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Music Lessons in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City’s music scene is all about the blues, rock and punk. On top of that, the city also hosts an assortment of indie rock and horrorcore groups. Although what best characterizes this city’s music industry is its Twilight Concert series, which is an annual event that showcases local bands and performers. The event has been going on for over 23 years and during 2010 the Twilight Concert attendance peaked at over 40,000 making it a critical launch-pad for beginning and budding artists.

Now if you want to perform at SLC’s Twilight Concert series it would be a good idea that you have a solid foundation in music prior to hitting the stage. With that in mind, we suggest that you enroll in our Salt Lake City music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers. Our music courses cover a wide variety of instruments ranging from the guitar to piano, drums, violin and a whole lot more. We also offer singing and dance lessons. In addition, we offer music theory, recording, performance, and songwriting lessons for those students who wish to take their musical background to the next level.

To top it all off, our Salt Lake City music lessons are fully personalized. This means you get to determine the place, time and teacher for your lesson. We also have student counselors standing by to help make your booking experience simple and convenient. So don’t wait! If you’re a beginner or an experienced musician, let the TakeLessons team help bring out the talent in you. Sign up and join in on one of our Salt Lake City music lessons today!

About Kevin S.

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About Kevin
Experienced bassist/pianist available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I started playing piano as a young child, and bass while in high school. I have been unable to put down either since! I structure my lessons around what students want to, while also helping them build a strong musical foundation. I teach electric bass, upright bass, piano, and other keyboard instruments (organ, synthesizer, etc.). The main genres I cover are rock, blues, pop, funk, and jazz, but am also capable of teaching classical, latin, folk, country, and many other styles. I utilize a number of tex
ts in my lessons, including, but not limited to, method books by Simandl, Ray Brown, and Rufus Reid, an etude collection by John Pattitucci, and a latin method by Oscar Stagnaro. The following materials are available at my studio: amp, basses, cables, effect pedals, recording equipment, manuscript paper, and more. Piano lessons are conducted at the student's home.

I picked up the bass during high school, and performed in the school's jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble, orchestra, symphonic band, and percussion ensemble. These groups help me establish foundational skills on both bass guitar and upright bass, and provided me with an understanding of the prevalence and diversity of bass in many types of music. In 2011, I began studying music at the University of Utah, and graduated in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance. During that time, I was able to study under the best musicians in Utah, exploring numerous areas of music, including theory, history, composition, recording, performance technique, and many more. It was during this time that I established my private studio, as well as began teaching at the Granger School of Music in Park City, where I also help develop music courses for high school credit.

I have had the pleasure of playing in many different bands and ensembles for over 10 years. During this time, I have played throughout Utah and surrounding states, embarked on a handful of tours, appeared on TV and radio, and participated in multiple recording projects. Recent projects include Hot House West, Crook & The Bluff, and Charles Ellsworth.
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BriAnna February 21, 2017
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In studio
Kevin is amazing and will focus your lessons on your goals and musical interests. At the end of every lesson I feel like I have things to discover and explore, not things to repeat and memorize.
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Tami July 30, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Kevin for almost a year. She likes that the lessons are fun, Kevin taught her the Super Mario Brothers theme song, and I like that she is being challenged while also developing an appreciation for all types of music. Even though my daughter is taking guitar lessons, Kevin occasionally incorporates other instruments (piano, mandolin, ukulele) into her lessons. We both love this! Kevin is always on time and comes to each lesson with a planned agenda. He is also great to work with when rescheduling. We hope to continue our lessons with Kevin! He is awesome!
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Becky July 30, 2015
· Mandolin · In studio
Kevin Schultz is an extremely qualified teacher of many instruments. I have taken Mandolin and Piano from him and is able to match his instruction to my way of learning. I have seen him perform with his band Electric Cathedral as well and was
amazed at their talent.
I would highly recommend lessons from Kevin Schultz.
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Kevin S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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About Eric S.

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About Eric
I am by trade a musician who specializes in drums and drum education. I have played as a professional musician in the Salt Lake City, UT, and greater Los Angeles, CA, areas. My project involvement ranges from hip hop, metal, jazz, funk, blues, indie, reggae/ska, rock, pop, fusion, singer/songwriter, and electronica.

I instruct private lessons and workshop sessions to students of all ages, including those with varying levels of experience. I have also expanded my knowledge base by being included on tracks and albums of many professionally recorded albums.

