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Michael H.

Dayton, OH

About Michael

My name is Mike and I operate out of the Dayton, OH area. I have 11 years experience teaching music in public schools and would love to have you study with me. I am a percussionist by nature, and that's where my expertise lies, but I am able to help out beginning to intermediate guitarists and pianists. I believe strongly in crafting well-rounded students and would love to have the opportunity to work with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm pretty laid back but I expect dedication to the craft. Outside practice is essential, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Music is to be enjoyed and s
o should the learning process. In the end, I'm all about helping the student reach his or her personal goals and will structure the lessons to guarantee success with that.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The in-studio lessons are in the basement studio which includes 2 drum sets, hand percussion instruments, audio workstation with pro-tools, and a vocal booth for voice lessons. There is an upright piano in upstairs living room as well as several guitars. Some seating available. 1 cat in the home which could be in a separate room and is never in the basement area. Parking in the driveway or street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide any supplemental materials, music excerpts, digital recordings, whatever is needed to enhance a lesson. I expect the student to provide all their own instruments, primary resources and accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Percussion-rudimentary, orchestral and marching, drum set in various genres including jazz,fusion,rock,funk, some world.

Highly skilled at working with K-12 students
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Dayton, OH 45429
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
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RUTH B. May 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very satisfied with the first day lessons. It was as expected. Thank you.
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Robin S. September 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have 3 kids who take lessons from Victor. The kids have very different personalities and abilities. Victor adjusts his teaching style to each child and they have each improved dramatically. Victor is flexible and easy to work with. All three love him.
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Victor K.

Victor K.

Dayton, OH 45415
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jacob R.

Dayton, OH

About Jacob

If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied an
d versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique on their instrument. I encourage students to work hard and I advise regular practice with the help of parents to accomplish goals. Along with weekly assignments, I like students to choose a song they want to play or sing because music is also about having fun while you're learning!

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: grand piano, chairs, music stand (can supply guitar and bass guitar amp if necessary)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music, tuners and cords. I expect students to provide their own instruments and additional materials and music.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and incorporate this training in all aspects of my teaching. I am also familiar with different styles of jazz, rock, pop and world music.
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Connie K. July 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great guy. We love him! No problems and he is very good with son. Recommend!
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Nusieba I. June 3, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher!
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Meghan G. April 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My teenager has had lessons with Jacob for 3 years, first guitar, then piano. He has a great personality and is a very encouraging teacher. She never once wanted to quit and never complained about going to the lessons, even with an otherwise very busy schedule, which is a testament to him and his teaching. He is a very dedicated and talented musician, and was always willing to work with whatever songs she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him for any age kid or adult.
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Jacob R.

Jacob R.

Dayton, OH 45440
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starting at
$27 / 30-min
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Timothy K.

West Milton, OH

About Timothy

Hello!
Some people say they have done something all of their life; I have been making beats since I was born. Often times, when the pots and pans were dirty, I would use the table as a drum and my family's heads as the cymbals! At the age of 4 I received my first drum set and from there it has been an exciting journey.

For the majority of my education I was home schooled, which allowed me to spend a lot more time with my instruments than most kids do. I have always been a bit unconventional in the way I take on challenges, and this carried into my drum lessons. I began taking lessons at a
ge 7 and for the next ten years my instructor was a primarily jazz drummer and pianist who inspired me to explore many styles of music. The experience gained through playing with other people over the last ten years has been invaluable, working with groups ranging from church praise teams and cover bands to blues/rock artists and musical drama accompaniment. I have also learned to play guitar by trial and error and currently am taking on piano, MIDI programming and music theory.

All this adds up to being able to work well with people and students and finding ways of connecting with them so that they get the most out of my teaching. Thanks for reading! Hope to meet you soon!

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy playing and thinking of drums as musical instruments as opposed to just playing beats and fills. My goal with teaching is to pass that passion on to students and help them become the best musicians they can be. That being said, each student is unique and their passion comes to life in a different way; I want to help you find yours! There are many ways that a subject or concept can be approached, and I frequently switch tactics if the one I was using isn't clicking with a student. My lessons are fairly laid back, but students will take away new things from every one of them. Progress, while greatly depending on how much practice, time and effort are put into the lessons, will surface quickly and flourish as lessons continue.

The majority of my drum lessons are taught with the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman. It covers a very wide variety of drumming styles that will challenge students and provide fun explorations into new concepts.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home: separate part of home, acoustic drum set, congas, cajon, other percussion instruments, computer with Ableton Live and Lightworks Pro, mics, Tascam 1800 recording interface, keyboard, guitars and amps, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide any outside teaching materials or examples, and would expect students to provide instrument, computer or other equipment necessary for them to effectively learn and practice.

*** Specialties ***
I most often play and teach pop/rock drumming and worship music but can also range into reggae, dance, blues, jazz, Latin and a bit into several other foreign styles.
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Timothy K.

Timothy K.

West Milton, OH 45383
starting at
$15 / 45-min
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Kerry K.

Dayton, OH

About Kerry

Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.

Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallen
das), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair College, jazz bands, as well as Church music in the area.

Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
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James M. May 26, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
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Samantha C. April 23, 2015
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!
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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Drum · In studio
Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Thank you.

Dena Krupa
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Kerry K.

Kerry K.

Dayton, OH 45459
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