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About Cheryl (Cher) O.

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About Cheryl (Cher)
I love teaching music to anyone who has an interest! Just about everyone likes some kind of music and I want to be able to help you make your own! Whether you like classical music or that really great song on the radio we will get you to where you can play it.

MY PHILOSOPHY

Music touches our lives every day. Music is there for us to help express our emotions feelings, fears and hopes. With what you learn in your lessons you will be able to make your own music, whether it be from the printed page or something that you have composed yourself. I will provide a teaching environment that will be encouraging and caring. We will work together to create great music from your very own fingers and who knows, maybe one day you will share your talent with the world!!!

MY EDUCATION

My story started on the day my mom said “HAPPY BIR
THDAY CHER!! Today, for your 7th year birthday, you are going to start taking piano lessons!!” Well, I didn’t know what to think about that but I started piano lessons and I have been hooked ever since!

I studied piano for 6 years with a local teacher and then moved on to a teacher who could help me with more complex music. I was only able to study with her for a short time because we moved to a new town. There I found the greatest piano teacher ever. He helped me grow in my playing and performing.

After graduating from high school, I was accepted at Illinois Wesleyan University where I studied piano with Dr. Carol Thibodeaux. I also sang in the collegiate choir and had a great time in theory classes and music history.

MY EXPERIENCE

I have had many other great experiences as a musician and teacher that include:

1. I have played and sung at many weddings, parties, and social events.

2. I continue to accompany band and orchestra students even though I am no longer teaching in schools.

3. I directed the Bell Singers choir from AT&T for about 10 years.

4. I was the music & youth director for the First United Methodist church in McKinney, TX were I lead the adult choir. I also create a children’s choir program which was a great success. I was also the substitute organist when needed.

I have been involved with music of all kinds over the last 40 years and am looking forward to carrying on for many more years to come!

*** Lesson Details ***
When you arrive for your lessons do not have a worry. I am friendly, kind and very patient. We will work at your speed, not mine. If you are a beginner we will start out with the Bastien series. If you are more advanced than beginner we will select lesson materials just right for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
baby grand piano, white boards, etc. , in a room dedicated to music

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide the teaching aids, writing materials . The student would have to have a piano, bench, chair and lesson books.

*** Specialties ***
I believe young students like to learn with touching and doing. I've use materials from Bastien, Thompson, Aaron along with aids I create for students to get the best learning experience. With adult students, we discuss what the goal is for taking lessons and in what ways they learn best.
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Leah V. August 30, 2017
· Piano · In home
My daughter took piano with Cheryl for about 3 years. She is a wonderful teacher and was great with my daughter. My daughter had so much fun during her lessons. Very understanding also if we had to cancel last minute. I would highly recommend her!
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Suzanne Shows February 19, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Cheryl- Is a fantastic teacher! She has been teaching my 8 year old piano for over 6 months now and I could not be more pleased. She is very good with kids. He is loving learning and she makes each lesson fun and keeps him motivated. I absolutely recommend her for lessons.
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Brandon Jones September 28, 2015
· Piano · In home
This was my first experience with TakeLessons.com and I am completely disappointed with the experience. After many days of anticipation, my very excited daughter and I arrived at the appointed time and place for her first piano lesson which was scheduled for 6:00pm on a Monday at Cheryl's house.

We drove up to a residence with trash scattered over the front porch and a dog barking loudly from inside. After ringing the doorbell, a sleepy young man answered and stared at us as though we were annoying solicitors. I explained that my daughter was scheduled to have her first piano lesson with Cheryl and he simply told us that she was "not home right now".

Surprised by his response, I asked him what time he was expecting her to return. He said he didn't know and suggested that I call her. He went on to explain that he was her son and he could not invite us inside because "the house was a wreck".

Surprised and dissapointed, we left the house and immediately called Cheryl's phone number. She answered and explained that our lesson was scheduled for 8:00pm, not 6:00pm as indicated in the official email from TakeLessons.com. After apologizing many times, she went on to explain that she also no longer gives piano lessons in her home and offered to give my daughter a lesson at another location in 2 hours.

