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Popular Music Teachers Near Westwood

Kathryn T.

Brighton, MA
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Derrick C.

Dedham, MA
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Marie-France M.

Hyde Park, MA
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Kathryn T. Brighton, MA

About Kathryn

Kat is an enthusiastic and patient contemporary string player specializing in teaching violin and viola. Growing up she played violin and viola in school and community orchestras, as well as bass in jazz bands and small ensembles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she studied violin and viola. At Berklee, Kat majored in Film Scoring (writing music for film and TV), so she is accomplished in composition as well as performance. She has performed onstage with musicians from all over the world including: Brazilian singer Rosa Passos, Cuban bassist Cachao, alternative rock singer Paul Cole, and Christopher Guest from "This is Spinal Tap."

As a teacher, Kat utilizes her training in and experience playing a diverse range of styles in her lessons. She has been ...

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Deborah S. August 16, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Patient and encouraging
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AlisonZ June 17, 2011
Thanks so much, Kat! Cole responds so well to your gentle guidance, and he's motivated via your choice of slowly more challenging pieces. No complaints at all!
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JesseH January 30, 2011
Helpful, Patient

Kathryn is extremely helpful with beginners. She is patient, which is very important. She also gives very appropriate, easy to understand lessons which makes practicing on your own easy. Taking lessons with Kathryn is a great experience!
Derrick C. Dedham, MA

About Derrick

I've been playing the guitar for twenty-six years now, and I've been working as a guitar teacher for the last twenty years. I've been making a living as a guitar teacher in the Boston area for fourteen years now, and I teach in two locations - Brighton and Dedham. Prior to that I also taught at Guitar Attention Center in Springfield, Ohio while I was in college, where I graduated with honors at Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications.
I've also played in a variety of original and cover bands, and have written a number of songs of my own. I'm working on recording these as instrumentals in my home studio.
I also play in a rock cover band called Element 78. We play out every weekend, and even on some Sundays. The singer and ...

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Bill V. May 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Terrific teacher!
Derrick does a great job of mixing fun and fundamentals. I'm a beginner, and I'm stoked to keep playing after my lessons.
I highly recommend Derrick!
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santoshn July 26, 2012
Good

He is so good at Guitar... nice to learn and much to learn from him.
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DannyL December 28, 2011
Great

Great instructor answer question in a very simple manner so you can understand it.
Marie-France M. Hyde Park, MA

About Marie-France

I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. Early on I learned the need to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student discover and nurture their abilities, no matter what age the student may be.

The Holistic Piano method is especially effective with my Autism-spectrum students, a segment of the population I find particularly rewarding to teach.

The following is a quote from ex-student Karena Krull, author of "Drama Made Easy", and "Rummy Roots."

“Her greatest strength is her ability to find the right direction for each individual. This ability to adapt to the student's needs lends to individual success ...

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Subbu P. November 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Marie-France excellent teacher and my kids love to go her classes.
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Brian W. November 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She's really good. I am just a beginner and I am making progress thanks to Marie-France. She gives out homework so you can improve and she tailors each lesson to the needs of that student. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in pursuing music.
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Bill M. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Miracle Worker

Marie has taken a frog and turned him into a prince.
I didn't think I could sing,well I was wrong.
I could not have chosen a better teacher for me,than Marie.b

Christopher S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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Sean P.

Brighton, MA
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Ryan G.

Allston, MA
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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
Verified Student
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.
Bravo
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danny P. October 29, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
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!
Sean P. Brighton, MA

About sean

I am a Berklee College of Music Alum with an emphasis in trumpet performance. I play Guitar, Piano, and Sing in my own projects.

As an instructor, I provide a unique view point on performing music through an experiential atmosphere. Music is an expressive language and in order to understand it, there are very systematic and simple ways to do so.

Theory, harmony, performance, and practice are all facets that stem from a very common point. Interest. It is important for the student to be learning music that they are interested in, not music that is " best to learn from". If given the right keys, a student can learn a piece without having a teacher shepherd them through it. This means a student learns how to hear what they like from a song. Not what theoretically makes up the ...

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caryn C. November 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Sean is patient, skilled and diligent. We are very pleased with his teaching so far. One of my sons is taking piano and the other guitar and both of them love taking lessons with Sean. He really adapts each lesson to the individual child's interests and skill level. I would highly recommend him.
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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