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Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO

I teach all popular music styles including Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Latin American Styles. I can teach you to read by notes and/or by chords based on your preferences and styles you choose to pursue. I like to give a solid foundation to all beginners learning to read music and basic music theory and as they progress I will concentrate more on elements that are more important for the style you prefer. I am flexible in my approach as I know the most important ingredient for a student's success in music is for the student to be motivated to play more by enjoying the lesson and the practice time. I'll work with you to make it learning fun!

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailo
r my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, many different Latin styles including Salsa, Bolero and Bossa Nova.
I have performed all over the US and toured many countries including Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, England and France. I have recorded more than 100 CDs for many artists (as well as my own original music) as a pianist/keyboardist, singer, guitarist and music producer. I have won many awards including most recently the Best Blues Band award as the pianist, guitarist and singer for the Lionel Young Band at the International Blues Challenge (the largest competition of blues bands in the world).
I have taught music through my whole career. Many of my students have gone on to study music as a career and have become successful professional musicians.
I am very comfortable teaching all levels from professional musicians to very beginners at any age.
I currently lead and perform with my group. We perform concerts, private events and some club work. My life as a professional musician has given me a lot of knowledge to share with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my approach based on what you want to learn, always with an emphasis on learning as much as possible while making the lessons fun and enjoyable. If you are a beginning piano/keyboard or guitar student I can teach you the basics of how to read music and how to play chords in the first few months and then we can decide whether you are interested in playing written music or more improvisational styles. I use different method books depending on the student and sometimes I use just my teaching materials if you are only interested in improvisational styles like Rock or Blues guitar or piano (for example). If you are a voice student, I teach with a combination of learning songs you like and using a CD/MP3s of vocal exercises that help develop good vocal technique. Whatever your instrument and musical preference you can be sure we'll have fun and you'll be making music from the very start!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright piano and keyboards. I have acoustic and electric guitars, bass and amps. I have Shure Sm-58 mics to teach microphone technique with.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have his/her own instrument and metronome (or equivalent) must purchase course book(s) if needed..

*** Specialties ***
I teach different styles depending on the students goals. I can teach a traditional classical style for those interested in classical music and I can teach more practical approaches for popular music such as learning by chords (for instrumental students- not voice obviously) and learning improvisation through scales, arpeggios and music theory.
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Liam Skulley April 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
This guy is fantastic. He has worked with me on everything that I've needed and then some and I would highly recommend him to any of my friends.
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Antony A. April 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Ricardo is very talented, knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. My son was 5 years old when we started with him. My son is now playing the piano well and really enjoys his lesson. I would definitely recommend him.
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Susan April 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Ricardo is the BEST, he is very talented, he got the ears to hear small detailed nuances of a song's tone, he can catch any small mistake in a music play. Best musician I have ever met. He is an expert as well as teaches piano (classical and contemporary), keyboard, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), voice, song writing, and band assembly. He is every creative and most importantly, he knows how to teach. Should listen to his CD, its amazing!!! He played almost all of the instruments. Highly recommended.
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Ricardo P.

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Michael L.

Golden, CO

I use a really fun and fast approach to getting any student to the next level by improving their technique and tone, increasing their fret board knowledge, and expanding their repertoire. 26 years experience teaching beginner to university and professional level students.

About Michael

Michael L. is a very versatile and highly sought after musician and teacher.

Michael performs at 275 functions a year, teaches 30 private bagpipe and guitar students a week, is an instructor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.

*** Lesson Details ***
Quick, fun approach to getting students at any level playing better/easier.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all the toys!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all of the music and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
All l
evels all styles. From beginner to professional.
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Adam H. May 25, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
First lesson went well. I was very nervous, but was immediately made comfortable and we got to work. He is already helping me to unlearn some bad habits and take the process logically.
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Bill May 19, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Was struggling, but Michael, in 30 minutes, quickly identified what I was doing wrong, helped me understand some pipe " physics" , took me through a series of note sequences, and in 30 minutes I made more progress than I had using videos, books and advice from other pipers. More than anything, he got me engaged and made it fun
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Juliann April 22, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Awesome! :)
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Michael L.

Michael L.

Golden, CO 80401
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Fernando B.

Boulder, CO

I have been playing guitar in front of audiences for over 26 years. I have a very open mind when it comes to styles. I spend a lot of time learning new techniques and enjoy being challenged by a new and out of the box approach to the guitar.

About Fernando

I have experience teaching kindergarden through high school. I have taught Music, Math, and Science at the Elementary level; Special Education at the middle school level; and Guitar at the high school level. I have 2 bachelor's degrees and 1 master's degree. I also have 23 years of experience training, inspiring, and teaching people of all ages and abilities.
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Fernando B.

