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Max S.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grand Prize from International chamber music ensemble competition
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Max S.

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Music performance.

About Max

While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

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Larry C.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
Daniel B.
awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!

John L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
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John L.

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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

Recent Reviews
Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

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Max S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music, Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max S.

16 Reviews
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Music performance.

About Max

While other instructors teach multiple instruments, my specialized knowledge of saxophone can get you farther, faster. I help students make quick and efficient progress in developing a strong sound concept, learning saxophone-specific techniques, making appropriate repertoire choices, setting smart

Recent Reviews
Chinna
Larry C.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Max.
Daniel B.
awesome instructor saw great results in first lesson!

John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
Teaching Locations:
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John L.

16 Reviews
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College Performance Degree in Bass
Diploma from Grove School of Music in Bass
20 years professional experience of Bass Playing

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

Recent Reviews
Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Master of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

Recent Reviews
Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

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"Each week, Ms Marty is incredibly patient and encouraging. Our daughter receives helpful feedback and direction. She, especially, likes it when Ms Marty claps enthusiastically ;-) Ms Marty provides clear and easily understandable assignments with attachments. She's always willing to answer questions and provide support."
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Took Piano lessons from Marty W.
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"Grady is so patient with my nearly nine-year-old. Ella really enjoys playing and practicing, even if it is just for a little while. She eagerly anticipates her lessons with Grady and seems to have a fun time. As, she's only started less than two months ago, this is the most interest I've seen her have in anything ongoing. I'm thinking that her first experience with an instrument with Grady will likely lead to a lifetime enjoyment of playing."
Ella
Took Piano lessons from Grady T.
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"Michael is the best! Right from the start he picked up on the weak areas of my voice and we've been working on it since. He goes through the exercises such that I'm singing the way I wanted without even thinking about it. And he doesn't miss a thing. If I miss a note he's right there having me do it over again until I get it right.

He also explained in detail what the problem areas were and how to fix them. Describing with words how to use the human voice is no easy task, but he knows exactly how to get the point across.

I was originally pessimistic about online lessons, but I thought I'd try it since I couldn't find anyone with credentials and experience like Michael's in Atlanta for less than a gajillion an hour. I was pleasantly surprised. I can sing in the comfort of my own home, and it's just like he's right there with me.

Thanks Michael!"
Insung
Took Singing lessons from Michael I.
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"I can't say enough good things about Stephanie. She is by far the kindest soul you're ever going to meet. She cares so much: about music, about teaching, and about instilling all of her passion into you.

Before going to Stephanie, I was too paralyzed by self-doubt to sing - even to myself. I thought it was one of those talents you either had or you didn't. Growing up, my mom was always so keen to undermine my self esteem anytime I tried to sing that I just learned to keep quiet. I thought I must be one of the have-nots. Music (let alone singing) was some mysterious club that I could never join. Even though I always loved vocals and lyrics and the depths of emotion they tapped.

And then it all changed. My partner had been taking voice lessons from Stephanie for about 2 years and really wanted me to come along. So I sat in on one of their lessons, and after seeing them in action I just HAD to start taking lessons myself!

Perhaps the most obvious result from the outside is that in a couple months Stephanie took me from not even singing by myself to performing at one of her recitals in front of a bunch of people. Not saying I was great or anything, but I wasn't awful either. And even though getting me to come out of my shell like that is a big deal, I don't even consider it the most important part.

I didn't start because I wanted to be some amazing performer. I'm doing it because I want to experience the joy of some part of me I've always wanted to connect with. I couldn't have anticipated how, with Stephanie, I really just love the process. She's so knowledgeable and experienced, and she can communicate it all so well. Our lessons constantly involve a back & forth of my own introspection (what I'm feeling happening in my body), Stephanie's observations, and our work towards improvement. It's everything from zany, to nerdy, to personal. From hanging my head upside down to get the right airflow, to discussing the finer points of breathing technique, to working through my emotional connections to specific lyrics. She's so passionate, inspired, invested, and helpful, you can't help but get excited by osmosis!

Even on day one, Stephanie was empowering me. We got right to business. I didn't need to mumble at her about how inexperienced I was or anything - none of that mattered. She just laser-focused on the teaching, and it was seamless. She laid out the nuts and bolts of singing mechanics, which I would come to appreciate all the more in the months ahead (they're simple principles to conceptualize, but sooo hard to execute!). Then we established my vocal range: pluck a key on the piano, try to sing the note. Did I do it right? Awesome, next one. Did I do it wrong? No judgement, just the gentle prods, cues, and corrections to get me there. I didn't feel as much like an idiot as I expected. In fact, she made me feel good about myself, even as a rank novice; apparently I had a wide range and (despite not knowing which notes are which) a good ear for reproducing the tones I hear. I never once felt condescended to. Stephanie's genuinely kind and encouraging.

And to go from all that day-to-day process to singing in front of people, Stephanie's pulling so much weight along the way. She chose a song for me to perform that was within my abilities. (And she made sure I liked the song!) She was invested in practicing and instructing and focusing to make me the best I could be for Recital Day. (And she implored me to keep it fun & light!) She bent over backwards organizing the whole recital: booking the venue, coordinating with the A/V guy, hand-crafting invitations, rehearsing her own performance, editing together videos, dialing in her online clients so they could perform, and on and on. She pours her heart and soul into it. And after that's all done, we go back, watch the video, analyze what went right & wrong, and forge forward with the next game plan!

Stephanie's amazing. She teaches anyone from child to adult with great compassion, expertise, and moreover fun. Even if you're like me and thought you'd never be able to be musical, Stephanie will reach in and shine a light for you. I don't practice nearly enough outside of class to do justice to all the work Stephanie does in class. But all the same, I get better. And Stephanie cheers me on along the way."
Alex
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"William is extremely patient, and makes the whole experience fun. He really worked with Aidan's ability. I would definitely recommend him as a Trumpet instructor for your child."
Maria
Took Trumpet lessons from William A.
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"Ben rocks. He helped me with my audition for Dear Evan Hansen and got me a callback! Super nice. Super knowledgeable. Super awesome."
Bekah
Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"We really enjoy Miss Bonnie. She is attentive, instructive, kind, and patient. My son is learning a lot with her!"
Natalie
Took Piano lessons from Bonnie P.
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"My daughter is taking lessons from Stephanie, who is patient and targets specific areas that my daughter needs to work on. I have definitely seen the an improvement through the lessons. I cant stress this enough, Stephanie is an amazing teacher."
Gabriel
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Stacey is a talented teacher

Stacey is a very talented teacher with a great knowledge of repertoire, languages and musicality. She is a fine teacher for any student who is serious about improving their vocal technique and musical skills. Stacey also understands the world of singing at the college level and beyond. She is prepared to help a student succeed and successfully prepare themselves for the demands of college auditions or a professional career."
Jordan
Took Opera Voice lessons from Stacey S.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Valerie for about a year now and she LOVES her! Valerie tackles challenges head on and her enthusiasm about music motivates my daughter to reach her goals time and time again!"
Megan
Took Piano lessons from Valerie B.
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