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About Veroslav T.

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Tuckahoe, NY

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About Veroslav
My teaching method is based on the individual needs of each student which allows me to create optimal learning environment.
I believe that learning musical instrument helps in many other areas and its a great addition to students development

Extended travel radius for WESTCHESTER
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Sonia March 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
Veroslav is beyond amazing. He is knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, and very professional. I will gladly recommend his services to everyone I know. My daughter has learned so much from him. My family and I call him our trophy piano instructor!
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Heather S. November 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
Veroslav is a tremendously patient expert piano instrument for my two children, ages 6 and 12. He has a gentle way of guiding kids who may feel shy. I’m just blown away by my children’s progress in piano skills in just a couple of months, but also see how much their self-confidence has grown through doing well at something completely new! Absolutely recommend Veroslav, and we feel so lucky to have been connected to with him!
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Mia D. July 23, 2018
· Piano · In home
Veroslav was great with my daughter. He seemed patient and enjoyed teaching.
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About George F.

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Lake Forest, CA

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About George
I am so glad you’re here!

The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

Discover for yourself why families love my innovative music lessons for kids.

YES! Music Matters!

The curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical window” they benefit at many levels.

What about private lessons?

Do I believe in private lessons? You bet! But I know from experience that private lessons are most valuable for older kids who have the ability to concentrate in a one-to-one setti
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With this Private setting you will have a solid foundation in keyboard skills and music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education and when learning other instruments. The education and experiences a child has in my music program sets them up for success with private instruction.

Music Program

Builds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.

Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.

Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.

Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.

I offer up to 2 recitals a year so that you can perform everything you know.

Feel free to reach out and let's setup some lessons.

Thank you, George F.
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Gilbert .. December 15, 2017
· Guitar · In home
George explained things very simply.
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Alexander J. September 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
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Tracie S. February 3, 2016
· Piano · In home
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
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About Moa M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Having grown up with two teaching parents and a teaching sister, I think it was pretty clear what I was going to be when I grew up. After touring all over the world, having songs on TV and radio and being signed both as an artist and a songwriter, I have learned some amazing things and I love passing that knowledge on through teaching. Being able to share the joy music has continued to bring me is an awesome feeling.

As my student, you will learn how to play and sing your favorite tunes, write songs, learn songs by ear, music theory and everything in between. You will also learn from my mistakes (like how to keep playing after breaking your foot on tour) and get real-life tips and tricks to help you reach your goals, no matter how big or small. I got you! I specialize in pop/rock and guitar for girls, but all genres and students are w
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You can contact me with questions above ^^ or book your first lesson to the right —> to get started today!

Choose from one of my exciting lesson plans!

- Guitar 101: (acoustic or electric) We will work on your favorite songs, chords, melody, ear training, technique, scales, theory and more. I will also provide instruction on playing guitar and singing simultaneously.

- Singing 101: We will cover the basics you need to sing with proper technique. We will also tackle breath support, upper, middle and lower register, vocal stamina, scales and we will learn your favorite songs. I will provide instruction on singing harmonies, tackling extreme vocals, and how to play guitar and sing simultaneously. We will also cover artist development for students who are interested.

- Songwriting: We will cover how to structure a song and how melody and chords work together. We will also cover how to write killer lyrics! I am signed myself as a songwriter with BMG and will give you my best tips and tricks (#1: do it every day). We will analyze a few of your favorite tunes and figure out how to recreate those elements and put your own flavor on it. We will also cover artist development for students who are interested

Some of my recording credits include:
Signed to BMG Production music, writer for Vanderpump Rules on Bravo and my single “Better With You” received airplay on national radio in Sweden. I am currently working on my sophomore ep to be released later this year through The Den//BMG.

Some of my live credits include:
I have toured all over the US with several different bands and played
Warped Tour, Kiss Kruise, Kid Rock Cruise, Monsters of Rock Cruise, Hard
Rock Hell Festival (UK), Sweden Rock Festival, army bases in the Middle
East and Japan and more. I currently play bass and sing for Bay Ledges.
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Jurnee P. May 30, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Moa is an amazing teacher! She’s patient and very helpful and I’d definitely recommend her to anyone looking for singing lessons.
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Kelly B. May 24, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Moa is a great teacher. She really understands how to bring out the best in people.
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Paige February 12, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I've been talking lessons with Moa for the past month and I've already learned a lot and can tell my voice is getting stronger. She's a great instructor.
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About Alan E.

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Lansdowne, PA
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About Alan
Hello!

I am a guitar player with a wide variety of experience in music ranging from free jazz to classical guitar orchestra playing.

I am also a teacher with over 10 years of experience working with students at any age and skill level. I am currently faculty at Settlement School of Music and have previously taught guitar at School of Rock.

I offer a mix of jazz, classical, Suzuki, and rock based guitar lessons. I aim to pull from any or all of these sources to get you inspired to play.
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Alan E.

