Adam Maynard: Dance and Music teacher
Adam Maynard: Dance and Music teacher

Adam Maynard: Dance and Music teacher

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Introduction: My strategy is simple: Get the best coaching and continuing education so that we can can make our lessons as simple, fun, and efficient as possible. All of our professionals are certified through nationally-recognized authorities in their respective disciplines and all compete or perform on a regular basis. This keeps us humble and current, providing our clients with the best experience possible. Helping others exceed their own expectations and overcome limitations in dance and music in ways that will transfer to their everyday lives.

Hired 43 times

Serves Columbus, OH

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19 years in business

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Erik P.

Guitar Lessons

I am glad to be working and learning from Adam; he is able to work with me just starting at the beginning, knowing basically nothing and giving a positive learning experience. I am currently learning the Classical guitar and am loving it. He also works with a person on scheduling times and if a person needs to slow down and re-evaluate if they are struggling. I recommend him for first starting out and the value of his time for the pay is great. Thank you for reading and have a great year and positive learning experience!
Nov 27, 2020
Joe t.

Bass Guitar Lessons

Adam is by far, the best music teacher that I've ever had. He has the ability to meet me on my music/talent level, and to find the best way to push and inspire me.
Nov 5, 2020
Christi G.

Wedding Dance Lessons

We are having the best time in our lessons, and fun is what it's all about!! Adam is very encouraging and communicates clearly what needs to happen in showing us various steps and most importantly how to move together. I know we will continue with lessons after we are done with our initial package and after our wedding.
Adam Maynard: Dance and Music teacher's reply
Thank you for the kind and descriptive review, Christi. It is a pleasure working with you and Martin!
Aug 10, 2020
Brandon S.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Adam has been a pleasure to deal with and a fantastic teacher. He has done a great job creating an environment where we can let our guards down while we try to learn something new.
Adam Maynard: Dance and Music teacher's reply
Thank you for the positive review and description of your experience for others, Brandon. You guys have shown up and given it your best every session and it shows in your progress!
Jul 31, 2020
Erin G.

Bass Guitar Lessons (for adults)

I’ve been taking bass lessons at Inspiration To Movement with Mr Adam since October. Prior to starting lessons, I tried teaching myself for a few months. In a short time at ITM, I’ve made more progress than I did on my own. I have taken music lessons in the past, but it is sticking better with these lessons. I highly recommend ITM.
Nov 27, 2017
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Adam Maynard


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Ballroom (Movement) Private Session (40 min) Prices are: $104/1 session ($84 under 18) $520/5 sessions (+20 min bonus session) ($420 Jr.) $1036/11 sessions ($836 Jr.) Pricing for Music Lessons (double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar): $47/1 session (40 min) $465/11 sessions (10 plus 1 bonus session)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    New dance clients start with a complimentary 15-minute consultation to establish clear goals and make sure we are a good fit. Most new clients then start with a 6 to 12-session beginner's program to get a strong foundation in basic movements and concepts and set up success in any future partner dance styles. Wedding dance clients generally have the goal of a first dance in mind. We start with a complimentary consultation to establish a clear picture of the feel of their wedding and how the dance could fit in and enhance that vision. Most wedding couples start with a 6 or 12-session program where we start by learning how to move together and partner and through the course of the program cover everything from steps for the dance, to entrance and exit. In-house music editing is also included in each program. Music students start with a complimentary consultation where we assess their current level and goals. Many of my students come to me with some prior experience, so my goal is to fill in the gaps of essential knowledge and skills within the first 5 sessions, then building on that foundation in the direction of their choosing.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I received a Bachelor of Music Education, cum laude from the Ohio State University in 2005. During that time, I played in the OSU Orchestra and Symphonic Band, Jazz Combos, and played in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. I also sang in the Symphonic Chorus, Gospel Choir, and took private lessons in Jazz and Classical Bass styles. After my first year of music school, I took a year off to tour with acoustic musicians, "Coincidence Maybe." My first Ballroom teaching Certificate came in 2003 at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio (FADS) in Columbus. I went on to receive Certification through Silver Level with honors from FADS. In 2010, I went independent to direct a ballroom program at the current ITM studio with my wife and then dance partner, Rachel Nace Maynard. Since then, I have received a Master of Dance Degree from Dance Vision (DVIDA). I have been fortunate to have studied with many of the best coaches in the ballroom industry, including Ray Rivers, David Hamilton, Olga Foraponova, Maria Hansen, Marianne Nicole, Charlie Penatello, Jonathan Roberts, Tony Meredith, and many others. I have also studied jazz and contemporary under Broadway dancer, Alfred Dove, Ballet and Pilates under Rachel Nace Maynard.

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