Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Danielle
"Allie is a terrific singing teacher
My daughter has learned so much after only a few months of working with Allie. Her breath control, range and confiden
ce have all improved and best of all she has fun with it. Allie's patience, skill and warm nature make for a great singing instructor."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Suzy
"Ricardo's approach to teaching piano is simply excellent.
Ricardo's knowledge of the piano is clearly evident. He is a courteous and polished individual
who devotes focused attention upon the student. He is patient and offers very constructive recommendations that have helped my development. Ricardo is an excellent teacher who I highly recommend. If you want to learn how to play the piano, take your lessons from Ricardo."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Donna
"Will is a highly knowledgeable and relatable instructor
With Willâs patience and easy instruction I am slowly learning the instrument that I love. Will
is always prepared for our session with hand outs and a lesson plan. I appreciate that he is willing to take our lesson in a different direction then originally planned depending on my progression. His style is very laid back while still having expectations of your development which is nice because this pushes me to do the work. I highly recommend Will as your instructor."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Charlie
"This teacher is wonderful. My son had his very first ever lesson with Mary tonight. He was really nervous but her smiles and enthusiasm (plus her lovely s
inging voice) helped him feel at ease. He is 9 and I am sure her positive infulence will help shape his voice for a lifetime."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Paul
"I cannot praise Andrew enough. He is wonderfully sincere and I was immediately welcomed. As an introvert I know how hard it can be to sing in front of a
stranger, but that was never the case with Andrew. I had never taken a single voice lesson, let alone sang at all, really. All that I knew was that I wanted to learn. In a short time, he was able to take my untrained, shy voice and turn it into a musical instrument that I enjoy immensely. I have a new found appreciation for singing thanks to Andrew and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking to either start anew, supplement, or expand on their musical skill set."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Linsay
"Karen is excellent with our 5 year old daughter. Her experience and expertise was apparent on the very first lesson. Our daughter has been through three
instructors prior to Karen and this is the first one she has connected with and looked forward to seeing each week. She truly knows how to connect with children and her enthusiasm is infectious! Definitely recommend to children and adults seeking lessons!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Karen A M.
Review by Kelly
"So many teachers make you take lessons from scratch to see how much you have learned and go over the material again with you to fix errors. It is so bori
ng for me!!! I hate that. I'm sure it works for some people. I like to play my hardest song and then go from there instead! He did no for met. He caught on right away, exactly where I needed help. I didn't waste hours and hours of tedious lessons that I would quit rather than have to do that same material again! Also, he breaks things down that are very complicated, to easy to understand chunks and bits to make it easy."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Dave
"Braxton is an excellent instructor. He came to my house, making it very convenient for me, and help me get off to a good start. I highly recommend him to
anyone looking for a guitar instructor."
Salt Lake City, UT teacher:
Review by Rachel
"I've studied with Amit for a year. I came to him with a goal; to improve my guitar skills, that got so better i'm playing with a few bands now, and feel
ing more comfortable than ever. We end up with a full album that he produced for me. During the lessons he tought me through my own songs and exposed me to a whole new world of music. I had the best time with Amit, i'm glad that i had the privilege to work with him.
I recommand Amit, with all my heart, knowing his a teacher for life."
Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, I have been performing and teaching professionally. I have had the pleasure of studying and working with some of the finest musicians. Each day brings new and exciting challenges to be met. I have really enjoyed the journey to this point and am looking forward to more g
reat things in the future.
My lessons are available to anyone who wants to grow musically. They can be as simple or as challenging as you like. I move at your pace and strive for every lesson to be a fun and rewarding learning experience. Whether you want to learn how to play your favorite songs or write a masterpiece of your own, I will help give you the tools to make your musical dreams come true.
*** Studio Equipment *** Music teaching room, amps, stands, effects pedals
*** Specialties *** Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, Latin, Country, theory, improvisation, reading, learning songs, ear training, grooving and HAVING FUN.
Kevin July 21, 2015
Andrew has given my daughter the knowledge and the confidence that as a beginning guitar player is giving her much success. He offers a very comfortable atmosphere and is very friendly and has a great personality that makes it even easier for my daughter as a new player. Also he is very accommodating as far as scheduling of the lessons.
Bob B. March 4, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Andrew is a great teacher! He is really patient and easy going. He makes my daughter feel really comfortable during the lessons which I think is very important for a beginner. I would definitely recommend Andrew to everyone!
Sarah C. August 21, 2014
Andrew naturally has an ear and talent for music, always has. His passion for music started self taught and advanced throughout his professional career. His music range is wide spread stylistically, thus as a teacher he can focus on many different areas with each of his students. His improvisation skills are effortless both on stage and in our jam sessions. Andrew has a way of teaching that makes learning music very approachable. He is patient and well thought out about the process. Always fun to watch on stage and a joy to work with.
I started playing trumpet in grade school and was in the marching band the first year of high school. I then switched to playing upright bass in the orchestra. This led to me being a part of the jazz band and playing instrumentals for school musicals. Upon graduation time, I received the gold medal for music performance in strings. I was also an AP music theory student. After, I pursued a bachelor's degree in music and took education courses. I have tutored music theory and given instrument lessons, but they were always self employed or from the university.
I wish to help others make music
an enjoying part of their lives, as it is in mine.
*** Lesson Details *** For lessons, I like to get a feel of the student's current abilities and then start from there. I'm progressive in my methods and use a scaffolding technique. Going out of your comfort zone helps learning and development.
*** Studio Equipment *** Fender Jazz Bass Music Man SUB Bass Ampeg amp
*** Travel Equipment *** Students should have a logbook or notebook, staff paper, pencils, their instruments if applicable, and a metronome.
