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About Mark S.

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Philadelphia, PA
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As an alternative to traditional piano teaching, I offer non-notation themed lessons often utilizing lead sheets and photos to any students who prefer to learn with out the constraints of a course book.

About Mark
Learning music, especially at a young age, can have a positive impact in life. From simply playing at home to performing for large audiences, the goal I have for my students is the same: the enjoyment of being a proficient musician. I have written a bit about my experience and how I can use this to help you to become a great musician.
I began studying music when I was 8 years old. My early lessons taught me not only about music but about music teaching. Now as a music teacher myself, I vow to construct my lessons in a way that offers my students interesting material, multiple teaching methods, and realistic objectives set in an entertaining meaningful dialogue.
In high school, I played in bands with my friends. Thus, I can never stress how important it is to play with o
ther people. I always encourage my students to form an band, join music groups in school, or just find a friend to jam with. Not only does this raise the level of musicality, it is a great motivational tool.
After high school, I studied music at Colorado State University, where I focused on jazz and classical performance, theory, and pedagogy. I earned a bachelor of arts in music from Colorado State University in 2000. In 2011, I earned a Master's degree in Music Theory form Temple University.
I have been a professional musician for 19 years in diverse genres such as rock, pop, classical, jazz, and electronic. I have performed in the U.S. and Europe, and I have won various awards in performance and academics. Although I enjoy a busy career in music, I am committed to teaching the young and casual learner as well as professionally oriented individuals. I am also enthusiastic towards the education and development of talent.
My home studio is equipped with guitars, basses, keyboards, amplifiers, and digital recording equipment. I am knowledgeable in audio and midi recording through the use of software.
I look forward to sharing these skills with you or a member of your family.

*** Lesson Details ***
Although the procedure can vary depending on the instrument, my lessons often take the following steps:

Warm-up Performance of an assignment Instruction and Practice Performance
Instruction on a new assignment

In a typical lesson, we may take a look at a piece of music through an audio or video recording. After a brief listening, we discuss and examine the music. For example, this could be as simple as asking, "What do think about this part?" or more technical - "What's the time signature?" Next, we focus on a specific part to learn. The student makes attempts, observes demonstrations, ands listens to suggestions and instruction. I try to incorporate many different teaching methods while being mindful of different learning styles to ensure that the student is successful in assimilating and understanding the material. Finally, when the student has become sufficiently proficient on a piece of music, we'll play it together as a team. Sometimes, I accompany a vocalist on guitar instead of piano to get a different feel. For my guitar or bass students, I trade between lead and accompany roles. I may bring percussion instruments into the lesson. The idea is to change things up and have fun playing music.
People often ask if I am strict or laid back. I say I am neither. Through enthusiasm, focus, and motivation, the lesson time whizzes by before we know it!
Lastly, I never ask my students to copy anyone. I encourage my them to be original. The music I give them is only a guide. I want them to do what is in their hearts.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two 12 x 12 rooms
Piano - Casio CDP 120 weighted
Guitar - Fender Telecaster, Ibanez AX, and Takamine Dreadnought
Bass - Epiphone Thunderbird and EB-0
Amplifiers - Vox AC10, Fender Blues Jr, Ampeg, Acoustic 200,
Computers - Mac Book Pro
Microphones - Blue, Sterling,
Recording software - Cubase, Logic Pro, and Garage Band
Keyboards - Korg Microkorg, Alesis Vortex

*** Travel Equipment ***
If students do not possess the instruments they want to play, I will provide all the necessary equipment for them.

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, blues, jazz, classical, broadway, Disney (film), and pop music.
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Darina G. June 10, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Very knowledgeable and patient teacher.
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Pamela M. February 28, 2015
· Piano · In home
Mark has been great! I don't fit easily into a student level because I have had some piano training before -- but not in a long time. He has picked up very quickly on my skill level and has been very good about letting me pick my own music and helping me to learn. I feel that I am progressing as fast--or eve faster--than I had hoped. I highly recommend him for piano!
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Nateh September 30, 2011
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Mark you are a excellent singing instructor. I could not ask for a better teacher. I want to thank you for every thing. I know this is getting me ready for bigger and beter things.
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About Sabrina P.

