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About James W.

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Nashville, TN
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About James
A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth. James has a diverse background in the musical arts. He has served as violinist and principal violist in many orchestras and ensembles. As a vocalist, James has sung in opera, oratorio, master-classes and recitals as a countertenor soloist. He has served as director of the Clarksville Youth Orchestra at Austin Peay State University and currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries and choirs for a local Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He maintains a private studio in Nashville, TN and is on the faculty of the Allegro School of Music.

James has studied with many experts in vocal science and pedagogy and has had the wonderful opportunity to study with Linda Ferrara, D. Lance Respess, R
ichard Miller, world-class early music expert Nancy Zylstra and twentieth-century vocal music expert Sharon Mabry. He has had masterclasses with the Metropolitan Opera's Bodo Igesz, Metropolitan Opera Singers Daniel Taylor, Jennifer Lane (with whom he still studies), French-diction coach Elvia Pucinelli, vocal pedagogue Richard Miller, and Thomas King, director of the AIMS Gratz program. As a violinist and violist, James has studied with music-education specialist Sara Johnson, Francis Elliot, Nashville Recording-Artist Randall Olson, and concert violinist Stefan Petrescu.

As an educator, he has served on the faculties of the Cumberland Arts Institute, W.O. Smith School of Music, Murfreesboro City School System, School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University, Allegro School of Music and the East Nashville School of Music. He has taught hundreds of students in various formats ranging from one-on-one studio settings to entire youth symphony orchestras and choirs. He has been active as an adjudicator, participant, and member of various competitions and education-related conventions. He also maintains membership with various educational organizations such as the American String Teacher's Association, Music Educator'€™s National Conference, and Early Music America.

In addition to working with and coaching Grammy award-winning and nominated artists, Mr. W's students have auditioned, been selected and have performed in the Tennessee Mid-State and All-State Choir (principal positions) and Orchestra Festivals (violin and cello, in addition to being members of the Curb Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia at the Blair School of Music.

His students have also performed in several professional and amateur performances across the Southeast. They have also gone on to major in music earning tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships from prestigious conservatories and colleges across the country. Many of his students have become professional musicians across many genres, educators themselves, or satisfied amateur hobbyists.

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As a teacher many have described my style as nurturing-but-firm. When I see a student's potential, I make sure that student can attain it. I expect a willingness to learn, a desire to succeed, and a want for excellence. In return, I offer the tools to get the student there!

I know that not every student benefits best from only one method. As such, I employ a variety of teaching tools and methods to best suit each student. Strings students can expect to see a little bit of traditional training, a little bit of Suzuki and little bit of contemporary training. Voice students can see some Sieber vocalizes, some Vaccai, classical, jazz, and musical theater training built on an old-world teaching technique. It's all about giving the student the tools to do whatever he/she wants with his/her music of choice!

On your first lesson, I'll go over the materials needed, what you need to work on, and the very basics so you can immediately get to enjoying your new craft. In a few months, you'll be confident making new music or making better music. Within a year, you should be well prepared for one of my studio recitals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a commercial music teaching studio used solely for the purposes of teaching. In the studio there is a piano, my music library, photo copier, computer, audio equipment, stereo, music stands, standing mirror, and various teaching tools. There is a waiting area for parents, siblings and other visitors.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: All Genres -- child-adult, all levels (beginning through advanced).
Violin: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Viola: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Cello: All Styles -- beginning through intermediate.
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Gabriel January 18, 2019
· Singing · In studio
James is a true master of the art and craft of singing. He does not only have vast knowledge of vocal techniques, exercises and methods, but also truly understands how to bring out a singing voice that connects with the listener. Very detailed oriented and clearly explains how to get best results. Highly recommended!
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Larry March 26, 2017
· Cello · In studio
James has been a wonderful teacher. He has greatly helped me advance in my beginning cello skills by carefully observing, demonstrating as needed, then showing me the things I can do to improve. He does this in such a manner that instead of feeling discouraged, I am even more motivated to improve. I am learning cello as an adult simply for the fun of trying something new. My wife, who played flute on scholarship through college and some professionally has noticed, and commented, on the improvement. In summary, I highly recommend James for both adults and for kids. He just has a great knack for teaching.
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Dwight T. May 1, 2016
· Opera Voice · In home
The best instructor I ever had he is very very good at what he does
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James W.

Nashville, TN 37214
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About Jordan R.

