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Did you know that some of the most successful music artists had music lessons at one point in their careers? You’ve got that right. For example, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and guitar icon Steve Vai both had musical instruction. You see, these two rockers were once students of Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Joe Satriani. In addition, you’ll also find that Grammy award winner Taylor Swift, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams and teen pop superstar Miley Cyrus are all open about taking voice lessons with professional voice coaches. So if someday you want to become as successful as these music icons, why not consider enrolling yourself in a music class of your own. In this pursuit we can be of service to you by offering you our Allentown music lessons.

Do you want to be just as skilled as Kirk and Steve in playing the guitar? Or maybe be as remarkable a singer as Taylor, Hayley, or Miley? If so we have quality music lessons taught by certified music instructors waiting for you. With our lessons, you can achieve your musical goals and dreams! You see, our Allentown music lessons do not just start and end with guitar and singing lessons. We have piano, organ, bass guitar, drums, fiddle, trumpet, saxophone and many other types of lessons. In fact, our selection is so wide it even covers music theory, music performance and music recording. Truly an amazing variety of lesson types for the aspiring musician!

So if you want to learn music the right way, make TakeLessons your partner in pursuing your goal. We are a BBB-accredited business that offers full-service music lessons to students in over 2,800 cities throughout the US. You can be sure that our Allentown music lessons will meet your expectations when it comes to quality and satisfaction. So what are you waiting for? Enroll today!

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Sanford K.

Bethlehem, PA

About Sanford

I am a classically trained musician who has also spent a lifetime teaching and playing classical, jazz, pop, and contemporary Christian (CCM) styles of music on piano, clarinet and saxophone. My education includes a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory (with distinction in performing), Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory of Music, and more than three decades of teaching and performing experience as soloist, ensemble musician and accompanist. My students have placed in top seats at district, regional, state and national competitions, been finalists and prize winner
s of prestigious young artist competitions, and have been accepted to numerous performing arts colleges and universities.

*** Lesson Details ***
New students are required to learn how to read music and understand basic chord and scale theory. From there, some pursue studies in classical literature, while others learn jazz or pop styles. I encourage all my students to practice the materials I provide, but also request that they bring in the music they like to play. After all, the purpose of studying and practicing is to be able to PLAY the music you love!

Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Let me help you get there through music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai RX Series grand piano, Yamaha XS8 keyboard, Kurzweil PC2x keyboard, Buffet clarinets. Apple computer, iPad and speaker system for track playback. Recording equipment, studio mice and software to produce audition CD's or MP3's.

*** Specialties ***
I teach classical, jazz, pop and contemporary Christian styles of music. All students learn how to read sheet music as well as chord changes.
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Sue B. October 12, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Sanford is an exceptional instructor and person

My son stared lessons with Sanford about 7 months ago. He is doing a fantastic job with Sanford as his instructor. Sanford is kind, extremely patient, knowledgable and supportive. He gives my son a little push when he needs with positive words of encouragement. What I found to be wonderful was the way he was able to start teaching all aspects of playing music simultaneously, reading, writing, and playing music. The excitement my son feels every time he is able to play a piece of music is priceless. We have Sanford to thank for that.
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Sanford K.

Sanford K.

Bethlehem, PA 18018
(1)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Rob Z.

Northampton, PA

About Rob

The guitar has the capacity to energize or to sooth. My desire is to help you encounter and master it's power!

PHILOSOPHY

I enjoy helping my students maximize their potential as musicians. Whether their longing is to simply enjoy guitar as a recreational pastime, or they desire (or have) a career in performance, I endeavor to help my students achieve their personal musical goals. You are encouraged to strive to do your part to the best of your ability: that is, consistent and regular practice. Discipline is vital to progress, and without it, the experience would be shallow and unsati
sfying. But with skilled, caring instruction and self-motivation, you will encounter the might of the guitar and the beauty of it! I will be cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way!

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Although I've always been a fan of British invasion, my childhood guitar teacher told me he wasn't going to teach me "any of that rock 'n' roll garbage." He was going to teach me "the right way," and he did. Through traditional drills and repetitions, I didn't learn to play just "songs," but learned to play music. The solid foundational instruction I received enabled me to recognize the difference, and you will too, regardless of your preference in style or genre.

In 1981, I completed the Certificate Program: Record Production, Sound Re-enforcement from Jon Miller School for the Recording Arts & Sciences. In 1982, I studied Musical Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I gained a wealth of knowledge. In 1990, I earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Music Emphasis from Northampton County Area Community College in PA. Since 1999, I've been serving as Director of REZ Music Ministry. Additionally, since 2009, I have served as Pastor of Worship Arts at The Gospel Chapel from 2009-2013. Related strengths include singing, songwriting, recording and producing.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons utilize Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method, the world's premier guitar course of instruction. After three months, you should have a good understanding of this basic material necessary to play contemporary guitar, and within six months, elementary harmonies are studied and elaborated upon. As you progress, you will be taken through scale and technical exercises in a careful and challenging manner, yet in a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of encouragement.

Don't be embarrassed of making mistakes; I will celebrate your accomplishments with you as you persevere. I have plenty of patience and supplemental materials to aid you in your progress.

Weekly exercise and song assignments are given to help you develop strong technique and understand essential music theory. The commitment to daily practice and the importance of adequate preparation cannot be exaggerated. At the same time, the freedom of creativity fosters a passion for the guitar and prevents the boredom of solely playing by rote. There is a short path from boredom to quitting. With the guitar being such a powerful art form, you can be assured that with plenty of practice and persistence, you will enjoy a lifetime of musical blessedness!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, amplifiers, music stands, recording equipment, seating.

