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Donna W.

22 Reviews
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  • Bachelors in Music Education from Shenandoah University & Conservatory
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Donna W.

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For Music Theory, we start with the basics of note-reading and rhythm. As we progress, we learn various music symbols and terms, along with chords, scales, and how to compose harmonies.

I typically use Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory or Fundamentals of Piano Theory by Keith Snell for the theory workbooks. Both series of books do focus on piano as the basic instrument but all the information can be applied to just about any instrument.

About Donna

I have been teaching music for 23 years, both in private lesson and classroom settings. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University & Conservatory and I have experience teaching all age groups, from age 3 through senior adults, and every age in between. I enjoy teaching

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Linda G.
Donna is professional and an excellent teacher. She quickly assessed what I needed from our first few lessons. I am excited about the progress I have already made and look forward to each lesson. Thank you Donna for helping me get back to basics without feeling like I'm starting over.
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Elizabeth B.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth B.

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Elizabeth became very aware of the importance of Mind-Body connection and took holistic approaches. She started learning Yoga from the age of 14 parallel to her intense musical studies and continued practicing throughout her college years. She is now completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification and tutors privately.

She likes to incorporate different styles of yoga to increase flexibility, strength, steady breathing, and to increase muscle tone, as well as to reduce daily stress and gain a greater sense of relaxation and well-being. Yoga = Feel Good!

About Elizabeth

Greetings newcomer! My name is Elizabeth and I have a passion for both Music and Yoga. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and have attended universities such as Curtis Institute of Music and Kunst Universitat in Graz as well as taken music lessons in Vienna, Austria (one of the large

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Oscar
My first violin lesson and Elizabeth has been very kind and patient.

Thank you Elizabeth I'll see you again soon.
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Nathan D.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University of Pennslyvania
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nathan D.

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6, 7, or 8 string, anything and everything guitar is my specialty. Electric or acoustic welcome. We will cover the parts of the instrument and why everything is so darn important (like how to stay in tune!). We can perfect your guitar's signal flow, pedals, and amplifier settings, too!

All kinds of styles from simple note picking and open chords to pop/rock/punk/metal/blues/jazz and more.

Want to learn basic rhythm? lead? fast strumming? how about making those big chords without making your hands hurt? I can help! You'll be jamming along with your favorite songs and with friends in no time.

I typically will teach and write guitar using tablature instead of standard sheet music. These are a simple set of lines and numbers that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access to thousands of songs.

Also I can show you how to play with a capo or slide, fingerstyle or pick. If you want to learn grunge or sing deep, I can show you how to play in ...

About Nathan

Hello! I have played guitar, bass, and drums for nearly 25 years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio projects. I studied music theory, composition, and technology

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Alexander
Great teacher and very friendly!
Laura C.
Nathan has been really good and Laura can't wait for next lesson. She says youre very nice and knowledgable.

Thank you.
Renee D.
Nate is always very patient with me and fun to have as a guitar instructor. He never makes me feel stupid, no matter how many times I need him to explain something
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Samantha D.

11 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Science Piano Performance from Clearwater Christian College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Samantha D.

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Beginner through Upper Intermediate. Focusing on technique and sound quality.

About Samantha

Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cel

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Wonderful!

Samantha D. is wonderful. My kids play so well for only 1 year'sworth of lessons. I would highly recommend her to anyone! I am blownaway by the music that comes out of the Piano from a 7 and 11 year old.My 11 year old signed up for her first music competition at school. Ifyou told me one year ago I would have girls playing a piano, I would notbelieve you. I truly thought they would quit after a couple of months.Not the case. They are musically talented and still love it. Thanks toSamantha D! They are now thriving in the in-school music program.Thank you, TakeLessons, for filtering out the best teachers. When achild has a small window of interest, you have to grab it the rightway...the wrong teacher would not have given me these results.
PatK
My granddaughter, Katelynn, enjoys her trumpet lessons with Samantha. Samantha is caring, seems to enjoy teaching & has patience; which is needed since Katelynn needs a little extra attention learning things
MaureenC
Highly Recommend her!

My daughters (10, & 6) have only had three lessons with Samantha! They love it. Her nature is kind and welcoming. She can tell how much they can handle so doesn't overwhelm them with too much theory or pieces to play. She strikes a nice balance. My 10 year old started composing her own song when she became bord with the beginner book! Samantha has added to this excitement and changed her teaching style to match my daughters learning style. My daughter was beaming! Samantha has taught her how to take the next pieces of theory and add it to her song. She also ordered music my daughter enjoys like Selena Gomez. My 6 year old is excited every week and doesn't want to be late. My husband and I thought this would be just another thing to start and quit. So far they are going strong!
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Yoon Jae L.

37 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded N.T. Milani Memorial Conducting Fellowship from Mannes College of Music
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Yoon Jae L.

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I offer conducting lessons to serious music students who wish to pursue a career in conducting or wish to learn conducting skills for classroom instruction. I cover the basics such as baton technique and transposition to more advanced topics such as score study, analysis and rehearsal technique. I generally teach from the Adler book but also have my own method using scores from the standard repertoire.

About Yoon Jae

Yoon Jae enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, arranger, pianist, and artrepreneur. As Founder & Artistic Director of Ensemble 212, Mr. L has built one of today’s finest ensembles based in New York. They have received critical acclaim for their innovative programming of works by living com

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I was very nervous before my first lesson, I was a complete beginner and was about to play in front of someone for the first time. All of my worries went away though during that first lesson and we got to know one another. I never felt any judgment but instead felt inspired to keep practicing and learning. Not once did he get impatient with me even though we were working on extremely beginner songs. He has helped me reach my goal I had started out with and helped me set new ones to start working towards.
Sandra N.
It is such a pleasure to take lessons from Yoon Jae! He is so knowledgable and has a unique perspective. I have played for many years, but now I am seeing music in a new way.
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kevin F.

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I am a classical guitarist originally but I also play acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, blues, bluegrass, country, and rock, and I am a master of music theory. I have been teaching for over 20 years and playing and performing for 25 years. My specialty is fingerstyle and I can teach from beginner to the highest advanced levels. I teach at a major University and have been an assistant professor of guitar at several colleges. I currently play and perform in a band that plays all kinds of music from Folk to Funk, from Country to Blues, from Bluegrass to Ballads. I am a music theory specialist. I can teach it in general but I specialize in teaching theory for guitarists. Teaching music is one of my main passions in life!

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner P

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!

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Mike really is incredible. The guitar looked so complicated and confusing before I met Mike. He really teaches you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument. Within a month I was improvising over simple changes with my own ideas! And within 2 or 3 months, the amount of chord structures I had at my disposal was mind blowing. The speed at which I became comfortable with the instrument was amazing. I really believe that Mike's simple teaching style really was a key part in my ability to play and grow on a new instrument. Other than that, he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and play with. He gives so much of his time to his community by teaching anyone from child to infinity and even bringing them together to create bands to showcase every persons different talents. He is a beautiful human being and I do actively suggest him to anyone that tells me they want to learn either piano, guitar, or bass."
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