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Tara G.

Austin, TX

About Tara

I graduated from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA! I received a BFA in Musical Theatre. What a change that was to go from Texas to Philly! I auditioned for many different schools, and know what it takes to get there. I then moved to New York City 2 days after graduating, on my 22nd birthday! I had 13 wonderful, and also challenging, years in NYC. Lots and lots of auditions, of every kind! Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV, Soaps, Film, Commercials, Concerts, Readings, Showcases, etc. I have sung for ABBA (Mama Mia), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Hal Prince (Gypsy). I was also up for lead
s in Mama Mia, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray. So, I definitely have a lot of versatility, and knowledge of what they're looking for! I did a Eugene O'Neil play called "Ah Wilderness" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. We opened there, and then toured it all over the Midwest for 6 months. I did appear on NBC's Law & Order as a featured role, with the late Jerry Orbach. Lot's of experience, lot's of knowledge, and I'm excited to share it with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach in a laid back manner. That's not to say that I don't expect you to work too though! I don't necessarily teach one specific method. I feel like if you can get ALL the information, and different methods, then you can choose what best works for your voice , or your piano playing. I want my students to feel comfortable and safe to explore all different facets of their talent. After all, the little imperfections are what make us all unique!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, among many other instruments! My husband uses those, I use the piano. There's definitely a comfortable living room, for the parents or caregivers to sit and wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to the students house, they must have a piano, or keyboard. I can bring books of music.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach any style of singing! I majored in Musical Theater, but I sing everything. I played piano for 10 years. I have many many years of music theory lessons! I had surgery on my vocal chords, back in 1995, and had 4 years of speech and vocal therapy, so I have lots of experience with that as well. I don't use a specific method with my acting. It depends on what they would want to work on! I have many books of music, and music theory, and piano learning. In terms of learning piano, I would start with scales, and chords, and learning the right hand, then the left.
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Ashley July 3, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tara is very good with my granddaughter.
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Sophie April 11, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter just loves Tara. We just had her first lesson and she just can't stop talking about it!
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Sophie April 9, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter just loves Tara. We just had her first lesson and she just can't stop talking about it!
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Tara G.

Austin, TX 78745
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Derek V.

Austin, TX

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.

Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology

Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997

Teaching Experience:
-The Musicians Woodshed (Austin) Sept 2013- Present
-Brooklyn Music
Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009

Performance Experience:
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
I have played guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards, or bass in folk, classical,
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Lee June 7, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Great! He explains things well!
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Marianne C. January 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
As an 'older' beginner, Derek tuned into what it is I'm wanting and tailored my lessons perfectly!
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Mary A. December 3, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Derek is very professional and friendly. Really knowledgeable about music, and he let me go at my own pace. Very patient! He's a great teacher!
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Derek V.

Austin, TX 78748
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$35 / 30-min
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Rom G.

Manchaca, TX

About Rom

Rom is an international awarded session drummer from Israel and drummer of Electronica Rock band - Seek Irony.

Rom is a professional A list session drummer for hire, with a decade of experience in the music industry - He has recorded drums on various albums, performing over 1000 shows with various artists in different styles of music and has appeared in over 10 music videos - taking part in over 50 music projects around the globe.
In Israel, Rom taught for the two best music schools, and had 50 students per week.
A link to the drummer's blog on Modern Drummer- http://www.moderndrummer.c
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" I believe that a lesson should be fun, easy, and challenging at the same time. As a teacher, the thing that is the most important to me, is to inspire my students. There is nothing better than making a student feel like he wants to go home and practice. "
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Charlie H. March 11, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My son LOVED his first lesson!
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Craig H. March 5, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Not only is Rom an amazing percussionist but he's equally skilled in his ability to teach as well.
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Ariel S. February 18, 2016
In studio
Verified Student
Awesome, interesting, challenging but fun, excellent teacher with great patience & humility !!!
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Rom G.

Manchaca, TX 78652
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$25 / 30-min
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Evelyn C.

San Marcos, TX

About Evelyn

I am an international student in Texas State and just got my master's degree in Music Performance. I can play both clarinet and piano. I have learned the piano for about 15 years and the clarinet about 10 years. I love teaching kids. I had taught kids before and absolutely had a lot of fun.
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Shana C. June 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Evelyn was so sweet and positive, my daughter loved her and was excited for the lesson. She accomplished a lot in a short time!
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Lisa February 20, 2016
She is great with children and adults alike, very helpful, patient and kind.
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Evelyn C.

Evelyn C.

San Marcos, TX 78666
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$25 / 30-min
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George P.

Maxwell, TX

About George

George Pappas is available for in-home music theory and songwriting lessons. George has played guitar for over 10 years and has privately tutored and taught music lessons since 2009. His guitar-centric approach to theory engages students to know why the songs they love sound so good! He makes music theory feel like music appreciation and brings the songs you love to life.

George graduated with a BA in Music from Texas State University in 2012. He's given classes in theory locally and at conferences across the U.S. He empowers students to know their potential and reach new levels of underst
anding.

George constantly devours every book and resource he can find on songwriting. He has studied the curriculum from the Berkley School of Music and talks for hours on tricks of the trade that can help any aspiring writer.

George knows in a variety of genres, but specializes in indie, classic rock and Christian music.

Lessons scheduled to best fit student's schedule when possible.
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George P.

George P.

Maxwell, TX 78656
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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