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

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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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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

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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. *** 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
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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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.

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