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Robert M.

Fort Worth, TX

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas, working on my Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University of which I am on full scholarship as the Graduate Music Education Assistant. I am also teaching at the All Saints Catholic School as the youth choral director, bringing on the development of future music programs, ensembles, and curriculum at this growing institution.
My previous career role was in General Music for Stafford Elementary School in Stafford Municipal School District from 2011-2015. My education experience covers many
schools and programs in the Houston area, including various HISD schools as well as working for the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory school as vocal, ukulele, bass guitar, music history/theory, and piano instructor. In Fort Worth, I have already been part of several music opportunities such as doing contract work for the Cool Cats Studio and Music Junkie Studio in addition to holding a summer music camp at All Saints Catholic school.
My background in music is mostly vocal, working with choirs and ensembles my entire life. I have also spread my abilities to work with Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, ukulele, and voice. I have many experiences with different genres such as American Folk Music, Jazz (Early to Fusion), and contemporary Rock/Pop, World Music, Christian/Worship/Catholic Liturgy, Rn'B, and Country music.
As an Music Educator, I have the strengths of being a distinguished musician and Professional educator which provides me with advanced knowledge in my field of study and interest, teaching for every age group from pre-school to Adult as well as influencing the fun, creativity, and expression of music no matter what the instrument.

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The music lessons will consist of a concise and strong education of their instrument as well as essential theory and history. I develop individual lesson plans for each student and subject, working on formative goals and objectives to work towards for every lesson and throughout the year. I look forward to being able to help students accomplish and enjoy their instrument, utilizing their interests and genres with a variety of texts and literature at many levels, looking to always expand my own collection to meet the needs of the students. I am comfortable with providing digital and paper materials as well as providing recordings and video studying resources with YouTube. I know in my heart and mind that I have something to offer to any student at any level in my studio, and, I am equally as passionate about providing an honest atmosphere for evaluation and positive criticism. With every lesson I always encourage brief reflection over the practice, study, and instruction, responding to every critical juncture that comes along the way. Being a certified educator and music instructor, I know that respect, understanding, honesty, human emotion, communication, and professionalism are the most critical components of a healthy Teacher-Student relationship.

Over 1200 Lessons taught with Takelessons.com since 2010

*** Studio and Resources ***
I have the necessary tools to operate in and out of my studio. Within my workplace I always have my electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, music library, printer/scanner, recording equipment, full sound system with mixer amp, guitar amp, microphone and stand, tuner, music stands, iPad stand, and comfortable space and seating. I also have expanded my studio capabilities that is an entirely digitized database and curriculum. Starting in August 2015, I will also be able to provide lessons out of the Music Department of Texas Christian University.
I expect for the students to provide their own instrument so that they are able to practice at home. I operate on MAC OS and IPad systems that maximize the technological uses of my in home studio.
Be prepared to learn more than you ever anticipated as I provide many resources. I also push for supplemental music instruction within the lessons, adding basic training and music learning skills needed for accompaniment instruments such as the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and piano which allow for students to have a stronger understanding of their music.
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Rick J. December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson, enjoyed it very much.
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Andrew Ponder August 30, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I don't have much to compare to since this is the first teacher I have ever had on this subject matter. What I can tell you is Robert for exceeded any expectations I had for a music teacher. He is effective and can tackle individual challenges from unique perspectives that will help you overcome you hindrances all while being very personable. I received Sheet music, training CD's and training documentation. Additionally I received recordings of each lesson which I you will not believe how helpful that is, it's like have the lesson all over again.

Robert takes the approach of an professional educator with high expectations of his students, if you truly want to improve in the realm of music, singing or otherwise, you will improve with him. He wont have it any other way!
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Davey C. June 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Davey is loving his singing lessons
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Robert M.

Fort Worth, TX 76110
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Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX

About Heidi

Heidi teaches flute and music appreciation classes at Tarrant County College and flute and piano lessons in her music studio in Fort Worth, TX and online to students in 10 different states and across the world, including Africa and China. She's been teaching flute, piano, and flute choir since 1980. She is a valued teacher for TakeLessons and is on their Advisory Panel. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. She was Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly" and
founded the Albuquerque Flute Association. She completed all but her dissertation at the University of North Texas for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance. She arranges music for her students and for flute choir. She owns five auxiliary flutes-two alto flutes, an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She writes a blog for her website, and has articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge music with her students.
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Rhonda B. February 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The teacher is very nice..and good
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Roger M. February 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heidi has been a wonderful instructor and friend to my daughter, who began taking piano lessons from her and has now decided to take on the flute. At 7 years old, Heidi handles the challenge with patience, grace, and positivity!! We look forward to our lessons every week, it's truly a highlight. We absolutely and completely recommend Heidi to any prospective beginners out there, as well as parents considering a teacher for their little one. Heidi is an angel.
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anna January 24, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
so wonderful. to be starting at over age 60 with a confident, encouraging teacher who explains everytjing so well. a joy!
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Heidi S.

Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX 76133
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$20 / 20-min
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Iva R.

