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Music Teachers Marysville 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 Marysville 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.

Ben G.
(877) 231-8505
Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Mukilteo, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, French Horn, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
No specific methods in particular, and I tend to teach more in the classical genres, with some pop/film music thrown in for variety (from time to time). I prefer using the Bastian, Alfred, and/or John Thompson piano methods, and Pottag-Hovey, Maxime-Alphonse, etc. for French Horn.
Education
Central Washington University - Bachelor of Arts in Music - Spring 2003-Fall 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) George R. Curtis Senior High School - High School Diploma - 1993-1996 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jolinda C.
(877) 231-8505
196th St SW
Edmonds, WA
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Faber and Faber, Celebration Series, Music for Little Mozarts, Alfred
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Communication - 1989-1993 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Benjamin Gessel
19321 36th Ave W #44
Lynnwood, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Horn, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
3 Years

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Mike O.
(877) 231-8505
16th ave
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Drums
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Education
Humboldt state University - Music - 1991-1992 Highline Community College - Graphic Design - 2007-2009 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Rae S.
(877) 231-8505
SE 277TH St
Maple Valley, WA
Subjects
Singing, Speaking Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 40
Specialties
I specialize in Country/Pop/Rock styles. Performance is a key part of students musicianship. I think that it is very important for students to be able to see themselves. What you think you look like when you perform and what you actually look like can be 2 different things. I have students view their own performances and also view other artist performances and see how they could possibly incorporate tips that they see in other performances into their own shows. By giving students tips and ide…
Education
Berklee School of Music - Music Business - 2007-Present (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Michelle Young
5200 175th St SW
Edmonds, WA
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Monica G.
(877) 231-8505
224th St. Sw
Edmonds, WA
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
15 to 40
Specialties
I am a classical singer. I sing opera and art song, but I also love musical theatre and sacred music. I teach singers how to use their own voice with good technique and apply that to music that is suited for their voice and interests.
Education
University of Michigan - Vocal Performance - 2004-2007 (PhD degree received) Rice University - Vocal Performance - 2000-2002 (Master's degree received) Texas Wesleyan University - Vocal Performance - 1998-2000 (Bachelor's degree received) Piedmont High School - - 1993-1995 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kim Bowman
5595 Old Settler Drive same
Ferndale, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
37 Years

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Kristofer N.
(877) 231-8505
NE 143rd Ave
Vancouver, WA
Subjects
Singing, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained in my vocal lessons. I can take what I have learned and make it work for someone that is wanting to sing a certain style or genre. When it comes to singing, in my opinion, the most crucial thing to teach is breath management. From there, I feel as if, everything else starts to fall into place. By that I mean that the ground work has been set.
Education
Utah Valley University - Music - 08/2005 - 05/2009 (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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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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