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   “I have experience teaching students of all ages and levels. Through a balanced curriculum of technique, music theory, sight-reading, repertoire, and improvisation, I aim to cultivate well-rounded musicianship while fostering self-expression and critical thinking skills. Whatever a student’s eventual musical goals may be, I’m honored to incite personal discovery and open vital creative pathways.”
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Piano, Alana Murphy
  "Music is essential in our daily lives. Without music, life would be a drag. My mission is to enlighten my students of the beauty, excitement and enduring quality of the great classical composers through my teaching and performing career. Whether my student aspires to be a professional pianist or to play as a hobby, I guarantee excitement, happiness, and a desire to succeed in all of my lessons. A student’s success is the teacher’s success!”
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Piano, Alexander Bui
   "Music enriches our daily lives by allowing us to expand our minds and nourish our souls. Music and technique go hand in hand. In lessons, I work with students to overcome technical obstacles in order to convey the meaning of the music. I have experience working with various ages and levels, and always strive to inspire each student to reach their potential."
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Piano, Brittany Florenz
  “A piano lesson is not only a lesson for acquiring technical skills. A piano lesson is a combination of many aspects which combine body, mind and feelings. In a piano lesson, you use your ears, move your fingers, sing, clap, read a new language and much more while learning the discipline of practicing and having fun. It is an experience which changes your life and approach to things. This is why it is so important for me to be a teacher who is able to make students enjoy music in every single aspect.”
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Piano, Chantal Balestri
   "I believe that a music lesson must be complemented with knowledge of the arts through fun and creative activities, which bond and engage the teacher and student and helps ignite the imaginations of children. My lessons are based on the Russian and European Schools of Piano Playing and focus on building proper technique, developing musicality, expression of character, and the enjoyment of playing piano. I am very patient, encouraging, and passionate about music!"
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Piano, Elena Smirnova
  “I discovered that by sharing my 'passion' for teaching and performance, it connects with my students. As a result, teaching with clarity, passion, empathy and sincere enthusiasm effectively impacts my students, and ultimately connects them with their ‘passion’ and lifelong learning. I think all students are unique and have something special to say through music."
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Piano, Fabio Alvarez
   “Jacqueline teaches from beginning to advanced classical piano, jazz and music theory, composition, and rock/pop/electronic. Jacqueline’s teaching philosophy is to inspire and challenge her students at the right technical level and style of music that peaks their interest and attention. She considers herself to be kind, patient, and funny; her goal is to help her students expand their musical repertoire and to motivate (or re-motivate) them to develop a long-term practice, through a low-stress and encouraging attitude towards practice, making mistakes, and trying new material and techniques.”
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Piano, Jacqueline Bowler
  “Music is a precious gift. I tailor my lessons to approach each individual student's needs and goals. With my passion and knowledge, I want to make my lessons meaningful and most importantly, make music meaningful.”
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Piano, Jenny Park
  “My goal as an instructor is to instill a deep appreciation in my students for music of all genres. It is always my hope that as students become increasingly proficient at the piano, the struggle and discipline of learning and mastery gradually give way to the joy and pleasure that comes from the ability to express oneself artistically, technically and creatively.     Although my own experiences have been focused on classical training and technique, I understand that success in music appreciation is an individual experience that needs to be tailored to each student. Through collaboration with musicians of jazz, pop, honky-tonk, and blues backgrounds, I have deepened my understanding of genres beyond classical. I have always thrived on discovering new and exciting ways for students to reach their full potential and to enjoy their journey.  ”
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Piano, Jessica Anderson
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Piano, Maria Park
   “Welcome, my teaching philosophy is that a concrete musical foundation can be transferred across any musical genre. Having been through several musical conservatories, I make sure all my students are introduced to composition, theory, jazz and world music within their first year.  My approach encompasses combining technical exercises and stylistic technique alongside popular and standard repertoire of the student’s choosing. Most importantly, I try to instill a love and passion for music regardless of level or perceived talent. I believe we all have the ability to nurture our inner artist through musical expression."
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Piano, Nick Deutsch
   "I believe that music lessons are a journey into a fascinating and magical world, like a time machine travel throughout centuries to have dialogues with your favorite composers. Piano lessons not only foster love for music but also develop curiosity, patience, coordination, motivation, passion, attention to details, and even interest in various cultures and their history. With me, kids learn how to learn and become self-sufficient thinkers, passionate music lovers and a dedicated audience."
