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Keller, TX

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Education/Experience:

Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.

As an Arranger/Composer/Producer:

Andy has written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, Universi
ty of North Texas’s One O’clock lab band in Spring of 2010.

As a Performer:

Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He has performed regularly with several jazz and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. He also currently holds a position at First United Methodist Grapevine as guitarist, singer and part time arranger.

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Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity.
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Sydney H. December 2, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Andrew has been a wonderful teacher. Funny and patient.
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Mike July 1, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Excellent knowledge, presentation and communication. He taught at the right level for me. He's a great teacher.
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Lily N. April 8, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter has really enjoyed her first lesson . Andrew has been very flexible with our schedule to meet my daughter's need. She's going to have the final singing on next month. He will help her to get through. I highly recommend him as a great teacher.
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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Keller, TX 76248
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About Dustin W.

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Southlake, TX
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Dustin W. became interested in piano while growing up in a musical home. His eldest brother was an accomplished pianist from an early age so it was an easy choice for Dustin to also study music at age 8. Piano is something Dustin has always enjoyed. While in high school, Dustin not only played for the school choir but also played in the jazz band as well as sang bass in his school's Chamber ensemble. Dustin started playing piano in 1995.

While attending Pepperdine University in 2005 on full merit/music scholarship, Dustin began to give piano lessons to young students in the area as well as his fellow classmates who needed help on improving their performance. This allowed Dustin to hone his skills in teaching both beginner and advanced level students. Dustin has received several awards
for his piano performance ability, most namely his graduation from the California Certificate of Merit at age 18 as well as several other competitive awards in the concerto, Bach, and Sonata competitions. Currently, Dustin continues to practice 2-3 hours a day of piano to reinforce the skills learned through his piano career, as well as test out his new teaching ideas and musical interpretations. He mostly plays for his students as well as his young son Landon so his kids can grow up in a musical environment.

The highlight of his music career is being able to take what was taught to him by his favorite and very accomplished teacher, Mr. Krystrof Brzuza, and apply that to his own students. This helped him be a teacher to many wonderful students he picked up over the years. Dustin has also taught piano in Shanghai where he built up a full studio in 5 years. The saddest part for Dustin when leaving Shanghai was leaving his piano studio. Some of Dustin's students have gone on to study various majors with musical minors due to Dustin bringing out their love of music. Other students were much younger and would be left with another bright teacher in Shanghai. Having wonderful students is why he began teaching, having them grow to love music and continue music throughout their life is why he continues to teach. As long as he can help his students learn to not only enjoy music but to keep it with them their entire lives, then he know that he has been successful with that student whether they are 6 years old or 56 years old.

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For beginners to Intermediate I use the Bastien piano books which I have found have the best balance for teaching both technical ability as well as love of music and song.

For advanced students I focus on tailor-making the repertoire to fit what kind of music my student enjoys as well as will improve them in technical/musical areas that are lacking. Generally I follow the one from each of the major periods plan for older students, e.g. 1 Baroque, 1 Classical, 1 Romantic, 1 Contemporary. This gives each student a good exposure to different types of compositions as well as experience in playing varied types of music.

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While experienced in teaching young students to love music, Dustin specializes in taking intermediate students who are skilled and turning them into advanced Pianists who will both excel at piano performance as well as learn to love piano for the rest of their lives.
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Jasmine S. February 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Dustin is an AWESOME teacher. He really shows his passion for piano and teaching his students. He also knows when to push his students and when to let them go at their own pace.

Even as an older beginner, Dustin really knows how to show all the details of piano and help me understand them
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Jeff May 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Dustin's students look forward to their piano lessons each week.
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Norah May 1, 2017
· Piano · In home
Dustin is a very experience, patient, and child friendly teacher.
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Dustin W.

Dustin W.

Southlake, TX 76092
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About Jack E.

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Southlake, TX
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I am a TCU Music Education major with a passion for teaching. I have experience teaching marching band and saxophone lessons at Arlington Heights High School and want to gain more students. I am very patient with students and I can't wait to pass on as much knowledge as I can. I know I am younger than most teachers on this site, but I feel that I can relate to younger students and become more than just a teacher.
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Jack E.

Jack E.

Southlake, TX 76092
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$25 / 30-min

About Diana R.

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Hi y'all!
Want to be part of my studio? I am a fun person, very patient and I like learning from each student as well. My way of teaching is personalized because everyone learns in different ways.
Are you a beginner? I can help you start playing!
Are you an advanced student? I can help you prepare for orchestral auditions, chamber music, as well as help you polish technique and musicality.
I hold a Masters degree in violin performance from University of Miami. In addition to this, I have many years of experience in orchestral performance, chamber music, teaching, music festivals and more.
Let's work together! Can't wait to meet you!
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Diana R.

Diana R.

Denton, TX 76205
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$50 / 30-min

About Kelsey E.

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Denton, TX
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Hello! My name is Kelsey. I’m here to encourage you that your interests can become more legitimate than hobbies. Music can change the lives of children and adults, so I am happy to teach both!

