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George C.

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Birmingham, AL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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George C.

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Fingers or a pick? Why did you you choose electric bass over the guitar? I’ll help you understand the role of a bass guitar and show you basic techniques to those catchy fills that have been remembered for decades.

Beginner level: technique and positioning is paramount. I prefer to use fingers over a pick to begin with but it is purely your choice. I will start from one position (left hand) and work with the right amount of finger strength (both hands), timing of notes, and coordination. A plethora of popular songs can be played in just one spot on the fret!

Next, I will incorporate some simple theory and show you how to move around the fretboard comfortably by shifting or sliding and really emphasize cooperation with the right hand. You want to make those notes shine and “mean it”. You are the band’s “anchor” and you Must listen to your bandmates (even if you are just jamming to your favorite songs).

My goal is to make you feel comfortable in your role and get the ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ now and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where I played with many talented individuals and learned from some of the

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.

Ashlyn R.

Pelham, AL
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from University of North Alabama
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Ashlyn R.

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Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Ever since a young age, Ashlyn Riley has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with people. Ashlyn is a accomplished pianist who as played over twelve years and performed in various recitals and concerts.

Ashlyn Riley is also a accomplished harpist who has performed solo and with various orchestras and ensembles in North Alabama since 2007. She was the principal harpist for the Shoals Symphony Orchestra at UNA for four years and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. Ashlyn continues to perform with her 1900s Wurlitzer harp for various events while she is pursuing a certification in Music Therapy at UA.

About Ashlyn

I have been teaching lessons for 6 years and love to help people fall in love with music. I have a bachelors degree in music performance for harp from the University of North Alabama and have also played piano for twelve years.

Diane M.

7 Reviews
Birmingham, AL
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Master of Music from Florida State Univerity
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Diane M.

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With thirty-five years experience as a pro singer/stage director and vocal coach, I bring extensive international experience to my lessons. Having worked with singers at all levels of development, I will introduce you to vocal technique structured for where you are right now. I coach in multiple genres: Jazz -- determining keys, understanding charts and leadsheets, Broadway -- belt, mix and legit, Blues, and for classical singers, multiple languages. I work extensively with actors on both speaking and singing voice and with voice-over and media voices.

As a stage director, I offer stage and performance etiquette, interpretation and how to prepare for auditions and recording sessions. If you are a community singer and just getting started, I love teaching the basics and will help you build the confidence you need!

Lessons are in a double studio with high ceilings, great acoustics and both a grand piano and electronic.

About Diane

You will never regret having voice lessons with a true professional. I've performed and taught across the US, Europe, and Australia. As a singer/stage director I've produced over fifty cabaret shows, musicals and operas. As a recording artist, I've released the CDs: "Music in Flight," endorsed by

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Emmy L.
Diane is a very professional and classy person.
Emie loves her
Toriona W.
My daughter said she felt very comfortable with Mrs. Diane and she can't wait for her next lesson.
It is a pleasure to provide a recommendation for Diane McNaron and her studio. My daughter has been taking private lessons for more than three years and we have been exceptionally pleased with the results. Ms. McNaron’s extensive background and experience in a wide variety of musical genres allows her to customize lessons around the student’s vocal strengths and interests rather than force a cookie cutter approach. Ms. McNaron has nurtured her talent in a positive, professional manner and I highly recommend her for those looking to improve, learn, or simply polish their current vocal skill set. You will not be disappointed.

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Mellisa W.

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Starting at $47
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Chancellors Piano Award from Northern State University
  • Double BA Music Education and Liturgical Music, Minor Flute Performance from Northern State University
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Mellisa W.

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A dedicated piano teacher and music school owner, Mellisa has pursued her love of music from a very young age. With a passion for quality music and education, she opened Eighty Eight Notes School of Music 2007 where she grew the business to include classes for all ages and stages and all instruments. "My ultimate goal as your teacher is to nurture a genuine love for music, a gift that lasts a lifetime.” Mellisa specializes in music theory, composition, curriculum production, and online piano lessons.

Mellisa graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Liturgical Music, with a minor in Flute Performance and Bible in 2007 from Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, CA. She received her Master of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy in 2013 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, a member of the Music Teacher's National Association, and Minnesota Music Educators Association as ...

About Mellisa

A dedicated piano teacher and music school owner, Mellisa has pursued her love of music from a very young age. With a passion for quality music and education, she opened Eighty Eight Notes School of Music 2007 where she grew the business to include classes for all ages and stages and all instrument

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Teri H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Masters Degree in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts
  • Awarded Teacher of the Week from TakeLessons
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Teri H.

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I can teach up to advanced level because of my Masters degree background, and I focus on ear-training.

About Teri

I'm a professional composer, teacher, and pianist - and I like to keep active doing all three throughout my community. On July 31, 2013 TakeLessons featured me on Seattle King 5's morning TV news program - I taught a miniature lesson and discussed the impact of piano lessons on the brain. My piano

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I enjoyed my first lesson. Teri is very knowledgable and explains concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand way.
My son has just started taking lessons with Teri and he is making good progress and is learning a lot in just a short time.
I chose Teri because when I looked at her profile, it screamed "TEACHER!" I've only had one lesson but I am pretty sure my instinct was on-point. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Daniel J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Piano Certificate of Merit Advanced Level with Branch Honors from MTAC
  • Teaches Beginner
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Daniel J.

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Want to get into playing piano? I have the experience of playing piano for almost 12 years now so if you want to learn how to play a specific piece of music or just want to know where to start, I can help you out.

About Daniel

Hi, my name is Daniel Jung and I'm a freshmen in college. I've been playing piano for 12 years now and I recently picked up guitar as well. I look forward to working with anyone who is interested in learning the piano. Feel free to shoot me some questions that you have and I'll answer as soon as po

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"Remi is very patient and kind with my 12 year old child. She is a person with a learning disability and he has made sure she is able to understand what she is doing. It seems as if he has personalized each lesson to fit how she learns, which I greatly appreciate. I highly recommend Remi!!!!"
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"Josh has been a fantastic Instructor for my middle school age son. He worked closely with him on several pieces that were required to audition at two summer music camps helping him to move from near last position the year before to the top of the class. His improvements were formally recognized with an award at the end of 7th grade and I think Josh was a large part of that improvement. We were saddened to hear that Josh would be leaving the Denver area but wish him the best of success in his new ventures. Josh is an excellent instructor and we would certainly work with him again in the future."
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"My daughter has taken two lessons with Leslie thus far, and my daughter loves her session. Leslie is very patient and you can tell she enjoys teaching. She allows my daughter to express herself but yet refocuses her effectively on the lesson at hand. She is very constructive with her lesson plan. I thoroughly enjoy my daughter's enthusiasm towards her lesson."
Took Piano lessons from Leslie Z.
"I am 3 lessons in, and I am very satisfied with the pace we are taking the lessons and the advice I am receiving for my music career. I like to cover a lot of material in lessons and in homework and we are keeping busy as I like. If you're serious about music, you will probably like Troy as your instructor."
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