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Tracy W.

7 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Cantonese, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory
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Tracy W.

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I am an experienced teacher, active and accredited member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and have experience in a variety of settings from standard private lessons to university pre-college faculty positions to summer festivals and intensives. I welcome any and all levels of pianists with the end goal of providing quality music education across the board. Whether you are hoping to go into music professionally or not, I believe that any approach to the keyboard deserves the highest level of teaching on my part. This is why my lessons are not simply 30/45/60 minutes a week but an ongoing partnership where I offer guidance and support as you explore what it is that you want within the wide and wonderful field of music. Whether this entails a professional opinion on an instrument, a safe place to express yourself, or a starting point for your artistic digital portfolio, it is my belief that our community can and will help you achieve whatever it is you set out to do.

About Tracy

Hello! Some quick pedigree-type qualifications: I am currently completing my Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) at USC's Thornton School of Music and graduated with my Master's from Indiana University. I also hold a BA in psychology along with a BM in piano performance from Oberlin College and Conserv

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Greg
I started taking lessons with Tracy a few months ago after many years of playing with bad habits and technique, and I've been making big improvements from day one. She's incredibly patient and fun, and I'm certain she is a great instructor for children as well. I cannot recommend Tracy highly enough.
Anniecho
My 7 years old daughter has developed a passion for playing Piano since she started learning with Ms Tracy Wong. Tracy is very energetic, talented and wonderful teacher.
You will not regret to take her lessons.
YONG LIU
Awesome online lessons' experience with Tracy. Vibrant teaching and effective interaction! Now my daughter loves playing piano and practicing more every day. In addition, the bonus is her excellent notes to students for after-class use. Clear structure and highlighted key points so as to follow up easily for daily practice.
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Josh M.

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Camarillo, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh M.

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Hi! I teach acoustic guitar for all ages! I have 13 years experience playing and 3 years teaching. I tailor my lessons based on each individual students needs/goals. My specialty is playing and singing together, to include teaching students how to play cover songs to match their vocal range.

About Josh

My name is Josh and I love to play the guitar! I also enjoy teaching others and helping people find their passion through playing music I've been playing for 14 years, acoustic, electric, bass...you name it. I've been in a few bands (90s covers, Blues, Classic Rock) but find solo work to be my favo

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Audra
Josh is an outstanding teacher and great with children learning a new instrument. He finds things they are interested in learning to keep it fun and fresh and is flexible and patient. Excellent instructor online as well.

Ashot B.

10 Reviews
Glendale, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Armenian, English
  • Awarded Grand-Prix from All Union Children Festival of Pop Art, Yekaterinburg, RF
  • Master's Degree in Music Performance and Education from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
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Ashot B.

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Beginners: Warm-Up Exercises, Pitch Control, Simple Song Choice
Intermediate level: Warm-Up, Breathing Exercises, Right Song Choice
Advanced Level: Warm-Up, Repertoire Choice, Audition Preparation,
Studio Recording Preparation

About Ashot

Ashot B. is a professional musician, composer, arranger, producer, vocal-band leader, and voice/piano teacher. A graduate of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory ( with a Master’s Degree in music Performance and Education), he, along with a classical music, has been a lover of Pop and Jazz music fro

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Anna B.
Ashot is a wonderful person and very talented teacher. It's my first lesson and I learned so much already. The way he explains everything is very easy to understand, which is very important. I'm very excited and can't wait till my next class)).
Sarah A.
Ever since I went to professor Ashot's class, I felt like singing is my passion. I love the way he teaches me to sing, and I love how he does the musical arrangements for me. I have participated in many international competitions and won many 1st places. For me, he is the best teacher anyone could have. He is talented, patient, and caring. I found guidance, friendship, discipline, and love in my talented teacher, ASHOT BZNUNI!!!
Anna S.
Ashot B. is a multi-talented musician, composer and educator! I made my first steps into the music world with the help of and under the direct supervision of this wonderful man! I was one of the lead singers of his Jazz/Pop band in Armenia. I was about 9 years old when I joined that band, and, since then, my life has never been the same! He introduced us to the best music, inspired us to sing in many styles; he taught us how to sing sophisticated harmonies, introduced complicated rhythms, helped each one of us find our own style, sing with our own unique voice. Our band took numerous prizes at music festivals around the world, and many of our band members continued our musical careers as professional singers and became top-level artists in different countries! He’s a great teacher, who knows exactly what each singer needs in order to bring out the best out of his/her voice. I can’t even find enough words to express all my gratitude and appreciation to my first teacher, my musical mentor, and a wonderful person who helped me become who I am today! I definitely recommend Ashot to everyone who’s looking for a great teacher! He knows the right path!

