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Ronald A. Atlanta, GA

About Ronald

I am an experienced professional with a background in music performance, education, composition, theory and arranging. *** Lesson Details *** Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size. So, It is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar; right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation. However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily. I try to maintain a healthy balance between the focus on performance and technical issues. *** Studio Equipment *** 16 Channel Mixer for Recording and Playback 16 Channel Audio Interface for Recording and Playback

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Dennis L. May 5, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
The best teacher I've ever had...

My learning experience with Ron has been great! I'm truly getting to know my instrument and what it takes to be a good musician. The lessons are designed to my specific needs and cover the full spectrum of musicianship. I'm confident that with Ron's guidance and routine practice, I'll finally be the guitarist/bassist I always wished to be.

Thanks!
Gabriel F. Marietta, GA

About Gabriel

Gabe has been playing the drums for twenty years and has been teaching students for about twelve years. In that time he has played with numerous live acts as well as studio work. His experience mostly lies in jazz, funk, blues, latin, and rock. As much as he loves playing these styles he loves to teach them. Gabe's music education began in grammar school and continued through high school. In college he earned a non-music bachelor's degree but never stopped studying the drums. With the help of his own private instructors and continued playing experience, he now considers himself a self-taught musician and uses this experience to show his students how to do the same. His students can expect a challenging curriculum that will make them better players no matter what style of music ...

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Jim G. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great Instructor

Gabe is a great instructor who is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the drum and drumming. I am an older student who has started lessons after a very long layoff from the drums….way back to elementary school days. Gabe is extremely patient as we have gone back and started with the very basics. I would highly recommend Gabe to anyone interested in studying the drums at any level.
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James G. April 18, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Outstanding student instructor!

Gabe has been a phenomenal drum instructor for our 10-year old nephew! He blends the perfect balance of discipline on fundamentals with fun rhythms that keep our nephew interested but focused. We've seen great progress in his development just in the first two months. Gabe is very patient, yet firm, in his style and his skill level is amazing, so his qualifications are certainly exceeded.

Overall, we would highly recommend Gabe for student instruction!
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TaylorP August 20, 2011
Great Teacher!

Gabe is an awesome teacher. Very laid back, but also knows his stuff and supplies plenty of good practice material to help improve your skills. Seems to be familiar with teaching all different kinds of styles and has no problem adjusting the lessons to suit the needs of the student.
Michael B. Kennesaw, GA

About Michael

Mike is a talented musician from Atlanta with a passion for jazz. In his musical career Mike has performed on 104.7 The Fish’s Kevin and Taylor in the Morning Show and in local clubs. Mike has been playing guitar for ten years and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Music Management. At Georgia State Mike has participated in the top Jazz Guitar Ensemble and top Vocal Ensemble. In addition to performing, Mike is a teacher and arranger. His arrangements have been performed by the GSU Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Mike has studied with Dave Frackenpohl and Marc Baldwin. Additionally he has had the opportunity to attend master classes with Jimmy Heath, Carl Allen and Jody Fisher. *** Lesson Details *** Mike is a stern but gentle teacher. He is very easy going, however, Mike

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Dan C. September 3, 2012
Verified Student
Great Teacher

Mike is a great guy to learn from. His method is well thought out. He is a positive guy and an expert player.
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JulieP1 May 7, 2012
Michael is extremely patient and both of my boys are learning a lot. Michael gives the right amount of encouragement and has made them really enjoy the guitar.
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MiriamH September 17, 2011
Andrew really likes learning new things and that Michael plays along with him.
Rich G. Woodstock, GA

About Rich

I am a public school music teacher by day (11 years experience), a private music teacher by afternoon (16 yrs), and a gigging musician and DJ by night (16 yrs). I manage a highly successful cover band called The Retreat that performs all over the southeast. I have lead and arranged the worship music at a local church on Sundays and also have numerous original songs that have been recorded and published. With all of this experience teaching, I am GREAT with kids and always PROFESSIONAL in my conduct. I have 3 degrees in Music Education: - Bachelors, Indiana University of PA - Masters, Auburn University - Educational Specialist, Auburn University I teach lessons on: - Guitar - Piano - Saxophone - Bass Guitar - Drums - Flute - Recording and Music Production - ...

