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I was seeking guitar lessons to improve my entry-level skills and to be able to write some songs. Just under a year later, I understand various different scales (major, minor, and some modes) and when to use them. I also have a comfortable grasp of the different chords and chord shapes. I was planning to focus on just rock n roll but I've been introduced to a much broader array of music including funk, blues, jazz, reggae, and metal as well as different techniques used within each genre. Lessons have been great and have helped me learn not only what to play, but why I'm playing it too. I cannot say enough good things about Justin who has an answer to any question and an accessible teaching style (which is saying a lot when referring to guitar). Every time I leave my lesson I feel that I've improved and I have the support to inspire me to keep improving.
I'm a beginning / intermediate bass player getting back into it after not playing for a lot of years, and trying to learn to do jazz bass stuff for a jazz trio with some friends. Every time I mention a song we're doing, Jeremy knows all kinds of stuff about the song, its history, the chord progressions, etc, and has been really helpful at increasing my comfort doing walking bass lines. It's been a great way to pick up lots of jazz and music theory and context that wouldn't have been easy to pick up on my own. I'm a few lessons in, and so far: great guy, great lessons.
I took weekly guitar lessons from Johnny A about 10 years ago when I was 12-13. I had to stop when high school started to accommodate a football/basketball practice schedule, but continued to schedule 1-time lessons to learn specific skills (like slide playing, etc.) He helped mix the lessons into a combination of what I "wanted" to learn (to keep me interested) and what I needed to learn (to progress as a guitar player). 10 years later, I'm hopelessly addicted to the guitar. I have a number of friends who started lessons (with different teachers) and gave up on it early because it wasn't fun. Well, Johnny A helped hook me early, helped me get through the frustrating first weeks, and helped turn me into an guitar player who has actually been paid to play. I'd recommend John to anyone looking for a new addiction.
After trying to learn guitar casually on my own for a few years, I decided to seek out lessons. When I compared a few places I felt like Brian Armor would be a good teacher. I started taking weekly lessons a few months ago and chose a favorite rock song to learn. Since then I've added several songs and feel great about my progress. Brian is good at teaching things quickly. He knows how to adapt to my pace and scale it down. He gives me a good sense of where I'm at and what to work on, including reminders to avoid my bad habits. I'm impressed that Brian can listen to a song and is able to play it by ear, with the right tuning, key, and rhythm. Overall I'm having fun, playing songs I like (not just scales and chord progressions), and looking forward to getting better. Guitar lessons are my favorite part about Mondays! I highly recommend guitar lessons with Brian.
I have to say that I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of guitar lessons Jon and Release Musician Development Academy provide my eleven year old daughter. Jon's professionalism is excellent and the knowledge he conveys to his students is phenomenal. Jon always goes above and beyond to make the time spent in class fun, meaningful, and challenging. My daughter always comes home in a brighter mood than when she arrived. She has a strong sense of accomplishment and feels good about what she was able to learn and perfect. Jon provides thorough homework that he calls a "workout schedule" for his students. It is timed and very specific, which allows students to make the most out of their practice time. There is no guesswork, which is so helpful for my 6th grade daughter. She enjoys the "workouts" and I don't have to nag her to practice. Even during the holidays, when we were on break, Jon emailed us some fresh assignments to keep my child progressing. At that time, he also sent us a song my daughter had recorded in his studio. It was so heartwarming, it brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend Release Musician Development Academy for new students, as well as for those who have already had lessons in the past.
My experience has been excellent with Ric. He is a great guitar instructor. He is also very friendly and flexible. I enjoy my lessons, but I also enjoy our conversations. The studio is really cool too. My recommendation speaks for itself, as I will be signing up my seven-year-old son with Ric for his first guitar lessons. Thumbs up!
Cesry has been instructing my son, Austin, on guitar for a few months. Austin has Asperger's syndrome, and Cesry does a great job of communicating with him and finding the best ways to teach him. Cesry is very reliable with communicating about scheduling and showing up on time or early for lessons. He clearly has a passion for teaching music and helping kids succeed. He leaves clear notes for Austin about what they did during the lesson and what Austin should work on during the week. Cesry is always courteous and kind, and we are very blessed to have him as Austin's guitar teacher.
