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Alex M.

Rochester, NY

About Alex

At 23 years of age, I feel I have come a long way with my passion for music. From southern Louisiana, I began my involvement in music by taking piano lessons at the age of 5. I began trumpet studies in my school bands starting at the age of 10. I have won numerous music awards and am pursuing a career in orchestral trumpet performance. I love sharing my knowledge with students and inspiring them to become better musicians. I have given trumpet lessons and clinics at various K-12 schools around Louisiana while studying music education at Loyola University New Orleans. I recently moved to R
ochester, NY, to pursue my degree of Master of Music Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying under James Thompson.
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Alex M.

Alex M.

Rochester, NY 14605
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$30 / 30-min
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Richard H.

Medina, NY

About Richard

A versatile musician- he has performed with organizations such as the Louie Bellson Big Band (Chicago Based Band), Jimmy Dorsey, Buddy De Franco, Natalie Cole and the Terry Gibbs Big Band and many others.

Rick has released 7 albums, including Tribly (2012), In Time's Shadow (2007) and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas--with his Little Big Band. His next recording is with his daughter--a jazz vocalist later this spring.

Rick has earned his DMA in Performance from Michigan State University.

Rick has now been teaching privately for the last 25 years. He has maintained studios in Ch
icago, Ill., the Central and Western Michigan areas and Central New York. He has taught people of all ages, from beginning students to Doctoral candidates in Music. He is currently writing 5 volumes on Jazz Improvisation, and wanting to complete a beginning volume for trumpet for beginning trumpet players. Rick’s students can be heard from Professional circles to Community ensembles. In 2005,
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Rob H. February 18, 2015
Jazz · In studio
I began studying with Rick when I was 19 years old and spent three years as his student before moving to Chicago in 2001. In those very important three years I received an education that would help lay the groundwork for all of my improvisational endeavors to come.

I remember that what he was asking me to practice was fairly difficult, as the topic of improvisational technique and Rick's specific methodology is massive. There is so much to it that I still find myself practicing with those very same concepts in different ways of my own today more than fifteen years later. Rick was always smart about how much work he would give an individual.

It must also be said that Rick Holland is more than just a music teacher or great trumpet player. He was a mentor and helped me grow personally and musically. As I look back upon those lessons, I understand now that the real objective of that methodology isn't just to play chord changes with good voice leading or add interesting control of chromaticism in the lines: The point of all of it was to get me to think musically and think for myself. In a culture where music education (especially in jazz improvisation) has turned into painting by numbers, his approach is refreshing, creative and crucial for developing intelligence and musicality.
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Art M. January 19, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
I played the trumpet from fourth grade through college but I didn't have much in the way of formal individual lessons during that time. After college I didn't touch the trumpet for over 20 years, when I decided to pick it up again as a ‘comeback’ player. While playing in a couple of local concert bands I decided I really wanted to be a better trumpet player, and take lessons from an experienced teacher as a way to reach my goal. Rick assessed my abilities and came up with a personalized lesson program to help me improve all aspects of my playing. We went ‘back to the basics’ in some areas and built on my existing abilities in others. I’m very pleased with the results and I enjoyed my instruction time with Rick. I would highly recommend Rick to any trumpet player at any level of experience.
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Chris L. January 13, 2015
Jazz · In studio
Rick H. is a phenomenal musician, educator, and person. I studied with Rick for four years, and have remained in contact with him for nearly two decades. I learned a great deal from Rick, particularly in the areas of harmony, voice leading, jazz history, trumpet pedagogy and intonation. So many of my current musical concepts go back to my time as Rick's student. Rick has a very systematic, step by step approach to learning that is tailored to the individual student. I work throughout the Midwest as a professional trumpet player, and am extremely glad that I received my foundational training with Rick. I highly recommend Rick Holland to anybody wishing to study the art of trumpet playing or improvisation. The knowledge that you will receive from this man will last you a lifetime!
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Richard H.

Medina, NY 14103
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Andrew O.

Rochester, NY

About Andrew

Hello! My name is Andrew. I've been playing bass for 12 years now, and I am about to graduate from the Eastman School of Music. I started on both upright and electric, jazz and classical at the same time, focusing on classical performance in college. I also play a variety of styles, and write my own music. In my spare time, I'm an avid car and watch enthusiast, and spend quite bit of time at Roc Boxing gym.
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Andrew O.

