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About Debbie T.

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About Debbie
Having been a public school teacher, as well as a private and group piano instructor, I've observed how differently students "digest" information, and piano lessons are a great way to make use of different learning styles. I emphasize knowing HOW to practice before you leave so you'll be successful at home, and you are welcome to contact me with problems during the week so you don't lose a week in progressing with your lessons. I've had students send a video of a tricky section to ask for alternative fingering, and photos to clarify how they are reading something!! I also perform with an orchestra and want to feel proficient among my peers, so I really know how it feels to make a mistake in front of everyone. I am here to help you feel proud of your progress.
My primary teaching objective is to have fun as I assist you on this wonderf
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*** Lesson Details ***
I truly have fun making and teaching music. We celebrate all successes. Even the overcoming of the smallest "hiccups"!
There are games to make my students secure with the many concepts of music reading. I encourage improvisation and ensemble playing. We can add rhythm tracks to "jazz" up our scales and finger builders. Students can accompany with chords or melodic harmonies. I assign exercises to build finger flexibility, strength, fluidity and independence; Pencil work to master theory and reading skills; Pieces that contain the ideas we are focused upon; and pieces to add to your repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
At my Home Studio,You will be playing on my 5'1" Knabe grand piano! I also have electronic keyboards. On occasion you may find yourself playing on my marimba - a definite pitch percussion instrument - like a giant xylophone. We often rehearse our rhythms on my variety of world drums! There are chairs available for guests.
Also, I share my home with my pet cats - so if you are allergic, I'd be happy to consider coming to your home for your lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
An electronic keyboard with full-sized keys or a tuned piano must be available along with a proper height stool, bench or chair. A music stand for the books and good lighting is also needed. The family must agree that the 'lesson space' deserves to be quiet with no distractions. I can also bring one of my keyboards to use for duets, accompanying and improvising. Should there be another student (or potential student) in the home, they can use the extra keyboard with headphones for guided practice and creativity. Percussion students - primarily- mallets, would be better served at my home using my marimba. However, those who have bell kits could be taught in their home, with the possibility of using my marimba as an incentive.

*** Specialties ***
I am fortunate to have an extensive collection of piano method books and solos that I make available as part of my lending library. From it I can reinforce a concept or reward an accomplishment with an "oldie, but goodie" from John Thompson or Schaum, without having to charge the parents for another piece. For my beginning piano students of elementary school age, I have used the Robert Pace, Bastien, Faber & Faber and Schaum series. With adults, I invite them into the decision depending on what their experience is and what they would like to be able to perform one year from now. With transfer students, I have asked them to play their favorites from the lesson books they own, (and I ask them to evaluate their proficiency)- then we discuss where to go from there. Often it is positive to stay at the same level but use different literature so they can become comfortable with my style of explanations and expectations. This encourages a relationship where the student feels like they do know what they were taught and 'cements' those skills as a foundation for our moving forward together. I have a CD player handy for the books that include recorded tracks to go along with a learned piece.
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Elizabeth February 13, 2019
· Piano · In home
Miss Debbie is great with my 5 year old daughter! She is obviously very experienced with children. I’m very happy to have found her!
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Amy M. January 13, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Debbie is the best piano teacher that we have ever had. She is extremely patient and teaches not only the ability to read and play piano, but a lot of music theory as well. We would recommend her for people of all ages.
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Dillan A. October 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son is responding well to Debbie's lessons. It is apparent that she is highly experienced and skilled with music and delivering lessons.
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Debbie T.

Debbie T.

Houston, TX 77070
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About Troy W.

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Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten
years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• To reschedule a lesson, more than one day notice is required.

• Make up lessons must be scheduled before the next regular lesson.

• A make up lesson cannot be scheduled in place of a regular lesson.

• If, for any reason, two 30-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 30-minute lessons, not one 60 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• If, for any reason, two 45-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 45-minute lessons, not one 90 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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MR. REYNA February 12, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter loves her vocal training class ! Thank you Mr. Troy :)
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Kelly January 16, 2019
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Troy has great insight to help an actor get to next level of performance.
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Ilinca S. November 14, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Troy is a really patient instructor. I started these lessons as an adult with no prior musical training. I am enjoying the lessons and despite the fact that I never quite have enough time to practice as I should, sometimes even only having the lesson time with him, I still feel I made some progress. I also enjoy the discussions we have on music theory. I am trained as a scientist and when I read theory I have parse it through my own way of thinking about things. I find that Troy is a really good teacher and able to communicate in a manner that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him!
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Troy W.

Troy W.

Houston, TX 77006
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About Robert C.

