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Jason R.

Urbandale, IA

About Jason

I started in my teens picking up my favorite songs here and there, similar to most guitarists. I did just enough so I could write songs and play them with my friends.

I played around in a few rock
cover outfits. Eventually, I was getting to the point where just a few chords wasn't enough. I needed to play a lead or melody line and I didn't know what to do. But over time, I noticed a lot of patterns in the music I was playing and in the music I was hearing. I became fascinated with sight reading, music theory, and training my ear.

I'm probably not going to teach an advanced player anything new. Can I help the beginner with their very first chords? All that and more! And can I take someone who's played tabs and help them understand how to read and understand music? Absolutely!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will determine the pace of the lessons I give. We will set a few goals depending on experience level. My aim is to teach a song of the student's choice in chunks. My ideal student is someone who wants to learn and employ music concepts creatively.

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*** Travel Equipment ***
Though I'm not currently teaching in home, everything we need I can carry or stuff in a backpack. I always have a portable recorder on me and can send a copy of the lesson to the student if requested. I also pack a metronome and a tuner.

*** Specialties ***
Songwriting
Sight-reading
Music Theory
Konokol Rhythm System
Rock/Country/Blues
Punk
Metal
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Jayden K. June 19, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After his first lesson, my son was very excited. He felt motivated and expressed that Jason would hold him accountable for his practice time. Jason was encouraging and has my son very eager for his next lesson.
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Rebecca W. January 2, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jason is a fabulous instructor, very easy going and willing to listen to his students and help them learn what they're interested in. He's been giving my daughter lessons for a year now and she looks forward to them every week.
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Rebecca W. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jason has been giving lessons to my 10 year old daughter for about 6 months. We've been really pleased with the progress she's making and she really enjoys her lessons. Jason does a great job working with her to make practice fun and keeping her engaged.
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Jason R.

Urbandale, IA 50322
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Caitlin D.

Ankeny, IA

About Caitlin

My name is Caitlin! I have been teaching students since September 2007, and I started teaching private lessons in April 2014. I went to the University of St. Francis and earned a degree in Music Educa
tion in December 2013. I am a kind and understanding person, and I would consider my teaching style to be flexible, relaxed, yet always progressing. I would love to help you improve your musicality and technicality of your instrument and to help you reach your individual goals as well!

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My primary instrument is flute! I have been playing flute for 15 years. I received four years of formal university flute instruction from highly regarded flute instructors. I have privately taught flute students ranging from third grade students to adults for a year. With my training and playing experience, I am sure to be able to help you improve throughout our lessons! Students of all levels are welcome for lessons!
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Kim September 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Caitlin is extremely patient and uses positive feedback. My daughter was very nervous the first lesson and Caitlin sang along with her to help calm her nerves and make her feel more comfortable. She patiently went back over notes my daughter struggled with and encouraged her while explaining techniques to help her with the more difficult notes. My daughter was very excited to go back and enjoyed the second lesson ever more! She also wants to continue going more than what we originally signed up for. Thank you for the great experience, Caitlin!
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Isaiah T. August 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Helps me relax and just sing
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David R. July 9, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Caitlin has been giving lute lessons to my granddaughter for several months. Caitlin, in my opinion, is a very good teacher. She cares very much for her students which makes them very comfortable with music. My granddaughter had already been playing the flute in her school band and Caitlin helped her learn the finer elements of playing the flute. I would recommend Caitlin as a teacher for anyone wanting to learn the flute.
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Caitlin D.

Ankeny, IA 50023
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Amy L.

Ames, IA

About Amy

I have been playing the violin for more than 15 years. I have experience teaching and playing in several orchestras. I sincerely enjoy playing violin and would love to teach you!
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William February 4, 2016
Violin · In studio
Having Amy teach me violin was a true joy. She's very friendly and always professional. You can tell that she takes the time to really understand her students and how they can best improve. Simply put, she cares, and it makes a big difference.
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Laura February 4, 2016
Violin · In studio
Amy throws out the stereotype of strict music teacher while managing to be professional and knowledgeable. She is warm and caring, and she makes learning a tough instrument a fun, painless process. I cannot reccommend her highly enough!
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Amy L.

Ames, IA 50010
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$15 / 30-min
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Evan H.

Des Moines, IA

About Evan

Hi, there! My name is Evan and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students develop new skills, gain artistic confidence, and pursue their
musical dreams whether it be professionally or as a hobby. I have been playing bass, acoustic and electric guitar for over 10 years. I'm a relaxed and humorous person and my teaching style is organic, motivating, and authentic. I look forward to helping your musical talents soar!
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Evan H.

Evan H.

Des Moines, IA 50316
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$30 / 30-min

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