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Music Teachers Olive Branch MS

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 Olive Branch 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.

Russell R.
(877) 231-8505
Poplar Ridge
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Rock/Pop, Blues
Education
Harding Academy - Liberal Atrs - 1980-1985 (High School diploma received) University of Memphis - Performing Arts - 1986-1988 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Wesley G.
(877) 231-8505
Nabors Way
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Trumpet, Music Theory
Ages Taught
6 to 40
Specialties
I have experience with jazz, rock, folk, and some classical in guitar. I am experienced with classical trumpet. I have experience with upper level theory, jazz theory, form and analysis, and music history. I have participated in an Orff workshop.
Education
Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary - Divinity - 2010-present (not complete) Tennessee Technological University - Music/Education - 2003-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kevin F.
(877) 231-8505
Meadow Glade Lane
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Songwriting, Piano, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Singing, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
10 to 60
Specialties
I am much more familiar with classical styles and broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.
Education
Lincoln HS - n/a - 1996-1999 (High School diploma received) Harding University - music - 1999-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Azusa Pacific Univ. - music - 2004-2006 (Master's degree received) Union Univ. - teaching - 2008-2009 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Music With Me
(662) 823-7420
1800 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
 
John S.
(877) 231-8505
West Almadale Ct
Collierville, TN
Subjects
Guitar, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I play keyboards professionally in jazz, RnB, rock, reggae, Latin rock and other styles. I can help the student who has only had traditional lessons branch out and learn how to read chord charts, which in turn teaches them theory. I am a certified Orff teacher as well.
Education
Univ of Memphis - Music Composttion - 1980 - 1983 (Master's degree received) East Texas State Univ - Music Composition - 1977 - 1980 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Charlotte Wilson
1116 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Electronic, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$24
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Dena B.
(877) 231-8505
Keel Ave
Memphis, TN
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I studied under the Estill method of voice and keep abreast of all of the current trends in the Estill Vocal Method. I am well versed in using the belting method.
Education
Union University - Education - 10/2006-08/2008 (Master's degree received) University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Music/Psychology - 08/2001-05/2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Central High-Memphis - General Education - 08/1998-05/2001 (High School diploma received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Don Robinson
127 Bent Creek
Hattiesburg, MS
Instruments
Banjo, Guitar, Stand Up Bass
Styles
Folk - Country - Bluegrass
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Yamaha Music School of Jackson
(601) 944-1440
1440 N State St
Jackson, MS
 
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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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