Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Doug
"David was really interested in what would motivate my son to play more. Also, a good mix of music theory and practical lessons."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by MRS
"all is well
Nino has been very professional and patient so far there is no complaints sandy has learned a lot Being that nino is such a skilled and relia
ble teacher we hope to continue until sandy can play on her own."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Nicola
"We had a great experience with Remi he was really knowledgable as well as patient with my 7 yr old who had never had lessons before.wish we lived in same
town as am sure in person lessons would have been even better"
Jacksonville, FL teacher:
Raymond (Remi) L.
Review by Josh
"I'm thrilled to have George. What a help! You don't have to worry about being perfect or proving yourself, wherever you are at he's encouraging and help
s you take the next step- and it's built around your needs, too. He's not trying to make you into whatever you technically should be, but rather, tailors it to your goals in your situation to make you best as possible- with legit music understanding and skill. George is the man, I highly recommend him!"
Cleveland, OH teacher:
George F. H.
Review by Aliza
"Wonderful teacher! Truly breaks down each aspect while keeping it interesting. Highly recommended!!!"
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Suellen
"I am thrilled to be working with Michael! I am a first time "OLDER" student who has never played the drums. Michael is an excellent teacher and I am ver
y comfortable working with him! His personality and teaching style works great for me! I like his hands on learning approach and feel like I am moving forward at a good pace. I have only had three lessons, but so far so good! If you are looking for a drum teacher Michael is wonderful!"
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Jim
"This product has great features
Technically, I am not a student of Mr. Moulton but I have sung with him in choirs and, as a chorister, I have sung under
his direction. In addition, as a member of the audience I have heard Mr. Moulton sing and I have seen him direct. I also know him and his family as personal friends. It is with great pleasure that I give Mr. Moulton an enthusiastic endorsement as an excellent, serious, dedicated, hardworking musician."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Eric
"I had a great experience! Eric is very knowledgable & wants you to your best. He seems to have just as much fun teaching as I did learning & makes you fee
l comfortable from the get go. I would definitely suggest Eric as a vocal instructor."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Courtney
"Loved working with Shellen! She focussed not only on what I needed to improve vocal technique, but also met the desires of what I wanted out of each lesso
n. She also CARES and frequently went out of her way to answer questions, obtain specific sheet music, or help me through auditioning while combatting winter illness. I would absolutely recommend Shellen - she is no nonsense!"
Danny is a singer, songwriter, motivational speaker, actor, and model. Danny has had a love for the performing arts since childhood. Every experience that Danny has from music videos, acting, working in bands A-Capella gospel and R & B groups, to American Idol, theater, auditioning, recording in a studio, working with a live crowd, a smaller intimate crowd hosting a show etc. you name it.
Danny believes that making a dream happen requires being solid on faith, being a visionary and also being ready to act and move on the impulse. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and you have to be read
y to move. With life experience and hardships.
Danny appreciates and loves life and in everything he does he feels excited about any opportunity or door that comes his way.
Danny is currently self-employed. In Danny's spare time he loves to always be involved in self development in the entertainment arts and continues to pursue acting and singing. Danny is currently being represented by Condra Artista Talent Agency for the Austin and San Antonio region.
Danny states, In life I only see solutions and happiness in all aspects; I use my talents to express joy laughter and happiness through music poetry, motivational speaking, vocal lessons and comedy. I understand that sometimes you have to go through trial and error, but that's okay because that's how we learn to develop wisdom as people. I am forever humble and gracious about all my blessings because I know that someone out there is experiencing true misfortune, poverty and negativity. I surround my life, spirit thoughts, energy around people of positive driven energy and I project the same where ever I go. I love life and living!
*** Lesson Details *** On initial lesson we take a few minutes to do a vocal assessment. After hearing the student, a customized syllabus will be created in order to assist with the vocal students short and long term goals. If there are areas that need development the instructor will add that to the students lesson plan and work on those areas. We work on: -Range -Breathing -Pitch -Control -Power -Performance educate -Public speaking -Microphone educate -Homework will also be assigned
*** Studio Equipment *** Full sound system in 3 soundproof rooms includes, mirrors, keyboard, and microphone. The studio has a waiting lobby with big screen cable TV for guest and children.
*** Specialties *** Customized tailored voice lessons in mainstream, pop, speech level singing, ear training,blending, vocal care and maintenance. Some specialized styles include; rock, country, pop, soul, gospel, for males and females vocalist from beginners, intermediate, and advanced level backgrounds.
