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Music Teachers Knoxville TN

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 Knoxville 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.

Elizabeth S.
(877) 231-8505
Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Drums, Music Theory, Music Performance, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am a classically trained percussionist. I specialize in orchestral percussion, but I teach hand drumming and drum set as well. Because I am getting my master's degree, I understand theory and could teach this as well.
Education
Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Music - Percussion - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Master of Music - Percussion - 2009-present (not complete)
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Dixie R.
(877) 231-8505
Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am an opera performer, but my undergraduate degree was in music theater so I feel very comfortable teaching and coaching both of these genres of voice, as well as the acting/performing aspects that come along with the genres.
Education
Viterbo University - Musical Theater/Music - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Wichita State University - Opera/Music Performance - 2006-2009 (Master's degree received)
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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Vanosdale
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
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Owen B.
(877) 231-8505
Angelin Cove
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been trained in Suzuki and traditional styles. I can teach in either method.
Education
University of Memphis - Piano Performance - fall 2005 spring 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Danika M.
(877) 231-8505
Drakes Drive
Lebanon, TN
Subjects
Music Recording, Singing, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I incorporate the entire body in learnign to sing, because I believe there is more to singing than the voice. The styles I specialize in are classical, gospel, jazz, R&B, show tunes, and folk tunes.
Education
Florida A&M University - Choral Music Education - 08/1996-05/1999 (not complete) Florida State University - Choral Music Education - 08/1999-05/2002 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jeanne M.
(877) 231-8505
Larkwood Lane
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Bearden High School - - 1968-1970 (High School diploma received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1970-1974 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Tennessee - Musicology - 1974-1977 (Master's degree received)
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John H.
(877) 231-8505
Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in breath support, diction, easy production and beautiful tone.
Education
Queens College - music performance - 1976-1978 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Matt S.
(877) 231-8505
Destiny Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
13 to 19
Specialties
I like working hard with my students to find out which ways they learn the best. Each student requires a different method and style of teaching. I really like working on rudiments, different drumming books, and writing out grooves that students can learn. I'm best known as a metal/rock drummer because of the band Project 86 that I play with but I also enjoy teaching Latin and Jazz.
Education
Middle Tennessee State University - Recording Industry - Fall 05 - Spring 09 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Rebekah M.
(877) 231-8505
Treutland Avenue
Nashville, TN
Subjects
Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Acting, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
8 to 21
Specialties
Classical, Opera, Musical Theatre (legit and belting) Jazz, Gospel, Pop/Rock, Country
Education
University of Delaware - Music-Vocal Performance - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Troika H.
(877) 231-8505
Bradburn Village Cr.
Antioch, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 70
Specialties
::::Piano:::: As family is the base for a stable home, scales for me is foundation. I specialize in Jazz, Classical and Contemporary.
Education
Fisk University - Music Performance, minor Music Business - 2005 - 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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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