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About Ryan H.

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Little Elm, TX

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About Ryan
I have been playing the piano for 10 years, but have been involved in the musical institution for much longer than that. I completed my education in Music Education and Classical Piano Performance from California State University of San Bernardino. During which time I have performed in many different locations across Southern California; such as The University's concert hall, The Steinway Piano Galleries of West Hollywood and Old Town Pasadena, and The Disney Concert Hall. I have also been shaping minds young and seasoned in piano technique and music theory for the last 8 years. And, I believe I am an ideal teacher for anyone just starting out, to those who are trying to continue from where they left off.

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My first and foremost goal is to inspire a student to want to learn and thrive in their instrument. If I can
do this, my job along with theirs becomes that much easier. I try and do this by heavily incorporating the music that they identify the most with while strengthening their technique with a classical foundation. And, introduce a well-rounded set of incentives for each of their accomplishments.

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I provide sheet music and books, I expect the student to provide the instrument they would like to take lessons on.

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Classical, Contemporary, Popular Song, Jazz & Blues, Show Tunes, Theme Songs.
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Nikisha T. February 20, 2019
· Piano · In home
Very knowledgeable and knows how to teach younger kids. My daughter really likes her piano lessons with Ryan and looks forward to it.
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Jaslynn October 9, 2018
· Piano · In home
I can tell Ryan is going to be a great teacher! He already made my daughter so interested in piano, and brought on her excitement. At the same time, he was very professional and taught her so much in just 30 minutes while maintaining discipline. Not an easy feat with a 6 year old! Looking forward to the continued lessons!
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Valerie A. March 23, 2017
· Piano · In home
Ryan is so knowledgeable and is teaching me exactly what I need. He really explains things well and gave me homework, which is wonderful! !! He has opened my piano playing world!!!!!
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Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Little Elm, TX 75068
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About Tammye D.

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The Colony, TX
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About Tammye
I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band, the UNT Brass Band, the UNT Nine O'Clock Lab Band, the Collin County Jazz Band, and the San Jose Metropolitan Band.

Currently, I teach clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play trumpet in the both the Frisco Community Band and the Frisco Community Brass Ensemble.

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I am a laid back teacher who gets you playing from the first day.

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All students are required to purchase the Musician's Practice Planner, which you can find at any music store. You will also need to g
et any books that we play through (but I'll give you time to get them, so don't worry.) Any books that we use will be easy to find and won't cost a whole lot of money.

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I will always bring my instrument with me when I attend a lesson, so I expect my students to do the same when they come to my studio. Also, make sure you have any books and music that we will be playing out of. I always have a copy of anything that we are playing, so I expect the student to have a copy as well.

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Trumpet
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Piano
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Bruce Y. December 3, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Is possible to change teacher?
Not satisfy this teacher !
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Noemie October 10, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!
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Yesenia August 9, 2018
· Saxophone · Online
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Tammye D.

Tammye D.

The Colony, TX 75056
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$35 / 30-min

About Dusty S.

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McKinney, TX
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About Dusty
Our music studio Sanoon Violin Academy offers piano and violin lessons. PhD in piano performance. Conveniently located near El Dorado and Ridge in McKinney.
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Jack April 5, 2016
· Violin · In home
She is very kind, and professional. And she really understood how to teach my son!
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Charles K. May 19, 2015
· Violin · In studio
We love Dusty! She is very patient and really great at explaining things so that my 10 year old understands. I just signed him up to continue with more lessons.
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Dusty S.

Dusty S.

McKinney, TX 75070
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$40 / 30-min

About christabel W.

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Frisco, TX

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Hi, My name is Christabel W. and I can’t wait to meet you! I am a responsible and creative teacher with years of teaching experiences. My major was piano and graduated with the Certificate of Completion Music Field of Study. I enjoy working with young children as well as adults and teaching all ages (kindergarten-adults) and all levels (beginner-advanced) students. Due to a member of Plano Music Teacher Association (PMTA) and a Certified member of Music Teachers National Association, I will provide the opportunity for my students to participate PMTA’s Piano Festival and States Theory Test (1-12 level).

My goal is to let students have fun with music and to find melodies that mean something to play. I will provide quality individualized lesson plans to my students while they learn the music they also learn the music theory, sight reading
, and ear training. In Addition, I was studying with Dr. Allison and attended Sheila Paige's Keyboard Wellness Seminar, I will use Keyboard Wellness method to teach my students how cooperate the body, arm, hand, and finger moving together to make the playing so easily, efficiently, and music artistry.

