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About Perry N.

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Dallas, TX
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About Perry
Hello!

My name is Perry and I am a professional classical, flamenco and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In addition, I have taken masterclasses w/ many professional guitarists in all styles such as the flamenco guitarist Miguel Antonio.

I am familiar with all styles. I teach using a foundation in classical/flamenco style and technique. I have found that for my own career as a recording artist in both the classical, acoustic and electric guitar fields that the classical/flamenco styles are the most useful for developing and training the hands to become a consummate professional.

I teac
h beginner to advanced students of any age. I also can provide pro and amateur electric guitarists an in-depth study of correct hand postures and left-hand/right-hand technique which can help to refine their overall technique and stylistic approach. I can also advise professional electric guitarists on their electronics, effects pedals, and amplifiers to achieve their own individual sound. I also teach Bass, and reading the Bass clef.

My teaching specialties include: Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Classical Repertoire, Flamenco styles, techniques and repertoire, and the works of Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, Brouwer, Aguado, Villa-Lobos, Sabicas and Paco de Lucia.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic approaches and techniques of such guitarists as Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, and SRV to name a few, and I can teach you the components they use to build their signature licks.

As a rule I only transcribe to give the students examples for lessons. I intend for all of my students to grow as musicians, so my lessons do not consist solely of transcribed solos and riffs.

I have a vast library of music, so I can draw from my own resources to teach you, or from a method of your choosing.

My schedule has a few openings right now. I do teach outside of my stated teaching radius, but ONLY at the 60 minute rate.

I teach people of all ages, from children to adults. I believe everyone is on an even keel, if they are willing and eager to learn.

*** Lesson Details ***
Emphasis on classical posture and technique.
Emphasis on sight-reading.
All students learn to play basic blues and jam
Technique varies depending on the particular style the student wishes to learn.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I presently don't teach in my home studio. I can bring a folding music stand or extra footstool if necessary.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a limited number of learning materials such as copied exercises, listening or practicing CD on occasion. However, I feel that it is the student's responsibility to provide their own guitars, and the bulf of their own learning materials and necessary electronic equipment. This can include footstools, music stands, method books, amps, cables, pedals, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I've been playing guitar for 25 years, and this has given me the time to study, perform, and perfect many styles of guitar playing.

I studied classical and flamenco guitar with Robert Guthrie for 4 years before and after my studies in the SMU program. I've also played in jazz and rock ensembles since the age of 14. I studied with Chuck Pangburn, pro jazz cat, and Brad McLemore, an indie rock songwriter, early on in my studies as an adolescent.

I encourage most students to learn to play on a classical or nylon-string guitar early on in order to develop proper technique, posture, sensitivity, and sensibility. I also encourage all students to learn to sight-read at a very early point in their studies. Once, this hurdle is cleared many other challenges are easily surpassed.

Presently, I am developing a new method which incorporates solfeggio, blues and popular music forms, and improvisational playing. I also am exploring the vanguard of new guitar technology such as the Moog Guitar, analog effects, and various guitar synthesizers.

I try to introduce an understanding of music theory early on so that students develop a full comprehension of not only the written language of music, but also the sonic-aural language of music.
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Darrell D. December 12, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Great personality and knowledge of music, really makes the lessons very personalized, fun and interesting. Definitely a good choice!!
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vishal May 8, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Perry takes the time to explain flamenco and related styles deeply and thoroughly. He also provides detailed micro-scale feedback on hand/arm placement, orientation, range and which muscle groups to engage. But more than the technical, he has an awesome vibe and makes learning guitar quite an enjoyable experience.
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Patricio P. February 27, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Perry is excelentt, very dedicated, patient and acknowledgeable.
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Dallas, TX 75204
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About Jonathan S.

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New York, NY
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About Jonathan
I see each lesson with a student as another opportunity to help facilitate realization within them. Now in my fourth year as a professional freelance performing and teaching artist living in New York City, I currently hold a private studio of over 20 pupils, ages 6 to 65, professing a wide range of topics rooted in the subject matters of music, the arts, and spirituality.

Most of the subjects I teach are music related, in which I have over 6 years of Conservatory training, a Bachelor's and Master's degree, as well as over 15 years experience performing, recording, and competing on an international level. However, my interests, practices, and skillsets do extend beyond sound and visual art, and in the realm of spirituality.

