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Music Teachers Mentor OH

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 Mentor 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.

Francesco Binda
6039 Walden Court
Mentor, OH
Promotion
$35 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Piano
Services
2 years

Natasha Fondren
7024 Pine Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$1
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Natasha Fondren
7024 Pine Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$1 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Piano
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Joshua K.
(877) 231-8505
Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical.
Education
Cleveland Institute of Music - Piano Performance - 8/10-current (not complete) Manhattan School of Music - Piano Performance - 9/06-5/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Jennifer Y.
(877) 231-8505
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Subjects
Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I was trained for 11 years in the Suzuki method, and I am a certified teacher of the Sassmannshaus Tradition violin method (Early Start on the Violin). I am classically trained and am most experienced teaching in that style, but I also enjoy fiddle and folk music and could teach in those styles as well.
Education
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2006-2010 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music - violin performance - 2010-2012 (present) (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kimberly J.
(877) 231-8505
Goredon Dr
Chardon, OH
Subjects
Flute, Singing, Acting, Music Performance, Music Theory, Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I majored on trumpet in college and have taught every band instrument privately. I also play/teach piano and have accompanied numerous times for OMEA contest.
Education
Otterbein College - Music Education - 90-94 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kathy Shanklin
43 Maple Hill Dr.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Instruments
Bassoon
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Kathy Shanklin
43 Maple Hill Dr.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Bassoon
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Chris T.
(877) 231-8505
South Overlook Road
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Piano, Bassoon, Organ
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am primarily a classically trained musician, and the methods that I specialize in are as follows: I use various method books for teaching violin including Essential Elements string series with additional etude books, Galamian scale method and Basics by Simon Fischer. For piano, I use the Faber and Faber method. For organ, I use the Davis Method book. For bassoon, I use the Weissenborn method.
Education
University of Alabama - Music Composition - August 2008 - May 2010 (Master's degree received) Samford University - Violin Performance - August 2004 - May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Chris T.
(877) 231-8505
Hilliard Road
Lakewood, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Organ, Violin, Bassoon
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am primarily a classically trained musician, and the methods that I specialize in are as follows: I use various method books for teaching violin including Essential Elements string series with additional etude books, Galamian scale method and Basics by Simon Fischer. For piano, I use the Faber and Faber method. For organ, I use the Davis Method book. For bassoon, I use the Weissenborn method.
Education
University of Alabama - Music Composition - August 2008 - May 2010 (Master's degree received) Samford University - Violin Performance - August 2004 - May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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