I speak English and Chinese.
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Allison N. December 1, 2018
· Piano · In studio
She is very patient and tried her best to teach my daughter at her level. Thank you.
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Seth January 29, 2017
· Piano · In home
Christabel was pleasant and knew just how to handle my 8-year old beginner. He is eager to return for his next lesson.
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Nava H. January 15, 2017
· Piano · In home
Christabel is awesome. My daughter enjoyed her class.
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christabel W.

Frisco, TX 75035
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$25 / 30-min

About Elisa B.

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Plano, TX

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About Elisa
Elisa comes from a family of pianists and piano teachers.

She is the church pianist at Sachse UMC in Plano, and was keyboardist of SMU’s World Music Ensemble.

Sightreading music and teaching are her favorite things. And she has a channel dedicated to movitating people to learn new music. She records and uploads piano songs once a week.

In 2013 she attended University of Rochester, and took piano lessons at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Soon after she was accepted to Southern Methodist University's Division of Music for Piano.

Elisa loves helping her students cultivate their passion for music, whatever style it may be. She loves the journey of music discovery, and is excited to share her knowledge of piano with her students!
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Elyse P. March 17, 2018
· Piano · In home
Our daughter had her first lesson today. Elisa was great. She is very good with children and understood how to present the material in an intteresting way to our 8 year old. I was honestly surprised how little chatter I heard from my daughter during the lesson because she was so engaged!
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Kara C. March 9, 2018
· Piano · In home
We just had our first lesson with Elisa. She appeared to be really engaged with our 6 year old. And our daughter said she really liked her lesson afterward!
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Jiya M. October 10, 2017
· Piano · In home
Elisa is just awesome with my 7 year old. I can see that she thoroughly enjoys her lessons and has made good progress very quickly.
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Elisa B.

Elisa B.

Plano, TX 75025
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$39 / 30-min
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About Ryan K.

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McKinney, TX
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In 2011, I began singing professionally in principal roles with major opera companies and as a soloist with orchestras across the United States. I have sung on the stages of the Dallas Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Colorado, San Diego Opera and Florida Grand Opera to name a few. I am one of the very few fortunate enough singers who has been able to make my living for 8 years solely on my chosen profession.

In my singing career, I have benefited tremendously from instruction by teachers who perform professionally. I want to help my students develop their vocal ability by meeting them where they are and applying the lessons I have learned from practical experience as well as from what I have been taught. My goal is to equip students with the skills so that they can develop a reliable technique that works unde
r all situations.

I have incorporated artistry, language, and dramatic intention into my preparation whenever I perform professionally. I have extensive vocal study with William Stone, Penelope Bitzas, and Elem Eley. I continue to study and improve my languages through vocal coachings and lessons. I am committed to life long learning and development of my vocal ability and sharing that with my students.

I received my Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. My Masters in Music in Voice Performance from Boston University in Boston, MA. My Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. I was also an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera where I sang 59 mainstage performances in 2 fall seasons.
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Ryan K.

Ryan K.

McKinney, TX 75070
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$35 / 30-min

About Jamie Leigh G.

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Dallas, TX
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About Jamie Leigh
I am a professional vocalist and pianist. I perform and do studio work all over the country. I have studied music at North Texas State University (UNT), and at New England Conservatory in Boston. I am classically trained; however; my career has been made singing and playing comtemporary popular music. I also have professional theatre experience as well.

I have had the pleasure of teaching many students who have gone on to professional music careers. I am a very caring teacher, and will do my best to help a student become the best singer or player they can become. I am able to teach all styles of music. I am a very fun teacher; yet challenging teacher. I am encouraging, and I have years of training to share.

I have been performing in my band SHAZAM! as an encore favorite across the country. In 2012 I was a featured vocalist on Dymaxi
on Vehicle's CD....that recording won the coveted Artist In Music Award in Los Angeles. I have had a CORI Check as required by law to work with children. I am also a mother myself as well.

I tailor lessons based on the level, talent, skills, and areas needing work in the student's musical development process.I treat students as individuals...similar to a tutor or coaching relationship. Many students are naturally talented, and simply need more direction, and perhaps, technique, and basic music theory knowledge. In vocal study, proper breathing, vocal exercisers to improve singing and flexibility, and strength are part of lessons. In addition; I assist in choosing material, prepping for performances or auditions, and preserving and enhancing the natural voice of the student.

