Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Abbe
"Patient and encouraging, Matt is able to teach to every student's level and interest. As a student, I have benefitted from his creativity and wealth of m
usic knowledge (music theory and instrument lessons)."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Julia
"Stephen is a delightful teacher
Stephen is a patient, thoughtful and considerate singing coach. He has helped me 'find my voice' and continues to push me
to stretch as a novice singer. He is always prepared and well organized. He is a joy to work with!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Laurie
"Jennifer is a great teacher! I like how well Jennifer works with my daughter and she has helped my daughter grow so much in her piano playing over the yea
rs that I would never want to go with another teacher. Jennifer has been so kind and understanding throughout our 5 years with her and my daughter looks forward to more lessons to come!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Marley
"We just started lessons and we are very happy with her."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Julia
"Justin is an outstanding teacher! Taking lessons with him has changed my life. I have been studying with him for about 2 months and my voice has improved
so much already. I am a different singer because of him. Since Justin is an active performer, he knows what it takes to be in the business right now. He has helped me so much with my audition package and deciding where I should audition this season. In addition, his knowledge of foreign languages is amazing and if there is a technical problem in your singing, he is wonderful at addressing it and telling you what you need to do to fix it. Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing Justin is not only as a teacher, but as a person and mentor. My lessons are the highlight of my week and Justin goes above and beyond. Justin is not only there for me as my teacher, but cares about me as a person. I would not be where I am right now, if it was not for him. Deciding to take lessons with Justin was the best decision that I could have made. "
Tallahassee, FL teacher:
Review by Mrs.
"We were more than happy with Aleena's instruction and highly recommend her."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Maria
"My child had an excellent experience with Diego as he was always very courteous, professional and well prepared for us. I would recommend Diego as an ins
tructor to surely help you achieve your learning goals."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Michelle
"Craig is great to work with. He is obviously very knowledgeable. He's encouraging and patient with me and I learn more and more at each lesson."
My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.
I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.
When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians
have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and John Sayer.
When I was a little older I started studying at the Community Music School at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. I studied with Joan Hall Huet and enjoyed her style and training as well as Steve Caricciola out of Capitol who played organ and taught me composition. Those are only two of the wonderful teachers with whom I trained.
As I was studying, there came an opportunity for me to study and work with the founding member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He was Mr. Robert Buchsbaum of Coronet Recording Studio. I came into his studio to make a demo tape and he offered me a job.
He was a fantastic engineer as well as the finest of oboists. We talked music for nine years together. He changed my life in so many countless ways that it would take a book to explain what was brought to me musically at that time.
I continued to play as well as help in the studio wherever and whenever I was needed. I recorded and wrote many original pieces and became copyrighted as well as a member of BMI and ASCAP.
I won the USO talent show in 1985 and was offered the possibility of travel, but I chose to stay in Columbus. I was very blessed to have met and worked with many of the finest professors in the country as they were a part of our Artist-In-Residence Series in the studio.
People such as Rosemary Platt, a professor of Ohio State University, Paul Droste, TBDBITL and retired OSU marching band director. I came to Florida in 2001 and have expanded my musical adventures. I continue to play musically with a few local musicians and write music. I plan to continue to be an active force in the music field as well as teach other people how to be fine musicians.
I have been involved within the music industry for many years. My credits include working almost ten years in a classical recording studio of high reputation. I have trained with many fine teachers and have grown to love the music field more and more. My goal is to expand your knowledge into a lifetime love for the music field and not to frustrate you with seemingly impossible tasks.
Children and Adults:
I love children and have worked many years with all age groups as well as with adults. I have the patience and good disposition necessary to help you enjoy the musical experience.
The methods that I use while on a steady course with an accredited system will also include learning how to enjoy music, write music and read music. I have people who are devoted to music and who will have it in their lives always because of my guidance.
A Personal Note
My skills include many years of teaching and helping students become stronger and better equipped to face the best future that they can possibly reach. I have devoted my life to teaching people to read, study, write and perform well.
I have researched the many students that I have trained and I have developed quick and efficient ways to reach needed goals. I have tutored children in reading, writing and comprehension skills as well as contest preparation and test taking.
I have also been involved in many public speaking and performance opportunities. When I was a young child I had the privilege of training in phonics and in eighth grade was reading at a college level.
When my family moved to another community while I was in the ninth grade I was placed in twelfth grade classes and while I did not have the emotional maturity I did have the intellectual ability. I have been concentrating on teaching music for the last few years and have also addressed a need in raising the skill levels in other subjects.