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Paul S. December 16, 2014
Online
Verified Student
Great piano teacher!
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Paul S. December 16, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Rich obviously knows what he is doing. I have three children taking lessons from him and he quickly found their strengths and weaknesses and started from there. Just a few lessons in and the kids are loving it.
Highly recommend.
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Cheryl B. November 4, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rich is an excellent music teacher! He is patient and understanding of the needs of the student. He has developed a good rapport with our grandson who is learning to play the piano. We like the fact that he teaches him to read the music as well as learning the keys on the piano. We would totally recommend him for anyone who is wanting to take up music. Rich is truly amazing!!!!
Jen C. Woodstock, GA

About Jen

What my students will gain from lessons: I teach my students to exercise logic and critical thinking skills: to analyze whatever challenge they are facing, and to break down the problem into manageable components. My students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help them get ahead in music, in school, and life. What parents will gain from lessons: Prompt and clear communication, flexible scheduling, and unlimited phone and email support between lessons. I work with parents to create a creative and fun practice environment at home. About my teaching style: I emphasize a fun, goal-oriented approach to learning. Not everyone learns in the same way. In my 15+ years spent as a musician, I've developed a teaching style that is tailored to fit each each ...

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Jamie B. September 18, 2014
Violin · In studio
Knowledgeable and fun! Ms. Jen as my daughter calls her has been the perfect teacher to introduce her to violin. She can't wait for her lessons every week because loves to play duets with Ms. Jen and learn knew songs.

Outstanding teacher who knows her stuff. 10/10 recommend!!
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Sara C. August 27, 2014
Violin · In studio
Jen was a great violin teacher to my now 9 year old twin boys. Very understanding, patient and knows her stuff! We love that she is flexible and tailored each lesson to each of my sons needs.
John C. Dallas, GA

About John

I have played/studied guitar for almost 15 years. As a musician I have been a part of several different bands and have played at venues all over the southeast. As a teacher I have been giving lessons for almost 10 years and have been very successful in developing techniques and strategies to enhance the skills of beginner and intermediate guitar players. I am actively involved with the event Lutheran Happening of The South for 10 years where I have served as a Musician and Director. From 2004 to 2006 I served as the lead guitarist for the Lassiter High School FCA. I studied and learned the ins and outs of music theory while I was a member of the National Championship Lassiter High School Marching band for four years. In college I was a member of the Wesley Foundation ...

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Nat B. September 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I had the great pleasure of being able to play guitar with John at Lutheran Happening of the South this past Labor Day weekend. It was my first time playing guitar at Happening and I needed to learn the ropes. John was busy both playing music while also being a director for the weekend, but he still made time to practice the songs with me. The music and the entire weekend came together splendidly. If you're looking for a great guitar instructor, you've come to the right web page.
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Ryan B. September 10, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I took lessons with John for a year and a half.

After I bought my first guitar my parents suggested I take lessons. I did not really know what to expect from taking lessons and honestly I did not think I would get very much out of it. I was wrong...

John is a great guitar teacher because he does not do cookie cutter lessons. Each week my lessons were tailored to my goals and progress.

During my first lesson John spent extra time with me talking about what I wanted to get out of guitar lessons, and together we wrote down daily, weekly, and monthly goals (my parents really appreciated this because I started doing this with everything and I am now in college and do this with my classes). For me, music was kind of like a different language but John was able to explain things to me in a simplified way so I could really grasp the concepts.

The first 2 to 3 lessons I worked on basic chords and strum patterns and the techniques I learned jump started my abilities. I exceeded my first month goals and it was not long before I was playing along to a few of my favorite songs. Once I got down the basic chords and strum patterns I learned scales, complex chords, and how to read music and tabs.

If you are really wondering what learning guitar is like, I will tell you that it is difficult and frustrating. My favorite thing about having John as a teacher is that he would call me once a week in between my lessons to see how I was doing, answer questions, and talk through my frustrations. He does this with all of his students and it was evident to myself and my parents that John truly does care about helping his students meet their goals.

I don't think you will come across many guitar teachers like this. Anytime I come across a family member or friend who wants to learn guitar or has a child who wants to learn guitar I send them right over to John.

I highly recommend John to anyone looking for a guitar teacher who will absolutely help you to become a better musician.

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