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Robert began playing guitar in Houston, Texas at the age of 12. It was not long before he began playing in bands and played his first professional gig at age 17. Robert performed in and around the Houston area for five years before deciding to study music on the college level. He attended the University of North Texas and later attended Musicians Institute. While a student at MI, Robert was given the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 1991-'92. Robert began teaching at MI in the guitar school (GIT) in 1993. He has played with Bo Diddley, Tim Bogert, Chevy Chase, Floyd Radford, Deacon Jones, Joe Houston and countless others. He has performed for Buddy Ebson and Chevy Chase and has partied with the Monkees. In addition to playing guitar Robert also plays and teaches bass guitar and piano.

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Robert teache
s serious beginners from ages 5-99. He can also help intermediate, advanced students and pro players fine tune their skills and learn to play the music they hear. His laid back but structured approach has helped many of his students over the years become solid musicians and attain their musical goals. Robert uses a combination of his own teaching materials combined with the best of what he has learned over the years studying with countless world class teachers and players. With his over 20 years of teaching experience he is able to synthesize all this knowledge and make it easily accessible to all of his students. Robert teaches a variety of styles which include blues, classic rock, R&B, pop, country and jazz. All lessons are tailored to the individual student's interests and goals. In addition to this Robert makes his lessons fun too!
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Twyla J. July 14, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Robert is very nice and polite. I think the lesson was sufficient for the first lesson. He gave me homework to work on the D, G, and C chords. We went over the right hand numbering PIMA. I need to determine what my goals are in playing the guitar.
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Valerie P. June 9, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I am very happy with my guitar lesson with Mr. Calva. He is very knowledgeable and very patient. He found out my musical background and goals. He used that to structure my lessons today. He then gave me homework, tips, and short term goals. I am super pleased with his style of teaching. By the way, I am 50 years young...
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Wilbert M. January 17, 2016
· Piano · In home
I felt very comfortable and learned a lot the first lesson. I'm going to continue with him. Waiting to get my schedule for up coming week.
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Robert C.

Robert C.

Houston, TX 77066
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About Jeff L.

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An active performer, composer, and teaching artist, Jeff has over 11 year’s experience in music teaching, program innovation, and syllabus development.
jeff moved to Rexburg to study music at BYU-Idaho with an emphasis in piano performance and communication in 2012.
While he was in college, Jeff performed for numerous campus events and devotionals; he also played for the Jazz Lab Band, Collegiate Singers, Men’s Choir Women’s Choir and Women’s Glee.
Jeff started learning the piano at the age of 6 and the cello at the age of 10. As a young musician, he toured Malaysia as a cellist in 2007 and won different awards with the Hong Kong musical festival.

Jeff loves working with families with young children. He enjoys strengthening family bonds while introducing children to a lifelong love and appreciation for music.
Jeff and his wi
fe are currently residing in TX and attending law school.
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Sharron S. March 6, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Super rusty me felt pretty comfortable. He doesn't make you feel bad about where you start.
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Paul D. January 28, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great teaching ability.
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Jeff L.

Jeff L.

Houston, TX 77077
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About Stephanie G.

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Stephanie has been teaching harp students of all ages privately since 2007. Outside of her private studios in the Heights and Woodlands/Spring, in 2018, she completed a year-long musical residency with the TREK program at Travis Elementary, and previously worked at the Monarch Institute, a school for students with neurological disorders. She was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston from 2016–2018, where she had the opportunity to develop programming with organizations ranging from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center and worked at elementary and middle schools throughout HISD. Through Da Camera, she was also awarded a fellowship in May 2017 to develop a program at Meyerland Middle School that used music and visual art to combat bullying and facilitate classroom discussions.

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she is best known for co–founding the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble, a semester–long program for harp students of all ages and levels in Houston. During their inaugural season, the first semester was dedicated to the music of movies and musicals, and the spring semester was focused on learning the music of cultures around the world. Before moving to Houston, she coached non-major, college–aged students at the University of Illinois, taught music classes at the prestigious International Preschool in New York City, and developed a teaching and playing program for children with behavioral and communication disorders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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lelia October 4, 2018
· Harp · In studio
Stephanie is a wonderful harp teacher. She oozes enthusiasm and praise for her students and makes them feel so good about learning and practicing. You can tell she loves what she does and it shows when she's working with her students. She is extremely patient and caring. Definitely five stars!
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Stephanie G.

Stephanie G.

Houston, TX 77009
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$40 / 30-min
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About Keturah M.

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Spring, TX

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About Keturah
I have a deep love for singing and performing. I began singing with my family at the age of 3 and was performing in public beginning at age 4. In 1988, I was introduced to barbershop a capella style harmonies and began singing with my sisters in a quartet. In 2003, I graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors of Music, choral education emphasis, and French minor.