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Learn Video Game, Anime or Classical Piano!

It is my goal to develop in each of my students a comprehensive understanding of music which enables them to play the piano with utmost enjoyment and musicality. Quality piano instruction is achieved through focused private lessons. Although with many students I emphasize classical repertoire, it really doesn't work with every student. Each student's curriculum is ALWAYS tailored to their interests and goals. I find encouragement is absolutely necessary but students must try their best. My teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed environment where students can feel like they can express themselves fully and learn much at the same time. Mastery at the piano is so much more than learning to press the right keys at the right time. Music is about expressing and sharing human emotions and feelings that are unspoken and is something we can all be touched by.

About Sabrina
I've been banging on the piano since I was 3, but piano became more structured when I turned 7 and I've loved piano so much since then! I've been classically trained in the US and then later in Italy so all together I have 17 years piano playing experience. My favorite genre is Modern Japanese Classical music (fancy name for anime and video game music). While studying abroad with my Maestro in Italy however, I was only allowed to play classical music so I became even more proficient in that musical genre.
I have been teaching Children and Adult students for 7 years. People aren't' intimidated when I'm around and I believe students benefit greatly when they are comfortable with the teacher and can feel natural around them. The teaching process is most successful when the students share their ideas, disagreements, goals; when th
ey are challenged and test their abilities.
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I am very laid back and love to laugh, but I do expect the students to be prepared and practice, this way they benefit the most from each teaching session. I believe students should be involved in their curriculum, so I encourage all to bring in pieces THEY WANT to play because this will make the learning process overall more fun and enjoyable. My trust is, if you practice regularly you can accomplish much in a short period of time. Whatever you put into learning piano, is what you will get out, whether great or small.
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- Modern Japanese Classical : Yoko Shimamura, Nobuo Uematsu ...
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- Classical : Joplin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff ...
- Italian Technique Training
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Ethan W. January 16, 2019
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· Piano · Online
She is great, just like I thought she'd be. I feel like I can accomplish my goals with her. Thank you Sabrina!
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Elizabeth Anderson January 9, 2019
· Classical Piano · Online
Sabrina has already-- in my first lesson-- given me many helpful ideas. She's also really patient and encouraging.
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About Katie D.

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Spanish Fork, UT
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If you take lessons with me, you can expect progression! This takes top priority in my mind. It is very important for my students to know that I encourage keeping track of their progress on their chosen instruments. Setting goals and reaching them can be very satisfying! I recognize that every student has different skill levels and I will teach to the style that they best adapt to. One final note to add, they will be loved!

About Katie
At just 6 months old my mom discovered me humming “Silent Night”. By age 2, I would sit in the bathroom, holding aloft a Reader’s Digest from which I would “read” aloud, belting gibberish at the top of my lungs. Needless to say, my mother quickly enrolled me in the children’s performing group “Sunshine Generation”, since then its been 23 years of singing, dancing, acting, playing piano, playing guitar and playing the ukulele non-stop.

I love music and I love teaching! I have been studying the subject for decades now, two and half to be exact. First, in private lessons with wonderful teachers, then in Junior High, and High School. Then I entered the realms of college at Citrus, Riverside City College and received my Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music from Brigham Young University. I am a music composer. I write music, lyrics, and sco
re to Film/TV/promotional videos. I am currently on iTunes. I am loving and caring about the students I teach. I've had experience in teaching individual lessons to over 100+ students, singing with touring jazz orchestras, pop/rock groups and directing choirs.

Music is a lifestyle, and it is the lifestyle I love to live. If you want to learn your music skills, let me teach you! Im super fun and I will help you get to the next level! Thanks for reading this, I appreciate it. Don't you feel like you know me a little bit better?

