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Jimmy H. Columbus, OH

About Jimmy

*** Travel Equipment *** I will bring my own guitar and amp *** Specialties *** I am fluent in every possible style. At some point I have performed in every type of band and expose my students to many different styles and techniques. I recently got off tour with a country band from Nashville, but have performed jazz, metal, rock, blues, soul, classical, fusion. I specialize in those students who really want to put in the time to seriously learn their instrument, but if you want to have fun just playing by the campfire that's cool too. I'm cool, laid back and love a good laugh. I have taught hundreds of students on all levels and styles over the years and to answer your question yes anyone can play if they invest the time needed to learn and yes you are gonna have clumsy fingers from ...

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ANTHONY C. September 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After a month studying under Jimmy my guitar skills have skyrocketed. I didn't realize how much I was stuck on a plateau until I compare recordings from a month ago. Jimmy has assisted me in reaching new levels of lead guitar and knowledge of theory so that I am now playing lead roles and improvising beyond what I thought capable. I have the technique, skills and self confidence to take lead with my band, and my fellow band members have all asked what my secret has been in my phrasing and solo's; the secret is simple a great instructor and structured practice. Now my practice time is much more productive. Jimmy really understands how to custom teach and improve weaknesses I was unable to even understand without his help. Thanks Jimmy for helping me reach new goals and my true potential.
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ANTHONY C. August 3, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After 2 lessons with Jimmy I have improved on my overall technique and cleaning up my tones as well increased speed; more progress than past two months. Jimmy is extremely knowledgeable and takes you to the next level. If you listen to his instruction and do the practice time you will improve. I'll be so much more prepared for my next gig. Thanks Jimmy!
Douglas O. Delaware, OH

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on many national commercials, Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway shows. I was signed for three years to Carrere Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros./Reprise Records. I have toured Europe and most of the USA with acts such as Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Big Bill Morganfield, Bo Diddley, Joey Dee, Gary US Bonds, Zoot Sims, Jeremy Steig, Bobby Lewis, Alex Chilton (From The Box Tops), Eddie Brigati (From The Young Rascals), Johnny Rivers, Little Anthony (From The Imperials) and many more.

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Addis W. January 11, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Nice Teacher
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AnnaO March 6, 2014
Top Notch

I have known Doug for several years. I have seen him perform live in concert and listened to his recorded material. I believe that Doug would make a great teacher for both the novice and the advanced student. His knowledge of drum and percussion techniques is top notch.
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Gwen B. January 19, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Doug is a wonderful teacher

My son is looking forward to his lesson every week and love working with Doug.
Ben U. Columbus, OH

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels. My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano. Education BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012 BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012 Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014 Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad ...

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Linda M. March 18, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ben is an exceptional teacher. My wife has prior violin experience but has special needs today that Ben works through showing great patience. We are so pleased and can highly recommend him.
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Khem K. November 25, 2014
AP Chemistry · Online
Verified Student
Ben is a very good tutor.. Very patient and explains everything very well. He started tutoring me in chemistry AP then physics and then latin. Thanks to him a lot of it makes sense to me lol. Would def recommend!!
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Antonio E. November 13, 2014
Latin · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking Latin lessons with Ben for some time and am very pleased with his method. I have never studied Latin before, so we began from scratch, using a lesson plan built by Ben with the help of college-level textbooks. Ben has been very diligent and disciplined in building demanding but realistic lesson plans every week, as well as in creating thorough and helpful practice exercises. On top of this Ben is a polite, pleasant and accommodating fellow, open to questions and suggestions. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to study Latin.
Szu-Yu C. Columbus, OH

About Szu-Yu

Szu-Yu is a young professional in classical vocal performance, who maintains a highly active and learning in voice studio with high level of technical skills. EDUCATION  Doctor of Musical Art- Vocal Performance(Soprano) - The Ohio State University, School of Music. (2014)  Master of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance degrees: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Music.(2009) ADDITIONAL STUDIES  Master class: Thomas Grubb - 2005  Master class: Koyama - 2005  Master class: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2006  Accademia Internazionale dell’Opera: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2007  Ensemble studies: Barbara Honn - 2008  International Asian Opera Workshop: Sarah Holman, Robin Rice - 2009 VOCAL STUDIES  Robin Rice The Ohio State University, School ...

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Trokon G. March 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu's style of teaching is very impressive. I am glad to have her teaching my son. My son understood very easily her method of teaching. I hope to have her teaching him for a long time.
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wayne P. February 22, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Szu-Yu is very knowledgeable and skilled, everything stated about her is correct. I am very please that she is willing to work with me and discuss how I play, I am almost 60 years old and can play some. She is not judgmental but very positive and encouraging. She is not intimidated by my age, (my daughter is older). She knows her stuff and is very confident.
We meet at a practice facility in a college, that is fun and interesting.
My money is being well spent and I am learning things that should help me to grow and enjoy the piano, and possible reach a personal goal to be able to play at church.
Marco C. Westerville, OH

About Marco

Need help with your Spanish class? I'm a native speaker and Columbus/Westerville resident and I'd love help you archive your goal. I have vast experience with both academic and conversational Spanish, as well as knowledge of different Spanish regionalisms and idioms. (Every country has slight differences in their everyday Spanish!) I offer private individual or group lessons at the Westerville library, your college campus, local library or your home. I also offer remote tutoring via Skype, translation of documents and interpreting services. Check out other tutoring services I offer. Affordable and reliable. School / College / Travel / Technical and Professional. Help me spread the word! Refer a friend and get $1 off per friend (up to 5). Group rates available: $15 per person. ...

Jacob C. Westerville, OH

About Jacob

I have performing drums regularly for about 15 years, mostly at church, but other gigs as well. (see a video at http://www.bandmix.com/wakeupjacob/) My forte is rock and pop, but I did do a semester of jazz band, so I can help beginners in Latin and Jazz. I studied for a degree in Elementary Education, but it was not what I imagined it would be, so I moved on to other things.

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