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Tricia Y.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Tricia

My passion is teaching music to students of all ages and all levels; sharing with them the joy of music. Music has the capacity to open up our hearts and minds to unknown worlds and cultures; thereby enabling us to express ourselves in unique and individualized ways. Music is not solely about learning the notes, or conquering Rachmaninoff or Grieg; each song is a melody of the heart, and should be navigated as such. When I teach lessons my students learn technique, structure and theory, but also voicing, expression, and interpretation.

I graduated from Multnomah University in December 20
11 with a Bachelors degree in Music. I specifically studied instrumentation (piano), vocalization, performance, conducting and composition.

I love music, I have since I was a little girl. From a very young age I loved that music took me and my imagination to worlds untold and it never mattered if I spoke German, Italian, French or Spanish, I could play the songs of those countries, and then it was like stepping into another world. This joy and excitement about music is what still carry with me as I continue my music career. And this is precisely what you can expect I will teach my students as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
The world of music is such a fun and joyous adventure, and this is only the beginning! Students can expect a lot of laughter and an enthusiastic and fun teaching style. As a piano and vocal teacher, I develop a curriculum for each student that is individualized in his or her specific learning style. I believe that students learn at their own pace, enabling me to learn with them while helping them find out what they love about music. The talents I bring to my students include a strong dedication to the art of teaching, commitment and loyalty to the them and a willing ear to listen. I can also offer my substantial experience with teaching music, a love for learning, and a personable non - confrontational teaching style. I am dedicated, punctual and hard working.
After six months of lessons students can expect to know their notes, being able to read music on their own. They will mostly likely have completed their first book and major song, and will have good momentum to get them going on their next musical story.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio with piano, music stands, mirror, recording devices (minimum) and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have the piano. I will bring basic teaching materials.

*** Specialties ***
Composition
Conducting
Piano Pedagogy
Music Theory
Jazz Chording
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Kenneth Y. February 16, 2014
Singing
Excellent, Professional Teacher

Miss Tricia is an absolutely wonderful music instructor. I'm an adult student learning to develop my voice, and she is able to quickly identify the problems in my vocal technique and help me improve. Her lesson plans keep me on task and develop my tool sets. She's also great with explaining the theory behind the music and introducing me to different works and styles of music. Though I'm not receiving piano instruction from her myself, I have heard her work and watched her instruction, and I am highly impressed by both. She gets my highest recommendation.
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Tricia Y.

Tricia Y.

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Eric E.

Grand Rapids, MI

I teach piano out of a kids method book for children and for my adult students I teach out of an age appropriate book as well. If you are looking to learn piano...make sure I'm your guy!

About Eric

Hey there! I'm excited you dropped by my profile. I'm even more excited that you are thinking about taking music lessons or are planning on giving the gift of music lessons to a loved one. A little bit about me so you can understand how my teaching benefits my students: I went to DePaul University in Chicago,IL and studied Music (voice) and Religious Studies. I have been teaching guitar, voice, banjo, drum and piano lessons professionally for three years, however, I've been teaching on and off again for over ten. Through that time I've taught diverse groups of people, all with different skil
l levels. No matter where you are on your musical journey or who you are, I can help get you where you want to go!I also have extensive experience as a professionally touring musician. I currently front and manage my band The Northern Skies. If you are looking to start playing with a band, professionally or otherwise, I can help you on that path. Remember: it doesn't matter what skill level you are now! I can help you get there!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that every lesson should be fun and comfortable! Depending on the students age and skill level, I pick out books that work for each student, and also ask the student to bring in a piece that they want to work on. Maybe we can learn that new radio hit or the oldie but a goodie that you've been wanting to learn for years! However, learning from books or internet videos alone do not offer the kind of one on one attention students need while learning an instrument. I have the experience needed and a unique curriculum that is based off of understanding the student's musical goals. For beginners, I teach basic techniques and chords through easy songs to get the student playing as soon as possible.Learning music has to be fun! I am a very laid back and believe that learning music involves good communication, having an open mind, and the desire to have fun and LEARN! So I can be very laid back while interacting with students and their families. However, learning to play an instrument takes a lifetime of practice. Even the pros practice every day! Therefore, practice is a vital part of taking lessons and something I take very seriously. I hope you will choose me as your music teacher!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in a downstairs home office/music room. The home includes electric guitars, bass, amps, acoustic guitars, classical acoustic guitar, drum set, electric piano and books. Seating is available. Wireless internet is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the programming. I expect students to provide their own instrument and to buy the required materials (e.g. book if applicable)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching students guitar, voice, and banjo. However, I am able to teach a wide range of instruments because of my education and experience as a professional musician.
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LaDonna H. May 26, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Eric was an incredibly patient instructor, and really took the time to put detail and thought into his lessons. He has always been very friendly, too. I highly recommend him!
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Don H. April 22, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Eric has been an awesome instructor. Very patient with me, an old guy who doesn't get to practice as much as he should be. Eric goes out of his way to find new and interesting things to try. A very good instructor and I recommend him to everyone.
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Chris R. February 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a great teacher. He is clearly passionate about music. He has been so patient with me and spends as much time as we need when I struggle with some aspect.
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Eric E.