Fernando B.

Boulder, CO 80301
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Travis D.

Denver, CO

I offer guitar lessons in classical, jazz, blues, rock, country, and funk guitar styles, however I have many years experience catering to the beginning child and adult guitar student. In beginning lessons we learn basic technique, open position chords, open position scales, basic rhythm, time signatures, and music chosen by the student. With young students (children 5-12) I use the Hal Leonard Method Book 1(or any comparable publication). This book teaches the basics of guitar playing in the open position as well as reading standard music notation and playing music from chord symbols and charts. After completing Book 1 we move on to playing popular songs by artists such as the Beatles, Queen, Johnny Cash, Elton John, and Bob Marley. The students job is to learn both the chords and a single note melody of each song and to perform each part, trading parts with myself. I strive to teach the language of music to students first in order to prepare them for continued guitar instruction, ...

About Travis

Travis is a music instructor. He has been teaching private guitar lessons since 2006 and is available to teach lessons in your home, in studio, or online. Travis has 9 years of teaching experience and can help you reach your musical goals. In 2009 Travis graduated with honors from Fort Lewis College in Durango CO. After graduating Travis hit the road with indie/soul outfit Hello Dollface and led local funk/soul band Bacon. Both bands had much success holding busy gig schedules, recording albums, and touring. With Travis' culminating experience as a professional guitar player, advanced knowledg
e in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and country playing styles, years of private teaching experience, in home and professional studio experience, and a passion to teach and constantly develop his own playing, Travis can help you achieve your musical goals.
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cheryl March 22, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Excellent. Despite the fact that first 10 minutes (or more) were spent helping me navigate skype....Travis was very patient. In lesson #1 I learned so much that will help me grow in ability. (I need to practice to really get it but I am so excited about the teaching style.)
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Hari March 17, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Had a great 1st class with Mandolin.Travis was patient, took the time to figure out where i am currently at and suggested exercises to practice. look forward to the future classes.
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Vilas V. February 26, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Appreciate Travis patience which is very much required while teaching online.
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Travis D.

Travis D.

Denver, CO 80214
(25)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Michael C.

Arvada, CO

Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I play lead guitar and am the singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil.
We will start studying your style of music right away.
Whether you're into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, flamenco, folk, funk, R&B, all types of world, ethnic and religious or spiritual sounds we will cover how to play those songs that will bring you toward your goal.
On top of that, you can expect scale studies, chord studies and if you like, theory, improvising, composing, arranging, recording and even music business studies. I've been a musician all my life and I'm still studying this stuff myself!
Most of all, we will be helping you to express and develop who you truly are as a musician. Private students who attend classes at the studio also attend group lessons for free! You are in for an adventure!

About Michael

Hi, I'm Michael. I have been a professional guitar player my entire life. I love playing, writing, performing and I love teaching music. I love making it fun for us both but I don't stop there. I have systems I use to bring the best out of my students. I think everyone is happier when they reach their own potential while staying in their heart. My job is to help you do that on guitar! With your playing, whether that's just some strumming and reading or if you want to play standards like a pro or even shred like a monster. I can help guide you there and inspire you to reach those goals t
hat you presently might not even realize you can achieve!

Thank you for looking into lessons with me. You've either started or you're about to improve a wonderful relationship with music! - Michael.
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Christopher M. March 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have confidence that this will work for me.
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Bill S. May 30, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I started taking lessons with Michal Chodosh to learn music theory and reading music. In the time I have worked with Michael, I have learned a lot. When I began lessons, I didn't know scales or modes, knew only basic chords and wasn't able to read sheet music. In addition to that, I was barely able to follow tablature. Michael has taught me about all of those items and more. Lessons with Michael are a lot of fun. There is always great interaction between students so that newer students can learn from both Michael and from other students while becoming comfortable with learning about the guitar. Deciding to take lessons from Michael was a great decision. I've thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play the guitar.
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David F. May 28, 2015
Music Theory · In home
My introduction to Michael came when he sat in with a band I was playing with....I was so blown away by his playing, I ended up taking lessons from him.

Micheal has helped open up new frontiers in playing and theory for me without ever making me feel like a dummy for not knowing things. One of the best things about him is that his teaching style makes students feel comfortable, but also challenged.

Michael has the experience, patience, and knowledge to help everybody from beginners to working professionals learn and improve. Heck, he even taught me to sing my first legitimate vocal harmony.

Time with Michael Chodosh is time well spent!
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Arvada, CO 80003
(12)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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