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Popular Music Theory Teachers Near Boston

Anne M.

Boston, MA
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Jay M.

Somerville, MA
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Christopher S.

Jamaica Plain, 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

Now scheduling regular, weekly lessons. Pay-as-you go scheduling is not encouraged because of time constraints and lack of consistency for maintaining steady progress and reaching your goals. Weekly students are more successful! If you are ready to commit to at least 4 lessons within a month then you are ready for high quality, music or voice training. ----------------- "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 ...

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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!
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

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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Oscar S. January 10, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great guitar teacher! He is teaching my 11 year old son and you can see his improvement week to week. Very patient and flexible when needed, I would recommend him to all.
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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.

Breanna E.

Boston, MA
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Sarouna M.

Boston, MA
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Nicole D.

Boston, MA
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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

----------Musical and Teaching Philosophy---------- I can safely say through all my experiences (as an orchestral musician, entertaining busker, teacher, accompanist, freelancing musician, concert organizer, fundraiser) that my theory of teaching and learning music is that it's all about connections. To learn music is to learn a completely new way of looking at the world. It is an inward journey of strength and discovery as much as it is an outwards one, learning to successfully and compassionately communicate with fellow musicians and anyone else who might cross your path. I have collaborated with individuals in both the instrumental and vocal realms - trumpet, trombone, tuba, (French) horn, clarinet, flute, violin, viola, bass, sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, baritones, and have taught ...

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John M. January 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Taking piano lessons with Breanna has been a great experience. Her passion and knowledge of music is infectious, and makes learning fun. The lesson structure is not rigid or boring; theory and practice are mixed together naturally, and the student's musical goals are given respect. On top of that, Breanna takes time outside of lessons to share songs/pieces with me that are interesting and instructive. I always look forward to my next lesson!
Sarouna M. Boston, MA

Being a student at Berklee College of Music, I've had a lot of experience being heavily involved in music theory.
I could help introduce students to the basics of music theory, how it works and how it work with musical examples. I can also offer more intermediate/advanced theory, like chords, harmony, jazz harmony and ear training.

About Sarouna

I am a Music Production and Engineering and Contemporary Writing and Production Major at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I'm also pursuing a minor in Mediterranean Music. Arabic is my native tongue. I am fluent in writing, speaking and reading the following languages: French (Baccalaureate acquired), English, Spanish and Arabic. I play a middle eastern instrument called the Qanun. I have an extensive background in almost all music styles, most specifically Middle Eastern Music and Hip-Hop/Rap. I graduated from a French school with concentrations in Literature (both English and French), Languages and Philosophy with honors. I've taught students on and off at my old conservatory since 2013. I've taught classes like: Introduction to Arabic Music, Introduction to Qanun, ...

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Nik S. November 16, 2014
Rapping · In studio
Verified Student
I am a total rap newbie and consider myself lucky to have found Sarouna:
- Her lessons are fun.
- She explains technique very well.
- Sarouna takes care to find songs for my voice and level.
- She is very encouraging!

Always looking forward to the next lesson.
Nicole D. Boston, MA

I have an undergraduate degree in Theory/Composition and am working towards a Master's in Composition at The Boston Conservatory.

As a Beginner I can teach you the basics of music theory, from note reading to homework assistance for a theory class. Everything from using notation software to analyzing music will be covered.

As a more advanced student we can work on other aspects, such as analyzing music, 12-tone studies, jazz theory, and anything else you would like!

About Nicole

Hello, I'm Nicole and I am currently in Allston, MA. I am a first year MM Composition student at The Boston Conservatory. I graduated from Montclair State University with degrees in Music Education and Music Composition and a concentration in clarinet. I hold a New Jersey Education Certification in Music K-12 with Advanced Standing and am employed by the Toms River Regional School district as a licensed substitute teacher. I have accrued over 250 hours of professional teaching at Belleville High School, Bloomfield Middle School, Demarest Elementary School, and Brookdale Elementary School. I am primarily a woodwind doubler with proficiency on clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute. I teach beginning oboe, beginning to intermediate voice and piano, and all levels of theory and ...

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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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