MUSIC TEACHERS

LOCAL JAZZ MUSIC TEACHERS DIRECTORY
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1. Name: Steve Browman
2. Address where students are taught: 3319 Turnberry Circle (Springridge section of Forest Lakes), Charlottesville OR at student’s house.
3. Phone Number: (434) 466-3810
4. Email Address: steve.browman@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught:  Jazz piano
6. Age range of students taught: Adolescents to adults
7. Number of years teaching music:  I’m beginning my 47th year of teaching
8. Formal education or training: Master’s Degree in Music from The Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (The City University of New York)
9. Brief Comment:  I specialize in jazz piano and improvisation.  A working knowledge of the piano is a big plus but not required.  I have also taught improvisation for all instruments (including voice) while teaching at a jazz university in Paris, France.
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1. Name: Brian Caputo
2. Address where students are taught: I have a couple of studios in Charlottesville and I also make house calls
3. Phone Number: 804.852.7252
4. Email Address: caputo3us@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Percussion, Drumset, Sightreading, Improvisation and Ear Training
6. Age range of students taught: No age limits
7. Number of years teaching music: 10 years
8. Formal education or training: BA in music (Jazz Studies) from VCU
9. Brief Comment:  I teach all styles of music. I can teach technique and theory as well as being able to use your ears to identify what you are hearing and how to improvise. I have been playing professionally for about 17 + years. I have toured all over the world playing many different styles. I look forward to teaching you!
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1. Name: John D’earth
2. Address where students are taught: 1702D Allied St. Suite 2 (behind Cville Coffee)
3. Phone Number: (434) 295-2704
4. Email Address: trumpetdearth@aol.com
5. Instruments taught (or vocal instruction): Trumpet and brass / improvisation / theory / jazz repertoire on all instruments including voice… composition/arranging
6. Age range of students taught: no age limits; beginners wwelcome…students are accepted on the basis of an interview by telephone, e-mail, or in person.
7. Number of years teaching music: 40
8. Formal education or training: See bio at http://www.thompsondearth.com/
9. Brief Comment: My teaching is geared to the individual student and to the idea that every musician and every musical journey is unique.  My students range from child or adult beginners to professional musicians.  I confer closely with parents on the suitability of my teaching for each individual child.
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1. Name: Randy Johnston
2. Address where students are taught: 259 Colonnade Dr.Apt.19, Charlottesville, VA 22903
3. Phone Number: 718-564-4975
4. Email Address: guitar.johnston@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Guitar
6. Age range of students taught: all
7. Number of years: 35 
8. Formal education or training:
 Former faculty: New York University (NYU), New York, NY
SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
HARTT School of Music, University of Hartford,Hartford, Connecticut

BM, University of Miami, Florida

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1. Name: Adam Larrabee
2. Address where students are taught: 622 Monticello Rd.
3. Phone Number: (617) 823-8773
4. Email Address: alarrabee@earthlink.net
5. Instruments taught: Guitar (All styles), Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Bass
6. Age range of students taught: All ages
7. Number of years teaching music: 17 years
8. Formal education or training: B.M. Oberlin Conservatory, MM VCU
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1. Name: Evan Mook
2. Address where students are taught: Charlottesville – Off of Rio Rd. E., near downtown.
3. Phone Number: (434) 984-6665 (MOOK)
4. Email Address: evanmook@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Piano and jazz improvisation to all instruments.
6. Age range of students taught: 3 and up.
7. Number of years teaching music: 16
8. Formal education or training: BA in Music (jazz studies focus) from VCU, 9 years of Suzuki + classical piano lessons.
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1. Name: Stephanie Nakasian (O’Brien)
2. Address where students are taught: University of Virginia and College of William & Mary
3. Phone Number: (540) 456-4519
4. Email Address: nakasian@virginia.edu
5. Vocal instruction: Non-classical Voice
6. Age range of students taught: All – by interview and/or audition
7. Number of years teaching music: 20
8. Formal education or training: BA & MBA Northwestern.  Professional singer and recording artist. Voice training in NYC.  13 professional CDs. 2 books authored and published
9. Brief Comment: Charlottesville Jazz Society Annual award recipient.
Member for 20 years of VCA Artist touring roster.   For bio, discography & schedule of performances http://www.stephanienakasian.com/
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1. Name: Wayne Parham
2. Address where students are taught: By appt. in the students own home or mine if more convenient.
3. Phone Number: (434) 296-0815 (h)   (410) 812-8910 (c)
4. Email Address: codyparham@aol.com
5. Instruments taught : Guitar
6. Age range of students taught: All ages
7. Number of years teaching music: 20
8. Formal education or training: Courses at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore Md. Have also studied with Mike Stern and Carl Filipiak
9. Brief comment:  My web site is http://wayneparham.com/

