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These Ear Training teachers are highly rated by students in the Austin area, including Killeen, Coupland, Maxwell, Red Rock and Dale.

Alan R.

Austin, TX 78723

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Private Ear Training Teacher

Natural, creative approach to ear training and development of listening skills including rhythm, harmony, and critical listening.

About Alan

Alan Retamozo is an active composer-guitarist based out of Austin, TX. His extensive composition and performance experience includes appearances with: Adam Rudolph and GO Organic Orchestra, Austin New Music Co-op, Revel, New Media Art and Sound Summit (COTFG), Density 512, Liminal Sound Series, SoundSpace Series at the Blanton Museum of Art, Sonic Transmissions, and his own composer-led group, Slant Ensemble. Coming from a jazz background, his work focuses on creative group improvisation, graphic and experimental notation, and conductor-led spontaneous group composition as well as traditional systems of notation. He holds degrees in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music (BA) and the University of Texas, Butler School of Music (MM).

Alan is also a founding member of Live Oak Trio, a string trio specializing in weddings and spe

cial events based out of Austin, TX.

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The development of fundamental music skills, such as a continuing exploration of harmony, rhythm, and listening skills, are an integral part of my approach to instrumental studies. With over 12 years of teaching experience, I have worked with students of all ages and interests. There is always more to explore, and everyone has room for improvement. Above all, my approach to teaching and personal practice is all about collaboration, exploration, and connection.
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May 5, 2012
ChristineP
Alan is very encouraging and talented. He knows just how to keep Solly interested and motivated! Finally, a great guitar teacher. Hip, hip, hooray!
February 7, 2012
AntonioR
Alan is a great teacher and he is very especific with guitar theory also very patient.
May 14, 2011
YanaS
Super great

Wonderful instructor! My son enjoy his lessons very much. Thank you so much, dear Alan.

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Alan R.

Austin, TX

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Kathleen L.

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Private Ear Training Teacher

For Ear training I would use a combination of sight singing and listening/dictation exercises.

About Kathleen

Kathleen Little, after playing the flute and piano on her own for seven years, began her classical education at the age of sixteen with international soloist Jun Kubo. Only a year and a half after Ms. Little began her studies with Jun Kubo, she was accepted into The College of New Jersey for a Bachelors program in Music Performance where she studied with David DiGiacobbe. While at TCNJ, Kathleen performed her own programs in Mayo Concert Hall, featuring soloistic works by composers such as Nielsen, Hoover, and Takemitsu, and was complimented for her stage presence and musicality. She also had the pleasure of performing with the TCNJ Opera, Chamber, and Symphony Orchestras. She went on to perform with the NYU Symphony Orchestra and participate in the NYU Chamber Music program where she has played with a Trio, Quintet, Sextet, and flute ens

emble. Kathleen Little has participated in masterclasses with performers such as Trevor Wye, Min Park, Gary Shocker and Bradley Garner. Ms. Little currently runs a teaching studio in NJ where she teaches music theory, woodwinds, voice, and piano, and has taught at Calderone School of Music for 4 years. She is currently Principle Flute of the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. She has obtained her Bachelors from The College of New Jersey in music performance, and her Master of Music degree from NYU, where she studied with Bradley Garner.
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June 28, 2019
Cathy Hayes
Fantastic! Katie is a wonderful instructor.
October 18, 2016
Jonathan
Katie was really great and engaging with my son.
August 12, 2016
Kaitlyn H.
Katie is an excellent teacher for both of my children 6 and 8

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Kathleen L.

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I have an international ranking for ear training. Improve your ability to hear notes, chords and rhythm. I will show you how to apply ear training and make leaning fun.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple.

There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructors.

Learning the best way, helps you learn faster and have fun while you succeed!

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October 10, 2019
Matt
Explains everything in detail , moves in a progress in which I retain the knowledge very Easy.
I highly recommend Mel.
Very calm , collect and patient.
June 11, 2019
Alyza
best ever
February 7, 2019
levi M.
Mel is a great teacher and his many past experiences in the music field have given him tons of knowledge. he has a simple and effective way of teaching music and theory. he listens to the way you learn and adapts his methods to best suit you.

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Mel P.

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Derek V.

Austin, TX 78748

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Private Ear Training Teacher

I have a Bachelor of Music and have done 1000's of gigs and lessons. Every situation requires me to use my ear training.
I can teach you to be a ninja!

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.

Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology

Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997

Teaching Experience:
-The Musicians Woodshed (Austin) Sept 2013- Present
-Brooklyn Music Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009

Performance Experience:
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
I have played guita

r, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards, or bass in folk, classical,
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May 16, 2019
Laura
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.
May 16, 2019
Dennis
Derek is a very knowledgable instructor, easy to talk to, and I found his teaching technique is very motivating. He set realistic practice goals for the next session, which will require me to do my part, but that's the reason we show up, to learn how to play a musical instrument.
I highly recommend him.
March 15, 2019
Luis R.
Derek was very helpful! No time was wasted! Awesome 1st lesson!

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Derek V.

Austin, TX

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Thomas A.

Austin, TX 78703

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Private Ear Training Teacher

Ear training is an extremely important and often overlooked aspect of musical training. In this subject, I use many sources and techniques to improve the students' ability to translate the music they hear into the notes they play or write. I find that any piece of music works to accomplish this goal, so we can improve just by studying the music you love!

