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Cynthia M. Dayton, OH

About Cynthia

I attended Wright State University, where I graduated with Latin honors in June of 2007 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Among the numerous honors I received during my matriculation at Wright State University, I was on the Deans List every quarter, and won the highest distinction offered by the Department of Music by winning the coveted Wright State University Concerto Night Competition in February of 2007. I was also a 2004 and 2006 winner of the department Honors Recital, and a recipient of the WSU Chamber Players “Beethoven Award. In June of 2004, I joined the Wright State University Wind Symphony on a tour of Japan, where I performed as a featured soloist. In the fall of 2007, I began my graduate studies for a Master of Music in music performance degree at the ...

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Austin S. June 12, 2013
Flute
Great Teacher!

I really enjoyed the lessons I had with Cynthia; not only did she make playing the flute fun, but she really helped me get a better grasp on some techniques that I was having a little bit of trouble with!

Not only is she a great and understanding teacher, she is a fantastic musician; two of the most important things I believe you need in a private instructor.

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Elizabeth E. June 8, 2013
Flute
Super talented - Great Personality - Excellent Teacher

I could not think of a better teacher to teach my beginning, intermediate or advanced flutist. Cynthia is truly an amazingly talented musician and just as kind and nurturing of a teacher. I give her my highest recommendation!
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Kate W. June 8, 2013
Flute
Wonderful teacher

It's apparent Cynthia loves what she does. She's patient, thoughtful, encouraging, and does a wonderful job helping students achieve their musical potential. I am so thankful for all of Cynthia's hard work helping my daughter learn and nurture her passion for music.
Renee H. Dayton, OH

About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at ...

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Stacey H. January 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son's review of her is, "She is the best teacher ever!"

Renee is very knowledgeable, but also has the God given gift of teaching. She truly pulls the best out of my son. His diligence and focus are growing, right along side of his piano skills. We could not recommend her more highly.
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Rita T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Awesome Teacher

We are thankful to have chosen the Take Lessons teacher that we have. We are pleased with her service and professionalism.
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Brandon H. June 17, 2013
Piano
Ms.Harvey is a great music teacher

Ms. Harvey is the best music teacher i ever had.
She breaks down how to play the key board vary easy and simple .
Ms. Harvey Challenges you to the next level and a sweet and kind Teacher. She also Taught me Music Theory .It was a breezy for me she broke each note down and how to read music. As a student she is the best music Teacher I ever had.
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 musical 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 ...

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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.
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 and 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 ...

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Harold M. March 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent and very helpful and informative
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megan S. October 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jacob is amazing with my daughter.... Very patient and relates well to her.
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Max R. April 22, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
On Pitch

I am a Deacon in the Catholic church and I am over 70 years old. At my church, my pastor expects me to sing at the Easter services. I am known for not being able to sing anywhere near on any key. I would sing in the key of "R". Last year I took all three choirs off key for their responses. In addition, my past efforts, included taking a person playing a guitar off key. Jacob evaluated me and said that I had the capability to sing on pitch. So I began the lessions 2 months ago. I was very pleased with my resluts this Easter. Many people noticed a great improvement in my singing and the choirs were able to respond on key!! I have a great deal more confidence in my singing capabilities. I can testify that Jacob did get me to sing on pitch with excelent results. Thank you Jacob and I will continue with the lessons improving on my capability for next Easter.
Brent E. Springfield, OH

About Brent

I have played clarinet for...well, for a lot of years! I've played with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Opera Orchestra, Dayton Concert Band, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and other local organizations over the last 25 years. I am also involved in musical theater for many of the local theater groups in Springfield, Dayton, Wilmington and other locations, playing not only clarinet but flute and saxophone as well. I have taught clarinet since i was 16 years old. I am an engineer by trade (you can't feed a family on a musicians wage in small-town Ohio!) and music is my passion. I consider it my privilege to pass that passion on to my students.

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 Wallendas), 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 ...

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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Drum · In home
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Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Percussion · In studio
"To whom it may concern”

This is a recommendation in support of Mr. Kerry K. I have known Mr. Kerry K. since July 2007, when he was a participant in my week long Creative Music Making Institute at the Eastman School of Music 2007 Summer Session.

I observed Mr. Kerry K.’s performances as a percussionist in the 2007 workshops and gala concert, and I found his performances to be excellent - musical and with a clear sense of commitment. In my opinion Mr. Kerry K. has the motivation necessary to achieve success, both in his studies and in percussion performance.

I have been fortunate to observe percussion students at all levels worldwide during many years of teaching and performing with the percussion quintet, NEXUS, and as the Principal Percussionist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Based on that experience I am delighted to give Kerry my recommendation.

Sincerely,
William L. Cahn

Member of the NEXUS Percussion Group
Assoc. Prof. of Percussion, Eastman School of Music
Visiting Prof. of Percussion, Showa Academy, Kawasaki, Japan"
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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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