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Chris L.

Albuquerque, NM

About Chris

I have studied music for 26 years. Piano was my first instrument and I have taken classical lessons from an early age and studied jazz piano for 14 years. I play guitar at the same level as piano. I play jazz, classical, flamenco and rock guitar; acoustic, electric and 9-string electric. I have studied at University of North Texas, Musicians institute and have a bachelor's of music from UNM. I have a certification in early childhood education and love to teach children, as well as adults of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very patient and flexible. I work with the student to desi
gn curriculum that is exciting and engaging for their individual level. Students enjoy studying with me because they can progress quickly if they practice and because I am easy to talk to and work with.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the music room in the home which includes an 88 key weighted keyboard, 5 guitars, 3 amps, and seating is available. Home includes 3 cats which can be kept separate if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to their house, I expect them to have their own instruments that they practice on during the week, a metronome, a tuner and the music books they are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, rock and classical music. I usually allow the students or their parents to choose their method books based on their interests and goals.
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Nic C. September 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Chris is easy to learn with, and knowledgeable. Is always patient and never makes you feel rushed, yet, makes sure you are constantly improving. He directs your playing in the style and direction you want to reach while exposing you to new styles along the way. Great teacher.
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Jeanine M. December 5, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
piano lessons

Great teacher. Gears lessons towards individual desires of students, while still adding some of his own suggested material. Encouraging, easy to learn from, spends extra time with student when needed and time allows.
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Chris L.

Chris L.

Albuquerque, NM 87106
(2)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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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 eighty people at a nice recital hall.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my students can expect an experience focused on them, with lesson plans geared to 15 minutes of daily practice, and to their personal goals. 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 would have a nice rendition of "Ode To Joy" or "When The Saints Come Marching In" to perform for loved ones.
My students are engaged by lessons in 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 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.

Albuquerque, NM 87112
(3)
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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Sean D. March 8, 2014
Guitar
Dynamic, and immersive lessons

When working with Jake all the lessons are tailored exactly towards your skill level and wants/needs as a musician. His knowledge extends beyond simple guitar playing and into performance, technology, and music theory. Meaning if you want to one day perform live he has all the tools and expertise at hand. Or if you simply want to strum out some pop songs that's fine too.
I had a blast taking guitar lessons from Jake, and feel that I not only advanced farther along in skill as a guitar player, but also gained a deeper appreciation for music and performance.
Also, he's a nice guy and a cool dude. So that's a plus.
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Faith A. March 2, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Awesome Instructor

Our son has been interested in playing the guitar for awhile now and got a guitar this past Christmas. After lots of searching we finally found an instructor that is a great fit for our son. As soon as we saw Jacob's online profile and his taste in music we were hopeful he would be the instructor for Aid. Jacob is an enthusiastic teacher who is great with kids and has patience with young musicians. Our son is excited to attend his guitar lessons and the homework Jacob sends him home with gives Aid plenty to work towards until his next lesson. Aid wants to practice everyday and can't wait until his next lesson. We are very impressed with how quickly our son is picking up guitar and how much he enjoys his lessons. Thanks Jacob for helping our son truly develop a love for music. We appreciate you!
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Albuquerque, NM 87110
(2)
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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Mariana B.

Albuquerque, NM

About Mariana

Mariana has over 15 years of teaching experience, and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at her music studio and online. Mariana B. has helped students in Toronto, Ontario get accepted to the National Opera of Canada, students in Albuquerque to enter at the University of New Mexico, and students from high school in Albuquerque to win auditions for musical theater.
She received a Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arts,Tirana, Albania, and from the College Artistic of Tirana, as well from the Conservatory of Athens, Greece. Mariana attended The Canadian Mon
tessori Teacher Education Institute in Toronto, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto,The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Currently Mariana is attending the University of New Mexico in Master of Music Education Program. As an expert in her field, Mariana looks forward to encourage students to improve their musical abilities and to reach their full potential.
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Mariana B.

Mariana B.

Albuquerque, NM 87121
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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