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I am free to teach violin as well. 8+ years experience.

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About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours.

I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ now and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I played with many talented individuals and learned from some of the best teachers.

Along the way I kept my bass guitar on my side and became proficient in the instrument as well.

I love playing several styles and my favorites are classic rock, hard rock, and blues.

I have taught guitar before but I found my knack for teaching by instructing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, another one of my hobbies.

I would love to teach guitar again not just because of the new knowledge I’ve attained but I just like it and learned I know how to be in tune with what a student needs at the moment.

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October 9, 2019
Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.

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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced violin teacher of 29 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical violin skills. I specialize in Suzuki , and fiddle Celtic music etc...,

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Zipporah R.

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The first day will be about your desire and goals. Also, we will be setting expectations about how to reach those goals. You will receive weekly assignments which will include music theory. We will focus on warm-ups, exercises, and repertoire

About Zipporah

My name is Zipporah Robinson. I am a multi-lingual musician.

I teach voice, violin and piano. I have been a musician for 30+ years and a music educator for 10+ years. Let me help you reach your music education goals!

I speak Spanish, Portuguese and am learning Italian. I would love to show you how you can speak Spanish. Between 2012 and 2019, I was the foreign language representative for the businesses I worked for. Let me help you get to your language goals.

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Mari M.

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I focus on note reading and music theory, in addition to technical studies. I encourage chamber music and will often pair up students to play duets and trios.

About Mari

Welcome to my music studio!

This will be a fun, incredible way to start or continue your music instruction. I have been a private violin and piano instructor since 1991. I took a break in 2005 while my kids were little. Now that they have grown up a bit, I am so excited to come back to this!

My teaching methods involve reading notes. I do not teach the Suzuki method. If that is what you are looking for, I can refer you to some wonderful local teachers. I will have 2 recitals a year and some workshops and clinics in between.

Thank you and I am looking forward to taking this musical journey with you!

Recitals and Performances: I will schedule 2 recitals a year and I highly encourage students to attend and participate in both.

Practice: A student's progress is 100% based on the practicing that takes place at home. I recom

mend having a scheduled time everyday that is dedicated to uninterrupted practice time. For 30 minute lessons, I recommend a 30 minute practice.

Books and Materials: On the first day, I will have books that you can buy from me. Please bring books to every lesson.
PIANO STUDENTS: It is crucial that you have a working piano at home. While I understand it's a huge commitment to buy/rent a piano, playing on a keyboard is not the same. The exception is if you have a full size keyboard (88 keys), with touch sensitivity.
VIOLIN/VIOLA STUDENTS: PLEASE consult me before you buy/rent a violin. There are several places that you can buy a violin 'package' for $99. For not much more, you can have a violin that is higher quality and will sound better. Remember, you only sound as good as your instrument! I know several reputable places that rent instruments that are of high quality.

Summer Schedule: I will try and be as accommodating as possible for the summer. If you know already which days you will be gone, let me know and we can work it into the calendar.

My approach to teaching lessons has always been with a gentle, calm demeanor. However, that said, I do want my students to excel and feel challenged. If at any time, you have concerns, please don't hesitate to talk to me about them. I want this to be a fun experience and the only way to ensure that is to make sure that the port of communication is always open. Thank you and let's get started!
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April 4, 2019
Anne
I absolutely loved learning from Mari for my piano lessons! As an adult learner, I felt like my brain doesn't work as fast as it used to, so learning a new instrument was difficult, but Mari completely caters each lesson to my learning speed and maximized my abilities. She takes into accounts the areas and types of music I wanted to learn and helped me to achieve being able to play that type of music. I also loved and appreciated that she works around my busy work schedule and accommodating lessons when plans change throughout the week. I would highly recommend Mari as a music teacher to anyone interested in learning a new instrument at all ages!
August 29, 2014
Paul S.
Great violin teacher!!! My daughter can now do vibrato and play at a much higher level.