Iain September 18, 2015
Music Performance ·
Danny has helped me get comfortable on stage. I always had a fear of talking to my audience in between sets. I get so nervous. Not anymore. So going in for voice and learning how to use a the microphone but also the icing of knowing what to say. I am not perfect now, but not a horrifying mess like I was. Now I can at least speak and feel relaxed. Simplicity singing lessons that f work. :)
Sergio September 14, 2015
Music Performance ·
I hired Danny to help me in the studio. I was recording about 3 songs I needed help with. On these original songs, I had been working on with another coach unnamed that had me do scales and but after hours of recording, the coach didn't know what else to say except breathe deep. With Danny in about 15-20 min, we were able to knock out my songs easily. Danny isn't your average instructor. He actually goes beyond scales. Some of my issues in were singing close to my break and certain phrases were hard to work with. Others were as basic as the way I was standing. I am impressed.
Amy August 26, 2015
Music Performance ·
My first time taking any type of vocal training before. I did this in hopes to be a better singer in my car. One day I was humming and a friend herd me and said I sounded amazing. I could feel my face turning red because I thought at the time I was alone. Anyways, months later... Guess who's doing karaoke on Tuesday nights?!!
I have been a professional musician for 30 years. I have toured all over the US as well as performed in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. My career has enabled me to do some cool things over the years, including, record on numerous CD's, including a Grammy award winning CD, music videos, video game music and various special events around the US.
Through my experience, I can help you or your child achieve their musical goals using techniques that I have developed over many years of real life performing.
*** Lesson Details *** I specialize in adult and children's beginner guitar and also ba
ss guitar for all ages and levels.
My approach to teaching is simple, use real life techniques and incorporate simple music theory.
My kids guitar students learn to read music as well as chords and chord charts
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons are in my home music studio with a lobby for parents
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Bass Guitar and beginner acoustic/electric guitar for kids and adults
Rebecca September 29, 2015
First time my 9 year old son has played a guitar and he is really enjoying learning with his teacher. Julian seems very experience and knowledgeable, he is very patient with his students and teaches them at their level and understanding. He encourages my son to practice and praises him for his accomplishments. I would highly recommend Julian as the teacher for your son/daughter.
Nathaniel M. September 28, 2015
Julian is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly.
Dedrick A. August 4, 2015
Julian is amazing instructor, very patience with my grandson and extremely engaging! I would recommend Julian to anyone looking for music lessons for their child!
Timothy , tenor, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Most recently, he was praised by the Houston Chronicle for his depiction of Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Opera in the Heights. Soon after that he was engaged to sing for the San Antonio Opera as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. In the fall of 2011 he made his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Elvino in La Sonnambula. Soon after he was engaged with Sparkling City Light Opera as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He began his studies in 1998 at Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2001. He is heard
in such roles as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Des Grieux in Manon, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rodolfo in La boheme; Franz in Les Contes d’ Hoffman, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Albert in Albert Herring, Tamino in The Magic flute, Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible, and Beppe in I Pagliacci. He is heard in concert as a tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and as Obadiah in Elijah. In early 2010 He made his Carnegie Hall Debut as the tenor soloist in Arwel Hughes’ Dewi Sant. Voice teacher for 7 years at the Bulverde Academy of Music. Also taught voice for both the Northside and Northeast independent school districts. Going into third semester as an adjunct voice professor at San Antonio College.
*** Lesson Details *** Classical technique is what I teach. Including breathing placement and musicianship. However that does not mean that I try to turn all my students into opera singers. The truth is you can utilize the classical technique in any genre of music. Trust me it will make a difference in your singing. I would be happy to discuss my methods in more detail. Thank you.
*** Studio Equipment *** Office and studio space with seating for parents. He has Dogs.
*** Travel Equipment *** Its helpful if the student possesses a keyboard or piano but if not i can provide one.
*** Specialties *** I have been both an opera/musical theater performer as well as a pop musician so I feel I am extremely well versed in many performance styles and how to teach them.
Lavelda N. October 2, 2015
Online Verified Student
Charles B. September 1, 2015
In home Verified Student
I'm not going to lie, I thought it was going to be one of the hardest days of my life but Mr. B explained and broke down his lesson plan to a point where any can understand, yes it was my first day and all days may not be well paced but I'm ready for the challenge, He's a Magnificent teacher and a Humble individual.