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About Ryan S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Teaches locally, in-studio, and online. Occasionally travels to Japan to perform + teach.
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Akemi June 2, 2017
· Drum · In studio
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
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Matthew K. February 5, 2017
· Cello · In home
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
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Dat T. August 27, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.
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About Liza W.

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Van Nuys, CA
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Liza W. is a professional singer, harpist, and composer. As a soloist and ensemble musician, Liza brings a new dimension to the harp’s role in contemporary music, striving to expand the possibilities for this unique instrument in Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin, and World music. She grew up immersed in the vibrant musical culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and now is based in Los Angeles. Liza began teaching in high school and loves to share her passion for music with her students. She teaches voice, harp, music theory and history, music composition and arranging, and world music genres including Celtic and Latin music. Liza hold a Master's in Music from USC Thornton School of Music and a Bachelor's in Music from IU Jacobs School of Music.
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Wendy September 28, 2017
· Harp · Online
Liza is extremely flexible and patient. She has tailored each lesson to my specific needs and has given me tools I needed to make me a better harp player. She chooses pieces that challenge me and has allowed me to chose from several different pieces/styles that I would enjoy learning, too. If I had to miss a lesson for some reason she went above-and-beyond to accommodate a make-up lesson. She has always been very encouraging and I have loved having her has my harp teacher! --Olivia (14 years old)
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Jesscia S. September 27, 2016
· Harp · In home
Liza is a wonderful and dedicated teacher. She his young, smart, patient and it is abvious to us that she cares and loves teaching harp. In the last few years, my daughter have had several teachers through out her piano and harp lessons, and I never seen her so excited before and after the her music lesson. She has been inspired and highly motivated from the first moment that she met Liza.
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About Jill K.

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Huntsville, AL
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Passionate about teaching ASL to everybody!! Weather you're a business owner looking to expand your communication boundaries, or a parent learning to help communicate with a child, or even a child, who is HOH/ deaf, or has friends who are deaf and want to communicate better with them, I am your gal!! I also have extended experience in helping nonverbal children communicate using sign in the world of special education..I am flexible, and I love teaching/signing. Welcome to the world of singing, it's a glorious art!
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Barry M. November 26, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Jill was awesome.
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About Blake P.

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Rochester, NY

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About Blake
Hello there!

I'm 25 and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Jazz Guitar performance. I currently work full-time as a freelance musician, I play in wedding/corporate bands, jazz groups, hip-hop bands, funk bands, pop bands, original music projects, and I also run a hip-hop/jazz group. I'm a funny, easy-going guy and I want lessons to be fun and inspiring. With that being said I definitely like to set and accomplish realistic goals with my students, cause why not be the best you can be, right?

My teaching style follows the "Music is Easy" mantra. Basically, I look at it as my job to take the intimidation factor out of music, and let it be what it should be, FUN! It's not to say we won't be learning theory, or getting our skills together, but it is to say that we'll be taking all the fancy lingo and breaking it dow
n for you in concrete practical ways.

In terms of what I teach that really runs the gambit, I teach most styles of contemporary guitar playing, and additionally can teach voice as well. I also have taken extensive marketing classes at the University of Rochester, which means that I can offer some key advise on music business and marketing strategies for your band. I also run my own booking agency, so if you want to talk shop on how to get gigs, which avenues of gigs make the most bread, and other things of that nature, I'm your guy as well!

Hope to hear from you and start some fun learning together!
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Matthew June 14, 2019
· Singing · In home
Blake is a great instructor. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed right away. He went at the pace I needed (glacial) and encouraged me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Max March 12, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Blake is a seasoned musician with experience in just about every genre imaginable. Whether it's technique, harmony, theory or aural skills, he can explain any seemingly difficult idea in a concise, logical way. With all the knowledge of a conservatory trained guitarist and gigging musician, he's a down to earth teacher who simply loves music and is passionate about sharing it with his students.
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Michael March 11, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Blake is a dedicated teacher who helped me improve right away! I wasn't at all sure what I wanted (or needed) to work on next but he picked up right away what was best for me. So grateful to have worked with him.
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About Jacob P.

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Sandy, UT

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I am a professional singer and music composition hobbyist. I graduated from the University of Redlands, CA with a Masters in Music, Vocal Performance. During my graduate work, I sang backup to Josh Groban and The Who. I love most genres of music and specialize in classical, musical theater, and sacred music.

Voice students should expect clear and easy explanations (I rarely use abstracts when talking about singing.) I use a method called vowel modification to help my students sing with ease and great quality. Each voice is unique and I promise not to try to make you sound like someone else.

