Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Benedict
"An advanced beginner's review
Zhana combines very well the two elements that are essential for a good teacher in any field: strictness and high expectati
ons on the one hand coupled with kindness and encouragement on the other. I have only had six weeks of lessons with her so far, but I have already learned a lot and can compare her favorably with other instructors."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by K
"Actually learning guitar!
"I don't know how I got so lucky to find one of the few teachers in the area that not only enjoys playing but also teaches flam
enco guitar. Mark is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, multi-talented and endlessly patient, a crucial quality for a thick-headed adult student like me. He takes his work seriously and conducts himself very professionally, but still manages to make every lesson a lot of fun. Amazingly, I am learning to play the guitar, which I never thought I could. Highly recommended.""
Gainesville, GA teacher:
Review by Priyanka
"Excellent Guitar teacher!!
Juan is an amazing teacher. He balances lessons with fun and work. My daughter has not only learnt so much, but comes out of e
ach lesson with a smile."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Nicholle
Kyle is always friendly, patient and his enthusiasm for music is contagious. He does a fantastic job of keeping lessons fresh and fun
. He has an extensive knowledge of musical theory and does a wonderful job of explaining it in terms that I am able to understand. I highly recommend Kyle as an instructor to anyone interested in learning and having fun."
Cleveland, OH teacher:
Review by Sophia
"Insightful, challenging, and enjoyable lessons!
Starting voice lessons was new territory for me; though I had been in choir, I hadn't had lessons that pu
shed me individually before. I was looking for detailed, content-rich instruction that challenged me, which I found in Dan's lessons!
Each lesson, though only a half-hour long in my case, includes new concepts that can be immediately applied for better singing! His approach is multidimensional, addressing pitch, tone, quality, and breathing at an intensity that varies according to skill level. Dan has experience in numerous styles and is able to offer apt tutoring to all of them. He has a unique ability to break down and explain concepts in singing so that they are tangible and attainable.
We have worked on pop, jazz, and folk so far, and in each area, I learned a bajillion new things! Dan's enthusiasm and knowledge combined with his engaging teaching style will benefit anyone who wants to improve their voice. I absolutely recommend Dan as a voice teacher!"
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Will
I'm in 10th grade and am trying to get into college for classical guitar. Dave is an amazing teacher! He is very good at teaching techniq
ues and sends you an email after each lesson with everything you covered which is great in case you forget something you worked on in the lesson. He is very nice and makes learning classical guitar fun!!!"
Buffalo, NY teacher:
Review by Vicky
"Excellent Drumming Teacher
Casey C. is the best teacher for drumming lesson. Sometime I came to his house 5-10 minute late he still give a some extra tim
e. Very understanding teacher. I enjoy every lesson with Casey."
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by Livia
My son Nicholas, 10 yrs old, has been taking saxophone lessons with Imraan for about a month. Searching for a young motivated teacher who is up
to date with todays music is very difficult. My fear was for Nicholas to get discouraged in his saxophone playing and music with a non motivated instructor. Imraan has been the perfect match for Nick. He is not only an excellent saxophone player but a great instructor. He motivates my son with his saxophone playing, has patients with his teachings and with kids, is up to date with todays music and most important, my son cant wait for his next lesson.
Imraan, Im glad we met you and look forward to hearing my son play in concert with you someday."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Tolu
Bryan is a great voice teacher. I feel like he creates a comfortable environment to work in. I've been able to improve because I'm not only
getting practice but now have a better understanding of what's going on with my voice when I sing. I don't feel any pressure during practice instead I feel encouraged along. It's been fun and I would definitely recommend him to anyone!"
Hi, my name is Cindi C., and I have loved music for as long as I can remember! As a child I loved to sing with the radio, and belt out hymns as loud as I could from the backyard. My mom enrolled me
in dance class at the age of 3, and I loved dancing and performing! At age 7, a classmate played the piano in our music class one day, and I fell in love with it! I started taking lessons on the piano, and 3 years later started learning how to play the flute. In high school I started teaching piano lessons, and have been doing it on and off for about 30 years. My years of experience have definitely helped me to become a better teacher. I try my best to be very patient and compassionate with my students, and I tailor the lessons to meet their individual needs and goals. I want my students to have fun at their lessons, so I will play music games with them to help them memorize notes on the staff and rhythms. I also try to find out what music they like, and find music or write music that they would enjoy learning to play.
