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Vanessa P.

21 Reviews
Lynnwood, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Music!
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vanessa P.

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Everyone's a Poet/Singer/Songwriter at heart! We all have songs and melodies and poetic fancies that have been sleeping inside of us (sometimes for years), and we long to bring them out, but somehow lack the tools, and, most importantly, the encouragement to share our creative treasure trove with others, and, even for our own self satisfaction. As an awarding and published poet, (see Amazon.com for my "Kaleidoscope: Life's Meaningful Reflections" series of books and audio books) I'll help you begin to express your thoughts, emotions, and stories in your own songs, and in your own unique style that will bring your message to the world! No time like the present to start!

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Become the masterful Singer that you really ARE! Learn to bring out the natural beauty and power of your Voice, and to match your own unique personality and vocal qualities to complementing repertoire in order to show your voice and talents in their best light. We'll develop the repertoire that fi

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David L.

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Seattle, WA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
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David L.

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Lifetime immersion in flamenco music and culture with recent three year in-depth pursuit of core flamenco guitar forms, chord progressions, and rhythms. Nearly 20 years experience in professional flamenco ensembles as a percussionist, and many hours accompanying flamenco dancers on stage and in the classroom. In-depth knowledge and access to other multiple master flamenco guitarists available.

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Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, D

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Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.

Cheryl G.

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Lake Stevens, WA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Individual piano lessons from Private lessons
  • Teaching since 2004
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Cheryl G.

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With over 15 years experience, I offer individualized harp lessons on lever or pedal harp to all ages. I focus on starting where the student is and where s/he wants to be, and design a course of lessons based on the student's goals. I love sharing the sound of the harp with others, and especially enjoy helping others learn to play.

About Cheryl

I love playing and teaching the harp, and I can help you reach your dream of playing the harp as well. I have played my harp for many events including weddings, memorials, Christmas parties and religious services, both solo and with other instruments and voices. I have been teaching harp students f

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Kathy
As an adult learner I have appreciated Cheryl’s approach to learning the harp. She has always made my learning to be about having fun and enjoying the beautiful music even a beginner is capable of making. There is never pressure to be “perfect” and the utmost patience with learning.
I appreciate her flexibility with scheduling my lessons and willingness to change the dates due to life’s unexpected circumstances.
Learning the harp is about personal enjoyment and sharing the love of a harp with family and friends.
I highly recommend Cheryl!

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Ben D.

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Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ben D.

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I am a highly specialized educator with over a decade of experience teaching neurotypical and neuro-diverse populations. I am a writer, crafter of songs, composer and PR manager. With my help I can bring your ability to play piano into any level of the music industry you desire.

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I am a highly specialized educator that has over a decade of experience teaching neurotypical and neuro-diverse populations, as well as a professional touring musician. I am a published writer, crafter of songs, composer and public relations manager. I have played shows across both the western an

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Erin W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors Music Performance from University of Georgia
  • Teaching since 2019
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Erin W.

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So, you want to learn the upright bass? Well, you have come to the right place! I enjoy teaching this wonderful instrument to students of all ages and levels of experience. Lessons are customized and catered to serve each student's unique needs and goals. Together, we will work to build your foundation and knowledge of the instrument, such as proper left and right hand technique, exploring comfortable ways to play, as well as note reading and music theory, to help your playing feel effortless. The bass is a beautiful and rewarding instrument that plays a unique role in nearly every genre of music, and it is a privilege to help you grow on your music making journey!

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Hello and welcome to my teaching profile! I am a professional upright and electric bass player. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Music in upright bass performance. My musical journey started on the violin but after three years I was drawn to the beautiful, low, rich,

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Ahmad G.

219 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

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About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Matthew
I've taken lessons with Ahmad a few months now and I've made more progress in that short time than in any period during my 25 years playing guitar. He's helped me tackle the biggest technique issues that were slowing me down, and greatly expanded my knowledge of the fretboard. These improvements are making me a more confident player. Now I look forward to playing live (post COVID-19!) and recording, whereas in the past I had a lot of anxiety about pressure situations. I look at the improvement I've made in such a short time and get excited about where I could take my playing in the time to come.

Ahmad is professional and dedicated to teaching: He provided me a practice binder that he fills with exercises as I progress, and it's clear a lot of thinking has gone into the order of exercises, the suggested fingerings (often with several alternatives), and the presentation. When asked about theory or technique issues related to the exercises, Ahmad responds with clear explanations, so I'm confident he has deep knowledge of his subject. He's responsive over email between lessons when I have questions too. Also, if you're worried about in-person instruction during the pandemic like I was, Ahmad is on top of it.

While he's professional, Ahmad's demeanor is very friendly and conversational, and there's a casual atmosphere at his studio. Further, if you're worried about a teacher forcing you to learn things you're not interested in, there's nothing to fear here. Ahmad always checks in with me when presenting something new to make sure we're going in the direction I want. Thing is, I feel confident enough in Ahmad, and had such great results, I tend to follow his suggestions to the letter.
Kai
Stellar teaching every time and the nicest guy to boot! Trust Ahmad, he will save you YEARS!

I have been playing the drums for more than 15 years but was always infatuated with the guitar (acoustic and electric). In my youth, I managed to figure out some basic campfire chords and riffs by my favourite bands but that was about it.

