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David C.

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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded NAMM Innovation Award from National Association of Music Merchants
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David C.

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My teaching philosophy centers around you, the student! Learning oboe is a wonderful journey to embark upon and I am here to get you started. We will go over the fundamentals of oboe and music overall. But most importantly, we will focus on what you want to get out of your lessons. Do you want to play a piece of music for your family? Perhaps work on making your very own reeds! I am excited to be your oboe teacher, and I can't wait to begin.

About David

David, a native of Syracuse, NY, has been playing oboe for over 10 years and earned his B.M. in Music Business and oboe performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. He is currently working on his M.M. in Music Performance at Northern Illinois University where he studies oboe with Emi

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Leela P.
Leela learned more in that first 45 minutes than she has in weeks of lessons at school. Her confidence was boosted and she is super excited about the next lesson. David is kind and thoughtful and patient.
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Yulia B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yulia B.

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I am a professional classically trained percussionist who can help with any level of audition preparation including but not limited to auditions for marching band/ front line ensemble, drum line, jazz ensemble, symphony, and musical colleges.

About Yulia

Yulia joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and an enthusiastic educator. Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Yulia received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Per

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Rikka T.
Initially I was hesitant to do on-line, but Yulia had the materials and the expertise to get our daughter started learning mallets for band class in middle school. Our daughter really looked forward to her lessons. Yulia engaged with our daughter in a very fun and still professional way. Lessons were well-planned and they included a plan of practice for our daughter leading up to her next lesson. We are thankful that we found such a great teacher through TakeLessons!
Leslie H.
First lesson was informational. Looking foward to next lesson
Annika
Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!
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Rosemarie R.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • A.A. Degree in Music Education (currently working on B.A.) from Miami Dade College
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rosemarie R.

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I've been teaching the piano for more than 7 years and currently hold a position as Chairperson for the Miami Division of the National Guild of Piano. I teach classical, pop, and gospel music. I also have experience running a music school. I teach children 2 1/2 and up.I also teach violin to beginner students.

About Rosemarie

I teach beginning to advanced piano. I do lessons in-studio, and online.

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Angel Q.
The teacher is beautiful and very professional. I was happy with my first class.

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Rose K.
My 7 year old son really enjoyed his piano lessons!
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She is great. My wife likes her and so do I. She has good teaching skills and is helping me learn something, at age 70, that I thought I could never learn. Thanks!

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Clare B.

8 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music/ Concentration in Piano Pedagogy from Crane School of Music/SUNY Potsdam
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clare B.

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Learn to play in a positive and supportive environment. Lessons are customized to suit the individual needs and learning styles of each student with a focus on classical or popular music.

About Clare

Clare B. has been teaching piano for more than 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy. Every person learns differently, therefore, Clare adapts her teaching style to suit each individuals needs. She believes that it is her responsibility to keep student

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Sophia
Clare is very kind and patient.
Janine S.
Clare is absolutely the BEST piano teacher I have ever had. She is always upbeat and positive and makes the learning process fun. Such a pleasure to work with!

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She is as very patint and she makes it very easy to understand.
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Jacqueline P.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jacqueline P.

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Be a violin virtuoso!

About Jacqueline

As of 4/28 I will be fully vaccinated and am accepting in person students two weeks after that. Hello future students! I've been playing violin for 23 of my 29 years of age and teaching for 13 years. I believe that the most important part of learning the violin is having fun and building a pas

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Joshua
Jacqueline has been very patient and kind - best violin teacher ever!
Dorothy
This review is long overdue! Jacqueline has been so patient and kind with me in my violin journey. I truly appreciate her passion for the violin and for teaching. My bow hand has never looked better!
Adam S.
I started taking lessons with Jacqueline after having bought a violin and done some practicing on my own for a few months. She was quickly able to formulate lesson plans for me based on my background and experience. She has also been very good about correcting my technique and pushing me to challenge myself, and is always helpful in answering my many questions. Overall she is a very knowledgeable, professional, down-to-earth and friendly instructor.
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Anna A.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna A.