When I was in high school I decided I wanted to major in music at college and began working toward that goal. I won a piano accompaniment scholarship at Northeast Missouri State University ( now called Truman State University), and there I majored in music education. Piano was my main instrument, and flute was my secondary instrument. I played my flute in marching and concert band, accompanied many different soloists on the piano as well as our show choir, and sang in the acapella choir. I have been playing and performing ever since! Now I teach a children's choir at my church, play the flute in our church orchestra, and play in the Gainesville Flute choir. I enjoy teaching both the piano and the flute to young and old alike! I would love to share my joy of music with you!
*** Lesson Details *** Our lessons will be a time of fun and creative ways to learn to play the music that you love! Our first lesson we will talk about your goals, and then I will recommend music methods based on those goals.
I tailor the lessons to fit each child or adults individual needs and wants. I use flashcards and play games to help you to learn your music facts, and also use a music theory book to help you learn basic music symbols and notes.
By about 6 months, you will be able to play simple pieces, be able to keep a steady beat, and know the notes on both the bass and treble clefs. At this point, I will recommend some easy solo books based on the music you would most like to play. Or if you have some favorite songs you would like to learn, I will write out the melody with a simple chord accompaniment in the left hand for you to play. You will continue to progress through the piano method levels, and we will continue to add different elements to your lessons, such as learning scales and how to play different styles of music.
I want our lessons to be fun and interesting for you, so I will do my best to help you find the music that you will enjoy playing!
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the living room, piano
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect my students to have their own instrument or piano/full size keyboard. I can get their music books, but would like to be reimbursed for them. I will bring my own metronome/tuner, and if they don't have their own stand, I will bring one with me.
*** Specialties *** I have used the Bastien method and Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber for Piano. I have used Trevor Wye for teaching flute.
Hailey H. October 9, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She very good piano teacher.
Catherine T. March 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Cindi is a remarkable music teacher. She is patient and works well with children of various ages. The lessons are interactive and incorporate fun with learning. Professional and kid friendly!!
RebeccaB March 6, 2014
Cindi is a wonderful flute instructor. She is very patient and kind.. When I need to reschedule a lesson, she does not hesitate to accommodate me. She is well knowledgeable with the musical instrument and music and is able to answer any question I present to her . I always look forward to my lessons with her.
I have 30 + years of experience in music Studied electronic music at NVCC as well as harmony theory Played in Rock trio in CT throughout the 90's Studied music theory/jazz for 3 years with Linc Cha
mberland Performed solo jazz guitar at vineyards and pubs in northern virginia for the last 7 years Taught both privately and thru music stores since 1993 (only career from 1998-2004) Full knowledge of scales, modes harmony theory, chord substitutions
Greetings. My name is Cameron. I am a piano accompanist for the Santa Fe College, as well as for the University of Florida (just hired on), and I have 16 years of piano experience, 8 years of teachi
ng experience. My experience in teaching includes beginning private lessons at the age of 12. At that age, I had originally been teaching for free, but due to high satisfaction from my students' parents, they decided to pay me anyway.
My performance history includes performing my first concert venue at the age of 13 to raise funds for Relay for Life. I have participated in various competitions, including achieving ranks of among the top performers for my age at the time in the state of Florida. I have been featured on TV for various smaller concerts, as well.
My teaching style is unlike most. I teach with classical technique, expect self discipline, and train my students to become the best that they can be. I specifically teach my students techniques and material that specifically fit their needs to become a better performer.
Hello! My name is Christine Chun and I would be more than happy to meet with you guys! I am a first year student at UF! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014. I got accepted to a lot of presti
gious colleges including UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Emory University, and University of Texas at Austin. I have helped children, elementary, middle school, and high school students! I love talking to people, helping them with the best of my ability, and meeting new people. I am very easy to talk to and friendly!
Contact me for any level of math, ACT, college help, Korean(first language), or any fun stuff like drawing and painting!
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