I politely declined her offer and told her I would be initiating a refund for my payment. I hugged my daughter who was clearly disappointed by the whole experience and promised her I would pay a premium fee for a more reputable piano instructor.
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Cheryl (Cher) O.

Cheryl (Cher) O.

Arlington, TX 76017
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About Ben H.

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Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood California. There I was taught by the best guitar players in the world. Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Tommy Emmanuel and Johnny Hiland were just a few of the great players who gave clinics there. I received a degree in Guitar Performance and the knowledge I received there made me UNDERSTAND the mystery that is the guitar.

I can teach Rock/Metal, Country (lead and rhythm), Blues, Alternative, Acoustic, Classical, Chord Melody, Melodic Soloing, Twang, Chords, Scales, Modes, Many different lead and rhythm techniques a
nd more importantly any song you want to go over.

I feel learning to play your favorite songs is the most important and the most fun about guitar playing. After playing songs, some of the information given (scales, chords, theory, ear-training) starts to make some since and you begin to slowly figure the guitar out.

Theory and Ear-training I feel are very important to learn when trying to understand music. It just gives you a basic mathematical way of understanding how music works. It can be very frustrating to learn and takes some time to sink in so if you don't want to learn it then that is great. Ear-training is cool because when you start to understand it you can actually hear music and not just listen to it. You can listen to a chord progression on the radio and go home and play it and also improvise over it.

I encourage BEGINNERS through EXPERT to at least hear what I have to say. I have A LOT of information to give about the guitar. I played for ten years made 2 demo CDs, one full length album, another demo specifically for Metal Blade Records, was in a big cover band and so I thought I knew it all and was a great guitar player. Then I went to GUITAR SCHOOL in Hollywood and reality hit me.
I wasn't as good as I thought. When you hear the best guitar players in the world everyday for a year and a half like I did at Musicians Institute it makes you want to be better and practice, practice, practice. I learned everything there about guitar and music and I know the Right way to teach.

Please consider me for your guitar teacher I will make it fun and a good learning experience as well.

Thank you,
Ben

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It depends on what level the student is on and that is where we will go with the lesson. If you are a beginner we will start with the very basics. I try to make it to where you can easily understand everything taught. The most important part of the lesson is you are having fun with playing the guitar and also getting as much information as possible. Upper level students may want to go over a song they are learning or want to know about theory or chords. Usually we will talk about where you are at with your playing and then go from there.

Thanks.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and electric guitar PA system, small amplifier for student

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books and paper. They should have guitar and pick

*** Specialties ***
Teaching Rock, metal, country lead, blues, ear training, theory solo improvization. Scales and chords and how they go together. Melodic soloing and chord melody. Can teach out of a book and can read music. But most importantly have fun and learn cool songs
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Francis Govers December 8, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I've been very happy with Ben - he has been very helpful and encouraging, and his playing is very nice. He knows his stuff and is happy to share his knowledge and experience. I certainly appreciate his enthusiasm for the guitar.
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Nancy Cook August 21, 2017
· Mandolin · In home
Really flexible and very helpful. Prompt and friendly.
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Elijah F. June 23, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
excellent, patient with the twins. they seem to be learning a little more each session. they are very comfortable with him. my husband and i really appreciate his professionalism when teaching especially when one of them can be very talkative and sometimes wanting to veer of lesson plan. we think he's Awesome. D. Fenwick
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Ben H.

Ben H.

Euless, TX 76040
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About Heidi S.

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Heidi is back in Fort Worth, TX for the summer. She spends most of her time in Guatemala teaching music to children in the orphanages, but she continues to accept new, online flute and piano students. She has students in 10 different states and across the world, including Guatemala, Africa, China. Heidi's been teaching flute and piano since 1980. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. For six years she was the Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly." She founded the Albuquerque Flute Association with her flute teacher, Frank Bowen in 1984. She completed all but her dissertation at the University of North Texas for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance. She arranges music for her students a
nd for flute choir. She owns five auxiliary flutes-an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute, two alto flutes, and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She has had articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge of music with her students.
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Adria November 9, 2017
· Piano · Online
Heidi teaches our 10 year old daughter piano via Skype. Heidi is fantastic. She is absolutely perfect for our daughter. Our daughter loves her and is extremely comfortable with her. We highly recommend her.
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Jill August 28, 2017
· Flute · Online
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Ping C. March 1, 2017
· Flute · Online
Heidi is a fantastic music teacher. My daughter has been with many music teachers. Heidi is her most favorite. Heidi has demonstrated extraordinary initiative, creativity and insight in the planning and implementation of lessons. Based on my daughter's individual needs, she responds by making appropriate adjustments in her instruction.

