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About Stephen D.

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Hayesville, NC
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About Stephen
Hi, thanks for visiting my profile! I love teaching. I hope you find this information useful. I have over 30 years of combined education and experience performing and teaching percussion and piano. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama,with Piano as my secondary instrument. I hold a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Indiana University, with a Cognate in Jazz Studies. I have taught private percussion, drum set, and piano lessons for over 30 years. I performed for 10 years as a contract percussionist with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. I have performed in orchestras with accomplished musicians including The Moody Blues (Chastain Park), Judy Collins, and Henry Mancini.

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I like my students to have some fun while they learn. I ask that you practice 30 minutes a day, so that you can spend your lesson time learning and moving forward. For piano, I use the Alfred series, as well as the Real Book (jazz standards), and of course sheet music for classical pieces and popular tunes. After three months, you will have learned how to play the basic scales and chords, as well as some introductory classical and popular material. On drums after six months, you will know the first thirteen rudiments and some of the basic rock beats, and you will be playing with some rock ballads. After six months on piano, you will be playing all of the major scales and chords and the basic minor chords. You will be playing some Bach and Mozart, and you will start on some basic jazz standards. On drums, you will have learned most of the 26 basic rudiments, and you will be playing along with some medium tempo rock songs. You will have learned some coordinated independence to start playing jazz and swing styles (which by the way are the building blocks for playing R&B and hip-hop). And you'll enjoy the journey! I enjoy seeing my students grow as they learn. I have had students of mine go on to play in the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, get advanced music degrees, and become recording artists. The former Percussion Instructor at the University of Alabama was my percussion student. While I know that not everyone seeks to play professionally, you will learn the tools to play well. I look forward to teaching you!

Note: I will ask for an adult to be present during the lesson for any minor child (less than 18 years of age).

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Front and side entrance upright piano in living room plus drum set, electronic keyboard, seating for parents.

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Drums --- Rock, Jazz
Percussion --- Rudimental, Symphonic
Piano --- Jazz, Jazz Theory, Popular
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Anh H. July 24, 2018
· Piano · In home
Stephen has been a great piano teacher. Both my boys take lessons from him and they enjoy it bery much. He is very clear about what they need to learn. His lessons are well planned and he’s flexible with the learning styles of each student. Sometime we even called him and asked questions after the lessons and he’s very generous and nice to have spent the time to explain things to the boys over the phone.
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Elisha F. July 16, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I've been studying piano with Steve for about a year. I could not be happier with my progress. Steve not only tunes right in to my needs but makes the discipline fun. He is a talented musician, and it's obvious he enjoys teaching music. I feel very fortunate to have him as my teacher.
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Elisha August 1, 2017
· Piano · In home
I had my first lesson with Stephen today and he is an awesome teacher. I've been teaching myself for the last couple of years and was very nervous about playing in front of anyone. He made me feel very comfortable and picked up my needs quickly. He's very flexible and patient. I have full confidence that he will take me to the next level of reading, performing and theory. I'm exited to have found Stephen and look forward to my next lesson.
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About Sue D.

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Round Rock, TX
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I have been teaching for years with all ages of students. Piano lessons will include learning to read notes, ear training, theory and technique, creating your own music and learning to play the piano with others. The curriculum varies with individual needs. My philosophy is a little laid back but firm in keeping to the basics of music theory.

I can't wait to help you learn to play the piano!
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Amanda C. August 30, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My daughter had a great first lesson. Sue is very enthusiastic and complimentary.
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Janie Litton March 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
Sue was very welcoming. I'm looking forward to my next lesson. I rate her 5 stars.
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Kabari . M. October 11, 2016
· Piano · In home
My 10 year old twins are taking their classes together for now and it worked out pretty good this 1st class. We'll separate them if necessary but for now it's pretty cool.
They practice on separate pianos at home but play together on some songs.
Sue is fantastic. What a spitfire! Full of patience and kindness. She is quite knowledgeable. Really good with children. Sue is that favorite teacher we all had in school. My twins love her class and are really excited about taking piano lessons! What a hoot!
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Sue D.

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Round Rock, TX 78681
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About Spencer L.

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Cedar Park, TX

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I am a freelance drummer based in Baytown, TX. I have always had a passion for music and have really enjoyed expressing myself though drums over the years and would love the opportunity to teach you how to do the same. I am very clear and easy to work with as a teacher. I strongly believe in hands-on learning and am very patient with my students and work at the pace that is best for each specific student.

A little about my qualifications:

I started playing drums at the age of 11 and at that time I was in the percussion class at my school and learned all about technique and how to read music and I continued in percussion through out Junior high and high school. Then the following year, at the age of 12 I began receiving lessons for drum set. I have now been playing live at least once a week for the past 10 years and have been te
aching drums off and on for the past 5 years.
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Jayce February 5, 2016
· Drum · In studio
This was my 8 year old sons first lesson and he loved it! He was counting the beats in the songs playing on the car ride home. I am very excited to have a young, enthusiastic, experienced instructor so close to home. In addition, the set up for the lessons was comfortable and well appointed. I think this will be a great fit for my son where he will learn but also have fun!
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Jasmine O. October 18, 2015
· Drum · In studio
This was my first lesson with Spencer, and I like his teaching style. We will see what happens as I continue to take lesson with him
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Jasmine O. October 18, 2015
· Drum · In studio
This was my first lesson with Spencer, and I like his teaching style. We will see what happen as I continue to take lesson with him
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Cedar Park, TX 78613
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About Matt M.