I have also spent time teaching children to prepare for tests. That led me into training others how to develop study skills to help them in lifelong pursuits. I am a writer and love to use stories with a good solid moral point.
I have devoted myself to helping children and young people as well as adults and have many references and connections to my community. I have been published in syndicated newspapers and I am currently a member of the American College of Musicians.
I have been listed in various Who's Who Publications such as Who's Who for Entrepreneurs and have even been listed in European publications. I believe that I have changed lives for the better and this gives me a strong drive and purpose to equip and strengthen others.
*** Lesson Details *** I teach online with much success. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and I can teach your student as if I am right there. Give online a try and see if your student continues to grow musically.
My usual goal in a lesson is to promote thought and a natural interest in personal development.
1. I require that the students have the materials needed to get the best possible results I can suggest which ones are the best for the student. Materials are usually of minimal cost unless a student wants to do very serious training.
2. The first few minutes we go over their homework and decide if they need another week or if they are ready to move on. Most of the students can move on so I am going to give that scenario.
3. I then present a concept that will usually take some practice to master.
4. The last section is spent in going over what will be done in their own time.
I'll do my best to make sure that the student understands everything that is being presented to the best of their capacity.
Practice time is age appropriate and I am sensitive to the time constraints that are part of our society today.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha keyboard, bel canto vocal set up, computer, Luna acoustic guitar, classical guitar, lesson books.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a guitar but students need their own instrument and will need books.
*** Specialties *** I use touch therapy and associations as well as help people overcome stage fright. I also use Bel Canto in vocal training. In guitar I can teach up to early advanced. On piano and vocal I can take children 7 and up male or female. I use positive reinforcement. I have innovative programs that stimulate and rejuvenate.
Sabe H. July 28, 2015
Music Theory ·
In home Verified Student
Job well done. Very excited about having Lisa as a teacher
Glenn P. July 25, 2015
In home Verified Student
Lisa has such a passion for teaching her students piano as well as life lessons. She is extremely talented in many areas of life. My family is blessed to have found such a gifted musician and teacher. My daughter has learned so much in a short amount of time and looks forward to her piano lessons each week!
Stephanie P. September 29, 2014
Lisa is an exceptional person, let alone teacher. I have had the privilege of having her as my Aunt, and writing and playing piano with her has always been a fond memory for me. She made it fun, and even when I struggled, she was able to lift my spirits with her positivity and her passion for music. As a teacher, she's able to explain things in different ways and cater to the individuality of the student, which I think is key to building a solid foundation when learning a new skill, and developing said skill over time. She has incredible drive, and I think any student who gets to work with her will excel, while having a good role model to aspire to!
I have been teaching for the past 15 years as a private instructor. My students range in age from 5 years old to 64. I teach beginner and intermediate piano and beginner, intermediate, and advanced electric bass. I've been playing professionally for the past 30 years as an electric bassist, pianist, and vocalist. Learn to play like your favorite artists while having fun and growing as a musician. For bass students, you can learn all styles that are desirable, such as funk techniques like slapping, R&B grooving, rock & roll driving, and jazz swinging. For piano students, you can expect to lear
n enough music theory to reach greater heights and move forward while developing a love for the piano and the world of music. I offer a teaching environment that is highly interactive and encourages students to play, and understand the dynamics of playing with other musicians. You will learn to read music but I promise you will not be bored.
Ron Sweet July 27, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Had me playing on the first lesson. How neat
DianaA3 May 13, 2011
Great patience, flexibility and persistence
It is great to have Jim as a piano teacher. He is extremely patient with you and will work on your needs and interests specifically. Will definitely choose him over any other in the future. I appreciate his kindness and allowing him to practice in his home.Diana
Dramatic Soprano & Brandon School of Music Director, KeriAnne B., is an alumna of California State University, Fullerton, where she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance. She is the Director and Instructor of the Brandon School of Music. In addition, KeriAnne B. holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from Yuba College where she studied Vocal Performance and Piano Performance. Recently she made her Florida professional singing debut with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra as soprano soloist for their production of Messiah and Christmas at the Movies. She has performed selecti
ons from the roles of Gilda (Rigoletto), Rusalka (Rusalka), Lakme (Lakme), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Carmen (Carmen), Susannah (Susannah), Pamina/First Lady (Die Zauberflote), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicci), Lay Sister (Suor Angelica), Semele (Semele), and Xerxes (Xerxes). She has appeared as soloist with the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers, First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach as Soprano Section Leader and Soloist, CSU Fullerton University Singers, CSUF Chamber Singer, CSU Opera Production, and the CSU New Music Ensemble. She appeared as the soprano soloist with the Bel Canto Singer's production of the Stabat Mater of G.B. Pergolesi. She has sung as soloist for works such as the Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Ralph Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music, John Rutter Gloria, John Corigliano Fern Hill, and other such works. She has appeared in productions with the Shoreline Opera Scenes Program singing Mozart, Offenbach, Chausson and others.
