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Colin M.

10 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • BA Music from California State University Sacramento
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Colin M.

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I'm a believer that almost anyone can learn to play music well, and guitar is no exception. It's something which seems difficult at first, but has a series of specific steps (like any instrument) which take the mystery out of it, and get you playing in no time! I love seeing students improve on this instrument and seeing how much fun they have once they begin to play songs they love.

About Colin

I'm a life-long musician with a passion for the art and a love of teaching it. In 2012, I graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelors in Music. Through my schooling and personal study, I have become a well-rounded musician able to teach many instruments effectively. Making music with others

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Jason
Our first lesson was great! Colin was very patient with my son and helped him come out of his shell. It was a very informational lesson and we look forward to our next one!
Scott B.
Colin is a good dude. Great person to learn from. Very patient and helpful
Kelly
Colin has been a fantastic teacher for my 12-year old son, who is learning his first instrument. Colin is kind, friendly, personable, and easy-going. He keeps the lessons fresh and fun. My son has made a very nice connection with Colin and really enjoys his lessons.
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Maria H.

34 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Graduate Teaching Assistant from California State University, Sacramento
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Maria H.

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I've been teaching cello for 30 years and my students have gone on to play with different ensembles like symphony orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play simple songs by reading and by ear and as time goes on you'll be able to play more complex repertoire. I specialize in classical, style but I can teach you different kinds of styles, typically use Kummer method and Suzuki repertoire but I use a variety of method and books. I have the following tools available for your lessons: cello, computer program, sound system, Tuner and Metronome . I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Maria

With more than 30 years of teaching experience for the cello, I have taught students of all ages, throughout California and overseas. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and am currently the Principal cellist for the Camellia Symphony, California. In addition, I

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Eileen Plumb
Maria is wonderful. I am an adult first-time learner, and I couldn't imagine a better teacher. Maria is patient and funny but also extremely organized and attentive to accuracy. The beauty of her own cello playing stuns me every time. I found her by accident, and feel extremely lucky. Highly recommended.
Michelle S.
Kandace M.
Maria is so helpful, got down to business and now I have plenty to practice before my next lesson. I am grateful she feels comfortable having me in her home studio for instruction. I would find ZOOM meetings quite difficult since I am truly a beginner.
Thank you, Maria!
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Heather R.

2 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.F.A.-Musical Performance (Collaborative Piano) from Notre Dame de Namur University
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Heather R.

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Students will learn techniques and skills essential to playing piano as well as improve their musicality in various classical styles.

About Heather

As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my pr

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Nicholas F.
Very helpful coach. Great accompanist.
MIchael
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Heather was flexible and understanding. She even played something for me. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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William C.

10 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music Education and Jazz Studies from California State University, Sacramento
  • Awarded Special Commendation For Outstanding Musicianiship from Santa Cruz Jazz Festival
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William C.

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I want students to excel the fastest they can on guitar. Though I know it is important to let students learn at their own pace, I will never cease to challenge them through difficult pieces or exercises. I will develop plans and keep track of progress so that students and I can stay organized and ensure the learning is fluent. I will direct lessons based on what the student wants to learn most and what genres of music they are interested in. I also change the structure of lessons based on how the student learns. The basics I want students to learn from my lessons are basic chords, fretboard knowledge and music theory, finger-picking styles, pick and strumming techniques, left-hand techniques, and most importantly I want to teach students how to listen. I will train students ears through ear training exercises and songs. I firmly believe the better the student’s ears can get, the better the musician they can be. Besides just teaching songs, I want students to understand the theory, ...

About William

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a child singing in musical theater. My passion for music led me to pursue a music degree at California State University, Sacramento. Throughout my time there I have learned a plethora about pedagogy, theory, musicianship, music history, composing, and

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Oanh C.
We are so happy that we finally found a trained musician to teach my 13 yo son. Now my husband and I are taking lessons from William also. I feel that I finally have found the key to open up my music talent! Lol. William is very dedicated teacher and musician. He is skillful and he knows exactly what his students can do to make progress. Our time with him is very productive. If you want your kids to enjoy learning guitar in an encouraging environment, William is a great instructor. His time is valuable and he makes it worth your time.
John
William is a great teacher so far. He is also a pleasant person and very flexible with schedule and teaching style to meet students' needs.
Christopher C.
My son and husband are taking lessons from William. I am so pleased that we have found a true musician., they seem to learn a lot in a few short lessons. My son starts to teach me guitar. His method makes the lesson easy for me to learn. His enthusiasm makes learning fun and 20 minutes lesson tolerable. I start to like my son more! William has changed my boy after only 2 lessons!
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Esther B.

49 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, English, Korean, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 69
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Esther B.

