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About Rob R.

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Austin, TX

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About Rob
I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they can sound better than ever. I graduated from B.I.T. in Los Angeles and I have thousands of hours of teaching, gigging, and recording experience. I'll share that experience with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to use real music to show how technical concepts work. Once I've gotten to know you and your musical goals and preferences, I'll point you towards the knowledge you need, and show you how that knowledge works in the music you like.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room: recording equipment, bass, amp, chairs, music stands, additional seati
ng for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my bass, iPod, tuner, drum machine,manuscript paper,etc. The student needs to provide adequate space and amplification.

*** Specialties ***
Theory, fingerstyle, thumb, reading notation & chord symbols, blues, country, funk, jazz, rock, soul.
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Anderson M. February 1, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future.
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Kino P. February 28, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Very patient instruction for my 10 year old son.
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Chuck June 26, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
very good first lesson. I look forward to the next one. Thanks.
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Rob R.

Rob R.

Austin, TX 78702
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About Max Z.

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Austin, TX
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About Max
I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I played about 140 shows in 2017.

Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, incorporating reading music, ear training and theory.

Learn by tab, music or by ear.Many students prefer to have notes or tab in front of them. I will provide the notes/tabs of songs we learn.

I want all students to come away from their lessons feeling successful.

*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Fiddle tunes
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Matthew April 10, 2018
· Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher.
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Benjamin July 31, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Max is a great instructor and works really well with our 12 year old son. Our son looks forward to guitar lessons every week. Max's easy going attitude makes lessons fun and our son enjoys the jam sessions.
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Keith April 1, 2017
· Mandolin · In studio
Great instructor. Very knowledgable.
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Max Z.

Max Z.

Austin, TX 78746
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About Josh G.

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About Josh
Hi there! My name is Josh. I have been playing guitar for the majority of my life and have been teaching since 2010. I have a music degree with a focus on classical guitar and I play rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, and just about anything you want to learn. Whether your goals are to strum and sing, improvise, learn classical guitar or rock, or understand music theory, I want to help you reach them. Music is my life and I love being able to share every bit of knowledge I have with my students. It is a blast to watch my students progress and get excited about guitar.

As a player, I learned what to avoid and what to utilize in order to accelerate my playing as quickly as possible and you will save time and limit frustration with my methods. I will teach you how to practice, which is the single most important part of learning. Effecti
ve practice yields great results for everyone. Often teachers will only explain the "how"; I teach the "how" and the "why" so you will have ample knowledge to grow and explore on your own.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will teach you to play the songs/styles that you love. I provide my own transcription of each song and explain and demonstrate each element. Learn how to read music, create rhythms for strumming, build your chord knowledge, improvise, train your ear and understand song structures. We will coordinate a lesson plan that will fit your schedule and accelerate your learning.

I keep my lessons fun, upbeat and with a focus on each student's goals. I ensure full comprehension of all subjects covered, and make sure that each student is challenged and learning constantly.

My main word of advice is "Be patient." Learning an instrument takes time, practice and is a gradual process that is rewarding beyond words. Acknowledge every little improvement in your playing because that is what we want. I recommend a minimum of 2-3 separate 30 minute practice sessions. There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Plenty of parking, music stands, amp, effects pedals, extra picks, tuners, a comfortable setting, great attitude, and seating for parents. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
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Darren A. July 13, 2015
· Rock Guitar · In studio
My experiences with Josh have been great. I have played guitar for many years, but my approach has always been lacking in relation to technique. Josh has helped me form a better mechanical understanding of my posture and movements. The adjustments he has helped me make have resulted in less stress on my fingers, wrist, and arms. He has always been thoroughly prepared for lessons. I would absolutely recommend Josh, especially for new musicians who want to learn their instrument in a fundamentally sound and detail oriented manner.
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Paul W. January 24, 2015
· Classical Guitar · In home
Been a student of Josh's for a few months now and feel very fortunate to have found him. His attention to detail, continuity between sessions, and obvious broad knowledge base are a few of the elements making this a very rewarding learning experience. I am learning to read music, understand music theory, and develop technique. I have very much looked forward to each lesson which Josh takes the time and effort to build upon with clear assignments and follow up. Josh is highly personable, professional and supportive. I highly recommend Josh.
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Mark J. September 19, 2014
· Guitar · In studio
Excellent, takes time to explain music so I can have a better understanding of the whole process.
I look forward to each class as I learn more.
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Josh G.

Josh G.

Austin, TX 78727
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About Jameson J.

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About Jameson
If you are a seasoned performer, I will guide you in developing agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. If you are a first-time vocal student, I will provide an engaging, supportive environment to find your voice.

My instruction is based on professionalism, experience and range from more than 25 years of singing and 13 years of teaching. I have advanced education in vocal performance and am an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which allow me to integrate the intellectual and physical aspects of singing. I use my energy, attentiveness and creativity to tailor lessons towards each student's unique needs.

I base my vocal technique on the Italianate tradition of operatic "bel canto," but also incorporate broad experience in musical theater, jazz, and early to contemporary classical music.

