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About Jim B.

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San Antonio, TX

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About Jim
My name is Jim-B. I am a guitarist and vocalist.
When I am not playing a guitar; I like to shoot video,
record music, hike, workout, read, watch movies,
travel, and hang with my wife and family.

YOU ARE NEVER 'too young' or 'too old' TO LEARN guitar.

I love taking the gift of music - give it on to others – then watch them come alive.

MY FOCUS IS TO TEACH YOU AS MUCH ABOUT MUSIC AS I CAN.

So, I’m HERE for YOU, When YOU are ready TO LEARN.

*** Skills that YOU will Develop ***

We will follow a Guitar lesson plan, use practice journals, show you the basics, and you can then learn songs of your choice. You will learn the rhythm Guitar standard chords, advanced chords, power chords, barre chords, string techniques, music theory, music dynamics, picking/strumming, and alternate chord positions for sound/variety us
ing transitions with chord progressions. I can teach popular music styles from 1920's to Current hits in your chosen styles and genre. 

****About Me****

I love music - so if you love music - we’ll get along great.

I believe every lesson you take gets you closer to being a guitarist.

I know that every time you pick up the guitar, you improve your talent.

I have promoted many concerts.

I was a music DJ on a radio station and am presently a radio Senior Manager.

I taught myself to play guitar. I have gone to school for music.

I have been a teacher all my life.

I have played guitar and vocals in 3 bands and have played in coffee houses, schools and churches for years. I am college trained in voice, performance, music theory, composition, and have played most instruments. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music & Communications.

I love to learn as much as I love to teach.
I am a web developer.
I am also doing video production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a tuner, cords, guitar amplifier, on-line computer, and a sitting area if you come with a friend or family. You need to bring your guitar, practice sheets, music journal books, and digital recorder (if you want to record a session).
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Bobbie June 25, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jim is a great guitar instructor - very knowledgeable and easy to follow instructions. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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John May 7, 2017
· Guitar · In home
He's the best. Really easy going and nice guy. His wife even makes cookies for each lesson. As a beginner, Jim has streamlined and accelerated my learning ten fold since self teaching myself online. For references he gives you all the materials you need such as the music sheets he makes to form a lesson. They're very concise and easy to follow. I have bar chord sheet he made that's by far the best reference for those chords that I've seen.
It's really a fun experience and he takes joy in helping his students learn. Highly recommended.
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Bernice C. September 10, 2014
· Guitar · In studio
Jim is very patient and kind. He helps me with different techniques and positions for holding the guitar for my fingers on the harder cords.
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Jim B.

Jim B.

San Antonio, TX 78209
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About Rick P.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Rick
I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
Play What You Want!!!!,Learn What You Need!!!
Focus on real-world guitar skills:
Starts on the Low E string;Learn chords from day one,from their root notes;Learn notes in a logical/alphabetical sequence;Perform rhythm and accompaniment parts right away (not just melodies).
What will my students learn: First position chords, rhythm riffs,patterns,blues and rock clichés.Music notation,tableture an
d chord charts.Pick and fingerstyle techniques,Improvisation and playing by ear.
HOW TO PLAY LIKE!!!!
Break down songs and techniques into easily digestible chunks. Individual segments are played slowly first,then brought to speed.
You'll find you're learning and improving faster than you ever believed possible.
CLASSIC ROCK: From Aerosmith to ZZTOP.
GUITAR HEROES:From Randy Rhoads to Yngwie Malmsteen
TEXAS COUNTRY: From Randy Rogers to Charlie Robinson.
TEXAS BLUES: From Freddie King to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
METAL GUITAR: CLASSIC 70's to Today's Heroes
PROGRESSIVE ROCK-METAL: From Dream Theater to Periphery..
CLASSICAL GUITAR: From Bach to Vivaldi.
And many more Styles, send me a question and ask about your personal music choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Located in Specious one room of a three bedroom condo, Marshall amps ,Martin,Taylor Jackson, Dean, ESP,Takamine, Epiphone and Ovation guitars, use a plasma TV, guitar pro software, keyboards, recording softwear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar and amps. books.
Student: metronome and tuner.

*** Specialties ***
Finger Picking Techniques,MusicTheory and How to get a good sound with your guitar.
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Hannah December 27, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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Dara September 6, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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Mark D. August 30, 2018
· Guitar · Online
My lesson was great. I’ve struggled for years to really get everything to come together, and I’m already starting to see and feel how Rick is, and will continue to, make that happen.
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Rick P.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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About Timothy B.

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Timothy , tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was praised by the Houston Chronicle for his depiction of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Opera in the Heights. Soon after that he was engaged to sing for the San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. In the fall of 2011 he made his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Elvino in La Sonnambula. Soon after he was engaged with Sparkling City Light Opera as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He began his studies in 1998 at Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2001. He is heard in such roles as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Des Grieux in Manon, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rodolfo in La boheme; Franz in Les Contes d’ Hoffman, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Albert in Albert Herring, Tamino in The Magic flute, Ez
ekiel Cheever in The Crucible, and Beppe in I Pagliacci. He is heard in concert as a tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and as Obadiah in Elijah. In early 2010 He made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the tenor soloist in Arwel Hughes’ Dewi Sant.
Voice teacher for 7 years at the Bulverde Academy of Music. Also taught voice for both the Northside and Northeast independent school districts. Going into third semester as an adjunct voice professor at San Antonio College.