John has been my guitar teacher for several years and he has been a wonderful mentor. He is very skilled and does an extremely good job at explaining his musical knowledge. Whether it comes to jazz, classical rock, blues, alternative, or really any genre of music, John is an expert. He teaches lessons and plays at various venues with his band or as a solo act. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced guitarist and teacher.
I've been taking voice lessons with Allison for 4 months. Allison is knowledgable and professional. The lessons are enjoyable and I'm seeing improvement in my singing. I appreciate her willingness to let me choose some of the songs I'm learning and the flexibility to work around my schedule. I'm an older adult who has wanted to take voice lessons for a long time. I'm glad I finally started and that I found the Sharp School of Music.
Angel's offers quality lessons while encouraging the love of music through positive motivations. We have been voted Best of the East by Cincy Magazine for 2013 and 2014 and 2015.
Bryan engaged our son from the very first lesson, and focused on his interests. Bryan challenges and encourages him every lesson, and after only a couple months he is loving playing real songs. Highly recommend Bryan!
I believe in what I do.
I teach the students what they want to learn. I don't use the same lesson plan for every student. Each student has a personal lesson plan made specifically for what they want.
We offer guitar and bass lessons. Our recording studio, Vision Recording Studio, records band-full releasable albums and demos, records radio and television spots, voice-overs, and more. We work with beginners to full time professionals. We also offer management consultation. We consult musicians and bands to help them give their best shot at a career in the music business.
I have a BA in music and three years of teaching experience, both voice and piano. I will work within your musical tastes to help you reach your highest level of musicianship.
I can teach you to play guitar! I offer beginning and intermediate guitar lessons to students ages 8 and up on acoustic or electric guitar.
I am currently a music doctoral candidate at University of Cincinnati. I became a professional pianist since 10 years ago. I have abundant experience in piano teaching. I am also a Chinese native speaker, so I am fluent in both Chinese and English.
I am a guitar and bass teacher in the Springboro, Ohio, area. My personal musical journey started with piano lessons at age four, and I have been playing and teaching guitar and bass for 26 years. I have received musical theory instruction at the college level as well as from some of the Cincinnati area's finest guitar and bass instructors. My teaching pedagogy blends method with theory through an in-depth analysis of various metal, rock, and/or country styles and techniques that are indigenous to the needs of the student. I am here to help you accomplish your personal musical goals.
Extremely patient teacher. Customize lessons to each student. I'm happy to teach beginning students.
Xiaoming Zhu has dedicated his piano career since 3 and a half years old. At the age of 12, he entered Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China (the biggest music conservatory worldwide) for his professional piano training. At the age of 18, he entered a piano performance program in Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with full scholarship (ranked as one of the top 5 music schools nationwide), and pursued two Bachelor degrees in Piano Performance and Music Education and a Master degree in Piano Performance. Mr. Zhu is a gifted and highly accomplished pianist, and a winner of international and national piano competitions. Zhu's achievements in the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition and the German Ettlingen International Piano Competition are of major significance. Both have been recognized as major piano competitions, and just being accepted into either is an honor in itself. Mr. Zhu has participated many high-status national competitions and important music festivals in mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States, and received numerous national awards, as well as publications in professional and major media. Mr. Zhu has published a CD in Canada in 1998, and his concert, "Autumn of the Nation", has been broadcasted by Sichuan Broadcasting and Television Station to a province with population of more than 100,000,000 people and also nationwide in 1999. Zhu has also received many encouraging commendations from prestigious art associations after the festival and publications. Among all the most important ones are from New York Philharmonic and Ohio Music Teachers National Association. Zhu's excellent music qualifications have been well-recognized by Associate Conduct of New York Philharmonic, Xian Zhang. Zhang recognized Zhu as "an artist and great pianist of incredible ability and has arisen to the top of his field". She described Zhu's performance technique is "superb and artistry impeccable, and his play is mature and deeply". Mr. Zhu has worked with Cincinnati Children's Choir for 2 years and has dedicated himself in piano teaching since 2004. He has over 20 piano students, with abundant teaching experiences, from Suzuki to traditional to adult. His students have joined in competitions and festivals, and made great success.