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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Boston

Anne M.

Boston, MA
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Albino M.

Cambridge, MA
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Jay M.

Somerville, MA
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Anne M. Boston, MA

Brush up on theory for songwriting or place out of basic theory class in your college music program.

About Anne

"Anne M is an experienced and supportive teacher, a jazz vocalist, pianist, composer and lyricist with a conservatory degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music and advanced studies with prominent, NYC jazz piano, music theory and songwriting instructors. She is currently attending Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and working toward becoming certified as a speech-language pathologist and vocal therapist."
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Thank you for your interest in piano or voice lessons. My music instruction philosophy is based on teaching 5 important things that musicians must practice:
Singers -- articulation, breathing/phrasing, rhythm, tone and a personal connection ...

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Sarah Z. December 5, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Thank you Anne. I get the most from you that one should play piano with the body in a natural state. "Nature commended should be obeyed."

I think it is incredible that you keep learning new things!

Wish you all the best in the future.

Genuinely
Sarah
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Scott S. October 31, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Returning to fundamentals as an adult learner is very difficult and challenging but, at least in my case, very necessary. Annie has been a wonderful piano and voice teacher guiding me through this process - patient and kind, tolerant of my poor practice habits, and able to help me work on all aspects of my music. I would highly recommend her to any prospective student, and hope to continue working with her well into the future.
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Sarah P. February 14, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Go for it!

Being very experienced with teaching to both children and adults of all backgrounds and ambitions, Anne is a very skilled and smart teacher. Her pedagogy has obviously been refined over many years and is clever and efficient yet easy-going and painless. She mixes theory and more academic learning with ear-training, relying as well on your more natural instincts, in order to equip you with the varied skills of a complete musician. She really tailors the teaching to your specific goals and level, as well. All this in a very gentle, easy and genuinely caring way. And always with a smile. Just go for it!
Albino M. Cambridge, MA

I studied theory in College at Berklee College of Music.

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and strings made out of electrical cords.

Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Albino began to play in a number of local bands. As with his home-made guitar, Albino wanted to combine styles and incorporate diverse elements in his music. For his talents to grow, he knew he needed experience new places, cultures, and sounds.

While studying music education and Performance at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, he heard about the Berklee School of Music in ...

Jay M. Somerville, MA

I offer music theory lessons both on a private-study basis and as a tutor for music school students.

For private study: We will focus on building your ear training skills and understanding how music works! For beginners, we will work on playing (or singing) what you hear, and also learn how to read music notation. With intermediate and advanced students, I start with the music that the student wants to understand — i.e. learning how to play the songs that you like to listen to (if you play an instrument), learning how the music "works" (if you don't) — and then move on to suggesting repertoire for further study.

For music school students: I will tutor you in your music theory studies, working with you to understand the *reasons* why certain "rules" work and others do not, so that you learn the connection between the ear and the page.

I look forward to learning together!

About Jay

Jay is a guitarist, composer, theater artist, and music director. He is originally from the Capital District of New York, but has lived in the Boston area since 2012. He started playing guitar at the age of five, and has a broad range of experience in many styles, including folk, rock, classical, jazz, blues, experimental, and several other genres. Jay teaches guitar students at all levels of experience in diverse styles. His creative work has lead him many places, including directing an arts program at a summer camp in the Adirondacks, and fixing pipe organs in Maine.

He received his training at New England Conservatory, Bard College Conservatory, and Fredonia State University of New York, where he studied classical guitar performance, music education, voice performance, and ...

Christopher S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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Breanna E.

Boston, MA
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Ryan G.

Allston, MA
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Christopher S. Jamaica Plain, MA

Multiple theory classes ranging from the baroque period until the 21st century with Atonal music.

About Christopher

Welcome! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, song writer, and experienced music teacher. I began learning music when I was nine on the piano however by the time I turned twelve I discovered my passion for the guitar. I began by learning songs and playing in band with some of my school friends. This was the start of my journey into music. I started with blues, rock, and pop music but I quickly moved into more complex genres such as funk and Jazz music.

In college I began my studies of the historically endless and huge world of classical music. This is also when I began teaching and taking students of guitar. I studied classical music at Hofstra University and completed my degree at Humboldt State University in Northern California. After earning my degree I began ...

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Mary D. November 19, 2014
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Christopher has been able to cater the lessons to my specific level of fluency in Italian. He has been organized and has given suggestions that have been helpful.
Bravo
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danny P. October 29, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Christopher was very knowledgeable of his profession and patient with my 5 years old daughter. He has done extremely great job on online lessons.
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Qi Q. October 27, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
nice, kind, patient teacher!
Breanna E. Boston, MA

Want to brush up on your counterpoint? Searching for that jazz chord you once heard that really inspired you? New to music theory? All are welcome! Learn at your pace in a compassionate and professional atmosphere. From beginning theory to counterpoint to 20th century theory.

About Breanna

Breanna has been teaching piano and horn to inquisitive minds of all ages for over ten years. From teaching neighborhood kids and accompanying local choirs and music students, to being studio accompanist at the University of Kansas and fourth horn for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra in her undergraduate years, to her current days as collaborative pianist for the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and freelance hornist in the Boston area, Breanna has a novel's worth of musical experiences that provides a rare, all-encompassing look at teaching and the life of being a musician.

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Through all these experiences, I can safely say that my theory of teaching and learning music is that it's all about connections. To ...

Ryan G. Allston, MA

Do you want to become a star? Then take lessons with me!

Analyzing chordal structures and scales allows us to revisit sounds that we like. "Damn man, that chord was so hip and scary sounding." "Thanks, that was a Maj7(#11) Chord and I used the Lydian scale for the melody."

I've taken the core 4 music theory courses for jazz harmony at Berklee and some classes in high school.

About Ryan

Currently, Ryan is a Senior studying at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. He plays most woodwind instruments & keyboard, but primarily saxophone/flute.

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Jon F. November 17, 2014
Saxophone · In home
Ryan is an amazing musician and really helped me step up my game.
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Kelly B. November 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
So many teachers make you take lessons from scratch to see how much you have learned and go over the material again with you to fix errors. It is so boring for me!!! I hate that. I'm sure it works for some people. I like to play my hardest song and then go from there instead! He did no for met. He caught on right away, exactly where I needed help. I didn't waste hours and hours of tedious lessons that I would quit rather than have to do that same material again! Also, he breaks things down that are very complicated, to easy to understand chunks and bits to make it easy.
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Ryan G. November 12, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
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Whether you are a beginner Music theory student, intermediate Music theory student, or advanced Music theory student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Music theory skills. Your choices for a Boston Music theory instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Music theory instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with ...

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