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Steven O.

Albuquerque, NM

About Steven

I love to learn music! So do my students.

After childhood lessons, and BA and MA degrees from Minnesota and Iowa, I worked for private conservatories in Los Angeles, while teaching and playing for church events and celebrations. In that real-world school, I learned the music that the world loves.

I use that knowledge to fire my students' imaginations. If Bach or Mozart motivates them, we set goals to learn Bach's Toccata in D minor or Mozart's Turkish Rondo after two years of dedicated practice. These are realistic goals!
Maybe you would like to study Easter hymns f
or church, as one student did recently. Perhaps you would like to tame Beethoven's Tempest in front of sixty people at a nice recital hall.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my students can expect an experience focused on their musical goals, with lesson plans geared to 15 minutes of daily practice. Set the bar as high as you want! My students all choose to have a lesson every week under the recurring lesson plan, to make quick progress.
My studio has a big grand, and a digital piano. The neighborhood is quiet, with plenty of parking. Come with confidence, to a studio licensed in Albuquerque for twenty years.
After three months, a busy eight-year old beginner could have an easy rendition of "Ode To Joy" or "When The Saints Come Marching In" to perform for loved ones.
My students study technique, rhythm, fingering, expression and general musicianship. All this, while enjoying great musical selections.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio lessons are taught in a living room studio exclusively used for piano lessons including a Steinway piano. No pets. street parking

*** Specialties ***
Mostly classical, with occasional jazz, contemporary Christian, and popular. I mostly teach from notes, though occasionally with lead sheets and improvisation. Faber and Faber, Keys for the Kingdom, and Bastien methods are preferred until the student can play the composer's original notes. Then, their recital works tend to come from such as Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Debussy, and Chopin.
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Cecily P. October 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Steven is an excellent teacher, and really engages my son each week. He is new to piano, and has helped my son progress very quickly with reading notes, tempo, and so much more. Mr. Steven makes every lesson rewarding. I recommend him!
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Shannon A. November 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An excellent, intuitive teacher

Mr. Steve is an outstanding teacher whom I would recommend without reservation. He works at the pace of each of my children and they are eager to work for him too. My son bores quickly, but Steve challenges him with encouragement and speed. My daughter is slower to catch on and he accommodates her speed with equal talent. He is creative in his teaching methods and also in his approach to advising more practice or encouraging practice methods. I hesitate to write this review because I don't want to share the gem we have found in Steve. He is kind, patient, encouraging, excited about the music and the kid's efforts, witty, professional and accommodating. 5 stars.
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Justin G. May 14, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An excellent patient, teacher with a lot to offer

I have been seeing Steven for several weeks, and I find his manner to be informative and supportive. He is fond of what he does, and it shows. He's interested in students that prefer challenges, and that want to improve themselves. At the same time he understands that growth is a controlled practice.

I believe he is a great teacher with an interest in teaching his students.
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Steven O.

Steven O.

Albuquerque, NM 87112
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starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM

About Jacob

As a professional musician with over 17 years experience performing guitar and singing, 7 years of teaching experience and an award winning album, Jacob has mastered the art of transforming beginning and intermediate students into talented musicians. “Together we will light the flames of your passion by mastering your favorite song, while, at the same time mastering proper technique and music theory. I work with some of the most advanced musical technology, which I demo for my students. Together we write original pieces… But it’s really up to you. YOU chose the style. YOU choose the technique
and I’ll lead the way. Let me inspire you to greatness.”
So if you’re interested in mastering Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and pretty much everything in between… if you’re interested in writing original pieces or studying music theory, then try a few lessons out!

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether it’s you, your daughter, or your grandpa, I teach all ages, all types of guitar (acoustic, electric, classical). I live in Albuquerque. I do not charge for lessons cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, but I have a flexible schedule and I am willing to work with students income and schedules.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have everything we will need to record music and vocals, play through bass or guitar amplifiers, a variety of different instruments, and pedals galore.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Flamenco, fusion
Singing and playing
Writing original pieces and lyrics
Performances (solo or group)
Singing and finger picking, tapping, electric soloing, complex chord progressions
Technology: Pedal systems, loopers, professional recording, mixing, and mastering, Equalizing
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Lindy N. January 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son had played a little guitar before he started coming to Jacob. He was quite bored with the music he was playing and was not at all motivated to practice.
This is no longer the case. Since starting lessons with Jacob, there are days when it's hard to get him to put the guitar down!

