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Rina M.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English, the language of music
  • M.M. Master of Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rina M.

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Learn to play great classical guitar repertoire -- Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Villa-Lobos and more while improving plucking technique through Giuliani's exercises and strengthening finger agility through Segovia's diatonic major and minor scale exercises.

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice st

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Lucinda
Rina is an organized instructor who perceives my son’s strengths/weaknesses and demonstrates real concern for him as a blossoming musician. She goes out of her way in unexpected ways such as helping him acquire a better instrument at a bargain price. Wow!
Linda Moore
A great first lesson even though my oboe didn’t work. I learned a lot of fingerings and about reed making. Great fun.
Eleni
We feel very fortunate to have Rina M. as our daughter’s music instructor, for oboe and guitar. Our daughter’s musical ability and knowledge has grown exponentially, and her music teacher at school has praised her understanding of music / music theory, most of which she learned since working with Mrs. Rina. We are so happy to have found TakeLessons, as this is how we were introduced to Mrs. Rina. She is very special to us, and we highly recommend her!
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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Catherine W.

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I only teach beginner level.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Brandi B.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University
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Brandi B.

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I have been playing the guitar for 15 years, now holding a Master's degree in Music Performance.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with guitar techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner of any age, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)

About Brandi

My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 15 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana Uni

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My daughter had a very positive first lesson with Brandi! She is looking forward to next weeks lesson!
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Tim K.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Drama, Music from Trinity University
  • Awarded Gold/Silver Medals from Texas Association of PrivatenSchools
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Tim K.

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I studied classical guitar at Trinity University under David Underwood. I taught classical guitar at Southside High School. I have had students score high rankings in UIL competitions.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performe

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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Beginners
Learn to find the notes on your instrument and read simple pieces, as well as all the theory to back up all concepts. Explore the basic methods of fretting and finger picking. Play simple pieces primarily in first position in major keys.

Intermediate
Expand upon your theory to include all three types of minor keys (natural, harmonic, and melodic). Start to traverse the neck in pieces.

Advanced
Start to apply prior concepts to arrangement and improvisation. Take music off the page, and begin to live it.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Austin M.

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Starting at $42
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Austin M.

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Students can expect fun yet structured lessons in which they will learn new songs, and explore new techniques and genres. Though I love to teach pop, rock, and jazz, my speciality is classical guitar and fingerstyle.

About Austin

Austin began playing guitar at the age of 14, and has amassed over 10 years of experience. He developed his skills further by studying classical guitar at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, performing works by Leo Brouwer and Johann Sebastian Bach. Austin has performed along headli

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"Rebecca has a firm grasp of music and is able to convey it to the student. She knows how to show you how to improve what you are practicing, I think her varied background is very helpful no matter what you are studying."
Eric
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Best teacher ever. . . Very knowledgeable and makes lessons fun."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"Great Teacher

Whatever you need in the six string, guitar arena - Marc delivers! From rock to classical; from insights on music theory to quick and easy/just play around the camp fire type chords. Whatever level of interest you have, genre or style you want to play, Marc is the teacher you are looking for!"
Amy
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"David is a great teacher. He is very patient and he remains positive. HIs encouragement has helped me tremendously."
laura
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons."
Antonia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"I never thought I'd study classical guitar, but Mr Josh showed me how important it is to have a good foundation to build from. Highly recommended!"
Casey
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joshua A.
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"Great first lesson. Just the right level of difficulty. John is very patient and helpful."
Chris
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you."
Andrea
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Jesse was wonderful at improving my techniques and inspiring me to do better."
Garth
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Excellent first class"
Tim
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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