* Breath
control
* Healthy vocal production "bel canto"
* Fach transition
* 20th Century music

Roles performed:

Rodolfo, La Boheme
Canio, Pagliacci
Count Almaviva, Barbiere di Siviglia
Goro, Madama Butterfly
Mr Splinters, The Tender Land
Don Basilio, Marriage of Figaro
Juror #3, Resurrection (Machover)
The Cowboy, The Blue Hotel (Hulse)

Credits include:

* Aspen Opera Theater Center

* Boston Lyric Opera

* Rome Opera Festival

* Austin Lyric Opera

* Amato Opera

* Dicapo Opera

* Bronx Opera

I have made demonstration tapes for new works (musical theater and opera) and know how to work a new piece into any voice.

In addition, I have worked with the Alexander Technique for over 15 years and integrate its principles into my lessons. My approach is creative, energetic and disciplined.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student is different and every lesson will be different depending on the needs of the individual, and the demands of the day. I use the principles of the Alexander Technique to open up the student's mind and body to new experiences.

In general, lessons will start with a simple warm-up. Then scales and arpeggios to develop agility, musicality, range, dynamics, and phrase shape. Finally, the last part of the lesson I incorporate some of the new ideas that were communicated earlier into the student's repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Alexander Technique table,

*** Travel Equipment ***
NONE

*** Specialties ***
Teaches beginner through professional:
Singing, Voice Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Alexander Technique.
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Matthew August 19, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have had 2 voice lessons with Jameson, and I really like him and his approach. He has simple techniques that help me sing better: expand my range and vocal quality. I think in a short time I will have significant improvement.
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Abbas April 25, 2018
· Vocal Training · Online
Mr. Jameson was very patient & gave clear instructions. Looking forward to continuing lesdons with him!
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Grant P. August 27, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
My son learned a lot, came away excited and already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Jameson J.

Jameson J.

Austin, TX 78735
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$49 / 30-min

About Michael L.

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About Michael
I have over 25 years experience in drum-set playing in rock, metal, jazz, praise team, 70's, and punk-electric-avant guarde genres; additionally, I have 10 years teaching experience.
I have studied music formally in 4 different universities including the University of North Texas and can simplify the complexities of learning drums; I can break it down so it is easy to understand.
I am here to help you fall in love with drums!!! Look forward to helping you learn.

Mike

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I am a laid back teacher in that I want to find out what most interests the student first, and then to emphasize that. Patience is important for self-efficacy and I never want to scare away a student. Depending on the experience level of the student I use many books: A New Breed, Stick Control, and Syncopation are some of my favorite.


*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum pad or set.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock drumming encapsulating alternative, pop, and sub-pop genres.
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Michael L.

Michael L.

Buda, TX 78610
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$29.50 / 30-min
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About Leanna L.

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Pianist Leanna L. began her piano studies at age six and violin studies at age eight. At age 11, Ms. L. performed the Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 26 with the East West Symphony in Sydney, under the baton of Henryk Pisarek. Ms. L. has also soloed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was invited to play at the City of Sydney Cultural Council Outstanding Performer's Concert in April 2008. She has placed in several Australian competitions and is a two-time winner of Sydney "Theme and Variations" Outstanding Pianist Award and a three-time finalist for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer's Award. In 2006, Ms. L. was one of three students honored by the Cultural Council at the Sydney McDonalds Arts Challenge. She made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House as a result of being awarded third place in the 2007 national Australian
Higher School Certificate Music Extension course. In 2008 Ms. L. won the Werner Baer Memorial Award and the audience prize in the Cochem International Piano Summer Festival in Germany. Most recently, Leanna participated at the Banff International Piano Master-Classes in Canada last year.

Ms. L. studied with Margaret Hair in Australia and has made several appearances performing in the United States, Canada, Germany, Asia and Russia. She has also performed in master classes for Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, Jacques Rouvier, Richard Raymond and Sarkis Baltaian. Previously, Leanna attained a Bachelor of Music at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where she studied with John Perry. At The Colburn School, she was selected to be a Teaching Fellow through which she had several young private students. She was also selected as a Teaching Assistant at Boston University, where she is pursued her Masters of Music Degree at Boston University with Professor Boaz Sharon. Currently, she is studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin, as a part of her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She is working alongside Professor Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship at the Butler School of Music.
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Sherry October 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
She is patient and provides the instruction detail
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Tom September 24, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Good pace, supportive and encouraging!
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Benjamin March 3, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Leanna is a great instructor. This has been my first time playing violin and she has been very helpful and encouraging. If you are new to violin Leanna is a great teacher for you!
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Leanna L.

Austin, TX 78712
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$35 / 30-min

About Kylee O.

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Hello! My name is Kylee, and I am a professional flutist and teacher in the Austin area.
I moved here about six months ago to pursue the wonderful teaching opportunities, and I I'm having such a great time!

