Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Dina
"Matt is a great teacher. He's flexible and patient and really knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Lesley
"Working with Take Lessons is easy and convenient
My son and I had a positive experience with both Take Lessons and the instructor, Travis Bloom."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by John
"Mr. Mike is a great teacher.
Having sung most of my life but never having had a sing lesson, Mr. Mike made me feel at ease. He gave me some techniques to
work on and worked with me each lesson. Great teacher."
Trenton, NJ teacher:
Review by Delona
"We are very pleased
Sandra has been teaching our daughter for six weeks. She is prompt and very, very understanding with our daughter. She relates well w
ith children and is compassionate, yet firm. She communicates her expectations to both our child and her parents. Our daughter is improving very quickly thanks to Sandra's teaching. We would recommend Sandra without hesitation."
Richmond, VA teacher:
Review by Kim
It's only been one lesson, but it is quite clear that Barbara knows her stuff. She has an air of comfort and confidence in her teaching that
can only be achieved with years of experience. Barbara makes you instantly feel at home and makes an effort to get to know you before jumping into instruction. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with this great teacher!"
Kansas City, MO teacher:
Review by Heather
"Out of all of my teachers that I've had over the years, Jill has given me the most thorough lessons I've ever had. Most of my teachers have focused heavil
y on repertoire, and ignored the basics of scales and etudes. As a result, I always found them tedious, but Jill breaks everything down into smaller pieces so I don't get bored or overwhelmed. She always comes up with new ways of working on old techniques that help me overcome old, deep-seated habits and difficulties."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Patrick
"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but gen
erally only Cowboy chords.
Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mercedes
"25 stars! Since the first lesson you could hear something happening. I've never heard the progress like the first seating. Matthew knows how to teach! H
e teaches to warm up your voice. My daughter is getting more familiar with keys and her notes. My daughter is excited and looks forward to her next lesson. He is definitely a keeper!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Greg
"My son thoroughly enjoyed the cello lessons.. Don a very gentle and patient instructor. With his level of knowledge and experience, I was very confident
I've been playing the bass since I was 12. I picked the bass because I wanted to be in a band with my friends, and since I already played the cello, I figured bass would be an easy transition. It was only after I had been playing for a couple years that I realized what a great choice I had made, and what a vital role the bass has in every style of music. I attended Berklee College of Music in 2002, and graduated in 2006. I've been playing professionally in a wide variety of genres ever since.
Robin W. July 8, 2013
Great dude, even greater Teacher.
I have only had Jacob for 3 lessons so far and I have already seen a massive improvement in my technique and knowledge of the bass guitar. Jacob is great at using the musical knowledge I already posses and translating that towards bass performance. So far every lesson has covered tons of ground, and he offers a great rate for a 1 hour lesson! He even did the first lesson for free!
Jacob is very good at communicating ideas and is totally open to questions so I never feel self-conscious about my own skill. And during the lesson it is very clear Jacob really wants to help you GET BETTER, not GET THROUGH the lesson, which is what I have sometimes experienced with other teachers. I guess I should also mention Jacob is a fantastic bass player and tons of experience in several bands and genres. I am so glad I ended having Jacob as my teacher and I am really excited to see where my skills are at in just a few months!
I have enjoyed music as long as I can remember! Whether listening, playing, writing, or teaching…I find great pleasure in the creative outlet that music provides.
At the age of five I began studying classical piano, in elementary school I studied trumpet, in middle school I picked up the guitar and bass, and in high school these experiences collided as I began to write and arrange for various ensembles. Playing in a rock band all through high school and college, I've had opportunity to record two albums and to tour regionally in the North East.
Receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Ed
ucation at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, I studied classical guitar with David Patterson for four years while I gained much experience in various areas of classroom education (band, choir, theory, general music) with students grades K-12. I developed a great love for teaching students music (emphasis on the students), learning that music education is not an end in itself. The primary focus of music education must be on the development of the student, not on the production of the music.