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Piano, Nune Arsenyan
   “I use an individual approach for each student in order to make piano lessons effective and fun.”
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Piano, Pavel Gintov
  "The single most important and the most wonderful component of this teaching is to be able to listen to people who I probably couldn't have met if it wasn't for piano. I love listening to my students play. I love having conversations with them; learning what happens to them on a weekly basis is a privilege. A student shares his or her life through the music even without words, and because of this, a music teacher and a student share a special bond. I not only want to give you the best I can, but I am eager to know you as a person and listen to your life through the music that you'll play.”
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Piano, Sara Hong
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Piano, Sena Park
   “Music is the most amazing thing on earth- it’s pure magic in its best form, a unifying force that allows us to feel and express. It arouses and changes our brain to levels never known or felt before. We are all touched and can be healed by it no matter from what background we are coming from. In my teaching I help students experience and feel all those beautiful aspects of music for themselves.       Having an extensive concert and teaching experience (over 23 years), I share my piano secrets with all my students - I closely work on their piano technique, build a solid foundation which allows every student to be technique-worry-free and allows them to express their inner feelings with sounds and colors from the very beginning of their studies.      Learning music is an absolute pleasure, delight and the greatest fun and nothing can be compared to it! It can be only felt by each person individually.”
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Piano, Svetlana Smolina
  “My teaching approach is to nurture students' creative thoughts and curiosity, to provide them a foundation of technique, music theory, and musicality in their playing, as well as the freedom to explore any musical outlets.     I individualize my approach to meet each students' needs. Students work best when given projects, no matter how big or small, which allow them to grow into confident players, with positive reaffirmation, as I have learned from my years of teaching. I love to teach students of any age and of any level. It gives me pleasure to share my knowledge and practice with the world as well as to continue the generation of musicians.”
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Piano and violin, Naomi Florin
   “I think that the best learning happens when the student and I agree on a goal. It's always up to the student to decide the reason for taking lessons, though I can offer my own suggestions and advice. Once both student and teacher say yes to this goal, they can work together as a team. What I enjoy most about teaching is the opportunity to learn from my students. I want to help them express how they experience the world, and their efforts surprise and inspire me.”
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Piano, voice, and drama, Isabella Dawis
  “Singing is one of the most healing and powerful forms of expression. I have dedicated years exploring the human voice and its power to heal and connect people. My goal is to help students learn express themselves freely through an understanding of technique, musicality, and their own unique instrument.    I have extensive experience teaching children and adults of all ages, levels, and musical backgrounds. I take the time to explore my student’s interests to find ways to spark a deep desire to excel in music and life.”
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Voice and Piano, Dana Herz
   "Whether my students are young or old, taking lessons as a hobby or wish to pursue a career in music, I tailor my lessons to meet each individual student's needs and expectations. I have a lot of fun teaching and I want you or your child to have fun during our lessons. I try to build on what the student already likes, listens to, or has a passion for."
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Voice and Piano, Eleanor Pearl
 " I am a highly motivated, organized and outcome-driven professional music teacher with an extensive background in performance and on stage. I meticulously coach students in all aspects of musical instruction such as performance, composition, theory, reading and listening skills. I am driven and passionate in helping students achieve their very best ." 
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Voice and Piano, Grace Kidd
  "As a teacher, I love seeing students discover new facets of their abilities for the first time. It is a joy to see the spark of confidence when a technical challenge is overcome or a new idea becomes solidified. My primary goals with students at any level are to build confidence, explore new ideas, discover technical potential, and find a lifelong love of music. In my studio, I strive to bring these goals to life by making lessons a safe space for students to explore their own unique abilities without fear of judgement. I believe that students grow most with equal emphasis on achieving a healthy technical baseline and fostering the discovery of their own unique musical voice."
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Voice and Piano, Hannah Busch
   "Teaching has been a lifelong passion of mine, something I remember wanting to be since the first grade. I have found most enjoyment in private piano or voice teaching where I feel I am able to really tailor my teaching to each individual student. By learning how each student communicates best, I can really reach each one where they are and grow from there. One of my main focuses with students is building a solid technique, first and foremost. I enjoy working with a great variety of musical genres, and providing solid, classical technique can help any voice sing or any instrument play any type of music they desire. Choosing the repertoire students work on in lessons is very much a team effort. If a student doesn't like what they're singing or playing, they're not going to practice. So it is imperative that the student enjoys the music they are working on, for the most growth comes from practicing."