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Mokena, IL

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Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company.
I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my best to instill that same passion in new and experienced players alike. Throughout my playing career I have participated in numerous ensembles including jazz bands, classical groups and quartets, as well as solo performance groups. I am extremely thorough when it comes to my teaching style. I make sure the student has a clear understanding of not only the how but also the why while keeping my curriculum fun and interesting. Every student is different and I do my best to gain an understanding of the individual and build a lesson plan best suited for
that individual.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me!
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Samantha T. December 6, 2018
· Guitar · In home
He is experienced, knows his music and encouraging . A good quiet place to learn guitar lessons.
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Mia G. September 6, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Matt was very knowledgeable and patient with Mia, she is a beginner and Matt went through all the parts of the guitar and helped her tune her new guitar and showed her how to read notes. She is very excited to go to her next lesson. Thanks Matt.
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Jesus S. February 2, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Very nice and outgoing instructor. My son is very excited with what he learned on his first guitar lesson.
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About Alena K.

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Killeen, TX

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About Alena
As an experienced musician and piano teacher, I offer piano lessons for everyone who is willing to learn how to play the instrument and is passionate about it.
For some of us playing the piano could be a serious, life changing way of making a career as a famous musician and bringing your dream and passion to the next level.
For some of us it could be a nice hobby, where you can express your feeling and emotions by performing or composing music.
It's for you to decide but no matter what you are doing in your life, you should be passionate about it!

Being a music instructor for over 10 years and having experience teaching in Ukraine, Germany and USA, I try to combine different methods and find individual style of teaching for everyone, who is willing to learn (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

I offer individual lesson plans a
nd music material depending on your music taste and personal needs. You don't need to worry about anything, just enjoy what you're doing and I will take care of the rest!

I have been playing piano myself for over 20 years and I would like to share my knowledge with others and have them fall in love with music as I did.
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Grace K. September 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My daughter is 15 years old and she has been practicing piano since 5 years old.
We recently moved to TX . We are very thankful to have Ms. Alena as our daughter's piano teacher.
She helped her pick songs that she wanted to play and where on her level. So now she is enjoy practicing at home and leaning new techniques.
I would highly recommend Ms. Alena
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Benjamin W. August 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
First lesson was great! I am as beginner as they come, and Alena was extremely patient and helpful. WIth Alena's instruction, I am excited to continue my journey into becoming a musician!
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Hayden July 30, 2018
· Piano · In home
Alena is friendly, professional, and wonderful with children! Highly recommend her for piano lessons.
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Killeen, TX 76542
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About Daniel G.

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McAllen, TX

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Master’s Degree from UT Austin
Bachelor’s Degrees from TAMU-Kingsville
Freelance Trumpeter in Texas
Teach and Play all styles of music
I will help make playing music fun for all ages and levels.
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Ara June 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Helped me play high notes.
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Ara June 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Knowledgeable teacher!!! Learned how to play high.
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Daniel G.

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About Amaridis Q.

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Long Beach, CA
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As a child, I loved listening to Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, and Barbara Streisand. I especially loved to watch them perform. I fell in love with musical theater in my teens and with opera when I started attending music school. I am graduate of CSULB with a BM in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera. I love to sing and I love to perform. I have had the privilege of being a part of many performances. Whether lessons are for ongoing vocal development, role preparation, recital preparation, or my favorite - audition preparation, my goal is to help bring full circle a solid vocal and performance technique.
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Amaridis Q.

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About Gregg S.

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Manassas, VA

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2006 Berklee College of Music graduate Gregg Smith teaches music lessons on , guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar and ukulele.
Lessons are custom tailored to fit the students needs at a pace they can handle. I feel that lessons should be an enjoyable learning experience. Not everyone learns the same way, some have a great ear, some find reading music very easy and others are more visual learners. I try to figure out the students strengths and move forward from there.
My musical influences include everything from Rock, Pop, Classical, Rap, Metal and EDM. In elementary school I did choir and played the flute. I also played snare drum in the high school band Once I graduated I started playing the guitar, bass guitar, piano & drums. I took lessons in all of these instruments and benefited greatly from my teachers. I went on to further my m
usical education at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and later at Berklee College of Music. From 2010-2016 I played drums in a local band named Shade Parade that played many venues in the DC and Richmond areas. I am currently working on solo projects and learning more about digital audio workstations and recording.
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Gregg S.

Gregg S.

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About Linda A.

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Leander, TX
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I offer piano lessons to students all ages from beginner to advance level.

Experience:
Over 15 years of teaching in private studios and music schools
OVer 20 years of performing in South-East Asia, Europe, and the United States

Education:
Doctor of Musical Arts, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (USA)
Masters of Music in Collaborative Piano, The University of Texas in Austin (USA)
Masters of Music in Piano Performance, Peabody Conservatory (USA)
Bachelor of Music in Piano, Yong Siew Toh School of Music, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
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Linda A.

Linda A.

Leander, TX 78641
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