*** Lesson Details ***
Classical technique is what I teach. Including breathing placement and musicianship. However that does not mean that I try to turn all my students into opera singers. The truth is you can utilize the classical technique in any genre of music. Trust me it will make a difference in your singing. I would be happy to discuss my methods in more detail. Thank you.
For more info visit: www.signaturesinging.com

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office and studio space with seating for parents. He has Dogs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Its helpful if the student possesses a keyboard or piano but if not i can provide one.

*** Specialties ***
I have been both an opera/musical theater performer as well as a pop musician so I feel I am extremely well versed in many performance styles and how to teach them.
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Arianna November 16, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Very professional and the best. My daughter cannot wait to have the next class with him. Thank you so much!
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Rita A. N. February 23, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
Excellent instructor with an emphasis on proper breathing and technique. He is incredibly knowledgeable and conveys tips about vocal placement and breath control in a way that "clicks" with me. I'm an experienced classically trained singer who was looking for a professional to help me refine my instrument and correct some technique issues. I am thankful to have found this instructor. 5 stars!
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Joseph B. July 17, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Fantastic vocal instructor and singer! Have seen a ton of growth and development in my voice since beginning lessons with Timothy. Just when I was about to call it quits with the vocal training Timothy helped breathed new life into my singing. Professional all the way. Helped me improve range, tone, pitch, and still more work to be done!
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Timothy B.

Timothy B.

San Antonio, TX 78253
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About Clare H.

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Universal City, TX

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My training started when I was very young, age 7, with piano lessons. Since then, I have been playing music my whole life, and I love it! I received my Bachelor's in Music Performance 2001, and will receive a Master's in Music Education in 2017. I am currently looking for students for my private studio for ages 5 - 75, in string instruments violin, viola, cello, and beginner piano!

I take very young students, ages 5 -7, on violin or piano, and I would love to get more of the little ones interested in music! The lessons are also a great "mommy and me time" format, a great way to spend time with your child! I have found lots of success with this age group, by using a curriculum that I have developed which is based on the Suzuki method mixed in with classical training and fiddle training. Although I am not Suzuki certified, I use conce
pts and materials taken from the master teacher, Suzuki. From studying his philosophy and principals through research, I have found the Suzuki method to be a very holistic and "easy-to-understand" teaching method for young ages.

For adult students, I have found success teaching a curriculum that just lets you play music and develop a love for your instrument. I mainly teach adults using lots of music from pop tunes, holiday music, fiddle and Americana music. My curriculum for adults is more about making music and less about playing scales and etudes, although focus on technique is integrated within the type of music books we use.

I also teach high school, middle school and elementary school students all instruments, violin, viola, and cello.
Students excel at a very high level with my training. This group will be asked to study music in the classical training method with scales, etudes, and standard classical repertoire, and help with their school orchestra music. Please inquire about training for this age group in person.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginner lessons are great fun! Watch how the instrument turns into clay that molds to your hand, your musical talent. I love to see the amazement in the student when they realize playing a musical instrument is not as difficult as it may look. Each subsequent lesson is a building process, building upon the foundation from the previous lesson. It is imperative that students practice! Practice whenever you get a chance, even a little bit goes a long way. Pick up the violin for ten minutes while you wait for the meal to cook in the evening or waiting for the laundry to finish. Then, find some time to sit quietly in a comfortable space and focus just on the tone and quality of your playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home studio.

*** Specialties ***
I also hold a yearly spring recital to allow my students to perform, all ages included. This is always great fun and very rewarding! Plus, I'm really excited about my adult students, who are "up and coming" artists! I'm looking to start an adult ensemble for a separate recital to showcase their hard work and enjoyment of playing for the sake of playing a musical instrument! Please inquire about the adult group, even if you have just a little bit of interest in learning the fantastic violin, viola, cello, or piano! It is great fun!
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Jan July 29, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Thank you so much for directing us to such a fabulous music teacher. Professional yet friendly, Clare has the ability to make the perfect connection with her students, guiding them in a fun and exciting way to reach further advancement in their musical endeavors. It is extremely refreshing to associate with someone of Clare's caliber, and knowledge, and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to begin or continue development of their musical potential. J. Watson, Windcrest, TX
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Suzan July 20, 2016
· Violin · In home
Thorough and clear instruction. Excellent teacher! Five Stars!
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Tracy fletcher F. November 23, 2015
· Violin · In studio
Clare is a wonderful music teacher- She has a tremendous amount of patience, especially when working with beginners, such as my son. Her technique on teaching the violin is stellar- I would reccommend Clare to anyone who has an interest in playing violin-
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Clare H.

Universal City, TX 78148
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About Michael K.

