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Popular Music Teachers Near Chester

Karen S.

Wilmington, DE
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Valerie H.

Morton, PA
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Andrew M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Karen S. Wilmington, DE

About Karen

I hold a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. I have studied piano with Gisa Adler at New School of Music in Philadelphia, PA. I taught public school in the Conestoga Valley School District in Lancaster County, PA and I have taught private piano for over ten years.
I love music and I love teaching - seeing my students progress and reach their goals. I believe music should be a pleasant experience and a demanding and ill - spirited teacher can ruin a student. I am NOT one of these. You will find me patient and supportive.

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To be an accomplished pianist you must learn all the basics well. These include music symbology which enables you to read music so you can translate it into the sound on the piano. In order to ...

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Jessica S. November 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Really enjoy working with Karen!
Valerie H. Morton, PA

About Valerie

Valerie received her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee and earned her
Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera, and a Certificate in Musical Theater from Northwestern University. During her time in school she performed as Pamina in Die Zauberfl te, Abigail in the Crucible, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Monteen in Parade. She played Papagena in The Magic Flute while she was a Resident Opera Artist at the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan. She attended the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne,Switzerland, where she was a soloist with the Festival Chorus and Orchestra. She is an active performer in the Philadelphia region, singing with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers and Opera Delaware in Wilmington. ...

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Joan M. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Valerie Rocks!

Valerie has been teaching my daughter for a couple years. My child has gone from shy, unskilled and uncertain in her singing TO confident, skilled and loves to perform. Valerie's one-on-one sessions are productive and tailored to my child's needs. She also draws on other resources to help develop my child's talent thru studio and recommendations. Her teaching skills are excellent as have seen my daughter transform steadily over these past few years. I highly, highly, highly recommend Valerie as a teacher. When I was searching for a singing teacher, I didn't know where to look and what to look for and went through Take Lessons and got a 'gem'.
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DanielE May 25, 2012
Fantastic!

Valerie is a great teacher on many levels. I've heard my improvements dramatically within several lessons because of her instruction and if you are nervous she helps you get over it quickly. She is very friendly and helps you achieve your goal, I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
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JasminR December 22, 2011
Love her!

I was quitting smoking when I met Valerie and I wanted to get my voice back. I was so self-conscious of my sound and range but after 5 minutes with her I just let go! She turned my voice around quick, and made me more aware of my stance and breath. I'm really happy I got her as a teacher!
Andrew M. Philadelphia, PA

About Andrew

Andrew is a Philadelphia area bassist, guitarist, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, and teacher. As a recent graduate of University of the Arts with a MM in jazz studies, Andrew has had many opportunities to study with some of the best musicians that Philadelphia has to offer. Andrew performs in a variety of styles from rock to jazz and R&B. For Andrew, music is the most fun a person can have and this idea is the foundation for his instruction. Andrew aims to inspire his students, in the way that his great teachers have inspired him. He emphasizes improvisation, confidence, versatility, good habits, a strong foundation, and the concept of music as a language.

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Daniel Q. November 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Coming from a beginner-level guitar player who has previously taken guitar courses, Andrew's definitely extremely talented and, equally importantly, very insightful and understanding when it comes to teaching. He is patient, smart, draws good examples for understanding concepts, and is enjoyable to play alongside with.
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mina M. November 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
andrew is a great teacher

i've been taking bass lessons from andrew for several years and have nothing but great things to say about his teaching abilities. he is organized yet flexible, allowing you to take the lessons the direction you want to take it. he can really connect to the way you think and channel that to advance your skills. my only complaint i don't see him enough, but that's my fault.
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Adam J. June 24, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Great Instructor

Andrew went above and beyond what I ever expected. He did a great job of covering rudiments and technical aspects, while simultaneously focusing on the "art" of bass playing. He was very aware of my skill level and responsive to my needs as a student. I highly recommend him for beginners and imagine that he would be great for more skilled students as well

Genevieve C.

Havertown, PA
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Susan T.

