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Popular Music Teachers Near Somerset

Rina M.

Westfield, NJ
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Jeff S.

Perth Amboy, NJ
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Joseph C.

Plainsboro, NJ
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Rina M. Westfield, NJ

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice strategies, music notation, theory, rhythm and phrasing, while adapting teaching approaches to match the needs of each student. I share a love of music with my students and it gives me great pride to hear each student develop their own musical voice.

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My goal is to help students of varying ages and abilities succeed musically. Dedicated, experienced, encouraging, and sensitive to student moods, I am a multi-instrumentalist who can instruct you in acoustic guitar, ...

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Anthony B. November 20, 2014
Piano · In studio
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Rina is great----she challenges me, is encouraging and helps me bring my personal life into my music. I am an older adult complete beginner and Rina works very well with me. She has also provided recommended resources for finding special sheet music and other music tools. I am in the very early stages but already see improvement in my ability vs. what I tried to do on my own.
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Marcela T. May 14, 2014
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Wonderful!

Rina, has been great, she has helped me prepare for auditions for school. She sends an overview of what we did in class. She reminds me of exercises and practice to do. Over all I'm very happy with her. And I gladly recommend her.
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Michelle C. April 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learned so much.

Rina is such a great teacher, Gia has learned so much since she started coming to Rina. Rina teaches from her heart, and my daughter loves coming every week. She turned down going surf fishing with her father, not to miss a week with Rina. I highly recommend Rina for a Piano teacher, she is the best.....
Jeff S. Perth Amboy, NJ

About Jeff

Jeff is a seasoned instructor in guitar, songwriting, music performance and music business. He also offers lessons in public speaking, voice-over performance and beginning ukulele.. He welcomes students of all ages and experience and has successfully and happily taught beginners to pro-level musicians and recording artists. Jeff is pleased to announce that he is currently accepting Takelessons online students via Skype.

Jeff can teach guitar and songwriting in all styles and is an adept acoustic and electric guitarist. His knowledge of chords is extensive and his acoustic fingerpicking skills are formidable. Jeff structures all lessons around the individual goals and playing level of his students. Jeff's students tend to study with him for quite some time, as his wealth of ...

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Keith R. May 17, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, very willing to teach and listens to what you have to say, very relaxed and just an all round perfect experience, I've learned more in three weeks than I ever thought I would learn, loads of fun and I hope to use him as a teacher for as long as I can afford it, A+++++ in every aspect of teaching and a great person.
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Eddie R. March 6, 2014
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Best Guitar Instructor I've Ever Hada

If you are looking for the best guitar instructor, you need to study with Jeff. I have been taking lessons with Jeff now for almost a year, actually this coming February will be exactly one year. The best decision I ever made was hooking up with Jeff. I am studying fingerstyle acoustic guitar with Jeff. Let me tell you that he has helped me improve my guitar playing 100 fold. He has me playing James Taylor songs, which I thought I could never accomplish at my age, which is 60 this January. So it’s never too late make your dream come true when you take lessons with Jeff.
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ANULA A. November 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher

I'm a beginner and Jeff has great patience with me. He let me catch up lessons at my speed and makes sure I'm playing well.
I'm also learning to read music from him.
He is very encouraging and patiently clears any doubts I have while playing. He points out mistakes and makes sure I clear it before going to the next lesson. I look forward to my lessons with him every week as it makes me happy and more confident while I play guitar.
Joseph C. Plainsboro, NJ

About Joseph

I have been playing guitar for over twenty years and performing/teaching for the past fifteen. I'm well versed in a variety of styles.

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Lessons will be custom designed for each student and will include tablature in Guitar Pro or PDF format.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Stands are available on-site for use by students during lessons.
Student should bring their own instruments and amplifier (if applicable).
Custom Tablature will be provided based on personalized lesson plan.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No equipment provided for student use on travel lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Specializing in Rock, Progressive, Metal, Fusion, Jazz, World, Blues.

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Lloyd G. July 29, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I'm excited about practicing again! He's got me playing some of my favorite music a lot sooner than I had expected!
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Andreas H. March 9, 2014
Guitar
A well of ideas and suggestions

I've had a couple of lessons with Joseph, and the thing that struck me immediately was his enthusiasm. I had many things I wanted to learn, and he was eager to demonstrate different ways of approaching licks and such. We also started going into more theoretical things, like the melodic major scale, and also discussed modes.

