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Koon W.

10 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English
  • BA in Music from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Koon W.

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Young multilingual (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) piano and violin teacher who combines the formal traditional Eastern style of teaching, and the fun approach of Western style of teaching into his music lessons.

Fun lessons but also challenging
- I believes that fun lessons are easy to gain young student interest, but it often lack to give them motivation. In the lessons, I often challenge my students, let them be self-motivated and become a better musician.

Techniques
- I focus lessons on teaching proper techniques with their instruments. With my experiences in taking lessons from American, Chinese, and Russian teachers, I learnt a great spectrum of techniques and I would like to teach my students what I had learn.

Learning pieces and other related topics
- Playing pieces and songs is only a small part of learning to play an instrument. In our lessons, we would also cover proper music theory, and ear-training.

I have been teaching students from pre-k to retirement age. Early ...

About Koon

I was born in Hong Kong, China. I have been studying music with a dual focus on piano, and violin since the age of 8. I Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music with a primary focus on piano performance from Arizona State University. I also hold a violin performance diploma from Trinity College L

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Vanessa
Absolutely loved this class, I really enjoyed how flexible his lessons were. He was more than willing to adjust and go over theory more than playing. Definitely the highlight of week!
Della O.
Koon is patient, correct many mistakes I made and gave me good techniques advices. Very good impressions for my first lesson. Thanks
Anya
My 5yo who are hyper and easy distraction able to play "o madonna had a farm" at home after 2 months of basic class. highly recommended!
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
Auburn, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Rachelle M.

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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn the basics: tuning, reading notation and tabs, open chords, scales, and strumming patterns that will allow you to play some of your favorite songs.

Intermediate
Learning the riffs; barre and power chords, pentatonic and chromatic scales, advanced picking techniques such as finger-picking, and music theory to help you write your own songs

About Rachelle

* *I require that my in-person voice students show proof of vaccination, or we will conduct lessons online.** I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective

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Whitney
Thank you for teaching me so well about piano.
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Very easy to navigate the online experience and the "teaching" of the lesson didn't skip a beat.
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David C.

29 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Best Original Music Score from Animadness 2006 Film Festival
  • Teaching since 1989
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David C.

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As a performer in a blues band, and producer of blues albums I find there's a special place in my heart for the blues.

Acoustic, electric, flat picking, finger picking, or slide guitar. Mississippi Delta blues, Texas blues, English blues, Southern blues, Chicago blues, and more.

Whether you want to be a weekend warrior who plays around the campfire, or someone who wants to study at a professional or advanced level, we can make that happen!!!! My unique approach to teaching guitar will have you playing guitar on the first day. No joke.

About David

Hello! My name is David, and I am a music teacher of many different subjects. These include guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, recording, music theory, production, composition and film music composition. All styles, and all ages. Classical, Rock, Alternative, Slide Guitar, Blues, Jazz, and more!

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Albert Cerrato
Well I’m 76 years old and took guitar lessons and piano lessons years ago and kind of faded away but Always a music lover. And now I need a guitar which they said they would tell me where to buy one I’m looking forward to this very professional operation. I am impressed.
Jennifer & Sarah G.
I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it.
Jordan Waits
Awesome lesson very knowledgeable and fun to be around
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Andrew B.

2 Reviews
Puyallup, WA
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts, Classical Guitar Performance from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Andrew B.

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I understand that each person learns differently and has different musical goals. Because of this, I do not teach everyone the same. I do not teach out of any specific book or teaching program. Instead I design lessons around the student and their own personal style and goals. I feel that this creates a more motivating and driven curriculum and makes lessons more enjoyable for myself and my students.

About Andrew

My name is Andrew. I am a private guitar teacher in the Puyallup,WA area. I have been teaching professionally in the area for the past 6 years, and have been playing and studying the guitar since I was 11 years old. Music is my life, and teaching people to play this music on guitar is my passion. My

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He’s dedicated to taylor a great experience for his students
Hannah
Andrew is an excellent instructor. He is really knowledgeable in music theory. I took lessons for only a short time but was able to learn so much, because he used my knowledge of piano to help me understand guitar concepts and he focused on the techniques and songs that I was most interested in.
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Hannah C.

Milton, WA
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  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance/Opera from University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Hannah C.

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In my voice studio, students can expect to learn the foundations of vocal technique, breath support, and gain confidence in their musical abilities. Humans were made to sing and I believe that everyone’s voice has unlocked potential and beauty. Together we will discover how to create the most beautiful sounds your body can possible make and find your unique sound. Anyone can learn to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. As a professional opera singer and performer, I teach from my own extensive experience and training.

About Hannah

I am a professional opera singer and music instructor, teaching both voice and piano. I got my Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance at Portland State University School of Music (PSU) and my Masters of Music in Vocal Performance/Opera at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (

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Nathan M.

5 Reviews
Olympia, WA
Starting at $40
  • Music Theory & Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2021
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Nathan M.

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Hi, I’m Nate and I want to help you build a lifelong relationship with the guitar! I’m an award-winning, nationally-toured musician / video game composer, and I’m passionate about fun and effective music education. I offer individualized lessons in beginning and intermediate guitar to students of all ages. I’ll support you in meeting your musical goals and help you develop the tools you need to follow your musical curiosity wherever it takes you :)

About Nathan

All my students receive: • Individually-tailored lessons for the music YOU want to learn • A pre-lesson questionnaire about your goals and interests • Coaching & support in building a sustainable personal music practice With me you can learn: • To play your favorite songs & riffs •

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Will
After a long time trying to find a guitar instructor with affordable rates and availability that suits my needs, I am so glad to have been referred to Nathan. He radiates kindness and patience, making it easy to quickly feel comfortable with him. He moves at my pace and shows interest in the songs I want to learn and my own goals rather than working from an agenda. Nathan offers Covid conscious in-person as well as Zoom lessons which is convenient. I highly recommend him and I am so glad to learn from him.
Brian
I've worked with Nathan as a songwriting collaborator on various projects in the past and I can attest to his talent as a guitarist and songwriter. Nathan is a very innovative composer and an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. I've had the pleasure of co-writing and workshopping songs with him and it's always an inspiring experience. I would strongly recommend him as a guitar instructor and songwriting teacher.
Adam
Nathan’s optimism and continuous support helped reignite my passion for writing and playing! It’s obvious that he puts in an abundance of time and energy into personalizing a lesson plan for you, constantly assessing (and reassessing) your goals and then laying out achievable steps you can take to reach those. He has never been discouraging or judgmental; on the contrary, I look forward to sharing my progress with him each week. He breaks otherwise daunting concepts into small, palatable portions, teaching and incorporating into your practice regimen seamlessly. Outside of musical theory and technique, he also has advice for a number of problems, whether it be regarding networking, stage presence, recording, or less music-based problems such as burning out or handling drastic life changes.

If you’re looking for a talented, empathetic teacher who truly cares about you and your pursuit of music, Nathan is my only recommendation!

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