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Popular Music Teachers Near Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA
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Vince T.

Philadelphia, PA
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Victoria W.

Philadelphia, PA
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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
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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
Vince T. Philadelphia, PA

About Vince

Vince is a trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer/arranger in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument for the past 16+ years is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass, electric bass, and vocals. Vince holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Vince first began teaching music in 2006 as the trumpet instructor at Silver Creek Central School; he directed trumpet master classes for high school students. Vince later took on various private students teaching trumpet, guitar, electric bass, improvisation, and arrangement & composition. While earning his ...

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Justin M. K. June 22, 2014
Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Vince is a wonderful teacher and a fantastic performer. He introduced me to a handful of rather advanced music theories when I was still a pre-intermediate music student and was able to communicate the ideas clearly and precisely. We don't play the same instruments--I'm a guitarist, he's a trumpeter--but it didn't matter since Vince uses clear language and live examples to demonstrate what he teaches. I learned a lot from him and would highly recommend lessons with him, especially one-on-one style lessons.
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Kathy K. June 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Vince really knows his stuff! I play acoustic guitar. I guess I would classify myself as an intermediate player. What I really like about Vince is the variety of instruments he can teach. I have had the chance to also learn about playing electric guitar and electric bass.
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Joseph L. June 9, 2014
Pro Tools Software · In home
Vince is a very gifted multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. He is an excellent trumpet player, bassist, backing vocalist and pro-tools engineer. His ear for arrangement is spot-on. Other defining attributes are his patience and willingness to teach. Vince will never look at the clock or feel like he is doing you a favor when he is teaching you something challenging. That, to me, is as important as technical prowess. Hire Vince as your teacher and you'll have no regrets!
Victoria W. Philadelphia, PA

About Victoria

My name is Victoria. I'm originally from beautiful San Diego, California, and I began my musical journey at age twelve while still back west. I received private instruction on guitar from a professional guitarist who focused on technique and classical playing. About a year later, I began playing guitar and bass in groups that ranged from church ensembles to rock bands, and even spent two years playing in an orchestra. I've instructed nearly 30 students (of varying ages) on both bass and guitar while serving as a music director at two churches and serving as a student music director at Point Loma Nazarene University. I also received a certification through The Contemporary Music Center, now located in Nashville. Here, I acquired further skills in live performance, studio work, ...

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Dennis M. December 3, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Wonderful personality, skill and insight

I just wanted to pop in and say how happy I am to be learning guitar. At 51 some may hesitate, but I promise you it's still possible. If you have a love and a want to learn, you can make it happen. Victoria has been wonderful. She's always helpful and supportive and tailors her lessons towards what direction I want to go with my music. She's always smiling and makes lessons fun, the time passes way too quick. So if you are wanting to learn an instrument, then go out there and do it. Maybe if you are lucky and in the Philadelphia area, you'll be able to get Victoria to teach you as well.
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larry G. March 29, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
interesting format

I enjoy taking lessons with Victoria-she explains everything and also in detail. She is positive and constructive, and i would recommend her for any level.
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Evie C. March 2, 2013
Guitar
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awesome experience

My 7yr old just had her 1st lesson and really liked it. Victoria the instructor was very patient and made it very easy for my daughter. She is very professional.

Maja Lisa F.

Philadelphia, PA
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Katy A.

Philadelphia, PA
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Ryan S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Maja Lisa F. Philadelphia, PA

About Maja Lisa

Maja Lisa has maintained a private voice studio since 2005. She has also taught at the University of Iowa and Camden Country Community College. She has also taught at Stagecoach school of the Arts, PA Performing Arts, Mainstage Center for the Arts and the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Her students have been cast as leads in musicals, are performers in NYC and have received top awards.

Maja Lisa is an active member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and on Sony's list of teachers.

Maja Lisa is an active performer and recently played Hansel in Hansel and Gretel in Delaware Valley Opera‚¬Ä¬ôs summer festival. Upcoming performances include Meg in Falstaff in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Orlofsky in ...

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Lea B. September 5, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Maja has infinite patience and makes the lessons fun. Her sweet puppy is the first to greet you when you walk into the studio and is obviously well trained since he doesn't howl when he's listening to my playing. :) We set some goals and targets and I know that I'll be playing the tunes that I want by Christmas. What do you think Maja, concert pianist by this time next year. LOL... or maybe just Twinkle, twinkle little star.
Katy A. Philadelphia, PA

About Katy

I am a classically trained musician with experience studying jazz and pop. I have performed in a wide variety of musical genres such as opera, oratorio, big band, jazz, musical theater, pop, lots of choral experience, etc.