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Quentin S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Double Bass Performance from University of Georgia
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Quentin S.

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I am a Bass Performance student at UGA. I love to teach electric bass in all styles! I personally play jazz, classical, funk/jam, musicals, rock, and bluegrass. I love to help students get their low notes sounding good and grooving!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 11 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nec

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Gabrielle
I was nervous to start and Quentin quickly put me at ease as a student. I am an adult learner who can read music and has basic understanding of piano and wanted to move to the next level. He asked the right questions and shaped lessons and practice time which have proven extremely helpful. I look forward to more lessons and can easily recommend his lessons.
Andi
Quentin was very knowledgeable, flexible and creative. He was the ideal teacher for me as a beginner.
Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
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Athena M.

84 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • B. A. Music from Towson University, Towson, MD
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Athena M.

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Experienced teacher of 26 years available for eager beginner and intermediate students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rhythm, chords, knowledge of the instrument and proper hand skills. I specialize in pop and rock and typically use songs the students choose to help them develop their skills.

About Athena

About Me If you can recognize your favorite song when you hear it, you already have what it takes to be a great musician! MY PROMISE TO YOU: 1. Your lesson will always be geared toward what YOU want to learn, and if it seems like we are working on something that doesn't match that, I wi

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Lisa
Amazing! My 14 year looks forward to working with her each week.
Dharmesh
My daughter knew nothing about playing the ukulele, and tried to learn it online youtube tutorials but still had trouble. Athena has been very patient and understanding with her and my daughter now knows many chords and has been improved. She is also very encouraging and inspiring.
Lana K.
Unprofessional and rude after simply asking how to access lesson a second time after not receiving an answer, used explicit language. Avoid.

Gareth F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Countess of Munster Trust from Munster Trust
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Gareth F.

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I have had the great opportunity to teach all levels for over 15 years in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the USA. I have held positions as guitar teacher at many Colleges, Universities and Companies around the UK and USA. I have worked in the distant learning department at the Manhattan School of Music, teaching students around the country from their studio base. With many of my students going onto music schools such as The New School, NYC, Queens College, and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire I believe that I have a wide range of experience with all age ranges from beginners to beyond advanced. I focus on making the lessons as fun and engaging as possible whilst keeping on track to certain goals set by myself and the student throughout the year.

About Gareth

Hello! I am a British Guitarist based in Manhattan. I have had over 15 years experience teaching in the UK, South Africa and USA. I have had guitar positions at Colleges, Universities, Music Academies and High Schools and taught all ages from 3 upwards. Some of my students have accepted places into

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Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Sebastian A.
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Jack
Took Piano lessons from Carl W.
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"I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Donna
Took Classical Piano lessons from Joseph B.
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"Steve is a pretty awesome guitar instructor. He can adapt his teaching to what the student wants to learn and adjust instruction as needed. He is really good at explaining things and helping the student work through things."
Laura
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"I have worked with Edward for more than 10 years, during which time he has been my lead guitarist for my flamenco dance company, Flamenco Arana. Ed has always contributed inspiring original and traditional music, he knows his craft and the technique of music inside and out, and his easygoing attitude and dry sense of humor are always a pleasure. I recommend him wholeheartedly!"
Kristina
Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Edward F.
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"Nikki is a great teacher! My son loves learning piano from her. She is passionate about her work and does a great job with my son!"
Bita
Took Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"Excelente profesor.
Combina delicadamente un sólida formación con profunda calidez humana.
Inapreciables características a la hora de explorar y desarrollar una actividad que pone al cuerpo y a las emociones en primer plano.
La respiración y el conocimiento de mí misma como bases de la voz. Técnicas, recursos y aprendizajes que me sorprenden en cada clase,"
Silvia
Took Singing lessons from Juan F.
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"Both myself and my son have taken lessons with Alex. It was always fun and enjoyable. He was able to tailor lessons around our interests at the time. He would also encourage us to stretch ourselves by introducing interesting material and theory. I would highly recommend for young and older!"
Ross
Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"Sean has been a great teacher. He's extremely flexible in terms of scheduling, and exceptionally passionate about helping others improve. I've been playing pretty consistently for ~15 years and can still see progress after just the first few lessons with Sean."
Jon
Took Saxophone lessons from Sean H.
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"Teresa is great! We like her teaching style and patients. She makes her lessons fun and our son enjoys learning how to play piano."
Nataliia Konakh
Took Piano lessons from Teresa L.
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