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About Robyn J.

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Knoxville, TN

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I have been playing violin and viola for over 25 years. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music and teach assorted music courses at Pellissippi State Community College. I have taught children, teens, and adults; both beginners and continuing students. I learn where the student is skill-wise and we go from there. I also ask the student what his/her goals are, so that we have a set to-do list with which to work. Click the green button to get started!

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We will work at your pace--I will push you, but I am aware that everyone works at a different speed. I will learn that speed and work with you accordingly. I expect students to practice and do their best, but I also understand that life sometimes gets in the way. After a few weeks, you will know the basics of the instrument and be able to play recognizable tun
es for your family and friends!

*** Studio Equipment - Parents ***
Music room/office for instruction. Living room with seating for parents/guardians.

*** Studio Equipment - Students ***
I provide a music stand in my studio, but nothing else. Students should have an instrument with all accessories (bow, case, shoulder rest) and also a music stand at home for practicing.
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John W. April 23, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Robyn has proven adaptable to my needs. Very good instruction.
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John W. April 22, 2017
· Violin · In studio
She (successfully) tries to provide the exact assistance you need or want. She's good.
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Forrest October 3, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Amazing instructer. Very helpful and willing to work and improve.
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Robyn J.

Robyn J.

Knoxville, TN 37909
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About Will F.

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Knoxville, TN
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About Will
I teach guitar, drums and vocals to an array of students ranging from 10 to 60. Not only do I teach but I also write songs for certain students who have a desire to perform their own music as well as learning and honing their craft on their instrument. I am currently helping a vocal student of mine write some songs after scales and warm-ups and am working with one of my top guitar students tomorrow on different scale techniques. I just placed a drum student in the finals in Alternative Press Magazine's Hit Like A Girl competition. She was the top vote getter with 1,026 votes and is in the top 10 under 18 drummers in the world. I am also working with more and more students on songwriting and showing them different chords and ways to go about writing a song. I would love to get started with you as soon as possible and we will get you where
you want to be musically. I find that if a student has a particular song or a rhythm pattern they want to learn they learn more quickly. They're learning and having fun at the same time. We will find what you want to learn and we will get it down! Furthermore, it's your choice if you would rather come to my place as a lot of my students do or have me come to your place as a lot of them do. I look forward to speaking with you! Cheers!

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I will get you started depending on your skill level. I usually, of course, see where we're at there and then decide what needs to be taught. With each respective student I usually make them a CDR the lessons for you so you can take them home and improve on what we've worked on.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; PSR 170 64-key digital keyboard for the voice lessons.Yamaha DT Explorer for drum lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; digital keyboard for the voice lessons

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, Jazz.
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Eban P. October 1, 2018
· Music Recording · In studio
Will was everything I expected. I was looking for someone to teach naturally as opposed to rote (boring) learning. I'm sure Will can do rote but he did what I asked.

He really knows his music and can teach in a way that gets my son directly into actually playing music, which is exactly what I was after.

He’s really flexible and can take anything and turn it into something good.

The pace was spot-on, matching perfectly the maximum my son could understand at the time.

I think my son learnt the absolute maximum he could in that short space of time and he learned a LOT.
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Eddie October 1, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
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Alan May 4, 2017
· Songwriting · In studio
things are going well.....Will is a very helpfull and agreeable teacher....am considering more lessons in the future....but i don't like this company's auto renewing me for lessons...but...that ain't Wills fault....i look forward to seeing his Studio in Action!.....that's the next lesson.....
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Will F.

Will F.

Knoxville, TN 37919
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About Julianne W.

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Knoxville, TN
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About Julianne
Vocal Instructor- Julianne W. has trained in vocal performance with experience in Pop recording, jazz, opera and gospel. Ms. W. completed her training at the University of TN in Vocal Performance. She has been in chorus, musicals and sings professionally. Ms. W. teaches students to learn to sing with ease and power with vocal precision!
Piano Instructor- Julianne W. brings her extensive professional music background to bear as a piano instructor whose special gift for working with children and adults is impressive and unique. She is a dedicated mentor, displaying care and patience with the young beginner, as well as a passion for saturating her students with the love of music and the joy of learning to play the piano. She teaches beginning students of any age the basics of note reading, rhythm, hand placement, chords etc. Julianne tea
ches students in a relaxed, encouraging, fun way- with the structure many beginners need. Students will see themselves making progress and reaching set goals on their musical journey.
Group piano availability with 3 or more students!
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Fresca M. February 26, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I feel like since working with Mrs. White I have improved a lot and grew as a singer. She gives really great, helpful constructive criticism.
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Julianne W.