I am a graduate of the Musicians
Institute college of contemporary music in Hollywood, CA, with a performance degree for drums and percussion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is the biggest thing you need to know about taking lessons from me: IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!! lesson pace, curriculum, and progress, all revolve around YOU. Each individual is different, and is attracted to the drums for different reasons, with different goals in mind. I customize your lessons based on what YOU want to learn, how quickly YOU learn, and what YOUR goals are. Here are some generic things that I focus on:
-Good habit building
-Technique
-Positive reinforcement
-How to effectively practice
-Goal attainment
-Time keeping
-Styles [music genres]
-Making lessons FUN, yet INFORMATIVE

*** Studio Equipment ***
teaching studio detached from the house with a few drum kits w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
PROVIDED: material, spare sticks, drum keys, music books, practice pad.
NEED: drum kit, practice pad, metronome, sticks.

*** Specialties ***
Good habit building, technique, positive reinforcement, how to effectively practice, goal attainment, time keeping ---

Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Blues, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country/Western, Electronica
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Asa B. October 30, 2015
Verified Student · Drum · In home
Eric is great. He is so positive, makes my son feels good about himself and his ability to learn the drums. He is punctual, prepared, and enthusiatic. He's a great teacher.
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Travis J. December 2, 2014
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
I have had a handful of lessons, only, but recognize that Eric is a very good instructor. His instruction is geared around me and my pace and provides relevant material to help me along the journey of learning a new instrument.
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Bobbie M. November 25, 2014
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
My 10 year old daughter has been taking drum lessons from Eric for almost 1 year now, she absolutely loves it, and looks forward to going every week. Eric makes her lessons fun and easy for her to understand, she has progressed so much. I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone.
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Eric S.

Eric S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

About Caitlin A.

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About Caitlin
I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to buil
d students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. In addition to my private studio, I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. and Ortegan School of Music in Chicago.

I am also a percussionist and teacher with Salt Lake City's Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian music and cultural organization. I have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method approach.

Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations and great problem solving skills that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice efficiently and use excellent problem solving skills! We want to get the MOST improvement with the LEAST amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

*** Additional Information***

I also have experience with extended and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2015 Subaru Forester that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.
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Christian N. December 9, 2016
Verified Student · Cello · In home
Wonderful! I haven't seen my son this excited about the future of his music in a very long time. She helped him correct a few issues and listened to what was important to him in continuing his musical journey then made a bit of a plan to continue forward. She even stayed a little longer to help with a piece he will be performing in a couple of weeks. She seems to have a very strong classical base but has expanded into other areas, which is exactly what my son needs at this time.
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Tara A October 5, 2016
· Cello · In home
Caitlin is a committed teacher and life-long learner. Having experienced Caitlin's passion for music through her riveting performances and devoted teaching, I cannot recommend her more. She is a sensitive, communicative and passionate teacher and musician, and one of the best teachers you will find.

From first hand experience of observing her teaching, she masterfully matches the energy of her students. She is able to effectively direct and keep their focus, while fueling their enthusiasm through encouragement. She takes the time to tailor each lesson for each individual, helping them (for example) notate the melody of the Star Wars theme. She's a trained and experience pedagogue, and has attended Suzuki and other teacher trainings.

Caitlin's dedication to her own musical learning is impressive-- she attends and teaches workshops for percussion often, and is actively involved in the SLC music and arts community.
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Anna C. September 22, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Caitlin is absolutely amazing!! My 6 year old is super excited to attend every lesson with her. She is the best instructor we've had. She knows how to encourage her students and help them fall in love with the instrument. We enjoy her friendliness and professionalism. Also she is great at working with special needs kids. Thanks Caitlin for all you do!! I highly recommend her.
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Caitlin A.

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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$30 / 30-min

About Kait K.

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About Kait
Kait K. has been teaching singers of all ages and abilities since 1997. She has taught in public schools, colleges and universities and privately in San Diego & Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. She has owned and operated The Performer Studio (a production company for high quality vocal productions) since 1997 and is the director of Salt Lake Singers Academy.

As a teacher, Kait's focus with each student is to help them understand both the anatomy and health of their vocal instrument and to help them tap into their very best sound in an engaging and fun way.

Kait: "Every singer ha
s stumbling blocks. It is my passion to help them identify those, understand them and then...shatter them. Singers are complex people with complex instruments, and no matter what our expertise level, the DESIRE to sing is something to be protected and nurtured. I value honesty, discipline and detail work in the singing studio. I find those three things, meshed always with a genuine sense of FUN, are the keys to helping singers unlock and develop what makes them unique artists with something to say."

