Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Joan
Valerie has been teaching my daughter for a couple years. My child has gone from shy, unskilled and uncertain in her singing TO confident,
skilled and loves to perform. Valerie's one-on-one sessions are productive and tailored to my child's needs. She also draws on other resources to help develop my child's talent thru studio and recommendations. Her teaching skills are excellent as have seen my daughter transform steadily over these past few years. I highly, highly, highly recommend Valerie as a teacher. When I was searching for a singing teacher, I didn't know where to look and what to look for and went through Take Lessons and got a 'gem'."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Renee
"Marsha took the time to get to know my daughter and created personal lessons for her."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Josie
"She's fantastic with kids! Our 9 yr old has started taking singing lessons from Julia and she's wonderful. She knows how to explain musical terms and tech
niques in an easy to understand way for our daughter. Best of all, she's encouraging and makes it all fun!!"
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Mary
"Great lessons with Naara, I'm excited each time we practice
Naara is a great teacher, has taught me the techniques of singing, I truly appreciate her and
would easily recommend her to another student."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Shirley
"Patient, very encouraging, yet not afraid to give corrective feedback. Those 30 mins go the fastest of the week!"
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Zoey
"DanielleI is a professional trained singer that offers meaningful and productive vocal nstruction to my daughter. She is has a lot of knowledge and we l
ook forward to continue working with her."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Jessica
"Julia is a master teacher and musician. She engages well with students of all ages and abilities with her calm, yet inspirational, approach. It is a pri
vilege to have worked with her professionally!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jacqueline
"Kamary enjoys lessons with peter and never wants to go home. Peter is patient and makes learning fun for Kamary. Anyone who takes lessons with Peter will
learn well while totally enjoying the process."
New Orleans, LA teacher:
Review by LAURA
"Eulis is wonderful, he takes his time, makes it fun, and always smiling.
My 5year old son is learning and retaining very well."
I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also, and I enjoy doing a bit of my own production. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her s
trengths. Let's run!
*** Lesson Details *** I am a very easygoing and patient teacher. I fully understand that the drum set requires a high level of coordination, and I am mindful of this while working with students. I will begin with proper grip and stroke technique as well as the use of a metronome. I will teach the student to read rhythms and drum set notation. I know how to isolate difficult patterns, break them down into understandable parts, and reintegrate them into a piece. I like to use the music that a student enjoys to relate to the written music. I have found YouTube to be an indispensable tool for this, and my students have responded very well. I will work on snare drum technique as well, because it is the primary voice on the set, and the touch and nuance required to play it well relate to the set as well. I will tailor my instruction to suit the student's learning style and preferences. I want to make the learning fun, so I will help the student quickly gain the basic skills to play along with their favorite bands. This promotes musicality as well as solid time. It will also aid in transcription, which will come with development and is a valuable tool. I will use this in tandem with technique-building exercises to form a well rounded musician. I believe that a student should have a familiarity with his/her instrument, so we will also go over the anatomy and tuning of the set. Above all, music should be fun!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room w/ drum set, hand drums, and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a practice pad, snare drum, and sticks. If a student wishes to have drum set lessons in his/her home, that instrument should be there. **Please note** I do have a drum set in my home.
*** Specialties *** For the drum set, I am the most experienced in rock, country, and bluegrass styles. I am comfortable with both Stevens and Burton grips for mallet instruments.
1. *** See my article on drum set tips! *** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-read-drum-sheet-music 2. ***See my article about the benefits of learning drums as an adult.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-to-drum-as-an-adult 3. *** See my article on Efficient Practice Methods. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-practice-drums-z07 4. *** See my article on Coordination Exercises. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/hand-eye-coordination-exercises-for-drummers-z07 5. *** See my article on Snare Drum Basics. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/5-exercises-to-master-snare-drum-basics-z07 6. *** See my Gear Guide article on drum sticks. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/which-drum-sticks-are-the-best-z07 7. *** See my Gear Guide article on Drum Sets. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/best-drum-set-brands-z07 8. *** See my Gear Guide article on cymbals. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-cymbals-z07 9. ***See my article about different grips.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-hold-drum-sticks-z07
Recording Credits: "The Mary Rose" and "Normandie" from the album, Demos and Premiers, by Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham
Dina G. August 3, 2015
In home Verified Student
She is thorough and patient! She was able to teach my son to actually read music, not just play it. Recommend!
Aidan July 12, 2015
In studio Verified Student
My son is 7 years old and had his first drum lesson today. I have personally searched long and hard to look for a drum teacher that is great with children. While my son felt challenged by learning something new, Tracy made is extremely easy.
Amy R. February 27, 2013
Drum Verified Student
Great teacher for my son!