Erika M. June 25, 2015
In studio Verified Student
We are very satisfied! We've seen plenty of growth. He is a great guide to finding your opera voice. We are very happy with him! Definitely recommend!
Hello! My name is Cristina and I have been playing drums since I was a child. After graduating high school, I decided to continue to pursue music. For the past 4 years I have been studying Percussion and Drums, first at the University of Houston, and presently, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with plans to finish my Bachelor of Music degree. I specialize in drumset, and percussion instruments such as marimba, snare drum, vibraphone, etc. I also am able to teach marching band percussion and drumline instruments. Along with teaching, I am a gigging musician with great versatility and
experience in many genres of music. Not only am I able to teach basic fundamentals of music such as technique, reading music, styles, etc., I can make learning to be a great musician a very enjoyable process!!
*** Lesson Details *** My style of teaching is very relaxed and patient. I use real word analogies and use a student's personal interests to help make music easier to understand. I take the time to get to know my students' personalities and interests in order to accommodate their needs. My curriculum would consist of understanding drums/percussion instruments, rhythms/styles/timing, technique, music notation, and performance manners. After 3-6 months of lessons, students will know the basics of what I have listed above. I believe that if you have patience with yourself, that you can achieve any kind of goal. All it takes is a good teacher, faith in yourself, and practice!
*** Studio Equipment *** 2 drumsets, PA
*** Travel Equipment *** I have various mallets and sticks. I can bring a small drum kit. I expect my students to provide their own mallets and sticks, along with EARPLUGS, and a folder for all of your papers.
*** Specialties *** Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Tejano/Folk. Very Familiar with most genres.
Lisa C. June 29, 2015
In studio Verified Student
My daughter and I love her! She is very encouraging and patient! My daughter was not comfortable at first, and now she is very confident with her! Definitely recommend!
Adriana C. March 20, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I was really nervous about taking lessons, as soon as i met Christina she was really nice and patient with me. I am soo happy that i chose her as my Teacher. I will continue my lessons with her and reccomend her to everyone i know!!!
Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.
I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.
Hello! I'm Michael. Music has been 'my thing' since I found a guitar in my Mom's closet at age 9 and didn't move until figured out "Mary Had A Little Lamb". That's the curiosity I try to instill in my students! Although I started playing trumpet and guitar in elementary school, my music education at University of Texas in SA opened up musical doors I never knew existed! Currently I teach trumpet, guitar, piano, drums and saxophone, ages 6 to 45, as well as play trumpet around town when the sun goes down. I passionately emphasize music reading ability, improv techniques through jazz studies, an
d a solid music theory foundation- no matter what age you are!!!
*** Lesson Details *** Every lesson, past concepts are reviewed and emphasized, then we crawl forward through new music, discussing the technique and theory of every piece we play. I've accumulated an expansive library of teaching material to create a very diverse path when exploring the wonderful world of music. I always try to emphasize practicing a classical piece and a jazz piece. Popular and original music is always fun too! Whatever your idea of music is, we will build on it, playing pieces you want to play! *** Studio Equipment *** A variety of instruments are at our disposal here in the studio, including...
Acoustic piano & electric keyboard, guitars, trumpet & cornet, upright acoustic bass, 7-piece drum set & auxiliary percussion... and my clarinet!
*** Specialties *** The house is very friendly and comfortable, great with children and families. Lots of natural light! Netflix/Kids Netflix available, or a lot of books if you prefer! Large front porch patio, great on a nice day!
Yuko N. October 8, 2015
In studio Verified Student
He is so enthusiastic tearching piano. He answers me anything I asked and try to not overwhelming me too. So nice.
Joe H. May 19, 2015
Music Theory ·
I recently began taking lessons with Michael on understanding more about music theory with the objective of becoming a better guitarist and song writer. Not only the knowledge I have gained, but the overall improvement of my musicianship in such a short amount of time has greatly surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend Michael to any musician looking to take their craft to the next level.
Kyle K. October 18, 2014
In studio Verified Student
After just a few lessons with Michael I could see instant improvements in my guitar playing and truly started to understand more and more about my instrument, and just music in general. My lessons are always a good time with Michael and i look forward to each one every week. He's a great teacher and musician and I definitely recommend him to everyone.
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