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Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Phi
lharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

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I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.
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Evelyn N. March 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learning is easy

Very professional in teaching works with students to ensure the learning experience is enjoyable.
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DanteD June 18, 2012
Darla is a very good teacher, very kind ,and patience. Highly recommended!
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Darla W.

Darla W.

Newport News, VA 23602
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$26.67 / 30-min
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Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA

About Simeon

Degrees held:
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - MM, PD
Oberlin College and Conservatory - BM

I teach private piano lessons, music theory classes, and accompanying. Students of all ages/levels are welcome. My teaching method primarily focuses on the process of learning music. Students are encouraged to make manageable goals for each lesson so that they can feel a sense of achievement throughout the entire learning process. The smaller goals keep the students motivated constantly enabling them to become a better musician. By focusing on the process of learning, students are learni
ng a set of skills that will enable them to learn pieces quicker and allow for a more rewarding end product. They also are able to apply these learning skills to many different areas of study, which enhances their personal growth.

***Studio Equipment**
Boston Baby Grand - Teaching Room A
Yamaha Upright - Teaching Room B
Janssen Upright - Classroom
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Izabella M. August 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter adores Simeon! He listens and understands her strengths and more importantly, her weakness. So far it's been a great journey.
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Terrence J. May 2, 2015
Christian Gospel · In studio
Verified Student
What a great teacher with much energy and enthusiastic for teaching piano/music!!! If you are looking to advance and explore your music performance and education - look to Simeon, he's the one that can tailor to all your needs!!
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Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA 23322
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Rachel G.

Hampton, VA

About Rachel

Hi, there! My name is Rachel, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002, and have loved helping my students learn to read and play, discover their own love of music, and conquer their fears of performing (so much "proud mama bear" happening!). In 2003, I earned my violin performance degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I also studied piano and vocal pedagogy. I'm an encouraging and fun person to work with (if I may say so myself!), and my teaching style is fun, positive, and relaxed. I have worked with many students, including some with learnin
g disabilities, physical limitations, PTSD, and just plain ol' stage fright! I work with you to set your own goals, and I look forward to helping you reach them... It's what I love about what I do.
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Joan M. August 11, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Patient but direct about areas of focus for the next lesson.
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Sofi V. August 4, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Rachel is a very good teacher she males sure you feel relaxed and comfortable during lessons. She always answers any questions I have in a clear and easy to understand way. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Susie May 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Good instructor I enjoyed my first lesson looking forward to the next lesson.
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Rachel G.

Hampton, VA 23666
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michael B.

Newport News, VA

About Michael

Professional drum lessons offered by a certified percussion instructor in all styles, all ages. Performing internationally and teaching in Hampton Roads, Virginia for over 30 years, Michael is a graduate of the Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and continues to study with internationally known drum educator Dom Famularo in Long Island, New York. Michael has spent many years as a Percussion Instructor for public schools, including five years as Indoor Drum Line Director. The percussion studio is one of the best-equipped in Hampton Roads, including Finale's SmartMusic for an
interactive learning experience between instructor and student. Everything a student needs for an educational and enjoyable environment is available in the extensive music library for checkout. Michael was awarded the Presidential Citation from the Governor's School for Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond.
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Brian August 19, 2015
Drum · In studio
I would highly recommend Mike Behlmar for anyone who is looking to learn how to play drums…no matter what skill level you are at.
When our 7 year old son showed an interest in learning to play drums, we were fortunate to have been referred to Mike by a good friend at our church who played in the worship band. Our friend said that he himself had taken advanced lessons with Mike and he knew that Mike was very good at teaching at any skill level, beginner on up.
Mike has always been very patient and encouraging to our son on learning the basics of playing drums. He has been able to not only teach the basics but, he has done it in a way that was both entertaining and instructional at the same time. Our son loves to play and actually enjoys practicing! You can’t say that about most kids learning an instrument!
Mike has introduced various types of music in his instruction…anything from Rock, Blues, R&B, Oldies, etc. Our son has been able to learn the basics and has been able advance beyond the basics in playing these various styles of music.
Our son is 9 now and he is still taking lessons from Mike and he continues to improve in his ability to play drums. It has been a joy to see him grow and develop in his skills and still be challenged and encouraged to enhance his drumming skills.
If you or your kids want to learn how to play drums, or if you are wanting to “step up to the next level” in your skills and you would like to learn from someone who has the ability to teach, and who loves to teach…then you need to contact Mike Behlmar.
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Randy August 16, 2015
Percussion · In studio
I have been taking lessons from Mike for several years, recently increasing my lesson time from one half hour per week to one hour. I have found Mike very knowledgeable as a drummer, a true professional. As a teacher is he outstanding also – he is very patient when needed, but also knows when and where to “push” to get skill growth. He has a talent for breaking down something seemingly complex into smaller understandable pieces, and thus making it learnable. My experience with him has been excellent, and I heartily recommend him to young drummers, and to older individuals, like myself.
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Diana August 5, 2015
Drum · In studio
Michael was very patient with my daughter and explained things to her using examples she could relate to and understand. She knocked it out of the park in her school performance thanks to Mike! She has been taking lessons for over a year and out of many activities she has tried, this is one she wants to keep taking lessons for.
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Michael B.

Newport News, VA 23601
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrew M.

Chesapeake, VA

About Andrew

I have loved music since I was a child. I began playing clarinet when I was 11 years old and slowly picked up new instruments like the saxophone, harmonica, guitar, ukulele, flutes, whistles, kazoo, and others. I enjoy any style of music and have a desire to learn as many instruments as possible. My line-up of new instruments to learn are: accordion, banjo, trombone, the cello.
I love to teach and share my passion for music with others. My hope to is make people into learners of music proficient in learning any instrument they wish.
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Lisa August 20, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Andrew is a great teacher. I have been able to learn the ukulele at my own pace, and Andrew is super patient and encouraging. With his ability to teach and gifting in music he is the perfect instructor for anyone wanting to learn.
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Christal August 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
What can I not say about Andrew. He is so talented when it comes to instruments. Music is definitely a passion of his! You can tell that he loves teaching children and mentoring them through the language of music.
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Karen August 20, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Andrew has been teaching my 11 year old daughter Ukulele lessons for several months. He is a great instructor and especially good at working with youth, as he is patient and understanding. He makes the lessons and learning fun, which has encouraged my daughter to want to practice her Ukulele at home on her own, without me having to ask her to practice her lessons. She has loved having Andrew as her instructor and I would highly recommend him for both youth and adults!
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Andrew M.

Chesapeake, VA 23322
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