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Voice and Piano, Katya Powder
  “I take great pleasure in teaching and strive to make each lesson as fun and educational as possible, so that we can make great music together. Students perform at their best when they feel comfortable with their teacher, so I make it my goal to get to know my students well and to build on their strengths and interests while providing a solid musical foundation. Music lessons provide a creative outlet while at the same time encourages the love of learning, confidence and self growth. It is incredibly rewarding to watch my students grow both musically and personally.”
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Voice and Piano, Lauren Greenberg
  “I truly believe that anyone at any point in their lives can create music.  The voice is a most natural thing to any human and therefor I believe that it’s important to approach the teaching of any external instrument through learning to also use our own natural instrument – the vocal chords . I teach voice and piano and am able to help those struggling with the piano by teaching them to use their voice, and those struggling with their singing voice by working on their piano skills.”
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Voice and Piano, Maya Yahav Gur
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Voice and Piano, Melissa Maskevich
  “Being a teacher has changed my life in the best way. I love being able to provide an environment where my students can make discoveries about their own strengths and weaknesses, learn about themselves through music and expression, and challenge themselves to try new things.     I had some incredible mentors growing up, who empowered me to explore my own likes and dislikes, abilities and roadblocks, and I am proud to continue on that path.     Because of my training in both musical theatre and classical voice, I provide a well-rounded and holistic lesson experience that incorporates body awareness, text expression and of course, good technique.     I believe that these concepts apply to any instrument that you play, be in voice, piano, or otherwise. Vocal health is hugely important to me, as is cultivating a joy and appreciation for making music.”
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Voice and piano, Rachel Policar
   "My main focus is developing a strong foundation for young beginners as well as creating a positive, fun and supportive environment.       My 10 years in the entertainment industry around the world as a pianist and multilingual soprano taught me a lot about stage performance and interpretation, which will add to the theoretical and practical aspect of the instrument.       I love music and I am passionate about sharing it with students of all ages. I believe music could add so much to a child's confidence, personality and cognitive skills. The best part of it is witnessing the students' progress and the beautiful connection that grows between them and their instrument."
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Voice and Piano, Tamara Broumana
   "My first goal in lessons is to create a safe, nurturing environment where students feel comfortable to take risks and discover their true voice.  Starting with unique vocal warm-ups and musical exercises, I structure lessons to fit each student’s skill-set. I believe in incorporating the fundamentals of music into the learning process so that students can grow not only in their vocal technique but as independent musicians who can take on new challenges!"
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Voice, Chloe Holgate
   "My goal is to create an environment where a student feels free to explore their own voice, both physically and mentally. We all have a story to tell. I just want to make sure my students are telling their story as simply and technically sound as possible. Students can expect an in depth look on how to produce sound as beautifully and effortless as possible, while still learning information comparable to their experience level.”
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Voice, Christopher Liley
  “Teaching voice to students of all ages brings me great joy and fulfillment. My philosophy is based in a holistic, integrative approach to music and singing: self-awareness of the mind and body, musicianship, technique, musicality, and expression, which motivates and challenges the student to learn and grow in a multitude of ways.     Singing is such a unique, personal event, and in this way, it is an honor and privilege to guide students through the process of discovering and honing their individual gifts. In combination with providing a solid musical education, I work with each student according to his or her needs and desires. The goal of each lesson is to build discipline, learn something new and exciting, enjoy the process of music-making, and instill a deep appreciation for the arts.     The experiences and knowledge gained through voice lessons can extend to and augment other areas of the student’s life.”
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Voice, Nicole Guberman
   "Sharing our voices with one another is so personal. Therefore, it is imperative that the lesson is a safe space where my students feel comfortable exploring their voices. Lessons with me are not a time to impress, but to work hard to achieve student and teacher goals regardless of age or experience. I believe in student-centered learning where we have fun, but we also work hard. Together my students and I will work on technique, sight-reading, and repertoire with a passion for music as our guide!”