Rochester, NY 14604
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$30 / 30-min
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Matt Q.

Rochester, NY

About Matt

I've had the pleasure of teaching for nearly twenty five years now with a focus on rock, blues, jazz, metal and country styles of playing. Through the years I have seen many students blossom into incredible players, some of which have chosen a similar career as myself in music and performance.

My entire philosophy revolves around the individual. I don't have a global lesson schedule that everyone must adhere to. Instead I take it upon myself to interact and consult with the student to really get down to what would motivate them to want to learn no matter how abstract the idea may end u
p becoming.

If something is not fun then chances are we just won't be interested. Many instructors fall into the trap of just showing song after song without really giving any indication of how things work and why certain chords go together.
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Greg July 1, 2015
Blues Guitar · In studio
Matt is a superb teacher. He customizes the whole learning process to better suit your style, your talents, your frustration threshold & your personality.
He's a guitar COACH! He makes things fun.

I have seen him be this way with other students as well as me.
In four years he has gotten me to do things with a guitar that I never thought I would be able to do.

I have been a "teacher" for over 35 years. I've been on all ends of the spectrum.
Hopefully I can do my job as well as he does.
He is totally positive.
I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Andrew July 1, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I became fascinated with guitar at 18, and in college I saw some musicians sitting around and asked if they knew how to play the Freebird solo. They all quickly turned to a gentleman named Jesse, who tore up that solo...on my acoustic! Yes, behind the back and all! lol. But rather humbly , Jesse said if I want to get serious about it, who better to learn from than the man that taught him, Matt Quistorf.

Matt is a very modest and humble talent. He oozes musical talent from every cell, but is the most patient, flexible, and understanding teacher you could ask for. He caters lessons to what best fits your learning style, so that you are fast-tracked to improvement. The lessons are always exciting and often mind-blowing. Additionally, he is an outstanding drummer, so you will have opportunity to put what you learn to the test in an actual "band" feel.

Even if you don't live in Rochester, NY, be sure to take advantage of his video lessons.

This is one of the few investments without risk!

Thanks Matt!
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Matt Q.

Rochester, NY 14616
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Ann M.

Honeoye Falls, NY

About Ann

Ann M. has been teaching private lessons since 1997 and is currently available to teach you how to play piano, or rekindle a long ago skill ! Ann has helped students get to Wynton Marsalis' Essentially Ellington Festival for high school jazz bands, where her pianists performed on the Lincoln Center stages. She has prepped 100's of students thru auditions, or choral accompaniments, and dovetails well into local schools' music programs.

As a seasoned professional working with children, teens and adults, Ann looks forward to meeting you and helping your brain make new connections.....playin
g piano is fantastic for the brain at any age! Her teaching style is energetic and informed, but low stress and encouraging. Lots of rhythm games and music reading, but learning to confidently play with no music in front of you, also.
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Mark July 22, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Ann is very friendly, enthusiastic and enjoyable for the kids to work with. She is adept at a variety of styles and flexible in understanding the busy lives everyone has. She regularly exposes her students to interesting stories about music, informs them of opportunities in the area for concerts, workshops, etc. and really understands the life values that learning music provides. You won't find a more positive person!
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Sydney July 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Ann is a gift and a treasure! She has been teaching my teen for the past 8 years.
Ann is a dedicated teacher of music history, theory, composition, ear training, and improve; to name a few. She engages students with a genuine curiosity and interest in understanding what motivates them. She commits to continuous learning for herself as well as her students; no two lessons are ever the same as she introduces students to a variety of techniques and performers. Ann is passionate about the role music plays in brain development and enjoys sharing the application of research and literature. She LOVES to help students advance music to mastery. Ann has the unique ability to include life skills into her training with contagious excitement. She ROCKS!
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Julie July 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
We’ve been working with Ann for over a year and she’s wonderful! Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for music is contagious! Ann takes the time to invest in the whole family through sharing articles, community events, website links, and video sound clips of your child’s progress. Ann takes a holistic and personal approach to teaching and makes meaningful connections that reach far beyond the keyboard. Our experience has been top notch!
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Ann M.

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
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