I bring extra staff paper and pencils just in case
*** Specialties *** rock, jazz, funk, R&B, classical
Ana-Maria C. April 1, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Matthew was very kind and patient with my daughter. I was glad I chose him to teach my daughter piano.
Estee G. March 16, 2016
In home Verified Student
Great first lesson!
Jason Billups October 15, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Very knowledgeable. Takes his time to explain concepts and the theory. Makes it fun, but challenges you at the same time.
Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high school. Transferring the knowledge and finger technique to the guitar came easy because of the similarities between guitar and the bass. And growing up with an upright piano in the house always lead to tinkering and eventually became a proficiency after college. In 1996 Michael enrolled at the the Phil
adelphia University of the Arts. He was awarded a presidential merit scholarship and a university grant based on his entrance audition. During his studies Michael was recruited for a student ensemble also know as Metagroove. During this time Michael had shared stages with guitarist John Scofield, Singer Ike Willis (Frank Zappa Band), Medeski Martin and Wood and The Disco Biscuits among countless others.
C. has completed a Master of Arts in music education as well as Bachelor of Music in bass performance. Michael is qualified to teach on bass, upright bass, guitar, drums, piano, voice and a rare instrument called steel pan (steel drum) among others. Michael performs as a freelance musician. He can be found performing regularly at private parties and events around the greater Philadelphia area. He has performed playing most styles and genres of music. Among these styles are Pop, R & B, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Calypso, Flamenco, Latin, Pop, Musical Theater and Rock & Roll.
C. is a trained professional and prefers to cater his lessons to the individual need of each student. He believes that each student is unique and will encounter challenges in their own manner. Michael likes to supplement his lessons using musical interests of the student. C. has been known to arrange popular pieces for recital performances for his students. Some of the pieces he has arranged for his students include Something in the Way She Moves (Beetles), Long distance Run Around (The Who), Iron Man (Black Sabbath), That' s What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction), Hall of Fame (The Script) among many more. Michael encourages his students to use the music they love to challenge their ability and cognitive processes. Michael has the experience and training required to inspire and motivate you to become successful not only in music but in your daily endeavors.
*** Lesson Details *** Michael has over twelve years experience teaching music and chooses to cater his lessons to the goals of his clients. He does not follow a set curriculum because different students tend to have different goals and expectations.
*** Studio Equipment *** Logic Pro X, Reason, Fast Track pro audio, Double Bass, Piano, Rhodes Electric Piano, Acoustic guitar, Electric Guitar, Flute, Sax, Clarinet, trumpet, Electric basses, Steel Pans (drums), etc.
Audio recordings of each lesson are free of charge and available upon request. C. is capable of creating demos and audio recordings as well as audio production of original material.
*** Travel Equipment *** Laptop, Guitars, PA system, Basses, Metronome, Method Books, etc.
*** Specialties *** Steel Pan lessons are available. Access to a steel pan(drum) is a requirement for this specialty.
Jamie M. March 9, 2016
In home Verified Student
Michael was an amazing teacher. he worked very well with my 7 year old. He really knows how to connect with kids as well as adults and keeps them interested. He is very talented and knowledgeable about many instruments, always on time and super professional. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Michael he is amazing!
Gianluca M. January 21, 2016
In home Verified Student
Able to teach age appropriately and skill level. Super engaging for our little one!! Professional. Our son is excited for his next lesson!!
Erum A. January 6, 2016
In home Verified Student
My kids lovedo him my younger ones will be taking guitar lessons from him again soon
Hi! My name is Kelsey L. I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Music Education and I currently teach Voice and Piano lessons. I absolutely love working with people of all ages and helping them to discover their joy for music. Whether you are a serious musician, or are just looking to have fun, I would be happy to help you or your child in any way that I can. I believe that it's never too early or too late to become involved, and that everyone is capable of success. I offer a variety of musical experiences, including formal piano/vocal lessons, ear training, and music theory.
I provide lessons at my home in Bensalem. Please contact me for additional information!
Amy P. January 28, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Kelsey was a very good teacher. My son was a little too young to continue lessons, but she was very patient with him for his age. She made the class very interactive and fun, with animal sounds and children songs.
Marisa M. January 27, 2016
In home Verified Student
My daughter is 5 years old & Kelsey worked great with her. She was very patient!
Marc G. January 27, 2016
Kelsey does a fantastic job!! I've been singing for almost 3 years now and I write my own originals but never knew why, when I would sing I would always change the melody in my lyrics. I would never stay consistent even though I was writing the music. With just a few lessons I am already gaining more control and confidence in my voice. Kelsey truly understands the voice and makes learning very easy, fun and exciting!! If I want to learn to sing like Ed sheeran or any other artist, she knows exactly what to do and takes the proper steps to grow my voice in the direction I want to take it. She is very adaptive and will suit anyone's needs.You will be very satisfied with Kelsey and her instruction. She is not just a teacher but also a top notch musician and an amazing song writing, anyone would be pleased and happy to have her as a teacher.
Well I'm and outgoing happy music loving nerd, that loves to help others learn. I have been playing music for eight years now. Experimental jazzy jams are my favorite but i have a very diverse knowledge branching into rock and metal as well. For as long as i can remember I've always been the person that loves to get up in front of people and perform weather giving a presentation or playing a show, i love the feeling of the stage. Helping people grow is one thing i have a passion for above everything else, weather its pondering philosophy or jamming out i'm always down to help.
Paul April 14, 2016
When i was just starting out Alex would come over once a week and teach me, now i'm playing in my own band and i own it all to him!
terry April 13, 2016
Blues Guitar ·
I am 55 and just retired in 2014, i needed a new hobby so i took to guitar! I met Alex at a local guitar shop, after we got to talking he ended up teaching me for the next 6 mouths
Julia April 13, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
I'm a singer who wanted to break into guitar, after a few lessons i was able to really get into it!
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