Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Alex
In the past two years that I've taken lessons from Parker I have continually been impressed with just how talented he is as an instructor.
Beyond being a great musician, he has created a progressive teaching plan that can move a beginner (like myself) through the basics and all the way to advanced guitar playing and even song writing. Parker is clear at communicating when, where, and how I can make changes to get things right and to get more enjoyment from playing. He is patient, yet knows how to motivate. Plus he has a never-ending list of suggestions on new theories, techniques, or styles that I could delve into to keep my learning experience going. I would recommend anyone who wants to learn guitar to Take Lessons with Parker!"
Denver, CO teacher:
S. Parker G.
Review by Amber Morgan
"Awesome instructor, great with kids. Highly recommended."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by B.
"What a great start! David is very patient and supportive."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Niraj
"My son is learning from last few months and we are so happy with her."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Gale N.
"Sammy Huh is an outstanding music instructor with a true love for music and a desire to assist his clients with meeting their goals. Sammy has awesome pat
ience with a keen ear to listen to what his clients seek in their music goals; listening to the current skill level and method and assessing practice lessons during the session and comparing homework assignments during next sessions to help meet the notes needed to support owning the piece. He is a wonderful instructor with an easy going smile, very friendly, courteous and highly professional. Sammy takes music to heart, personally participating in several performances and choirs (he can sing and he provides vocal lessons!). He is an instructor you want to work with. I'm glad he is my piano instructor. I have learned a lot from him and thank him very much for his wonderful patience as I grow in my piano study."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by marina
"im happy to met such a nice and professional person as Polina is! An intelligent teacher , who can make u understand the theory and show u how to do it in
practice. Never bored , always positive. im satisfied and gonna carry on . xxx"
San Angelo, TX teacher:
Review by Yuecan
"Excellent Singing teacher，I get the most professional traning and many useful personal singing techniques suggestion."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Young Im Lee
"Very nice and helpful. She was willing to accommodate to my schedule even though it was not her regular time. I am looking forward to the next lesson!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Elle
"Amazing instructor! Polite, punctual, friendly and made learning fun for Elle, my 5 year old daughter."
***Teaching Philosophy*** I believe music is essential in education, as it teaches self-discipline, improves mental function, and enriches the soul. As a voice teacher, I believe in teaching healthy technique and opening doors to many genres, and fostering creativity and self-expression through composition. I encourage students to participate in choral and dramatic groups to hone their craft, as well as to help push them past their self-imposed limitations. As a cello teacher, I encourage involvement in orchestras and chamber groups, as they teach teamwork and develop listening skills. Mu
sic is such an incredible form of personal expression, and I aspire to help my students find their true musical voices and share them with others.
***Experience*** I have taught private music lessons since 1999. I am currently a music teacher for grades 7 through 12 at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, NC. There I conduct three choirs, teach Advanced Placement Music Theory, and teach general music (which includes basic guitar and piano).
I feel that performance is an integral part of music education and will make sure that my students are given ample opportunity to perform, whether it be at an Open Mic Night, as part of a choir or orchestra, or in a musical production to nurture each of my student's performance abilities.
***Lessons*** First and foremost we need to have fun. Music is fun and so should the lessons be. When it comes to practice I expect students to spend time outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results.
I work with a variety of methods and concepts to ensure that I am building a solid understanding of music in my students. I work on intonation, music theory, sight reading, and expression.
I am comfortable teaching: Voice: Beginning to Professional (Ages 12 and up) Cello: Beginning to Intermediate (Any age) Piano: Beginning to Intermediate (Any age)
***Voice*** I have extensive background in classical technique, and teach proper, healthy belt technique as well. I am comfortable teaching music from all genres and styles. I focus on developing a beautiful and unique sound for each student while maintaining a healthy, flexible voice.
***Cello*** I teach beginning and intermediate level cellists who either rent or own their own instrument. I encourage my students to join an orchestra or string ensemble, as there is no substitute for the experience of being part of a musical team. Cello students will work out of a technique book that will help build a solid foundation. Once basic skills are learned we will start to search out more advanced music.
***Piano*** For piano lessons I am best with beginners. I specialize in working with students who are just learning about music and want to learn the basics of piano. I am comfortable working with all ages of beginning piano student. I can also work with singing students who are interested in also accompanying themselves. Piano students will begin using a technique book that will help build basic skills. Once these are solid, we will start to search out the specific music you are interested in playing. So if you love a song on the radio, keep notes and we'll learn it.