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Voice, Rachel Heyman
  “My teaching philosophy is to develop the full potential of each and every student by building their confidence, nurturing their love of the arts, and allowing them to express themselves in a safe and positive environment. I have a great deal of patience and understanding, and am extremely passionate about teaching people and helping them grow artistically.                I am trained in Opera, Musical Theatre, and Jazz, which makes me an extremely versatile and well-rounded teacher. This enables me to help my students with any style they desire to learn more about, allowing them to cross between multiple genres of music to become a truly multitalented artist. I also incorporate and draw upon the importance of the Alexander Technique in my lessons to build a strong foundation of breath support and connection within one’s body. Acting is also of upmost importance, and I love breaking down the text with my students to discover many new and exciting moments together.    Being an artist is all about creativity, and I look forward to cultivating the talent of each and every one of my students in their lessons with a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and a true passion for teaching.”
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Drama, Voice, and Piano, Katie Dixon
   "I will provide each and every Little Chopin's student with the training and mindset needed to pursue a career in the arts. Music is a powerful gift and when it is used correctly it can change lives for the better. Let us discover the power of music together through training and lots of fun." 
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Drama, voice, and piano, Noah Ricketts
   “I love the balance of creating theatre and sharing my love of it with others. As an artist, I believe it is our responsibility to educate and encourage this multi-faceted discipline with generous doses of passion and creativity. Studying acting doesn't have to be one's career in order to benefit from it. Confidence, teamwork, public speaking, literary interpretation are just a few of the positive attributes one can learn from this art form.”
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Drama, Alana Rader
   "Students will learn fun acting techniques and gain knowledge about being a film, TV, and theater performer. They will explore stories and characters, and make personal connections between art and real life. And students will ultimately have a better understanding and appreciation for the arts and its power.”
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Drama, Camille Gaston
  “I believe in the power of observation and that the teacher should learn as much as the student. I have particular ideas about technique and musicality that I like to emphasize but I am not rigid in my approach. Students have different skills. The best teachers are those that can pinpoint what their student's particular strengths and weaknesses are."  
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Guitar, Alejandro Cote
  “Whether dealing with classical music or rock, the student must be required to formulate an objective on as regular a basis as possible. I call this  Goal Oriented Practice .   Rather than telling someone to practice for a given amount of time, a decision must be made by the student, with the aid of the teacher, as to what needs to be accomplished. Making the student create their own goal shifts the responsibility in their direction and brings us closer to the creation of a true artist.     Teaching classical music promotes an awareness that can't be found anywhere else. There is certainly a place for popular art, and it is not in short supply. Exposing children and adults to our music may be their only access to art that is not trying to sell them something. If they go far enough, they will find music that is independent of association and stands on its own merit. When a student is not only exposed to this concept, but puts it into action, the teacher has promoted the ability to think independently.”  
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Guitar, Bret Williams
   “My motto is ‘We begin where we are’. If my students are total beginners or at any level of experience, taking lessons as a hobby or wishing to pursue a career in music, I design my lessons to meet the student's needs and musical goals. I enjoy a lot teaching and I want you to have fun during our lessons, while taking you or your kid to the next level of playing and music making abilities, beginning with your music likes or providing you with ideas and repertoire, and shaping your playing with fresh energy and solid results.”
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Guitar, Daniel Reyes Llinas
   "My love and dedication to music have helped me gain self confidence, focus, discipline as well as a virtually endless source of joy and wonderment, and my goal as a mentor is to pass that along to all my students. Be it as a professional or amateur, music can help you become a more fulfilled and balanced person. I like to tailor lessons to individual personalities, encourage students to check out new and different music and balance instrument technique with music theory and ear training." 
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Guitar, Ricardo Grilli
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Guitar, Nilko Guarin
  "I have over 12 years of teaching experience and enjoy working with all levels and ages, from beginner to advanced. I give clear technical advice and place great emphasis on working towards and achieving every student's full potential. I strive to provide my students with information and playing principles with the goal of enabling them to ultimately becoming their own teachers"
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Violin, Cello, and Piano, Sara Cortinas
   “    The most rewarding result of music lessons are that Children build confidence, are able to play in groups with peers, are able to reflect through individual musical practice. The teacher should function as a guide, providing educational material that is appropriate for that     student    ’    s ability level every step of the way. Students should feel comfortable to ask questions and have open communication with their mentor. Through this process I enjoy helping students find their voice and watching them grow."
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Violin, piano, and guitar, Concetta Abbate
   “I am a very patient and attentive violin teacher. I give lessons in English or French to students of all ages and levels.         Lessons are focused on developing technique, musicianship, and music theory; but above all, on focusing on music appreciation and developing fast learning techniques so the student can enjoy the process as well as the outcome.    ”
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Violin, Celine Boulben
   “Teaching has been a lifelong passion of mine that has led me around the world teaching in a variety of settings. This allows me to better serve my students and give them what they need. I care about my students and satisfying their expectations. Giving my students confidence in their playing and themselves is the biggest reward I get out of teaching and is what I strive for.”