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About Jordan
I received my education at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in Jazz Guitar. I've studied with some of the best guitarists in the Midwest, and have performed live and in recording studios all across the country in a variety of styles (Rock, Metal, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Country). I've performed internationally, and my playing has been featured on several prime time television shows. Currently, I make my living as the guitarist for international touring artist Jasmine Cain. I've always had a love of music, and it’s a passion that I try to instill in all of my students!

Through focus on note reading, chords, improvisation, and technique, I try to give my students tools that they can take with them throughout their musical journey, whether playing music for fun or professionally!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to be laid back
and very individual with my approach. I always introduce a curriculum designed to teach basic chords, note reading, and basic theory, but I also understand that each student has a particular set of interests, and I want to inspire them to follow those interests. Whether it's Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, or Classical, I want to give my students the tools and understanding that they need to excel at the music that drives them.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have everything that they need to practice the materials that I give them, including an instrument, amplifier and tuner if necessary, and a music stand. I provide all lesson materials.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock, country, metal, blues, and jazz with an emphasis on theory and technique.
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Josh E. April 25, 2017
· Country Guitar · Online
Jordan was very helpful right from the start. He listened to me on where I am at and where I want to be. He showed me a few things that we will work towards and then helped me understand my instrument much better. Gave me some fun new things to practice before the next lesson. If you're looking for a lesson that is interactive and fun I recommend Jordan and the online thing is supper easy and handy. I don't think it could have gone any better. The lesson was 45 minutes and it felt like 10.
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Dave February 1, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Jordan is excellent & very patient.
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Max January 13, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Jordan is a fantastic teacher! He expertly and patiently guided my young son from essentially 0 to reading notes and playing them on the guitar in about half an hour. He is clearly an experienced musician who loves to teach. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
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Jordan R.

Nashville, TN 37214
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About Matthew F.

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Nashville, TN
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About Matthew
Hello!
My name is Matthew and I am a student at Belmont University studying everything that has to do with Bass. I am 20 years old and have extensive experience teaching people of all ages both music and sports! I am very relaxed and understand the desire to learn songs and things you enjoy hearing on the radio over scales and arpeggios. Through what you enjoy listening to and playing we can incorporate everything else, such as scales and arpeggios, to help you gain an understanding for the reason music sounds the way it does and how the bass influences that! Look forward to hearing from you all and helping you become the best bass player that you can be!
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Syd September 14, 2018
· Upright Bass · In home
Matthew is very dedicated to his craft and an excellent instructor.
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Ryan June 18, 2018
· Upright Bass · In home
I’ve been taking lessons with Matthew for the past six months and he is a very knowledgeable instructor and all around good guy. 10/10 would recommend.
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John June 6, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Matt's a great teacher, musician and person all around. I've played guitar for years now but I always leave feeling like I've learned something useful and its never a dull time! I feel much more confident in my ability to pluck a bass and would recommend him to anyone at any level of playing ability.
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Matthew F.

Nashville, TN 37204
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About Rob B.

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Antioch, TN

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About Rob
Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band?
I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My goal is to help every student achieve their goals on their instrument. My methods are relaxed and patient, an environment that promotes a love of music!
Well pick up some sticks and lets get rolling! (Pun intended)

My lessons are not the same for everyone. I like to get to know my students; music goals and learning style, and I build my curriculum around that information.

I am a full time touring, recording musician who lives in Nashville TN. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College.
During my studies at Roberts I taught percussion and music theory
at U-Prep High school.

In 2016 I moved to Nashville, after 4 months of working with anyone and everyone, I decided to find a band I that I could call my own. Leading me to this moment, where I am currently on tour with my band, The Foxies, and perform with and MD for two other artist based out of Nashville.

I have Performed at Warped Tour, Sundance, SXSW, Bonaroo, Nashvilles-Live on the Green.
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Ryan March 18, 2019
· Drum · In studio
Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever.
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Rob B.

Antioch, TN 37013
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About Michael H.

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Nashville, TN
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About Michael
Hey,

My name is Michael Hurtado, I am 24 years old and currently living in Nashville, Tn. I am originally from Tucson, AZ but moved to Nashville 3 years ago to pursue a career in music. I currently attend Berklee College of Music, and plan to graduate in 2019. After that I plan to attend Belmont University to receive a Masters in Music.

My musical background is in Jazz, Rock, and Blues. I have played shows all over the United States, and also toured Europe in 2012 with a jazz band. I currently play in a couple bands in Nashville, and Atlanta.

