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Kyle K.

Cleveland, OH

Learn how music works! Keys, scales, modes, chords, etc.

I'll show you how to get specific feels, moods and emotions.

We start basic and go from there until you have a real working knowledge that can be used with any instrument or style of play.

About Kyle

I love music! To me, it's a way of life. From listening to playing to writing and of course teaching. I grew up with music at school and home. My dad was a piano player and teacher so music has been a part of my life since day one and I want to share what I have learned. Everyone has a unique musical talent and I enjoy helping them find it. I believe that anyone can be an excellent musician. Playing an instrument should be a fun and creative adventure. Whether it's strumming at home, playing out in the clubs, or writing the next big hit, I will do my best to get you there!

My musica
l life began when I was in 5th grade and my dad bought me a saxophone, which I played for over 10 years. I quickly learned how fast I could improve if I simply kept playing. When I hit my teen years I fell in love with rock music and mowed enough lawns to buy my first guitar. I jammed and wrote songs with many other musicians and several bands. We played countless shows and released a few albums. Now I write music for TV, Film, Video Games, and other media outlets and I'm having a blast!

I started teaching 7 years ago and found that it is one of my favorite things to do. Helping others grow into great musicians is rewarding and fun. I've learned that from grade school to retirement, each student is a unique and special individual. My lessons reflect that fact so that we can reach all your goals together. *My personal goal is to get my students to understand and write music that will stay with them and encourage them to continue.

All lessons take place in my fully operational Digital Recording Studio and dedicated lesson room. Gaining real world playing experience through technology is a definite advantage over traditional lessons. This also allows us to capture ideas when songwriting and provides a unique practice experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Everyone is different, and every lesson should be suited to fit the individual.

Depending on the type of lessons (guitar, bass, music production, theory) the style teaching will be very different. It's all about YOUR goals and needs. I will get you to where you want to go!

Each student is going to receive lessons based on their preferences of genre and style of music they desire to play. I expect my students to practice regularly and have a good time as their abilities and knowledge grow. By working together, we can focus on goals and problem solving to get you to the next level of play. Most importantly, we are going to have a blast while we learn to play music!

Imagine looking back years down the line, listening to something you wrote and hearing the improvements and your own personal music history. That's what writing and recording as you learn is all about.

*We'll start slow and build your knowledge base with each lesson.
*You can expect to understand what you are playing AND be able to Write Your Own Songs.
*You will be given everything you'll need to succeed.

I have several reference books, videos, and charts; plus I can show you smart phone apps and websites that will help you learn and practice! We will learn songs, write songs, and record songs. I provide jam tracks for all my students to play along too and offer to record their own music for the same purpose. We also keep a running journal that we use each week. This allows the student to look back, see improvement and be encouraged to continue!

Within 6 months you can expect to understand how songs are built (including chords and scales), be able to play several, and feel comfortable with trying your own skills as a songwriter or guitar player.

Let's start playing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfortable and fully operational Digital Recording home studio & music room w/ recording capabilities, computer, keyboard, amps, books, videos, various guitars and bass, tons of music to listen to and study, FREE Wifi and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel. My studio is the #1 advantage for learning!

*** Specialties ***
*Instruments: Rock, Blues, Metal, Indy, Folk and Acoustic styles.
*Production: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Programming.
*General Music: Theory, Songwriting, Producing.

I personalize all my lessons for the students needs and interests. I use several different reference materials including: The Ultimate First Guitar Book, The Guitar Handbook, Shredding Guitar, Guitar Solo Strategies, and more. All my students learn theory and how to use it in song play and songwriting. I have them write short songs, record them, and finally use those songs to jam out their scales and use theory.
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Dominic August 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Kyle has a great musical background and is an excellent teacher. Would recommend to any skill level player.
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Dana June 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Kyle is awesome. Does a great job of breaking things down into understandable pieces. Appreciate his patience as well.
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Dana June 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Kyle is awesome. Does a great job of breaking things down into understandable pieces. Appreciate his patience as well.
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Kyle K.

Kyle K.

Cleveland, OH 44129
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George F. H.

Cleveland, OH

IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE:

The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability or be sure to ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching method is very practical and customized to every individual. I do not believe that you can use the same style with every student because everyone learns differently.

Although I teach music ...

About George F.

IMPORTANT - REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY PLEASE NOTE:

The availability listed on the calendar is NOT my FULL availability. Because I am a full-time teacher AND performer, my schedule flexes throughout the year and the hours listed are a limited window of what I may actually have for you. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone. Depending on the time of year, I usually have night hours on two days a week and teach on many Saturday mornings / afternoons as well. Click on the 'Ask George F. A Question' button on the right if you have any questions about availability and/or be sure to
ask your TakeLessons rep about the schedule as you go option when you set up lessons for the first time so we can find a time that works for both of our schedules!

