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Jim S

Jim S

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Nothing is more rewarding to me than to assist my students develop a passion for music and to master their music goals quickly.  As a coach I have a natural instinct for adapting to the student's learning style, motivating them to succeed and to develop a well rounded discipline of practicing, musical exploration and interaction that leads to maximum results. I'm a loving, and encouraging teacher. As a licensed clincical hypnotherapist/nutritionist, I am able to also assist my students in such areas as: releasing audition/performance anxiety, resolving physical and health issues such as arthritis/tendonitis, asthma and vocal challenges, resolving stuttering and lisps, reducing foreign accents and improving vocal diction. I also love to interact with parents with children on how to effectively expand music appreciation in the family.  I can successfully tailor my instructional style to your wants and needs.  I do teach in student's home within a 12 mile radius, but encourage new students to consider taking lessons at my studio where I can offer not only a comfortable environment but recording equipment, full music score archive, audio archive and music software. 

Spencer T

Spencer T

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My early forays into education began during my undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College. I quickly learned how fulfilling the process was, and was routinely complimented on the patience I exhibited with my beginner students. After taking time off to work on my graduate degree and launch my freelance career, I resumed teaching again after graduation, volunteering as a faculty assistant with a music theory course at a local community college.

Nikkia C

Nikkia C

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For young students, I use a Suzuki Method hybrid, meaning I incorporate additional note-reading and music theory elements while using the Suzuki Violin books and Suzuki's core values of imitation and ear training. I also supplement with many pieces outside of the Suzuki Method, including folk, blues, fiddle, and other styles. As students progress I include traditional etudes, technique studies and scales. My ultimate goal is to give my students all the tools they need to play and learn pieces on their own, and to that end I ensure they fully comprehend and master each step of learning before introducing new concepts. 

Phoebe S

Phoebe S

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I've been teaching private Suzuki method violin lessons as well as music theory since I was a teenager. More recently I've coached musical theater singers and youth pop and rock bands. I worked with teenagers in group and individual coaching as a TA for the University of the Arts Pre-College Musical Theater Program. I taught group and individual vocal lessons and was a band leader with Beyond Rock summer camp on Long Island, NY. I currently teach integrated music skills with the Rios Music Project in Carlsbad, CA. I've had experience with everything from classical violin competitions to professional musical theater auditions to music industry showcases. I'm your gal for practical, real-world music skills, including collaboration, improvisation, and songwriting. My strong classical background and technique supports my eclectic musical pursuits, and I encourage my students to practice the basics and build their technique as well as follow their interests to whatever genre and instrument catches their heart! I love working with kids of all ages, and welcome adult students as well!

Gregory O

Gregory O

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For beginning students, I start them off by introducing the instrument and the different parts of it and also get them started on basic music theory. As a percussionist, I make sure they start getting familiar with reading rhythms. Afterwards, I start them off on Elementary Drum Method by Roy Burns. Once the student gets better at the fundamentals, I introduce to them to some solo stuff either composed by me or other composers before getting them started on Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer by Garwood Whaley. If it is an older student who hasn't had lessons before but has experience playing in a school band and can read well, then I also possibly start them with Whaley. For other instruments, I try to find out what the student is interested in and help them out along the way to keep lessons fun, engaging, and exciting.

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