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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.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Contemporary, Popular Song, Jazz & Blues, Show Tunes, Theme Songs.
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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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Perry I. December 2, 2016
· Piano · In home
Every lesson has been great so far. Our boys are really responding to Ryan's teaching style and having a good time while learning.
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Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Little Elm, TX 75068
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$35 / 30-min

About Melissa C.

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Dallas, TX
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Hello! Melissa C. here and I can't wait to meet you! Here's a bit about me.

I have a BFA in Musical Theater with a minor in piano from the University of Oklahoma. I also became a certified Montessori preschool teacher while living in NYC. I have performed in some great places such as Hershey PA, aboard the MS Maasdam cruise ship, Seoul South Korea, traveling tours and of course, good old NYC! I had the great fortune to be in the original cast of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! on Broadway as well as many other Off Broadway musicals such as the It Girl. Here in Dallas I perform in plays and musicals on a regular basis and I love it!! What gets me excited now is teaching kids, teens and people of all ages to sing or play the piano! I teach in several schools to groups of children and I just love teaching privately!

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We will have fun learning piano and voice together! For voice students I will teach you everything from classical to Broadway! I design an individual and unique curriculum to meet your needs and goals! After all, we are all different!

For my fabulous piano students, I use the Ferber method and infuse a good deal of music theory as we go along! I believe in this curriculum strongly, but I also encourage you to bring in music that YOU want to learn for FUN!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, space for parents to wait

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a key board if you do not have a piano

*** Specialties ***
Acting-musical theatre
Piano- all style
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Keith May 19, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Totally awesome. Can't wait for next week.
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Colin May 14, 2016
· Piano · In home
Melissa has a great manner with young kids just beginning to learn piano. My son is looking forward to more lessons with her.
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Suzanne May 6, 2016
· Piano · In studio
She knows her stuff and conveys it in a fun way!
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Melissa C.

Melissa C.

Dallas, TX 75287
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$29 / 30-min

About Marilyn S.

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The Colony, TX
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About Marilyn
Music Job History:
My music teaching/playing background includes: private piano instructor at home studio, elementary music teacher in Lewisville ISD and Odessa Public Schools, piano accompanist for middle school/high school band Solo Contests, and former church accompanist for Methodist churches. I accompany both Lakeview and Griffin choirs throughout the school year.
Was Elementary Principal at Owen Elementary, The Colony, Lewisville ISD
Personal Information:
Have 3 children, now ages 26, 27, and 29
Love gardening, reading, playing piano, ringing handbells.

I believe performing is an important part of music learning, so I schedule at least 2 recitals each year. Some of my adults prefer not to perform and that is okay too. I am a member of Carrollton Music Teachers Association and through this association are festival opp
ortunities 4 times a year for those students who are ready to play for a judge!. The more you perform, the easier it gets!

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I believe that most people would say that they wish they could play the piano. Taking piano lessons keeps you practicing and working on improving your skills. I can always help a student to play better in some aspect of their playing. I break down skills into as small a step as needed so the student can understand what needs to be done. Reading music is similar to reading words, so sometimes the problem is not with the fingers being able to play, but what the student is seeing. I can take whatever series you are currently playing out of and move forward with you from that series.
Rhythm can often be a problem when playing and that usually is just a matter of getting that rhythm into your vocabulary and really hearing how it goes.
Fingering is another area that can be the reason that a passage is not working for you and I can help you figure those areas out. I always try to correct and help you improve by using humor and positive reinforcement. I have several books that work on technique in fun, short exercises that will apply to any songs or literature that you are working on.
We will spend some of every lesson sight reading (looking at music that you will practice at home). Improving your ability to read music at sight will make your piano playing more enjoyable for you.

As with any lessons, the more you practice, the more progress and fun you will have! Every student needs a spiral notebook that we will use to keep track of your lessons. I have found it best if I buy the books you need and then you pay me for the books - that keeps you from having to search at a music store for the correct books and I make sure you have the correct book/levels. If you prefer to find the books yourself, that will be fine also. I am flexible and want your piano playing years to be lifelong for you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano, Baldwin Acrosonic Studio Piano, Suzuki 88 key electronic keyboard,

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Piano, Handbells, Music Theory, Sight reading
I can teach from any series, have tended to specialize more with beginning and intermediate students. I have taught from almost every series over the years.
Right now I have students in Faber & Faber, Bastien, John Thompson, Schaum, David Carr Glover, Hal Leonard, FJH, Dozen a Day, and Alfred series.
I think that breaking skills down into small steps works well for mastery and understanding. I like to expand my students' appreciation of different types of music, from classical to pop, looking for music that is at the student's playing level.
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Noah B. July 13, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Great 1st lesson. My son is excited for the next one.
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Amy May 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
Love working with Marilyn!!!
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Quinn A. February 4, 2016
· Piano · In home
Based on what I saw today, it's clear my son will be playing incredible pieces of music before he leaves elementary school.
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Marilyn S.

