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Mary O.

Saint Cloud, MN

About Mary

One of my earliest memories is of listening to my older sister practice her violin. My mom used to have her play for me when I cried. It always worked to help me feel better, and music has the same
effect on me to this day! I remember wishing I was old enough to play myself, and I was very excited when I started playing the piano when I was still in Kindergarten. Along with taking orchestra classes in school and attending fine arts camp over the summers, I took private lessons throughout high school. I have had the pleasure of playing with several orchestras and symphonies, including the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra in San Diego. Although most of my training has been in classical music, I have expanded my horizons to include Blues, Rock, Celtic, and Country music. I have had a wide variety of experiences on stage and in the studio, and I have had fun sharing my knowledge with students of all ages!

*** Lesson Details ***
For the past year I have had the pleasure of teaching private violin and music lessons with Take Lessons and at the Chula Vista Academy of Music. While enjoying the benefits of being a musician and private music teacher, I have also spent the last twenty years working as an elementary school teacher. I currently have a Special Education credential, and most of my experience has been with teaching students, with special needs, in small groups or on an individual basis. My classroom experience has taught me to be patient and to persevere. I have been successful at helping many students overcome challenges to meet their potential.
My approach is positive in which I focus on student's strengths and give praise. The curriculum is simple and sequential so that students may build on prior skills. One of my greatest goals is that students feel successful every step of way! I believe my love of music is contagious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
one bedroom condo...big space in in dining room...keyboard, Yamaha...88 weighted keys

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide an instrument, music, and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained as a classical violinist, but I have experience with several types of music, including Blues, Rock 'n Roll, Irish, Country music.
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Michelle April 28, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Mary has been an excellent and patient teacher! As an Adult with no prior experience it is scary to think about learning something new but she makes it easy and I feel accomplished in just a few short weeks. I would highly recommend her.
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MindyL1 January 29, 2012
awesome!

She's so friendly! Went at my own pace. Looked forward to her lessons.
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Mary O.

Mary O.

Saint Cloud, MN 56303
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Karen H.

Saint Paul, MN

About Karen

Karen has a B.A. in Music Education and has run her own business Karen's School of Music for 25 years! We just celebrated our 25 years Karen's Schools of music with a big Recital!!Karen is comfortabl
e teaching all methods: Faber and Faber, Bastien, Alfred, Suzuki, etc. We will find the best method that works for your student!
Being a Music Teacher in Elk River and St. Paul Area Schools, I teach Orff instruments, teach classroom Music, and Direct Choirs and Concerts. This gives me a tremendous background in all approaches to
Teaching Music. Having half my Masters in Music Education, my Piano and Voices have won State, and National Music Contests! I even have one International Piano Contest winner, and was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2 years in a row!

Learning in the home, they become very comfortable in playing the piano, and have opportunities to sing and perform for other students in occasional groups lessons. There are opportunities to perform in recitals monthly, and earn theory and performance certificates through St. Paul Piano Teachers Assoc. We perform at Mall of America at Christmas time, and have a large Recital at the end of the year!

Your student will love Piano lessons and will learn quickly with daily practice! :)

*** Lesson Details ***
We start warming up with technique and scales, quickly reviewing our theory.

Students play 2-3 pieces from their Lesson books of Faber & Faber, Suzuki, Bastien, Alfred, or whatever works best for them. These are fun repertoire pieces they will enjoy playing.

We finish the lesson with a special Performance piece they are working on, or Melody Bober, Robert Vandall, Martha Mier, Catherine Rollins specialty pieces. We even play duets!

Students will love lessons and feel a sense of accomplishment as they enjoy singing &/or playing the piano! :)
They will want their friends to join along! :)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano in the Living room.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Faber & Faber, Bastien, State and National Music Teacher's Association Theory, skill, and repertoire standards, and State Competition with Minnesota Music Teacher's Association.
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Terri R. August 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
According to my daughter who is taking lessons " My instructor is pretty Chill" :)
Just started the lessons and already notice significant improvement . Looking forward to future lessons
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Karen H.

Karen H.

Elk River, MN 55330
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$29 / 30-min
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Juan K.

Saint Cloud, MN

About Juan

Juan has been playing music since he was 4 years old and performing professionally since age 13. He has toured in North America and Europe, performing piano accordion with a variety of bands. He is av
ailable to teach at your home, his studio and online.

Juan believes in training musicians in a variety of skills, including learning by ear, learning from notes, improvisation, and theory. Having taught students of many different levels, interests, and ages, he knows that each student is unique and must have a program customized to their needs and tastes. Juan provides sheet music, audio MP3s, and links to online resources to assist in helping you learn the skills, tunes and songs you wish to master.

Juan is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he received a Master's Degree in Music.

Learn more about his current and past musical activities at http://juankuffner.com.
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Juan K.

Juan K.

Saint Cloud, MN 56301
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$30 / 30-min
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Jacob J.

Saint Joseph, MN

About Jacob

I teach both academic subjects and guitar lessons.

For guitar: I have been playing guitar for nearly 20 years, in styles including rock, blues, folk, and finger style. I love playing songs by Le
o Kottke, Mumford and Sons, Chris Smither, Walk the Moon, The Killers, The Beatles, and roots music like bluegrass and folk. I like to keep things fun in lessons and focus on building my students love of music.

For academic lessons: I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University in 2009, and taught at South Dakota State University in the Sociology & Rural Studies department since then. I have been teaching at the college level for nearly a decade, and love helping people learn! I can talk about difficult subjects in plain language, and help students who are just shy of the grade they want earn that "A." I have had many students who started out hopeless, but who were able to learn things they never thought they could, and get better grades than they ever imagined, with my help.

I have worked with all kinds of students, some with jobs and kids, some fresh out of high school, and some working on getting their graduate degree. Helping them learn, grow as people, and accomplish their goals has brought me joy and satisfaction as I watched them succeed. Many have gone on to earn a Master's or Doctoral degree, or earn jobs as police officers, business people, and more.
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Tiff November 23, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Really enjoyed lessons! Really wanted to learn songs by my favorite band and despite not being musically inclined, felt at ease and ready to learn. Jake was patient and really helped me be able to play my favorites.
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Ben November 23, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Jacob got me from no guitar experience to playing several fun songs in no time. He was super friendly and nice and answered even my stupid questions. I highly recommend him to anybody.
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Alicia November 21, 2016
Sociology · In studio
Jacob J. has an amazing talent and ability as a teacher to explain things in ways that will make sense to a diverse group of students. He truly cares about each student and it shows in any class you take with him (in any field). Because of him I have pursued a field I never thought I would get into, which has helped me travel the world and has opened new opportunities for me, that I would have not had without the skills and knowledge I gained with him as teacher. Unless you do not like a fun and knowledgable teacher, I highly recommend Jacob J.
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Jacob J.

Jacob J.

Saint Joseph, MN 56374
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$25 / 30-min

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