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About Caitlin A.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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About Caitlin
I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to build students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the Universit
y of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. In addition to my private studio, I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. and Ortegan School of Music in Chicago.

I am also a percussionist and teacher with Salt Lake City's Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian music and cultural organization. I have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

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I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method approach.

Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations and great problem solving skills that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice efficiently and use excellent problem solving skills! We want to get the MOST improvement with the LEAST amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

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I also have experience with extended and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2015 Subaru Forester that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.
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Emily June 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Caitlin has been great with our 13 yr old son
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Taylor C. September 7, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Caitlin is the bee's knees! Great at explaining things in a simple format and passionate about teaching! I would highly recommend her for all your musical needs!
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Christian N. December 9, 2016
· Cello · In home
Wonderful! I haven't seen my son this excited about the future of his music in a very long time. She helped him correct a few issues and listened to what was important to him in continuing his musical journey then made a bit of a plan to continue forward. She even stayed a little longer to help with a piece he will be performing in a couple of weeks. She seems to have a very strong classical base but has expanded into other areas, which is exactly what my son needs at this time.
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Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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About Alexis S.

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About Alexis
I believe in teaching all aspects of musicianship when learning an instrument such as music theory, ear training, and singing, just to name a few. I have been private teaching for more than 7 years and I specialize in trombone, music theory/ear training, and piano lessons and have taught a variety of levels. I provide a very inviting environment for students to learn and grow.

* In case of allergies, I will mention that I have 2 cats in my home. Let me know if this is a problem so we can work out a different location.
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ginny December 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Alexis is very encouraging and patient. She understands my questions even when I am not able to explain them fully. Her lessons are fun and engaging. I made huge progress within a short period of time. I would highly recommend her!
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Mikaela September 24, 2018
· Trombone · Online
great expierience! couldnt have been better.
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Mikaela September 17, 2018
· Trombone · Online
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Alexis S.

Orem, UT 84057
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About Danny S.

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Springville, UT

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I've played drums about 30 years and taught lessons about 20 of those years. Each student is different and I've evolved my lessons to accommodate teaching each student. My background consists of all styles of Drumset, marching band, rock bands, soloing and Troopers drum corps. Also playing in jazz, concert and orchestra bands gave me opportunity to perform and compete many places including P.A.S., scoring a 1 @ state and G.C. drum off. I took private lessons for a few years before leaving to college in Hollywood, CA, attending M.I.(Musicians Institute) with one of my instructors becoming the current drummer for Korn, "Ray Luzier". I now teach mostly out of my own books on how to read music, coordination, grooves, soloing and playing with bands. If you are not local, I offer online lessons too. I have 1-2 recitals each year and make it pos
sible for online students to participate. Accepting beginner to advanced drummers, come check it out.
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Luke November 2, 2018
· Drum · Online
Totally awesome cool! Danny teaches kids drums from first time to having fun playing real songs in just a few lessons. Thank you for making learning fun for my son!
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Jack N. October 12, 2018
· Drum · Online
Professional, kind and patient. Luke enjoyed the lesson. Thank you!
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Jill G. September 29, 2018
· Percussion · Online
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Danny S.

Danny S.

Springville, UT 84663
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About Peter M.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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About Peter
I love sharing knowledge! Math has always been a passion for me, and I competed in several math competitions even in elementary school. Since then I have tutored many students in math from a fourth grade level to college math. I scored a 34 on the ACT and I enjoy helping others achieve their dreams by getting college scholarships. I lived in Italy for more than 2 years and have worked as an Italian teacher and tutor for 5 years. I have been playing guitar and making music for 19 years. You can check out my CD, "Songs from Pablo's Attic," on Spotify and iTunes. I am currently attending graduate school at the University of Utah and our tutoring endeavors help us work through school in a meaningful way.
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JOEL September 29, 2018
· Italian · Online
Peter is an awesome teacher. He makes the italian language easy to learn and also fun!
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Laila September 22, 2018
· Italian · Online
Peter was patient and very kind. He was fun and made immediately my daughter at ease and helped her connect and work through the class. She is only 6 and he was just great with her!
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Kerry April 21, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Peter is fantastic. He established rapport right away with my 12 yo and provided instruction in a manner that she was able to understand and return demonstrate. She had a very good experience and is excited about learning to play the guitar.
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Peter M.

Peter M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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$18 / 30-min

About Jennifer R.

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South Jordan, UT

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About Jennifer
Music is a huge part of my life and I love sharing that with others. Helping and seeing others discover and develop their talents and find joy in music is something I love.

I come from a musical family and have been singing and playing the piano since before I can remember. Flute (and piccolo) lessons began for me in the 7th grade and I participated in both concert and marching bands from there though college. Now I take regular opportunities to play with various groups of all sizes.

I have taught music (theory, flute, piano and vocal) to students of varying ages and backgrounds both individually and in groups. Working as the woodwind and marching assistant at my alma mater was a thrill and I enjoied seeing and helping students push themselves and reap the rewards of both talent and recognition for their efforts and accomplishments.