Heidi uses skype to teach and also uses it to communicate with us that makes us feel she is always there. She always responses to our questions.

She created a fun chart for my daughter for day to day practice assignments that helps my daughter to keep on track of her practice and she is eager practice and ill the chart. She also upload the videos and audios to help my daughter day-to-day practice.

Thank you Heidi!
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Heidi S.

Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX 76133
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About Melodie B.

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Burleson, TX

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About Melodie
Music has been a very important part of my life for a long time. I began taking piano lessons at age 9 and also started as a church musician that same year. Some people would say I was a very fast learner! I was, and still am, very interested in every aspect of music. I began singing in church and school a few years after that. I have played and performed a variety of styles of music but I have the most experience with Christian music, classical, pop and R & B. I am confident that I can teach you whatever style you are interested in! I am currently a high school choral director and a minister of music for church. I also play in a band with a group of my co-workers where we perform mostly pop, rock and oldies. I have been doing private lessons since I was in high school and have taught school music for 25 years. I've taught genera
l education, choir, band and general music. I also do some composing.

I attended Jarvis Christian College (1984-1989) where I majored in All-Level Music Education. I received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in May of 1989.

After I was hired at my first school, I started working on additional certification at Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University. I completed the required subjects and received certification in general education in 1991. I am currently certified in 3 areas: General Music 1-8, All-Level Music K-12 and General Education 1-8.

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I believe that all students can and will learn something if they put forth some effort! I also believe that learning music should be fun! I'm a pretty laid back person but I am very serious about my time and yours being well spent! I use a method book for piano lessons, as well as, a variety of other materials based on your interest and level. I also use a variety of materials for voice lessons. At the first lesson I will find out what your goals for learning music are. I will also find out what types of music you are interested in and we'll go from there! I do believe in challenging students. I do expect you to sincerely want to learn and to demonstrate your interest through weekly practice and attendance at your lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboards, microphones, recording equipment, music stands and supplemental books and materials

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need to have the required lesson book. All students will need a spiral notebook and a pen or pencil. Voice students will also need a black binder.

***Affiliations***
TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) August 2002
TCDA (Texas Choral Directors Association) August 2002
MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) August 1990

*** Specialties ***
I teach a variety of genres but my strongest areas are all types of Christian Music and classical. I've trained many people to be church musicians. I've also done pop, jazz, Broadway, country and hip hop.
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Connie J. July 4, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Ms. Melodie is a wealth of knowledge, I've sang in school and church choirs for years and never learned the singing fundamentals she has taught me in the past five months. If you want to be challenged and truly develop your musical abilities, she can help you reach your destiny!
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Joseph H. July 1, 2015
· Singing · In home
Ms. Brookins is an excellent teacher. Although I had a few ideas of how to sing, I had no idea how technical it was. After a couple of weeks of struggling, she helped me further understand the complexity of the voice. She is great at going at the students pace while trying to help them grow musically.
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Kim S. July 1, 2015
· Singing · In home
We have been more than pleased with our experience. My son has learned so much in a very short period of time. Not only has he learned new strategies for maximizing his potential but he has fun while doing so. We highly recommend Ms. Melodie.
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Melodie B.

Melodie B.

Burleson, TX 76028
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About Jacqueline E.

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If you're looking for a well-rounded music teacher who can give you the right tools for improving singing and musicianship in a safe and positive environment, you've come to the right place!

