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About Alex M.

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Minneapolis, MN

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About Alex
Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/pro
ducer & music educator.

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance, with minors in Music Production & Composition. While attending St. Thomas I served as the Music Theory tutor, as well as the live sound/stage/light/recording technician for student & faculty recitals.

I have been playing professionally & teaching for over a decade. My passion for music is something that I love to share with anyone else who feels inclined to make music. My goal is to share the skills & knowledge I've acquired throughout my experiences with those willing to learn & dedicate themselves to the craft of making music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am experienced in most major genres of music: classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk, folk, metal, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, instrumental rock, "shred," pop, world music, electronica, etc. & feel comfortable conveying the techniques, approaches & idioms to a student by breaking them down into digestible components, while making these new ideas relatable to material they are already familiar with.

In the end, I want the student to learn what they're most interested in learning. I'm here to answer any questions they may have & with my experiences, I feel confident that I will be able to either answer these questions or point them in the right direction. Some topics covered:

Scales/modes
Ear training
Instrument-specific techniques (ie bending, tapping, sweep picking, etc.)
Songwriting & Composition
Arranging & Orchestrating
Sight-reading
Improvisation
Chordal theory & how to read charts
Practice routines & approaches
Instrument maintenance
Instrument-based gear (guitars, amplifiers, effects, picks, slides, capos, etc.)

The student will learn at the pace they set for themselves & can only get out of it the amount of effort they put forth. I expect my students to practice on a regular basis (however brief each session may be). Consistency is key for progress to be made, & if they hold up their end of the bargain, the payoffs will be quite substantial!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice amplifier, tuner, music stand(s), guitar picks & cables.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide guitar neck paper. I expect the students to have their own instrument & any materials they may need to achieve the goals they've set for themselves (such as a weekly notebook).

*** Specialties ***
Progressive rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, funk, disco, classical, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, flamenco guitar; music theory, sight-reading, composition, songwriting, film scoring, music production.
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Dave L. March 3, 2017
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
Had a great experience the first lesson. Look forward to the next one.
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Kyle November 4, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Very knowledgeable! Look forward to the next lesson!
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Anne June 28, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Really enjoyed meeting -- and starting lessons -- with Alex. Looking forward to learning a lot from him.
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Minneapolis, MN 55406
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About Don S.

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Minneapolis, MN

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About Don
Upbeat, fun and patient. Professional performer/teacher with a BA in music (with honors) and English from Wesleyan University, graduate study in music education from University of St. Thomas and film
production/screenwriting with honors from Minneapolis College (MCTC). Don
specializes in helping you to unleash your creativity and self-expression. Guitar, songwriting, composition/music production (Garageband, etc), computer-based "beat-making", ensembles, and pop vocal coaching. Tutoring and computer help also offered.

Many years experience in K-12 music and digital media technology (audio and video) working with gifted/talented and special needs students as well as in-school artist residencies. Adult students are a specialty and are most welcome!

*** Lesson Details ***
In individual lessons, instruction will be tailored to the individual desires and needs of each student. Fun "family-style" lessons with parent(s) and young children are also a new option.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, ukuleles, bass guitars, strum-sticks, various percussion instruments, ProTools Digi002, Garageband, Kurzweil 2500, Mac Pro Desktop computers, various keyboards, synthesizers and music composition/production software and amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teacher brings instruments/supplies/books as needed, and can arrange to provide instruments for students as well.

*** Specialties ***
Individual or group instruction in folk, jazz, blues, rock, guitar/vocal performance coaching, songwriting, lyric writing, instrumental improvisation, digital media production/composition, iMovie, Garageband, "beat-making" and therapeutic music for youth, adult and special needs students. Tutoring/homework help in English, mac computers and basic academic subjects for K-12 and adult students. Technology (geek) help/support with computers, digital gadgets (especially Apple) for "non-techies".
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Harry September 26, 2016
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In home
Don is prompt, knowledgeable and fun to take lessons from.
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Rick B. September 5, 2016
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Good start
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Ray June 9, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Don was excellent! We arranged for lessons to take place in our home which was super convenient. Don worked with both my daughter and myself weekly. His lessons were both fun and challenging. Highly recommend working with Don! Fun for all ages.
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Don S.