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Kaleigh A.

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Lessons will include:
-exercises to develop a physical "map" of the fingerboard; developing tactile memory
-coaching on how to develop a ringing sound and how to execute specific articulations
-pieces carefully assigned to strike a balance between capitalizing on the student's strengths and providing practice in the student's weaknesses.
-musical coaching appropriate to the student's current level of technical execution.
-musicianship training as needed
-guidance on not only how much and what to practice, but HOW to practice; encouraging development of critical listening.

About Kaleigh

Violinist Kaleigh Acord is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. There, she is a student of Soh-Hyun Park Altino and a recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship. She holds a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, as well as a Masters of Music and an Undergraduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Her previous teachers include Violaine Melancon and Laura Bossert. An avid chamber musician, she has spent her summers attending Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music, the Garth Newel Chamber Music Fellowship Program, Lyricafest, and Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program. In March 2014, she made her radio debut on WQXR’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase playing Schoenfield’s Souvenirs fo

r Violin and Piano. She has appeared in chamber music performances with the Hausmann Quartet, Roger Tapping, and Tchaikovsky International Gold Medalist Sergey Antonov. As an instructor, Kaleigh has years of experience teaching students of diverse levels and ages, including beginners, adult amateurs, and serious collegiate pupils. Kaleigh served three years as Ms. Bossert's teaching assistant at Longy and Wellesley College.
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Kaleigh A.

Madison, WI

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Violin lessons give students self-confidence, independence and boost academic levels. They also have numerous other benefits in coordination of motor skills, reading and enhanced concentration. When you begin your lessons with me, you will learn proper left hand technique as well as bowing. Also included is violin music theory, sight reading, note reading and most importantly, the enjoyment of music! Since I have decades of experience teaching both Traditional and Suzuki methods, you will learn to play songs almost immediately. I teach at all levels-- beginning, intermediate and advanced violin students. I have many years of experience teaching in public schools as an orchestra director and small group instructor as well as private instructor of violin, viola, cello and string bass since 1973. I graduated from Ithaca College School of Music and the University of Bridgeport, CT, in Music Ed and Fine Arts and have brought scores of students to both solo and orchestral ...

About Chana

Welcome to my Online Studio! I have taught for many years (since 1973) -- Violin, Viola, Cello and even String Bass. I have also directed String and Symphonic Orchestras, Strolling Strings, small group instruction, and have brought many students to all levels of district, regional, county , All State, All Eastern Orchestras. I have also adjudicated NY State Certified solo performances and competitions in Pennsylvania. When teaching at high school level, I was fortunate to be able to take my Strolling Strings students across the U.S. to Canada and even to Europe (1996) with my amazing Empire State State Strolling Strings group. I am looking forward to assisting new students in achieving their goals and kindling their love for music and their instrument. I have also maintained a private string studio for many years.
I received my

training from Ithaca College, School of Music (1973) and the University of Bridgeport, Ct (1976) in Music and Fine Arts.
I look forward to helping new students (and old students alike) in providing a solid music education background which is supportive and tailored to each student's needs. We learn basics such as note reading, proper bow and left hand technique, music theory, shifting, vibrato and much more. -- Hoping you will join me in providing your child (or yourself-adult) with a professional, pleasant and positive experience!
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August 29, 2018
David
She was excellent. I learned so much from Chana in such a short time. Her years of experience really showed in her teaching. I highly recommend her.
August 26, 2018
Ron A.
I’ve been to a recital that Chana put on with 6 students and I had a very enjoyable time. The students were very entertaining and their parents were very proud. I recommend her very highly and I’ve seen very positive results of her work.

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I have 15 years of teaching experience, a bachelor's degree in music education, and I am working on my master's degree in music education right now. I am a full-time music teacher, and I received the "Teacher of the Year" award in my school last year and was therefore nominated for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Teaching music (and especially violin!) is my absolute passion in life, and I truly love teaching students of all ages the joys of music. I have taught students from all over the world (I lived and taught overseas in Africa on a hospital ship for 3 years), and I tailor my teaching to match students of all learning abilities and styles.