*** Lesson Details ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect progression! This takes top priority in my mind. It is very important for my students to know that I encourage keeping track of their progress on their chosen instruments. Setting goals and reaching them can be very satisfying! I recognize that every student has different skill levels and I will teach to the style that they best adapt to. One final note to add, they will be loved!

*** Specialties ***
Many genres excite me, however, I excel in Pop, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Country, Contemporary Christian, Broadway, and Singer/songwriter.
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Rebecca S. November 2, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Katie is amazing. So talented and encouraging to me. She plays so many instruments and has a beautiful voice.
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Angela October 29, 2018
· Singing · In home
Katie is very knowledgeable and made my daughter feel comfortable and capable.
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TaraLyn M. August 26, 2016
· Singing · In home
What an awesome teacher! My daughter is so excited to continue with Katie, she really connected with her and made her feel great about her ability and opportunity to improve and strengthen her voice. She can't wait to go back! Her name is TaraLyn, not CaraLyn as posted.
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About Alexis S.

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I am all about teaching the whole musician, meaning that you will not be learning just piano but all the skills necessary to be the best musician you can be! This includes ear training, music theory, sight-singing and more.

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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About Luther A. B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.
Mr. Blackwell unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
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Stephen December 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
Glad to have met him. Super solid and getting me back on a lesson track after many years away from the piano.
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Keith W. November 26, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Luther is an awesome teacher. There are no shortcuts with learning music, despite what the Internet may say. Luther will take you down a path that, with commitment and practice, you will gain the skills to play any style. He will help you master proper fundamentals that can be built on. He has years of experience, and a proven methodology of teaching that will benefit anyone who will apply it.
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April C. November 6, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Excellent quality and friendly teacher. Couldn't be more pleased!
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About Brandon S.

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Piano is an amazing instrument and has so much power. Have you wanted to learn your favorite songs? The piano is an easy instrument to start learning those and the way I focus on learning music is by focusing on the songs you like to play and listen to.

We focus on ear training, theory, proper practice techniques. We will learn excersizes to help us play with both hands better.

I also am a Jazz musician, so we can talk about imrovisation and comping as well

About Brandon
I am a professional Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute player. I have been composing my own music for video games and short films, and working as a mixing engineer for a couple years now, just really exploring many different aspects of music. I have a degree from Utah Valley University in Commercial Music, and spent most of that degree on the performance aspect of music.

My Saxophone students can expect some of the fun and some of the practical. We will be working on articulation, tone production, intonation, breathing, different forms of vibrato and many other aspects of control over the saxophone while learning songs that you as the student want to learn.

I have been taking piano lessons for 15 years, and turning around and teaching the techniques and abilities to my students have been really fun! We work on the fundamentals, but we
focus on learning cool songs and do things that few other instruments can do.

I have a lot of fun with music theory. I try to be practical in what students need to know, but can teach much more. I have a jazz background and can teach jazz theory, including comping and improvisation.
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Margarito January 14, 2019
· Piano · In home
He was really nice and explained in a very easy way.
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Austin April 18, 2018
· Music Recording · Online
Brandon is fantastic. I don't know that he's ever given me a word of bad advice, and has been a HUGE help in getting my career as a producer and narrator off the ground. He's incredibly knowledgeable and skillful, and my experiences in both hiring him and learning from him have been absolutely fantastic. I would heartily recommend him!
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About Kaitlin C.

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I have been playing the piano since I was five years old, and when I began I didn't particularly like playing. Because of that, I have learned how to make it fun for young aspiring pianists. When we begin, we will of course learn basic technique and simple classical songs, but we will also learn simple arrangements of popular songs that will catch your child's attention. As we progress through the learning process, the student's input will be very important to me. We will learn songs that are important to their growth, and songs that they want to perform.
I believe that if the student wants to play the piano, they should learn songs that they want to learn while simultaneously learning correct technique and methods that will help them to eventually learn pieces without the support or help of a teacher.