Eric E.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Deborah P.

Lowell, MI

I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and enjoy performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. A church organist and accompanist, event pianist, jazz and blues, and light classical. I believe in teaching with compassion, encouragement, and have experience working with children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., learning disabilities and gifted. My passion is music and teaching.

About Deborah

I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and enjoy performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. A church organist and accompanist, event pianist, jazz and blues, and light classical. I believe in teaching with compassion, encouragement, and have experience working with children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., learning disabilities and gifted. My passion is music and teaching. I have a newly established studio in which I am anxious to build a bigger student base.
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Deborah P.

Deborah P.

Lowell, MI 49331
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$20 / 30-min
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Sharon C.

Lowell, MI

I customize each lesson to fit the student's needs. I make learning fun because a happy student learns.

About Sharon

I'm a former elementary classroom teacher who now works as a private tutor. I'm also an experienced pianist. I'm certified to teach English as a Second Language to children and adults.

I tutor elementary-aged students in all subjects. My piano students range in age from children to adults at all levels from beginner to advanced. My ESL students have come from various native language backgrounds. I tutor English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
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Sharon C.

Sharon C.

Lowell, MI 49331
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$22 / 30-min
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Val L.

Spring Lake, MI

Good technique is the foundation for good musicianship so every lesson will include observations and suggestions for improving technique. It doesn’t happen overnight, therefore the goal isn’t perfection but progress through creative, positive teaching strategies. However, progress is impossible without practice so I provide tools and fun incentives that encourage every student to come in each week well-prepared for their lesson.

About Val

Val has been teaching Piano and Kindermusik for over 10 years. She began teaching private piano lessons while living in Hazelwood, MO and after moving to North Liberty, IA in 2008, she opened MusicEveryday and quickly grew from 2 to 23 students per week. In 2011, she joined Marek Szmyrgala as a piano teacher at Music4Life in North Liberty and added another 13 students to her weekly teaching schedule. All of her students had a variety of interests in music from classical, to jazz, to pop and even wrote their own music. Val prepared her students for 2 recitals every year and several students
participated in the Music Development Program, all earning First Class Honors.
The foundation of my teaching philosophy is the awareness of how different every person is in the way that they learn. My first goal when I meet a new student is getting to know them before choosing materials. It is the student’s learning style that should determine the method and materials that I assign.
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Heidi H. June 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
My kids agree that Miss Val was our favorite piano teacher. Four of them took piano lessons from her for a few years recently.
Miss Val uses fun and creative strategies to engage the littlest students. She manages to stay calm and kind but firm when needed.
Miss Val caters to each student's style and interests. She often brings in extra music and fun, supplemental learning material.
Miss Val helps students establish good habits and provides motivation to practice regularly. I am positive she will be your favorite teacher, too!
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Titus B. May 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
My son Noel started learning Piano from Val. Because of Val's teaching he is able to learn Piano very quickly, even though we don't have any music background. Val is a wonderful teacher, we would highly recommend Val.
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Val L.

Spring Lake, MI 49456
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$22 / 30-min

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