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Chad N.

5 Reviews
La Jolla, CA
Starting at $40
  • Masters from school of hard knocks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Chad N.

5 Reviews
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I teach with a fun approach that gets you up and running on your instrument and playing songs quickly. My lessons are completely tailored to each student depending on their goals. If you want to play songs I'll teach you the quickest way to learn how to play songs. If you want to be a great all around player I'll teach you how to play lead patterns, use theory for writing, play chords and how to play and write full songs.

About Chad

I'm an easy going and fun music teacher with real life experience. I build and taylor my lessons around "Your" goals not mine. Ultimately my goal is to make your experience FUN. Want to play songs? I can get you up and running within a couple weeks with simple strategies that accelerate your le

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Josh
Outstanding teacher!
Jennifer
Chad bring such an amazing dynamic to teaching my children. He really tailors his teaching to meet the unique needs of each child. My one daughter really likes to challenge herself, she is very focused and enjoys creating her own music. He honed in on this right away and each lesson is filled with just the amount of intensity and instruction along with patience and fun to allow my daughter to explore what she likes best in her music style.

My son is the opposite. He plays electric guitar. He is not focused, but he loves the sound and working with Chad. Chad makes him feel just as accomplished as my daughter and offers him great patience and redirection. My son always looks forward to his lesson and has maintained his enthusiasm for guitar whereas other things he's tried he has quickly lost interest.

Chad is simply the best there is. Not to mention he is EXTREMELY talented and has a great singing voice :)
Mike
Great teacher, great understanding of the students needs.
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David B.

40 Reviews
Lakeside, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
Gabriela S.
David is an excellent teacher! Have been taking my 8 year old to him and she has learned a lot in three 30 minute lessons. Looking forward to continuing with David.
Aiden B.
David, Greg, and the female guitar teacher ( I have forgotten her name ) were all very welcoming and offered great insight into my son's advancement with his guitar and drum playing. He can't wait for his next lesson. Regards, Baron Baker
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Aleksandr A.

9 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Russian, Lithuanian
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Awarded Finalist for excellence in Vocal Artistry from The New Jersey Alliance of Performing Artists
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Aleksandr A.

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I have been an opera singer for more than 35 years, teaching piano and voice.
With a unique technique, I will help you to reveal your natural voice and show your own timbre. Expect an improvement within weeks.

About Aleksandr

Hello, I have been an opera singer for more than 35 years, teaching piano and voice. With a unique technique, I will help you to reveal your natural voice and show your own timbre. Expect an improvement within weeks.

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Brian Polatsek
Great first lesson! Aleksandr is a great teacher. Has lots of patience, and a very easy going teaching style.
Immanuel O.
To the point and fun. Looking forward to the journey
Oliver
Although, this is the first time I am taking voice lessons I thought Aleksandr was great! I learned a lot (I just wanted to learn a particular song) and realized I needed more knowledge of music. Therefore, I hope to continue to grow with him.

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Margaret A.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Margaret A.

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Looking for clarinet lessons? Great! I’d love to work with you! Not able to read music yet? That’s ok I can help with that too (read: don’t be intimidated it’s easier than you think) want to know more about me? Check out my bio below:

Margaret Albrecht has been an active teacher throughout Michigan for the past 10 years. She is also an active performer with a focus on Symphonic Orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Midwest. Margaret offers a professional level of instruction, fostering both pedagogical growth/technical facility and a lifelong passion for music! Several of her students have gone on to persue Music degrees (major and minor) at the University level, and the majority of her studio compete at a high level for Solo and Ensemble, participate in extracurriculars like Youth Orchestra, jazz band etc. and attend music summer camps (Blue Lake and interlochen music camps are popular choices!)

Margaret has taught in a wide range of settings from Masterclasses to ...

About Margaret

I’ve been actively teaching throughout the greater Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter and Plymouth areas. While most of my students are Late elementary- high school aged, I’ve also taught masterclasses at the Collegiate level and have a few adult students so anyone at any level is welcome and encourag

Imraan K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music from Long Island University C.W. Post
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Imraan K.

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I've been playing saxophone for 15 years, and I've picked up some cool tricks along the way! Saxophone lessons are custom tailored to the student's individual skill level.

Beginners learn basic technique and a foundation of good habits to build on!

Intermediate players challenge themselves with more difficult pieces, requiring use of more refined techniques.

Advanced players prepare and perform advanced pieces, and work on the most advanced techniques.

