you in in your lessons,and notices your mistakes and how to fix them

Marilyn S. Nov 6, 2012
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Great teacher!!

Vince is so patient and really shows my son things he is doing wrong, and helps correct him.

ChrystalS Apr 13, 2012
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Great instructor!

Vince is a great instructor! He really takes the time to break things down for the student. Vince makes sure to ask if the student understands everything before he moves on. He tries to match the students learning pace and push the student just the right amount to learn.

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AnitaT Mar 19, 2012
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Vince M. is a wonderful teacher!

I would recommend Vince to anyone who has a child who wants to learn to play the cello. He is very patient and attentive to his students, always giving them positive feedback. He has a way of bringing out the best in his students.

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jennifers Aug 29, 2011
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Piano Lessons

My son has been taking lessons with Vince for about a month now and he loves it. He is doing very well. VInce is patient with him, and very encouraging to all of us. I really like the fact that after he learns Piano he can stay with the same instructor for different instruments he wants to learn. Thank you Vince.

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BarbaraT Aug 8, 2011
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father

working great with my son. Helping break bad habits and make new good habits.

JoeJ Jul 2, 2011
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all i have to say about vince, is that you are lucky to have him. and me for a music instructor, i only have had 3 lessons with him , but i have learn alot in that short time .thank you and thank you vince. you have made this old man happy to have picked this guitar up joe

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jamess Apr 7, 2011
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guitar lesson

vince is a very good teacher.he is excellent at explaining how and whythe guitar should be played.

JohnnyG Jan 2, 2011
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Vince is a great instructor knows alot about music, very patient ,very efficient in his teaching methods. I really have injoyed taking lessons

SusanB Aug 15, 2010
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Excellent Instructor

Vince is patient, kind, interesting, knowledgable, and an excellent teacher. He makes lessons fun and takes the time to thoroughly explain things. This has been a great experience.

BillyD Jul 16, 2010
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Amazing Teacher

I honestly couldn't be happier with my Piano lessons from Vince. He is extremely knowledgeable about music and has the amazing gift to be able to put that knowledge into lay terms so that I can understand them. I've had other teachers but Vince is head and shoulders above them all. I would highly recommend Vince to anyone who is eager to learn the joy of playing the Piano regardless of their skill level, and I'm sure that he is just as great with the other instruments he teaches. I wish I could give him six stars.Billy D.

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TiffanyM Jul 4, 2010
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Mother of Student Christopher

My son has really enjoyed his lessons with Vince, he looks up to him and can see how much he can learn from Vince. We plan on continuing with Vince and are very happy with the lessons.

SamanthaN May 11, 2010
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Love working with Vince

We are so happy to have found Vince! He is patient and works to build a relationship with his students. My 15 year old daughter loves the weekly appointments!

RossW Jan 28, 2010
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Vince is a great instructor. As a beginner he has a great way breaking things down in for me to understand and is very patient with his direction. It seems that he genuinely tries to tailor the lessons to the students interests and needs to create a great atmosphere for learning.

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KatherineA Jan 27, 2010
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mature student

Vince is an excellent instructor. He is knowledgeable and passionate about music and seems to really enjoy teaching.

NgaT Dec 15, 2009
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Excellent teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable.

TracyM1 Nov 22, 2009
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Father

Your instructor Vincent is excellent

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