As a piano teacher; I can work with students at all levels as well. I am very good with beginners. I also have more to offer more advanced students in a concentration on technique, and add a music theory component to lessons as it helps them to become a better musician and instrumentalist. Thank you for your time!
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Pat May 7, 2018
· Piano · In home
I am a senior citizen who never had played piano before. Jamie was very patient with me and tailored lessons to my needs and interests. I made a lot of progress with her encouragement. She has a wonderful personality.
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Elaine May 6, 2018
· Jazz Voice · In home
Jamie is very skillful at demonstrating vocalization techniques and getting it out of the student. In 4lessons she helped me move my break point and my vocal range by two whole steps. Patient, supportive.
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Jamie Leigh G.

Jamie Leigh G.

Dallas, TX 75252
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$51 / 30-min

About Alice M.

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Dallas, TX
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About Alice
Sharing the joy, beauty, and sense of accomplishment achieved by playing and listening to classical music is something that brings me great joy and pleasure! I progressed quickly as an 11-year-old beginner violinist and quickly realized that violin is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Not everyone that begins violin lessons will stick with it their whole life, but I want the chance to introduce students to (or help them progress in) a musical experience that can be life changing.

I hold a B.M.A. in Violin Performance from Brigham Young University- Idaho. During my undergraduate studies I participated in many music competitions winning multiple awards including the opportunity to solo with the Weber State Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with professional groups such as the Idaho Falls Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and Wyom
ing Symphony as well as multiple college symphonies and chamber ensembles. These experiences have deepened my love and appreciation for music and my desire to share my talents with others.

I am also a trained Music Together Teacher and enjoy helping young families bring music alive with their children in music class and at home. I have also worked as a Paraprofessional at Laramie Junior High School where I helped teach Orchestra. From these different types of training and experience I have gained insight on how to best introduce and teach musical concepts to students of many different levels. Every person is different and I would love the opportunity to teach in the way that is best for you.
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Alice M.

Alice M.

Dallas, TX 75287
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$34 / 30-min

About Andrey P.

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Allen, TX
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About Andrey
Andrey’s career has encompassed the globe as a preeminent talent among performing artists today. Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer has written that “ His performance seized attention from first note to last.” Additionally, The Washington Post describes his playing as “with power and finesse that brought the audience to its feet in a long standing ovation.”

Andrey graduated from Belarussian Academy of Music where he received his bachelor and master degrees. He also earned his Artist Diploma from TCU in Fort Worth, where he studied with Dr. Tams Ungar. He continued to refine his skills in the Artist Certificate Program at SMU in Dallaswith renowned pianist, Juaquin Achucarro.

He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia, playing with numerous major orchestras and given solo recitals at such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie
Hall, the Kennedy Center, Salle Alfred Cortot in Paris and the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Philharmonie in Cologne, City Hall in Hong Kong, among others.

His competition awards include Gold Medals at both the William Kapell and Tomassoni International piano competitions and a Bronze Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. His other competition accolades include awards at international competitions in Prague, Warsaw, Dublin, Hong Kong, Riga, Alexandria and New Orleans.

Among his numerous awards, he was twice named “Outstanding Artist in China” (2009 and 2011) in addition to having been given the positions of “Honorable Professor” of Jilin College of Arts (China) and “Visiting Professor” at the Beihua University (China). In his hometown of Minsk (Belarus), he was awarded the title “Minskovite of the year” 2002.

Andrey is a Yamaha Artist.
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Andrey P.

Andrey P.

Allen, TX 75002
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$167 / 60-min

About Andy P.

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Dallas, TX
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Andy is a Dallas area drummer who has been playing music for 30 years. He has performed with Lee Greenwood, The Katinas, Steve Hindalong, Steve Archer, Janice Archer Cruse, John Cruse, Mark Blankenship, Camp Kirkland, Galen Jeter Jazz Orchestra, Crosswinds Jazz Orchestra, Daniel E. Rodriguez, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, Dallas Praise Jazz Orchestra, Toledo Glassmen (DCI), Seven Day Walk, Ken Savage & the Best Kept Secret, Mosaic Minds, The Magnets, Fink and several churches in North Texas. Andy has experience playing jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, latin, ska, reggae, gospel, CCM, blues, country, rudimental, orchestral, and improvisational music.

While attending Northern Kentucky University, Andy studied percussion with Mr. Jensen of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, Andy performed in the Kentucky All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemb
le at the Kentucky Music Educators Associatioi8n Annual Convention. Andy graduated from NKU with a Bachelor’s in Music Education.

Andy has taught drums and percussion for 20 years in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Wisconsin, Brazil, & Russia. His affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and the Vic Firth Education Team.
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Andy P.

Andy P.

Dallas, TX 75234
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$42 / 30-min

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