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BM - Vocal Performance - East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2009

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Lessons are all about you! I want to give you the skills necessary to make the kind of music you want. I use a variety of ear training methods, books, and techniques to help you grow as a musician. I never want my students to dread coming to their lessons. We can learn classical techniques or we can just have a good time learning to play your favorite pop music. It is my hope that after a few months you have gained confidence as well as the necessary skills ...

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Kia A. November 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Katy is an incredible teacher. She is flexible with hours/time and really works with you to find what is best for you. I have only been taking lessons with Katy for a few weeks and have improved noticeably already. She is friendly, smart, and collaborative. Could not recommend her more
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Michelle H. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Katy has been giving piano lessons to my twin 5-year old daughters. They were nervous about starting lessons, but Katy put them at ease right away. She has a wonderful manner with young children. My daughters have progressed more quickly than I expected they would. They enjoy practicing on their own too, because they want to impress her! I am so thrilled that we found her.
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Elizabeth S. May 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
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Katy has worked wonders for my 11 year-old. Maia cannot wait for voice lessons with Katy each week. If you are thinking of an effective voice teacher who works well with children, you need look no further. Katy is extremely talented as a singer and teacher. I am very happy with her teaching my daughter!
Ryan S. Philadelphia, PA

About Ryan

Born in raised on the south side of Chicago Illinois, I grew up listening to A LOT of great Chicago blues guitarists. After receiving my first acoustic guitar I quickly gravitated towards learning to play blues and blues rock guitar at the age of 13. As my hunger for knowledge grew, I began learning and studying other genres of music through private lessons and lesson videos in the styles of Progressive Rock, Shred, Funk, Fusion and Jazz. Music was a way for me to find structure, discipline, self worth and personal expression outside of the typical confines life provides. Through that I grew as a person and a musician. My sole reason for teaching is to help others find that passion and those qualities within themselves to live a beautiful and fulfilling life through his/her ...

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George P. September 27, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I really enjoy taking lessons with Ryan and without equivocation consider him to be one of the best instructors I've had the privilege of working with. I am in my 40's and have taken many music lessons throughout the course of my life (piano, organ, guitar, sax, etc.). Being a musician our minds approach things in a very creative manner which can make learning new material challenging. Although we are all seeking the same end, different approaches need to be utilized to achieve that goal. Its clear after working with Ryan that he is very aware of these hurdles students face, most likely because he's experienced the same issues himself as a student and as a teaching professional. He clearly sets himself apart from other teachers by not forcing the same cookie-cutter approach on his students. Although we all need to understand, learn and apply fundamentals, which can be very mundane, Ryan has developed a very unique and creative approach that presents these ideas in a less cumbersome manner. An approach that at least to me seems easier to grasp and further put into practice. Ryan also understands we want to take what we learn and be able to apply it in a practical setting quickly. Let's face it...we want to play guitar and make music, not sound mechanical by playing scales. Ryan has developed a lesson plan that accomplishes all of these goals and does so in a very enjoyably, fun and rewarding way. Ryan has opened up a world to me that I never thought I would enjoy based on past lesson experiences. I am very thankful to have him as my instructor. He has totally blown away my privious conceptions of what a guitar instructor is and what they need to be to pass on that knowledge capital to their students.
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Greg H. June 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I really like Ryan approach. He is friendly and makes you comfortable. I'm 63 years old and I'm just trying to learn to play some Jazz & Blues and after several years of jumping all over the place with web lessons and really learning nothing; I think I've finally found a teacher who can help me learn to play guitar. I look forward to my lessons with Ryan. I hope to continue this music relationship until I can really play. Its my dream and my hobby now that I'm retired and Ryan has already given me the confidence I need to succeed.
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Mitch V. November 19, 2013
Guitar
Infectious Enthusiasm

What makes Ryan a terrific instructor is more than just his extensive guitar knowledge. It's more than the personalized curriculum and patient approach he offers to each student. It's even more than his great sense of humor and the encouragement he brings to each lesson. What makes Ryan a truly great instructor becomes apparent within moments of meeting him: this dude LOVES the guitar. Simple as it sounds, the sheer enthusiasm he has for the instrument is infectious and carries over into his lessons in such a way that you can't help but take it home with you. Learning a new instrument can be a daunting and difficult journey, but you will not find an instructor more willing to guide you through it than Ryan.

Music Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The list of great musicians from Philadelphia is a long one: Will Smith, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Boyz II Men, Pink, The Roots, Eve, as well as rock, soul and jazz legends Chubby Checker, Patti LaBelle and Billie Holiday. Any city in the world would be hard-pressed to match the musical accomplishments of Philadelphia. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Musical theory and technique are acquired through long hours of practice with a teacher who has the experience and the training to hear what you need to work on and to extend your range and abilities. These teachers are abundant in Philadelphia, but you have to know how to reach them.

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