After graduation, I had the unique opportunity to become a member of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I sang on numerous recordings, in addition to performing on the weekly radio and television broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word.

In 2013, I became a member of Sweet Adelines International and currently sing with The Woodlands Show Chorus. I recently wrote an article published in the April 2016 Sweet Adelines International magazine, The PitchPipe,
entitled What Makes Warm-Ups So Important. I continue to sing barbershop and compete along with my sisters. We are currently ranked 7th place in the Region.

I love all styles of music, from barbershop to pop to classical. My students also have varying interests in music. In my lessons, you select the music you want to improve on.

During our first lesson, I will have you sing through some music exercises to determine your current range and abilities. My motto is: "It doesn't matter where you start as long as you are improving!" Then you will be asked to sing a piece of a song. We will also discuss your goals and motivations. I am here for you! I want you to see growth immediately, so we will mold each lesson to the skills and techniques you need.

Students will receive a free transcription of vocal warm-ups and exercises for developing sight-reading, if this is a desired goal.
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Cindy April 25, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I just had my first lesson today with Keturah. She is great! Can't wait to go back and keep on learning more each week.
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Muhammad February 7, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Very good and I enjoyed my class.
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Jeff December 8, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Keturah is an INCREDIBLE vocal teacher! She knows how to analyze your vocal technique right away. She teaches you how to breathe throughout your whole body.

I still can't believe how far she has taken me, vocally. You even have a chance to work with her on your own songs!!!

Keturah is the way to go!!!!

Jeff
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Keturah M.

Keturah M.

Spring, TX 77388
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About Kimberly K.

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Hello! I’m Kimberly, and I am a huge music lover! I have been singing solos and with choirs for as long as I can remember! I went to school at Angelo State University, and I have had the opportunity to be classically trained.I've been working with singers since 2015 and have loved helping my students sing solos, in quartets, and in choirs. My teaching style is encouraging, fun, and student driven.

First, we will see where you are as a singer. Then, together we will discuss your musical goals. We will work on making your voice stronger and your vocal range grow, so you can create your best sound!
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Brooke June 14, 2018
· Broadway Singing · In studio
I took a couple lessons with Kimberly before I sang in a musical for my school. She helped me work on projecting and she worked with me on diction. It really helped!
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Darlene June 14, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I have sung in many choirs, but there were some things I wanted to work on, including harmonizing, blending and vowel formation. Kimberly helped me so much with these, and I am so excited to sing for my church choir now! I would highly recommend her!
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Kimberly K.

Kimberly K.

Houston, TX 77095
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$30 / 30-min

About Riley V.

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Houston, TX

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I am a professional opera singer and conductor. I have a Bachelor of Music in voice from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Voice students can expect personalized lessons that are structured at helping them achieve their vocal goals in a systematic and holistic way. Drawing on my 20 years of combined experience singing and acting on the stage, my goal is to give students the tools to perform with their best voice in the most expressive way possible.

I am an active performer singing locally with the Houston Grand Opera and with several other regional opera companies in the United States. As a conductor I have worked with many singers, choirs, instrumental ensembles, and Opera in the Heights. I also have two years of classroom experience teaching music at four private grade schools.

I am passionate about te
aching and enjoy helping my students find their voice. I am comfortable teaching classical voice (opera and song), musical theater, and jazz.

Lessons take place in my living room (the acoustics are crazy good) where I accompany from a gorgeous Steinway Model D.
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Jonathan December 28, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Very patient and thoughtful. Have been taking for 2 years. Has made me feel exponentially better about my singing and performaning altogether. Would highly recommend for any age.
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Riley V.

Houston, TX 77007
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$40 / 30-min

About Gus B.

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Spring, TX

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How about learning piano from a experienced, classically trained pianist who is also an accomplished music composer of 20+ years? I've played the classics in recitals. I've played blues, jazz and funk with pop bands on the stage. I've been on TV multiple times. I've played along with stars and celebrities for thousands of people. I've scored dozens of musicals for children and received multiple awards for them. I've created symphonic music for feature films and documentaries. I've scored two ballets. I've created a musical channel with 30 million views to this date. I've coded 2 native musical apps for iPhone -- and sold thousands of units. I've accumulated more than 10.000 hours in recording studios as a music producer. I have an associate degree in Piano Performance and Masters degree in Audio for Virtual Reality. Whatever the path you
wish to follow as a musician, either if you want to play for fun or to become an accomplished professional, I can help you to succeed.
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Gus B.

Gus B.

Spring, TX 77379
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$65 / 60-min

About brian S.

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Hello my name is Brian Sanchez I am a student at Texas Southern University but i am happy to teach you all the things get to get you on the path to becoming a great trumpet player.
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brian S.

Houston, TX 77088
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