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Violin, Daniel McCarthy II
   "I create a lesson around each students' ability and sensibility aspiring from their love of music while encouraging their skills and techniques as they play." 
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Violin, Ji in Yang
  "My mission is to provide students with the tools needed to progress steadily towards their goals while enjoying the process of making music. I tailor the lessons toward individual goals, skill level and learning style of each student while developing the fundamentals of technique, musicianship and effective practice."
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Violin, Marija Kovacevic
  “A core element of my pedagogy is teaching not only from a technical perspective, but also from a theoretical and expressive one. I believe that teaching students to internalize melodies and harmonies early in their musical training deepens their ability to hear and perform.      Students studying classical repertoire with me receive a practice checklist at the end of each lesson with a summary of topics covered during the session and list of etudes and exercises to isolate specific technical issues. This goal-oriented approach is rooted in my belief that carefully structuring practice sessions is at the core of cultivating progress.     If a student is interested in improvisation, jazz, or pop music, I offer in-depth instruction about creative violin techniques like playing over chord changes, chopping, and other percussive tools.”
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Violin, Nathan Kamal
   "I am a firm believer in the power of music to strengthen the bonds of humanity and enrich the soul. In my lessons, I aim to inspire curiosity and a hunger for self-discovery in my students. By studying music, it is possible to learn your own strengths and find out what drives you to improve. I tailor lessons to my students' individual learning styles, and serve as a positive, encouraging, and sincere mentor. I have experience teaching voice and violin students of all ages, and I am devoted to guiding my students to discover their own unique passion for music."
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Violin and Voice, Katherine Peck
   “‘The purpose of music making is learning about music, learning about ourselves and learning to give.’ –Michael Klinghoffer      Having studied music for almost my entire life, I know the importance of the teachers and mentors I have had along the way. Through our study they not only gave me the technical tools to appreciate, love, and devote myself to music, but also modes of critical thought and emotional psychological tools which serve me in everything I do.       I aim to offer my students some of the possibilities that my teachers gave me – tailored training in a high tradition of this craft, and participation in the world that music can offer -- an accompaniment which stays with one for a lifetime, whichever paths you take…!”
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Double Bass, Dara Bloom
  "What I love about teaching flute is that it becomes an extension of the person playing it. Therefore, lessons are tailored to each individual - finding what inspires and excites them to develop a strong and healthy technique, while growing an understanding and appreciation of music, and most importantly, having fun!"
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Flute, Kristen McGuire
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Trombone, Kevin Virgilio
  “Drumming exists in every culture and it’s as old and natural an act to humans as singing. Whether my students are pianists, violinists, or vocalists, experience playing drums improve rhythmical skills which are one of three essential components, along with melody and harmony, of playing music. I love meeting new people and learning about them - where they come from, what they like and dislike. I believe teaching music is not only about teaching how to play instruments but also about sharing a way of living and building a trusting relationship. I want to encourage my students to push themselves while having fun and growing together as musicians and great citizens of the world.”
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Drums and Piano, Chihiro Shibayama
   "Teaching percussion brings me great joy because I love seeing students develop their musical and cognitive skills. At the same time it teaches you responsibility and musicality. Percussion is applicable in all styles- you can play jazz, world music, classical music, just about anything you can imagine! One can truly express themselves and liberate their emotions through the instrument.      My goal as a teacher is to inspire and improve playing of students of all ages."
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Drums, Marcelina Suchocka
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Drums, Paul Wiltgen
   "I will help your kids develop their creativity through learning music and playing drums with tips and fun! Like Dr. Seuss said: be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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Drums, Jacek Mioduszewski
   "I believe that music is an essential part of early childhood development. Through my classes, I hope to help students develop their sense of rhythm and melody, listening skills, body awareness, and a love for music." 
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Group Music, Shannon Hara
   “During lessons, my background and experience is meant to facilitate my students’ unique and individual journey. I like the student to truly dictate the pace of learning and have fun carving out their own path. Teaching is extremely rewarding, and if lessons encourage the love of music within a student, we have found success.”
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Group Music, Voice, and Piano, Rachel Lynn Kaufman