Julianne W.

Knoxville, TN 37934
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About Maria P.

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Knoxville, TN

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About Maria
Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. She earned her Bachelor's of Music at the University of Houston.

For her Master's, she studied organ at Rice University with the world-famous teacher Clyde Holloway. She won many national competitions, including Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition in Chicago and San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition.

The Russian School of Playing has produced some of the world's greatest pianists. This method is fun and lays down the foundation for a relaxed way of playing, which gives confidence and technical security, while enabling one
to produce beautiful "singing" tone on the piano. This helps students of all ages to take their piano-playing to new heights.
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Sarah July 30, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
I am honored to finally write a review for Maria!

Having already been a musician for a decade on various other instruments, I was looking for a teacher that could help me learn technique for piano. I found Maria on this website and have never had a better private teacher.

She quickly adapted to my experience level, gave constant feedback, called me on my mistakes (in the nicest way possible) and encouraged me to succeed.

I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to learn piano, regardless of your musical background. She is a wonderful, kind, incredibly knowledgeable teacher and is a very welcoming and encouraging person. I am so glad to have had her as my teacher.
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Lucy May 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Maria's a beautiful human being.
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Collin April 8, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My son really enjoyed his first lesson!
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Maria P.

Maria P.

Knoxville, TN 37921
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About Matthew C.

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Antioch, TN
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About Matthew
I picked up the guitar (at my father's encouragement) back in 2003 and never quite turned back! Originally from Kansas City, MO, I first got regular exposure playing in my high school's jazz band and in various other jazz groups, and was lucky enough to study extensively with local guitarists Rod Fleeman and Danny Embrey. I still make occasional trips back to my hometown to perform and record, and played on a couple of records with the KC-based group The Matt Cook Collective in 2016 and 2017.

My next stop was the University of Miami, where I attended the Frost School of Music from 2012-2016 and was fortunate enough to study with John Hart, Brian Russell, and Tim Jago I played with my first Grammy winner (multi-instrumentalist guru Charlie McCoy) and released an EP with Big City Folk Band in 2015. In between school semesters, I performe
d with country and jazz groups in Kansas City and gave lessons at KC Music, a local music store.

In 2017, I relocated to Nashville, began touring with country artist Derryl Perry, and recorded and released my first solo album, Aces. In between tour dates, I've been enjoying the task of expanding both my teaching studio and my guitar resume in this growing city.

I have also taken lessons from Gonzalo Bergara, Dan Wilson, Lorne Lofsky, Charlie Hunter, Jim Campilongo, Randy Vincent, Greg Koch, Guthrie Trapp, Brent Mason, and many more!

Update: will be at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge TN in 2018!
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Sunil M. August 19, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Great start.
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Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Sevierville, TN 37862
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About Michele Y.

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Oak Ridge, TN
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Guitar haa been a love of mine since I was 14, when I first saw someone entertaining people at a party.

I began lessons for myself, at the age of 16. First I learned the basics and rock style music, and then I played and sang in some local Baltimore garage bands and in talent shows.

I went on to major in music in college, at Towson State University, with classical guitar as my concentration.

I began playing out professionally in my 20's, includings bars and restaurants like the Westminster Inn and at Fells Point, festivals like the Owings Mills Festival, weddings and parties.

I love teaching guitar and seeing the student's eyes light up, when things click together to get that favorite riff or favorite song right !

I have 25 + years of teaching experience.
I have taught over 100 students, including teens, adults, pre-
teens, and special needs adults and children.
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Michele Y.

Michele Y.

Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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$30 / 30-min

About Paul M.

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Sevierville, TN

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I grew up in North Miami, Florida as a high school and college music student. As an Air Force veteran I played bass in the Officer's Club and guitar in a college band. I played in a band in the Republic of Panama called the 'Dos Amigos Band' which became very popular. I am now living in Sevierville, Tennessee where I play bass in my church worship group. I love playing acoustic guitar and have also enjoyed performing around the area on my guitars.
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Teddy September 25, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
great experience.
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Jim July 28, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Couldn't be more pleased with the lessons received from Paul. Took me from novice to actually playing simple rhythm guitar in a local band. Have always been a singer but what fun adding another dimension to my performing by "playing along" as well. Can't recommend him highly enough!!!
P.S. Our bass player was impressed by his knowledge and skill as well.
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Ron July 27, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Paul has a long history of working within a performing group and is always willing to share his musical knowledge. I think you would benefit greatly from his tutoring and from his advice on performing before live audiences.
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Paul M.

