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Phillip Z.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip Z.

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Some people are afraid of music theory, they think it is a bad word. However, all my instrumental students learn music theory. There is nothing to fear. Music theory is foundational, as important as learning scales and chords. It is necessary to know to play at a high level. In classical music it is an interpretive tool, in jazz it is a tool for improvising. Like note reading, it opens up entire worlds for us to explore. It is FUN!

I teach theory, composition, and improvisation to students of all instruments, even instruments I do not play. I love working with violinists, vocalists, even dulcimer players. I am also available to tutor those who are prepping for high school and college.

My basic chord function theory course is twelve lessons / assignments. With that information students have the knowledge to progress to analytical and improvisational concepts. With some time and effort, everyone I've taught has learned it happily and easily.

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Tim L.
We're off to a great start!
Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
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Glenda J.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 55; Female: 5 to 75
  • Awarded Numerous Musical and Theatre Awards from Wayne State University, International Young People's Union
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Glenda J.

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About Glenda

After studying at Cass Tech High School and Wayne State University in MI, I have enjoyed teaching privately, in groups, and at churches, I have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the US and in 8 foreign countries, and taught at public, charter, and private schools. It is important to t

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Danyelle
Ms. Glenda is very inspiring, patient, and kind with her teaching style. She is committed to musical excellence. So glad I found her.
Jennifer
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Ms. Glenda is amazing. Really knows her stuff:
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Awarded 1st Place/Winner: ITG Jazz Solo Competition from International Trumpet Guild
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan S.

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Music has many different elements that comprise it. These include but are not limited to: pitch, pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, arrangement, timbre/color, expressive qualities (dynamics and articulation), and form or structure. From these basic building blocks, all theoretical material that can be studied has come to be. This material when understood and employed can further your growth as a musician exponentially, and can assist you in writing music, sight-reading, as well as virtually any creative activity involving music.

I have spent half my life learning about the science and the math behind music (why music sounds the way it does, and how to write music to emulate thoughts, feelings, and intellectual ideas). THIS is music theory... to understand how music works on paper, and have the ability to integrate that knowledge into our own musical work. Theory can be applied in ones study of music, and in writing original compositions. It is incredibly useful in playing any ...

About Jonathan

Hi, I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga—professional musician and educator based out of New York City. My 30,000+ hours of experience within music is expressed through my 9 years of conservatory training, which includes Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, and my work as a trumpe

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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Alex H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
  • Teaching since 2012
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Alex H.

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Ever wonder why theory is important? A lot of people don't want to learn theory or are scared of it. If this is you, I'll explain how to navigate music without using theory while also showing how theory can be a helpful tool. If you're here to learn more about theory because you need to or you're interested in learning more about it, some of the topics I'll cover are listen below.

Tailored to your skill level, you'll learn:
-high vs low notes
-ascending vs descending
-sharps, flats, and naturals
-key signatures
-time signatures
-major vs minor
-other modes
-rhythm and melody
-transcriptions
-form
-chord recognition
-intervals
-harmonies
-transposition
-much more!

My teaching style is casual, yet theoretical. I'm easy going, but also passionate. I tailor my style and difficulty to match each individual student.

If you have any questions or want to meet in person to see if it's a good fit, let me know! :)

Alex

About Alex

MUSIC: My first private lessons were on piano at 8 years of age with piano lessons, I learned about he basic fundamentals of music (scales, melodies, harmonies, rhythm, time and key signatures, accidentals, etc.). After discovering that rhythms were the most interesting to me, I decided to start dru

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Sina
We’ve had a few lessons with Alex so far, at home and on line. He is really good at what he does and my children are learning a lot from him.
Colsen
Alex is patient and is able to teach accordingly to a child's level. My son is 8 years old. Alex is very experienced in teaching, he started out with basics, and moved on according to my son's ability to learn. My son learned a lot during his first lesson.
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Sara J.

46 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Theatre from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sara J.

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Want to understand the building blocks of music? Music theory knowledge can help students in playing an instrument, singing, and reading music.

About Sara

Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Sara, and I am a certified yoga instructor and vocalist located in the Charlotte Metro area. I have formal training in classical, jazz, blues, and musical theatre singing. I also enjoy acting and writing, and I offer lessons in those subjects as well.

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Qingyang Z.
I love taking writing lesson with Sara as she does give me great ideas for how to start writing a historical essay
James S.
Really terrific. Sara is patient and makes the lessons fun and engaging. . She is a very talented teacher.
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Lisa F.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1983
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Lisa F.

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I teach music theory via music games and utilizing software. One student favorite is Music Bingo. Students have so much fun learning
music theory through playing games!

About Lisa

Lisa is a music educator with over 35 years of experience. She attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied music theory and performance under Bert Braud and Ellis Marsalis. She studied music and psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and received her Bac

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Janet R.
Lisa was fun and I really appreciated that she was down to earth and attempted to make me feel comfortable. She gives great compliments that encourage you to keep trying.
Rita
My son has been taking piano lessons with Lisa for more than 6 months. Lisa is a great teacher. She is very patient and knowledgeable. She's able to correct my son's problems. I've seen tremendous growth and improvement on him since he's been studying piano with Lisa. Lisa is also very willing to work with us on scheduling issues as well. I would definitely recommend her.
Melissa W.
she's very good

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"I am encouraged and looking forward to more lessons"
Joanne
Took Music Theory lessons from Bethany R.
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"Incredibly patient, she makes the lesson very easy to grasp, I've had other teachers but I've most excelled when taking lessons and receiving tutoring from Michelle! My theory and voice has improved incredibly because of her :)"
Melissa
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Awesome teacher. Answers every question and explains all concepts thoroughly."
Spencer
Took Music Theory lessons from Joel M.
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"Xin is great! She is responsive and is very motivated to teach. I don't know much about classical music but she is very kind and patient in answering my questions."
Furkan
Took Music Theory lessons from Xin H.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"I studied music theory with Adam because I needed extra help for college classes, and he was a huge help! There were so many concepts that I knew a little about, but Adam helped fill in the gaps of knowledge and familiarized me with the concepts so well, that I could teach them myself! He is patient, humorous, and a complete joy to take lessons from."
Eric
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"My daughter has been working with Stephanie for over a year and has made great progress on the piano. She loves her one on one time with Stephanie, constantly smiling from ear to ear when I pick her up. Its apparent she is enjoying learning and having fun doing so.
Can not wait to get my Three year old into her program early next year.
Don’t hesitate for a moment, this is a gift and talent that is priceless for your child at very very reasonable price."
Simon
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"Taking lessons with Carolina had helped me to improve enormously. She is a great one teaching and advising about almost anything. Flexible and comprehensive. I strongly recommend her."
Paulina Muñoz
Took Music Theory lessons from Carolina M.
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"Lisa has been great at explaining some aspects of Jazz theory and improvisation that I have missed or only glossed over in the past. She has given me worksheets and examples that are nicely presented for further study. I recommend her for woodwinds and theory studies! A great teacher and a teachers teacher actually!"
Don
Took Music Theory lessons from Lisa N.
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