Since music is a means by which students can learn to excel and achieve, music education must be tailored to each student individually. Private teaching provides me with an opportunity to do what I love: to be intentionally involved in the development of well-rounded music students. I look forward to making music with you, and helping you grow as a music-loving musician!
*** Lesson Details *** In lessons you can expect to have fun, work hard, and make progress! Through a laid back yet challenging teaching style, I will help you deepen your love for music and grow in your ability to practice hard, play for fun, and perform well. I will tailor my instruction to you—who you are, how you learn, your preferred style, and future goals. And will encourage you when you’re frustrated and commend you when you excel!
Lessons will consist of (1) learning to play by ear songs you enjoy, (2) working through a guitar/bass method book, (3) developing technical skills through various exercises.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you grow as a well-rounded musician!
*** Studio Equipment *** Very simple setup with two chairs and music stand.
*** Specialties *** I enjoy teaching rhythm/strumming on steel string guitar and pima finger picking on nylon string.
JoeL January 28, 2012
Great teacher. Patient. He takes time with student to make sure everything is understood.
KarenH2 September 10, 2011
Bryan is great. He is always on time. He provides very good instructions and lessons for my son to work on. My son, Garrett that is 15 has only positive things to say about Bryan. He looks forward to his lessons every week. This has been a worthwile experience.
FrancineH August 7, 2011
In just a few weeks, my daughter has learned how to play 3 of her favorite songs! We are absolutely amazed with her progress and commend Bryan with his excellent teaching!
Dale R. B. is a private teacher, musician, conductor, clinician, and rising composer for video games from West Hartford, Connecticut. He is currently accepting new students and teaching private lessons in piano, guitar, percussion, and composition for students of all ages in both Hartford and New Haven counties.
Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in Percussion degree from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012 and was an active member of both the university's Winds and Percussion Ensembles. In his studies, he has taken advanced courses in composition, orchestration, conducting, percu
ssion technique, and brass technique. He has 13 years experience in percussion, 15 years experience in guitar, and 22 years experience in piano. Dale's teachers include Nancy Campagnola, Ronald Blouin, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Peter Coutsouridis, JC Caillouette, acclaimed marimbist Haruka Fujii, American Symphony Orchestra percussionist Javier Diaz, and orchestral composer Kenneth Fuchs, who has twice been nominated for a Grammy award.
Dale once held a freelance instrumental composer for Ear Goo Inc. in New York City, Here Dale wrote multi-genre works for film, television, promotional trailers, and advertisements. His vast clientele included household names such as Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Sony, Revlon, and Coca-Cola. Dale is currently represented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a world-renowned performing rights organization that also represents artists such as Eminem, Shakira, and Maroon 5. His original music for marching band was performed on a weekly basis during the 2012 competitive season in USSBA Class III competitions around Connecticut by the Trojan Marching Band at Lyman Hall High School, where he held a position as their percussion instructor.
As a clinician, Dale has been asked on an annual basis to judge timpani, mallet percussion, and snare drum at several Regional and All-State Music Festivals around the state since 2009. He has also given presentations on the importance of installing/maintaining a music and arts curriculum in the Connecticut public school system as well as the history and proper care of mallet percussion instruments.
As a performing musician, Dale has appeared in several venues across the state, most recently at the storied Shubert Theater in New Haven, which hosted the world premiere of Dale's "Les Reves de Jeunesse Oubliée," an original piano solo that was well-received. He hosted his first Composition Recital on April 3, 2012 at the Von Der Mehden Recital Hall, where Dale showcased six live, original works, including a piano solo, a euphonium solo, a woodwind sextet, and a percussion quartet. Dale has played in live productions and musicals with both the Connecticut Repertory Theater and the Church of the Resurrection Youth Group, while winning numerous awards for his musicianship, including Lyman Hall’s “Outstanding Musician Award” for three consecutive years. Among numerous charitable events he has partaken in, Dale performed selected works by marimbist Daniel Berg on the piano as part of the Hamden Academy’s annual canned food drive, where together they raised over 500 cans of food for those without homes. Outside of music, Dale’s interests include baseball, video games, creative writing, jogging, and the ocean.
