Mary Rodgers Music Lessons

Mary Rodgers Music Lessons

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I specialize in giving students the skills they needs to learn and grow for the rest of their lives. I teach them how to teach themselves. I show them efficient ways to practice and apply what we are doing. I encourage creativity with composition and games :)

Music is in my soul. I enjoy every moment of it. Teaching contributes to that passion. Each lesson enhances my life as much as the student's life :)


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17 years in business
Serves Nashville , TN
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    Lauren C.

    Mary Rodgers is a true professional. She is a prepared, innovative, and structured teacher, who uses lesson time effectively, builds positive relationships with her students, and demonstrates great facility with and love of her art. She manages to encourage and challenge her students. I recommend her with great enthusiasm to the novice or experienced musician alike.
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    May 19, 2021

    Dave M.

    Mary is a talented musician with a warm, friendly manner. My son is shy but he has always enjoyed his weekly lessons with Mary. We recommend her for sure!
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    May 05, 2021

    Sheree B.

    Not only is she a great instructor, but she know music so well. She has a great plan to get me to my goals. She is personable and understands the individual needs of each student. I look forward to my lesson each week.
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    April 17, 2021

    Brian A.

    Mary is an excellent teacher. Very patient and informative, but also very motivational and encouraging during times when you dont think you will ever get it. I would recommend her to any one who is trying to maintained a disciplined lesson and practice schedule. She is also very accommodating to us older folk who sometimes have to reschedule due to lifes events.
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    April 16, 2021

    Heather L.

    She is very outgoing and bubbly. Extremely knowledgeable about music and the saxophone. I found her lessons to be fun and informative.
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    April 15, 2021

    mia f.

    she is very encouraging with my music and is always looking for new ways to help me learn
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    April 13, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    Each student gets a tailored experience. From beginner to advanced, I asses the students goals and how to best help them get there! I like to mix in songs, scales, flashcards, ear training, music theory and fun games! 

    -Bachelor's of Arts in Music on Saxophone from UW-Milwaukee.

    -2013 winner of "Reed/Brass Player of the Year Award" WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry)

    -Member of the Nashville Accordion Society

    -10 years experience working at the music archive of Greg Drust

    -on recordings with The Uptown Savages, Hillbilly Casino, The Invaders, Midwest Death Rattle, Will Payne Harrison, Jeff Moon, and many more including own fully original album: "To The Ghost of Mary Rodgers...". 

    I started teaching my saxophone professors' waiting list in 2006. From there I picked up my own students at his music store, Lakeshore Conservatory. I expanded my instruments and continued to teach at various stores such as Cascio Interstate Music, Fanny's House of Music, and in home lessons. 

    I have worked with a large variety of students ranging from 7 years of mid-80's. I can help students who are just starting their journey to those that are looking to make this their profession! 

    I had an adult student that was returning to their instrument after many years off. They didn't much like scales or understand the need for them. I explained the real root of where scales come from. I also showed them how they work in music both classical and improvisationally. They walked away real excited to learn scales and I could tell it had all "clicked". 

    Make sure to find a teacher that has a passion for learning. There are a lot of great musicians out there. The right teacher for you will help you relate to the material you are working on. 

    It is really important to communicate anything that could change the way a teacher approaches learning. Things like Dyslexia, ADHD, Vision impairment, Hearing issues, Forms of Autism, behavior patterns. I want to tailor the material of my lesson to best suit the student. But a teacher can only do that if they know what you need! 

    Services offered

    Music Theory