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Ryan B. Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan

Hello, my name is Ryan B. I appreciate the responsibility, dedication and hard work that comes along with being a music teacher. To me nothing is more rewarding than the students improvement and their personal feelings of success. Since I have learned how to play a variety of instruments over the course of several years, I have learned how to gather and utilize skills and techniques that I have learned from many great musicians. That means I can take these diverse skills and pass them on to my students! And I am very good at finding just what the student needs to expand their musical horizons. Training: -I have been playing a variety of musical instruments (examples are guitar, piano, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and many more) for seven years -I am very familiar with ...

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Roger H. June 20, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is a very good teacher, easy to work with, explains music and the instrument in details with patience. I highly recommend Ryan as a teacher.
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Matt O. October 18, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Very friendly and knowledgeable

Ryan is great to work with. He is very friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. He was able to help me improve my singing in all aspects and geared his teaching method to my learning style. I highly recommend Ryan as an instructor!
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Kayla T. May 30, 2013
Saxophone
Enthusiasm that spreads! His excitement and passion for music truly inspired me.

Ryan is personable, eclectic and respectful. I met him while performing at a show with my old band. He had along his flute and saxophone. Excellent with any ability level and of all ages of students! He is well-versed in many different genres and on many different instruments, although he taught me saxophone. His enthusiasm and passion is contagious!
Richard D. Saint Louis, MO

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music professionally in local bands while attending UMSL and have been teaching guitar and musical performance to many students privately for the last 7 years while developing and exploring my own musical goals. Recently I have written, produced, and performed on 5 original music albums, toured from St Louis to Texas and Colorado, and have learned many things about humanity and our culture's relationship to music. Those who share a passion for music form an extraordinary community. Come take the ...

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Noresheca M. October 5, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 16 year old son has been taking guitar lesson with Richard D. for a few months now. First I must say Richard is a extremely nice person. My son think he is a cool guy and looks up to him. My son never played the guitar prior to lesson with Richard, now I can actually hear a song when my son play his guitar. Thank you Richard::::
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Lynne Z. March 7, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Perfect fit for my daughter

My 17 year old daughter recently began taking lessons with Richard D., and we couldn't be happier. He is patient and encouraging, and he makes learning fun. She really appreciates the fact that he encourages her to work on music that she likes rather than telling her what songs to learn. He obviously knows his instrument, and clearly enjoys passing on his knowledge. A+ for this teacher!
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MikeS March 6, 2014
Teaching Musicianship

Richie and I have been playing, performing, arranging, and writing together for 3 years. Richie is a highly skilled musician with wide ranging tastes and talents. He is well versed in many styles of music; rock, classic rock, country, blues, classical, and jazz. He knows well how to break down a piece of music and explain and teach it. I have been a professional musician for years, and Richie has taught me much. He can teach you too.
David M. Saint Louis, MO

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and Kim Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by the ...

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Martin F. October 24, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them.
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Geralyn P. July 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After the initial panic of trying to learn something at such a ripe old age I was reassured by other reviews that David would be the best bet. They were correct and I recommend him to any age group. After a welcome at the front door assuring me that I was at the right location, he excels in making you feel comfortable. He listens to questions and told me no question was stupid. Takes everything at your speed and recaps from the week before. Is thorough and stops you when finger placement is not correct so you don't begin bad habits. Looks up and acquaints himself with the songs that you want to learn and will stop covering a certain area if you do not want to learn it. He sends you home with just the right amount of practice work and after 3 lessons I feel like I'm getting all of what he's teaching and am improving and adding on more lessons. So happy that I chose David.
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Don D. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
My Outstanding Journey

I can't say enough about what I have learned over the past year. To be able to play the gift of music and understand the foundation of it's existence, is truly an edifying experience. My instructor has been absolutely fabulous. His patience, knowledge and his keen ability to translate his knowledge to the specific level of understanding of his students, is nothing short of great. Kudos to you all for having the resident talent to make my, and others, dreams of learning to play music a reality.

Best of wishes to all this upcoming New Year.
Ken S. Imperial, MO

About ken

I have been teaching for 40 years, and I teach rock, classical and country techniques. I have taught at northwestern University, north park college and Mundelein college. I have played rock for over 40 years and can teach all aspect of scales and modes from beginner to advanced. I use whatever method works best for students and I can teach any song you would like learn. I use the Leonard method for beginning students who want to read music and I incorporate other method books as necessary. All of my students learn to play to the best of their abilities. I can teach advanced rock students a combination of modes and scales that will take rock and blues playing to the next level. I keep up with current trends and I currently play in two local St. Louis bands. *** Lesson Details *** ...

Ryan B. Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan

I am a Music major currently attending UMSL studying composition and performance. I have finished an Associates in Music from STLCC, and have been giving private lessons since 2012. I have performed in multiple STL groups and have performed at many popular venues including Blueberry Hill, Roberts Orpheum Theatre, Off Broadway, The Broadway Oyster Bar, and The Gramophone to name a few. I perform a wide range of styles including Classical, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, and Progressive music. I have performed in Concert/Jazz choir, as well as Jazz band at both High school and Collegiate levels. I give students a mix of formal and informal training that involves studies with proper technique and sight-reading mixed with a curriculum that focuses on the students preferences in musical ...

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Lisa O. July 30, 2014
Piano · Online
Verified Student
We have enjoyed working with Ryan. He has been really flexible and worked with what my son was interested in playing!
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DEANDRE W. June 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I wont bore you with a long review... but Ryan is the best bang for the buck on all of TakeLessons. He makes the lessons fun... not only do you learn about singing, you will learn about yourself. There is not a doubt that we will have a long working relationship.

I wish there were more than 5 stars to give him! Thanks Ryan!
Victor Y. Saint Louis, MO

About Victor

I have eight years of experience playing guitar. I specialize in rock and metal guitar. My teaching style is laid back, versatile and I am very patient. I enjoy working with kids as well as teens and adults. Some of my favorite bands include: Metallica, ACDC, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots. If you're ready to rock, I'm ready to help!

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Tom C. March 3, 2015
Metal Guitar · In studio
Victor is a great teacher. I have been taking lessons with him for a year now, and I have learned a lot. He is very patient and I can tell he genuinely enjoys teaching. I highly recommend Victor if you are looking for rock or metal guitar lessons or even if you are a beginner looking to learn just the basics.
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Paisley E. March 3, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Victor is an amazing teacher. He is patient, kind and fun. I learned the basics of guitar and even how to 'shred'! If you're looking for a rocker, he's your guy.

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