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Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan

Hello, my name is Ryan B. I appreciate the responsibility, dedication and hard work that comes along with being a music teacher. To me nothing is more rewarding than the students improvement and their personal feelings of success.

Since I have learned how to play a variety of instruments over the course of several years, I have learned how to gather and utilize skills and techniques that I have learned from many great musicians. That means I can take these diverse skills and pass them on to my students! And I am very good at finding just what the student needs to expand their musical horizo
ns.

Training:

-I have been playing a variety of musical instruments (examples are guitar, piano, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and many more) for seven years
-I am very familiar with the different styles of American music and its history. I have taken music theory courses 1-4.
-I have received two years of private piano lessons

Accomplishments and awards:

-I have performed with six different jazz combinations at St. Louis Community College over the course of two years.
-I have been giving private music lessons for three years.
-I have preformed with international touring artists.
-I received an award for outstanding achievement in jazz improvisation in the Spring of 2012 from St. Louis Community College

Recent achievements- My tenor saxophone student Jay Palamad just got 2nd place out of 40 other students in his all suburban audition!

My alto student Logan Page was just awarded 1st chair at his high school band audition

Schools:

-Graduate of Parkway South High School, year 2006
-I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very personable and relaxed teacher, I also have very high confidence in the potential of my students. I give individually tailored music lessons because everyone learns differently. I use beginner to intermediate Hal Leonard and Real Easy books for saxophone, flute, piano trumpet and trombone (occasionally I use hannon exercises for piano).

I have developed some of my own unique musical exercises as well. I believe that after a couple of weeks my students will find that they are having more success and fun with practicing, playing, and performing. I am great with kids and I also cater to special needs students.

I am always interested in my student's musical background and personal interests. The first lesson would consist of assessing the student's present skills/talents, their short term and long term goals as well as introducing technique exercises and determining a song, or songs, to master (apply things learned during lessons). I encourage and set goals for every lesson, so practicing on your own is very important!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an IPad with an I real book application. With this I can have an entire rhythm section to back myself and my students while we are practicing sight reading and Jazz improvisation. I also can provide a metronome, electric piano, music stands, instrument stands, and some sheet music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have his or her own instrument. I can provide a metronome, music stand, instrument stands, and some sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience teaching jazz, blues, rock, reggae, Afro beat and funk.
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Ben May 20, 2015
Harmonica · In home
Verified Student
It's not easy to find a harmonica teacher. Ryan has been very reliable. He is flexible with his teaching style and my son really looks forward to his lessons. We bought 5 classes. We finished the last one yesterday. We are taking a break for the end of the school year but will keep Ryan in mind for future lessons.
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Roger H. June 20, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is a very good teacher, easy to work with, explains music and the instrument in details with patience. I highly recommend Ryan as a teacher.
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Matt O. October 18, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Very friendly and knowledgeable

Ryan is great to work with. He is very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. He was able to help me improve my singing in all aspects and geared his teaching method to my learning style. I highly recommend Ryan as an instructor!
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO 63122
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The stud
io itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music through sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.
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Tristan S. June 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Angela is a very patient and encouraging teacher. My kids really like her.
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Marley A. April 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We just started lessons and we are very happy with her.
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Jane F B. April 22, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
An excellent teacher; starts with basics, she is patient, yet challenging enough for your talent.
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Angela H.

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO 63042
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starting at
$26 / 30-min
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Michael F.

Saint Peters, MO

About Michael

I have been playing guitar for 40 years!
I love to teach, and I specialize in beginner students.
I stress proper form and techniques,with an emphasis on acoustic guitar.My students have fun learning their favorite songs from the very first lesson,while learning to read music and strum chords.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back person with lots of patience.But I expect my students to practice as much as possible. I customize my curriculum to each students needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lots of guitars for students use, and music stands, a separate music room

*** Travel Equi
pment ***
student should have his or her own guitar,I have all other necessary guitars and instructional material

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in acoustic finger style guitar
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charles S. March 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am sure that Michael will teach me to play as well as I can. Plus he is a good person . I did enjoy my first lesson , and am looking forward to the next lesson.
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Michael F.