About Imraan

I'm a pro saxophonist in NYC, currently performing both in the NYC area and internationally. In the last 5 years, I have been performing with various bands in the area, spanning rock, funk, soul, Latin, and especially jazz. Performing has taken me to France, Switzerland, Italy, China, and most

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Shai H.
When I asked my son how his lesson went he said “I struck gold”. Imraan is amazing!
Sal
An excellent teacher. He keeps my son Sal interested and engaged with every lesson. Sal gets to choose some of the music he works on, and Imraan makes it into a lesson. Sal has been doing much better in band class, I recommend him!
Livia C.
Excellent

My son Nicholas, 10 yrs old, has been taking saxophone lessons with Imraan for about a month. Searching for a young motivated teacher who is up to date with todays music is very difficult. My fear was for Nicholas to get discouraged in his saxophone playing and music with a non motivated instructor.
Imraan has been the perfect match for Nick. He is not only an excellent saxophone player but a great instructor. He motivates my son with his saxophone playing, has patients with his teachings and with kids, is up to date with todays music and most important, my son cant wait for his next lesson.

Imraan, Im glad we met you and look forward to hearing my son play in concert with you someday.

Rebecca S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Rebecca S.

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I am a classically trained violinist. I started playing at 4 and have recently gotten back into it after having my children. I love teaching beginner violinists the basics and helping them learn to love the instrument.

About Rebecca

Hi there! Thank for taking a look at my profile. I started my teaching career as a math teacher 17 years ago and have recently branched into sewing and violin lessons. As a trained teacher, I am well versed at giving multiple examples and giving the student time to figure out and solve the proble

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"Nick Russo is a fantastic tutor for kids and adults who would like to learn Ukulele, guitar, banjo or other instruments. He makes ‘learning fun’ he's friendly and cheerful. I don’t have any background in music but, Nick made it easy for me to understand the notes and how it works. I always look forward to every lesson. I Highly recommended Nick to everyone."
Melissa
Took Ukulele lessons from Nick R.
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"Great first lesson! Luke is very patient and was able to explain things in a way I could understand. I have no prior musical training."
Erin Malone
Took Ukulele lessons from Luke P.
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"If you want to learn the correct way and understand the why behind it he's your guy. James's (Jimmy's) enthusiasm and love of music shows in all he does, from lessons to recording, I wholeheartedly recommend Jimmy Ruperto!!"
Walter
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Trumpet Lessons

My son wants to play trumpet in the jazz band at school so he asked for lessons over the summer. I’m so glad we found Jordan. He welcomed us right in and worked so well from that first moment. My son is a bit shy, so I’m so grateful that he found learning from Jordan so easy. In fact, every time he came out of a lesson, he asked for more lessons! The feedback from Jordan has been nicely detailed so we know where he is improving, where to focus his practice sessions (and reminding him to practice), and giving suggestions of music to listen to, to make him notice that the learning isn’t just practicing, but listening as well. Jordan clearly knows and practices what he teaches. My son also mentioned that he really appreciates the times when Jordan plays along with him during the practice. Thanks Jordan!"
Nancy
Took Trumpet lessons from Jordan M.
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"**Excellent** drum instructor, highly recommended

Jeff is everything you'd want in a drum instructor: he is highly skilled, has thorough knowledge of drumming styles and technique, and he is an excellent communicator. On top of that he is thoughtful, polite and listens carefully. This is all a very, very rare combination.

I had to play a couple of slow gospel tunes for a church service this summer; Jeff very quickly found suitable and tasteful grooves for me that were within my capability to play. He also worked with me on some rudiments and provided invaluable feedback. I can't recommend him highly enough."
Christopher
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"Dan is a very good instructor and coach ... I'm making satisfying progress."
Andy
Took Piano lessons from Dan H.
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"Mrs. Maggie, Is a wonderful and affordable teacher. She meets student where they are and develop them to grow and challenge. My son has been going several months now and we are so grateful to have her as a instructor. She is so polite and warm and is very passionate about teaching music."
Angela F.
Took Piano lessons from Maggie Z.
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"I love having Hannah as my piano teacher. She is incredibly kind, patient, and considerate. She is superb at customizing the lessons to my interests and her positive attitude empowers me though challenging pieces. I trust her implicitly to provide the best music has to offer and I look forward to learning new topics and techniques each week. I give her my highest recommendation."
Sarah
Took Piano lessons from Hannah F.
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"A very patient and forgiving teacher! She explains subjects well and always knows exactly what to talk about next. She is also very kind and polite!"
Brayton
Took Flute lessons from Leanna G.
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""My daughter started flute lessons with Carter 4 years ago, and it has been an immensely positive experience. Carter is very knowledgeable and professional. He strikes exactly the right balance between encouraging my daughter and challenging her. As a consequence, she has gone from a beginner to a very proficient player in a children's orchestra. Carter also helps his students to enlarge their musical activity by giving concerts, joining ensemble groups and listening to other musicians. I would highly recommend him as a teacher to either beginners or more advanced players.""
Chris
Took Flute lessons from Carter W.
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