About Katie

I grew up in Colorado Springs actively involved in every musical activity possible! Band, choir, youth symphony, private lessons on 3 instruments. . . I couldn't get enough! It was easy for me to decide on a career path, since I was extremely passionate about music and about children. I attended the University of Northwestern--St. Paul in Minnesota, where I earned my Bachelor of Music Education. I am now working on my Master's of Music Education from Kent State University.

For three years, I taught K-4 general music and 4th/5th grade orchestra in Worthington, MN. I then moved across the globe to teach on the hospital ship the Africa Mercy with the organization Mercy Ships. On board the ship, I taught full-time Kindergarten as well as K-5 music classes. While I lived and taught on the ship, it traveled between the Canary Islands, the Repu

blic of Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar. I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing organization and teaching the incredible students from all over the world.

After 3 years abroad, I moved back to Colorado Springs and I am thrilled to be finishing my third year teaching full-time elementary classroom music. I am very excited to be back in the beautiful place where I grew up, and to spend time with my wonderful family who live in Colorado Springs and Denver.

When I teach, I strive to create a warm, caring, and exciting environment that students look forward to attending. I truly enjoy igniting a love and appreciation for music in my students, and transferring my musical passion to them as much as possible! I hope to see every student's eyes light up with joy as they dive into the wonderful world of music with me.
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Keri has over 20 years of experience with various styles of music, including Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Country. She customizes your lessons around what your specific needs and goals are! If you want the classical training, or if you just want to learn pop tunes, Keri will provide the knowledge and tools for you to do it.

Keri has her B.M. in Jazz Studies, and knows all the ins and outs of jazz theory, improvisation, and ear training. Keri has also studied classical music from age 4, and has learned advanced materials, including the Bach Sonatas/Partitas and Paganini's Caprices.

All lesson books and copies of music are included in your lesson rate! You do not need to buy outside books - Keri will provide these to you, based on your musical goals.

About Keri

Keri has over 20 years of experience teaching Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic, Pop, and Rock music for the violin! The thing Keri loves the most about teaching is being able to pass along her experience and knowledge to her students, and help them see their musical goals recognized. She believes that age does not matter when it comes to music, and has taught many students of all ages over the course of her career. Wherever you are at in your musical ambitions, Keri will meet you there and help you come up with a realistic game plan that is FUN, exciting, and achievable.

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Keri has loved music for as long as she can remember. She started piano lessons at age 4, and eventually switched to violin at age 8. At 10 years of age, she was accepted as a 1st violinist into the Napa Valley Youth Symphony. She spent the next

eight years honing her craft, learning as much as she could, and had the incredible experience of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Napa Valley Youth Symphony her Junior year of High School.

While Keri always nerded out listening to Bluegrass and Celtic tunes and learning them by ear (entire albums!) for fun, she practiced multiple hours every day studying classical technique and started composing and arranging her own pieces of music in high school.

Keri received her B.M. in Jazz Studies from Sonoma State University in 2015, and graduated with Distinction. Her musical goals have been centered around being diverse, open-minded, and adaptable, which has helped her cross many genres, play as a guest in several local bands, and adapting her style to whatever was necessary in the moment.

Keri received a Telly Award in 2015 for playing violin and singing the music on a Toyota Commercial, spent six years in the band "Anadel" as the violinist, background vocalist, and writer/arranger (releasing three albums), and eventually started composing music alongside a team of five other composers for TellTale Games: The Walking Dead. She also composed music for a few TellTale Games trailers, including one for "The Wolf Among Us". Keri has been featured on numerous albums (as player, producer, and arranger), and is currently spending her time writing and producing her first solo album, set to release in January 2020.
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Chase V.
Lively and comprehensive first lesson with Keri!!

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