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Sandra H.

Glen Allen, VA 23060

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About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand.

They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.

***In-Home Availability***
Starting January 2019, I will have an available spot for 1-3 new students (2 or 3 only if they are in one household). A one hour student would be from 7:30pm to 8:30pm and 2-3 students would be from 7:30pm up to 9:00pm.
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August 4, 2019
Asbelis Gabriela O.
Es una hermosa maestra ..... Enseña muyyyyyy bien.
May 12, 2018
Jayden J.
She is very engaging , my 6 year old son enjoyed his first lesson!
April 4, 2018
Dodd C.
So far so good. Sandra seems to have the patience I need as a beginner. Thank you Sandra.

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Sandra H.

Glen Allen, VA

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Michael M.

Powhatan, VA 23139

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About Michael

Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts!

Throughout my professional career I have toured and played with bands such as Soul Fire, 3 Door Down, and others, and have performed for companies such as 4 County Players in Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Carolina Players in NC. I play multiple instruments from woodwinds, brass, to guitar, mandolin, violin and have training in singing and vocal training and more!

I use a number of established teaching methods to instruct my studies as well as my own methods that I have perfected through my 18+ years of teaching. My philosophy is that

it is important to stay fluid and adjust to each student's learning style to create successful students at any age from 3 to 100!

My only goal is to help you reach yours!

-==Some of My Studio Equipment=--
Marshall, Crate, & Fender Amps
Williams and Yamaha Digital Pianos
Woodwind instruments
Violins of all sizes
Brass Instruments
Acoustic and Electric Guitars (Fender, Epiphone, Breedlove, etc..)
Computer and Multimedia Supplemental material
And others!

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I teach Suzuki Method when appropriate, as well as popular scholastic methods when needed for a school band program however, I mostly teach to the student. Each student gets a unique and personalized experience tailored to their specific goals and needs using a variety of available materials, but above all I strive to teach fun when learning the arts!
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February 28, 2017
Justine
I am an adult who has no experience with any type of instrument and was very nervous and intimidated at first. Then I met with Michael, and though there was a ton of information we had to go through, he really made me feel at ease. He has the knowledge, patience, and understanding I was really looking for in a teacher and I'm so happy I found him!
September 12, 2016
Holly
With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate us my daughter learned a lot from him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great person to do business with.
September 12, 2016
Sharon
Michael is very energetic and passionate about music. My kids have really enjoyed their time with him and we would recommend him to anyone!

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Michael M.

Powhatan, VA

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Chelsea M.

Richmond, VA 23235


About Chelsea

My teaching style is unique and individualized to each student. I set personalized goals to make every lesson a success, and I push my students to get the most out of themselves just as I do myself. I'm always enthusiastic and humor driven to create a personable learning environment for students of all ages. Music is a source of healing and inspiration in my life, and I would love the opportunity to share the creative experience with you.

I hold a Bachelors of Arts from New York University, a Masters of Arts from the University of California, Davis, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. With over 15 years of experience, in both piano and voice, I've had to opportunity to perform, both domestically and internationally. I've served as a choral singer, pianist, accompanist, and songwriter both independently and i

n competitive music leagues, while pursuing my full-time career in the field of psychology. For individuals interested in music therapy, please ask me about my therapeutic approaches to working with piano.
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Chelsea M.

Richmond, VA

Jessica D.

Richmond, VA 23219

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About Jessica

I am a local small musician who does soprano and baritone ukulele cover videos. I record my own songs and post them online, and help others do the same! I learned guitar and viola at a young age and then taught myself how to play the soprano and baritone ukulele. I have been taught by amazing teachers, taught some of the best students including myself! My different experiences as student, teacher, and musician make learning a lot of fun. I take a lot of influence from popular you tube musicians and love using that as a tool to teach and learn. I even have an extra ukulele you can use during class if you need! I will have helpful worksheets and tools for you to take home and practice on your own time as well.

Currently I record cassettes and digital audio files. I have also created really fun music videos with all of the music produced

myself. Through high school I was in a few bands, and I have always had such a huge passion for music and seeing that passion grow in others.

