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Linda L.

State College, PA

About Linda

I'm Linda L, fiddle player with Simple Gifts and Artistic Director of Folk College . I offer fiddle and hammer dulcimer lessons for adults in my home in State College and can include folk, world, and
country styles.
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Linda L.

Linda L.

State College, PA 16801
starting at
$30 / 45-min

Allison W.

Lock Haven, PA

About Allison

Praised for her “beautiful tone…[and] fine musicianship,” Allison W. has worked throughout her life to attain a status of a reputable musician, flutist, and teacher. She holds a BM in
performance from University of Miami, and a MM in performance from University of North Texas. As an experienced private instructor, Allison has held a large competitive studio of students throughout the North Texas region, as well as served as an interim adjunct instructor of flute at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She also was the newsletter editor for the Texas Flute Society from 2012-2014, before moving to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in August of 2014.

She was born in Miami, Florida and has been performing since the age of nine. A strong orchestral player, Allison has played with Walenstein Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony, the Lewisville Lake Symphony, and the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. She has performed in the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, and the Gusman Concert Hall in Miami. She can be heard on the GIA’s composer collection of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, Audibles, Voicings, as well as After Sunset and the Teaching Music Through Perfomance in Band vol. 9 and the upcoming vol. 10 reference recordings. She was also recently awarded 2nd place in TMTA's Young Artist Competition, a finalist for UNT's Mozart Competition and Orchestral Concerto Competition, and her chamber group, Vivace, and a semi-finalist for the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.
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Allison W.

Allison W.

Lock Haven, PA 17745
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$40 / 30-min

Jonathan B.

State College, PA

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a tra
veling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the Blues Raga video if you want to hear a good story about what I mean.


Sean June 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Jonathan is younger than I expected, but his knowledge of and passion for music is undeniable. I would venture a guess that he's a musical genius. He has a phenomenal voice that he's obviously spent a lot of time developing. More importantly, he has classical voice training and knows how to teach effective techniques. Before I took lessons with him, I didn't realize that I'm perfectly capable of hitting a high C because I didn't know how to sing properly. Jonathan was a great help and I would highly recommend him.
Caleb R. April 2, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
This is my first experience with a vocal instructor for my child. My child is Autistic and loves to sing. Jonathan was eager and encouraging to him. Jonathan offered suggestions with great practical applications, like "yawn like a bear waking up from hibernation" to demonstrate proper breathing!
charles D. January 29, 2015
Guitar · Online
I took guitar lessons from Jon a few months ago.
the lessons were the best investment I ever made.
they were transformative.
they took me to the next level.
and there is just no comparison to the level I was at previously.
I grew in super fantastic ways.
lessons with Jon helped me to become a better guitarist and singer.
but, also a better musician. I learned a ton about how to be the best musician that I can be from him.
the guitar techniques that I wanted to learn from him, are challenging.
at the beginning, some of it was impossible.
he encouraged me. told me I could do it.
showed me a ton of super cool techniques.
told me stuff about how to use my mental powers (stuff like about HOW we learn).
he knows a lot about learning.
and he's super generous in teaching it.
I highly recommend for everyone to take lessons from Jon.
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Jonathan B.

Jonathan B.

State College, PA 16801
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$30 / 30-min

Aaron M.

Bellefonte, PA

About Aaron

Aaron is a classically trained trombonist and freelance musician specializing in trombone performance and focusing in the classical, jazz, salsa, and swing music genres. He’s performed with the Tempt
ations, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, River City Brass Band, Azucar Band, Nittany Valley Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Latshaw Pops Orchestra, Bo Wagner’s Rat Pack, and John Parker bands.

He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Trombone Performance from The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied with Mark Lusk. At Penn State, he was a member of Center Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, Penn State’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He studied with Jim Desano, George Broussard, and Jim Nova. Aaron is a founding member of The Pittsburgh Trombone Project.
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Aaron M.

Aaron M.

Bellefonte, PA 16823
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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