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Aaron M.

Franklin, MA

I've studied traditional theory, counterpoint, and jazz harmony!
3 years at SUNY, and 4 years at Berklee College of Music

About Aaron

Berklee College of Music graduate, Aaron M., has been teaching students of all ages for over 12 years. "I love watching young musicians grow into seasoned players and have had tremendous success with all my students. I believe that learning songs and playing music is a critical element in the learning process of becoming a good drummer/pianist, and musician. This is why I bring a powered PA speaker, mp3 player, and (sometimes) a guitar to my lessons for the student to play along with and learn familiar songs. Over the years I've learned to strike a balance between Reading/Rudiments and Playing/having fun, so as to maintain students interests and growth." *** Lesson Details *** Music lessons in the comfort of your home! All ages welcome, beginner to advanced. Servicing Metro ...

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Sheryl V. November 25, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My boys, ages 7 & 5, started piano lessons with Aaron a year ago. He has taught them technique & theory all while using songs they boys love. There are days that the boys are not the most cooperative. Aaron is amazingly patient and persistent in getting the boys to do their lessons. I really appreciate and have learned from this patience when it comes to the nightly practicing. I am pleased that the boys have been working with a male teacher and I think it really helps them relate to the music and the lessons. If you are looking for a patient yet knowledgeable piano teacher, I would definitely recommend Aaron.
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Beau S.

Attleboro, MA

I'll break it down as much as you need. I am even happier to discuss more difficult musical topics.

About Beau

I studied music performance at UMass Dartmouth. I have the tools to teach the students what they need to know in order to teach themselves. In lessons, I focus on what the student wants to learn. *** Lesson Details *** I can teach at my house in Attleboro or on the UMass Dartmouth campus, as well as come to you. *** Studio Equipment *** Kimball baby grand piano. *** Specialties *** Music theory and classical piano.

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Kate D. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Beau is an absolute professional! He is so patient, knowledgeable and always on time. I always look forward to our lessons and highly recommend him to anyone else looking to learn Piano/Keyboard.
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Kathleen F.

North Kingstown, RI

Music Theory is fun and can be easy to learn! With special training in beginner theory, counterpoint, orchestration, and twentieth century theory I am sure we can find something to work on together that you will enjoy!

About Kathleen

I began playing flute as a child and have continued with it into adulthood. After graduating high school, I attended CCRI and obtained an Associates Degree in Music, and now I am attending RIC as a Music Theory and Music History student. My two main instruments are Flute and Bass Clarinet. I am in a variety of small ensembles at school and currently the second chair Flutist for the RIC Wind Ensemble and Orchestra and first chair Bass Clarinetest RI Wind Ensemble. *** Lesson Details *** In lessons, I find it important to work on tone production, technique, etudes for concentration, and a piece that student and I pick out together. I also like to incorporate a little theory in the mix so student understands what they are reading. Most of all, I want the student to feel relaxed and have ...

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Steve S. November 24, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
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Kathleen F. February 26, 2014
Flute
Friendly and Skilled

My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!
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Dr. Jonathan U.

Franklin, MA

Dependent upon your current ability level, knowledge, personal goals, and interests, we will study theory ranging anywhere from music fundamentals to advanced harmony with the goal of utilizing your knowledge for the purposes of improvisation, composition, and arranging. This will include ear training skills and a working knowledge of the keyboard.

About Dr. Jonathan

I have extensive training (including a doctorate) and experience as a performing musician, ensemble director, and teacher including 13 years of private instrumental instruction. My primary instruments are drumset, mallet percussion, and hand percussion, and I have additional experience teaching piano, bass guitar, and jazz harmony and improvisation.

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Tracy N. January 5, 2015
Drumset · In studio
I took drum lessons from Jon U. for a little over a year, and loved it. The only reason our lessons stopped is because he moved.

On our first day, Jon's first question to me was, "What do you hope to learn from me and these lessons?" I couldn't read music and I had no rhythm, and that's all I hoped to learn. I was in my forties, and wanted this to be a hobby; it was never going to be anymore than that, but Jon didn't treat this as boring or a waste of his time.

Jon was patient, professional, fun. And he was a *teacher.* Each time I mastered an assignment, he'd write me a more difficult one, and I learned more about music and became a better player than I ever thought I would.

Jon isn't just qualified to teach the mechanics. He has a Ph.D., and my favorite part of our lessons was simply discussing what's "behind" the playing: the theory behind it; what it means; viewing and contemplating what music is and what it means to us. How it changes us.

Good musicians don't always make the best instructors, but Jon U. is one of the rare ones. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Sam O. December 17, 2014
Drumset · In studio
I took lessons with Jonathan for about 2 years. I had never played the drums before and he did a great job of teaching me. His teaching style is great. He manages to make the dry stuff fun and keep your attention, and he is very willing to change up his plans to help you get to your goals.

The atmosphere during lessons is great as well. Taking lessons with Jon is very comfortable and relaxing, so it becomes very easy to open up and really get into the drumming.

Couldn't recommend lessons with him any more.
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Frederick D.

Barrington, RI

Frederick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music Seminars group instruction program.
His publications include;
Essential Harmony for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Pentatonics for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Jamming Skills for The Blues and Blues Rock
Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

About Frederick

Berklee College of Music alumnus with 30+ years experience Proven one-on-one fast track curriculums for the following music genres and topics; Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Acoustic/Folk, Fingerstyle and Slide Guitar Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, and Chord Comping Scales and Modes, Chord Forms, Alternate Tunings Music Theory, Harmony, and Reharmonization Techniques Fingerstyle and Chord Solo Arrangement Development Songwriting Now accepting new students of all levels Ask about the 'In Clubs in Six Months' guarantee Lessons are offered in-studio and online Frederick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music ...

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