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Popular Music Teachers Near Jamaica Plain

Michael P.

Roxbury Crossing, MA
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Bil M.

Dorchester Center, MA
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Anna S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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Michael P. Roxbury Crossing, MA

About Michael

Boston native, Michael P. is currently studying trombone at New England Conservatory, expecting to receive his BFA in Jazz Performance with NEC's Music-In-Education (MIE) Concentration in Spring 2014.

NEC has provided Michael a great variety of playing experiences and opportunities having played in their big bands, jazz combos, latin jazz ensemble, Eastern European Jewish music ensemble and more.

Michael is currently the trombonist and booker for Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zor. Grand Prize Winners of the 2012 John Lennon Song Writing Competition and 2011 Peacedriven Award. They are a regionally touring act playing in Boston, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York and elsewhere.

When he's not playing with Kina Zor, Michael also plays regular ...

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Andre Z. November 5, 2014
Trumpet · In home
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Michael is a truly excellent instructor for beginners. I really enjoy his approach to teaching theory and practical skills on the instrument. Definitely worth it.
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Laura S. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
My son is really enjoying his time with Michael and is doing well with his trumpet.
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Liza F. March 7, 2014
Trumpet
Verified Student
Puts a student at ease!

When I started lessons with Michael, I was experienced on one brass instrument and a beginner on another one. He was able to show me some useful things about the instrument I was new on, and help me keep going on the one I was already familiar with.

One thing that really stood out for me: I've always been too embarrassed to improvise musically, especially in front of anyone, but Michael got me improvising--and enjoying it!--during our very first lesson. I was impressed!
Bil M. Dorchester Center, MA

About Bil

I am one of those individuals for whom teaching is just something that I have to do. I started giving music lessons sometime in the 80€™s and have loved working with all levels of skill and experience. My students say that I am patient, adaptive and encouraging, committed to making music fun.

I have a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in Jazz Piano and am comfortable and fluent in a number of musical styles, including pop, rock, gospel, traditional hymnody, jazz, and R&B. Although I love and study classical music, it is not something I teach at this point.

In addition to private lessons and performing, I do music transcription, workshops, and all forms of vocal and instrumental arranging. Having served as a church musician for more than 30 years, I ...

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Genevieve N. December 7, 2012
Piano
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Gifted teacher and musician

His method of teaching is amazing. He makes music accessible and joyful. I feel challenged without being intimidated. This experience is so valuable because of his ability to bring out the musician inside of me and to help me understand why and how to make beautiful sounds.
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India E. September 6, 2012
Piano
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A born teacher

Bill is a remarkable teacher. After 22 years of not playing I am truly grasping music theory which is opening my ears and hands up to music in a way that I have never experienced. Bill's teaching style is mellow and exciting at the same time, he is clear with the information and can sense when I get it and when I don't. His communication relates so well to tangible examples that I am able to grasp that it is making the learning easy and fun. Bill is quick with praise and kind with corrections.I look forward to seeing him every week.
Anna S. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Anna

I have a passion for training cellists to a high level of musicianship. I have mentored cellists from the first lesson through professional symphony auditions. I generally start beginners and children with the Suzuki Method. While there are many wonderful facets to the method, a main principal is simple: to nurture. We nurture infants to learn how to speak, walk, love- so then why not apply the same with learning music? More information can be found on the Suzuki Association of the Americas website.

Background on my cello career:

My formation as a cellist started early; from age four on the Suzuki Method. As a Colorado adolescent, I was a finalist for the Young Musician's Foundation and recorded several Colorado Public Radio broadcasts with the Colorado Young Chamber Players. ...

Miri K.

Boston, MA
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Christopher S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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Ryan G.

Allston, MA
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Miri K. Boston, MA

About Miri

Oboist Miri K., praised for her "creamy-toned oboe" by Boston Classical Review, and "warm tone and singing like playing" by The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Miri is an active orchestra and chamber musician in Boston, she has appeared in many of acclaimed ensembles in Boston including Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, ALEA III, Boston Chamber Orchestra, and Boston Civic Symphony. She was the winner of the Boston Woodwind Society Oboe Merit Award Competition 2011, Longy School of Music Concerto Competition 2011, Longy School of Music Honors Competition 2011, 2014. Miri is also establishing her self as a soloist and has performed with Longy Conservatory Orchestra performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto in ...

Christopher S. Jamaica Plain, MA

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
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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.
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danny P. October 29, 2014
Ukulele · Online
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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!
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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