While participating in the Prince William Community Band, I had the opportunity to learn to play some percussion instruments and played in that section for a couple years. I have been a music director for several years and enjoy arranging music. It is never to late to start learning if you have the desire and persistence.
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Cherie S. January 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
Jennifer is a wonderful teacher.
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Emma S. December 21, 2018
· Flute · In studio
She was very kind, very patient, and very good at instructing. For two people who have never learned anything about the flute, my child and myself feel comfortable and confident in practicing what we’ve learned! Often for first lessons when setting out to practice you can’t remember what to do. She was amazing!
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Jennifer R.

Jennifer R.

South Jordan, UT 84095
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About Emily E.

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Spanish Fork, UT
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Hi there! đź‘‹

My name is Emily, and I'm so excited to get to know you! I've been playing the flute for as long as I can remember. Whether you are just starting out, or want to shake off the rust, I can help you become a flute whiz in no time!

Ready to get started? Let's do it!
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Emily E.

Emily E.

Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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$30 / 30-min

About Chris M.

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About Chris
I'm a professional musician, with experience playing in orchestras, jazz bands, rock bands, and many other settings. This includes live performances and studio recording sessions. Whether you're just starting out, or trying to prepare for a college audition, I am here to help!
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Chris M.

Chris M.

Lehi, UT 84043
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$25 / 30-min

About Taylor S.

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About Taylor
Hi there! My name is Taylor and I like to party! I've been playing guitar for as long as I can remember and the best word to describe playing guitar is a party! Throughout my 10+ years of experience, I've learned that ANYONE can have fun playing guitar.

Anyone who truly wants to can play guitar. It fits every mood! Hyped up? Play Guitar. Feeling down? Play Guitar. In Love? Play Guitar. No matter how I feel, playing guitar always helps and writing songs help me express how I feel in a way nothing else can!

I absolutely love being a guitar teacher! Beyond helping you learn how to learn the most beautiful instrument, I love to get to know new people like you and become friends with musically passionate people!

Honestly, I already know we will both be amazing friends and learn and write some incredible music!
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Taylor S.

Taylor S.

Orem, UT 84058
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$34 / 30-min

About Marj D.

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Midvale, UT
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While sharing a stage with Tim McGraw, being trained with Gladys Knight, performed for the CEO of Apple, producing countless sold out live shows myself, and now booked to opened for the NBA season Utah Jazz home Game by performing the National Anthem in January 12, 2019, and featuring in Angels of the Greatest Showman Live for the Hollywood on Broadway Company in SLC, February 7-8, with six members of the original cast of the movie is so much fun, teaching my vocal technics to others is absolutely my favorite.

Seeing my voice students progress, being confident on a stage, and watching them winning awards or get call backs after big auditions make me feel so accomplished. I have a passion to share the gift of singing to others.

I was born and raise in Haiti in very humble conditions. I wasn't privileged to take voice music or dance
lessons at a young age, so now I get excited to teach it. What I had as a young girl was the talent, and a wonderful church group who lived for music just like me. I was very excited when I started to get training to become a better singer myself, and to train others.

I am looking forward to become your new friend, and best vocal coach you have had in your life. See you in our studio or online.

Love always

Marj Desius
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Camille November 26, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Marj is a true professional. Not only does she have the proper background and training to be a vocal coach, she has incredible on-stage experience to make her the incredible performer and vocal coach she is to her students. Singing can be so vulnerable and frightening but with Marj’s approachability and dynamite personality, she has helped me conquer some singing fears to ultimately conquer the stage of performing.
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Marj D.

Midvale, UT 84047
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About Bill S.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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I haven't a degree in ukulele, but a searing passion for playing and teaching it.
Though my original intent 6 years ago was to take up an instrument to accompany the many styles of songs that I like singing, I quickly progressed beyond beginner level, and found that I had acquired a flexible and versatile array of styles and approaches that could benefit other players as well. So, inside 2 years ago I began teaching privately, as well as taking over a weekly group of ukers. Next month, as well as leading ear training/basic music theory,
I will teach a new class through Community Ed called Rhythm Ukulele, based on the same principles as I teach privately.

I have always had music in my life, starting out with singing, and piano at an early age, then moving into trombone, that being usurped by a new-found interest in drums during the midd
le school days, which I continue (percussion) to play today. I dabble with bass guitar, but didn't come from a guitar background, like so many that I know - the uke is my sole string passion!
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Jean December 25, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
I loved taking lessons from Bill. He always challenged me to work a little harder but was always kind about it. I really needed help with different strumming patterns and that is the challenge he provided for me.
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a senior woman December 22, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Bill is supportive and friendly, easy to work with, and very knowledgeable about ukulele techniques. I just started lessons and feel inspired to continue. His adaptable teaching technique matches my learning style.
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Frances December 21, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Bill's extensive background in percussion provides a unique ukulele learning experience. I've really enjoyed learning a variety of music styles, as well as plucking and picking patterns from Bill over the last year. His love of music makes each lesson really fun!
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Bill S.

Bill S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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