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Kimberli taught my son piano for 2-1/2 years. He looked forward to every lesson! She had a well-thought out plan every week and kept him engaged. While he learned lessons from a piano book, Kimberli always let him pick a popular song of his own choosing. She would find the music according to his abilities and help him with it. My son needed help with his confidence and Kimberli continually brought that out in him. She makes lessons fun and her students really relate to her!
Mr. Chun taught my six year daughter violin. Very professional and patient. He is dedicated to what he is doing.
Sakinah is a great teacher. She is patient and caring, which are huge qualities when learning violin. Very flexible with scheduling too.
I could not be happier with my sons teacher, Elizabeth Morton. She exhibits great patience and enjoyment while working with my son, who began learning the piano with her at age 5. She is very encouraging and sets up achievable weekly goals. I love the ability to have her come to our home and teach, as a working parent this makes life a little simpler. Elizabeth is a talented teacher, she takes the time to make learning fun.
12yr old piano & 11yr old viola both said that they enjoyed their first lesson and liked the teacher
I have taken a few lessons with Claudia, most recently being this year. These lessons were mostly a refresher course - I'd played for a few years growing up and wanted to get back into it. Claudia was tremendously helpful. With her guidence, I learned how to hold and play the violin. We mostly covered basics such as proper fingering, pizzicato, and bow arm. She even helped me transcribe a favorite Andrew Bird song. I have been watching Claudia play violin for years and can attest to her talent. Claudia is also patient and encouraging. I would recommend her as a teacher for anyone who is starting out or has experience and wants to hone and improve their skill.
As a beginner, I was nervous to go into a professional lesson, but jake was very perceptive and never made me feel like an inferior. Instead, I got the teaching I needed for my experience level and had a great afternoon!
My daughter started learning from Alla from the beginning about 2 years ago at the age of 7. Alla comes from a traditional Russian background and knows her stuff. If you are looking for Suzuki method, she is not the teacher for you. She teaches according to how she was taught and believes is correct and while I may not have understood her methods, I have learned to trust them and trust her judgment. For example, she didn't let my daughter touch the bow for months, and even when she did, she didn't allow her to do so unsupervised by her. She focused on the left hand and didn't use tape to learn where the notes are. I felt like some things were hammered for a while and then my daughter would take off on them. When we meet up with an older cousin and she sees where my daughter is after 2 years, she says, "Wow. I didn't do that for a long time." One thing about Alla if you are considering her as a teacher is that she is sometimes gone because she performs around the world. That means there are gaps in teaching throughout the year...usually in the summer. I don't mind this as it gives us a break and also because she stays fresh as a violinist. She is also readily available on Skype to give lessons when she is a away and while this sounds strange to us uninformed folks, she is remarkably able to correct and teach even online. While Alla expects excellence, she is very patient and understands that kids are kids. She has stuck through and motivated my daughter when it got tough. She's very warm and caring...but she does expect you to do things the way she taught you! Alla is very generous and giving. She even came with us to Dan Lawrence Strings in Lee's Summit to pick out an amazing violin that I know we wouldn't have gotten without her there. One thing I would like more of are recitals. We've had 2 over the past 2 years. However, for now, I'm glad for the foundation my daughter is getting and trust there will be more opportunities to perform in the future. Kansas City is lucky to have Alla here as a violin teacher and recognized performer and I hope you will hire her so that she'll have reason to stick around!
I am a young violinist, passionate about music and teaching. I love what I do, and I can't wait to share my love for music and learning with you! I adjust my teaching style to compliment each student individually. My goal is for each student to enjoy playing their instrument, but I believe that the personal improvement of each student is vital for their continued interest and passion. I take it upon myself to make sure that my teaching is resulting in personal enjoyment and improvement! I also believe that studying a musical instrument is useful for developing things like problem solving skills, perseverance, building good habits, having a good work ethic, and being responsible. Music is also a voice of communication, and I enjoy teaching students to develop a strong confident voice through music.
My goal is to help students find the fun and passion in learning music. I help students understand that music is an incredible way of expressing themselves. Having been classically trained, I believe that fundamentals and technical skills need to be taught and are very important for students to learn and grow. Although, having played fiddle, guitar, mandolin, singing and yodeling as a professional performance musician, I also feel that it is important to show them how to get excited about playing music through the interests of their own heart. I truly believe in learning the skill of listening. Reading is key and is the building block needed to allow the player to be proficient, but my students also learn to find the freedom in music. I believe in teaching ear listening and improvisational skills, along with reading notated music. More often than not, this very important skill is not taught and ignored. This type of training opens the box from confinement, rules and restrictions to being a truly free musician. Students will reach their highest potential by learning music in a way that is fun and applicable to their lives. What is your favorite song? What song do you like singing? Let's learn how to play it! Students can take what they learn and apply it in a more exciting way that keeps them interested and passionate about music. They learn how to express themselves in a musical, creative way. Playing the fiddle for 26 years and professionally for 10, I have devoted much of my life to this art of expression. I have played on stage all through the midwest at many bluegrass festivals, including Silver Dollar City starting at the age of 7 and growing up with a bluegrass band. I have played at multiple theatrical shows, including Dixie Stampede, Fiddler's Feast and Black Bear Jamboree as the highlighted fiddle player in Pigeon Forge, TN. I have also played fiddle in a country band playing gigs all over the midwest, sharing the stage and opening for acts that include Rhonda Vincent, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jack Ingram, Uncle Kracker and Easton Corbin just to name a few. Music is obviously a true love. I find enjoyment in teaching what I have learned through the years and watching students learn how to love music, applying it to their own style in life.
I love the violin and I love teaching it! I love everyone I work with and sharing time and a passion. It is so amazing to get to make music for the first time with people and to get to see them grow so much through the process.
I have a masters degree in music performance and I have been teaching music lessons on piano, violin and French horn for three years. I enjoy seeing students advance to new material and meet their musical goals.
I have a lot of experience with music and have been playing violin for almost 9 years. Lessons will be taught with the student's interests in mind. Affordability and flexibility are a standout. I absolutely love music! I am currently studying psychology, music, and philosophy at Baker University. I also have a music endorsement at the high school level from Olathe Northwest High School. It is a passion of mine and I just love to see others pursue a similar passion. Teaching students on a personal level is very important to me because, that is where I believe the most improvement and reinforcement can be made.