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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 The Mandolin Orchestra.

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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!
Joy C. Easthampton, MA

About Joy

*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a guitar, and my basic music theory, singing, and songwriting teaching skills *** Specialties *** - vocal projection - voice tonal pitch training - ear training - melody making - harmonizing - chord progressions - identifying the key of a song - basic major/minor scale training - chord making (1-3-5), major/minor/7, etc

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. *** Lesson Details *** 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 ...

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Melissa A. December 2, 2013
Ukulele
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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!
Judy G. Gardner, MA

About Judy

Past Member of Music Teachers' Association of California, South Bay and Pomona Valley Branches Past Vice President of Music Teachers' Association of California, Pomona Valley Branch Past Adjudicator for National Federation of Music Clubs B.A. in Music History and Theory, California State University Fullerton, 1980 Minor in English, California State University Fullerton, 1980 M.B.A. With Distinction, NYIT, 2006 34 years teaching experience, with student honors and awards in Music Teachers' Association of California Certificate of Merit program and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music exams. English tutor, ESL tutor with experience tutoring students in South Korea online

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Tanya T. December 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Ms. Judy is my son's first private piano teacher and one of his favorite ones. Patrick, my son, started learning piano late at about 11 years old and he could start playing pieces fairly quickly within months. She is very patient, mindful, and thoughtful. When Ms. Judy needed to move over to east coast, she provided a list of local piano teachers and even recommended one who would fit best with Patrick. With the strong background knowledge from her, Patrick continues learning piano with the recommended teacher and enjoys playing harder classical pieces. I strongly recommend Ms. Judy as a piano teacher!!!
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Brian L. September 7, 2014
Piano · In studio
Both of my children have studied with Ms. Judy since age 3. Her knowledge of music is excellent, and her kindness and generosity is unsurpassed. She is extremely patient with children and simply a joy for the whole family to work with.
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Morris T. September 1, 2014
Piano · In studio
Ms. Judy G is my child first piano teacher since she was 7, even we moved over 30+ miles, my child still prefer Ms. Judy as her piano teacher.

Ms. Judy has 50+ years experience on piano and many music instruments, she knows how to make lessons fun with lots of patient.
Stephen O. Brattleboro, VT

About Stephen

I am a recent graduate from UMass Amherst. I got my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. I have been playing the guitar for about 11 years now and have been formally trained in Jazz. I can also play Bluegrass, Rock, Acoustic, Country, Pop, Fusion, Funk, Jam and Singer/Songwriter. Any of these genres I'm able to teach and give insight about playing and performing. I've been gigging and giving lessons for a few years now and I will utilize my experiences to give the student the best musical education on the specific style or genre that wants to be learned.

Kyle H. Amherst, MA

About Kyle

Hi there, my name is Kyle H. I graduated from the Vocal Jazz Department at Massachusetts, Amherst last spring and now I am the music director and arranger of a Northampton A Cappella group called the Green Street Brew. While I have a deep musical background that ranges from composition and arranging to ear training and music performance, I also have good knowledge of mathematics and creative writing. I hope I can be the teacher you're looking for.

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