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Russell S.

Gastonia, NC

About Russell

Located in Gastonia, NC, Russell brings unparalleled experience and value to his students in the Charlotte, metro area. Russell Sharp is a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. His lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age.

You will learn all that is necessary in order to possess a very strong and solid foundation that is required of a drummer. Russell is a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor.

A lifetime of percussion experience ranging from recording studios to live shows has developed
Sharp's simple and highly effective approach to teaching students. His ability to convey basic and advanced drumming elements help students develop rock-solid foundations along with sharp motor skills, physical coordination, limb independence and endurance.

Students have said Russell's lessons are lots of fun, productive, energizing, highly effective, etc.

Drum lessons can include the following:(For Beginners & Advanced Students)

* Learning Basic Fundamentals
* Reading Musical Notation
* Getting Your Meter Down To Excellence
* Gaining Independence Of Limbs
* Improving Overall Technique And Approach
* Learning To Be A Total Groove Drummer
* Building Up Incredible Speed-Metronome Work
* Learning Odd Time Signatures
* Learning The Double Bass Drum Fundamentals And Advanced

Genres of music include: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Rock-Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Shuffles (Double Bass Drum), Funk, Alternative, R&B, Jazz, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal among others.

With his many years of experience, Russell Sharp is a dynamic, powerful and original drummer with distinct style and technique.

He has played in many bands around the country and has been giving drum lessons for over 10 years in Los Angeles, Arizona, Florida and now in Charlotte, NC.

He has also taught several students with learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD and their confidence and ability has grown from learning to play drums.

Also learn how to approach lead singing behind the drum set.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room Drum Studio: Drums, Stereo System, Two Stick Pads, Bass Drum Kick Pads, DVD's, CD's, Additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring 2 stick pads w/ stands and also kick drum pads.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, Blues, Alternative, Funk, Dance, Disco, Latin
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Greg F. May 30, 2015
Drums · In studio
I've been working with Russell for several months now. I took instruction 35 years ago but never progressed. As I was young and moving on to other things. Fast forward to now, I'm 51 years old and working with him on a weekly basis has taken farther faster than I could have imagined. He makes lessons fun and I really look forward to them. I have also seen him play live and sing. He's an amazing talent!
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Victor O. October 28, 2014
Drumming · In home
I've been taking drum lessons with Russell now for the past 4-6 months and my drumming has improved significantly. Russell not only great personality, but has a well of knowledge and experience that he will share with you as soon as you start your lessons. I'm look forward to my transition into an amazing drummer with Russell's knowledge by my side.
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Anna G. July 16, 2014
Drums · In studio
My son loves his drum lessons! Russell is very caring and patient teacher, just as this post stated, he also knows how to make lessons fun. My son is not a very confident type of a kid and Russell really helped to set everything at ease during first lessons he is very supportive. We also appreciate the flexibility - since our schedule is crazy and we often had to reschedule. Of course the greatest part is when he drums along with the kid at the end of the class - you' d be taking videos of that groovy stuff every time, trust me. This sure is noisy, but so much fun!
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Russell S.

Russell S.

Gastonia, NC 28056
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Sue D.

Charlotte, NC

About Sue

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. Each lesson is customized to meet the individual students' needs and goals. I have over 15 years of teaching experience.

My education in music is extensive. I was principal cellist at the Interlochen Arts Academy orchestra in Interlochen, Michigan. I have a Doctorate from Indiana University in Music Composition and Music Theory. I also studied piano and cello at Indiana University. I have a Masters degree in music from Butler University in Indianapolis. My major was composition but I also studied piano.

My teaching experience is al
so extensive. I have taught intermediate campers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp as well as at Butler University and Indiana State University. I have been writing music and teaching private piano, cello, music theory, and composition lessons in Charlotte, NC for the last ten years.

My compositions include solo and chamber pieces as well as electronic works, symphonic band works, and orchestral works. In 2004 I won the Judith Lang Zaimont award from the International Association of Women in Music.

I love music and enjoy sharing it with others. So whether you are 5 or 90, or somewhere in between, let's have some fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are customized for each student. Weekly assignments will be given. Please bring a notebook to the first lesson for lesson assignments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the students to buy the appropriate music books and have the appropriate instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I teach in all genres - pop, rock, classical, new music, jazz, new age, etc.
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Travis B. January 30, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
It is easy to recommend Sue to anyone as she is a fantastic music instructor. She makes learning seem easy, which is the hallmark of a great teacher. You will find her to be extremely friendly and approachable so you never fear making mistakes or asking any questions; her patience is unwavering.

One particularly great thing about Ms. Sue D.'s teaching method is her flexibility with learning material. She took time to review method books I had from a previous teacher, picking songs and exercises she felt would supplement lessons from the books we normally use.

I have found my lessons to be both enjoyable and extremely informative. When we are reviewing the material from the previous week at the beginning of a new lesson I always have the feeling I've made real progression on the instrument.
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Cello
Verified Student
perfect Cello teacher

Just love the way how Sue makes my 8 year old pay attention to cello techniques without annoying her. The pieces of music she chooses are always perfect, either for my daughter's skills and for her fun. Sue manages to teach music theory right along the way and it is amazing, how much improvement can be realized in my daughter's abilities just after a few lessons with Sue. Thank you, Sue!
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Gabi K. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
best piano teacher ever

Sue is the most wonderful piano teacher ever! Always challenging, but never overburdening my ten year old daughter. In addition to piano techniques Sue teaches a lot of music theory, too. And she does this in a way that my daughter never is bored. Sue creates a lesson atmosphere, that is very relaxing and fun, but still purposeful and my daughter is looking forward to every single lesson. Just love Sue.
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Sue D.

