Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Barbara
"Awesome teacher. Super friendly and helps me with my vocal music as well as teaching my choice of sheet music.
Awesome teacher! Friendly and supportive.
Helps me with my vocal music as well as piano and teaches me the sheet music that I want to learn."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Mayra
Jihye taught piano to our children for 4 years. She is organized, reliable and flexible. She takes pride on her students' success and
encourages progress in a fun way. With her teaching, she helped our son to be fully prepared to transition into playing percussion at school."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by LOUANN
"Excellent teacher for all age groups and skill levels.
As a senior, I started taking piano lessons about 1 year ago. Emma is very patient in her teaching
. She gives encouragement and motivation when needed. Her musical knowledge and talent is amazing. I learned much more than I thought possible."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Krista
"good piano teacher
Javier is a patient teacher. Schedule is flexible."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Lori
Emily is very sweet and knowledgable. She is a great teacher and keeps my son interested. She is accommadating and encouarging. She offer a
lot of positive reinforcement and praise which goes a long way in my son wanting to learn piano."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Natalie
"Laura is awesome!
I've always loved to sing.. in the privacy of my own home. I was a bit terrified about starting singing lessons, but Laura is really go
od at taking that into account and making me feel comfortable through each class. I've learned quite a lot already, and I've only had 4 sessions with her so far. She's super sweet, organized, and has an amazing voice herself! And, on a side note, if you're an animal lover you'll really enjoy heading over to her house (she has an adorable little pup and kitty!)"
Sarasota, FL teacher:
Review by Chris
James is very patient and personable. He is Australian and a nice guy. I like the way he teaches and he's the best of the 3 teachers I've h
ad so far. He requires the work without making me feel stupid like a lot of teachers do."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jorge
"Indigo was an amazing instructor. I met her at her studio and she was always punctual.
I am a complete beginner to singing and she was very respectful
and understanding of this. I typically would make a lot of self deprecating jokes because of how nervous I was, but she would reassure me and continue to train me.
I had to stop taking lessons because I moved away but I would absolutely recommend her to anyone."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Laureen
"Great Singing Teacher
Rebecca has helped me reach my goal of becoming a more accomplished choir member. I sing alto and before I took lessons with her, i
t was very difficult for me to stay on my part. She also helped me to breathe correctly and sing without straining my voice. I have learned SO MUCH from her, from how to warm up to how to project my voice so it can be heard. I am much more confident about my voice. She is a great teacher."
Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records).
As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He al
so worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves.
While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.
As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!
Karina April 20, 2016
In home Verified Student
Every thing seems to be going great. Karina seems to be motivated and excited about class every week and learning much more than she has in past lessons with other teachers
Charles T. August 14, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. A lot of enthusiasm from Willy, good information, and a lot to work on! Loved it!
Trevor R. November 25, 2014
I wasn't really taking mandolin, but fiddle in the Stringed Instrument Workshop, but I loved it. Willy is a great teacher. I especially enjoyed the SIW, with my kids. It was a lot of fun to learn musical techniques with lots of people of different skill levels. I'm not the best musician, but Willy makes you feel like you can participate even if you don't understand all of the theory.
The Stringed Instrument Workshop last year was really fun because almost everyone in the group won some different musical freebies from different music stores nearby. We had a cookout and a concert, and both of my children were able to perform in front of the class. Willy set up a stage, lights and a sound system for us all to feel like we were stars! It was such a fun time, and we even had hotdogs and marshmallows!
I loved the Stringed Instrument Workshop so much, I had him teach my kids private lessons too, and they love it.
Greetings! My name is Shelby, and I am a former Manhattan School of Music student. I am classically trained, and have been singing for about 18 years. I absolutely adore music, and live to help others master their craft. I am currently pursuing a career in serious music. If you have a love for music, and want to grow and master the art of vocal performance, I can help you reach your goals!
Jonathan M. November 22, 2015
Vocal Training ·
In studio Verified Student
I first began teaching when I was in undergraduate school as a music major. I was a teaching assistant for an introduction to music theory class. It was always encouraging for me to see people grow in their understanding of music and to apply that knowledge in a meaningful way. From that point on, I sought for further opportunities to teach others the wonders of music and how it could transform their life in such a meaningful way. This led me to work at a piano store near to the college as a beginner piano instructor and teaching guitar, bass guitar, and piano on my own through private instruc
I've always saw teaching as an opportunity to share with others what was given to me in a judgment free way. I also know for myself that people learn in different ways and at a different pace. Because of that, I always take each student from where they're at and help them to grow in a way that is most natural for them. This helps the learning process become really enjoyable, which often results in retaining what we learn.
