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Thomas W.

Downingtown, PA

I can help beginning students on cello learn the basics.

About Thomas

Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a c
appella groups.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.

He is a current adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.

Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.

I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.

For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.

My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
music, band, orchestra, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, Percussion
classical, jazz improvisation
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Dan L. August 21, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Mr. West is an amazing teacher! He helps you figure out your notes, pieces, scales, etc., etc., and even takes the time to write out music sheets! I look forward to every lesson with him! -Spring Z. (Student)
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Rebecca August 18, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
I am really pleased with Tom's approach and simplification of cello basics others have made so complex! The instruction was easy to follow leaving me with the ability to play 3 scales the first lesson (with practice of course). I felt like there was hope for someone like me taking up cello so much later in life.
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Sam August 17, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
It seemed like a great first lesson. My son was comfortable and got directly to learning. We are confident that Mr. West will have him caught up with the rest of the 7th grade band in no time!
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Thomas W.

Thomas W.

Downingtown, PA 19335
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$30 / 30-min
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Robert M.

Philadelphia, PA

About Robert

Welcome! My name is Rob M. and I am professional cellist, string music educator and conductor in the Philadelphia area. I hold a Bachelor of Music Education from DePauw University (2010). I am a certified K-12 instrumental/general music teacher in the state of Virginia and Washington D.C. Recently, I completed my Masters of Music in String Pedagogy at Temple University. I've been playing cello for 19 years and I have taught various age groups in public school and private studio settings for the last five years. I look forward to offering my musical expertise and experience working with you to
grow musically and to reach your goals!!
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Lily October 23, 2015
Cello · In home
Rob is a great teacher. I hired him to help me play a song at a friend's wedding, having not played cello in years. He had some really helpful tricks up his sleeve to help reinforce the things we went over in each lesson, like bow technique and posture.
Rob was also very flexible in terms of what we focused on at each lesson. Working with him, it's easy to tell that cello and teaching are both passions of his.
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Jean K. June 15, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Rob is clearly very happy teaching strings, and his enthusiasm is contagious. My 15 year old really looks forward to her weekly lessons with him. In addition to his dedication and talent as a teacher, Rob is prompt and organized.
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Robert M.

Robert M.

Philadelphia, PA 19130
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starting at
$31 / 30-min
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Rachel I.

Philadelphia, PA

My teaching style puts a focus on realizing musicality and expression through proper playing technique. Playing for hours shouldn't be hard on your body! I work to make my students comfortable at their instruments so that their musical intentions can shine. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, and I look forward to meeting some new cellists!

About Rachel

I have a BFA in Cello Performance from UW-Milwaukee. As a performer, I work in diverse settings, from professional orchestral experience during my time in the Midwest to theater and dance accompaniment in Philadelphia. A fundamental part of my career has been performing with bands: I have recorded on 20 albums and toured extensively, with projects spanning a broad spectrum of genres. In the short time since relocating to Philadelphia, I have established myself as an educator all over the city. I am a teaching artist with Play On, Philly! as well as the cello instructor at the Baldwin School.
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Rachel I.

Rachel I.

Philadelphia, PA 19147
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Jamie C.

Abington, PA

I am a classically trained cellist with 20 Years experience. I studied under Charles Forbes and Roberto Pace at the Settlement Music School, and Eugene Friesen at Berklee College of Music.

About Jamie

I am a classically trained cellist with 20 Years experience. I studied under Charles Forbes and Roberto Pace at the Settlement Music School, and Eugene Friesen at Berklee College of Music. As a bass guitarist, I have 15 years of experience playing fingerstyle and recording/performing a wide range of styles and genres, from rock and blues, to R&B and Hip-Hop, to acoustic folk and indie music.

I have 15 years of experience using recording software such as GarageBand, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer and Reason. I use the latest versions of all of these.
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Maureen January 30, 2016
Cello · In studio
Jamie worked with me when I was trying to pick up cello after not playing since high school. He is extremely knowledgeable and encouraging. He's very good at identifying problems with technique and suggesting approaches to fix them, and fun to work with.
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Mary Beth Young January 21, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Jamie was awesome and I expect to make great progress with him.
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Jennifer August 7, 2015
Music Theory · In home
Very easy going and patient. Jamie would easily explain concepts that I didn't understand. Also had guitar lessons and he was wonderful! Would definitely recommend him!
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Jamie C.

Jamie C.

Abington, PA 19001
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$30 / 30-min
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Andrew T.

Macungie, PA

Lessons will focus on prioritizing and refining technique based on selected pieces chosen by the student. Expect an etude to be paired with the piece, at my discretion.

If the student has a preference for the Suzuki method, such will be taken into consideration.

About Andrew

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Insitute of Music
B.A. Music, with concentrations in Music Theory and Composition

Cello
Youth Orchestra experience:
Akron Youth Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra @ NEC, Junior Repertory Orchestra @ BYSO, Young People's Philharmonic
Collegiate experience:
Current member of both Case/ University Circle Symphonic Orchestra and Case Camerata Orchestra
Founder and current member of the pop quintet, "A Nickel For Your Thoughts"

Music Theory & Composition
Well versed in 16th- and 18th- century counterpoi
nt, knowledgeable in Schenkerian Analysis
Fluent in Finale
Arranger for "A Nickel For Your Thoughts"
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Andrew T.

Andrew T.

Macungie, PA 18062
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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