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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $55
  • Speaks French, English, Russian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sasha C.

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I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!
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Jerry S.

15 Reviews
Goodlettsville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Dean's List from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry S.

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Use of method books, classical, popular and jazz songbooks.
Use of free websites to access chord charts, lyrics and video tutorials. Learn your favorite songs.

About Jerry

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry S. and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie (Watermelon Man) H., Mary Wells, Jessie

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Hudson
Excellent instructor. Patient and personable with children and new learners.
Chris
Jerry is the greatest, with a particularly wonderful way of inspiring children with a fun and humorous spirit, alleviating anxiety, while promoting them to learn skills both concretely and even abstractly. Finding him on here, and experiencing his giftedness in teaching my nine-year-old daughter was a godsend. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
john
Jerry is great teacher with a wonderful manner about him. I don't think it matters whether you are young or not so young. Obviously Knowledgeable and caters to your level of ability. I made a great choice in learning from him.
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Julie L.

101 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $33
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
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Julie L.

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General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy

Combine subjects for a price break. Simply choose ONE subject for the amount of tutoring TIME desired, and notify me which subjects you'd like to cover.

About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise i

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Hayes H.

10 Reviews
Hendersonville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BSED from KSU
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Hayes H.

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Saxophone is my first instrument. I have soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and am especially partial to the tenor.

About Hayes

I've played sax for 27 years, bass for 22, and taught many students and performed with a variety of acts. I studied music and education at Kent State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in 2006. Musical instruction is therapeutic for some, for for others it can be a journey to some destination

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Sans
He is squidward
Jennifer S.
Hayes is super helpful and encouraging. I walked in feeling a little intimidated because I haven't really played in 30 years. He made me feel very comfortable and motivated. Good first lesson.
George
As a middle-aged guy who has played drums all my life, I wanted to add the bass guitar to my repertoire. Hayes is exactly the right guy and was able to show me how to get off to a quick start and then be able to add to my skills as I keep playing. I would recommend him highly!
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David F.

10 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM in Music Performance/Jazz Studies from Morehead State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David F.

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Learn the music you want to learn! Any style, any genre!!

About David

With a Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University and five years teaching experience I can offer you the most fulfilling learning experience! *** Lesson Details *** Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players welcome! Lessons for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, or Electric Bass! *** S

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Mrs B.
Great contact with David. He was on time, really supportive and helpful, we'll book more lessons!
Kolin J.
My son has just finished up with the first of 5 lessons, and has already learned SO much! David is very knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to and learn from. We are very pleased...worth EVERY penny!
Josh M.
Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve.
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Kirsten M.

2 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Fargo South High School Hall of Fame from Fargo School District
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Kirsten M.

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Whether you're a beginner or an advanced violinist preparing for an audition, whether your lesson takes place online or in my Nashville studio, I seek to help meet the goals of each student on their journey learning the violin. With 24 years experience as a member of a professional symphony orchestra, I know firsthand how important it is to learn how to play in a way that feels comfortable, without muscle tension. Developing good habits while having fun learning the essentials describes a typical lesson. If you have a favorite song you'd like to learn, feel free to bring it to the lesson!

About Kirsten

I'm a professional violinist in Nashville, TN. I graduated from DePaul university in Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. I was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where I received training from the world's top conductors to become a professional orchestral musician.

