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Featured Music Teachers Near Auburn, WA

Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Music lessons in Auburn . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!

Samantha C offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Samantha C

Instruments: Voice

I usually find it is in the best interest of myself and my student to begin with familiar repertoire and then to expand as we become comfortable and adventurous. A lesson might include any of the following: Warm-ups/breath work/agility Vocal improvisation via line, phrasing, syllables, dynamics etc. Ear-training/sight-reading using common modes/scales/chord progressions/solfege/interval recognition Basic piano grips for practice accompaniment Performance etiquette education: calling tunes, counting off, knowing a form etc. Read More

Chih-Chieh H offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Chih-Chieh H

Instruments: Piano

I am a professional solo pianist and accompanist with extensive experience on musical events and collaborations in philharmonics, orchestras and choirs. I have rich experience in piano teaching for private and group lessons focused on beginners. I am a passionate, ambitious and enthusiastic person with excellent communication, coordination and fast sight-reading skills. Read More

Thomas W offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Thomas W

Instruments: Piano Guitar Drums Bass Guitar Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Latin Percussion

The first half of each of my lessons willaddress the basics of music theory(i.e. rudiments, scales, etc.) and technique. The second half of each lesson is about having fun! We will digdeeper into the musicmy student isinterested in,consideringthe songs from a musician's point of view. In dissecting the song we will learn about phrasing, feel, meter, melody, chord analysis, commonalitiesamong styles and the history behind the music. Read More

Geoffrey W offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Geoffrey W

Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass Guitar Organ Synthesizer Lap Steel Guitar Ukulele Keyboard Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar

I began teaching private music lessons while I was working on my Bachelor of Music degree. I also was a teaching assistant for guitar classes at the university that I attended. After I graduated I continued to teach privately, at music stores and technical colleges including Lake Washington Technical College. I taught at Bellevue American Music for over twenty years. I teach many styles including classical, jazz and modern styles and I encourage my students to explore different genres of music to keep them excited and motivated. Read More

Libby S offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Libby S

Instruments: Piano Voice Flute Clarinet

Libby has many experiences in the music world, and brings this to her teaching. I studied flute at WSU l year, UW l year 2 years with Wendy Wilhelmy, and 7 years with Trudy Antolin. I studied piano as a child, l year at WSU, l year at MSM and 3 months with Olga Sukhover in Seattle l year studyiing piano at UW I played flute in the Issaquah Chamber Orchestra, the UW Band, and Clarinet with Ballard Civic Orchestra (Latino) and with Seattle Symphonic Band I studied clarinet at Northwestern, Manhattan School of music, and University of Washington, and WSU. Read More

Tige D offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Tige D

Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass Guitar Ukulele Recorder Double Bass Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar

With younger students, I focus on rhythm, simple ear training, and light reading. I will gradually introduce harmony and more intensive ear and rhythmic studies as the student progresses. I think it is important for students to apply their knowledge through performance opportunities and songwriting. Every student is different, of course, but we should all be able to leave lessons with the ability to excel and learn on our own. Read More

Ryan E offers Music lessons in   Auburn, WA

Ryan E

Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Trumpet Trombone Bass Guitar Ukulele Recorder Orchestral Percussion Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar

I began teaching in high school, working with elementary and middle school students. Through this experience, I discovered my passion for helping others discover music. In my first full-time teaching position, I was able to to lead the Greenland (AR) High School band to the ASBOA Sweepstakes Award, the highest honor for a school band in that state. Additionally, many of my students were selected to honor bands and several received college scholarships. Read More

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BrandonLee C

Instruments: Saxophone

Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
My mother is a 2nd/3rd grade elementary school teacher but during her upbringing; she was a very established flute player that attended honor bands as well as being a member of the Wind Ensemble during her time at Pacific Lutheran University and is a singer as well. My sister is a singer that has done genres ranging from Opera to jazz.

What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
Favorite style of genres to play are; traditional jazz, hip-hop, funk and swing. I love these genres because they are very unique in their own sense by the way you approach soloing. Also, for writing compositions you can draw inspiration from other genres and make some very unique music.

What is your dream piece to perform and why?
I love to play original music from either myself or my band as well as jazz standards. It is very important to know that jazz is Black American Music and that it is rich in history - making sure to immerse yourself in the art form and learn from the greats makes playing this music so different than anything else. Playing your own music helps give the audience a little glimpse of why you wrote the chart, and what emotion you are trying to present.

If you have a Music Degree, what is it in (Performance, Education, Musicology, Theory, Composition, etc) and why did you choose that degree?
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science as well as a Music Minor. I chose to go through the music minor route because I knew I want to be a professional gigging musician I didn't want to go to receive my master's but I knew that as soon as I was out of school that I would just hit the shed relentlessly to make sure I separate myself from other musicians.

What does a normal practice session look like for you?
For myself, I try to give myself at least 2-3 hours to really shed. I like to start my practice sessions with running some patterns around the circle of fourths then hitting the long tones hard to hone in on tone production and breathe control. I make sure that I am taking breaks in between so burn out does not occur (usually 10 min increment). I will then work on a specific jazz standard I am learning by memory, then working on a solo transcription that I have picked and been working on. I also make sure to practice my band's material as well as record for producers that I work on as well.

What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
Advice that I have is to create a practice log that will and mark down everything you work on during that session and then you can stay focused. Also, making sure that the practice load isn't being overloaded. We want to make sure we are working on the material we are not good at and take the time to learn it properly, brings me to the quote "perfect practice makes permanent".

How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
When I was growing up (and even to this day currently taking lessons with my mentor) I wanted to better myself and be the best player I could be. When someone starts to push and pressure the student to take lessons then that is the major driving force for the student to not want to do it in the future.

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