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Music Teachers Kirkland WA

Music teachers teach students music basics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and more. See below to find local music teachers in Kirkland that give access to instruction in music techniques, music composition, as well as advice and content on finding a music teacher who is a good fit.

Deborah Gandolfo
10200 Ne 64th Street
Kirkland, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
25 Years

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paul f.
(877) 231-8505
Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Songwriting, Cello, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am a Suzuki Teacher; Orff method
Education
Mount Union College - music education - sept1981-June 1985 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Boyd Phelps
4902 Phinney Ave N Apt. 5
Seattle, WA
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Jazz"
Services
Saxophone
Service Types and Repair
30 years

Sophia P.
(877) 231-8505
N 80th St.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use a combination of method books, including Alfred's Piano Library, Edna Mae Burnam's technique books, various duet books, and supplement the method book learning with sheet music and other fun pieces from other books. I mainly teach kids so I usually teach styles that kids are into, which includes a combination of classical works, pop music, movie themes, and some jazz and rock music.
Education
Harvard University - social sciences and psychology - 2007-present (not complete) Washington State University - Piano Performance and Pedagogy - 1999-2003 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Hannah Williams
2607 Boylston Ave E
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
9 Years

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Michael H.
(877) 231-8505
126th Way NE
Kirkland, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach multiple styles of guitar for all levels. I am very proficient in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Pop guitar playing. I can also teach songwriting, rock/jazz piano, music theory, and general music performance.
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Music Theory - September 2006-June 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Boyd Phelps
4902 Phinney Ave N Apt. 5
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Saxophone
Styles
Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Marianne Lacaille
933 Northlake Way #3
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Clarinet
Styles
Classical, Kids, Other, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Dan F.
(877) 231-8505
Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Music, Music Theory, Guitar Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Jazz Theory, Songwriting
Education
University of Washington - Music, Comparative History - 2004-2008 (degree received) Agoura High School - General - 2000-2004 (degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Brendan O'Donnell
768 Bellvue Ave East # 35
Seattle,, WA
Instruments
Ear Training, Guitar, Recording, Theory, Ukelele
Styles
Blues, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Finding The Right Teacher

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level it is important to get on the right foot and as an intermediate player you need to know that your teacher really knows his or her stuff if you want to move forward. What it really comes down to is "Are you getting the right information?".

The big problem when it comes to music instruction is that it is not necessary to have any diplomas or awards in order to set up a teaching practice. Conversely, the best teacher may not have a degree in music, just a phenomenal talent for teaching.

The first thing to understand when finding a good teacher is that the best teachers are not necessarily the best players. And it certainly goes that great players are invariably not the best teachers, possibly because they are far too wrapped up in their own playing to be concerned about anyone else. OK, a generalization but a theory with legs.

So let's assume you are just starting out, an absolute beginner, so what do you do? Well, the first resource I would use is your own personal contacts. You may have a friend or cousin that also took lessons and he or she may be able to recommend someone. Music stores often provide instruction and you can also look in your local paper for private instructors. Even do a Google search. It's actually very easy to find a teacher, but can you count on them to feed you all the right information?

Let's assume you have a short list of teachers in you area. I think it is definitely in your interest to make sure that they are teaching simply because they love to teach. Not because they are waiting for their "big break". This is why I think it is important to find a professional teacher, not an aspiring pop star. So you might ask a series of questions:

  • How long have you been teaching?
  • What teaching qualifications do you have?
  • How many other students do you have?
  • Can you give me the phone numbers of two of your students?

This may seem harsh, but I just think it is so important to get the right person from the start. Why? because as a student you have no idea whether your potential teacher actually knows what they are talking about. So don't be shy to ask.

As an intermediate student you probably need to rely more on word of mouth to get the right teacher to take you forward. In your local neighborhood, especially if you have been playing a while, you are probably already hooked into who the teachers are so it may not be such a problem.

The other issue, aside from musical expertise, is that your teacher and you need to like each other. If you are to be successful studying together this is so important. I remember growing up that I would excel in the subjects where I actually liked my teacher. And of course I dreaded going to class with those teachers I did not like.

I am h...

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