Michael F.

Saint Peters, MO 63376
(1)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO

About Tina

Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education Pk-12 and Vocal Performance from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Her 25+ years of experience in education, teaching, music theater, and vocal performance allows each student to reach goals through very creative methods using music and drama. Tina absolutely enjoys teaching and the amazing journey of helping students develop confidence in their vocal abilities and stage presence.

Tina is a two time winner of the Arts for Life Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Some of her favorite roles: Maria in West Side Story, Sally Bowles
in Cabaret, Evita in Evita, Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Fosca in Passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson are 45 minutes which include proper stance, vocal warm-up, breathing exercises, evaluating your voice, creating goals and objectives and combining my goals with your dream goals. Fun atmosphere, great with all ages and teach both men and women. Youngest student in 5 years old. May incorporate piano lessons with your ear training and music theory lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Yamaha pf85 during lessons. Students are supplied with three ring binder and sheet music to begin lessons. Students will be advised which books they should eventually purchase. No need to buy anything to start lessons!

*** Specialties ***
Music Theater auditions, developing vocal techniques - breath control and range, dramatic and engaging performing, dealing with stage fright, discovering your strengths.
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Julia G. January 27, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tina is a lot of fun! I am classically trained in choral and opera music, so I chose to work with her to improve my musical theater singing. In just a few lessons I could already feel a difference in my sound and in my confidence! Tina brings a lot of energy to lessons and even more insight and knowledge. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and effective way to improve your voice.
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Rachel P. September 28, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
I have a strong music background through instrumental music and choral singing. Tina has taught me to be a soloist singer, and my auditions and performances have greatly improved. Tina is highly professional, no doubt, but her best quality in a teacher is her continued support to bring out my best vocal performance possible. I highly recommend Tina for singers at any level because she clearly communicates her feedback and her commitment to her students' success.
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Will L. September 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
I am a singer songwriter (in training you could say) and had struggled with singing for years, as I knew nothing other than mimicking and singing along with other songs. Tina has been able to remove some unnecessary mysticism around singing, in my own mind, and focus on progressively improving my songs. Her ear is spot on and always can identify what I'm struggling with.

She will take the time to ensure you are hitting the right notes and does not settle for your second best. Great at helping you understand everyone goes through their own process before the songs can sound great. She has helped tremendously!

Thanks,
Will
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Tina P.

Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO 63109
(4)
starting at
$40 / 45-min
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Vinnie M.

O Fallon, MO

About Vinnie

Hey guys I'm Vinnie and I wanna thank you for stopping by my profile.I've been instructing now since 1990 and I really enjoy teaching and watching my students grow into accomplished musicians,performers.and yes go on to be instructors themselves! .I am laid back but high- energy (if that makes any sense) ! My style of teaching focuses on building a strong foundation in fundamentals,technique,and theory.The styles of music I teach range from blues,country,classic rock, hard rock,and metal. I also believe in the application of ideas so you can take what you've learned and immediately apply them
to what you want to accomplish whether it be playing cover songs or writing and recording you own material !! The sky's the limit and I hope to help you achieve your musical goals! -Vinnie-
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Joe B. June 7, 2015
Guitar · In home
Have learned so much from Vinnie over the years! Theory made sense in one conversation!
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James Comparato June 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
Vinnie is awesome. Excellent theory background, excellent technical knowledge and prowess. You owe yourself to hook up with him to advance your playing!
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Brandon G. May 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have known Vinnie for quite a few years now and have gotten to jam with him a couple times at the music shop he used to work at. Not only is he an incredible player, but an amazing teacher as well. If you are looking to learn theory, phrasing, or just fun riffs to jam to, this is the only teacher you will need.
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Vinnie M.

Vinnie M.

O Fallon, MO 63368
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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