*** Specialties ***
Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method
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Rob Z.

Rob Z.

Northampton, PA 18067
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Scott M.

Nazareth, PA

About Scott

I have a digital recording studio at home, and regularly perform with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I perform as a music therapist, singing and playing tunes with an acoustic guitar. I wrote, performed and recorded my own album which made it up to the 2nd round of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and was previously a voting member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Grammy Committee and NARAS (National Association or the Recording Arts and Sciences.) I started piano lessons from age 5 and just kept picking up more instruments and ge
ar as I got older and never stopped learning or enjoying it

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching Guitars, Basses, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Music Production, Recording, and Live Sound for 12 years.

I can teach you note-reading, tabs, ear training, music theory, composition, improvisation in any style of music.

I LOVE working with people writing songs. I can help you write and record your own songs. A computer and internet access are preferred to take full advantage of the technology for learning and producing music.

Knowledgeable in Instrument repair, set-up, and maintenance, I can help you fix it, and how to spot a good instrument.

Patient and experienced, with a broad knowledge of music in all areas, I can give you hundreds of good references from previous students I've taught over the last 12 years

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have :

Guitars, basses, percussion and drum sets, a piano, organ and synthesizer, saxophones, hand drums, microphones... it's hooked up here :)

a 20-track digital recording studio with studio monitors that are equalized to the room's acoustics for accurate listening and mixing.

and an assortment of microphones, amps, mic stands, cables, and connectors and the best part ... I know how to use them all together!

*** Specialties ***
I am comfortable teaching all styles. I do love the songwriting process and recording and will encourage you to do the same.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Scott M.

Scott M.

Nazareth, PA 18064
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Nicholas U.

Allentown, PA

About Nicholas

I am a second generation music teacher for piano and violin. I have been teaching for over 15 years as well as playing both instruments for about 30 years. I have an Associates in Music. Making lessons both fun and educational is what make my students successful in their instruments. My lessons are custom made to how the student learns, not cookie-cut. We also do bi-annual recitals in October and April to showcase the students' accomplishments.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are both fun and educational at the same time. I compromise with my students by having us each pick a piece
to play on top of the usual learning pieces. My students play anything from Katy Perry to 80s music and rock ballads and in between. I use John Thompson and Fingerpower as well as a notespeller for piano and String Essentials for violin. Many of my students can play with both hands after six months. We do recitals each year to showcase the past year's achievements in their pieces.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For either instrument I pick up all books and supplies ahead of the lesson. I have my own violin and music stand that I use to assist in teaching.

*** Specialties ***
John Thompson, Suzuki, popular music, Gospel, New Age, and anything in between
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William Z. June 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
All of my children have begun to work with Nicholas. His relaxed but challenging style is a perfect combination for young boys. Great experience!
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Raquel M. July 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Nicholas has been patient and quite forgiving with the difficulty in teaching the range from 4 year old to adult in my household! He is great!
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Ann T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Piano Teacher review

Teacher is very connected to student regarding what music student wants to learn. Teacher very encouraging and positive. Student looks forward to lessons. Teacher very flexible with schedule changes. Teacher checks on progress occassionally during the week.
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Nicholas U.

Nicholas U.

Allentown, PA 18101
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer.

Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa,
The Sands Casino............
BA Moravian College, MM Combs College

Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College

Adjunct Professor of Music Northampton Community College

Moravian College Faculty member

Artist in Residence at Lehigh Valley HS for the Arts

Recording Artist for Aardvark Records

Director of M.MUSIC

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun and exciting lessons on Guitar, Piano, Bass and Voice.
Beginners to advan
ced students will develop their skill and take their music to the next level. I tailor each lesson to your interests and ability. You will see progress right away. Unlock your hidden talent, discover new directions, experience the joy of music.
Sound technical foundation with the fun of playing your favorite songs right away. I have a passion for music and love teaching and performing. Come join the fun! There are plenty of lesson times available. It is best to call first before signing up for a specific time. We can work around your busy schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full studio for voice and instrumental demos.
Amps, Drum Kit, Digital Piano, Mics, Protools

*** Travel Equipment ***
Full Mackie PA

*** Specialties ***
Beginners to advanced. You want to get working on your music right away. No gimmicks, just the quickest path to experiencing the true JOY of music making.
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Lyle W. September 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
knowledgeable and patient instructor. I am really enjoying the lessons.
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Peter M. March 12, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Joe is awesome

I came to Joe with some basic knowledge and skills on bass, he recognized this and built on it very quickly. I feel my skilled has tripled in the short time I've taken lessons with Joe. Our lessons are never boring an he does so much more than tell me to play a set of notes, he challenges me to make my own way and improvise. I would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting to learn an instrument.
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Mark G. February 28, 2014
Guitar
Joe taught both my kids and made it a wonderful experience

We wanted our son and daughter to have an appreciation of music and at the same time enjoy the experience. Joe was the perfect solution. He has the ability to reach out to kids and make them feel comfortable. He encouraged them to select the music they enjoyed and then molded his lessons around their interest. We didn't really need to push them to practice, they actually enjoyed it. This had not been the case at other organizations, where it was always a chore to have them practice.
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Joe M.

Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA 18016
(3)
starting at
$24 / 30-min

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