***Studio Equipment*** Private music studio in my home with a Yamaha electric grand piano. I have built a small recording booth and equipment and software for quality recording and editing.
Wes K. June 4, 2015
Gospel Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
Jamie is a fantastic instructor. In my first lesson alone I felt Jamie knew exactly what my strengths and weaknesses were and how I could improve. She was super easy to work with and very encouraging throughout. She stretched me to try new things that immediately I could hear an improvement. Would highly recommend Jamie for those who are looking to take their singing to the next level.
Melissa B. July 17, 2014
During my career as a professional singer, Jaime has always been the first person I call for help with my CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) technique. Over the years, she has helped me tremendously to develop a healthy belt technique and to increase my belt range as well. It would be an understatement to say that she knows her stuff. Oh, and she's an incredible classical singer, too. Just saying.
In addition to the breadth of her vocal knowledge, Jaime is as passionate about and dedicated to her students as you could ever want from a teacher. She always makes learning music fun and accessible, and she will be a champion and friend to you. Jaime is one of the finest singers and teachers I know.
Robert B. May 23, 2014
In studio Verified Student
She is a great teacher! She works very well with you and figures you out as a singer! I haven't had her long but she has taught me a lot in a short time.
For the last two decades, I have had the privilege of teaching piano at two of the largest and most successful community music schools in the Southeast: the Columbia Arts Academy, based in Columbia, SC, and the Jan Williams School of Music and Theatre, based in Brentwood, TN, just outside of Nashville.
During my years as a piano teacher in community music schools, I have successfully instructed and interacted with a student population representing a vast range of ages, aptitudes, attitudes, races, ethnicities and countries of origin. My retention numbe
rs have been excellent, and I have prepared hundreds of students for recitals. I have taught and performed extensively across the wide spectrum of music, including classical, jazz and popular music, with a particular expertise in jazz, blues and rock music.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have
Gargi April 7, 2016
Classical Piano ·
I am an adult with no prior knowledge of music or experience with any musical instrument; however, Pete's classes have really made me believe in myself. He has a great deal of passion and knowledge and is ever so patient that one never feels inhibited during the learning process. I am thoroughly enjoying my classes, and the thought of an evening class is what keeps me going during my packed schedule at work
Melissa Morris March 8, 2016
In home Verified Student
Great first lesson. Peter was very patient, taking time to explain everything and did not rush me. I felt very at ease and he met me at my level but was willing to help me reach a little if that was what I wanted. He was very clear on what I needed to work on for the next week. He went over everything to make sure I understood and knew that he was available for any questions.
Hi, there! My name is Katelynn and I can't wait to meet you! I've been playing the oboe since 2010 and have loved it every step of the way! I teach beginning oboe lessons and I can't wait to start teaching YOU how to play the oboe! Playing the oboe has its very own character of its own. It's unique, challenging, and fun. I'm a sweet and caring person and my teaching style is personal, challenging, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
My name is Jennifer McKinney and I'm an Education major and Creative Writing minor at UNC Chapel Hill. I've been trained in Common Core Math and special education. I've played the flute for approximately 12 years and have received national solo awards. I've worked with students aged 4 to 32 and enjoy working with anyone of any age! I currently teach science at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center as well as working on curriculum with Kidzu Children's Museum. I look forward to having more students and helping them reach goals!
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For students in music programs or conservatories, this is a common essay prompt you'll come across. But academic thoughts aside, it's an issue worth thinking about for any piano player. Pianos pre-dating the 1950s are inexorably linked with the universally distasteful business of hunting for the purposes of obtaining ivory, whether legally or illegally. Read on to learn more about the history of instrument-making to see where the vogue for making p …
Is it Unethical to Have a Piano With Ivory Keys?
The piano is, by nature, unethical, discuss.
For students in music programs or conservatories, this is a common essay prompt you'll come across. But academic thoughts aside, it's an issue worth thinking about for any piano player. Pianos pre-dating the 1950s are inexorably linked with the universally distasteful business of hunting for the purposes of obtaining ivory, whether legally or illegally. Read on to learn more about the history of instrument-making to see where the vogue for making p
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