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About Mariel C.

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About Mariel
I was born in Mexico City and have been playing violin for 17 years. I received my degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University, and have been teaching people of all ages and levels for 7 years.

My main goal for my students is to help them build the very solid basics of their instrument. With my training and experience with string instruments, I can help them develop a good sound that will give them the confidence to continue their studies and perform for others. Although my training has been mostly in classical music, I have had experience teaching all kinds of genres such as co
untry, bluegrass, and pop.

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I am a Suzuki certified teacher and use the books for my lessons. If you can't read music, I'll teach you all that you need to know when you're ready! What you can expect from me is to help you get a good, solid start and build up your skills from there. I will do all that it takes to help you be satisfied with your progress and help you reach your goals!

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I don't provide my students with any equipment. They need to bring their own books, instrument, and supplies such as shoulder rest, rosin, bow, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki Method
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Nate January 5, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
My son enjoyed his lesson very much. Mariel was patient and focused on what he wants to learn and accomplish.
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Terry E. December 12, 2014
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
What a joy Mariel is. So patient and understanding, puts up with my bad jokes, terrible playing and allows me to go where I want to go with the material.
I can not speak highly enough about her, but I will say I don't think any one could be better than she is.
Thanks for putting up with me Mariel
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Mariel C.

Mariel C.

Mesa, AZ 85201
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$45 / 30-min

About Sheila M.

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About Sheila
I love teaching music!
I have been teaching violin and fiddle for 20years now. I have been a professional violinist for 40years and love to share my experiences and knowledge of music with others.

I teach beginners/intermediate and advanced students with a complete focus on getting students to play as soon as possible. I teach both by ear and with sheet music. I am extremely patient and my students always have a great time learning.

I have won over 65 National Violin Championships and 13 World Violin Championships, andI have managed 3 violin shops across the US.

If you don't w
ish to take lessons with me, I still plead with you that you take any lessons from anyone and PLAY MUSIC! :) :)

You can see more about me at sheilamaguire.net and read some testimonies from my students.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :) sheilamaguire@live.com
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Amanda January 21, 2017
Verified Student · Fiddle · In studio
Sheila has been my private lessons teacher for a few months now and I've already learned a lot. She's very skilled and knowledgeable and she's always very patient She's also helped me direct my practice in ways I wouldn't have been able to on my own.

Looking forward to many more lessons. :)
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john April 29, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Sheila has a great personality, very patient with beginners, and creates a friendly learning environment. She has great world wide violin experience and has won many violin contests.

In just a few lessons my skill and understanding has greatly improved.
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Andy March 9, 2016
Verified Student · Fiddle · In home
Sheila was exceptionally supportive and patient with my beginner's efforts . . . looking forward to steady improvement with my fiddle-
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Sheila M.

Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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$30 / 30-min

About Brian M.

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Scottsdale, AZ

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After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance (Violin) from the artistically vibrant and widely recognized music program at Central Washington University, I traveled to the nationally recognized Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University where I completed my Master's Degree in Music. I have been teaching both in-home and in a professional capacity since 2005. Having personally prepared many auditions, I have both experiential and technical advice to offer intermediate to advanced players. Music theory and its applications is another
one of my passions and I am always excited to share this knowledge in all instrumental lessons, which include both violin and viola. All styles of playing are welcome! Beginners are usually started on the Suzuki program.
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Sherry L. March 29, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
I took a series of lessons with Brian and was very pleased. He has both the patience/calm to deal well with young children and the intelligence/scope of knowledge to handle the inquisitive adult. He's polite, accountable, well-spoken and clearly cares about what he does. He's a focus-on-the-positive, technique-intensive teacher - he wants to see you learn, and learn right. I would definitely recommend....
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Tristan M. February 13, 2016
Verified Student · Viola · In home
Great experience!
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Lujain A. July 26, 2015
Verified Student · Violin · Online
My first lesson was great. Brian is a great and patient instructor.
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Brian M.

Brian M.

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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$25 / 30-min

About Kendra C.

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Phoenix, AZ

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About Kendra
Music lessons provided by Kendra C., Doctor of Musical Arts. Kendra has been teaching music to all ages for the past ten years in her own studio as well as in universities, arts academies, public and private schools, and summer camps. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a doctorate in Music Composition, and has had her original compositions performed by musicians in concerts and conferences around the world. Besides teaching, she has worked as pianist for ballet companies and as church pianist and keyboardist in both liturgical and contemporary services.

Kendra's stude
nts explore technique, expressive performance, reading and notating music, improvisation, critical listening, and music theory in a fun and creative format. The musical repertoire is selected according students' stylistic preferences, whether pop music, folk, classical, jazz, or sacred music.
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Sidney August 5, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Kendra was very professional and knew exactly how to engage my 5 year old daughter. She loved it and can't wait for next lesson!
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Peggy H. August 2, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Kendra is a very soft spoken person. I look forward to my lessons with her.
She is a wonderful teacher who helps me to do my best! Thank you, Kendra!
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Jaylee R. June 20, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Kendra teacher "today" music of your choice. Was refreshing, very nice and easy to learn from.
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Kendra C.

Kendra C.

Phoenix, AZ 85024
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$30 / 30-min

About Samantha Y.

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Scottsdale, AZ

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About Samantha
Samantha is a Masters student at Arizona State University as a full scholarship recipient studying with Dr. Elizabeth Buck.

At ASU, Samantha performs with the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra. She won the 2015 ASU Concert of Soloists Competition, and performed the Martin Ballade with the ASU Symphony Orchestra. Samantha graduated summa cum laude from Purchase Conservatory of Music where she studied with Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in NYC. At Purchase, she performed with the Symphony Orchestra as principal flute, working with notable conductor
s such as George Manahan and singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant.

Samantha has attended the Jim Walker Masterclass, Marina Piccinini Masterclass, Interharmony Music Festival, the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, and New York Summer Music Festival where she had the privilege of working with renowned flutists such as Marina Piccinini, Linda Chesis, Brad Garner, Jeffrey Khaner, Robert Langevin, and Jim Walker.
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Renee September 19, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Samantha is an excellent teacher! I've gained so much from her lessons!
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Sarah L. September 18, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Samamth is the best flute teacher in the worldđź‘Ť
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Leonardo K. September 18, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Samantha is an excellent teacher. When I started, I had trouble making any sound on the flute but she taught me embouchure and a bunch of fingerings. It's too bad I moved away, or I would still be taking lessons with her!
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Samantha Y.

Samantha Y.

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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