I have taught students from 5 to 27, but I can certainly teach older adult beginners. I am passionate about singing, teaching, and inspiring my students so they can enjoy music and singing for years to come. I work in a very sequential manner from a pedagogical standpoint and tailor each lesson to meet the needs of each student individually so that they can truly feel like they are musicians and that they have the proper tools to sing -- because success breeds success! I believe in the beauty of each student's voice I work with and that all students deserve a high quality music teacher. It is an honor and a privilege to help my students - no matt
er what they age - realize their potential, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to do so through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
More lesson times may be available than what is shown. Please send me a message if you would like to find out about other times.

Some examples of goals I can help you with:
- Improving singing technique
- Learning about vocal health
- Developing musicianship
- Learning music theory / how to read music
- Increasing self-awareness of bodily tension and how to release it

When you arrive for our first lesson, I'll start by asking you to sing a couple vocal exercises so I can listen carefully to your voice and how I can help you. I will also assess your ability to keep a steady beat, match pitch, and other basic music skills so we can move forward and see progress!

I always start with a strong foundation in the basics of singing and musicianship. After we spend at least two lessons simply establishing singing technique and going through exercises for singing, I will introduce music that is appropriate for your level of development. To help develop your basic musicianship skills, I use a sound-before-symbol approach, so we will not be reading music until you have demonstrated progress in your aural skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spacious area with a mirror and a digital, weighted, 88-key piano

*** Policies ***
I expect students to be punctual. I will not make up time that was lost due to student tardiness, but I will always make up any time lost on my part. I will always let you know at least 24 hours in advance whether I have to cancel a lesson and I will always make it up on a future mutually convenient date.

Parents or friends may sit and watch and/or take notes for the student, but any visitors must be silent throughout the entire lesson so as not to be a distraction to the student; s/he has to be fully focused in order to get as much out of the lesson as possible. I HIGHLY encourage the older beginner student to bring a recording device to record our lesson to study the vocal exercises in personal practice sessions after our lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best, and I believe my older beginner students deserve the same tools. (My teacher has had many students that have gone on to have very successful singing careers, all over the United States and some internationally.) As a singer, I have over ten years’ performance experience as a chorister and soloist and four years' experience in singing opera/musical theatre. I am a classically trained pianist, and also have experience conducting choirs from the elementary level to the high school level.

I am a member of many professional music organizations so you know I am not just a performer but am also committed to being the best music teacher/pedagogue I can be. Please see below for the professional organizations I am a member of. I frequently attend conferences and read many professional music journals. My personal music teaching philosophy is based on the music pedagogies of Zoltan Kodaly, Edwin Gordon, and Karl Orff.

My music philosophy:
1. Music is for everyone. Anyone can learn how to sing beautifully and be a musician! However, it takes time and hard work to see progress. I want to give you the right tools (proper singing technique and basic musicianship skills) to help you foster a love of singing for years to come.
2. Mastering the basics of singing and learning about vocal health is crucial! Whatever your goals, starting with and maintaining a good technique with consistent practice will keep you from injury so you can enjoy singing for a long time.
3. The more well-rounded you are as a musician, the better. In ALL singing lessons, I embed aspects of music theory and ear-training appropriate to your level so that you can have a holistic music education and be an independent, thinking musician.
4. Music is meant to be a beautiful expression of your heart and soul! While good technique and musicianship are very important, that is only half the story. At every stage, I work to help students connect with the music inside them so they feel safe and free to express their natural and artistic sensitivity.
5. Listening is vital to understanding music! Students can expect listen to recordings of music and singers to gain insight to and understanding of style. I encourage my students to listen to or watch recordings to work on the more organic elements of music, which cannot be gained from academic study.

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Jackie is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano, who earned her Bachelor of Music degree in General-Choral Music Education, magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Stage appearances in 2014 include Catholic University's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni (chorus) and the Yorkshire Opera Workshop's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe (Leila) in England. Highlights in 2015 include Verdi's Rigoletto (Countess Ceprano) and the Soprano Soloist for the Mozart Coronation Mass.

