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Popular Music Performance Teachers

Antoinette A.

New York, NY
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Brenda B.

Wyckoff, NJ
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Jillian V.

Harrison, NY
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About Antoinette A.

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New York, NY

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I have been performing music on stage for over 20 years. It won't take long to learn how to perform music for an audience, and I always incorporate this information for students of mine who are about to perform.

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Donna February 16, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!
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Donna February 16, 2017
· Violin · In studio
Antoinette was patient and effective during my first lesson. As an adult, having never taken a violin lesson in my life, I was nervous. But Antoinette has confidence in me and I am looking forward to more lessons with her!
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Diane M. January 31, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Antoinette is a gifted teacher. I learned so much in my first lesson with her! She explains everything so clearly. It'll be easy to remember her words and imagery as I practice during the week.

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Wyckoff, NJ

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work on your stage presence through music performance lessons!

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Maureen February 16, 2017
· Piano · In home
Brenda has been teaching my 7-year-old piano for 2 years.
She is prompt, polite and professional.
She is a great teacher and he has really learned a lot. He loves sports but I never have to fight with him to practice piano.
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Eddie T. January 21, 2017
Verified Student · Classical Piano · In home
great. brenda is so friendly and positive
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Brenda October 21, 2016
· Piano · In home
Brenda was very good with my daughter who is 10 years old. She assessed her skills level and they hit the ground running.

About Jillian V.

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Harrison, NY

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Take your artistic knowledge and learn how to put it on the stage or behind the camera. Learn simple techniques related to on-stage personality, presence, honesty, and vulnerability.

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Ava B. February 3, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Jillian was absolutely delightful.
Talented and an excellent teacher
My very shy grand-daughter enjoyed her lesson with Jillian

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Tom January 20, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Jillian has been teaching my teenage son piano for several months. He is always prepared and eager to attend his weekly piano lessons. She has an intuitive ability to connect with him in and make him feel at ease and comfortable. I wish he had started at an earlier age. His musical experiences have certainly exceeded my expectations.
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Emma D. December 10, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Great! Looking forward to the net session.

Kristine M.

Deerfield Beach, FL
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Colin M.

Saint Paul, MN
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Byron T.

Arlington, VA
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About Kristine M.

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Deerfield Beach, FL
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With a background in classical and music theory I teach all my students the fundamentals of these techniques and how to apply it to performance.

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Paul J. August 6, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Wonderful teacher! She can transfer her skills. Takes her time and appreciates her students. She makes my child feel at ease to play. My child is advancing in piano. Recommend!
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Breon C. June 15, 2014
· Singing · In studio
I LOVE KRISTINE!

I've been a student of Kristine for only a year and in that year I have learned so much from her. She has shown patience towards me because I am a little hard-headed and stubborn. Although I never really worked to my full potential, she still has helped me to improve in my singing. This class has given me the ability to reach a higher vocal range. Kristine is a beautiful woman inside and out who truly loves and cares for her students. I'm so glad I am able to have Kristine as my vocal coach. I wouldn't choose any other teacher.
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Tia O. June 15, 2014
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Very grateful!

Kristine has been wonderful, encouraging and very, very patient with my daughter. She has taken the time and has allowed my daughter who is extremely shy, to move at her pace that's right for her. Kristine has been a blessing to my daughter, she is awesome and I am very grateful that my daughter has her as an instructor!

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Saint Paul, MN

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Students will learn how to perform on stage in front of a live audience while playing drums. Students will learn how to look relaxed and confident in there playing and perform stick tricks as well.

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Ryan H. April 14, 2015
Verified Student · Drum · In home
Colin has been an awesome drum teacher for my son! He is very supportive and flexible with my sons abilities. Colin makes the lessons fun and really boosts his confidence. It is easy to tell that Colin has a lot of teaching experience and that he loves to share his musical talents.
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Linda C. July 30, 2014
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
I am very happy to have selected Colin as my drum teacher. He is patient and explains concepts clearly. I find that he provides helpful feedback identifying both what I am doing correctly and where I need to adjust. He adjusts the lessons to my progress, so I feel that I am receiving individualized instruction. I am a long time educator and know good instruction when I see it, and I see it in him!
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Josh R. July 5, 2014
Verified Student · Drum · In home
Colin has been a great inspiration in my son's playing. It has brought a level of creativity and improvisation that he just wasn't learning from other teachers. He truly cares about his students and has a positive energy that helps motivate my son to be a better player. Colin has the chops and spectacular sense of timing and song memory. I would recommend Colin to students of all age and ability levels.

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Arlington, VA

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I teach the essentials and advanced elements of how to be a great performer.

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Julia Y. February 23, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
This is great
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Amber February 10, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · Online
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Julia Y. February 2, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · Online

Recent Music Performance Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Music Performance articles on our blog.

Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience

Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience

Years ago, I heard my first band would be featured in the local paper and I was so excited to read the article. I hurried home to read it and found that the short blurb was far from complimentary. A public critique like that can make you want to give up. I certainly wanted to hide under my bed for a week! However, I have learned how to handle criticism and continued to make music that makes me happy. In the time since then, I have been lucky enough to receive both criticism and positive revie … Read More

Music Criticism: How To Handle a Critical Audience
Years ago, I heard my first band would be featured in the local paper and I was so excited to read the article. I hurried home to read it and found that the short blurb was far from complimentary. A public critique like that can make you want to give up. I certainly wanted to hide under my bed for a week! However, I have learned how to handle criticism and continued to make music that makes me happy. In the time since then, I have been lucky enough to receive both criticism and positive revie
What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming a Musician
When you become a musician -- whether you're playing the guitar, the drums, or another instrument -- you'll notice a pattern when others find out about your skills. Read on to learn what they don't tell you about becoming a musician, in this guest post by Brookings, SD teacher Carl S...     Every musician has his or her own story. Some people play as a hobby and may play the occasional gig. Others are gigging frequently or perhaps teaching music. No matter what type of musician you ar
Open Mic 101: How to Overcome Stage Fright & More
Thinking about stopping by an open mic night, or hitting the stage for karaoke? Performing in front of others is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and meet other musicians in the area - but it can also be pretty scary if you're a newbie! Luckily, learning how to overcome stage fright is easy when you focus on the right things. Read on to learn more about how open mic nights work, how to prepare for your first performance, and how to overcome your stage fright: How Do Open Mic Night

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Would you like to become a better musician? Sure, you may have flawless skills and technical experience with your instrument, however there are many other techniques and challenges you need to learn if you wish to become a famous performer. If you want to be an artist with the total packaged, you should look to complement your music talent and experience with the right attitude when it comes to performing. If you take music performance lessons, you can learn how to command the audience through a powerful stage presence. Through your music lessons you will also be coached on how to behave on stage and how to effectively connect with your audience. As you may already be aware playing is different from performing, and if you wish to excel in both you should consider taking private music performance lessons. This way you’ll have the best chance for success and achieve your goals more quickly.

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