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Tami
Me and my daughter had a great experience with Kirsten! She is very warm, flexible, and has a friendly, professional teaching style. An overall lovely person who is very talented at her craft. Would definitely recommend!
Lou
Kirsten Mitchell and I first met in a classroom at Austin Peay University where she was teaching a beginners violin class with individual instruction. Nearly all of her students turned out to be teenagers. Retired, I had already turned 65.
Over time, and with patient, coaching, and encouragement from Kirsten, I have learned to play several
Bach pieces, among others. Each new work requires that yet another skill or technique be learned. We have made our way from great simplicity to greater complexity, each step requiring more control and capacity.
How did we do that? Examples! When my attempts at discovery came short, Kirsten could always provide examples so matter-of-fact that they seldom intimidated. Just try it; just do it! It’s like learning from a big sister or parent who only desires your success and would do what it takes to accomplish that.
There have been times when my vote would have been for her to leave violin study to someone who had a brighter future. But, Kirsten seemed to sense that, and found understanding words and suggestions that turned my outlook towards optimism, and had me reaching deeper into myself to get through that dry spell.
Play squeaky? “Listen to this, and play along with me; listen to my tone and see if you can match it. Your F’s are a little high; need to be flatter. Move your finger a little on the string. Let’s play it together. See the spacing between second and third fingers here? Hold your bow this way and keep your fingers flexible. Watch how my hand works, then you try it. “ And it goes on, and on. Kirsten never seems to tire of coaching and mentoring.
What a contrast. An old guy with modest capabilities being taught by a thorough professional that makes her living with the NSO. A professional musician who can shrink the gulf between what she can do so well and what I struggle to learn, but always a friendly adult who can teach as though it is all that really mattered.
We revere and recognize those who enrich our lives, especially our teachers. They help us reach our goals. Kirsten Mitchell is one of the most memorable people I’ve met.

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"I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Eric W.
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"I could never have found a guitar teacher better than Brad. He is so patient with me, and he is so easy to get along with. He totally understands when i screw up, which is often. He earned every star I gave him. Judy"
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Took Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"My favorite night of the week is what I call "guitar night," and it is my favorite because Ahmad is the best teacher I've had in just about anything (sorry, erstwhile college professors). The bass guitar can be intimidating, especially if you've put it off until your 30s like this gal. Ahmad makes the whole thing cake.. . I was playing a song by my second lesson. When I am occasionally downtrodden by what I feel like is the futility of a guitar in my grubby, fat hands, Ahmad, like a sensei, helps build me back up, developing my skill and pointing out what is, in fact, a burgeoning talent. It takes time. It takes practice. And I feel lucky to have chosen Ahmad as my instructor for his easy nature, graciousness, and what you can tell is a true love for the guitar that is infectious. Put it this way: I feel like there isn't anybody he can't teach. Even my significant other has remarked upon the tremendous progress I have made and the increasing confidence in my playing. It's a pleasure to be his student. I might even say an honor."
Erika
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"My 9 year old granddaughter has enjoyed her first 2 Voice Lessons! Laurelanne, you've done a great job of making her feel comfortable and to feel that she can one day be good at the singing she loves so much! Thank you!
Anne S."
Anne Stockton
Took Classical Voice lessons from Laurelanne D.
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"Sally has taught piano for over 15 years with her husband Tim. Tim teaches voice and has professional singing experience with San Diego Opera. There teaching style has provided a structured environment with very patient, encouraging tone so the most timid of students will want to learn. Students with learning challenges have done well with their program. Periodic recitals and music competitions are scheduled during the year to showcase each students learning accomplishments. Both Tim and Sally are loving people and would welcome anyone who desires to learn piano, guitar, violin, and voice from their experienced teachers."
Lee
Took Piano lessons from Sally S.
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"Its one thing to be an expert at something, but its a totally seperate skill set to be able to teach somebody else how to to do that thing. Lonze excells at both. Lonze teaches my 7 year old son the piano. Robert really likes Lonze and enjoys his lessons. As a musician myself I’m very impressed with my sons progress and enthusiasm since Lonze has been his teacher. I strongly recommend Lonze if your looking for music lessons for yourself or your kids."
Brigg
Took Piano lessons from Lonze R.
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"Tanisha is great! She made me feel comfortable from day one, even though I had no previous singing experience. She is always encouraging and challenges me at a pace that is practical and not overwhelming. We meet online which is convenient, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything not being in the same room. Tanisha makes it work well over Skype. Highly recommend lessons with Tanisha!"
Andie
Took Singing lessons from Tanisha H.
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"Could not have found a better voice teacher!"
Randee
Took Singing lessons from Keith G.
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"Thank you so much, Rosita sensei! My Japanese 5-year-old daughter was able to enjoy singing in English. Rosita is also fluent in Japanese, and she could help my daughter in Japanese. It was great!"
Satomi
Took Singing lessons from Rosita R.
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"Madeline is an amazing teacher. She is always patient and encouraging with my 10 year old daughter."
Rick and Devon
Took Vocal Training lessons from Madeline H.
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