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Adam S.

Granby, MA

About Adam

I have a BA in Ethnomusicology and certificates in violin, viola and chamber music from Hampshire College, The Conservatory at Rivers and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. I opened my studio in 1986, and have been teaching mandolin and violin ever since. I offer private and group lessons in Celtic, Bluegrass and Klezmer/Balkan music, and am the musical director of A Sweet Mandolin Experience, a mandolin ensemble based in western Mass.
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Edward F. April 6, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
I took mandolin lessons from Mr Sweet when I was a student at UMass Amherst. At that time, he was teaching at the Red Barn in Amherst. He's moved to a new location in Granby, MA and that's where you'll also find the Mandolin Orchestra and a few other great mandolin projects he's got going. Basically, I learned everything I know from this guy. Mostly about the mechanics of playing the instrument, but a whole lot about music theory related to the mandolin, history of the instrument and music and lots more. We were constantly going out to concerts and performing at local festivals and other places around the area. If you want to learn mandolin you really should think seriously about contacting Mr. Sweet.
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Richard K. April 24, 2014
Mandolin
The best teacher I have ever had

I am an adult who has never taken music lessons. My girlfriend gave me a mandolin for Christmas and I looked around online before I found Mr Sweet. As I live in Maine, I can't make regular lessons in person, so we do lessons online using Google+ Hangouts, which is really convenient for me. He's teaching me everything about playing the instrument, also how to improvise, play chords, some music theory, lots of music history. He's patient, kind and bolsters my self esteem with lots of positive comments and useful criticism. I recommend him to everyone I know that wants to play mandolin. I am now playing mandolin in a band!
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Adam S.

Adam S.

Granby, MA 01033
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Daniel D.

Leicester, MA

About Daniel

I am 25 years old, who has a strong desire to teach, I have the ability to explain music in many different ways, I work well with people, I have a lot of patience, ability to communicate, highly adaptable, always look at the positives, and very energetic. I have a Bachelors Degree in Media Communications with a Minor in Music from Anna Maria College. Over the past 14 years I've played drums/percussion for every type of band from concert bands, to jazz ensembles, to christian rock bands, etc. Also for the past 3 years I've taught private lessons to students of all ages.

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I am a laid back teacher, who focuses on having fun while teaching drums and/or percussion. After learning what the goals of the student are I will help them to reach those goals along with teaching them basics of snare drum, because it is basis for reading all percussion music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide books and music that I would exspect them to practice, I would only ask them to supply the instrument and a notebook.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Funk
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Jessie C. April 10, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My grandson had a great drum lesson and cant wait till the next class Thank You so much
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Gail S. May 7, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Great teacher

My son loves his lessons with Dan. He comments on how easy it is to understand him and he makes playing the drums fun.
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Daniel D.

Daniel D.

Leicester, MA 01524
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Lincoln A.

Greenfield, MA

About Lincoln

I am a professional jazz musician, actively teaching and performing in the Western Massachusetts music scene. In addition to years of live experience as well as teaching lessons, I have a Master's of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a BA in Jazz Performance and Composition from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

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Lessons are catered directly to each student as an individual. Of course, the building blocks of music provide a basic foundation for every musician, but beyond that the possibilities are endless. The best way
to approach each lesson is from your own perspective of what YOU want to learn. I can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you get to the point where you can play what you want, when you want. My background in jazz and theory allows me to teach any style, and explain what is happening within the music, rather than just present a sheet of chords or scales. Ear training plays a big role in our lessons, with the goal of you being able to pop in a CD and be playing along with the song within a few bars. Of course, it takes work too! But my job is to make the "work" less like work and more like fun. Looking forward to meeting you, and playing music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra room for Music: all instruments, amps, seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to students' home, I will bring my guitar, portable speakers w/ iPod hook-up, and any teaching papers I may need. The student is in charge of their own guitar / amp, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy all styles of music, and am capable of teaching all genres at a proficient level. I am primarily a jazz guitarist, and that is my area of expertise as well as what I am most passionate about. My knowledge in jazz gives me a broad knowledge of music theory - i.e. scales, modes, harmony, chord progressions, reading music, etc.
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Melissa A. December 2, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
fantastic!

Lincoln is very knowledgable in music theory. His style is relaxed and is willing to adjust to my needs as a learner. It's been lots of fun after just three lessons!
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Lincoln A.

Greenfield, MA 01301
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Adam L.

Longmeadow, MA

About Adam

Hi and welcome to my page! I'll get straight to the point and provide you with a little bit of information about myself:

Adam is a professional clarinet player in several ensembles over the past ten years to include the 215th Army band, the Shiners' volunteer unit, multiple local musical orchestras as well as being the principal clarinetist in the UMass Symphony band for four years. Adam received a BA in music from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Adam has been teaching privately since 2008 and is a member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association as well as the National M
usic Educators Association.

As you can see I have plenty of experience in the music field and love to share my passion and enthusiasm for music with everyone I meet. The first thing I do in lesson is to learn about YOU! When did you start music, what styles do you like and where would you like to take your musical journey? From there I design our lessons around your taste to give you the most in our time together.

If you're unsure about me as a teacher, or just don't know if lessons are right for you, feel free to contact me and we'll arrange one free intro lesson. Please don't hesitate to contact me now!
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Adnan A. June 26, 2015
Clarinet · Online
Verified Student
Today was my third lesson with Adam, and I am happy with how things are going. Adam is doing the best I would expect from a clarinet teacher. He is enthusiastic, open for questions, responsive, knowledgeable, and a clear instructor. And all that for a good price.
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Adam L.

Longmeadow, MA 01106
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Bruce G.

Longmeadow, MA

About Bruce

Bruce G. is an American guitarist from Hartford, CT, United States. As a virtuoso guitarist, he has performed for over 36 years dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to playing guitar and with true “non-stop” and “all energy” shows throughout the United States and North America, Europe, and The Mediterranean. Bruce has performed on some of the greatest event stages graced by a multitude of major international recording artists and entertainers. He has not been short on inspiration in his musical direction. In his early teens, Bruce was invited to play at one of Massachusetts oldes
t jazz, blues, and rock venues, Theodore's Blues, Booze & BBQ with the legendary Billy Arnold and Taj Mahal. Shortly after, he was invited to play and study with jazz legend Jackie McClean.
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Ron N. June 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Excellent guitar instruction. This guy's been playing a long time! Laid back style, easy going, and humor too.
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Bruce G.

Bruce G.

Longmeadow, MA 01106
(1)
starting at
$25 / 60-min

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