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Popular Music Teachers Near Cambridge

Manda S.

Boston, MA
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Anne M.

Boston, MA
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Jay M.

Somerville, MA
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Manda S. Boston, MA

About Manda

Manda is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. She received a Bachelor’s of Music in clarinet performance, and is currently studying her Master’s degree in Arts Administration at Boston University. She has performed in multiple performances in the Chicago and Cleveland areas as a soloist, chamber musician, and in large ensembles. Her classical training and interest in popular culture is the perfect combination for students interested in clarinet and piano because her students can have the chance to play what ever music they want! She began teaching beginners in high school, and began leading advanced players in sectionals and master classes. She continued, as a clarinet and piano teacher at the Joyful Noise Community Music School in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Angela W. October 7, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My seven-year-old's first exposure to instrumental music lessons has been with Manda. My daughter is sometimes easily discouraged when things don't come easily, but Manda is keeping her motivated by being enthusiastic about the music and my daughter's (sometimes slow!) progress. Her relaxed, supportive manner may make a child forget that she is really learning a lot!
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Angela W. October 7, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter started taking clarinet lessons with Manda last year when she was 9. She is now also taking beginning piano also because Manda's been such a patient and nurturing teacher. She's very calm, proceeds at the student's own pace, and often goes above and beyond what I'd expect her to do. She builds rapport with students and takes an interest in them beyond their music, which I think builds a student's enthusiasm for the lesson.
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M Y. June 5, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
Manda has been a great clarinet teacher for my son. While other teachers have struggled to maintain his focus, this has never been an issue with Manda: she is patient but firm and keeps him on track and motivated in a way that works well all around. My son looks forward to his lessons every week and has taken great pride in learning to play.
Anne M. Boston, MA

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
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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

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 ...

Aleksandra P.

Watertown, MA
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Ryan G.

Allston, MA
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Nicole D.

Boston, MA
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Aleksandra P. Watertown, MA

About Aleksandra

I am a Berklee graduate with over a decade of experience performing, composing, and teaching. Music has shaped my life, and I would love to see how it can shape yours. There is no limit to the profound joy of learning an instrument and expressing ones self through it, and you are never to young or to old to start! Everyone has different musical tastes, and strengths and weaknesses. My goal is to bring out your inner excellence by teaching to your learning style, and showing you how to play the music that YOU are passionate about. I am not interested in force feeding you songs or styles of music that you are not interested in. I strive to keep my students constantly motivated and enthused each lesson.

Ryan G. Allston, MA

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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Nicole D. Boston, MA

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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