Take lessons from me:)
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Michael H.

Nashville, TN 37204
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$34 / 30-min
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About Amberly W.

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Nashville, TN
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About Amberly
Hi there - Amberly here! I was born into a musical family in Cincinnati, OH but Nashville has been my home since 2014. I grew up listening to and singing gospel music, in addition to pop, soul, and R&B ranging from the 1970s to contemporary. Some of my earliest musical memories involve me sitting on the front pew at church on weeknights learning and singing old hymns and new praise and worship songs. My dad (Minister of Music), mom (Youth choir director) and grandmother (children and senior choir director) would teach me and my siblings the harmonies before rehearsals so that we could help demonstrate songs to the choirs.

Since finishing grad school in 2017, I have spent my time teaching voice lessons from my apartment and at a music school in Nashville during the week. I have also been the regular lead vocalist for 1 original funk/blue
s project, and 2 private events acts for an entertainment company since 2017. If I'm not teaching, performing with these bands in town or on the road is usually how I spend my weekends. I also participate in a monthly "reading session" at the Musician's Union as a featured vocalist. The rotating roster of instrumentalists includes some of Nashville's best studio and live players.

Aside from music I enjoy reading sci-fi and fantasy books, watching sci-fi and fantasy TV/movies(the good, the bad and the ugly) writing songs, walking in parks, and traveling with my husband in my down time! I also started a healthy living journey in 2018 and have lost 40 lbs. to-date, so hitting the gym, along with Pilates, and yoga have become some of my favorite fitness pastimes.
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Amberly W.

Nashville, TN 37209
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$60 / 30-min

About Eric G.

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Nashville, TN
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About Eric
Hello! My name is Eric. I am a performer, songwriter, and teacher based in Nashville, TN. I obtained my Master's Degree in piano from Belmont University and have over 15 years of teaching experience with beginner and advanced piano students in both classical and commercial styles.

Currently, I teach piano at Belmont University and Belmont Academy and serve as an accompanist in the School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, I am a country singer-songwriter and enjoy sharing my music with various audiences around the world.

If you are interested in improving your sight-reading, improvisation, theory skills, or just want to learn how to play your favorite song on radio, I want to help you achieve your aspirations.

Your musical journey is important to me and I want to be a role model and give you a fun-filled experience at the piano
. The most rewarding thing for me is to see a student achieve their artistic goals and share their love of music.
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Eric G.

Nashville, TN 37211
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$25 / 30-min

About Grant V.

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Nashville, TN

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About Grant
I have over ten years of experience writing, singing and playing guitar on hundreds of demos and professional recordings. I have written and worked with multiple major label artists and Grammy nominated songwriters over the past ten years. I have a top ten Billboard Canadian Country song with the band Washboard Union and have had a song, recorded by chart topping country artist Brett Young. My songs have been syndicated on national television on channels such as MTV and on national commercials such as "Red Lobster". In addition to my writing credits, I have also sung background vocals for many artists on major labels such as Universal and Warner Brothers including Jon Pardi, and Aubrie Sellers. I also have extensive experience playing acoustic and electric guitar for artists both in live shows and in the studio. Utilizing these experience
s I can provide commercial guitar and vocal lessons.
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Brittany S. May 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
Grant is incredibly talented and I highly recommend him as a teacher! He has a great voice and is an awesome guitarist too. Grant has a ton of experience in the music business, so he is a fantastic resource; he is able to help with singing, guitar, and songwriting!
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Grant V.

Nashville, TN 37208
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$42 / 30-min

About Julia P.

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Nashville, TN

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About Julia
I graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically in Music Industry with voice as my primary instrument. Even though my primary instrument was voice I continued studying cello.

I have studied cello for 13 years and teach cello students of all different ages and experience levels. I teach students based on students individual musical interests by applying foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. Students can expect to improve week to week in their technique, confidence, and expression in playing. I teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, aural skills, and learning how to play.
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Julia P.

Nashville, TN 37203
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$25 / 30-min

About Haley R.

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Nashville, TN
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About Haley
I work full-time as a medical research and I miss teaching and music. I’m jumping back into both with both feet by offering to share my knowledge and experience in music. I’ve played piano for 15 years and I’m excited to share my passion with beginner and intermediate piano students.
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Haley R.

Nashville, TN 37211
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$25 / 30-min

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