As a private teacher, Dale strives to ignite a passion for classical and instrumental music regardless of the instrument, and firmly believes that the art of making music is both satisfying and rewarding for both the short and the long-term. Because there are so many different types and genres out there, he knows that music is something every person can enjoy regardless of their differences, and so his ultimate goal for each and every pupil is to inspire and cultivate a newfound appreciation for the musical world.
Nicole W. March 18, 2015
In home Verified Student
Dale has been very patient with our son. He went from not being able to play at all to playing full rhythms. Jack has learned a lot from Dale and really enjoys working with him.
Gail G. August 16, 2014
In home Verified Student
My son seems to be picking up learning quickly from Dale
How far are you looking to go with your vocal talent? Let's get there together, lesson by lesson. Develop your sound, expand your range, learn to harmonize, become a riff machine, whatever direction you want to go in, let's take the vocal journey together. I have over a decade of experience and have trained all sorts of people. You can travel to me or I'll come where you are. Rates are affordable and discounts are available for lessons scheduled in a block of multiple sessions. Currently serving the CT area.
Born on Christmas Day 1980, Kristian R. has been writing songs for over a decade,
his first composition coming at the age of 15. Kristian grew up in a small church in Harlem NYC, where he nurtured and developed his talents for singing, song writing, keyboarding, and production. Over the years Kristian has written over 200 songs, directed numerous choirs, trained countless soloist, and produced for many up and coming Gospel and R&B acts. Kristian has shared the stage with the likes of Brian McKnight, Carl Thomas, and Mary Mary, and his songs have garnered praise from the legendary Roberta Flack and Ron Grant (Sony A R and host of the world famous Sunday Open Mic Night at the Village Under Ground featured on MTV's Making of the Band). Kristian was also recently featured in the "98.7 Kiss FM presents Gospel Under the Big Top" pre-show for the Universoul Circus, which had a sold out crowd of over 2500 that night. Kristian is also a winner of the 1190 WLIB "Play them or Pray for them" contest.
Manna B. November 6, 2014
Christian Gospel ·
Online Verified Student
Kristian is a great instructor! Very patient, encouraging and knowledgeable about singing. I've learned a lot in a very short time and have heard improvements in my voice already. I would definitely recommend Kristian as an instructor.
Kert C. July 23, 2014
Online Verified Student
Kristian is patient and thorough with his training. I am still taking lessons from him. At the rate we are going, I see myself developing my vocal abilities significantly. He can help build confidence and vocal strength. Great teacher!
Elissa F. July 21, 2014
Christian Gospel ·
In studio Verified Student
Kristian is a great teacher. Very professional. He does an assessment of where you are and then helps you to get to where you want to be. The whole time assuring that you are having fun doing so. I appreciate his expertise and the fact that he is willing to push me beyond what I think I am capable of.
Masters Degree in Piano Performance combined with over twenty years of experience as an Arranger, Music Consultant, Vocal Coach, Technical Supervisor, Piano Teacher and Accompanist.
Chris H. May 5, 2015
Music Performance ·
Greg has been the keyboard player in my classic rock band since 2008 and has proven to be an extremely valuable member for his participation in the band's direction and rehearsing, particularly in coaching our vocal ensemble which consists of up to seven-part harmonies. The material we cover is generally more complex and requires a high level of musicianship and technical ability for which he was immediately qualified, even as an undergraduate seven years ago.
As a former member of both the New Britain and Hartford Symphony Orchestras, I can also speak for Greg's mastery of fine music and its demands for oftimes difficult technical capability and exacting musicianship.
Chris Hirtler, Milford, CT - co-founder, guitarist, violinist Paul Leonard Band
Robert M. April 8, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I found Greg to be exactly what I need to accomplish my goals. Very personable.
Kevin B. February 2, 2015
Greg has been an accompanist/organist for my choir at St. George Catholic Church (Guilford) for the past three years. I have only wonderful comments to express for this exceptional gentleman and musician. Please consider instruction with him as he will offer a great, musical experience to a prospective student.
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