Sue D.

Charlotte, NC 28270
(3)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Jen S.

Rock Hill, SC

About Jen

Jen has an extensive musical background. At 7 years old, she started taking piano lessons, and at 10 years old, she started playing the saxophone. She continued playing and studying seriously through high school, and then majored in music education in college. She graduated from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Jen has performed on saxophone with many ensembles through the years...concert bands, symphonic bands, jazz bands, church / community bands...and has taught private lessons on piano, clarinet and saxophone for over 20 years. Jen wa
s an Assistant Elementary Band Director in Southfield, Michigan (1998 - 1999), General Music Teacher at two elementary schools in Port Huron, Michigan (1999 - 2000), Private Lesson and Keyboard Band Director in Cooper City, Florida (2000 - 2001), Director of Bands at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington, Florida (2001 - 2009), Kindermusik Educator and Business Owner in Rock Hill, South Carolina (2013 - present), and Private Lesson Instructor (present).

*** Lesson Details ***
All lessons will begin with students playing assigned pieces for instructor to assess the performance, and then new musical selections will be discussed, explained, demonstrated, and rehearsed with student. Finally, weekly assignments will be given.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach out of the loft in our home...it's a big, open room. I have an electronic keyboard for piano students to use. There are specific method books I like to use for teaching, and those will be required of students. I also have sheet music that will periodically be given to students as part of their weekly assignments. I have extra chairs for caregivers to stay and listen...family members are always welcome to stay for the lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel equipment...instructor teaches out of private studio.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano students. Having been a middle school band director, and a woodwind player myself, I do have experience teaching all wind instruments and percussion instruments. However, at this time, I am only accepting piano students.
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Sherri S. July 6, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Both of my daughter's love taking piano lessons with Jen! She is so patient with my kids, and they are eager to practice thanks to her.
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Jen S.

Jen S.

Rock Hill, SC 29732
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Thomas H.

Rock Hill, SC

About Thomas

My name is Thomas Huskey, and I kind of do a lot. I have a degree in Music from Winthrop University, a Black Belt in martial arts form the World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, I am a past personal trainer who has yet to re-certify since coming back from Afghanistan as member of the Arm National Guard since 2006,

I teach piano and voice, and Music is my primary passion. I have been singing since the age of 5, and began formal instruction with the voice at age 12. I have been playing piano for ten years now, and I regularly perform at dinner parties, events, and gatherings. I
recently joined the Army National Guard Band as a piano player and vocalist. I performed with various college ensembles, acted as a section leader, made All State Choir 3 times, and sang for the Presidential Inauguration in 2004.

I have been practicing the martial arts for 15 years, and I began teaching at the age of 16. I am a teacher, competitor, and self defense clinician in both North and South Carolina. I founded the Winthrop Taekwondo Club in 2010 where I have been the Head Instructor since. I also taught at a PRO Martial Arts location before they closed down. I have won 2 State Championships, the Powerade State Games, and other karate, kung fu, and kickboxing tournaments. I have also trained over a hundred students of which some of placed, won championships, or invited to national events.

I am a past certified personal trainer who has yet to re-certify since returning from Afghanistan/ I teach freelance lesson to my friends and associates who wish to learn about general fitness. My method of training is to education the individual so that they eventually become independent when it comes to training.
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Thomas H.

Rock Hill, SC 29730
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jennifer W.

Matthews, NC

About Jennifer

Hello There! I'm so glad you found my profile! I have been blessed with a fantastically rich childhood that included music since age six. I have played the piano for almost 19 years, the cello for 15 years, and singing for as long as I can remember. For seven years, I played cello with the Charlotte youth orchestras and served as principle cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra my senior year of high school. I later pursued a minor in Music under Dr. Mira Frisch while earning a BSBA in Marketing in 2012 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

I have been a cello instruc
tor for eight years teaching beginner to advanced students. I have also taught beginner piano and voice lessons and would love to continue that.
In addition to teaching, I perform individually and with my siblings for weddings, religious services, corporate events, and various orchestral performances.
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Joanne July 30, 2015
Cello · In studio
Jennifer has been a delight to watch as she teaches my daughter how to play the cello. Not only does she teach technique, but Jennifer also shares her joy for music that is contagious to those around her! She is professional, friendly, and easy to work with. It has been wonderful to hear our daughter's cello playing get better and better since she started taking lessons from Jennifer. She is an awesome teacher...and person...and I totally recommend her!
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Jane July 28, 2015
Singing · In home
Excellent singing coach! We hired Jennifer to give our daughter voice lessons before her very first middle school musical. Not only was she professional and reliable, but she taught our daughter excellent voice techniques. I highly recommend her services. Thanks Jennifer!
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Jennifer W.

Jennifer W.

Matthews, NC 28104
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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