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Tricia Y. Grand Rapids, MI

About Tricia

My passion is teaching music to students of all ages and all levels; sharing with them the joy of music. Music has the capacity to open up our hearts and minds to unknown worlds and cultures; thereby enabling us to express ourselves in unique and individualized ways. Music is not solely about learning the notes, or conquering Rachmaninoff or Grieg; each song is a melody of the heart, and should be navigated as such. When I teach lessons my students learn technique, structure and theory, but also voicing, expression, and interpretation. I graduated from Multnomah University in December 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Music. I specifically studied instrumentation (piano), vocalization, performance, conducting and composition. I love music, I have since I was a little girl. From a

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Kenneth Y. February 16, 2014
Singing
Excellent, Professional Teacher

Miss Tricia is an absolutely wonderful music instructor. I'm an adult student learning to develop my voice, and she is able to quickly identify the problems in my vocal technique and help me improve. Her lesson plans keep me on task and develop my tool sets. She's also great with explaining the theory behind the music and introducing me to different works and styles of music. Though I'm not receiving piano instruction from her myself, I have heard her work and watched her instruction, and I am highly impressed by both. She gets my highest recommendation.
Eric E. Grand Rapids, MI

About Eric

Hey there! I'm excited you dropped by my profile. I'm even more excited that you are thinking about taking music lessons or are planning on giving the gift of music lessons to a loved one. A little bit about me so you can understand how my teaching benefits my students: I went to DePaul University in Chicago,IL and studied Music (voice) and Religious Studies. I have been teaching guitar, voice, banjo, drum and piano lessons professionally for three years, however, I've been teaching on and off again for over ten. Through that time I've taught diverse groups of people, all with different skill levels. No matter where you are on your musical journey or who you are, I can help get you where you want to go!I also have extensive experience as a professionally touring musician. I currently ...

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Chris R. February 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a great teacher. He is clearly passionate about music. He has been so patient with me and spends as much time as we need when I struggle with some aspect.
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Erica B. February 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He's doing a great job at teaching my son and keeping his attention. We're very happy with his progress so far.
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Don H. November 3, 2014
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is excellent. Very patient, creative and flexible.
Thomas K. Grand Rapids, MI

About Thomas

Thomas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has attended Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Western Michigan University. He remains active in Grand Rapids as a writer, composer and performer. *** Lesson Details *** I believe that music lessons should be interesting and fun! My experiences have taught me that we play our instruments not just as a hobby, but to further our growth as individuals. While studying with me, one can expect to learn dedication and discipline in a comfortable and nurturing environment. I aim to teach my students the music that inspired them to pick up the instrument. I use a variety of different method books and instructional tools for my students. After the first few months of instruction, a student can expect to have their knowledge ...

Kelsey P. Grand Rapids, MI

About Kelsey

I love singing! I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and I've been creating songs and playing guitar since shortly after that. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and I have been a full time working musician for two and a half years. After graduating, I worked for two years at Baker College in Owosso, MI as a tutor for English and Math in the school library and eventually started teaching a basic English class. During these years I developed a passion for teaching. I love helping students discover skills they never thought they had, and helping them develop those skills so they can become even better. Whether I'm teaching Singing, Performance, Songwriting, I strive to find ways to help each student achieve their goals. ...

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Shelby H. February 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Coming in as never having any singing background, Kelsey has taught me that I can actually sing and that I can sing a lot higher than I ever thought I could. YAY!!! I'm a visual learner, and Kelsey uses a lot of visual techniques with teaching me how to sing. That, in return, has helped me to catch on a lot quicker.
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Ken S. December 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kelsey is so helpful to a novice/wannabe singer. She senses what needs work and addresses the issue(s). She has me work on what I want to sing, in addition to what she feels I need basic help on. Kelsey is helping me think about what I need to think about and "listen" before singing.
Glad to have found her and her expertise.
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Arleigh S. December 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kelsey has been giving my daughter singing lessons for a year now. She has been wonderful. My daughter enjoys each lesson and her range has increased as well as her confidence since taking lessons from Kelsey.
Dave O. Grand Rapids, MI

About Dave

Teaching bagpipes, whistles, flute, Native American flute and clarinet. Some of my students have gone on to become semi-professional and professional musicians. I tailor my teaching style and methods to each student so every student is able to learn well and enjoy learning to play a musical instrument(s).

Deborah P. Lowell, MI

About Deborah

I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and enjoy performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. A church organist and accompanist, event pianist, jazz and blues, and light classical. I believe in teaching with compassion, encouragement, and have experience working with children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., learning disabilities and gifted. My passion is music and teaching. I have a newly established studio in which I am anxious to build a bigger student base.

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