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In the 90’s Jon Bon Jovi wrote a song about not getting into heaven and living forever titled “Santa Fe.” Whether he is really referring to the city Santa Fe or the Portuguese/Spanish term that means “holy faith,” we may never know. However, what we do know is that if you have the desire to peruse you musical passion and possibly reach stardom heaven then we can help you through our extensive offering of Santa Fe music lessons.

We offer an effective and comfortable way to learn virtually any musical instrument - all you have to do is sign up. In addition, we have Certified Music Instructors teaching a wide variety of courses including voice, guitar, piano, drums, violin, and even stage performance. No matter what type of musical endeavor you’d like to pursue we’ve got you covered. Perhaps the best part is that you don’t have to travel to take music lessons with us because we offer music lessons in a city near you. As you may know Santa Fe is filled with talented musicians so we’ve made it a point to offer Santa Fe music lessons.

The perfect lessons to help you become a talented musician are just a click away. So check out our catalog of talented and friendly music instructors, select on that best fits your style and book your Santa Fe music lessons today!

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Sarah G.

Santa Fe, NM

About Sarah

I have been teaching violin, viola, cello, and piano for 13 years. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for Music Composition. I studied with Dr. Eugene Dowdy at UTSA for String Project.
I have also taught for NISD, Boerne ISD, YOSA, and St. Philip's College.

*** Lesson Details ***
When registering for lessons, make sure that the first lesson is only scheduled for 30 min, that is a "get to know me" lesson. In this lesson I will get to know the student and the student will get to know me. I will listen to music that the student already knows if they have experience. If they don't have experience, I will check them to see which books I would like to assign for them.

Students will begin lesson with scales or etudes for the first quarter of the lesson. After this we will work on Theory for the next quarter. The last half of the lesson will be for solo work or extracurricular work for auditions and orchestra.

This may seem like a strict schedule, but I am laid back and would like to teach the students what they would like to learn in regards to solos and extracurricular work.

Beginners will know how to play basic songs and be able to read notes on the staff in the first 3 months. Middle School Orchestra students will be able to refine their skills to move closer to the front of their sections.

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, guitars, amps, violin, viola

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs to have a piano

*** Specialties ***
I teach mostly classical style for violin, viola, cello, piano. But can also teach beginning fiddle music as well.
I am not specialized in Suzuki, but I do use it as a resource. I also use Wohlfahrt etudes and Essential Technique for all of my older students (middle school and above) The younger ones use String Explorer.
For younger students, I have a program that I call violin karate. It brings them through a belt system like karate and recorder karate. It keeps them motivated to stick with their instrument, when they don't have the motivation of being in an orchestra.

I can tutor, also. If your child is in Orchestra and is behind in class, I can help them with their orchestra music to get them caught up and then start working on other pieces, once they are caught up in class.
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Robert S. July 21, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I can't say enough great things about Sarah. She was an excellent teacher. Very patient when it came to explaining everything about Violin. Her teaching style is very flexible depending on what her students need whether you are a beginner or having already been playing for a couple of years. She will amaze you with the amount of knowledge she has about music and it really shows in her teaching. Never had to wait for a response either she is always on top of responding to her students in a timely matter. All in all if you choose to go with Sarah you won't be disappointed.
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Jim R. April 14, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent

Sarah is exactly what I was looking for - cheerful, disciplined and a wonderful teacher ! While I can pay by ear, she had me reading music right from the start, which was my prime objective. She also is providing some basic music theory, and we now have a regular 2-to-3-times-a-month schedule.

I'm committing a year to this, and then, with Sarah's help, we'll move on to bluegrass fiddling !
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Sarah H. August 23, 2012
Music Theory
Verified Student
My Music Theory Teacher

My music teacher was well planned. She always summed up what we talked about from our previous lesson before building up on more information. She taught me through my zone of proximal development. I was given the opportunity to practice what was shown from each lesson by doing homework. I found great happiness in studying the construction of music. Her teaching pedagogy was strong! She would incorporate mnemonic devices to help me learn the musical concepts easier. When I did not grasp a certain idea, she was patient with me. At times she would teach me from my own musical knowledge of various instruments. Other times she would share with me her own personal experiences and stories. I am thankful to have met such an amazing music teacher!
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Sarah G.

Sarah G.

Santa Fe, NM 87507
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David S.