Sevierville, TN 37862
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About Donna H.

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Knoxville, TN

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About Donna
Hello! I Enjoy inspiring my students to sing or play the music they love, be creative and develop their skills to be all they hope. I teach a,l ages 4-80 and all levels and styles. We learn new things every lesson that makes music performance fun and enjoyable and shows you off with confidence! We usually have a fun holiday recital for students and families every year and other opportunities in spring! Making you feel comfortable and shine and enjoy the joy of music is my goal. I do ask you to practice in order to progress and get the most out of your lessons. You have the chance to meet other students in Master Class each semester and to perform in front of each other if you want. Compete in competitions or just enjoy your personal experience. Visit my website for more info. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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John October 23, 2018
· Classical Voice · In home
I am in the military an initially took voice lessons online for 6 months with Donna then in person. I hadn’t sung in a lot of years other than recreational and Donna gave me my voice back, range, control, ability to sing classical, musical theatre, and gospel. I did a solo recital for the first time and sang at chapel a couple of times. I know no matter where I am I now have the confidence to sing most whatever I want and pursue music ensembles in the community. Donna is a great and knowledgeable teacher and very nurturing. She makes you believe you can do anything. I give her my best recommendation.
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Sam October 23, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I was a ne accompanist at my chapel and Donna taught me how to improvise at the piano and learn to sing and play at the same time. She worked with me both with singing and piano accompanying and leading worship with a worship team. I developed more confidence and progressed more than I could believe. I no longer got nervous because Donna taught me how to practice and prepare with confidence and increase my skill level. I regretted moving or I’d still be with a Donna. Becoming an effective church musician has inspired me greatly.
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Nicole October 23, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Donna helped me develop my vocal technique through week,y lessons, developed my range, breath control, improved registration and intonation and gave me the confidence to sing classical music in performance and audition for musical theatre. I experienced more progress with Donna then with any other teacher. I’d recommend her to anyone! You will reach your goals!
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Donna H.

Donna H.

Knoxville, TN 37932
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About Liz M.

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Maryville, TN
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I am a professional trombonist and music educator. I teach online college courses as well as previously running a University low brass studio.

Lessons with me will help you to gain the skills necessary to improve and reach your goals. Previous students have won college concerto competitions, successfully transferred to competitive 4 year music programs, improved chair placement, and won performance awards.
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Rachel November 6, 2018
· Trombone · In home
Liz is a fantastic teacher and musician. Her wealth of teaching experience was evident right away in my lesson I had with her because she knew just what to say and exactly what pointers to give me when we were working on my solo. I love Liz!!
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Luis October 27, 2018
· Bass Trombone · In home
Dr. Mandel is very knowledgeable in trombone playing and really helped me get better. My technique has really improved and really helped my playing at school. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve and learn from someone who cares about their students.
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Michael October 26, 2018
· Trombone · Online
I know Dr. Liz Mandel to be a consummate professional when it comes to teaching and performance of classical trombone. She is constantly keeping up to date with the latest pedagogy and practices, and she can adapt her teaching style to a wide variety of students' learning styles. On top of that, I know Dr. Mandel to be caring and understanding in a way that benefits her students and gets the most out of them.
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Liz M.

Liz M.

Maryville, TN 37803
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About Charlie B.

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Jefferson City, TN
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I am a highly experienced guitarist who is fluent in practically every style. Though i specialize in classic rock and heavy metal. I have been playing guitar for 8 years and teaching for 4. My class focuses on giving beginners a great solid set of skills to expand on and find their own voice on guitar, I aim to give students the exact tools for their skill level, I am a very relaxed and friendly teacher, i believe in never overwhelming or discouraging my students by bombarding them with abstract music theory concepts their first day playing guitar. My lessons are designed to slowly and healthily build technical ability in a stress free and helpful environment where every question is answered and explained in detail. Students will learn to play musical concepts, including but not limited to by any means: Scales, chords, modes, songs, impro
visation and techniques from simple palm muting and, to highly technical sweep picking patterns, tapping and string skipping. This is the perfect class for beginners wanting to gain confidence and learn their favorite songs, or hardened guitar shred veterans wanting to jam and learn new tricks.
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Charlie B.

Charlie B.

Jefferson City, TN 37760
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$34 / 30-min

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