Prospect Park, PA
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Nero C.

Philadelphia, PA
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Genevieve C. Havertown, PA

About Genevieve

I am a graduate of Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in music education and a minor in sociology. I have also received an Associate'€™s degree in music from Brookdale Community College and have been playing the French Horn since I was 10-years-old and the piano since I was 14-years-old. I have also played a variety of other instruments including the trumpet, trombone, flute and clarinet.

I have performed with the NJ Conservatory in Beethoven'€™s 3rd Symphony and 9th Symphony. I have also conducted intermediate, concert and beginner bands and have given both group instrumental lessons and one-on-one private lessons. These group and individual lessons include clarinet, French Horn, trumpet, flute, trombone, saxophone, violin and percussion. I am ...

Susan T. Prospect Park, PA

About Susan

Instructional assistant at Prospect Park School. Remedial reading coach at Prospect Park School. Women's Choir Director at St Jude Roman Catholic Church in Eddystone PA. Former General music teacher and chorus teacher at St Monica's School in Philadelphia. Former director of the Delaware County Concert Band and served as music director for the Glenolden Young People's Performing Arts Club. Orchestra Sub for Arden Theater Company's production of Sweeney Todd. Substitute Music and Pre kindergarten teacher at Media Providence Friends School 2001 to 2003. Member of Chester City Band 1987 to 2000. Piccolo chair UpperDarby Sousa Band 1987 to 1993. Recorded with the Porch Chops in 1993 and Upper Darby Sousa Band in 1987. Orchestra Member Upper Darby Summer Stage 1987-1993. ...

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Laurie S. October 28, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I have a 14 year old who has had the privilege to have Susan teach him the tenor sax - and he has advanced remarkably in a short time! She has worked with him in music tastes, etc... The take lessons service has been easy to set up and utilize, too. I would HIGHLY recommend...Excellent instructor (and good location for Delaware County folks) You won't be disappointed!
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Kathleen D. September 24, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am so glad to have found Susan! She is wonderful with my daughter, very professional, patient and reliable. As an experienced teacher, she seems to know exactly how to work with each child at there own level and pace. She always greets us with a huge smile. I would highly recommend her to any parent!
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Anat K. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher, nice atmosphere

Susan is reliable, experienced, professional, and a great teacher all around. She shows a strong proficiency in many different styles and on multiple instruments.
We've found it to be a great pleasure working with Susan and we would strongly recommended her as a teacher.
Nero C. Philadelphia, PA

About Nero

I have been teaching music for 16 years. I grew up on the 2nd floor of my father's music store in Central PA and have been around music my whole life. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of the Arts where I studied jazz guitar with Pat Martino, Jimmy Bruno, Steve Giordano, and Tom Giacabetti. I was one of the original teachers during the formative years at the Paul Green School of Rock Music where I later went on to be the Music Director of the Philadelphia and Downingtown Schools. During that time, I helped many students prepare and get accepted to music schools, ran and developed music summer camps, and organized concerts where the students performed the music of Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and many more of rock's finest band at every ...

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MarieO July 18, 2012
I had a great experience with this teacher. He was patient and incorporated my musical taste into the lessons. I've learned so much working with Nero!
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JoanB May 16, 2012
Mandolin Lessons

I recently started playing mandolin on my own - and decided to take lessons to make sure that my technique was correct. -- All I can say is that Nero is the best music teacher I have ever had - not to mention, a gifted musician. He makes learning fun, and his approach and patience allows you to easily pick up new techniques and skills. I hope to take lessons with Nero for a long time!!!!
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CraigK January 3, 2012
My first Flamenco Guitar lesson

Had my first lesson with Nero. Nero was very patient and the lesson progressed at a comfortable pace. He didn't bombard me with too much information yet identified learning moments at relevant times during the session that increased the value of our time. I played clarinet for about 6 years over 17 years ago and haven't touched a musical instrument since so I feel like a beginner... He was sensitive to my inexperience and led with the session with a relaxing demeanor.

Chester Lessons

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