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About Holly T.

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Seattle, WA
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About Holly
I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for over ten years. Previously employed at The West Side Music Academy in 2003-2006, I realized my passion for individual instruction early in my career. I studied Music Education under Dr. Romana Holmes at Seattle Pacific University and furthered my knowledge in Pedagogy.

I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Classical, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, Gospel, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age fourteen and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mark Samson.

I began singing and playing piano at age five. I have been involved in school and community choirs includin
g The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, and The Spokane Area Children's Chorus. Musical productions including Grease, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, and Les Miserables. I have been a featured soloist in ensembles throughout my life. I also performed in the Jazz Ensemble at Seattle Central Community College for three years as a vocalist and pianist.

I have an extensive background as a performer in small and large bands in the Seattle area. I have played in various venues throughout the area including Key Arena, Benaroya Hall, McCall Hall, Folk Life Festival, Marymoor Park, Highway 99 Blues Club, Tula's Nightclub, and the Nectar Lounge to name a few. I have also worked as a studio musician with various funk, soul, and electronic music producers and bands.

I study African dance and other forms of dance including hip-hop, house, and have traveled to Guinea, Conakry to study dance and music with Les Ballets African a premier African dance ensemble that tours the world. I also spent the summer of 2012 working with a non-profit organization in Chiapas, Mexico teaching music and dance to kids k-12 in the Indigenous Village of Ignacio Allende. More recently I have been studying and performing with Pat Wright and The Total Experience Gospel Choir since 2014.

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As your teacher I can help you thrive in music. I promise to provide a fun learning experience with lots of laughs and smiles. My number one goal is to help build a love and passion for music and boost student's confidence. I understand and appreciate different levels of experience and make sure to cater the lesson to the individual. Whether my students are young or old; whether they view voice or piano lessons as a just-for-fun hobby; or whether they wish to pursue a serious music career - I am happy to facilitate all of this and more, as we work together to reach their goals.

My musical foundation is one built on proper technique and strong musicianship skills. Students will learn proper posturing, breathing, and vocal production- in addition to reading and music notation, music theory and more. As students master these techniques I will work to help them bring out their own voice and creative expression. We will explore music from a variety of genres including Jazz, Classical, Pop/Rock, and more. Each of my students will be able to perform in ways that are not only healthy and technically sound but unique to them.

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In the studio I have an acoustic upright piano, shakers, tambourines, and a library of music books. The studio is also used for dance lessons and has hardwood floors and mirrors. There is also a waiting room area for parents to sit and listen in during lessons.

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I provide books, metronome, and keyboard stand. Students are expected to have a piano or keyboard.

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I specialize in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, RnB, and Broadway style singing. I use an eclectic approach to teaching.
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Pauline April 10, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Holly is a wonderful vocal teacher. I already noticed improvements after 2 lessons.
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Tatiana D. March 21, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Holly is very technical and an amazing teacher! She makes me very comfortable to sing and is helping me a lot witt my voice!
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Julia November 14, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Holly was a knowledgeable and supportive teacher! I really enjoyed my lesson and I look forward to working with her to reach my goals.
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Holly T.

Seattle, WA 98122
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About Stephen S.

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Seattle, WA
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About Stephen
Tyler is an experienced musician and guitarist with 20+ years of playing under his belt. Growing up in Idaho, Tyler found his musical calling through his love of metal, punk, and b-movie synth scores. Tyler is a graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and also studied audio engineering and jazz at Shoreline Community College in Washington. Tyler takes a passionate and caring approach to teaching music, emphasizing on helping students find their own musical voice and style using theory and technique. Even though he loves to shred, he is versatile musician that can take on anything from death metal, to funk, to classical, to jazz fusion, and beyond. Tyler currently records and tours with Seattle Space Shredders Xoth, pushing the boundaries and norms of metal in new directions.
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Stephen S.

Seattle, WA 98133
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$35 / 30-min

About Gwendolyn B.

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Bellevue, WA
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About Gwendolyn
I currently teach private lessons in saxophone, flute, and piano and have experience working with individuals as well as small groups. In 2007, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Washington where I studied jazz and classical saxophone. For the past 15 years, I have been performing with many professional groups, ranging in styles from big band jazz, classical, samba, funk, to gospel and blues.
As a private instructor, I genuinely encourage efficient practice, solid technique and good tone quality, as well as an appreciation for music. I also incorporate the study of music theory and the study of music fundamentals in my lessons. I have experience teaching the genres of classical, jazz, modern, folk, and pop music and hope to extend the joy of learning music to my students. Over the past ten years I
have been able to help my students grow and gain confidence, which brings on-going fulfillment to their musical experience.
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Ardeshir J. August 7, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Gwen was a wonderful instructor. She was so knowledgable about both music theory and saxophone skills. I would totally recommend her.
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Carl S. July 30, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Very friendly and extremely helpful I’m really looking forward to my next lesson. I love how she jumped right in and got me playing.
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Alexis March 31, 2017
· Saxophone · Online
It was an honor and a pleasure working with Gwen. Due to personal circumstances, I had to stop working with her, but I highly recommend her as an instructor. She's very knowledgeable, accommodating, and made me feel comfortable. You'll find yourself in good hands with her.
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Gwendolyn B.