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Having trouble with music theory? I love music theory and am here to help! I'll show you how music is it's own language and have lots of tricks

About Anna

My name is Anna Arata and I would love to be your new voice teacher! I have a degree in Commercial Vocal Performance from Belmont University and I am a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist here in Nashville. I also work at a non-profit music school and teach voice lessons and ensem

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Christie
Anna did a wonderful job. Louis, my eighteen year old son, learned a great deal of voice basics and really enjoyed the experience. He plans on taking more lessons in the future from Anna. I highly recommend her for any level student who is seeking excellent and personalized voice training.
Lauren
Anna is a wonderful teacher! This is my first experience taking singing lessons, and she has been so patient with me, and I have already learned so much in just two lessons. She is very knowledgeable about the voice and gives clear, easy-to-follow instruction. I'm looking forward to continuing learning from her!

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"I loved my first lesson. I left challenged and couldn't wait to tryout what I've learned."
Mishaun
Took Piano lessons from Peter B.
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"This is my 5th lesson with Rob and he's an amazing teacher. Somehow he incorporates the basics of guitar through songs that you want to play, making learning guitar a much more interactive and fun experience. He's also full of knowledge. I've yet to have a question that he hasn't answered in an easy way to understand for a beginner. It's only been 5 lessons but i've learned more from 5 45 minute lessons than i have from the countless hours i tried teaching myself on the internet. I highly recommend rob, great guitarist and teacher!"
Alex
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"I wouldn't be where I am now if it weren't for Miss Fawn. She has helped me grow so much as a musician. Miss Fawn encouraged and helped me get into Berklee College Of Music and I will be forever grateful."
Laney
Took Jazz Voice lessons from Fawn A.
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"Celine taught our daughters both piano and voice lessons. She is an excellent teacher with a wide knowledge of piano and singing. She is very kind, friendly and patient. They were not only able to learn from her, but they really enjoyed her as a teacher, as well... I would highly recommend her as a teacher."
Camila
Took Classical Piano lessons from Celine K.
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"Cristopher was great!
First lesson with my son was a big success.
Looking forward to the next lesson."
Owen
Took Guitar lessons from Cristopher H.
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"Madeline is sweet and so knowledgeable. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever worked with. She can help with anything from the basics and fine tuning to the most complicated of pieces. She makes the lessons fun and educational. In only a few weeks I feel I've learned more then I ever did in school music classes.
100% recommend."
Meghan
Took Opera Voice lessons from Madeline H.
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"My son Mike took lessons from Matt for 2 years and really enjoyed it. He and Mike really hit it off. Matt has very advanced active listening skills and really tunes in to providing his students with a positive learning experience. Matt's passion is music, and he wears it on his sleeve. He has quit his "day job" and totally dedicated himself to music. When he isn't teaching, he's either learning or playing somewhere. Thank you Matt for being such a positive influence on Mike's life"
Tom
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"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."
Gabriela
Took Ukulele lessons from David B.
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"Earl Carter is extremely knowledgeable, and very patience. You will find that each session is enjoyable yet challenging. I would recommend Him to anyone from the beginner all the way to the more advanced student. If you have the desire to learn the art of music then you will enjoy His instruction. I couldn't ask for a better instructor."
Ken
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Earl C.
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"I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, and finally decided to pursue lessons a few months ago. After not having much luck with other teachers, I was lucky to find Ahmad and I am really getting the kind of instruction I've been looking for. Ahmad's lessons are extremely well-prepared and are thoughtful of my goals and learning style. I'm moving at a pace that is comfortable for me, yet challenges me to make improvements with each lesson. As an instructor, Ahmad is super patient and seems to genuinely care that I am both having fun and also meeting my goals as a student. Also, Ahmad is just a really fun person! My friend and I went to check out one of his British Band Shaughnessy's shows, and it was just crazy fun! I'd give him 10 stars if I could! :D"
Helen
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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