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Koon W.

9 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BA in Music from Arizona State University
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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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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!
Jeanette Y.
Koon is a gentle teacher for my 6-year-old daughter and within a few months, she learned so much about the piano and music. We enjoyed having him as her teacher.
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
Auburn, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Bachelor's of Music in Music History from University of North Texas
  • Awarded Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera National Council
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Rachelle M.

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Here are the core things that I focus on in Piano lessons.

Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing.

Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience.

Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable

About Rachelle

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 and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I hav

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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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Hannah C.

Milton, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance/Opera from University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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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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Evan W.

19 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
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Evan W.

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Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.

About Evan

Hello, my name is Evan, and I’d love to teach you to play some drums! As a graduate of the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and varied set of experiences. I began

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Jerker O.
Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!
Mason S.
He is amazing!!! My shy kiddo is feeling very confident about drumming now!!!
Drayden F.
Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!
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Daniel B.

3 Reviews
Lacey, WA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Daniel B.

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I am a graduate student of violin performance at Sacramento State University, welcoming all ages and ability levels for violin lessons. Lessons will be designed to help you reach your personal goals and take your playing to the next level. Whether you're looking to build a strong musical foundation, improve your technique, learn to sight-read, or just learn some tunes, I look forward to working with you!

About Daniel

I am a recent graduate from Sacramento State University where I enjoyed serving as concertmaster for the University's Symphony Orchestra and participating in chamber music. I also taught students of all levels there for two years. I began learning the violin at age 7 through the Suzuki method. Wh

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Melissa
Pays attention to detail, clear teaching and instructions, and finds alternative solutions and/or explanations to reinforce learning.
Dillon
Very clear explanations, and I left the first lesson with good goals and a handful of things to practice. Having the lesson online worked out very well and didn't take away from the experience or efficient use of time at all.
Levi C.
I am an adult beginner in my 30's and was a little nervous about starting my lessons. However, I have to say, great lesson! He really took the time to listen to what I wanted to work on and make recommendations. Then he was able to quickly spot areas for improvement and give corrections that were very relatable and easy to understand. I can't wait to keep working with Daniel.

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"David has helped me grow not only as an actor. But as a performer. I have seen marked improvement in all of my work from my stage monologues, to my acting scenes. I feel much more connected to the material and being alive within the moment"
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Took Acting lessons from David T.
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"Made lessons fun for my son and was very nice!!"
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Took Choreography lessons from Kenneth Jordan M.
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"Mr. Tinker taught me that before I can be an actor. I must first master who I am as an individual. He helped me learn diffrent techniques for memorizing lines, creative tongue twisters and what it truly means to become a character. Not just in the physical but also mentally and emotionally."
Sean
Took Acting lessons from LaMarcus T.
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"Dan is a very in depth acting instructor he really works with you on becoming who your supposed portray down to the actions and gestures that your character. When Dan is instructing you his number one goal is to make sure you leave that session a better actor than you were when you walked in and over time make you a better actor all around."
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Took Theater Acting lessons from Daniil K.
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"i think that she's a good teacher and kept on helping me until i got it right. you should try hip hop lessons with her."
Jenelle
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Michaela P.
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"I always trust my instincts :) Yep, Great time with a wonderful instructor. Thank you!"
Georgia
Took Acting lessons from James W.
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"A few months ago, I was applying to colleges and wanted to work on my acting skills. I thankfully found Shauna. She has been such an incredible, supportive teacher. She knows how to get you into your body and character, even over Zoom, and I have seen a lot of improvement in my acting skills from only a couple months of lessons. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for acting lessons!"
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Shauna K.
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"Cyndi does a great job with helping you achieve your goals. She used several different techniques that allowed me to focus on vocal tone, voice modulation, pace and speaking from my diaphragm. Cyndi is a great listener, very personable and exudes positive energy. Time and money spent with Cyndi is a great investment."
Deon
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!"
Aisha
Took Dance lessons from Stephen H.
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"My husband signed me up for these acting with the intent of improving my public speaking. I had no idea what to expect.
I must admit, I’m enjoying the classes while learning new basic tools or technics for which I’m able to apply in different project. Jason is a good teacher; he’s patient, respectful, and knowledgeable. I appreciate the trainning and feel them a good investment. Thank you."
Emma
Took Acting lessons from Jason M.
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