Professionally as a singer, Kait has headlined her own blues band, sung in several cover bands and also performed as a featured lead vocalist alongside John Lee Hooker Jr. (Blues Grammy artist nominee) on his western tour of the U.S. Kait was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the band Light Vizion and co-produced the band's debut album "Looking For An Angel" and can be heard as the solo vocalist on the album "True North" by Tristan Moore. She is currently a freelance vocalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has sung lead and solo in a large variety of venues, including Capitol Theatre, Abravanel Hall, Rose Wagner (Jeanne Wagner Stage) and several local clubs and restaurants as well as festivals and outdoor concerts including the annual Scarecrow Festival and the Brown Bag Concert Series and Furry Fiesta Fundraiser! While in Los Angeles, Kait performed in numerous clubs and blues music venues, including The Brown Derby, The Blue Cafe and BB Kings in Hollywood. She has also worked as a professional singer for several years in the Los Angeles Music Industry where she performed in several bands and worked as an in demand "session" singer (someone people hire to come in and quickly record vocals for various professional and experimental projects).

Kait's education as a singing performer includes a B.F.A. from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from San Diego State University plus 5 years post-grad study in Los Angeles training in voice with world master voice teacher, Edward Sayegh.

In 2004 Kait returned to her roots in Salt Lake City, UT to continue both her singing and teaching career. She continues to write, arrange and record as a freelance singer, and has appeared as the featured vocalist with groups like Children's Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury as well as other local blues and rock bands.

Kait: "My goal with each student is to help them to become the very best they can be as singing performers. But in addition, I aim to lift their spirit during the time they spend here, so that when they leave for the day, after the work they've done, they feel better, more inspired, more empowered and more confident and driven than they did when they arrived at my door. Teaching and watching my students evolve as both artists and people is thrilling! I have the honor of watching them find themselves through music while they build truly lifelong friendships with the performing peers they meet in the classes and performances they participate in here...they end up finding some of their 'kindred spirits' in life here, and that is something that is priceless as an artist."
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Carolee February 7, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
I really enjoyed learning with Kait. She is fun and personable. She knows what she's doing, and I can see that working with her is going to give me the training that I'm looking for.
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Janene H. January 17, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Kait has helpedmy daughter find her confidence. She is so encouraging and customizes the lessons to fit my daughters needs.
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Jasmine K. October 15, 2015
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Professional, understanding, informative! A great experience!
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Kait K.

Kait K.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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About Alexandra M.

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Alexandra Mortenson is a private violin teacher and writing coach in Salt Lake City. Her name means “keeper of man”, hence she has a wonderful husband, eight younger brothers, and a sneaking suspicion that she may end up with all sons. She loves to read, write, run, and hike in the mountains.

Alexandra is delighted by her opportunities to teach and help her students succeed in achieving their personal goals and ambitions. Please contact her with any questions or interest in taking lessons. She teaches the following subjects:

VIOLIN
Alexandra has been studying the violin for over 18 yea
rs, taking lessons primarily from Peggy Wheelwright and John England. She played in the youth violin group Pizzicato Strings and was concert master for her middle school and high school orchestras. Alex is currently finishing a music minor at the University of Utah (graduation Dec. 2016) and has enjoyed four years with the University Campus Symphony.

A few of Alex’s favorite pieces include Csardas (V. Monti), Symphony Espagnole (Lalo), Theme from Schindler’s List (John Williams) and The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels).

WRITING
Words are Alexandra's passion, and she graduates in December, 2016 with her Honors B.A. in English. She has written for The Standard Examiner and The Daily Utah Chronicle, publishing a variety of articles and gaining experience in research, interviewing, writing, and editing. She has also worked as a research writer and editor for FamilySearch and has been accepted to present twice at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. She enjoys writing short stories, personal essays, academic papers, and basically anything that includes words.

KOREAN
Alexandra learned Korean while serving in South Korea for a year and a half as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While there she taught and studied daily in the Korean language, and upon returning home she started the Korean Studies minor at the University of Utah. She is currently taking the highest Korean language class offered by the university.
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Frank A. January 28, 2017
Verified Student · Writing · Online
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Jaycelyn January 20, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In studio
Great to meet Alex! Very friendly and knows what she's doing when it comes to playing the violin. Very attentive and easy to work with.
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Ashlyn W. January 6, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In home
She made my daughter feel very comfortable during her first lesson. She is excited to continue!
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Alexandra M.

Alexandra M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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