As for me, I began playing guitar at the ripe old age of 13. Later on, I picked up other instruments as well. I currently play for two different bands and take great pride and joy in doing so. I am also a lifelong learner and to continue to grow in my studies of music. It is my belief that as long as we are alive, it is an opportunity to grow. Won't you therefore join with me as we grow together in this journey of understanding.
Tori V. July 9, 2016
In home Verified Student
Jason was very nice. Worked well with Tori. Very patient & creative. Looking forward to years of lessons for Tori.
Barbara January 25, 2016
One of the lasting joys of life is being able to sit down in your living room alone and play your guitar or keyboard. And you can play for the rest of your life. Now that is a bargain. Jason Menagio can help you make that dream come true with his passion for playing and teaching. Once you get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that accompanies learning to play music, just like a hole in one on the golf course, no one can take it away. I have taught for 50 years and recognize in Jason a unique ability to not only teach the fundamentals, understand the psychology behind it, but also to feel the passion of music. That sets him apart.
Bert January 19, 2016
Bass Guitar ·
I have been playing music with Jason at Community Bible Church since 2015. He has a big heart for music and is a pleasure to work with.
He is a consummate professional and would be a great music teacher. I would highly recommend him for lessons!
After graduating from college with a degree in education I was determined to change the course of the education for my own family. I was the first on either side of my entire family (all generations) ever to go to a university and graduate. I came from very humble hard working (yes bullheaded Irish) people. As a naturally highly creative person the school system was not a nurturing place at all for me. As a deeply right brained visual person the left brained system was toxic for my creativity and I struggled to thrive and be myself.
For the past 21 years I've dedicated my time, energy
, creativity to home schooling my own two children in their academics as well as the necessary skills for every day life. Thankfully, I had the opportunity not to put either of them in day care one day. My focused sacrifice has been intense, serious, determined. planned, and obvious in my passion to educate them both in a left brain manor with a massive amount of creative liberty.
The ignorant, verbal, flack I encountered during this was insane but I didn't waver. I believe in one on one education customized for each child and knew from the start what I wanted to accomplish with both of them! I wanted them to learn how to learn with their personalities, natural strengths and talents but I had to observe and implement very different parenting and teaching techniques with both from birth.
Yes, my hard unwavering work has paid off and is continuing to pay off. Both of my children walked into their first college courses at age 14. Yes, real college classes on real college campuses! Both are honor students and my first will finish his degree in English Lit/Creative Writing at UNC Asheville in Dec 2016 at age 21!
Private piano lessons are nothing more than home schooling. I bring the same customized passion I used for my own children to teach yours! Not only do I have an education degree I have a proven track record of teaching children how they uniquely need to learn whether it's visually, audio, or kinetically etc. I know how to challenge them and make them work...even the super smart lazy ones!
After each lesson I take a few moments to consult the parent(s) about the lesson and what needs to be accomplished during the students next practice week. You need to be aware of their education because they grow rapidly and there is much to accomplish before they attend college! Do some research on the benefits of learning and playing music if you are not a musician yourself. It's incredible what it will do for the development of their brain little brains!
Apparently, I'm not allowed my customary studio "meet and greet" with Takelessons. I have studio rules that must be followed and if they aren't I will not continue to teach your children. You must have a piano or keyboard for them to regularly practice on and believe me I know when they don't practice. I know what method books I like to teach from so I'll be happy to share that information with you. If you don't have any I cannot start the lessons without them. They must be purchased before hand. There are other rules so please message me first so that we can discuss them first so that there is no confusion about the studio policies. This isn't a hobby this is serious valuable education for your child.
I don't have the time nor the energy to deal with unprofessional parents because my time and energy goes fully towards teaching amazing students.
At this time I've been pre-approved, by the head of arts education in Guilford County, to teach music education and chorale education in the Guilford County School system. I'm waiting for openings and interviews. My time educating my own children is over with so I must move on to teach other incredible human beings!
I look forward to passionately educating you or... those you love!
Lisa Overly (Loverly)
Amy May 1, 2016
Excellent teacher for my high energy little boy who loves music!
Sierra May 1, 2016
Lisa is an amazing piano instructor. She has taught my 6 year old daughter since she was 4 years old and my daughter has learned so much. Lisa is very professional, nurturing, and loving. My daughter loves her and can't wait to come to her lessons each week. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for a piano instructor.
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