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Artan S

Artan S

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One-on-one training sessions ranging from 30 minutes to one hour in length. The students learn how to sit or stand with the instrument, how to hold the instrument, and how to manipulate the fingers and other body parts to produce tones and sounds from the instrument.  Technical exercises, musical pieces, and other activities to help the students improve their musical skills, are provided.

Neil F

Neil F

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Having a student develop a passion for music, having a student increase their confidence through art, these are the most rewarding experiences for me. It's important for students to progress at their own pace, which should happen on its own, if the student remains engaged and motivated. Making music is fun, if this isn't my students experience then I'm not doing my job.

Paul W

Paul W

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I received a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology from Ball State University in May of 2012. I also received my Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Ball State University in May of 2014. While completing the requirements for my graduate degree, I held the Classical Guitar Graduate Assistantship under Prof. Paul Reilly. As a Graduate Assistant at Ball State University I Instructed individual undergraduate students in proper classical guitar technique, history of the instrument, and musical expression through etudes and repertoire in preparation for performances. I maintained grades based on attendance, progress, and performance quality. I directed small classical guitar ensembles emphasizing cooperation, musicality, and professionalism in preparation for performances. I also assisted Prof. Paul Reilly with the Annual Classical Guitar Festival, juries, and other miscellaneous duties.I Instruct my private students on classical, acoustic, and electric guitar. I teach basic techniques such as simple note production, good tone production, slur execution, etc. I also teach advanced techniques such as the barre, rasgueado, natural and artificial harmonics, etc. I develop reading skills for traditional music notation with an emphasis on phrasing and musicality, offer guidance in the development of the skills necessary to execute guitar techniques, and incorporate basic to advanced music theory knowledge to understanding the guitar.In addition to my own private lessons, I am also currently a member of the guitar faculty at the Merit School of Music in Chicago. I instruct private group classical guitar classes through on location and through Merit’s Bridges: Partners in Music program. Our goal is to expand students’ personal and educational growth by cultivating a strong work ethic, effective listening, teamwork, and self-confidence. We develop each students' musical potential by improving their musical knowledge, skill, and instrumental technique. As an Instructor I instill a strong understanding of the fundamentals of classical guitar and music as a discipline.While my primary focus has been Classical Guitar, I understand that each person has their own goals. As a private instructor I make my goal the student's goal and create lesson plans tailored to the individual student’s needs and desires. Whether you're trying to pursue music at the collegiate level or just learn a few of your favorite songs, I'll be sure to help you get here.  

Jay M

Jay M

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I have been singing since I was 6, playing trumpet since I was 10, and I picked up guitar in my early 20's. I am now 49 and have taught voice, guitar, & trumpet for over 7 years from my cozy home. I have been part of many musical ensembles (in many genres) in my 30 year career and have session work that's currently located in the Seattle Rock & Roll museum. I have performed in varying capacities over 2,000 times in my career, and my emphasis is to help musicians prepare for live performances.

Theresa B

Theresa B

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Violin/Viola: I start with music reading using the Essential Elements 2000 series.  This is for two reasons: 1. Is that it's very easy going and doesn't make learning a chore. 2. Is the school system in the district uses the same book, so the student is prepared for orchestra.  Once the student is familiar with everything in EE 2k, he or she "graduates" to The Suzuki Book series. Along with this, we do fun songs like movie themes, fiddle tunes, world music, or rock song intros. Guitar: For students 8 and under I start with Guitar For The Small Fry because it is entertaining to learn from and not overwhelming.  For students 9 to 15, I use Hal Leonard's Guitar Method because it goes at a really nice pace for that age.  For students 16 and older I like using Mel Bay's Guitar Method because it goes a little faster, has more interesting songs for an older person and includes some music theory.  Where we go after these methods is up to the taste and desires of the student.  Along with the music reading books, I like to throw in some simple folk songs, rock song intros, movie themes, or easy rock or blues songs/progressions.

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