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About Sandra H.

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Glen Allen, VA

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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.

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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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Asbelis Gabriela O. August 4, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Es una hermosa maestra ..... Enseña muyyyyyy bien.
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Jayden J. May 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
She is very engaging , my 6 year old son enjoyed his first lesson!
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Dodd C. April 4, 2018
· Piano · In home
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 23060
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About Michael M.

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Powhatan, VA

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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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Justine February 28, 2017
· Cello · In studio
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!
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Holly September 12, 2016
· Violin · In studio
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.
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Sharon September 12, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
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 23139
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$28 / 30-min

About Chelsea M.

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Richmond, VA
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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 23235
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$30 / 30-min

About Rachel W.

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Richmond, VA
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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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Genisis T. January 11, 2019
· Piano · In home
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
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Robin September 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
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Malcolm August 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
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 23220
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$30 / 30-min

About Joshua Z.

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Henrico, VA

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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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April July 10, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Joshua is so friendly and always on time! Both of my kids are enjoying their lessons.
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Joshua Z.

Henrico, VA 23231
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$25 / 30-min
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About Kenson A.

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Smyrna, GA
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About Kenson
I started playing the guitar since I was 9-10 years old with my brothers, and since then I never stopped playing it. Music took me a lot of places and I met some interesting people along the way.
Get ready to learn your new instrument and turn it into your passion.
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About Steven B.

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Richmond, VA

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About Steven
Steven has been teaching private music lessons for more than ten years. He plays and teaches piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and voice. Steven has worked with students of all ages (ages 4-early 60’s) and just genuinely enjoys sharing the gift of music with any and everyone! Steven believes that we are students in life and even though he has been playing professionally for half of his life he still sees himself as a student and loves learning from his students as well.
Steven began his musical journey at the age of 7 taking private piano lessons. In his early teens he was introduced to the guitar where his love for music and music education came full circle. In high school Steven took AP music theory and was the first chair guitarist in his high school jazz band. Though Steven was accepted to Berklee College of Music and B
elmont university he ended up attending VCU. While at VCU he took private jazz guitar lessons under Mike Ess. During his college years he formed two successful bands (Bella Blue, and Steve Carter Connexion) and also joined the popular hip hop group Earthtone. All of these groups were comprised of other outstanding musicians that have gone on to pursue professional careers in music as well.

After graduating VCU Steven continued his path in music teaching private lessons, playing guitar in church, and being a member and “hired gun” for multiple funk/rock/and R&B groups in the DMV area. Currently he is the lead guitarist and a vocalist for the band Stonebrook which is signed with EastCoast Entertainment, and Dance Candy which is signed with Sam Hill Entertainment. Dance Candy has been the rhythm section for the living legend of tap dance Savion Glover since 2015. They have performed everywhere from New York City to Mexico City and countless theaters in between. In 2017 Steven released his debut solo album entitled “Soullow” which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal. Steven believes that getting to share the gift of music and educating youth and adults is an honor and a privilege that he is forever grateful for.
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Steven B.

Richmond, VA 23221
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$42 / 30-min

About Alexandria V.

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Richmond, VA
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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 23235
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$34 / 30-min

About Jason T.

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Richmond, VA

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Jason T.

Richmond, VA 23220
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$50 / 30-min

About George P.

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Richmond, VA
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About George
I’m a multi-instrumentalist and teacher specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, and artist development. I spent the early ‘80’s as major- label recording artist, and founded the College Radio- dominating band 4 out of 5 Doctors. My major-venue touring/performing credits include tours with The Clash, The Cars, Hall & Oates, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Pat Travers, UFO, even Screamin' Jay Hawkins, to name a few.

I spent the last three years teaching guitar, bass, and band, at my local music academy. During that time, I was fortunate enough to bring in major-name, platinum-selling artists/producers to mentor my younger students, whom they recognized as exceptional.

Application of my musical skills were honed by major record producers, including Jeff Glixman (Kansas, Black Sabbath, KISS) Alan Winstanley (Bush, Elvis Costello, Mo
rrissey), Bil VornDick (Allison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs).

I also created a specialized teaching method that focuses on lead guitar derived from simple folk-picking patterns. This effort garnered me a top-selling instructional DVD followed by a Full U.S. patent award for teaching hi-speed guitar picking. This effort has now garnered me a grant to pursue these sciences.

What gets me going is the student’s playing, not mine. I use a lot of advanced technique in my own playing and love to teach those skills, but at the same time, I also get novice players up and playing very, very quickly.

I also worked at Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), and is a music industry veteran at the international trade level, including a stint representing U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair’s music industry and artist promotion efforts in the USA.

I have experience teaching the minutest, fine musical technique up to and including the 50,000 foot view of overall musicality. This effectively eliminates musically limiting blind alleys the student might otherwise encounter.
I tailor each lesson to the needs of the student. Skills taught include most every style of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, songwriting, song dissection, scales, fingerpicking/fingerstyle, band/artist development, and production.
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George P.

Richmond, VA 23235
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$42 / 30-min

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