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I have been teaching the guitar 10 years. I'm building a strong foundation of techniques.I specialize in Blues, classical &typically use MelBay books and also have the following to use the Sheet music.
In addition,I emphasize how to read a good sight reading.

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka &

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Lawrence
Mrs. Esther has taught me piano over the past 9 years. Over those years, I was able to learn a lot about the innerworkings of the piano, both theory and playing. Mrs. Esther carefully taught me piano with both elegance and patience and created wonderful experiences through the community concerts that she holds. Her kindness reached me in times where I was overburdened with both the study of piano and my schoolwork. The 9 years of piano that I spent with her have been very rewarding and an experience that I will continue to cherish as I continue pianoing.
Hoai-Anh
Thank you for your lesson. I’ve learned a lot today. You’re so understanding and easy to learn from. I’m very excited and waiting to see you for next lessons.

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Sebastien X.
Really nice teacher
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Kevin B.

20 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Robert S. Dinsmore Foundation Aria Competition Winner from Robert S. Dinsmore Foundation
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin B.

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I teach guitar both privately in a classroom. We will learn chords and I can get you playing songs you love within a few weeks!

About Kevin

I've been teaching private lessons for the past year and am very passionate about my students - making you succeed is my life's blood and whatever your goal is, that's my goal too! I've performed in many different musicals and operas in Sacramento, and been hired to sing professionally both as a sol

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Brian
Kevin is an excellent Teacher and i would recommend him to anyone.
Lakesha Towns
He makes you feel welcome and free at the same time as keeping you leveled
susan
I came to Kevin because I needed a refresher course. I had taken piano lessons as a child, but I'd lost a lot of it over the years. Kevin is very knowledgeable and patient and he explains things very well. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

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"Wolfgang has a wealth of knowledge that he is able to teach in a simpler way to help me understand the language better. He goes at the pace I needed and stays on subject until I understand the topic. Highly recommend!!!"
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"Kerstin worked with my son in preparation for the GERMAN SAT Subject test. She was excellent. Kerstin was always punctual, professional and personable. She is able to combine a structured approach to learning with a cool, "lets make this fun" attitude which works beautifully with teenagers. My son, though a good student, could not reliably have aced this German Subject test on his own. Kerstin was able to motivate him to do his best, which is no small feat, since I am clueless as how to do this myself. She has also tutored my younger son in German with equally remarkable results. Both my kids adore her and there is no whining about her tutoring sessions. HIGHLY recommended."
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Took German lessons from Kerstin R.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Well prepared, tailored the lesson to my needs, and was very skilled in teaching the material I. A way I could easily understand and use every day. I felt very confident following my lesson and am looking forward to continuing the process."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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Took Spanish lessons from Sebastian P.
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"It was great! Mona immediately made me and my daughter comfortable and jumped right into reaching my daughter. My daughter couldn’t be more excited."
Raphaella
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"M. Marie Roche conducted on the campus of U Mass eight seminars--open to all--on two of Shakespeare's history plays, King John and Richard II. Neither play is popular with modern Shakespeare-going audiences. But she accomplished the nearly impossible--making both plays compelling and relevant by her selection of background documents and themes. I hope that TakeLessons can provide an adequate platform for her level of sophistication."
Victoria Madway
Took French lessons from Marie R.
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"I had the pleasure of learning higher intermediate/conversational French with Philippe last year for several weeks. I must say that he was the best French professor I ever had. He was extremely meticulous with his approach and took the time to understand my strengths and weaknesses and curated the course based on that. He understood that there were days when I was finding the right words and would take the lead in our conversations. Whereas, other days, he would let me lead the discussions. We discussed on topics related to politics, society, religion, science, travel and business. He was extremely polite, and professional and didn't impose any of his beliefs and stayed true to his goal of helping me improve my French skills. By the end of our session, I was able to make a presentation of my work in international development and global health with him in French. He even helped me translate my poem in French. In addition to providing me with the ears to understand spoken French better, and the ability to speak more correctly, he also immensely helped with grammar topics such as subjunctive, future, and conditional sentences. I provide my highest recommendation of Philippe and assure you that he will make your French learning experience the one to remember."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"If you are looking for a teacher who explains things very well, Basma has the patience to help you understand. She is prepared, organized and patient. I recommend her. - L.A."
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Took Arabic lessons from Basma N.
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"Great Mandarin Chinese tutor, 100% recommended! It was very easy to get started, flexible and you become an effective communicator in a short period of time! From day 1 I started learning stuff that I could use in real life, within months I am now having full conversations in Chinese, because I was learning the language I needed and topics I would normally talk about. Classes were so enjoyable and worth it!"
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