KeriAnne has studied voice under Joaquina C. Johnson, Dawn Hays-Weiss, Dr. Gerald Seminatore, Dr. Nicole Baker, Kathryn Rundus, Rhona Klinghofer, Meg Stecker-Thorsen. She has studied piano under Howard Johnson, Dr. Robert Bowman, Lavinia Livingston, Dr. Terry Watson, Dr. Monica Lee, Jensina Byington-Oliver, and most recently under Dr. Charles Enlow. She also has studied vocal pedagogy under Joaquina C. Johnson and Dr. Patricia Prunty. Extensive studies in piano pedagogy were completed under Dr. Robert Bowman. Post-Undergraduate studies have included opera and piano studies at California State University, Chico, Fullerton College, El Camino College and Shoreline College.
She has sung under the the highly esteemed and world renown choral conductor John Alexander, and acclaimed women's choral director, Dr. Vance Wolverton. She has also sung professionally under choral conductors Grant Gershon, of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera Chorus, Dr. Robert Istad (Long Beach Camerata Singers), Dr. Nicole Baker, Joaquina Johnson, Dr. Lynn Bielefelt, Sean Boulware, Linda Waterman, and the acclaimed Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pop's Orchestra. She has toured with the Boston Pop's Orchestra and has sung as professional section leader and soloist for Redondo Beach Methodist Church. She has performed for world famous composer, Morten Lauridsen, singing his piece Mid Winter Songs. She has had the opportunity to tour California with the Cal State Fullerton Chamber Singers. She has also had her compositional work "Snow Falling in a Quiet Night" premiered by the New Music Ensemble at CSU Fullerton. She has studied composition under Dr. Pamela Madsen.
KeriAnne's teaching career has included teaching at elementary school, high school, college, and university levels and has had several experiences with music education. She has tutored college/university level theory, piano performance, class piano, coached voice students, taught voice and has accompanied vocal and instrumental soloist. She has acted as the Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, and Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers. She has taught throughout public schools and private schools throughout California, Florida, Texas and Washington State. Matthew's Music (CA), Orange County Music Academy (CA), Redondo and Hermosa School of Dance and Music (CA), Manhattan Beach Middle School (CA), Lennox Unified School District (CA), A Sharp School of Music (TX), Allegro Piano Studio (TX), Alamo School of Music (TX) and Aria School of Music, Palm Bay School of Music and Brandon School of Music her privately owned and operated voice and piano studio. She has also accompanied singers in the San Antonio Independent School District vocal programs (Luna Middle School). Most recently, she has obtained her K-6 Elementary Education Teaching Certification from the State of Florida.
Along with her teaching, she has acted as the Assistant Youth Chorus Director for the acclaimed Sacramento Opera Company in the production of La Boheme. KeriAnne has had an extensive performing background in choral music, vocal performance and piano performance. She has acted as cathedral pianist for the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, TX. She has been involved and competed in the NATS auditions as well as has performed in solo concerts and recitals within Yuba Sutter area, Seattle Metropolitan area, Orange County, Brevard County and Los Angeles County areas. In addition, she is a church musician that has sung in the Aldersgate Chorale and UMC of Redondo Beach and has performed numerously as soloist for several various churches. KeriAnne has had an extensive list of activities as a pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher. Some of her pianist involvement include, accompanist for instrumentalist and vocalist, pianist for weddings, funerals, parties and entertainment venues. She has had extensive experience in church music and served as pianist for four years.
Most recently, KeriAnne has been accepted in the Central Florida Lyric Opera as a member of the Resident Artist Training Program. Auditions for local opera companies are in the works, and she is looking forward to starting her Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Central Florida in the Fall of 2013. Her goals include getting an Artist Agent to manage her singing career and having the opportunity to sing internationally.
KeriAnne is a Certified Music Teacher in 32907
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons can expect to be educational, fun, motivational and full of lots of singing. You will learn how to have fun playing music, musical techniques, sight-reading, musicianship, note-reading, ear training and theory. After 3-6 months of lessons, you will be either playing the piano or singing at a high level. You will be learning new music, having fun and enjoying what you are learning in my teaching studio.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Upright Piano, Music Stand, Parent Waiting Area with comfortable chair and couch, Lighting, Bookcase with Music Books and Music Supplies, etc.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Classical/Operatic Voice Techniques, but am able to teach musical theatre. I do not teach popular vocal styles, such as rap, rock, indie, soul, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, or pop music styles. For piano, I teach a little bit of every genre and style. Guitar I teach basic techniques, chording and strumming. Music can range from classical, folk, jazz to more popular tunes.
