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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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Dwayne March 19, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
He has taught me a lot. Lessons are not rushed. He allows me to learn based on my own interests, but also teaches a lot of basics of technique and music theory. The location is convenient to downtown Albuquerque and UNM neighborhood.
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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
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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
(3)
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 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
(3)
starting at
$23 / 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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Melissa August 5, 2016
Singing · In home
Mercedes, my daughter absolutely enjoyed working with Mariana! She wants more lessons. WE will definitely schedule more. Wished she was closer to our area, but driving 200 miles to see her is worth it!
Thank you
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Kenneth June 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Marianna is an awesome teacher!
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Kenneth May 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Really good so far! Only one lesson, but I am excited!
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Mariana B.

Mariana B.

Albuquerque, NM 87121
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Marc F.

Albuquerque, NM

About Marc

I owned a guitar store in Albuquerque for37 years (Marc's Guitar Center) which I closed a few months ago (June'2015). Over the 37 years we gave 150.000 lessons. My new website is "Marc's Guitar Studio." Please check it out for more information.
Thanks, Marc
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Marc F.

Marc F.

Albuquerque, NM 87110
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jessica O.

Albuquerque, NM

About Jessica

Trained at Italia Conti, London. Currently coaching at Talent Development USA. Theatre: Diva/ Shirley in Priscilla QOD, Shirley in Shirley Valentine, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Film/TV: Manhattan, Better Call Saul, The Messengers, The Amateur, The Man-App & Mickey.

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“I was kind of in rut until I found your class… learned new things…You are a great teacher…” ~ Nick Lopez
“What I enjoy most about your classes is the feeling of myself resurfacing...going back to basics is refreshing and valued” ~ Tiffany Neeley
“If you’ve taken classes before or are a beginner... these
classes...are a must! ~ Laramie Cooley
"Wow! what a difference. Never had a teacher/coach break it down as much as you did for me. Surprised myself” ~ Bob Ross
“It was really amazing for me. I had a lot of new discoveries in my work… I love your class so much.” ~ Shahana Rajan
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Jessica O.

Jessica O.

Albuquerque, NM 87102
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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