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San Antonio, TX
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I have the proper experience and understanding to help you with ANY of your musical needs. Classical guitar and Rock are my specialty! I obtained my Bachelors degree in Guitar Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville as well as my Masters in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am a QUALIFIED TEACHER.
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Eric May 31, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Michael is a knowledgeable and patient teacher who is capable of adjusting on the fly to the student and their ability to learn. During lessons he has been able to draw out what I have learned in the distant past and expand upon it in a way that has begun to build a good foundation for me to practice with. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
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Madi January 22, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In home
Michael has been my favorite teacher! He’s knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. Really good at explaining new concepts to me. Fair pricing and totally worth it. I definitely recommend.
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Roland June 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Good experience. Tailored the lesson to my experience and likes.
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Michael K.

Michael K.

San Antonio, TX 78230
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About Phil D.

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San Antonio, TX
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I teach all drum techniques, musical styles with two acoustic drum sets set up side by side in San Antonio.

I have four decades of drumming experience with many artists including:
The Dixie Chicks, Clay Blaker, Johnny Bush, Barbara Fairchild, Frenchie Burke & Texas Unlimited Band
Plus 6 years at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 7 years at Bulverde Academy of Music

● Learn to support other musicians for live performance
● My teaching system includes methods that are superlative to most common practices
● I have a full drum recording studio providing an optimal learning environment
● I have developed hundreds of "music minus drums" tracks where the student can be in the drum seat surrounded by recordings of the best musicians playing all styles of music
● Learn to develop flawless habits
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Adriana June 18, 2016
· Archery · In studio
Fun and fantastic experience! Can't wait to take more lessons!
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Adriana June 18, 2016
· Archery · In studio
Fun and fantastic experience! Can't wait to take more lessons!
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Liam April 7, 2016
· Archery · In studio
Phil is excellent! He's patient, his instructions are clear, and he's set reasonable goals & expectations. I will definitely continue lessons with Phil and highly recommend him!
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Phil D.

Phil D.

San Antonio, TX 78239
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About John L.

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San Antonio, TX
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John "MuscleMouth" Lugo is a professional performance trombonist and composer/arranger currently residing in San Antonio, TX. His versatility has taken him from performing a sold out Hollywood Bowl with Ziggy Marley's band (backing Bob Andy and Freddie McGregor) to performing a sold out Moe’s Alley Blues Club with George Clinton. MuscleMouth has performed and recorded with members of such bands as Parliament/Funkadelic, The Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, the Eels and Fishbone. He is a veteran of the Vans Warped Tour, has appeared on MTV numerous times with Robi Draco Rosa (Menudo) and can be heard on the New York Times website in an Emmy winning performance behind some of the biggest names in film. Look for his horn arrangements and performances on the upcoming Trulio Disgracias album, as well as his recordings with The Bashments, Cousin Juneb
ug, Watts Ensemble, Marcus Very Ordinary, Thelonious Monster, Bucketfunk, Tawali, Soul Turtle and many others. His solo projects are released under the name MuscleMouth. John Lugo is also a composer in the classical medium. Albums and sheet music are available through E-TIP Records and E Tú Productions Ltd. John aka MuscleMouth is a former Band President of Judson High School in Converse, TX.
BM Composition and Theory, Cum Laude
UTSA 2004
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John L.

John L.

San Antonio, TX 78247
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$30 / 30-min

About VICTOR E.

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San Antonio, TX
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I truly believe that all children/adults have the ability to learn an instrument and make good music. My approach is different in that I tap into their natural creativity and expression to bring out the very best possible result. Fill your heart with the sound of great music and see the smile of your children bringing it to you. Just imagine it happening in your home.

Mr. Galvan’s passion for music, and his desire to inspire that passion to students of every age. He is a graduate from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas Mr Galvan, or “Mr Vic” as many of his students call him, has been teaching in San Antonio, the surrounding areas and online for over 25 years. Current with the newest music/performance styles, as well as the newest tech available.
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VICTOR E.

VICTOR E.

San Antonio, TX 78259
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$42 / 30-min

About Victor G.

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Students excel in different activities – academics, sports, dance, martial arts. These are all places where children and parents feel real pressures of competition. Piano, guitar & singing is so much different than that. Lessons give an incredible boost of self-confidence to children. Kids get the opportunity to experience fun and personal achievement outside of a competitive environment.” I show them how lessons can help parents fulfill the goals and desires they have for their child.
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Mrs Galvan January 15, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Love the classes. Lessons are so easy to follow and practice. Each student has an option to perform at recitals in front of their peers, family and friends.
It is a tremendous blessing to watch students of every age, grow in their musical journey.
If you love music, and you think it might be too hard to learn.. come and see Mr Vic! He is amazing!
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Victor G.

San Antonio, TX 78230
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About Antonia D.

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San Antonio, TX

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Hello dear prospective students,

My name is Antonia and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

I am a fun teacher, who loves results acheaved throughout mutual respect and happiness.
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Antonia D.

Antonia D.

San Antonio, TX 78245
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$47 / 30-min

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