In addition to pursuing her interests in operatic repertoire and choral music, Jackie continues to refine skills in piano and Gregorian chant to further her development as an aspiring music educator and church musician.
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Jamie August 1, 2015
· Classical Voice · In home
Jackie is a talented and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoyed working with her and learned a great deal.
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Taira July 31, 2015
· Vocal Training · In studio
Jackie is such a wonderful teacher! she has been nothing but GREAT help to me with my music! She is a fantastic vocal coach!
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Jackie is a well-rounded musician whose talent, enthusiasm, and commitment have brought her success in a variety of areas. Whether performing or teaching, she displays both a deep intellectual understanding of music and an artistic, expressive spirit. She is also a very supportive teacher who truly cares about others' growth. Her passion for music, learning, and life continues to inspire me, and I believe that the same will be true for future students.
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Jacqueline E.

Jacqueline E.

Fort Worth, TX 76116
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About Cecilia D.

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Hi, there! My name is Cecilia and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students learn the fundamentals, become more confident through performance practice, and enjoy the ability to make and explore music. I went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas and earned a degree in piano performance in 2012. I'm a light-hearted and approachable person and my teaching style is fun, engaging, and tailored to meet your needs as a student. I love teaching all styles of music and I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Tucker November 13, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My son had a lot of fun and is excited to learn to play piano!
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William August 20, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Cecilia is wonderful with my 5 year old son. He had a former teacher, but we had to switch and she has made the transition so easy! He cannot wait to go back for his next lesson!
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My S. July 16, 2017
· Piano · In home
Very friendly !! Recommend her... she is great
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Cecilia D.

Fort Worth, TX 76107
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About Cindy H.

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I hold bachelor of music and master of arts degrees. I have 20 years of experience teaching violin, viola, cello, and piano and 7 years of experience teaching public school orchestra. My favorite part of teaching is instilling the love of music to my students.
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Rodney D. November 2, 2017
· Violin · In home
Great teacher, very kind and patience.
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Ishta R. August 24, 2017
· Violin · In home
Ms. Cindy is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and sweet. She has a lot of great tips and tricks to make the lessons easier and fun for even the youngest learners. I highly recommend Ms. Cindy.
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James July 18, 2017
· Cello · In home
Very patient and knowledgeable. Great lesson.
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Cindy H.

Euless, TX 76040
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I am a mostly self-taught professional drummer and have studied at Tarrant County College and under Chris Knox and Rich Stitzel.

Drum students can expect to improve week to week in their technique. Every musician has a sound; I teach students to apply foundational techniques in order to unlock that individual sound. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression.

As a professional musician I frequently travel mostly in Texas to perform and record. I've also performed throughout the US and overseas with Casey James (American Idol) , Phillip Lassiter ( Prince, Kirk Franklin), Josh Weathers and many others. My current band is the Ray Johnston Band. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic leaders.

My personal passion is soul music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to an
y and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Tim M.

Fort Worth, TX 76148
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I have been playing the violin for over 24 years. I like to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students regardless of their age. I would prefer beginners to take at least one year of piano lessons prior to learning how to the play the violin. This way students can transfer basic music knowledge into violin playing, especially in the field of reading and learning new music. My goal is to help music lovers learn how to teach themselves one day when a music teacher is no longer available.

I started teaching in 2011 while I was completing the Master of Music degree at Rice University. As I am finishing my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in December 2017, I would like to build and expand my own studio in Burleson, TX.

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Chaul Y.

Burleson, TX 76028
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Russian-American Music teacher, 30 years of teaching experience with students from various ages and ethnic backgrounds. Fun and adventure music programs for ages 4-12. Advanced academic skills for ages 12-25. Relaxed and memorable lessons for adults. Performances and competitions are available for all groups. The elements of Russian, American and European Music schools are naturally blended in programs for each individual student.
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Francheska L.

Francheska L.

Arlington, TX 76015
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When you're looking around for guitar lessons, be aware that there are many different things that can change the cost per lesson. While the average price for guitar lessons falls somewhere between $20 and $40, a few important factors can determine whether you're at the low or the upper end of the spectrum. Instructor and Student Experience Most guitar teachers starting out are not only trying to teach music; they are also trying to get their name out there into the music community. The average

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