2 years ago I decided to get back to guitar, but did not make much progress trying to learn from online courses and Youtube. I was never able to adhere to a schedule or a lesson plan and I eventually found myself frustrated with practicing. I was always second guessing myself and unsure of my technique, which led to a drop in confidence. In addition, this attempt at self teaching led to MAJOR gaps in my fundamental music theory knowledge and did way more harm than good.

But I still could not put out this desire to learn the guitar.
I was lost and decided that I needed to completely reset.

I started looking for a teacher who would be able to understand my situation. I wanted to find a teacher that would help me cultivate accountability, meet my expectations for regular progress and reach my musical potential. And I am so lucky to have found Ahmad!

In the first session itself, Ahmad was able to assess my playing level, goals and recommended a path forward for me in my quest to get better! At every lesson, he knows exactly what to focus on so that practice stays fun while ensuring steady progress and while avoiding bad habits and detrimental shortcuts.

Ahmad provides detailed lesson handouts that I can refer to when practicing at home. The rhythmic notation and phrasing are always included. What really benefited me is that Ahmad provides the fingerings along with the lesson tablature, this way I am able practice exactly how I should be and build the proper muscle memory in my fingers.

I am finally learning guitar the right way!

Ahmad's philosophy is to understand 'why' and 'how' instead of memorizing notes and patterns. The knowledge he imparts will be useful and will stay with me for the rest of my guitar playing days.

Fast forward a year under Ahmad's tutelage I feel so much more confident and capable in my playing. I am now able to understand how the notes are mapped out on the guitar and how they are related to each other, it just makes sense now!

Ahmad is continuously helping me build a strong fundamental knowledge and technique base that I can build on. My lessons with Ahmad are always fun and mentally stimulating as he actively challenges me and keeps me engaged as we tackle harmonized scales, chord building, triads and technique. I especially like how he shares his experiences and precious personal tips from his time at G.I.T (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Los Angeles!

I absolutely believe that what I have learned from Ahmad, I would have never learned anywhere online. There is a renewed and sustained feeling of excitement every time I pick up my guitar.

I highly recommend Ahmad to anyone who is looking to learn to play guitar well.
I hope that others will find the same joy that I have found in learning to play guitar with Ahmad.
Kris
Ahmad really knows his theory. He designs lessons around what you want to learn and helps get you where you need to go. You can tell he actually cares about the preparation. Ive been taking lessons from him for about 4 months and have definitely stepped up my chops.

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"Roberta has re-invigorated my daughter's interest in playing flute!

My daughter switched to learning with Roberta after 2 years of flute lessons, and the difference now that she is learning with Roberta has been amazing. With her warmth and enthusiasm, Roberta inspires and encourages my daughter to continuously improve, and my daughter has finally started enjoying playing flute again. I am very happy with the rate at which my daughter is progressing, with her lessons having an equal emphasis on technical skill and musicality."
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"We first started lessons with Troy almost three years ago, and we continue to be impressed with the progress made over just a few years of practicing! Our oldest son, who is now eight, has worked very hard to prepare his weekly lessons. He works on short pieces, sight-reading, and now ear training.
Troy’s impressive training has given him a very well-rounded appreciation of music that is rare in a teacher –most focus on one thing, with the result leaning heavily towards technique or theory. He is able to incorporate multiple aspects of a piece so that they are all equally weighted, and neither the minor points nor the big picture are neglected.
Perhaps more impressive than Troy’s educational background is his ability to make learning piano fun! He is an outstanding teacher!"
Kerry Ann
Took Piano lessons from Troy W.
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"Christine made recommendations that were immediately realized. She was a joy to work with and I would recommend her with anyone looking to improve their voice."
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Christine C.
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"Very good with kids! Great first lesson for my daughter."
Maggie
Took Singing lessons from Josh L.
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"Molly is an amazing teacher, she is very funny and nice. She makes lessons very fun, she never puts you down but encourages you and trys different techniques to get you to work you're voice to sound the way it should sound. Now I see why a lot of reviews on her profile say she makes everyone feel comfortable!"
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Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"Indigo is great. I'm a lead singer and lyricist for a band and in my late twenties. Besides working with musicians for only 6 years, I have never had any kind of training. I came to Indigo as a total beginner on the guitar and asked to be taught skills that would aid in my songwriting and communication with my bandmates. And I can't believe how easy she has made it.

Her style of teaching is very comfortable, patient, and interweaves playing technique with theory and ear training seamlessly. She is the kind of teacher that really takes the student's goals into consideration when designing a lesson. She is also very responsive when I have questions or need to reschedule. In fact before I even started lessons, she answered questions about the guitar I was purchasing, and how long of a lesson I needed within a few hours.

If you think it's too late to learn, music theory is too complex, your hands are too small to play, or any of the other reasons I put off lessons for so long, give Indigo a shot."
Erica
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"Molly seems passionate, competent, and interested in your success. She gives good feedback and the techniques she has you use seem to be helping!"
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Molly M.
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"Brian is such a great teacher, he is patient and makes it fun, my son really enjoys his lessons!"
Bess
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"My son is really enjoying his piano lessons with Paul. Paul is very talented, punctual and engaged."
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