Tracy has been an excellent fit for my young son. She is very patient and varies the lesson to hold a young child's attention. She gives lots of praise and encouragement. She seems to have appropriate expectations for a 5 1/2 yr old and is good about communicating with him on a level he can understand. These are concerns I had when looking for a drum teacher for a child who is so young.
*** Studio Equipment *** Acoustic upright piano, music stands and metronome Church- baby grand and electric keyboard
*** Travel Equipment *** I am willing to purchase music books for students if I am reimbursed. I may provide other sheet music. I expect students to provide a piano or keyboard, and a notebook for recording notes and assignments.
*** Specialties *** I have been teaching piano lessons for about 20 years. I am able to teach beginning method, classical, and pop, as well as chording, improvisation, and ear training. I studied classically through high school and college,
and also have over 20 years of experience playing in and leading church music teams. I have experience with pop-rock, pop, and easy listening styles of music using methods of chording and improvisation. I also have recorded a CD.
Cole M. June 9, 2015
In home Verified Student
She is very good with children, and has made my son excited to learn piano. Thanks
Abigail W. January 17, 2015
Classical Piano ·
Kendra was my instructor for several years and through several skill levels. I began lessons with her learning theory and counting, and several years later performance with other musicians. She has the patience and experience to guide pianists of any age and skill level.
Kendra guided me early on into a love for classical piano and theory. I had other teachers who gave me primarily their own favorite composers, but Kendra showed me an array of composers and helped me find which style fit me the best. She encouraged me to go beyond what I thought I could do to what she knew I could do, but she did so with kindness and complete confidence in my skills.
Kendra also drew me out of the solitariness of classical piano solos. She taught me modern piano and how to play within a group. Harmonizing with guitarists, drummers, and vocalists is a completely different arena than mastering a sonata by Chopin or Bach. Kendra focused on rounding out my talent so I wasn't focused on just one part of being a pianist.
Jeff P. January 6, 2015
I took piano lessons from Kendra for almost three years and loved it. She was very easy to learn from and helped foster an environment of creativity and encouragement - not pressure or unrealistic standards. Kendra has lots of experience in both classical and current/modern music. That was perfect for me because I wanted to learn the piano for pleasure and practicality. I wasn't interested in becoming the best classical pianist, so she helped me grow into what I really loved and enjoyed, which was learning to play worship music. I would highly recommend Kendra as a piano teacher to anyone who is interested in taking lessons, especially if you are a beginner who wants to explore where piano might take you in life and what you really love about it.
I am a singer/songwriter with a Grammy Award Winning producer who has started many bands in different genres over the years. I cater lessons to the individual and what they are looking to get out of them. I have over a decade of experience in performing and teaching professionally.
My solo album, It's Not Enough is playing on over 203 FM radio stations, 112 college radio stations, and 57 Independent radio stations across the US and Canada. It has received 23 synch and master licenses for use on the following TV shows:
-Fox -MTV -The Discovery Channel Network -NFL Network and NFL
Films -ESPN Network, and Stadium use for college games -E! -Rob Dydreks: Ridiculousnous (MTV) -Keeping up with the Kardashians (E!) -The Real World, Road Rules, and RW/RR Challenge (MTV) -Fox Sports Network (FSN), also stadium use for College Games -Nascar: Broadcasts and Events -Best Ink -Bad Girls, and BG All Star Battle -Take (Kardashians) -The Ruckers -Total Divas -Rob Dydreks: Nitro Circus (MTV) -Love Games -Lookbook
My name is Garrett Johnson and I am a Percussionist at UCO. I have played percussion for 10 years now. I am currently a senior and a Music Education Major, my goal is to teach music to all ages. I have been teaching for 3 years so far. I have taught students from age 6 to 50. I am well versed in all things percussion. I am proficient in Drum Set, Mallet Percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone), Auxiliary Percussion, all drums, Latin Percussion, Hand Drums. I enjoy teaching everything! I am very flexible for teaching anything.
Hello Students, I'm excited to meet you, already! My passion is learning and if you're ready to learn then I'm your man! I attended ACM for Vocal Performance but am also ready to teach Acoustic guitar and bass. Let's say you know some things already and you're ready the write but need a little help. I can do that too! I've attended multiple semesters of songwriting and composition a long with many years of Music Theory. I hope you'll contact me for more information about my schedule and qualifications. I'd love to hear from you!
Dan M. August 8, 2015
Music Performance ·
Nigel was prepared and thorough. He is a good teacher, great guy, and fun. I enjoy my lessons with him.
Aubree August 6, 2015
Nigel is so talented, and was An incredible teacher! He helped me to learn to use my voice at its full potential and I still utilize the tricks he taught me.
Marie August 5, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
Nigel makes learning fun. He is patient, friendly, and goes the extra mile to make sure students get the lesson. He has excelkent depth of knowledge in all subject areas. I would highly recommend him to students of all ages and levels.
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