About Thomas

I am a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer with 10+ years experience in the music industry. My understanding of music was built through a combination of self-teaching and academia. I have a Master's in Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Georgia, but I always take joy in the process of learning by experimentation and typically teach in a very open style. I want you to enjoy the music you play, and learn the music you like to listen to.

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March 22, 2015
Peng(Charles) C.
It is good lesson.
March 21, 2015
Tom B.
Thomas is great with young kids! We definitely recommend him.
March 17, 2015
Robin S.
Very excited and looking forward to the next lesson. Had a great time.

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Thomas A.

Austin, TX

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David L.

Austin, TX 78717

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Private Ear Training Teacher

One of my favorite classes in college was Aural Skills. We were taught how to identify intervals and transcribe melodies and rhythms after hearing them only once.
Ear training is an excellent way to heighten your musical understanding, creativity and overall listening experience. It involves some degree of singing and active participation. You will also have an introduction to piano.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I l

ike to begin by letting the student lead.
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
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September 7, 2019
Lori
David has been so amazing with out 9 year old daughter. We have gone to him for over 2 years and she has come so far with her skills! He has so much patience. He's so kind and wonderful with kids. We were recommended by a friend and now we recommend him! He's high in demand for sure! We are sad we can't use him anymore due to scheduling issues. His prices are better than others too!
July 4, 2019
Colin
Quickly contextualized my needs as a student, and got me familiar with components and techniques of composition. The goal was to be able to help me more easily communicate ideas and designs to audio engineers at a company I work at. There has been a very observable benefit to this in the expedience of discussions, and fidelity of concept being engineered.
May 24, 2019
Sophie T.
David is very kind and sweet to my kid. He has so much patient. He makes the class fun, entertain and way beyond expectation.

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David L.

Austin, TX

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Darrell V.

Austin, TX 78759

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Private Ear Training Teacher

Interval and chord recognition. Rhythm analysis.

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to

) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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October 12, 2019
Aviv C.
Good instructor
September 13, 2019
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
June 18, 2019
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

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Darrell V.

Austin, TX

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Trevor P.

Austin, TX 78753

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Private Ear Training Teacher

Want to figure out that song you just heard or learn to improvise better? Learn to identify that mystery chord, transcribe bass lines, melodies, solos and much more using ear training!

About Trevor

Learn to play music that you love. I offer customized lessons based on your interests and the things you most want to learn. Using proven techniques from years of performing, research and teaching, I help my students make consistent progress while having fun!

***Areas of study***

Performance
Singing & playing
Music Theory
Improvisation
Technique
Fretboard Understanding
Recording
Songwriting & composition
Reading (notation, charts, TAB)

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September 3, 2019
Albert R.
Hands on made simple
April 5, 2019
Michael B.
I've been working with Trevor for just over a year. His teaching goes beyond just dry technique and theory to answer the question "why am I doing this?" When you work with Trevor, there is purpose behind everything you do. He starts with your big picture goals and breaks them down into actionable steps that you can take feeling like it's going somewhere. This makes for way more efficient and exciting practice sessions. If you don't know exactly where you want to go with your playing, Trevor will help you find that as well.
March 30, 2019
Nathan S.
Trevor is an amazing teacher! He works with you to make a plan to learn whatever interests you. I can bring in any kind of music or style of playing and he will help me learn all of the elements. He is happy to go as far into theory as you want or stay more high level. Also has been very helpful in transitioning from learning tunes to writing and recording my own songs. Highly recommend.

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Trevor P.

Austin, TX

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Simiao
"She's a really patient teacher, and she helped me a lot. After the lesson with her, I analyzed how to listen to the bass line quickly. She also taught me
a lot short hands for ear training. I hope I could take her lesson again."
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Courtney
"Stephanie is an amazing teacher! She has helped me so much with basic ear training! I was worried about learning basic ear training online but her method
is great and I have made so my progress in a short amount of time spent with her already! I highly recommend her for lessons!"
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Clare
"Rachel is an extremely wonderful teacher and vocalist. I mainly sing Musical Theatre but have a background in Classical. When I feel like I'm beginning to
develop unhealthy singing habits, I usually go back to my classical roots. So finding a teacher with experience in both Musical Theatre and Classical voice is extremely important to me. Rachel really focuses on the technique and finds a way to describe it and apply it in terms her students understand. I highly recommend her whether you have a background Musical Theatre, Classical, both, or more. She'll get you singing with a healthy voice in no time!"
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Andre
"I highly recommend, he is for sure one of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. Carlos has an awesome method that takes you to another level very qu
ick."
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Jenni
"Perfect teacher for me! LOVE her!"
Steve
"My musical experience was playing a lot of bass from tabs or from others telling me where to follow along from. Mesrop was very helpful at helping hone my
ear to follow along and distinguish notes and rhythm more clearly."
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Rosdeli Marte
"Billy's approach to ear training really helped me a lot! He went at my pace and made references to popular song a to hear chords that, without context, ar
e hard to hear. He accommodated to my way of learning and went from there. I still use some of the methods he's taught me till this day!"
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Geoff
"Wes has been helping me learn by ear and its really making me enjoy music all over again!!!"
Daniel
"Terrific teacher and teaching method for ear training. Great brush up on my skills!"

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