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Artan S

Artan S

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1-Modern method -(Suzuki, Essential Elements, Orchestra Expressions, etc) 2-Traditional method- (Rodionov, Sevcik, Kayser, Kreutzer, Wohlfart, Dont, etc) 3-Fiddle, Bluegrass.

Marian I

Marian I

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I am an experienced teacher that has worked with students of all levels. I work with students from their very first day with the instrument to advanced levels, teaching them all aspects as they work on their favorite music. I believe in challenging all students to work to their greatest ability so that their full potential is reached!

Nate R

Nate R

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My musical education began at a very young age, amidst the folk music traditions of the Allegheny Mountains in western NY.  I never had access to private instruction, though, so I have always been passionate about sharing my knowledge with students.  I was self-taught as a kid, and eventually received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music, and later a graduate fellowship from the University of Oregon, where I received my Master of Music in Jazz Studies.  I have followed a career across the country, working as a freelance instrumentalist and educator from coast to coast, as well as internationally.

Theresa B

Theresa B

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I have been playing music of some kind since I was 5 when I first learned to read notes on the piano.  Since then I was always involved in music and music groups such as choir, orchestra, handbell choir, solo performances, and rock bands.  I love music and love sharing my love of music with others, and teaching is yet another way I can share this love.  With teaching I get to inspire others, introduce them to new things, and instill that love in them.

Brian K

Brian K

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I am 26 years old and have been playing as well as performing music for about 19 years. I specialize in guitar as well as piano. I've performed many times out in Las Vegas, NV, Madison, WI as well as the Chicago/Rockford area. My passion for peromance in the musical arts has now come to a point in my life to where I want to teach others to comprehend the wonders of the art. The joy music has brought me has carried me through quite a few ups and downs. To experience thats passion in someone else would be a great achievement for me.

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