Minneapolis, MN 55426
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About Candis P.

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Minneapolis, MN

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Welcome!
Hello! I’ve been teaching for 10 years now and love every minute of it. My focus is on providing each of my students individualized instruction that meets his or her own needs, interests,
and learning style. Parents and students have seen the difference that this data driven, holistic style makes. I can't wait to meet you and your child as we embark on a journey of learning and discovery! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

About my studio:
• Current students: Range in age from 4-adult
• Recitals: Offered twice a year
• Group classes: Options available for established students
• Lessons: Individualized for each student’s needs, interests and learning style
• Each student receives: Personalized practice plans and strategies
• Feedback and support available as needed between lessons

About me:
• 7 years of private lessons experience
• 3 years of classroom experience: Music and General Education
• Fully certified
• Viola performance degree from Western Michigan University
• Education certification from Relay Graduate School of Education

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Use the “Reserve your spot with Candis” feature on the screen, or call Take Lessons directly. Message me directly to discuss any schedule questions or concerns.

Have questions?
Finding a teacher who is a good fit for your child and your family is immensely important. There are lots of teaching styles and personalities and you want this to be a positive experience that your child will not only learn from, but will cherish and enjoy. I hope the above information helps give you a sense of what I can offer your family, but please reach out if I can answer any questions that will help you in making this important decision.
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Heather M. December 15, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Candis is a great teacher. I can'wait to see her again=)

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Rachita U. October 29, 2016
Verified Student · Viola · In studio
Very good teacher and cool
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Eric W. October 17, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
I, being an older male adult, can be a little skeptical about wholeheartedly havong trust in taking someone direction when learning something new. Well, my first lesson, basically just getting feel for each other went pleasantly well. I am very much at ease with following Candis lead and I trust I will be able to play the violin well with confidence if i meet her halfway and apply myself. She has a nice personality too.
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Candis P.

Minneapolis, MN 55447
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About Jacob J.

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Saint Joseph, MN

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About Jacob
I teach both academic subjects and guitar lessons.

For guitar: I have been playing guitar for nearly 20 years, in styles including rock, blues, folk, and finger style. I love playing songs by Le
o Kottke, Mumford and Sons, Chris Smither, Walk the Moon, The Killers, The Beatles, and roots music like bluegrass and folk. I like to keep things fun in lessons and focus on building my students love of music.

For academic lessons: I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University in 2009, and taught at South Dakota State University in the Sociology & Rural Studies department since then. I have been teaching at the college level for nearly a decade, and love helping people learn! I can talk about difficult subjects in plain language, and help students who are just shy of the grade they want earn that "A." I have had many students who started out hopeless, but who were able to learn things they never thought they could, and get better grades than they ever imagined, with my help.

I have worked with all kinds of students, some with jobs and kids, some fresh out of high school, and some working on getting their graduate degree. Helping them learn, grow as people, and accomplish their goals has brought me joy and satisfaction as I watched them succeed. Many have gone on to earn a Master's or Doctoral degree, or earn jobs as police officers, business people, and more.
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Kelsey January 26, 2017
· Sociology · Online
Jacob is not only a fantastic teacher but an amazing mentor as well. He encouraged me to not just memorize the material but to engage with it on a deeper level. He also provided me and other students with essential advice on how to put together applications for graduate programs and his tips on how to put together a personal statement were a large reason why I was accepted into and received a scholarship for law school. I did and will continue to recommend Jacob to anyone!
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Tiff November 23, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Really enjoyed lessons! Really wanted to learn songs by my favorite band and despite not being musically inclined, felt at ease and ready to learn. Jake was patient and really helped me be able to play my favorites.
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Ben November 23, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Jacob got me from no guitar experience to playing several fun songs in no time. He was super friendly and nice and answered even my stupid questions. I highly recommend him to anybody.
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Saint Joseph, MN 56374
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