I've been playing and singing music professionally for about 20 years. As a family man and father of two, I also I earn my living and support my family with music. I have a very student-driven teaching style, work with students of all ages, with focus on helping the student achieve his or her individual goals, small or large. I try to keep the lessons fun but focused at the same time.

I bring a balanced and personalized teaching style to my lessons, based on a well rounded education and wide range of real-world life experience. I have a B.A. in Liberal Arts and have performance experience on many different fronts, from local rock cover bands to Top 40, from acoustic soloist to fronting a nationally touring Metallica tribute.

I come from a musical family - my father is also a pro musician. The biggest thing I've learned as a teacher of guitar, bass and voice is teaching the instrument has only made me a bigger student. The learning process never ends and that is one of the great things about music.

No matter where you are with the instrument - a beginner picking it up for the first time, or a seasoned pro of 10 years that just needs help "putting it together," I believe I can help you to get wherever you want to go.

Regarding availability - make sure to inquire if you don't see a time open that suits you - I am flexible. I perform 4-6 times a week and teach full time. Flex lessons tend to work very well.
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Tina V. June 19, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Clarified answers to questions a I had about reading music and gave me a good bit of info to further my abilities.
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Michael W. June 15, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
George is extremely knowledgeable and makes sure you are comfortable every step of the way. Good dude and I highly recommend him.
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Matt May 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio
George has extensive knowledge of musical theory and is very skilled himself, but he also provides easy to understand teaching that improves my guitar knowledge and skill after each lesson. George has an eye for seeing what I am lacking or good at as a guitarist and meets me where I am in need. George is definitely helping me get to achieve my goals as a musician.
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George F. H.

George F. H.

Cleveland, OH 44134
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Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH

I can teach beginner, intermediate and advanced classical and jazz theory. I cover topics such as key signatures, circle of fourths, heptatonic, octatonic and chromatic scales, modes of major, melodic minor and harmonic minor, diatonic transposition, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, etc.

About Matthew

Dear Parents and Students,

May I be a personal tutor for you or your child? I have been successfully tutoring for over 12 years. I have some glowing letters of recommendation, and among the highest ratings in this region. I graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where I made the Dean's List. I also earned a Provost Academic Scholarship for my excellent test scores, including 34 in ACT mathematics and 780 in SAT mathematics.

In addition to teaching for Cleveland schools, I currently teach 20 private sessions each week, 1st through 12th grade, as well
as college students and business professionals. I have also served on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.

I am patient, friendly and many students tell me that I explain concepts more effectively than their teachers. I am available weekdays or weekends, days or nights, throughout the entire year. Best of all, my rates are cheaper than many tutors, and for your convenience, I can drive directly to you. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding my experience and teaching methods. While it should go without saying, I have a clean background that has been verified by the FBI and BCI.

I am in the Top Five tutors for:
1. most diverse subject matter
2. widest student age range
3. most hours taught monthly
4. largest client base
5. farthest geographical regions

Please note: I have set up my billing in thirty minute increments. Thus, I am able to offer lessons of varying lengths. However, I would appreciate longer sessions. I thank you for your time and consideration and look forward to being at your service!

My subjects include:
Standardized Tests: ACT, SAT, PSAT, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, HSPT, COOP, ASVAB, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, GED
Mathematics: algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, elementary
English: grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, ESL, ESOL
Research Papers: editing, proofreading, outlining, analyzing, citations
Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks
Special Needs: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger's, study skills
Music: theory, ear training, sight singing, improvisation, saxophone
Job Seeking: resume writing, cover letters, T-Letters, LinkedIn, job search techniques
Professional Services: bookkeeping, AP/AR, property management, office automation

*** Studio Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops

*** Travel Equipment ***
Microsoft Windows and Macintosh Laptops
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Stephanie May 10, 2016
Microsoft Excel · Online
Verified Student
Matthew was a great instructor for Intermediate level Excel training. He was able to help me with navigational tips and shortcuts, formulas and totals between sheets within one spreadsheet, as well as understanding Vlookup functionality. I highly recommend Matthew if you are in need of Excel training.
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Ryan G. July 28, 2015
Algebra 1 · Online
Verified Student
Matthew finds a simple and clear way to help me understand all the areas I have to work on.
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Tucker G. June 17, 2015
GMAT · Online
Verified Student
I hired Matt to specifically help me prepare for the Quantitative section of the GMAT. We met online for several 2 hour tutoring sessions over the course of a month. Matt was very understanding of my busy work schedule and worked our appointments around this. During our tutoring sessions, Matt did a great job of explaining and helping me solve GMAT exam practice problems. He is very friendly and laid back, while also being an utmost professional. I highly recommend him for any of your graduate school level exam preparations.
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Matthew H.

Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH 44114
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$35 / 30-min
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Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH

About Sylvia

Sylvia grew up in Auburn, AL where she began teaching violin and piano to students of all ages in 2012. Since then she has continued to train as a teacher, taking pedagogy courses in both instruments through the Schwob School of Music as well as teaching through their preparatory department. Now an established musician based in Cleveland, Ms, Sylvia is studying towards a MM in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she has taught violin, viola, and piano at Aurora School of Music, Strongsvi
lle Academy of Music, and Warren Henry Music School, the Hellenic Academy and Chisipite School in Harare, Zimbabwe, as well as maintaining her own private studio of students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from five year olds to adults. In addition, she works as a nanny and practice coach, building her understanding and communicative skills with children.
Ms. Sylvia performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Firelands Symphony, and by herself in a variety of settings, from concert halls to hospitals. During the summers she has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Jazaylnn S. August 22, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Hi Miss Sylvia was so patient jazalynn just loved her first session looking forward to the next
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Michelle S. April 27, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sylvia is doing a great job with my 5 year old son. She is patient but no nonsense in her approach. She is very good at breaking the concepts down to a child's level. She has been coming to my home to give the lessons and is always on time. She has been flexible when I have needed to move the appointment time. We are quite pleased.
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Sylvia W.

Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH 44106
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Clare L.

Cleveland, OH

Currently a music theory student at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

About Clare

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*** Hello visiting students and people! Thanks for visiting my takelessons site! Before you get details about me as a concert pianist and teacher, I would like to kindly add an important announcement!

Please DO NOT book too many lessons at once! Sometimes students and teachers need to determine if they are good matches. Same for me: in order for me to be a best teacher for you, we only need one trial lesson to get to know each other:D

So, after you read about me and you think I will be the be
st match for you, please just book ONE LESSON, which will serve as a "trial lesson" And after that, if you like me and want to continue more lessons, then we will discuss further details about lessons:D

Thanks again! and I hope to hear from you soon!

SooJi. ***

Soo Ji Lee is a 22-year-old pianist from Seoul, South Korea. Soo Ji began her piano studies at the age of 11. Soo Ji Lee won the first prize at the Seoul International Piano Competition. Soo Ji then relocated to Canada and continued her piano studies with pianists May Ling Kwok and Yoomi Kim.

Soo Ji Lee has achieved many awards in her respected field - Seoul International Piano Competition and Classical, French, Concerto, Contemporaries, and Duet division awards from the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF), Carl Weiselberger Scholarship from Victoria Conservatory of Music as well as New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and Diablo Symphony Orchestra Yen Liang Young Artist Competition.

Soo Ji settled in the Cleveland Institute of Music where she is currently studying for the Bachelor of Music in piano performance under pianist Emanuela Friscioni and Minor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics
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Sharon Collins July 26, 2016
In home
Lessons with SooJi is very satisfying. I also went to one of her concerts few weeks ago. She played Totentanz with the orchestra. Her piano playing was very enjoyable, moving, and passionate, inspiring me to only be in the moment to soulfully listen and feel Soo Ji's beautiful and artful expression. She is an exquisitely talented young pianist.
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Sophia Glasser July 26, 2016
Korean · Online
She was fantastic. She was very patient and had a great sense of humor. Very likable and I learned so much Korean. She really tailored the lesson to my needs
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Sophia Masters July 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Excellent with children and I sure just as great with adults. My daughter LOVES and looks forward to her piano lessons with "Ms SooJi" although she is not entirely thrilled with her daily practice at home. SooJi provides excellent tips for helping her with tough spots and is equally challenging and encouraging. She is the best thing that happened for my 7 yr old who tends to want to quit when the going gets rough with anything, and it is a joy to hear how much she has learned in a year! I wish she could stick around long enough to teach my younger one as well. She is reliable and will go out of her way to provide make up lessons if needed. We have lessons in person during the school year and Skype lessons in the summer. I was initially skeptical about the quality of the Skype lessons when she suggested it, however by the end of the summer, I was totally surprised at how much my daughter learned, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the lessons.
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Clare L.

Clare L.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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