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Rachel P.
(877) 231-8505
Lords Court
Wilmington, MA
Subjects
Trombone, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 18
Specialties
I specialize in a classical style for brass instruments and the piano.
Education
Eastman School of Music - Trombone Performance and Music Education - 9/98-12/02 (Bachelor's degree received) Boston University, College of Fine Arts - Trombone Performance - 9/03-5/05 (Master's degree received)
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Rosalyn T.
(877) 231-8505
Wellman Avenue
North Chelmsford, MA
Subjects
Viola, Fiddle, Violin, Music Theory
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
My Teaching Philosophy is to create a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere for maximum exciting learning enviorement for the highest potential of creative learning. A combination of the use of positive re-enforcement and other tools to enable the student to have the desire to improve. Use of a combination of methodologies, as experience has proven the use of only one method is not effective for every student. Along with primary study of students' instrument, incorporation of theory, rhythm, 'rea…
Education
UMass, Lowell, College of Music, Lowell, MA - Music Education - 9/79 to 6/83 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jeff M.
(877) 231-8505
Cross Street
Winchester, MA
Subjects
Music Theory, Drums, Percussion, Music Performance, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in drumset, classical percussion, and several hand percussion instruments; djembe, congas, bongos, dumbek, and turkish frame drum. I am proficient in Jazz harmony and I have 10 years of experience teaching/tutoring in this field. I am proficient in studio engineering and I have 8 years of experience using production software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Finale.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Drumset Performance - 1997-1999 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jeff Harrington
Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA
Instruments
Clarinet, Composition, Ear Training, Saxophone, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$70
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Jonathan P.
(877) 231-8505
Overlook Ridge Dr.
Malden, MA
Subjects
Piano, Trombone, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical and Jazz
Education
Westfield State Colege - Music Education - 9/99 - 5/04 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Christopher Chesna
64 Wilson Street
North Billerica, MA
Instruments
Composition, Drums, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Music Business, Other, Percussion, Recorder, Recording, Saxophone, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
12 Years

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Chris O'Connell
19 Iris Way Haverhill Ma
Haverhill, MA
Instruments
Audio Recording, Composition, Drums, Electronic, Music Business, Music Therapy, Other, Recording
Styles
Blues, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Ian Walsh
5B Upper Rd
Plaistow, NH
Instruments
Audio Recording, Composition, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Other, Piano, Recording, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
8 Years

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Gil Graham
41 Foster
Arlington, MA
Instruments
Drums, Percussion
Styles
Blues, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$66
Years of Experience
45 Years

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Caroline M.
(877) 231-8505
Wicklow Avenue
Medford, MA
Subjects
Piano, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Acting, Opera Voice, Singing, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
All styles are chosen to fit each students goals and levels.
Education
Richmond High School - College Preperatory - 1996-2000 (degree received) University of Maine - Vocal Performance - 2000-2004 (degree received) Longy School of Music - Opera Performance - 2005-2008 (degree received)
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Tuning Up:

Remember when that insensitive band teacher told you you’re not musical?
Forget it—we are all wired for music. If you can get beyond those self-doubts
and readjust some preconceived notions about how to play and listen to music,
you can touch a medium that can touch you back in powerfully moving ways.

By Allan Richter

From October, 2008

If you feel musically inadequate, your personal history probably tells the story. “Band” was the last elective you ever considered in school. And when it’s time for group singing at religious services, you mouth the words, cower in the pew and wish for the confines of a shower stall.

But those self-doubts about musical talent may be for naught. We are all wired for music. And while few can match the output of a Schubert, Ellington or McCartney, many of us have the capacity to play an instrument and learn how to listen to music with greater appreciation and more clarity.

About 10% of the population simply does not like music, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, PhD. “For those that it is accessible to, though, it’s never too late to play an instrument,” Levitin adds. “People who have been told all their lives that they’re not musical shouldn’t listen. When they were 10, some schoolmarm said, ‘Just mouth the words while the rest of us sing.’ So they never got this training that they could have used to be singing better. Most people are more musical than they realize.”

Those discouraging schoolmarms appear to have succeeded. Barry Bittman, MD, a neurologist who heads the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania, points to census data that showed that less than 8% of people over age 18 had picked up a musical instrument in the course of one year.

Bittman says research shows the tangible health benefits of playing a musical instrument. In one study published in Medical Science Monitor (2/05), playing recreational music reversed 19 genetic switches that turn on the stress response believed to play a role in the development of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. The research showed that musical expression was three times more effective in reducing stress than simply relaxing with a newspaper, says Bittman, the study’s principal investigator.

Becoming a Player

A big challenge for adult beginners is to avoid getting hung up on years of listening experience. While music therapists employ recognizable strains of music with their clients, familiarity can work against adults learning a new instrument, says Julie Lyonn Lieberman, a violinist and composer who conducts workshops to help musicians avoid injury to body or mind while learning their craft.

“Adults become very agenda-focused because they know the difference between something that sounds impressive or inspiring and something that sounds simple or basic, like a scale or Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Lieberman says. “Adults want to create sound at the level they’ve already heard it” and give up when they can’t play it quickly...

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