Santa Fe, NM

About David

I have been an active teacher and performer in the Los Angeles area for 20 + years. At CalArts I studied several non-Western music systems, including the Ewe music of Ghana as well as Balinese, Javane
se and Indian Musics. Performance, tour and recording credits include South Indian Master Trichy Sankaran, Wadada Leo Smith, Miroslav Tadic, Nels Cline, Bali & Beyond, Feel, The Big Apple Circus, The Obliteration Percussion Quartet, Adam Rudolph, Joey McIntyre and Bachelor Number One.
I have also studied frame drumming with Glen Velez, John Bergamo and Randy Crafton. My frame drum lessons focus on Middle Eastern rhythms and original works. I also teach congas, dumbek and miscellaneous percussion.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have taught rock, jazz and Latin styles on drum set for many years and am flexible with what my students want to learn. I stress the importance of learning the rudiments, having good technique and reading music. We can focus on any given rock band or style, as well as any particular jazz or Latinstyle. Each student has a unique way and speed of learning an instrument and I adapt to each student's needs. I use transcriptions of beats to show what makes any given style or song unique, and will transcribe anything the student would like to cover. For intermediate and advanced students we work on rhythm section ideas and learning songs while playing along with them on electric bass or guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Stereo system for audio playback, video recording, practice pads and instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a practice pad for students, video recording and a stereo for audio playback. Beginning students need to own/rent a practice pad with a stand and sticks at minimum. Drum Set students should have an instrument to practice on.

*** Specialties ***
Drum set and hand percussion; Rock, Jazz, Latin and African Music.
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David S.

David S.

Santa Fe, NM 87505
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Patrick B.

Santa Fe, NM

About Patrick

Hi!

Are you looking to expand your musical portfolio? Want to learn some skills that will help you stand out? Are you a beginning or seasoned player ready to take your music in a new direction?
I would love to help you get there!

I have a BA in Contemporary Music from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and have been taking music lessons since 3rd grade. I play hand drums, guitar, piano, didgeridoo, and voice. My specialties include improvisation, odd time signatures, throat singing, overtone singing, and circular breathing. I have been giving private lessons since 2010. In our lessons we’ll cover basic playing technique, a cultural history of the instrument or style, improvisation, acoustics, reading and writing standard and shorthand notation styles, care of the instrument, as well as posture when playing.

Thank you for your interest and as always, happy playing!

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice Lessons:
Ear training and familiarity with melody, harmony, and pitch are fundamental to any musical practice. Anyone can learn to sing overtones—it’s easy and fun! If you are interested in learning to throat sing, be aware that it will require up to half an hour of warming up and another half hour of practicing. Throat singing is a very rewarding practice available for male or female, but it takes time, patience, and caution.

Drum Lessons:
Rhythmic sense will help you in all areas of music and your life. I will teach basic African and Middle Eastern rhythms for Djembe or Doumbek. I do not teach drum kit. I can provide drums for lesson time and advise you on purchasing your own drum if necessary. We’ll cover technique, tempo, time signature, improvisation, and poly-rhythms. Odd time signatures will give you new ways of listening to and composing music, and seriously reinforce your sense of rhythm.

Didgeridoo Lessons:
Didgeridoo playing is a highly personal journey to self-awareness. Meditation on the sound can improve mental clarity, reduce stress, and promote restful sleep. I’ll take you through the wide range of tones possible with the Didgeridoo. Breath control is important and takes time, so practice on your own time is crucial! I will provide Didgeridoos for lesson time and can advise you on purchasing your own. To ensure proper posture, I may supplement lessons with yoga poses and breathing exercises. Circular breathing is a good goal but not necessary to reap the benefits of regular practice. It took me 4 years to learn it on my own. I have successfully taught one student to do it in under an hour. No guarantees—the time you put into practicing at home will ultimately decide how much progress you make.

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I live near Downtown Santa Fe. My house is fully equipped for lessons but I am willing to travel to anywhere in Santa Fe or El Dorado if you can’t make the trek on a regular basis. If you’d like to hear about musical events happening in the Santa Fe area, feel free to ask me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, 4 didgeridoos, two Djembes, one Doumbek, and various other percussion instruments. I have an extensive music library filled with specific examples of rhythms, techniques, and including most any style of music one could wish for. I'm happy to share these resources in the interest of a well-rounded educational experience.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a reliable minivan big enough to transport all of my instruments and gear to wherever I need to go.

*** Specialties ***
Singing: overtone, throat singing.
Didgeridoo: circular breathing, rhythmic playing, overtones and trumpet tones.
Hand drums: Djembe and doumbek, African and Middle Eastern rhythms, polyrhythms, odd time signatures, improvisation, ornamentation, compound time.
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Patrick B.

Patrick B.

Santa Fe, NM 87501
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Gabe T.

Santa Fe, NM

About Gabe

Hi, my name is Gabe T. I am available to teach guitar, violin, and mandolin lessons in students' homes. I have been teaching music lessons since 2012, and playing music for 10 years. I obtained a Bach
elor's Degree in Violin Performance from Santa Fe University of Art & Design in December 2014. I have extensive experience performing rock, Balkan folk, Klezmer, Classical Arabic, Irish folk, Classical, and mariachi music. I am very patient and I enjoy getting to know my students so that I can tailor my lessons to their talents and likes. My lessons place great emphasis on ear training, music theory, reading music, and performance. The basis behind my lessons is my belief that all students should have fun while learning music, and should have the opportunity to perform for peers, friends, and family.
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Gabe T.

Gabe T.

Santa Fe, NM 87507
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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