About Kaitlin
Hi! My name is Kaitie Chan and I am so excited to hopefully work with you!
I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have been singing for just as long, and have been helping to teach beginner students for the past year.
I have two main focuses in teaching - one, learning correct technique and skills that will help you to continue playing piano for the rest of your life, and two, learning songs and pieces that interest you!
Once we learn some basic piano pieces, we can branch out to many other skills, including learning how to sing and play the piano at the same time, learning how to write songs, learning how to create mashups, learning jazz piano skills, and many more. I have a highly diversified skill set and would love to help you learn what you want to learn!
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Provo, UT 84604
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About Bridget D.

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I am an experienced private music instructor with real world experience as a musical theatre accompanist and music supervisor for film. All ages/levels. I keep my lessons fun, informative and efficient and will work closely with you to create a curriculum that meets your goals. I can teach anyone how to play and read music! I have been playing piano for 20 years, viola/violin for 15 years, guitar and voice for 10 years.

About Bridget
Bridget is Los Angeles-based, New England-grown folk-pop songwriter and music teacher. Bridget graduated from Berklee College of Music and Emerson College in 2017 with degrees in music technology and acting. She spent much of her undergraduate time working in venues and theaters, writing musicals and directing an cappella group before moving west to work in the music business. Bridget is currently a full time music and yoga teacher throughout LA, an avid runner, skiier and mom to her cat, Puppy.
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Pat December 12, 2018
· Ear Training · In studio
Bridget is an incredibly patient, intelligent, and passionate teacher that can take your confidence level from a 6 to a 10 in just one lesson. Taking classes with her will definitely change the way you approach music and allow you to be your best self. 💖
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Eric December 12, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Bridget is amazing at what she does! She made sessions fun and easy, and she really knows her stuff!
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Paige December 12, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Bridget worked with me to compose a new piece for an acapella arrangement for nearly 20 people. The original piece was a pop rock song with one singer, a piano, guitar, bass, and drums.

Prior to her lesson and assistance, I had never arranged a musical piece before, though I could read and write music and was able to plunk out a few notes.

Bridget was patient, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be reaching out to Bridget again for additional lessons!
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I'm an Emmy-Nominated artist and former top American Idol contestant. I've spent the past 10 years touring Europe and North America as a Singer-Songwriter and have won many international awards for my songwriting. I've performed with Imagine Dragons, Lindsey Stirling, Brian McKnight, Janelle Monae and others. I currently compose music for Films, TV shows and Video Games. While I climb my way up the Hollywood Composer ladder, I'll be taking on students for a short time. Learn from someone who currently is in the heart of the industry and has made a living as a singer-songwriter for over 10 years.

About Shaun
I've got stories. Ever since I was on American Idol, I've toured for the past 10 years as a solo artist on the piano. People know me for my wild keys, and you can definitely tell I've been influenced by Elton John and Billy Joel. Whether you're serious about a music career or not, learning the piano from a conceptual approach will help you feel more confident about your newfound piano skills. Let's make some music!
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When it really comes down to it, the idea of learning an instrument can be very daunting. It's really easy to get discouraged and put off diving into something that should just be fun and rewarding. But a little direction goes a very long way! I can help you maximize your time and focus your efforts so you can make the most of whatever level of commitment you are comfortable with.

Want to start with the nuts and bolts? I can walk you through the basic fundamentals of Music Theory. We can explore chords, scales, intervals, rhythm, and melody all at a methodical and comfortable pace.

Just want to get the ball rolling and start learning some tunes already?! We can do it that way then! A few exercises and tips on technique will allow you to start honing your skills while you expand your song list.

About Eric
I've been playing guitar for almost 20 years and keyboards for about 15. I am also competent at bass guitar. I enjoy a wide range of musical tastes. I have been fortunate enough to share the stage with many talented people, as a guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. I am currently working on a studio project. I want to share my passion for music with others!
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