I specialize in the following areas of musical study: General Music, Composition, Ear Training, Music History,
Music Theory, Sight Singing, and Songwriting. I also specialize in the following instruments: Trumpet and Piano/Keyboards. As a trumpeter, I have competed twice in international competitions presented by the International Trumpet Guild, and have participated in two audition based international intensive programs: at the School for Improvisational Music, and at the Banff Center in Alberta Canada. I was one of only two jazz trumpeters in the world to receive an audition for the 2014 Juilliard Artist Diploma Program in Jazz Trumpet, and besides touring as a musician in over 5 countries, I have served as an educator for the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance created by GRAMMY-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill, as well as the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York City.

I have also been practicing various forms of meditation practices and Yoga practices for the past 3 years. My influences span from Astral Projection to Reiki, to Vipassana Meditation, to Visualization Techniques, and much more. I believe and live by the idea that creativity is an energy that flows through us, and one's creative abilities can be improved and expanded, through the emotional body, which is influenced by one's perceptions. Throughout my training in music and the arts, I have realized that creative flow and love for what one is and does can be applied to anything in life.

Because of my 9+ years experience as a professional artist living in New York City, my students receive both guidance in discovering their own voice and comfort within their desired field of practice, and also practical approaches to retain and utilize their training and pre-ordained skill sets, with self-application and diligence. Through study with me, my students enable themselves to swiftly make progress and move toward a life of renewed purpose and fulfilment. Through specific assignments, exercises, and practices my students foster a real relationship with their instruments, and themselves, thus unlocking their creative minds, for usage in all aspects of their lives.

I teach out of a my home apartment studio on the upper east side, complete with weighted 88-key digital piano, Bose high quality speakers, recording equipment, as well as musical media, and tablature spanning many musical genres, cultures and time periods. I also am equipped with a spacious floor space for Yoga, Pilates, Weight Lifting, Meditation, and more. Additionally, I am able to travel to any location within the five boroughs for an additional travel fee (TBD based on location).

I look forward to helping you realize your potential! Let's get started...
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Les S. May 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
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Joanie May 13, 2016
· Trumpet · In studio
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
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Sonia R. February 25, 2016
· Piano · In home
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Jonathan S.

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About Renata S.

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Richardson, TX
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About Renata
I teach a variety of subjects ranging from oil, acrylic watercolor, drawing to cooking and baking even sourdough bread baking.

I have been teaching painting for over 10 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of acrylic, oil, watercolor and mixed media painting and created their own beautiful masterpieces in landscape, abstract, still life and other subjects! Within the first few lessons, you'll start understanding the elements of art such as light, shadows, perspective etc. and as time goes on, you'll be able to paint like a pro! I love working with students of all experience levels.

I also teach cooking from scratch with the best ingredients. Be it Asian, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern cuisine; I teach them all and more. I even teach to bake bread with my own home-grown sourdough starter. So, please join me fo
r a fantastic session and learn some basics or other skills that only chefs know. Once we have cooked a delicious meal, we sit together and enjoy it over a glass of wine or whatever you like. As an option you may take home the remaining portions, usually enough for 3-5 days. But you don't have to. You only pay for the food you eat which is a fraction of a restaurant meal and yet much better.
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CalAmp Corp. Richardson TX May 29, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Renata was simply amazing
She made a wonderful meal for us, all while sharing some great cooking tips and stories.
The Salmon was marinated/seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Rice, Kale Salad, and Fresh Bruschetta with French Bread were such a hit, everyone had clean plates by the end of the demo.
Renata came with everything that she needed to prepare the food and even set up/cleaned up everything with no interruption to the rest of our office.
The ones who didn’t participate couldn’t even tell what she had prepared, saying that they didn’t smell any after smell.
Once they learned that we ate Fish/Salmon… Complete Shock.. hehe
Renata is an amazing teacher who is very well versed in culinary arts, she knows many tips and tricks for creating wonderful, flavorful meals.. Thank you for everything, Renata!
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Melonee April 6, 2018
· Cooking · In studio
Great instructor for me and 13 year old son. We cooked beef Bolognese. He enjoyed the class and the conversation with Renata as we ate a delicious and aromatic meal.
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Avery May 1, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
Great time and great instructor!
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Renata S.

Renata S.

Richardson, TX 75081
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About C J E.

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Duvall, WA
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About C J
C J Elsip is an internationally emerging Fine Artist with a uniquely distinctive style of work. Her highly intuitive use of colour and form resonates on the canvas, creating powerful, vibrant oil paintings which emanate with an exquisite sense of light, depth and dramatic presence.