I’ve played guitar since I was very young and started seriously focusing on music when I was a teenager. As a teen, I helped lead worship at my church by playing guitar and singing. Since then, I’ve played at small venues, showing the music that I’ve written myself. (However, stage fright prevents me from continuing with this)

I taught my first student in 2014. He didn’t know much at all about guitar, but he wanted to be in his school’s jazz band. I led him through the steps, focused on his strengths, and six months later, he was accepted into the jazz band and they went to nationals!

Parents, your children’s interest in music could not only b
e an effective creative outlet for them, but also a valuable life investment. When I first learned guitar at the age of 9, my dreams of what life could be were awakened. My parents didn’t know how much music would change my life, but the evidence is clear. Now, they are so glad that they gifted me that first, low end, rickety guitar.

Fellow adult creatives, nothing is stopping you on your journey from pursuing what you really want to learn, and I’d love to partner with you in taking those steps!
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Kelsey E.

Kelsey E.

Denton, TX 76209
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$25 / 30-min
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About Bryce L.

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Denton, TX

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My name is Bryce Lawler, and I am 18 years old. I am a Freshman Music Ed student in Denton Texas and I teach mainly beginner and intermediate trumpet players, and beginner french horn or mellophone players. (I only have a mellophone, but can still teach french horn). I have played trumpet for nearly a decade now, and French Horn/Mellophone for 2 years. I have played in a few prestigious ensembles such as my High School Wind Ensemble, and a few all-region bands. I am mainly a classical player, but I have also participated in marching band for 4 years at my high school, so if you are a part of marching band and need help with anything related to it, I am able to help there too. I hope to meet you soon, so we can make music together! :)
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Bryce L.

Bryce L.

Denton, TX 76210
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$34 / 30-min

About Raj S.

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Denton, TX
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I am awardee of Fulbright Scholar in Residence to University of North Texas. I have made my students up-to the level of Stage performance, without viewing the sheet music( Memorized) lessons. Pl. see you tube. I have also bamboo flutes for students to practice whenever needed .Versatile flautist Dr.Surmani.R.K.Srinivasan ranks among the country’s leading flutists and hailing from a family with a musical background, Srinivasan was initially trained by his father,Vidwan Srirangam R.Kannan,a Carnatic musician and Professor at the Banaras Hindu University.
He had his training in flute from M.Nataraja Iyer and in the Hindustani system,he had Pt.C.L.Srivastava, Padmashri N.Rajam and Pt.Jotin Bhattacharya for his guidance.The logical progression of phrases from the mandra to the tara sthayi with a reposeful and melodic development is the novelty
of Srinivasan’s performance of both Carnatic and Hindustani Flute in the same stage.
The longer flute which he use, produce a warm, mellow sound which was soothing to the ears. He utilizes to advantage some of the strong points of Hindustani music-ample room available in it for swara elongations and comfortable staying on the pitches in the gamut, in tune-- which made a deep impact on the listeners.
It is again the southerners who have stolen a march over their northern compatriots in the matter of mastery over and performance of Hindustani music in concerts.
R regular broadcaster over the All Indian Radio and Doordarshan Kendra is working as Programme Officer in Doordarshan Kendra Varanasi.Dr. R.K.Srinivasan was also invited as a Visiting Professor in University of Michigan,U.S.A.during Sept-October2007. Your browser may not support display of this image.The versatile flutis Dr.Surmani.R.K.Srinivasan ranks among the country’s leading flutists and hailing from a family with a musical background, Srinivasan was initially trained by his father,Vidwan Srirangam R.Kannan,a Carnatic musician and Professor at the Banaras Hindu University
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Raj S.

Raj S.

Denton, TX 76205
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$17 / 30-min

About Loren P.

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Euless, TX

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I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Loren P.

Loren P.

Euless, TX 76039
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$34 / 30-min

About Savannah L.

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Roanoke, TX
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I am someone who has been involved with music at a young age. I started playing trumpet in the sixth grade, which took me all the way to the marching band at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I am a self taught guitar player, but have been told by many that I should teach some beginner lessons. I love to play and have a true passion for music, and this would be a great opportunity to learn and have fun while doing so.
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Savannah L.

Savannah L.

Roanoke, TX 76262
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About Mia D.

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Denton, TX

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Violinist Mia Detwiler has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous venues throughout the U.S. and abroad. While comfortable and well-versed in traditional violin repertoire, Mia is an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary music. Her energetic performances of demanding new works offer 21st century audiences a sampling of music of their own time. Recent performance highlights include the consortium premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Xochiquetzal Concerto for violin & percussion sextet as soloist with the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble, a recreation of Philip Glass’ debut concert, and a recital at the 40th Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva in Mexico City.

Mia has performed with NOVA Ensemble, ensemble75, Sounds Modern, and the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble and is a founding member of both Amorsima St
ring Trio and Duo Chromatica with whom she has premiered numerous works by Texas-based composers. She has also served as concertmaster of the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the University of North Texas Festival Orchestra, the Unity Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Orchestra, and was a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

Mia served as Violin Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas where she maintained a studio of private violin students and coached chamber music ensembles. She has also taught for El Centro College, Tarleton State University, Arizona State University String Project, and the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts as a student of Felix Olschofka.
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Mia D.

Mia D.

Denton, TX 76201
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