Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Jessica
"Excellent Teaching Skills
The best vocal coach ever! Miss Jackie makes the students feel as though there is nothing that they cannot do and helps them ac
hieve it. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of her field, goes above and beyond. She is very patient with the students and never lets them feel silly. I highly recommend her for vocal lessons."
Allentown, PA teacher:
Review by John
Vince has shown patience and professionalism since the first day I started. He answers questions fully and allow the lessons to flow at a p
ace that works for me. His lessons stay on point and we don't proceed unless I have a grasp of the technique or principle. I recommend him for prospective students of all ages. John"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Keith
"Elaina is a great teacher! She has a very strong understanding of proper singing and is capable of tailoring that knowledge to meet individual needs. I hi
ghly recommend her!"
Ann Arbor, MI teacher:
Review by Sara
"A Great Violin Teacher
My daughter has been taking lessons with Larisa for three years and has made incredible progress. She began as a viola player and
Larisa gave her lessons on that instrument as well. She was very helpful in making the transition to violin. Larisa works on technique as well as musicality so that the student develops into a well rounded musician. Larisa is the type of teacher who communicates clearly so that the student is able to immediately grasp the new concepts. She is a wonderful violinist and is able to demonstrate by playing beautifully as well as explaining. Larisa is extremely knowledgeable about the different periods of music and composers and shares this in her teaching. She has an easygoing personality and my daughter immediately connected with her. I would highly recommend Larisa for your student."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Joe
"I've been taking lessons with Jeff for over 6 years. He is the most knowledgeable instructor I've ever met and is fluent all music styles with an in depth
understanding of music theory. Our lessons are always fun, entertaining and educational. We always mix music theory with any songs we are trying to figure out and Jeff always wants you to leave with having learned something new, not just how to play a song. I really value the time I spent in Jeff's lessons and would recommend him to anyone interested in pursuing guitar lessons."
Bridgeport, CT teacher:
Review by Amanda
"Alex's approach to teaching is tailored to each student's goals and interests. As an adult learner I am interested in playing in an amateur ensemble. He's
helped me with tone, range and articulation. I feel more than prepared to begin playing with a group. I highly recommend Alex for a musician of any age!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Marcia
"My 9-year-old son has been taking cello lessons with Jessica for about 4 weeks and it has been a great experience. Jessica is very professional and compe
tent teacher, always being on time, communicating in a very fun and engaging way, and assigning homework very clearly. Andrew very much enjoys the classes and, as a result, he is even more motivated to play the cello. I would highly recommend Jessica."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Matt
"Great saxophone player and teacher. Will be taking more lessons."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Scott
"I would definitely recommend Sphie as a music mentor! She possesses a well-rounded set of musical talents and was very accommodating to my needs. I look
As a vocal instructor, I am dedicated to helping you discover your own vocal styling so that you can take the same daring approach to the stage that I take as a professional.
As a performer, I am well versed in several genres including Classical, Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Gospel Music. I believe this has helped me to develop well rounded knowledge in vocal delivery and helps me to prepare you to become more marketable in the music arena. I am passionate about ensuring that you are able to take on any vocal challenge you are faced with! I want to ensure that you are able to get any music job th
at you want or better yet...CREATE YOUR OWN!
Whatever your musical goals...large or small..I AM HERE TO MAKE SURE YOU GET POSITIVE RESULTS!
let's get started now!! I cant wait to work out those vocal chords!
*** Lesson Details *** Nicole's approach to teaching voice is very laid back. She believes that if you have a rigid curriculum, you leave no room for individuality and creativity. Her goals are to assess your voice, listen to her students goals and needs and develop a plan based upon what her student wants coupled with her professional suggestions on areas that she feels need the most focus for development. This can change on a weekly or monthly basis. There is no set time to determine when you reach your desired goals, it is all about your development during the journey!
*** Specialties *** Jazz, Classical, R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Contemporary, Gospel, Christian, Hip Hop, Soul and more
Note- I also teach other skills such as acting, writing, speaking, skin care, studying etc.
I have been playing the drum set in various bands for over thirteen years. 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 as well as private lessons. 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 te
aching to his/her strengths. 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
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.
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