My clients learn how to play in my comfortable and creative home. I have beautiful acoustics in my living room, with inspiring artwork on the walls and a ton of natural light. I work with singers and uke players of various age and talent range!
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February 9, 2018
Elaine
A perfect fit!!
January 11, 2018
Christine
Jess helped my 5 year old not only learn ukulele but she also gave my child confidence in her abilities to learn other instruments and play for our family. She's come out of her shell a lot since learning and I couldn't be more grateful!
January 10, 2018
Eric
Jess is really great! Her whole demeanor is just light and fun. It's easy to learn from her. Totally worth it!

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Jessica D.

Richmond, VA

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Rachel W.

Richmond, VA 23220

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About Rachel

I have been playing the piano and the trombone since childhood. Growing up in a musical family, music has always played a big part in my life. I was active in school bands in addition to taking private lessons throughout grade school. In high school I was a member of Tri-M (a musical honor society), qualified for district band through audition, and was ranked in the top 10% of trombone players in the state of Virginia. Throughout my education I developed a working knowledge of brass instruments, music theory, a variety of playing styles, and much more.

After high school, I pursued and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, while continuing my musical career, playing in bands offered by the school as well as in the Richmond area. I am currently active with the ACCA Temple Shiners in their German band

, The Sauerkrauts, 100% of whose proceeds go to benefit children in Shriner-owned hospitals.

I have been giving private lessons since 2006, and have a deep passion for musical education. I feel learning to play an instrument enriches life in a way few other things can.
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January 11, 2019
Genisis T.
My daughter first class she is 6 1/2 yr old & autistic. My daughter was able to feel comfortable with teacher so far & its starting with basic piano lessons & she is looking 4ward to her next class . Thanks
September 5, 2018
Robin
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
August 31, 2018
Malcolm
Rachel was very kind and helpful. I just started learning, and she was patient with me despite this. Would highly recommend for a beginner.

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Rachel W.

Richmond, VA

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Joshua Z.

Henrico, VA 23231

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About Joshua

Guitar is the most amazing instrument to me. I got really lucky because someone gave me an electric when i was 12 and I just played it. I didn't even know they had to be tuned at first! Once I started playing with people I learned so much so fast. I also went to school for recording and am able to use Preamp features to increase the quality that you hear while we are playing together. I use loops to demonstrate ideas and also to keep time while we jam together. I promise you within a few lessons we will be making sweet music together. If you want to know theory and all the other mysterious interesting corners of music we will get there. It is all about playing and having fun. I look forward to hearing from you.

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July 10, 2019
April
Joshua is so friendly and always on time! Both of my kids are enjoying their lessons.

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Joshua Z.

Henrico, VA

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Jacob P.

Bumpass, VA 23024


About Jacob

My name is Jacob Pulver, and I’m a pianist from Virginia. I’ve been blessed to be a church musician, classical competitor, special events and a music teacher for over seven years. Music has enriched my life and I’m thrilled that God has given me a platform to use that gift to share with others.
I began formal lessons at the age of 13 and was classically trained through high school. At age 15, I had the wonderful opportunity to start playing at my church. Once I started college, I began teaching in hymn improvisation with a variety of great music teachers. I now serve weekly at my church as the pianist and continue to study music with a great teacher.
Music has always been apart of my life. It has not just been something that I enjoy but has brought me great comfort in hard times. I want to share the beautiful gift of music with people o

f all ages.
It is never too late to begin a new instrument. I thought I was too late to start at 13 years old, but I would never have imagined I would be where I am today. If you are considering lessons, I encourage you to try it out, work hard, and your hard work will pay off.
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Jacob P.

Bumpass, VA

Alexandria V.

Richmond, VA 23235


About Alexandria

I’ve played piano for 15 years, and I studied piano performance at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in high school. I graduated last May from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Government and English.
I recently moved back to Virginia after teaching English in China to elementary school students for the past year, so I have a lot of experience with kids.
I’m a graduate student at VCU.

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Alexandria V.

Richmond, VA

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