If you are looking for a teacher to teach you the basics of singing I'm your guy. I also coach singers for auditions and competitions. In addition, I advise and prepare high-school students for higher education music programs jump-starting thei
r music education through tutorials on college degrees, music theory, vocal health, performance etiquette, tips on healthy practicing, and so much more.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you succeed in reaching your musical goals.
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Allison May 16, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Jacob is an excellent teacher! My 16 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons from him and she significantly improved in both her vocal technique and in her confidence as a singer. He was great at helping her prep for musical theater auditions as well. He’s easy to work with and relates well to his students. He is very supportive and does his best to help his students achieve their goals. I highly recommend Jacob as a vocal instructor.
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Suzanne May 15, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Jacob was recommended to teach my 9 year old daughter through the University of Redlands Community School of Music program. She could not carry a tune so I requested a professor. They suggested Jacob, and I was so glad they did! In the nine months they worked together, he increased her range and taught her to sing a melody. He always made sure to warm up her voice before performing. Not only that, he tailored her instruction to her needs. I was so pleased that I also hired him to coach my son's for auditions and performances. My older son needed to sing like a munchkin for The Wizard of Oz. He taught him the professional way to sing. The entire theater could hear him clearly without a microphone. I was very pleased with his instruction, and very sorry to lose him. Our loss is your gain!
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LAURA May 15, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Hello! I'm very exciting to write a review about Jacob's teaching methods and share my experience with him. I hope you will find it beneficial in choosing him as not only a teacher in vocal training, but also in singing!

The first time I ever saw Jacob was in church as our director. Right from the start, I knew he had professional training in the way he led the congregation. I found myself singing louder and actually trying to follow him! Then, a few weeks after, he stood up during services and sang a solo; my mouth hit the floor! Jacob is seemingly a quiet man so I didn't know what to expect. I mean, I knew how to read music, but could he really sing loud enough for all of us to enjoy! One word: Amazing! After that, I really got to know him in the church choir. Both he and his wife are musically talented and sing beautifully!

My daughter, Tatum, a sophomore in high school, had been singing since she was six -- at home, school, church, and children's theater. She has been in many musicals and loves musicals, but did not have the stamina, nor the expressionism that is really required for stage... and that's what she really wants to do.

As soon as we hired Jacob as Tatum's vocal coach, we had IMMEDIATE results! In her freshman year, Tatum had the confidence and ability to try out for the school play "Hairspray". We were so happy to find out she made it and then even more excited this year when she was chosen as one of four sophomores for her high school choir (that had never been done before)! Recently, she played Sister Margareta in "The Sound of Music" at school. If you know the movie, you know the nuns have very strenuous parts vocally, and Tatum was also known as the "funny" nun so she had to really have confidence in her acting and delivery to get the laughs and while singing -- no less! But the biggest achievement was Tatum being chosen to participate in the All-State High School Choir! This is a five-day conference in which a student has to audition in order to sing with the best of the best in high school. Tatum flew up to San Jose State to attend workshops and sing in the famous Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. It was magnificent and I know it could not have happened without Jacob's tutelage and encouragement.

We are very proud of Jacob for obtaining his Master's at the University of Redlands. The university is known for its prestigious music program and has many concerts. During that time, as a member of "The Chapel Singers", Jacob sang with "The King's Singers", a famous a cappella group from London ( View on youtube "The King's Singers - Live - Overture to William Tell". After this performance, one member, Bob Chilcott became a faculty member at the university.

As for his ability to teach, he is comfortable letting you observe (as long as his student agrees). My daughter wasn't so keen on the idea, but he had her so involved in her own technique, she forgot I was in the room. I was able to watch her any time I wanted (a teenager letting mom in)! He taught her how to breathe properly and how to hit those hard and high notes that she never thought she would be able to do.

We were -- and are -- so sad Jacob moved away, but we are so proud of him and proud to have had him as Tatum's teacher. I know that whomever has Jacob as a teacher and mentor will be truly pleased with the results in the immediate improvements.

The best part: of all this: You get to hear Jacob sing!
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About Marlon J.

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Los Angeles, CA
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About Marlon
Hi. My name is Marlon and I teach acoustic and electric guitar. I picked up my first guitar as a teenager and have been rockin’ out for over 40 years. I will teach you all your favorite songs. My musical influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Rage Against The Machine. I am experienced with genres such as Heavy Metal, Funk, Hip Hop and Metal Infusion, Blues, Classic Rock and Jazz. Hope to meet you soon.
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Jeff June 22, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Marlon is a great guitar teacher. I’ve learned a lot from him. I’d recommend him as a teacher.
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Sophie June 18, 2019
· Guitar · In home
My name is Sophie and Marlon is my guitar teacher. He’s a wonderful person and a great guitarist. He can play anything. I feel comfortable with his calmness. I would recommend him as a teacher
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Greg June 18, 2019
· Guitar · In home
I have known Marlon for a while now. He is a good guy, a good friend and a good guitar player. I would have to say Marlon has been teaching me how to play the guitar for about a year now. He’s very good at what he does. I enjoy Heavy Metal. Because of Marlon, I can play it. I would refer him to any teaching job involving the guitar, bass or acoustic.
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