Ireland G. August 30, 2015
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with KeriAnne. My grandmother found her on a site, much like this one and it all started from there. I can honestly say that finding her was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Not only is KeriAnne such an outgoing and fun person, but she is so very talented. While working with her, I studied opera, classical music, theater performance and music, foreign languages, along with a little piano. I took lessons for about a year and it completely changed my ability to sing. I am proud to say that I am in an advanced women's choir at my school as well as a show choir that I had to audition for. I know that if I hadn't been coached by KeriAnne none of that would be possible. Her teachings have lead me to great things and if you ever have the chance to work with her it is truly an opportunity like no other.
Fleda G. August 24, 2015
Classical Piano ·
KeriAnne is awesome!
She worked with my daughter for classical piano and vocal training. KeriAnne has a passion for music and a desire to teach that made each class fun and satisfying. My daughter learned quite a bit and KeriAnne really worked to stretch my daughter to new heights she never realized she could achieve.
I would highly recommend KeriAnne to anyone interested in expanding their child's musical passions.
BettyM May 16, 2011
KeriAnne B. is absolutely awsome!! She always encourages and instills confidence in my grandaughter's abilities to play any piece she desires.
I graduated with my associates degree from musicians institute in Hollywood, California for vocal performance. I have been singing since the young age of 4 and was always in the school choir. I have experience in singing, song writing, piano and studio recording. I have always believed that music is a great outlet to escape from life's everyday stresses or worries, therefor music should always remain fun. They say home is where the heart is...well.music is my home!!!
*** Lesson Details *** When taking lessons with me you can expect a laid back environment. I believe music should always re
main fun to keep a creative flow. You can expect to broaden your vocal range and and learn the creativity of music performance and writing.
"You know what what music is God's little reminder that there is something else in the universe besides us; harmonic connection between all living beings; everywhere, even the stars!" Robin williams
*** Studio Equipment *** Electric piano, korgd1600 mixing station, microphone
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music and keyboard. Student must just provide themselves
*** Specialties *** Pop, folk..really I can conform to any style
Destinee G. September 7, 2014
In studio Verified Student
(This is Kari's daughter writing the review as I am the one receiving the lessons) Jennifer is honestly the best instructor I have ever had. She's so understanding about having to reschedule due to personal issues. She teaches in a way that's very focused for your individual learning style and she's also very honest which is always nice when you're learning a skill. I love Jennifer and I would definitely recommend using her for your child.
Kyla T. August 21, 2014
I've know Jennifer for most of my life and music has always been one of her greatest passions. Her love of all types of genres of music allows her to be open to different styles and techniques. If your looking for a great music teacher, then she's your best pick! Talented with patience and a great musical ear! : )
LaVonna R. August 12, 2014
In home Verified Student
Jennifer worked hard with my daughter every minute. She worked on correcting her with positive feedback and encouraging words. She has been fantastic!
Gonca teaches cello and piano in south Tampa at her studio. She teaches both Suzuki and traditional methods and is certified Level 5 with Suzuki. She also teaches master classes to advanced students wishing to pursue a music career or audition for college entrance and scholarships.
Gonca has a Master Degree for cello performance and more than 20 years teaching experience. She is an active performer, playing with several local symphonies.
Rachel S. June 7, 2015
I came to Gonca as an adult learner and with absolutely zilch in the way of musical background. Gonca has been very patient with me, and impressed me with her ability to frame a lesson in several different ways to help me to understand a topic or skill, for example, sharing articles and cognitive tricks related to training when she heard me asking about the "why" of things often. She is incredibly talented, rigorous, and passionate as a teacher and as a musician. I recommend her to others at every opportunity.
Jasmin U. June 6, 2015
Gonca was one of the best music instructors I had! As an adult learner, I had some hesitations taking classes. However, with Gonca's passion,encouragement and patience, I enjoyed the classes greatly and felt more confident about my skills. I would recommend her to any one I know at every age group.
Hassan H. June 3, 2015
I started playing the cello when I was 14 under Gonca's instruction. I am now 25 and proud to have been her student as long as I was. I was blessed with the fortune to study under a teacher with so much compassion and passion for teaching, as well as the wherewithal to tailor her teaching as I grew into an adult. Now I enjoy performing, and exploring the cello's repertoire as my skills continue to improve.
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