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1. Name: Richardson Guitar Studio
2. Address where students are taught:1720-2 Allied Street
3. Phone Number: (434) 293-4017
4. Email Address: peter@richardsonguitar.com
5. Instruments taught: Guitar (acoustic & electric), electric bass, drums, banjo, piano, flute, & cello
6. Age range of students taught: All ages
7. Number of years teaching music: See web site for instructor information
8. Formal education or training: All of our instructors have college degrees and are professional musicians in Charlottesville.
9. Brief Comment: Please visit our web site for additional information – http://www.richardsonguitar.com/teachers.html
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1. Name: Humberto O. Sales
2. Address where students are taught: 1110 Holmes Ave Cville, Va 22901
3. Phone Number: (434) 981-2020
4. Email Address: bertoguitar162@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Guitar (brazilian-jazz, classical, flamenco, pop/rock)
6. Age range of students taught:  All ages are welcome
7. Number of years teaching music: 20
8. Formal education or training: Bachelors degree in classical guitar at Universidade Federal da Bahia (Federal University of Bahia) or for more information see bio at www.belezabrasil.net
9. Brief Comment:  My teaching is based on each student’s needs providing them an individual program to fulfill their interest.
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1. Name: Greg Thomas
2. Address where students are taught: Albemarle High School
3. Phone Number: (434) 825-3333
4. Email Address: gthomas@k12albemarle.org
5. Instruments taught: High School Jazz Ensemble / Private Trumpet, theory and improvisation
6. Age range of students taught: 10 to Adult
7. Number of years teaching music: 35
8. Formal education or training: Masters in Music Edu from VCU / 30+ years of professional playing experience.
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1. Name: Peggy Weston
2. Address where students are taught: Song Studio, Louisa County, East on I-64, 2 miles off Ferncliff exit. In addition, I will travel to rehearsal sites for groups.
3. Phone Number:  540-967-2462 / 540-845-9700
4. Email Address:  pweston@westonproductions.com
5. Instruments taught: Voice
6. Age range of students taught:  children 8+ through adults
7. Number of years teaching music:   20
8. Formal education or training:   Formal education or training: visit www.westonproductions.com for performing arts education and professional performance credits. BA in Arts Management. Blog: www.vocalistnews.com.
9: Brief Comment:   I bring to my students a passion for singing as a creative form of expression and communication. In addition to vocal technique, development in presentation and vocal performance is provided.
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1. Name: Art Wheeler
2. Address where students are taught: You tell me.  I will come to you and my downtown Cville house is available.
3. Phone Number: (434) 466-3626
4. Email Address: artwheeler1@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Keys, organ, guitar, drums, bass, vocals, & harmonica
6. Age range of students taught: All ages
7. Number of years teaching music: 40
8. Formal education or training: Attended NC School of the Arts
9: Brief Comment: Any style
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1. Name: David G. Wilson
2. Address where students are taught: Private Studio Route 20 N
3. Phone Number: (434) 975-1989
4. Email Address: abrepair@gmail.com
5. Instruments taught: Saxophone & Improvisation on all instruments
6. Age range of students taught: 9-90
7. Number of years teaching music: 30
8. Formal education or training: Taught at Carnegie Melon University and at PVCC
9: Brief Comment: To impart the ability to play music for one’s lifetime is our mission
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1. Name: Matt Wyatt
2. Address where students are taught: Varies
3. Phone Number: (434) 249-6374
4. Email Address: rhythm@mattwyatt.net
5. Instruments taught: Drumset, percussion, sound engineering
6. Age range of students taught: All Ages
7. Number of years teaching music: 15 years
8. Formal education or training: B.A. in Music from UVA (Ethnomusicology;
Jazz, African, and Afro-Cuban musics)
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