I received my Masters in Flute Performance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and my Bachelors in Flute Performance from Duquesne University. I am originally from Pittsburgh!

I feel so lucky to have such a fulfilling and varied career in music. I grew up with many people telling me how difficult it was to have a career in music, and I'm so glad that I stuck with it!
Is is challenging, but with some perseverance and drive, you can create your own career just like I did!
Right now I am frequently performing with the San Antonio Symphony which is amazing, teaching full-time, and doing some small gigs in nursing ho
mes and churches! I'm really living the dream.

Throughout my career, I have won numerous competitions including the James Pellerite Orchestral Excerpt Competition, Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition, Women's Advisory Board Scholarship Competition, Duquesne University Wind Concerto Competition, Butler County Symphony's Young Artist Competition, and was a finalist in the United States Army 'Pershing's Own' National Collegiate Solo Competition.
I am also one of 3 Finalists for the Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and will be competing next month at the University of Memphis.

My goal is to make you love music and get better at your instrument! My studio will be very kind and nurturing but also competitive. Whether you are preparing for TMEA All-state or just want to get better at flute, I can help! :)

I understand that everyone is at different levels, and my lessons will cater to your level and how serious you are about flute.

If you want more intense lessons to prepare you for college auditions or other things, great! In these lessons, we will prepare with site reading, mock auditions, recording, duets, and more.

If you just want to learn how to play your favorite songs on flute, great!

I've been teaching privately for 5 years, have excellent training from professionals, and years of experience performing and creating a career out of music.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Happy fluting,
Kylee
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Anna C. September 24, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Kylee is super sweet and with a lot of patience. I love it. Excited for the next lesson
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Gerry August 22, 2018
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I am the conductor of the Bloomington Chamber Singers. Kylee performed with my orchestras for a number of years while she lived in Bloomington and also played a number of times during worship services at the church where I direct the music program. Kylee is first and foremost, a masterful technical musician who understands her instrument deeply, and is keenly aware of style and the challenges of ensemble playing. She also is a warm, creative, and caring individual respected by all around her. I recommend her highly and know that anyone who studies with her will discover new talents within themselves.
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Cathleen August 21, 2018
· Flute · In home
Kylee has been coming to our adult day program since she first came to Bloomington to attend the Jacobs School of Music. Throughout her graduate work she was a regular visitor to our small program. Not only did she perform beautifully, but she engaged with us....teaching us about flute playing, various aspects of the instruments she plays, background on types of music, and she built relationships with us. We were happy to celebrate with her when she got her new absolutely gorgeous flute! She is warm, has great communication skills, invites questions and learning. She was FAR more than a performer here, she was invested in us and we were happy to adopt her during her time in Bloomington. Kylee's demeanor, musical excellence and personality make her an excellent fit for lessons or events. We HIGHLY recommend working with her!
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Kylee O.

Kylee O.

Austin, TX 78731
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About Doug L.

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Hi! I'm a warm and positive educator with years of experience helping students in music, math, and social studies. I have six years of public school teaching and private lesson experience in New Jersey, and I have recently relocated to the Austin metropolitan area. I am excited to help people further their knowledge and skills in areas they have a unique interest or area where they feel the need to improve.

It would be my pleasure to meet with you at your home, host you at my place, or work over the internet.
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Victoria C. July 26, 2015
· Trombone · Online
Great first lesson. Really tailored it to the student and her leaning goals.
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Jennings W. July 9, 2015
· Trumpet · In studio
Jennings had a terrific first lesson!
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Ryke C. July 6, 2015
· WordPress · Online
GREAT job Doug!
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Doug L.

Doug L.

Austin, TX 78751
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About David L.

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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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Luka January 7, 2019
· Upright Bass · Online
David was great. We just need to figure out why the connection was so fuzzy so we can communicate a little better.
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Chris December 13, 2018
· Upright Bass · Online
David is patient and each lesson is interesting and engaging. As an adult learner with a busy schedule, David helps me stay on track toward my goals.
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Gabriela November 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
I am so happy with teacher David, very professional, polite, patient with children (my daughter is learning with him also) and it is easy to learn with him. Highly recommend!
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David L.

Austin, TX 78717
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About Andrew K.

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I started taking lessons when I was 9, focusing solely on blues and classic rock. As I grew up, I branched out into heavy metal, jazz, and classical. At the end of our lesson, my teacher would always write something with me and let me solo over it. I think this was super important for keeping it fun. I've now been playing for 12 years and teaching for 2. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!
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Dexter Tan February 9, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Duncan December 23, 2018
· Guitar · Online
Andrew has been an absolutely incredible teacher. Attentive, clear, patient, and able to work with me to find the activities and exercises that fit my goals. Honestly, I can't recommend him more. I appreciated him so much I signed my dad up for lessons with him!
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Gautam November 30, 2018
· Guitar · Online
Would absolutely recommend Andrew for Guitar lessons. He goes out of his way and teaches you the instrument. Very personable :)
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Andrew K.

Andrew K.

Austin, TX 78754
(6)
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$15 / 45-min

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