Marilyn S.

The Colony, TX 75056
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$30 / 30-min

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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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.

*** Specialties ***
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 !
Want change
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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
(21)
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$35 / 30-min

About Alexander K.

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Plano, TX

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About Alexander
Hello there my name is Alexander. Thank for taking the time to read my bio. I have been playing the piano for over 35 years. I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. In addition to teaching piano I am elementary school music teacher for over 18 years. I currently teach students as young as 5 and as old as 65. Whether your a beginner or an experienced player I am passionate about teach music and help each develop a love of playing the piano. I have earned an Associate of Performing Arts in Piano from Nassau Community College, a Bachelors of Arts from Hofstra University and a Masters of Education-Music K-12 from Hofstra University. I am married to my lovely bride-Keyla for 15 years and I have two amazing children Ally and Matthew both of which take piano lessons from yours truly. I teach and play most styles of music and I am able to t
each students how to read and play by ear. I would love to help you reach your musical goals.
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Gloria W. January 27, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My 6 year old granddaughter has been taking piano lessons from Alexander K. since for about 4 months now. I chose Alexander as a result of the number of years he has been teaching piano lessons to young kids. He is doing a great job teaching her. He is very patience with her inquisitive mind and leads her at her pace. She likes his teaching skills and has learned a lot in this short time. I am very impressed with the progress she has made. I plan to continue the lessons for as long as possible. Thanks Alexander for the great job you are doing with my granddaughter!
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Christopher Sewick May 21, 2017
· Classical Piano ·
Alexander is an exclent instructor and musician. He has the ability to make leaning the piano challanging yet fun. My 9yr old looks forward to his lesson every week and has thrived under Alexander's tutelage.
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Olivia Buchanan March 7, 2017
· Piano ·
I have enjoyed piano lessons from Alexander so much! I love his teaching style, he makes it so easy and fun! He is very patient and works with my schedule! This is my first experience learning piano, I've been putting it off for 20 years, and I'm glad I found Alexander to be my piano instructor!
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Alexander K.

Alexander K.

Plano, TX 75025
(5)
starting at
$42 / 30-min
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About Salvador B.

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Dallas, TX
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About Salvador
I am a professional musician and educator. I have always enjoyed and been eager to share the musical knowledge that I learned from the very first music lesson I ever had; this feeling in me has never changed. I simply love to help people who want to learn new instruments.
I am patient and encouraging, helping you to always believe in yourself and I believe and have the educational means to help you do it. Whether it is piano, guitar or some other instrument you want to learn, I can help you.
I was became entirely dedicated to music when I was 14 years old. I learned Classical/Jazz/Pop Guitar, Piano and Flute/Recorder/Alto Sax. As soon as I started learning, I started teaching. In my church there were a lot of kids that didn't have the opportunity to learn music, so I volunteered and became their music teacher passing on to them whateve
r I learned myself.
As I grew older, I kept on studying and teaching music as a church volunteer and noticed that my own skills would dramatically improve just because I was devoted to my student's learning.
I pursued a degree in Music Education in New York City at the Aaron Copland School of Music. The education and experience I gained from college, drastically improved my teaching skills and I was able to work as a Music Teaching Assistant for a private school in NYC, a Senior Chess instructor for after school programs and a Private Music Studio teacher.
Nowadays I am an active music teacher and performer, looking for new students and opportunities to share the love of music. I always reach out to people who have musical interests and want to further develop or experiment with music.

I will be very happy to be your music teacher!
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Piper M. January 14, 2019
· Violin · In studio
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· Guitar · In studio
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Brittany P. November 26, 2018
· Violin · In studio
He is the best violin teacher I have ever had! I've wanted to learn since I was a kid, but I was not motivated with my previous teachers and now as an adult beginner I am finding it easier than I thought. Mr. Sal breaks it down so that it isn't as hard to learn anymore and I am making leaps and strides. These last 6 months have gotten me ready to play Jingle Bells for my family over the holidays along with my other pieces and I am excited to show them what I've learned. Thank you Mr. Sal and I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to learn the violin to just start with the best teacher I know!
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Salvador B.

Salvador B.

Dallas, TX 75287
(19)
starting at
$42 / 30-min

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 Diana N.

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McKinney, TX

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About Diana
I am a professional violinist. I graduated from Kiev State University in Ukraine with a Masters of Music, in classic violin, voice, chorus conductor.
I studied classical violin for 17 years and also, I have 32 years experience with children and teenagers of different ages.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their violin technique. Every student has a unique possibility to play violin. I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual performance. I can help any student to play with freedom, confidence, and expression. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence,

My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun

I can teach my clients in my (or your) apartment (
I guarantee the honest)) in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Diana N.

Diana N.

McKinney, TX 75071
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$50 / 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

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