Bellevue, WA 98006
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$36 / 30-min

About David L.

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Seattle, WA

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About David
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, Dyslexia and related states have benefited greatly.
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mike January 27, 2019
· Spanish · In home
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.
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Jacob February 26, 2016
· Drum · In home
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Eric September 21, 2015
· Drum · In home
David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals.
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David L.

Seattle, WA 98103
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$42 / 30-min

About Cassie L.

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Seattle, WA

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About Cassie
I am an active teacher and performer newly returned to the Seattle area after a decade away. I have a BM from the University of Oregon and an MM from the University of North Texas, both concentrated in flute performance.

I recently spent three years in Texas and had a studio of 35 middle and high school flutists who under my tutelage improved their skills, gained new appreciation for music, won local competitions (one received a brand new professional flute for her award!) and one received an offer to attend UNT to study music for their undergraduate degree.

I also pursue an active playing career, but I am especially focused on teaching.

Please message me before purchasing lessons! TakeLessons does not allow messages between you purchasing and me accepting the new lessons. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you/you
r child meet their flute goals!
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Ella April 10, 2019
· Flute · In studio
Great first lesson!
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Lucia February 3, 2019
· Flute · In studio
Cassie is a fantastic teacher- both encouraging and challenging. In just one lesson, she has already inspired my daughter and renewed her love of the flute. Thank you!
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Joely S. March 25, 2018
· Flute · In home
Cassie always does an amazing job. She is so patient and knowledgeable!
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Cassie L.

Seattle, WA 98199
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$45 / 30-min
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About Melanie A.

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Tacoma, WA

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About Melanie
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I have been playing piano for 18 years and am excited to share the passion with others!

Music has been a special part of my life since I was 4 years old. I took lessons for 10 years and continued to play in college for the Naval Academy Women's Glee Club as the accompanist. While with the Glee Club, I had the opportunity and honor to sing for two Presidents and play piano for one, and sing with Beyonce as part of Obama's Inauguration Celebration.

I specialize in teaching children as I put a great emphasis on fun! I want students to have joy playing before it gets difficult in order to encourage them to play longer. Part of that is I encourage learning songs that they are interested in tandem with the course so they continue to love what they play.

I'd love to meet you and share my love with you.
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Isabella September 21, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Kids look forward to every lesson!!! They have thrived with Melanie!!!
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Cole September 7, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Kids loved their first lesson with Melanie!!! Looking forward to many more lessons!!!
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Dino M. August 15, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Melanie was an awesome instructor, listens very well and accommodates to all your needs. Would highly recommend!
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Melanie A.

Tacoma, WA 98408
(5)
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$30 / 30-min

About Cameron J.

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Puyallup, WA

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About Cameron
Hello! I currently live in Washington State and have my whole life. I enjoy music, travel, and people. I have a technical knowledge of many different instruments including guitar, piano, bass, and percussion. I have been playing guitar for about 4 years, using my skills as a worship leader for about 6 months at a local church. I enjoy teaching music and love sharing my knowledge with whoever has a hunger to learn. I am looking forward to increasing your musical knowledge and helping you deepen your love of music.
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Cameron J.

Puyallup, WA 98374
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$30 / 30-min

About William S.

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Medina, WA
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About William
Welcome to my studio!

I have been teaching cello for nearly 10 years now. I am a certified Suzuki instructor and also have experience with the Alexander Technique. I received my BM from the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating with Highest Honors. From there, I worked as a teaching assistant to Matthew Zalkind at the Lamont School of Music in Denver. I have held principal positions with the Seattle Youth Symphony, University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.
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William S.

Medina, WA 98039
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$34 / 30-min

About William W.

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Lynnwood, WA
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About William
I'm a classical guitarists from San Diego. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Cal State Northridge. I'm passionate about teaching guitar, and my goal is to help my students learn the music that they love. Whether you are considering music seriously, or are looking for a challenging hobby I can help to lay down a strong foundation in note reading, technique and music theory. Students of all ages and music backgrounds are welcome!
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William W.

Lynnwood, WA 98036
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$68 / 30-min

About Rosie A.

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Sammamish, WA
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I am currently a college student who is a nursing major, minoring in music. The trumpet is my passion, and biology is my favorite subject.
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Rosie A.

Sammamish, WA 98074
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$15 / 15-min

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