Welcoming students of all ages and abilities, the artist combines a versatile, inspirational and intuitive approach with an extensive variety of effective drawing and painting techniques, encouraging you to stretch the boundaries of both creative medium and mind to discover, explore and develop your own personal, creative language.

Through hands on demonstration and individual guidance, discover time-honored, traditional and experimental drawing and painting techniques as you are guided on a fascinating creative journey of light, color, composition and
depth.
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Phil E. January 22, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Even in the first hour-long lesson, CJ was able to show me basic drawing techniques that will be really helpful as I continue to work on my skills. She was helpful and friendly and we had a great time!
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Sharon W. September 12, 2017
· Acrylic Painting · Online
It is hard to get a lot out of a lesson doing it remotely. And in one hour! She was wonderful but I think I would like to try lessons either in a group setting or individual face to face. That way she could help me correct mistakes as I go.
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David Whitney, Sr. August 31, 2017
· Drawing · In home
1st session went very well and provided a solid plan.
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C J E.

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About Alfredo E.

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Pasadena, CA
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About Alfredo
I am a classically trained artist and illustrator. I enjoy teaching people who are passionate about art regardless of skill level. I have exhibited widely in Mexico and the United States and also illustrated for magazines and books.
You can see some of my work here :
https://www.instagram.com/alfie_ripstein/
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http://www.echeverriaripstein.com/
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Alfredo E.

Alfredo E.

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$80 / 60-min
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About Emily Y.

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Dallas, TX

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About Emily
Hi, there!

My name is Emily and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students become more confident in their abilities, push themselves creatively, and make beautiful works of art. I'm a genuine and fun-loving person with a down to earth way of approaching art. My teaching style is casual, modern, and tailored specifically for what you are looking for.

I went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock and earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Painting and Drawing in 2011. I have been a practicing artist since I graduated college and actively exhibit in Dallas and the surrounding areas.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I have students of all ages and skill levels so don't have any hesitations about reaching out for lessons. Feel free to se
nd me a message and tell me about your goals!
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Grant April 4, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Emily is wonderful and quick to observe and adapt the lesson to my son's interests. Great lesson!
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Noah January 13, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Emily is great with my 10-yr old son. He has really improved in his realistic drawings which is what we were looking for with lessons.
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Maddie F. December 13, 2017
· Drawing · In studio
Emily has really helped my daughter's drawing capability in a short amount of time. I can see an improvement in just 3 lessons! She is also very friendly and my 13 year old feels safe and comfortable around her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their drawing skills.
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Emily Y.

Emily Y.

Dallas, TX 75204
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$25 / 30-min

About Megan R.

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Topanga, CA
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About Megan
Hello!
Thanks for considering me as your art teacher! I look forward to talking with you about your goals and creating a custom lesson to fit your needs. Wether you are a beginner, looking to gain a new skill, a student, wanting more creativity in your life or coming back to art after a break, I have the education and experience to help you!

My methods combine classical and modern art techniques in a fun, interesting and friendly way. Take a look at my portfolio images to see examples of my work in acrylic, oil, charcoal, graphite pencil and watercolor!

Group Art Classes*:
I also offer group art classes as a way for family and friends to bond through the creative process !

*Group Lessons have special pricing - Please contact me about Group prices*
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Leanne H. June 5, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Megan certainly tailored the lesson to my personal goals. She is very gentle and patient as well as skilled as an artist and as a teacher.
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Biju April 14, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Megan was both professional and kind - clearly knows the subject well. I thought the approach to discuss the pillars of the content was a great idea and I am looking forward to the next lesson.
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Samantha P. March 13, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · Online
I made a last minute lesson with Megan as I panicked about a university project that I was in no way prepared for. She is a calming and professional energy that guides you along the first few movements. At the end of the class she summed up what the next steps would be, making sure to set me up for success. I will definitely be signing up again!
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Megan R.

Megan R.

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$80 / 60-min

About Rhonda M.

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Carrollton, TX
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About Rhonda
Painting and Teaching are my Passion. I think Painting is the most fun you can have by yourself but even better with others. Ive taught at Painting With a Twist, Painting With Influence and Falak Art Studio. I would love to help no matter what stage you're
in. Come paint w me Let's have fun while we learn!
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Rhonda M.

Rhonda M.

Carrollton, TX 75006
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$42 / 60-min

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