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Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skills.

I am an original New Yorker, but have lived in Virginia Beach for the past 12 years. I began studying piano at the age of 8 and have not stopped playing since. It is a gift and a joy to be able to share my love of music performance with people of all ages and abilities. I have also sung in man
y choirs in addition to performing professionally on the piano and the guitar, both as a soloist and ensemble member.

I rejoice in the success that I see in my students as they learn and gain appreciation for the gift of music. They become more and more eager to share and more and more open to the possibilities ahead.

*** Lesson Details ***
I listen well to my students. They are free and encouraged to express their goals and soon, they become more and more comfortable doing so. They begin to understand that even though I am their instructor, we are working as a team and that my goals for them are directly tied to the goals they have set for themselves.

My teaching style is natural, relaxed and yet, very enthusiastic, all at the same time. I have patience in abundance and my continual student affirmation is well received. I give most attention to personalizing instruction for each of my students. My passion for musical expression is contagious and readily shared. It is a joy to teach music, to contribute to the growth and delight that I witness through a student's progress.

I have taught music to both children and adults, from beginner to advanced levels. My teaching approach remains the same, save for the goals that suit the specific student, which we discover early on, sometimes even at the first session, together, right from the start. My beginning students receive the attention necessary to encourage their desire to persevere, which includes positive feedback (which is abundant) and a teaching style that fits his/her level of learning. My student's success is my goal. This is my jubilant mission.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, guitars, mini-amp.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I own 4 guitars, 1 classical, 2 acoustic/electric, and 1 electric, which I can provide for the lesson, if necessary.
I own a Baldwin Acrasonic piano.

The students will need to buy their books.

*** Specialties ***
Methods: Clear presentation of the instrument and the most comfortable way to achieve the best playing results. Emphasis on Theory including chords and improvisation.

Styles: From Classical to Broadway to Folk to Rock to Jazz to Blues.
Genres: All
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Burden L. July 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I had a musical background growing up. I played the piano and the cello for years and sang in several choirs. I also took piano lessons for a number of years as a young adult - but, when I came to Barbara, I hadn't touched a musical instrument for at least 3 decades. For me, what makes Barbara extraordinary as a teacher is that, even with all the musical background I have, she brings out music in me that I never knew was there - and we laugh a lot too - you can't do better than that!
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Anderson W. May 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Barbara is a fabulous teacher. She keeps my son on track while still making it fun.
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Michal N. March 31, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I would like to write a follow up review about Ms. Barbara.

I have been taking singing lessons for about 5 months with Ms. Barbara.
When I came to Ms. Barbara I had a few hurdles I needed help and assistance in. The end goal was to be able to have my performance on stage. Ms. Barbara composed the right vocal exercises for me to practice so my voice becomes stronger and more stable, that the breath taking is correct and will allow me to hold the notes i need better and even sing high notes.

I went on stage feeling happy, excited and confident. My performance was a success!
Thank You Ms. Barbara!!
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Barbara M.

Barbara M.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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$40 / 30-min
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Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Robert

My name is Robert S. I'm 30 years old. I teach voice and piano (beginner/intermediate/advanced and all ages starting as young as 5). I have taught piano for over four years now and have a knack for kids. I've had ample experience in music performance - touring around the world playing concerts in countries like Indonesia, Australia, Russia, and Japan - was a touring member for the Norfolk based rock group, MAE (Capitol Records, Tooth & Nail Records). Currently I perform regular gigs around Hampton Roads, solo and with bands. My expertise is piano and singing but I have a multi-instrumental und
erstanding of music (proficient in piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc).

"My goal with each student is to help instill a desire and passion to explore the deeper side of music. I try to keep my lessons fun, exciting, and interactive. I teach the fundamentals as music theory is crucial to understanding music, but I also teach on how to feel the true emotions in music. I believe that each student has his or her own personal musical journey. I'm sensitive to that and want to give each student a head start on that journey. Teaching another person how to play, understand, and feel music is something that makes me come alive."