Jacob focuses on what my son wants to play. This has kept him interested in his music and progressing quickly. He enjoys his time with his instructor, who is kind and patient and an excellent musician.
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Jacob has been flexible when we have needed to reschedule on occasion and as a parent, has been a pleasure to work with.

All around, I couldn't be happier with a guitar instructor for a teen boy. I'm sure he would be just as great with any age/gender. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Shane E. January 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son is a beginner, and Jacob was so patient and nice! Jacob is extremely talented, and I am so happy we found him. I can definitely say that I will be purchasing my son additional lessons with Jacob when this session is over!!!
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Christian S. December 15, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Good guitarist. Good teacher. Good encouragement. I feel like im going to go far with this instructor.
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(6)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Wojciech M.

Albuquerque, NM

About Wojciech

Originally from Poland, Wojciech is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, studying Orchestral Conducting with Dr. Jorge Perez-Gomez, Piano & Opera Coaching with Dr. Kristin Ditlow, and clarinet with Keith Lemmons.

At UNM, he was the Assistant Conductor of the UNMSO, and until September 2014, the first Music Director of the Health Sciences Center Orchestra (HSCO) at UNM. Other conducting engagements apart from UNM have included work as a guest conductor with the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director at Landmark Musical Theater.

In addition to conducting, he
still maintains an active performing career – he has performed professionally on both piano and clarinet with organizations such as the National Broadway Tour of “Wicked”, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, San Juan Symphony, and the Roswell Symphony. In Albuquerque, Wojciech also serves as the accompanist/pianist at the First Unitarian Church, and works with Opera Southwest in various capacities.
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Ava P. August 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Today was our daughters 1st lesson with Wojciech and she connected with him immediately! He made learning fun, and really helped her understand technique. He really has great energy and is so patient. We'rw excited to see our daughter's piano skills grow with his instruction!
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Karl H. June 13, 2015
Wojciech is a professional in every aspect. He is superb teacher, well read, inquisitive, an excellent musician, and a tireless worker with a gracious and winning personality. In four decades of university teaching he was one of the most outstanding students I have encountered.
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Kiakomo C. June 10, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
No other clarinet teacher has taught me the basics of the clarinet in this fundamental way so quickly. That is , to develop a strategy for proper breathing, finger centering , and air consistency on the instrument. He gets an A+ from me on the first lesson. He's just what I need to accomplish my goal at UNM music department. I certainly want to continue taking more lessons from his excellent teaching method.
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Wojciech M.

Wojciech M.

Albuquerque, NM 87109
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Brandon C.

Albuquerque, NM

About Brandon

My students are presented with a foundation that is built on curiosity, dedication, and passion. I teach guitar within the realm of metal, rock, & jazz music, and strive to allow my students to sing through their instrument.

Here are some samples of my playing and the styles that I teach (all playing is live):

Currently, I'm pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Music at The University of New Mexico, and would be teaching out of Popejoy Hall (or online). The last ten years of my life have been about music, and have led me through a plethora of styles.

Guitar, or more importantly music, is
about finding your unique voice; and if you're a beginner just learning the basics, or a seasoned player looking for inspiration, $12 can go a long way!

In the end, its all about having fun, my students and I try to strike a good balance between work and fun; look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to message me with any questions!
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Renee Dayvis February 8, 2016
Music Theory · Online
Verified Student
I learned a lot of good stuff so far. There are some holes in my theory knowledge and Brandon was helpful and patient. Good theory teacher, and he also knows a lot of music history which is helpful.
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Akbar Mahmoood January 20, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Brandon is an excellent teacher, puts you at ease, is very patient

Glad I found him

Thanks very much
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Brandon C.

Brandon C.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(2)
starting at
$17 / 60-min
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Bruce D.

Albuquerque, NM

About Bruce

I am a 64 year old professional engineer and have been playing music sense I was 8. I like to make learning fun and as easy as possible.
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Bruce D.

Bruce D.

Albuquerque, NM 87114
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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