Fort Worth, TX

About Iva

Iva R., originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. She has taken master classes with Marta Katz, Wolfgang Klos, Avri Levitan, Samuel Rhodes, Gertrud Weinmeister, Hugo Wolf Quartet, Cavani Quartet and others . Ms. R. was a participant in the International Seminar for Baroque music in Blankenburg, Germany, International Music Festival “March Music Days” (Bulgaria), International Chamber Music Festival (USA-Bulgaria), International Summer Academy “Music in the Mountain
s” (CO,USA)and Brevard Music Center Institute (NC,USA). Iva R. has prizes from “Young Virtuosi Competition”, Bulgaria, “Competition for German and Austrian Music” ( Bourgas) in Chamber music category. She has performed with orchestras such as: Societa Filarmonia Udine (Italy), Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Simfonieta Vidin (Bulgaria), Sinfonieta Pernik (Bulgaria), Shumen Philharmony, “March music days” Festival Orchestra (Bulgaria) and Youth Philharmony Sofia. Iva R. has performed with orchestras and chamber groups in concert tours in USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Bulgaria. Iva R. graduated from the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia,Bulgaria in 2007. She continued her studies in the National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” until 2009. In 2013 Ms R. earned Bachelor degree in Viola performance from Texas Christian University and Master Degree in performance from Southern Methodist University.

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I am dedicated to helping students gaining and developing their musical skills. I like to approach the working process with each student differently, based on what the individual needs require. I am flexible with lesson times and am
happy to go along with requests for studying material.
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Kaitlyn G. January 6, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Teacher seems to be a very good instructor, my daughter was very happy with the instruction.
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Thomas November 25, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Iva is patient and very attentive to make sure, as a beginning older adult, that my technique is correct so my ttime spent practicing is done with the best habits for good technique.
I would recommend her to students of any level.
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Iva R.

Iva R.

Fort Worth, TX 76109
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Ric F.

Arlington, TX

About Ric

Guitarist-Composer Ric F. began his music career as a recording session musician and performer in southern California. He studied with jazz guitarist Barney Kessel, Horace Hatchett (jazz), Ted McKown (classical), Ricardo de Escobal (flamenco) and Ron Middlebrook (general).
Ric studied composition-theory with many teachers including Pulitzer Prize nominated Dr. Albert Harris. Ric is completing an MM in composition and has taught at Biola University, SW Seminary as well as tutoring theory students online from Berklee College of Music and others. He also completed the UCLA Film Scoring progra
m winning awards for his picture scoring as well as from Billboard Magazine, American Song Festival, and ASCAP. Ric’s “Letters” album was a pre-nomination Grammy candidate.
Ric has performed and composed music for recordings ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra to Megadeth. His recordings have charted radio and have been featured in television and film. Ric’s recordings have included original music, Hymn and Christmas arrangements, orchestral music all in a wide variety of styles and ensembles.
Ric has been on recording projects with David Benoit, John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal, Brandon Fields, Russell Ferrante and Wayne Bergeron. He has also performed as the opening act for Bob James, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Michel Camilo.
Since being in Texas Ric has performed and written music for many ensembles including the Fort Worth Symphony and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. He has released several recordings recorded in Texas, Nashville and Los Angeles and also published his book “Guitar Tips” available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and others. His published guitar music has been distributed by Columbia Pictures Publications.
Ric’s Etude (from his composition “Moonlit”) was selected by the Texas Jazz Educators Association for the Texas All-State Competition and he was asked to be a presenter at the Conference in San Antonio.
Ric is currently an Instructor of Music at Weatherford College where he teaches and directs the Improv & Small Instrumental Ensembles, Director of Rhythm Section for the Jazz Band, Co-Director of the Jazz Band and has been commissioned by WC for compositions and arrangements for the Jazz band which they have premiered. He also teaches Jazz and contemporary guitar and also teaches composition, arranging and theory online with students worldwide.
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Andrew November 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I had my first lesson with Ric last week and it was great! I look forward to my future lessons with him. He is a great teacher as well as a very accomplished musician, composer and many more attributes.
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Cosima Y. March 6, 2014
An excellent teacher who loves to see his students excel

Several years ago I was privileged to have Ric contribute his talent to my CD project. He is an amazing musician and a gentleman!

Ric is an excellent teacher and musician who genuinely desires to impart his expertise to those he teaches. He is relevant and experienced. His vast musical knowledge and sphere of influence are a tremendous asset to the music community with years of experience and a sincere attitude that is infectious.

I am highly confident that all Ric's student will be treated with great care and service and I highly recommend and appreciate Ric.
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Ric F.

Ric F.

Weatherford, TX 76086
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Marilyn J.

Fort Worth, TX

About Marilyn

Music is soothing to the soul. It can calm us when anxious. It can teach young children focus, concentration and improve fine motor skills. I feel classical piano is a basic foundation to learn many instruments and types of music. I include theory and ear training with piano lessons. My goal is to try and turn on the student's love for music so that he or she wants to spend time at the piano at home improving skills.
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Dedrick A. June 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Marilyn is extremely patient and understanding. The best personality, super nice and open ideas and suggestion with the student and parents! Would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing piano instructor!
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Jaci P. May 28, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I have completed my first month of lessons with Marilyn and I AM learning to play the piano!! Marilyn's knowledge, technique, personality, perseverance, and kindness are attributes which are so conducive to a pleasant learning experience.
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Elizabeth H. August 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
I have had many piano teachers in the past and Ms. Marilyn is my favorite by far. She is patient, understanding, and she takes time to explain what I have questions on. I would recommend her for students of any age. She really is a wonderful teacher :)
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Marilyn J.

Marilyn J.

Fort Worth, TX 76131
(4)
starting at
$28 / 30-min

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