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own two digital pianos, both with weighted keys. And I recommend that each of my students has a piano of their own with weighted keys.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If need be I can bring a digital piano with me for in-home lessons.
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Mike F. November 9, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Robert has the great ability to combine theory with fun! He quickly assessed where I needed the most work and tailored his lessons to those areas. He's very professional, positive, and encouraging. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone interested in learning or improving upon their piano skills!
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Jamilyn L. September 25, 2014
Piano · In home
Robert is absolutely wonderful! My 7 year old daughter is autistic and her attention span is very short. Robert is always very patient with her and praises her learning. He took the initiative to research different ways to approach her piano lessons so her learning was more effective. He is punctual and respectful to everyone in the house (including the needy french bulldog) He is very good at what he does. What a great person to shape the future of music!
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Robert S.

Robert S.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Daniel K.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Daniel

New to the Virginia Beach area, I have 6 years of professional teaching experience and 25 years experience as a performer. I combine these skills to teach music in a way that prepares students to reach their musical goals.

Although I have a passion for music, my day job is as an environmental scientist. I have a long history of teach math and science with non-profits and at the college level. I offer tutoring services for multiple levels of math and science.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson will involve a review of assigned work from the previous lesson and the introduction of new
concept and work to reinforce it. Aside from lesson book assignments I work with the student to choose special solo pieces that we can work on together.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Roland Digital Upright Piano
Yamaha Keyboard
Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
5-String Banjo

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha Keyboard w/stand
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar

*** Specialties ***
Music Theory
Piano
Introductory Guitar
Introductory Song Wriitng
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Christina G. April 8, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
My 6 year old daughter loves her piano lessons!

My 6 year old daughter has been taking weekly, in-home piano lessons with Dan for several months now. Dan is great at keeping her focused, while making it fun. She has already learned so much from him, and she looks forward to her lesson every week. Dan is very professional and punctual. We have been very happy with his teaching, and highly recommend him!
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Daniel K.

Daniel K.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Karen

Hello and thanks for checking out my, 'I love me' paragraph ; ).

But really this is about YOU. It's about how my teaching and life experiences may help you along your personal musical journey.

I've learned a great deal in my 20 years of teaching;

- patience
- persistence
- keep it fun
- change it up

It's my belief that music fundamentals are critical and we will create a solid musical foundation by learning the language, understanding the critical issues of timing, rhythm, and reading.

I enjoy working with all ages but specialize in children and adults that act like ch
ildren!

Stay a child! Learn something new.

What are you waiting for?!
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Jonathan G. July 6, 2015
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Karen is thorough. You will find out immediately that she will find your weaknesses and work on those. She is a pro - she knows what she is doing and she knows what her students need. She listens to what her students want to accomplish and then she will add to her responses extra instructions that will focus on big picture success. She really understands the difference between playing alone and playing with a group. She knows exactly how every band member will respond to what you are playing.
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Rob Wirth W. October 30, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We love her!! She is very good with Bryson and gives good instructions. We also like the home work that Karen gives. We highly recommend her to anyone learning piano.
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Karen R.

Karen R.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(2)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Jeff Z.

Virginia Beach, VA

About Jeff

Jeff Z has been teaching private lessons for almost 15 years and is currently available to teach lessons anywhere you require, including his private studio, your home, or even online (for most subjects). Jeff has helped students from ages 6 through adulthood achieve their goals and take on new challenges in life. His performing arts students have been accepted into the Berklee Conservatory of Music, The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and the Yale School of Music, among others. His academic students from the past decade are now pursuing countless paths towards success

Jeff received his training at The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2015. Jeff also holds a Masters of Composition, as well as two Bachelors of Art in Music and English.
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Renee W. February 9, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Jeff is so talented, and works very well will children. My 12yr old thinks he's awesome. After each lesson my son talks about what he learned with excitement. Before leaving each lesson, Mr. Jeff will ask my son and me to give him feedback and if there is anything we would like to change/do, just let him know. And forget about talented, that speaks for itself once he picks up those sticks. But most of all we appreciate his patience and great instruction. Totally feel lucky to have found him. Definitely a prize Instructor, that I would recommend hands down.
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Jeff Z.

Jeff Z.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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starting at
$29 / 30-min

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