I'm hoping to continue learning from Joseph, and would recommend him to students looking to improve their lead skills, as well as getting into music theory without the frustration you sometimes get from books on the subject.

Inbal B.

Princeton, NJ
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Carla U.

Somerset, NJ
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James R.

North Brunswick, NJ
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Inbal B. Princeton, NJ

About inbal

Hello. my name is Inbal and I am very happy to introduce my self, hoping we get the chance to work together.

I am a musician. For many years I teach piano and music theory.
I enjoy it very much:) I love to share my knowledge.
Like the Sages said, the good teacher is he who studies from his students, so I always try to learn something from my students.
I've graduated the high academy for music in Jerusalem in 2010. I've also graduated MA in musicology at the Hebrew university in 2012. Beside playing classic music I love to improvise and sing, accompany myself and jam with other musicians.

My approach to teaching piano is that the piano is first of all the student's friend, and not just an instrument we try to master. From my experience, I find that every student ...

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Kelly L. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
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Inbal came to our home to teach our 7 and 9 year old boys. She was always reliable, consistent and very patient. She is so nice and perfect for teaching children. She sought out piano songs they would enjoy learning. Inbal would also send them video clips from the internet to engage them in interesting songs and expose them to multiple instruments. She's a gem.
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Lois S. October 31, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
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I had studied classical piano for about 8 years as a child, but hadn't had a lesson in more than 50 years, and had only played very sporadically since then.

Inbal, in just a few lessons has given me a really start at getting back up to snuff.
Carla U. Somerset, NJ

About Carla

I'm a performer as well as a teacher (who happens to have a music degree).
For those who are interested, I teach note-reading (not required) and theory. Mostly I teach song accompaniment and a little lead a blues/ rock. Occasionally I help a songwriter/ guitar player student finish their own songs, or put chords to their lyrics.

The lessons are always tailored towards the students' goals. I have also taught classical and fingerstyle guitar, but generally, most students who come to me want to learn popular acoustic music, so that has become my main focus: helping people have a fun experience, while learning to do exactly what they wanted to do when they decided they wanted to play the guitar.

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Alison K. August 19, 2014
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It has been great having Carla as my guitar teacher. Although I have taken lessons from two other teachers, I have found Carla's teaching methodology to be the best as she teaches you those most important basics that sometimes get passed over by other teachers.
As I am an adult student, life sometimes gets in the way of my practicing, but Carla is understanding of this and consistently provides that ever important encouragement and positive reinforcement for whatever progress I have made.
Aside from her musical talents, Carla is very personable, down to earth, with an excellent sense of humor that she incorporates in her teaching style.
I highly recommend Carla as a teacher.
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Jake Z. July 1, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Carla is professional and SUPER responsible! She has taught me tons of things I could not figure out when I was learning by myself and has made every lesson profound yet interesting. Thanks a lot, Carla!
James R. North Brunswick, NJ

About James

I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 40 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience along with it in every Lesson you take. I Guarantee you"ll learn more studying with me in one year, then with anyone else around. I Pride myself in giving my student 100% my undivided attention in every Lesson. I do all my Lessons in my Class A Recording Studio (which I include in some of the Lessons). You will learn a lot in a very short period of time, but you will also have a lot fun doing it as well. I also will give the Names & Phone Number of my Students as a Reference if you'd ...

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Tim P. November 24, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us.
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Ro B. November 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jimmy's patience with my 6 year-old son was remarkable. I was reluctant to start him so young, but Jimmy explained things in a way he could understand, and always encouraged him to ask questions. My son learned so much, and he was really excited to learn, thanks to Jimmy's calm demeanor and skill as a teacher. I would recommend Jimmy to ANYONE that wants to learn, he is a wonderful teacher!
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Al Z. November 17, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jimmy is just unbelievable. He's friendly, and always finds the positive in the process of teaching. I've studied guitar, and recorded vocals in his studio.
He makes himself available, and is gracious when circumstances prevents the lesson for that week. Given my busy schedule, I've had to stop the guitar lessons. However, I just saw that they may be able to be done online?...If that's the case, please contact me Jimmy. I'd love to re-start asap.
Best regards,

Al

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